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ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 08, 1993
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Bob Jamieson) The backlash against President Clinton's administration over the issue of a double standard that kept Judge Kimba Wood from being nominated for attorney general examined; Commerce Secretary Ron Brown noted only paying Social Security taxes for a part-time housekeeper after he was confirmed. [NOW Patricia IRELAND - comments.] [On radio show, law professor Susan ESTRICH; in a mall, two WOMEN; at an American Bar Association meeting, two WOMEN - raise the double standard issue.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Former Carter official Stuart Eizenstat quoted in the "Washington Post" about Capitol Hill's "microscopic moralism."]

(White House: Brit Hume) President Clinton's handling of the questions about double standards and of White House press leaks about Wood examined. [CLINTON - denies a double standard; says an attorney general should be held to a higher standard.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Judy Muller) The laws about hiring domestic help, including babysitters, and the exceptions to Social Security of independent contractors featured. [Two MOTHERS - explain why they do not follow the letter of the law.] [Accountant Joel BAUMBLATT, two teen BABYSITTERS - comment on jobs and Social Security.]

Hume, Brit;
Jamieson, Bob;
Jennings, Peter;
Muller, Judy

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