Sunday Talks, 12/9/12

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On “Meet the Press” on NBC, Assistant Majority Leader of the Senate Dick Durbin and top lieutenant to House Speaker Boehner, California Congressman Kevin McCarthy will debate the fiscal cliff. The roundtable will feature Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA); Bloomberg White House Correspondent who interviewed President Obama this week, Julianna Goldman; NY Times White House Correspondent Helene Cooper; Washington Post Associate Editor Bob Woodward; and MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell will discuss the political calculus from both sides.

CBS’s “Face the Nation” Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson will discuss a fiscal compromise. Next up is Cory Booker to discuss his week of living on a food stamp budget, and whether he has decided to run for Governor of New Jersey against sitting governor Chris Christie. This week’s roundtable will feature Major Garrett makes his “Face the Nation” debut as CBS News Chief White House Correspondent, TIME Magazine’s Joe Klein, Washington Post’s Michael Gerson, and CBS This Morning co-host Norah O’Donnell to discuss the fiscal cliff negotiations.

On ABC’s “This Week,” Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.; Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.; Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas; and Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva, D-Ariz, will discuss the stalled fiscal negotiations. Then, James Carville and Mary Matalin, Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, and ABC News’ George Will and Matthew Dowd will discuss this past week’s political topics.

And on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) will discuss the fractures within the GOP. Candy will then speak with IMF Managing Director, Christine Lagarde about how the fiscal negotiations could effect the world economy. The roundtable will feature Stephen Moore of The Wall Street Journal, Jackie Calmes of The New York Times, Mark Zandi of Moody’s Analytics and CNN’s Sr. Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash discussing a breakdown of spending and taxes.