NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013
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(White House: Chuck Todd) President Obama's State of the Union address that will focus on the economy and job creation previewed; details given about Republican opposition to his call for more spending coupled with debt reduction and his plans to address US troop levels in Afghanistan and gun control; photos shown of invited guests, including families from the Newtown school shooting, the parents of slain Chicago teen Hadiya Pendleton and former Representative Gabrielle Giffords; Giffords’ anti-gun violence ad shown. [White House senior advisor Dan PFEIFFER†- says Obama has had a consistent economic theory on improving the economy.] [With Matt Lauer, Speaker of the House John BOEHNER – says Obama is out of ideas when it comes to the economy.] The plan for Senator Marco Rubio to deliver the Republican response and the status of the confirmation process for Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel noted.
(Washington: Brian Williams, David Gregory, Savannah Guthrie, Andrea Mitchell) The division between Obama and Republicans, the political atmosphere this year and North Korea’s nuclear test discussed.
(Washington: Brian Williams) NBC coverage of tonight’s address noted.