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and welcome to "american morning." it is friday, may 27th. the beginning of a long holiday weekend for many in this country. >> that's right. hopefully the beginning of some nice, calm, summer weather which we have not seen. >> we haven't seen. it's not going to be a great weekend for those in joplin, missouri. the search for the missing there continues. the state officials are releasing a list of 232 people who are still unaccounted for, a list they concede may not be entirely accurate. the death toll right now stands at 126. >> we're getting a look at some dramatic new video when just after the tornado struck. >> watch as aaron cox and his fiancee brook mckinsey watson race to find aaron's sister amid the destruction. let's take a look. >> look at this. oh, my gosh. oh, my gosh.
oh, my gosh, aaron. oh, my gosh. >> right through here. >> i don't know -- >> i don't know where we are. i don't know. i don't know where to go. >> we have to keep going this way. don't step on any of this. come on. we have to keep going this way. >> i feel like i need to help if someone is hurt. >> we'll keep asking. look at this house, it's gone. are you guys okay? >> yeah. >> oh, my gosh. look at these houses, babe.
>> are you guys okay? >> yes. >> what street is this? >> this is -- i don't know. illinois is a couple over. there's the school. >> oh babe, look. >> what? >> oh, no. it's the hospital. >> who you. they did find aaron's sister sarah. amazing that's their neighborhood and he couldn't tell what street they were on. >> asking others if they were okay and seeing the way -- i mean it's shock. it hasn't registered. they're running through and they're looking for his sister. imagine. >> when i got there, the woman who checked me into the hotel had lost her house and she said she went to look for it and she couldn't find it. there are no street signs and there wasn't the gas station on her corner that is the usual landmark. i saw the gas station was gone. no evidence. you didn't know where you were. it was like a moonscape. >> the search continues for many families. jacqui jeras is on the ground still in joplin, missouri, and the frustration continues to grow there for those families who don't know where their
missing relatives are, jacqui. >> yeah, it really does, ali. finding the missing and identifying the bodies continues to be the big focus on day five in the devastated town of joplin, missouri. the federal government has stepped in to take over that process of i depds fiing the bodies some of which are in poor condition they're having to use things like dna testing, fingerprints, tattoos and medical records to help to be able to identify them. they've flown in $2 million worth of equipment to help expedite that process. still like you said, many of those families say not knowing is among the hardest part. i'm standing right now in front of the home of tabitha freeman. her grandmother lives in this house behind me and was inside at the time. she was unable to contact her after the storm. she drove in from oklahoma yesterday to show up here to see if she could find any information. i knew a neighbor down the street that i had met earlier in
the day said he knew everyone on this block and told us she was at the hospital. we called the local hospital here who gave us the numbers of three other hospitals outside of town and we tried calling them and we were able to locate her grandmother ellen in rodgers, arkansas, and she was okay. there are good stories, still, coming here in joplin, missouri. ali, back to you. >> thanks very much for that. more violent storms moving to the east and south. in fact, three people were killed in georgia. storms brought a tree down on cars during a storm there. there was also significant storm damage in alabama. a family in the town of hatten lucky to be alive after trees toppled into their home. let's check in with rob marciano at the extreme weather center in atlanta. what are we looking at as we head into this memorial day weekend? >> a little quiet for some, active for others. what was supposed to be a less turbulent day, we only had five reports of tornadoes yesterday, over 300 reports of winds that brought on some damaging.
saw some of that in alabama and georgia, upstate new york, parts of pennsylvania, seeing some of this also. here's the cluster, the second cluster that moved through atlanta last night and at one point we had over 2 hun,000 people without power. that number down to 50,000. we have fatalities because of falling trees in and around the atlanta metropolitan area. the action last night and even now across the northeast has mostly been north and west of the i-95 corridor, from the allegheny and cumberland through the finger lakes region, northern parts of the adirondacks and into vermont. as a matter of fact, saint lawrence county, upstate new york near the canadian border, 65-mile-an-hour wind gusts and northern vermont seeing 60-mile-an-hour wind gusts as well. this time of year, that certainly is pretty unusual to get that kind of rough weather that far north across the northeast. here's your forecast weather map for today with the threat for seeing some severe thunderstorms, more so across parts of the plains.
that does include parts of oklahoma, maybe sneaking into joplin, but just a slight risk of seeing that. heat is going to still be on across parts of the southern plains. 95 in dallas and 85 up in new york city. you're kind of still east of the front. a little steamy, feeling like july or august. the threat for storms will linger across the northeast as well. guys, back to you. >> we'll check in with you in a bit. thank you. secretary of state hillary clinton is in pakistan this morning for talks with political and military leaders. the trip aimed at repairing relations between these two countries, relations that have been strained since the u.s. raid on bin laden's compound. but officials say clinton will deliver a clear message, that pakistan risks losing american aid if it doesn't do more to root out terrorists. president obama right now is meeting with g-8 leaders. this morning leaders at the world's top economic powers are focusing on the pro-democracy movements sweeping across the middle east. later this morning the president will leave france and travel to warsaw, poland, where he'll meet with the country's president and other central european leaders.
we're expecting some new information about the last moments before the air france plane plunged into the atlantic ocean two years ago. you'll recall it killed all 28 on board. it's expected in about an hour investigators will reveal what they've been able to gather from the flight data and voice recorders. investigators say the recorders include the last two hours of conversation inside the cook pitt. prosecutors say ratko mladic slaughtered close to 8,000 muslim croatian boys and men in serbia in 1995 and has been on the run ever since. that was until his arrest yesterday. >> he's the accused butcher of bosnia. he appeared in a serbia courtroom thursday looking frail. his attorneys claim he's not well enough even to communicate with the judge. ivan watson is live in belgrade, serbia. what's next for mladic, ivan? >> any minute now, he is expected to resume a hearing in front of a judge here in this courthouse, a man that interpol
describes as the most wanted war criminal in europe, has spent the night in this building after more than 15 years as a fugitive from the law. and yes, his photo has been plastered on the front pages of newspapers in serbia, looking much weaker, thinner, older than he did in 1994 and '95 at the height of his power when he was commanding the bosnian serb army and commanding the siege of sarajevo and the alleged massacre of 8,000 bosnia muslim men and boys. we've seen his wife come in and out several times. not commenting, not speaking to journalists. and apparently applying to try to see her husband who was captured in a village about an hour's drive north of the capital yesterday. christine? >> he's been on the run for 15 years. i mean, what is the public reaction in serbia? clearly there were people who were helping him while he was --
how he was out. there is relief he has been captured or is there a different sense from the serbian public? >> i think a lot of discomfort. i don't know if you heard a man walking pass, yelled ratko mladic's name. last night after midnight three young men chanting his name and clapping, some polls showing up to 40% of serbs consider him a hero, up to 70% of serbs would not turn him in, despite a reward of millions of euros offered by the serbian government. others saying that, you know, he reminds them of a shameful and dark period of serbian history, the war from 1994 to 1996. they don't like very much to be reminded about it right now. >> all right. ivan watson in belgrade, thanks, ivan. just in the nick of time, president obama directs the use of what is called an auto pen to sign the patriot act minutes
before a midnight deadline because he's in france. this machine replicates his signature. the provisions of the law passed after the 9/11 attacks deals with legalizing roving wire taps and searching the personal records of terror suspects and some say other americans. it's extended for another four years. it had to be signed. use the auto pen. >> is that the equivalent of holding your nose. >> it could have been sent to him, right, technically? had there's been other legislation where people have been able to sign it. >> auto pen is auto pen. >> former massachusetts governor mitt romney tweets his presidential date on twitter saying he'll formally announce his bid for the top stop next thursday u.s. seems romney has a good chance this time around according to the polls. a look at the gallup poll of the gop playing field, 17% of republicans saying they would support him for the party's nomination. >> the miami heat against the dallas mavericks in the finals.
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to blew up fuel tanks and a fuel pipeline at the airport in twefrp in a plot that authorities said was to try to outdo the 9/11 attacks. the plan was foiled after an informant recorded their conversations. his sentencing is set for october. the cia hoping to uncover more of osama bin laden's terror files. pakistan is allowing a team of forensic specialists to search his compound in abbottbad. >> this time they're going to be combing this house with highly specialized equipment. cnn's pentagon correspondent chris lawrence joins us live to tell us about it. what's the cia team going to be looking for? we know they were in and out pretty quickly during the initial assault on the compound, some 38 minutes. what are they going to do now? >> exactly. they're going to be looking for anything that may have been embedded in the walls of the compound, anything that may have been buried under ground, things that assault team may have missed. you mentioned they were only on the ground about 38 minutes.
probably only about half of that time was spent actually searching the compound. remember, they had to shoot their way in, you know, shoot osama bin laden, clear all the women and children out of that place, so they weren't on the ground all that long and yet, intelligence officials say they got away with probably the biggest intelligence stash since the war against al qaeda really started. now they get a chance to go back in and answer that question, what did we miss? they're going to be using specialized equipment, most likely things like infrared cameras that can look behind walls because not only do you want to get anything that's there, but you also have to avoid damaging it as you try to extract it. we also know that u.s. officials have said that the al qaeda and -- or osama bin laden and the people there, burned their trash instead of putting it out like the other residents there. the cia can possibly pick up some of the fragments of that burned information and possibly decipher some clues from that as
well. >> so, first of all, do they know for sure when they're going to visit and have they been able to make sure that compound has stayed secure since the raid? >> well, we know the assault team got in, got out with some stuff. we know that the pakistani officials have also, you know, looked over that compound, so this will really be the third, you know, go-round with this compound. but we're also hearing that they may also have access to what the pakistanis were able to pull out of that compound as well. that could be key. and it will probably take place some time in the next week or so. >> all right. chris lawrence for us at the pentagon this morning, thanks so much. you know, this is a reminder of what memorial day really stands for. the traditional flags ceremony honoring america's fallen soldiers. yesterday they placed flags in front of more than 260,000 gravestones at arlington. the flags are traditionally moved after memorial day before the cemetery is open to the public. >> a breathtaking sight and
sober sight to see all the white head stones and flags there. >> going to be driving a lot this weekend, it's estimated more than one five drivers do not know the rules of the road. >> does that shock you? i would say four in five don't know the rules of the road. >> according to a study done by gmac insurance, 36.9 million americans would fail a driving test if asked to take one today. we barely passed when we took it back then. >> took it three times back then. >> i'm going to get into danger when i say this next part. want to know how men compare to women, the study su suggests 27% of women would fail the test, 13% of men would fail the test. >> i don't buy this. why is it cheaper to insure women if you are so great? >> i didn't do the study. >> i love it. he gleefully reports the findings but then, he doesn't do the study. >> i report, you decide. the best drivers are adults age 60 to 65. >> okay. >> the other question, too, is, the pet peeves of like what people do. one of the reasons they'd fail, 85% of people apparently
according to the study don't know the proper thing to do during a solid yellow light. how would you not know you speed up as fast as you can, slam the gas. >> my pet peeve, people who drive 55 or 65 in the left lane, they use the passing lane as a cruising lane. that drives me crazy. >> look at the two of you. >> my wife always complain i don't move the car fast enough. >> in my town, pretend you're in this lane and someone is here, you have the right away to go straight, you have your turn signal on and cut in front of you and make a left. >> this wasn't our question of the day, but kiran will handle it. >> we want to know what you think. we have great responses, e-mail us at cnn.com/am, tweet us @christine romans @cnn oor @a or @ali velshi. up next, thousands of swimming pools may have to close this memorial day weekend. we'll tell you why and what
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in joplin, missouri following the deadliest tornado on record. the state releasing the names as families grow more frustrated with the search. >> that's down from 1500 people unaccounted for. the patriot act due to expire at midnight. president obama has directed the use of what is called an auto pen to sign it. the president is in france for the g-8 summit so the machine replicates his signature. the provisions of the law passed after the 9/11 attacks deal with legalizes tactics like roving wire taps and searching the personal records of terror suspects. it has been extended another four years. secretary of state hillary clinton is in islamabad this morning for talks with pakistani leaders. it's an effort to repair the rift in relations caused after the u.s. killed osama bin laden in pakistan. but clinton is also delivering an ultimatum of sorts for pakistan to do more to help with counterterrorism. >> joint chiefs chairman admiral mike mull len is in pakistan with secretary clinton. >> stan grant joining us from islamabad with more on this. what's the message, stan?
>> ali, the message is they want to get a lot more from pakistan because of the money they put in here. you know, the united states pumps billions of dollars in aid here and they want a partner they can rely on. basically there are three points she's looking for here. one is to go after the factories that produce the explosives that the taliban are able to use to such devastating effect. they also want to see pakistan really go after al qaeda operatives, and also to support the reconciliation process in afghanistan. the taliban and afghan government reconciliation process. by the same token, hillary clinton arrives here with anti-american feeling going so high on the streets of pakistan at the moment. there is so much concern about the raid that killed osama bin laden, the fact that pakistan did not know about it, it's being seen as really trashing pakistan's sovereignty. they say that pakistan is not being respected in this relationship. that was a message that was once again stressed by the president here today in his meeting with hillary clinton.
what they're trying to do, though, is to right this relationship, trying to move it forward. it's a very strategic relationship, very important if the u.s. wants to draw down their troops across the border in afghanistan, and, of course, at the same time, it's very important for pakistan because tens of thousands of their own people have died as a result of terror attacks over the past ten years. >> all right. stan grant for us this morning, thanks so much. a big win for immigration reform. the supreme court is supporting the controversy arizona law that targets employers who hire illegal immigrants. business licenses can be revoked if an illegal immigrant is employed. also in the works an arizona statute which gives local law enforcement the ability to arrest suspected illegal immigrants. >> a circuit judge has overturned whiz's law that strips most public workers of their right to check ittive bargaining. the state supreme court will decide with in ten days to take up the case.
yesterday the judge ruled wisconsin's legislature violated the state's open meeg law to approve the measure. california prisoners mistakenly released 450 inmates because of a computer error and blaming a computer error for growing a thousand other prisoners who commit a drug or property crime. all were placed on nonrevokable parole, only sent back to prison if they reoffend. thousands of swimming pools across the country may not be open this memorial day. why? a consumer products safety commission is recalling about 1 million pool drain covers, saying they may not have been properly tested. the agency says that the drain covers could create a suction that's powerful enough to hold swimmers, especially young children, to the bottom of the pool, hold them down there. experts say that the pool drains contain up to about 500 pounds of vacuum force. information about the specific drains being recalled can be found on the consumer product
safety commission's website. rob marciano is in the extreme weather center for us, going to give us everything we need to know about what's going to happen for the weekend. hi, rob. >> they're smart. swimmies are good. >> sunscreen too. >> you want to take a dip i think over the weekend. a lot of spots, it will feel more like the middle of the summer than the unofficial beginning of summer, especially across the gulf coast and eastern seaboard. the front that created all the severe weather this week, has hit the brakes on the appalachians and that causes severe weather last night. as a matter of fact, we had -- look at the reports we had last night. over 600 reports of severe weather. most of this is in the form of some hail and wind. wind damage from new orleans all the way to the canadian border. five reports of tornadoes. most of the damage and fatalities came from wind and the trees that came down because of that. all right. this front as mentioned kind of sticks around, so the same spots that got showers and thunderstorms, for the most part, across the northeast will
get them again today. we're looking for another piece of energy that's going to slide in from the intermountain west will spawn more showers and thunderstorms there. syracuse through buffalo, pittsburgh, we had winds gusting over 60 and 70 miles an hour in upstauts new york, eastern pennsylvania and north central vermont where they had flooding issues and damaging winds there. two rounds of severe weather across the atlanta area. three fatalities and over 200,000 people without power. now we're down to about 50,000. the and the rough weather for atlanta has subsided. our next piece of energy that comes into the plains. this will give us a threat of seeing more severe weather across oklahoma in the usual spots that will include southwest missouri overnight tonight and tomorrow. right now just a slight risk of seeing severe weather. 30 to 60 minute delays today if you are traveling for the holiday weekend. atlanta to charlotte, 30 to 60 as well. traveling through detroit, looking at 30 to 60 minute delays. today's daytime highs, 87 in new york. and a little bit of humidity as well. going to be a little soupy and steamy. that's unusually warm for this
time of year. tomorrow, your saturday, for the holiday weekend, 81 degrees, a little cooler, 86 degrees expected in d.c. break out the swimmies and that one piece you got, ali. break that out. >> you can't tell if it's a one piece or if he's just going buff. >> let's not talk about that. >> based on the body here. you're out of swimmies, right? i thought last you you gave it a go without the swimmies? >> no. i sunk just like a rock and safety first as always. >> that's it. rob, good to see you my friend. check in with you in a little while. >> speaking of sunshine, looks like florida is not the hot spot for retirees as much as we thought it was. >> that's right. >> seems that the northern end of the eastern seaboard is the big draw now. this is according to new census information. the census is grate to give us so much stuff to talk about. the average person in main is 42.7 years old. baby boomers are aging and the older population is moving in. coming in second, vermont 41.5 years old.
west virginia, 41.3. and new hampshire at 41.1 years old. youngest state? utah. 29.2 years old. florida still has the largest number of retirees. >> that's right. >> doesn't have the oldest mean population. >> right. >> interesting. meantime we're going to give you the latest on ratko mladic, arrested yesterday after a 16-year manhunt. the significance of this arrest in terms of genocide and these sorts of crimes and ethnic cleansing in the future. david shepard is next, the former ambassador at large for war crimes in the clinton administration. this was a very, very big story then. we're going to tell you what it means now. the count on chevy event is here. your ticket to a cruze eco. 42 mpg and over 500 highway miles a tank.
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we want to get you an update on what's going on in the situation with the arrest of the former bosnian serb army commander ratko mladic. ending a 16-year quest to bring europe's most wanted war criminal to justice. here is a timeline of the events leading up to his arrest. we start in 1992. and this is where really all began. the bosnian war, the longest of the conflict spawned by the breakup of yugoslavia in the '90s. bosnian serb forces seized control of more than half the country and launched a campaign against the muslims and croatian populations in that country. go to 1993. what happened is that the united nations declared the town of veb knee shah to be a safe haven and tens of thousands of muslims flooded in with the expectation to be safe. unfortunately that was not the case. what happened next? july 11th, 1995, in what bane known as the srebrenica
slaughter. he is accused of ordering the slaughter of 8,000 muslim men and boys. the worst massacre since europe has seen since the holocaust. victims blindfolded, hands tied, executed and dumped into mass graves. nato intervened. in 1995 -- this happened in dayton, ohio, known as the dayton accords, the united states brought the leaders of the warring factions to an agreement eventually ending the violence. a u.n. tribune nall indicted mladic and others on several charges including war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity. in 2006, former yuv slav president milosevic died in his cell awaiting trial at the hague. what else happened, another man extradited into the netherlands and is there. let's go to 2011 and what happened. yesterday, serbian president boris tadic announced the capture and arrest of mladic in serbia. he will be extradited and face
trial before the international tribunal at the hague. >> the 69-year-old mladic spent last night in a jail cell in belgrade, serbia. he looked frail in court yesterday. he was reportedly unable to address the judge. his lawyers claim that he's a ruin of a man after two heart attacks and three stroke. serbia's president says he expects the ex-general to be transferred to the u.n. war tribunal in the hague in the next couple days. >> the next guest is the war crimes [ inaudible ] david shepard joining us live from chicago this morning. thank you for joining us. does the arrest of mladic send a message to perpetrators of genocide, say in the congo and sudan and elsewhere, that this will not be tolerated by the west and that eventually these people will come to justice? >> oh, i think, christine, it sends a very powerful message. but we have to be patient. many of these warlords and
atrocity lords particularly in the situations in africa are not necessarily going to modify their behavior dramatically given this particular arrest. but i think over time, they have to realize, particularly after they are indicted by, in this case, the international criminal court for these future and current perpetrators of these atrocity crimes, they have to realize that ultimately the hand of justice does reach them. and so i think it does have an impact. i think we do see changes in behavior after these indictments come down. we certainly saw that with mill sose vich in the balkans and saw it with mladic, their indictments in july of 1995, were predicates to the dayton peace talks only three or four months later. and in africa today with gadhafi and with president ali bashir -- >> let me ask you this.
>> yeah. >> i don't know if this is a success or failure, we got mladic after 15 years. he like others are hiding in plain sight. he was being treated in hospitals in serbia. they sort of knew he was there. do we, going back to the holocaust, do we really have deterrents against people who kill people because of their ethnicity? even in 2011? are these effective deterrents after 15 years they might get you? >> you know, ali, i think it's sort of a canard of an argument. you could make that same argument with respect to domestic criminal law. is the death penalty really a deterrent? is our criminal justice system really a deterrent to crimes being committed in the united states? i think ultimately, we do see societies change because of these types of indictments and prosecutions. if you look at germany, if you look at japan, if you look at other areas of the world, cambodia, et cetera, where there have been massive atrocities
followed by indictments and trials, ultimately societies change. the attitude of the people in those societies change. i think that's what we have to keep our eye on as opposed to whether they'll possibly be another atrocity lord that pops up again. they will. in future years. >> let's talk about the attitude of society. ivan watson reported on the streets of belgrade, there is still some support, pockets of support for mladic. he was on the run for 15 years, maybe not running that hard, maybe only really running the last three years or so. he may have been drawing from his government pension. he may have been treated in hospitals there. tell me a little bit here. is this more about big, international political leverage? did serbia buy its way into the e.u. by arresting mladic and does that show things have really changed? there's really been a reconciliation here? >> well, i think the serbian society has transformed
significantly in recent years. surely the european membership issue was a great incentive. just as trade sanctions were a great incentive in 2000 and 2001 to get milosevic to the hague. serbia reacted to those sanctions and they got milosevic to the hague. in this case it's european membership. we did have a change in government in serbia that became much more cooperative in 2008, 2009, 2010, to this initiative to secure the apprehension of mladic. there was a political change and these pockets of support for mladic and serbia, yes, they're there, there's still a national spirit, but i think it's also important to report that the younger generations in serbia are applauding this arrest. there's a large sector of the serbian population that understands the need for this and, frankly, opening up the future for serbia.
at in point serbia has to enter the international community again and i think the younger generations understand that. >> ambassador shefrer, i think that's a good point as well. ivan made that point, that there are some people who just want this period to be over. the younger folks who just -- who look back on that period with great disdain. thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you. we're taking a break. we'll be right back. it's 47 minutes after the hour. building up our wireless network all across america. we're adding new cell sites... increasing network capacity, and investing billions of dollars to improve your wireless network experience. from a single phone call to the most advanced data download, we're covering more people in more places than ever before in an effort to give you the best network possible. at&t. rethink possible.
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this morning. patience wearing thin in joplin, missouri. officials under fire for the slow process of identifying victims of last weekend's monster tornado. right now, 232 people are still considered unaccounted for. secretary of state hillary clinton is in pakistan this morning for talks aimed at mending relations between the two countries following the u.s. raid on osama bin laden's compound. meantime the cia has been granted access by the pakistani government to return to that compound and conduct a bigger search. the agency plans to use highly-sophisticated equipment to look for documents, possibly hidden inside the walls or buried underground. there is no word yet on when that search will take place. and with minutes to spare, president obama used what's known as the auto pen to sign a four-year extension of the patriot act. the provisions of the law passed after the 9/11 attacks deal with legalizing terror surveillance tactics like roving wire taps,
you're looking at wire tank equipment there. the president had to use the machine that replicates his signature because he's in france ait tending the g-8 summit. thousands of swimming pools across the country may not be able to open this memorial day after the consumer product safety commission recalled almost 1 million drain covers because of a risk, because they were not adequately tested and could pose a drowning risk. information about the specific drains being recalled can be found on the website. and the chicago bulls no match for the miami heat's big three. specifically lebron james. he led a comeback -- a stunning comeback victory that eliminated the bulls and puts the heat into the nba finals against the dallas mavericks. you're caught up on the day's headlines. "american morning" back after a quick break. .
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not off to a bad start. >> i would say a good start. >> these are what you call bad dogs. >> these will called the bad dogs, but golly they're good. these are a traditional beef hot dog, it's sliced open and stuffed with chipotle, a good idea, you can do that to the good dog as well. wrapped in bay koon. we make it double good. we do it on the grill top there. good cheddar cheese on there and onions on top. the difference is, in the good dog, we would use whole wheat buns, different kind of cheese. >> yep. >> going to get grill marks on that. >> only a little lighter. the good dogs are a little gooder than the bad dogs. >> lesser of two evils. >> got it. >> turkey dogs, turkey bacon and one of the things that you guys do, is you appeal to a guy like me. >> i think that people understand that jamie and i and our mother, we're regular people that cook and eat regular food. we like to cover all our bases and show people how to, again, cook affordably and easily and get it on the table in less than
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oh, my gosh. oh, my gosh. >> desperate search. dramatic video from joplin, missouri, as the people in that city try to find survivors from one of the deadliest tornado outbreaks on record on this "american morning." good morning. it's friday, may 27th. welcome to "american morning" this friday. >> good to see everyone. we begin, though, with this video really amazing. it just sort of really shows you firsthand what it was like to be there in joplin, missouri, as the search for survivors still
continues today. >> five days after the deadliest tornado on record. a new state list shows 232 people are still unaccounted for and the death toll in joplin stands at 126. >> we're getting a look this morning at some dramatic new video, just after the tornado struck. it shows aaron cox and his fiancee brook watson racing to find aaron's city amid all of this destruction. look at this. >> look at this. oh, my gosh. oh, my gosh. oh, my gosh. aaron. oh, my gosh. >> right through here. >> i don't know where -- >> i don't know where we are. >> i don't know where. i don't know. >> we got to keep going this way. don't step on any of this. come on. we have to keep going this way. >> i feel like i need to help if someone is hurt.
>> we'll keep asking. look at this house. it's gone. okay. are you guys okay? >> yeah. >> oh, my gosh! look at these houses, babe. >> you guys okay? >> yes. what street is this? >> this is -- i don't know. illinois is a couple over. there's the school. >> oh babe, look. >> what? oh, no. it's the hospital. >> and we later find out as you know, st. john's, the hospital that -- >> clearly the biggest building in the area. i think when they saw that had been destroyed, it really hit
home that everything in that area was destroyed. >> they did eventually find aaron's sister sarah. that's the really good news from that part of that story. there's still 230 some on the list of the missing but they've managed to take a lot of people off the list as they've matched people with people dislocated. >> jacqui jeras is along with our team in joplin this morning and has the story of another family whose grandmother went missing after the storm. what's the story? >> yeah. with an agonizing wait for tabitha freeman, her grandma was known to be in his house behind me at the time of the tornado. she didn't know what happened to her and yesterday i had the privilege of helping to find out what happened to grandma. >> i was told there was no body found in the rubble and that they had seen an elderly woman digging through the rubble, they don't know where she went, you know. i can't locate her anywhere. >> reporter: tabitha freeman has been trying tore days to locate her 67-year-old grandmother
ellen. she lived here where the homes are so demolished they have to be identified with spray paint on the sidewalk. >> that's the bathroom. they always say the safest place to be is in the bathroom. look, it's just -- even if she would have been in there, she wouldn't have made it because it's collapsed on itself. >> reporter: she drove to joplin from oklahoma hoping to get answers after not being able to contact nearby relatives and trying on-line services. >> i still have a lot of family and friends in joplin, just the not knowing, you know. i know a lot of people are missing, loved ones. >> reporter: earlier i met neighbor aaron cole who says he knows almost everyone on the block. >> she is alive. miss cook, she got stuck in her basement door entryway. she's all right too. i did know that miss freeman did make it. she's in the hospital somewhere. >> okay. that will make it easier to find her. >> yeah. >> we called freeman hospital in
joplin to see if she was there. she wasn't. the confusion immediately following the tornado the records shows she was tras ferred for three hospitals. we were ready to try them all. i'm looking for a possible patient. ellen freeman. i do. thank you very much. she's in room 612 in arkansas. >> reporter: grandma ellen freeman was found okay and resting in an arkansas hospital. >> is ellen freeman in this room? okay. well, this is her granddaughter and i just now figured out where she's at. well, okay. no, that's fine. as long as i know where she's at now. >> reporter: tabitha plans to get to know her grandmother better now. >> kind of sad to say it takes this to make you realize, you know, you don't really have all that long. you never know when it's going to end, you know. for all i know, she could have
been crushed or, you know, died or something. >> reporter: so a happy ending here on picture street. you know, tabitha's story gives you an idea of how much chaos there was following the tornado and how difficult it's been for family members, especially those out of town, trying to communicate here and find out what happened to their relatives. by the way, also, tabitha told us it's been years since she's seen her grandma and she got back into that car from oklahoma and went on her way to arkansas to see her grandma. ali? >> all right. jacqui, thanks very much. hopefully that number of unaccounted for is going to shrink over the course of the next few days. >> shrunk dramatically in a day. >> they figured some people had left town and got everyone to contact everyone. to a critical meeting happening overnight. secretary of state hillary clinton is in pakistan right now for talks aimed at trying to mend the now tense and strained relation between the u.s. and pakistan in the wake of the raid on bin laden's compound. >> joint chiefs admiral chairman admiral michael mullen is
joining her for those talks. our stan grant is live in islamabad. what's happening right now and, you know, what is the message for pakistan from this meeting? >> well, the talks are over. the secretary of state is now on her way back to germany from pakistan and no one is even pretending this relationship is not in a very, very bad way at the moment. ever since the killing of osama bin laden, the fact that u.s. troops were brought in here to do this without pakistan's knowledge, it's really plummeted this relationship to new lows. he's talking about the president here has stressed throughout that this was in his words a real trashing of pakistan's sovereignty. the fact that this raid was carried out in secret, it didn't show the right respect to pakistan. he has stressed that message once again, but the secretary of state has also had a message for pakistan and it is this -- the u.s. puts a lot of money into pakistan and it expects a lot back in return. now what they really want is for
the pakistan military and the government here to commit to going after the insurgents, to trying to clamp down on this border between pakistan and afghanistan. all of that would help the u.s. draw down its troops in afghanistan sooner. they also want pakistan to support the reconciliation process in afghanistan, try to bring the taliban and the government there closer together. the problem for pakistan is, they feel as though they're the meat in the sandwich. they feel the harder they go after the insurgents the more there is a blow back, the more their people suffer. when you consider tens of thousands of people have died here over the past ten years in terrorist attacks, it just goes to show how much pressure is on the government here and how high the anti-american feeling is among the public. >> all right. thanks, stan. we'll continue to follow this through the course of the day and find out what results come of this meeting. stan grant in pakistan. former pakistani president musharraf lashing out at president obama for the raid that captured and killed bin laden in pakistan. >> appearing on cnn's "piers
morgan tonight" he called the mission an act of war and accused obama of being, quote, arrogant. he was asked about the risk of being on bad terms with the u.s. >> if you create too much of a rift with america, with the president obama, if you go back into power, they won't forget that and pakistan is reliant on this aid money. it's a lot of money. >> money is coming. it is there. there's no doubt about that. that doesn't mean that pakistan can give up its sovereignty, its national interests. now this has to be dealt with in a diplomatic manner. we have to reduce the trust deficit, we have to restore trust. >> musharraf conceded it was a terrible failure that pakistani intelligence didn't seem to know about bin laden's whereabouts. president obama heads to poland later. he's wrapping up meetings at the g-8 summit in france, travel to warsaw to meet with poland's president and other european leaders.
first president obama directing the use of what's called an auto pen. a machine that replicates his signature. to extend the patriot act which was set to expire at midnight tonight. the provisions of the law which were passed after the 9/11 attacks deal with legalizing tactics like roving wiretaps and searching personal records of terror suspects. it is extended for another four years breaking news this morning coming in about the air france plane that crashed into the atlantic two years ago. its flight recorders which were, as we said, recovered, revealing incorrect and conflicting air speed indications led the crew to make some critical judgments that ended up resulting in a deadly stall. our jim bittermann is live in paris with these findings. good morning, jim. >> good morning, kiran. in fact, what that's called is a power on stall. they were putting full thrust to the engines but the angle and attack of the airplane sometimes reached as much as 40%, 40 degrees rather, and, in fact, the plane was -- not moving fast enough forward it could fly.
as a consequence, it fell out of the sky, took three and a half minutes, it was about 38,000 feet at the highest point and began to fall towards the ocean. the two pilots who were in the cockpit were joined by the third pilot, the senior pilot, who came into the cockpit had he was on a rest break, never took the controls over, but did direct ac it tifrts in the cockpit area, but they were never able to regain control of the aircraft and it went into the ocean. kiran? >> jim bittermann for us on the latest with that and as these new details emerge. just such a tragedy of what happened. thanks so much. >> it's been a mystery for now two years. >> every detail is so interesting. >> the fact that they recovered after all that time in the ocean is pretty amazing. >> intact and readable the data from the flight data record jeer sarah palin says she has a fire in her belly to beat obama and she's climbing in the polls, but will she run? >> and a potential danger may force thousands of pools to stay closed this memorial day weekend. we'll tell you all about that when we come back.
welcome to "american morning." michelle bachmann announcing plans to run for president, sort of. the minnesota congresswoman was supposed to headline a republican fund-raiser in des moines, iowa, but got stuck in washington, so she phoned in telling everyone, quote, we are starting the effort, end quote. balkman promising to make an official announcement next month in her hometown of waterloo, iowa. >> she told you that before. she was going to do it in june. >> she's an i owe wan. >> she's an i owe wan and norwegian. >> i owe wan of --
>> of swedish descent. >> and irish and german. >> former massachusetts governor republican mitt romney ready to take on president obama in 2012. on twitter he said he will announce his bid for the nation's top spot in new hampshire next thursday u. according to a new gallup poll he tops the list of the gop playing field. 17% of republican saying they would support him for the nominati nomination, following close behind is sarah palin with 15%. p aretive ron paul with 10%, former house speaker beginning give 9%. sarah palin is getting ready to launch a bus tour. some are calling it a kickoff to the presidential campaign. palin's staff prefers to call it a, quote, learning tour. >> nobody just declares that they're running for president. >> except ron paul. >> the former alaskan governor has a new house. she bought this 130i $7 million,
8,000 square foot home in scottsdale, arizona, to make it easier for her to travel around the country. it's easier to get around the country from arizona than wasila. hey, ken fogle for politico and traveled with sarah palin on the campaign trail in 2008, he joins us live from washington this morning. hey, ken. >> hey, great to be with you. >> all the speculation about whether sarah palin's going to run. do these moves, buying the home, getting ready to go to that rally, indicate that she may throw her hat in the ring? what's your read? >> i think they certainly do. particularly the bus tour. if you look back at some of the other moves that have fueled this speculation, this will she or won't she speculation a lot of them, there were alternative explanations from her reality show, people said this is an effort to boost her visibility. it could also be just an effort to make some money and do a reality show from her book tour, for "going rogue" and "america by heart" they had a lot of the trappings of sort of a campaign swing, but were an effort to sell books. in this case particularly with the bus tour that she's embarking on, on sunday, there
aren't a whole lot of other explanations for what she could be possibly doing other than preparing her self for a presidential run. >> the numbers show if she does, she is going to have a tough time. put up the latest gallup poll. we showed it but to reiterate again when you look at the latest gallup poll, romney at 17, sarah at 15%. there may be a tough time for her, when you look at the unfavorables. nearly 60% of voters have an unfavorable opinion of her. also you look at a head-to-head with president obama, he beats her by nearly 20 points. what's your take on how successful she would be in the general? >> she really needs to expand her base. she has this hard-core base of supporters who adore her. and for whom she can do no wrong. beyond that she's extremely polarizing and this bus tour, and other efforts that she may embark on, to sort of broaden her appeal, are going to be key if she's going to be able to really compete in the presidential -- in the gop presidential primary.
however, no matter what, if she enters the race she's going to have an impact. if she can unite social conservatives behind her, she's a force and has the potential to win. if she can't and splits it -- if she splits the vote of social conservatives with michelle bachmann we talked about earlier, rick santorum, other conservatives it could make it easier for a mitt romney or tim pawlenty who presented themselves as more moderate to unite a big enough block to be able to carry some of these key primary states. >> ken, you know probably better than anybody, what happened in 2008, is that with pailen there, it seemed that all the oxygen was sucked out of the room. there was not a lot of focus on substantive issues. you barely heard even senator mccain mentioned. all these little things, gaffes or perceived gaffes, what she did, her family, how she talked, what magazines or newspapers she read. it seemed that it became so much about pail than much of -- palin that much of the issues fell by the wayside. >> there's certainly concern
about that among republican operatives who you talk to here in washington. they worry and have been worrying for months that if she entered the field she would have a scrambling effect and possibly a trivializing effect on the debate in the republican presidential primary. however, there's also a huge opportunity for her, the fact that she does get this much attention and folks really do seem to care about her every move, gives her a gigantic platform and window to be able to steer the debate in ways she feels are appropriate for the gop presidential primary. so there's definitely an opportunity for her. she had this opportunity for a while, though, we should note, and hasn't really been able to capitalize it on a way that has boosted her favorables beyond what you showed in that poll. >> she has been a divisive figure in the party. strategists, people who really try to figure out which candidates will be formidable and which may not, including karl rove who seemed to indicate he felt she lacked gravitas,
have been critical of her. does she need to -- and the question in 2008, the more she was out in the public the more it worked against her. you said this bus tour will be for her to be introduced to the american people. being out there and speaking more about the issues potentially hurt her more than help her? shoe she has to re-introduce herself. there is this perception of her that she's either unsers you or prone to mistakes and this is a more scripted, potentially a more scripted platform for her, where she's gotten in trouble is when she's gone off script and she frankly does that quite a bit more than other politicians and maybe her supporters say that's something that speaks to her genuine nature and something that should be looked at as a benefit and advantage as opposed to a disadvantage. there's no doubt there are operatives particularly in washington in the republican establishment, who are afraid of her and don't like that and would rather see a more scripted candidate and have des paged her behind the scenes and in public.
karl rove doing so on fox. and that is something that also her supporters think is a benefit. it shows she is an outsider, not beholden to the washington establishment, so the challenge for her will be to continue that outsider persona, also re-ro re-rolling herself out as a serious person, who is a viable contender for the white house. >> all right. we'll see what happens as more moves get made in the next couple weeks. ken vogul, chief investigative reporter for politico, good to have you with juice thank you. >> at 8:40, republican presidential candidate tim pawlenty will be stopping by. we're going to ask the former minnesota governor about his party's chances of beating president obama in 2012. up next on "american morning," can you save money on gas and stay save at the same time? how small, fuel efficient cars fared in these new crash tests. >> a lot of people worry about that. too small to be safe. another survey finds more
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welcome back to "american morning." this friday, may 27th. a live look now from our studios in washington as the nation's capitol gets ready for memorial day. we're crossing the half hour right now. time to check your top stories. >> the first list of the missing in joplin, missouri, shows 232 people still unaccounted for following last weekend's record tornado. state officials say some of those on the list may actually be among the dead. they're taking steps to speed up the process of identifying remains. months before dominique strauss-kahn's arrest for attempted rape, allies of president president sarkozy reportedly tried to expose an earlier sex scandal. the paper says dsk was caught by police in paris having sex with a prostitute in a car in 2007.
that's according to a news paper. secretary of state hillary clinton in islamabad on a surprise visit with talks with pakistani leaders, trying to repair relations between the two countries following the raid that killed bin laden. she's also pressing pakistan to step up its counterterrorism efforts. the cia's granted permission -- has been granted permission by pakistan's government to enter osama bin laden's compound. they're allowing a team of forensic specialists to search the compound in abbottbad. cnn's pentagon correspondent chris lawrence joins us live. a lot of people are wondering what are they looking for. we heard during the 38-minute raid, the s.e.a.l.s packed up everything that wasn't nailed down and took it. >> that's right. they're going to be looking for things that may have been, say, embedded in a wall or perhaps buried, things they couldn't see. again, they were only in that compound for about 40 minutes. it may be only a little more than half that time was actually spent searching the compound. still, as you mentioned, they came away with what they're
calling, you know, the biggest treasure trove of intelligence information against terrorism and al qaeda, you know, that's ever been recovered. now they want to go back and have the cia be able to answer the question, what did we miss, if anything. so what they're going to be able it do is use things like infrared cameras to look behind walls. they've also got the kind of equipment that can even get information from certain paper fragments. remember, u.s. officials were saying that the people in this compound, osama bin laden and the people who lived there, burned their trash instead of taking it out. well, even fragments could yield some clues with the kind of equipment that the cia could bring to bear. >> it is amazing when you still see the video inside of the compound, and, you know, what it is they may be looking for. do we know when this visit by these cia forensic teams may happen? >> it's most likely going to happen within this next week. it really does signal that the
cia and pakistan's intelligence service have found a way to start again working together. that was going to be key, you know, in the fallout of the bin laden raid. it is also possible that the cia could have access to what the pakistani intelligence officials pulled out of that compound. remember, the s.e.a.l.s got away with their information and that first assault, they took some things away, and then pakistan's intelligence service went in and looked at the compound. they got some more information. so this will be the third and it really, again, signals that the two agencies, although there is a tremendous amount of tension there, may be finding a way to still work together. >> all right. chris lawrence at the pentagon, thanks, chris. attorneys for ratko mladic, the suspected butcher of bosnia, say he is too frail and sick to stand trial. mladic is accused of slaughtering nearly 8,000 muslim men and boys in serbia in 199 a 5 and srebrenica. he appeared unresponsive in court yesterday.
even so serbia's president said mladic could be transferred to the war crimes tribunal in the hague within a week. ivan watson live in belgrade, serbia this morning. you were telling us earlier on today that you heard people around you sort of shouting out mladic's name. some people in serbia, he remains a hero. >> that's right. and that's one of the concerns of the government here and especially now that mladic's lawyer and recently moments ago, his son who emerged from the courthouse behind me where mladic, the most wanted war criminal in europe, has been held since yesterday, his son emerged and talked about the health of his father. he said basically, ali, that his right arm is partially paralyzed, that he has trouble speaking, and that doctors said that he had scars on his brain from a series of strokes and his son darko was basically calling on doctors to come in and independent international commission, he was suggesting, to check on his father's health
and he was proposing in particular russian doctors, russia a long-time ally of serbia. the newspapers here are full of photos of ratko mladic, showing him at the height of his power when he commanded the bosnian serb army and commanded the siege of sarajevo which killed thousands of civilians and today when he does look quite diminished physically and, perhaps, even mentally. despite that, last night in an interview with cnn, serbia's president told us that he thinks mladic could be extradited to the hague within a week. take a listen. >> i don't know exactly this is about core, but i'm expecting the next few days, within seven days, he's going to be sent to the hague tribunal. >> reporter: and we're just getting word from the son of ratko mladic that the second
hearing, last night's hearing, ali, was cut short because of his health concerns, has just begun in that courthouse behind my shoulder. >> ivan, what's the sense of the role that the serbian government has had in protecting him or keeping him hidden? he was found in serbia, apparently he he's had health problems and received health care. is there some sense they were protecting him and now giving him up because they are trying to become hard to become a member of the european union? >> well the serbian president was asked that last night on cnn, ali, and he called those allegations rubbish. but the fact of the matter is, that this man had been free for more than 15 years. he had been protected by that famous serbian president mill slows vich overthrown in the year 2000 and also stood trial in the hague. after that time, ratko mladic's profile dropped significantly. we've seen some reports in local newspapers suggesting that some of the villagers in the town
that he was hiding in, were trying to, perhaps, conceal him or were ashamed at the idea that any of them could have been accused of giving him up. you know, people here seem very uncomfortable with the news that this most wanted man has been arrested. it reminds them of a dark and bloody and many cases shameful period of serbian history. >> all right. ivan, thanks very much. let us know what comes out of that hearing that has just begun. ivan watson live for us in belgrade, serbia. there's concern this morning about money and the federal emergency management agency, fema, warning it has less than $2.5 billion in its relief fund to last through september. as it stands right now, the agency's disaster fund may only get an additional $1.8 billion for the fiscal year beginning in october. democratic senator mary landrieu says the agency may have to stop recovery efforts in the spring of 2012 if that funding is not increased. we're at 37 minutes past the hour right now.
a big holiday weekend, of course, start of memorial day. rob marciano is following the weather for us this morning. >> good morning, again, guys. rough night all the way from upstate new york, northern new england to the deep south. 600 reports of seeing severe weather. most of these wind reports and a lot of winds gusting over 60, 70 miles an hour as far north as saint lawrence county, new york, and northern parts of vermont. for this time of year that certainly is unusual. the front that's causing this has kind of stalled. a lot of places across the northeast that got the strong and severe storms last night will get them today and we're kind of recharging the atmosphere in the central plains. it is this time of year, that doesn't take a whole lot to set the table of severe weather across oklahoma and southwest missouri and that will be on the docket this afternoon and this evening. i-95 looks to be okay. most of the action will be north and west of the city along the i-95 it will be warm and muggy. heavy rains across parts of northern vermont. we've got flash flood watches and some warnings earlier.
some evacuations in the smaller towns around mount pillar because of the rising floodwaters last night. couple of pulses of storms that rolled through atlanta. at one point over 200,000 people without power. three fatalities from trees falling. the second pulse is moving out. should be a dry day for the atl. our next pulse that will set the stage for potential of severe weather later tonight. 30 to 60 minute delays in boston, atlanta, detroit and salt lake city. flying out today, daytime highs will be in the upper 80s in new york and d.c. there's our warm, soupy air. tomorrow we'll continue to be on the warm and muggy side. as a matter of fact, southern two-thirds of the country, in generale over the memorial day weekend, are going to be warm and humid, feeling like summer and along the stationary boundary and across the great lakes and western tier, probably see on and off showers. >> good. thanks very much. we'll check in with you in a while. rob marciano checking the weather. thousands of swimming pools across this country may not open this weekend. this is a traditional weekend for --
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welcome back to "american morning." a controversial decision, a strict arizona immigration law gets the support of the supreme court. the law takes aim at employers who hire illegal immigrants and imposes serious punishments like revoking business licenses for hiring illegal immigrants. jonathan is a constitutional law professor at george washington university that joins us to discuss this case. good morning, a lot of people are saying this is a supreme court seal of approval on a law that had been widely challenged in arizona. is this telling us that these states taking over immigration reform themselves in the absence of the federal government, are doing the right thing? >> good morning, christine. i think that may be too hopeful thinking for those that believe the support of this law 1070 the
more controversial law -- >> tell us the difference the law the supreme court backed and 1070 the controversial law people are looking forward to. >> 1070 deals with an increased ability of state police to arrest people who are suspected of being illegal aliens or immigra immigrants. that law has raised certain racial discrimination claims, raised certainly what are called federal preemption claims, of whether the state can subplant or in arizona's view, supplement, federal enforcement. the law that the court ruled on this week is much narrower. it deals with the ability of states to add penalties on businesses that hire illegal immigrants. this case falls into a narrow exception in the law called the licensing exception. and the majority of the court said that congress did not prohibit or preempt states from being able to add their own measures. now, on one hand, christine,
that certainly shows that the majority believes that the immigration laws do not preempt all state efforts. there are many arguments, particularly put forward by the administration, that suggest that they occupy the field as the federal government. that certainly did not prevail before the court and that's good news for people who support 1070. >> what you hear from the states you hear that in the absence of federal immigration reform and in a patchwork of federal laws that some shay aay are not enfo making sure people who aren't legally in the country don't get a job, in the absence of that the states have to step in. for all the other states, ten other states and more, that actually have their own laws on the books, does this embolden them or is it just simply too narrow of a ruling to extrapolate from? >> no. i think it emboldens them particularly in dealing with things like licensing and business permits, of targeting businesses. where i think that people may be getting a little too far ahead of the opinion, is to say that
this is a slam dunk for it 1070 when you go beyond that narrow range. now, there is, in fact, good language in the majority opinion supporting those who support 1070. chief justice roberts talks about how the immigration -- federal immigration laws did not preempt all state laws. that's good language. what's fascinating, christine, is the really best language for those people supporting 1070 was supported only by four justices, justice thomas decided not to support that language, which was a real surprise. everyone's been looking at justice kennedy as the court of one who's likely to decide the issue of 1070 gets before the supreme court. >> what's interesting, too, about this case, is you had the chamber of commerce, the business group, the business lobby, and the white house on the same page on this one and the supreme court essentially ruled against what both of those very powerful constituents thought about this arizona law. >> yeah.
this was strange alliances. you lad civil liberties groups, the chamber of commerce, not natural allies on many issues, and also had a very conservative court, going against the chamber of commerce in favor of state authority here. what i think this really is going to do is it ups the ante. now the court has said there's not a total preemption of states and so the next obvious question is, how far does this go? there are two cases still that are going to come before the court on a petition that could give us more of an indication even before 1070 of how the majority felt. but christine, i think the one thing this case clearly shows is that there are four justices that are very hostile to the idea of state experimentation. where i think this does give you a foreshadowing is less on the right than on the left. you read the justices on the left, those look like justices that are not going to be warm and cuddly when it comes to 1070
when it comes before them. >> this has been a controversy. these states taking immigration -- federal immigration, you know, into their own hands has been something that's been kicking around for five or six years now and that is the number one thing on the docket for legislatures across the country. so now that we know a little bit more about how the supreme court, individual justices feel, it should make for some fascinating legal turns ahead, legal and political turns ahead. jonathan turley, george washington university, thanks for joining us. >> thank you, christine. still to come this morning, a new survey finding more than one in five americans would actually fail their driving test. >> i barely passed it when i took it. >> i passed the written part, but it took me four times to get the driving part. >> are you kidding me? >> it was a technicality. i didn't know you had to stop at the stop sign at the start of the test i thought that was a given. stop. failed. >> our question of the day. what is your biggest pet peeve about other drivers? e-mail us at cnn.com/am. give us a tweet @cnnam or
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54 minutes past the hour. we have been talking about drivers on the road. everybody has their pet peeves. nearly 37 million americans would actually fail their driving test if they had to take it again. >> 1 in 5 drivers. >> we want to know what your biggest pet peeves are at. >> jeff on facebook says. >> that's my personal pet peeve. >> i thought you and kiran were posting.
>> i sometimes feel like that in my town as well. >> this is my hubby. >> we are on two sides of the road. obviously, you have the right away if you are going straight. before you can hit the gas, this car comes racing and makes a left turn. it happens all the time. >> i live in new jersey where you have to have some sort of indoctrination to learn what the rules are. no one ever tells you. they merge on and off quickly. >> have you ever driven in jersey? >> it is nuts. >> a different operation. keep your comments coming.
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232 people are still unaccounted for in job lynn. they promise to step up identification efforts. i'm kiran chetry. almost two years after an air france plane crashed, new flfgs about what exactly was happening on board when things went horribly wrong. >> i'm ali velshi. secretary of state, hillary clinton, extending a hand of friendship and a warning. she is letting the government of pakistan know they need to step up the fight on terror or else on this american morning. welcome to american morning. it is friday, may 27th. it is memorial day. in joplin missouri, it is still
a very, very tough friday. the search for the missing and tornado ravaged joplin, missouri. 232 names on it. these are people that are unaccounted for. a more accurate than the 1500 that we have been talking about for the last few days. another sense of it. the death toll is 126 right now. >> it shows you the chaos still after this storm. >> a lot of communication breakdowns, a lot of cell phone problems. we are getting a look at dramatic new video just after the tornado hit. watch as aaron cox and his fiancee, brook watson, race to try to find aaron's sister amid the destruction. >> aaron, look at this. oh, my gosh, oh, my gosh. oh, my gosh, aaron. oh, my gosh. >> it went right through here. >> i don't know where we are. >> i don't know.
i don't know where to go. >> we have to keep going this way. don't step on any of this. >> come on. we have to keep going this way. >> i need to help if someone is hurt. well, we will keep asking. look at this house, it is gone. >> you guys okay? >> yeah. >> oh, my gosh. >> oh, my gosh. >> look at these houses, babe. >> you guys okay? >> yes. what street is this? >> i don't know. illinois is a couple over. oh, babe, look.
>> what? >> oh, no. it is the hospital. >> what street is this? it is their neighborhood. this he eventually did find aaron's sister, sarah. the search goes on for many other families. jacqui jeras is live on the ground in joplin, missouri. >> reporter: that search for the missing people and identifying these bodies has been the big focus here in joplin, missouri and that list of 232 unaccounted for should be updated later on today at a press conference. they do know that some people on that list are deceased. the federal government has taken over the task of identifying the bodies. some of which are in such poor condition, they are having to use things like dna testing, fingerprints, medical records and even tattoos to help identify them. the government has brought in $2 million worth of equipment now to help expedite the process. the wait has been unbearable for many of the families. >> we were told there was no
body found in the rubble and that they had seen an elderly woman digging through the rubble but they don't know where she went. i can't locate her anywhere. >> that's tabitha freeman. her grandmother livend this house. tabitha had a hard time getting ahold of any of her relatives in town. tried things online and had no luck. she decided to drive here from oklahoma to see what she could find out. down the street earlier today, when we ran into, yesterday, when we ran into her, there was a man that said he knew everybody and he was able to tell her her grandmother had been taken to the hospital. i helped her call the hospital who told us she had been transferred to three different places, possibly. we called one of them and found grandma ellen in rogers, arkansas, resting but okay. a little bit of good news out of this. it kind of tells you how chaotic it was.
we don't know if she was transferred to three different hospitals or they were going to send her to one. it is not going to work. we need to send her here instead. that search continues for so many people. we will update you throughout the day as the numbers hopefully continue to dwindle down a little bit. >> we will check in with you later on. jacqui jeras along with our team in joplin, missouri. >> new information about the final moments before an air france plane plunged into the atlantic ocean two years ago killing all 228 people on board. investigators say that the flight recorders reveal incorrect and conflicting air speed that led the crew to make critical judgments that resulted in an 3:30 stalled. the crew made up of three skilled pilots demonstrated a totally professional attitude and were committed to carrying out their task to the very end. secretary of state, mcmc, meeting with pakistani officials on a surprise visit to islamabad
as part pof an effort to repair relations, relations since the bin laden raid. clinton said, pakistan needs to stand strong against extremists from within. >> america cannot and should not solve pakistan's problems. that's up to pakistan. but, in solving its problems, pakistan should understand that anti-americanism and con spear think series will not make problems disappear. >> clinton said, pakistan risks using u.s. aid if it doesn't do more to fight terrorism. >> president obama in the g-8 focusing on the prodemocracy movement sweeping across the middle east. he will leave france and travel to warsaw to meet with the country's president and other central european leaders. ratko mladic is expected to
be transferred to the hague on charges that he committed awe trop it is. they say he slaughtered nearly 8,000 muslim men and boys in serbia. there he is looking frail. his attorneys claim he is not well enough to even communicate with the judge. >> president obama signs the patriots act minutes before it was set to expire, the midnight deadline. the provisions of the law passed after the 9/11 attacks deal with legalizing terrorist is yo surveillance tactics and searching their personal records. it has now been extended despite some opposition for nour four years. >> it will be the miami heat against the dallas mavericks in the nba finals. the heat punched its ticket with a stunning comeback to eliminate the chicago bulls in game five. the bulls led by 12 points with
just under 3:00 to go. the heat came back led by lebron james, 28 points. the heat maverick series is a rematch of the 2006 nba final, won by the heat. game one is tuesday night in miami. i'm tell you right now, my dvr will start filling up soon. >> it is going to be exciting. >> we can't stay up to get that part. >> everything gets taped. oh, gosh, i sound like i'm 100. kicking off memorial day. big driving weekend. we are going to see more people on the road even though gas prices are a lot liar than last year. we will tell you more about that when we come back. the cia sending in a forensic team to the bin laden compound. anything that might not have been found in the 38 minutes while the s.e.a.l.s were on the ground. live report from the pentagon next.
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>> on or honoring american's soldiers. they placed small flags among 250,000 gravestones at arlington. 34.9 million americans say they are planning to travel on this memorial day weekend. we know it is a busy one. that's up from last year when gas prices were $1 cheaper. right now, the national average is $3.81. because we have seen it drop, actually. we were pushing $4 a gallon. maybe it has gone down 20 cents. >> i think people are starting to drive nicer. people that drive nicely have better gas mileage. >> define nicely, what do you compliment your passenger? >> you don't ride on the brake. aggressive drivers have worst gas mileage. >> aggressive is a description of physically putting your gas
pedal down. >> more than 1 in 5 drivers don't know the rules of the road. 36.9 million americans would fail a driving test if they were asked to take one today. if you want to know about men and women and how they compare, well, kiran and i completely don't believe this but the study suggests 27% of women would fail the test. just 13% of men would fail the test. the best drivers are adults, age 60-65. >> i don't understand that. it is cheaper for women to get insurance. i don't need all the fine print. can i get from point a to point b and not crash the car? yes. that should be enough. >> we are going to ask you what's your pet peeve about other drivers. we have great responses for you.
from facebook. >> that's an issue. >> always look out for the other guy. keep your comments many could go. want to know what you think. send us an e-mail or tweet or on facebook. rob marciano is in the extreme weather center. parentally, a lot of power outages last night in georgia and some fatalities because of some bad weather. >> it was a rough night. from georgia through the carolinas, across parts of pennsylvania and even update new york in northern new england, all with the system that brought the severe weather across the midwest the past couple of days. now, it has hit the brakes and stalled on the appalachians. we will see another round through eastern p.a. and
northern new york. we are resetting the stage for the potential of seeing severe weather this afternoon and tonight for the usual spots in may, oklahoma, southwest missouri, including joplin. we will keep an eye on that. i-95, warm and humid today. most of the action along the stalled frontal boundaries. flash flooding. heavy rain across atlanta as well. over 200,000 people at one point without power. that number down to 50,000. multiple trees down and a couple of fatalities because of that. that rules too early this morning. now, that's heading into the carolinas as well. if you are traveling on this holiday weekend, 30-60-minute delays expected in boston, atlanta, charlotte, detroit and salt lake city. as far as high temperatures today, definitely going to feel more like june, july, maybe even august. 87, new york. expected. 88 degrees with some humidity. going to feel toasty.
95, dallas. the numbers stay the same. we have this front that's going to hang around. it is no the going to move too far to the south or the east. generally speaking, broad brushing the memorial day weekend forecast for the next three days. this front lingers across the northern third. south of that, it will be anywhere from hot to warm and definitely humid. so hit the beach if you can to cool off. guys, enjoy the weekend. i will see you on monday if you are working. >> i am working monday. >> i will see you on tuesday. >> that's mean. >> we know who has the power. i like it. >> thanks, rob. >> supreme court backs arizona's law. the one that targeted employers who hired illegal immigrants. we will have more on the fallout. >> i have been busy to get myself fully into the story. mark zuckerberg says he has taken on a new challenge. he only eats meat that he kills himself. >> what was his first meal after making his decision?
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19 minutes past the hour. a big boost for a controversial immigration law. the supreme court supporting the arizona law that targets employers who hire illegal immigrants. business licenses can now be revoked if an illegal immigrant is employed. this was upheld. opponents argue that it trumps federal government powers. in the works is an arizona statute that gives local law
enforcement the ability to arrest suspected illegal immigrants. move over florida, you may have the most retirees but it is the maine that has the oldest population in the nation. this is the new census data. this is why i love this census. i am a numbers guy. it gives me lots of numbers to talk about. it reports the average person in main is 42.7 years old. experts say college age students are moving out, baby boomers are aging. the older population is staying put. coming in at second rkts vermont, 41.5 years old. west virginia, 41.3 and new hampshire at 41.1. the youngest state is utah, 29.2. >> that is stunningly lower than the rest of the states. >> speaking of young, a very young billionaire, mark zuckerberg, now that he has concurred the social working sector. founder of facebook, mark zuckerberg is taking on a new challenge. he says, the only meat he will eat is from animals he has personally killed.
the 27-year-old billionaire says since he has undertaken this challenge, he has killed goats, pigs and chickens and he is eating a lot healthier. he is traveling in europe cooking whatever he slaughters. he just ate a chicken he killed and posted a photo of the bird on his facebook. >> i am going to chicago for the weekend. what would you do, grab a pigeon? >> basically, he said, because of this challenge, he stayed a vegetarian for a whole year. the first thing he ate was a lobster. he appreciated how great it tasted when he caught it and killed it. for you, i'm thinking maybe crayfish. >> if you go to chicago, charter a boat, get out there on the lake. >> too much effort. >> there will be the animal cruel segment that says we shouldn't eat these animals. >> what you eat is killed by somebody. he started killing it himself. >> it brings attention to sustainable farming, raising chickens. >> my family raised chickens.
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come on, get up, we have a situation. >> oh, holy -- where are we? oh, my god, allen. your head. >> no, your head. >> that, of course, is a clip from "the hangover part 2." >> it promises to be a very, very big summer movie season ahead. >> we are getting a sneak peek. joining us is meredith warner and tom gooer. we know "bridesmaids" is already out there. "hangover 2," impressed or not? >> i would say it is a lot like the first movie. the first movie was wildly successful, of course. if you like to see ken jong appearing nude from the back of
the trunk of a car, you are going to see him appearing nude in ice chest this time. >> they got a monkey. >> it was funny. >> the it is set in thailand. the wolfpack is back. >> meredith, you were silent on those ones. >> science fiction films, i am excited about a lot of comedy. "freelancer" with ryan reynolds and a lot of other comedies too. >> you say -- i said if there is one movie i have to say, what should be the movie i see, get a babysitter and see. you think "super 8" is great? >> it reminds me a lot of old steven speilberg films or et or close encounters. >> it is about a monster is let loose in a little town in high high. it wreaks mayhem and follows a bunch of kids looking for this monster. harry potter, the last of the franchise. there is always so much pressure
when you are trying to wrap it up. >> there is a lot of pressure but this is such a successful franchise nd athe fans are going to be going nuts for this one. it will be a happy day and a sad day it is the conclusion of this epic franchise and lots of special effects, lots of explosions, lots of death. >> it is well done as a film. the art is well done in there? >> it seems like you have the same team that has been involved with the last several teams, the same director. so i think you are going to expect this to be the biggest hit of the summer. >> we talked about the hangover 2. can you tell me about bridesmaids. a lot of people are saying they think that is funny. >> there is a big battle whether "bridesmaids" is better than "hangover 2." it is a fresh take on the story. it is hilarious. kristin is a genuine star. >> she wrote it as well. a lot of these snl women writing
successful comedies and shows. >> hollywood is not necessarily finding the vehicles for women these days. so the sisters have to do it for themselves. >> let's talk about comic books, captain american, green lat trn, cowboys and aliens. >> i am excited about all of them. right out of the gate, we have green lantern, captain america, marvel in d.c. it is very excited. i am excited to see who will be the next big hero. who will be the next big franchise guy. >> can younger kids see those or no. >> they are totally marketing to younger children. captain american has a lot of great toys, lots of t-shirt it's, lots of costumes. it should be a lot of fun. >> a couple of serious movies, brad pitt "the tree of life" or the health based on a successful book. >> i think the art house cinema are going to follow "the tree of
life". >> it won the top prize in cannes. this is an esoterick movie. not necessarily a mainstream film. >> there are cars too in kung fu panda. >> family audiences always trip out to those things. summer is the time to have movies with numerals in the title. >> good stuff to choose from this time around. meredith warner and tom rich. >> 25 minutes past the hour. let's check out our top stories. secretary of state, hillary clinton, in pakistan today. she is talking to government leaders in islamabad attempting to try to repair the rift that happened after the raid on osama
ben lin laden's compound. dominique strauss-kahn was caught by police having sex in a car by the police. allies of nicolas sarkozy tried to leak that to the media in the months before his current arrest. the first list of the missing now shows 232 people still unaccounted for following last weekend's deadly tornado. state officials say that some of those on the list may actually be among the dead. they are trying to speed up the process of identifying remains. cia is hoping to uncover more of osama bin laden terror files. they are allowing a team of forensic specialists to search his compound and combing the home with highly specialized equipment that the s.e.a.l. team wasn't able to grab when they first went in. chris lawrence comes in live. we heard they had the big cash of stuff they took the first time around. what are they looking for now?
>> you have to think of this as a csi investigation but on an international scale. the team was only there about 40 minutes. less than half the time was spent combing through there for all the intelligence they found. this is the cia's chance to get back in there and answer the question, what did we miss, if anything? they could be using things like infrared cameras to look behind walls to see if anything was embedded in the walls of the compound. looking too see if anything was buried there. they can take swabs of different material to compare to a dna database, to see who was there and who may have visited. things like that that the s.e.a.l. team wouldn't have been able to do in 920-25 minutes they had to search the compound.
>> whether win will they do thi? >> it is expected to be the next week. >> on a bigger symbolic picture, it still means something after the u.s. officials are granted access to talk to bin laden's wives. after pakistan returned the remains of that stealth helicopter now allowing the cia to come in. it suggestion that there is a willingness to work together going forward. >> thanks, chris. >> in the meantime, coming up next here, in a few minutes, we have more minnesota governor and now presidential candidate, tim pawlenty is going to join us on the couch and we are going to ask a few questions about, he is ready for this. >> what is his plan? we need to tackle the deficit. that starts with the entitlement programs. what does he have to say about it?
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35 minutes past the hour. heading to atlanta with rob marciano with an update on what your weekend could look like. hi, rob. >> you guys are dealing with power outages. >> some folks still have the lights out. almost 300,000 people across georgia without power during the height of the storm, which rolled through several states, as a matter of fact. all the way up to the canadian border, upstate, new york, saint lawrence county seeing winds over 50 miles an hour. a little bit calmer today. resetting the stage at least in the midwest. more severe weather. tornado alley including southwest missouri later on this
afternoon and tonight. beyond lookout. slight chance of seeing severe weather that could produce tornadoes. we are not looking at the 30% that we saw earlier in the week, more like the 2% to 4% dial. that's the good news there. as far as daytime highs are concerned, look at the temperatures. temperatures in the -- come on back. 80s for highs. 87 in new york city. that's the sticky kind of stuff that on a friday, in the middle of july and august, everybody is just clam merring to get out of the city. this is the memorial day weekend. a lot of folks might just be doing that. enjoy yourself this weekend, guys. >> you too, rob. >> happy memory yam day. a new survey finds more than 1 in 5 americans would fail their driving test. our survey today, what's your pet peeve about other drivers? we are going to read some of your thoughts later in the program.
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. a lot going on this morning. good news as we kick off the summer driving season. gas prices are down for the 15th straight day. the national average is $3.81 a gallon. the judge presiding over a court hearing for the accused butcher of bosnia ratko mladic, says there are satisfactory conditions for his extradition to the hague. they claim he is suffering from physical and psychological problems. thousand of swimming pools may not open this memorial day weekend. they are recalling almost 1 million drain covers because of a drowning risk. the casey anthony trial entering the fourth day. they questioned his father about gas cans he reported missing around the time his 2-year-old granddaughter disappeared. lindsay lohan is serving her 120 day jail sentence at home because of prison overcrowding. she has an electronic bracelet
effort. she promises to make an official announcement next month in waterloo, iowa. sarah palin is also set to launch a nationwide bus tour when she attends a rolling thunder motorcycle rally in washington, d.c. this sunday. some say it could be a kickoff to a presidential campaign. she has not announced anything at this point. palin's staff prefers to call it a learning tour. mitt romney is taking a shot at a presidential run. he tweeted that heel announce in new hampshire next thursday. according to a gallup bowl, he tops the list. 17% of republicans saying they would support him. following close behind is sarah palin with 15%. representative ron paul with 10% and former house speaker, newt gingrich with 9%. another prominent republican announcing his bid. >> tim pawlenty made his candidacy official this week.
>> we are pleased to have you with us. >> good to have you with us. >> people don't put a lot of stock in the early polls. gallup has you polling at 6%. you seem to have a lot of ground to make up. what do you think? >> i'm the new face on the scene. most of these folks have run before, have had some national prominence. the early polls mostly measure name i.d.s. half the republicans in the country don't know who i am. i like the fact that these folks who are established and well-known, and there is no real favorite in the race. it gives me a chance to introduce myself and put my record from minnesota which is cutting taxes, reducing spending, reforming government, including entitlement programs. as we get known, we are getting good support. >> more well-known than sarah palin, someone who has served as governor a much shorter period of time than you did. she is talking about a bus tour. do you think sarah palin and others should just get in the race? do you think this flirtation with running for president may be taking some of the attention away from the declared
candidate? >> whoever is going to get in the race, i welcome them, whether that is mitt, sarah, michelle. soon, we have to have the debate on the issues. this isn't going to be about rallies and bus tours. this is about a country that is sinking in debt and deficit. we want a leader that has tackled those issues and has actually got it done. what i can bring to the table is not just this blue collar record, which is the american story for me. also, a record as governor of tackling many of the same issues that the country faces and getting them done. we have to focus on that. if these early polls were predictors of who is going to be the next president, they mostly recognize name i.d. ru ru rudy and howard dean would be president. >> you talked about debt and deficit. is it feasible if you became president to tackle the deficits and the debt in this country and really not increase taxes? >> if you look where the money
goes and you look at a pie chart of where the money goes, there is two or three big programs where most of the money goes and we have to address social security, medicare, medicaid. if we are not willing to say it and we are not willing to do it, we are just wasting each other's time. >> i started saying it. are you on board with what paul ripe is talking about with medicare? >> i am going to have my own plant. it is going to have some differences. he chose not to address social security. we will. this is part of its time for the truth tour. >> you want to raise the retirement age. would you benefit or would you means test benefits for seniors so somebody wealthier wouldn't get as much as somebody else? >> social security, anybody who is on the program or near retirement, wouldn't be affected. for the next generation, the once that are coming into the workforce, we are gradually going to raise the retirement age over time. we have to. we will means test part of the program, the cola, the cost of living. if you are wealthy, you won't get that. this country is sinking in debt
every second, they spend $40,000 of debt. every dollar the federal government spends, 40% of it is debt. we have a president who won't really address these issues, a country that needs to be prepared and ready to act on these issues or we are not going to have the country. we have a president who has a campaign plan but he doesn't have an economic plan. >> i want to ask you about that. there was a huge back and forth. a lot of test of wils really in congress. they did hammer out at least something that seemed to indicate they were going to talk about major, major cuts, to the tune of billions of dollars. what about the president, do you say, is not honest when it comes to explaining to people how he is going to plan to cut the deficit? >> we don't need to be talking about billions of dollars of cuts but hundreds of billions and maybe a trillion. they take in at the federal government level $2.2 trillion a year or so and they are spending $3.7 trillion. we don't have 20 years or more status quote politicians to come here and say, we don't have to
make tough choices. any due fuss can go to washington and maintain the status quo. that's what we have in congress in terms of tackling issues. don't worry about it. with he don't have to change social security or medicare or any of the entitlement programs. yes, we do. if we are not going to have leaders that are going to say and do it, tell the american people, it is time for the truth. we are all wasting our time. al ali, you might have to come back to minnesota and drink beer. >> between barack obama and some of these criticisms that you are more like an average guy? >> i welcome that. i am not running for comedian and chief or entertainer and chief. i am not going to light my hair on fire and shoot sparks up my ears. this is a country that faces big challenges. we need seasoned experience
leaders that know how to tackle problems and get the job done. if you want the comedian and chief, the entertainer an chief, vote for somebody else. if you want to get the country back on track, vote for me. >> i want to ask you about the primary. getting out of the gop primary in general. if sarah palin or michele bachmann enter the race, does it change your strategy? >> whether it is michelle or sarah, there is going to be a big swath of people to compete. i am going to be the only candidate in the race on the republican side that can unite the whole coalition. you have economic conservatives, social conservatives. >> how do you win iowa if sarah palin jumps in the race? >> we will have the money to compete in the early states for sure. >> are you in the debate in new hampshire next month. who do you think you are standing up there with? >> about 20 people. >> you have a sense of what it is going to look like. >> it will sort out, it will sort out. know that the early states will have enough money to be successful in the early states.
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you expect one lane and double parking. >> it is absolutely true. >> thanks to everybody who e mapled their thoughts in. we will have another question of the day on monday morning. >> kids didn't know memorial day is the unofficial start of the summer, barbecue season. >> few people know barbecue better than the dean bothers, jamie and bobby. they are, of course, the adorable sons of paula dean. they have a new cookbook called "get fired up". >> it is all about grilling or tailgating. they suggest i talk to them. i paid them a visit to see what's cooking. most cooking shows and most cookbooks are way too fancy for me. i have surrounded myself with the dean brothers, jamie and bobby, these guys, sons of the legendary paula dean. this is my kind of thing. these are bad dogs. we can't get there yet. first, we have to make some good dogs. i have to get some pasta. you are going to prepare the pasta. >> you are. i know your kill nary background. i have a job for you. would you take this pasta and put it in that pot.
>> right in there. >> that's all i have got to do. >> that was about 98% success rate there. >> i am going to leave you to that and i am going to go over and make some good dogs. not off to i abad start. wouldn't you sa i? >> i would say it is a pretty good start. >> these are what you call bad dogs. >> these are called the bad dogs but they are good, a traditional beef hotdog and sliced open and stuffed with chipotle. wrapped in bacon, making it double good. we do it on the grill top. good cheddar cheese and onions on top. in the good dog, we would use whole wheat buns and a different kind of cheese. >> the whole idea, the good dogs ar i little bit gooder. >> the lessor of two evils. >> turkey dogs, turkey bacon. >> one of the things you guys do is you appeal to a guy like me. >> i think that people understand that jamie and i and our mother too, we are regular
people that cook and eat regular food. we like to cover all our bases and show people how to, again, cook affordably and easily and get it on the table in less than an hour. >> we are going to eat that in a second. >> we are going to eat all of them. >> before we do it, you can't just exist on meet alone. you have to get other food groups in like the pasta group nd athe red pepper group and that's what jamie is working on. >> how did i do here? >> probably the finest example of pasta dumping i have seen seen. >> i have some skills. >> look at how easy this sauce is going to be. i'm going to use a little bit of mayonnaise. about six tablespoons. see how close i am eyeball this and i am going to put a tablespoon of balsamic. >> who is a better cook, you or your brother? >> we have different styles. you know who is the best cook? mom. >> that looks good. i think it is time to eat. >> that's a good bad dog.
>> mine is a good dog. >> do you like it? >> yeah. really good. >> they are remarkably fit for that. >> they said they have to. >> what else do you throw in the bad dog? >> it has a turkey thing around it instead of bacon. i wouldn't say it is a low-calorie thing. if you want to know how to make the good dogs, the bad dogs, go to cnn.com. tim pawlenty threw his hat in on monday and had interesting things to say about his potential competition. >> he said he would like people to start getting their hat in the ring. i asked him if specifically he was going to the cnn debate. i said who else do you think would be there? he said about 20 other people. >> he gave some specifics about what he would want to do in terms of dealing with the debt and deficit, including increasing the requirement age or the age