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CNN Evening News for Monday, May 21, 2007
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Washington: Drew Griffin) The enduring ritual in Congress of expensive junkets examined; scenes shown from inside a government-owned Air Force jet used by members of Congress; details given about the business-as-usual system. [National Taxpayers Union John BERTHOUD†- cites the costs of junkets to taxpayers.] [Representative Bennie THOMPSON - comments on his trip to the Virgin Islands.] [Air National Guard M/Sgt. Don HUMPHRIES - comments.] Some of the high-flying spring breakers and where they went listed: Representatives Elliot Engels††, Barney Frank and Thompson. [On the plane, Air National Guard Col. Gary AKINS†- says we facilitate important people doing important work.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Griffin, Drew

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