Hot! At least we have power, altho thousands and thousands are still off line in the VA-MD area.
Watertiger hosts Book Salon today with Ted Ralls, should be stellar, Joan McCarter and digby are Virtually Speaking this evening, and Movie Night Monday is Final Offer, high stakes bidding. Hope you participate.
The talk shows all focus on the Supreme Court Decision on the Affordable Care Act, but there are other things to watch:
ABC’s This Week: Vicki Kennedy. Then, White House chief of staff Jack Lew and House Budget Committee chair Paul Ryan (R-WI). Roundtable: Keith Olbermann, George Will, Donna Brazile, Artur Davis, Terry Moran.
CBS’ Face the Nation: Norah O’Donnell hosts. House Speaker John Boehner. Then, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY). Also Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) and Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD). Roundtable: Jan Crawford, John Dickerson, John Harris, Major Garrett.
Chris Hayes: Gov. Brian Schweitzer (@brianschweitzer), Democrat of Montana. Rep. Peter Welch, Democrat of Vermont and member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, Republican and co-architect of Arizona’s controversial immigration statute, SB 1070. Heather McGhee (@hmcghee), vice president of policy and research at the progressive think tank Demos. Maria Hinojosa (@Maria_Hinojosa), anchor of NPR’s Latino USA and president of Futuro Media Group. Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald), former Constitutional and civil rights litigator, contributor at Salon.com.
Chris Matthews: Obama’s Affordable Care Art stands in the Supreme Court. What kind of Supreme Court Justices would Romney appoint if elected?
CNN’s State of the Union: Jack Lew, President Obama’s Chief of Staff. Then, Jennifer Granholm, the former Michigan Governor and current Obama Vsupporter, and Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett Packard CEO and California Senate Candidate. Roundtable: Dan Lothian, Susan Page. Then, Colorado’s Gov. John Hickenlooper on the catastrophic wildfires.
Fareed Zakaria – GPS: “How to shift Moscow from being part of the problem to part of the solution in Syria; a smart discussion on Obamacare and the economy, with Katrina vanden Heuvel, Jeff Sachs and more; and India’s huge project to fingerprint 1.2 billion people. Also: What’s next in Egypt? Tarek Masoud, Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and Steven Cook, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, weigh in on how Egypt’s president-elect Mohamed Morsi will jostle for power with the military.”
Fox News Sunday: Jack Lew, President Obama’s Chief of Staff. Then, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Roundtable: Brit Hume, Liz Marlantes, Shannon Bream, Charles Lane.
Moyers & Company: Confronting the Contradictions of America’s Past. Bill Moyers and Khalil Gibran Muhammad discuss what we should learn from our racial past to better understand the present.
NBC’s Meet the Press: Democratic leader in the House, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Then, Obama supporter Fmr Gov. Howard Dean and Romney Supporter Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA). Roundtable: Savannah Guthrie, Chuck Todd, Eugene Robinson, Rich Lowry.
Newsmakers: Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), a key player in passing the Affordable Health Care Act, talks about the Supreme Court’s decision upholding the law and what’s next as Republican leaders pledge to repeal the law. Also a look at energy issues – including the XL Pipeline and Republican efforts to cut the EPA budget and to block the agency from making new rules about greenhouse gas emissions.
Q & A: Pulitzer Prize winning author and journalist, Gretchen Morgenson, discusses her latest book “Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Created the Worst Financial Crisis of Our Time.” Financial analyst Joshua Rosner is the book’s co-author. This historical narrative details the 2008 financial meltdown triggered by the sub-prime loan lending collapse…
60 Minutes: Stuxnet – The sophisticated computer worm that sabotaged Iran’s nuclear program is now out there, its idea and methods exposed to terrorists or rogue nations who could use them to create their own cyberweapon. Steve Kroft reports. Qatar – The tiny and prosperous Middle Eastern country with no income taxes and free health care is an island of calm in a sea of unrest as neighbors like Syria, Egypt and Bahrain experience social upheaval. Bob Simon reports. The Most Expensive Food In The World – European white truffles can sell for as much as $3,600 a pound. But harvests are down and a black market has emerged that has allowed an influx of inferior and cheap Chinese truffles that are diluting this lucrative market. Lesley Stahl reports.
To The Contrary: Panelists discuss how the Supreme Court ruling on the healthcare law impacts women’s health. Then, can in-vitro fertilization reverse women’s biological clock? And, Behind the Headlines: Human Trafficking. The challenges of combatting a international crime that experts call modern-day slavery.
Univision’s Al Punto: Live: Edgar Muñoz, Univision News correspondent; Leon Krauze, anchor of KMEX Univision 34 Los Angeles; Daniel Moreno, editor, Animal Politico; Leaders of the #YoSoy132 movement; Maria Elena Meneses, journalist and director of social media studies at Tecnológico de Monterrey; Guadalupe Loaeza, renowned author and journalist; and Senator Manlio Beltrones, leader of Mexican Senate Caucus for the majority Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).
Virtually Speaking: Joan McCarter @JoanMcCarter and digby @digby56. 9pm ET.
FDL’s Book Salon: The Book of O(bama): From Hope, the Disgust, to Revolt Under Obama. “How did a charismatic young president elected in an atmosphere of optimism and expectation lead the United States to the brink of revolution? From a chance encounter in the early 1980s to the Democratic primaries of 2007-08, syndicated columnist and political cartoonist Ted Rall was one of the first to size up Barack Obama as we know him now: conservative, risk-averse and tonedeaf. In The Book of Obama Rall revisits the rapid rise and dizzying fall of Obama—and the emergence of the Tea Party and Occupy movements—and draws a startling conclusion: We the People weren’t lied to. We lied to ourselves, both about Obama and the two-party system. We voted when we ought to have revolted.” Chat with author/cartoonist Ted Rall, hosted by our friend watertiger. 5pm ET.
FDL’s Movie Night Monday: Final Offer. “Buying and selling may seem like simple tasks, but when it comes to valuable antiques and rare collectibles, the stakes are higher than ever. In FINAL OFFER, four of the country’s smartest, shrewdest and most successful dealers will battle it out to bid and buy some of the nation’s most desired items. This isn’t your typical bidding war — these dealers will be shelling out their own big bucks for high ticket items that demand the necessary expertise to strike a good deal.” “Our guest is Patrick Painter, a top art dealer, who’ll be talking about art collecting, deal making, trends in art and the James Earl Ray prison escape map which got MLK,Jr’s assassin on the streets in 1968.” With host Lisa Derrick, 8pm ET Monday.