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Politics / Obama / U.N. Meeting #1007292

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The gathering of representatives from around the world for a U.N. meeting noted.

(Studio: Chuck Todd) The political problems for President Obama featured; details given of the tension over the issue of Palestinian statehood, the debate over Obama’s stance on reducing the deficit, and the unflattering depiction of Obama’s team in Ron Suskind’s book "Confidence Men"; statement from White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer† and book excerpts quoted. [At the U.N. OBAMA – comments on the new freedom in Libya.] [Presidential candidate/Texas Governor Rick PERRY – says it is time to change our policy of appeasement toward the Palestinians to strengthen our ties with Israel.] [Deputy National Security Advisor Ben RHODES†- says we would veto any action in the Security Council.] [Presidential historian Michael BESCHLOSS†- explains why the White House is working so hard to discredit Suskind’s book.]

Williams, Brian;
Todd, Chuck

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