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Sunday Show Preview

NBC’s Meet the Press: President’s Council of Economic Advisers Chair Dr. Christina Romer, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D-MI), former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) and CNBC’s Jim Cramer

CBS’ Face the Nation: Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) and Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT)

ABC’s This Week: National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) and a roundtable with ABC’s George Will, former Bush White House counselor Ed Gillespie, HuffPost’s Arianna Huffington, the Center for American Progress’ John Podesta and American Urban Radio Networks’ April Ryan

Fox News Sunday: Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH), Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), US Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Inex Tenenbaum and a panel with Fox News analysts the Weekly Standard‘s Bill Kristol, NPR’s Mara Liasson, Liz Cheney and NPR’s Juan Williams

CNN’s State of the Union: Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), Sen. John Thune (R-SD), National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers, CNN’s Donna Brazile, William Bennett and Suze Orman

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: The Baltimore Sun‘s David Zurawik, “Beat the Press” on WGBH’s Emily Rooney, former NBC “Today” executive producer and former CBS’ “Early Show” senior executive producer Steve Friedman, USA Today‘s Christine Brennan, CBS Sportsline’s Gregg Doyel and pop culture commentator Lola Ogunnaike

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: “The Skeptical Environmentalist” author Bjorn Lomborg, NYT‘s Paul Krugman, “The American Future” author Simon Schama, “Start Up Nation” author Dan Senor and FT‘s Chrystia Freeland

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: HD Net’s Dan Rather, NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell and NYT‘s Andrew Ross Sorkin and Helene Cooper

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: NYT‘s Jeff Zeleny, WaPo‘s Dan Balz, LAT‘s Janet Hook and Politico‘s Eamon Javers

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan Ambassador Richard Holbrooke and Bloomberg’s Rich Miller, Kristin Jensen, Julianna Goldman, Margaret Carlson and Kate O’Beirne

Washington Watch with Roland Martin: Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), McClatchy’s Bill Douglas, TWT‘s Deborah Simmons, Democratic strategist Karen Finney, Roll Call TV and Philadelphia Tribune‘s Robert Traynham, Politico‘s Nia-Malika Henderson and News One/Interactive One’s Smokey Fontaine

CNN’s Amanpour: Top U.S. Commander in Afghanistan Gen. Stanley McChrystal

Will update as we learn them.

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This Week In Pool Reports

FLOTUS confirms that 2008 is more than just a year filled with a presidential race. It will also be the year of a presidential wedding. Adorable.

  • “Bush proceeded to private meetings with a total of 14 wounded Iraq veterans, in the process awarding four Purple Hearts, according to White House aide Stuart Siciliano. Afterward, Bush appeared before the mikes along with Rear Admiral Richard Jeffries, commander of the medical center, sounding somewhat somber and taking no questions. However, on his way from the mikes to his limo for the 15 second ride back to the helicopter, Bush chuckled when asked, ‘What was the vice president doing in his office this morning?’ Departure was without incident.” — Keith Koffler, CongressDaily

  • “Motorcade to and from Energy Department uneventful, with exception of large fire truck greeting us as we emerged from Southeast section of White House. Bush arrived at event on time — no obvious changes because of the fire.” — Koffler

  • “The Little Sisters offer nursing care for 75 residents, who are poor, and assisted living for 24 others. The president and his wife started their visit by donating a few books to Mary Ann Lucey, a volunteer librarian at the home’s Book Nook, a small one-room library. Then they entered the well-lit caf=E9 adorned with a Christmas tree and many wreaths. They greeted residents, many of whom are in wheelchairs. President Bush would lean down and say Merry Christmas or How are you doing? One man asked the first lady: When are we going to have a wedding? referring to her daughter Jenna, who is engaged. Laura Bush responded: ‘We are going to have a wedding some time this year.’” — Matt Canham, The Salt Lake Tribune

  • “A staffer handed President Bush a tray. He took it and said, ‘Anybody want some Christmas cookies from the White House?’ He didn’t know that the Sisters had already handed out the cookies shaped
    like Christmas trees and the president=92s dogs Barney and Beazley. The residents weren’t very interested in seconds.” — Canham

  • President Bush spoke to about 100 members of the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Stafford Rotary Club at Yak-A Doo’s, a typical fern bar/restaurant in a Holiday Inn in Fredericksburg. Small, polite crowd of about 100 in attendance; no applause breaks at specific lines during the speech, but a few laughs. He talked about the economy — ‘pretty good’ despite some ‘storm clouds’ — and the spending bill — he said that it appeared the House had come up with a ‘reasonable’ plan.” — Sean Mussenden, Media General

  • “It’s gray, drizzling and cool – a perfect morning to go bike riding. That’s what President Bush did, leaving the White House at 7:40 a.m. and arriving at Virginia’s Ft. Belvoir at 8:02 a.m. Your pool witnessed none of the biking but we did hear a good holiday CD and had some nice hot drinks at the base Starbucks.” — Bill Douglas, McClatchy Newspapers

  • “Brief, uneventful motorcade to the State Department, where the president and first lady reportedly attended a holiday reception for the diplomatic corps. It couldn’t have been much of a party, though — they only stayed about 20 minutes. Pool held in vans, then quick motorcade back to the White House. FLOTUS spotted wearing her chic red suit, POTUS unseen.” — Julie Mason, Houston Chronicle

  • This Week In Pool Reports

    Funny is on vacation this week, along with most of Washington, but Julie Mason still makes us beg for it. What’s up with that? And, yes, farm animals are always funny.

  • “The president delivered his remarks in the hangar, with Marine One parked outside. He spoke before a backdrop of blue curtains, two flags and the Western White House sign. When he left the building and his SUV pulled away, the sun had started to rise, illuminating the farm equipment, cows and sheep on our way back to Crawford.” — Jeff Zeleny, New York Times

  • “Upon arrival at TSTC, Bush carried Barney down the steps of the plane and mugged with him briefly on the tarmac. The first lady and her mother followed. An aide carried Miss Beazley. They boarded the chopper and headed off.” — Julie Mason, Houston Chronicle

  • “The president, the first lady and her mother, Mrs. Jenna Welch, boarded Air Force One at Andrews. Flight routine; Scott Stanzel gaggled. In deference to Mr. Gerstenzang, the pool will omit any details of in-flight cuisine or movie plots. Details on request.” — Mason

  • “President and Mrs. Bush choppered to the Fitzgerald tennis center on 16th St., NW then took a motorcade to Walter Reed. One house near the tennis center landing zone had large signs that said ‘Bush Lied, Innocents Died’ and ‘Peace on Earth.’ At Walter Reed, the president and first lady visited 38 members of the Army, Marines and Air Force who were wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan The president gave out 16 Purple Hearts to 14 soldiers.” — Bill Douglas, McClatchy Newspapers