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(Studio) White House continual efforts regarding defense budget noted.
REPORTER: Phil Jones
(DC) [Speaker Tip O'NEILL - sings.] [House television tape, O'NEILL - reads vote tally.] O'Neill's efforts in past congress sessions with regard to budget and tax legislature defended by his supporters. [Otis PIKE - doesn't think the speaker could have done anything else.] Films of past spkrs. shown. [Prof. Norman ORNSTEIN - compares O'Neill to Sam Rayburn.] Ornstein's criticism of O'Neill for not courting Republicans noted. [Representative Robert MICHEL - cites President Reagan's popularity.] [O'NEILL - congratulates President following tax vote.] O'Neill's standing with constituents and peers discussed. [PIKE - comments.] Republican National Committee television commercial, featuring O'Neill look-alike shown, discussed; incring. use by Republicans of contrast between O'Neill and Reagan noted. [Representative John BREAUX - comments on constituents' dislike of O'Neill.] [O'NEILL - sings to wife.]
REPORTER: Susan Spencer
- Jones, Phil;
- Spencer, Susan
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