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Economy / Stimulus / Campaign 2008 / Michigan #882388

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 12, 2008
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(White House: Savannah Guthrie) The prospects for a stimulus package to do something about the economy examined; letters from the Democratic Congressional leaders to President Bush quoted; details given about the specific problems within the economy and legislative solutions. [American University James THURBER†- comments on Congress working with Bush; states a combination of things are needed.] Findings of an AP/Ipsos Poll on America's mood in January cited. [Political analyst Stuart ROTHENBERG†- says it is hard to turn the economy around.]

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Battle Creek, Michigan: Ron Allen) The campaigning by Republicans in Michigan on the economic issue featured; scenes shown of Senator John McCain, Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee on the trail; details given about problems for the state of Michigan and its auto industry. [ROMNEY - campaigns; asks where is Washington‡.] [McCAIN - says the old jobs won't come back.] [HUCKABEE - comments on the anxiety about the economy.]

(Studio: Lester Holt) The campaigning by the Democrats noted; scenes shown of Senator Hillary Clinton in Reno and John Edwards in South Carolina.

(Studio: Lester Holt) Clinton's appearance on "Meet the Press" tomorrow and a Democratic debate on Tuesday on MSNBC noted.

Holt, Lester;
Guthrie, Savannah;
Allen, Ron

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