NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012
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(White House: Chuck Todd) President Obama's first post-election press conference covering a wide range of topics reviewed. [OBAMA – talks about tax hikes and cuts; comments on the scandal surrounding resigned CIA director Gen. David Petraeus; responds to negative remarks from Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham about U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, who is being considered for Secretary of State.] [McCAIN – says we will do whatever is necessary to block the nomination.] [GRAHAM - says he does not trust Rice.] [September 16, RICE – says the Benghazi, Libya attack was a spontaneous reaction to a video.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Capitol: Kelly O'Donnell) McCain’s rebuttal regarding Rice following Obama’s news conference featured; details given about the response from other Republicans. [On the Senate floor, McCAIN – says Obama doesn’t have any idea how serious this issue is.] [Senator Kelly AYOTTE- questions Rice’s remarks after the attack.] [Senator Susan COLLINS- calls for clear answers from Rice.] The briefing of Intelligence Committee leaders by FBI director Robert Mueller on the Petraeus scandal and the expectation that Petraeus will testify on the Benghazi attack noted; scenes shown.