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Campaign 2012 / Obama vs. Romney / Bin Laden / A Discussion #1020960

CNN Evening News for Monday, Apr 30, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The political campaign wars over the death of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden†† introduced; political ad narrated by former President Bill Clinton defending Obama's decision-making and the debate on "Meet the Press" shown. [ROMNEY, OBAMA - exchange views on bin Laden.] Statements from spokespeople for both sides again quoted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Paul Begala and former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer about the politics of Campaign 2012. [BEGALA - explains what Obama said in 2007 about acting against terrorists.] [By phone, FLEISCHER - says Obama crossed the line by politicizing the bin Laden death anniversary; defends former President Bush; says the CIA and Navy SEALs deserve credit and it is unnecessary to attack Romney.] [BEGALA, FLEISCHER - debate interrogation techniques and the intelligence to get bin Laden.]

Cooper, Anderson

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