May 25th, 2009
09:22 AM ET
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King: Supreme Court pick, Powell and GOP's big tent'

CNN's John King looks back at Sunday's talk shows and what will make news in the coming week.

CNN's John King looks back at Sunday's talk shows and what will make news in the coming week.

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. Please note that all quotes are from rush transcripts and are subject to change. If you'd like to receive a sneak peek of next week's news in your inbox every Sunday, you can sign up for the "Political Ticker – State of the Union Sunday Edition" at

(CNN) - The sounds of Sunday on Memorial Day weekend included the sonic booms of the Shuttle Atlantis returning home. As always, it was a breathtaking sight.

There was no holiday break from the sharp talk and advice-giving in Washington as:

• President Obama prepares to make his Supreme Court pick.

• Colin Powell stirred anew the debate over the size and shape of the GOP's "big tent."

• An array of voices stirred the national security debates that in recent days have dominated a capital most would have thought would be more focused on the new administration's domestic agenda.

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  1. katiec

    Was appalled yesterday by CNN's headlines on the web.
    Ridge, Rove and anyone else who speaks out against our
    president and his policies.
    Is anyone else as upset with their bias reporting and lack of
    integrity in constantly favoring the republicans and their party??

    May 25, 2009 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  2. tom pittsburgh

    The danger of voting for any republican is the baggage they bring. Baggage in the form of the staff and administration they would bring would be from the radical right in control of that party.

    May 25, 2009 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  3. LacrosseMom

    I admire Colin Powell, he choose the wrong side to be associated with.

    And...... I completely trust, President Obama to choose the best qualified candidate for the Supreme Court. Hopefully a candidate that will bring some much needed diversity to the Court.

    May 25, 2009 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  4. DaBird

    Colin Powell only cares about himself, similar to Arlen Spector. His situation is similar to Pelosi. He said in front of the world that Iraq had WMD, and he is still trying to cover his tracks. He had the intel but he won't quite blame the CIA. It's either that or he was lying like Pelosi and didn't speak up at the time.

    May 25, 2009 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  5. phoenix86

    Another N. Korean missle and nuclear test. Obama will respond as usual, taking this to the UN. How many times does N. Korea have to spank Obama until he realizes what is going on?

    May 25, 2009 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  6. Arthur Alexander

    As a registered Republican of many years, I agree totally with General Powell..As a gun owner, I find many of the positions of the NRA to be indefensible. As a health care provider and senior citizen, I look forward to the day that stem cell research can give us solutions to many health issues. And I would rather have a family member be gay, or lesbian than to live life without love. I consider myself a moderate, who believes in fiscal conservatisim, a strong military, limits on government programs, but who is so appaled by the current Republican leadership that I neither supported them fiscally or at the voting booth. . I feel that there is no real leadership in the party, just pandering to the extreme right.

    May 25, 2009 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  7. pt

    Obama has already stated he will pick a judge that does what Obama wants rather than follow the law and now states that one will also be qualified. We can evaluate his priorities.
    Powell supporting Obama vs. his party: Although I've voted for the best person for the job regardless of party, many blacks stated they're voting for Obama because he's black and not voting for him because they afraid he'll be killed because he's black. Therefore, all black votes for Obama may be tainted with racism. Sorry, but it's only logical – based on black leaders' statements.

    May 25, 2009 10:22 am at 10:22 am |