April 7, 2013

Take Action News -- April 6, 2013

We are well and truly through the looking glass when we have a Democratic president suggesting cutting the social safety nets that we have all paid into: Social Security for seniors, benefits to disabled veterans and Medicaid/Medicare while giving the barest of lip service to making millionaires pay 'fairer' taxes and absolutely no mention of how corporations are the true moochers in our economy. I've seen some people who insist that this is still that twenty-dimensional chess game that Obama is playing, but I can't see it. This is not a game for millions of Americans and the damage that will be done to this country to protect a few elites is monumental. If you haven't already called your congress person and told them that there is absolutely no way you will give you support financially or vote-wise to someone who will force the most vulnerable among us to bear the burden of fixing the economy, what are you waiting for?

ABC's "This Week" -- Dan Pfeiffer, adviser to President Barack Obama. Foreign policy panel: ABC News’ chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz, just returned from reporting at the North Korea border; New York Times chief Washington correspondent and author of “Confront and Conceal” David Sanger; Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren; and ABC News’ George Will. Politics panel: president and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group Arianna Huffington; Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman; former Reagan budget director David Stockman, author of “The Great Deformation: the Corruption of Capitalism in America”; Van Susteren; and Will.

NBC's "Meet the Press" -- Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Bill Richardson, a former U.N. ambassador and New Mexico governor; Michele Flournoy, a former undersecretary of defense for policy. Panel: Richardson, GOP strategist Mike Murphy; Politico’s Maggie Haberman; and NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, Andrea Mitchell. CNBC's Jim Cramer.

NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" -- Joe Klein, TIME; Katty Kay, BBC Washington Correspondent; Amy Walter, The Cook Political Report; Peter Alexander, NBC White House Correspondent.

CBS' "Face the Nation" -- Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and John McCain, R-Ariz.; former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Panel: Foreign Policy Magazine and The Economist writer Blaine Harden, The Wall Street Journal's Washington Bureau Chief Gerry Seib, CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett and CBS News Congressional Correspondent Nancy Cordes.

MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry" -- Panel guests TBA.

CNN's "State of the Union" -- Gov. Dannel Malloy, D-Conn.; Jon Huntsman, a former U.S. ambassador to China and Utah governor; Reps. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., and Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla. Panel: Mike Duffy of Time Magazine and the Cook Political Report’s Amy Walter.

CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" -- New York Times columnist Tom Friedman, The Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel, Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass and Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens. Morgan Stanley's Ruchir Sharma.

CNN's "Reliable Sources" -- ESPN senior college basketball writer Andy Katz; Ken Tucker, the author of an in-depth piece on “Grantland” about the history of the late-night wars; CNN’s Erin McPike, the Daily Caller’s Matt Lewis and Roger Simon of Politico; Michael Medved.

"Fox News Sunday" _ Pfeiffer; former Rep. Asa Hutchinson, who directed a National Rifle Association-sponsored study on ways to improve school safety. Panel: Brit Hume, Fox News Senior Political Analyst; Kirsten Powers, Daily Beast Columnist; Jennifer Rubin, Columnist for The Washington Post; Juan Williams, Fox News Contributor.

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