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CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jan 04, 2007
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) House Democrats' passage of ethics reform legislation noted. Keeping Them Honest segment introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Joe Johns) The Congressional hangover due to a series of ethical problems in a "culture of corruption" examined; details given about reform & the Democrats' own problems with Representative William Jefferson. [Speaker of the House Nancy PELOSI - says the first order of business is ethics reform.] [Republican consultant Stuart ROY†- cites the dangers of ethics reform.] [Representative Rahm EMANUEL - outlines what needs to be done.] [Representative Dennis KUCINICH - quotes the Lord's Prayer.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Washington: Brian Todd) The likely Democratic campaign led by Representative Henry Waxman that will investigate Republican indiscretions & programs examined; details given about scheduled hearings. ["The Broken Branch" author Norman ORNSTEIN†- predicts a huge number of investigations & that they will pounce all over Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.] ["Rothenberg Political Report" Stuart ROTHENBERG†- describes Waxman as tenacious.] [National Public Radio Ken RUDIN†- warns against a payback.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Johns, Joe;
Todd, Brian

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