The holidays are usually a slow time for news coverage as Congress usually shuts down for a couple of weeks to allow Members to spend time with their families and constituents back in their home district. This week, however, has been an event filled week as we saw the Senate pass the health care reform bill on Christmas Eve which means that health care will once again be a major theme on the Sunday morning talk shows. After sending out David Axelrod last week, the White House is sending out another senior official as White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs will be making the rounds.
Meet the Press: White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Fmr. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and Gov. Deval Patrick (D-MA).
Face the Nation: White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), Rep. Peter King (R-NY), Dan Balz (The Washington Post), and Jodi Kantor (The New York Times)
This Week: The show will be guest hosted by Jake Trapper and the guests will be White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and Mitch McConnell, the Senate Minority Leader. The roundtable will include Former Bush-Cheney adviser Matthew Dowd, Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus, and New York Times columnists Paul Krugman and David Brooks.
Fox News Sunday: Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa., Sen. Richard Shelb (R-Ala), and Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C.