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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(White House: Chip Reid) President Obama’s efforts to sell his economic stimulus plan featured; details given about the White House report on benefits for the states. [OBAMA – says failure to act will turn crisis into a catastrophe.] [Senators Ben NELSON†, Susan COLLINS†, John McCAIN - comment on the spending in the bill.] [Charleston, South Carolina, Mayor Joseph RILEY†- says this bill will allow citizens to get to work.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) Earlier interview held with McCain about the bill. [McCAIN – says no bill is better than this bill; outlines his criticisms; comments on Obama’s efforts to reach across the aisle; reviews his own proposal for the economy; says Senate Democrats are not receptive; comments on earmarks; reacts to Obama’s weatherization assistance program.] [In interview yesterday, OBAMA – explains the weatherization program.]

Couric, Katie;
Reid, Chip

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