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Budget: Congressional Supercommittee / A Discussion #1007861

CNN Evening News for Friday, Nov 18, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The status of the Senate supercommittee that is considering mandatory spending cuts examined; details given about the politics of Congress about deals and about the trigger mechanism. [Senator Patty MURRAY†- says we are divided on taxing the wealthy Americans.] [Representative Jeb HENSARLING†- comments.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier discussion held with CNN's Kate Bolduan and Gloria Borger and Hill and Knowlton global vice chairman Mark McKinnon† about the supercommittee's efforts. [BOLDUAN - talks about the politics of dealmaking that seem not to be working; comments on the trigger mechanism.] [McKINNON - says it appears the supercommittee is incapable of taking action and the committee was set up with partisan members; suggests a collapse in confidence {by the public} in Congress, which seems unable to do its job.] [BORGER - indicates Congress is a crisis-activated institution that set a deadline to get anywhere, but....]

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