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Politics: Budget Deal / Earmarks / A Discussion #982669

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 14, 2010
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A look at earmarks in the new budget bill introduced. [Senator John McCAIN - says the people said enough with earmark spending.] [Senator Mitch McCONNELL - says he will defeat the bill.] McConnell's own earmarks in the bill outlined on screen and those of Senator Harry Reid reviewed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier discussion held with CNN's Paul Begala and Erick Erickson about the budget bill and earmarks. [BEGALA - offers his view on earmarks and spending by Congress; defends Congressional-directed spending as part of the Constitution.] [ERICKSON - criticizes the Republicans and Democrats for their position on earmarks; states we don't need the earmarks.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) CNN's hosting of the first Republican primary debate in 2011 noted.

Cooper, Anderson

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