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Budget/Debt Ceiling / The Deal / Giffords Recovery #1003913

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 02, 2011
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The approval of the bill to fix the debt limit after a bitter fight reported; photo shown of President Obama signing the bill. [Senator Richard DURBIN†- announces the vote count in the Senate.]

(Studio: Kelly O’Donnell) The dramatic moment on the House floor Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in Tucson last January, returned to vote on the debt bill featured; photo shown; scenes shown of the standing ovation and applause. [Giffords chief of staff Pia CARUSONE††, Representatives Bill PASCRELL††, Debbie WASSERMAN SCHULTZ††, Senator Kirsten GILLIBRAND†- comment on Gabby.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(White House: Chuck Todd) The lack of enthusiasm over the debt ceiling deal examined; details given about the super committee’s role and which items Congress did not address. [OBAMA – notes the need to protect health care programs like Medicare and reform the tax code.] [Senators Carl LEVIN†, Mitch McCONNELL†- comment on the bill.] [Senator Harry REID – states the people on the committee should not let ideology stand in the way.] Obama’s plans for 9/11 noted.

(Studio: Brian Williams) The reaction of the Stock Market Report noted.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Live interview held with Mesirow Financial chief economist Diane Swonk† about the reaction of the markets. [From Chicago, SWONK – talks about uncertainty about the economy and the debt rating; notes auto sales picked up.]

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

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