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Think Tanked
Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 08/04/2012

Sunday Talk Shows (8/5/12): 2012 elections, Sen. Lindsey Graham, Meet the Press, Face the Nation, GPS and more

Guests on this week’s Sunday political talk shows indicate it’s back to campaign central. RNC Chair Reince Priebus and DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz will go head-to-head on ABC’s This Week. Obama advisors David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs will appear on Fox News Sunday and CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley, respectively. And politicians from key battleground states will appear on CBS’ Face the Nation.

New America Foundation’s Peter Beinart is the only think tanker this week on CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria.

Full line-up below. What catches your eye?

NBC’s Meet the Press: Meet the Press will not air due to NBC Olympics coverage.

CBS’ Face the Nation: Gov. Bob McDonnell ( R-VA); former Gov. Ted Strickland (D-OH); former Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA); Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (F-FL); former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor; Michael Crowley, Time; Julianna Goldman, Bloomberg; Nancy Cordes, CBS; Jan Crawford, CBS

ABC’s This Week: Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL); Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus; George Will, ABC; Jonathan Karl, ABC; Ann Coulter, conservative commentator; Van Jones, former Obama White House environmental adviser; Steven Rattner, former Counselor to the Treasury Secretary and lead auto adviser

Fox News Sunday: David Axelrod, Obama campaign senior strategist; Ted Cruz, US Senate Candidate (R-TX); Kimberley Strassel, Wall Street Journal; Joe Trippi, Democratic strategist;Ed Rollins, Republican strategist; Kirsten Powers, Daily Beast

CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC); Robert Gibbs, Obama campaign senior adviser; Bob Johnson, BET Founder; Carly Fiorina, former Hewlett Packard CEO ; Dana Bash, CNN; Peter Baker, New York Times

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Peter Beinart, New America Foundation; Bret Stephens, Wall Street Journal; Jonathan Haidt, NYU

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: Debra Saunders, San Francisco Chronicle; Michael Shear, New York Times; Bill Press, Current TV; Michael Moynihan, Tablet; Jeff Jarvis, BuzzMachine.com; Bill Keller, former New York Times editor

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