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Monday's Views on Sunday's News

On Meet the Press this Sunday, David Gregory spoke with two top GOP chairman about the recent scandals concerning the US Secret Service and the GSA. "Appearing on NBC’s Meet the Press, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said he has 'full confidence' in [USSS Director Mark] Sullivan, as did Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform," National Journal reported. An article in The Hill  also noted that that Issa told David Gregory, "'We're looking over the shoulder of Mark Sullivan, asking the director to do an exhaustive search, first of all on this incident, but also to make sure … that whatever in the culture allowed people to think this was OK … will be gone and gone forever.'" Bloomberg Businessweek looked toward what could be coming next in the scandal, noting, "'I would expect within a very near future to have several other Secret Service agents leaving the agency,' King said on NBC’s 'Meet the Press' yesterday." Watch their conversation below. 

Obama Campaign Senior Political Strategist David Axelrod continued the discussion on the Secret Service scandal on Sunday. USA TODAY quoted: “‘There's going to be misbehavior in any large organization,’ Axelrod said on NBC's Meet The Press. ‘The question is when people do, how do you deal with it? What do you learn from it? What systems do you put in place for keeping it from happening again.’” The conversation later turned to the election, as Talking Points Memo reported: “top Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod said on Meet the Press that Romney had an early edge on economic issues. ‘I think that Governor Romney at the early stage gets a bit of an advantage because he has this moniker of businessman and people assume that because of that that somehow he’ll bring some magic elixir to the economy,’ Axelrod explained.” National Journal and New York Magazine also covered Axelrod’s interview.