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Obama / Health Care, Afghanistan, Deficit #953377

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 23, 2009
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Jonathan Karl) The reality of getting any health care reform passed due to the opposition of some Democrats to the public option & other issues, including immigration & abortion, outlined. [Senators Blanche LINCOLN; on CNN, Sherrod BROWN†; November 17, Roland BURRUS†- offer views on health care.]

(Washington: Martha Raddatz) President Obama's likely plan for additional troops for the war in Afghanistan examined; details given about an exit strategy & the issue of funding troops. [US special envoy to Afghanistan Richard HOLBROOKE††- talks about the thoughtful process.] [Representative David OBEY - raises money issues.]

(White House: Jake Tapper) The problem of the ballooning national debt examined; debt statistics cited. [OBAMA - says if we add to the debt people could lose confidence.] [The Concord Coalition director Robert BIXBY†- worries about cash to meet the benefits promised to baby boomers.] [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS†- speaks about cuts in the debt due to health care reform.] The administration's aim of talking exclusively about jobs discussed.

Gibson, Charles;
Karl, Jonathan;
Raddatz, Martha;
Tapper, Jake

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