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Congress / START Treaty #982979

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 19, 2010
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(White House: Mike Viqueira) The sudden flurry of action by Congress with the START treaty under consideration examined; details given about joint nuclear site inspections agreed to by President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in April. [Vice President Joe BIDEN, Senators Mitch McCONNELL, Jon KYL, James RISCH - offer views on the treaty.] Obama's letter to the Senate about missile defense systems quoted. The agenda reviewed: tax cuts and military's "don't ask, don't tell." [On Fox, Senator Richard DURBIN - comments on military fairness.]

(Studio: Lester Holt; Washington: John Harwood) What passing all this legislation means for the president, Congress and the voters and the chances for a 9/11 first responders bill before Christmas discussed.

Holt, Lester;
Viqueira, Mike;
Harwood, John

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