Down to the wire 'Meet the Press’ Sunday Healthcare Battle


This Sunday: Down to the wire: Just hours before the House could take a final vote on sweeping health care reform legislation, we’ll have the final debate with an exclusive sit-down between two key party leaders — House Republican Leader Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) vs. House Democratic Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD). Is there anything either man can do now to change the outcome of the vote? Which party will win this battle? And what happens next?

Then, what will the future of this health care legislation mean for Democrats and Republicans running in this year’s mid-term elections? And with increasingly negative poll numbers for both sides, how does each Party plan to position itself going forward? We’ll have an exclusive debate between the two party chairmen: Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Michael Steele.

Finally, the political implications of health care reform. Plus, the latest from our NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll on the American public’s attitude toward President Obama and Congress. And, tension between the U.S. and Israel. Where do these two allies go from here? Insights and analysis from our roundtable: Former Obama White House Communications Director, Anita Dunn; Former Counselor to President George W. Bush, Ed Gillespie; PBS’s Tavis Smiley; and NBC News’ Chuck Todd.

David Gregory is the moderator of “Meet the Press.” Betsy Fischer is the executive producer. Rebecca Samuels and Chris Donovan are the producers.


Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)
House Republican Leader

Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD)
House Democratic Leader

Fmr. Gov. Tim Kaine (D-VA)
Chairman, Democratic National Committee

Michael Steele
Chairman, Republican National Committee

Anita Dunn
Former Obama White House Communications Director

Ed Gillespie
Chairman, Republican State Leadership Committee
Founder, Resurgent Republic
Former Chairman, Republican National Committee
Former Counselor to President George W. Bush

Tavis Smiley
Host, PBS’s “Tavis Smiley”
Host, PRI’s “The Tavis Smiley Show”

Chuck Todd
Political Director, NBC News
Chief White House Correspondent, NBC News

(source: NBC)