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White House / Obama Interview #954944

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 16, 2009
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(White House: Charles Gibson) Today's interview with President Obama presented. [OBAMA - talks about the unknowns of the presidency from a year ago: the jobs lost; comments on the difficulties in managing two wars & the weight of making decisions about sending young men & women into war; recalls his trip to Dover to meet with the families of loved ones coming home in caskets & seeing those caskets & the element of tragedy involved in war; explains the decision-making process about the economy & Afghanistan; speaks about the cost curve for health care, making insurance companies have to compete, which will drive costs down & the difficulties of getting the bill passed with the opposition party saying no to everything so we need 60 votes; notes health care is really hard & we need to get it done or else insurance costs will go up & the federal government will go bankrupt.]
Gibson, Charles

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