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CNN Evening News for Monday, Aug 13, 2012
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(Studio: Soledad O'Brien) The coming battle royale between President Obama and Mitt Romney with Representative Paul Ryan as his running mate introduced; Obama ad in Florida defending Medicare shown; details given about the Ryan Medicare plan. [OBAMA - says he opposes the Romney-Ryan vision.] [In Florida, ROMNEY - speaks about Medicare and Obamacare.] [RNC chair Reince PRIEBUS†- says Obama "stole" from Medicare.]

(Studio: Soledad O'Brien) Live interview held with Romney adviser Barbara Comstock about politics and Medicare plans. [COMSTOCK - outlines the Romney-Ryan plan; says the Democrats voted to "steal" Medicare benefits; states those 55 and over will not be affected.] Representative Ron Wyden's statement about the Medicare plans quote.

(Studio: Soledad O'Brien) Earlier interview held with Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter about politics and Medicare. [CUTTER - compares the Obama and Romney plans for seniord; states a voucher system would kill Medicare; indicates the strategy is laying out the choice in this election.]

Reporter(s):
O'Brien, Soledad
Duration:
00:15:00

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