On ABC’s “This Week,” Mitch McConnell, R-KY, will discuss the just-passed fiscal cliff deal, and the upcoming battle over the debt ceiling limit. Three of the new members of Congress, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and Rep. Joaquín Castro, D-Texas, and Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., will discuss whether gridlock can be broken now that they and other new members are in Washington, DC. The roundtable, with ABC News’ George Will, Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren, PBS’ “Washington Week” moderator and managing editor Gwen Ifill, University of California, Berkeley professor and former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich, and ABC’s chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl, will discuss the week in politics.
NBC’s “Meet the Press” also has McConnell, again discussing the debt limit fight. Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles will discuss why they think the fiscal cliff deal doesn’t go far enough. The roundtable focus will be on the debt limit fight, and the problems within the Republican Party. Joining the discussion will be freshman Senator from Maine Angus King (I-ME), former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-GA), Chair of the House Democratic Caucus Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA), former head of HP and vice chair of the NRSC Carly Fiorina, and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne.
On CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, and Mitch McConnell (again), R-KY, will discuss what’s next in the 113th Congress. Incoming Senators Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Chris Murphy, D-Conn., share what they hope for in the coming years. Finally, The New York Times’ David Sanger and TIME’s Rana Foroohar will discuss the implications of the fiscal cliff deal.
On CNN’s “State of the Union,” Senator Dick Durbin, the number two Democrat in the Senate, and influential Republican Senator Lindsey Graham will discuss how much President Obama can expect to get done in his second term in the face of Washington gridlock. (Hey Lindsay, here’s a hint — you and your Republican buddies can quit acting like spoiled brats and get out of the way.) Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D) of North Dakota and Congressman Richard Hudson (R) of North Carolina will talk about whether new members of Congress can help change things in Washington. Finally, Neera Tanden from the Center for American Progress, right-leaning economist Stephen Moore, CNN senior congressional correspondent Dana Bash, and Jackie Calmes of the New York Times will discuss the deep divide between the two sides in Washington.