CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jan 15, 2009
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(Studio: Campbell Brown) The Senate vote in support of President-elect Barack Obama's economic stimulus package noted; scenes shown of Roland Burris being sworn in as Obama's successor.
(Studio: Campbell Brown) Live strategy session held with CNN's David Gergen, Candy Crowley and BET TV's Pamela Gentry about Obama, the Congressional support of his economic plan, the confirmation hearing for Attorney General nominee Eric Holder, the Burris issue. [GENTRY - says he got a victory on his first day.] [GERGEN - says Holder's confirmation is not in doubt; comments on the significance of Obama's victory in the Senate and how he worked the vote to get things done.] [CROWLEY - suggests Obama would have gotten the money by veto if the Senate had defeated the proposal.] [GENTRY - comments on Burris and the leadership role for Senator Harry Reid.] [CROWLEY - comments on Obama's strategy over the economy and why he is painting a bleak picture; assesses what he said about Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden to lower expectations.] Other material: [In response to question from Senator Arlen Specter, HOLDER - admits he made a mistake about the Marc Rich pardon case.]
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