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Obama / Middle East, Politics / A Discussion #916523

CNN Evening News for Monday, Jan 05, 2009
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The third day of Israel's ground offensive in Gaza reported; night scenes shown.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Gloria Borger, Ed Henry and Joe Johns about President-elect Barack Obama, the crisis in the Middle East, the New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson case and the CIA directorship. [BORGER - says Obama has to wait two weeks about the Middle East.] [JOHNS - comments on Richardson and the questions about his involvement in a contract.] [HENRY - says Obama's staff were aware of the Richardson "pay-to-play" problem and were not getting good answers so he was pushed out.] [BORGER - talks about Leon Panetta as the CIA director and how Senator Dianne Feinstein was not notified as committee chairman.] [HENRY - comments on the ruffled feathers over Panetta and that the CIA needs a lot of reform.]

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