Health care legislation dominates the conversation in Washington as Congress’s recess approaches, but Secretary of State Hillary Clinton headlines this Sunday’s morning shows.
In an hour-long interview with David Gregory on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Clinton, having just returned from India and Thailand, addresses America’s role abroad and fields questions about her own role in President Barack Obama’s cabinet.
With one week left before the House’s August break, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and White House senior adviser David Axelrod promote the president’s health care legislation on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who has criticized the bill’s estimated cost, provides the counterpoint.
Axelrod also visits CBS’s “Face the Nation,” along with Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.) and Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.).
Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), who recently said Republicans should scuttle Obama on health care because it would “break him,” appears on ABC’s “This Week.” Budget Committee Chairman Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), a key player in the health care debate, additionally appears.
Health care remains the topic of conservation for Finance Committee ranking member Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Blue Dog Democrat Rep. Mike Ross of Arkansas, on Bloomberg’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt.”
Meanwhile, “Fox News Sunday” hosts White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, who spent much of his week dealing with Obama’s criticism of the Cambridge police. Also appearing is Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), a critic of the president’s plan and of his Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor.
And House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) appears on C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers.”