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CNN Evening News for Monday, Feb 02, 2009
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Breaking news on President Obama's cabinet while he tries to get bipartisan support for his economic stimulus program introduced.

(White House: Ed Henry) The confirmation of Eric Holder as attorney general, the plans to unveil Senator Judd Gregg as Commerce Secretary, reports that a Republican, Bonnie Newman, will replace him in New Hampshire and change in the economic plan featured. [OBAMA - says we cannot let differences keep the package from moving forward.] [Senators Mitch McCONNELL, Ben NELSON - question the plan.] [November 22, January 24, January 31, OBAMA - names the number of jobs to be created by 2011.] [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS†- says it is 3-4 million jobs that will be created.] Questions about HHS nominee Tom Daschle's taxes reviewed. The question of fundamental differences between the White House and the Republican Party over spending provisions in the package discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Job cuts by Macy's and a jobs buyout offer from Chrysler noted.

(Washington: Candy Crowley) The pace and politics of the passage of Obama's stimulus plan examined; details given about the e-mail from the president. [OBAMA - says there are differences.] ["Cook Political Report" Jennifer DUFFY†- predicts there will be a bill Obama can claim credit for.] [GIBBS - comments on the House package.] [On NBC, OBAMA - says there will be support.] The question of whether Obama will play hardball discussed.

Cooper, Anderson;
Henry, Ed;
Crowley, Candy

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