Sunday shows preview: 2020 field begins to take shape

Sunday shows preview: 2020 field begins to take shape
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The scope of the 2020 Democratic field grew more defined this week as the party’s primary field gained new candidates while several other potential contenders announced they would not run.

Gov. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) and former Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.) announced their White House bids this month while Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownLawmakers grapple with the future of America's workforce The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Pass USMCA Coalition - Restrictive state abortion laws ignite fiery 2020 debate On The Money: Mnuchin signals officials won't release Trump tax returns | Trump to hold off on auto tariffs | WH nears deal with Mexico, Canada on metal tariffs | GOP fears trade war fallout for farmers | Warren, regulator spar over Wells Fargo MORE (D-Ohio), Sen. Jeff MerkleyJeffrey (Jeff) Alan MerkleyOvernight Energy: EPA watchdog finds Pruitt spent 4K on 'excessive' travel | Agency defends Pruitt expenses | Lawmakers push EPA to recover money | Inslee proposes spending T for green jobs Dems request investigation of lobbyist-turned-EPA employee who met with former boss This week: House to vote on bill to ban LGBTQ discrimination MORE (D-Ore.), former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderEric Holder: 'There are grounds for impeachment' in Mueller report Prosecutor appointed by Barr poised to enter Washington firestorm Dems struggle to make Trump bend on probes MORE all declined to throw their hats into the ring.

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Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), who shot to rockstar status with his failed Senate campaign against Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward Cruz Eye-popping number of Dems: I can beat Trump 'SleepyCreepy Joe' and 'Crazy Bernie': Trump seeks to define 2020 Dems with insults The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Pass USMCA Coalition - Restrictive state abortion laws ignite fiery 2020 debate MORE (R-Texas) last year, also teased a “big announcement” as he weighs a White House campaign.

Over a dozen Democrats have already announced they will seek their party’s presidential nomination next year. The primary field already features prominent candidates like Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersHere are the potential candidates still eyeing 2020 bids Sanders unveils education plan that would ban for-profit charter schools Warren policy ideas show signs of paying off MORE (I-Vt.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisHere are the potential candidates still eyeing 2020 bids Warren policy ideas show signs of paying off Hillicon Valley: Florida county that backed Trump was one of two hacked by Russians | Sandberg pushes back on calls to break up Facebook | Conservative groups ask WH to end Amazon talks over Pentagon contract MORE (D-Calif.), Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerOvernight Health Care — Presented by Campaign for Accountability — Momentum builds for federal laws enshrining abortion rights | Missouri lawmakers approve bill banning abortions at 8 weeks | Warren unveils plan to protect abortion rights 2020 Dem Seth Moulton calls for expanding cannabis access for veterans Momentum builds behind push to pass laws enshrining abortion rights MORE (D-N.J.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenHere are the potential candidates still eyeing 2020 bids Sanders unveils education plan that would ban for-profit charter schools Warren policy ideas show signs of paying off MORE (D-Mass.), Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharInslee gives public option first test in Washington state Momentum builds behind push to pass laws enshrining abortion rights Poll: Biden is only Dem candidate that beats Trump outside of margin of error MORE (D-Minn.) and more. Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe Robinette BidenBiden calls for unity, jabs at Trump in campaign launch Here are the potential candidates still eyeing 2020 bids Warren policy ideas show signs of paying off MORE is also widely expected to announce a campaign of his own.

Hickenlooper will appear on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Inslee and former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, another 2020 contender, will appear on CNN’s “State of the Union” and Brown will appear on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Investigations into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia by congress and special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE saw further developments this week, with former Trump campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortUkrainian who meddled against Trump in 2016 is now under Russia-corruption cloud Feds ask judge to postpone ex-Trump campaign aide's sentencing Giuliani cancels trip to Ukraine to press Biden investigation MORE being sentenced to just under four years behind bars for a litany of financial crimes while former Trump personal attorney Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenStormy Daniels reaches settlement with Michael Cohen, ex-lawyer  Trump associate gave US government Osama bin Laden's phone number, judge says The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Pass USMCA Coalition - After GOP infighting, Trump Jr. agrees to testify again MORE met behind closed doors with the House Intelligence Committee.

Manafort was sentenced for eight charges of bank and tax fraud, Cohen gave the Intelligence panel new documents, including some that reportedly showed his prior false statements about a proposal to build a Trump property in Moscow were edited before he delivered them to Congress.

Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett Schiff5 things to watch as Trump, Dems clash over investigations Mueller mystery: Will he ever testify to Congress? Overnight Defense: Congressional leaders receive classified briefing on Iran | Trump on war: 'I hope not' | Key Republican calls threats credible | Warren plan targets corporate influence at Pentagon MORE (D-Calif.) called the interview “enormously productive.”

Schiff will appear on “Meet the Press” and former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeTrump accuses Hillary Clinton of 'destroying the lives' of his campaign staffers The Mueller report concludes it was not needed Ten post-Mueller questions that could turn the tables on Russia collusion investigators MORE will be on “Face the Nation.”

Beyond the Russia probes, the House of Representatives was also consumed this week with controversy around Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarOmar introduces bill sanctioning Brunei over anti-homosexuality law GOP launches anti-BDS discharge petition Hoyer: Dems will move quickly on anti-Israel boycott bill MORE’s (D-Minn.) comments about the influence of pro-Israel advocacy groups, which some criticized as anti-Semitic.

House Democrats scrambled to tinker with the language of a resolution meant to condemn her remarks, eventually settling on legislation that condemned anti-Semitism and Islamophobia while not mentioning Omar by name.

The House Democratic caucus unanimously voted for the resolution, while 23 Republicans voted against it over claims its censure of anti-Semitism was watered down.

Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyThe GOP's commitment to electing talented women can help party retake the House GOP launches anti-BDS discharge petition Republicans amp up attacks on Tlaib's Holocaust comments MORE (R-Wyo.), the House Republican Conference chair, rebuked the GOP leadership when she voted against the legislation. She will appear on “Meet the Press.”

Here’s the full lineup:

ABC's "This Week" — White House national security adviser John Bolton.

NBC's "Meet the Press" — Brown, Cheney, Schiff 

CBS' "Face the Nation" — Sen. John KennedyJohn Neely KennedyMORE, R-La., Hickenlooper, McCabe 

CNN's "State of the Union" — Castro, Inslee, Rep. Will HurdWilliam Ballard HurdHere are the eight Republicans who voted with Democrats on the Equality Act House approves anti-LGBT discrimination Equality Act Iraq War vet Ortiz Jones sets up rematch against Hurd in Texas MORE (R-Texas), Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellMomentum builds behind push to pass laws enshrining abortion rights Swalwell pledges to appoint Supreme Court justices who defend Roe v. Wade 'SleepyCreepy Joe' and 'Crazy Bernie': Trump seeks to define 2020 Dems with insults MORE (D-Calif.)

"Fox News Sunday" — White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow; Rep. Katie HillKatherine (Katie) Lauren HillCalifornia lawmaker discusses personal experience with abortion Women's rights hashtags trend on Twitter following Alabama abortion law Overnight Energy: Dems press Interior chief to embrace climate action | Lawmakers at odds on how to regulate chemicals in water | Warren releases climate plan for military MORE (D-Calif.)