Sunday Talks, 2/17/13

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On ABC’s “This Week,” Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., gives his response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address, in a “This Week” Sunday exclusive. (Apparently, two Republican responses to the SOTU weren’t enough!) Newly-appointed White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough discusses the roadblocks facing President Obama’s second term. The roundtable has ABC News’ George Will, Rep. Joaquín Castro, D-Texas, former House Speaker and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus, and Romney 2012 campaign senior adviser Stuart Stevens in a discussion of the week’s politics.

NBC’s “Meet the Press” also has new White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) will discuss the hold on Chuck Hagel’s nomination (in other words, “Get offa my lawn!”). Lt. Governor of California Gavin Newsom, founder and chair of Good 360 Carly Fiorina, Republican strategist Alex Castellanos, and host of MSNBC’s “Hardball” Chris Matthews join the roundtable to discuss the President’s next four years. Then Mark Kelly, husband to Gabby Giffords, will join David Gregory to speak about gun control.

On CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Denis McDonough makes it three for three to discuss his new role as White House Chief of Staff. Also appearing on the show will be Haley Barbour, former Governor of Mississippi, and Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who will be asked about the possibility he will run for the Senate now that Frank Lautenberg has announced he will not seek a new term. Cardinal Wuerl, the Cardinal of Washington, D.C., will talk about the election of a new pope. Finally, there will be two roundtables, with Tom Ricks of Foreign Policy Magazine, David Ignatius of the Washington Post, and Margaret Brennan of CBS News on foreign affairs, followed by a domestic policy and political roundtable featuring Cook Political Report’s Amy Walter, Michael Gerson of the Washington Post, and CBS News political director John Dickerson.

And on CNN’s “State of the Union,” New York Senator Chuck Schumer will appear for a discussion on the President’s second-term agenda. Republican Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming will discuss whether Republican’s are overplaying their hand on budget issues. Senator Jack Reed of Rhode Island and Intelligence Committee chairman, Michigan Congressman Mike Rogers will discuss the sequester. The roundtable will feature former Republican Congressman Steven LaTourette, former Biden Chief of Staff Ron Klain, Jeff Zeleny from the New York Times, and CNN chief congressional correspondent Dana Bash.