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Meet the Press links — Sunday, October 25

A busy week in Washington: After the Obama administration slashes executive pay at seven companies that received taxpayer bailouts, many are asking if it was it the right decision? And was former Vice President Dick Cheney right to criticize President Obama, saying his decision on whether to send more troops to Afghanistan is taking too long? Plus, negotiations over health care reform continue in Washington. Where do we stand? Two key voices on the Hill weigh in on it all: National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman and a member of the Finance Committee Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX); and a Democratic member of that committee, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY). Also, what repercussions will the decision to cut executive pay have on Wall Street? And what impact might it have on the broader economy? Insights and analysis from two financial journalists: CNBC's Erin Burnett and The New York Times' Andrew Ross Sorkin. Then, how is the Obama administration faring on its many political challenges including Afghanistan, health care and the economy? Is the President dealing with all the issues that need to be addressed? Our political roundtable weighs in: The New Yorker's Jane Mayer; MSNBC's Joe Scarborough; Fmr. Adviser to Pres. George W. Bush, Dan Senor; and PBS's Tavis Smiley. Finally, in our "Meet the Press Minute": A look back at what happened more than 30 years ago when the country was faced with a potential swine flu outbreak.

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Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), Chairman, National Republican Senatorial Committee; Member, Finance Committee | Bio

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), Member, Finance Committee | Bio

Erin Burnett, Anchor, CNBC's "Street Signs"; Co-Anchor, CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" | Bio

Andrew Ross Sorkin, Financial Columnist, The New York Times; Author, "Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System -- and Themselves" | Bio | About "Too Big to Fail" | Read an excerpt of the book

Jane Mayer, The New Yorker; Author, "The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals" | Bio

Joe Scarborough, Host, MSNBC's "Morning Joe" | Bio

Dan Senor, Author, "Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle"; Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Foreign Policy Adviser to Pres. George W. Bush; Senior Adviser, Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq | Bio | About "Start-Up Nation" | Read an excerpt of the book

Tavis Smiley, Host, PBS's Tavis Smiley; Host, PRI's The Tavis Smiley Show | Bio





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