Good morning, it’s a little nippy here – hot chocolate is in order with a fat slab of sourdough toast, with a kittycat toe warmer.
A number of appearances by WH counterterror guy John Brennan this morning, an anniversarial victory lap for the Obama administration. Not sure I can stomach watching torture maven Jose Rodriquez on 60 Minutes, maybe if he were interviewed behind the bars of Leavenworth (as if!).
Chris Hayes covers the upcoming May Day activities, we’ll be covering that, too, Tuesday – centered at The Dissenter. Fareed has a segment on the stunning Bo Xilai scandal rocking China. And MTP, as masaccio notes, “brings in two clay pigeons for Rachel. Paul Krugman gets a shot at David Walker. Haley Barbour talks about Hispanic voters and the RNC: were any of those people he pardoned Hispanic?” Good question, a notable number were wife killers it seemed to me.
FDL Book Salon today is Green Washed, hosted by the esteemed Riki Ott. Marcy and Culture of Truth will be Virtually Speaking this evening, and tomorrow Lisa’s gonna learn us How to Start a Revolution. Join in.
ABC’s This Week: White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan on the killing of bin Laden. Then, as special panel in partnership with University of Virginia’s Miller Center, tackles the critical topic, “America’s Economic Recovery: Is It Built to Last?”, live at the Newseum. Panel: Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and co-chair of Mitt Romney’s California campaign, Jennifer Granholm, former Michigan governor and host of Current TV’s “The War Room”, Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist, Eric Schmidt, executive chairman and former CEO of Google, David Walker, former Comptroller General and Founder and CEO of the Comeback America Initiative, George Will.
CBS’ Face the Nation: Horse Race 2012, Hispanic voters – Former Mississippi Governor, former Chairman of the Republican Party Haley Barbour and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (one of the National Co-Chairs for the Obama Campaign). John Dickerson with the DNC’s Gabriela Domenzain, the RNC’s Bettina Inclan, Hispanic Leadership Network’s Jennifer Sevilla Korn, Founder of LatinoRebels.com, Julio Ricardo Varela, Actor and co-founder of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts Esai Morales, and America’s Voice Executive Director Frank Sharry. Then, California Gov. Jerry Brown. Plus, “the state of the War on Terror” with TIME Magazine contributor Graham Allison who writes about Pakistan in this week’s TIME; Peter Bergen, author of TIME’s The Last Days of Osama Bin Laden; Washington Post’s David Ignatius, author of a series based on documents uncovered during the raid; and CBS News Senior Correspondent John Miller, who actually interviewed Osama Bin Laden in May 1998.
Chris Hayes: The Occupy movement’s May Day plans, the relationship between the Labor movement and Democrats, and how conservative preference for austerity is working out for the UK economy with Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) (@repjerrynadler), represents part of Manhattan and Brooklyn, serves on the Judiciary and Transportation & Infrastructure committees; Randi Weingarten (@rweingarten), president of the American Federation of Teachers; Bill Fletcher, co-founder of the Center for Labor Renewal; Marina Sitrin, member of the Occupy Wall Street Legal Working Group; Daron Acemoglu, author of Why Nations Fail.
Chris Matthews: One year later: the Osama Bin Laden raid. Is Romney the most conservative nominee since Goldwater? Obama camp says so.
CNN’s State of the Union: Speaker of the House John Boehner. White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan on the killing of bin Laden. Plus, Governors Brian Schweitzer (D-MT) and Bob McDonnell (R-VA). Then, Time magazine’s Michael Duffy and Nancy Gibbs on their new book “The Presidents Club.”
Fareed Zakaria – GPS: The U.S., China, Pakistan, Mexico and more. Fareed on the “Buffet Rule.” Then how corrupt is China? “The Bo Xilai scandal has gone from being an Agatha Christie story to a Chinese version of Watergate,” with The New Yorker’s Beijing correspondent Evan Osnos. Then, Pakistan’s “Memogate” with Husain Haqqani who explains why he lost his job as Pakistan’s Ambassador to the U.S. Followed by Mexican immigration. Also, Brent Scowcroft. Finally, Charles Duhigg author of The Power of Habit.
Fox News Sunday: White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan on the killing of bin Laden. Then, Joel and Victoria Osteen. Roundtable: Brit Hume, Liz Marlantes, Kimberly Strassel, Charles Lane.
Moyers & Company: Big Money, Big Media, Big Trouble. How big money and big media have coupled to create a ‘Disney World’ of democracy. Plus, a Bill Moyers Essay on Rep. Allen West (R-FL) and McCarthyism.
NBC’s Meet the Press: Robert Gibbs (Obama) and Ed Gillespie (Romney). Roundtable: Vice Chair of the House Republican Conference Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, and Republican strategist Alex Castellanos.
Newsmakers: Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe.
Q & A: Author Blaine Harden discusses his historical narrative “Escape From Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West.” Harden tells the story of a young man named Shin Dong-hyuk, who was born in captivity at prison camp 14, located in central North Korea. Shin escaped in 2005. Harden says that Shin is the only individual actually born in a labor camp to escape…
60 Minutes: Hard Measures – The former head of the CIA’s Clandestine Service, Jose Rodriguez, talks to Lesley Stahl about the “enhanced interrogation techniques,” including waterboarding, used on high-level al Qaeda detainees. The ex-spy was the man behind those techniques that some would consider torture and he defends their use for the first time. Hooked – Dr. Nora Volkow, head of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, uses the brain scans of addicts to show how difficult it is to just say no to drugs and other addictive behaviors, including eating. Morley Safer reports.
To The Contrary: Panelists discuss the importance of the women’s vote as women’s issues cloud the political sphere. Then we turn to Facebook and the lack of women on its board of directors. And, Behind the Headlines: immigration and public schools. We take an in-depth look at the costs of immigration on the education system.
Univision’s Al Punto: Cecilia Muñoz, Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council; Gabriel Quadri de la Torre, Mexican Presidential Candidate, the New Alliance Party; State Representative Richard Peña Raymond (D-TX); Jesus Treviño, Blogger HispanicLatino.com.
Virtually Speaking: Marcy Wheeler & Culture of Truth exchange views, commenting on the corporate medias Sunday morning talk shows and their own observations from the past week.
FDL’s Book Salon: Green Washed: Why We Can’t Buy Our Way To A Green Planet. “By examining the major economic sectors of our society, including infrastructure (green housing), consumer goods (green clothing and jewelry), food (the rise of organic), and energy (including solar power and the popularity of the hybrid car), Green Washed: Why We Can’t Buy Our Way to a Green Planet explains that, though greener alternatives are important, we cannot simply buy our way to sustainability. Rather, if it is the volume of our consumption that matters, can we as a society dependent on constantly consuming ever be content with buying less?” Chat with Kendra Pierre-Louis about her new book, hosted by Riki Ott. 5pm ET.
FDL’s Movie Night Monday: How to Start a Revolution “is a portrait of how one man’s thinking has contributed to the liberation of millions of oppressed people living under some of the most brutal dictatorships in the world and how his work in direct action and civil disobedience continues to be used today to topple dictators using the sheer force of nonviolent people power. ” Join host Lisa Derrick and director Ruaridh Arrow. 8pm ET.