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Best Quotes from the Sunday Shows, 6.1.14

“I think we need to have more information about the long-term consequences, and do everything that we can to make sure that these terrorists do not get back onto the battlefield,” said Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

“I would’ve been a strong voice of caution at the table if I were still in government during this discussion. I don’t know that I would’ve fallen on my sword on this one. But I would’ve made very sure that decision makers understood the risk they were embracing,” said former CIA director and NSA general Michael Hayden also on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

“It was an extraordinary day yesterday and an extraordinary day for America, because a member of our armed forces who had been in captivity almost five years will now be reunited with his mother and father, whom we had the opportunity to see yesterday and who are over the moon,” said National Security Advisor Susan Rice on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Read more

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Susan Rice Turns Down FNC Invite, Accepts ABC’s and CNN’s

chris_wallace_x200For those of you who tuned in to this weekend’s Sunday Shows, you heard from National Security Advisor Susan Rice…on ABC’s “This Week” and CNN’s “State of the Union.”  Where you didn’t see her, “FOX News Sunday.”

Host Chris Wallace addressed her absence from his program yesterday on his show.

“By the way, National Security Advisor Susan Rice is appearing on two Sunday Shows today, but the White House still has not made her available to us since we interviewed her back in September of 2012 just five days after the Benghazi attack.” Read more

Weekend Show Preview 06.27.09

NBC’s Meet the Press with David Gregory: Senior White House Adviser David Axelrod, Mitt Romney and Lindsey Graham. Roundtable with David Brooks, E.J. Dionne, Mike Murphy and Dee Dee Myers.

CBS’ Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer: UN Ambassador Susan Rice and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour.

ABC’s This Week:

Fox News Sunday: Topics: Health care, with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; Iraq, with Gen. Ray Odierno, Commanding General, Multi-National Force, Iraq.

CNN’s State of the Union with John King: Gen. Ray Odierno, Commander, Multi-National Force-Iraq and Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN)on Iraq, Iran and war on terrorism. Mary Matalin and James Carville on health care debate and Obama’s response to Iran and T. Boone Pickens, chairman and CEO, BP Capital on energy.

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: WaPo’s Dana Milbank, HuffPo’s Nico Pitney and TWT’s Amanada Carpenter for media analysis. Diane Dimond, former reporter for Court TV, CNBC and MSNBC and pop culture commentator, Toure to discuss the coverage of Michael Jackson.

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Former Prime Minister Tony Blair and Robert Baer, author, “The Devil We Know: Dealing with the New Iranian Superpower” on Iran and election. NYT’s Paul Krugman and Hoover Institute’s John B. Taylor on economy and health care.

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: Dan Rather, HD Net; Helene Cooper, NY Times Washington correspondent; David Ignatius, Washington Post columnist; and Katty Kay, BBC Washington correspondent.

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: NBC’s Pete Williams, NYT‘s David Sanger, Slate’s John Dickerson and CNN’s Gloria Borger

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and interviews with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former National Security Adviser Sandy Berger.

Will update as we learn them.

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

Prof. Rice Comes to Washington: To round out his week of guests, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs had U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice speak to the class today. She outlined the recently passed resolution on sanctions for North Korea, citing five main points in the document: 1) complete embargo on arms; 2) new financial sanctions; 3) inspection of suspected weapons shipments at sea; 4) added entities for an “assets freeze”; and 5) a stepped-up monitoring process. Rice called the unanimous resolution “unprecedented,” “innovative,” and “very robust”
with “teeth that will bite.” Asked why she hadn’t voted in person, Gibbs interrupted to point out that she came to be with reporters.
(She declined to answer whether we were worth it.)

(No?) Funny Business: Even amid the briefing’s grave issues (Iran, Gitmo, and North Korea, for three), a considerable amount of giggles made it a lively Friday in the West Wing presser. While release of four Uighurs from Gitmo to Bermuda has the island’s colonial power fuming — ABC’s Jake Tapper noted the government has used “pissed” — Gibbs attempted to deflect the anger by observing Britain’s dissatisfaction not with Obama but with Bermuda. “I don’t want to parse the word ‘pissed,’” he said. “Maybe they were pissed at both of them,” CBS’s Bill Plante shrewdly noted.

Indoor Recess: As children’s voices (Sasha? Malia?) rang out from the direction of the First Playground not far from the briefing room walls, reporters were enjoying an unusually raucous briefing indoors.
On a seemingly unanswerable question of North Korean succession, CNN’s Dan Lothian noted that Kim Jong-Il’s youngest son has allegedly earned the title “Brilliant Comrade.” When Gibbs joked that’s his nickname for Tapper, JT fired back: “That’s almost as good as ‘special master,’” riffing on the Obama team’s compensation czar title.

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WHCA Dinner Guest Lists: ABC Cleans Up, Others Grumble?

What do WH Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, CIA Director Leon Panetta and WH Advisers Valerie Jarrett & David Axelrod have in common (besides the obvious)? They’ll all be dining with ABC News at this year’s WHCA Dinner.

So why are the other networks “grumbling?” The Hill reports that fingers are pointed at George Stephanopoulos for using his influence to land the A-list lineup.

ABC says the claim is “absolutely false” and that George only invited one guest this year. From what we hear at FBDC, Stephanopoulos’ single call was to Jon Bon Jovi.

Which explains why an ABC spokeswoman told TVNewser: “To quote the singer, we weren’t exactly ‘livin’ on a prayer’ booking guests. We started earlier, worked harder, and these are the results.”

Ian Cameron: An Update

As we reported last week, Ian Cameron has been tapped as executive producer for ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.”

That prompted lots of readers to bring this to our attention: Cameron’s wife is Susan Rice, an Obama advisor and top candidate for Secretary of State should the Illinois senator win the White House.

ALSO: We hear that Hardball EP John Reiss applied for the gig and that ABC approached Janet Leissner, the former CBS News DC bureau chief, who took a pass.

>UPDATE: A reader writes in:

    Re: Ian Cameron and Susan Rice — why is it more pertinent now than when he was the senior producer in Washington for World News? Same “issues” still exist — they’ve never made a secret of it, and no one’s complained about his ability to cover Obama before, have they? She was an adviser to John Kerry too.

Fair point. And to be clear: We’re not editorializing on whether it matters. We’re just adding information to the story.