By Eric Zimmermann - 05/15/10 01:05 PM EDT
The rollout of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan will dominate the Sunday airwaves this weekend.
A bevy of influential Senators will hit the talk show circuit to start framing the debate surrounding Kagan's nomination.
Both had the chance to speak with Kagan privately this week. Sessions has previously been critical of Kagan's attempt to bar military recruiters from the campus of Harvard Law School when she served as dean. Will he soften his tone at all?
On NBC's "Meet the Press," David Gregory will talk to Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellOvernight Finance: House rejects financial adviser rule; Obama rebukes Sanders on big banks Senators roll out changes to criminal justice bill Sanders is most popular senator, according to constituent poll MORE and Sen. Chuck SchumerCharles SchumerCruz's dad: Trump 'would be worse than Hillary Clinton' With Ryan’s blessing, lawmakers press ahead with tax reform talks Big business will never appease the Left MORE (D-N.Y.), a member of the Judiciary Committee.
Look for McConnell's comments to serve as a barometer of how his caucus is responding to the Kagan nomination.
Two more members of the Judiciary Committee, Sens. Dianne FeinsteinDianne FeinsteinIntel leaders push controversial encryption draft Democrats block energy spending bill over Iran amendment Durbin: Iran amendment could kill energy bill MORE (D-Calif.) and Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), will square off on "Face the Nation."
CNN's "State of the Union" will depart from the Supreme Court talk and focus instead on electoral politics. Candy Crowley will speak separately with Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) and Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) about their heated primary in Pennsylvania.
Finally, Fox News's Chris Wallace will sit down with former First Lady Laura Bush to chat about her upcoming memoir.