CBS Evening News for Sunday, Dec 31, 2000
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(Studio: Thalia Assuras) Report introduced.
(Washington: Stephanie Lambidakis) The reaction to President-elect George W. Bush's cabinet nominations examined; details given of the opposition to the nomination of Senator John Ashcroft as Attorney General. [Heritage Foundation president Edwin FEULNER - praises Bush's selections' calls Bush a man of real integrity.] [People for the American Way Ralph NEAS - criticizes the Ashcroft nomination as political payback for the radical right.] The positions of Interior Department nominee Gail Norton on oil drilling in the Arctic, of Education Department nominee Rod Paige on school vouchers, of Defense Department nominee Donald Rumsfeld on missile defense and of Health and Human Services Secretary nominee Tommy Thompson on abortion outlined. [Abortion rights activist Elizabeth CAVENDISH - says Bush is anti-choice.]
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