Political Talk Show Transcripts

Sunday, July 31, 2005
Meet the Press: Michael Griffin, Eileen Collins, Andrew Thomas, Charles Camarda, David Broder, John Harwood, Kate O'Beirne and Eugene Robinson
Fox News Sunday: Senators Debate Stem Cell Research, Bolton | Sen. Bill Nelson
Face the Nation: Senator Arlen Specter; Senator Sam Brownback; Wayne Hale, Space Shuttle Program; Bill Harwood, Space Consultant; Elisabeth Bumiller, NY Times
Late Edition: Mowaffak Al-Rubaie; Sens. Kyl, Lieberman; Wayne Hale; Ahmed Nazif

Saturday, July 30, 2005
McLaughlin Group: Patrick Buchanan, MSNBC; Eleanor Clift, Newsweek; Bill Press, Sirius Satellite Radio; Mort Zuckerman, U.S. News & World Report
Beltway Boys: Ups and Downs

Friday, July 29, 2005
Hardball: Dan Bartlett, Sen. Trent Lott, Sen. Bill Nelson, Jean Schmidt

Thursday, July 28, 2005
NewsHour: Interview with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
Hardball: Sen. Sam Brownback, Sen. Frank Lautenberg, Paul Hackett
Inside Politics: Interview with Sen. Rick Santorum

Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Hardball: Sen. Rick Santorum, Dean Colson, Steven Bochco
Inside Politics: Sens. Nelson, Graham Discuss Roberts Nomination

Tuesday, July 26, 2005
NewsHour: Interview with Attorney General Alberto Gonzales
Hugh Hewitt Show: Interview with Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney
O'Reilly Factor: Sen. John McCain's Plan To Control Border Chaos
Hardball: Boots on the Ground: Untold Stories from the Front Line

Monday, July 25, 2005
Hannity & Colmes: Sen. Rick Santorum on His New Book: 'It Takes A Family'
Inside Politics: Teamsters President James Hoffa; Sens. George Allen, Evan Bayh
Hardball: Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Harold Schaitberger, Andrew Stern, Amre Moussa

Sunday, July 24, 2005
Meet the Press: Former Sen. Fred Thompson; Sen. Dick Durbin; David Gregory, NBC News; William Safire, NY Times; Stuart Taylor, National Journal; Nina Totenberg, NPR
Fox News Sunday: Sens. Schumer, Cornyn | AG Alberto Gonzales
Face the Nation: Alberto Gonzales, U.S. Attorney General; Senator Joseph Biden, Judiciary Committee, (D-DE); Jan Crawford Greenburg, Chicago Tribune
Late Edition: Alberto Gonzales; Senators Roberts, Feinstein; Saad Hariri

Saturday, July 23, 2005
McLaughlin Group: Patrick Buchanan, MSNBC; Eleanor Clift, Newsweek; Tony Blankley, Washington Times; Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC
Beltway Boys: Ups and Downs

Friday, July 22, 2005
NewsHour: Mark Shields and David Brooks Discuss the Nomination of John Roberts to the Supreme Court and Senate Democrats' Reaction to the Nomination
Wolf Blitzer Reports: Rep. Tom Tancredo and James Zogby Debate Subway Safety
Hardball: Sen. George Allen, Rep. Rush Holt, John Podesta, Ed Rollins

Thursday, July 21, 2005
Hugh Hewitt Show: White House Strategy for the Roberts Nomination
Hardball: Sen. John McCain, Jim VandeHei, Tony Blankley

Wednesday, July 20, 2005
NewsHour: White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card | Sen. Charles Schumer
Hardball: Andrew Card, Senator Jon Corzine, John Danforth, Norman Pearlstine
Wolf Blitzer Reports: Sens. Boxer, Hatch on Roberts; Indian Prime Minister
Hannity & Colmes: Rudy Giuliani on Judge John Roberts
Hugh Hewitt Show: Sen. Jon Kyl, Senate Judiciary Committee

Tuesday, July 19, 2005
Larry King Live: President Bush Nominates Judge John G. Roberts to Supreme Court
The Situation: Sen. Hutchison, Sen. Sessions, Elliot Mincberg | More Reaction
Hugh Hewitt Show: John McIntyre | Instapundit, Jonathan Adler | Katherine Jean Lopez |
Terry Eastland | John Hinderaker, Scott Johnson | Erwin Chemerinsky, John Eastman
O'Reilly Factor: Sen. Santorum and Rep. Frank on the Beantown Brawl

Monday, July 18, 2005
NewsHour: Interview with RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman
Hannity & Colmes: Bill Bennett Weighs on the 'Plame Game'

Sunday, July 17, 2005
Meet the Press: Matt Cooper, John Podesta, Ken Mehlman, Woodward & Bernstein
Fox News Sunday: Sen. Arlen Specter | Sen. Mary Landrieu
Late Edition: British Defense Minister John Reid; Sens. Joe Biden, Orrin Hatch; Saddam Hussein's Attorney Giovanni di Stefano; Ken Mehlman; Gov. Tom Vilsack
Face the Nation: Joseph Wilson; Rep. Roy Blunt, (R-MO); Sen. Chuck Schumer, (D-NY); Sen. Lindsey Graham, (R-SC); Jan Crawford Greenburg, Chicago Tribune
Reliable Stories: Interview With Matt Cooper; Interview With Bob Woodward

Saturday, July 16, 2005
McLaughlin Group: Patrick Buchanan, MSNBC; Eleanor Clift, Newsweek; Tony Blankley, Washington Times; Raghida Dergham, Al-Hayat

Beltway Boys: Hot Stories

Friday, July 15, 2005
Inside Politics: Ken Mehlman, Sen. John Cornyn, Gov. Tom Vilsack
Hannity & Colmes: Valerie Plame's Ex-Boss Fred Rustmann
Hugh Hewitt Show: Victor Davis Hanson on Fighting the War on Terror

Thursday, July 14, 2005
Today Show: Joe Wilson: The President Should ‘Fire Karl Rove’
Wolf Blitzer Reports: Joe Wilson Interview; Douglas Feith Interview
Hardball: Dick Sauber, Bruce Sanford, Sen. Mark Pryor

Wednesday, July 13, 2005
NewsHour: Interview with Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff
Hardball: Ken Mehlman, Sen. Mike DeWine, Ed Rogers, David Gergen
Hannity & Colmes: Ann Coulter on the Karl Rove Controversy

Tuesday, July 12, 2005
NewsHour: Interview with Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Richard Myers
Inside Politics: Interview with Sen. Joe Biden
O'Reilly Factor: Newt Gingrich on Karl Rove

Monday, July 11, 2005
Larry King Live: Interview with Bob Woodward
Wolf Blitzer Reports: Interview with Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.)

Hardball: Tom Ridge Discusses America's Safety
Hannity & Colmes: Former Judge Charles Pickering Weighs In

Sunday, July 10, 2005
Meet the Press: Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, Author Stephen Flynn, Adm. James Loy, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) & Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.)
Face the Nation: Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), Sen. Pat Leahy (D-Vt.), and Jan Crawford Greenburg of the Chicago Tribune
Fox News Sunday: Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) and Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) | Fran Townsend, White House Homeland Security Adviser

Saturday, July 9, 2005
McLaughlin Group: Patrick Buchanan, MSNBC; Eleanor Clift, Newsweek; Tony Blankley, Washington Times; Lionel Barber, Financial Times
Beltway Boys: Ups and Downs

Friday, July 8, 2005
NewsHour: Susan Rice, Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution, and Marian Tupy, Assistant Director of the Cato Institute's Project on Global Economic Liberty, Discuss the Outcome of the G-8 Summit
Larry King Live: Former Sen. Gary Hart (D-Colo.), Rep. Chris Shays (R-Conn.), and Former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge
Lou Dobbs Tonight: Interview With Israeli Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Interview With Coleen Rowley (D-Minn.)
Hannity & Colmes: Former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge on the London Terror Bombings

Thursday, July 7, 2005
Hugh Hewitt Show: Mark Steyn on the Terror Attacks in Britain | Gov. Bill Owens (R-Colo.) on the UK and the Supreme Court
NewsHour: Asa Hutchinson, the Former Undersecretary of Homeland Security, and Jim Jordan, Assistant General Manager For SEPTA on Protecting Mass Transit | Sara Daly of the Rand Corp. and Terence Taylor, President of the International Institute For Strategic Studies, Discuss Who Might be Behind the Bombings
Larry King Live: Member of Parliament Simon Hughes, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D), Former CIA Director James Woolsey, and LAPD Chief William Bratton Discuss the London Attack

Wednesday, July 6, 2005
NewsHour: Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Discuss the
Confirmation Battle

Special Report: Interview With Former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) on His New Role
Wolf Blitzer Reports: Interview With Former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.)
Hannity & Colmes: Judge Robert Bork, Former Supreme Court Nominee

Tuesday, July 5, 2005
Special Report: Dan Bartlett, Counselor to the President, on Picking a Justice
NewsHour: Ellen Fitzpatrick on the History of Supreme Court Nominations
Inside Politics: Interview With Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah)
Hannity & Colmes: Ed Meese, Former Attorney General, on the Supreme Court

Monday, July 4, 2005
Inside Politics: Ron Brownstein of the Los Angeles Times, Democratic Consultant Victor Kamber, and Bay Buchanan, President of American Cause Discuss the Supreme Court
NewsHour: Interview With Bruce Gordon, the New Chief Executive of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Sunday, July 3, 2005
Meet the Press: Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on the Supreme Court; Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.), Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.), and Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) on Iraq
Fox News Sunday: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) Discuss the Supreme Court | Interview with C. Boyden Gray, Chairman, Committee For Justice and Nan Aron, President, Alliance For Justice
Face the Nation: Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del.), Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ralph Neas of People for the American Way, Jay Alan Sekulow of the American Center for Law & Justice and Jan Crawford Greenburg of the Chicago Tribune Discuss the Supreme Court
Late Edition: Interviews with Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), Sen. Pat Leahy (D-Vt.), Judge Robert Bork, and USAID Director Andrew Natsios

Saturday, July 2, 2005
McLaughlin Group: Patrick Buchanan, MSNBC; Barbara Slavin, USA Today; Tony Blankley, The Washington Times; and Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC
Beltway Boys: Hot Story - Rightward Tilt of the Supreme Court

Friday, July 1, 2005
NewsHour: Syndicated Columnist Mark Shields and National Review Senior Editor Ramesh Ponnuru Discuss Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's Retirement
Inside Politics: Interview with Sens. Ted Kennedy and John Cornyn
Wolf Blitzer Reports: Interview with Sens. Chuck Schumer and Sam Brownback


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