Sunday Talk Show Tip Sheet

Following weeks of Team Obama’s domination of the Sunday talk shows, top congressional leaders fresh off a contentious week are this Sunday’s headliners.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) comes to CBS’s “Face the Nation” to map out the Republican Senate strategy for President Barack Obama’s $825 billion stimulus package. And Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) offers Democratic perspective.

On NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sens. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) and Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-Texas) offer their dueling opinions. And on “Fox News Sunday,” there are Sens. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) and Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.).

Sens. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) and John Ensign (R-Nev.) make their pitches on CNN “State of the Union.” And host John King also lands Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a Republican, and Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, a Democrat, as well as Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist and Forbes CEO Steve Forbes.

Additionally, former President Jimmy Carter discusses the volatile Middle East and the Obama administration’s new diplomatic steps there.

On ABC’s “This Week,” Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) discusses the party-line House stimulus vote, while Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C) counters with the opposing view. And CEOs Eric Schmidt of Google and Frederick Smith of FedEx give their takes on the nation’s tattered economy.

On C-SPAN, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.) comes to “Newsmakers” to take questions from Steven Dennis of Roll Call and Stephan Ohlemacher of The Associated Press.

And finally, on Bloomberg TV, Al Hunt interviews White House senior adviser David Axelrod on “Political Capital” about the administration’s effort to martial its the stimulus package through Congress and other issues of the new administration.

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