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Obama / The Challenges #916412

CNN Evening News for Friday, Jan 02, 2009
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[From Syria, Hamas leader Khaled MESHAAL†- {thru translator} says our people will fight from one house to the other.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Washington: Samantha Hayes) The problems piling up for President-elect Barack Obama that now includes the Middle East as well as the economy and the standoff over his former Senate seat after Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich named his appointee featured. [MESHAAL - {thru translator} accuses Obama of a double standard.] Statement from Republican Senator Mitch McConnell about Obama's economic plan quoted. [Republican strategist John FEEHERY†- says this is Obama's first test.] [Former Illinois attorney general Roland BURRIS - says he is the junior senator.] [ Martin KADY†- says the Senate could seat someone "with prejudice."]

Cooper, Anderson;
Hayes, Samantha

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