NBC Evening News for Friday, Jan 21, 2005
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(Los Angeles: Brian Williams) President & Laura Bush shown attending Washington National Cathedral on the day after his inauguration.
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Bush’s inaugural message of spreading freedom & liberty examined; details given of the likelihood that some countries would establish anti-American governments. [BUSH – speaks of standing with the oppressed.] [In the 1960s, President John F. KENNEDY – speaks of opposing any foe to ensure the success of liberty.] [Former Representative Lee HAMILTON, Clinton National Security Council Ivo DAALDER- wonder about the ability to accomplish those goals.] [State Department spokesman Richard BOUCHER – says many of our friends are looking at making changes within their societies.]
(Los Angeles: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Capitol: Chip Reid) The challenges to Bush’s domestic agenda during his second term featured; details given of resistance from both parties to his plans for Social Security & immigration reform and his federal judge nominees. [Representative Roy BLUNT- comments on the opportunity for domestic policy changes.] [Representatives Nancy PELOSI, Mike PENCE- oppose Bush’s proposals.] [Senator Harry REID- comments on Republicans’ threat to change the rules on judicial nominations.] The distraction from domestic policy posed by Iraq noted.