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Posts Tagged ‘Chuck Hagel’

Separated at Birth: The Sen. Ted Cruz Edition

The confirmation hearing for Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense got pretty heated on Thursday. Senators joined forces to hammer Hagel with tough questions about past statements and whether or not he wanted to adopt Israel as the 51st state. (Or something like that.)

One of the loudest voices that proved to be a nasty thorn in Hagel’s side was freshman Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). With Cruz getting so much facetime, we couldn’t help but be reminded of another doughy know-it-all.

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Sunday Show Preview

  • Meet the Press: Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL)

  • Face the Nation: Sens. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) and Jack Reed (D-RI).

  • This Week: John McCain and a roundtable with former Bush strategist Matt Dowd, ABC’s Sam Donaldson, Cokie Roberts and George Will.

  • Fox News Sunday: Sens. John Thune (R-SD) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO), and Karl Rove. The “Power Player” is economist Ben Stein.

  • Late Edition: McCain and a forum with Obama, and a roundtable with CNN’s John King, Candy Crowley and Joe Johns.

  • Chris Matthews Show: Time’s Joe Klein, Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson, New York Times’ Elisabeth Bumiller and CNN’s Gloria Borger.

  • Reliable Sources: Time’s Mark Halperin, CNN’s Candy Crowley, GWU professor Steve Roberts, National Review’s Jim Geraghty, political analyst Keli Goff, Wax-word.net’s Sharon Waxman and New York Post’s Adam Buckman.

  • GPS: Author Bernard-Henri Levy, Die Zeit editor Josef Joffe, author Jonathan Mahler, author Joseph E. Stiglitz, European Foundation for Democracy’s Irshad Manji and economist Adrian Wooldridge.

  • This Is America with Dennis Wholey: Richard Stearns, President of World Vision.

  • Roll Call TV with Robert Traynham: Luke Bernstein, executive director of the Pennsylvania Republican Party, Democratic Media Consultant J.J. Balaban as well as Erin Billings and Emily Heil of Roll Call.

  • C-SPAN’s Newsmakers: Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) will be interviewed by Environment and Energy Daily’s Ben Gemen and Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Power.

  • Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius (D).