CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 18, 2009
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(Capitol: Nancy Cordes) Republican efforts to block the health care reform bill featured; scenes shown of Senator Robert Byrd being wheeled onto the floor; details given of stalling tactics, including prolonged debate on a defense spending bill. [BYRD – says “shame, shame.”] [Senator Harry REID – speaks of the game being played in the Senate chamber.] [Senator Mitch McCONNELL – says we don’t think this bill ought to pass.] [Senator Orrin HATCH – criticizes the Democrats.] [“Rothenberg Political Report” Stuart ROTHENBERG- says it’s standard politics.]
(Studio: Katie Couric; Washington: Bob Schieffer) The fight that is all about politics discussed.
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