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The high court issued a 7 2 decision overturning the statewide recount of disputed ballots ordered by the Florida Supreme Court. The justices cited constitutional problems with the recount.
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As for Al Gore, his campaign manager says the vice president needed time to review the ruling and will respond in full detail today.
EILEEN O’CONNOR, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Good morning, Daryn.
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KAGAN: OK, well, we will definitely check back with you.
And Canada Goose sale that leads us right to the Bush campaign. Camped out in Austin, Texas and covering that for us this morning is who do we have there? There we go, Jeanne Meserve.
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Gov. Bush at this hour receiving his national security briefing. It’s part of his daily routine and part of his preparation to be the next president of the United States. The outstanding question, of course, will he be Canada Goose Coats On Sale the president of the United States?
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Canada Goose Parka KAGAN: Jeanne Meserve in Austin, Texas, thank you very much.
canada goose We’ll move right to the place where Dick Cheney is headed today, and that is Capitol Hill, where we find our own Chris Black.