This Sunday: After sparring with his 2008 presidential opponent — President Barack Obama — at this week’s health care summit, Sen. John Mccain (R-AZ) sits down for an exclusive interview on this Sunday’s “Meet the Press.”
What, if anything, was achieved at this bipartisan meeting?
And how will Democrats and Republicans work together to confront health care reform and all the other challenges facing Washington, including terrorism, the economy and more? We’ll get answers from this four-term Senator up this year for re-election.
Then, can President Obama find a way to bring Republicans and Democrats together on health care reform? What did his televised summit this week achieve and what are the President’s priorities for reform? We’ll speak exclusively with the Director of the White House Office of Health Reform, Nancy-Ann Deparle.
Finally, as the 2010 midterm elections approach and Washington remains gridlocked, how can incumbents in Congress convince their constituents that they are still right for the job? Will the Democratic Party’s fortunes depend on President Obama’s success? And can anything really be achieved in Washington without some sort of compromise between the two sides? Our roundtable weighs in: two political insiders — Republican Whip Rep. ERIC CANTOR (R-VA) and National Urban League President Marc Morial; plus two Washington journalists — BBC World News America’s Katty Kay & Atlantic Media’s Ron Brownstein.
Sen. JOHN MCCAIN (R-AZ)
2008 Republican Presidential Nominee
Ranking Member, Armed Services Committee
Director, White House Office of Health Reform
Rep. ERIC CANTOR (R-VA)
President and CEO, National Urban League
Washington Correspondent, BBC World News America
Political Director, Atlantic Media
Columnist, National Journal
David Gregory is the moderator of “Meet the Press.” Betsy Fischer is the executive producer. Rebecca Samuels and Chris Donovan are the producers.