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Budget / Debt Ceiling #1003156

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 26, 2011
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(Washington: Brian Williams) The political impasse on a debt crisis deal introduced.

(Capitol: Kelly O’Donnell) The frustration aimed at Congress featured; details given about the flood of phone calls and e-mails, criticism of Speaker of the House John Boehner’s plan and the Democrats’ competing plan. [Last night, President OBAMA – tells Americans to make their voices heard.] [Last night, BOEHNER – criticizes Obama.] [Senator Harry REID, Representatives Jim JORDAN†, Jason CHAFFETZ†- criticize Boehner’s plan.] [White House senior advisor David PLOUFFE†- says it will only take a little compromise.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(White House: Chuck Todd) The shift in focus from the White House to Congress and the lack of agreement between Reid and Boehner over the enforcement mechanism to trigger the second rounds of cuts featured.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Lee Cowan) The anger across the country over the stalled debt talks featured; circus scenes shown; Twitter comments quoted. [Several PEOPLE, New England Patriots owner Robert KRAFT†– react.] [Presidential historian Doris Kearns GOODWIN†- notes in earlier days legislators socialized and created friendships that went across party lines.]

Williams, Brian;
O’Donnell, Kelly;
Todd, Chuck;
Cowan, Lee

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