Still trying to get a few more fact-checks done for the week, so we’ll have the time spent tally done a little later. Regardless, there were a couple checks we’re really proud of this past series, including one which is probably the most clearly FALSE statement we have yet seen. Find them all here.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday weekend, don’t forget that Monday is about more than BBQs and furniture sales.

Meet the Press: May 30, 2010


Carol Browner
White House Energy Adviser

The massive oil spill in the Gulf: It is now being called the worst leak in U.S. history, surpassing the Exxon Valdez disaster, and forcing the resignation of the head of the agency that oversees offshore drilling. When will workers finally get the spill under control? And what is the plan to clean up the affected areas and help the Gulf residents impacted by the leak? We’ll ask the point person for President Obama on energy and environmental policy: Carol Browner.


Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL)

Fmr. Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ)

The fight for immigration reform: As the Justice Department decides whether or not to challenge Arizona’s restrictive new law, the debate continues both inside and outside the beltway over what needs to be done in order to ensure comprehensive — and fair — immigration reform. Does the law in Arizona violate civil rights? What needs to be done in order to ensure safe, legal and effective immigration reform for the entire country? And will the president’s decision to send 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border have any impact? We’ll have a debate between two of the most vocal leaders on this issue: Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) vs. former Congressman, currently running for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate from Arizona, J.D. Hayworth.


David Brooks
Columnist, New York Times

E.J. Dionne
Columnist, Washington Post

Another packed agenda for the Obama administration: As a chorus of critics begins to speak out against the president’s handling of the BP oil spill, what needs to be done now in order to restore confidence in the government’s handling of that spreading disaster? What action should now be taken and what should have been done from the start? Plus, will President Obama be able to gather enough bipartisan support to resolve the immigration debate? And how will this immigration fight impact the 2010 midterm elections? Our roundtable weighs in: The Washington Post’s E.J. Dionne & The New York Time’s David Brooks.