'This Week' Transcript: John Brennan, Economic Panel

PHOTO: White House Counterterrorism Adviser John Brennan spoke to George Stephanopoulos on ABCs "This Week."

STEPHANOPOULOS: Good morning and welcome to This Week. One year ago...

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OBAMA: Tonight, I can report to the American people, the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaida.

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STEPHANOPOULOS: With Osama gone, are we safe? Or what risks remain? We'll ask our headliner, the president's Chief Counterterrorism Adviser, John Brennan. Then...

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OBAMA: Our businesses have added more than four million jobs over the past two years.

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STEPHANOPOULOS: Four years into the greatest recession of our lifetime, the recovery has begun.

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ROMNEY: This present has been anti-jobs, anti-investment, anti-growth.

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STEPHANOPOULOS: Was it just for laughs? (ph) We'll ask our all star panel of experts in a special discussion with our partners at the University of Virginia's Miller Center. Plus...

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OBAMA: It's great to be here this evening in the vast, magnificent Hilton Ballroom for what Mitt Romney would call, "A little fixer-upper."

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STEPHANOPOULOS: It's Washington's prom night.

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KIMMEL: It's kind of hard to be funny with the President of the United States sitting right next to you looking at you. And yet somehow day in and day out, Joe Biden manages to do it.

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STEPHANOPOULOS: We've got all the jokes, the glitz and the glamour from last night's White House Correspondents Dinner.

ANNOUNCER: From ABC News, This Week with George Stephanopoulos. It's your voice, your vote. Reporting from the Museum in Washington, D.C., George Stephanopoulos.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Good morning. Much of official Washington may be sleeping in this morning after Capitol's Hollywood night, the White House Correspondents Dinner. Lindsay Lohan showed up on the red carpet. Kim Kardashian and George Clooney too. All for the chance to rub elbows with the cabinet secretaries, journalists and generals. This years standup duel, President Obama versus ABC's Jimmy Kimmel.

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KIMMEL: Mr. President, you remember -- remember when the country rallied around you in hopes of a better tomorrow? That was hilarious.

OBAMA: Take Mitt Romney, He and I -- he and I actually have a lot in common. We also both have degrees from Harvard. I have one. He has two. What a snob.

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STEPHANOPOULOS: Everyone was fair game and just a little on edge. Who could forget what happened last year? As President Obama was enjoying jokes about Osama bin Laden...

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MEYERS: People don't think bin Laden is hiding in the Hindu Kush. But did you know that every day from 4:00 to 5:00 he hosts a show on CSPAN?

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STEPHANOPOULOS: He had already ordered Navy SEALS to Pakistan where they would find and kill the Al Qaida leader. It was two years ago this weekend, just as the correspondents dinner was wrapping up when we learned that a terrorist had tried to blow up a truck bomb in Times Square. And intelligence officials are now on alert for an Al Qaida-inspired attack to mark the anniversary of bin Laden's death. So we want to get the latest on that threat from the man President Obama counts on, his Chief Counterterrorism Adviser, John Brennan. Thank you for coming in...

BRENNAN: Good morning, George.

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