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Decision 2012 / Obama vs. Romney / Ryan #1028945

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Chillicothe, Ohio: Peter Alexander) The campaigning in swing states by President Obama and Mitt Romney reviewed; scenes shown of Obama buying beer at the Iowa state fair. [With coal miners in Ohio, ROMNEY – campaigns on energy.] [Coal miner Jay MOORE†- worries the mines will be closed.] [In Iowa, OBAMA – campaigns on wind power jobs; criticizes Romney for putting his dog on his car roof.] [In Virginia, Vice President Joe BIDEN – says we can win North Carolina; speaks about chains.] [In Colorado, vice presidential candidate Representative Paul RYAN – criticizes Obama on the economy.] The announcement that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Senator Marco Rubio will speak at the Republican National Convention noted.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Capitol: Kelly O'Donnell) A look at Ryan’s voting record in the House presented; statistics on his bills and votes cited; details given of his support for issues that ballooned the deficit and his agreement with Democrats on some issues. [RYAN – says he’s trying to help fix this country’s problems.] [Speaker of the House John BOEHNER – calls Ryan a practical conservative.] [Representative Chris VAN HOLLEN†- says let’s not confuse civility with a willingness to compromise.]

Williams, Brian;
Alexander, Peter;
O'Donnell, Kelly

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