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Campaign 2012 / Obama vs. Romney / Medicare / A Discussion #1028852

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Aug 16, 2012
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(Studio: Soledad O'Brien) How Mitt Romney and Representative Paul Ryan are taking the offense on Medicare introduced. [ROMNEY - criticizes President Obama's approach to "cutting" Medicare.] [On CNN, Romney supporter John SUNUNU - complains.] [Last night in Virginia, ROMNEY - says mine and Ryan's plans for Medicare are identical.]

(Studio: Soledad O'Brien) Live discussion held with CNN's Alex Castellanos and Hilary Rosen about the Republican team and the Medicare issue. [CASTELLANOS - says it is Romney running for president, not Ryan; agrees Ryan's position is complicated, but Congress is about negotiation.] [ROSEN - says this is not a distraction from jobs, rather the naming of Ryan raised budget/Medicare issues; states it will come down for voters to whom you trust on the issue.] Other material: [RYAN - says we voted to repeal Obamacare.]

O'Brien, Soledad

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