CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 18, 2009
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(Washington: Ed Henry) The possibility of a going it alone strategy by the Democrats to push through health care reform without any Republican support reviewed & what it means for a public option discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Dana Bash) The politics behind a deal with Democrats alone discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Ed Henry, Dana Bash) The change in the administration strategy to ram a bill through via a procedural motion & the maneuvering behind the scenes discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN contributor Alex Castellanos & Huffingtonpost.com editor Ed Sekoff about health care reform & the bill. [SEKOFF - says this is good news with the president making a strong move; states there is no reform without a public option & the Democratic base is in danger.] [CASTELLANOS - says the administration misplayed their hand & Obama is trying to recoup his political chips.]
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