CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 22, 2000
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(Studio: Dan Rather) President-elect George W. Bush's appointment of outgoing Missouri Senator John Ashcroft for Attorney General and Christie Todd Whitman as Environmental Protection Agency administrator reported.
(Austin: John Roberts) The controversy over the Ashcroft nomination examined; details given of opposition to the nomination from liberal activist groups. [BUSH - promotes Ashcroft.] [ASHCROFT - talks about the perspective gained from political defeat.] [People for the American Way Ralph NEAS - calls the nomination an insult.] [Senator Patrick LEAHY - says Ashcroft can expect serious questions.] The problems Bush is having in appointing Democrats to high-level posts discussed.
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