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the possible devices intended either to be detonated on the flight themselves or smuggled into the olympic village. former presidential candidate mitt romney who organized the 2002 winter olympics discussed this threat with cnn's wolf blitzer. >> a real grave concern to hear a report of this nature. and you basically want to know more. are we going to put in place immediately restrictions on any kind of tubes knorr kind of cosmetics ghg flights toward russia? but as individuals, as airlines, people are concerned given the specificity of the nature of this threat. and the fact that there's almost nothing they can do to prevent something of this nature from perhaps being put on to an aircraft. >> despite security concerns, the obama administration has not advised americans to avoid the games. secretary of state john kerry telling cnn's jake tapper before the toothpaste alert was issued -- >> well, i believe anyone that wants to go to the olympics which are just a great event,
should go. we feel that everything that's been done that can be done to try to guarantee people safety and security. >> this latest threat coming as athletes ton arrive in sochi. one german snowboarder at his first olympics had just landed. >> i'm really surprised because we just touched down and just saw all the soldiers next to the runway. that was -- wow. >> reporter: athletes now head into the ring of steel behind dogs, cameras on balloons, warships and antiaircraft batteries. precautions taken to protect participants in what experts say may be the most dangerous olympic games in history. the key issue here is russia's history with explosives on airliners. almost ten years ago, two female suicide bombers blew up two planes almost simultaneously. many worried they had hidden the explosives in their makeup. russians have a long history of
this. they've also banned at this point carry-on liquids being brought, or carry-on luggage to sochi. moscow was previously aware that people now looking to perhaps see if this constant background noise of security concerns can, in fact, subside. people will go back to the original purpose of this rema remarkab remarkable speckacle behind me. they are also saying niet to chobani yogurt meant for american olympians. the yogurt will not clear russian customs. say what you say? christine romans is in new york with more on that story. good morning. >> russia's version of the fda says the u.s. olympic committee cannot import this. they can't import it into sochi. chobani is the official yogurt
of the olympic team. it's greek yogurt, made in new york. the official reason is safety. now right now 5,000 single serve cups of this and some big tubs of it languishing in refrigeration just outside newark waiting for the green tlit fly to sochi. the cold aisle cold wars playing out in washington. senator chuck schumer insisting that sanitary standards have been met. and that it should be allowed to proceed for u.s. olympians and some of the media who are covering it. now the obama administration seeking a special one-time approval for this yogurt, carol. chobani's marketing officer would like to think his yogurt could get diplomatic immunity. unclear if this is sort of a snub or some sort of paperwork delay. but, clearly, these olympians would like to get their yogurt. carol? >> clearly so. you'll keep us posted. christine romans, many thanks to you. there's a live event going on right now in washington. oh, there it is. the live event.
the keynote speaker razeed shaw at the national prayer breakfast. president obama will speak shortly. this happens every year. it's an attempt for the president and members of congress to try to get together and actually talk like human beings. it's also a chance to honor god. when the president begins speaking we'll take the event live. in the meantime, our senior white house correspondent jim acosta is standing by at the white house because the president had this big meet with senate democrats the other day. what came out of that. you've been doing some digging. >> i have been doing some digging. the prayer breakfast is an opportunity for the president every year to talk about his faith. i'd be really surprised just to briefly touch on that if he does not talk about pope francis. the president will be traveling to rome, the vatican on march 27th to meet with the pope. and the president has talked about the pope's attention to income inequality which is also a goal of the president's to tackle income inequality.
so the president may tip his hat to the pope. we'll have to wait and see. getting back to this meeting with senate democrats. the president has been doing this a lot lately. he's been meeting with house democrats over here at the white house. senate democrats at the baseball stadium in washington. did that with bill clinton yesterday. and from what i am hearing from one democratic source, the president did make an offer to some of those endangered red state democrats who were up for re-election this fall. he's not going to travel to states where his presence may not be helpful. so that is one tidbit that did come out of this meeting. our chief congressional correspondent dana bash has also been reporting on this. the president apparently did not say he would -- he's not going to be offended if he's not asked or she said that he didn't hear or didn't say that he would not be offended if he's not asked, but is basically making the offer at this point to stay out of those races where he won't be helpful. we've been hearing over the last several weeks people like mike
begich from alaska. not only does he not want the from the go and campaign in alaska. he'd like him to come up and show him around and see how his policies may not be working. mary landrieu urged key approval of the keystone pipeline. so interesting to see that come out. also hearing from a democratic source that bill clinton and his remarks last night sort of lay out what he thought about the political landscape for 2014, engaged in a question and answer session with some of those senate democrats. we're trying to get more details. >> you have to wonder if the president is trying to mend fences with senate democrats. he already doesn't get along with republicans. so if he's not able to repair relationships within his own party, will anything get done? >> i think that is a very big question for 2014. i mean, you have to -- you know, whether it's the debt ceiling, how republicans look at the debt ceiling and how that's going to play out over the next several weeks or immigration reform,
that -- all of these items, these legislatesive items like the minimum wage and extending unemployment for the longtime jobless. that's the midterm election and how it affects certain democrats and republicans up for re-election in the fall. over in the house, also a dicey situation. house republicans don't want to lose seats. democrats would like to gain seats. so that is, in part, why you are seeing this president go out and talk about these executive actions. talking about using his pen and his phone because he knows, people here at the white house know, that there's not a whole lot of hope of getting a lot done legislatively up on capitol hill over the next several months. and so that is -- i think that is why you are seeing this president sort of rally the troops as he has been doing over the last week or so, engaging in this discussion, this strategy session, so to speak, over how to tackle these upcoming midterm elections. he's going to be out in cambridge, maryland, next week with the vice president going on a retreat with house democrats
talking about the upcoming midterm. this is on the mind of the president. and jay carney, the white house press secretary, said as much during the white house briefing yesterday. of course, this is on the president's mind. he's the head of the democratic party. why would it not be on his mind right now. we're seeing that play out in a lot of these meetings. >> jim accost awe'll gostacostao you. when the president begins speaking, we'll take some of his remarks live. still to come, that massive winter storm is over, but more than a million people are without lights or heat this morning. margaret conley has that story from pennsylvania. >> we're here in abington township, pennsylvania, where a lot of people are probably happy to see the sunshine. last night we were in some of these homes where people were surviving by candlelight. we'll be back with more after the break. [ male announcer ] you've never watched her like this before...
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all right. let's head back to washington and the national prayer breakfast. the president has now taken the podium. let's listen. >> they love each other, but they've got to go at each other a little bit. i, by the way, have always found him to be unbelievably gracious every time i've seen him. i don't watch tv. but he is a good man and a great storyteller. and just reminding me, first time we saw each other was at one of my first events when i first ran for office. it's wonderful to see all of the dignitaries and friends who are
here today to the presidents and prime ministers, the leaders of business. the non-profit community. to my incredible friend and vice president joe biden. somy cabinet members who are here and members of the administration who do such great work every single day. to my fellow hawaiian, it is wonderful to see you. i should tell you that my surfing is not that good. i just want to be clear. but my bodysurfing is pretty good. it is. and to raj shaw who is such an incredible young leader and is out there every single day, i could not be more proud of his outstanding leadership at usaid. and it's a good remind er -- its
a good reminder of the dedicated public servants that i have the chance to interact with every single day. and they do great work and don't always get a lot of credit. sometimes get subject to the sort of criticism that you do when you are in public life, but raj is single minded in terms of trying to help as many people as possible all around the world and is an extraordinary representative for our country. so i'm very, very proud of him. although he does always make me feel like an underachiever whenever i -- whenever i listen to him. i think, i should have been working harder and not slouching. dale jones and everyone else who worked on this breakfast this morning, thank you. and, obviously, i'm thrilled to
be joined by my extraordinary wife. and she does a great job keeping me in line. just two other thank yous. to our men and women in uniform all around the world, we pray for them. many of them who do such great work to keep us safe. and then there is one colleague of mine who is missing today. a great friend of mine who i came into the senate with, senator tom coburn. tom is going through some tough times right now, but i love him dearly, even though we're from different parties. he's a little closer to louie's political perspective than mine, but he is a good man, and, you know, i am keeping him and his family in my prayers all the time. so just a shout-out to my good
friend tom coburn. so each time we gather, it's a chance to set aside the rush of our daily lives, to pause with humility before an almighty god to seek his grace and mindful of our own imperfections to remember the admonition of the book of romans which is especially fitting for those of us in washington. do not claim to be wiser than you are. so here we put aside labels of party and ideology and recall what we are first. all children of a loving god, brothers and sisters called to make his work our own. but in this work, as lincoln said, our concern should not be
whether god is on our side but whether we are on god's side. here we give thanks for his guidance in our own individual faith journeys. in my life, he directs my path to chicago and my work with churches who were intent on breaking the cycle of poverty and hard-hit communities there. and i'm grateful not only because i was broke and the church fed me, but because it led to everything else. it led me to embrace jesus christ as my lord and savior and lead me to michelle, the love of my life, and blessed us with two extraordinary daughters. it led me to public service and the longer a serve, especially in moments of trial or doubt, more thankful i am of god's guiding hand. now here as americans we affirm
the freedoms endowed by our creator. among them freedom of religion. yes, this freedom safeguards religion, allowing us to flourish as one of the most religious countries on earth. but it works the other way, too. because religion strengthens america. brave men and women of faith who challenged our conscience and brought us closer to our founding ideals from the abolition of slavery to civil rights, workers rights. so many of you carry on this good work today for the child who deserves the school worthy of his dreams, to the parents working overtime to pull themselves out of poverty, for the immigrants who want to step out of the shadows and become a full member of our american family. for the young girl who prays for rescue from the modern slavery of human trafficking.
an outrage that we must all join together to end. and through our office of office of faith-based and neighborhood partnerships led by melissa rogers, we're proud to work with you on this and many other issues. and i invite you to join us in a new initiative that i announced in my state of the union address. an effort to help more young men of color overcome the odds because so many boys in this country need that mentor to help them become a man and a good father. i felt the love that faith can instill in our lives during my visits to the holy land and jerusalem. sacred to jews and christians and muslims. i felt it in houses of worship, whether paying my respects at the tomb of archbishop romero in san salvador or visiting a synagogue on the eve of raasch hashanah, the blue mosque in istanbul or a buddhist temple in
bangkok. and i felt the compassion of so many faith leaders around the world, and i'm especially looking forward to returning to the vatican next month to meet his holiness, pope frances whose message about caring for the least of these is one that i hope all of us heed. like matthew, he has answered the call of jesus who said follow me. and he inspires us with his words and deeds. his humility and missionary impulse to serve the cause of social justice. yet even as our faith sustains us, it's also clear that around the world, freedom of religion is under threat. and that's what i want to reflect on this morning. we see governments engaging in discrimination and violence against the faith. we sometimes see religion twisted in an attempt to justify
hatred and persecution against other people just because of who they are, how they pray or who they love. old tensions are stoked, fueling conflicts along religious lines. as we've seen in the central african republic recently, even though to harm anyone in the name of faith is to diminish our own relationship with good. extremists succumb to show they don't understand the faiths they claim to profess for the killing of the innocent is never fulfilling god's will. in fact, as the ultimate betrayal of god's will. today we profess the principles we know to be true. we believe that each of us is wonderfully made in the image of god. we, therefore, believe in the inherent dignity of every human being. dignity that no earthly power
can take away. and central to that dignity is freedom rev lidgion. the right of every person to practice their faith how they choose. to change their faith if they choose. or to practice no faith at all. and to do this free from persecution and fear. our faith teaches us that in the face of suffering, we can't stand idly by, that we must be that good samaritan. in isaiah we're told to do right, seek justice, defend the oppressed. the torah commands, know the feelings of the stranger having yourself been strangers in the lachbd egypt. the koran instructs stand out firmly for justice. so history shows that nations that's uphold the rights of their people, including the freedom of religion, are ultimately more just and more peaceful and more successful.
nations that do not uphold these rights so the bitter seeds of instability and violence and extremism. of religion matters to our national security. as i've said before, there are times when we work with governments that don't always meet our highest standards, but they are working with us encore interests such as the security of the american people. at the same time, we also deeply believe that it's in our interest even with our partners. sometimes with our friends to stand up for universal human rights. so promoting religious freedom is a key objective of u.s. foreign policy. and i'm proud that no nation on earth does more to stand up for the freedom of religion around the world than the united states
of america. it is not always comfortable to do, but it is right. when i meet with chinese leaders, and we do a lot of business with the chinese and that relationship is extraordinarily important, not just to our two countries but to the world. but i stress that realizing china's potential rests on upholding universal rights, including for christians and tibet inn buddhists and uighur muslims. when i meet with the president of burma, a country that is trying to emerge out of a long darkness into the light of a representative government, i've said that burma's return to the international community depends on respecting basic freedoms.
including christians and muslims. i've pledged our support to the people of nigeria who deserve to worship in their churches and mosques in peace, free from terror. i've put the weight of my office behind the efforts to protect the people of sudan and south sudan, including the religious minorities. as we support israelis and palestinians as they engage in direct talks, we've made clear that lasting peace will require freedom of worship and access to holy sites for all faiths. i want to take this opportunity to thank secretary kerry for his extraordinary passion and principled diplomacy in this cause, he's brought to the cause of peace in the middle east. thank you, john. more broadly, i've made the case that no society can truly succeed unless it guarantees the rights of all of its people, including religious minorities. whether they are amadea muslims
in pakistan or bahai in iran or coptic christians in egypt. and in syria it means ensuring a place for all people alawites and sunni, shia and christian. going forward, we will keep standing for religious freedom around the world. and that includes, by the way, opposing blasphemy and defamation of religion measures which are promoted sometimes as an expression of religion, but, in fact, all too often can be used to suppress religious minorities. we continue to stand for the rights of all people to practice their faiths in peace and in freedom. and we will continue to stand against the ugly tide of
anti-semitism that rears its ugly head all too often. i look forward to nominating our next ambassador at large for international religious freedom to help lead these efforts, and we're moving ahead with our new strategy to partner more closely with religious leaders and faith communities as we carry out our foreign policy. and i want to thank sean casey from the wesley theological seminary for leading this work at the state department. shawn is here today. we want to thank him for the outstanding work that he's done. thank you, shawn. so around the world, we're elevating our engagement with faith leaders and making it a regular part of our diplomacy. today, i invite you to join us in focusing on several pressing challenges. let's do more together to advance human rights, including religious freedom. let's do more to promote the development that raj describes from ending extreme poverty to saving lives from hiv/aids to
combating climate change so that we can preserve god's incredible creation on all these issues, faith leaders and faith organizations here in the united states and around the world are incredible partners and we're grateful to them. in contrast to those who wield religion to divide us, let's do more to nurture dialogue between faiths that can break cycles of conflict and build true peace, including in the holy land. and finally, as we build the future we seek, let us never forget those who were persecuted today. among them, americans of faith. we pray for kenneth bayh, a christian missionary who has been held in north korea for 15 months. sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. his family wants him home, and the united states will continue to do everything in our power to secure his release because kenneth bayh deserves to be free.
we pray for pastor sayee sayeed amadini. he's been held in iran for more than 18 months. sentenced to eight years in prison on charges relating to his christian beliefs. and as we continue to work for his freedom today, again we call on the iranian government to release pastor amadini so he can return to the loving arms of his wife and children in idaho. and as we pray for all prisoners of conscience, whatever their faiths, wherever they are held, let's imagine what it must be like for them. we may not know their names, but all around the world, there are people who are waking up in cold cells, facing another day of
confinement, another day of unspeakable treatment simply because they are affirming god. despite all they've endured. despite all the awful punishments, if caught, they will wait for that moment when the guards aren't looking when they can close their eyes and bring their hands together and pray. in those moments of peace, of grace, those moments when their faith is tested in ways that those of us who are more comfortable never experience. and those far away cells, i believe their unbroken souls are made stronger. and i hope that somehow they hear our prayers for them that they know that along with the spirit of god, they have our spirit with them as well and that they are not alone.
today, we give humble thanks for the freedoms we cherish in this country. and i join you in seeking god's grace in all of our lives. i pray that his wisdom will give us the capacity to do right and to seek justice and defend the oppressed wherever they may dwell. i want to thank all of you for the extraordinary privilege of being here this morning. i want to ask you for your prayers as i continue in this awesome privilege and responsibility as president of the united states. may god bless the united states of america and god bless all those who seek peace and justice. thank you very much. >> all right. we're going to step away from the national prayer breakfast and talk about it just a bit with our national correspondent and anchor of "inside politics" john king. welcome, john. what struck me is everybody thought he'd talk about income
inequality and relate it to pope frances. he talked a lot about religious freedom instead. did that surprise you? >> no, in a sense this is an event that he said at the beginning you put partisanship aside. people of all faith resflected. he touched very briefly he was looking ford see pope frances. he talked about his efforts to help the poor. and he said we have to heed the lesson of the scripture to always help he who has the least. but you're right. very gently, very gently touching on anything that may be considered policy and especially controversial policy from the president. instead, most of it dedicated to religious freedom in places around the world where he says there is fighting, whether it's in syria, whether it's in central africa. there's fighting based on faith differences and in the end, a moving tribute to the americans held in prison in north korea and in iran because of their faith-based beliefs. so a safeground for the president is the best way to put it and more reflective president. not a policy speech this morning. >> it was kind of nice see the co-chair, congressman louis
gomer, tea party guy. he accused the president of stirpg racial tension not long ago. he stood up and shook the president's hand. i don't know. maybe that's a sign of good things to come? >> the president noted that he doesn't watch television. so he has not -- he has perhaped not witnessed and internalized many of congressman gomert's more memorable moments on television or on the house floor. i'm laughing a bit but that's the value of this event. if you go back through time, this event is often low key. they go and share prayer and reflection and breakfast with people of the other political party. people of diverse faith, diverse organizations. there have been times when it's taken on a little more of a political impact. bill clinton in the middle of the monica lewinsky scandal. people wanted to know what he was going to say at this breakfast. even the president talked about his time, how he was shaped by his church in chicago. remember when he was running for president? jeremiah wright? that was a big deal back then. the president is in his second term.
that, he believes, is in the rear-view mirror. this is a moment where you get to shake hands with people who he might be fighting with in an hour or two. congressman g omert is a great individual to watch and the people who share his views as the immigration debate moves forward. does a moment like that help a little? one can hope. it can't hurt that you break bread, have a moment of peace with somebody with whom you have very many significant policy differences. >> i will look at it that way. thank you, john king. we're back in a minute.
in just about three hours, opening arguments will begin in the case nicknamed the loud music trial. 12 jurors and four alternates were seated yesterday. they will decide the fate of this man, michael dunn. he's accused of shooting and killing jordan dafrks black teenager, after a spat over loud music at a gas station.
some people are drawing parallels between this case and the george zimmerman trial because of the race factor. but as cnn's tori dunnan explains, this case is difference. >> reporter: november 2012. authorities say it began with a fight over loud music at a jacksonville, florida, gas station and ended with 17-year-old jordan davis shot and killed. >> i do not wish this on any parent. >> reporter: flash forward to february 2014. the trial now under way for 47-year-old software developer michael dunn. charged with first-degree murder and three counts of attempted murder. dunn's pleaded not guilty claiming self-defense in the shooting death of the unarmed teen. during the police interrogation, dunn told investigators he asked davis and three other teens who were parked next to him at a jacksonville gas station to turn down their music. then he says he heard threats from the teens and saw a gun in their car. >> the guy that was in the back was getting really agitated.
and i had my windows up. i can't hear anything he's saying, but it was a lot of [ bleep ]. and [ bleep ]. and then the music comes back on. >> saying he feared for his safety, dunn retrieved his gun from inside his car. then police say he fired four shots into the suv davis was in. as the suv sped away, police say dunn fired four more rounds. >> when you began to shoot, can you honestly tell us that you ever saw a gun inside that vehicle? >> i saw a barrel come up on the window. like a single shot shotgun where there is a barrel. i didn't see this part of the barrel. i saw that part of the barrel. it was either a barrel or a stick, but, sir, they are like, we're going to kill you. >> reporter: davis, sitting in the back seat was killed. his three friends survived. investigators found no guns inside their suv and that dunn left the scene, never calling
police. >> i think that's going to be a big question for this jury. you were in a car, put it in drive, got out of there and then call a cop rather than take out a weapon and put eight shots into a car killing one person. >> reporter: the case is already being compared to another florida case in which a neighborhood watchman, george zimmerman, shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, trayvon martin. zimmerman was acquitted claiming it was in self-defense. >> cnn's tori dunnan joins me along with joey jackson and paul callan. welcome to all of you. >> good morning. >> what do we know about the make-up of the jury? >> so, carol, this is really interesting. right now we're looking at a group of 16. we're talking about 12 jurors and four alternates. but the judge so far has not made it immediate clear who the jurors are and who the alternates are. so we talk about this. we're looking at the whole picture. we'll get more information as the day goes on as to exactly
who the jurors are. when we talk about the group of 16, we know there are 10 women, 6 men. the breakdown of women, we've heard that there are five white, three african-american. two of asian descent. as far as the males go, five one. one described at being white and hispanic. so, obviously, more information is going to be coming in throughout the day on who those jurors are and some of the background about their lives and whether or not they have kids. things like that. >> joey, i'll pose this question for you. it's rather sad we have two more high publicity cases involving guns and self-defense in the state of florida. this case and the case where the elderly man killed chad olson over texting in a movie theater. is this unique to florida or is this the new normal in america? >> you know, it's a wonderful question, carol. and you'd like to think that we live in a society that's civil and we can all get along with each other. but i think these are very challenging and trying times. i think as a result of that, carol, with just the madness and
the mayhem going on in the world, people are in a height end state of alertness and where maybe you gave someone the benefit of the doubt, people are quick to pull the trigger. i hope and pray that we regin civility anew but until that time we're going to see tragic incidents like the ones you just mentioned. >> back to the davis case. paul dunn's attorney hasn't filed to use the stand your ground defense, but does dunn have a case for self-defense here? >> getting back to that initial question of yours, it almost looks like there's something in the water in florida because so many of these strange cases emanate from florida. but i looked at the self-defense statute in florida and, you know something? it's the same as pretty much the one in every other state. these cases are not stand your ground cases. these are straight self-defense cases. and the law says if you are in reasonable peril of immediate death or serious bodily injury, you can defend yourself by using
deadly physical force. in both cases, the texting case in the florida theater and the dunn case, the jury is going to look and have to say, hey, was he in reasonable fear that he was going to be shot by the kids in the car or by the texting 43-year-old father? those are the -- those are the decisions that's will be made by the jury. it's classic self-defense. so nothing different about the law here. >> joey, there were plenty of witnesses in both cases. and that's difference than it was in the zimmerman case. >> sure. you know, there's a lot of differences, carol. and one of them, of course, is in the zimmerman case you had an attack. there was a fight there and certainly a reasonable jury could conclude that mr. zimmerman was in fear for his life and they did conclude that. in this one you have someone in a car who, in fact, rolled down the window to say, hey, are you talking to me? was that meant to me? and it seems to be distinguishable there. in addition to the fact that dunn fled, right? he fled which shows in evidence as a consciousness of guilt.
you didn't engage in any illegality, stay, call the police and state your case at that time. >> you know, carol, not only did he flee. he was -- they were going to st. augustine to a bedth in breakfast and they ordered pizza afterwards. certainly doesn't sound like a man who was in reasonable fear. i also -- he fired four shots into the suv. then the suv took off. he fired at least four more shots into the fleeing vehicle. as the vehicle left, how do you have a claim that you are in fear of your life? so i think that the dunn self-defense claim is going to be a difficult sell to a jury in florida. >> i know cnn's tori dunnan will continue following this. thanks, tory and joey jackson and paul callan. still to come, a bit of a roller coaster ride on wall street this week. and twitter getting slammed. christine romans is in new york for us. good morning. >> carol, a positive start for stocks. but, boy, oh, boy. twitter is having a lousy morning, down 20%.
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twitter releasing its first financial report since going public. one thing it's doing well, making money. but that isn't good enough for traders who are now ditching the stock. cnn's chief business correspondent christine romans is here to explain. good morning. >> carol, investors dumping this stock today. down about 20% right now in just sort of furious trading here. it was the first time investors had been able to look under the hood of twitter if you will. the first -- the first earnings report now that it's a public company. and they don't like what they saw. 240 million active users, but not growing as quickly as wall street and investors would like. it does have growing revenue, but it warned the revenue will not be growing as quickly as investors would like. you know, facebook has five times as many users as twitter. twitter is used by celebrities and politicians and the snarky snarks all over the world. but how is it going to really make some serious money on that?
its earnings negligible for the quarter and it lost money on the year. so that's the issue here for facebook -- sorry, for twitter. is it more than just a little niche. a niche that's almost saturated in terms of the people who get it and use it, or will it be able to when you refresh your stream, its makes money. it makes $1.49 for every thousand refreshes. it's got to do better than that. wall street says we don't like what we see. >> christine romans, many thanks. still to come, a teen that drove drunk and killed four people. we'll have that report next. [ dr. pyun ] patients are coming in with signs of acid erosion.
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and killed four people will not do any jail time whatsoever. the judge ordered ethan couch to rehab and 10 years probation. it gained national attention when a case of affluenza was talked about. we are following the story from dallas. >> good morning carol. prosecutors went back to the judge trying one last time to get jail time for other ethan couch. they didn't get it. he is sentence theed to ten years probation. he'll go to a rehabilitation facility. there's a catch. there's no minimum time he'll spend in the treatment center. he was convicted in december for a horrific crash that killed four and severely injured two others. the family's of the victims call
this a tragedy. >> this made headlines because of the bizarre strategy. the the defense testified he was a product of affluenza, a lifestyle where weather brought privilege and no consequences for bad behavior. his attorney blasted the media in the case for focussing on the testimony. >> that word might have got said once by a witness in passing. all of a sudden that became the story. i submit it was ridiculous to think we walked into court and said this is a rich, white kid and she decided to probate him. that's crazy that that happened. >> that's ironic. his expert brought that before the courtroom. >> there's no question the theme affected couch's punishment. >> it was a stupid thing to say.
it affected the credibility of the expert and will follow him wherever he testifies. it was a dump idea. >> in court, couch's family refused to comment. victim's families say couch and his parents show no remorse. eric's wife and daughter were killed by ethan couch. >> how hard is this for you? >> ethan couch will be on probation until he's 26 years old. his lawyer hopes intense therapy will turn his life around. >> and carol, that therapy will take place at a rehab facility somewhere in texas. the families of the victims say they are prepared in dealing with the fact it could be several weeks, months, years ethan spends at that facility. it will be up to the facility to
determine when ethan couch will be released. >> why did the judge also decide this kid didn't deserve jail time? >> well that was the original sentence back in december. it was ten years probation without jail time. there were two -- remember four killed, two severely injured. prosecutors were going back for two people se vooerly injured and tried to get jail time for that. the judge didn't go for it. >> such a sad case. we're back in a minute. to the next level, you're ready for roc®. roc® multi correxion has an exclusive 5 in 1 formula. it's clinically proven to hydrate dryness, illuminate dullness, lift sagging, diminish the look of dark spots, and smooth the appearance of wrinkles. together these 5 elements create ageless looking skin. roc® multi correxion 5 in 1. it's high performance skincare™ only from roc®.
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happening now in the "newsroom," toothpaste terror. >> any type of explosive concealed can be extremely damaging. >> new details about the olympic warning. >> course enough to bring a plane down. >> anxiety as american athletes arrive to what could be the most dangerous games in history. >> our athletes and whole delegation is always our primary concern. >> also, powerless if in pennsylvania. >> there's a lot more trees hanging low. when they start breaking, then they bring the wires down. >> the city of brotherly love looking for heat this morn. >> winter has been rough. >> a third of the city waking up cold and in the dark. plus justin bieber super bull pot flight. >> justin bieber is in trouble
again. >> this time officials at the new jersey airport searched his plane. >> the singer's pot smoke reportedly so thick the pilots had to wear masks. new details breaking this morning. and his message for 99 percenters. the interview that's got us buzzing this morning. >> quote, 1% are pummelled. the billionaire real estate investor and tribune saying we should imlate him. yeah, that really happened. you're live in the cnn newsroom. good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. we begin in sochi, russia where the last of american athletes are a rooifg. the department of homeland security says a terror plot could begin in a u.s. airport inside an innocent looking tube
of toothpaste. terrorists could use materials in there to detonate bombs once they arrive at the games. we heard from a top official in sochi. >> the safety and security of athletes and our whole delegation is always our primary concern as the team behind the team here on the ground. we, as we always do, work closely with our state department. our state department is in close contact with the local authorities. we react to situations as they a rise. we also have a lot of planning exercises in advance. these games are no different in that respect. >> nick walsh is live with more in sochi. hi nick. >> reporter: carol, the real issue is not this is a threat to the homeland but specifically
pointed towards sochi here. threats serious enough president barack obama is kept informed of them. it's a flight from europe to russia and on to sochi. russians play have had an inkling earlier because they seemed to try to ban all carry-on luggage. this may be because of past ten years ago two suicide bombers took out two planes almost simultaneously over russia and perhaps hid the ex employees is in makeup. the question is what that's going to do to the atmosphere behind me, due to start in 24 hour, the opening ceremony. and what may happen outside the ring of steel here. we know the efforts being put into keep athletes safe. the question is, what's going to happen across southern russia where there's been insurgeon say ten years. >> reporting live from sochi,
let's talk more about what nick walsh reported. terror warnings rumbling through airports, rattling nerves in washington. we talked to two news makers with the different views of americans in sochi. >> i feel most confident in the hardened venues if you will, places where athletes are competing. the olympic village, olympic hotels and olympic transportation system i believe will be so substantially guarded those areas will be safe. even there, there's no such thing as a 100% guarantee. >> i would not go myself. if i were an athlete, that's one thing. as a speck taylor, i don't think it's worth the risk. odds are higher than any other olympics that something could happen. >> former cia officer and security analysts, welcome. >> hi carol. >> when you hear him say he wouldn't go to sochi, that's frightening. how do you feel?
>> i wouldn't go either. standing around in large crowds in sochi, you're outinging yourself in definite risk. when they mike the threats, when they say they're going to do something, they will try something. russian security officials are doing their best. it's a large country. >> plenty of americans are already there. what advice do you give them? >> stay out of crowd, stay out of theaters. congre congress gaiting out in the streets and things like that. in the hardened areas you'd be safe. otherwise, it's risky. >> let's talk about the toothpaste and the danger presented there or potential danger. will tsa in the united states adjust because of this threat? >> there's only so much they can do. it's not only toothpaste and
liquids. there are powders you can bring airplanes down with. planes are vulnerable. we could get to the point we couldn't carry anything on an airplane and be safe. i don't see that happening. on the other hand a single tube of toothpaste is not going to bring down an airplane unless you've got it this the cockpit. you'd have to have an awful lot of this stuff. it's a remote threat. nonetheless in sochi, there will be an attempt to do something there. >> i hope you're wrong robert. >> i do too. >> thanks for joining me. you won't be surprised to hear me say it's been a brutal winter. stopping traffic and a shortage in propane. in north dakota a woman was found dead on an indian residence pervatio
reservation. snowplows slide into a retaining wall and dangled over until emergency crews could get involved. in pennsylvania nearly a quarter of a million are waking up without lights or heat this morning after heavy snow and ice brought down trees and power lines in the latest storm. we are live in abington township near philadelphia. it's what, 24 degrees with the real feel of 8? >> reporter: that's exactly what it feels like carol. about a million people across the country are without power. hundreds of thousands are without power leer in pennsylvania. ashleigh, some areas were it by the storm harder than super storm sandy. we were walking down the street last night, pitch black. they let us in. they were surviving by candle
light with whatever power they had. when you look up at trees here, there's snow and ice on the branches that's too heavy for them. trees are mature here, fallen down and broken power lines. that's decimated power in this area. we can hear the crackling now as the ice is melting and falling from the trees. that's creating a dangerous situation for people on the ground here too. emergency workers are working around the clock to try and restore power in the area. there are warming centers, heating centers all over the county. pico are sending in 200 more workers from chicago to try and help dooel with the situation. the governor of pennsylvania is meeting 20 minutes from where we are here. we are hearing from officials that some may not have power restored until this weekend. >> that's awful. margaret conley, thanks for your report. still to come in the newsroom, justin bieber can't
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cased in the year alone. of the guns 1400 were loaded. one man tried stheneaking in gu by hiding them in laundry detergent. the health of the man that says he survived 13 months lost at sea is in decline. officials say he's severely dehydrated and low on vitamins and minerals. he was scheduled to go back to al sal va doer where he was allegedly living. the trip has been delayed because of his health. we know about justin bieber and what happened on the plane. he and his father were reportedly smoking to much pot on the flight, pilots put on oxygen masks in fear they'd fail drug tests. we have more live from susan.
>> justin bieber in the headlines again for the wrong reasons, this time for allegedly refusing the pilot's warning to stop smoking pot on board a private flight from toronto to the super bowl last friday. the smell of weed permeated the cockpit. the law enforcement source tells cnn the pilots claim they put on oxygen masks to keep their lungs clear afraid they might fail a possible drug test. the flight crew reportedly warned justin bieber and his on the entourage to put the pot away. it got so bad the pilot suggested the flight attendant hang out near the cockpit to avoid the star. the sources say the odor was so punk pungent it was obvious more
than the plane was flying high. >> the traditional person gets on an airplane and has to worry about being on time and worry about going through the ts oorks. this kid has a private jet, yelling at pilots trying to get them high. probably not the best way to get sympathy. >> this comes on a string of troubles for the pop star. last month, bieber plead not guilty to driving under the influence in miami beach. the toxicology report showed he had xanax and marijuana in his system. he faces charges in toronto for hitting a limousine driver in the head. his agent says bieber is innocent. the dea is deciding whether to charge him with vandalism for egging a neighbor's house last month. >> this is a text step of how to kill your career. >> as for the super bowl incident, no drugs were found
and no charges were filed. cnn new york. >> still to come in the newsroom, the 99% just are not working hard enough. one of the richest men in america has harsh words for nearly all americans. are the wealthy out of touch are is there a greater truth here? we'll talk about it next. mine was earned in korea in 1953. afghanistan, in 2009. orbiting the moon in 1971. [ male announcer ] once it's earned, usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because it offers a superior level of protection. and because usaa's commitment to serve current and former military members and their families is without equal. begin your legacy.
that's the rational offered by one of the richest men in america. >> the quote, 1% are pummelled because it's politically convenient to do so. the problem is that the world and this country should not talk about envy of the 1%. it should talk about em lating the 1%. the 1% work harder. the 1% are much bigger factors in all forms of our society. >> that would be real estate developer sam zale talking about the tom perkins which compared anger toward the rich against persecution of jews in germany. joining me chief economist for the heritage foundation and christine row plmansromans. welcome to both of you. >> hi carol. >> we hear this again. 1% work harder and the rest are
envies you of his weather. seriously is this. >> i'm got going to defend what he said. there are grains of truth in what sam said. it's true people make it to the top in this country. they do work hard, take a lot of risks, start businesses and make sacrifices to get to the top. i agree that's the kind of behavior everyone should em late. everyone wants to share the american dream. it's also true -- you're right. a lot of american poor are working 50 to 60 hours week. a lot of households, nobody is working. if nobody is working, guess what, you're not going to climb the economic ladder. hard work is a prescription for getting ahead in this country. >> christine, i read about this topic. i wrote the majority of middle class people are struggling not because they don't work as hard
as most successful americans but it takes more than sweat to succeed and the odds are tougher in 2014. if you look at wages in this country, frozen in place for decade, how can you argue that is not true? >> those wages have been frozen. the technology and factory changes mean you don't need as many workers. hundreds of millions around the world will do your job less than you will do it for. companies are eager to lower labor cost by pursuing the markets. this has been going on before this president, the president before him and all the way back to jfk. you hear politicians promising to help the middle class. i wonder if they know what they're talking about. this has been going on a long time. middle class workers, the whole game has changed around them.
expectations for being in the middle class has not changed. we talk about low wage explosion of jobs. those aren't middle class jobs. you can't live a middle class life on those jobs. the fastest pace of the labor market has changed around us for how we want to live in this country. >> along the lines, mr. zale talks about envying the 1%. it's not envying the money they have. lower middle class people don't respect the rich because they think the system is rigged against them. it's not because they're envious of money wealthy people have. >> certainly there's some of that. people do feel the system is rigged against them. if people have to go to -- young people go to poor schools or grow up in households where there's crime in the neighborhood and so on. i do think it's important for us to -- i don't know if the right word is envy, but to em late
what the rich do is important. the evidence is clear most rich people built businesses, did work hard. that's exactly the kind of trap to the american dream every american wants. i am troubled quite frankly carol, with the kind of talk, if we tear down the rich, that's somehow better for the middle class. christine is right. a lot of traditional middle class jobs we saw in the 1960s and 70's have disappeared. no question christine. it's true we're creating a lot of jobs in tenergy and technoloy industry. we have to get the workers to have the skills and education so we have the highest paid workers in the world. that's something we all want to see. >> that has nothing to do with working hard. that's opportunity. >> and training and education is the other thing i hear. i hear from ceos -- they are more politic than sam was in the comments. they say i could hire 100 people
today if they had the skills for this rig, for this factory, for this airplane center. i don't have them. i talked to someone that told me he needs welders so badly. then you go to community colleges, they have a backlog of space to be trained as a welder. where's the crazy mismatch? how do we fix it? those are the things policy makers should be focussing on not blaming each other. >> we had the debate over the new health care law and the idea it's discouraging people from working more. you can work less and get more benefits. that's the public policy that works against people climbing the economic ladder. we want people to work more not less. >> there's two ways to parse that out when it comes to obamacare. that may mean retired people don't have to work until they're 72. they can get affordable health care. that's how democrats look at it. there are two ways to look at
it. >> also the unpredictability of how it will play out. we're implementing life changing country changing legislation. i think these press releases back and forth about how many jobs are going to be lost is premature. it's law playing out. we'll watch it. the most important thing here, carol, american workers feel like the game is rigged against them. they don't have the choice they used to. you have to be a brainiac or working in north dakota in energy or flipping burgers. woif got to have more choices than that. we have to have an education that doesn't cost so much if you want to retrain. you come out of college $26,000 in debt and work at a starbucks. all of these are important questions that get lost in this. >> and the question -- i could talk about this forever and ever. it's a passion of mine. >> we have to reward work.
that's not what we're doing in washington. we're discouraging work. >> i have to say one more word. my producers are screaming in my ear to wrap this up. many see the top 1% working hard and never punished for it. they make huge mistakes, some of them. they suffer no consequences. most of the middle class do suffer consequences. >> we shouldn't bail out companies that fail. i'm with you on that. >> stephen moore, thanks so much. christine romaningromanings o t the discussion. president barack obama takes the talk of faith and freedom to the national prayer breakfast. will this help break gridlock in washington?
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happening now in the newsroom, hacking is the new olympic sport. new fweears as americans arriven sochi. >> our athletes and delegation is always our primary concern. leave the smart phone at home or they'll probably be hacked. a bomb shell from the world of baseball. pitching great curt shrilling revealing he has cancer. support is pouring in for the 47-year-old. plus, come on in. >> what i can say with scientific evidence we have -- >> the water in west virginia --
>> you can use your water however you like -- >> is okay to drink. why are schools still closing because of it? you're live in the cnn newsroom. good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. athletes and thousands of america headed to russia for the olympics, do not expect privacy not even in your hotel rooms. at least online. cyber criminals and hackers even the russian government are trying to get information off your computer, tablet and cell phone. some people like jay leno -- you know he had to make mockery of this one. >> well the olympics start friday as you know. russia has the most intensive security in history. the government will monitor every e-mail, every social media
message and listen in on every phone call a. people are now comparing russia to the u.s. that's how bad it is. >> seriously though. cnn analyst and tech expert bret larson joins me now. thanks for being here. >> thanks for having me carol. >> so he went to russia, opened the laptop and was immediately hacked. how does that happen? >> you go to a starbucks or coffee shop where you're on a shared net work. multiple people share the internet. this is the case where we have reporters, spectators and athletes sharing this one form of communication to get out of the country. that is an easy target for hack areas. all they have to do is connect to the same network and they can sniff out the traffic passing in front of them or through them or past them on this same network. >> do we have any idea who
hackers might be? >> a large variety of things actually. there are hacking groups that are saying they are intentionally targeting not only the reporters but websites of companies that are sponsoring the olympic games or participating in the olympic games. we have hackers similar in russia saying they're going after olympic related sites and bringing them down. we've seen this the past week, some olympic related sites in russia are taken down. they are successful in their tasks of hacking. >> it's not like russia is isn't technology advanced. why didn't it plan for this? >> the mass of data is going around. you can sit on a net work and sniff the traffic that comes past you. it's harder than we flow to block and prevent these things
from happening. they could have done something along the lines of making sure every single person had security software to insure conversation were encrypted. sounds like the russian government wants to keep tabs on information passing through the networks through us. >> unbelievable. brett larson, thanks for filling us in. we appreciate it. >> thanks for having me. president barack obama joined both sides of the aisle for the national prayer breakfast. he talked about his personal faith and also about the importance of religious freedom making special note of two americans in prison a broad. >> we pray for kenneth bae, a christian missionary held in north korea for 15 months, sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. his family wants him home. the united states will continue to do everything in our power to
get his release. he deserves to be free. we pray for the pastor held in iran more than 18 months, sentenced to eight years in prison on charges related to his christian believes. as we continue to work for his freedom today, again, we call on the irani government to release the pastor so he can return to loving arms of his wife and children in idaho. >> john king joins us now. welcome john. >> good morning carol. >> the president called for religious freedom a key part of foreign policy. how is the white house in that cause? >> the families will be thankful the president turned attention on their is tragedies. it's been so long. they also hope -- you see frustration from time to time. the administration could do more behind the scenes. when an american is held
overseas it's usually behind the scenes work not the prayer breakfast from the president that brings resolution. this is an issue because of enprisoned americans. also private and public tensions around the world. the biggest here with my experience has been china. i came at the end of the george hw bush administration, clinton and bush administration. the president mentioned tensions in africa, nigeria, south sudan and sudan. he says this comes up in conversations trying to broker peace. this is a constant in american diplomacy promoting religious freedom a broad and a safe spot in the president in the room today because whether democratic or republican president, it's a top priority for the administration at the moment. you had a room full of faith
leaders today. when the government is not as high profile, often churches and missionaries of faiths around the world have to deal with issues of international governments. >> speaking of another diplomacy, part of the reason of this breakfast is draw a spirit of bipartisan. last year the president talked about that and said i feel when we leave the room, we forget bipartisan ship and back to where we were before. he was right. eight months later the government shut down. does this really help? >> it doesn't hurt. does it help? it's a good thing for people of all faith skpsz political believes to come together, break bread, bow their heads and have a moment of prayer. a prominent key party conservative in the house disagrees with the president
about everything. they shook hand, made a joke about criticizing ooich other. are they going to agree on issues? probably not. the conservative from oklahoma battling cancer right now not at the breakfast this year. if over time they at least build a little bit of personal relations and you start to view the other person as we just disagree, that person is not evil. that can't hurt. every now and then, it helps. >> i hope so. john king, thank you so much. >> you're welcome. >> remember to check out john's new show "inside politics" 8:30 eastern time here on cnn. still to come on the newsroom, we could see video of the shooting inside the florida mu voi theat movie theater. martin isle ll lfollowing that.
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tomorrow we could get a look at an infrared surveillance video inside the florida movie theater where a 71-year-old man is accused of shooting and killing a young father texting during the previews. martin joins us now. this is one emotional hearing. >> absolutely. good morning carol. it was supposed to be a technicality they were debating, a serious one. usually that is extremely dry. this was not. take a listen. >> retired tampa police chief curtis reeves shed tears.
his defense for the bond reduction that felt more like a murder trial with eight hours of emotional testimony. reeves pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder charges. he's accused of shooting and killing chad oulson texting with his 2-year-old daughter's baby sitter during the previews. >> he said i can't believe he shot he. he took a step and a half and collapsed on my son. >> reeves said he acted in self-defense after being it in the face with an unknown object in the dark. witnesses say the only thing thrown was popcorn. then reeves fired a shot killing oulson and wounding his wife. >> i checked his pupils to see if they would react to light but they did not. oulson's widow we want in the front row.
reeves daughter ask that her elderly father be released. >> he kept all of his tools because he just knew that his hands would get better and he'd be able to do it again. it hasn't happened. >> an off duty deputy attending the movie with his son said he heard reeves talking to his wife after the gunshot. >> she said that was no cause to shoot anyone. then he leaned back around and stuck his finger out as to skoeld her and said you shut your [ bleep ] mouth and don't say another word. >> the judge allowed infrared surveillance video of the theater. >> it was very dramatic to hear the officer. he happened to be off duty. he took the gun out of the hand of the shooter. >> just unbelievable. >> in the surveillance video, what doing it shows? >> i haven't seen it.
i have spoken to people who have. of course it's a darkened theater. it looks at infrared. it's black and white. it does reportedly capture the shooting from a side view. think of the camera mounted on the wall and looking down the rows of seats. off to the right in the extreme you do apparently see a gun flash and men argueing. >> do you see the man falling? >> we don't know. >> florida has open laws when it comes to discovery and public seeing evidence. there's stipulation saying you can't show video of someone being killed. the media will see some of it. >> you'll be following it for us. thanks so much martin. i'll be right back.
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and current analyst curt schilling has cancer. no word on prognosis. he won three world series, two with red sox and one with diamondbacks. our best to curt schilling. it is 42 days until spring. doesn't that picture look nice? it's time to start planning a trip to somewhere. today's travel insider, come with me to baltimore. >> i'm carol costello. this is my city, baltimore, maryland. most come to visit the inner harbor, national aquarium or fort. i will show people the quirker side. >> it's chilly and eerie frankly. hi mr. poe. edgar allen poe wrote the
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we're getting reports of half finished hotel, tiny beds and nasty weather. president putin, comedians love you. >> the olympic torch arrived in sochi. yeah, but vladimir putin put it out. he thought it was too flaming. >> yeah the russians are not ready. you heard it here first. they're not ready for the olympics. the russians are not ready. i'm blaming it on obamacare. >> the games haven't started yet and there are already people complaining about the horrible accomodations about the olympic villages. toilets don't wash and colored water. it's like being on a caribbean cruise. >> that late night comedian apology leno says his final good-bye tonight as host of the
"tonight show." we looked at more than 4600 shows. bill clinton got the most attention with 4607 jokes told. george w. bush got 3200 jokes. just over 1,000 got donated to al gore. hillary clinton was the focus of over 900 jokes during her tenner. >> endorsed by johnny and confirmed by local hollywood, but in the end it was jay leno himself who killed the host of the tonight show, 4,610 times in all. >> the country turned to him to kiept going. >> known for fierce loyalty, it's no surprise his final guest will be the same as his first, good friend billy crystal. >> the build up has been
tremendous. i'm going to say i'm going to miss you. >> he called and asked me. i said of course i'll do it. it will bring his incled bli successful run to a full circle. >> also garth brooks. >> we're going to do special things to help him out the door. >> and onto his next adventure along with his web series, jay leno's garage. first up for jay will be standup. >> if there's anything jay is, he's a standup. you know, i'm sure everything i've heard from him, he plans on doing even more of that. >> a lot more in fact. leno has dates booked for miami, detroit, las vegas and of course regular post at the comedy and magic club in california where the 63-year-old legend has been performing sunday nights for 35 years. >> if it wasn't for jay, i'm sure the club would have closed
years ago. through the rough times he's also consistently there for his friends. >> the latest friend to feel leno's love -- >> thank you jay leno. >> his successor. >> i'll do my best to make you proud every single night. thank you. >> the tonight show starring jimmy fallon kicks off february 17th. >> now i recently sat down with bill carter of the new york time who is wrote the book on late night to talk about the special i did. i asked him, bill, what doing jay leno's legacy is? he simply said, two words, a winner. >> thank you so much michelle turner. thank you for joining me today. i'm carol costello. legal view with ashleigh banfield starts now. agents on the look out for terrorists