NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 17, 2009
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(White House: Savannah Guthrie) The revolt from liberal Democrats over the Senate’s health care reform bill featured; details given about former DNC chairman Howard Dean’s call to kill the bill. [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS, voice of White House advisor David AXELROD – respond to Dean.] [NBC political analyst Charlie COOK- doubts progressive Senators will kill it.] [Senator John McCAIN – says he is in agreement with Dean.] Former President Bill Clinton’s support for the bill noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Capitol: Kelly O’Donnell) The scramble by Senate Democrats to get a bill passed by Christmas featured; scenes shown of Senator Al Franken cutting off Senator Joe Lieberman. [Senators Richard DURBIN, Ben NELSON, Bernie SANDERS – offer views.] [Senator Mitch McCONNELL- comments on rushing it through.]
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