CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012
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(Davenport, Iowa: Nancy Cordes) The nastiness of the campaigning by President Obama and Mitt Romney reviewed; political ads shown; Obama campaign statement quoted. [In Ohio, ROMNEY – tells Obama to take his campaign of division and hate back to Chicago.] [In Danville, Virginia, Vice President Joe BIDEN – speaks about Romney putting people back in chains.] [Today, ROMNEY – responds to being called unhinged.] [OBAMA – criticizes Romney’s campaign spending.] The response from Obama’s aides discussed.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.
(Studio: Anthony Mason) Romney’s claim that Obama robbed 716 billion from Medicare examined; political ads shown; letter from the Congressional Budget Office to Speaker of the House John Boehner quoted; details given about cuts to health care providers proposed in Obama’s Affordable Care Act and how vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s budget plan includes the same reductions. [OBAMA – says he proposed reforms that will save Medicare money.] [ROMNEY – says Obama’s cuts will be restored if he becomes president.]
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