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Sunday on MTP: Sen. Rand Paul, Iraq's Future and more...


THIS SUNDAY: Senator Rand Paul weighs in on the crisis in Iraq and America’s role in the conflict, Vice President Cheney’s criticism of President Obama, and the changing of the guard in the House GOP. Plus: the continued fight for immigration reform – can Washington reach consensus?

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) Senate Foreign Relations Committee

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THE THREAT OF ISIS: What does this new terror group mean for our safety and security in the United States? And President Obama announced his plan to send 300 military advisers to Iraq, but says U.S. combat forces will not return to combat there. What more can the U.S. do to prevent Iraq from being lost?

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) Chairman, House Homeland Security Committee

Michele Flournoy Former Undersecretary of Defense

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POLITICAL ROUNDTABLE: How has President Obama performed throughout the unfolding turmoil in Iraq? Plus, as conservatives meet in Washington, DC, what does the future hold for the party hoping to take control of the Senate this year, and eventually the White House in 2016?

E.J. Dionne Columnist, The Washington Post

David Brooks Columnist, The New York Times

Katty Kay Anchor, BBC World News America

Erika Harold Former Congressional Candidate (R-IL)

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-- NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel live from Baghdad as turmoil unfolds across Iraq.

-- NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell on Secretary of State John Kerry’s diplomatic efforts in the Middle East.

-- “Meet the Press” debuts a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg survey revealing Americans’ perceptions of Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush as potential presidents. Do they represent a return to the past, or could they provide new ideas and visions to lead our country?

-- Meeting America: NBC News Correspondent Kevin Tibbles takes the pulse of voters in Mississippi, where incumbent Senator Thad Cochran and challenger Chris McDaniel face off in a Republican primary runoff election next week. Money isn’t everything -- and the old way of getting pork from Congress to home states may not pay off anymore.

-- NBC News Special Anchor Maria Shriver interviews Piper Kerman, whose best-selling memoir inspired the Netflix hit series “Orange is the New Black.” Kerman reflects on her experiences behind bars in a women’s prison and shares her thoughts on what needs to change in America’s prison system.