Scoop: MEET THE PRESS on NBC - Today, February 17, 2013
Denis McDonough - White House Chief of Staff
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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) - Senate Armed Services Committee
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Capt. Mark Kelly (Ret.) - Co-Founder, Americans for Responsible Solutions
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Gavin Newsom - Lieutenant Governor of California; Author, "Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government"
Carly Fiorina - Vice Chair, National Republican Senatorial Committee; Former CEO, Hewlett Packard
Alex Castellanos - Republican Strategist
Chris Matthews - Host, MSNBC's "Hardball"
This Sunday: David sits down with new White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, who steps in to the job as President Obama attempts to tackle an aggressive second term legislative agenda. What is the president's plan to deliver? Plus, as Republicans hold up Chuck Hagel's nomination to be the next Defense Secretary, we'll get reaction from the president's right-hand man and hear from one of the GOP Senators leading the charge against Hagel - Senator John McCain (R-AZ).
Then: Just over two years since his wife, then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), was shot in Tucson, Retired Space Shuttle Commander Mark Kelly is speaking out about the need for tougher gun laws in our country. This week, guns took center stage as the president delivered an emotional plea during his State of Union address. Kelly joins us exclusively to discuss what has become a very personal mission.
Also Sunday: After laying out his vision for the next four years, President Obama hit the road to sell his ambitious agenda for the next four years. How did the State of the Union address set the tone? Plus, a reality check: Which of his proposals are likely to become law? Our roundtable weighs in: Lt. Governor of California Gavin Newsom (D); former CEO of HP Carly Fiorina; Republican strategist Alex Castellanos; and host of MSNBC's Hardball, Chris Matthews.
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