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Health Care Reform / Passage / A Discussion (Part I) #961731

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Mar 25, 2010
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion with CNN's Dana Bash & David Gergen about the breaking news on the House approval of the final health care bill with changes presented. [BASH - says it was tough for the Democrats to get this passed with the wall of opposition from the Republicans; notes some special deals are still in there such as the help for Louisiana with the Nebraska deal gone.] [GERGEN - says the Democrats feel it is now moving in their direction as indicated by the polls; indicates the next two weeks will be important as members of Congress go back home for recess with the Democrats being aggressive.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The scary politics in the war of words over acts of violence reported; details given about what happened to Representatives Anthony Weiner & Betty McCollum‡. [In Iowa, President OBAMA - jokes about what did not happen after the bill was passed.]

(Washington: Dana Bash) The political furor between Democrats & Republicans over threats of violence examined; Representative Tim Kaine & Democratic requests for funds based on violence quoted. [Representative Eric CANTOR - says his Richmond office was shot at; states Democrats are fanning the flames.] [Representatives John BOEHNER, Steve DRIEHAUS - speak out about death threats.] Reports of threats with white powder against Wiener & Representative Jean Schmidt† discussed; e-mail to Schmidt played.

Cooper, Anderson;
Bash, Dana

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