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Sunday Morning Talking Head Thread

3140589111_952b4f73ed.jpg Here are today’s talking head show guests, via the WaPo:

FOX NEWS SUNDAY (WTTG), 9 a.m.: Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.); Reps. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) and Mike Pence (R-Ind.); and Placido Domingo , general director of the Washington National Opera.

THIS WEEK (ABC, WJLA), 9 a.m.: Sens. Russell Feingold (D-Wis.) and Bill Frist (R-Tenn.).

FACE THE NATION (CBS, WUSA), 10:30 a.m.: Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-Ark.).

MEET THE PRESS (NBC, WRC), 10:30 a.m.: Sens. George Allen (R-Va.) and Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.); Michael R. Gordon , author; retired Marine Lt. Gen. Bernard Trainor , author.

LATE EDITION (CNN), 11 a.m.: Sens. Carl M. Levin (D-Mich.) and John W. Warner (R-Va.); Zalmay Khalilzad , U.S. ambassador to Iraq; Howard Dean , chairman of the Democratic National Committee; John Edwards , former Democratic vice presidential candidate; Jack Kemp , former Republican vice presidential candidate.

Some interesting combinations this morning — my fave is the Feingold-Frist match-up on This Week, with the Biden/Allen match-up running a distant last. Use this thread for some discussion on the shows and news of the morning. I’ll be putting up some Traitorgate news this morning as I finish some analysis and fact-finding.

It’s so great to be back home and on the blog. Meeting Jane and so many other big bloggers was fantastic, but I missed you guys. Weren’t our subs phenomenal? We couldn’t have asked for a better crew to keep everyone informed — and amused!

(This morning’s lovely birding selection is an American goldfinch — male — in it’s spring plumage. Isn’t he gorgeous? I have a flock that feeds at my thistle feeder every Spring. That pointed little beak is perfect for digging out thistle and other seeds from my feeders and my flower beds — especially the ones from my coneflowers. This great photo was taken by Laura Erickson for the sales site of

UPDATE: Just a friendly heads up that the Koufax voting ends this evening at 11:59 pm (ET? Not sure, so if you haven’t voted, do so early.) The folks at Wampum do a fantastic job coordinating this insanity, so show them some love and vote for your favorite progressive blogs — show all of them a little love, too. Firedoglake is nominated in the Best Blog (non-professional), Best Series, Best Expert Blog, and Best Group Blog categories. And I’ve gotten a nod in the Best Writing category (although I voted for Digby, just FYI).

Please go and cast votes for all your faves. Thanks everyone — the Koufaxes mean a lot to everyone in the progressive blogosphere, and there is a huge amount of talent in each and every category. And a big thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate Jane and me, truly it means a lot.

photo: Will Sweet

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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