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Politics: Paul / Earmarks / A Discussion #978986

CNN Evening News for Monday, Nov 08, 2010
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) CNN's look at some promises made by politicians in the 2010 campaign introduced. The issue of the promises by Kentucky Senator-elect Rand Paul to end controversial earmarks examined. [On the campaign trail, several times, PAUL - speaks out against earmarks.] A "Wall Street Journal" November 6 article in which Paul says he will fight for earmarks quoted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier discussion held with CNN's Paul Carville and Erick Erickson about Paul's position on earmarks. [CARVILLE - says it looks life a reversal; notes Washington tends to absorb people who come in.] [ERICKSON - says Senator Mitch McConnell has said Republicans will not go for an earmark ban, but the idea is a big Tea Party idea.] A statement from Representative Spencer Bachus criticizing former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin for costing the Republicans the Senate quoted. [ERICKSON - says he does not think the Republicans would have taken the Senate this year anyway, so Palin is not to blame.] [CARVILLE - comments on the "walking back."]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) An explanation from Paul's office about the "Wall Street Journal" on earmarks presented.

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