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Who’s Naughty and Who’s Nice on Capitol Hill?

Newsmax surveyed congressional staffers, lobbyists, and former members of Congress to come up with their “Popularity Contest 2009″ list. The list outlines the most hated and most loved legislators of this year.

Topping the list of “most loved” is Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX).

Most hated? Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA), Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX).

Check out Newsmax for the full list and explanations.

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Sunday Show Preview for 05.31.09

So our headline has become a bit misleading…really should read “Weekend Show Preview.” That said, I think it is just about complete.

NBC’s Meet the Press with David Gregory: Chairman of the Judiciary Committee Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to discuss Sotomayor confirmation hearings.

ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos: Sens. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and John Cornyn (R-TX) and roundtable with former Bush adviser Ed Gillespie, PBS’ Gwen Ifill, New York Times columnist and Nobel laureate Paul Krugman, and ABC News’ Legal correspondent Jan Crawford Greenburg and columnist George Will will discuss the impact of a potential GM bankruptcy, the North Korean nuclear threat, and the rest of the week’s politics.

CBS’ Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer: Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)and Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and roundtable with WaPo’s Bob Woodward and NYT’s David Brooks

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill: Peter Baker of The New York Times, Joan Biskupic of USA Today and James Kitfield of National Journal will have analysis of the Obama administration’s efforts to stop the spread of nuclear weapons and secure a new arms reduction treaty with Moscow.

Bloomberg’s Political Capital w/ Al Hunt: World Bank president Robert Zoellick will discuss global financial conditions.

Fox News Sunday: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) with Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.

CNN’s State of the Union with John King: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to discuss Obama’s Sotomayor nom., the economy and the future of the GOP.

Roll Call TV with Robert Traynham: Rachel Brand, Former Assistant Attorney General; Emily Pierce, David Drucker and Emily Heil from RC newspaper.

The Chris Matthews Show: NY Mag’s John Heilemann, NYT’s Helene Cooper,NBC DC Bureau Chief Mark Whitaker, WaPo’s Anne Kornblut will discuss Sotomayor and the Prez’s trip to Egypt.

CNN’s Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer: David Axelrod & Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)on Sotomayor, Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA)on Penn Senate race, Alberto Gonzales on interrogation investigations and Richard Ben-Veniste on his new book “The Emperor’s New Clothes.”

FAREED ZAKARIA GPS: Henry Kissinger on diplomacy with rivals, Selig Harrison and Charles Prichard on N. Korea tests, Joshua Cooper Ramo and Niall Ferguson on global recession.

Sunday Show Preview

  • Meet the Press: Obama supporter Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA), Clinton supporter Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA) and Tom Brokaw, Michael Eric Dyson and Amb. Andrew Young.

  • Face the Nation: Howard Dean, The Washington Post National Editor Rajiv Chandrasekaran, McClatchy Newspapers Chief Pentagon Correspondent Nancy Youssef and CBS News Chief Foreign Correspondent Lara Logan.

  • This Week: Dean and Sens. Jim Webb and Lindsey Graham and a roundtable with The Nation’s Katrina vanden Heuvel, Republican strategist Dan Senor, and ABC News’ Cokie Roberts and George Will.

  • Fox News Sunday: Sens. John McCain and John Kerry, and a panel with Brit Hume, Washington managing editor of FOX News; Mara Liasson of National Public Radio; Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard, and Juan Williams of National Public Radio. The Power Player is Newseum executive director Joe Urschel.

  • Late Edition: Clinton supporter Rep. John Murtha, Obama supporter Sen. Christopher Dodd, and Sens. Dick Durbin and John Cornyn, and Rev. David O’Connell, Catholic University President. A roundtable with CNN’s Ed Henry, Candy Crowley, and Bill Schneider.

  • Chris Matthews Show: NBC’s Ron Allen, BBC’s Katty Kay, The Atlantic’s Andrew Sullivan, U.S. News & World Report’s Gloria Borger

  • Reliable Sources:’s Mary Katharine Ham, Chicago Tribune’s Clarence Page, Politico’s James Kotecki, Time’s James Poniewozik, St. Petersburg Times’ Eric Deggans,’s Jeff Jarvis

  • C-SPAN’s Newsmakers: Cardinal Francis George, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, President, will be interviewed by Jay Tolson, U.S. News & World Report, Senior Writer & Cathy Lynn Grossman, USA Today

  • Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN)

  • This is America: Roger Wilkins, Deborah Simmons of the Washington Times, Jabari Asim of the NAACP’s Crisis magazine, Michelle Bernard of the Independent Women’s Forum, Rev. Dr. Morris L. Shearin Sr. of the Israel Baptist Church, and Fath Davis Ruffins of the Smithsonian Institution.

    Note: The guest lists for Tim Russert and CN8′s Roll Call TV with Robert Traynham were unavailable.

  • Morning Reading List, 05.24.07

    morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • Snoop wins.

  • An NBC release announced a new feature, “Today on the Trail.” “The series, which will air regularly leading up to the ’08 elections, will feature ‘Today’ anchors and correspondents backstage with the candidates and their staffs.” The feature will be part of “Today’s” comprehensive coverage of the 2008 Presidential race and will kick-off next Tuesday, May 29 with NBC News’ Meredith Vieira interviewing Sen. Barack Obama.

  • Lots of stuff this morning on Kimberly Dozier.

  •’s Subscription Model Is Dead

  • And now, the correction:

  • From a reader (regarding this):

      Funny, that sounds like she’s been using a form letter she’s been using for years. (I remember getting something similar from her back in 2000-2001.) Newspaper recruiters and public relations officers might be on the opposite spectrum, but cut from the same cloth. In the case of recruiters, I think they get a passive-aggressive high from dashing the dreams of journalists with a one sentence slam … and Joe Grimm of the Detroit Free Press is the ringmaster. (Why former Knight-Ridder groupies worship him is beyond me …)

      Down with Midwesern metropolitan dailies and their recruiters! Can’t they all be centralized by Gannett?

  • An update from yesterday’s post…Here’s how the Washington Times chimed in:

  • One reader writes in wondering whether this Politico Breaking News alert deserved the “Breaking News” email:

      Republicans launch ad blitz aimed at vulnerable freshman Democrats, dipping into their own pockets because of campaign committee debt. NRCC aims to tie opponents to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, depicting her as an out-of-touch liberal. Campaign is modest in scope but ambitious in targeting Pelosi to try to knock out her supporters.

    Said the reader: “is this worthy of breaking news, let alone such an e-mail? Let me know if the House rebukes Murtha (maybe), or if the Senate passes immigration reform (out of nowhere), but not if the NRCC is doing business as usual.

  • Media Matters Eric Boehlert writes, “Murdoch’s bid has opened the door to a very public and bruising examination of the crass brand of journalism his properties often practice, and why he would be the wrong person — too irresponsible, too unprincipled — to own the venerable Wall Street Journal.”

  • reports, “The surge in traffic at Facebook comes amid continued interest in the site from numerous media companies. Facebook has been the subject of buy-out speculation since last year, when Yahoo was rumoured to be mulling a bid of more than $1bn for the company.”

  • His Extremeness writes, “If John McCain’s [expletive deleted] exchange with John Cornyn has taught us anything, it’s the Washington Post’s policy on [expletive deleted] and what not and shit.”

  • From the Providence Journal, “‘Prince of darkness’ sheds light on politics”

  • The AP reports, “Shares of newspaper publishers were mixed Tuesday after two of the largest chains in the country, Gannett Co. and McClatchy Co., said revenue dropped in April.”

  • TVWeek reports, “National Geographic inked a deal with YouTube to offer a series of short-form videos that it has produced for to YouTube’s users.”

  • The Chicago Sun-Times reports, “Some 54 Chicago Tribune newsroom staffers want to take the newspaper’s buyout offer — far short of as many as 100 jobs that the newspaper publisher said it wants to eliminate companywide, sources said Monday. But workers from other departments were also eligible to put in for the buyouts, which could eliminate the need for layoffs.”

  • According to Biz Report, “If you thought that the younger generation only read digital print, think again. According to new research from McPheters & Company the younger generation not only reads digitally, they also read traditional print publications.”


  • NPR is looking for a Supervising Senior Editor, National
    Desk and an Associate Producer, OnAir Fundraising & Promotion.

  • Military Officers Association of America is looking for an Assistant Editor.

  • The Gazette is looking for a Copy/layout editor.

  • New America Foundation is looking for a Media Relations Associate.

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