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FNC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 21, 2005
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(Pass Christian, Mississippi: Shepard Smith) President Bush's demand that the Senate end its filibuster over the renewal of the Patriot Act reported.

(White House: Carl Cameron) A possible deal between Bush administration officials and lawmakers featured; details given the possibility of a 3 month extension of the act to revise civil liberties protections. [BUSH, Attorney General Alberto GONZALES†, White House spokesman Scott McCLELLAN†- advocate the Act's renewal.] [Senator John SUNUNU†- says we need to provide a balance.] [Senator Patrick LEAHY†- says the Bush administration needs to back down.]

(Pass Christian, Mississippi: Shepard Smith) The Senate's blocking of the defense bill that included a plan to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, but also 29 billion dollars in Hurricane Katrina relief, and the passage of a spending bill including Medicaid relief for Hurricane Katrina victims noted.

Smith, Shepard;
Cameron, Carl

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