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House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md., Friday, March 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

photo of Christopher Peleo-Lazar
March 15, 2013

This week's Sunday shows will focus on the rival budgets put forth by leaders from both parties. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., will be on Face the Nation, while House Speaker John Boehner will be doing a one-on-one interview with ABC's Martha Raddatz on This Week.

The Sunday shows are also expected to cover the election of Pope Francis. Meet the Press has Cardinal Francis George, Archbishop of Chicago, on their program. Al Punto will be reporting from Buenos Aires and Vatican City as they discuss the first pope from the New World.

Meanwhile, next Tuesday will mark the ten-year anniversary of the Iraq War, and CNN's programming will have segments dedicated to reflecting on the anniversary and where the U.S. in its relationship with the people of that country..

The annual Conservative Political Action Conference at National Harbor will also be a hot topic this weekend, as conservatives debate what's next for their movement after President Obama's reelection.

The full listings:


Meet the Press hosts Cardinal Francis George, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, former Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating and former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend

Face the Nation hosts Ryan, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and RNC Chairman Reince Priebus

This Week hosts Boehner and Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.

Fox News Sunday hosts Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, Freedomworks president/CEO Matt Kibbe and former Rep. Steve LaTourette, R-Ohio.

State of the Union hosts Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md., Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. D-Hawaii, Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., American Conservative Union President Al Cardenas, Rep. Raul Grijalva, R-Ariz., and Dr. Ben Carson

Capitol Gains hosts Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Big Data Senior Steering Group Co-Chair Dr. George Strawn

Other Weekend Shows

Political Capital features House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (Bloomberg, Friday, 9 p.m.).

Washington Week features CBS' John Dickerson, Cook Political Report's Amy Walter, and Bloomberg's Jeanne Cummings (PBS, Friday, 8 p.m.).

Real Time features chef Tom Colicchio, former Biden adviser Jared Bernstein, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, former D.C. Schools chancellor Michelle Rhee and former Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., (HBO, Friday, 10 p.m.).

Situation Room will feature Israel Ambassador to the US Michael Oren (CNN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).

Communicators features highlights from the CES International 2013 (C-SPAN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).

Chris Matthews Show features MSNBC's Chuck Todd, NBC's Kelly O'Donnell, Time's Joe Klein, and BBC's Katty Kay (NBC, Sunday, check local listings).

Newsmakers features Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., (C-SPAN, Sunday, 10 a.m./6 p.m.).

Reliable Sources features Washington Post's Sally Quinn, New York Times' Laurie Goodstein, Time's Mark Thompson, former NBC reporter Fred Francis, CNN's Jake Tapper and Xfinity's Adam Buckman (CNN, Sunday, 11 a.m.).

Fareed Zakaria GPS features former Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, former Pakistan Amb. Hussain Haqqani, CFR's Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Georgetown University's Victor Cha, former US Ambassador to South Korea Donald Gregg (CNN, Sunday, 10 a.m.).

Q & A features author Weekly Standard's Fred Barnes (C-SPAN, Sunday, 8 p.m.).

Al Punto features coverage from Vatican City and Buenos Aires and will have on Mexico Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez, Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley, author Sergio Rubin, Fr. Ernesto Giobando, Basque Country newspapers reporter Inigo Dominguez and Vatican archives expert Roberto Antonio Velasquez (UNIVISION, Sunday, 10 a.m.).

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