Political Talk Show Transcripts

Thursday, March 31, 2005
NewsHour with Jim Lehrer: Interview with Paul Wolfowitz
Special Report: Rep. Tom Delay on the Judicial Branch's Role in the Schiavo Case
CNN Special Event: Life and Death: America Speaks Out

Wednesday, March 30, 2005
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Sen. Rick Santorum, William Donahue, Barry Lynn, Terry Jeffrey, Amy Goodman, William Colby, Jay Sekulow

Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Hannity & Colmes: Interview with John Edwards
NewsHour with Jim Lehrer: Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker Talks About the Findings of the U.N. Oil-for-Food Investigation
Scarborough Country: Rev. Jesse Jackson, Dr. James Dobson,
Sen. Rick Santorum, Janie Siess, Bill Allen, Randall Terry, Ken Starr, David Boies
O'Reilly Factor: Murder Accusations Against U.S. Troops in Iraq & Afghanistan?

Monday, March 28, 2005
O'Reilly Factor: Colorado's Gov. Bill Owens

Sunday, March 27, 2005
Meet the Press: Faith in America with Reza Aslan, Rev. Robert Drinan, Dr. Richard Land, Sen. Joseph Lieberman, Jon Meacham, Rev. Jim Wallis
Fox News Sunday: Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Discusses Schiavo Case | Governor Bill Richardson and Newt Gingrich Discuss Immigration Laws
Face the Nation: Lawyer David Gibbs, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), Tony Perkins, Karen Tumulty, John Harwood, Andrew Cohen Discuss Schiavo Case
Late Edition: General John Abizaid; General George Casey; Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI)

Saturday, March 26, 2005
McLaughlin Group: Patrick Buchanan, MSNBC; Eleanor Clift, Newsweek; Tony Blankley, Washington Times; James Warren, Chicago Tribune
Capital Gang: Republicans Go Out on a Limb on Terri Schiavo Case; Bush's Approval on Social Security Continues to Erode; Bush Hosts a Mini-Summit in Crawford
Beltway Boys: Hot Stories; Ups and Downs

Friday, March 25, 2005
NewsHour with Jim Lehrer: Mark Shields and David Brooks Discuss the Terri Schiavo Case, the President's Social Security Plan, Possible 2008 Presidential Candidates

Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Hannity & Colmes: Terri Schiavo's Mother and Sister
Scarborough Country: Patrick McHenry, Anthony Weiner, William Donahue, Dorothy Timbs, Larry Klayman, Geoffrey Fieger, Alan Dershowitz, Randall Terry
Hardball With Chris Matthews: Rick Warren, Ken Connor, Barry Lynn, Katrina Vanden Heuvel, Jim Moran, Jeff Miller, John Flannery, Jay Sekulow

Tuesday, March 22, 2005
Anderson Cooper
360°: Massacre at Red Lake High

Monday, March 21, 2005
The O'Reilly Factor: Republican Congressman Tom Feeney, Democratic Congressman Gary Ackerman
Larry King: Michael Schiavo, Mark Lunsford, and Angela Bryant
Hannity & Colmes: Dr. Bill Hammesfahr

Sunday, March 20, 2005
Meet The Press: Gen. Richard Myers, David Broder, Ron Brownstein, John Harwood, Gwen Ifill
Fox News Sunday: Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld; Sen. Martinez (R-FL)
Face the Nation: General Richard Myers; Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA), Chairman, Government Reform Committee; Robert Manfred, Executive VP of Major League Baseball
Late Edition With Wolf Blitzer: Lt. Gen. Stephen Whitcomb; Senators Carl Levin (D-MI) and John Sununu (R-NH) Discuss the Schiavo Case

Saturday, March 19, 2005
McLaughlin Group: Patrick Buchanan, MSNBC; Eleanor Clift, Newsweek; Tony Blankley, Washington Times; James Warren, Chicago Tribune
Capital Gang: Congress Holds Hearings on Steroid Use in Baseball; Polls Show Approval of President's Social Security Plan Falling; Senate Votes To Open the ANWR
Beltway Boys: Hot Stories; Ups and Downs; Selling Social Security

Friday, March 18, 2005
Kudlow & Company: Vice President Dick Cheney

Wednesday, March 16, 2005
NewsHour with Jim Lehrer: Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., Shibley Telhami, Harold Pachios, Talk About What Karen Hughes Can Do to Improve America's Image

Tuesday, March 15, 2005
O'Reilly Factor: Recall Atlanta District Attorney Paul Howard?
Special Report: Senator Lindsey Graham Talks About the Social Security Debate
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Interview with Clint Eastwood
Inside Politics: Interview With Senator Kerry; Social Insecurity?; Tom DeLay Fires Back

Monday, March 14, 2005
Kudlow & Company: Interview With John McIntyre, Roger L. Simon, and Jeff Jarvis
O'Reilly Factor: Undermining the War on Terror, Part 97
Hannity & Colmes: Jose Canseco on Congress and the Steroid Investigation
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Interview with Governor Schwarzenegger
Inside Politics: Democrats' Direction; Sen. Arlen Specter Talks About Courthouse Security; Baseball & Congress; Inside the Blogs

Sunday, March 13, 2005
Meet the Press: Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State; Reps. Tom Davis (R-Va.), Henry Waxman (D-Calif.); Sens. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.), Lincoln Chafee (R-R.I.)
Fox News Sunday: Stephen Hadley, National Security Advisor; Mark Malloch Brown, United Nations Chief of Staff
Face the Nation: Dr. Condoleeza Rice, Secretary of State; Senator Richard D. Lugar (R-IN); Senator Joseph Biden, Jr. (D-DE); Doyle McManus, L.A. Times
Late Edition: Stephen Hadley; Sens. Trent Lott (R-Miss.), Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.); Buthaina Shaaban; Henry Kissinger; Richard Holbrooke
ABC's This Week: This Week with George Stephanopoulos

Saturday, March 12, 2005
McLaughlin Group: Patrick Buchanan, MSNBC; Eleanor Clift, Newsweek; Tony Blankley, Washington Times; Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC
Capital Gang: President Bush Demands the Arab World Take Steps Toward Peace; Senate Passes Tough New Bankruptcy Law; John Bolton Named U.N. Ambassador
Beltway Boys: Hot Stories; Ups and Downs; Mort's Movie

Friday, March 11, 2005
Special Report: Vice President Cheney Talks About Social Security
O'Reilly Factor: Battle Lines Drawn Over How to Deal with Captured Terrorists
NewsHour with Jim Lehrer: David Brooks and Mark Shields Debate U.S. Shift in Iran Policy, Social Security Reform, and John Bolton's Nomination as U.N. Ambassador

Thursday, March 10, 2005
Hugh Hewitt Show: Interview with Vice President Cheney
Hannity & Colmes: Interview with Senator Robert Byrd
O'Reilly Factor: Elite Media Spin...
NewsHour with Jim Lehrer: Michael Young, an Editor at the Daily Star, Reports on Lebanon's Changing Political Tides from Beirut
Inside Politics: Red State Tour; Trip Questioned; Blogs Worry Over FEC Regulation

Wednesday, March 9, 2005
Hannity & Colmes: Interview with Paula Jones
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Interview with Ed Gillespie; Discussion of Dan Rather's Career; Hilary Rosen, Ben Ginsberg Talk About Social Security
Inside Politics: Dan Rather Stepping Aside; The Lobbying War; L.A. Mayor Squeaks into Runoff in Reelection Bid; Inside the Blogs

Tuesday, March 8, 2005
Special Report: Former Press Secretary Ari Fleischer Discusses White House Briefings
O'Reilly Factor: The Will to Win the War on Terror; Will the University of Colorado Fire an Evangelical Christian Professor?
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Sen. Chuck Hagel Discusses His Social Security Plan; James Zogby, David Ignatius, Ken Adelman Discuss Lebanon
Inside Politics: Senator Chuck Hagel, (R-NE), Outlines Plan for Social Security; Senator Byron Dorgan, (D-ND), Discuess Social Security Reform; Inside the Blogs

Monday, March 7, 2005
Hannity & Colmes: Interview with Governor Schwarzenegger
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Chuck Todd, Tony Blankley, Marie Cocco Discuss 2008 Presidential Election Possibilities; Sugar Ray Leonard, Mark Burnett
Wolf Blitzer Reports: Walter Cronkite Discusses Trouble at CBS; Italian Demand Answers in Friendly Fire Killing; Saudis Launch Anti-Terror Ad Campaign

Sunday, March 6, 2005
Meet the Press: Senator Mitch McConnell, (R-Ky.); Senator Dick Durbin, (D-Ill.); Mike Allen; Joe Klein; Paul Krugman; Kate O'Beirne
Fox News Sunday: Dan Bartlett; Nancy Pelosi; Donald Trump
Face the Nation: Senator Chuck Hagel, (R-NE); Senator Barbara Boxer, (D-CA); Karen Tumulty, Time Magazine
Late Edition: Dan Bartlett; Sen. Lieberman, (D-CT); Mithal al-Alusi; Adel al-Jubeir
ABC's This Week: This Week with George Stephanopoulos

Saturday, March 5, 2005
McLaughlin Group: Patrick Buchanan, MSNBC; Eleanor Clift, Newsweek; Tony Blankley, Washington Times; Mort Zuckerman, U.S. News & World Report
Capital Gang: Senate Struggles with Changing Social Security; Pressure Mounts on Syria; Republicans Threaten to Abolish Filibuster Rule for Judicial Confirmations
Beltway Boys: Hot Stories; Ups and Downs; Democrats Woo the South

Friday, March 4, 2005
Special Report: Andrew Card Talks Social Security
NewsHour with Jim Lehrer: Interview with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; Columnists David Brooks and Mark Shields Discuss Social Security and Tax Reform
Wolf Blitzer Reports: Interview with Alberto Gonzales; U.S. Shoots at Released Hostage's Car, Killing One; Syria Under Pressure to Withdraw from Lebanon
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Charlie Black, Steve McMahon Discuss Sen. Byrd; Peter Sprigg, Joe Pantoliano, John Breaux; David Certner; Ron Silver, Katrina Vanden Heuvel

Thursday, March 3, 2005
The Late Show with David Letterman: Dan Rather Discusses Bush Natl Guard Story
Special Report: Demanding an Apology from Senator Byrd; Social Security Reform
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Judge Roy Moore Discusses Ten Commandments Case; Tom Fenton, Cokie Roberts, Debra Saunders, Amy Goodman, Evelyn Hutcheson
Inside Politics: Sen. Harry Reid Criticizes Greenspan; Sen. John Sununu Discusses Social Security; Sen. John McCain on Social Security and Politics; Inside the Blogs

Wednesday, March 2, 2005
Hannity & Colmes: Interview with Sen. John McCain
NewsHour with Jim Lehrer: Senators Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., and Richard Durbin, D-Ill., Discuss Bankruptcy Bill Up for Debate in the Senate
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Jeff Lambert, Feisal Al-Istrabadi Discuss Iraq Situation; Tom Oliphant, John Fund on Social Security; Stacy Bannerman, Karen Houppert
Inside Politics: Rob Reiner Talks Politics; Inside the Blogs; Sen. John McCain on Iraq

Tuesday, March 1, 2005
NewsHour with Jim Lehrer: Sen. Bill Frist Talks About Social Security, Judicial Nominees; Gen. John Abizaid, Head of U.S. Central Command in the Middle East
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Interview with Senator John McCain; Feisal Al-Istrabadi, Iraq's UN Representative; Al Sharpton, Deborah Orin on Social Security
Inside Politics: Governors Romney and Vilsack; Inside the Blogs; Rep. Clay Shaw Outlines Plan for Private Accounts; Judge Roy Moore on the Ten Commandments Case


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