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Campaign 2008 / Candidates’ Exaggerations #901640

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 02, 2008
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Why political candidates exaggerate about their record examined; examples, including Senator Hillary Clinton’s story about sniper fire in Bosnia, Senator Barack Obama’s claim of a link between the Kennedy family and his father and Senator John McCain’s remarks on Al Qaeda in Iraq, cited; findings of a Pew Research Center poll on Clinton’s honesty cited; footage shown of former President Bill Clinton and former Vice President Al Gore making dubious statements. [Political analyst Nicolle WALLACE†- comments on pressure from the press and their opponent.] [“Time” magazine columnist Joe KLEIN†- says McCain’s remarks are an exaggeration.] [Former Gore advisor Mike FELDMAN†- says there are no off-camera moments; comments on the perception of Gore compared to President Bush.] [Political analyst Joe TRIPPI†- comments on Obama’s weaknesses.]
Couric, Katie

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