This program is 29 minutes long
(Capitol: Nancy Cordes) The opposition of House Republicans to the delay in spending cuts examined; details given about the last-minute negotiations between Senator Mitch McConnell and Vice President Joe Biden and about how Speaker of the House John Boehner pulled out of talks with President Obama. [Representatives Spencer BACHUS, Michael CONAWAY- criticize the Senate bill.] [Representative John FLEMING- says there are parts that will be devastating to the economy and jobs.] [Representative Steny HOYER- says a compromise has elements each party does not like.] The time frame for Republican leaders to amend this bill discussed.
(Studio: Anthony Mason) Report introduced.
(White House: Major Garrett) Obama’s view of this deal and his role in the talks featured.
(New York: Margaret Brennan) The health of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is being treated for a blood clot in her head, updated. The upcoming end of Clinton’s term and the hearings to approve Senator John Kerry discussed.
(Los Angeles: Lee Cowan) The Coast Guard’s efforts to free Shell’s drilling rig Kulluk, which ran aground off Alaska, and prevent damage to the environment from a spill of diesel fuel and oil featured; scenes shown of the crew being evacuated; details given about opposition to exploration in Arctic waters. [On the phone, voice of Coast Guard Capt. Paul MEHLER- notes the challenge from the Kulluk’s position on the rocks and the rough seas.]
(New York: Seth Doane) The FBI’s role in providing security in New York City’s Times Square on New Year’s Eve featured. [SWAT sniper Randall DEROUIN- comments on the equipment.] [Assistant director in charge George VENIZELOS- says if anything of a terrorist nature happened there would be mass chaos.] [Agent Kristy KOTTIS- lists the FBI’s different components.]
(Houston: Anna Werner) The changing population in Texas due to the influx of immigrants examined; statistics on the Asian population and job creation cited; details given about the impact of ethnic diversity on Houston’s economy. [Immigrant Jesse WU- says Houston is a good opportunity.] [Rice University Stephen KLINEBERG- says Houston is at the center of the new America of the 21st century.]
(New York: Michelle Miller) The new sense of confidence and hope for African Americans after the Emancipation Proclamation featured; photographic portraits of newly freed Blacks shown. [History professor Barbara KRAUTHAMER- says the pictures were a way of reaffirming dignity and a sense of humanity that accompanied freedom; comments on the portraits of men in uniform; comments on a photo of a family with varying skin colors.]