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ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 04, 2005
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The convening of the new Congress reported; scenes shown of a bipartisan prayer service at a Lutheran church on Capitol Hill & of Vice President Dick Cheney swearing in new senators; details given about the Republicans' reversal of position on an indicted official {like Representative Tom DeLay} keeping his leadership position.

(Studio: Peter Jennings; White House: Terry Moran) President Bush's ambitious agenda as a "transformational president" starting with lawsuit reform, education & Social Security discussed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings; Capitol Hill: Linda Douglass) The impotence of the Democratic Party in Congress & the split of Republicans on some issues like privatizing Social Security & immigration reform discussed.

Jennings, Peter;
Moran, Terry;
Douglass, Linda

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