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Decision 2012 / Obama vs. Romney / Akin #1029393

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 20, 2012
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The political firestorm over Missouri Senate candidate Representative Todd Akin’s remarks about rape and abortion reviewed; response from presidential candidate Mitt Romney quoted; details given about the call to Akin from Romney’s running mate, Representative Paul Ryan, and pressure for Ryan to quit the race; poll findings on female voter preference cited. [AKIN - talks about "legitimate rape" and the female body shutting down.] [ROMNEY – says he needs to consider what will help the country.] [President OBAMA – says rape is rape.]

(Studio: Brian Williams; White House: Chuck Todd) The impact on the Republican Party and the elections and Obama’s pressure on Romney to release more tax returns discussed. [OBAMA – says Romney used Swiss bank accounts.]

Williams, Brian;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Todd, Chuck

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