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Campaign 2008 / Obama vs. McCain / Energy Issues #900147

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jul 31, 2008
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(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) The record quarterly profit for the ExxonMobil oil company reported; oil profit money counter clock shown.

(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) The views of presidential candidates Senators John McCain and Barack Obama on energy presented in their own words. [McCAIN - lists what Obama is opposed to in energy.] [OBAMA - comments on Exxon's billions in profits; criticizes the energy policy that works for the oil companies, buy not for the American people.]

(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) The huge profits for Exxon and three other oil companies outlined on screen; CNN poll figures on the people's view of the major cause of higher gas prices cited.

(Washington: Joe Johns) The role of the oil companies in high gas prices featured; details given about how the companies are buying back their own stocks. [Senator Charles SCHUMER, Speaker of the House Nancy PELOSI - criticize the oil profiteers.] [American Petroleum Inst. John FELMY†- blames crude oil for gas prices.] How Congress will soon leave town for a five-week vacation and the support for offshore oil drilling discussed.

(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) The running clock indicating Exxon's profits shown.

Blitzer, Wolf;
Johns, Joe

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