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Health Care Reform / The Battle #943778

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 19, 2009
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(Studio: Maggie Rodriguez) A statement from Senator Max Baucus about health care reform being on track for a compromise noted.

(Capitol Hill: Nancy Cordes) The Democrats' push for a bill with the support of Republicans examined; scenes shown of protests; details given about the issue of President Obama's public option. [Representative Donna EDWARDS - says the Republicans do not want reform.] A statement from Senator Jon Kyl that Republicans will not support a trillion-dollar bill quoted. [Republican strategist Ed GILLESPIE†- says stopping something bad {the president's plan} is good.] [At town hall meeting, Representative Barney FRANK - responds to a questioner about Obama's "Nazi policy": this "vile, contemptible nonsense."] [American Enterprise Inst. Norman ORNSTEIN†- says it could come down to one vote.] [Senator Charles GRASSLEY - opposes pulling the plug on grandma.]

(White House: Bill Plante) The White House strategy on health care reform with continued hope for a bipartisan plan featured; details given about the public option supported by liberal Democrats. [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS†- responds to the reporter's query about the public option.] [Politico's Mike ALLEN†- says the White House is switching to night-fighting mode.] [April 18, 2008, presidential candidate Hillary CLINTON - attacks Obama on taking the heat.] Jon Stewart's joke about the public option shown.

Rodriguez, Maggie;
Cordes, Nancy;
Plante, Bill

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