CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010
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(Capitol Hill: Nancy Cordes) The backlash against the health care bill examined; phone messages to anti-abortion Democratic Representative Bart Stupak, who voted for the bill, played; details given about the vandalizing of Democratic offices, the actions of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, threats against Representative Tom Perriello & the coming vote on amendments. [Representative Gabrielle GIFFORDS - calls for a timeout.] [Representative James CLYBURN - offers perspective.] Campaign Web ad from Representative James Neugebauer played & a statement from Representative John Boehner quoted. [Senator John McCAIN - calls the bill a "pig."] [Senator Harry REID - questions Republican seriousness.] What the Democrats are saying about the threats against their families discussed.
(Studio: Maggie Rodriguez) Report introduced.
(White House: Chip Reid) The reaction of the White House to the threats & President Obama executive order of abortion funding examined; details given about the attempts to avoid controversy over abortion. [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS- says the bill maintains the status quo.] Findings of a new CBS News Poll taken after the health care bill's passage outlined on screen. President Obama's plans to continue selling health care reform noted.