tv Weekend News Al Jazeera December 6, 2015 7:00pm-8:01pm EST
this is al jazeera america. i'm bisi onile-ere. in new york. here are today's top stories. prime time address. president obama scheduled to speak to the nation about the evolving threat of terrorism in america. community healing. residents of san bernardino come together in a show of support days after a terrorist attack kills 14 people. >> they didn't find any cancer.
>> three months after diagnosis, former president jimmie carter says he's cancer free. >> and the people of venezuela await the ruts of an election that -- results of an election that could end 17 years of socialist rule we begin with a rare oval office address by president obama. he will speak to the country hoping to reassure the nation. it is the second time to do so, out lining a plan to beat terrorism here and abroad. following two mass shootings. president obama says he's fighting back, insisting the american people will not be terrorized. >> al jazeera joins us from the white house with more on what the president is expected to
say. >> bisi onile-ere, you are right. it's been reassuring the public in the wake of the attacks in pa paris, and the san bernardino shootings, describing them as an act of terrorism, and has to be careful not to alarm the public. there's an item on the agenda. the president has come understand criticism since the rise of i.s.i.l., a few weeks ago president obama said i.s.i.l. had been detained within iraq and syria, but now we have the advent of what happened in san bernardino, and the allegation that the wife in a pair that carried out the shooting swore aleeges to abu bakr al-baghdadi -- allegiance to abu bakr al-baghdadi, the leader of i.s.i.l. within syria and iraq. the president has a tall order. the third time the president
addressed the nation from the setting. meant to convey the gravity of the situation. no question about it, considering it's a sunday night, making it rarer. the official have been talking about the fight against i.s.i.l. making progress, led by the coalition, going on for a year and four months. the president began the day meeting with the national security team at the west wing of the white house and airing in an address, talking about the fight against i.s.i.l., and a need to bring stability to the area around syria. >> it is entirely possible that these two attackers were radicalized toll commit the attack of terror. >> now, the president talked about the need to keep american
combat boots on the ground, out of the iraq and syria. the need to have indigenous forces to take and hold the territory, to take the fight on the ground, and the white house announced expeditionary targetting forces to aid in hostage rescue and raids that have been successful, carried out by commanders and operational forces. >> how do you think the administration will portray the fight against i.s.i.l.? >> first of all, they'll say they have made progress. we have had briefings from officials on thursday. they say they are making progress. they have maps, charts to demonstrate shrinking territory. they took back the major city, the subject of street to street
fighting. they talk about the ability to take back mosul. a city of $1 million, they talk about severing the lines of i.s.i.l. in raqqa and syria and mosul, and talk about degrading i.s.i.l.'s ability to carry out the mission, and the operations shrunk. there has been no major operations since may, and are targetting the revenue sources in areas occupied by i.s.i.l. in iraq and syria. >> thank you for that report. >> community leaders in san bernardino are planning a vigil on monday to honour the 14 killed and 21 injured in last week's attack. religious leaders did their beved to hept the -- best to help the community heel. how are the residents coping, melissa chan? >> in many ways there has been
so much mayhem and talk about the investigation, a looking at syed farook and tashfeen malik. that the community took the opportunity to come to grips with the tragedy. >> reporter: church services at the rock church and world outrenaling center. it's celebration now, but served as an evacuation center during the wednesday attack. >> how scary, what do they say? although i walk through the valley of the shadow of death. i fear no evil. >> they opted for a sombre affair at an inner faith memorial service. >> only can we celebrate humanity. >> some fear backlash against the community. >> when we found out the person that did the shooting was a muslim, it even raised our - you know, fear and, you know,
concern for the community. >> as the national congregation shifted to washington, politics and policy is far from minds. congress men made a passing mention sunday morning. >> it's unfortunate that we are on this list now. lifts like newtown and aurora, and others where tragic events occurred. it's nod how i want it remembered. >> reporter: it's been quiet here, there's about no press briefings on the investigation. this weekend has been about grief and healing in the community. at another event, friends at a candle light vigil came together to share stories and memories of a friend, daniel kaufman. >> we need to be like daniel. open and vib rent and love life and loving -- vibrant and love life and loving towards one another. if you see someone sad.
check on them. be a decent human being, it will make the world a better place. >> members of the mosque showed up to give condolences, in example of the kindness and reconciliation that they wanted them to be. >> unlike with christianity, when the baptist church or radical group does something, people don't go after all the other christians. when it's radical islam, everyone goes after the other muslims, and i don't think it's fair. it's not what i or daniel would want the. >> reporter: it's a community that never thought anything like this would happen, what the government is calling a terrorist attack. days after the tragedy, people have taken first steps towards healing. >> just to add a little more about the experience at the interfai interfaith vigil at the
community center. there's a fear that there'll be backlash against the muslim community, and many say they have not felt this hostility again, you can watch the president's oval office address at 8:00 eastern on al jazeera. our coverage of the speech starts at the bottom of the hour. >> former president jimmy carter says he's cancer free, making the announcement in georgia this morning. john terrett is here with the story, it's a few months since carter announced his cancer. >> he's on a trial judge which is causing a lot of excitement. the church, and everyone present erupting with applause when number 39 gave the good news. >> i want to tell you the good
news. >> reporter: former president jimmy carter says his cancer is gone. mr carter, now 91, announced in august he had a mete static mela noma broke the news to a sunday school class in his beloved baptist church, and said his recent brain scan did not show cancerous areas. >> when i went this week they didn't find any cancer at all. >> last month carter said he completed four rounds of radio therapy, and is feeling good. he put a brave face on the illness, when making the announcement he appeared optimistic. >> i have had a wonderful life, thousan thousands of friends and an exciting existence. i was surprisingly at ease. jimmy carter arguably had the best post presidency of anyone occupying the presidency.
winning a nobel peace prize. after losing to ronald reagan, he returned home to georgia to form the carter center, an organization dedicated to promoting health care, democracy, human right and other issues, and has been active aum over the planet helping to cure river blindness in africa and other illnesses and championing the cause of elections. his recent book, "a full life, reflections at 90", was published in july. carter's unlikely to forget it, it's one of a number of drugs tipping the balance in favour of the immune system, helping patients fight their own disease. >> by blocking those that maintain equal ibbry um. keeping it activated. >> doctors say he's cancer free,
helle continue with the treatment, just to be sure. >> and mr carter is the second oldest living president behind george h.w. bush, who is 91, and is three months older than president carter. >> france's right wing party won a major victory in regional elections. early exit polls show an historic win for marie le pen, running on a staunchly anti-immigrant policy. france is under a state of emergency after the attacks last month. close son is a party -- second is a party led by nicholas sarcozy we are awaiting results of elections in venezuela, the outcome triggering a political transformation or new violence.
lucia newman has been covering the elections, any word on when the results might be announced? absolutely none, the deadline for closing the polls is an hour and a half ago. >> as soon as we can see if it's been approved. they have been announcing the closing of the polls. when the first bulletin will come out. in venezuela, it is illegal to publish the results of the exit poll. until initial electoral party comes out and gives us some idea of how this very, very crucial election is faring. we are just waiting and so is the rest of venezuela. >> can you walk us through the process after the election results? what happens next?
one side is investigate, and another is upset. we have to wait, and depending on what the results are, the new national assembly will be sworn in on 5 january, and if things go as the opposition is hoping, for the first time in 17 years, they'll have the majority, meaning they'll have control of the budget and key aspects that could curtail the power of the leftist government here. >> and the country's economic troubles put pressure on the socialist government. what does that tell you about the state of mind of the voters? >> again, we don't know what the results are. the leftist government under the president was resilient. over the last year the economy has really, really tanked. inflation in the country is the highest in the world. the crime rate one of the
highest, people are cueing for every basic good for hours and hours. so people are upset. and they are, in many cases, blaming the government. one way to express the discontent. >> for more on the elections, let's bring in al jazeera. he's in miami where the vote is being watched. jonathan, explain how this is helping people inside venezuela. >> we are in the middle of this, outside miami, a suburb of miami florida. a lot of people south florida has a large population in the miami south florida area. they have been gathered by the dozens for the party at the restaurant.
a lot of people here came from venezuela. as you can imagine, few are fans of the current government. >> hugo chavez, built 16 years ago, the screen, looking like a pep rally, they've been singing, dancing, and they have been watching a lot of television. they have been here, watching television. >> keep in mind a lot of people do not trust the state-owned media. what activists have done is printed a media center in south sudan. where they have been using sources on the grounds in venezuela. to gather information. feed it to the media. and they are sharing and broadcasting here in south sudan, and anyone else watching around the county. >> thank you for that report.
and following up on the top story, president obama's oval office address. the president is expected to speak to the american people about the evolving threat of terrorism in america. watch that space at 8:00 eastern, 5:00 pacific here on al jazeera vice president joe biden is in ukraine, up next. his plan to meet with the president and address the parliament about russia's annexation of crimea. justice system is at stake, plain and simple. >> "faultlines". >> what do we want? >> al jazeera america's hard-hitting... >> today they will be arrested. >> ground-breaking... >> they're firing canisters of gas at us. >> emmy award-winning, investigative series. >> we have to get out of here.
the newly appointed governor of yemen's port city of aden was killed by a car bomb. six members of his entourage were killed, others wounded. he was sworn in two months ago after returning from exile. i.s.i.l. claimed responsibility for the attack. the group released photos showing a vehicle loaded with explosives detonating as it drives past the convoy vice president joe biden arrived in ukraine for a 2-day visit. a dee event will be his -- key event will be his address to the parliament, where he's expected to condemn the annexation of crimea. rory challands has more from moscow. >> there has been almost no so farrage of joe biden's upcoming
visit to ukraine. that's because at the moment russian intentions are focused solely on syria. >> now, the united states is not involved in the norm andy format negotiations. that's the meeting of ukranian russian, french and german leaders coming up with the minsk agreement. the roadmap that it hopes will solve the ukraine crisis once and for all. >> but, the russian government demos moscow accused the united states, washington of meddling in ukraine, form enting the maidan revolution leading to the ouster of president viktor yanukovych. and moscow health the west responsible for what happened in
the east. joe biden's visit to ukraine is not going to change moscow's opinions on that. >> al jazeera's rory challands in moscow. joining us from washington d.c. is bill courtney, senior fellow at the rand corporation, a former u.s. ambassador to kazakhstan. thank you for joining us. >> you are welcome. >> the global dialogue focussed on syria, how much is this trip about the u.s. not losing site of ukraine's troubles? >> well, this trip is precisely for that reason. vice president biden has a couple of messages. one by his presence, in ukraine, and the messages he'll carry, showing russia that there's no responsibility of a grand bargain by which they return for cooperation. vice president joe biden will
underline support, economic and military from the united states to ukraine. for example, congress passed a defense bill, which authorises $300 million in military assistance to ukraine. third, vice president biden has a message of tough love for petro porashenko and others on economic reforms. there have been no privatizations of state-owned corporations in the ukraine, and that's one of the major sources of corruption. they need to reform its economy and reduce corruption. >> you touched on this, a lot has been said about clashes in the streets, thousands have gone without water. it's been said that ukraine must stop talking and act. what roll is it suggested that russia take? >> the key thing is for russian military equipment and personnel
to be pulled out of eastern ukraine, including the proxies and rebels, and allow the organization for security operation in europe, to monitor the border between ukraine, eastern ukraine and russia. that was agreed last year, in minsk. negotiations. in that norm andy format. russia has not been there so far, and russian rebels are still engaged in occasional military confrontations with ukraine. >> what do you know about the so-called grand bargain. >> well, the idea of a grand bargain is one that has been touted in the media, but i think all western leaders said that there's no substance to it. the constituencies in the united states and the west for being firm with russia on ukraine are
separate from the interests, let's say, of supporting the u.s.-led coalition in syria, to try to bring a political resolution to the crisis there. so there is no willingness in the west to make a trade there. i think the russians probably understand that right now. >> and ukrainians face difficult times for years, quality of life there, it's at a low. how soon before the country implement economic reforms? >> well, they implemented a number of reforms thus far. macroeconomic stabilization has gone ahead. they have floated the currency. they have raised the gas prices. and the naturalization of natural gas prices. but there are a number of other things, as i mentioned, 1800 state-owned corporations. they need to be privatized. most can be privatized quickly. there needs to be a reduction of
monopolies in ukraine, a reduction of excess regulation of business. these reforms, what is called structure reforms are harder than macroeconomic reforms, because of the vested interests. >> former ambassador to kazakhstan and georgia, thank you for your time. >> i'm bisare, thank you for joining us, president obama will address the office coming up at 18 eastern. special coverage offense with randall pinkston in a few minutes, stay with us for complete coverage.
good evening, i'm pinks, this randall pinkston, vam al jazeera america, special coverage of president obama's address to the nation. in an hour he'll lay out his plan to defeat terrorism. it's the third time he made a spam from the oval office. >> everything from defeating i.s.i.l., radicalising americans and reducing gun violence
mike, curious why is this address coming from the oval office at this time? >> it's interesting. the it setting and timing meant to convey the fact that this is a serious issue, and is responding to many critics, who say the president has been underestimating i.s.i.l. all along ever since president obama called i.s.i.l. a jv team, and the day before the attacks, said that i.s.i.l. has been contained in iraq and syria, and the mass interest, being investigated by the federal bureau of investigation and law enforcement. the idea for the president is to calm americans down, reassure americans, and at the same time not being too alarming. why is it in the obviously office, to convey how serious the president is taking this. he met again, releasing the
photographing, letting the people know that he is on the job. there's a practical impact. the kennedy center honours is going forward, the president participated in that. in the venues, smaller than many think. it's clear that the white house, that the setting is appropriate to the subject matter at hand. >> are you expecting any major new initiatives out of the address, or is this a be calm, we have this situation. i think so. i think it's largely the latter. we don't expect major policy. the administration over the course of the last couple of weeks announced more special operations forces, military forces. 200 going in to iraq and syria to assist in raids, gather intelligence, and other purposes, a lot of people look
at that saying there's mission green going on. the president insisting, as have the top white house states that this will not. whatever is ultimately decided, the policy and strategy will not involve american combat troops on the ground in iraq and syria, yet are still to identify indigenous forces, sunni forces, kurdish forces and iraqi forces who will take territory. there has been a number offing about briefings to portray it as progress in the fight. they have maps, and there demonstrate that territory is lost. the fighting is street-by-street. the plans to take back the city of mosul, and the need to degrade and destroy i.s.i.l., and not incidentally to close the border between syria and
turkey. something that has proven contentious. so a whole host of issues in terms of the coalition effort and the fight against i.s.i.l. on the ground. >> what about domestically, do you think the president will have much to say about the issue he mentions after an attack which is the form of gun laws? >> we expect the ft to take that up -- the president to take that up of course, we talked about it, he cited it many times, the most frustrating issue in the 7-plus years of his presidency, the inability to pass gun control legislation. many thought it was after the unspeakable horror of sandy hook and newtown, where the young people were killed. that effort collapsed. the president of the white house over the course of the last couple of days point out that people on terrorist watch lists,
no fly lifts are able to buy guns. one other issue the president is likely to talk about is the escalation of anti-muslim rhetoric in the united states and elsewhere. the president believes it's not only un-american to do that, it plays into the narrative and helps i.s.i.l. in the recruiting. >> mike viqueira in the white house, we'll be back with you the threat of terrorism mentioned by mike was a major topic of conversation on this morning's political talk shows. david shuster is here with more on that. the president has been taking a beating, especially from the republican candidates. >> keep in mind there's less than eight weeks when the presidential caucus begins in iowa, as a result they are getting a lot of platforms, and made their voices heard. >> reporter: in the wake of the californian shooting,
presidential hopefuls had the talk shows fighting a battle of sem onlyics. we have a problem with radical terrorism. you can say it or don't have to say it. we have a president not issuing the term. >> donald trump was leading g.o.p. polls, slammed with the culture of political sworn 27 march. >> if you have people coming out of mosques with hatred and death in their eyes he came out in support of tighter gun lawses. >> in paris, they had no guns. they were like sitting ducks. >> weak language translates to a week response. >> call it what it is. a fight for western situation. >> this is a problem with the
president and secretary clinton providing leadership by islamism. they won't say jihadist. >> what happened with san bernardino was a terrorist act. the democratic front-runner fought back, saying the term radical islam is counterproductive. >> it helps to create a slash of civilisation which is a recruiting tall for i.s.i.l. and others. it's used as a way of saying we are in a war against the west. >> reporter: clinton was asked about comments made by jerry faulds well junior. >> it some of the people in that community center had what i have in my back packet right now... >> reporter: he encouraged violence when he encouraged students to carry guns on campus. >> i thought if more good people had conceal carry, we could end
the muslims before they walk in. >> this is the kind of deplorable act it does not replace being tough on terror, it's a part of it. we have to up oush game against terrorists. with all eyes on the white house, loretta lynch suggested we may here an effort from the oval office to cool the rhetoric. >> the president will call on the american people to pull it up themselves. >> but fear is one of the most potent dynamics in politics.
politicians ratcheted it up and leveraged it to push the agenda. with the contest approaching and so many americans talking about i.s.i.l. and the access in this country to assault weapons, no amount of soothing from the white house will change the hyper political atmosphere. >> the president is expected to focus on how people become radicalized. the fbi trying to determine that as they investigate last week's shooting in san bernardino. melissa chan is with two guests, part of the muslim community in san bernardino. >> well, it's been interesting. it's sunday. we had the opportunity to go to an interfaith vigil where people expressed fear. muslims worried about the backlash. these two gentlemen, thank you so much, part of the community here. before i forget, you go to the
same mosque that the shooters attended. thank you so much. this evening president obama is going to talk. i wonder whether you are nervous about what he might say, what you hope he might say. >> nervous, i wouldn't characterise it as nervous. the hope is to address the overall issue of public violence, and why we are struggling as a country that has a lot of violence that seems to occur on a daily basis, and hopefully it will not be politicized because the act was perpetrated by a muslim. even if it happens to be terrorism related, and we can't ignore that we have a public violence problem. >> what are your thoughts about what you hope from the president. >> i would agree with what the imam said. it may be - i believe that's the best thing to say, you know. >> but you guys have decided to
come out and speak to media. some of the muslim american friends opted to withdraw. they feel fear. why did you decide to take the strategy to come out? >> i'm an imam, i'm not an individual joe muslim, i'm a representative of the community, and i have a responsibility and i'm answerable to the community, and i think the average muslim is reluctant to go in front of the media. they are scared, what they want is someone from the community to articulate the stances and make the positions clear. and i have been put in that position you, in fact, went to a vigil yesterday featured in the report, a vigil for daniel kaufman, why did you decide to go. is there fear and worry about how people respond? >> i believe it's my duty, being born and raised here, i went to
my community to be part of this. we are in this, whether it's a tragedy or there's joy, this is something the community needs to take part of. first and foremost, it's my duty. secondly we went to the memorial for mr daniel. it was, you know, scary to go there, of course. we were fearing some type of, perhaps, what do you call backlash and stuff. so - but that is the thing, i believe the best way of dealing with this is by showing ourselves and showing the muslim community going out, showing support as a community. >> has there been fear in the muslim american community. is that the feedback you are getting from people you know. >> undoubtedly. we had a programme, and we had about 50 people from the muslim community come out. i sort of turned the mike over to them, letting them express
their thoughts and what not. a lot of people were concerned, women wearing head scarves, if they step outside, someone may harass them. that is on people's minds. and, you know, we use it as a kind of a team huddle moment that, yes, there are vocal minorities, and the public showed that there is tremendous support for the muslim community in this moment. hopefully the muslim community will take a deep breath, a 360 degree look at what is going on, we'll compartmentalize the rhetoric that is coming, and focus on the positive. >> your thoughts on that? >> i agree. same thing as the imam said, and specifically, i have seen the support of the community, on the other hand, my mum is afraid for me to come up, telling me not to go. same thing, i see the support people came, and welcomed us.
they were crying. therefore the support in telling us how happy they were. >> thank you so much for both of your times, we really appreciate it. now, randell. the communities has been focused on the investigation, on people to people communication, outreach and reconciliation, on the investigation, it's been a quiet weekend. we know that investigators have been working, but have not provided press briefings, the next one is on monday, june local time. 3:00 p.m. eastern time. >> we are all waiting with the people of that community to here what president barack obama has to say in a few minutes. we are minutes away from the president's national address. much of it we expect will be about changing the fight with i.s.i.l. at home and abroad. we'll speak with al jazeera's national security contributor and others after the break. reak.
we are awaiting a live address from president obama from the oval office in about 15 minutes. he'll give his speech laying out a strategy to foreign and domestic terrorism. joining us is doug oliphant, the national security contributor, thank you for joining us. >> good evening, randall. >> from your experience as a former military officer, and someone that is a consultant
with respect to foreign policy and security issues, what do you want to hear from president obama about the threat of terrorist attacks in the u.s. and america's efforts to fight i.s.i.l.? >> i think with regard to the united states, the president will have to draw a careful line, he'll need to talk about what law enforcement and the security agencies are doing, at the same time he'll have to be candid with the american people that very little can be done to counter self radicalized people. whether it's islamists or those dedicated to other types of terrorism terrorism. >> some critics accuse the president being in denial, donald trump says president obama refuses to use the term radicalized american. is there criticism such as the ones made by trump? >> i don't think so. the national security establishment in the united
states is something that spans presidency, no one is shy about calling this what it is, which is an act of terrorism. >> what could the u.s. have done, hindsight being 20/20. to identify the couple struck in san bernardino, they are home grown. no indication of a direct communication with i.s.i.l., even though they are referred to as supporters, but not members or separatists. what do have been done to find them before they struck? >> it's difficult to find someone that self radicalizes. clearly if they pick up the telephone and get on the internet and reach out to raqqa or mosul, american law enforcement will find them. if they read passively and become self-radicalized and are smart enough to not tell anyone
else, or tell a husband. then it's very obvious what else might be done here. >> do you think the u.s. can rethink its strategy, in view of the fact that president obama talked about i.s.i.l. being jv, and saying that the u.s. is making progress against i.s.i.l.? the president wishes he could have the words back. the president is clearly talking about the fight over in theatre, in iraq and syria, where progress is made. i think we need to be candid that dropping bombs on raqqah, while it may feel good, will do nothing about i.s.i.l. cells in paris, and less about self-radicalized extremists in the united states. >> what about boots on the ground, before be go? american boots on the ground.
american boots on the ground accelerates the military progress, but would mess tasitiesize the political situation. what do we do the day after. >> doug oliphant. the american national security contributor, still ahead - the history of the oval office address, and the president who gave most of them.
a rare public address from the oval office. he's expected to lay out his plan to defeat terrorism in the u.s. and abroad. as we have mentioned tonight. this is the third time that president obama has used the oval office for a national address. al jazeera said bisi onile-ere is here now -- al jazeera's bisi onile-ere is here now with a look at how president obama and his predecessors used that. >> tonight is the third speech from the oval office by the president since 2009. the last time was august 2010, marking the end of u.s. combat operations in iraq. the speech lasting 20 minutes. the president's first speech in the oval office was months earlier in june, addressing the b.p. oil spill in mexico. it lasted about 20 minutes. the president delivered other prime of this time addresses from the white house, speaking to the nation in may 2011 to inform americans of the killing
of osama bin laden, and for military interventions in syria. it's rare for president obama to give televised speeches, the room has been used by past presidents to speak on important issues facing the nation. according to data compiled by the presidency project at the university of california, and santa basha, in eight years, bill clinton delivered 15 televised addresses. george w. bush used it six times, five related to terrorism. president richard nixon used the office more than 20 times, including his resignation speech, and his two terms in commander-in-chief. ronald reagan used the oval office 34 times to address the nation on issues ranging from the economy to military action. the only other u.s. president to use the office, backdrop fewer times than obama was harry truman, who held one televised
address during his time in the white house. >> interesting, thank you. >> joining us is a professor of campaign management at new york university, and the executive director of the new york state democratic party and former aid to hillary clinton. first question - is the president's oval office address tonight a tacit administration that he has not done a good job reassuring the american public about terrorism. >> i don't think he would qualify. he has not done a good job. i'm struck by the numbers that b.c. related. ronald regan, the great communicator, 34 times he spoke from the oval office, this is president obama's third speech in two terms. it speaks to the fact that this is a president with some trouble with communication, and on this front you see it in the polls, you see people giving them 35%. this is something that he has to
address. the white house is clear on that. the president is clear. a little too late. he should have done it sooner. it is a good start for the white house to say the president is on top of this, and he understands the fear and insecurity, which is very, very real. >> what do you think about that, will an address do anything to repair whatever doubts the american public will have. >> it will put folks at ease at the moment. >> i think a lot of it is not just about easing the fears and intentions of the american public. just to put in a political line here. there are a lot of folks running for office next year. senators, governors, and want to say that the white house is taking a firm position. and go out and tell voters what
they'll do to work with the white house, some of it is about the past for repair. it's a proactive step. let's talk about the politics ever it. i heard governor christy being called a liar about matters said about i.s.i.l. to what extent is president obama pushed by republican opponents. we have to take a step back. governor christie on the right and the left. it is easier for these people to make the proclamation. for - i think it is shocking and
untrue. the president has not lied. what he has not done is communicate with the american and what he has done with terrorism is not true. they are playing politics, and they are trying to come forward with proactive p.r. i don't think we'll here a change in policy. the president and the white house fears that they are on the right. for all the blustering, there's little difference in terms of what they are saying. >> no one is talking about thousands of truths. it will take a tougher stance. let's talk about your former boss running for the nomination on the democratic side, hillary clinton. she has a difficult line to walk
on, doesn't she. she is part of the administration, and at the same time will say we have to step up our game. >> i think people could characterise the it as a fine line. she has a tremendous amount of wiggle room to go further. the path that she has to walk is this - she can say we have done a good job up until now. here is how we'll take it forward. a good chunk of it, as alluded to earlier, they are voting for president on the republican side, that are saying things to get applause, saying things to get attention. donald trump now is the standard bearer of the republican party. what he is saying is authoritarian, and there are folks that although supportive of him are concerned about what the presidency looks like. she is - she is balancing a need for vigilance, and the dire for
vigilance. >> thank you. we are going to go to the white house correspondent mike viqueira, standing by live, waiting for the president's address at the oval office. mike. >> 90 seconds from now we expect the president to appear on camera and deliver what will be about a 15 minute address. he has a tricky task in front of him. he has to reassure the american people and at the same time is not in a position to provide iron clad garnts -- guarantees that further attacks will not happen. in the light of french attacks, they said there's no credible threat to the united states, then in san bernardino, the murder of 14 individuals by people that law enforcement says was radicalized by elements within the middle east. they were under the radar. the administration, law enforcement is investigating what happened, and what kind of kak, if any, were