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Economy: Unemployment Benefits / National Intelligence #976544

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 19, 2010
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(White House: Chuck Todd) The political fight between President Obama and the Republicans over unemployment benefits featured; details given of the plight of the “99ers” who have received benefits for 99 weeks. [With 3 unemployed people, OBAMA – says a partisan minority has used parliamentary maneuvers to block a vote.] [Senator Mitch McCONNELL – wonders about how to pay for it.] [Long-term unemployed Beth CLARK – says she wants to work.] Tomorrow’s discussions on the nomination of Gen. James Clapper as director of national intelligence and the “Washington Post” investigation into the intelligence bureaucracy created after 9/11 noted. The issue of BP’s role in the release of the Lockerbie bomber to the Libyans mentioned.

Williams, Brian;
Todd, Chuck

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