This program is 29 minutes long
(Dallas: Jan Crawford) The political impact of Romney’s comments examined; response from “The Weekly Standard”’s William Kristol quoted. [Today on Fox News, ROMNEY – comments on the divide over the size and role of government.] [Last night, ROMNEY – says it’s not elegantly stated.] [Senator John McCAIN – says Romney is struggling for the vote of every registered voter in America.] [In April 2008, voice of OBAMA – says they cling to their guns or religion.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Obama’s response to the tape noted. [With talk show host David Letterman, OBAMA – says as president you represent the entire country.]
(Studio: Anthony Mason) A fact check on Romney’s 47 percent figure presented; statistics on taxes, income and government benefits cited. [Tax Policy Center Roberton WILLIAMS- notes they pay federal payroll tax so they’re not deadbeats.] [On tape, ROMNEY – says they believe they’re entitled to health care, food, housing...] [Retiree Betty RUSSELL- says she’s depended on Medicare as part of her strategy.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley; Washington: Bob Schieffer) The damage to Romney’s campaign discussed.
(Turkey-Syria border: Holly Williams) The physical and emotional scars for children from the civil war in Syria featured; scenes shown from Islahiye refugee camp in Turkey; details given about the story of 3 brothers whose parents were killed by government soldiers.
(Scott, Arkansas: Jim Axelrod) The stalled legislation that is keeping water from Arkansas farms in this severe drought featured; details given about how money to complete a pumping station is attached to legislation that has been stuck in Congress for 3 years. [Water supply manager Gene SULLIVAN- says we’re in a moratorium on earmarking.]
(North Port, Florida: Anna Werner) 15-year-old Florida teen Willow Tufano, who buys foreclosed houses and rents them, featured. [TUFANO – explains how she got started with her realtor mom; says she’s trying to get as many as she can while the market is low.] [Mother Shannon MOORE- comments on Willow’s ADHD.]