Sunday Talk Shows (8/9/15): John Kasich, Carly Fiorina, Marco Rubio, GOP Debate Analysis, Meet The Press

By Allen McDuffee
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Guests on the Sunday political talk shows are dedicated to analyzing Thursday GOP debate, with many of them being the candidates themselves. ABC’s This Week packs the most with John Kasich, Mike Huckabee and Rick Perry. Sen. Marco Rubio will appear on Meet The Press and Ben Carson and Bernie Sanders (emphatically not a Republican) will appear on Face The Nation. With all of the excitement over Carly Fiorina’s performance at the 5:00 slot Thursday, one might expect more appearances than on Fox New Sunday and CNN’s State of the Union.

UPDATE 8/8/15: CNN’s State of the Union has now added Donald Trump to their line-up following his comments about Megan Kelly.

Full line-up below. What catches your eye?

  • NBC’s Meet The Press: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL); Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO); Martin Luther King, III; Andrew Young, former U.N. ambassador; David Brooks, The New York Times; Hugh Hewitt, radio show host; Heather McGhee, Demos
  • CBS’ Face The Nation: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT); Dr. Ben Carson, Republican presidential candidate; Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee Chair; Cornell William Brooks, NAACP president; Susan Page, USA Today; Jonathan Martin, The New York Times; Michael Gerson, The Washington Post; Ed O’Keefe, The Washington Post
  • ABC’s This Week: Mike Huckabee, Republican presidential candidate; Gov. John Kasich (R-OH); Rick Perry, Republican presidential candidate; Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ); Matthew Dowd, ABC News; Donna Brazile, Democratic strategist; Sara Fagen, Republican strategist; Mark Halperin, Bloomberg Politics; John Heilemann, Bloomberg Politics
  • Fox News Sunday: Carly Fiorina, Republican presidential candidate; George Will, syndicated columnist; Lisa Lerer, Associated Press; Laura Ingraham; Charles Lane, The Washington Post
  • CNN’s State of the Union: Carly Fiorina, Republican presidential candidate; Gov. John Kasich (R-OH); Donald Trump, Republican presidential candidate

The Rundown

1. Mitch McConnell’s Trump Calculation 

Jane Mayer at The New Yorker takes a deep dive on the risk of McConnell’s refusal to restrain the chief executive of the United States. 

2. 500,000+ Zoom Accounts Are For Sale on the Dark Web

Credentials of individuals and high-profile companies like Chase have been swept up, marking a new headache for the videoconferencing giant.

3. Bernie Sanders Endorses Joe Biden

Sanders told Biden, “We need you in the White House,” during a teleconference. But how many of his supporters heard him?

4. Paul Manafort Is Seeking Prison Release Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Trump’s former campaign manager claims he is “high risk.” 

5. Joe Biden Could Get a Critical Boost From a Black VP Pick

New polling suggests Biden could garner more enthusiasm among black voters in battleground states by picking a black woman.

6. Sanofi and GSK Partner on COVID-19 Vaccine

The Sanofi-GlaxoSmithKline vaccine will enter clinical trials later in 2020, but still won’t be available until late 2021.