Sunday show preview: A Gingrich encore and the changing Middle East

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 RyanGOP divided over care for transgender troops Want bipartisan health reform? Make the debate honest again Ex-CBO directors defend against GOP attacks on ObamaCare analysis 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.

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Ryan, the House Budget chairman, will be on this week's edition of "Meet the Press." He's sure to get questioned about Gingrich's appearance, as well as the budget and the debt ceiling.

Likely Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain will be on "Fox News Sunday," as will Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellCruz: Tax reform chances ‘drop significantly’ if healthcare fails Parliamentarian deals setback to GOP repeal bill OPINION | How Democrats stole the nation's lower federal courts 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 DurbinSenators who have felt McCain's wrath talk of their respect for him Graham and Kushner met to discuss immigration differences: report Trump's FBI nominee passes committee, heads to full Senate 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.