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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Stmt. by President Reagan that he will veto trade bill reported Report introduced.
(DC: Terence Smith) Reagan reported set to veto bill due to its provision for 60-day notice for plant closings and layoffs. [In radio address, REAGAN - opposes arbitrary rule.] [Representative Jim WRIGHT - asks president to sign bill.] Impact of Reagan stance on Vice President George Bush's presidential campaign discussed. ["US News and World Report" David GERGEN - says ints. of White House and Bush often seem to conflict.] Exs. given of Reagan's efforts to remove Panama's General Manuel Noriega leading to questioning of Bush's knowledge of Noriega's drug involvement and of Reagan's refusal to remove Attorney General Edwin Meese, thus linking Bush to the "sleaze factor." [GERGEN - says Bush will have to state his differing opinions.] Focussing of White House on Reagan's place in history without concern for Bush's campaign reiterated.
- Schieffer, Bob;
- Smith, Terence
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