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>> hi everyone. this is al jazeera america. i'm john seigenthaler. >> game plan, a global movement that is united by the mission of the degrading and ultimately destroying isil. >> president obama's plan over isil. under fire, and fighting back. >> planned parenthood policies not only comply with, due, indeed, go beyond requirements of the law.
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>> the president of planned parenthood faces off with republican lawmakers. the puerto rico factor. while it could make all the difference for the presidential indicates. plus the verdict. >> i never dreamed that i would one day have, well, two things, really. an indoor toilet, and a job as host "the daily show." >> trevor noah's first night as a daily the reviews and comparisons to john stewart. >> and we begin with the battle against isil. and if there is one thing that the u.s. and russia can agree on, it is defeating that group. but how to do it is what separates president obama and
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president putin. today at the u.n. that divide is front and center. president obama chaired a summit to talk about isil and the strategies against it. mike viqueira is with us in studio. >> the fall out does continue. ththe day after president obama and his russian counterpart vladimir putin clashed on the world stage, it is still unclear what is russia's role in the fight against isil, and what they put aside their differences in what to do about bashar al-assad. >> the subject was countering isil. president obama said that the fight would be wrong. >> isil will eventually lose because it has nothing to offer but suffering and death. >> but if is the short term that is now in question. the sudden move to support bashar al-assad with military
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might. and the dueling speeches at the general assembly has changed the equation. they went over time but yielded no concrete adults. putin again rejected calls for assad to go. >> i relate to my colleagues with great respect, but they're not citizens of syria, so she should not be involved in choosing the leadership of another country. >> tuesday concerned only about losing it's last toe hold in the middle east. this as president obama acknowledged set backs but insisted the continued hold on mosul and ramadi there were signs of progress in the fight. >> iraqi forces from air power have liberated towns scenario
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anacross provinces. >> the air campaign enters it's second year, iraq's prime minister, hyder al abadi, repeated his call for more international help to fight isil. france is now renewing calls for a no-fly zone over syria, but they rejected that idea as unworkable. while there is no agreement on the fate of assad and the question of him leaving power is hypothetical, they talk about the possibility of a managed transition. th >> thank you very much. the afghan troops battling for the taliban. it's the sixth largest city. kunduz is the gateway to central asia. jamie mcintyre is at the
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pentagon. >> that airstrike was directed at protecting u.s. troops on the ground. it took out a tank that was heading to the airport where the american and german troops were advising the afghans on on the outskirts of kunduz. under the post combat rules it doesn't have the north to do that. >> unlike in iraq where the u.s. is providing close air support afghan security forces are on their own and have been for nine months. when taliban fighters overran the city of kunduz, there was no fight in the assault. >> alongly this is a set back nor the afghan security forces. we've seen them respond in recent weeks and months in the
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challenges they face and they're doing the same thing in kunduz right now. >> in ramadi and iraq in airplane, they were routed a much smaller isil force, relatively few taliban fighters overwhelmed afghan government troops reported to be in the thousands. therthey would tell the new york sometimes that there was a lack of leadership. they would link the inability to hold kunduz to civilian deaths. >> the government is responsible and cannot and will not bomb it's own citizens. >> special forces commandos would prepare an meet counter offensive, and advisers are assisting with the plan describing it as deliberate and designed to limit casualties.
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the airstrikes from an f-16 called in to protect nato forces including nat nato and american troops advising afghanistan. the troops are not supposed to be involved in front line fighting with the exception of a small current terrorism force authorized to target individuals. chairman john mccain was quick to blame the call on kunduz on the president's decision to pull out those forces. he said that the collar-based draw down despite situations on the ground have created an opening for the taliban and placed at risk the hard-earned gains of the past decade. tonight the pentagon said that the government has amassed a sizable force numbering in the thousands to try to retake
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dunduz, saying that the force will defeat the taliban and return the city to afghan patr patrol. >> you know, when i listen to this story, i hear this story, and i think about the united states fought car in afghanistan, it's almost like again? >> that's right. the fall of kunduz is a big deal. this is a major city. this is not some hamlet. this is not some district down in far away remote areas. this is a major city, and it's not in the taliban heartland. this is up in the north. not in the base. this is a real problem for afghanistan's government, and by extension for the u.s. policy there. >> it is, but is there any way
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to fix the situation? the united states has tried for a long time a lot of people have died trying and spent a ton of money. i mean, what's next? >> well, that's always been the question. i don't think anyone doubts that this government will be at great risk when or if the united states withdraws it's troops the next year. the question is is that fund mellow reality going to change if they stay another two years, five years, ten years, does that make this government any more fundamentally stable and able to project power all throughout the country, including up int into the northern kunduz. >> if you can't do it in five, ten, 15 years, then how long does the united states stay engaged? >> well, that's certainly the question. and it's not cheap to stay engaged. to maintain a force of even the 10,000 that we have there now
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costs--the numbers are fuzzy, but somewhere between 10 and $15 billion, a quarter of the state department's budget, even in government money that is real dollars. how much are we willing to spend in afghanistan, for how long and to achieve exactly what? >> a lot of smart people in two administrations now have tried to figure this out, and they have not been able to find an answer. why should the american people believe there is an answer to this? >> i think more and more people are believing that there may not be, that there is an argument slowing down the withdraw, maybe give them another six or nine months to get their government together. don't forget that we still don't have a government formed in afghanistan that has a defense and interior minister. they said that the u.s. general
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general campbell, said that there didn't an in afghanistan. because there isn't one. to keep troops there forever just promises to do little other than keep troops forever with all the costs that that incurs. >> do you think the administration is having those sorts of discussions? >> i think the administration has zero interest in both iraq and afghanistan, and i suspect that we will see a residual force that gets us through the next presidential election. >> thank you very much. and an historic meeting on the sidelines of the general assembly. president obama sat down with cuban president with their second face-to-face meeting in six months. castro told obama that the two counties could only normalize
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advertise if the u.s. returns its control of guantanamo bay. meanwhile, ukraine's president went after russia for what he called unprovoked aggression in the eastern part of his country. >> that's right. petro poroshenko celebrated his birthday in new york. i'm guessing he had better birthday though. he said that the country needs inward investment and reform and they've lost control of the eastern ukraine and he's setting his sights on vladimir putin. >> ukraine's president went before the general assembly and took dead aim. >> they have become the object of their external aggression it
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is the russian federation. >> with no russians in attendance during his speech, they will bed this criticism to moscow including veto power specifically resolutions regarding annexation of crimea, and ukraine accuses the downing of the plane with a russian missile. >> they use license to kill. absolutely unacceptable. >> but his most scathing remar remarks, kiev accuse moscow of supplying soldiers, military equipment and arms to separat ist fighting forces. vladimir putin continues to deny his country is involved in ukraine and while poroshenko never referred to the leader by
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name, he did mock the russian coalition against terror that he talked about in a speech on monday. >> how can you speak for freedom if you punish your neighbor for this choice. can you demand respect for all if you don't have respect for anyone? >> poroshenko's speech comes as measures of a cease-fire concluded in minks still never having been implemented the u.n. estimates that 8,000 people have died in the conflict. poroshenko said that that number is higher accusing russia of covering up it's casualties and hiding its presence in ukraine. >> the to abandon its soldiers on the battlefield and use mobile crematorium to eliminate
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traces of its crime. >> tomorrow, the palestinians raise their flag for the very first time outside, and president mahmood abbas has vowed to drop a bombshell during his speech. and late word, it may not amount to much. we'll have to wait and see. >> up next, high school athletes dying on the football field. three this month alone. we'll talk about the risk and we'll talk with former nfl star shawn manner. who knew what and when about emissions cheating?
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>> despite pleas, georgia has declined the execution of only welcome on death row. convicted of having her husband murdered in 1997. her children say that she has been rehabilitated in prison. last minute legal attempts to commute her sentence has been rejected. the execution was supposed to happen at 7:00 p.m. tonight. we just learned that she has not been executed yet. in baltimore a trial date has been set for one of six police officers charged in the death of freddie gray. gray was fatally injured in
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police custody last april. officer william porter will go on trial on november 30th on charges that include manslaughter. one month into the high school football season, three student-athletes have died on the football field. evan murray collapsed after being hit. the medical examiner said that he had a lacerated spleen. his death comes at a pivotal moment of youth football as youth across the country reevaluate if it's worth the risk. >> your lurches, your heart, your spleen, your abdominal, everything is potentially exposed when you're participating in sport. you can't imagine or project every single scenario, but it's safe to say that the occurrences
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are significant. >> according to the national sports injuries, five high school players died last season. shawn, welcome. >> thanks for having me. >> if you had a son who was of age to play football in high school, would you suggest that he play? >> i do have a five-year-old son, and yes, i would. you know, obviously i would leave it up to him. i wouldn't want to take that away from him. for me football taught me more than the game of football but it taught me about life, how to overcome adversity, how to rehab and stay positive and work with teammates. it was not just about the game of football that attracted me to football. >> but do we really know the
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damage that is done. the numbers show that these catastrophic injuries, they're not huge in number. we've had a lot of lately. but what about the long-term damage. what it appears to be over the years suddenly brain injury seem to show up later in life. >> yes, i've talked with guys, former guys and guys i've played with at the time who have problems not just with brain but over all bodies. it's tough. we know that part of the game comes with it. you're going to have injuries. you might have problems down the road, but you have to weigh your pros and cons and have the love of the game of football. now we're made more aware that these are the possibilities of this happening down the road. they're trying to prevent, when i was a kid we didn't have the heads up football and extreme precision and things that teach us the right way to play the game. that was trickling down from the pro level, the college level and now the high school level to
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know that these things could possibly happen by playing the game of football. >> not to pick on you, but they used to call you lights out. >> yes. >> they called you lights out because you could turn your lights out. that's what the game of football is all about. obviously you don't want to hurt somebody else, but that's what you can end up doing, right? >> that's part of it. when i was playing football. we didn't have these programs to teach them how to play the game the right way. my intent was to go out and knock the guy out. that's not the count of the mindset of the game. but it is a physical game. guys are getting faster on the high school level, that's why these concussions and why kids are getting hurt. when i played, there were only two or three guys who had the capability of this type of injury. the game is changed, and these kids are so much bigger now. >> they're bigger and stronger.
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they hit harder and they hurt people more. >> yes, and that's part of the game. but if you let guys know that this is the way that you're supposed to play the game, it can be a lot safer. >> how does that work? you're the guy who says lights out. you tried to knock them out. but isn't that what football is all about? >> well, not really. there are ways to play the game. football is not a contact sport. it's it's it's a collision sport. you have two guys running at high speed with masks so you have a car-like collision happen. but now they're teaching us how to play the game of football, and it has to start when you're younger. the nfl has implemented rules to tackle the right way. what they're doing is starting
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on the high school and peewee league level, that way the kids are playing the right way as they're growing up, getting faster into the game. >> but is there a growing discussion on the sidelines among parents who are saying is it worth it for their kids, and can football survive this? >> i think so, and me personally, being a parent, i would never want to deprive my son and tell him he can't do something because of the warnings of the game. i played the game. i have the best memories of playing football. i would let him know about it. when i was coming up no one really told me that there were problems that could happen down the road from playing the game of football. now i know, having experienced rand being around guys, i tell my son you can play this game, but there are some things you have to think about. >> it's an important discussion as football moves forward. thank you very much. >> thanks for having me.
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>> volkswagen said that the fix is in. it will righ recall 11 million jobs. it has voss volkswagen billions. >> volkswagen reach the top of the mountain. >> this is a massive scandal that not only cheated consumers, it harmed the environment. >> the revelation was a stunner that vw installed sophisticated software on cars with two liter diesel engines to cheat on the emissions test. it allowed 40 times the allowable limit. >> the problem with volkswagen
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there is an element of premeditation and malice. this stuff did not happen by accident. in our business we call that a character crisis. >> the scandal has already claimed vw ceo martin winterkorn, now under investigation by officials. new ceo, mattias miller has promised to win back the public's trust. the u.s. now has banned sales of new models, so has sweden, other countries may follow suit. vw marketed the vehicles as pepe and fun. the recent tv ad on youtube and in a 2010 add they advertised green technology.
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the ad's tag line truth in engineering. who knew about the deception and when. reporting that the company was warned about the emissions cheating years ago. >> no one respects a company that deceives anybody. >> jack fitzgerald has been selling cars for more than 50 years. he does not excuse what vw has done but they get more riled up over ignition switches, toyota's accelerations and defective airbags. those defects have cost lives. people getting injury is far more significant than whether the epa is satisfied with the amount of the engines. but vw is in legal hot wire facing fines of $18 billion. class action lawsuits and investigations overseas and by the u.s. justice department. >> should somebody go to jail?
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>> absolutely people need to go to jail. this is one of the most comprehensive and complex frauds i've ever seen in the united states. >> vw has been fined twice before for violating the clean air act. back in 1937 and 2005. the company admitted to no wrong doing. they have also fined the makers of large diesel trucks including honda, ford and g.m. it is up to car companies to do their own compliance testing to show that they meet the emissions standards then the epa does spot checks. and they promised to increase their oversight. >> coming up next, clashing with lawmakers. the president of planned parenthood fires back denying that the group sold fetal tissue for profit. and puerto ricans leaving the island for the mainland.
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the reason why they're moving and the impact they could have on the presidential race.
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>> hi everyone, this is al jazeera america. i'm john seigenthaler. showdown. >> we don't get a big check from the federal government. we're reimbursed directly for services provided. >> planned parenthood fires back on capitol hill as g.o.p. lawmakers want to cut the group's federal funds. >> this will pick up speed. how puerto ricans could change the race for president. the new host of "the daily view." >> i have a fancy suit and i learned to pronounce your name. will trevor noah live up to the
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hype? and we begin with a fierce debate over planned parenthood. the group's president testified on capitol hill, denying that planned parenthood profited from selling fetal tissue. they would testify before federal lawmakers to cut that group's federal funding. >> it is a quiet evening here on capitol hill. not so earlier today. it was a combative day over this issue. that they would have worked their way to the forefront of not only the way the campaigns they're talking about for 2016, but also the way in which the house of representatives and the senate are addressing planned parenthood. >> just one day before the government is set to run out of money, the battle over planned parenthood raged from the house floor. >> we stop beating up women's health. >> to the senate. >> we ought to ban funding of
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tax dollars and planned pander hood. >> and in committee where republicans continued their attack on federal funding on the healthcare provider. >> what i don't want to become numb to is wasting the taxpayer dollars. this is an organization that doesn't need federal subsidies. >> ceo cecil richards, who appeared before the over sight committee discussed how they spend their money. >> could you function on non-federal dollars? why do you need federal dollars. you're making a ton of dough. >> we don't make any profit off federal money. >> but you're using $1.6 million. >> it was at times an emotional hearing. >> it's unacceptable in the
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21st century that women in america are routinely harassed for accessing a legal medical procedure. after this recent smear campaign it has only gotten worst. >> lord almighty what is america coming to? the disrespect, the pisan the the misoginy of what is going on here. >> this is now the voss viable way forward. >> on a separate track republicans led by paul ryan of wisconsin, chairman of the powerful ways and means committee turned to a procedure measure to try to strip funding for planned parenthood. budget reconciliation is a process that allows bills to be
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passed with a simple majority, which in this case would block any filibuster. any bill that removes funding from planned parenthood is certainly to be vetoed by president obama. outside at capitol hill and at 300 events across the country, planned parenthood held what it called national pink out day. >> planned parenthood has never let me down, not one single time. that's why i stand u unapologetically before you today. >> the nbc poll released monday say that six in ten favor the funding for planned parenthood. it has to give the republicans pause as they think about funding the entire government and look towards december when they do that again. >> thank you. lila rose is president of live
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action, an organization focused on ending abortion. she's in washington, d.c. tonight. what is your reaction to the testimony today. >> i think the testimony of the biggest abortion chains president cecil richards today before the committee in congress did not do her any favors. some things that were really noted by those present were first of all she had no defense for the facts that there are now videos out with her top abortionist haggling over the body parts of children they abort. secondly it was very clear after the session was over the limited services that planned parenthood provides in comparison to 13,000 federally qualified-- >> what do you mean by limited? >> limited that they admitted a pro abortion democrat asked cecil richards in a misunderstanding that do you do mammograms, and the president had to admit that they don't have a single mammogram equipment in any of their facilities. their annual breast cancer
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screenings have gone down in the last three years. well, their abortion numbers have gone up. after the hearing was concluded it was very clear that revenue coming in to planned parenthood was from abortions. >> you want to see this changed. you want to see planned parenthood not to get federal dollars. are you willing to have the government shutdown in order to do that? >> i think it's an incredible tragedy and injustice that we're forcing the american taxpayer to fund the biggest abortion company i in the country, especially when they are found on camera-- >> and we've been there before. whether or not congress will use this issue to shut down the government to get their way. would you like to see that happen? >> john, with all due respect as you may know the house of representatives job is to design the budget that best represent
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the wish of the american people, and the president as job is to insure with executive power that the government could be funded. if this congress decides it is a travesty to continue to fund the biggest abortion chain, that they're getting-- >> you if you would just answer my question. you said all this before. my question is would you want the government shut down in order to stop the funding of planned parenthood? it's a pretty simple question. >> i don't want it to come that. i don't think anyone wants it to come to that. that's a terrible scenario. the only way to come to that is if the powerful abortion law ross capitol hill, had their way in making president obama veto any budget cut come to his desk unless it includes the planned parenthood, why wouldn' this
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obsession with abortion on capitol hill. it's an outrage to me as a woman and more that folks learn about it, they're outraged as well. >> we appreciate it. terry o'neill is the president of the national organization for women, who is also in washington tonight. what are your thoughts as you watched this hearing today? >> what really jumped out at me was the spectacle of bullying of badgering and hating on cecile richards. that hearing was supposed to be over at 12:30 and it was over at 3:30. the republican extremists felt that they could grill her, grill her, berate her and the level of vitriol was quite striking. that plus the totally fact-free atmosphere in which the hearing was held. representative cummings, who was
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absolutely brilliant in these hearings. >> i watched, yes. >> he pointed out that he had asked for david delidon, the man behind the fraudulent smear videos planned to take planned parenthood down. >> let's talk about these videos for a second. i understand what you're saying. i also watched the videos. you can talk about whether they were edited or not, and a lot of different things whether it was intended. but the person who speaks on that video seems to me that planned parenthood shot itself in the foot. what do you say to that? >> you know, i don't agree with that at all. i heard people that i admire and respect, gee, there should be some apology for the term. i disagree. i would challenge any editor and reporters to put up on youtube their private conversations about their job. i would challenge--i would certainly never put on youtube
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my conversations with my senior advisers. >> i'm not going to put mine up on youtube either. >> there you go. >> this is what i'm saying, that he had probably violated state laws in his creation of by the way-- >> i understand that. i understand that. but it seems to me part of the problem is that when you get out and you start talking about this to people that you can create problems for yourself that is really in many ways what planned parenthood, the employees of planned parenthood did, didn't they? >> john, the thing is they didn't. some of those videos were released, the republicans of congress have been absolutely gob smacked because support for planned parenthood has gone up in the polls since the videos were released. very ironically planned parenthood is reporting that
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more women want to participate in the fetal issue program, which was put very strongly spoken by mitch mcconnell. these women didn't know about it. they said, if i can help save a life, i want to donate for that. that's what the program is about. it would be a terrible thing for planned parenthood, but my prediction is that planned parenthood over the next weeks and months is only going to become more beloved by the united states. by the way, women, republican women and independent women as well as democratic women send their daughters to planned parenthood in high school and college because planned parenthood provides excellent medical service that is non-judgmental. we want our daughters to be saved. >> thank you, good to see you. thank you for joining us tonight. puerto rican leaders were on capitol hill asking for help for
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their economy. they met to talk about the island's $72 billion debt. they hope that congress will amend the law so that the u.s. commonwealth can file for bankruptcy or get a loan. they're discussing the idea of a bail out. >> it is not as simple deciding to get more funds to puerto ri rico. doing so would produce more taxes and federal debt. that's the budget arithmetic that we face. there are no easy answers. >> they want to amend bankruptcy laws to allow the island cities and towns to declare themselves insolvent. puerto rico's economic problems are made worse by loss of population. many residents are leaving that island for florida. that could have a big impact in the 2016 presidential election. robert ray is in orlando,
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florida, with more. robert? >> john, good evening. from a very rainy humid evening, thousands of puerto ricos have fled their islands in the past few years because of a deepening financial crisis, many taking up residents here in the orlando area. that would make them a hot ticket and hot bid for presidential campaigners out there for the 2016 election. >> when puerto ricans arrive in florida, many are greeted by a non-profit that registers latino voters. >> they know its important to go out and vote. >> especially for families like the torress, who left the island two months ago and have registered and picked a said. that's because torres thinks the democrats care more about people making a low wage, which he
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currently does working as a custodian at disney world. >> puerto rican citizens who live on the island cannot vote for preys. but once they move here to florida, they can vote for the united states. that's why there is such a push. as u.s. they could change the electorate outcome in the state that president obama won by the slimmest of margins in 2012. 50% to 49.1%. >> we have a mill inhabitants in florida. how many will be voters? i'm not sure. >> political salsa, a major event educating is the brown
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child of a former florida state representative. he said never under estimate the vote of thousands of puerto ricans moving from the mainland. >> this movement will pick up speed. particularly in the state of florida, and you've got all these thousands of uncommitted voters. you're going to see a lot of money being thrown into trying to reach this community's election. >> suarez said that what people don't realize is that many puerto ricans don't affiliate themselves with republicans or democrats. they vote purely on the message. >> i believe they're most interest and jobs and the economy. that's the where whic what we see. >> florida is about to surpass
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new york as the state with the most residents from puerto rico. >> and john, don't think that the presidential campaigns haven't noticed all these people coming to central florida. hillary clinton, jeb busch and marco rubio they've all tried to cour court residential voters. >> thank you. coming up, trevor noah is the new face of the "the daily show." plus outstanding. one of the newest recipients of the so-called genius grant.
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>> the 2015 mcarthur fellows were announced. they were given genius grants for creativity and innovation.
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one is juan delgado. --salgado. >> what i do every day getter immigrants to realize their full potential. we're getting them from that low-wage occupation to middle skill-and higher skill occupation. when you think about latinos in the american workforce. the latinos are in the american workforce. they're all over the american workforce. what we employ to get people quickly through a pathway is a set of tools, learning tools that allows them to accelerate their growth academically. they're studying with us five
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hours a day, five days a week. i saw a lot. a lot of situations. where--where people are stuck. they're stuck in low wage jobs. they're stuck in a cycle of poverty. and i don't want to see people stuck. i want to see people rise. i want to see people reach their potential. it's amazing when you see that. it's amazing when you see people who have it in them, and they realize it for themselves. that's what a human being is meant to be. that's what the human spirit is meant to be. >> at the united nations today ukraine's president took aim at vladimir putin warning the world not to trust him. antonio mora with more on that. >> petro poroshenko did not hold back when it was time for him to address the general assembly.
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he said what happened was pure soviet aggression and not a civil war. earlier i spoke with the president of georgia, who whose went with russia in 2008. we have poroshenko's blistering speech at the u.n. and he goes so far as to allege that russia is using a mobile crematorium to basically get rid of any of its troops who have died in the eastern ukraine in order not to leave traces. >> strong words at the u.n. we'll see you at the top of the hour. a new era has begun at "the daily show." >> jon stewart was more than a show host. he was the voice, and now it feels like the family has a new
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step-dad. and he's black. >> last night south african comic trevor noah took the helm of the news program. he replaced jon stewart who served as it's anchor for 16 years. comedian, social commentator in chicago for us. welcome, what did you think? >> i thought it was seamless. if you had watched before, i think the base was the same. you could tell that some of the writers were still there, but trevor noah made an amazing job making sure that the transition did not feel like a transition. >> it's tough. this is his debut. so the critics were not quite as kind as they might have been. the daily beast says obvious and overworked jokes. deadline says mostly inoffensive
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but also mostly flat. u.s. today said no grasp of his comic point of view. what do you say to that? >> well, i say part of that is due to the writing. of course it's going to be a transition, and no, you're not going to get his point of view. but keep in mind. we had 16 years with jon stewart. we knew who jon stewart was. as much as trevor noah, he's a comedian that has sold out places all over the world. he's not known here. that's something that takes comedians years to develop and audiences awhile to figure out what it is. i saw it, and i didn't get the same thing that the daily beast got. i saw a guy that i recognize and i saw a show that i recognize. that's what i tuned in for, to see a show that i recognized. >> i would hate to be judged on any first program. a lot of critics zoned in on this. we didn't see much of trevor
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noah's personality when kevin hart gave trevor a gift listen. >> it's a tie. i know you're going to be wearing a lot of suits. i got you ties. i thought it was really good. i expected a bigger reaction. whatever. >> i thought you would give me more than you gave. that's okay. >> thank you, kevin. >> so what did you think of that one? >> well, i'll go back to the analogy that he used. it's like jon stewart was the political dad and we have a new dad. and dad is gone. i don't like this new guy. they'll find that they will enjoy it. people were used to seeing
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stephen colbert, and it's jarring to turn to your favorite show and see a different face. how do you replace jon stewart. is that even possible? >> not at all. it's absolutely not possible. the best thing he could do is not try to replace jon stewart but to make it trevor noahs. there are 23 million people in this country. even if they were to lose all of jon stewart's audience it doesn't mean that there aren't another 23 million to watch the trevor noah show. there is something that he can offer, i'm excited. >> is this an age thing? my 18-year-old son, who is a freshman in college said that he thought it was a terrific show.
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you think that there is a split between the audience as far as age is concerned? >> age might have something to do with it. politics might have something to do with it, and just who you prefer. there are comics that other people think are hilarious that i don't find funny. and there are comics that i find funny that others don't find hilarious. what is trevor noah, maybe 31 years old? >> he is young. >> it's a completely different era. jon stewart was more familiar. salt and pepper hair. he was in his mid 50s. you're a pro's pro. you can take it. he is a little younger. i think he may skew towards more women than jon stewart did because he's young, good-looking guy. there are other things playing into this other than just jon stewart. comedy central is invested enough in it they'll give him
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time to land on his feet. >> thank you very much. we appreciate it. >> that's it for our broadcast. thank you for watching. i'm john seigenthaler. the news continues next with antonio mora. don't go away.
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