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Campaign 2012 / Obama vs. Romney / Akin #1029374

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 20, 2012
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(Studio: Norah O’Donnell) Report introduced.

(Washington: Wyatt Andrews) The political firestorm over Missouri Senate candidate Representative Todd Akin’s remarks about rape featured; reactions from presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Senator Mitch McConnell quoted; details given about pressure from Republicans for Akin to quit the race. [AKIN - talks about "legitimate rape" and the female body shutting down.] [Senator Claire McCASKILL††- says it’s offensive to women.]

(Studio: Norah O’Donnell) Report introduced.

(Manchester, New Hampshire: Jan Crawford) The distraction for the campaign of Romney and his running mate Representative Paul Ryan featured; Romney’s response quoted.

(Studio: Norah O’Donnell) Report introduced.

(White House: Nancy Cordes) President Obama’s news conference in which he responded to Akin and to Romney’s accusations about his campaign of anger and hate reviewed; details given about Romney’s call for Obama to disavow an ad suggesting he contributed to a woman’s cancer death; ad shown. [OBAMA – says we shouldn’t have a bunch of politicians making decisions on behalf of women; says his campaign does not go out of bounds and releasing taxes is a precedent that was set decades ago; says he didn’t approve the ad.] Obama’s remarks on the civil war in Syria discussed.

O’Donnell, Norah;
Andrews, Wyatt;
Crawford, Jan;
Cordes, Nancy

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