THIS WEEK ON THE SUNDAY CHAT SHOWS (UPDATED 04/28 @ 6:27 AM)
With Washington's latest version of the "Shootout at the OK Corral" now in place between President Bush and the Democratic majority Congress over the funding bill for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and it's schedule for pulling troops from Iraq within a year, you knew it would be the dominant topic of discussion on the shows this weekend. And, of course, there will be a fair amount of talk about Thursday evening's debate in South Carolina featuring the Democratic presidential candidates.
ABC / This Week with George Stephanopoulos: The guest list had not been announced as of Saturday morning, but you know that the roundtable will feature, along with a couple of journalists, conservative columnist George Will in a discussion of the week's political news.
CBS / Face The Nation with Bob Schieffer: This week's guests will be Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice and Congessman John Murtha (D - PA).
CNN / Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer: Talking about the showdown between Congress and the White House: Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Iraqi Foriegn Minister Hoshyar Zebari, Representatives Adam Putnam (R - Bartow) and Jane Harman (D - CA), European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, and CNN Correspondents Dana Bash, Joe Johns, and Ed Henry.
FOX / Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace: The programme kicks off a new segment called "Choosing the President" this week with U.S. Senator John McCain and wife Cindy in their first Sunday chat show appearance since officially announcing his candidacy this week.
NBC / Meet the Press with Tim Russert: MTP continues it's "Meet the Candidates" series with U.S. Senator Joseph Biden (D - DE) being featured for the hour.
Syndicated / The Chris Matthews Show: The panel of BBC Washington Correspondent Katty Kay, CNBC's Jim Cramer, Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune, and Anne Kornblut of the Washington Post will try to answer the questions of wheather the Democrats can dominate on the issue of national security going into the 2008 elections, and will next year be mainly about the economy?
Bay News 9 / Political Connections: This week's guest: Congresswoman Ginny Brown-Waite (R - Brooksville).