"MEET THE PRESS"
WEEKEND LISTINGS (5/30/10)
White House Energy Adviser
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL)
Fmr. Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ)
Columnist, New York Times
Columnist, Washington Post
This Sunday: It is now being called the worst leak in U.S. history, surpassing the Exxon Valdez disaster, and forcing the resignation of the head of the agency that oversees offshore drilling. When will workers finally get the spill under control? And what is the plan to clean up the affected areas and help the Gulf residents impacted by the leak? We'll ask the point person for President Obama on energy and environmental policy: Carol Browner.
Then, as the Justice Department decides whether or not to challenge Arizona's restrictive new law, the debate continues both inside and outside the beltway over what needs to be done in order to ensure comprehensive -- and fair -- immigration reform. Does the law in Arizona violate civil rights? What needs to be done in order to ensure safe, legal and effective immigration reform for the entire country? We'll have an exclusive debate between two of the most vocal leaders on this issue: Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) vs. former Congressman, currently running for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate from Arizona, J.D. Hayworth.
Finally, as a chorus of critics begins to speak out against the president's handling of the BP oil spill, what needs to be done now in order to restore confidence in the government's handling of that spreading disaster? What action should now be taken and what should have been done from the start? Plus, will President Obama be able to gather enough bipartisan support to resolve the immigration debate? And how will this immigration fight impact the 2010 midterm elections? Our roundtable weighs in: The Washington Post's E.J. Dionne & The New York Time's David Brooks.
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