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Politics: Budget Bill / A Discussion #982870

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Dec 16, 2010
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Breaking news on the yanking of the budget bill to fund the government after Republicans reneged on their support introduced; details given of the request from Senator Jim DeMint that the entire bill be read and the wrangling over other bills. [Senator Harry REID - comments on the decision.] DeMint's December 15 statement on Fox about running out the clock till January and blog responses to how few days Congress members work quoted. Many members shown talking against the playing of political games shown.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Gloria Borger, Erick Erickson and's editor Steve Kornacki about the politics of the budget. [ERICKSON, BORGER - talk about the omnibus spending bill.] [KORNACKI - links this decision to the Tea Party movement; predicts "don't ask, don't tell" will be repealed in this session; wonders if four or five Republicans will get the START treaty done.] [ERICKSON - calls it a comedy of error and this is how the game is played in the Senate: to slow everything down. [BORGER - says DeMint's agenda was to delay.]

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