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Sunday Talk Shows (2/5/12): Meet the Press, This Week, Face the Nation, GPS and more

Headlining the Sunday talk shows this week are Newt Gingrich (twice), Ron Paul and Rick Santorum, but Brookings Institution’s Alice Rivlin will be talking the budget on CNN’s State of the Union.

•NBC’s Meet the Press: Newt Gingrich; Gov. Deval Patrick (D-MA), New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg; Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-IN); Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA), David Brooks, New York Times; Alex Castellanos, Republican strategist; Rachel Maddow, MSNBC

•ABC’s This Week: Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX); George Will, ABC; Matthew Dowd, ABC; Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post; Dana Loesch,

•CBS’ Face the Nation: Newt Gingrich, former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani; Michael Kranish, Boston Globe; Norah O’Donnell, CBS; John Dickerson, CBS

•Fox News Sunday: Rick Santorum; Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA); former U.S. Congressman J.C. Watts; Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard; Liz Marlantes, Christian Science Monitor; Liz Cheney, Fox News; Juan Williams, Fox News

•CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: David Brooks, New York Times; David Remnick, New Yorker; Peggy Noonan,Wall Street Journal; Chrystia Freeland, Reuters; Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore.

•CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley: Gov. Bob McDonnell(R-VA); Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD); Alice Rivlin, Brookings Institution; Douglas Holtz-Eakin, American Action Forum; Ron Brownstein, National Journal;

•CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: Jonathan Martin, Politico; Christina Bellantoni, PBS; Michael Shear, New York Times; Michelle Cottle, Daily Beast; Matt Lewis, Daily Caller; Felix Salmon, Reuters; Mark Potts, University of Maryland

•NBC’s Chris Matthews Show: Katty Kay, BBC; Kathleen Parker, Washington Post; Micahel Duffy, Time; Andrew Sullivan, Daily Beast

Allen McDuffee writes about politics and policy and covered think tanks for The Washington Post from 2011 to 2013. He freelances and hosts a podcast at and is currently working on a book about the influence of think tanks in Washington.


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