CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 08, 2013
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(Pentagon: David Martin) The suspension of death benefits for families of fallen troops featured; photos shown of Sgt. Joseph Peters, 1st Lt. Jennifer Moreno, PFC Cody Patterson and Sgt. Patrick Hawkins, who were killed in Afghanistan; letter from Representative Duncan Hunter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel quoted. [Senators John McCAIN, Carl LEVIN – comment.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) The battle over the budget & Obamacare recapped. [President OBAMA – says we can’t make extortion routine as part of our democracy.] Speaker of the House John Boehner’s refusal to authorize an increase in the debt ceiling unless Obama agrees to budget cuts noted. [BOEHNER – lashes out at spending money we don’t have.] Stock Market Report.
(Studio: Anthony Mason) Concerns about a federal default examined; debt figures cited; details given about the potential impact on interest rates. [Former Treasury chief of staff Mark PATTERSON- says all contingency plans have god-awful consequences.][Last week, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd BLANKFEIN- comments.]
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