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Politics / Johnson Health / Senate Majority / AVM #847229

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Dec 14, 2006
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Dana Bash) The uncertainty over the Senate majority due to the health of ailing Senator Tim Johnson updated; details given about the balance of power if Johnson is unable to continue serving. [Senator Harry REID†, former senator Tom DASCHLE - comment on Johnson.] [American University James THURBER†- says senators can serve indefinitely even if ill.] The examples of ill senators Carl Mundt & Joseph Biden cited.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Atlanta: Sanjay Gupta) The medical angle of Johnson's case discussed; details given {with diagrams & brain model shown} about what "arteriovenous malformation" in the brain means, how it is different from a stroke & what the surgical options are.

Cooper, Anderson;
Bash, Dana;
Gupta, Sanjay

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