Sunday shows preview: Mail-in voting, USPS funding dominates political debate before conventions

Sunday shows preview: Mail-in voting, USPS funding dominates political debate before conventions
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Democrats' push to secure funding for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) amid a projected increase in mail-in voting and the Democratic National Convention are topics expected to dominate the Sunday talk show circuit this weekend. 

Democrats have proposed $25 billion in additional funding for the USPS in House's latest coronavirus stimulus package passed in May. The funding would help with the large influx of mail expected around the November election. 

However, President TrumpDonald John TrumpMore than 300 military family members endorse Biden Five takeaways from the final Trump-Biden debate Biden: 'I would transition from the oil industry' MORE has repeatedly claimed, without evidence, that increased mail-in voting could lead to fraud. Trump said Thursday that he wouldn't sign a bill with funding for the Postal Service because it would allow for the expansion of mail-in voting in November.

On Friday, Trump changed course slightly, saying he would approve money for USPS as part of the coronavirus relief package, but only if Democrats made concessions on certain White House priorities. White House Chief of Staff Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsTrump tests negative for COVID-19 on day of debate The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Goldman Sachs - Iran, Russia election bombshell; final Prez debate tonight GOP power shift emerges with Trump, McConnell MORE, a former congressman whose been involved in coronavirus relief bill negotiations, is booked on CNN's "State of the Union."

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D), who announced this week that his state will move to predominantly mail-in voting, is booked on "Fox News Sunday." 

Next week marks the start of the Democratic National Convention, which will take place predominantly online and feature speakers from all corners of the party's ideological spectrum. 

Progressive firebrand Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden defends his health plan from Trump attacks Progressives blast Biden plan to form panel on Supreme Court reform Sanders: Progressives will work to 'rally the American people' if Biden wins MORE (I-Vt.) is one of several former White House hopefuls speaking at the convention. He is booked on ABC’s “This Week,” NBC’s “Meet the Press” and CNN’s “State of the Union.” 

This week former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenMore than 300 military family members endorse Biden Five takeaways from the final Trump-Biden debate Biden: 'I would transition from the oil industry' MORE announced that Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisThe Hill's Campaign Report: Trump, Biden face off for last time on the debate stage Obama says he voted by mail: 'It's not as tough as a lot of folks think' Clean energy opportunities in a time of crisis MORE (D-Calif.) would be his running mate. The announcement sparked attacks from the Trump campaign and supporters, who have pushed the racist "birther" theory that Harris is not qualified to run for the office of vice president.  

White House adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Trump creates federal council on global tree planting initiative | Green group pushes for answers on delayed climate report | Carbon dioxide emissions may not surpass 2019 levels until 2027: analysis Trump creates federal government council on global tree planting initiative Kardashian West uses star power to pressure US on Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict MORE, who has defended the president on his comments about Harris, is booked on CBS' “Face the Nation” and Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures.”

The president is booked on "America This Week" with Eric Bolling.

Below is the full list of guests who will appear on this weekend’s Sunday talk shows: 

ABC's “This Week" — Sanders; Jason Miller, an adviser to President Donald Trump's reelection campaign.

NBC's “Meet the Press” — Sanders; national security adviser Robert O'BrienRobert O'BrienOvernight Defense: More COVID-19 cases on USS Theodore Roosevelt | Trump adviser fires back at general over Afghanistan | US blasts Turkey's test of air defense system Trump adviser shoots back at top general: 'I wasn't speculating' on Afghanistan troop levels Overnight Defense: Pentagon IG to audit use of COVID-19 funds on contractors | Dems optimistic on blocking Trump's Germany withdrawal | Obama slams Trump on foreign policy MORE.

CBS' “Face the Nation” — White House adviser Jared Kushner; Gov. Tate Reeves, R-Miss.; Mayor Lori LightfootLori LightfootRestaurants brace for long COVID-19 winter Homicides spike 52 percent in Chicago amid coronavirus pandemic Chicago mayor says 'suffering' small businesses need access to capital MORE of Chicago.

CNN’s “State of the Union” — Sanders; White House chief of staff Mark Meadows; Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerDemocratic senators unveil bill to ban discrimination in financial services industry Obama endorses Espy in Mississippi Senate race Durbin says he will run for No. 2 spot if Dems win Senate majority MORE, D-N.J.

FOX's “Fox News Sunday" — Gov. Phil Murphy, D-N.J.; Trump campaign adviser Steve Cortes.

Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures”Steve BannonStephen (Steve) Kevin BannonRatcliffe, Schiff battle over Biden emails, politicized intelligence Juan Williams: Trump's search for dirt falls flat Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus cases surge in the Midwest; Trump hits campaign trail after COVID-19 MORE, Former White House Chief Strategist; Jared Kushner, Senior Adviser to President Donald Trump; Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonSenate panels to interview former Hunter Biden business associate Friday Trump and advisers considering firing FBI director after election: WaPo Biden: Johnson should be 'ashamed' for suggesting family profited from their name MORE (R-Wis.), Chairman, Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Government Affairs; Dr. Steven Schrage, Former State Department and White House official 

"America This Week" with Eric Bolling — President Donald Trump; Michael Solan- Seattle Police Officers Guild; Jose Aristimuno- Frm Deputy Comms Democratic Party; Hogan Gidley- Trump Campaign; Madeleine Westerhout- Former Director Oval Office Operations