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Politics / Budget, Oil Drilling, Abramoff #814433

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 21, 2005
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer; Washington: Gloria Borger) Vice President Dick Cheney’s tie-breaking vote to cut the federal deficit, the Senate’s blocking of a plan to drill for oil in Alaska, and a possible plea deal for lobbyist Jack Abramoff that may implicate several Congress members, discussed; spending cuts approved by the Senate outlined.

(Washington: Gloria Borger) The investigation of Abramoff reviewed; details given of guilty pleas for 2 former associates and his dealings with officials, including Representatives Tom DeLay & Robert Ney and Senator Conrad Burns. [From Fox News, President BUSH – says Abramoff was giving money to people in both political parties.] [Center for Responsive Politics Larry NOBLE†- questions the nature of money given to officials.]

Schieffer, Bob;
Borger, Gloria

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