‘Meet the Press’ (Dec. 13): Marco Rubio; John Kerry; New NBC/WSJ Poll Numbers

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‘Meet the Press’ (Dec. 13): Marco Rubio; John Kerry; New NBC/WSJ Poll Numbers

“Meet the Press” (12/13/15) – Chuck joins Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on the campaign trail in South Carolina to discuss his strategy for Iowa and New Hampshire, fundraising so far, reaction to Republican frontrunner Donald Trump’s recent controversial claims and more ahead of Tuesday’s GOP debate.

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with Chuck about the tentative Paris climate change agreement, the war against ISIS and more.

New NBC News/WSJ Poll Numbers Out – “Meet the Press” will debut new poll numbers from the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll on the 2016 presidential election ahead of the full poll’s Monday release.

This Week in Politics – hy does Trump have staying power? Is terrorism now the top issue for voters? Is a brokered convention really a possibility? The panel discusses all of this and more from the week in politics.

This week’s political roundtable panel includes Molly Ball, National Political Reporter, The Atlantic; Helene Cooper, Pentagon Correspondent, The New York Times; Ted Koppel, Journalist; Author, “Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath;” and Gerald Seib, Washington Bureau Chief, The Wall Street Journal.

“Meet the Press” originates from the NBC Studios in Washington, D.C. When events dictate, however, the program travels to the scenes of major news events. These locales have included East Berlin, London, the Atlanta & Beijing Olympics, and the sites of presidential primaries, Democratic and Republican national conventions and international summit meetings.

President John F. Kennedy once called “Meet the Press” the “fifty-first state.” Since then, every man who has occupied the Oval Office has appeared on the program during his career. On February 8, 2004, Tim Russert conducted an exclusive, hour-long interview with President George W. Bush from the Oval Office. It was his first Sunday morning interview since becoming president. Every vice president since Alben Barkley in 1952, every secretary of state from John Foster Dulles to Condoleezza Rice, and every secretary of defense from Robert McNamara to Donald Rumsfeld (both times around!) have appeared on the program.

Betsy Fischer is the executive producer, Adam Verdugo is the senior producer, Chris Donovan and Ilana Marcus Drimmer are producers of “Meet the Press.”

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