This program is 29 minutes long
(White House: Chuck Todd) The political damage to the Republican Party examined; details given about a possible agreement on raising the debt ceiling; poll findings cited. [Speaker of the House John BOEHNER, White House press secretary Jay CARNEY, Senator Harry REID – comment on the temporary debt ceiling fix.] [Pollster Peter HART- comments on the jaw-dropping poll results.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Stock Market Report. The Senate vote to resume paying death benefits to families of fallen troops noted.
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The anger of veterans who rely on military pensions & disability payments featured; details given about office closings and furloughs at the V.A. [Widow Teresa PRIESTNER, Air Force veteran Joe SMITH, Vietnam veteran Bob McLAUGHLIN, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America Paul RIECKHOFF- comment.] [Representative Mike COFFMAN, Undersecretary of Defense Robert HALE- quibble.]
(Washington: Tom Costello) The rocky start for the Obamacare rollout reviewed; Reddit comment quoted; details given about the greater success of state exchanges. [Representative Darrell ISSA, comedian Jon STEWART – comment on the website mess.] [Miami application counselor Cristina MARRERO- notes one person out of 260 applicants got through.] [Health Policy and Strategy Associates Robert LASZEWSKI- says everybody is shocked at how bad it is.] [White House advisor David SIMAS- says we’re making improvements every day.]
(Washington: Stephanie Gosk) Pressure on the Washington Redskins football team to change their name examined; statement from team owner Daniel Snyder quoted. [FANS, Oneida Nation CEO Ray HALBRITTER, “Washington Post” sports writer Mike WISE, President OBAMA, former player Doc WALKER – express views.]
(New York: Ron Mott) JetBlue pilot Capt. Eric Scott, who mentors young pilots, profiled; percentage of black pilots & flight engineers cited. [SCOTT – talks about youngster Elijah Hedrington; says you can pursue your dreams and have a wonderful career.] [HEDRINGTON – says Scott was his role model as a black man and a pilot.] [New pilot Jovaughn O’BRYAN- says he wants to see more black men & women in the cockpit.]