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CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(White House: Ed Henry) Breaking news that President Obama will have Senate support to pass his economic stimulus package as he tries to sell his plan reviewed; details given of the salary cap for Wall Street executives for companies being bailed out; scenes shown of moderate senators invited to the White House. [OBAMA - says a failure to act will turn crisis into a catastrophe.] [Senator Claire McCASKILL - cites the message.] [Senators Ben NELSON, John McCAIN - comment on aspects of the package.] Obama's belief he has enough votes but would eliminate some spending projects opposed by moderates discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Ali Velshi) The state of the economy, what needs to be done in the stimulus plan, the idea of restricting executive pay and the arguments for and against the government role in CEO pay discussed; pay for key CEOs {photos shown} outlined on screen.

Cooper, Anderson;
Henry, Ed;
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