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Democratic Policy Council / State of Union Message #9096

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 10, 1970
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(Studio) Democratic Policy Council finishes business; published 33 page catalog of complaints against Republicans
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Council headed by Hubert Humphrey; spking. for party, gives guidelines for Democratic candidates; bold stands on issues where Republicans - are vulnerable; opposes anti-ballistic missile extension; rejected Carswell's nomination to Supreme Court [Hubert HUMPHREY - says person apptd. to Supreme Court must be devoid of racial or religious intolerance.] Council can only advise Democrats in Congress what to do. Senators Richard Russell, John Stennis and Henry Jackson, spokesperson on mil. affairs' support extension of ABM.

(Studio) Democrats go on television to rebut Nixon's State of Union message. Spiro Agnew gave stinging critique of Democrats effort. [AGNEW - says presentation pure fable; Democrats piled up deficits; inflation is fantasy.]
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith


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