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CNN Evening News for Thursday, Apr 27, 2006
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) ExxonMobil's high quarterly profits cited.

(Capitol Hill: Dana Bash) The partisan politics of the gasoline pump featured; scenes shown of photo ops; details given about Republican proposals. [Representatives Jim SAXTON, Bob GOODBLATTE†, Senator Ron WYDEN, Speaker of the House Dennis HASTERT††, Senators Bill FRIST, Pete DOMENICI, Representative Nancy PELOSI, Senators Charles GRASSLEY, Rick SANTORUM, Charles SCHUMER - raise questions about gasoline prices, oil dependence & politics.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with former presidential adviser David Gergen about the politics of oil; scenes shown of politicians at gas stations. [From Boston, GERGEN - says politicians start pandering & posturing without serious ideas of what to do; states presidential leadership is needed on the big questions about energy; states we need a bargain between conservationists & those wanting increased production, including nuclear power; asserts we have moved in the wrong direction re: energy in the last 30 years; suggests the administration will have to be careful about its rhetoric on Iran.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Bash, Dana

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