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Economy: Budget Battle / Corker Interview / A Discussion #1034357

CNN Evening News for Monday, Nov 26, 2012
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(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) CNN/ORC poll findings on the public's view of how President Obama should deal with Congress on taxes and spending outlined on screen. The issue of the Republican tax pledge introduced. [On CBS, Senator Bob CORKER†; on ABC, Senator Lindsey GRAHAM; on NBC, Representative Peter KING; on CNN, Representative Kevin McCARTHY†; on ABC, Democratic Senator Dick DURBIN - state their views on the tax pledge and taxes.] [American for Tax Reform founder Grover NORQUIST - comments on what Graham said about taxes.]

(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Live discussion held with Tennessee Republican Senator Corker about taxes. [CORKER - talks about his re-election, his pledge just to the oath of office, how Republicans are willing to look at revenue and entitlements, how Speaker of the House John Boehner and President Obama need to negotiate for a bill to pass the House, capping deductions, the Norquist tax pledge, how a possible agreement would look.]

(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Live discussion held with CNN's Gloria Borger and "New York Times" columnist Ross Douthat and "Rebuild the Dream" author Van Jones about Republicans, taxes and entitlement spending. [BORGER - says Republicans are talking about the semantics of a tax increase; comments on how President Obama can shape the future of the budget and spending priorities in this deal.] [DOUTHAT - emphasizes the significance of what Republicans are saying now: a big shift; suggests entitlements be on the table.] [JONES - suggests Democrats will not go for changes in Medicare/Medicaid/Social Security, that some spending cuts are on the table, but it will not be a 50/50 compromise.]

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