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Bush vs. Congress / A Discussion #876793

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Nov 01, 2007
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(Studio: Soledad O'Brien) President Bush's criticism of Congress with his nominee for attorney general, Michael Mukasey, taking heat introduced.

(Washington: Tom Foreman) The issues between Bush vs. Congress featured. [At the Heritage Foundation, BUSH - says this is no time for Congress to weaken the Justice Department or to weaken our ability to get information from terrorists or to weaken our ability to intercept information and it is no time to hold back funds for troops.]

(Studio: Soledad O'Brien) Live discussion held with CNN's Suzanne Malveaux and former presidential adviser David Gergen about Bush and Congress and the Mukasey nomination. [From Washington, MALVEAUX - comments on the White House strategy in the nomination debate and on Bush's lame duck status, his use of executive order to bypass Congress and to fight on the war on terrorism.] [GERGEN - assesses the effectiveness of Bush mentioning 9/11 over and over, how the question is whether we will use torture techniques like waterboarding, which Mukasey refuses to deem illegal; notes there is a middle ground for Mukasey to get confirmed; comments on the arguments over presidential powers in wartime; suggests this {Mukasey} is a critical nomination for the president.]

O'Brien, Soledad;
Foreman, Tom

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