Buongiorno amici, può anche essere primavera.
I don’t see many guests with lady parts assembled today. Sez Scarecrow: “Another successful week of keeping women out of sight and out of mind. Guess there’s nothing going on that affects them. I was at least hoping we’d get Sebelius explaining how letting Catholic institutions self insure without covering contraception was a principled stand. Or perhaps Peggy Noonan could explain why Texas should be allowed to defund Planned Parenthood. Or someone could discuss the proliferation of state forced vaginal ultrasound bills.”
And massacio was thinking: “Maybe someone could ask Priebus just what the function of the RNC is? it doesn’t raise money, it doesn’t take policy positions, and it has no say in selecting any candidates, including the candidate for President. – Maybe someone could ask Axelrod why it isn’t trendy to work to re-elect Obama, and whether that has something to do with Presidential policies.”
Just don’t miss Ground Wars at FDL’s Book Salon today, and Marcy’s Virtually Speaking with that Suburban Guerrilla Susie Madrak this evening. Monday, come get Stitched at FDL’s Movie Night.
And here are your listings:
ABC’s This Week: Host: Jonathan Karl. Rick Santorum. Roundtable: George Will, Haley Barbour, Priorities USA co-founder Bill Burton, Washington Post national political reporter Nia-Malika Henderson, and Washington Post columnist and associate editor David Ignatius.
CBS’ Face the Nation: RNC Chair Reince Priebus and senior Obama campaign adviser, David Axelrod. Roundtable: Former Republican National Committee Chairman and Mitt Romney supporter, Ed Gillespie, National Review editor and Time Magazine Columnist, Rich Lowry and CBS News Chief White House correspondent Norah O’Donnell. Online Interview with Romney backer Vin Weber, “Brokered convention would be chaos.”
Chris Hayes: Host: Exra Klein. Alexis Goldstein (@alexisgoldstein), member of Occupy the SEC and former Wall Street bank information technologist. William Cohan (@williamcohan), author of Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World and contributing editor at Vanity Fair. Antonia Juhasz (@antoniajuhasz), author of The Tyranny of Oil: The World’s Most Powerful Industry & What We Must Do to Stop It. Noam Scheiber (@noamscheiber), author of The Escape Artists: How Obama’s Team Fumbled the Economy and senior editor at The New Republic. John McWhorter, Columbia University professor of linguistic and American studies and a contributing editor at The New Republic and TheRoot.com. Jared Bernstein (@econjared), former chief economist and economic policy advisor to Vice President Biden and senior fellow at the Center for Budget & Policy Priorities. Dan Dicker (@dan_dicker), author of Oil’s Endless Bid, CNBC contributor, and a licensed commodities trade advisor. [cont'd.]
Chris Matthews: Will the President Have to Pull Out of Afghanistan Ahead of Schedule? Santorum is keeping the 2012 GOP race alive – could it go to the convention?
CNN’s State of the Union: Afghan Ambassador to the United States, Eklil Hakimi. Then, Rick Santorum. Roundtable: former Obama White House Communications Director Anita Dunn and former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie.
Fareed Zakaria – GPS: Saving Health Care. Lessons from Britain, Switzerland and Taiwan.
Fox News Sunday: Mitt Romney. Then, George Clooney, Actor / Sudan Activist and John Prendergast, Co-Founder, The Enough Project. Roundtable: Brit Hume, AB Stoddard, Bill Kristol, Charles Lane.
Moyers & Company: How big banks are rewriting the rules of our economy. Bill talks with former Citigroup CEO John Reed and former Senator Byron Dorgan about the power of banks to influence our democracy.
NBC’s Meet the Press: John McCain. Then, George Clooney. Roundtable: Author and Afghanistan War veteran Wes Moore; author of the bestselling book “Where Men Win Glory” about the death of Pat Tillman, Jon Krakauer; Founder and Executive Director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America Paul Rieckhoff; the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward; and the New York Times’ Helene Cooper.
Newsmakers: VA AG Ken Cuccinelli. Cuccinelli is one of the most instrumental opponents of the 2010 health care legislation championed by the Obama Administration which is going before the U.S. Supreme Court later this month. Cuccinelli is seeking the Republican nomination for governor of Virginia. Guest reporters include N.C. Aizenman of the Washington Post and Seth McLaughlin of the Washington Times.
Q & A: Walter Williams. John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University, syndicated columnist and author Walter Williams. Williams discusses his libertarian views and tells the story of how he came to be a substitute host for the nationally syndicated Rush Limbaugh radio show. He describes growing up in the Richard Allen Housing Project in north Philadelphia, and the segregation issues he confronted after being drafted in the Army in 1959.
60 Minutes: SpaceX – Elon Musk was the first private citizen to launch a space vehicle into orbit and bring it back to Earth. Now, the founder of SpaceX is competing against larger, more entrenched aeronautical companies to become the first private venture to put a man into orbit. Scott Pelley reports. Face Blindness – Lesley Stahl reports on a little known condition that prevents people from recognizing faces, even those of family members. Some studies estimate that as many as one in 50 people are afflicted with face blindness. Remarkably, Stahl found others who are the opposite when it comes to face recognition. “Super recognizers” never forget a face, no matter how long ago they saw it.
To the Contrary: Topics: Battles over legislation to restrict access to birth control and abortion. Should the movie “Bully” get a PG rating? The 2012 Project to get more women elected. Panelists: Women’s Campaign Fund President Siobhan “Sam” Bennett; National Council of Negro Women Executive Director Avis Jones DeWeever; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer, Independent Womens Forum Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer.
Univision’s Al Punto: Otto Pérez Molina, President of Guatemala; Rep. David Rivera, (R-FL); Shimon Peres, President of Israel; Jesus Romero, Alleged victim of abuse by a priest; Alejandra Sanchez, Director of film “Agnus Dei: Lamb of God.”
Virtually Speaking: Marcy Wheeler and Susie Madrak discuss developments of the week’s news cycles, drawing from their own writing and the Bobblespeak Translations. Plus CoT’s the ‘Most Ridiculous Moment’ from the Sunday morning talk shows. Listen live and later on BTR, 9pm ET.
FDL’s Book Salon: Ground Wars: Personalized Communication in Political Campaigns. “Political campaigns today are won or lost in the so-called ground war–the strategic deployment of teams of staffers, volunteers, and paid part-timers who work the phones and canvass block by block, house by house, voter by voter. Ground Wars provides an in-depth ethnographic portrait of two such campaigns, New Jersey Democrat Linda Stender’s and that of Democratic Congressman Jim Himes of Connecticut, who both ran for Congress in 2008.” Chat with Rasmus Kleis Nielsen about his new book, hosted by Benjamin Kallos. 5pm ET.
FDL’s Movie Night Monday: Stitched. “Stitched is a fun-filled documentary following three quilters racing to complete their entries for the International Quilt Festival, the largest quilt show in the nation. The Houston show draws more than 50,000 quilters including three artists who created some controversy with their work. Quilting legend Caryl Bryer Fallert was the first to win a major prize for her quilt made with a sewing machine. She mentored Hollis Chatelain who caused a stir when she won an award for a painted quilt. And Hollis mentored Randall Cook who sparked controversy with his quilt of a male nude. In this 72-minute documentary, these quilters create their pieces to compete in the 2010 quilt show.” Join Lisa Derrick and guests, filmakers Jena Moreno, Tom Gandy, and Nancy Sarnoff - 8pm ET, Monday.