This program is 28 minutes long
(Davenport, Iowa: Nancy Cordes) The nastiness of the campaigning by President Obama and Mitt Romney reviewed; political ads shown; Obama campaign statement quoted. [In Ohio, ROMNEY – tells Obama to take his campaign of division and hate back to Chicago.] [In Danville, Virginia, Vice President Joe BIDEN – speaks about Romney putting people back in chains.] [Today, ROMNEY – responds to being called unhinged.] [OBAMA – criticizes Romney’s campaign spending.] The response from Obama’s aides discussed.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.
(Studio: Anthony Mason) Romney’s claim that Obama robbed 716 billion from Medicare examined; political ads shown; letter from the Congressional Budget Office to Speaker of the House John Boehner quoted; details given about cuts to health care providers proposed in Obama’s Affordable Care Act and how vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s budget plan includes the same reductions. [OBAMA – says he proposed reforms that will save Medicare money.] [ROMNEY – says Obama’s cuts will be restored if he becomes president.]
(No location given: Elaine Quijano) A Pennsylvania judge's approval of a controversial new voter ID law featured; statement from Judge Robert Simpson quoted; details given of concern that those without identification are poor, young or minorities, and often vote for Democrats; map shown of states with such laws; statistics on voter fraud convictions cited. [Pennsylvania deputy secretary of state Shannon ROYER- says it is a victory for fair and honest elections.] [Lawyer Judith BROWNE DIANIS- says these laws undermine democracy by cutting off participation.] [Voter Bea BOOKLER- worries she won’t be able to vote.]
(Los Angeles: Bill Whitaker) President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy that offers young illegal immigrants a chance to stay in the US featured; details given about the criteria for qualification; scenes shown of people lined up across the country and a protest against the program; statistics on the applicants cited. [Student Leslye OSEGUEDA†- says this is where her roots are.] [FAIR’s Dan STEIN††- says it’s election-year pandering.]
(Cle Elum, Washington: Ben Tracy) The fight against the fires updated; scenes shown of burning homes, planes dropping retardant. [Washington residents Jennifer LOEWEN, Mary Lou SMITH- comment.] [Incident commander Rex REED- comments on the containment effort.]
(Dallas: Anna Werner) The strain on the working poor in this sluggish economy featured; the rise in wages vs. consumer prices compared; the drop in interest income and average gas prices cited. [Food bank customer Carrie WHEELER- comments on trying to find work and feed her family.] [Senior Linda TROTTER- comments on grocery and food prices.]
(New York: Seth Doane) The impact of the drought on the migration of hummingbirds featured; details given about the lack of wildflowers; scenes shown of swarmed feeding stations. [WOMAN – reacts to all the birds.] [Arizona resident Lenore HEMINGWAY- comments on her commitment to feeding the birds.] [Hummingbird Society Ross HAWKINS- predicts the birds will find less food in the future.]