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 Ryan'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 McConnell (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 Durbin (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.

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