NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013
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(Capitol: Kelly O’Donnell) The objection of Tea Party conservatives to a House plan to reopen the government and House Republicans’ objection of a Senate compromise as the deadline for default approaches examined; scenes shown of clergy singing hymns outside lawmakers’ offices. [Senator Harry REID – says it’s a blatant attack on bipartisanship.] [Speaker of the House John BOEHNER – says default is wrong.] [Representative Andy HARRIS- says we’ve lit up Obamacare.] [Representative Nancy PELOSI- says the Republican bill is a decision to default.] [Senator John McCAIN – tells Democrats to consider Boehner’s proposal.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Stock Market Report; the warning from the Fitch ratings agency about a possible downgrading of the US credit rating. Live in-studio conversation held with CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin about default. [SORKIN – says if this happens the 2008 financial crisis will look like child’s play; predicts all our costs will skyrocket.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Montclair, New Jersey: Chuck Todd) A survey finding a growing political center examined; statistics cited; details given about the categories of the center: minivan moderates, pickup populists, MBA middle and the whatever man. [Public Opinion Strategies Robert BLIZZARD- notes the polarization in Washington is not happening in the country.] [MBA middle Emily ROBLES- expresses views on affirmative action.] [Minivan moderate Jamie NAUGHTON- says she doesn’t fit in either party.] The reaction of political analyst Mike Murphy to the study noted.