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Campaign 2012 / Obama vs. Romney / The Debate / Discussion #1031792

CNN Evening News for Monday, Oct 01, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) New CNN/ORC poll findings on the standings of presidential candidates President Obama and Mitt Romney on the eve of the first debate cited; details given about the lack of specifics on some issues, like taxes and White House handling of the Libya killing. [On Fox, vice presidential nominee Paul RYAn - evades questions on tax plans.] [On "Face the Nation," on CBS, ROMNEY; on "This Week," RYAN - avoid specifics on taxes.] [On "state of the Union," Obama campaign adviser David AXELROD - says the administration has to act on what is known re: Libya.] [In Rose Garden, September 12, OBAMA - speaks about Libya and the US commitment to justice.] [On "This Week," US Ambassador to U.N. Susan RICE - comments on Libya: it was a spontaneous response to what happened in Egypt.] [On September 10, in response to question from Senator Joe Lieberman, National Counterterrorism Center director Matthew OLSEN†; September 21, Secretary of State Hillary CLINTON - say it was a terrorism attack.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer and "Beyond Outrage" author Robert Reich about the Libya and economy issues. [REICH - says the White House has made a credible effort to tell what is known about Libya.] [FLEISCHER - says the administration downplays terrorism attacks in the past and now in Libya.] [REICH - suggests Romney will have to give specifics on taxes; criticizes the Ryan budget plan.] [FLEISCHER - defends lack of tax specifics in the pattern of President Ronald Reagan.]

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