NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009
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(Los Angeles: Lee Cowan) The “TEA party” protests across the country this tax day featured; scenes shown of demonstrations in Washington, DC, Florida, and elsewhere, and a Secret Service robot examining a box of tea thrown on the White House lawn. [Several PROTESTORS – comment.] [NBC News political director Chuck TODD- says a lot of it is about anti-Obama rallies and getting conservatives excited.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(White House: Savannah Guthrie) President Obama’s press conference in which he addressed taxes reviewed; details given of his promotion of his tax cut. [OBAMA – comments on making the tax code easier.] [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS – affirms Obama will not raise taxes.] [Tax Policy Center Leonard BURMAN- predicts there will be tax increases.] The tax returns from the president and First Lady Michelle Obama noted.
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