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ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 05, 2009
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) President-elect Barack Obama's meetings in Washington about the economy introduced; auto sales statistics cited.

(White House: Jake Tapper) Obama's recovery plan featured; details given about the December jobs lost numbers and about his proposed stimulus plan featuring tax cuts and investments in infrastructure, education and health care; scenes shown from his meetings across the capitol. [OBAMA - says the economy is bad and we need to act boldly.] [Republicans Senator Mitch McCONNELL†, Representative John BOEHNER - offer views on the plan.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson; Washington: George Stephanopoulos) Obama's appointment of Leon Panetta to head the CIA and the reaction of some Democrats, including Senator Dianne Feinstein to the choice; the problems in seating in the Senate with a possible compromise on Illinois Senate choice Roland Burris and the status of the Minnesota race between Al Franken and Senator Norm Coleman discussed.

Gibson, Charles;
Tapper, Jake;
Stephanopoulos, George

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