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Sunday Talk Shows (5/19/12): Chicago NATO Summit, Paul Ryan, Meet the Press, Face the Nation, GPS and more

Guests on the Sunday political talk shows include Rep. Paul Ryan to discuss the budget debate on Meet the Press and Fox News Sunday and Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will face off on ABC’s This Week. Other topics across the shows include the NATO Summit in Chicago and the G-8 Summit at Camp David.

Full line-up below. What catches your eye?

NBC’s Meet the Press: Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL); Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI); Mayor of Newark, NJ, Cory Booker; Republican strategist Mike Murphy, Republican strategist; Jim Cramer, CNBC; Kim Strassel, Wall Street Journal

CBS’ Face the Nation: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC); Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA); Tom Friedman, New York Times; Clarissa Ward, CBS

ABC’s This Week: Rep. John Boehner (R-OH); Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA); George Will, ABC; Donna Brazile, political strategist; Matthew Dowd, ABC; Laura Ingraham, radio show host; and California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom

Fox News Sunday: Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI); Austan Goolsbee, former Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers; Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard; Joe Trippi; Karl Rove; Evan Bayh

CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley: David Axelrod, Obama campaign senior adviser; Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee Chairman; Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA); Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX); Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; Dana Bash, CNN; NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: Ramesh Ponnuru, National Review; John Avlon, Newsweek/Daily Beast; Erin McPike, RealClearPolitics; Sarah Lacy,; Larry Kramer, USA Today

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: Clarence Page, Chicago Tribune; Kathleen Parker, Washington Post; Liz Marlantes, Christian Science Monitor; John Heilemann, New York magazine

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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