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>> well, because it has all of the crew and the people you know and the amenities and you can move it. it goes wherever you go. >>er and pretty good parties here, as well? >> yes, and this has a huge deck and they have had pretty spectacular parties on board. >> reporter: so this is the ultimate status symbol here in the olympics? >> well, ultimately in the world. in terms of toys, you don't get in terms of toys, you don't get much bigger. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com i'm suzanne malveaux and in this hour of c"cnn newsroom," a bat minton team is disqualified by trying to fix the match and trying not the win. president obama is gaining big ground in battleground states including all-important ohio where he is speaking this next hour. and why tens of thousands of
americans are dying every year due to medical mistakes. let's get right to it. the united states is dry, and disastrously dry. more than half of the koun thinks in the nation are designated disaster zones from the ingagriculture department today. the reason is no rain, and creating one of the worst droughts in history. we will pinpoint the hottest spots. and health benefits taking effect today as part of president obama's health care reform law. and it will cover a broad range of early detectioner is viss at no cost. and one of the most controversial parts of the plan is the contraceptive coverage. it is for breast and cervical cancer screenings, and pre- and post-natal care and screenings for gestational diabetes and bres feeding support and supplies. and gore vidal has died.
he wrote one of the first books featuring homosexuality, and he unsuccessfully ran for office twice. his nephew says he died at home in los angeles from complications of pneumonia. it is tough to win the white house without winning ohio, and that is why president obama is on the ninth campaign trip to the battleground state. the trips may be paying off, but a we have new polls showing he is leading in ohio. he is campaigning in akron later today, and he wrapped up a speech last hour in mansfield where he said that the economy is job one. >> our first order of business is to recover all of the jobs and wealth that was lost in the crisis. we have made strides in the last three-and-a-half years to get that done. but, beyond that, we are here to reclaim that financial security that's been slipping away for more than a decade. the decade before i came into office, your incomes and wages were generally not going up. jobs were moving overseas.
auto industry had been getting hammered. so our job is not just to put people back to work. it's also to build an economy where over the long haul that work pays off. so that no matter who you are or what you look like or where you come from, here in america, you can make it if you try. >> join us is political director mark preston. good to see you, mark. ohio is one of the handful ofl sta states that could make or break the election, and tell us about what the polls are e vealing rig -- are revealing to us? >> well, this is the sixth visit by president obama to ohio to show he is fighting for the middle-class values. looking at the latest poll from the quinnipiac and new york times showing that president obama has a lead now in ohio when it comes to likely voters.
50% to 44%. up six points. but you know what is interesting about this when you drill down into the numbers, you will hear president obama talk a lot about the middle-class and talked a lot in the speech about tax cuts, and how he would raise taxes on people making over $250,000 a year, and a big fight here in washington and i have to tell you that we when we dug down and look ed at that poll number, 60%, suzanne, or 60% has shown that people support that idea. so, a major issue in the presidential campaign. >> and we also know, mark, the poll is showing the president leading in two critical swing states, florida and pennsylvania. and talk about the margins and the specifics when it comes the women and independents. >> sure. look down here at the poll coming out of florida right now. again, cbs/new york times and quinnipiac shows that the president has a lead in florida right now, suzanne. what the lead is being fueled by in florida as we are seeing in other states as well, it is the
support from women. president obama has a bit of a lead over mitt romney when it comes to the women vote. in florida, he holds a six-point lead in that state. let's kick it up to pennsylvania right now. this is a state that republicans haven't won since 1988. that is when george h.w. bush won the white house. pennsylvania is a state that republicans think that they can win perhaps in november. i have to tell you that if they were to win it, the election would be over for president obama. you look at the numbers there, and president obama has 11-point lead, and double-digit lead in pennsylvania. again, it is the women vote right now that is propelling president obama's popularity in all three of the critical swing states. >> and let's talk about mitt romney back in the united states after the overseas trip, and he is standing by some of the controversial remarks he made in israel. he says that culture makes a difference in the wealth between the israelis and the palestinians. and today in the editorial he defends the comments saying that the freedoms influences the culture, and he says that here
we fought a violent war against slavery and it took a nonviolent civil rights movement to bring political and social equality to all americans. in these epic struggles we changed our culture and vastly improved it. are people following up in the explanations here of romney or have they moved on? >> well, this is a political op-ed placed in the conservative national review, and it was an effort made to try to get the jewish voters to try to support president obama president romney, and he does not care about the palestinians, because they will not be influn shall in the u.s., but the voters in florida would be specifically one of the states he is trying to vote out to their voters. suzanne. >> thank you, mark. appreciate it. here is what is going on right now at the olympics. the men's gymnastics all-around competition is under way. americans danell leyva is in the
hunt, and then the 200 meter race will also start at 2:30 in the breaststroke. and the u.s. women gymnastics team has taken the top spot for the first time in 16 years. the white house has confirmed that president obama called the team to congratulate them on the remarkable success. he spoke one by one to all of the fab five. another story we are following eight badminton players are forced out for allegedly trying to lose matches. zain is at olympic park, and tell us how is this badminton controversy playing out? this is surprising out of nowhere. >> well, it is, you know, when you come here to be a top athlete in the world, you comto win. but eight players were playing a match to lose in badminton and indonesian and south korean
teams and the chinese teams were out there, and suzanne, they were playing really lame. obviously, just not really interested in winning the match. la, la, la, and they would like, you know, hit the easy shots out, and miss those or -- >> kind of like if we were playing badminton. >> yes, i know. >> kind of lame. >> i know. i know. it was. and it was just so obvious. i mean the whole kro crowd was booing them. the reason allegedly they were doing this is to be strategical and tactical to lose and play a weaker team to be able to win in the long run, but the chinese did not want to apparently win, because if they won, they would play another chinese team. so they have been kicked out. it is humiliating and tough luck for them, because according to the rules here, you need the play to win. and any indication that you are deliberately trying to lose is a problem. >> all right. any move for them to actually appeal the suspension or basically going back home? >> they are going back home,
because initially they said that they would appeal and even indonesia tryied to launch an appeal, and chinese said we will do our own investigating here, but the federation of badminton said, no, you can't appeal, so they should be on the way out. >> all right. we could have won those matches, zain. tell us a little bit about the -- >> easy, easy. >> easy peasy. tell us about the fab five and what is next for them? >> m a iz maing performance. did you watch it? it was tremendous and they had a solid performance. they started with the vault and kept nailing every single one. today, gabby the flying squirrel douglas is probably celebrating a little bit, but trying the focus, because she's got an all-around individual contest and so does ali riceman tomory will set their eyes on the next goal. >> i did get a chance to watch
it. i love the gymnastics, and do you think that gabby likes the "flying squirrel" that she has ado adopted warmly. i would think something else, but. >> yes, i know. if you get a nickname and it creates buzz, it is okay, and go with it. >> flying squirrel. okay. i will be the lame squirrel. michael phelps, and tell us what he is up to. >> well, he was trying to qualify for the 200 meter individual medley, and the heats were earlier today, and he did it. he has three more races to go, and you know, he has the 19 gold medals, and 19 medals in the can. the highest ever of olympian, and people are getting mad today, because the debate is, is he the greatest athlete ever? the olympic chief sebastian coe said he is not the greatest. he is successful, but he is not the greatest. so everyone is mad saying why is he saying that? and really, it is because he is saying that in swimming first of all, you have an opportunity to just get more medals, because
they swim more competitions and relay events as well so you can rack more up, and also in the olympics, there are so many disciplines that require amazing strength of character and overcoming obstacles so it is hard to say this is it. >> and zain, explain to us about london's mayor here in this zip line fiasco that happened here. clearly not an olympic athlete. what happened? [ laughter ] >> he is a little too overweight there for the zip line, but essentially boris johnson decided to carry two british flags and go down the zip line in vtoria park actually, and he goes down and then he gets stuck halfway. it is totally embarrassing and he shouts down, send me a robe. give me a robe. everybody asks if he is okay? and he says, the games are well
so far, and right. >> how did he get down? >> it was really embarrassing. >> he is still up there, and nobody wants to bring him down. [ laughter ] >> i am like, who gets stuck on the zip line. [ laughter ] he has to lift the legs. >> that is what fish and chips will do. >> and lift the legs is the key to it. too much fish and chips for the may mayor. >> we will leave him there. >> thank you, zain. this is what we are working on this hour. the controversy over chick-fil-a's marriage stance heats up. those who support the restaurant are asked to turn out in droves and eat chicken and fries. will the federal reserve pump more dollars into the econo economy? investors are hoping for more stimulus. we are live at the new york stock exchange ahead of the next hour's big announcement. and don't call him snoop dogg anymore, because that is snoop lion, and why the rapper says that snoop dogg is dead to him. most efficient line of luxury hybrids on the road, including the all-new esh.
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fast food restaurant dan cathy recently outraged gay marriage supporters when he said that he believes in quote the biblical definition of the family unit. but many conservatives are applauding the decision and former presidential candidate mike huckabee is calling on americans to support the restaurant today. george howell is outside of the chick-fil-a restaurant in savannah, georgia, and first of all huckabee dubs it chick-fil-a appreciation day and what are you seeing in people are out to l lunch? making a political statement? what is happening? >> well, suzanne, people are answering that call. you pan over here h and y, and n see that the chick-fil-a eat more chicken cow is out. this company does not endorse the support chick-fil-a day, but you are seeing a lot of people coming together.
we saw church members coming together across the street and church members coming over to take a picture in front of the chick-fil-a and one person with bible in hand walking to the chick-fil-a and take a look. >> i'm supporting mr. kathy, and his views, and biblical views and it is not necessarily his views, but it is god's views. and we are just a agreeing with him today. >> this book from the beginning says that a marriage is between a man and a woman. that's the way that god ordained it. it has never changed down the ages and no matter how society changes or culture changes, the word of god never changes. it is the same today, yesterday and forever. >> and you find that i hear in the bible belt this person with bible in hand walking to the chick-fil-a and you will find more support here in atlanta where this company was founded as opposed to where you will find opposition in places where the company expanded.
for instance in nyu in new york. take a look. >> i don't feel like i want to eat there anymore and i feel like we should boycott the one at nyu dorm. >> we even saw in houston, texas, etexa texas, erroaerials outside of t door of people waiting to get in. >> do you find that people just want lunch and no political view about this? >> well, you see that, and some people who just came for lunch, but you find that this is a political issue, and you will find the people who come here today to make that stance that they are for traditional marriage, suzanne. >> george, tell us a little bit about the gay rights activists as well who are going to be not only boycotting chick-fil-a, but a kiss-in, is that right? >> sure. it is a national same sex kiss date, suzanne, and it happens
friday. just the make the point, the company has gone out of the way to make sure that it is neutral on both issues. the support chick-fil-a day and the national same sex kiss day, and it will not endorse either of the movements. >> do they explain why? they have taken a position on the issue, and why are they keeping out of it now? >> well, you know, you do see from the statements of the company that they have been putting out and first of all the statements made by dan cathy the ceo and then after that, subsequent statements have come out saying that chick-fil-a supports all of the customers and somewhat backing off of the rhetoric that came out initially from the leadership. so you do see the company trying to make sure that all customers feel welcome and some people are taking opposition to what the leadership has said. >> it is interesting when you look at the big picture to ether it is losing money or getting more money, because of the issue, and so, thank you, george. hurricane katrina, and now seven years later, this hospital is back.
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some very grim numbers today show how deep ly this country i in dry weather emergency. the agriculture department today say says more than half of all counties in the united states are disaster zones which is more than half. corn and soybean farmers are struggling, and ranchers are struggling to have enough food for the cattle. i want to go to chad myers and
talk about the impact and what it is happening to the country, because it is extraordinary. >> the amount of corn that animals and you and me feed, and corn flakes will have is going to be significantly less than we have had in the normal years. no question about that. let me show you the counties we are talking about, because the secretary did add some 200-some-odd kocounties into th disaster fund here which means that the farmers and the ranc r ranchers can get emergency funds. i know you have heard about the crop insurance and when i had farls in nebraska i would buy it as well, but it does not pay you for what you could have made with the bumper crop. maybe it will pay your expenses for what you will actually lose. these guys are going to be hurting especially the ranchers hoping to have heads of cattle, but there is no grass or grain and no corn the feed them, actually, you have to get rid of the cattle and give it to someplace else, and those guys are in trouble as well. all of the way from california to florida, there it is. this is something else, too, about the pasture conditions. i call this hey, where's the hay?
90% of the pasture in missouri is poor or very poor, which means literally not growing. illinois 95%, and something else that happened today there is a conservation reserve plan and farmers are paid 15 cents on the dollar to not plant so that birds and other habitat can be there and now some farmers can put cattle on that to find some hay or grass to give these animals. illinois right now, this is the corn and you plant 12 million acres of corn and 70% is poor to very poor and literally no corn out there. the pictures of the corn is completely ugly. the corns have no chance of making any real yield. maybe 20 or 30 bushels where when i had a farm in nebraska we would get 180 bushels of corn on that irrigated farm. something else going on, this chance of development could be ernesto, and we lost the last frame, but it is okay, because you can see in the first couple of frames there is something there that could, could maybe
get into the pasture land and maybe up into the gulf of mexico and obviously you don't want a category four or five hurricane, but you want to spread some rainfall. >> and what about the storms hitting southern indiana last night? >> well, it is something else. this is oakland city, indiana, and not a big population, but a festival and parade and 30 minutes' notice and they did not get out of the way and baseball-sized hail fell. these are some of the pictures from the area. they were pounded. this is what happened to the powerlines and baseball-sized hail, and knocking down people and buildings and people were taken to the emergency room because being hit by that, and it is a nasty storm. it is all because it is so hot sometimes and even right now it is 111 in tulsa or so, and you will get big storms with big heat and they had big heat yesterday and the storms even though wrecking some of thep kros if there were crops out there, you don't want hail hitting it, because it is so fragile.
you see a storm coming this time of the year, you take cover whether it has warning or not. i want everybody to know the storms can get big and in a hurry. >> stick around here, chad, for this story. she is 22 years old and saved her dad's life and you can see it here. saturday, he was pinned underneath the bmw and his daughter lauren did what many people thought was impossible. she lifts up the car and pulls out the dad and performs cpr and her dad has a few broken ribs and other fractures, but no permanent damage. quite amazing. his two daughters there really saving his life. it is incredible what you do when you have to. >> incredible strength there when you need it. >> absolutely. chad, thank you. >> thank you. and imagine a talk show that looks like this. this is a new station in egypt where all of the hosts wear veils and could signal a massive cultural shift in the biggest country in the arab world. we will take a look.
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welcome back. when you see of the talk show hosts you don't normally see them covered, but that is exactly what a new tv station in egypt is featuring. it is something that you would not have seen under hosni mubarak's regime. we are going to see what is behind this movement. >> reporter: talk naturally says the man as if you are talking to your sister. advice to a new presenter, because on maria tv it is all about her voice. the audience will never see her face. all of the women from the presenters to the producers are veiled from head-to-toe, and a first for egyptian television. camerawoman says she could not get a tv job after graduation, just because she was veiled. [ speaking foreign language ] >> i was told this existence in television was rejected. i felt despair because i could
not work in the field of my choice. i felt the doors were closed until i came across the ad of this channel. maria tv gives women like her a voice on the satellite channel. the mission is to give the women's conservative islamic presence a voice in the post mubarak egypt. we are trying to create a better society after the earthquake of freedom january 25 says the station manager. egypt should be better. it should be more constructive, freer. and while abdullah fights for greater freedoms for voices like hers, she warns of giving too much freedom to others. we have liberal and secular channels that destroy islam, she says, and they want to influence society to create one with ideas not its own, and create new customs and traditions. the man behind maria tv is her
father, alaa abdullah who wlblas society for loose morals and he hope hopes that maria tv will put people back on the right path. ma yria tv is my rejection of t heretical system of democracy. democracy lets women work as dancers and even serve as members of parliament. that is sheer madness. the channel has a devoted following and until the advertising revenues comein, viewer doe igs nas keep the lights on and the cameras running bringing in around $33,000 a month. women are working for free. hoping that some day maria tv will be able to spread the conservative message 24 hours a day. eian lee, cnn, cairo. we will find out next hour
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>> well, the question is will they or won't they? the expectation is that they won't change the interest rates, but stay at the historic lows. and the main focus used be the interest rates, but the question today is whether the central bank will jump in to stim ulate the economy whether that is buying government bonds to get the money flowing or some other action. many believe that if the fed is going to act, it has to be today or the next meeting in september, because it is very, very close to the election and some may view for it as a political move. the benefit of waiting another move is that the fed would have seen two monthly jobs report and see if it is a trend that the jobs market is losing momentum, and looking at how the hiring has stalled in the past couple of months and economic growth has slowed in the second quarter. still many are not looking at any action, and the fed will tweak the language and it is the negative news about the economy,
suzanne. >> how is the market reacting to this all of this this is. >> well, the market is in a wait and see mode and waiting for central bank to make the decision. besides the fed coming out with the decision today, it is also waiting on a meeting from the fed equivalent in europe, and that is the ecb meeting happening tomorrow morning for our time, and some analysts say that what happens in the ecb meeting may impact the markets here even more. suzanne. >> all right. alison, thank you. talking about the gender gap in the 2012 race for the president, and what about the generation gap? more me lin illennials and youne voting for president obama, and the older group is voting for mitt romney. the polling reflects what we saw in the report as well. how wide is the gap, this age gap? >> well, suzanne, it is very
wide actually in many ways. and yes, "usa today" has the story today writ talks about the differences in the support between these two very different age groups, the young folks and really the older folks. take a look at the cnn poll from last month that shows how different it is right now among the support for president obama. he gets 62% of the voters aged 18 to 34 while mitt romney only gets 35% of that. let's look at the 65 and older voter voters and see who comes out on top there. as you can see right there, 57% go for mitt romney while only 41% suzanne, go for barack obama. so as you can see, there is a generation gap when it comes to the election. >> and so, mark, we saw it play out in 2008, and one of the turning points of the campaign is when you realized and you saw the enthusiasm of young people who used to go to the universities and the crowds that he used to really excite and
attract, and you knew that there was something different happening. that there was a turn here. there was a possible that he would win this thing. how tough is that going to be this go around to get that kind of enthusiasm among the young voters who are not known to come out to the polls? >> well, it is very important. and look, the obama campaign will acknowledge that part of the strategy to win is to get out the young voters. they are targeting them just as much as they are targeting black americans to come out as well. another key constituency that helped barack obama win in 2008. but let's look at the enthusiastic gap between the 18 and 34 and as well as 665-plus right now, and it will show you where we are right now, and 97 days before the election. if you add the two numbers together, only 37% of the voter between ages 18-34 are extremely enthusiastic or very enthusiastic which is a low number. voters 65-plus now, suzanne. look at the difference right there when we look at those numbers.
just add those together and you have 60%, you know, more than half right now of older voters are enthusiastic about the election which means they are enthusiastic for mitt romney. but i have to say this, if you are to add into the number of somewhat enthusiastic, it will add another 30 points on to the obama number, and the bottom line for voters between the ages of 18-34 which is straight to the question and the point that turnout among the younger voters is extremely important for president obama should he win a second term. quite frankly, it will matter in states such as north carolina where the democrats are hold ing the national convention as well as ohio and florida. suzanne? >> yes, it is going to be tight. thank you very much. good to see you, mark. estimated 200,000 americans die every year because of medical mistakes. our dr. sanjay gupta has an idea of why that might be happening. the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just two aleve can keep pain away all day.
so 12-year-old boy scrapes his arm while playing basketball in gym class, but a few days later he dies. rory stanton went to the hospital after getting this cut. he is throwing up, feeling pain in his leg, and the doctors said he was just dehydrated and they gave him tylenol and sent him home. days later on april 1st, he was on his death bed. he returned to the hospital and doctors said he had sepsis which is a preventable infection. well, that infection killed him. doctors had missed the warning signs. a new york hospital is now changing its discharge proced e procedures and cases like rory's are more common than you think, but it is not easy for the hospitals to track the numbers. some experts estimate that medical mistakes result in 200,000 american deaths each year. cnn's chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta
wrote about this in a new york times op-ed, and he talked about do doctors overtreating and making mistakes because of it and in rory's case, it was a case of a. >> well, what happened was a very specific thing. they checked specific lab values in rory that would have given them a pretty good idea he was developing an infection that could turn into sepsis. the problem was those labs weren't checked. this was a case where they ordered tests. they ordered plenty of tests and that would have given them knowledge and the follow up wasn't there. it's a mistake that you see in hospitals an it's the worst kind of mistake. you did order the things you needed to know and didn't follow through. those things have to be reviewed. >> you give another example of a
young woman who received an antibiotic, pretty common, for a case that was a viral infection. i would assume there are kinds of tests these doctors are testing whether or not people are allergic to medicine. that seems pretty basic. >> it's a very rare thing. people get blistering all over their skin. it's so rare. it becomes a question do you test every single person who is given a common antibiotic for a one in million allergic reaction. i don't think you can. the point i was makingere is she had a viral illness. it should have never been treated by antibiotics. what happened to her was rare but totally unnecessary at the same time. that's the point. if we overtreat, if she got this medication, we have to be accountable for those actions.
every antibiotic we prescribe, every test we order, every procedure we perform injects the possibility of an error. >> this was so stuning. you talked about a doctor who operated on the wrong side of the brain. describe that story for us and how does something like that happen? >> it's a tough story. this was discussed in the meeting which is called a morbidity and mortality meeting where the doctor get together, shut the door and hold each other accountable. he said things were moving fast. patient had blood accumulating on the brain. someone had put up the ct scans w backwards on the light box. he was scrubbed and started to operate and he realized when he had gotten through the operation that he was on the wrong side. he subsequently switched gears
and the patient survived. this guy was wrecked, the doctor. he spent hours throwing you have afterwards. in that hospital there's what is called a time-out procedure. before the operation starts everybody stops. is this the right patient? is this the right side of that patient? are we doing the right procedure on the right patient? everybody weighs in. it helps eliminate, if not greatly reduce mistakes like that. >> you have a novel out. it's going to be a tv series now. i told you i wanted to play the nurse. >> had we known you were available, we would have called you. >> it's based on your experiences. what is the focus? >> we're taking people inside medicine where nay haven't seen before where doctors get together and openly discuss their mistakes, complications.
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>> i could never become snoop lion if i was never snoop dogg. >> did you hear the news? snoop dogg has changed his name to snoop lion. >> snoop lion. >> i liked the old snoop dogg. >> i think it's a dumb idea. >> reporter: snoop has been reincarnated which happens to be the name of a film about his spiritual journey. he went to jamaica. a high priest suggested he's a lion, not a dog. >> i want to bury snoop dogg and become a lion. >> reporter: he's doing reggae. we haven't hadded to adjust to such a jarring name change since puff daddy switched to p diddy. >> enough is enough with the p getting in the way. just call me diddy.
>> reporter: online posters called his the artist formerly known as dog. the nick came came from his mom because he reminded her of snoopy. true the name got a bad rap from former senator. >> come on, snoop. snoop a loop. >> reporter: there's this downside to the name change. pity the poor fans stuck with merchandise or walking around in pajamas wearing snoop dogg slippers. some may pretend to shrug off this change. >> he changed his name. i kid you not. >> here we go to number ten. >> yo. >> reporter: will yo still sound cool if said by snoop lion.
>> yes. anything with lion. i'm a leo. >> reporter: in the lion kingdom the news married something between a yawn and a roar. >> what's your message to snoop lion? >> reporter: new york. "cnn newsroom" continues right now with brooke baldwin. >> thank you. hello to all you have. we begin all eyes on the bloodshed inside of syria's civil war. it's a sobering look at some of the rebels fighting to topple the president bashar assad in syria. if you watch us every day you know we've been fighting this closely. particularly this battle in aleppo. what you're looking at here is some of the brutal street fighting. brace yourself because you're about to witness a mass execution. here is what happened. we believe this happened just yesterday. these anti-assad rebels captured
a group of fighters belonging to a pro-assad malitia. they are roughing up the men on the ground. they took them indoors, 14 prisoners and asked them to say their names. just listen for a moment. of course this is in arabic. interrogation complete the the men were led out doors where they were lined against the wall. we hear the words don't shoot. that admonition was not at all heeded. take a look and listen.
you don't need to see it. you just need to hear that know it's clear. a horrendous scene in aleppo and then this. these are the bodies of the men who were executed being loaded one by one by one into the back of this truck. just to make sure we're on the same page here, these were men captured yesterday by anti-government rebels. they were interrogated. they were determined to belong to a pro-assad malitia, 14 men. ivan watson is in a safe house outside of aleppo. i spoke with him. take a listen. >> i understand there's a bit of a back story with this execution. something about the shooting victims double crossing the rebels. can you tell me more about that. >> reporter: what the rebels
have been telling us is that clan, many people know about them. they're a large and power family closely associated with the assad regime and accused of organizing a pro-government malitia. these family fighters killed 11 of their fighters earlier on monday. it seems that on tuesday the rebels were out for revenge. they rounded up a bunch of these betty clan members and beat them up and they are admitting that they investigated them. they judge them and then executed them for what they said were crimes against the syrian people. they are not denying that the rebels carried out extrajudicial killings on the battlefield. >> you're saying if this is one
family, would you say this particular execution was isolated or more representative to what you're seeing overall in aleppo today? >> reporter: i think the syrian government would argue this is happening all the time and the rebels are terrorists and committing heinous crimes all the time. we don't know. on the battlefield it's messy and thatnasty and terrible crim are committed. it looks like this happened in the battlefield and now the rebels will have to answer to international opinion. there has been 17 months of condemnation of the syrian regime for the atrocities that the syrian security forces are accused of. now i suspect those condemnations will start to be directed at the rebels if they keep carrying out behavior and criminal activities like this. >> again, ivan watson talking to
me minutes ago on the phone from outside of aleppo. i want to turn the conversation here to the other side of the conflicts specifically the government. specifically bashar al-assad. joining me is a professor of middle east history at trinity university and the author of the book syria. welcome to you. i want to begin where we left off with ivan talking here about aleppo. just hearing all of this makes me wonder with these various sects, he was talking families and clans but also sects getting involved in various rivalries and revenge playing out. is there a danger here that the assad regime, the government gets reduced to just being another gang albeit a gang with the biggest weapons, the biggest guns? >> certainly.
everyone's scenario that could spill across the borders is that the sectarian nature could cause them to fall out. certainly the opsition have believed for many years, not just during the uprising is that it's a family or a sect. they are trying to protect its ground. typically when there are changes or the threat of changes of regime, these sects fight to the death because they're afraid if nay lose they will be wiped out which has happened in modern middle east history. >> fight to the death. you were quoted talking about the only way bashar assad will leave is in a body bag. i want to ask you about that in a moment. you're writing this book about
the fall of the house of assad and you talk about assad being at some point in time this humble family man, not larger than life type. he was an eye doctor who didn't like blood. kind of ironic, don't you think? >> he started out as someone who was always gracious and welcoming. someone who was unprepossessing. i think as happens in many authoritarian environment, the rulers grow more comfortable with power. this happened with bashar in my meetings with him over the years. he started to believe the people around him. those that crazed him on a day by day basis. he starts to believe the propaganda and the press around him. i think there's a driving force
behind his decision to repress be rebellion instead of implementing the necessary reforms and changes. rebelieves th he believes they are the last thing that stand between stability and chaos. >> that's what i wanted to ask you if he believes with this seemingly insular view that really it's up to him and his own people that right now his country needs him more than ever. is there anything that an outsider can say that he would believe for him to stop? >> no. as some people have written, there's this alternate reality that's constructed around them that's divorced from what is going on. i think he believes from day one that forces from the outside or working with unwitting accomplish accomplices on the
inside. they are mandate to rule was to provide security and stability. in their eyes they are still trying to do that. they are still attempting to do that. the way they are doing it is causing more instability and therefore, he's lost his mandate to rule. >> you said you met him multiple times. you've met him multiple times. when you first meet him, what's the first impression? even today. >> again, when i first met him he was very gracious. not the evil brutal dictator that's often depicted today. >> it's a facade? >> no. people change. the old saying that absolute power corrupts absolutely. i think he changed.
i witnessed this change. he became much more comfortable with power and not necessarily in a good way. you start to believe in the circumstances of the system that brought you to pow ere aer and want to maintain that system. >> do you think the only way he will leave his country and people is by body bag? >> well, i think he truly believes that he's doing this for the good of the syrian people. there's not an insignificant amount of syrian people that are not for the assad regime. >> yes or no? >> i think he will probably leave via body bag because i don't see any negotiated solution happening. >> thank you. we have it all for you. the biggest news, the biggest talkers, roll it. listen to this.
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the president is ahead 53% to romney's 42%. that's an 11-point lead. next, florida. the president leading romney 51 to 45%. same story in ohio where the president is campaigning for the nineth time this year alone. the 25th since he took office. the latest poll giving the president a 50 to 44% lead in the buckeye state. the president is ahead in these polls. i know you've accompanied him a couple of times to ohio. why is he in ohio again? what will he be saying today that he hasn't already said? >> reporter: that's right. he was in akron this afternoon less than a month ago. this is place he's become very familiar with. the new thing today is that president obama is touting a report by the tax policy center. it's a middle of the road tax
group and the report says that mitt romney's tax plan would help the wealthier more than it would lp the middle class. for instance, it says that if you were earning say a million dollars or more you'd be taking home more of your earnings. if you're earning less than 200,000, you'd be taking home 1% less in earnings. this speaks to president obama's narrative where he says he's fighting for the middle class and mitt romney is fighting for the rich. the romney campaign said this is not an independent assessment. they point to the fact that one of the authors on this report used to work for the obama administration. >> well, team romney also saying hold up because they have released this new tv ad directed to the heart of ohio's economy. here it is. >> we're up here. started in 1972 selling cars. >> in 2009 under the obama's
administration bailout of general motor, ohio dealerships were forced to close. >> i received a letter from general motors. they were suspended my credit line. we had 30 something employees out work. my wife and i were the last one there is. it's like the dream that we worked for and we worked so hard for was gone. >> tough ad. obviously hitting straight at the add mgs's auto bail out claim. what will we be hearing to reput that? >> reporter: we've heard from the campaign. they said it's a new low. here is why this matters so much. in ohio one in eight jobs is tied to the auto industry. the auto bailout is a very big issue. in ohio for the last five presidential elections ohioans have chosen the presidential candidate that goes onto be the president. president obama obviously supported the bailout.
he signed it into law. he did see some dealerships closing because of that and the romney camp is saying that cost jobs. this is an issue that over the last several months and this is really heated up, president obama has had the upper hand because romney back in 2008, the height of the financial crisis he panned an op-ed, the headline was let detroit go bankrupt. this is more of this fight as the romney campaign tries to undercut president obama who has been at an advantage on this topic. >> brianna keilar thank you. he heads to colorado where he will be meeting with a group of republican governors. among them, three who are on that short list. you have bobby jindal, chris christie of new jersey. then there is this from texas today. this long shot tea party
favorite beat out rick perry to win the nomination for a u.s. senate seat. he's ted cruz. he has the backing of sarah palin. last night claiming victory. >> tonight is a victory for the grassroots. it's a testament to republican women, to tea party leaders and to grassroots conservatives. >> cruz faces off against the democrat in november for the senate seat. a brain surgeon admits to operating on the wrong side of patient's brain. just one of many medical mistakes happening. dr. sanjay gupta joins me. pl
when he speaks we listen. talk to me about interest rate rates. >> that is where interest rates will remain until 2014. that's been no change. the one thing investors were focusing on is what the fed is going to say about whether or not it would put more stimulus into the economy. nothing was announced. what we like to look at is the language. language kind of changed from what it said in june to what it said today. what it said in june is it's prepared to take further action as appropriate. kind of soft. softer than what they came out with today. they said they will provide additional accommodation to promote a stronger, economic recovery. they are coming out much firmer on the stance as to whether or not they will go ahead with any stimulus. didn't see much market reaction to that. that is certainly something that caught our attention.
what it really remeans is the f wants to put it out there and act. it wants to wait until it gets a few more jobs report. the fed will meet again on september 12 and 13. they want to see it's really downward. they want to see a couple more jobs report. the fed could step in with more stimulus. analysts said the fed may wind up sitting back and doing nothing in an effort to push congress's hand to do something fiscally so they can do something about the fiscal cliff without relying on the fed to help out too much. >> we wait to see what help the fed could provide. alison kosik, we'll be watching. thank you. we'll bring you results as they happen at the olympics.
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i was talking to him like you can't leave me. you have to stay with me. >> stay with me, dad. she learned cpr as a life guard. her father is in the icu at a virginia hospital. he is expected to fully recover from several broken ribs and fractures. from too funny not to show. a smart car. when you ever see a smart car involved in a high speed chase. this guy led houston police on a brief chase after an officer tried to pull him over. the driver, typically they are stopped on the road. this guy just goes home with police in hot pursuit. no word on any charges. our affiliate in houston tells us the man driving that little car about 6'2" and 245 pounds. often times when we go to the doctor's office or to a hospital we put our trust, most
of all our lives in the hands of the staff there. are we putting too much faith in them? medical experts say an estimated 200,000 americans die each and every year from medical mistakes. 12-year-old rory had faith in his doctor after he got cut and started feeling pain in his leg. he was under prescribed. the doctor said he was dehydrated and gave him tylenol and sent him on his way. he died days later. his death was preventable. i sat down with dr. sanjay gupta. he wrote this piece in the new york times today. you write that one, the goals of a doctor is do no harm. you said 200,000 americans die every year because of medical mistakes. that's frightening. why? >> some of it is exactly what you'd expect. it can be errors of judgment or technical errors in the
operating room. they can be errors where people did not follow standard practice of medicine. even over the last years, the numbers continue to go up. i think this idea that people order more tests, do more procedures in order to not have a mistake, not miss something. each time they do that, they inject the possibility of another error. it was a sort of startling irony which is why i wrote about it. s >> something else is there are these m&m meetings where you get together away from the public to discuss mistakes and be very candid and learning about them. tell me about this. it was your first m&m meeting. you heard about a patient with a viral infection and given antibiotics and that was the wrong solution. >> this woman, someone goes in for an upper respiratory type thing. it's almost viral. it could be bacteria requiring
antibiotics but almost always viral. you don't give antibiotics for that. in this particular case this woman had a severe reaction to the antibiotics. she developed what is known as stephen johnson's syndrome. terrible blistering. it looked like she had been burned. it's a rare consequence of taking it. the thing that struck me is it didn't need to happen at all because he she didn't need the medications. it made me think a lot harder about every single medication i order, every procedure i perform. it can have consequences. >> i had acl reconstructive story and they had a big yes on one knee and no on the other. it made think think of the story of the ct scan. they operated on the wrong side of brain. >> i know. it's funny to see your response too to that because it sounds so
simple. it would sound crazier not to do things like this. it was a trauma situation. the patient was bleeding internally. everyone is moving fast. the scans were hung up back ward. the surgeon recognized the mistake after starting the operation. it was devastating for everybody. the patient did okay but how could this happen. now in our operating room there's a time-out. we say everyone stop. is this the right patient. is that the right side. >> you literally ask those questions? >> we ask those questions. everyone is required to speak up. are we doing the right procedure on this patient? it's a time-out. mab it makes everyone take a breathe. >> final question, what then happens to these doctors or nurses who make these mistakes? do they get fired? >> they can be. they can be sued. there's a whole malpractice system out there.
the point of these meetings is that we openly discuss these mistakes. it's unsettling to thing that medicine moves forward as a result of mistakes and it does. the worst crime is to sweep a mistake under the rug and never talk about it. >> dr. sanjay gupta. thanks. dr. gupta's novel is called monday mornings. it is fiction but based upon his experiences as a surgeon. it is now becoming a tv show. plap
if you are an olympic athlete don't try to lose on purpose. eight female players got expelled today because they deliberately made sloppy mistakes. it included the number one pair from china plus four south koreaens. why would an olympic athlete play to lose? they had already qualified for the quarter finals before they played last night matches. they allegedly played so terribly last night like repeatedly serving into the net so they might get easier opponents in future matches. the audience booed their performances. meanwhile president obama was wowed by the fab five american gymnasts who won the team gold medal. >> i had a chance on the way over here to call up the women's gymnastic team for bringing home the gold. i have to tell you, when i'm watching, you know when people
run track i understand. i know how to run. they're just much faster. i know how to swim. they just swim much better than me. these gymnastics folks, i don't understand hold up they do what they do. >> nor do i. he said he couldn't walk across the four inch balance beam. he asked them how they keep from falling and busting their heads when they flip-flop around like they do. it's amazing. kudos to them. athletes are not the only ones making a splash. take a look at kathryn middleton. she's getting rave reviews for her easy breezy style which landed her on vanity fair's best dressed list.
she joins me live. it's so wonderful to see you. last time i saw you i was in london for the diamond jubilee. looks like bluer skies. i read the article and what jumped out at me is that both william and kate are foodies. not only the fact that they love food but she's the head chef. >> you wouldn't think it to look at her. she does eat. her favorite meal to make is roast chicken. don't be surprise if anyone goes to kenningston. you are likely to see her filling up her cart until aisles. that's what she does. the whole poin is to show how very normal and down to earth
these two are. this is her first solo vanity fair cover. this international best dressed list is incredibly prestijous. it's the third time she makes it. >> we look at her here. i think the fact that, you right about how we see her in these beautiful, beautiful clothes but do we say the word frugal? would that be fair? she rewears clothes. >> she does. she's nicknamed the dutchess of thrift over here. she does recycle her clothes and if an expensive hautecouturo gone. she will steteam it with a
different clutch. she's not afraid to wear things more than once. she dips into chain stores, high street stores. i would imagine because of the success of the dutchess of cambridge. she wears something, it sells out. everyone wants to wear it. when it's not two and a half thousand gown joe public can buy it. >> i love it and i love that people call her the people's dutchess. final question. just a quick congratulations to you. you about to have baby number. let's talk about kate and a possibly future baby number when. i know the tabloids were all over it a couple of months. what's the timing? do we have any idea? >> i think you have to look at
their schedule over the next few weeks. they have a big diamond jubilee tour in september. they are going to some places so remote, 26 hours away. i think it would be unlikely we'll have news of a baby bump any time before that. my money is on probably the new year. i think let her get christmas out of way. let her come back, chill out and i think we'll have a new year announcement. i think these two will make formidableparents. >> if their on an island in the pacific, you never know what can happen. thank yo thanks for writing it. a fast food restaurant in a storm of controversy. i'm talking about chick-fil-a. the owner taking stand over same-sex marriage. the question we're asking today is, is this be good for business?
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houston. on friday, same-sex couples plan to gather for what they call national same-sex kiss day. ben stein you say you like chick-fil-a but they made a mistake. why? >> i think their sandwiches are good although mcdonald has a copy cat sandwich that is just as good. there's no need for this man to get involved. it doesn't do his business any good. i live close to west hollywood. almost everyone i know is gay. it doesn't do the business any good for him to get into this fight at all. >> i was wondering how with all this press here over the last couple of week how this has affected how much chick-fil-a has taken a hit.
you can stee other fast food chains. that's the yellow on the bottom and chick-fil-a is this to peak. woman it sloughs off. that's when that interview was published. ben, if you were advising dan kathy now, what would you tell him? >> i would say an american citizen. i have the right to say whatever i want. you are my customers you have the right to boycott or shop with me. the city of san francisco, city of berkeley, city of new york have to right to kick my restaurants out. they can't do that under the constitution. he can say what he wants. i don't think he should but he can say what he wants. the city, state government cannot get involved. they absolutely cannot get
involved. it violates the constitution. >> let's cut your mike for a second if you need to clear your throat. >> i'm fine. i got worked up over this. >> we'll let you go in just a moment. >> i'm sorry i choked. i think it's a very emotional issue. people don't want to be told they can't marry someone they love. it's very emotional. >> people say it's a private entity and if you don't want to buy the chicken. i want to move on. >> absolutely right. why get involved in all? >> i want to talk about the latest personal income numbers was a when you look here people made more money in june but they were not spending it. they were saving it instead of shopping. are we still in hunker down
mode? >> we are. i think there could be another leg to this recession. the only business talking good is residential construction and buying in some parts of the country. the auto industry is slumping. general retail is slumping. we are looking at a possible second leg to this recession and i'm just terrified. the reason i'm terrified is that neither party knows what to do about it. mr. romney may say he knows high pressu pressure. he doesn't. mr. obama doesn't know what to do. >> the speaker of the house and the senate majority leader agreed on funding the government through the next six months. >> that's fine. >> here is my question. if we're making more money but still holding onto it, what's going to make us spend again? >> i don't know. i honestly don't know. i'm having dinner with warren buffet. i'll ask him.
he always says he'll start hiring more people when people start spending more money. it's like a vicious cycle. where does it end? i would like them to say we're not going to let there be a big financial collapse. >> i think you're not the only one that would like to see washington work together. we appreciate you as always. >> i would love to. >> thank you very much. >> sorry for getting emotional. i apologize. >> i apprecia the emotion. a parent trying to cope with the loss of his son. he goes from mourning to planning a devastating attack. plap
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