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Sunday Talking Heads: November 16, 2014

Citizen Autistic, Movie Night Monday, 8pm ET, 5pm PT.


CNN’s Reliable Sources is covering the happenings in Ferguson MO, Melissa Harris-Perry hasn’t posted her syllabus yet but she’ll be covering that as well. Sen. Al Franken visits Candy Crowley to talk net neutrality, what he calls “the free speech issue of our time.” There’s also a net neutrality segment on CSPAN’s Washington Journal, there should be more. Otherwise it’s The President vs the GOP – which has been going on since January 20, 2009 as you all know. Also the fighting ISIS. Blowback, it’s a bitch. If only we went solar+ years ago, the world would be a better place all over.

WASHINGTON JOURNAL: 7:45am – Terry Jeffrey, editor-in-chief of and a syndicated conservative political columnist, talks about the incoming 114th Congress and the Republican takeover of control of the Senate. 8:30am – Adam Green, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, discusses the legislative agenda of his and other progressive interest groups as they look ahead to the 114th Congress.?Green also speaks about the 2016 presidential campaign. 9:15am – Retired Major Ben Connable, an international policy senior analyst for the RAND Corporation, talks about the decision to send additional troops to Iraq to advise Iraqi and Kurdish forces in their fight against Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) militants.

ABC’S THIS WEEK: Roundtable: Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK), Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), Donna Brazile, Ana Navarro, Jonathan Karl.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION: Mitt Romney. Then, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT). “Could there be another government shutdown? Will the Senate confirm Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch? What about a resolution to authorize the mission against ISIS?” Plus, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “There have been heavy clashes in Jerusalem this month, and Netanyahu joined Secretary of State John Kerry and Jordanian King Abdullah II in a meeting this week to try to ease tensions. But the most pressing matter in the region is the state of nuclear negations with Iran. The deadline is rapidly approaching, but not everyone is hoping for a deal.” Also, “a very special sit-down interview” with Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on his recent trip to North Korea to retrieve two Americans held there.

CNN’S RELIABLE SOURCES: Ferguson live-streamer; Mark Landler, the NYT reporter who questioned Chinese President Xi Jinping; and #Pointergate.

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL). Then, Immigration reform with former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and Chair of the House Democratic Caucus Xavier Becerra (D-CA). Plus, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) on net neutrality. Roundtable: S.E. Cupp, LZ Granderson, Penny Lee, Mercedes Schlapp.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY: Keystone XL Pipeline with Sen. John Thune (R-SD), Chair of the Senate Republican Conference, and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. Then, Senators-elect Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Rep. James Lankford (R-OK). Roundtable: Brit Hume, George Will, Juan Williams.



MOYERS & COMPANY: The Bare Knuckle Fight Against Money in Politics. Two college professors, Zephyr Teachout and Lawrence Lessig, leave academia for the rough-and-tumble world of electoral politics. What did they learn? [Teachout is featured this afternoon at FDL’s Book Salon.]

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS: Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA). Then, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell “will talk about the Supreme Court’s decision to hear another Affordable Care Act case and the second open enrollment period of President Obama’s health care law. Plus, Secretary Burwell on immigration reform and the status of the numerous undocumented children who crossed the Southern border this year.” Political Roundtable: Carly Fiorina, Reid Wilson, Helene Cooper, Chris Matthews. Health Care Roundtable: Neera Tanden; Avik Roy; Dr. Toby Cosgrove, President and CEO, Cleveland Clinic.

NEWSMAKERS: Anne Filipic talked about the Affordable Care Act as it began its second open enrollment period November 15, 2014. Ms.?Filipic, a former Obama administration official, is the president of Enroll America.?The nonprofit organization’s goal is to maximize the number of Americans who enroll for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.?After the interview, healthcare reporters Louise Radnofsky (Wall Street Journal) and Elise Viebeck (The Hill) discussed her responses with the host, John McArdle.

Q & A: Nonie Darwish. Author and activist Nonie Darwish, founder and president of Former Muslims United and Arabs for Israel, discusses growing up in Egypt and Gaza, her father’s death at the hands of Israelis, life under Sharia law, and why she’s broken with Islam.

RELIGION & ETHICS: Muslim Initiatives Against Extremism. Church Relocation. Judaism and Feeding the Homeless.

TO THE CONTRARY: Diversity in the Foreign Service.

UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO: U.S. Representative Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL); Cristina Jiménez, Co-founder and Managing Director of United We Dream; María Antonieta Collins, Univision News Senior Special Correspondent; Jorge Castañeda, Mexico’s Former Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Univision News Senior International Affairs Contributor; Gisela Pérez de Acha, Mexican Student, current member of the female activist movement FEMEN and former member of the “Yo Soy 132” movement; Los Tigres del Norte.

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING: Digby, David Dayen and Jay Ackroyd discuss the Supreme Court decision to revisit the constitutionality (!) of the PPACA exchanges; speculate on a GOP with control of the legislature, but no chance of overriding a veto; and celebrate (!) the hopeful news on net neutrality. Plus the Most Ridiculous Moment from satirist Culture of Truth. Listen live 9pm ET, 6pm PT, or online tomorrow.


FDL’S BOOK SALON: Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin’s Snuff Box to Citizens United. “For two centuries the framers’ ideas about corruption flourished in the courts, even in the absence of clear rules governing voters, civil officers, and elected officials. Should a law that was passed by a state legislature be overturned because half of its members were bribed? What kinds of lobbying activity were corrupt, and what kinds were legal? When does an implicit promise count as bribery? In the 1970s the U.S. Supreme Court began to narrow the definition of corruption, and the meaning has since changed dramatically. No case makes that clearer than Citizens United.” Chat with Zephyr Teachout about her new book with host Matt Stoller, 5pm ET, 2pm PT.

FDL’S MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY: Citizen Autistic “offers an inside look at the activists on the frontlines of the autism war—the fight for human rights and self-advocacy. Featuring interviews with Ari Ne’eman, President of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, Landon Bryce, founder of, artist Robyn Steward, Clarissa Kripke, MD, and activist Zoe Gross, who discuss how Autism Speaks, one of the largest organizations in America, relies on propaganda to raise funds for genetic research without considering families touched by autism. Directed by William Davenport (Too Sane for this World), Citizen Autistic seeks to expose the controversies provoked by the organization’s [Autism Speaks] so-called advocacy by giving voice to some of the most articulate members of the communities it claims to represent.” See also: Citizen Autistic: A powerful new film starring friends of AASCEND. Join host Jane Hamsher and her guest William Davenport, writer and director. Monday evening at 8pm ET, 5pm PT.

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