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Weekend Show Preview – 6.22.14

Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked:


CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL); Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI); CBS’s Mike Morell, fmr. deputy CIA director; WaPo’s David Ignatius; PBS’s Tavis Smiley; Wilson Center’s Robin Wright; CBS’s John Dickerson

“Fox News Sunday”Kevin McCarthy (R-CA); Howard Schultz, Starbucks president and CEO; Cleta Mitchell, Attorney for Tea Party groups targeted by IRS; Julian Epstein, former top Democratic House Staffer; FOX contributor George Will; Judy Woodruff,co-anchor and managing editor, PBS NewsHour; Heritage Action for America’s Michael Needham; Fox News Political Analyst Juan Williams.

NBC’s “Meet the Press” : TBA

ABC’s “This Week” : Former VP Dick CheneySonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court Associate Justice; Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN); Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL); ABC’s Chief Foreign Correspondent Terry Moran; FOX News Anchor Greta Van Susteren

Univision’s “Al Punto” : TBA

CNN’s “State of the Union Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY); Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Chairman, Select Intelligence Committee; Bob WoodwardCarl Bernstein; CNN’s S.E. Cupp; CNN’s Donna Brazile; Daily Beast’s Kristen Soltis AndersonPenny Lee, Democratic strategist

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Members Best Bad News Babes at 6th Annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game

20140618_200438_3Wednesday night near Eastern Market, women members of Congress and the press who cover them gathered for the sixth annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game.

Highlights of the evening: A 10-5 win for the Members over the Bad News Babes, if you were rooting for those elected. $175k raised for the Young Survival Coalition. A first pitch thrown by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords alongside friends Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Gifford’s Tweet to 50 Cent saying, “bet you my first pitch will be better than yours was!” Roll Call’s Abby Livingston named MVP for the press team. House Speaker John A. Boehner, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor ‘in the house.’

Lowlights: ‘Feel like’ temperatures of 99* and 95* in the 7 and 8 pm hours last night, respectively. No air conditioning. A third inning injury for Schultz. The temperature.

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Washington Life TV Captures: Salsa Like Sotomayor

Thanks to Michael Clements and our friends at Washington Life Television, the mag’s online video initiative, we got a chance to check out Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor‘s smooth moves as she dances with Esai Morales at Noche Musical. For more WL TV, click here.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor dancing the mambo with Esai Morales from Washington Life Magazine on Vimeo.

Taking Out The Trash: Hollywood Edition

What we almost missed today…

Wolf Blitzer, George Stephanopoulos, Cokie Roberts, Candy Crowley, Sam Donaldson and Connie Chung are among celebrity experts on “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’s” new “Ask the Expert” lifeline. Tune in tonight to catch Gwen Ifill. (h/t TVNewser)

Oprah has issued her first ever “Power List” in this month’s O Magazine, 20 “remarkable visionaries who are flexing their muscles in business and finance, politics and justice, science and the arts.” And DC’s well repped– Donna Brazile, DC School Chancellor Michelle Rhee and FDIC Chair Sheila Bair all make the list. (h/t Politico)

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony hosted a dinner in Sonia Sotomayor‘s honor at their Long Island home last night, according to a gossip blog.

More Sotomayor Coverage Notes: C-SPAN

C-SPAN promises live “gavel-to-gavel” coverage of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor‘s confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee, beginning next Monday at 10am. C-SPAN TV, radio and will all carry the hearings live- with embeddable video online.

FishPoolDC: Our Insider’s Notes from Today’s Briefing

Peter Peter Budget Leader: Briefing Room Guest du Jour was OMB Director (and self-proclaimed “nerd”) Peter Orszag, who followed on POTUS’s PAYGO speech today by hailing the measure as a “commonsense principle that you shouldn’t dig the hole deeper” on the deficit, which is, less than coincidentally, exactly what a new Gallup poll says is the Obama team’s weakness. Orszag prematurely stepped away from the podium after a few words, then joked, “That was easy!” After a good amount of drilling from the press corps, a somewhat taken-aback OMB head turned to Press Secretary Robert Gibbs: “No wonder you have so much fun every day!” “This is kind of fun,” he would say later. When Gibbs called “last question,” Orszag lamented: “We’re having so much fun!” “Same time tomorrow?” CBS Radio’s Mark Knoller teased.

This is Where the Real “Game” Is!: ABC’s Jake Tapper and Fox News’ Major Garrett tag-teamed to press Gibbs on whether the Gitmo detainee trial in New York could result in the suspect’s release, if he is found innocent. Gibbs, following the age-old press secretary’s handbook, staunchly refused to engage in hypotheticals” and cast the question as a “game.” “It’s not a game, Robert,” Tapper argued. The court taking on the case, it was noted, has a 90-percent success rate of conviction for terrorist suspects.

Love Not in the Air: Another contentious exchange featured the ubiquitous Helen Thomas, who challenged Gibbs to articulate the difference between the Obama and Bush policies in Iraq and Afghanistan. She interrupted his explanation of troop allocations with an accusation of braggery. While Gibbs returned to the
administration’s message, his discomfort showed in a few spates of nervous laughter at the tempo of the “Dean”‘s interruptions. Continuing to spurn a serious tone his predecessor often used with Thomas (just one example), Gibbs attempted to close the deal by sarcastically inviting her to the Situation Room. “Can we come, too?” Knoller asked. “She can pool it for you,” Gibbs said.

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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.

Taking Out the Trash

What we almost missed today…

Poor Wayne Allard :( The Washington Times forgets Colorado recently had a Republican senator.

Don’t…er, do quit your day job? Robert Gibbs is a regular laugh riot.

LAST CALL swizzles Larry King: Not to be outdone by the admin’s release of “100 Days, 100 Projects,” Larry King reminded everyone about the release of his memoirs, alternatively titled “Married Eight Times to Seven Women.”

Coug-o-rama. Move over Sonia Sotomayor…’cause we hear that Cap Hill Cougs are ferocious. FamousDC compiles “Real Housewives” coverage.

*WARNING TO HOUSEWIVES: Don’t pull this in DC unless you’re pursuing a career as my hood ornament. Trust.

FishPoolDC: Our Insider’s Notes from Yesterday’s Press Briefing

YouTube, ITube, WeAllTube: On the heels of Obama’s Supreme Court nominee announcement this morning, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs fielded questions on a controversial YouTube video in which Sonia Sotomayor says the “Court of Appeals is where policy is made.” A visibly irritated RG charged that the comment was out of context, exchanging barbs with AURN’s April Ryan to the point where he defended, “I’m simply joining you in the richness of the dialogue that we’re having.” Asked if he was concerned about the impact the video would have in this ‘YouTube era,’ the spokesman shot back, “even if I can’t convince some people in this room,” most people will understand the full context of her remarks. Ouch, Robert. Ouch.

All Clear?: If it’s an Obama nominee, the tax question is inevitable.
The question first came literally from front and center in the room as Helen Thomas drew laughter for the straightforward, “Did she pay her taxes?” Gibbs offered the mysterious, “I have not seen anything on that.” Later, when the question was repeated, Gibbs went further: “I think she’s been fully vetted and we’re confident.” No word yet on what happened in between those two questions to solidify his faith….

Ringer Redux: Cell phone violator du jour was NPR’s Mara Liasson, who pointed out that she should get a free pass, as it was her first time breaking the otherwise entirely peaceful (ha!) Brady briefing room.
“We won’t use precedent in this case,” Gibbs assured her.