This program is 29 minutes long
(Supreme Court: Pete Williams) The historic day in court reviewed; scenes shown of the crowd outside the court; details given about the decision that the penalty for not having insurance is a tax; remarks from Roberts quoted. [2 WOMEN – react.] [OBAMA – calls it a victory for people whose lives will be more secure.] [Supreme Court expert Tom GOLDSTEIN- notes the fact that a conservative Republican wrote the decision should give Americans confidence that it’s not just a political thing.] [Texas attorney general Greg ABBOTT- says we have awakened to a new day where an unprecedented tax has been imposed on us.] [Ohio attorney general Mike DEWINE- says the government cannot threaten to take away states’ Medicaid money if they did not accept the expanded proposal.] The extraordinary move by Roberts in joining the liberals discussed.
(Studio: Brian Williams) The response to the ruling from Representative Michele Bachmann and Texas Governor Rick Perry noted.
(White House: Chuck Todd) The reactions from Obama and presidential candidate Mitt Romney featured. [OBAMA – says he didn’t do this because was good politics and we won’t refight the political battles of 2 years ago.] [ROMNEY - says if we want to get rid of Obamacare we have to replace President Obama.] The donations to Romney’s campaign noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(New York: Anne Thompson) Reactions across the country featured; details given about the provisions that will begin in 2014 and the complaints from insurance companies. [Cancer patient Kathy WATSON, Kansas City resident Victoria STRONG - express views.] [Perfect Printing president Joe OLIVO- notes the impact on his business.]
(Studio: Brian Williams, Savannah Guthrie; Washington: David Gregory) Roberts’s vote and the impact on the legacy of the Court and how this issue will be a focus in the presidential election discussed.
(Colorado Springs: Miguel Almaguer) The massive wildfire in Colorado Springs featured; scenes shown of burned-out homes. [Mayor Steve BACH- says it’s an act of God.] [Resident Monte COUNTS- comments.] [Firefighter Trevor LELAND- talks about his own situation.] The status of the Olympic training center noted.
(Capitol: Kelly O’Donnell) The House vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to hand over documents about the Fast and Furious gunwalking operation featured; scenes shown of Democrats walking out and chanting “shame on you.” [REPRESENTATIVE – says this is overkill.] [Speaker of the House John BOEHNER – says he hoped it would never come to this.] [Representatives Jason CHAFFETZ, Darrell ISSA- speak against Holder.] [HOLDER – calls it a disservice to the American people.]
(Joplin, Missouri: Chelsea Clinton) The recovery in Joplin, Missouri after last year’s tornado updated; details given about how a local bank, architect Jeff Millard, contractor Trace Hawke and Joplin Building Material owners Troy and Jenny Richards helped Liz Easton rebuild her bakery; scenes shown of the reopening. [MAN – says the spirit of Joplin is to give back to their neighbor.] [EASTON – says we came together for the bad and we’re celebrating for the good.]