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Kennedy Death / Successor / Health Care Reform #953652

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 31, 2009
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(White House: Chuck Todd) The importance of Senator Edward Kennedy’s empty Senate seat at this time when President Obama is pushing for a health care bill featured; details given of the debate in Massachusetts over changing the law to allow the governor to appoint an interim senator; statement from Senator Chris Dodd quoted. [Massachusetts Governor Deval PATRICK†- says his passing leaves a big gap in our Congressional delegation; states widow Vicki Kennedy is not interested in the position.] [Senator John KERRY†- says Kennedy wanted the vote protected.] [DODD, former Senator Bob DOLE – call for Obama to step up.]

Williams, Brian;
Todd, Chuck

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