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CNN Evening News for Thursday, Feb 12, 2009
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[In Springfield, Illinois, President OBAMA - speaks about Lincoln.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The withdrawal by Senator Judd Gregg of his nomination to be Commerce Secretary and the reaction to it noted. Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen, Joe Johns and John King about Gregg, President Obama and the politics of the Republicans. [KING - says there is a pattern to the Republican position of opposing Obama on big government spending.] [JOHNS - says the problem is the Republicans are not in control of Congress and there are Democrats causing trouble for the president.] [GERGEN - says the worst hostility and divide comes in the House; adds Obama has scored a victory with the stimulus package, but what is the cost going forward.] Other material: [In Springfield, OBAMA - speaks about the rejection of any common endeavour.]

Cooper, Anderson

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