By Aaron Blake - 06/13/09 09:15 AM EDT
Vice President Joe Biden and the Obama administration’s new healthcare initiative will highlight this weekend's news shows.
Biden will sit down with David Gregory on NBC’s "Meet the Press," while Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will discuss healthcare and the new tobacco regulation bill on both ABC’s "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" and CNN’s "State of the Union."
Also sitting down with Stephanopoulos will be former Massachusetts governor and likely 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R).
On Saturday, a potential Romney opponent, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R), may continue her feud with David Letterman. Palin will appear on CNN’s "The Situation Room" with Wolf Blitzer.
Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag and Sens. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will talk healthcare after Palin on "The Situation Room."
Health care also promises to be a topic on CBS’s "Face the Nation" on Sunday, where Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will appear.
The tone will be more economic on "Fox News Sunday" with Chris Wallace, with Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), and Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Donohue sitting down.