Scoop: MEET THE PRESS on NBC - Sunday, December 9, 2012

Scoop: MEET THE PRESS on NBC - Sunday, December 9, 2012Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)
Assistant Majority Leader

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)
House Majority Whip

Newt Gingrich
Former Speaker of the House

Julianna Goldman
White House Correspondent, Bloomberg News

Helene Cooper
White House Correspondent, The New York Times

Bob Woodward
Associate Editor, The Washington Post

Lawrence O’Donnell
Host, MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell”

This Sunday: Washington's big question after the election is whether the country - in just 22 days - will fall over the fiscal cliff, sending the economy into another recession. We convene our own "gang of seven" to figure out the math, but more importantly the politics. David’s reporting indicates a deal may be closer than some think. Find out why when he leads a debate between top lieutenant to House Speaker Boehner, California congressman, Kevin McCarthy and Assistant Majority Leader of the Senate Dick Durbin.

Then: Our roundtable hashes out the political calculus for all sides and talks about early positioning for 2016. Joining us: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA); Bloomberg White House Correspondent who interviewed President Obama this week, Julianna Goldman; New York Times White House Correspondent Helene Cooper; Washington Post Associate Editor Bob Woodward; and MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell.

David Gregory is the moderator of “Meet the Press.” Betsy Fischer is the executive producer, Adam Verdugo is the senior producer, Chris Donovan and Ilana Marcus Drimmer are producers.

"Meet the Press" is seen on the NBC Television Network from 9-10 a.m. ET in most markets. In New York City and Washington D.C., the broadcast is seen from 10:30-11:30 a.m. ET.

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