This program is 29 minutes long
(White House : Mike Viqueira) Obama's visit to the Capitol featured; scenes shown from Washington of protests; details given about the abortion issue. [Before House Democrats, OBAMA - says we are bound to be true.] [Representatives John BOEHNER, Joe BARTON, Steny HOYER, Joseph CAO, Mike PENCE - offer views on the bill.]
(Studio: Lester Holt; Capitol Hill: Kelly O'Donnell) The vote count before tomorrow's debate on the bill, what happens if the bill passes with a debate then in the Senate & the strategies for the Democrats & Republicans discussed.
(Studio: Lester Holt) The requirements of the new law reviewed; details given about government subsidies, the expansion of Medicaid, tax credits for business, benefits for consumers, the delay in starting the changes, the requirements for insurance companies, new taxes to pay for it & CBO costs estimates.
(Studio: Lester Holt) Tomorrow's guests on "Meet the Press' named.
(Moorhead, Minnesota: Kevin Tibbles) The weather predictions for the cresting of the Red River in North Dakota & Minnesota featured; scenes shown from the river.
(Rome: Stephanie Gosk) The reaction to the letter from Pope Benedict XVI apologizing for priest abuse in Ireland featured; details given about the allegations in Ireland over four decades with the letter quoted & about abuses in Germany. [Archbishop of Armagh Cardinal Sean BRADY- speaks about the pope's expression about the abuse.] [Vatican correspondent Marco PONTI- says the pope made it clear the church sinned.]
(Juarez, Mexico: Mark Potter) The escalation of the drug wars along the Mexico-US border featured; scenes shown from the funeral in El Paso for the two Americans slain by gangs & the sites of gun battles in Juarez & Reynosa, Mexico. [DEA intelligence chief Anthony PLACIDO- says the violence will go on between drug cartels.] Plans for Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton & Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to visit Mexico to discuss the widening drug war noted.
(Los Angeles: Lee Cowan) The use of explosive devices in the gang war on drugs in California featured; scenes shown from the '97 police shootout with bank robbers; details given about the threats against police considered domestic terrorism. [Hemet police department Lt. Duane WISEHART, Riverside County district attorney Rod PACHECO- comment on the tactics aimed at law enforcement.] [California attorney general Jerry BROWN- talks about the Mexico-California connection.]
(Baghdad: Richard Engel) The changing situation after seven years of war in Iraq examined; then-&-now scenes shown from the chaos in the Baghdad hospital, of a displaced Shiite family, a bakery being reconstructed; details given about the improvements in policing & fuel shortages while unemployment remains high & mistrust still runs deep.
(New York: David Shuster) One-armed freshman college basketball player Kevin Laue profiled; scenes shown from the court. [LAUE - talks about basketball & adapting; states he is living proof not to give up.] [Manhattan College basketball coach Barry ROHRSSEN- talks about Laue.]