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 BrownWarren, Klobuchar call on FTC to curtail use of non-compete clauses The Hill's Morning Report - Trump, Dems put manufacturing sector in 2020 spotlight Trump faces political risks in fight over GM plant MORE (D-Ohio), Sen. Jeff MerkleyJeffrey (Jeff) Alan MerkleyBusiness groups urge Congress to combat LGBTQ discrimination in workplace Overnight Energy: EPA moves to raise ethanol levels in gasoline | Dems look to counter White House climate council | Zinke cleared of allegations tied to special election Will Washington finally do something about high drug prices? MORE (D-Ore.), former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump steps up attacks on McCain Court-packing becomes new litmus test on left Press: Which way do Dems go in 2020? 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 CruzO'Rourke raised .1 million from over 128,000 donors on campaign's first day O'Rourke on Israeli-Palestinian conflict: 'We don't have the best negotiating partners on either side' O'Rourke: 'I think we can win Texas' in 2020 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 SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersWarren, Klobuchar call on FTC to curtail use of non-compete clauses RNC says it raised .6 million in February Pollster says 'it's certainly not looking good' for Trump ahead of 2020 MORE (I-Vt.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisJ.J. Abrams, Shonda Rhimes to host Kamala Harris fundraiser Warren, Klobuchar call on FTC to curtail use of non-compete clauses Pollster says 'it's certainly not looking good' for Trump ahead of 2020 MORE (D-Calif.), Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerWarren, Klobuchar call on FTC to curtail use of non-compete clauses Citizens lose when partisans play politics with the federal judiciary Booker opens up about relationship with Rosario Dawson MORE (D-N.J.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren, Klobuchar call on FTC to curtail use of non-compete clauses Pollster says 'it's certainly not looking good' for Trump ahead of 2020 Big Tech is not the enemy, Sen. Warren MORE (D-Mass.), Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharWarren, Klobuchar call on FTC to curtail use of non-compete clauses Republican strategist predicts his 2020 Dem primary final four Chicago mayor race mirrors national push for more women in office, says columnist MORE (D-Minn.) and more. Former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenPollster says 'it's certainly not looking good' for Trump ahead of 2020 Republican strategist predicts his 2020 Dem primary final four The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump feuds heat up 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 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 ManafortSenior Ukrainian official says he's opened probe into US election interference Mueller team asks court for delay, citing 'press of other work' Pollster says 'surprised' 37 percent of Republicans don't oppose Trump pardoning ex-associates MORE being sentenced to just under four years behind bars for a litany of financial crimes while former Trump personal attorney Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenTrump: George Conway 'a whack job' Hill-HarrisX poll: 76 percent oppose Trump pardoning former campaign aides The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump steps up attacks on McCain 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 SchiffDems request probe into spa owner suspected of trying to sell access to Trump Dems fear Trump is looking at presidential pardons The Hill's Morning Report — Trump readies first veto after latest clash with Senate GOP MORE (D-Calif.) called the interview “enormously productive.”

Schiff will appear on “Meet the Press” and former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeRosenstein still working at DOJ despite plans to leave in mid-March Graham says he'll probe Rosenstein's 25th Amendment remarks The damning proof of innocence that FBI likely withheld in Russian probe 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 controversy has not shifted Jews away from Dem Party, left-leaning Jewish advocate says Jewish voters share Dem values, says left-leaning Jewish advocate Omar slams U.S. war in Iraq on anniversary of invasion 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 CheneyGOP lawmakers: House leaders already jockeying for leadership contests Pentagon: Trump's 'cost plus 50' plan hasn't been discussed with Europe Liz Cheney: Dems are 'enabling anti-Semitism' 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 HurdThe 25 Republicans who defied Trump on emergency declaration The 31 Trump districts that will determine the next House majority Hillicon Valley: US threatens to hold intel from Germany over Huawei | GOP senator targets FTC over privacy | Bipartisan bill would beef up 'internet of things' security | Privacy groups seize on suspended NSA program | Tesla makes U-turn MORE (R-Texas), Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellTrump reignites criticism of McCain months after senator's death Swalwell jokes about 'bad decisions' after bleached-hair yearbook photo resurfaces Dem lawmakers unveil Journalist Protection Act amid Trump attacks on media MORE (D-Calif.)

"Fox News Sunday" — White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow; Rep. Katie HillKatherine (Katie) Lauren HillCummings refuses to join GOP's criminal referral of Cohen over perjury concerns Oversight Dem: 'I imagine' chairman will ask for investigation into Cohen for alleged perjury Sunday shows preview: 2020 field begins to take shape MORE (D-Calif.)