NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 21, 2012
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(Las Vegas: Peter Alexander) Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s release of his 2011 tax return examined; financial figures cited; details given about the admission that he didn’t claim deductions that would have lowered his tax rate. [Senator Harry REID – says Romney hasn’t paid taxes for 10 years.] [ROMNEY – says he pays the taxes that are legally required and not a dollar more.] [MAN – says there’s no law that you have to take every deduction.] [Tax attorney Matthew CAMPIONE- comments on the release of records with no details.]
(New Orleans: Ron Mott) The trouble for Romney’s campaign reviewed; scenes shown of vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan being booed when talking about Medicare reform; details given about criticism from fellow Republicans and Senate candidate Tommy Thompson’s decision to distance himself from Romney; "Wall Street Journal" columnist Peggy Noonan’s criticism of Romney’s campaign quoted. [At an AARP convention, RYAN – says the first step is to repeal Obamacare.] [Voice of Ann ROMNEY – says this is hard.] [Former Governor John SUNUNU- criticizes Thompson.] [Via satellite to AARP attendees, President OBAMA – says Medicare and Social Security are not handouts.] [Later, OBAMA – criticizes Romney.] The upcoming presidential debate noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams; Washington: David Gregory) The dark moment for the Romney campaign discussed.
(Studio: Brian Williams) An emergency landing by Ann Romney’s campaign plane and the release of health records for Romney and Ryan reported; photo shown.
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