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Nicaragua / Contra Aid #310571

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jun 28, 1986
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Managua, Nicaragua: Mike O'Connor) Sandinista government's crackdown on opposition in retaliation for House approval of President Reagan's request for further aid to Contras examined; details given, scenes shown. Govt.'s interpretation of aid vote as declaration of war by United States noted. President Daniel Ortega quoted.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Demonstration at Reagan's California ranch by pro- and anti-Contra aid factions detailed, shown. [Tuesday, REAGAN - echoes domino theory to promote Contra aid.] Intensity of White House lobbying of Congress on issue examined. [American Enterprise Institution spokesperson Norman ORNSTEIN - cites benefits of lobbying by President] [Assistant secretary state Elliott ABRAMS - agrees; describes administration's method.] [Representative Thomas O'NEILL - acknowledges effectiveness of Reagan's personal lobbying.] [Representative Jim LEACH - notes success of President's perseverance with Congress] [Representative Mickey EDWARDS - describes Reagan's argument.]

O'Connor, Mike;
Schieffer, Bob

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