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Obama / Economy / A Discussion (Part I) #922983

CNN Evening News for Monday, Feb 23, 2009
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[President OBAMA - says everybody is concerned about the legacy for our children.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live strategy session held with CNN's David Gergen and Ali Velshi and "Financial Times" Krishna Guha† about Obama taking questions from Congress and the state of the banks. [GERGEN - says Obama's session with Congress had a good feel.] [VELSHI - says the country has a massive debt and the president has done a good job about outlining the problems.] [GUHA - says we have to fix the banks to turn the economy around, so nationalization is part of the option, especially with Citigroup.] [GERGEN - says the administration does not have a clear plan on the banks and its is dampening consumer confidence.] [VELSHI - says we are not sure about TARP and a bank plan.] [GUHA - says the president is putting in safeguards to make the stimulus spending transparent.] Other material: [OBAMA - outlines the financial problems and we need a new era of responsibility in Washington and giving the people the information.]

Cooper, Anderson

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