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annihilation. we'll have the latest. plus have lat near putin is ordered statehood talks, o or he is back beds pedaling in moscow. plus in the united states, we will take a closer look at the fall midterms and the money behind the ads, all that at 8:00 p.m. >> this is al jazeera america, i'm david shuster in new york, with a look at today's top stories unlikely partners - united states and iran join forces to help iraqi forces attack the islamic state group. russia and ukraine swapped soldiers held prisoner - but the fighting continues. democracy has been dealt a setback in hong kong. in the united states... >> can we stick with the plan, answer yes.
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..labour day is the traditional campaign, this is not a traditional year. midterms broke spending levels and is the subject of our sunday night segment "the week ahead". we begin in northern iraq, where u.s. and iranian aircraft teamed up today to attack islamic state fighters. the war planes helped the iraqi forces break a crucial siege. tonight iraq's military suffered a setback when is suicide bomber drove into a police checkpoint in ramadi, killing 27, including 22 security personnel. on the ground the conflict has been fires. iraqi officials say their forces entered amerli, liberating thousands that the islamic state group threatened to slaughter. the pentagon is not talking
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about coordination with iranian war planes. the breakthrough today was significant. amerli is a crucial area between a province controlled by the islamic state, and the capital baghdad. sue turton has the latest. [ gun fire ] >> reporter: huge relief on the streets of amerli as friendly forces break through the siege. for 80 days and nights they faced the threat of islamic state fighters taking their town. it had led some of the shiite turkmen to consider taking their own lives. their plight invoked an unlikely alliance between groups not known to fight side by side - with peshmerga, shiite militia and iraqi army soldiers banding together in a joined operation beginning at four in the morning. >> translation: we same to join the fight for amerli under muqtada al-sadr's orders,
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clearing iraq from north to south of i.s.i.s., no difference between sunni, shia, kurdish or christian, we came to clear is from iraq. most came from outside iraq. >> translation: this had become an 80-day siege, surrounded by islamic state fighters, and they had no food, water or anything. many died of starvation, babies had no milk. thousands were saved. the air campaign began in ernst the -- in earnest the previous day - dropping food and supplies, and bombs on the front lines. there's pride among the peshmerga, that they and the shiites broke the seem and took back the up to of amerli. they couldn't have done it without the help from the air, a joint operation between u.s. fighter jets, iraqi and iranian
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helicopters. breaking the islamic state group, it lifted morale. the challenge now is not to see if they can keep up the moment up, but if they can hold on to the ground they just won back. iraqi media are also reporting that an islamic state leader was killed in the fighting. he goes by the nickname ambu tiber. u.s. air strikes forced the group to refruit from other areas. zeina khodr's report brings us a look at the trail of destruction north of mosul, in a town >> reporter: the scars of battle. the islamic state group used houses as defense lines before being forced to retreat towards the city of mosul. this man came home to find this. the grouped fighters moved into the village. they did not only use the house
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as a base, i am told they ate whatever food they found and used their clothes, and didn't give up without a fight. this is an organization that u.s. official say is beyond anything they have seen. those engaged say they faced we well-trained fighters. >> they placed a few snipers in different houses. and they did all the way the roads, put the tnt. >> the islamic state may have been pushed back from the mosul dam and surrounding areas, but it is far from defeated. kurdish forces and the iraqi army didn't win alone, dozens of u.s. air strikes helped the offensive. undoubtedly air power damages, it may have been an option here, but it's not always the case. islamic state group controls cities, population centers -
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using air strikes there would cause mass civilian casualties. the kurds have been battling is on several fronts, but not the strongholds where the sunni arab live. iraqi army is fighting alongs side a group called dash. >> unfortunately most of the villages here are sunni. they support dash. the people here were absolutely disappointed in government. as a revenge action, i think they supported these people, dash. >> reporter: the air campaign slowed progress in this corner of iraq. is, armed with u.s. equipment stolen from the iraqi army controls territory in syria, where the obama administration lacks local allies. the war needs to be fought on the ground on both sides of the border. it is a challenge since the governments in iraq and syria
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are not seen as legitimate by the sunnis. food today in moscow vladim putin urged statehood for the east of ukraine, coming in an interview where he demanded the ukrainian government negotiate with pro-russian separatists. a vladimir putin spokesman backtracked on the statehood comment. on friday vladimir putin compared ukrainian troops to nazis. >> translation: both small villages and large villages are surrounded by ukrainian army which is hitting residential areas with the aim of destroying infrastructure and suppressing the individuals and so on. it remined me the event of the second world war, where the german fascist occupants surrounded our cities. hours after vladimir putin how old for a political solution
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ukraine says one of its border patrol boats was attacked. paul brennan has more from mariupol. these trucks hole a force of men that were fighting in a town further east. >> translation: there's no way the separatists could battle for themselves. separatist were reinforced with tank and artillery from russia, they would never have had this success. >> this is an area where the ukrainian army held sway. now the militia are in charm, and we saw two separate units of fighters operating unhindered in the town. >> translation: the fighting wasn't heavy. in most cases they left without a fight. we are pushing them in all
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directions. >> huddled in the back of an ambulance we saw three conscripts ber rated by militia men. they asked that we don't show their faces and they described the experience of being under artillery attack. 80% of the battlian died in the first 10 minutes "my friend were torn apart in front of my eyes." 200m behind we saw tanks in the hands of separatists. they are not friendly towards us, we had to retreat. there's no sign of the ukranian army in this part of the country. >> the town's militia caught up with us, forcing us to delete our video of the attacks. a fighter admitted he was from moscow. >> what are you fighting for. what motivates you? >> we are fighting for the russian population, to determine the way they live, the language and the history.
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>> it is the civilians who suffer, the young and elderly in particular. >> there's no power, there's no gas. we don't have anything. they promise to switch them on tomorrow. our condition here is really bad. >> families hide in their cell a in the basement of a stop mason's, a woman sleeping among the gravestone. it is a graham -- grave existence. despite the fighting ukraine and russia swapped captured soldiers, 63 ukranian soldiers handed back in exchange for in my opinion captured parr troopers last week. we have more from the russian side of the border >> reporter: on the boarder with ukraine, a swift, late-night handover. the men were quiet as they crossed the border checkpoint. 63 ukranian soldiers swapped for
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nine russian paratroopers in a sign of cooperation. >> translation: the negotiations were far from easy, thank god commonsense prevailed. our boys are with us. i want to stress that we don't abandon our people. from the first minutes, all measures were taken to start the process. they returned to the homeland. >> russia says the ukrainian soldiers were trying to get away from the fighting when they entered russian territory on wednesday. paratroopers captured in eastern ukraine crossed the border accidentally. in releasing footage, the unit was said to be on a mission. russia is to blame, says kiev, and more than 1,000 troops are operating in the east. . >> translation: terrorists would not have been capable of conducting such operations without the russian troops.
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they are not there. several russian marines were captured during a break through operation. >> the deal was struck between ukranian president petro porashenko, and his russian counter part vladimir putin during talks in minsk. the conciliatory tone is not turning the side of this conflict. vladimir putin is calling for statehood to be considered by eastern ukraine. a call for regional powers. >> translation: it is necessary to start substantive negotiation, not just technical matters, but politically organising society and statehood for south-eastern ukrainement. >> reporter: feeding warnings from ukraine, the point of no return is near, and that point is full-scale war. while most russians near the border support the pro-separatist rebels, a
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government-supported opinion poll showed 5% were in favour of sending troops into ukraine. as this conflict worsens, putin may find support for boots on the ground slipping away. members of the dawn of libya militia has taken control. grounds of the u.s. embassy in tripoli. the group stormed the embassy, the compound this morning. all american personnel had been evacuated in july. the takeover comes days after the group seized control of the international airport and other parts of tripoli. >> pakistan's political crisis turned violent. clashes between police and protesters left three dead, hundred injured. the opposition group pledged to keep up its campaign against the pakistani government and the prime minister who is under pressure to resign.
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kamal hyder has this report from islamabad. >> in islamabad these protesters stand their ground, staging their sit in for two weeks, but will not go until the prime minister resigns. >> translation: we will not return in we achieve our objective. the government has no ethical justification for what it has done, or a legal justification for its existence. the demonstrators are led by tahir ul-qadri, who is seeking justice for followers in lahore, killed by police. and opposition leader imran khan who accuses the prime minister of electoral fraud and corruption. >> translation: i'm here with you, i'm with you. i'll be with you the entire night. i'll be with you until we get freedom for the country. >> translation: with allah's
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help move towards your final destination, remain peaceful, peaceful. maintain my credibility. there should be no violence, there should be no destruction or violence. god willing you will win the war with peaceful moons. [ gunfire ] that message was disregarded on saturday night. protesters got through police lines tearing down the walls of parliament. the military has taken over in this time of civil unrest. this time there prosecutors to be little appetite for a coup. >> the pakistani military established that they are in any position to run the country. when they try to do that, they fail and leave pakistan in a more problematic situation. it's down to people power. this is the first government to have taken over from an elected
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parliament but whether that democratic transfer can remain peaceful or not is critical to pakistan's future. 12 people were killed this morning when an armed group attacked a government building in somalia. the atack began when a car bomb went out outside a building in mogadishu. gunmen made their way into the facility. one civilian was among those killed. al-shabab suspected militants were held there. the israeli government has been criticised for expanding a settlement in the occupied west bank. 988 additional acres of land have been declared state land in response to the kidnapping and killing of three israeli teenagers in june. the obama administration is not happy with the latest
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announcement from the israeli government, saying that they have been opposed to the idea of israeli establishing settlements, saying it's counterproductive to a goal of establishing a 2-state solution to the israeli palestinian conflict and calls on the government to reverse the decision to basically annex 1,000 or so acres for the use of israeli residents. they say it's very unhelpful. this is longstanding criticism from the obama administration of israeli efforts to establish settlements in the occupied west bank. the u.s. considers them unlawful. it does not recognise the territories, and if you think about the status of u.s.-israeli relations, this is the crutch of the matter of why relations are not as strong and warm as it might have been. the former secretary of state
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was very openly critical about the binyamin netanyahu government's efforts to annex territory because in her view and in president obama's view, this would not make it a 2-state solution, a viable option. certainly the israelis said they'd do what they want, but you can expect there'll be more discussion between the two capitals about the latest move. i don't think you'll see the u.s. backing away from the demand of a reversal of this decision any time soon. >> rosalind jordan in washington. ahead on al jazeera - china clamps down on hong kong, delivering a blow to pro-democracy campaigners, and we get ready for our campaign season. we look at the expensive battle for control of the u.s. senate in "the week ahead". first, on this labor day weekend we are looking back on the big
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stories, and begin in the rio grand valley in texas. >> i'm heidi zhou-castro, we spent a month at the center of the immigration crisis. homeland security says it's caught 63,000 children crossing into the u.s. this past year alone. >> reporter: we arrived in jooup to find a border -- june, to find a border of holes. 10,000 unaccompanied children were crossing the border. mostly from guatemala, honduras, and el salvador overwhelmed detention centers, provoking an outcry. most called the situation a humanitarian crisis, people in a few communities protested against the children's presence. the obama administration responded by deporting more migrants, and texas governor rick perry announced he would send 1,000 more troops to the
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border. the numbers crossing dropped by half in july. as fewer crossed, bodies appeared - 80 miles to the north, in the texas desert. this summer, the brooks country sheriff's department said it recovered 23 bodies, victims of 100 degree heat and the ruthlessness of smugglers. >> the crisis along the border continues. congress adjourned, without taking action on immigration. heidi zhou-castro, al jazeera, dallas.
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china's government is refusing to loosen grip on elections in hong kong and approved a plan to have budget vetting candidates. the -- beijing vetting candidates. the mainland is defending its decision. >> translation: a small group of
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people in hong kong with ulterior motives are trying to replace the basic law with international standards. te came up with the need of domination by the public. the goal is to interfere with hong kong society. they waste a great amount of time discussing an unrealistic political agenda. the decision barring opposition candidates from running for office, and has hong kong abbing visits pledging -- activists pledging to take their disappointment to the streets. rob mcbride has the report. >> reporter: in front of characters, the leader promises to occupy central hong kong. he's not saying when thousands are expected to bring the financial heart of the city to a standstill, kept a secret for maximum effect. for some, this was the day democracy died, and others it
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was the start of the fight. >> we fight for our rights, we'll have democracy one day. >> translation: i don't know it will win, but hong kong people should come out and support this. >> reporter: news of beijing's refusal to grant full democracy was greeted by definals. civil disobedience is now the only way forward. >> normal protests is not useful to show pressure to the central government and more. >> in this highly divisive issue, tens of thousands of loyalists have taken to the streets, opposed to the occupy central movement. this is as close as they'll come to democracy, and the city should accept it. >> reporter: hong kong's democrats seem to be on a collision with beijing, whatever the consequences.
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a battle between syrian government forces and rebels tips to rage along the syria-israel border. fighting started on thursday when rebels seized control of a crossing near golan heights. israeli officials say they crossed an unmanned drone that crossed into their air space. 40 u.n. peacekeepers pinned down managed to escape. 45 more remain captives of the rebels. the u.n. secretary-general says he's raised the issue of three detained al jazeera journalists with the president of egypt. ban ki-moon spoke about freedom and speech, and ensuring the safety and security of journalists. peter greste, mohamed fadel fahmy and baher mohamed spent 246 days in an egyptian prison, all three received long sentences after a trial where many observers saw as politically motivated. >> this is a subject which i
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have discussed with the president abdul fatah al-sisi immediate after he was elected. and i have been emphasising the importance of freedom of speech and particularly ensuring safety and security of journalists for the covering dissertation, whichever newsagencies one may be working for, i an emphasised and urged him to take necessary action. it's regrettable that we have not yet seen, and the reporters are under detention. i certainly hope they'll be released soon. al jazeera continues to demand the journalists immediate release. their convictions are being appealed. ahead, campaign season in the united states is about to
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intensify. coming up in "the week ahead", we'll take a closer look at the midterm elections and the senate races that could shift the balance of power. first we'll look back on some major stories of summer 2014. next detroit filing for bankruptcy. >> i'm bisi onile-ere in detroit. this mast summer thousands of workers and retirees vote in favour of pension cuts in detroit's bankruptcy plan. it puts it a step closer to emerging from the largest bankruptcy in american history. it opened the door to $800 million in funding from the state of michigan, foundations and the detroit institutes of art, money that would collect city-owned art and stave off deeper pension cuts. it's been obvious a year since detroit filed for bankruptcy,
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facing $18 million no debt. next week the bankruptcy trial will begin. lawyers for the city will try to prove the debt reduction plan is fair. creditors against the plan will hold against it. some hold-out creditors believe the plan favors pensioners over creditors. the judge will decide if the plan is approved. if not, it's back to the drawing board for the city. it's a trial that could go into october.
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>> al jazeera's investigative unit has tonight's exclusive report. >> stories that have impact... that make a difference... that open your world... >> this is what we do... >> america tonight only on al jazeera america welcome back to al jazeera america, here is a look at your top stories. in iraq, air strikes in the united states, and iranian military air forces help break the state of amerli. one islamic state leader has reportedly been killed.
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russian president vladimir putin today called for a political solution to the ukranian crisis. hours later the ukraine government says a border guard boat was attacked. vladimir putin suggested statehood for the breakaway regions in eastern ukraine, a spokesman backtracking on that comment. hong kong's next leader will have to win over chinese government. they will continue to vet the candidates. it angered citizens in hong kong, and they are planning protest rallies. it's time for our regular look at "the week ahead". labor day weekend it the start of fall campaign season. we look at the mud term elections. let's star with the u.s. senate. republicans need a gain of six weeks to take control and bury president obama's legislative agenda. because of the special elections, there are 36 states,
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oklahoma, south carolina are holding special elections for their seats. these are some of the key rises, including kentucky, georgia, arkansas, north carolina, louisiana, that both claim are crucial. let's look at some of the big issues. >> reporter: nearly a year ago after the october 23rd government shutdown the republican party brand was in trouble. this summer the tide has been turning. and now in an efferent to regain control of the senate. the republican national committee announced it would fellow in there 8 million in the hotly contested senate races, in addition to groups funded by the coke brothers. >> i grew up cast rating hogs. >> when i get to washington, i'll know how to cut corners. >> in iowa, joanie ernst, a g.o.p. surprise, is ahead of
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bruce brailly, democrat. in the louisiana senate race, republican bill cassidy, and democratic mary landrieu is faces trouble over where she lives. the senator and her husband own a $2 million house on capitol hill. but "the washington post" found in order to satisfy louisiana residence requirements, she lists a home her parents have been living in. in arkansas, incumbent senator mark prior prosecutors -- appears to be sleeping against tom cotton. >> he's been accused of being too much like the president. a poll of polls show president obama's approval rating stands at 42%. in north carolina, democratic incumbent senator kay hagan is in the race of her life, even
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with tom tillot, speak are of the north carolina house. spending, thanks to outside groups, is on track to reach $100 million, a senate record. >> there's nothing moderate about hagan's spending priorities, he's voted from trillion in wasteful debt. >> reporter: parties believe action on immigration could dominate the campaigns. the president threatened to use executive authority to grant work permits to millions of illegal immigrants. >> it's my belief if i can't see congressional action, i need to do what i can in order to make the system work better. >> republican lawmakers say they may respond by not approving government funding bills which could cause a shutdown. an issue looming over midterms
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is the obama administration care debate. the white house says refusal to participate by some states left 441,000 uninsured. despite the potential help for the poor, recent polls suggest obama care is generally more unpopular than ever. joinings us to discuss this is jeannie, a democratic strategist, professor at new york university, and dave leven that will, senior report at the center for integrity. jeannie, for a while it looked like the obama administration was eager to make immigration reform, republicans may overreact, shutting down the government and the political equation would be back to where it was an i can't remember ago. that's caping changed.
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is that because the republicans are not threatening to take that action. >> i think the obama administration backing off, because them taking action on administration is a bad sign for democrats running in the key races. you mentioned many of them. if he takes action on that, he is going to hurt them. they told him that. the democrat pollsters told him that. he should never have promised to do it in june. >> it only hurts the senate democrats if republicans don't overreact. if the voters say "president obama took the action", and not going to the polls thinking, "the republicans are shutting the government over this", it sounds like the democrats and the white house realise that the republicans are not quite as reckless. >> they are betting that the republicans learnt their lesson in okay. they'd like nothing more for them to shut down the government. i think they are betting that they learnt their lesson.
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that's the case. as far as the latino voters. they are hoping the president will go big, before the election. are they deflated, heading into an election that depends on enthusiasm. >> it's wide by disappointed. it's an issue they were hoting would be sold, sealed and delivered by congressional action, which if we were having the conversation a year ago, there have been movement in the senate, talk that the house would move it forward. they waited a year, nothing happened. and the president made overtures about having an executive action going forward. anything that would happen would be little too late. if anything happens at all. it's an issue that if it gets resolved one way or the other, it will be 2015 before it happens. >> it takes immigration off the table as a major defining issue.
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does it leave obama care. >> it's a regional issue and a big factor. including areas that are toss ups in a couple of races. it's not going to be as big was a few other issues like the academy, jobs. when it comes to obama care, health care, it will be an issue. all the advertisements and spending that has not happened. it will be more than we a seen. it will be an issue, but democrats probably feel better about obbar was an issue than they did a few months ago. president obama - his poll ratings are low. these not someone that will help too many democrats out. among republicans and independence, and many undecide
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voters. it's an issue. whether it's obama or obama care. you might say ta obama is the issue. >> you mentioned spending. we are at record levels, and we look at some of the big numbers, $1 billion was what was spent so far, and by november it was expected to swell to $4 billion, that would be, if my maths is correct. that would be three times the amount spent in the last presidential election year. >> it's hard to wrap your head around it. i understand we are looking at kentucky spending $100 million or more. they have never seen anything like that. the big question going forward is what is the impact of that. obviously this follows from the citizens united and the mccutchen decision, that we have unprecedented spending, much from outside groups, not totally. most of us are scratching our head as to what the impact will
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be. one we haven't seen is all the spending has not resulted in an increased turn out. if the idea is to get voters out and get them knowledgeable, that is not working. the impact will be interesting to watch, and while everyone is talking about whether that's is it a wave election, i think we don't know, because we'll talk about unprecedented negative advertising. >> and the impact of negative adds is that it depresses turnout. keeping people from the polls. what is the result if you have negative advertising, record levels and fewer people than ever. who does it cut against. >> republicans without question. this is an election where depressed turn out is likely. democrats have to work hard to get the constituents out. we'll see democrats talking about issues that they care about, minimum wage, ferguson,
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issues that impact young people, the cost of a college education. they'll try hard. i was in a class with 50 young people, two raised their hands when i asked if they'd turn out to vote. we are in new york. that's how interested they are no get out and vote. it's sad. >> david, record spending will it have the effect of causing fewer than ever to participate? >> people think of advertising sometimes as an offensive weapon. attack ads, going after opponent and lovingly promoting the candidate, attracting people to the polls, it's a defensive weapon, and an opportunity for you as a candidate. and more so in the election, and some of the key senate battles, outside groups are coming in, super packs, guys that can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money and pour it into political races. they are trying to depress the vote. we have a midterm election.
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this is not a presidential election year. you don't have a marquee race, so expect the defense to be as much in play as the offense. >> if the defense is a deciding factor. is it possible na women could be the gender divide that minimises the damage to the democratic party. two groups cross the american action network, released a report that confirms many republicans are stuck in the past. 49% of women have an unfavourable view of republicans, 39% have an unfavourable view of democrats. does that protect democrats to a certain extent. >> it probably helps a little bit. it probably echos what the republican party find. this was an issue that republicans were supposed to address and haven't done it successfully. part of the interesting thing is we have got several interesting
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exciting women on both sides of the aisle that are candidates, you can look at the races, yet women feel like the republican party are stuck in the past. people are disgusted with washington d.c., politics and the political parties. it helps the democrats a little more, and depends on what they focus on, but republicans need to get a handle on this, they haven't been able to do this. and the race was mentioned as being $100 million. >> a lot of democrats thought she would be the perfect candidate. a lot epit somizes. how did mitch mcconnell let them do it. it's incredibly key in erms of
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the bibilityy to keep control of the senate. democrats and republicans across the country. we identified nine races, we'd profile them in a series called buying the senate. if they win the race, it will help their hopes and stitts versus montana, where it's guaranteed to flip from democrat to republican and other states where there's open seats, and the democrats in north carolina, in alaska, states where they really are on the defensive, and could potentially lose the democratic health seats. it's a $100 million race. mitch mcconnell had his own primary fight a guy by the name of mad bevan, and had to suspend time, resources and funny pushing that challenge back, which he did so successfully. now that we have moved into the general election, which started months ago, we'll have potentially the opportunity to
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see that first u.s. senate race crack the nine figure amount which seems astronomical. bizarre, but it could happen, even in a state like kentucky, it has a chance of happening in north carolina. we are talking about big money, every election cycle, even the mid terms, it's breaking new ground for a lot of races in terms of the sheer dollars, and is being fuelled by the outside organizations, the superpacts. it's important to mention that the republicans, each though at the forefront, all the big money that has been pouring in, the democrats have been embracing it, too, they seem they have no other choice. they are rallying against dark money and outside money, they have embraced in 2014 in a major way the outside money game which they have to do to compete.
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>> no one wants to unilaterally disarm. in november there'll be 36 skates holding elections. 29 sitting republican governors and democrats. 10 of the races are considered toss-ups. what do you make - given they are crucial in terms of redistricting and who controls state legislators, what do you make of the way they are shaping up? >> we'll see two democratic pick-ups. i don't think we'll see much more than that. i think one of the most interesting races is what is happening in florida, where you have the two candidates, both of whom are flawed. florida is a state that plays big as we go into the presidential election. dispenteding on who -- depending on who wins, they both have designs on being a vice presidential nominee. you have charlie grist, a republican, then an
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independence, now a democrat. you have two flawed, unpopular candidates spending big money, and both again with national designs. it will be fascinating to watch. you have other races too. all in all we are looking at two democratic pick-ups. >> and the race in wisconsin, scott walker has his eye on the white house. if he loses that, that's done, right? >> almost certainly. and that will be a key race of course, because he's been in the news for a couple of cycles. there was the recall election that took place not long ago. this is a proxy for his presidential hopes, and there's proxies in other states. texas is an example. greg abbott going against wendy davis. pollsters don't think wendy davis will win this. if she does well, if she does better than expected, that could be something that heartens a lot
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of, you know, blue people in a red state, which is what democrats are trying to do down there. >> i want to play one of the ads for both of you. there has been so many intensely already. after-labor day they'll get worth. there has been creative, a lot of people firing guns and negative ads. >> no one should fight an insurance company while you are fighting for your life. that's why i helped pass a law presenting insurance companies cancelling your policy if you are sick. >> that is intriguing. david prior is out there potentially embraces obama care. your reaction? >> i think the ad was one of the most important we have seen this season. as you mentioned he embraced obama care, without mentioning it by name, he embraced health care reform, and i was struck by
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the add. it remind you why his father was a beloved figure and still is. he's one of several that has, you know, a family member beloved in the area. it stresses the fact that these races are happening at the local level. as much money and attention, we have people and others who have a long family history. it is critical, because he's doing the right thing. he voted for it. you have to embrace what you have done. he hasn't mentioned it by name, but he went further than most of the candidate. time thoughts. the embracing and distances. >> it was embracing obama care, without mention, him. that's what anyone has to do. if you are a democrat owning the issue without messing yourself up with the politics and the
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buzz words. they probably will stand on the platform. that is the reception. >> thank you both for coming in, we appreciate it. >> before we go, let's look at some of the other event in "the week ahead". monday - human rights hold an emergency session on islamic state. tuesday - deadline for registering to vote for the referendum into scottish independence. taking place on september 18th. thursday - new york fashion week begins, spring and summer 2015 collection on display. ahead on al jazeera america - the n.f.l.'s tougher domestic violence policy has a first offender. flash flooding and tornado threats - will it ruin the second-half holiday in the
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midwest. your forecast is west. plus, details about apple's iphone 6 have been leaked - and we have them - dash
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a mainstay on the boardwalk is closing for good after 30 years. the cas eacho is shutting -- casino is shutting, in the wake of growing competition. it's one of four to shut its doors in atlantic city. profits falling by $2 billion. more than 8,000 jobs will be lost. the national football league's domestic violence policy has its full courts case, san francisco's 49er faces felony charges, the arrest three days after the duffer penalties -- tougher penalties for players involved in domestic
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violence. a first offense comes with a 6-game suspension, on a second, players can be banned for life and can appeal after a year. rules apply to all nfl employees, not just of the particulars. >> after last weekend's major quake near napa, strong aftershocks hit california. a 3.2 tremor hit south of napa. the 6.0 quake hitting northern california was the biggest in 25 years. more than 70 aftershooks have been recorded. it caused several injuries, and up to a billion in damages. dozens marked the 9th anniversary of katrina by protesting. demonstrators took to the streets. money strated for devastated neighbourhoods was used on other parts of the city. >> we know that when those spending dollars came here, they
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came as a result of devastation that was suffered in this community. so since those dollars came here, as a result of the devastation here, why were they not spent here? >> a city council spokesman said they would not comment on the protest. now for the weather. we'll do from manhattan new york to manhattan kansas. there's so much going on, two different storms. today we had rain move through that was so heavy it brought central park and j.f.k. and la guardia reporting half an inch of rain in a one-hour peered. we have gorgeous video to show you what came in after the storms. everyone got a great shot of a beautiful rainbow stretching across the sky. that is primarily because the sunnion further south on the bark ominous crowds that are bringing storms into washington
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d.c. and philadelphia. rain fall totals has been impressive. over an inch of rain for you. it's been wet and soggy. we'll continue with scattered storms on our labour day and it will be humid for the north-east and on the east coast. we don't expect the intensity of rain fall like we experienced in the north-east. the second storm, let's go to manhattan kansas. this is where things have gotten dangerous, because we have so much rain fall, a solid band of lightening, and wind gusts reported 70 miles an hour in iowa and kansas. here you see explosive storms developing and these will move east for labour day. we have concerns across chicago and missouri, here is the two storms, one low pressure moving up into canada tomorrow, and
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another in canada, and that is the one that brought the rain along the east coast and has a tap into the golf of mexico. temperatures dropped 32 degrees in rapid city. wind gusts in central cannes tas, with -- kansas, with the storms up to 45 miles per hour. they are producing rainfall and winds. iceland - you are dealing with a large storm that used to be what we hauled hurricane christio ball and with the earthquakes and the volcano, aviation code is up to red for iceland. >> whelm watch that. thank you. the iphone replaced your c.d. player and camera. the wallet could be next. bloomberg news reported apple is talking to several companies to make the next iphone into a
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wallet. it'll have a mobile payment app so you can pay about your phone. apple is expected to announce the i phone 6 on september the 9th. i'm david shuster. >> they are impartial... >> if you wanted to be a good journalist in iraq, you have to risk your life... >> they observe. and report... >> kidnapping is a very real problem... >> journalists on the front lines... >> sometimes that means risking death >> getting the story, no matter what it takes >> that's what the forth estate is all about... that's why i'm risking my life... >> killing the messenger on al jazeera america
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