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Sunday Talking Heads: April 23, 2012

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ABC’s This Week: Secret Service Scandal: Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), the top Republican on the Senate Homeland Security Committee, and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), who serves on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.  Horse Race Roundtable: Keith Olbermann, ABC News’ George Will, political strategist and ABC News contributor Donna Brazile, political strategist and ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd, and Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan.

CBS’ Face the Nation: Secret Service Scandal: Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), Chair of the Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.  Then, former USSS Director Ralph BashamSSS Roundtable: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX); Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee; Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), Ranking Member of the Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee;  CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Norah O’Donnell.  Followed by horse race talk with Deputy Campaign Manager for the president’s re-election Stephanie Cutter, and a senior adviser to Romney’s campaign, Eric FehrnstromHorse Race Roundtable: Washington Post’s Melinda Henneberger, the National Journal’s Major Garrett, Norah O’Donnell and John Dickerson. Finally, Cornel West and Tavis Smiley on their new book The Rich and the Rest of Us: A poverty manifesto.

Chris Hayes: Peter Beinart (@peterbeinart), senior writer at Newsweek/The Daily Beast. Sonali Kolhatkar (@sonalikolhatkar), co-director of the Afghan Women’s Mission and author of Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords & the Propaganda of Silence. Rula Jebreal (@rulajebreal), Newsweek contributor. Eli Lake (@elilake), senior national security reporter for Newsweek/Daily Beast. Hooman Majd (@hmajd), author of The Ayatollah’s Democracy: An Iranian Challenge and The Ayatollah Begs to Differ: The Paradox of Modern Iran. Dimi Reider (@dimireider), Israeli journalist and blogger.

Chris Matthews: Mike Duffy’s New Book: “The President’s Club” is discussed. An Inside look at the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity.

CNN’s State of the Union: David Axelrod. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). Rep. Elijah Cummings, ranking democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform committee.  Roundtable: CNN’s Senior Congressional Reporter Dana Bash and Jeff Zeleny of the New York Times.

Fareed Zakaria – GPS: France’s elections: Anne-Marie Slaughter, Edward Luce, Bret Stephens, Emmanuel Saint-Martin. Hitting a BRIC wall. Investor Ruchir Sharma explains why Brazil, Russia, India, and China look tired. Instead, the future of growth lies elsewhere. Then, Newseek’s Andrew Sullivan. on being HIV positive and his Green Card.  Then, the drug war in Mexico.

Fox News Sunday: Horse Race 2012.  Then, Roundtable: Bill Kristol, Joe Trippi, Karl Rove, Juan Williams.

Moyers & Company: The Case for Old-School Faith & Politics. This weekend, two political writers share how American liberalism and Christianity have gone off the rails, Eric Alterman, then Ross Douthat. Plus, Bill Moyers on a U.S. Circuit Court’s green light to political ads airing on public television.

Meet the Press: Two Republicans on the Secret Service scandal: Chair of the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), and Chair of the Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Peter King (R-NY).  Then, David AxelrodRoundtable: Washington Post’s EJ Dionne; the New York Times’ David Brooks and Helene Cooper; and NBC’s Chuck Todd.

Newsmakers: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is turning 100 years old this week and Tom Donohue, President and CEO of U.S. Chamber of Commerce joins us this week on Newsmakers. He discusses the role the Chamber will have in this coming election, as well as grading the President, House and Senate on the job they are doing thus far for businesses. He also talked about job creation within the private sector. Guest reporters are William McQuillen of Bloomberg News and Damian Paletta of Wall Street Journal. They discussed Tom Donohue’s role in Washington, along with how the U.S. Chamber of Commerce would react to taxes being raised.

Q & A: Author Douglas Wissing discusses his latest narrative, Funding the Enemy: How U.S. Taxpayers Bankroll the Taliban. Mr. Wissing states in his book that for a variety of reasons, much of the taxpayer money the United States spends in Afghanistan is being diverted and used for funding the Taliban.

Religion & Ethics.

60 Minutes: The Case Against Lehman – Steve Kroft talks to the bank examiner whose investigation reveals the how and why of the spectacular financial collapse of Lehman Brothers, the bankruptcy that triggered the world financial crisis. Christians of the Holy Land – Bob Simon reports on the slow exodus from the Holy Land of Palestinian Christians, who say life in the middle of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has become too difficult. The Trouble with TreasureJay Miscovich says he found a cache of emeralds on the bottom of the ocean off of Florida, but it may be years before he can profit from the treasure. Armen Keteyian reports.

To the Contrary: Panelists discuss the role of First Ladies, as Syrian First Lady Asma al-Assad is urged to end the violence in her country. Then we turn to new data showing women desire high-paying careers more than men. And, behind the headlines: mandatory E-Verify. An often overlooked part of immigration reform would open jobs for U.S. workers.

Univision’s Al Punto: Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX); Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico Presidential Candidate (PRI); Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexico Presidential Candidate (PRD); Sergeant Robinson Salcedo, Former Hostage of Las FARC.

Virtually Speaking: digby and Joan McCarter reflect on the week. Plus the weekly Most Ridiculous Moment from Culture of Truth. Follow @JoanMcCarter @digby56 @Bobblespeak Listen live and later on BTR, 9p ET.

C-SPAN’s Book TV.

FDL’s Book Salon: The Doomsday Machine: The High Price of Nuclear Energy, the World’s Most Dangerous Fuel.  “Energy economist Andrew McKillop and social scientist Martin Cohen argue that the nuclear power dream being sold to us is pure fantasy. Debunking the multi-layered myth that nuclear energy is cheap, clean and safe, they demonstrate how landscapes are ravaged in search of the elusive yellow cake to fuel the reactors, and how energy companies and politicians rarely discuss the true costs of nuclear power plants – from the subsidies that build the infrastructure to the unspoken guarantee that the public will pick up the cleanup cost in the event of a meltdown, which can easily top a hundred billion dollars.” Chat with Dr. Martin Cohen and Andrew McKillop about their new book, hosted by our friend Gregg Levine.  5pm ET.

FDL’s Movie Night Monday: Brutal Beauty: Tales of the Rose City Rollers.  “The story of Portland, Oregon’s women’s roller derby league, the Rose City Rollers. For more than a year and a half, an embedded film crew documented the thrills and spills of derby life. Through unlimited access to team bouts, practices and the private lives of the players, Brutal Beauty puts the viewer on the inside track to this high-contact, and sometimes dangerous, sport. In their own words, the Rose City Rollers tell how roller derby saved their souls.”  Watch the video for free here, then come join Lisa Derrick and her guests for the discussion, 8pm ET.

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