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Government Shutdown #1067995

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 08, 2013
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) Day 8 of the government shutdown introduced; furlough & cost figures cited.

(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.]

Pelley, Scott;
Martin, David;
Mason, Anthony

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