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Sunday Talk Shows (6/24/12): Marco Rubio, Fast and Furious, Darrell Issa, Meet the Press, Face the Nation and more

Guests on this week’s Sunday political talk shows include Sen. Marco Rubio on Meet the Press to talk 2012, immigration and his new book. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), House Oversight Committee Chairman, will discuss the Fast and Furious investigation of Attorney General Eric Holder on NBC’s Meet the Press, ABC’s This Week and Fox News Sunday. Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) and former Governor Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) will be on CBS’ Face the Nation.

Full line-up below. What catches your eye?

NBC’s Meet the Press: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL); Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA); Former Gov. Bill Richardson (D-NM); Jonathan Martin, Politico; Andrea Mitchell, NBC

CBS’ Face the Nation: Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX); Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Los Angeles; former Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN); Stephanie Cutter, Obama’s Deputy Campaign Manager; Eric Fehrnstrom, Senior Adviser to Romney Campaign; Joe Klein, TIME; Dan Balz, Washington Post; Norah O’Donnell, CBS News; John Dickerson, CBS News

ABC’s This Week: Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA); Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA); George Will, ABC News; Major Garrett, National Journal; Peggy Noonan, The Wall Street Journal; Hilary Rosen, Democratic strategist

Fox News Sunday: Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA); T. Boone Pickens, BP Capital; Brit Hume, Fox News; Kirsten Powers, The Daily Beast and Fox News; Nicole Wallace, former senior adviser to the McCain campaign; Jeff Zeleny, New York Times

CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley: Ed Gillespie, Romney senior adviser; former Commerce Secretary Carlos Guiterrez; Rep. Luis Guiterrez (D-IL); Susan Page, USA Today; Peter Baker, New York Times

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Nicholas Kristoff, The New York Times; Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves; Mayor Michael Bloomberg

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: Ryan Lizza, The New Yorker; Dana Milbank, The Washington Post; Amy Holmes, Glenn Beck TV; Maureen Ryan, Huffington Post; Adam Buckman, Xfinity TV; David Zurawik, Baltimore Sun 

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

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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