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Iraq War / Funding Bill / Democrats Cave / Gergen Interview #861461

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, May 23, 2007
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(Studio: John King) Report introduced.

(Washington: Candy Crowley) The caving of the Democrats on their plan to tie troop withdrawal timetables to a funding bill for the war in Iraq examined; details given of the dilemma for those running in 2008 and of the criticism from the liberal blogs. [Senator Hillary CLINTON - avoids the issue.] [Two VOTERS - criticize the Democrats.] [ Eli PARISER†- offers analysis.] [Presidential candidate former Senator John EDWARDS - comments on the bills.]

(Studio: John King) Live interview held with former presidential adviser David Gergen. [GERGEN - points out the country is so splintered it is difficult to get a coalition and that the senators in the race have to back the troops; outlines what the Democrats have to do to be able to govern; states is not clear either party can govern well: that our politics is split without good leadership; suggests the pressure will be on the White House about the war in Iraq.]

King, John;
Crowley, Candy

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