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Campaign 2012 / Obama vs. Romney / The Message / A Discussion / Sullivan Interview #1030106

CNN Evening News for Friday, Aug 31, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A look at the three days of the Republican National Convention presented; details given about Republican claims about welfare reform. [Representative Paul RYAN, Governors Bob McDONNELL, Nikki HALEY, Mitt ROMNEY, Governor Chris CHRISTIE, Senator John THUNE†- speak about small businesses.] [Actress Janine TURNER†, Rick SANTORUM, Mike HUCKABEE - speak against President Obama and the welfare state.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Mary Matalin and Paul Begala about the Republican message and claims. [BEGALA - says the welfare message is a character test; defends the Democrats' Joe Soptic ad.] [MATALIN - says Obama's waiver weakened the work requirement; states one America is being paid not to produce.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with blogger Andrew Sullivan about the Republican convention. [SULLIVAN - says President Obama has to come more to the middle and deal with the debt while Ryan wants to cut taxes and can't balance the budget; comments on how Ryan opposed Bowles-Simpson and how the Bush years were wiped out at the convention; states Romney did show his human side; comments on the Clint Eastwood surreal speech.]

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