CNN Evening News for Thursday, Mar 19, 2009
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(Washington: Dana Bash) The pressure to do something about AIG bonuses featured; details given about the bill that would tax bonuses for employees at companies receiving bailout money and about what Democrats and Republicans did. [Representatives Charles RANGEL, Earl POMEROY, Sheila Jackson LEE; Republican Representative John BOEHNER - speak out about bonuses.] [Senators Chris DODD, Ron WYDEN - comment on what the Obama administration asked and said.] The reasoning from Obama officials about banning bonuses and this massive tax on bonuses to make up for their own mistakes in allowing bonuses discussed.
(Hofstra University: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.
(California: Ed Henry) Obama's Western trip to promote the economy while the AIG story went on featured; scenes shown of Obama with the people and on Jay Leno's show. [OBAMA - speaks about the AIG bonuses.] [Senator Lamar ALEXANDER - criticizes Obama.] [With Leno, OBAMA - says flying on Air Force One is cool.] [Senator Jon KYL - criticizes Obama about AIG.] [OBAMA - says our challenges are too big to ignore.] What Obama said on "The Tonight Show" about his bowling and the risk of saying a joke that could backfire discussed.
(Hofstra University: Anderson Cooper) The investigation by New York attorney general Andrew Cuomo of AIG bonuses noted.
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