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 BrownThe Hill's Campaign Report: Battle for Senate begins to take shape Dayton Democrat launches challenge to longtime GOP rep Dayton mayor: Trump visit after shooting was 'difficult on the community' MORE (D-Ohio), Sen. Jeff MerkleyJeffrey (Jeff) Alan MerkleySenate Democrats push Trump to permanently shutter migrant detention facility Senate Dem seeks answers from DHS on reports of pregnant asylum seekers sent back to Mexico Schumer backs Pelosi as impeachment roils caucus MORE (D-Ore.), former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderJuan Williams: Democrats finally hit Trump where it hurts GOP governor vetoes New Hampshire bill to create independent redistricting commission Why target Tucker Carlson? It's part of the left's war on the right 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 Cruz3 real problems Republicans need to address to win in 2020 The Hill's Morning Report - Trump on defense over economic jitters Democrats keen to take on Cornyn despite formidable challenges 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 SandersTop Sanders adviser: Warren isn't competing for 'same pool of voters' Eight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall Top aide Jeff Weaver lays out Sanders's path to victory MORE (I-Vt.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisEight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall Biden, Buttigieg bypassing Democratic delegate meeting: report The Hill's Morning Report - Trump on defense over economic jitters MORE (D-Calif.), Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerEight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall Biden, Buttigieg bypassing Democratic delegate meeting: report F-bombs away: Why lawmakers are cursing now more than ever MORE (D-N.J.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenTop Sanders adviser: Warren isn't competing for 'same pool of voters' Eight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall In shift, top CEOs say shareholder value not top goal MORE (D-Mass.), Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharEight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall Biden, Buttigieg bypassing Democratic delegate meeting: report Poll: Nearly 4 in 5 say they will consider candidates' stances on cybersecurity MORE (D-Minn.) and more. Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenEight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall Hill Reporter Rafael Bernal: Biden tries to salvage Latino Support Biden, Buttigieg bypassing Democratic delegate meeting: report 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 MuellerTrump calls for probe of Obama book deal Democrats express private disappointment with Mueller testimony Kellyanne Conway: 'I'd like to know' if Mueller read his own report MORE saw further developments this week, with former Trump campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortTrial of ex-Obama White House counsel suddenly postponed Top Mueller probe prosecutor to join Georgetown Law as lecturer DOJ releases notes from official Bruce Ohr's Russia probe interviews MORE being sentenced to just under four years behind bars for a litany of financial crimes while former Trump personal attorney Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenI'm not a Nazi, I'm just a dude: What it's like to be the other Steve King Wyden blasts FEC Republicans for blocking probe into NRA over possible Russia donations Hope Hicks defends accuracy of her congressional testimony 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 SchiffAre Democrats turning Trump-like? Schiff offers bill to make domestic terrorism a federal crime New intel chief inherits host of challenges MORE (D-Calif.) called the interview “enormously productive.”

Schiff will appear on “Meet the Press” and former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeThe Hill's Morning Report — Will Congress do anything on gun control? McCabe sues FBI, DOJ, blames Trump for his firing McCabe says it's 'absolutely' time to launch impeachment inquiry into Trump 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 OmarWorld Jewish Congress condemns Tlaib for suggesting boycott of Bill Maher's show A lesson of the Trump, Tlaib, Omar, Netanyahu affair Tlaib suggests boycotting Maher show after he calls anti-Israel boycott movement 'bulls--- purity test' 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 CheneyDick Cheney to attend fundraiser supporting Trump reelection: report Steve King says 'left-wing media' and GOP leadership owe him apology after rape, incest comments GOP memo deflects some gun questions to 'violence from the left' 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 HurdDemocrats keen to take on Cornyn despite formidable challenges Republicans offer support for Steve King challenger House Democrats target 2020 GOP incumbents in new ad MORE (R-Texas), Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellHickenlooper ends presidential bid Scenes from Iowa State Fair: Surging Warren, Harris draw big crowds Nadler hits gas on impeachment MORE (D-Calif.)

"Fox News Sunday" — White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow; Rep. Katie HillKatherine (Katie) Lauren HillAnti-Trump vets join Steyer group in pressing Democrats to impeach Trump House Dems, Senate GOP build money edge to protect majorities Live coverage: House Oversight examines Trump family separation policy MORE (D-Calif.)