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it's been a great day here on "new day." thanks for being with us. have a great weekend. time for "cnn newsroom." jake gyllenhaal says the best the most beautiful person at cnn, not me, shockingly, carol costello. >> oh, he did not. >> we don't lie. >> it's what he said. i was shocked myself. >> have a great weekend guys. thanks so much. "newsroom" starts now. happening now in "the newsroom" battle lines drawn. the gop and the government shutdown fight getting ugly. >> we as house republicans should stop letting ted cruz set our agenda for us. >> reporter: on twitter, wendy davis has more beep than ted
cruz and wave white flag and surrender. also the unintended party. >> we started listening to these tweets, i can't believe we're in the house. >> reporter: 300 teenagers in new england patriot brian holloway's house. 20 grand in damages. >> this window was replaced today. >> reporter: parents of the teens turning on the football star. >> you're upset with me posting the picture that he posted on twitter. plus miss south carolina, yes that one. >> a state where 20% of our homes are mobile because that's how we roll. >> reporter: she's back, enough said. and billy ray cyrus breaking his silence. >> miley is smart enough to know to come out of the shadows of hannah montana. it really takes something extremely drastic. >> reporter: on miley. ♪ and her music. you're live in "the cnn
newsroom." ♪ all i wanted was to break you up ♪ ♪ all you ever did was break me ♪ ♪ i came in like a wrecking ball ♪ >> tell what you billy cyrus had to say in a bit. first good morning to ul aof you. i'm carol costello. we start with pope francis because he has shocked catholics around the world with harsh criticism of some of the catholic church's top priorities and this morning his words are rocking the american conservative catholic community. the new pontiff telling reporters the church he now leads is "obsessed with abortion, homosexuality, contraception and other social issues." this morning on "new day" the conservative president of the catholic league bill donahue sat down with chris cuomo. donahue was clearly not happy with how the pope's remarks on homosexuality are being characterized. >> i will always tell the truth. if 81% of the victims are male and 100% of the victimizers are
male, and if 78% of the victims are post pubej scent, it's not pedophilia, it's homosexuality. >> the catholic league president didn't pull any punches who is to blame. >> when men have sex with adolescent men it's called homosexuality. it is not pedophilia. john j. college of criminal justice is not a conservative right wing organization. less than 5% of the priests involved in molestation of pedophiles. i will never stop telling the truth. i am against gay bashing to say because you are gay you're going to be a molest. >> that is what it sounds like. >> if most of the moll molesters are gay, that is not true. people have to make critical distirvegsdi
distinctio distinctions. i have against molestation, molesters, straight or gay makes no difference to me but i'm not going to lie about the figures. whey just said about the figures is absolutely true, it's not negotiable. >> well, but that's the problem, isn't it, because there are so many would w.h.o. would say not only is it not neshl but irrational. >> explain it to john jay. they just made it up. do you think i made up the figures, chris? >> i think you're parsing them. i think you're cherry picking them and the most important part is your motivation. you just heard what the pope said. why don't we try to move past this parsing rhetoric and try to be what your church is trying to be about. >> the left is trying to take what he says with it and run with it like "the new york times" said. the bishops are worried about abortion, contraception and gay marriage. no, the obama administration is hoisting this on the bishops. there is nothing that pope francis has said that would give any relief to these people saying all of the sudden the
conservatives should shut up. we're not going to shut up. we're in compliance with what the pope says. >> he's saying the word catholic means universe. he says the rule of the religion is love. >> that's right. >> not to cherry pick statistics and try to blame homosexuals for being pedophiles. >> whoever said that? >> here is what -- the suggestion is that all of this was consensual because of the age of the victims. >> consensual, when people gate raped it's not consensual. i would have put these guys in the slammer a long time ago. instead they think they could reform them, send them off to the psychiatrist. that's stupidity. >> very few will disagree with that. the way the church handle the the situation is a large part of the stain on the church now but it is the discussion of homosexuality and the blame of them as somehow predatory that is -- >> i'll say it again -- >> i this think is why your support telling you. >> most of the molesting
prooepss were gay and most gay priests are not molesters. >> good, stop there. >> that's all i've ever said. >> but who says that the molesters were gay? >> i'm telling you, most -- >> who says they were gay? >> they weren't girls. >> who says the molesters were gay? >> if a man has sex with a man, what would you call that? >> he could be a deviant pedophile and a sick person. he could be a rapist. >> not if the kid is 16, 17 years of age. rapist could be straight or gay. you're running away, trying to say that anybody who points out the obvious that the catholic church had a homosexual scandal, therefore you're anti-gay, this is absurd. >> was heated. what exactly did pope francis mean? what the pope's remarks might mean for other religious leaders. it comes your way at 10:30 eastern. deadlines and battle lines with only ten days until a
possible government shutdown. lawmakers in the house are a couple hours away from approving the money to keep the government running but the measure strips all money from obama care, it's a poisoned pill that not only makes for a house divided but a party divided. listen to the squabbling going on among fellow republicans. >> tomorrow we'll pass a plan to protect the american people from the president's health care law, while keeping the rest of government up and running. the law is a train ywreck. >> i don't think we'll shut it down. >> to stop it would be to totally reverse it. we don't have the votes to do that. >> nobody's talking about killing each other. we're talking about not funding obama care. >> cnn's erin mcpike is on capitol hill where a vote is about to take place. good morning, erin. >> reporter: good morning, carol. conservatives were commending house speaker john boehner just yesterday for giving them this vote they've been demanding to
defund obama care, calling him john boehner 2.0 in the conservative fire brand that they remember from the 1990s but if you listen closely to house speaker boehner's comments yesterday, it's clear he's laying the responsibility for the strategy squarely on senator ted cruz. one of the republican party's most vocal opponents of obama care is standing shoulder to shoulder with his house colleagues, a show of unity after senator ted cruz infuriated senators by suggesting his own strategy to defund obama care can't pass the senate. they accused cruz of having less fight in him than democrat wendy davis, another hard charging texan praised for kru saiding for a lin ral cause earlier this year. just yesterday a senior house republican aide said it's disappointing to see that wendy davis has more guts than ted cruz. now, he used a different word than guts but other republicans have called you a tony and a joke, how do you respond to them? >> i'm always impressed with the
courage of anonymous congressional aides. >> reporter: he tried to make amends promising -- >> i will do everything necessary and anything possible to defund obama care. this is the most important fight in the country and it's easy to focus on the political back and forth. >> reporter: that back and forth between republicans highlighting divisions in cruz's own party, many balking at risking a government shutdown, tying obama care to a bill to keep the government coming including karl rove who wrote "going down that road would strengthen the president while alienating independents. it is an ill-conceived tactic and republicans should reject it." house speaker john boehner who was caught between those two factions in his own party gave in and scheduled a vote friday. >> we'll deliver a big victory in the house tomorrow and this
fight will move over to the senate where it belongs. i expect my senate colleagues to be up for the battle. >> reporter: of course, democrats are making hay of the republican tangle. >> it would be good political theater to watch them self-destruct and that's what they're doing. >> reporter: now, as house speaker john boehner did say yesterday, they do expect this vote to pass the house later today. of course anything can happen. if it does pass and moves over to the senate for debate next week, senate republicans say their strategy is they will vote to move forward with debate but at that point, senator democre need 51 votes, they can restore the funding for obama care and 51 votes to pass the full bill that will send this bill back to the house sometime next week or next weekend, and that will leave house republicans in the very same predicament they're in right now, carol. >> all right, we'll be watching. erin mcpike live on capitol hill this morning. investigators in washington,
d.c., have a better idea about how a contractor entered the navy yard and was able to kill 12 people. three days after the shooting we've learned aaron alexis' movements were captured on video from when he parked in the parking garage to when the shooting began to his gun bat well police. we also know more about alexis' mental state in the weeks leading up to that deadly shooting. there was an incident at an airport where alexis thought a group of people were laughing at him. >> he started, you know, getting a little belligerent and started using profanity and going off and he kept reaching towards his middrift, reaching for something, maybe a weapon and i feel like we were so fortunate, fortunate and blessed. >> to make it through that. >> the contractor that conducted alexis' background check also
did one for nsa leaker edward snowden. there is still no clear motive or monday's shooting. hey, it's iphone day. even the early fall chill isn't keeping die hards in new york city from lining up. some waited all night long for the latest devices from apple. both the flagship iphone 5s and the cheaper plastic 5c launched today. alison kosik is at the new york stock exchange with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ca l carol. this is a global event the new iphones going on sale in not one, not two but nine countries around the globe. australia was first to debut the new iphones, in london apple flagship store sold out of the new 5s, yes in new york. the fifth avenue store for apple, people have been lining up there since 4:00 a.m., the line right now continues to snake around the building and go for blocks. people even paid other people to wait in line. i don't know about them. i got up early to come to bourque. they got up early to buy the new
iphones. go figure. call it coincidence. year to the day, september 21th to be exact, the last i phone s went on sale. you look at sales expectations between last year for the old iphone and the iphones this year, there are still high expectations. the expectations for both sales of the 5c and the 5s up to 7 million, compare that to the iphone last year, the expectations were 5 million, that's how much they sold. we will see, carol, if apple is able to live up to these expectations. >> alison kosik reporting live from the new york stock exchange. baltimore ravens quarterback, i'll say it like they do in baltimore, joe flacco, may have raised a few eyebrows when he faced the browns last sunday, but this day was different because his wife was giving birth to their second son. rachel nichols sat down to talk to joe flacco about him being in the locker room and not the
delivery room. >> that's very good. baltimoreans would be proud of you. as joe's wife dana approached her due date they agreed together ahead of time if she went into labor on a game day morning he'd stay with the team, play and then rush to the hospital after. they figured hey, he only plays for about four hours once a week. odds were it wouldn't come up. guess what? it did. dana gave birth to little daniel flacco just a little bit before kickoff this past sunday. some folks balked at that. flacco says he's got way too much making him happy to worry about it. people remember you at the ravens super bowl victory parade holding up your now older son steven. two boy boys now, what is it like? >> you still can't believe it. it was pretty cool obviously the way it happened. not necessarily what we wanted but it ended up being a really
special day and it's just pretty neat. we brought our oldest son to the hospital the day after and it was funny to see his reaction, definitely a little jealous, but i think he's already warming uhm. >> your older son steven, he was like he's cute but you're going to send him back, right? >> he did not really want to come in the hospital room. he didn't know but he knew something was up. >> tell me what happened on the morning your wife, dana, went into labor. >> i was way more fidgety than i normally am, walking back and forth. i was so much more just amped up. >> obviously when she was pregnant and you go to the doctor and they say hey the due date is in the fall. you know it's possible. that the baby could come on a sunday. >> yes, never really was an issue. we talked about it quickly and it was what it was and you know, to be honest with you, we never really thought it was going to happen that bay. >> while she was pregnant golfer hunter mahan his wife went into labor and he left a golf tournament that he was leading and winning at the time. >> yes. >> did that cause any more discussion in the flacco household? >> yeah, you know what?
i think we made mention of it and laughed about it a little bit. you know, i don't know what i would have done if i was in his situation but it is a little bit different when he leaves a tournament, he's affecting himself. i have a big time responsibility to this organization and this football team and my job as a quarterback is i think to show up for your team. >> it's an interesting look at how times have changed. did you get criticism? were there people saying he should have been with his wife if. >> i'm sure there is but it is funny. my parents' generation or maybe a little bit older than them, they were probably the first generation that was really even allowed in there, so you know, you didn't even have a choice before. it wouldn't have been an issue and now because you know, it's such a production you can have really anybody in there that you want, it becomes one of those things that people can talk about. i think my mother-in-law was very happy, though, because she was, my wife had her in there, and if i was there, it probably would have just been me and her. >> so your mother-in-law wasn't disappointing you. in fact she was thrilled. >> the fact i wasn't there it
gave her a chance to see her daughter have a baby and i think that was a special moment, too. >> got to keep the mother-in-law happy. >> that was a good way to spin it actually. >> joe's mother-in-law called to tell him the baby had finally come, and joe told me he actually had a brief, tense moment while he was waiting because he couldn't get cell service in the ravens locker room so he went up to the field, finally found a place sitting on the bench where his phone could get a signal. i loved the idea one of the highest paid quarterbacks in nfl history, wandering around the field holding his cell phone looking for a signal, trying to figure out if he has a kid or not. >> oh. it's a sweet story and congratulationness to the flaccos. thank you so much, rachel nichols. still to come a dairy queen manager inspiring people around the country with an act of kindness. >> because you are an inspiration to us all. it's the greatest story i've ever heard. thank you very much. and he started crying then.
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20 minutes past the hour. our top stories, another horrifying night of gun violence in chicago, a 3-year-old was among 30 13 people gunned down in a park on the south side. crime hardened neighbors were even shocked by the scale of the carnage. 3-year-old is in critical condition. the attack appears to be gang related. they have not made any arrests so far. an update to the fatal fall at atlanta's turner field last month. officials now say it was not an accident. investigators have ruled the 30-year-old man committed suicide when he fell 85 feet from the upper level of the baseball stadium. in boxing news, welterweight champ floyd meriwether jr. will collect $80 million for last weekend's title because the pay-per-view event racked up record-breaking sales of $150 million. by the time the numbers are
crunched he could pocket as much as $100 million. miss south carolina says she simply misspoke. she's apologizing foreher self-introduction at the miss america pageant. this raised some eyebrows. >> from the state from 20% of our homes are mobile because that's how we roll, i 'm from south carolina. >> this much very much a lack of judgment on my part, and i should not have said it and i knew that in my gut. >> miss south carolina crafted that mobile home joke with a state pageant executive who also apologized. both say they were not trying to be insensitive. lightning strikes are being blamed for the death of two people in gary, indiana, another man was struck by lightning working on a billboard. the storm system is moving east.
indra petersons is tracking it. >> bad news for everyone as we start talking about the weekend again, carol, talking about the storm which is going to bring a huge temperature drop in the midwest making its way through the region. we'll track it friday night in through saturday, ohio valley and looks like saturday night in through sunday, the northeast is going to be looking for yes even more rain so definitely troublesome, maybe one to three inches of rain, not a huge major storm but just enough that it's going to ruin everyone's weekend plans especially leading up to it has been gorgeous, temperatures climbing towards the 80s and now a complete flip-flop and it's going to feel like fall, cool air behind it. the big story we're going to be watching is all that leftover monsoonal moisture and tropical moisture from manuel, making it through texas where they've had drought conditions. the reason that is important, the soil cannot handle all that water. we are going to talk about flooding concerns and runoff with heavy rain expected in the area. this is what we're talking about anywhere from 3 to 6 inches of rain towards houston and arkansas, even louisiana,
dealing with that heavy rain, i'm sure we'll be talking about flooding in a couple of days, carol. >> not good. indra petersons, thanks so much. a lot of people are calling a dairy queen manager a true inspirati inspiration. his random act of kindness has gone viral on facebook. now people like warren buffett are calling on him to say thank you. here's susan elizabeth littlefield from wcco in minnesota with more. >> i bet you i had 20 some phone calls and like yahoo! news called. >> reporter: what happened last week has people talking, and wanting to speak to him. >> he did reach me. thank you very much. it means a lot. >> reporter: a summer veteran worker, doing hadis thing when a visually impaired customer walked in the door. >> went to put everything back in his pocket, that's when he happened to drop the $20 bill on the ground. >> reporter: another customer stepped in for all the wrong reasons. >> i willedy behind him picked
it up so quickly that i figured oh, she's just going to hand it right back to him. when she went and put it in her purse, she goes, it's my money. and i go, all right, i'm going to ask to you leave the store politely right now. and then she made a big scene, started swearing, and then she stormed out. >> after serving the people in line he approached the blind man who had been listening to what had happened to his money. >> i told him you dropped $20. i would like to give you $20 on behalf of myself and dairy queen to try and make things right. >> reporter: but it didn't come from his cash register. it came from his pocket. >> about two hours pay. >> reporter: someone watching from afar wrote to corporate. >> he goes you are an inspiration to us all. it's the greatest story i've ever heard. thank you very much and he started crying then and then he said i'm going to send you
something in the mail. >> reporter: dozens called, some came. >> wcco radio. that's how i heard about it and it just touched my heart and i said i have to come meet, i have to just bring a card so i brought a card to say thank you to joey. >> i think what i did was so extremely nice, that's what they think when all i did was the right thing to do. >> warren buffett, one of the richest men in the world his company owns dairy queen. he actually spoke on the phone with mr. buffett for about ten minutes yesterday and buff let wan buffett wants to meet him in person. we can't stop talking about miley's twerking, her dad can't either. >> i think that all of what everyone is calling controversy now still, that's still my miley. >> wait until you hear what else billy ray cyrus had to say about his daughter.
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back, the same goes for miley cyrus even when she made headlines for twerking this is what billy ray cyrus told piers morgan. >> she's very smart and had all of this thought out in advance. there's been times where i've seen things going on with miley, she knows the charts. she set a path, knew what she wanted to do and in today's world the shock factor is tremendously higher than it used to be. >> also with miley i always feel it's not like we see her stumbling out of nightclubs or in some sort of scandal or the sort of sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll stuff you might see with lindsay lohan and the others. i've not seen that side to her. have i missed it all or has she been good? >> she's never been arrested. she's really very focused and loves what she's doing. that's the main thing for me as a dad to see my little girl doing what she loves, making the music she loves to make and
hanging out with some incredibly talented producers, singers, song writers, the musicians, the people that's around her right now. it's just a great abundancy of creativity. >> there you have it. billy ray also says he thought we seen it all until he saw om a all of the reaction toward miley in the last few weeks. here is a look at what's coming up tonight on cnn. >> at 8:00 a new resident of a small north dakota town wants to make it all white. >> it's not hate. it's the first amendment. >> see how some long time locals are fighting back and on piers morgan live at 9:00, who is to blame in the death of michael jackson as the defense rests in the wrongful death trial. what does it mean for the doctor already behind bars for his death? piers gets conrad murray's side of the argument all on cnn tonight starting with erin burnett out front at 7:00,
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this is humira at work. good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. we are ten days away from a possible government shutdown. in just about an hour the house of representatives expected to vote on a bill to prevent that from happening, at least that's what they say. the same bill would kill obama care by stripping it of cash. some republicans have said the bill is a bad idea, and that's leading to a battle within the gop. even senator ted cruz the champion of defund obama care has become a lightning rod for frustrated republicans like congressman peter king of new york. >> we as house republicans should stop letting ted cruz set our agenda for us. he should stay in the senate and keep quiet. he can deliver on this fine, if he can't, he should keep quiet from now on and we shouldn't
listen to him. >> in the middle of this is the state of our economy. joining us amy kremer, chairwoman of the tea party express and campaigned to defund obama care and jason johnson, professor of political science at hiram college. okay so john boehner says he can deliver the votes and this thing will pass and they're going to vote on it in about an hour. jason what do you think? >> i think this is a waste of time but the gop is dedicated to doing it. i think the most important lesson needs to be to ted cruz he is ruining his chances in 2016 if he does not repair some of the relationships in the house. this has no chance in the senate and obama care is going to continue. >> do you think amy ted cruz can repair the damage? yesterday he came out with the tweet saying i don't think it can pass in the house and conservatives got angry at him. you're the champion of this, giving up. he said no, i'm not. in fact i might filibuster. >> the thing is ted knows that the fight is going to go to the senate but it's not like it's not going to go back to the
house. we've seen this play out before. we would be having this volley regardless if ted cruz and mike leewere leading this defund obama care effort. he doesn't have a problem with the people in the house. the people that are upset with ted cruz are the people upset with ted cruz and conservatives anyway. you saw a press conference with tom graves, raul labrador, a number standing with ted cruz and mike lee, united on this front. >> i also saw a lot of press conferences with republicans not united behind ted cruz, kind of slamming him. >> exactly, talking about how certain representatives from the state of texas had more strength than him and they were willing to do a filibuster. this is all about i think putting the house in a very difficult position. at the end of the day, this is going to end up passing. everyone knows it's going to end up passing and all of this playing around -- >> i disagree. >> -- it damages the economy one way or another and we'll come all too close to a government shutdown. cruz needs to think long-term, not the simple fights and raising money which is what he's
trying to do. >> i disagree with you there. mike lee started leading this charge. ted and a number of others have come on board and we support this effort. we're going to come to this point anyway because president obama and harry reid have said a number of times they're willing to shut down the government over the squeequester. what is the problem with delay defund for a year if this -- >> the issue is that -- >> let me finish. people are not prepared. "the wall street journal" just had an alert last night that there are a problem with glitches for the online exchanges. this is not ready for prime time. it was passed into law three years ago. it's not ready for prime time. are you going to pay for a car that you're going to get in 2015? no. >> the health care adviser has a chart on forbes that shows several states where the rates are going down. some go up, some go down but this fight doesn't help the republican party and that's ultimately the issue here. >> it's not the issue.
>> we're going to have to leave it there. we go cogo on and on about this. the vote will take place in about an hour in the house of representatives. we'll see if it passes and goes on to the senate. we expect it to pass. amy kremer, jason johnson thank you so much. >> thank you. still to come, teens tweeting while partying at the home of a former nfl player. sweet? no. the homeowner was out, his place got trashed and now he wants these teenagers to at least take responsibility for this. ♪
brian holloway battled in the trenches as an nfl offensive lineman for seven years. now he has a fight on his hands with the parents of teenagers who busted into his home to party while he was out of up to. he had no idea who at teenagers were. the partygoers trashed his house and tweeted about. holloway's plan to use the incident as a teachable moment is falling on deaf ears. randi kaye has more.
>> reporter: it's labor day weekend. brian holloway is about 1,200 miles away from his farmhouse in upstate new york when he learns there's a party going on there and he wasn't even invited. confused? holloway is, too, as he watches it all unfold in real time on his twitter feed. holloway is in tampa, florida, on this night when his son and a friend start funneling him tweets from the partygoers, mugging for the camera, taking selfie photos in the bathroom and dancing on the kitchen counter. all from inside holloway's house. >> we started listening to these tweets, i can't believe we're in the house, i can't believe how we trashed it, i can't believe how much alcohol is here, we're going to be partying for three days, i cannot believe she's passed out, look at her over there. this is an amazing night. i can't believe they're on meth, give me some of those drugs. >> reporter: some of the more memorable tweets, "yeah, it's like so trashed." "cannot get over this, did a keg
stand." "yeah, mom, i withent to a party and got drunk but at least i'm not a meth addict, right?" in all, 300 teenagers are at holl holloway's home causing at least $20,000 in damage, they tear the place apart, punching holes in walls, spraying graffiti everywhere, scratching the floors with kegs, even urinating inside and through it all, stupidly documenting nearly all of their antics. they also helped themselves to whatever isn't nailed down, including this statue of an eagle which had been on holloway's grandson's head stone. desperate to save his home, holloway, a former nfl player with the new england patriots quickly calls police, who rush over. when they arrive, more tweets from the uninvited guests. "busted or not, it was still the best party in the 518 of the summer." "crazy ass night" and "pigs
showed up with k9s and i was out, yo." brian holloway recognizes many of the teens partying in his house, they're friendly with his son. the teenagers slept overnight and holloway would make them burgers and hotdogs and hundreds of pancakes in the morning. at those parties, he says, there was never any alcohol or drugs. >> the window, this window was just replaced today. >> reporter: now back at his home, holloway is getting it repaired, and you might say getting even. he's turning the tables on these teenagers and teaching them a thing or two about the power of social media. on his newly minted website, hewebsite, helpmesave300.com, he posted tweets from 200 or so too ens from the party. he says it's a call for action to turn the moment into a movement, create a dialogue about teens behaving badly and
drugs. but some parents are actually upset with holloway's postings. >> i don't really know how to respond to a mother that says i'm mad at you because you put my son's picture up there. i'm going actually he's at my house and he's robbing and breaking in and drinking and doing drugs and you're upset with me posting the picture that he posted on twitter. >> reporter: in another attempt at goodwill, holloway invited the partygoers to his home to clean up and own up to what he did. one teenager showed up to help. holloway said that was like a slap in the face. remember the eagle statue that had been stolen? on a bright note, it was returned so maybe after all of this, one of these teens must have discovered their conscience. randi kaye, cnn, new york. >> he's a much nicer man than, well, than i am, i guess. wow. still to come in "the
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that court authorized the nsa collection of data from companies like verizon, google and facebook, information about phone calls, text messages and e-mails made by millions of americans. but the only people who can ask permission from the court for access to this kind of personal information are with the government. but that could change. congressman adam schiff is introducing a bill to allow non-government attorneys to become public interest advocates. good morning, congressman. >> good morning. >> tell us what this bill would do. >> what it would do is introduce an adversarial process within the court so that cases involving legal theories or constitutional issues could draw upon an independent voice that could speak on behalf
of the public interest, the privacy interest of the american people. almost all courts that have a significant constitutional dimension as this one are adversarial in nature.
the court hears from both sides but that's not true in this court. i think it's one of the reasons why the public has less confidence in the court and by introducing this privacy advocate, i think the public would have more confidence, i think the court would be better informed in making its decisions. i think the court would appreciate
the opportunity to hear from another side on some of these very tough legal issues, and that's what the legislation would accomplish. >> as long as this court is secretive, americans will remain skeptical of it. how will public interest advocates, as you describe, help restore the faith? >> well, i think that's part of the challenge. some of the court's work by necessity is going to have to remain secret. a lot of this involves very confidential classified sources of information, sources that could be put at risk if it was a public process. at the same time, i think the public would have more confidence that the decisions were being made properly if it knew that this court was hearing from both sides, that there was someone who was well trained to
articulate the constitutional legal principles, that was there to represent the privacy interests of the public. some of the former judges have now spoken out publicly saying that they believe that this would be a step in the right direction to have that process so i think it will help restore some of the public confidence in the court and in the intelligence communities. >> now for the toughest question. is there bipartisan support for your idea? >> i think there is. the administration has signaled its willingness to have an advocate of this kind, and i think in discussions with other members on the intelligence committee and in the house generally, i think there is bipartisan interest in more safeguards within the process. we're not talking about having a private advocacy interest in every single case that goes before the court because what the court does most routinely is weigh in on an individual warrant that is much like a
search warrant where there's no adversarial process in the court system. but in these cases, the authorization of new programs, i think you would really have bipartisan agreement that there ought to be an independent voice the court can draw on. >> congressman, thanks so much for joining me this morning. we're back in a minute. when we made our commitment to the gulf, bp had two big goals: help the gulf recover and learn from what happened so we could be a better, safer energy company. i can tell you - safety is at the heart of everything we do. we've added cutting-edge technology, like a new deepwater well cap and a state-of-the-art monitoring center, where experts watch over all drilling activity twenty-four-seven. and we're sharing what we've learned, so we can all produce energy more safely. our commitment has never been stronger. [ engine revs, tires squeal ] [ male announcer ] since we began, mercedes-benz has pioneered many breakthroughs. ♪
the los angeles dodgers become the first national league team to clinch a spot in the post season. how did they celebrate? with a big pool party. andy schultz is here with bleacher report. >> all the dodgers had to do was beat the diamondbacks and they would win the division. the diamondbacks asked the dodgers one thing. please don't celebrate on our field if you win the division but they didn't say anything about the pool in right field. so after winning the game, the dodgers went to the locker room, popped some bottles in the clubhouse, and went straight for the pool in right field. check it out. nick punto, the first guy there and he goes ron burgundy with the cannonball. the diamondbacks were not pleased about l.a. celebrating like this. arizona's second baseman willie bloomquist called it tired and disrespectf disrespectful. week three of the nfl season kicked off last night with andy reid's much anticipated return to philadelphia. the eagles fans gave reid a warm ovation before the game but probably weren't very happy with him afterwards. reid's chiefs forced five
turnovers and never trailed on their way to a 26-16 win. kansas city's now 3-0 which is pretty amazing considering they only won two games all of last season. tiger woods had a pretty rough opening round at the tour championship yesterday. he failed to birdie a hole and finished the day in second to last place. tiger's one of five golfers who can win the fed ex cup title and its $10 million prize by winning this weekend's tournament. henrik stinson one of the five who can bring home big money with the win. he's on pace to make that happen. he's the leader heading into today's second round. the lineup section of bleacherreport.com, you'll see troy polamalu because he's finally going to cut his iconic head of hair. polamalu is losing his famous locks to help raise money for the veterans of foreign wars organization. he's going to do it november 11th which is veterans day. we're not exactly sure how much hair he will be cutting off -- >> makes a lot of money off that hair. >> he could. yes. he's a spokesperson for shampoo companies.
it's rumored ten inches, two inches, who knows. either way, it's a great cause. >> absolutely great cause. i'm interested to see what he looks like without all the hair. >> since his usc days since he's had really short hair. >> andy, thanks so much. next is "cnn newsroom." mine was earned in djibouti, africa. 2004. vietnam in 1972. [ all ] fort benning, georgia in 1999.
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good morning. i'm carol costello. thanks so much for joining us this morning. let's begin on capitol hill, shall we? because it all has to do with deadlines and battle lines. with only ten days until a possible government shutdown, lawmakers in the house, as you can see, just minutes away from approving the money to keep it running. but the measure also strips all the money from obama care. it's a poison pill that not only makes for a house divided but a republican party divided. listen to the squabbling going on among fellow republicans. >> tomorrow we'll pass a plan to protect the american people from their president's health care law while keeping the rest of government up and running. the law's a train wreck. >> i don't think we will have a government shutdown. that's certainly not our intention. >> to stop it would be totally reverse it. we don't have the votes to do that. >> nobody's talking about killing each other or doing those types of things. what we're talking about is not funding obama care. >> cnn senior white house
correspondent jim acosta is live at the white house this morning. so tell us more, jim. >> reporter: carol, what we can tell you right now is that president obama just left the white house en route to a campaign style event in kansas city. we tried to ask the president about this prospect of a government shutdown. he did not answer or perhaps did not hear the questions as he was getting on board marine one, but carol, this is more than the 40th time that house republicans have tried to defund obama care, but today, there's a twist. they are going to vote to continue funding the government. at the same time once again trying to strip away funding from the president's health care law and now the white house says the president is about to enter the shutdown fray. with house republicans setting a vote for today on a temporary spending bill that would defund obama care, washington is edging closer to a government shutdown. now just ten days until the government runs out of money and a possible debt default not far behind, white house officials say president obama is ready to
engage with congress. >> the president will be in conversations with congressional leaders in the coming days about the need to deal with these pressing deadlines. >> reporter: that was a response to house speaker john boehner, who complained in this web video the president is more willing to haggle with russians than republicans. >> while the president is happy to negotiate with vladimir putin, he won't engage with the congress on a plan that deals with the deficits that threaten our economy. >> reporter: ruling out any negotiations over the debt ceiling or legislation that defunds obama care, white house press secretary jay carney offered this colorful defense of the president's outreach. >> you are obviously referring to speaker boehner's video, is that right? >> might have been. >> saying that the president is more willing to negotiate with vladimir putin than he is with house republicans. that is false. i thought the video demonstrated putin envy. >> reporter: the white house was
taking note of the bruising battle inside the gop. texas senator ted cruz seemed to give up on defunding obama care, then appeared to reverse course and promised to block any spending bill that leaves health care reform intact. >> i will do everything necessary and anything possible to defund obama care. >> reporter: but some of cruz's fellow republicans, including a blunt john mccain, shot back, saying that's just not rational. >> in the united states senate, we will not repeal or defund obama care. we will not. >> reporter: now, no surprise, the obama administration says the president would veto the legislation that is pending before the house today. that's putting aside the fact that it would probably never pass the senate. meanwhile, as for that event in kansas city later on this afternoon, it's really just a few hours from now, the president is supposed to talk about the economy, but again, no surprise here, white house officials are saying expect the president to go after the republicans about this threat of shutting down the government.
carol? >> jim acosta reporting live from the white house. again, the house of representatives now in session and doing some housekeeping maneuvers right now. as soon as they get done with those, i guess they'll vote on that bill. we'll keep you posted, of course. if the flooding of biblical proportion wasn't enough to deal with in colorado, the state is also facing a crisis of what's in the water. there are ten different oil spills in the flood zone. two are notable. eight are considered minor. this one in northern colorado has been mixing with flood waters and already more than 100 barrels have leaked. >> we've had a large amount of pollutants coming into the platte river just by the flood so they've gone through stockyards, there's a number of our waste water management facilities got overwhelmed and waste got flooded into the platte. when you look at the amount of water going through that river, it will process these pollutants very, very rapidly.
>> ana cabrera joins us from platteville, colorado. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. it is a situation still developing this morning. you can see the flood waters have dropped but you still are seeing water surrounding this oil or gas tank behind me. we do know a lot of these oil and gas facilities in colorado are near major waterways and that at least one case, there is a tank that is leaking into the platte river. at this point, officials don't know how widespread the problem is. as the colorado flood waters recede, a new concern rising. >> it smells flammable. >> reporter: damaged oil and gas wells showing up in the flood zone. the state has confirmed at least ten leaks. this one is near milikan. a damaged oil tank releasing more than 5200 gallons of oil into the south platte river. but it's not just the oil residents are concerned about.
>> you can just smell all the chemicals in the water. >> reporter: chemicals from fracing, a process companies use to access the oil and gas. it requires chemicals and millions of gallons of water shot into the earth to crack the rock. >> there are communities that are going to be inundated with petrochemicals and fracing fluids as well. >> reporter: this environmentalist wanted to show us the damaged facilities. frac free colorado took us on an aerial tour. the state has about 51,000 oil and gas wells all across the state. some 20,000 of those are in this area. it didn't take us long to find a toppled tank. we saw a handful like this one. as we continued to fly, we came across the milikan spill. you can see the red booms in the water helping to collect residual oil. >> one over here. >> reporter: then another apparent problem. a brownish colored sheen surrounding another tank that looked to be leaning.
the oil and gas industry says it took early precautions and insists its facilities are safe. >> our facilities were shut in as flooding began, and the tanks are designed to withstand a certain amount of flooding. so what people see is tanks that have been toppled but what we're doing now is going site to site to make sure that we don't have leaks and where we do, we report it and address it with the local officials immediately. >> reporter: the colorado department of natural resources has launched its own investigation. we're told there are six teams of inspectors currently assessing all these facilities in the flood zones. the state health department just warning people to stay away from the water until this assessment is complete. not only are they concerned about the industrial contaminants but they are also worried about other things like sewage, agricultural waste, even household chemicals that may have been spread by the flood waters. so at this point, we're learning it could be awhile before we
know exactly what's going on here. carol? >> ana cabrera, thank you very much. we appreciate it. checking other top stories this morning at eight minutes past the hour, it's been another horrifying night of gun violence in chicago. a 3-year-old boy was among 13 people gunned down in a park on the south side. even crime-hardened neighbors were shocked by the sheer scale of the carnage. >> i just heard the shots, like 20 shots. i just come out, walked over here. police is over here real quick. they got here real fast. >> reporter: how many people did you see? >> so far, i think it's about 10, 11, 12. it's right up in that number. >> this morning, that 3-year-old boy remains in critical condition. police say the attack appears to be gang related but they have not made any arrests so far. investigators in washington have a better idea about how a contractor entered the navy yard and was able to kill 12 people. we have learned aaron alexis's
movements were captured on video from the time he parked his car. the fbi now says it took alexis just minutes to assemble his gun inside a bathroom and then he emerged firing. we also know more about his mental state in the weeks leading up to that deadly shooting. there was an incident at an airport where alexis thought a group of people were laughing at him. >> well, he started, you know, getting a little belligerent and start using profanity and going off and he kept reaching towards his midriff, his waist, like he was reaching for something, maybe a weapon, and you know, i just feel like we were so fortunate, fortunate and blessed. >> make it through that. >> contractor that conducted alexis' background check also did one for nsa leaker edwin snowden. still no clear motive for monday's shooting. the pope is shocking the
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the children of america, as a grandmother concerned about all of america's children, but as a mother who comes, steps into this chamber to say this place is a mess. let's get our house in order. we are legislators. we have come here to do a job for the american people and that job means we have to make the government run for the good of the people. we are not here to expand government but we're not here to eliminate government. if the idea is to limit government, let's work together to do that. but what is brought to the floor today is without a doubt, without a doubt, a measure designed to shut down government. it could have no other intent. its purpose is clear. and if our colleagues on the republican side deny that, then
they have no idea of the gravity of the situation, to quote the music man of the trouble that is contained in this resolution today. it is a wolf in wolf's clothing. the underlying bill to shut down government, the c.r., is reason enough to object to it, because that bill will cost at least a million jobs in the course of the next year. will cost a million jobs. it will not only do that, it will cut our investments in the future in education and biomedical research. the national institutes of health has the biblical power to cure, where there's scientific opportunity we have a moral obligation to meet that scientific opportunity with the resources. to respect the talent, the intellect, the god-given
intellect of the science to cure, and what do we do in this bill? say no, we cut that. doing serious damage, doing serious damage to science, to health and not only that, to our competitiveness as a nation. it's a vote that guts those investments and not only that, it's the underlying bill, if it were not bad enough, if there were not reason enough to say no, are you kidding, no, then they cloak it in wolf's clothing in saying in their view, that they are going to defund the affordable care act. and you know what that's about? that's simply about putting their friends, the insurance companies, back in charge of medical decisions for your families. but it goes farther than that. if that were not bad enough, it slashes the strongly bipartisan
children's health insurance program by 70%, effectively eliminating an initiative that provides much-needed health to millions of low income children. i remind my colleagues that that bill passed the united states senate in a bipartisan way with a veto-proof majority. a veto-proof majority. but that's not good enough for you. you've got to slash it by 70% to harm those children. once again, it wreaks havoc, disrupting provider payments for medicare and medicaid. either you don't know what you are doing, or this is one of the most intentional acts of brutality you have cooked up with stiff competition for that honor. it cuts billions of dollars, again, i say, from the national institutes of health, delaying important research and denying medical breakthroughs for future generations. democrats have a responsible proposal that balances, that brings -- reduces the deficit
under leadership of chris van hollen, our ranking member on the budget committee. it reduces the deficit in a responsible way, ends the devastating across the board cuts of the sequester and it makes investments in the future and keeps government open as opposed to this bill, intended to shut government down. keeps government open and working for the american people. i know my colleague, mr. hoyer, has been very vocal on this subject and he will quote some republicans in what they have said about this, so don't take it from us. take it from you, mr. chairman, that this bill -- well, i'll leave steny to have the exact quote. does not enable us to do the work of government. i urge a no vote on this continuing resolution. it's a terrible proposition for our families and our communities and our country. it's always, always time for us to work together to help ensure,
not endanger, the economic security and prosperity of the american people. i urge my colleagues to vote no and yield back the balance of my time. >> the gentle woman yields back and the gentleman from kentucky is recognized. >> madam speaker, i yield one minute to the distinguished majority leader of the house -- >> all right. we're going to back away. we were expecting house speaker john boehner, maybe he would speak next. jason johnson, you're the political science professor. here's eric cantor. can we listen to eric cantor, the republican from virginia? let's listen. >> madam speaker, i rise today in strong support of this measure providing for the continuing resolution. madam speaker, today millions of americans across this country are struggling. they're struggling to find good paying jobs and they're struggling to pay their bills, and their frustration with government continues to grow. these americans, these
hard-working middle class americans, are counting on their elected representatives to show leadership during these hard times. this continuing resolution will keep the government funded at its current level without increasing spending on the discretionary level, while congress finishes working on a real budget. americans are tired of seeing their government continue to spend more and more of their hard-earned tax dollars and for the first time since the korean war, it will be possible to have two consecutive years of discretionary spending cuts. this resolution will also protect the working middle class from the devastating effects of obama care. each week, we hear stories about how both major employers and small businesses are cutting back benefits and cutting back hours. the president's health care law
is turning our full-time economy into a part-time economy. even the heads of major unions who were once so supportive of obama care want to see this law drastically changed to avoid further quote, nightmare scenarios, unquote. let's defund this law now and protect the american people from the economic calamity that we know obama care will create. americans back home are fighting for their families, and we in congress were sent to washington by our constituents to fight for them. they have put faith in their leaders to do what's right. for this entire congress, the house has led on restoring faith in our economy and trust in our government. we should pass this continuing resolution so the senate can finally begin to do the same. again, i would like to thank the gentleman from kentucky, the chairman of the appropriations
committee, for his work on this measure, along with the help of the gentleman from louisiana, for their hard work on the issue. i urge my colleagues to support this resolution. >> the gentleman from kentucky reserves. the gentle woman from new york is recognized. >> all right. we are going to jump away again, and in addition to amy kremer and jason johnson, i want to bring in wendell potter. he's a former health insurance company executive. the reason we want to bring in mr. potter right now is we heard two very starkly different things on the floor of the house, right? eric cantor says that passing obama care would just destroy the economy. nancy pelosi said exactly the opposite. she said, mr. potter, that getting rid of obama care would add to the deficit. who's right? >> you know, carol, i think that i was a newspaper reporter
before i was a health care insurance executive and i have never seen anything quite like this. what i think is really going on is that people are getting sick and tired of the same old political arguments. they are really wanting to know at this point what is actually in the law and how it will affect them and what they're most concerned about is whether they will have affordable care that's there for them when they need that. more and more americans are beginning to realize that actually obama care is delivering on that promise. so i think what we're seeing is just more and more of the same old political posturing that americans are really sick and tired of. >> amy is with tea party express and she fought to have obama care overturned because amy does believe that it will be harmful to our economy. so address mr. potter and tell him why you think that. >> well, i mean, look, every day something else comes out, more and more companies are dumping their employees into these exchanges, and that is not what the president campaigned on and promised. he promised that you could keep
your doctor, you could keep your insurance, and it's not happening because these companies can't afford it. here in atlanta, delta airlines, even time warner, ibm, home depot, every day more and more come out -- >> let's stop there and ask mr. potter if -- we do see that happening. why is that happening? >> what's happening is a continuation of a trend that began many, many years ago because insurance companies were unable to control the cost of health care. this is something that the news media didn't pay a lot of attention to until just now but this has been something that's been going on for quite a long time. but also, 100 million or more americans already are benefiting from the affordable care act including people like my daughter, who was able to stay on my policy until she was 26, and my mother, who is 89 and has been able to save literally thousands of dollars on her medications because of obama care. it's been in effect really for three years and some of the most important provisions are about to go into effect that will help a lot more americans. >> we are going to pause here,
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representatives are debating the issue of this continuing resolution that would temporarily fund the government but also defund obama care, something that's sure not to pass in the democratically controlled senate. something sure to be vetoed if it does end up on president obama's desk, and something that many analysts say might shut down the government to the detriment of our economy. joining me to talk about this, jason johnson, amy kremmer, our long-time friends, and also wendell potter, senior analyst for the center for public integrity and a former health insurance company executive, because he can sort of explain what obama care is, because i think, jason, you said it before, almost 70% of americans don't understand this health care law. >> i consider myself, you know, people who are democrats, they are going to say it's great and republicans hate it. for those of us in the middle, those of us who are simply trying to find out is this bill going to help us, we are getting mixed messages. in some places it seems it will work, in other places it's raising rates and that's not
clear. that's a failure on both parties' behalf in not being able to explain their case. >> wendell, we will pose that question for you. my health care premium went up. i pay more for health care now. is it because of obama care? >> no, it's not. you know, opponents want us to maybe have amnesia because between 2001 and 2011, health insurance premiums for families went up 133%. that's because insurance companies again have failed to keep the cost of coverage down. so the premium increases we're getting now has really little, if anything, to do with obama care. it's because we still have insurance companies who are in many cases controlling a system that they can't control costs. >> okay. i want to bring in wolf blitzer now, because he can sort of explain to us what's happening on the floor of the house right now and how we expect the vote, the outcome of the vote to be. hi, wolf. >> hi. well, the republicans have a majority in the house of representatives. i suspect almost all, if not all
of them will go along with the speaker of the house, john boehner, with eric cantor, the majority leader. they will go ahead and pass what's called this continuing resolution, this stopgap measure to keep the government funded, all aspects of the government, they will be funded at their current levels with the exception of obama care, which of course is the law of the land. that will be the one exception. no money going to the affordable health care act, the law right now, and it will pass, it will go to the senate and then it will be up to the senate to decide what to do with it. the democrats control the senate, so almost certainly they will not vote for this legislation. they will probably pass a separate continuing resolution which will keep the government funded at least temporarily, if not for a year, and send that back to the house, then there will have to be a house-senate conference committee, they'll have to decide since there will be two pieces of legislation, they'll have to decide where they go from here, and that's when the real negotiations will begin. we'll see who blinks first. >> do you think this all will be done by october 1st?
because it kind of has to, right? if we don't want a government shutdown. >> yeah. if -- they've got to pass it by september 30th in order to keep the government funded october 1st which is the first day of the next fiscal year. there's money to pay for all these services until the end of this month. there's no money that will be available, no appropriations bills have passed so far this year so there won't be any money for what's called the discretionary spending, all this spending that goes to all sorts of government programs. the essential programs like social security, medicare, they will have money, but so many other government agencies will be out of money. so there's going to be hundreds of thousands of federal workers who will be furloughed. a lot of people won't get the services they expect. many more won't get some checks that they thought they were going to get because they won't be deemed as emergency or essential. so it's going to be painful for a lot of people if the house and the senate can't work out a deal to keep the government funded. >> of course, president obama are accusing house republicans of extortion so let's head to
the white house and check in with jim acosta. where's the president, jim? >> reporter: the president is on his way to kansas city for what is looking like a campaign style event on the economy. he's going to be going to a ford plant out there. he will be talking about all the strides that have been made over the last several years since the financial crisis but white house officials are very up front about it. the president is also going to go after the republicans on this prospect of a government shutdown and a couple things to point out following up on your conversation with wolf. one is that the white house has already said the president would veto the legislation that is pending before the house today, and that it is not going to negotiate. the president is not going to negotiate over the debt ceiling. they have drawn a line in the sand on that. they also say he will never sign into law anything that delays or defunds obama care. so basically, they're laying down two markers there and so this is just going to have to work itself out, white house officials say, up on capitol hill before the president takes a look at it. they say he will accept what they call a clean c.r.,
continuing resolution, that keeps the government running for a short period of time, but they don't want all of these other obama care measures that the republicans are trying to attach to it. one other sign that the white house is ramping up pressure, earlier this week, they did start to issue a directive to federal agencies around the federal government to start to prepare for the event of a government shutdown. that was sort of a quiet threat, quiet shot down pennsylvania avenue, that hey, we're ready for this if you guys want to go there. >> let's head over to capitol hill, where this passionate debate is now ongoing. erin mcpike is there. describe the atmosphere. >> reporter: well, carol, they will vote within the next half hour to an hour on this continuing resolution and of course, as we know, we expect that vote to pass in the house today where it will move to the senate, as wolf mentioned. we learned yesterday, though, that republicans do not have the votes to force a filibuster and that means that democrats need just 51 votes to restore funding
for obama care, and then pass the full bill and that will of course send it back to the house. now, this vote today is a bit of a symbolic measure for house republicans to take a stand against obama care. that's what a lot of the debate this morning has been on about how much republicans as we know don't like obama care, but the real test will be when the house votes again on this bill sometime next week or it may be next weekend, right up to the deadline. >> erin mcpike, thanks so much. i want to ask our correspondents to stand by. we will get a quick break. [ female announcer ] it's simple physics...
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possible the government will shut down. we're hoping not, but it's looking that way right now. with me now to analyze all of this is wolf blitzer, jim acosta, wendell potter, erin mcpike, jason johnson and amy kremmer. thank you all for being with me. i told you there have been passionate statements on the floor of the house of representatives. i want you to listen to some of them right now. the first one from harold rogers, a republican on the house appropriations committee, then from sandra levin, a democrat from michigan. >> to be clear, if this legislation is not enacted, and we embark on a government shutdown, the consequences are severe. our brave men and women in uniform don't get paid. our recovering economy will take a huge hit. and our most vulnerable citizens, including the elderly
and the veterans who rely on critical government programs and services could be left high and dry. >> will he act as the captain of the entire house of representatives or remain a captive of his right wing republican mates. will he as he acts worry mainly about the risk to his speakership or the risk to our entire nation. house republicans taking the ship over the cliff would take the nation's economic wellbeing with it. >> of course, he's talking about house speaker john boehner. i want to bring in wolf blitzer right now. we have been hearing the past several days about this civil war within the republican party. do republicans in the house really want to be having this kind of debate? >> well, the republicans all say, every one of them, just as all the democrats say, they don't want to see a government
shutdown but what so many republicans, certainly the base of the republican party, the wing that john boehner is clearly responding to, tea party supporters, other conservatives, they hate obama care, they are trying desperately, they have tried 30 or 40 times already, they have passed legislation in the house to defund, to get rid of obama care. it certainly has not gone anywhere in the senate but they're trying once again right now. they want to make a statement. they don't want obama care to go forward. and the question is, it's not going to pass the current legislation in the senate. will those republicans in the house of representatives be willing to see the government shut down in order to try to defund obama care. it's a matter of principle to a lot of those conservative republicans, tea party supporters and others, because they hate it so much, they think it's a disaster for the country and they want to make this powerful statement. the problem they have, and even a republican political analyst like karl rove, the so-called architect of the bush years, he
wrote a piece in the "wall street journal" saying this is disaster for the republicans if they go ahead and they link obama care to a government shutdown. it would just be politically a nightmare for them in the midterm elections next time. just as it caused the republicans so many problems, the two government shutdowns in '95 and '96 during the clinton administration, it helped propel bill clinton to get re-elected in '96 despite a lot of problems that he had, because so many people were angry at republicans for that government shutdown then. so there's a lot of considerations, political considerations, economic considerations. the nation's health is at stake as well in terms of this economic recovery and carol, if you think this is a big battle right now, even if they get through this government shutdown battle right now, just wait until midoctober when they have to raise the nation's debt ceiling. on that issue, the president is saying he's not going to talk, not going to negotiate at all. he's drawn another red line, either raise the debt ceiling or
forget about it, and the republicans are angry about that. even some democrats say well, at least you should talk to congress about this, talk to the republicans about it, but by saying he's not even willing to discuss it, that's going to cause a huge political battle in the first couple weeks of october. >> so we'll just concentrate on this latest crisis first of all. i want to bring in gloria borger. i would like you to listen to amy, because she's with -- she's a conservative republican, a tea party republican. she thinks what's going on right now in the house is a good thing but amy, i must say many americans will look to the tea party and blame the tea party once again for kind of messing with our economy at a time that the economy's fragile and we shouldn't be messing with it in this way. >> but this is the thing. this bill that's going to be passed is to fund the government. what harry reid and barack obama don't like is that we are now putting them in a corner where they have to take a stand and the moderate republicans don't like us because we are a threat to their power base, their power structure.
we are more of a threat to the republicans than anything. but the thing is, this bill funds the government. it totally funds the government. president obama and harry reid have been talking about a government shutdown over the sequester. no one's even talking about the keystone pipeline that's part of this that the president has not approved for how many years now -- >> so, gloria, does amy have a point? >> well, look, i think what we need to talk about is the political back story here, and the political back story here and the reason republicans are fighting each other is that a lot of republicans in the house went home during the recess and they got pounded by lots of outside groups, some of them tea party affiliated, some not, saying you've got to kill obama care, okay. they got pounded at their town halls, they got pounded on these ads. these are republicans who came back to the house, said to their speaker we've got to have this vote because we're taking a lot of heat for it back home. so they go to the speaker, they
say to him you're not going to get our votes, we heard our constituents, we have seen these ads, they're raising a lot of money against us, they're afraid of getting primaried by more conservative members, so they did this and then a couple days ago, the leaders of this movement in the senate said oh, sorry, by the way, this is never going to pass the senate and so these house people feel like they're left holding the bag. so there's a huge fight going on in the republican party. i believe that in the end, if this gets stripped out in the senate, you'll go back to the house and you'll get a bunch of house republicans to flip and in combination with democrats, they will pass something that funds the government. the question is now what's the next fight. the next fight's going to be over the debt ceiling and i think that's going to be a larger and even more difficult problem. >> gloria borger, stick around. i got to take a break.
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all right. another live look at the house of representatives right now. of course, they're considering, they're debating right now this bill that would fund the government but strip funding from obama care. we expect the actual vote to take place, oh, maybe in 25 minutes, maybe earlier. but sometime in the 11:00 eastern hour. we are going to step away for a bit and talk about something a lot more fun. that would be football. because football season's in full swing and the rivalry express bus is on the road. we're heading to eight campuses over the next two months to check out the madness of big time college football. speaking of madness, carlos diaz at the bus' first stop in baton rouge, louisiana. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. if you didn't get a chance to watch this this morning, we are here at lsu, it's our rivalry express. we will be at a different college location every friday for the next eight weeks. there are a lot of wagers going on right now, whether i'm going
to survive the entire time that we're on this big college tour. but we're here for lsu/auburn. it is going to be an unbelievable rivalry tomorrow. they have been playing the game since 1901. that's how long this rivalry took place. if you missed all the craziness this morning, here's a look back. >> am i doing a good job? >> yeah. oh, yeah. >> is this weird for you? ♪ >> right leg, baby. >> oh, yeah, baby. keep it going. keep it going. >> we got tigers and horses fighting. guys, easy. >> just yell your name out when i walk by. no, you're not doing it. okay. >> this is more than just a football game. >> does auburn have a chance? i guess it's a no. >> reporter: that's the way it was this morning, as you can see
pretty insane. they don't just tailgate in your normal tailgating buses. they tailgate in hearses in death valley which is what lsu stadium is known as, tiger stadium. it's so loud, back in 1988, after they scored a game-winning touchdown against auburn, it actually registered on the richter scale. that's how loud the fans are here at lsu. so that's what we can expect this weekend. lsu/auburn tomorrow night at tiger stadium which is about less than a mile that way. you can actually see the top of the stadium from here. back to you. i'm going to go lay down for awhile. >> that tiger dissed you. >> reporter: is this thing open? i'm just going to get in the back of this thing. thank you. good-bye. see you. >> have a nice nap. thanks, carlos. we'll be right back. ♪
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again, we're keeping an eye on the house of representatives. very soon, lawmakers will vote on a bill to fund the government for a short time but also strip funding from obama care. we expect the actual vote on that continuing resolution to happen in 10 to 25 minutes. right now, they're voting on other matters like -- i wish i could tell you what they are, but they have nothing to do with the matter at hand, the short-term funding bill. so when they begin to actually vote on that measure, we will take you back to capitol hill. let's talk about the emmys now. the awards are two days away and one drama is going to be competing in a big way. >> when you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. >> hbo's "game of thrones" has racked up a whopping 16 emmy nominations.
troy has a look at the secrets behind the swords. >> reporter: ask just about anyone to describe "game of thrones" including the actors, and the response is rarely lackluster. >> epic. >> incredible. >> it is the most astonishing show on tv right now. >> reporter: it's based on novels by george r.r. martin and watching it is like being on a roller coaster and not knowing when the dips, drops and turns are coming. >> we continue to tell stories that are not traditional and take twists like life does. you know, make you feel something. god forbid. >> reporter: the passion is proof in the show's 16 emmy nominations, everything from outstanding drama series to costumes. to best supporting actor and actress. >> in terms of fan favorite,
critical mass, number of nominations, i feel "game of thrones" actually does have the edge for the first time. >> reporter: "game of thrones" explores tough issues like social status, sexuality and war. so what is the secret? >> it's never cheesy. it's never low budget. it feels as sophisticated as television can feel and still be sort of a fantasy. >> reporter: the fan support can't be understated. she's speaking the language you had to learn. that's impressive. unlike many other tv shows, in this one, no one is guaranteed another season. >> i'm dead. >> reporter: we went straight to the stars. for answers. >> you don't know if the hero's going to make it through because it's realistic in that way. good people don't always win. that's very true of our show. >> reporter: but perhaps the biggest mystery of all -- >> when is winter coming.
>> it's always coming, isn't it. and it never arrives. >> reporter: we're told season four starts next year but not before the emmy awards are handed out. cnn, hollywood. thank you so much for joining me this afternoon. i'm carol costello. [ female announcer ] when it comes to your smile, the coffee you drink adds up over the years... causing deep, set-in stains. crest 3d white whitestrips go beyond where most toothpastes can reach, safely removing stains below the enamel surface to whiten as well as a $500 treatment. crest 3d white whitestrips.