By Jamie Klatell - 05/21/11 12:58 PM EDT
Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) makes his return to the Sunday airwaves on CBS' "Face the Nation" this week. Gingrich sparked an uproar with comments he made on NBC last Sunday about fellow Republican Paul RyanPaul RyanCalifornia House Republicans facing tougher headwinds Breitbart escalates war on Paul Ryan GOP: Obama ‘in denial’ about healthcare law failures MORE's budget plan. After blaming the media for Gingrich's answers, his campaign signed him up to give it another run on a similar show on a different broadcast network.
Likely Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain will be on "Fox News Sunday," as will Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellRubio: GOP Congress could go in different direction than Trump Pelosi blasts GOP leaders for silence on Trump Reid: Groping accusations show Trump’s ‘sickness’ MORE (R-Ky.).
ABC's "This Week" takes a different tack. King Abdullah II of Jordan will be on to talk about the Middle East peace process and the Arab Spring. George Mitchell, who recently resigned special envoy for Middle East Peace, will also appear.
CNN's "State of the Union" will feature Senate Majority Whip Dick DurbinDick DurbinGreat Lakes senators seek boost for maritime system Wikileaks: Durbin pushed unknown Warren for Obama bank regulator The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (D-Ill.), a member of the shrinking Gang of Six budget negotiating group. Then Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) will talk intelligence gathering and Middle East policy.
This post was updated at 11:50 a.m.