June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

While it's a good bet that they will continue talking about the NSA story, it's an even better bet that the Very Serious People will prefer to talk about their favorite topic: Why we should get involved in a war. Again.

And even though McClatchy, just like the last time, questions the intelligence on which this decision is being made, it will be ignored -- just like the last time. Oh well! It's much more important that Beltway "journalists" pay the mortgage than it is to save the country from bad decisions.

ABC'S "This Week": Sen. Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush. Foreign policy roundtable: ABC News’ George Will, ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz, former Defense Department and CIA chief of staff Jeremy Bash, and Bloomberg View columnist Jeffrey Goldberg. Political roundtable: Will, Democratic strategist and ABC News contributor Donna Brazile, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill.

CBS' "Face the Nation" - Denis McDonough, the White House Chief of Staff. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.). Panel: David Corn, Barton Gellman, Peggy Noonan, and Rick Stengel.

NBC's "Meet the Press" - Two members of the Senate Intelligence committee: Vice-Chair Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) and Mark Udall (D-CO). Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). Roundtable: Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), former Director of the NSA and CIA – now a principal of The Chertoff Group -- Gen. Michael Hayden, Washington Post Columnist David Ignatius, New York Times national security reporter James Risen, and NBC’s foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell.

NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" - Panel: Chuck Todd, NBC News Chief White House Correspondent; Katty Kay, BBC Washington Correspondent; Kelly O'Donnell, NBC News Capitol Hill Correspondent; David Ignatius, The Washington Post.

MSNBC's "UP with Steve Kornacki"
- Michelle Bernard, The Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public Policy; Rick Perlstein, TheNation.com; Roberto Lovato, writer/commentator, New America Media, co-founder, Presente; Tom Schaller, professor, University of Maryland Baltimore County, author “Whistling Past Dixie: How Democrats Can Win Without the South”; Abby Rapoport, staff writer, The American Prospect.

MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry" - Kenji Yoshino, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU School of Law; Lani Guinier, Bennett Boskey Professor of Law at Harvard Law School; Nick Dranias, Director of Constitutional Government at the Goldwater Institute; Jelani Cobb, Associate Professor at UCONN; Danny Greenberg, Attorney at Schulte, Roth and Zabel / Former President and Attorney-in-Chief for the Legal Aid Society in New York City; Jody Owens, Attorney and Director of the Mississippi Office at the Southern Poverty Law Center; Norman Williams, Criminal Defense Attorney / Former Legal Aid Attorney; Pardiss Kebriaei, Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights; Kathryn Edin and Timmy Nelson, Co-Authors of “Doing the Best I Can”.

MSNBC's "Disrupt with Karen Finney" - Jonathan Capehart, Washington Post; Heather Hulburt, Exec. Director, National Security Network; Christina Bellantoni, PBS Newshour; Jim Michaels, Author, “A Chance in Hell: The Men who Triumphed over Iraq’s Deadliest City and Turned the Tide of War”; Fmr. Gov. Howard Dean (D-VT); Vivian Greentree, Blue Star Families; Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX).

MSNBC's "The Ed Show" - Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA); Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ); Thom Hartmann, Radio talk show host; Zerlina Maxwell, TheGrio.com; Joan Walsh, MSNBC Political Analyst; Adam Green, BoldProgressives.org.

CNN's "State of the Union" - House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI) and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-NJ). Political panel: Peter Baker of “The New York Times,” Nia-Malika Henderson of “The Washington Post,” Ray Suarez of PBS’ “The NewsHour” and A.B. Stoddard from “The Hill”.

CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - Former CIA and NSA chief Michael Hayden. The New Yorker’s John Cassidy and Jeffrey Toobin. Columnist Mona Eltahawy and Steven Cook of the Council on Foreign Relations. Jeffrey Sachs, the director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and the author of a new book, To Move the World: JFK's Quest for Peace, about the lessons of John F. Kennedy’s presidency.

CNN's "Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz" - The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald, Paul Farhi of the Washington Post and Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times, anchor of CNN’s new morning show, New Day, Chris Cuomo, TIME’s James Poniewozik.

"Fox News Sunday" - Former Vice President Dick Cheney. Panelists: Brit Hume, Fox News Senior Political Analyst; Jane Harman, President of Woodrow Wilson Center & Fmr Congresswoman (D-CA); Karl Rove, Former Bush White House Senior Adviser / Fox News Contributor; Juan Williams Fox News Political Analyst.

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