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Obama / CNN Interview / A Discussion (Part I) #920391

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The admission by President Obama that he screwed up presented. [In CNN interview, OBAMA - comments on the withdrawal of HHS Secretary nominee Tom Daschle over criticism of his unpaid taxes; admits he made a mistake--that he screwed up and takes responsibility; comments on the national security and economic briefings he gets daily; states there is no silver bullet on the economy: that we need a recovery package plus fixing the banking system to get credit flowing and a regulatory system in place in a troubled world economy.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Gallup Poll approval ratings for Obama noted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live strategy session held with CNN's David Gergen, Ed Rollins and Roland Martin about Obama. [GERGEN - recalls President John F. Kennedy taking responsibility for the Bay of Pigs; comments on the awkward moment for Obama and getting health care reform done.] [ROLLINS - says Daschle should have taken himself out earlier--that it is a distraction.] [MARTIN - questions the vetting process: that taxes is the first consideration.] [GERGEN - comments on Obama's economic stimulus bill and the political gap.] [MARTIN - questions the administration's lack of an outreach plan for the bill.]

Cooper, Anderson

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