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Campaign 2000 (Drug Questions / Bush / Background Checks) #630867

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 19, 1999
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Columbus, Ohio: David Bloom) The continuing refusal of Texas Governor George W. Bush to answer questions about his past drug use reported; details given of his answering of some restricted questions. [BUSH - says he could have passed stringent drug tests; says "enough is enough."]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pete Williams) The background checks for people in sensitive government positions examined; details given of the change in public attitudes toward past drug use. [Former Justice Department lawyer Richard LEON - says answering yes to drug use is not an automatic disqualification.] [Almanac of American Politics Michael BARONE - says past drug use is not political death.]

Bloom, David;
Williams, Brian;
Williams, Pete

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