Sunday shows preview: GOP heavy hitters focus on national security
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The GOP’s crowded 2016 presidential field will turn its attention to the growing threat of international terrorism Sunday.
 
Businessmen Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTillerson: Russia already looking to interfere in 2018 midterms Dems pick up deep-red legislative seat in Missouri Speier on Trump's desire for military parade: 'We have a Napoleon in the making' MORE, retired neurosurgeon Ben CarsonBenjamin (Ben) Solomon CarsonEPA to jumpstart 'war on lead' with strategy meeting Emails show Carson family involvement in HUD affairs: report Officials raised ethics concerns over Ben Carson's son assisting HUD event: report MORE and Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioTrump must send Russia powerful message through tougher actions McCain, Coons immigration bill sparks Trump backlash Taking a strong stance to protect election integrity MORE (R-Fla.) will each detail their strategy for combating extremism following recent terror attacks in Paris and Mali.
 
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The trio of top Republican White House hopefuls are all touting their national security credentials amid American anxieties that similar violence is possible here.
 
Here is the full list of scheduled guests for this Sunday’s morning talk shows:
 
ABC’s “This Week”: Host George Stephanopoulos welcomes the two GOP presidential front-runners Sunday.
 
Stephanopoulos meets both Trump and Carson following controversial statements by the two men earlier this week.
 
Trump said he would require mandatory registration for Muslims in a national database, while Carson compared Syrian refugees with “rabid dogs.”
 
ABC also welcomes a Democratic presidential candidate in former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, as well as House Progressive Caucus Co-Chairman Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), a retired Air Force colonel.
 
“Fox News Sunday”: Rubio sits down with host Chris Wallace and provides his take on recent terrorist attacks and the Syrian refugee crisis.
 
Wallace then chats with conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, who will discuss his thoughts on the 2016 race so far and the Nov. 13 Paris attacks.
 
Heritage Action for America CEO Michael Needham is also scheduled for an appearance on Fox News’s weekly panel.
 
NBC’s “Meet the Press”: Ohio Gov. John Kasich will discuss his 2016 campaign with host Chuck Todd, after reports emerged this week that a super-PAC allied with his bid is launching a $2.5 million advertising push against Trump.
 
NBC is also hosting former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who served in the Obama administration from 2011-2013.
 
CNN’s “State of the Union”: Host Jake Tapper greets his own Republican presidential contender Sunday in New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
 
He also welcomes a former Defense secretary of his own, sitting down with Chuck Hagel, another one of President Obama’s ex-appointees.
 
CNN also hosts Reps. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.).
 
CBS’s “Face the Nation”: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), another 2016 GOP contender, plans on discussing the state of his campaign, global terrorism and the Syrian refugee debate.
 
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, will detail her views on the nation’s fight with ISIS.