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Post-Elec. Reagan Administration / Deficit, For. Affairs #294388

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Nov 18, 1984
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(Studio) Indications from White House that President Reagan's campaign promise of balance budget isn't feasible noted coming with spokesperson's statement on deficit.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Santa Barbara, California) Admin.'s continued effort to agree on specific budget cuts that will both reduce federal deficit and allow him to keep campaign promises examined; his campaign pledges reviewed. Programs under consideration for cuts listed on screen; options open to Reagan also listed. White House reaction to Nicaraguan President Dan. Ortega's request for summit and administration's concern over Nicaragua's possible acquisition of advanced fighter planes from USSR discussed. [For. minister Miguel D'ESCOTO - suggests that, if Reagan seriously wants to prevent arms flow into Nicaragua, he halt war against government] Feared impact of tension between United States and Nicaragua in improvement of United States-USSR relations considered.
REPORTER: John Ferrugia

Dean, Morton;
Ferrugia, John

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