Editor's note: John King, CNN's chief national correspondent and "State of the Union" host, examines the news made in Sunday talk and offers up this Monday morning crib sheet on what to watch this week in politics.
(CNN) - It was an extraordinary Sunday, reflecting the many challenges facing the still young Obama administration.
Why extraordinary? Traditionally, when an administration –Republican or Democratic - offers up the president for a Sunday interview, the other programs are left without senior administration guests. It is a simple strategy: When the president speaks, he stands alone.
But the Obama White House took a dramatically different approach this week.
Yes, President Obama made his first appearance on a Sunday interview since moving into the White House. But the administration also made available two Cabinet secretaries, Treasury and Defense, as well as the top general and top diplomat charged with implementing the risky new Afghanistan/Pakistan policy.
There's a lot to digest from the Sunday blitz: