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Image: President Barack Obama speaks during the 2013 State of the Union

President Barack Obama speaks during the 2013 State of the Union Charles Dharapak / Pool via AP file

This Sunday on Meet the Press:

Image: Denis McDonough, Meet the Press - Season 65
Denis McDonough, White House Chief of Staff, appears on "Meet the Press" in Washington D.C., Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. William B. Plowman / NBC/NBC NewsWire

The State of the Union Push

We'll have a look at the battles ahead. The president laid out his agenda to Congress, but will anything really get done? We'll get answers from White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough Sunday.

Tim Scott
Sen. Tim Scott R-S.C. speaks during the Values Voter Summit, held by the Family Research Council Action, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in Washington. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) Jose Luis Magana / AP, file

EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Tim Scott

David Gregory sits down with Sen. Tim Scott, Republican from South Carolina, for his first Sunday show interview since being sworn in last January. After hearing President Obama’s State of the Union address, do Republicans in Congress see ways to work with the White House? And, what does the first black Republican in the Senate since 1978 think his party needs to do to attract new voters?

Image: Alan Schwarz, Tony Dungy
Alan Schwarz, Tony Dungy Getty Images

The Future of Football

On Super Bowl Sunday - what does the future look like for the nation’s most popular sport? Questions about the game’s safety remain as a $765 million settlement with retired players overconcussion issues is being examined in federal court. We'll talk with former Indianapolis Colts Head Coach and NBC Sports Commentator Tony Dungy; and the New York Times' Alan Schwarz who has been closely covering the NFL settlement.

MTP Political Roundtable

Our roundtable weighs in on the President’s fifth State of the Union Address. Will any of the major agenda items mentioned in the speech become law in 2014? Joining us: National Review Editor Rich Lowry, Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, PBS NewsHour’s Co-Anchor and Managing Editor Gwen Ifill, Presidential Historian Doris Kearns-Goodwin, and NBC’s Chuck Todd.