Ks. Rep. Pompeo on ‘Meet’ Sunday–Benghazi Panel Member
October 16, 2015

Kansas Congressman Mike Pompeo will appear on NBC News’ ‘Meet the Press’ broadcast Sunday.
The program Ks broadcast at 9am in Kansas City on KSHB TV.
Pompeo is a
Member of the special House committee investigating the September 11, 2012 attacks at the US diplomatic post on Benghazi, Libya.
The US Ambassador and three others were killed.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is scheduled to testify before the House Committee next Thursday.

Sunday Talkers Include McCaskill on “Meet”, Discussing the Military
March 1, 2014

“Meet the Press” on NBC

• Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), vice chairman, Senate Intelligence Committee

• Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.)

• California Gov. Jerry Brown (D)

• Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (D)

“Face the Nation” on CBS

• Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel

• Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)

“This Week” on ABC

• Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.)

• Ben Affleck, actor, activist

“Fox News Sunday” on Fox

• Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

• Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio)

• Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), ranking member, House Budget Committee

• Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.)

• Former Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.)

“State of the Union” on CNN

• Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)

• Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)

• Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.)

• Former White House deputy press secretary Bill Burton

• Former U.S. ambassador to Russia John Beyrle

“Political Capital” on Bloomberg TV

• Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.)

• Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas), chairman, House Joint Economic Committee

“Newsmakers” on C-SPAN

• Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), chairman, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee

“Al Punto” on Univision

• First lady Michelle Obama

• Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto

• Israeli Defense Forces spokesman Roni Kaplan

Politico: How Claire Got on Hillary’s Enemies List
January 14, 2014

This is an excerpt from the Politico Report of how Missouri Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill angered the Hillary Clinton Presidential campaign in 2008.

“When the Clintons sat in judgment, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) got the seat closest to the fire. Bill and Hillary had gone all out for her when she ran for Senate in 2006, as had Obama. But McCaskill seemed to forget that favor when NBC’s Tim Russert asked her whether Bill had been a great president, during a Meet the Press debate against then-Sen. Jim Talent (R-Mo.) in October 2006. “He’s been a great leader,” McCaskill said of Bill, “but I don’t want my daughter near him.”
McCaskill regretted her remark instantly; the anguish brought her “to the point of epic tears,” according to a friend. She knew the comment had sounded much more deliberate than a forgivable slip of the tongue. So did Hillary, who immediately canceled a planned fundraiser for McCaskill. A few days later, McCaskill called Bill Clinton to offer a tearful apology. He was gracious, which just made McCaskill feel worse. After winning the seat, she was terrified of running into Hillary Clinton in the Capitol. “I really don’t want to be in an elevator alone with her,” McCaskill confided to the friend.
But Hillary, who was just then embarking on her presidential campaign, still wanted something from McCaskill—the Missourian’s endorsement. Women’s groups, including the pro-choice women’s fundraising network EMILY’s List, pressured McCaskill to jump aboard the Clinton bandwagon, and Hillary courted her new colleague personally, setting up a one-on-one lunch in the Senate Dining Room in early 2007. Rather than ask for McCaskill’s support directly, Hillary took a softer approach, seeking common ground on the struggles of campaigning, including the physical toll. “There’s a much more human side to Hillary,” McCaskill thought.
Obama, meanwhile, was pursuing McCaskill, too, in a string of conversations on the Senate floor. Clearly, Hillary thought she had a shot at McCaskill. But for McCaskill, the choice was always whether to endorse Obama or stay on the sidelines. In January 2008 she not only became the first female senator to endorse Obama, but she also made the case to his team that her support would be amplified if Govs. Kathleen Sebelius and Janet Napolitano came out for him at roughly the same time. McCaskill offered up a small courtesy, calling Hillary’s personal aide, Huma Abedin, ahead of the endorsement to make sure it didn’t blindside Hillary.
But the trifecta of women leaders giving Obama their public nod was a devastating blow. Hate is too weak a word to describe the feelings that Hillary’s core loyalists still have for McCaskill, who seemed to deliver a fresh endorsement of Obama—and a caustic jab at Hillary—every day during the long primary season.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/01/hillary-clinton-hit-list-102067_Page2.html#ixzz2qNWvd5Ap

Obama Blames Republicans for Fiscal Cliff during Rare ‘ Meet the Press’ Appearance
December 30, 2012

President Barack Obama used a rare appearance on a Sunday talk show one day before the nation hits the fiscal cliff to pin the blame on Republicans who “have had trouble saying yes.”

With hopes of a bipartisan agreement dim, Obama used the high-profile setting of NBC’s “Meet the Press” to make his closing argument in the debate.

On a day of drama and uncertainty in Washington, he said he’s negotiated in good faith, moved more than halfway to reach a grand bargain and angered Democrats with his concessions. But he said Republicans still refuse to strike a deal with him and hike rates on the richest taxpayers.

“They say that their biggest priority is making sure that we deal with the deficit in a serious way, but the way they’re behaving is that their only priority is making sure that tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans are protected,” Obama said. “That seems to be their only overriding, unifying theme.”

Obama to Appear on ‘Meet’, as Nation Approaches Fiscal Cliff
December 29, 2012

NBC’s David Gregory will interview President Obama on this Sunday’s Meet The Press, reversing earlier news that the host would be on vacation.

Gregory’s exclusive interview with Obama comes in the final hours before the deadline for the looming fiscal cliff and is the President’s first since September 20, 2009, during the health care reform fight.

Earlier this week, NBC News spokesperson Erika Masonhall told POLITICO that Gregory was on vacation and would not be hosting this week’s show.

Gregory has been the subject of a police investigation after he showed an empty gun magazine clip on air while interviewing the president of the National Rifle Association last Sunday. Officials at the Washington Metropolitan Police Department have called the action illegal. NBC News has not commented on the investigation.