Meet the Press

Sunday on MTP: The ISIS Threat

THE ISIS THREAT: In his primetime address, President Obama called for an international coalition to destroy ISIS, but what is the status of support from other countries to ensure that more American troops don’t return to the region?

Denis McDonough White House Chief of Staff

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WILL IT WORK? Former Secretary of State James Baker, the architect of the U.S.-led coalition that successfully liberated Kuwait from Saddam Hussain’s Iraq in the early 1990’s, joins Chuck to discuss President Obama’s strategy to combat ISIS.

James Baker Former Secretary of State

# # # MEET THE CANDIDATE: We kick off our ‘Meet the Candidate’ series in the run-up to 2016 with Sen. Bernie Sanders who, like Hillary Clinton, is in Iowa this weekend.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

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POLITICAL PANEL: Insight into President Obama’s strategy to roll back the terrorist threat of ISIS; what Hillary Clinton’s visit to Iowa means for 2016; and how the NFL in crisis ignited a national conversation about domestic violence.

Nia-Malika Henderson National Political Reporter, The Washington Post

Helene Cooper Pentagon Correspondent, The New York Times

Mike Murphy Republican Strategist

Jim VandeHei President and CEO, POLITICO

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-- Analysis of President Obama’s plan to “degrade and destroy” ISIS from our two correspondents on the ground: Richard Engel in Erbil, Iraq, and Bill Neely in Damascus, Syria.

-- Andrea Mitchell reports from Iowa, where Hillary Clinton’s visit is being seen as a signal of her presidential ambitions. But is she a sure thing to secure the Democratic 2016 nomination?

-- Brand new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg polls with a look at the latest midterm head-to-head numbers and the country’s mood about going to war with ISIS.

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