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Sunday Talk Shows (7/1/12): Supreme Court and ‘Obamacare,’ Meet the Press, Face the Nation and more

Guests on this week’s Sunday political talk shows will analyze the Supreme Court healthcare decision and discuss the upcoming House vote to repeal “Obamacare.” Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will appear on NBC’s Meet the Press and Speaker John Boehener is scheduled for CBS’ Face the Nation.

Steven Cook is the only think tanker on this week when he appears on CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria to discuss Egypt and Morsi’s first days.

Full line-up below. What catches your eye?

NBC’s Meet the Press: Democratic Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA); former Gov. Howard Dean (D-VT); Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA); Rich Lowry, National Review; Eugene Robinson, Washington Post; Chuck Todd, NBC; Savannah Guthrie, NBC

CBS’ Face the Nation: Speaker Rep. John Boehener (R-OH); Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY); Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK); Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD); Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI); John Harris, Politico; Major Garrett, National Journal; John Dickerson, CBS and Slate; Jan Crawford, CBS

ABC’s This Week: Vicki Kennedy, widow of former Sen. Ted Kennedy; White House chief of staff, Jack Lew; Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-WI); Keith Olbermann, political commentator; George Will, ABC News; Donna Brazile, ABC News; Rep. Artur Davis (R-AL); Terry Moran, ABC News

Fox News Sunday: John Brennan, White House Counterterrorism Adviser; Joel Osteen, Lakewood Church; Victoria Osteen, Lakewood Church; Brit Hume, Fox News; Liz Marlantes, Christian Science Monitor; Kimberly Strassel, Wall Street Journal; Charles Lane, Washington Post; Dr. Suzan Murray, The National Zoo

CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley: Jack Lew, White House chief of staff; former Governor Jennifer Granholm, (D-MI); Carly Florina, California Senate Candidate; Dan Lothian, CNN; Susan Page, USA Today; Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-CO)

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Katrina vanden Heuvel, The Nation; Jeff Sachs, Columbia University; Tarek Masoud, Harvard; Steven Cook,  Council on Foreign Relations

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: Tom Goldstein, SCOTUSblog; Michael Medved, Radio Host; Margaret Carlson, Bloomberg; Mark Feldstein, University of Maryland; Gail Shister, TV Newser; Lauren Ashburn,; Michelle Cottle, Newsweek & Daily Beas

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: Liz Marlantes, Christian Science Monitor, David Ignatius, Washington Post; Howard Fineman, Huffington Post; Kelly O’Donnell, NBC News

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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