Immigrant America: The High Cost of Deporting Parents, Movie Night Monday

Good morning, the weather person tells me it’s going to be a lovely spring day here, I hope you are so lucky as well.

Edward Teller aka Phil Munger is hosting Book Salon this afternoon, Ali Abunimah’s The Battle for Justice in Palestine, don’t miss it.

There seems to be a lot of emphasis on the Veterans Affairs mess on the shows this morning (for which there is no excuse). I agree with this via Phoenix Woman

The Republican Chaos Strategy is working like a charm, and now the GOP is trying to make everyone forget who the real villains are when it comes to denying benefits to our veterans.

And the real villains, despite what you might hear over at Fox So-Called news, are all the Republican lawmakers who have repeatedly blocked bills that would have helped out American veterans and given more resources to the VA.

And ask yourselves, just why do we have so many “wounded warriors” anyway?

Glenn Greenwald appears on Meet the Press today but it won’t be David Gregory who interviews him. And get out your crosses and silver talismans, Dick Cheney’s back with his henchlady Lynne, pushing her book on President Madison.

WASHINGTON JOURNAL: 7:45am – Ian Katz on Timothy Geithner. 8:15am – Dennis Kelleher and Stephen Moore on Timothy Geithner. 9:15am - Syrian Chemical Weapons with Former U.S. Ambassador to Syria Edward Djerejian.

ABC’S THIS WEEK: Roundtable: Bill Kristol, Peggy Noonan, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Jennifer Granholm. Privacy with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and Berin Szoka, the president of Tech Freedom. Then, campus sexual assault epidemic with TIME’s Eliza Gray and University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto. Finally, A Tribute to Barbara Walters.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION: Major Garrett interviews White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough on the VA scandal. Then, Dan Dellinger of the The American Legion. The 9/11 memorial with former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and other lawmakers. Next up is former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner. Then Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ), who Bob “spoke with Thursday at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s 2014 Fiscal Summit. We’ll bring you the best segments of that interview with the governor, who continues to remain a star of the Republican Party and possible presidential contender.” Roundtable: Jackie Calmes, Jerry Seib, Katrina vanden Heuvel, John Dickerson.

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: Sixty years after the historic Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court, a discussion with Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. Senate Intelligence Committee chair Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on surveillance. Roundtable: Anita Dunn, Newt Gingrich, Amy Walter. Finally, California Governor Jerry Brown.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY: Former Vice President Dick and Lynne Cheney promoting Mrs. Cheney’s new book, “James Madison: A Life Reconsidered.” Then, VA whistleblower Dr. Sam Foote, and Deputy Director of VFW National Veterans Service Ryan Gallucci. Roundtable: Brit Hume, Kirsten Powers, Karl Rove, Juan Williams. Power Player of the Week: Scott Reed, the senior political strategist at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on the 2014 midterm elections.

KORNACKI’S UP:

MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY: The Syllabus.

MOYERS & COMPANY: The War on Climate Scientists. In part two of his interview, scientist David Suzuki says there’s still hope for the planet, despite the obstruction and greed of politicians and corporations.

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS: VA scandal with Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), “an Air National Guard pilot and Iraq war veteran who has lambasted the VA and called for staffers to be jailed, specifically those involved with allegations in Phoenix that 40 veterans died awaiting treatment.” Pete Williams interviews Glenn Greenwald. Then, RNC Chair Reince Priebus and Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) on discuss Karl Rove’s recent comments on Hillary Clinton’s health.

NEWSMAKERS: Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency Mel Watt talks about his plans for the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Mr. Watt believes both organizations will remain engaged in their mortgage roles, while some in Congress wish to abolish them.

Q & A: Political activist Ralph Nader discusses his book Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State, in which he describes his upbringing and the experiences that have shaped his lifelong career in politics.

RELIGION & ETHICS: Rwanda Genocide; Young Gay Men and HIV in Chicago; Meaning of Yoga.

TO THE CONTRARY: Topics: What Jill Abramson’s Firing Means for Women In the Media. Why more Republican Women Don’t Run for Office. Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) & Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn) Push for A National Women’s History Museum. Panel: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); former Pres. Women’s Campaign Fund Sam Bennett; Mercedes Vianna Schlap, Republican Strategist; Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy.

UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO: José Manuel Mireles, Leader of the militia in Michoacán, México; John O. Brennan, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency; María Antonieta Collins, Univision News Senior Special Correspondent; Barbara Walters, ABC News Anchor and Co-Host of “The View”; Carlos Santana, Musician and Guitar Legend.

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING: TBA

C-SPAN’S BOOK TV: Gaithersburg Book Festival.

FDL’S BOOK SALON: The Battle for Justice in Palestine. “Efforts to achieve a “two-state solution” have finally collapsed; the struggle for justice in Palestine is at a crossroads. As Israel and its advocates lurch toward greater extremism, many ask where the struggle is headed. This book offers a clear analysis of this crossroads moment and looks forward with urgency down the path to a more hopeful future.” Chat with Ali Abunimah about his new book. Hosted by Phillip Munger (EdwardTeller), 5pm ET, 2pm PT.

FDL’S MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY: Immigrant America: The High Cost of Deporting Parents. “As Barack Obama considers ways to enforce immigration laws “more humanely,” VICE News travels to Guatemala to meet a deportee named Ray Jesus, who lives apart from his American wife and 5 American children. When Ray lived in the U.S., he was the family’s breadwinner. Now they rely on welfare to get by. It turns out that deporting parents costs much more than the price of a one-way ticket home.” Come chat with Roy Germano and host Lisa Derrick, 8pm ET, 5pm PT.