NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 16, 2012
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(Canton, Ohio: Ron Mott) The campaigning by President Obama and Mitt Romney reviewed; details given about Romney’s return to the issue of his taxes and the Medicare proposals from Obama and Romney’s running mate, Representative Paul Ryan. [In Greenville, South Carolina, ROMNEY – says he never paid less than 13 percent.] [Wife Ann ROMNEY – comments on their tax returns.] [OBAMA – criticizes Romney and Ryan on Medicare.] [RYAN – says they will protect and strengthen Medicare; criticizes Obama on the China trade issue.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) The landmark spending on campaign ads that has reached over a half billion noted; some other ways that money could be spent outlined.
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