President Barack Obama is set to make a statement from the White House regarding relations with Cuba at 12 p.m. EST this afternoon. In the wake of Alan Gross‘s release this morning after five years of imprisonment, officials say the U.S. is seeking to normalize relations with Cuba — which could include embassies in Washington and Havana.
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I apologize for the lack of Weekend Show Previews in recent weeks… We promise to start doing them again. Without further adieu, here we go:
Highlights will include President Barack Obama on “Al Punto”; former President George W. Bush on “State of the Union”; Senator John McCain on “Face the Nation”; Karl Rove on ”Fox News Sunday”; and former Vice President Dick Cheney on “Meet the Press.”
NBC’s “Meet the Press“: Former VP Dick Cheney; Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), Select Committee on Intelligence; Director, University of Chicago’s Institute, David Axelrod; Dan Senor, Co-Founder, Foreign Policy Initiative; Helene Cooper, Pentagon Correspondent, The New York Times; and NBC News’ Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, Andrea Mitchell.
CBS’s “Face the Nation”: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) of the Armed Services Committee; Intelligence Committee Vice Chair, Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA); Intelligence Committee Chair, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI); Sen. Angus King (I-ME) of the Intelligence Committee; Peggy Noonan of the Wall Street Journal and CBS News Contributor; Mark Mazzetti of The New York Times; The Root’s Charles Ellison; and Michael Gerson of The Washington Post.
“Fox News Sunday”: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI); Karl Rove, former top White House Advisor to President George W. Bush; Syndicated Columnist and Fox News Contributor, George Will; White House Correspondent for The Associated Press, Julie Pace; Michael Needham, CEO, Heritage Action for America; Charles Lane, editorial writer for The Washington Post and Fox News Contributor; and Jose Rodriguez, former Director of the CIA’s National Clandestine Service.
ABC’s “This Week“: Former CIA Director, Gen. Michael Hayden; Eric Fair, visiting Professor at Lehigh University and contract interrogator in Iraq in 2004; Foreign Affairs Columnist for The New York Times, Tom Friedman; Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Rep. Keith Ellison (D- Minnesota); CNN Political Commentator and Former House Speaker, Newt Gingrich; Syndicated Radio Host and ABC News Contributor, Laura Ingraham; and CNN and SiriusXM host, Michael Smerconish.
Univision’s “Al Punto” : President of the United States of America, Barack Obama; Francisco Dominguez, Attorney General of the Dominican Republic; José Manuel “Chumel” Torres, Host and Writer of “El Pulso de la República”
During the taping of “The Colbert Report” at GW’s Lisner Auditorium yesterday evening, the President hijacked Colbert’s desk and persona to do his segment “The Word.” Jokingly rebranding it “The Decree” to make it sound more presidential, the President assumed the role of Stephen Colbert, the ultra-right wing pundit, while taking a jab at his friends at Fox News.
Discussing ways to convince young people to sign up for healthcare, the President said of himself in the third person, ”he could try to appeal to them directly through a speech or press conference, but young people don’t watch real news shows like this one,” as the phrase ”Or Fakes Ones Like Fox” appeared next to him.
Super excited to see how Fox reacts to this one…
The interview will air first at 6:30 PM ET on Tuesday, December 9 on “Noticiero Univision” and will re-air on “Noticiero Univision Edición Nocturna” at 11:30 p.m., ET.
The full interview will also be available online on following the TV broadcast.
While hosting The Kennedy Center Honors yesterday evening, Stephen Colbert took a moment to poke fun at President Obama and Democrats over the results of the midterm elections.
“The most powerful and influential person in the world… Michelle Obama. Maddam First Lady, lovely to see you. Good evening,” Colbert joked, as the camera cut to a laughing First Lady and seemingly unamused President.
“There she is, looking radiant, on camera, next to the President, which I assume means she has no future plans to run for office,” he continued, getting a laugh from the President this time. ”There aren’t a lot of Democrats who have that courage.”
Colbert will sit down with President Obama for the taping of “The Colbert Report” at GW’s Lisner Auditorium this evening. The episode will air at 11:30 PM ET.
President Barack Obama saluted this year’s Kennedy Center honorees last night – Tom Hanks, Lily Tomlin, Sting, Al Green and Patricia McBride – but heaped particular praise on Academy award-winning actor, Tom Hanks.
“Tom’s career began just like so many Hollywood legends — dressing in drag for a show called ‘Bosom Buddies,’ kung-fu fighting The Fonz on ‘Happy Days’” joked the President.
“As the years passed, he told us ‘there’s no crying in baseball,’ ‘life is like a box of chocolates.’ He told ‘Houston, we have a problem.’ And as a cartoon cowboy, he showed us we can always keep our faith in a little boy.”
Obama continued on a more serious note, “Tom isn’t known simply for his characters — he’s known for his character.”
Insert cliché British invasion pun here… With the Duchess of Cambridge remaining in New York, Prince William visited with President Barack Obama at the White House this morning to discuss campaign ’United for Wildlife.’ This British visit to Washington, however, did not end in a burnt out White House (I’m sorry, I had to make at least one 1812 joke…).
William will return to NY tonight to attend the Nets-Cavaliers game with Kate, where they will get a chance to meet some American royalty – with King James on the court and the likely attendance of the power couple, Jay-Z and Beyonce.
After 27 years at CNN, veteran political correspondent and “State of the Union” host, Candy Crowley, is leaving the network.
“[I]t is with mixed emotions, that I wanted to let you know that Candy has let us know that she has made the decision to move on, so she can embark on the next chapter of her already prolific career,” CNN president Jeff Zucker wrote in a staff memo first obtained by TVNewser. “As difficult as it is for us to imagine CNN without Candy, we know that she comes to this decision thoughtfully, and she has our full support.”
Crowley’s career at CNN began in 1987 as a political correspondent, where she covered a handful of successful and unsuccessful presidential campaigns including those of Pat Buchanan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan and Mitt Romney, among others. In 2012, she became the first woman to moderate a presidential debate. Read more
With thumbs up and some awkward swaying action, the President and Santa seemed to have needed some eggnog to loosen up. But to be fair, they were dancing to “Jingle Bells”…
The annual pre-Thanksgiving tradition is finally upon us. In the tradition’s 25th year, President Barack Obama will pardon two lucky turkeys, named Mac and Cheese, in the Rose Garden this afternoon.
Happy Thanksgiving from FishbowlDC!
Watch live at 2:15 PM/ET via PBS NewsHour.
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