Political Talk Show Transcripts

Saturday, April 30, 2005
McLaughlin Group: Patrick Buchanan, MSNBC; Eleanor Clift, Newsweek; Tony Blankley, Washington Times; Clarence Page, Chicago Tribune
Capital Gang: President Bush Holds First Primetime Press Conference in a Year; House Republican Leadership Abandoned Changes in House Ethics Committee
Beltway Boys: Ups and Downs

Friday, April 29, 2005
Hugh Hewitt Show: Interview with Sen. Mitch McConnell
Special Report: Wolfowitz Talks Iraq
NewsHour: Robert Pozen and Gene Sperling Discuss Reshaping Social Security

Thursday, April 28, 2005
Special Report: Sen. Frist on Filibusters
Hardball: Pre Presidential Address with Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Joseph Biden
Hannity & Colmes: Interview with Gen. Tommy Franks

Wednesday, April 27, 2005
Hannity & Colmes: Schwarzenegger Talks Ratings, Democrats, Education and Family
NewsHour: Interview with Charles Duelfer
Kudlow & Company: John Hideraker, Steve Forbes, and Mort Zuckerman

Tuesday, April 26, 2005
Fox News: Interview with Paul Volcker
NewsHour: Sens. Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Talk About the Continuing Debate Over Fixing Social Security
Hardball: Jim Lehrer, Dennis Richardson, Andrew McDonald, Christopher Hitchens, Deborah Orin, Lawrence Eagleburger

Monday, April 25, 2005
Inside Politics: Sens. Harry Reid, Elizabeth Dole on the Filibuster Fight
Hugh Hewitt Show: Senator Santorum on the Status of the Filibuster
NewsHour: Sens. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., and Richard Durbin, D-Ill., Discuss the Republicans' Plan to Cut Off the Democratic Filibuster and a Potential Senate Shutdown

Sunday, April 24, 2005
Meet the Press: Rev. Thomas Bohlin, Joseph Bottum, Thomas Cahill, E.J. Dionne, Rev. Joseph Fessio, S.J., Jon Meacham, Sister Mary Aquin O'Neill, RSM, Ph.D
Fox News Sunday: Sens. Graham, Durbin | Tony Perkins from 'Justice Sunday'
Face the Nation: Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT), and Doyle McManus Discuss Bolton, the Battle Over Judges and More Trouble for Tom DeLay
Late Edition: Ahmed Chalabi; Cardinal Justin Rigali; Sens. Specter, Leahy

Saturday, April 23, 2005
McLaughlin Group: Patrick Buchanan, MSNBC; Eleanor Clift, Newsweek; Tony Blankley, Washington Times; Clarence Page, Chicago Tribune
Capital Gang: Cardinal Ratzinger Becomes Pope Benedict XVI; Bolton's Nomination to Be Ambassador to the U.N. Runs into Trouble in Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Beltway Boys: Hot Stories | Ups and Downs | 2006 Senate Race Preview

Friday, April 22, 2005
Special Report: Congress Fuming Over Filibusters
NewsHour: Mark Shields and David Brooks Discuss the Battle Over Judges, the President's Social Security Plan and Bolton's Nomination as U.N. Ambassador
Kudlow & Company: Roger L. Simon, Austin Bay, Claudia Rosett Discuss Kofi Annan, Paul Volcker, and the U.N. Oil-for-Food Investigation

Thursday, April 21, 2005
Hardball: Sen. George Allen, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Michael Isikoff, John Fund, Eugenie C. Scott, Terry Fox, Thomas Friedman
Hannity & Colmes: Charlie Daniels Entertains the Troops

Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Hugh Hewitt Show: Sen. Jon Kyl Discusses the Battle Over Judges
Inside Politics: Interview with Gov. Schwarzenegger;
Interview with Ken Mehlman
Hardball: Sens. Corzine and Thune Talk About Tom DeLay's Troubles; Byron York, Katrina Vanden Heuvel, Charles Barkley

Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Special Report: Meet Pope Benedict XVI
Hardball: Panel Discusses Election of Pope Benedict XVI

Monday, April 18, 2005
Inside Politics: Karl Rove Interview; Tom DeLay Battles His Critics
Hardball:
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Sen. Trent Lott, John Palmer, William Donahue, Bob Shrum, Andrew Greeley, Salman Rushdie
Hannity & Colmes: Hannity Visits the Minutemen Volunteers in Arizona

Sunday, April 17, 2005
Meet the Press: Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.); Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.); Dexter Filkins, New York Times; Jim Miklaszewski, NBC News
Fox News Sunday: Sens. Lugar, Biden Discuss Bush Pick for U.N. | House Whips on FOX
Face the Nation: Rep. David Dreier (R-CA); Rep. Charles Rangle (D-NY); Jan Crawford Greenburg, Legal Correspondent of The Chicago Tribune
Late Edition: Interview With Senators Hagel, Feinstein; Interview With Bob Dole

Saturday, April 16, 2005
McLaughlin Group: Patrick Buchanan, MSNBC; Eleanor Clift, Newsweek; Tony Blankley, Washington Times; Mort Zuckerman, U.S. News & World Report
Capital Gang: Is House Majority Leader Tom DeLay in Trouble? Is John Bolton the Right Choice for U.N. Ambassador?
Beltway Boys: Hot Stories | Ups and Downs | 'Stop Hillary' Campaign

Friday, April 15, 2005
Hugh Hewitt Show: Senator Wayne Allard | Senator George Allen
NewsHour with Jim Lehrer: Mark Shields and David Brooks Discuss Tom DeLay and the Senate Republicans' Proposal to Use a "Nuclear Option" to Ban Filibusters

Thursday, April 14, 2005
Hardball: McCain Says He'll Vote with the Dems on the Filibuster Issue
Hugh Hewitt Show: Santorum Discusses the Filibuster Issue
Hannity & Colmes: Interview with Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice

Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Wolf Blitzer Reports: Ariel Sharon Discusses Middle East Peace
FOX News: Sharon Warns of Iran Nuke Threat
Hardball: Interview with Bob Dole; Interview with Lesley Stahl

Tuesday, April 12, 2005
O'Reilly Factor: Al Sharpton Talks About Fundraising Investigation

Monday, April 11, 2005
Hardball: Sens. Norm Coleman (R-MN), Bill Nelson (D-FL) Talk About the Bolton Nomination Hearings; Interview with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon; Jack Welch
Hannity & Colmes: Minuteman Project Update

Sunday, April 10, 2005
Meet the Press: Senate Intelligence Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS); Vice Chairman John Rockefeller (D-WV); Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole
Fox News Sunday: Sens. Cornyn (R-TX), Schumer (D-NY) Talk Judiciary
Face the Nation: Senator Harry Reid (D-NV); Senator John McCain (R-AZ); Michael Duffy, Time Magazine
Late Edition: Jalal Talabani; Sen. Lugar (R-IN); Sen. Biden (D-DE); Thomas Friedman

Saturday, April 9, 2005
McLaughlin Group: Patrick Buchanan, MSNBC; Eleanor Clift, Newsweek; Tony Blankley, Washington Times; Mort Zuckerman, U.S. News & World Report
Capital Gang: The Death of Pope John Paul II: Legacy, Possible Successors, American Political Implications
Beltway Boys: Hot Stories | Ups and Downs | Manly Men Are In

Friday, April 8, 2005
NewsHour with Jim Lehrer: David Brooks and Harold Meyerson Discuss the Formation of an Iraqi Government, Tom DeLay's Ethics Scandals, and the Pope's Funeral

Thursday, April 7, 2005
Hugh Hewitt Show: Senator Kyl on Breaking the Fillibuster
Inside Politics: Interview with Senator Robert Byrd; Papal Politics
NewsHour with Jim Lehrer: Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings Discusses Forthcoming Revisions to No Child Left Behind

Wednesday, April 6, 2005
Larry King Live: Interview with Jane Fonda
Hannity & Colmes:
Did Jane Fonda Apologize for Vietnam? Oliver North Weighs In

Tuesday, April 5, 2005
NewsHour with Jim Lehrer: Former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski Talks About the Pope's Impact on International Events
Scarborough Country: Chris Simcox and Enrique Morones Debate Illegal Immigration and the Minuteman Project; Interview with Jerry Springer
Special Report: Byron York Talks About 'The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy'

Monday, April 4, 2005
Hannity & Colmes: Gov. Richardson and Fr. Kearns Talk About the Pope's Influence on World Affairs; Rev. Pat Robertson Shares His Memories of Meeting Pope John Paul II
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Msgr. John Strynkowski, Sen. Mel Martinez, Gov. Bill Owens, Dan Rostenkowski, Archbishop Timothy Dolan, Marguerite Michaels, Jeff Israely
Inside Politics: Millions Around the World Mourn Pope's Death and Celebrate His Life; Senators Domenici, Dodd Weigh in

Sunday, April 3, 2005
Meet the Press: Archbishop John P. Foley, Rev. Thomas Reese, Monsignor John Strynkowski, Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, Raymond Flynn, Judge Anne Burke, Jon Meacham, Chester Gillis
Fox News Sunday: Vatican Insiders | Pope's Role in Toppling Soviet Empire
Face the Nation: Dr. Zbigniew Brzezenski, Former National Security Advisor; Msgr. Brian Ferme, Catholic University of America; Peter Steinfels, New York Times
Late Edition: Pope John Paul II Remembered

Saturday, April 2, 2005
McLaughlin Group: Patrick Buchanan, MSNBC; Eleanor Clift, Newsweek; Tony Blankley, Washington Times; Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC

Friday, April 1, 2005
Larry King Live: Panel Discusses the Life of Pope John Paul II
NewsHour with Jim Lehrer: Mark Shields and Rich Lowry Discuss Political Troubles Surrounding Tom Delay and the Report on Pre-War Iraq Intelligence Regarding WMD


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