"Face the Nation" transcripts 2013

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December 29, 2013
Guests include: Former NSA Director Gen. Michael Hayden, Thomas Drake, Jesselyn Radack, Barton Gellman, Jeffrey Kluger, James Fallows, Laura Sydell, and Seth Fletcher.

December 22, 2013
Guests include: Former Deputy CIA Director Michael Morell, CBS News' Major Garrett, Nancy Cordes, David Martin, and Margaret Brennan, plus authors Terry McMillan, George Saunders, Michael Connelly, and Rick Atkinson.

December 15, 2013
Guests include: Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Tom Friedman, Jeffrey Goldberg, Radhika Jones, Clarissa Ward, Debora Patta and Elizabeth Palmer.

December 8, 2013
Guests include: Maya Angelou, James Baker, Randall Robinson, Colin Powell, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., Chuck Hagel, Gwen Ifill, Lorraine Miller, Michele Norris, Rick Stengel, and CBS News' Elizabeth Palmer, Gayle King and Margaret Brennan.

December 1, 2013
Guests include: Sens. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Bob Corker, R-Tenn., Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, William Kristol, Bill Daley, Peter Baker, A Scott. Berg, and Doris Kearns Goodwin.

November 24, 2013
Guests include: Secretary of State John Kerry, Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., Clint Hill, David Rohde, David Sanger, Kim Strassel and John Dickerson.

November 17, 2013
Guests include: Luci Baines Johnson Turpin, former Dallas Morning News reporter Hugh Aynesworth, former Associated Press correspondent Mike Cochran, former Chief Resident at Parkland Hospital Ronald Jones, Douglas Brinkley, Thurston Clarke, Larry Sabato, David Gergen and Peggy Noonan.

November 10, 2013 
Guests include: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, plus a panel featuring Phil Musser, Stephanie Cutter, Amy Walter, and CBS News' John Dickerson.

November 3, 2013 
Guests include: Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., former CIA and NSA Director Michael Hayden, Alexandra Zapruder, Dick Stolley, David Ignatius, David Sanger, and CBS News' John Dickerson and Jan Crawford.

October 27, 2013 
Guests include: Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Philip Shenon, Tom Johnson, Peggy Noonan, and Bob Woodward.

October 20, 2013 
Guests include: Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Mark Warner, D-Va., plus a panel featuring Gerald Seib, Rana Foroohar, Stuart Rothenberg, and Michael Gerson.

October 13, 2013 
Guests include: Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., John McCain, R-Ariz., Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., plus a panel featuring former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Dee Dee Myers, Dan Balz, and Kimberley Strassel.

October 6, 2013 
Guests include: Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, CBS News' John Dickerson, David Martin, and Juan Zarate, plus Gwen Ifill, Dana Milbank, and Jim VandeHei.

September 29, 2013 
Guests include: Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Rand Paul, R-Ky., Reps. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., and Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Zbigniew Brzezinski, Gerald Seib, David Ignatius, Clarissa Ward, Margaret Brennan and John Dickerson.

September 22, 2013 
Guests include: Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla., Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz., and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Plus, a panel of experts looks at the week's news.

September 15, 2013 
Guests include: Sens. Carl Levin, D-Mich., and Bob Corker, R-Tenn., former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and CBS News correspondents Margaret Brennan and Elizabeth Palmer. Plus, a panel with Wall Street Journal's Peggy Noonan, Harvard University's David Gergen, USA Today's Susan Page, and Washington Post's Michael Gerson.

September 8, 2013 
Guests include: White House chief of staff Denis McDonough, Reps. Mike Rogers, Elijah Cummings, and Justin Amash, CBS News' Clarissa Ward and Elizabeth Palmer, and a panel with David Ignatius, David Sanger, Bob Woodward, Danielle Pletka, and Bill Kristol. Plus, CBS News' Charlie Rose previews his interview with Syrian President Bashar Assad.

September 1, 2013 
Guests include: Secretary of State John Kerry, Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., Tim Kaine, D-Va., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and CBS News' Elizabeth Palmer.

August 25, 2013 
Guests include: Gen. Colin Powell, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, Margaret Brennan, David Rohde, Marian Wright Edelman, Ben Jealous and Taylor Branch.

August 18, 2013 
Guests include: CBS News correspondent Charlie D'Agata, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Reps. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., Bob Goodlatte, R-Va. and Bobby Scott, D-Va., and New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. Plus, a panel with Amy Walter, Bobby Ghosh and Kevin Madden.

August 11, 2013 
Guests include: Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md., Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., Gen. Michael Hayden, Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Eric Schmitt, Margaret Brennan, Len Downie, John Harris and Bill Keller.

August 4, 2013 
Guests include: Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., Reps. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., and Michael McCaul, R-Texas, CBS News' Bob Orr, John Dickerson, and Clarissa Ward, Peggy Noonan, David Sanger, Barton Gellman, and Dan Balz.

July 28, 2013 
Guests include: CBS News' Clarissa Ward and Seth Doane, Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., David Gergen, Michael Gerson, Dee Dee Myers, Bob Nightengale and Bill Rhoden.

July 21, 2013 
Guests include: Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, Gov. Rick Snyder, R-Mich., Gwen Ifill, Susan Page, David Ignatius, Gerald Seib, Michael Scherer and John Dickerson.

July 14, 2013 
Guests include: Ben Jealous, Michael Eric Dyson, Daryl Parks, Mark Strassman, Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Penn., and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill. Plus Peggy Noonan, Bobby Ghosh, John Harris and David Sanger.

July 7, 2013 
Guests include: Deborah Hersman, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Reps. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., and Michael McCaul, R-Texas, CBS News' John Dickerson and Clarissa Ward, Amy Walter, David Rohde, Michael O'Hanlon, and author Harold Holzer.

June 30, 2013 
Guests include: Ted Olson, Tony Perkins, Michael Hayden, Clarissa Ward, Texas state senator Wendy Davis, Benjamin Jealous, Jan Crawford, Fernando Espuelas, Dr. James Peterson, and Michael Gerson.

June 23, 2013 
Guests include: Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Cal., Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. Plus, a panel featuring The Wall Street Journal's Gerald Seib, USA Today's Susan Page, Time Magazine's Bobby Ghosh, and CBS News' John Dickerson, Bob Orr, and Major Garrett.

June 16, 2013 
Guests include: White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich. Plus, a panel featuring the Wall Street Journal's Peggy Noonan, Time Magazine's Rick Stengel, the Washington Post's Barton Gellman, and Mother Jones' David Corn.

June 9, 2013 
Guests include: Sens. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, Elijah Cummings, D-Md., Jackie Speier, D-Calif., and John Dingell, D-Mich. Plus, a panel with David Sanger, Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Joseph Nye and CBS News correspondent Margaret Brennan. Finally, an update on Nelson Mandela from CBS News' Debora Patta.

June 2, 2013 
Guests include: Gov. Mary Fallin, R-Okla., Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Jack Reed, D-R.I. Plus, a panel with New York Times' Jill Abramson, the Washington Post's Bob Woodward and David Ignatius, the Daily Beast's Dan Klaidman and CBS News Political Director John Dickerson.

May 26, 2013 
Guests include: Gov. Mary Fallin, R-Okla., Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla., along with the Washington Post's Michael Gerson and Harvard University's David Gergen. Plus, a weather panel with WFOR's Chief Meteorologist David Bernard, Climate Central's Chief Climatologist Heidi Cullen, TIME Magazine's Jeffrey Kluger and American Meteorological Society President Marshall Shepherd, and finally, author Joseph Persico on his new book about FDR and World War II.

May 19, 2013 
Guests include: White House Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Associated Press President and CEO Gary Pruitt. Plus, a panel with New York Times' David Sanger, POLITICO's Lois Romano, The Washington Post's Dan Balz and CBS News Political Director John Dickerson.

May 12, 2013 
Guests include: Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Sens. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and Richard Durbin, D-Ill., Amb. Thomas Pickering, and CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson. Plus, a special Mother's Day interview with acclaimed poet and author Maya Angelou.

May 5, 2013 
Guests include: Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md. Plus, the changing face of sports with Billie Jean King, Martina Navratilova, Brendon Ayanbadejo, Esera Tuaolo, Ted Leonsis, Domonique Foxworth, Chris Stone and William Rhoden.

April 28, 2013 
Guests include: Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., along with CBS News correspondents John Miller and Bob Orr. Plus, a panel featuring CBS News' Clarissa Ward, John Dickerson, and Norah O'Donnell, joined by Harvard's David Gergen and the Wall Street Journal's Peggy Noonan.

April 21, 2013 
Guests include: Gov. Deval Patrick, D-Mass., Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis, CBS News' John Miller and Bob Orr, Rep. Mike McCaul, R-Texas, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge, and Blackstone founder Stephen Schwarzman. Plus a conversation on gun control with Newtown family members Neil Heslin, Carlee Soto and Erica Lafferty.

April 14, 2013 
Guests include Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Joe Manchin, D-W.V., and Pat Toomey, R-Penn., along with Americans for Responsible Solutions' Mark Kelly; plus, a panel featuring David Ignatius of the Washington Post, David Sanger of the New York Times, Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report, and CBS News political director John Dickerson.

April 7, 2013 
Guests include Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright; plus, "Escape from Camp 14" author Blaine Harden, Wall Street Journal's Gerald Seib and CBS news correspondents Major Garrett, Nancy Cordes and Margaret Brennan.

March 31, 2013 
Guests include Archbishop Timothy Dolan, Bishop Mariann Budde of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, Imam Suhaib Webb of the Islamic Society of Boston, Bishop Harry Jackson of the International Communion of Evangelical Churches, and Rabbi David Wolpe of Sinai Temple in Beverly Hills. Then, we'll turn to history and politics with Amity Shlaes, author of the acclaimed biography of Calvin Coolidge; Jeffrey Frank, who chronicled the odd relationship between Eisenhower and Nixon in "Ike and Dick; World War II historian Lynn Olson of "Those Angry Days" on Roosevelt's battle with Charles Lindbergh, and Paul Reed who wrote "The Last Lion," about Winston Churchill during World War II.

March 24, 2013 
Guests include NFL Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, who participates in a panel on same sex marriage including Evan Wolfson of Freedom to Marry, Austin Nimocks of the Alliance Defending Freedom, conservative David Frum of the Daily Beast and Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council. Then, House Intelligence Committee Mike Rogers in a foreign policy panel including New York Times columnist Tom Friedman, Time Magazine's Bobby Ghosh, and CBS News Foreign Correspondent Clarissa Ward. Finally, political analysis from CBS News Chief Legal Correspondent Jan Crawford and CBS News Political Director John Dickerson.

March 17, 2013 
Guests include House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, and a foreign policy panel featuring David Sanger of the New York Times, Danielle Pletka of the American Enterprise Institute, David Rohde of Reuters, and Richard Haass, head of the Council on Foreign Relations.

March 10, 2013 
Guests include New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md. Plus, a political roundtable with CBS News Political Director John Dickerson and the Wall Street Journal's Peggy Noonan, and a panel on the search for the next pope, featuring Noonan, The Washington Post's Sally Quinn, Vanity Fair's Carl Bernstein, and author Greg Tobin.

March 3, 2013 
Guests include Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Richard Durbin, D-Ill., along with Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, and the Washington Post's Bob Woodward. Plus, a panel featuring Woodward, CBS News Political Director John Dickerson, Time Magazine's Rana Foroohar, and David Sanger of the New York Times.

February 24, 2013 
Guests include Education Sec. Arne Duncan, Sens. Tim Kaine, D-Va., and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and Govs. Martin O'Malley, D-Md., Bob McDonnell, R-Va., John Hickenlooper, D-Colo., and Jan Brewer, R-Ariz. Plus, a panel on the connection between video games and gun violence, with Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Penn., National Mental Health Alliance executive director Michael Fitzpatrick, Parents Television Council head Tim Winters, former FBI profiler Mary Ellen O'Toole and Texas A&M International psychology professor Chris Ferguson.

February 17, 2013 
Guests include White House chief of staff Denis McDonough, Newark Democratic Mayor Cory Booker, former Gov. Haley Barbour, R-Miss., Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl, and Time Magazine senior science editor Jeffrey Kluger. Plus, a foreign policy panel featuring David Ignatius of the Washington Post, Tom Ricks of Foreign Policy Magazine, and CBS State Department correspondent Margaret Brennan, and a political roundtable featuring the Cook Political Report's Amy Walter, Michael Gerson of the Washington Post, and CBS Political Director John Dickerson.

February 10, 2013 
Guests include Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Jack Reed, D-R.I., Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., Woodrow Wilson Center's Jane Harman, CSIS senior fellow James Lewis and CBS News' Bob Orr; plus, a political roundtable with David Leonhardt and Kevin Merida.

February 3, 2013 
Guests include NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, CBS NFL analyst Jim Nantz, CBS NFL analyst Shannon Sharpe, and former NFL quarterback Phil Simms.

January 27, 2013 
Guests include Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Cal., New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and a panel featuring Obama 2012 deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter, Romney adviser Kevin Madden, David Ignatius of the Washington Post, and David Sanger of the New York Times.

January 20, 2013 
Guests include White House senior adviser David Plouffe, Condoleezza Rice, Bob Woodward, Dee Dee Myers, Peggy Noonan, a panel on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., featuring Taylor Branch, Dr. James Peterson, and former LBJ aide Joe Califano, and finally, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and his twin brother, Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Tex.

January 13, 2013 
Guests include Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., former commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan Stanley McChrystal, Democratic Mayor of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa, Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Amy Walter and John Dickerson.

January 6, 2013 
Guests include Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Penn., Rep. Rick Nolan, D-Minn., and Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz. Plus, panelists David Sanger and Rana Foroohar.


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