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Campaign 2012 / Obama vs. Romney / Akin and Abortion / Wasserman Schultz Interview #1029258

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Aug 23, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The response from both political sides to Representative Todd Akin and his comments about rape and abortion updated; details given about the Democrats' edited message about the Akin-abortion issue. [On CNN, Obama campaign press secretary Ben LABOLT†, Democratic National Committee chair Representative Debbie WASSERMAN SCHULTZ†- link Mitt Romney and Representative Paul Ryan to Akin.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Wasserman Schultz about how the Democrats are linking Akin and Romney on abortion. [WASSERMAN SCHULTZ†- comments on abortion language in the Republican platform and the position of Romney with the platform that backs a constitutional amendment against all abortion; states we want the voters to know the parties' differences on women's issues and reproductive choices; bickers with AC over the quotation taken from the "Los Angeles Times."]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A CNN report of a threat against Akin noted.

Cooper, Anderson

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