NEW YORK, March 1, 2013 -- As the clock ticks down to automatic spending cuts, White House economic adviser Gene Sperling and Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., speak to George Stephanopoulos about what comes next in the battle over the budget, Sunday on "This Week."
Can the White House and congressional leaders work to resolve the automatic budget cuts set to begin this weekend, or has compromise become impossible on Capitol Hill? Has the White House overplayed the impact of the sequester, or will real consequences soon hit the economy and American families? And what really happened in that war of words – and e-mails – between the White House and journalist Bob Woodward?
And first on "This Week," George Stephanopoulos goes one-on-one with former NBA star Dennis Rodman, just back from his trip to North Korea where he met that country's reclusive ruler Kim Jong Un. No American has spent more time with North Korea's new dictator, and Rodman sits down with George Sunday morning for his first interview to discuss the trip.
Plus, the powerhouse roundtable debates the budget showdown and all the week's politics, with ABC News' Matthew Dowd and Cokie Roberts; Democratic strategist James Carville; Wall Street Journal editorial page editor Paul Gigot; and Mia Love, Republican mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah.
See the whole political picture, Sunday on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos."