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that is a beautiful shot, right? the sun comes over the river. welcome to "new day." it's june 20th. you mow what day it is, it's friday, 6:00 in the east. we begin with the new developments for the fight for iraq. if you think what we removed in iraq was removing all of saddam's chemical weapons. isis militants are in control of a chemical weapons facility still home to tons of hundreds of deadly poisons. this comes as president obama says he's sending as many as 300 military advisors back to iraq. we're tracking every angle of the crisis beginning in baghdad with senior international correspondent nic robertson. nic, what's the latest? >> reporter: the very latest we're been hearing, we've been told if nuri al maliki has to go as every western leader wants him to and many iraqis want him to go, the move will come from the religious leaders dropping heavy hints that he should go. literally friday prayers, the spokesman for the top cleric in
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the country did issue this essential warning, if you will, for politicians to follow the timetable of the constitution for forming a new parliament. does he mean that that new parliament or that new government shouldn't include maliki? not clear, but he is telling politicians here to stick to the timetable, that's important. as for the chemical weapons, i visited that site with weapons inspectors 12 years ago. when i saw them, those weapons looked -- the chemical weapons looked pretty much aging and deteriorating, but they could still pose a danger, vx, sarin, mustard gas. remembering some of those people fighting with isis were members of the very same army that filled those stockpiles. kate in. >> sure sounds like trouble no more how antiquated they are. nic, thanks very much on the ground in baghdad for us to continue this story. though sending special forces to iraq, president obama insists he's still keeping his
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commitment to not put troops on the ground there. he also is not ruling out air strikes against isis at this point. michelle kosinski is live at white house with much more on this side of the story. michelle? >> reporter: right, kate. the administration emphasizes this is not combat, but we are talking up to 300 special forces in iraq soon to advise and gather intelligence, a very measured step but a necessary one if the u.s. were to decide on something like air strikes. again, the president emphasizes this is all from the perspective of protecting america's national security interests. >> american forces will not be returning to combat in iraq, but we will help iraqis as they take the fight to terrorists who threaten the iraqi people. >> no boots on the ground, but boots on the ground. president obama and his national security team opt for a sort of middle ground in iraq. another step to gaining that sorely needed real intel around the clock on how best to counter
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isis fighters. first, up to 300 military advisors and teams of about a dozen each from american troops already based in the region. starting around the perimeter of baghdad, they will establish joint operations centers with iraqi security forces, gather intelligence that could also be used for potentially u.s. air strikes in iraq, or in syria not being ruled out. also on the agenda, more funding and equipment for the iraqis. on the home front, the president is barraged daily for not having done more in syria. the speed of iraq's deterioration, by speaker boehner. >> the spread of terrorism has increased exponentially under this president's leadership. >> reporter: and senator mccain. >> the president of the united states goes for fund-raising and golfing, and now is fiddling while iraq burns. >> reporter: the president said it's time to vindicate those soldiers who sacrificed in iraq.
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thousands of lives lost and he'll give iraq a chance at stability, a long-term problem for which a necessary solution is for that country to form an inclusive government now. >> rather than trying to play whack a mole wherever these terrorist organizations may pop up, what we have to do is to be able to build effective partnerships, actual governments on the ground that we can partner with. >> reporter: that's been criticized some, too, questioning whether the president is basing the potential use of military force too much on what happens politically within iraq. for now though the president is dispatching the secretary of state to iraq this weekend, and he said that, yes, iran could play a constructive role in this. he said the key to what happens with iraq or syria is what happens with the governments there and building an effective anti-terror platform. chris? >> michelle, when you're faced with a bad situation, all your choices are often bad as well, but something had to be done, and let's talk about what it is and what it may mean.
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we have lieutenant colonel rick francona here, former military liaison officer and also assigned to military operations in northern iraq. sorry to be talking about you instead of to you. good to have lieutenant colonel francona as well. >> boots on the grounds, advisers, call them what you want, americans are back on the ground and at risk in iraq. what's the basis for this situation? >> they need to get in there and get the iraqis back on their feet. talked to the pentagon last night and they are telling me what they want to do is get about 30 to 40 people in there immediately and have them assess the situation, see what we need to be doing in there, assess how strong isis is and how strong the iraqis are and then decide from there how many more people need to come in. >> also could be helpful if we go to air strikes, right, because you have to know where to call them in, what all the different contingencies are, and you want to trust husain? >> they will be assessing what kind of targeting we need to be doing and how to make that
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happen effectively. this is where we get into problems because how many more people do we need? do they say 300 is not enough and then it becomes more and more. >> okay. that gets us to our fears. what are our fears. the first main fear is you can't be standing next to me when i'm fighting and can't be exposed to the fight. let's be realistic. they will not be just advising. if they are in the bad stuff they have to get involved. >> they want to bush the advisers out to the brigade level, the basic combat unit for the iraq army, the ones engaging isis so they will be right there. >> okay. so that starts to feel like 1991 like what -- the term that was birthed called mission creep. >> right. >> i don't know if you've been watching the '60s, but it was on vietnam, and it has been suggested this feels like that, you know. we're going to go in, we only need to do this much. this happened in '91 and happened in vietnam. what's the chance it doesn't happen here? >> and i think the president was very clear he doesn't want that to happen, even used that term, mission creep.
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>> i don't want my kids to use bad words but what's the reality here? >> i spoke with firms at the pentagon and they have been told that's it, 300. we'll see. >> that takes us to the next kind of, you know, surprise value here. isis has taken over not just an oil refinery, which is important for economic things and it shows control, but a chemical weapons facility. chemical weapons facility? isn't that the one virtue of our having gone to iraq was to get rid of these stockpiles? how do they still exist? >> this was the largest chemical weapons facility, storage facility and when we got up there in 2003, of course, the weapons weren't used since the iran/iraq war. they have all deteriorated and are in bad shape, and my understanding is that the engineers looked at this and said this stuff is too dangerous to even approach. >> all the time we've been there, they were left there. >> i believe there,was a bad decision. somebody should have either buried this stuff or taken steps to --
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>> where does it go on the list of bad decisions? >> we blew up one of these depots before. >> and it exposed a lot of troops, including me to sarin gas, so it's very dangerous to handle this stuff. >> what does that mean about their capability to use it? do they have the technology, and are they even stable enough to be used? >> i don't know. i don't think anybody knows until they get in there, but, remember, these guys that are joining isis are former members of the iraqi army, the former members of the iraqi army are the ones that built this stuff and used it. >> all right. we talked about the refinery already. we have an animation to put up about that. that gives them economic control and gives them leverage in terms of what you have to do with them, right? >> this is a big problem for domestic iraqi economy because that refinery provides about half of the refined gasoline for iraq. doesn't do much for the international scene but really puts the pressure on the iraqis. >> right. so this is giving them leverage. here's a concern. as they were moving down, all right, yeah, they are taking these places in the northeast but really the kurds will come back in and take their lands
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back and they will get weaker by the time they get to baghdad. it's not happening. they are moving along. they are at equal or greater strength because they are being joined by members of the baathist party, saddam hussein's army, and a lot of these people are fighters, trained by us? >> it's like a snowball, getting stronger and stronger. everybody thought they would string them out and make great air targets but they are concentrating their force around baghdad and putting pressure on it and you saw they took backbahr the northeast of baghdad. that sets them up around the northeast and northwest part of baghdad. there's not much else on the other side so they have kind of a base now to move on baghdad. can they move on baghdad? i don't think so. >> so that's the good news. >> right. >> while i want to be realistic about these things and i think the fact that the chemical weapons are still there and they are now in control of them shows a real failure what have we were
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supposed to be doing in this country all these years, but the reality is still do you believe or do we believe, does the pentagon believe these guys have what it takes to take on the forces that are in and around baghdad? >> they put the pressure in the city, can cause a lot of problems there. the real problem, chris, is what do we do now? do we eject these people from iraq or accept the status quo, accept the existence of a radical islamic group inside a country controlling territory? and i think that's what these advisers are going to be there. set up two operations center, one in baghdad and one further north, and it looks to me what they will try to do is try to cut these guys off and surround them because they have to get out of them. can't live with these guys in iraq. >> the best word you're hearing from those who know is do they think they can get rid of them completely, or is it about control in. >> that's why they are there to assess to see if the iraqis are capable of doing this. >> the bad news is our fighting men and women are back on the ground and the good news is they are the best in the world and they will be the best ones to
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know what can be done about it. >> they will be there probably sometime this week. >> colonel, thank you very much. >> kate, over to you. >> a major anthrax scare unfolding in atlanta. some 75 workers may have been unintentionally exposed at the centers for disease control. early reports show a lab didn't properly handle samples which were then used in different labs not equipped to handle live anthrax. senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen is tracking all the developments from the cnn center in atlanta. i mean, elizabeth, this has everybody wondering how simply something like this could happen. >> right, the cdc, they have such strict rules about what happens in their labs, and it is sort of alarming to think that that could happen. just to give you more details, kate. the high-level lab was handling anthrax. their job, deactivate it, kill it, so that these low level labs can deal with it. well, they thought they had deactivate it had, gave it to the lower labs, and the lower level labs said wait a minute, some of this stuff is alive, we're not supposed to have this
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so they went back and cdc folks are trying to figure out how this happened. i'm told by a source that one of the things that they think know happened is there's supposed to be a 48-hour waiting period. you're supposed to kill this stuff and then wait 48 hours to make sure you really killed this. they didn't wait the 48 hours. kate? >> which you can only assume there will absolutely be a major review on why something as simple as wait 48 hours that wasn't followed this time around. >> absolutely. >> most importantly how are the staffers, the employees? 75 of them potentially exposed. are they starting treatment already? >> yes, they are, being offered antibiotics. many are taking the antibiotics. now i'm told, and this is really important, that none of them are showing signs of anthrax exposure. that's really important. none of them are sick at this point and the cdc says when you look at how they wrecks posed at the anthrax the chance that anything bad is going to happen to them, the chances of infection are very low. >> something you can take away from it, but what a scare for them. and everyone who works at that
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facility, thank you so much, elizabeth. we'll check back in with you. ? >> thanks so much. let's take a look at your headlines. right now the irs commissioner is going to face a grilling on capitol hill after it was revealed that the agency lost an unknown number of e-mails wanted in the congressional investigation. the irs says the computer crashed destroying e-mails to and from former top official lois lernerch the agency has been under fire for allegedly targeting the tea party and other conservative groups. major announcement today from the white house. it plans to extend a range of marriage benefits to same-sex couples. the changes will require most federal agencies to treat married couples alike, even in states without legalized same-sex marriage. this move comes nearly one year after the supreme court struck down a key portion of the defense of marriage act. general motors is expanding plans to give compensation related to faulty ignition
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switch. claims could be paid to more than just the families of 13 people officially linked to the problem. details of the program aren't final yet, but the ceo mary bar rah says the funds to pay victims will not be capped or limited. gm is considering waiving several legal defenses it could use if claims are brought in court. all right. want to talk weather with indra petersons. we know she's been out on the road covering all the storms for us, and apparently she will go to no lengths to capture images of that storm. i see you've been taking some photographs for us? >> totally from 65,000 feet. ever wonder what it looks like when a storm is way up high, not even from space, 65,000 feet. twice the height of an airport, but -- this is over the appalachians. unbelievable storm, actually a month old and nasa is going out there and trying to get observations from the sky to add a little insight to the new science coming our way. severe weather, wish i could say it's all over with, but not exactly let.
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a little more concentrated out to minnesota and delute and fargo and st. cloud, we do have the threat for severe weather. what everyone is wondering where is the weekend going to be nice? look at the humidity, the hot and sticky factor everyone is complaining about. northeast, numbers are going down. southeast, still talking about all that humidity. so kind of a little insight into what it's going to be feeling like. nice, dry and sunny if you're out towards new england. however, mid-atlantic, down to the south as you go to the weekend. still looking for some of the pop-up showers and scattered showers especially in the afternoon. you know what it feels like. it's typical this time of year. by the way it's summer and everybody wants to know when is it officially summer, tomorrow morning. 6:51 in the morning east coast time. i know it's been feeling like it for a little bit but no complaints here and keep in mind maybe a little bit hot in the southeast. scattered showers and a lot of 90s and above normal temperatures and we're dry and sunny and temperatures on the milder side. i think you know where you want
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to be going. d.c. 71 and sunday see beautiful out towards new england. want to guess where i'm going this weekend, try new england. >> i checked my calendar here for fans of science. what's this weekend? >> nothing. >> is it somebody's day of birth, somebody is turning 29. >> totally. >> that's why the weather was so perfect this weekend. >> i made it happen where i'm going. >> happy birthday, girly. >> thanks. >> known for their witch-like control of weather, there it is. more proof. coming up on "new day," another donald sterling caught on tape. this time the target of his bias, doctors. what choice words does he have for those who dare release his medical records, and when do they say and what it may mean for the battle of the l.a. clippers. plus, this weekend the u.s.
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welcome back to "new day." caught on tape again, this time though donald sterling should have known he was being recorded as he was apparently caught allegedly leaving angry voice mails for doctors who diagnosed him as mentally incompetent. this comes just a day after his estranged wife asked a judge to protect attorneys and witnesses from being intimidated by her husband. following it all, cnn's miguel marquez. miguel? >> reporter: may be the most shocking bit of all of this. these were voice mails. you know you're being recorded. do you think he could keep from shutting up, recorded on june 9th, earlier this month and played out in court this week. >> i'm not incompetent. you're [ bleep ] incompetent you
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stupid [ bleep ] doctor. >> reporter: nothing can stop the profanity-laden voice mails left by donald sterling. the clippers owner can still contact witnesses as a brutal litigation between his former wife shelly and he move forward as sterling backed out of a $2 billion deal to sell the team. >> nothing but a fraud and liar and cheat and i'm suing you for conspiracy. >> reporter: sterling threatening two physicians, dr. james sfar and dr. darryl platzer who diagnosed him as mentally incompetent who presented their evidence on behalf of shelly who is vying to sell the tramp. >> i'm gonna call ucla now and i'm going to get you fired from ucla because you're nothing but a tramp. >> reporter: one of the
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neurologist who diagnosed him with signs of alzheimer's and dementia he got personal. >> how dare you? what a horrible woman you are. all you did was go to the beverly hills hotel and drink liquor. i've got two declarations from people in my house that all did you was cry and drink at complain about your life and you lie with me saying i'm incompetent. >> reporter: shelly's lawyer in court even complained mr. sterling called him and yelled you're an a-hole and then he said i'm going to take you out, o'donnell. >> i took that as a death threat. >> reporter: sterile said his client said no such thing and the billionaire's fierce intimidation caught on tape might not be enough for shelly to win the fight. >> being rude isn't enough. being a jerk isn't enough. having bad judgment isn't enough. it has to be a true mental problem. >> reporter: okay. so mr. sterile's lawyer does admit that he client did make
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those calls and says he was not threatening, just frustrated that his records were made public and this was all part that have frustration. with regard to that $2 billion sale, there's a hearing coming up in july. we can see whether that will go forward, crazy. >> as crazy as it sound, it's still his trust and if he's in control of it and they can't show he's not of right mind he'll control who gets to control the asset on his side. still the nba's franchise. >> that's why he's going after the doctors who made that determination. >> i don't think he's helping himself clearly. >> you think? >> yeah. >> strong stand from miguel marquez. >> thank you very much. >> on that i'll drop the mike. let's talk about the world cup, shall we. team usa is gearing up for sunday's big matchup against portugal. for days all the talk has been about cristiano ronaldo, possibly not able to suit up for portugal, but now the united states is also facing a similar problem. one of the key american players will have to sit this match out,
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and even the venue is proving to bring about its own problems. a live like from rio de janiero ahead. let's talk about the heat. yes, are you in brazil, but the fact that they put the stadium in a rain forest, this was not something they could plan for? >> reporter: this was an absolutely horrible decision, kate. when they first announced that one of the stadiums was going to be right in the amazon rain forest, people were outraged, no one could believe it because it brings with it a very unique set of playing conditions that no athlete should ever really have to endure, especially in a world cup. the humidity alone is so high and the humidity, it just makes it that much more difficult for players to play. we're talking it feels like you're suffocating just trying to stand in this humidity. now, that's just for us regular people who are going to be there watching the game. for the players that are running for 90 minutes, it really is
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going to come down to a pure level, a pure question of their questioning, of their fitness, how they are able to cope with actually breathing and taking in oxygen. a lot of this game will be determined by these conditions. you know, after the england-italy match which was played in manaos, one of the italian players marquees keys -- marquisio said he felt like he was suffocating. it's a question of fitness that could determine who really wins this match. >> maybe it's already having some sort of an impact. talk about health and fitness. how is the united states expected to fare without jozy altidore and also on the portuguese side cristiano ronaldo. >> reporter: yeah, absolutely. altidore's loss, a huge blow because he's the striker that the u.s. coach jurgen klinsmann was really, really expecting to be that star striker and really
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lead the u.s. team. quite frankly i think it's a blessing in disguise, jozy altidore while he had kind of regained his form he -- this was a question of if he would be able to form and now we'll be relying on players like chris wondolowski who could be that breakthrough player, scored 9 goals in the past 11 fixtures for the u.s. men's national team. if he plays he could be that key guy for the u.s. >> we'll all be watching and rooting for them. be sure to stay with us the next hour. we'll be joined by a member of the u.s. national team and hear what he has to say about the american's chances in the world cup and i'll get his take on the heat factor as well. >> that's going to be -- >> wild. >> run all game, especially the americans. let's take a little break on "new day." you know, if that were a plot on "house of cards" people would say it's too far-fetched. the target, the irs
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happy friday to you. here's a look at your headlines this hour. iraq's grand ayatollah calling for new parliament and government and for all sects to stand together against isis. this comes after president obama decided to send as many as 300 military advisers to iraq to help in the fight against militants. fighters have now taken over a saddam hussein-era chemical weapons complex storing dozens of potentially deadly toxins. the new number two is california representative kevin mccarthy to be the majority leader. the move is soon as a boost for boehner as some faxes of the party tried to put a tea partier in the leadership. mccarthy replaces eric cantor who is stepping down after his stunning defeat in virginia. the new england patriots and aaron hernandez have had a
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wrongful death suit charged against them. hernandez pled not guilty to two murders last month. this is jeremy meeks, a 30-year-old convicted felon who was busted during a weapons sweep in stockton, california, this week but his mug shot on the stockton pd facebook page, it's received more than 39,000 likes and more than 12,000 comments, most from women fawning over his good looks and chiseled features and blue eyes and critics are reminding that this fellow is a criminal who has already done time and is now facing weapons and a gang charge. he is scheduled for arraignment today. so just don't forget that. >> what is it with you laidies? >> why did i know that was coming? >> the critics try to remind people that he is a criminal. like, those critics, are the
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people that have a brain. >> if you flipped the script here and it was a picture of a very attractive woman. >> don't generalize. >> and guys were saying how hot the women were, you guys would be like you see how men, are so superficial. >> where's that mute button? you got in a. >> called a truth button and i'm pushing it, baby. >> we're moving on. wants to make it an argument, no argument. >> not even losing. >> not engaging in said debate. >> that means we're moving on. >> time now for your money with alison kosik. >> can't disagree with chris, sorry. starbucks is not the only hourly job that will actually help pay your tuition costs. ceo howard schultz said he's the first to offer all employees free tuition but plenty of other companies are offering their hourly workers money for ed capital gain.
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the first one ups, offering up to $20,000 for employees to continue their education. walmart offers a 15% discount on online tuition at american public universities, dick's drive-in in seattle, workers there can study anything as long as they work 20 hours per week and home depot offers this perk as well. you can attend any school and get sal read -- for any sal read worker and they get $5,000 a year and walgreens is also out there offering this, $2,500 annually for workers attending pharmacy school, so that's good to know when you apply for jobs out there that this is a great perk that's out there. kate? >> all right, thanks so much, alison. coming up on "new day," mentioned as a 2016 contender and now wisconsin governor scott walker is accused in a political fund-raising scheme. >> todhow far can the u.s. real
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welcome back to new day. republican governor and presidential hopeful is under fire. prosecutors in wisconsin say governor scott walker took part in a criminal scheme, that's how they term, it violating election laws during his fight to win a recall election back in 2012. so, of course, the present day, what does that moan for his current re-election bid that he's in the middle of? marc lamont hill is here as well as sherry jacobis of capital strategies pr. what is going on? scott walker, already in a tight re-election battle, the latest polls show. a criminal scheme? >> well, they like the headlines. they like going after somebody who is named a potential presidential candidate for 2016. you've got anonymous people, these john does that are hiding in the shadows smearing this guy, two judges who have said
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this is a bogus charge. they have been ordered to stop this investigation. they know it's politically motivated. >> five prosecutors in five counties. >> yeah, but you've got two judges that is saying this is bogus. you have to look at timing of this. look, things got pretty rough. there was a rough recall, a governor who beat his opponent pretty solidly and, of course, they are going to go after him and it's not a coincidence that they are doing this just as this election heats up, just as people are paying attention. i think it's irresponsible to have these headlines acting like this guy has done something wrong and they don't even talk about the fact that you've had two judges saying this is wrong. throw this out. you've got prosecutors -- >> fair point. >> you've got prosecutors who might be breaking the law by having this interpretation of the law that's unconstitutional. >> i don't know about them breaking the law but you do make a fair point that they are making this sound like this is a new litigation going on that. would be misleading because the judges haven't sided with the prosecutors yet. >> right. >> they opened up e-mails which
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are unsavory which i want you to discuss. maybe can you fairly say don't paint scott walker as somebody who is about to go to jail but can you paint him as someone no better than everybody else because he plays the same ugly game as politicians? >> there's political movement, not to smear him but to position him with other leaders, democrat and republicans who have made this rules, circumventing the rules, when you look at the e-mail which is kind of a smoeg smoking e-mail. >> it's an e-mail to karl rove and that's an e-mail -- >> as soon as you hear karl rove. >> and that's the thing, you throw these out, it's karl rove, it's an e-mail, and the headline is wrong and misleading. >> we can read it. >> and the fact is you have two judges saying no. a democrat who is behind it. >> just because it's not illegal doesn't mean it's not wrong. >> it's not a legal challenge. it's an actual ethical challenge and political challenge because
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when everyday people see the e-mail. >> the e-mail says -- from scott walker to karl rove. bottom line, r.j., one of his top political aides also been accused in this, helps keep in place a team that's wildly successful in wisconsin. we're running nine recall elections and it will be like running nine congressional markets and every market in the state in twin cities. the whole point is that they are accused of coordinating fund-raising between his campaign and outside conservative tax-exempt groups which would be a violation of state law. >> this is what we've done to tom delay. remember that, he was smeared and thought of as guilty for years, spent untold amount of money and he was exonerated. >> could this backfire on democrats? >> and people in this country have no idea that tom delay was exonerated because this was politically motivated. >> we had him on "new day" to talk about being exonerated. >> i don't want to see anyone
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politically targeted. even if you don't break the law, you still violate ethical rules. >> so own it. >> do you think it will affect this race? >> no, i think they will move past this. i think he's fine. nothing else to put out there. two judges saying it's bogus, a political attack. >> own the problem because this has been way too quiet in the media, many would suggest. the irs investigation is real. i would caution all of you don't make the irs stop looking into 501c-4 groups, dirty groups on both sides of the political aisle. they will get shut up because of this investigation, that's the problem. however -- >> but this latest thing. >> the e-mails go missing that are relevant to the investigation with the irs? you talk about what looks unreasonable. >> i really thought this was serious. >> this is so bad and the republicans don't even need to say it's bad. of course they are because everything is gratuitous in politics but how does this happen and where is the
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leadership from the democrats standing up and saying we want them even more. we want them even more than the right because we want to keep our side of the street clean. this is ugly stuff. >> i can't defend the indefensible. this is just bad business. >> you want to say you're better than the other side. >> that's why the democrats have to own this from the beginning. >> they have not. >> haven't done it since day one. >> they get their friends to bury it. >> and all democrats have been saying is that this is conservatives, this is a witch-hunt. >> exactly. and everybody understands the irs is -- everybody -- no, no, no. there's a big difference. you've got the irs where these things are just gone, anything that could be incriminating and this is designed to keep people out of jail. the people who destroyed those e-mails and hiding them. >> we don't yet know if they were destroyed. >> where is eric holder on this, where's barack obama on this? they should be speaking out and acting like this isn't our thing. it's very much their thing and
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they are silent. >> as a practical matter. >> and eric holder. >> i think the president has called for records to be kept all electronically by 2016, like there was some order to all of his agencies. this clearly is not -- is before that deadline. they say it's a computer crash. >> why are they loaded on the hard drive in the first place? >> everybody knows what happened. these things were hidden and gotten rid of. >> we don't know that. >> they have to find out the facts. i'm just saying the suggestion is there. >> it doesn't pass the smell test. they know it. >> the problem that they have the fact that they are focusing on the missing e-mails might means they might not have been able to make the case so far, this is the crux of their argument. she's pleaded the fifth nine times. they might not be able to make -- sounds to me like they are having trouble making the case.
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>> just because you don't make the case, because you don't make the legal case doesn't mean that it doesn't look bad. >> this goes back to scott walker as well. >> this is completely different. this is something where they are clearly guilty and they are trying to stay -- >> clearly guilty. >> they know they are losing the pr war on this and now it's about the legal war. >> let the system work but i will caution this as we wrap this up, thanks to both of you for being here. the irs investigating these groups is fundamentally important for the integrity of the system which has no integrity at this point. legal money is a problem in politics, not the illegal money and the irs is going to get closed down from groups. >> it was just conservative. >> they looked at liberal groups also. >> and that's why the democrats are being quiet about this entire investigation in my opinion because they benefit from the outcome no matter how it comes out because they don't want their groups to look bad either. >> thanks to both of you.
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all right. welcome back. time for our bleacher report this sunday, anything happening? oh, yeah. the big test for team usa at the world cup. challenges are mounting though for their match against portugal. they will be without one of their top players. they are playing in the amazon rain forest. it's going to be hospital let's break it down with greg lalas, the editor-in-chief of mlssoccer.com. good to have you with us. new technology. >> a new toy. >> bear with me as we go through. we know a lot of eyes are watching this game. >> yes. >> we also know that the two
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teams, usa and portugal, are coming in kind of from different worlds in term of the u.s. is coming off a win against ghana. meanwhile, portugal is coming off a loss. talk to us a little bit about it. let's brag on the u.s. and tell us about where their heads are likely at going into this game. >> when you go into the world cup especially into this one and the group of death coming into this one, there were a lot of question marks and and ultimately they knew they had to go to the ghana game and get a good result. jurgen klinsmann, the head coach, said this was a knockout game. they had to get a result and got a win so that just lifts all of their confidence. >> meanwhile on the other side of the pitch we've got portugal. >> and they lost, of course, 3-0 to germany in the game. it wasn't just the loss itself and the loss itself. the way they lost. they imploded and didn't look good. here's the head-butt from pepe so pepe will be out because of his red card because of that. cristiano ronaldo didn't look like cristiano ronaldo. >> looked like him. >> looked look him, but i think,
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you know, that they are sort of like a wounded animal. that's what people keep saying now. >> and the question is will it fuel them? will they be in the corner looking for a fight or come limping into the next game. you talked about the key players. first of all, on the portugal side, the easy one. >> cristiano ronaldo. >> easy on the eyes and easy one to talk about. >> his knee injury and thigh injury. >> big question mark for him. >> the goalkeeper for portugal came out and said he's 100% fit and ready to go. i said to you guys earlier, we're going to not know until about an hour before kickoff what will happen. >> on the u.s. side you've given us some indications there's a couple we should watch for. a big player in the win against ghana. clint dempsey. >> clint dempsey, he's shown it this year in particular with the seattle sounders. everything he's done is he is in form and ready to go. he had an amazing early goal in the first game against ghana and then he broke his nose. didn't matter. he finished the game, and he's going to be ready the go. the question with him does he wear a mask or not?
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u.s. soccer actually travels with a mask. >> they have one at ready. >> you also said kyle beckerman is one to look for. >> has the dreads, reminds me of the predator. what he does in the middle of the midfield all of the defensive destroying. if cristiano ronaldo can go and he's training there as if he can go, important to sliding out to help on that side. >> like a point counterpoint kind of thing. >> exactly. >> and what is the strategy going to be from each of these teams with rinaldo, without rinaldo? give us an idea. >> i think everyone should be planning as if rinaldo is going to play. >> okay. >> that's the worst case scenario for the u.s. >> look, exactly. think about it from the defensive side. you need to contain him as much as possible. >> yeah. >> so that means the guys on that side, fabian johnson and alejandro bedoya who you are talking too-to-later on and for
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the u.s. they need to go fast early and try to get a quick goal. >> interesting you speak of fast, my friend. i want to introduce you to you of the name they are going to be playing, arena da amazonia. it's in the heart of the rain forest in brazil. why is this important? it's going to be hot and it's going to be humid. have our players from the u.s. planned for this heat and humidity? >> yes. >> okay. >> they did training in northern florida before they got down there. >> it's not a rain forest. >> not quite, but if you look at the humidity and heat levels they are pretty close. the other thing to think about, many of these players, ten players from mls on this u.s. team. >> sure. >> and they all have played in houston in july and august, and if you look at that heat and humidity it's very similar. brad davis plays for houston and jeff cameron, a center back for the u.s. has played in houston and if you can survive that. >> i've heard terms, tropical
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fungus. >> i don't believe there's any. >> and you brought a couple of gifts. >> obviously a big game. you need to support the correct way. these are scarves. >> because it's important when you're playing in brazil. >> because in soccer you wear a scarf, even when it's super hot, you have to wear a scarf. >> how about that. >> i love it. >> for club and country. >> what i've seen here is there are two. >> there are three. don't worry, there are three, because you should wear this during a game and wrap it aro d around. >> don't have to stay with the magic wall. >> come on over here. >> very nice. >> thank you so much. >> don't forget if you want more analysis head to bleacherreport.com. greg, awesome. this is fantastic. >> okay. >> a little rambo. >> rinaldo. >> i'll do it like a beauty queen, come on.
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>> get into a soccer squat. >> appreciate the gift. >> the excitement is building. this could be it. big this weekend, bigging big, big. >> now read the tease. i can still win it. >> how is my hair? >> a lot of stories this morning. we want to talk to you about serious things going on. chemical weapons, if you thought they were out in iraq they are back and they are in the wrong hands. how did this happen? big story. we've got the latest. let's get after it. >> the president of the united states goes for fund-raising and golfing while iraq burns. >> american forces will not be returning to combat in iraq. >> it's not the time for a war about the war. >> potential cases of anthrax, this sort of thing should not happen. we're talking about some of the most dangerous pathogens that really exist. >> rinaldo is expected to play for portugal. >> we'll have to be aware about him at all times. that's how dangerous he is.
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>> the world stops. everybody is watching. >> good morning. welcome back to "new day." we spent almost a decade looking for chemical weapons in iraq and supposedly getting rid of them. well, guess who found them? isis. militants have taken control of a notorious chemical weapons facility that once, of course, belonged to saddam hussein, potentially deadly poisons are said to still be inside. now iraq's grand ayatollah is speaking out as president obama announces the u.s. course of action. we're tracking every angle of this crisis. let's begin in baghdad with nic robertson. nic, what are we hearing from there? >> reporter: well, chris, one of the keys is, and as we all know, there's a real distrust in this country of prime minister nuri al maliki. president obama says essentially that he has to go, but how does he go? well, it's got to be through, if you will, the -- the words of the senior -- most senior shiia cleric here. i mean, listen to his prayers this morning.
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he was addressing millions of shiias in this country. they follow his every word. he told them that they needed to be patient with the constitution time line as a new government is formed. he's wading into politics and doesn't normally do this. he's making it very clear that a new government needs to be formed. is that a between-the-lines message for maliki, that he was the old prime minister that there needs to be a new one. that's what a lot of people are looking for. as for the chemical weapons site out in the desert about 50 miles from baghdad where isis is now, i visit it had about 12 years ago with u.n. weapons inspectors. the chemical weapons at that time looked pretty old and rusty. had been formed in oat 91 gulf war. inspectors were there and rendered the munitions beyond use and but are still dangerous and some of the military forces fighting with isis are part of saddam hussein's army who helped
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build up that vx, mustard gas and sarin. they have knowledge on their side, kate. >> not anything any american want to hear as the president is deciding to send military advisers, 300 military advisers to be exact. in fact, he'll be sending to iraq to help the government hold off advancing militants, but with no combat troops and air strikes still on the table -- air strikes still on the table, where do officials go from here? pentagon correspondent barbara starr is joining us live really to talk strategy, barbara. we have basically a first step of what the president wants to do. what does this mean? >> kate, good morning. the first step. let's move rapidly ahead. he's talking about 300 military advisers. it will start small in the coming days, about 100. they have a couple of different jobs, assess, go to iraq and assess. what they are really going to do is try to get the iraqi government to stiffen its spine and get its troops and commanders back out into the field and back out into the fight. their second job, gather intelligence, even keeping an
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eye on the perimeter of baghdad where isis is less than 40 miles from baghdad. that means they don't trust iraqi intelligence at this point. they want to get their own intelligence. also gathering this intelligence about where isis is in northern iraq in case, in case president obama wants the targeting of information to conduct ire stains, even keeping an eye on the syrian border, but i think the big unanswered question remains. these will be small teams of american troops out in the field at iraqi headquarters and around the country. how will they be kept safe. if they come under attack, if they become vulnerable what's the plan for u.s. troops to be protected at this point. it looks like bringing in troops from outside of iraq as quickly as possible. kate, chris? >> again, barbara, the words of mission creep start to sound familiar in this situation. thank you, barbara, for keeping us ahead on the reporting throughout this situation. let's discuss now with someone who opposed the iraq war,
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senator angus king from maine, the independent senator serves on both the intelligence and armed services committee. senator, no matter what you call them, assets, advisors, boots on the ground, americans are once again at risk in iraq. that's the reality, yes? >> i think that is the reality, and, of course, all of us that go back far enough have heard that term advisors, and it doesn't create good memories. i think the president is trying to at least settle this situation over the next few days, settle down the iraqi military and also, as barbara said, a lot of this is about intelligence, trying to figure out exactly what's going on and where isis is and what the strength is. you're right, it's hard to be a little bit pregnant in this situation. >> and it's also about being straight with the american people. no boots on the ground. boots are on the ground. no mission creep. this feels exactly like 1991,
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and i don't know if you've been watching our '60s series, but, you know, it's not to promote cnn product, it's just perspective. vietnam, this felt like this in the beginning, and i'm not saying iraq is vietnam, but the american people are tired of the war, and it does seem like we're going the wrong way. can you reassure them otherwise? >> well, i think the most reassurance is if there's any one person in the united states that doesn't want to get involved in a military situation in iraq it's barack obama. i mean, his big thing was winding that war down. he was against it at the very beginning, and i don't think he has any inclination to -- to do it. the real problem is the iraqi government. we need a government over there -- the problem is maliki is no mandela. you know, mandela took over and did immediate national reconciliation and didn't take revenge, didn't exclude, had an inclusive government and south africa's been a success. just the opposite, and in a sense the iraqi government
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created the situation because what hasn't come through so much is this isis group is very small, in the few thousands, but the reason they have been so successful is that the sunnis in northern iraq don't have any loyalty or connection to the government in baghdad because they have been excluded and repressed and -- and discriminated against, so here's what has to happen, if my view. we hope that isis goes -- overreaches, you know. they don't like music and smoking and drinking and women have to stay inside and cutting off hands, and they -- they can -- they can alienate that -- that sunni population that they are trying to take over. at the same time we absolutely need a more inclusive regime in -- in baghdad. otherwise it's -- i think it's pretty hopeless and you're going to see three countries, i think the kurds are quietly setting up their own country right now. >> well, so, let's go with two
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natural follows here. the issue of the kurds we'll save for another day because they are certainly less mckabl to the u.s. as other factors here. seems as as daunting as isis is we are trooept treating a symptom and the easier problem than the two main ones, one you just mentioned, the iraqi government. maliki needs to go. that's what people keep saying but we're not really dealing with that head on, at least in a way that's public and isis is strong base their base is syria. that problem is getting worse and we're not doing anything worse there. are we addressing the main sources of our trouble? >> i think it goes one step deeper, chris. we're -- if you think about it, we're dealing in a kind of geopolitical whack a movement i made a quick list just, you know, we've got al nusra in syria, al qaeda, of course, isis. we've got al shabaab in kenya, boca haram in nigeria. this thing is going on all over the place and i've been saying
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as i've listened to these briefings we need a new strategy. we're not going to be able to just kill these guys one at a time because every time you do two of them come back. we've got to be thinking more strategically. chris, the real weapons of mass destruction in the world today are unemployed 22-year-old males with no hope, and if we don't try to get at the base of that in some way, this is just going to keep happening, and, you know, we can -- you know, how do -- how much do we have to learn? >> true, senator. >> and this keeps going. >> you can say that's also a main problem we have in the united states of america, you know, is young people without jobs and without hope, and my point in saying that is we have a lot to worry about. the question becomes who is we, excuse the grammar there when we talk about these foreign situations. why is it just the u.s. going back into iraq? where is the calling for a security council meeting? where's the international coalition to take on some of
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these battles? >> well, you're absolutely right, and i know that there are -- that seshlgt kerry has been dispatched to the middle east to talk to some of these other countries. everybody is saying we've got to do something about it, you do it. one of the most interesting aspects of this is iran because they are -- they are as much freaked out by isis as anybody else. they want to hold on to a shiia government in iraq. the question is whether they are going to put the shiites in iraq to be more inclusive, to be more open or whether they are going to say oh, no, we just want a shiite government in which case that's only going to -- going to make it worse and, you know, they have got their 200 or 300 people in iraq, you know. this is a crazy world where, you know, we're fighting against -- we're on the same side as isis and syria trying to depose assad, and we're opposed to isis in iraq trying to hold on to the government in baghdad.
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i -- i think it's -- it's got to be -- the solution has to be political. i think if there's anything we've learned over the last 12 years is that it's not going to be military, and i don't know if you've noticed, but some of the guys that got us into the iraq war in the first place are now criticizing obama's policy. that takes a lot of nerve. being criticized for those guys for your war policy is like being called ugly by a towed. >> that's an insult to toads. i think that, you know, while it is almost laughable in a pathetic way of what's going on with the fingerpointing, the blame game acceptable no matter what the premise. i think the lesson going forward and why i hope to come back to you, senator king, we only know what we learned in iraq when we finally design our exit in afghanistan because, you know, the idea of american presence as distasteful as it is, john mccain says this better than i can, but if you look at the places where we've put our foot in, we usually keep a footprint
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there and now the plan in afghanistan is the same one that we've put in place in iraq. will it lead to the same kind of trouble there and that's one crisis ahead. >> that's the difference though because in afghanistan we are talking about a residual force. >> that's right. >> we've got to work out a status of forces agreement with the afghanis which we couldn't with the iraqis and that's one of the differences but you're right. this isn't a switch you can turn off and on. >> senator king, thank you very much for joining us about this. we look forward to continuing the discussion with you because we don't know what this move is going to mean except that for sure americans are back on the ground in iraq. thank you, senator. >> thank you, chris. >> kate, over to you. >> thanks so much and on that note, an important note for all of you, i'll be sitting down with president obama later today to ask him about the situation in iraq, among many other important issues. you'll hear some of that conversation tonight on cnn, and we will, of course, have much more monday right here on "new day." >> very much looking forward to that conversation, kate. let's give you a look at headlines ten minutes past the
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hour. the irs commissioner is facing tough questioning on capitol hill today after it was revealed the agency lost an unknown number of e-mails wanted in the congressional investigation. the irs says e-mails to and from former top official lois lerner were lost in a computer crash and are not retrievable. the agency has been under fire for allegedly targeting the tea party and other conservative groups. breaking overnight in a surprise move, the house voted to limit the nsa surveillance on americans. the amendment requires the agency to obtain a warrant to search government databases for information on u.s. citizens. it also prohibits surveillance backdoor gadgets on commercial tech products. this was an amendment to a defense bill. the final vote is expected today. married gay couples getting more support from the white house. changes set to be announced today will require most federal agencies to respect married rights even if they live in a state without legalized same-sex marriage. this move comes nearly a year after the supreme court struck
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down a key portion of the defense of marriage act. some kind of amazing video of a motorcycle accident in clearwater, florida. looks like a perfectly executed hollywood stunt. this is real life. see that circle. he flies through traffic and lands on his feet. this is crazy, watch away. almost like -- he goes over the hood of the car and essentially cart wheels. the pike was totalled, but incredibly the rider was not hurt. the car's driver was cited for an improper left turn. i saw images online of the motorcycle which is just, you know, a mess. completely totaled, but the fact that that young man waublgd away. >> that's not going to happen again. >> wasn't his time. >> thanks, my goodness. >> coming up next on "new day," a major scare out of atlanta, government lab workers at the cdc exposed to anthrax. how could this have happened and what are they going to do about
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it? >> and on "inside politics" we'll look at decision to put boots on the ground back in iraq. that's what's happening. call them whatever you want, asset, advisers, americans are at risk there once again. was it the only decision to make in just a bad situation. we're going to look at the politics of iraq and whether americans are ready for another engagement there because that's what's going to happen. stay with us. if you have moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis, like me, and you're talking to your rheumatologist about a biologic... this is humira.
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that's not a coincidence. it's one more part of our commitment to america. . welcome back. an anthrax scare is rocking the centers for disease control in atlanta. the fbi is investigating about 75 staffers who may have been exposed when their lab failed to inactivate, if you will, dangerous samples of anthrax. they are being closely watched
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this morning as officials race to find out simply what went wrong. senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen is again. lay out how this could happen. of course, there's procedures and safety safeguards in place. >> reporter: absolutely. all spelled out how you're supposed to handle things like anthrax. at the cdc they have high-level labs equipped to handle dangerous things like anthrax so there's one of these high-level labs that was supposed to deactivate anthrax to send down to lower-level labs that don't have those kinds of measures so they thought they deactivate it had and sent it to the lower level labs and the lower level labs said to them, hey, wait a second, some of this stuff is alive and we're not supposed to have it. of course, that was not a good thing and then when they went back to see what had gone wrong they have to figure it out, of course, but one thing they did notice is that when you kill anthrax, when you deactivate it, the lab is supposed to wait 48
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hours before sending it on to the other labs. well, it turns out they didn't wait that 48 hours so we know that that's one thing that seems to have gone wrong. kate? >> elizabeth, you mentioned earlier that those who were potentially exposed. they have already started to receive treatment, but are you getting any indication that there is still a threat because anthrax exposure, we all know, can be fatal? >> right, absolutely. it can be very, very dangerous. we all remember that from when this was such a big story years ago. the cdc says there's a very low risk based on how these people were exposed and how much time has passed, that there is a very low risk, but that risk is still there and that's why they have offered people the anthrax vaccine. that's why they have offered these scientists 60 days of cipro, the anti-bibiotic so man years ago. they thought they were handling dead anthrax, turned out they were handling live anthrax.
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>> the moment when they had that realization and they do such important work. let's hope everything goes okay and their treatment does as well. thanks so much, elizabeth. talk to you soon. >> the excitement is building for team usa's big world cup match against portugal on sunday. portugal star cristiano ronaldo may not play, and you know what? it may not matter either way. you know why? because one of america's best players, jozy altidore is also out, and the team can handle it anyway. sunday's contest is sure to be another ratings grabber with world cup fever sweeping the country. we have one of our best, cnn's jason carroll, who can play with any injury out among the fanatics. >> i didn't know that. >> of course he does. >> i don't know about that. >> twisted steel. >> i will take that. with your guys' schedule, i don't know if you've been to any of the viewing parties but they are nut. they are completely insane. i've seen crazy fans in latin america and in europe, but right now right here in the united states, u.s. fans are giving
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them all a run for their money. whoever says the united states doesn't have a case of football fever hasn't been to chicago. >> usa! usa! >> or new york. >> here celebrate iing. >> representing our condition try, we're here. let's go, aussies. >> once again making our way through the australian nyc bar here in new york city, it's backed. we can still make our way through here and down to the bar and trying to get a drink. on this day americans, just about everyone here, is an aussie, unless, of course, you're dutch. >> anyone rooting for the netherlands in here? i see some orange over there. >> i don't think so. >> if you do win, make sure you
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make a quick exit. >> we will. >> a record 16 million viewers tuned in for monday's match against gan ark. the u.s. team still a long shot but still in the hunt. world cup frenzy lighting up social media. 4.9 million tweets worldwide. tweets rippled across the united states before and then after team usa's winning goal. the #worldcup on instagram going viral, more than 2.3 million pokes. in the end it doesn't matter if it's the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat, it's game on. later today it's going to be italy versus costa rica. that's going to be at noon. switzerland versus france at 3:00. that's going to be a good one. of course the big game that everyone will be watching here, of course, going to be sunday, u.s. versus portugal. also cnn.com/facebookpolls, get
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all the latest on all the games, all the update, see all the crazy pictures and maybe even find out where the next viewing party is. a lot of fun. great to see no matter where you're from. everyone coming together in the spirit of the sport. >> makes me want to violate curfew and go out. >> you can do that. just don't have a drink when you're doing it. >> on the streets of new york you see people sporting jerseys, like i've never seen before. they are like high fashion right now. kind of awesome to see. >> it's fantastic. >> how many drinks did you have spilled on me? >> spilled on me or drinks? >> i did not have any drinks. >> why not in. >> it's called when in role, jason. >> yeah, but, you know, you know who they are, they are watching. >> when the camera's rolling. >> the suits. >> yeah. >> i think that's what makes the country great, people from all over the world in here. soccer is the universal romance sport. >> and new york is unique because so many different people. >> so many different cultures
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here and so many different nationalities, a lot of fun. >> the colors this weekend will be decidedly red, white and blue, and later this hour one of the team's biggest stars alejandra bedoya. and back to baghdad, even as president obama okays the deployment of special forces to iraq, he's promising no boots on the ground which now means combat troops. is there a real difference? we're going to look to the politics of iraq and whether americans are ready for what it looks like which is more engagement there that is dangerous. "inside politics" with john king coming up. >> and attention, men suffering from baldness, a cure may be in the works, but is it for real? find out, chris. spokesperson: the volkswagen passat is heads above the competition,
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welcome back to "new day." here's a look at your headlines. president obama is sending up to 300 military advisers to iraq to help slow the aggression of isis militant. he says combat troops are not an option. however, air strikes are not ruled out. now isis fighters are taking over a chemical weapons complex from the saddam hussein era. hundreds of tons of potentially deadly toxins are inside, but officials say they are likely contaminated. russian president vladimir putin has spoken with his ukrainian counterpart about a peace plan for eastern ukraine. ukraine's president reportedly called for the release of hostages and effective security controls on the border. putin also spoke with the leaders of france and germany about resolving the crisis. ukrainian forces have battled pro-russian separatists now for
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months. songwriter jerry goffin, the man behind some of our most beloved music, has passed away. ♪ ♪ will you still love me tomorrow? ♪ >> he teamed with his one-time wife carole king for some of the biggest hits in the 1960s including the song you just heard and "the locomotion." his work was recorded by artists from aretha franklin to the beatles and pack in 1990 he was inducted into the rock 'n' roll hall of fame. jerry goffin, 75 years old. >> beautiful. >> so it's on the table. americans are going back to iraq. no two ways about it. call them assets, advisers, they are there and will be at risk. we take you to "inside politics" with john king on "new day." what will the american people have to accept or reject? >> of course, that's dead right. a policy dilemma for the president that's become a big political debate in washington and across the country.
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with me this morning to share the reporting, jack kucinich of the "washington post" and olivia. the president made his name so fast by saying i was against with the iraq war to begin with and i'll get us out of iraq and now he says the u.s. military going back in but he adds an important but. >> i think we always have to guard against mission creep so let me repeat what i've said in the past. american combat troops are not going to be fighting in iraq again. >> i don't question, olivia, the president's commitment to the last sentence at all, combat troops not going to be fighting. you send in advisers and you don't know what happens yet. >> the president may as we will have been answering nancy pelosi saying, look, this is the kind of deployment that has a way of swelling, of getting beyond your control, timetable, time line,
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pretty critical of this plan. >> democrats are nervous and the republicans see an opening to criticize the president more and more and more. listen to them in recent days, not only questioning him on iraq and have this broader idea that this president is suddenly soft on terrorists. >> the spread of terrorism has increased exponentially under this president's leadership. >> president obama has always been a reluctant commander in chief. >> the president of the united states goes fund-raising and golfing, and now he's fiddling while iraq burns. >> sharp criticism of the president, but do they really want to go well beyond what the president wants to do in the president doesn't trust maliki or doesn't want to put the u.s. in any big combat roles. troops or air strikes, what are we talking about? >> talking about john mccain, yes. one of the interesting things about this is you remember during the campaign obama's foreign policy was something that a lot of republicans
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couldn't touch. got osama bin laden and now it -- it's something that republicans, as you saw, are attacking him at will so it -- it seems to be a weak point that they are going to keep hammering him on. >> keep pressing away on that one. the big election on capitol hill yesterday, pressing him on foreign policy. the question is how will republicans try to solve their own internal problems in the election year and they elected a new house majority leader, kevin mccarthy of california. he'll replace eric cantor who, of course, lost his primary a little more than a week ago. listen to kevin mccarthy. a lot of americans don't know who he is, moves up to be the house number two and tries his own little introduction. >> they elected a guy who is a grandson of a cattle rancher, the son of a fire fighter. only in america do you get that opportunity. they elected a guy that's only grown up through the grass roots. >> what does this mean? it's obviously good for kevin mccarthy and his ambition. what does it mean for the american people?
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something in the republican agenda that will change now? are we any more likely to deal with tough issues like immigration reform or no? >> the republican caucus is not different but the leader is. very hard for kevin mccart toe steer this conference when it comes to things like immigration. one of the most interesting things between him and cantor, cantor was a policy guy. he dabbled a lot of policy and pushing a lot of bills. mccarty is a political guy so it's interesting to see how that changes, how he approaches this job, but as far as policy-wise i don't see anything happening. >> some of the most influential voices outside of politics keep pushing them even though we've seen the republicans and speaker boehner, let's do immigration, oh, never mind. rupert murdoch, publisher of the "wall street journal," the guy that owns that outlet fox news, reported to the republican grass roots, wrote yesterday not passing immigration reform would be suicidal and sheldon adelson in politico says there's no
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political will to amnesty 11 million undocumented workers. >> as 2016 gets closer and closer the tension between national politics and house politics is going to get worse and worse for the republicans. any republican will national aspiration will be push immigration reform a lot harder. i don't think it will change the dynamics in the house. >> where they think, number one, this is wrong and number two, kevin mccarthy moving up. he's got the number three in the house. a tea party guy to keep an eye on him. >> absolutely, and we'll see how steve scalise handles this job. mccarthy wasn't known as a good whip but it's a really tough job, particularly when you have people there who you can't give them anything. they don't want anything. they want to say no, and he has clout with the conservatives, well, we'll see if that translates into votes because it's very different. >> let's move on to men behaving badly and allegedly behaving badly, that's the former governor of montana brian schweitzer, talked about this yesterday where he said disparaging remarks that he
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thought were funny but not so funny about dianne feinstein, the chairwoman of the senate intelligence committee when he likened her to a prostitute and questioned eric cantor's sexuality. he saw the storm and he said i recently made a number of stupid remarks to a reporter to "the national journal" and i apologize and i'm sorry for my carelessness and disregard. some who think that he'll challenge hillary clinton from the left. >> good luck. when you're saying things like this, particularly the people he was talking about, good luck, brian schweitzer. >> fine tuning his 2016 slogan, a different kind of democrat. >> that's good. >> a lot more serious, democratic prosecutors in wisconsin have filed papers in a lawsuit. they are not filing charges, a lawsuit about an investigation, filed some papers and directly
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accusing governor scott walker of being part of a criminal scheme. this is about the recall elections back in 2011. they are saying that the governor himself and his chief of staff were working with people like karl rove to illegally coordinate campaign fund-raising. the governor says this is partisan. this is not true, that he will prove the facts to be wrong. how important is it -- obviously it's a legal issue for the governor. how important politically, in a 50/50 re-election campaign and if he's to win re-election a lot of people think of him as a potential 2016. >> this is more of a political problem than a legal problem for scott walker and democrats are looking at is done by a thousand cuts. i don't think a lot of independents care, saying he's breaking the law and beat the drum beat with the relationship with unions, it could really hurt him. >> not as if wisconsin's economy is moving, probably for the sliver of voters who will make up their minds close to the
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election, undecideds, could have an impact in a tiny range in the wisconsin election and still cheaply a political problem. >> a lot of the big money figures as governor, don't want one of the young senators in washington to be a presidential investigation. christie with an investigation over him and walker and former governor bush, we'll see how that plays out. we'll end in an attempt to take a difficult political issue for the president and turn it into funny. here's david letterman giving the president some advice on iraq. >> president obama, normally a cool guy, but he's beginning -- today he was saying he might have so-to-send in dennis rodman and then later in the day he phoned hillary clinton and asked her if she could start early. >> yeah. >> difficult to make light of it, but david letterman can, if anybody can. >> one of the best in the business and i'm going to miss david letterman. i thought that was pretty good,
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not the dennis rodman part. i don't think dennis rodman is the answer. >> every time i hear dennis rodman i shrink. >> you know what you did. >> those words go in my mind. i used you that day. you did just fine that day. >> put on some sunglasses, even if you're indoors. yes. thanks, john. >> have a good weekend, bud. >> coming up on "new day," world cup fever is hitting the united states as america's team gets set to take on portugal but can they do it? how are they going to do it? >> alejandro bedoya will join us from the national team. >> can to it with their hands behind their back. >> researchers come up with an impressive treatment for baldness. could it be the answer to the prayers of men everywhere? yes is the answer. no reason to discuss more. (mother vo) when i was pregnant
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welcome back, everybody. researchers may have accidentally found an answer to
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one of life's biggest mysteries, biggest frustrations for so many people. how do you grow back hair after you've lost it? the elusive cure for baldness. take a look. a man went from completely bald on the left to a full head of hair in just months, and all thanks to a little pill meant to treat arthritis. how did it work, and could the treatment do the same for millions? senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen is back with us from the cnn center. elizabeth, tell us everything. >> this is really amazing, and it all started with the researcher at yale who had a brainstorm, to take a pill that's already in pharmacies and give it a new twist. this is kyle rhodes ahead before, and here it is after, a thick full head of hair. >> i've gotten a lot of comments about how great my hair is coming in and how lovely of a hair color it is. i find myself just a lot of times playing with if. >> what was the trick, not row
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gain or propecia, they grow hair on only parts of the scalp and certainly not whatever homer simpson took. >> i have hair! i have hair! >> it was a bill, a drug that's actually on the market for of all things, arthritis. kyle's doctor at yale university decided to give it a try, and eight months later, voila. kyle, who is 25, started losing hair all over his body at age 2 because of an unusual form of alopecia. >> neighbor kids, school, just jokes, row gain comments. one thing i did get when i was completely bald is called a skinhead which i found very offensive. >> but now even his eyelashes and eyebrows are back. 6.5 million people have a skin disease like kyle's. his doctor says the drug may one day help them, too, but what about the tens of millions of men who have gone bald as they have gotten older? the doctor doesn't think the drug will help them but thinks
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it's worth doing a study. the drug can have serious side effects. kyle hasn't had any and has enjoyed his new head of hair. >> always wanted an '80s hockey mullet so maybe going towards that. >> why would a drug for arthritis help grow hair? researchers think rheumatoid arthritis and the kind of condition kyle has are both related to the immune system. kyle's doctors hope at some point he can stop because it has side effects and it's really expensive. chris and kate? >> really amazing the hair growth he had back and at least it gives him something, good for him, and had a that could mean for a lot more men we'll see. >> i'm happy for him, but elizabeth said that it's not for regular mail pattern baldness. >> you can learn from these things though. >> i'm happy, i'm torn. very happy for this kid, especially what he grew up with and there's a lot of people who have immune disorders like that, but you had me there for a
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second. actually fell to our own tease. >> thanks, elizabeth. >> it's really straight. >> scalp stimulation. >> that or i have a wig, take a choice. >> we'll see in the break. coming up next on "new day," team usa's coach said that the u.s. couldn't win the world cup. it wasn't realistic, but his players are trying to prove him wrong, and they are doing a really good job of it. matt besler of the u.s. national team will join us after the break. there he is. i make a lot of purchases for my business. and i get a lot in return with ink plus from chase. like 50,000 bonus points when i spent $5,000 in the first 3 months after i opened my account. and i earn 5 times the rewards on internet,
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pardon me. >> oh, no, please. cough of future victory. >> yes, that's exactly what it was. >> welcome back to "new day," my friends. u.s. swept up in world cup fever as they take on portugal on sunday. can team usa make it 2 for 2? that is a rhetorical question. we have matt. >> besler. >> who plays for the u.s. national team and joins us live from sao paulo. great to have you, matt. i hope you know how much enthusiasm there is there and here for you. know you had to leave early in the last match, hamstring. never like to see that in soccer.
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how are you feeling, and what do you think about moving forward? >> i feel good. hopefully on sunday i'm out there on the field. right now the hamstring feels great, the training staff has been the training staff has been working around the clock giving me some treatments getting me back and ready to go. >> we want to hear about sunday, but first just take us back to that last match. how did it feel getting that first big win under your belt? >> it was incredible. it was an amazing feeling. and, you know, we set forth at the beginning of this tournament to get three points in the first match. and we all knew it was extremely important. just the way we did it made it more exciting. we feel we have something that other teams don't. and that's the american spirit.
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and it's -- it just showed in the game. you know, we never gave up. we were able to get the goal in the 86th minute to get the win. it's been amazing. we've seen all the support back home. it's just been incredible. >> you could see the smile on your face when you're talking about this. it was your world cup debut. and then to boot, apparently vice president joe biden swung by the locker room. talk about that. that must have been kind of exciting. >> yeah, it was an awesome experience. it started -- there were about 15 or 20 men that walked into our locker room with suits on. i turned my head and was like, what's going on. then all of a sudden, vice president biden walks through everybody.
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we all got to meet him and shake his hand. >> what about portugal? how focused are you guys on whether or not he plays and thinking about why you win this game? what are your thoughts? >> i know there's reports out there that he might not play, but we don't believe those. we assume he's going to play. we feel like he's going to play. you know he -- he's the best player in the world right now. there's no denying that. he's a great player. at the same 250itime, we're not really focused on him. we're mostly focused on ourselves. we feel if we play our best soccer, we're going to be able to win the game. >> talk to me about one of the things -- the strategy to it. how are you going to deal with the heat and humidity.
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how do you account for this quite honestly? >> it's -- it's tough. the humidity, it's no joke. we -- i play in major league soccer, so i play sometimes down in houston. i'll have to say the humidity down here is actually worse than it is in houston. >> that's saying something. >> so that's saying something. exactly. exactly. but you know what, for us, you know, as an american team, we feel like it better suits us. we're used to it. you have teams coming over from europe that never play in humidity and they're cramping and complaining about it and so for us, we're trying to use it to our advantage. >> you mention the fact that you know there's a lot of support back home here. we've been hearing about the parties. we see people wearing their jerseys. a great deal of support. what do you say to that one or two people still not convinced that soccer is a sport to be
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reckoned with in america? what do you say to those folks? >> i mean, they have -- they have the right to be a fan of whatever they want, but if they're not a fan of soccer, they're definitely missing out. >> i like that. >> they're missing out on a great experience, a great team. so if they're not a fan yet, can't really say anything, but they're definitely missing out. >> say it with your feet, my brother. i like -- that's right. >> i wish my feet could talk. they can't though. >> i've seen you play. they can certainly communicate, that's for sure. they're talking about heat and humidity, our man is wearing a sweatshirt. that's what he thinks of the heat and humidity. it's too cold, he's saying. >> go get them, matt. >> all right, man. we're looking forward to it. this is your moment. feel the pressure.
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>> no negativity on this one. win, baby, win. >> thank you. >> all the best. >> okay. now think about this, imagine being portuguese american. you're divided. your home country, you live in american. what do you do? >> i got it in my house. my mother-in-law is brazilian, but they're very connected to portugal. my brother-in-law is from fans. america's worked hard for this. and they're playing -- i know. but they're playing great ball right now. i think it's hard not to root for him. coming up on "new day," here's what we know about iraq. isis is surging. president obama is talking about the next steps in iraq. he's saying no to combat troops, but what does that mean? because u.s. boots will be on
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back to iraq. president obama ordering as many as 300 u.s. forces back to baghdad. and more troubling news. the terror group isis has taken control of saddam hussein's chemical weapons plant. under fire. the columnist george will dropped from one newspaper after suggesting that sexual assault victims on college campuses enjoy a privileged status. did he go too far? can they handle the heat? the u.s. set to take on portugal this weekend in the middle of a hot steamy rain forest. >> your "new day" continues right now.
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good morning and welcome once again to "new day." it is june 20th everyone. friday. 8:00 in the east. and we're learning more this morning about the u.s. strategy against isis in iraq. president obama has announced he's sending hundreds of military advicers to the conflict zone. now they have their hands on some of saddam hussein's chemical weapons. we're all on the story for you. let's begin at the white house. >> reporter: the administration emphasizes this is not combat, but we are talking up to 300 special forces sent to iraq soon to advise and gather intelligen intelligence. a very measured step, but a necessary one if the u.s. is later going to conduct things like air strikes. again, the president says this is all done only from the perspective of protecting america's national security
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interests. >> american forces will not be returning to combat in iraq. but we will help iraqis as they take the fight to terrorists who threaten the iraqi people. >> reporter: no boots on the ground, but boots on the ground. president obama and his national security team opt for a sort of middle ground in iraq. another step to gaining that sorely needed real intel around the clock on how best to counter isis fighters. first, up to 300 military advisers. seems of about a dozen each of american troops already based in the region. they'll establish joint operation centers with iraqi security forces, gather intelligence that could be used for potentially u.s. air strikes in iraq or in syria, not being ruled out. all so on the agenda, more funding and equipment for the iraqis. on the home front, the president is baa barraged daledy for not
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having done more in syria. >> the spread of terrorism has increased exponentially under this president's leadership. >> the president of the united states goes for fund raising and golfing and now is fiddling while iraq burns. >> reporter: the president said it's time to vindicate those soldiers who sacrificed in iraq and help give iraq a chance at stability. a long-term problem which is for a necessary solution for that country to form a government now. >> rather than try to play whack a mole, what we have to do is be able to build effective partnerships, actually governments on the ground that we can partner with. >> reporter: that's been criticized some too. is the president basing future military force too much on what happens within iraq's government. for now, though, president obama is sending the secretary of
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state to iraq this weekend and he did say that, yes, iran could play a constructive role in this process. the key to what happens in iraq or syria is what happens in those governments as well as building an effective anti-terror platform. >> thank you very much for the update from the white house. i'll be sitting down with president obama to get his perspective on the situation in iraq. we'll also be talking about much more. we're going to hear some of what he has to say tonight on cnn. full interview much more on monday morning right here on "new day." >> let's get to the experts, kate. we have former cia counter terrorism official and retired major gent spider marks. he was the top army intelligence officer during the 2003 invasion of iraq. you two could not be better
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qualified for this conversation. so i hope you have all the right answers. general, i begin with you, so we hear that isis is in control of a major chemical weapons plant. we need to know what that means in terms of their capabilities. but first, how are there still a big cache of chemical weapons in iraq after a decade of us being there to get rid of all of them? >> that facility specifically was rendered safe during the initial phases of the invasion of iraq. it still exists. it is there, but it is not an active plant. but clearly there are remnants, there are precursors there are capabilities within that facility that might be able to be used. isis now owns it. i would not put it in the high category that gives us largest concerns. clearly what this demonstrates is isis has the ability to gain momentum. terrorists organizations like
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this, insurgencies like this do a very good job of gaining momentum, they don't do a good job of holding onto things. i think isf, with the assistance of the united states could move them off that facility very quickly. >> phil, i'm going to get to you in a second about what this mean, these 300 advisers being put on the ground. do they now have control of chemical weapons or do they not and just have control of a place where they were once made? it's an important distinction for the american people. >> i think it's the -- i think your first question, chris, is they do not own chemical weapons that can be used against our forces. >> okay. >> they have their arms around a facility. if they worked on it, they might have an increasing capability, but they can't deliver that stuff. >> thank you very much. so talk about your muddy situations. no boots on the ground, 300
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special forces on the ground, they're just advisers. they will be advising men in combat situations. how is this not boots on the ground? >> this is not boots on the ground because these are not forces involved in combat. in addition to providing assistance to the iraqis, think of something that's critically important. if you want to target a regular military, tanks, aircraft, major military formations. that's a pretty big target to with a drone or a satellite. irregular groups, they're operating in-houses, they're operating where men, women, and children are co-located. to build target packages, you need an intelligence picture over time. my guess is they're there to get pattern of life on insurgents so if the president says go, they
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can pull the trigger. >> i totally get it. even knows we have the best capabilities in the world at this. but to say there's no boots on the ground, what am i missing? don't you think you're going to get into the fight at some point? what am i missing? >> heck, no, i don't see it that way. the difference between sitting in a command center and providing planning assistance or watching the feed, live feed from a drone is a lot different than sitting there with an ak-47 at that chemical facility trying to weed out insurgents. where i came from, that's night and day. for example, in pakistan, we were running operations against insurgents side by side with the pakistanis. that is a heck of a lot different than going to where the insurgents are in pack tan right now and fighting side by side with the pakistani forces. >> fair point. general, can you give comfort to
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the american people that these guys will be safe there, they won't be engaged in the fight? >> well, i would say that it clearly is a notion of mission creep. but the motion of using the term boots on the ground is a term i think we need to walk away from very quickly because we get into discussions like this. as we've been chatting just now, these americans that are on the ground in iraq certainly are at risk. they are not at risk when their mission is to close with and destroy the enemy. their number one mission is to assist the isf do their job, which clearly the isf has demonstrated it is not capable of to this point. so the advisers have to be very precise and build target folders. what we have is a very large capability. more importantly, it's access to a very large capability called our intelligence community. at very specific points on the
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ground through these teams, we can access an entire array of capable -- capables. we reserve the right to strike those targets as well. >> the intention here is not to just trip up politicians. we just care about these men and women being put in harm's way. we have these teams. i want to be there with them. i think there should be journalist embeds to make sure that this mission is safe for them. i think the american people need to see it. the question is, is this the right tactic at the right time. the r the problem is isis's base is really in syria, so you better do something there. are we addressing just one stomach here when the cause is a political fix and a syria fix.
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what is your take on that? >> that's about half true. we have a leadership in iraq that doesn't represent the iraqi people. in other words, has not developed a democracy that the sunnis and the curds respect. to my mind, test going to sit here and say, look, i was elected, what are you going to do about it? if you can affect the battle field, but you can't affect the political scene, there's one aspect of the battle field that we can really have a major impact on. and that is leadership of the insurgent groups we're watching now. does the government have the will to fight these guys, do they have the safe haven to build a terrorist network in iraq. and three, can we develop the intelligence to start picking off leadership targets in the battle field because insurgent groups aren't going to be able to replace them very quickly.
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we can watch them take cities. that's not what i focus on. are we going to start taking out leadership. >> if you want to take out leadership, you're going to have the right kinds of fighting men and women on the ground with special forces there. you guys are like the dream team of perspective on what's going on over there. to thank you for helping us understand it. as you are well aware, the american concerns are very high. >> the irs commissioner set to face an angry house committee today. he's going to answer questions about lost e-mails at the center of a congressional probe. the agency has been under fire for quite some time now for allegedly targeting conservative groups. so we've got lois learner. this is about lost e-mails that cannot be recovered, they think, from her account.
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this isn't even looking at the main problem that congress is trying to probe whether or not they targeted these conservative groups. this is just looking for e-mails. unbelievable. >> that's right. they think the e-mails could help answer the question about whether there was any politics behind the targeting. many people are just not buying the fact that these e-mails are lost. it's understandable, when in this day and age, the government can collect massive amounts of data on all of us. what we're talk about are e-mails over a two-year period from 2009 to 2011, precisely the time frame congress has been trying to get to the bottom of. the irs says that back then, when employee's inbox was full -- i know that's happened to me -- they were asked to archive all of the e-mails on a hard drive. and that her hard drive crashed and that these e-mails are not
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recoverable and not held on any kind of outside system. i'm told by a republican source that the central question is really basic. where is that hard drive. they claim it's just a coverup. >> whether intentional or not, this just does not look good when it comes out during the key period they are looking into, the computer crashes and the hard drive is not recoverable. and she's not even going to be there to answer these questions. the irs commissioner talking to congress, this is a person that's been put in place to try to fix this problem, right? >> right. and that also is what is making matters even worse, if you can imagine that even being possible. and congress because the irs knew about these problems, getting the e-mail, didn't tell congress until last week. today's hearing is going to be in front of the house, which is republican led. in the senate, a bipartisan
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effort in the finance committee, they were about to finish their report and then they found out about these missing e-mails. so you can manual they were quite upset. the irs has retrieved 24,000 of the lost e-mails. they have done it by searching other people that she corresponded with. this is going to be a hot, hot hearing which starts at the top of the hour. >> 24,000 e-mails they've recovered. it makes you wonder how many are lost that they're still looking for. fireworks on the hill yet again today. thank you so much. >> anthrax scare rocking the centers for disease control in atlanta. about 75 staffers may have been exposed when their lab failed to handle dangerous samples properly. we're going to bring in our chief medical correspondent, dr. sanjay gupta on this friday. it seems like a blast from the past. what do we know about how this
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all happened? >> somebody or a group of people screwed up. i mean, there was a bunch of mistakes it sound like happened here. it's quite ex-strood anywhere given this is the centers for sns control and prevention. what we know is that there's different biosafety labs. they were supposed to move this anthrax bacteria to a lower biosafety lab. before doing that, they were supposed to inactivate it and wait 48 hours to make sure it actually worked. neither one of those steps happened. they inactivated it, but it didn't work. they did not wait the 48 hours. so they handed a lower biosafety lab a bunch of live bacteria. >> and thus the exposure. look, we know that anthrax can be lethal.
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what kind of symptoms are these people seeing or what could they see? >> thank any, no one has become ill. we're talking about a very potentially deadly pathogen here. most people remember talking about this back in 2001. they talk about 70 to 80% mortality for what is known as the inhalation l, the anthrax that you breathe into your lungs. that type is particularly deadly. what they've done in these situations, they've offered all the people who may have been exposed antibiotics. it's cipro. they say take 60 days of it because it could be two months before you develop symptoms. they also offered them a vaccine. they're doing anything they can to try and protect these workers. >> is that enough? they're going to have to watch them for several months then.
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>> can you imagine you're one of these workers and you feel totally fine right now. but every time you have a cough, every time you feel unwell, is this just normal cold or am i developing anthrax infection? just the psychological toll is considerable. in terms of medications, that's really all there is. the antibiotic can be pretty effective though. people are not being mandated to take these things. if they do, they should have good results. >> hopefully those people will be in the clear. not the kind of mistake the cdc is wanting to have happen. thanks for walking us through it. >> you got it. >> coming up next on "new day," controversy heating up this morning over washington post columnist disparaging comments about rape. what he said that has critics calling for his termination.
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of sexual assault has become a coveted status that confers privileges. they have now cut ties with will and more are calling for the washington post now to fire him. let's discuss. good morning to both of you. this is always a sensitive issue. >> good morning. >> but important to discuss nonetheless. mel, first to you. what do you make of what george will said? did he go way too far? >> you know, honestly, i kind of feel like having a serious conversation about what george will thinks about sexuality assault is akin to having a serious conversation with donald sterling about racism. he is so off the mark, that frankly, i didn't know where to begin kate. >> benef, you think this is political correctness run amuck. >> i do. i think he was trying to have a
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blunt conversation about a specific case. if you read the entire article, i don't think it was as out of bounds as some are trying to make it with a head line. sexual assault's a very serious issue. but at the same time, it can be very damaging if you have a false claim and there are a significant number of people that are using it as a false claim. i think his point was, let's be careful before we jump on the band wagon. if you remember the duke lacrosse players. those guys lives were ruined -- >> yes, it was very tough for those guys. i was there the entire time that case was covered. but also, that girl's life was ruined as well. >> sure. >> don't apply that to the entire problem of sexual assault on college campuses. >> and i'm not implying to the entire problem. the thing is there are people that are victims of sexual assault that deserve to have a
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safe place to come forward on college campuses. but if you look at the case that he was talking about in his article, there are certainly red flags there on is this where we want to continue to go with this issue and does it take away from the actual victims that actually do have a case. >> you've worked with sexual assault victims. when you were in college, you worked specifically trying to help sexual assault victims. does this, though, move to silence victims because they don't think anyone's going to believe them? >> of course it does. what george will says in his column is that first of all the statistics on rape and sexual assault and college aren't true. he also says that those women that are victims of sexual assault or attempted actual assault are now enjoying a privileged status. the only people that have enjoyed a privileged status around sexual assault are the people that have perpetrated it because universities have covered it up. here's the thing, i think george will's seething had red for the
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obama administration is what's driving all of this. the fact of the matter is, it's not the federal government that has started this awareness movement. it's students. in 2011, a student sued yale under title 9. there are now 55 universities under investigation under title 9 because of how they mishandle sexual assault allegations. why do they do that? because it's not in their best interest for participates or incoming students to know the truth about what is actually going on. my own alma mater experienced a significant drop in applications this year because of the exposure of the sexual assault problem on campus. >> ben, i want to get in two things because george will should be able to have his say. the washington post, they are defending him saying that this is what op-ed pages are about. we'll talk about that.
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george will responded sto senators who wrote him to criticize him saying this, i think i take sexual assault much more seriously than you do. which is why i worry about definitions of that category of crime that might by they're breadth tend to trivial liez it. it should not be adjudicated by improvised campus processes. here's my question to you about it. we know recently republicans have had a big problem in elections when candidates decide to go candid, if you will, in talking about sexual assault and rape. even leading john boehner to come out and acknowledge that there was some form of sensitivity training needed for some of his members because they need to realize when to simply shut their mouths. what's going on? >> some of those comments were incredibly idiotic. >> doesn't this feed that, though? >> but it doesn't if you're an op-ed columnist trying to have a
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blunt conversation about something you shouldn't be afraid to have a debate other and talk about. and that's exactly what george will is paid to do. he does have a point againsenat. you're not coming after me because what you think i said is out of bounds. you're coming after me because i'm is conservative columnist that's influential. that's what you really care about. you're not actually really fighting on this issue of the victims here. you're really just trying to silence me. >> final take from both of you. the washington post, people are calling for them to drop him. should fox news drop george will? >> no. he's selling papers right now and he has the right to say what he wants to say no matter how horrible it is. as far as i'm concerned, he's a pig with a pen. >> medicwhat do you think ben? >> no, he shouldn't be.
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there you go. settle in. good way to start your friday. a big weekend ahead for team usa. they will face portugal in the world cup on sunday. so, will they keep the momentum going? we're joined right now by mike petky. he's played for the u.s. national team and the red bulls himself. welcome. >> thank you for having me. >> of course. so much to get from you. since you're a coach, i got to ask you about the coach. bit of a controversy. some would say on the surface seems like crazy things for the coach to say. winning the world cup is not realistic. we're not at that level yet. is that strategy? would you say that publicly to your team? >> definitely some strategy. he's a very smart guy. he's been a successful coach. he wouldn't be saying things
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like that there wasn't something behind it. whether that he really wanted to get a point across to his players. at the end of the day he's a winner and believes they can win. >> turned out well with the ghana game. >> we're super, you know, probably hyper excited about it here because we're not used to them being in the dialogue this way. where does this team stack up looking at other u.s. teams? >> it's up there with the deepest we've had for sure. the talent has risen so much in the u.s. over the last 10, 15 years. with the win on monday, it shows that the team that's knocked them out the last two world cups, they stepped up and reversed it. >> to newcomers, we were talking about it before we went on air, about the fact that these guys play all over the world. they get a few weeks together before the world cup match where they really have to gel. it would appear they are despite
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some of the injuries they're facing. >> absolutely. it's a tough situation for every national team. they come together right before a major tournament. this is a team that has been building up to this. it's an american attitude. american, want to win. a lot of good comradery in there. >> what of the injuries, though? couple injuries in the first game. we know relation rinaldo is que. does this always happen in the world cup or is this special because they're dealing with certain conditions? >> i think that with the grinding and grueling seasons -- >> that they've already played. >> and now to come to a place with the humidity, the heat, the travel, i think it was inevitable that certain things like that were going to happen. i'm hoping with the u.s. the injuries aren't as bad as they seem. >> you guys do have a represent butation for being floppers
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though. >> have you seen the nba lately? >> makes you think, he has ice on his knee. this is guy who is know have well, test into physical therapy. he said if his knee was really hurt, you wouldn't see ice on it. he said they're using heat and mobility now. >> what do you in this case make of that, coach? >> he is the self-proclaimed prettiest man in the world. of course he's going to have ice on his knee. he wants the cameras on him. he's definitely not going to sit out. >> how about that? they're playing portugal. they're playing in a country where soccer is king. it seems like the american team put ear plugs in and we're here to do our thick. >> absolutely. it's a tale of two teams. u.s. dramatic thrilling victory over ghana. >> destroyed.
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>> it's different play for sure. absolutely. you look at portugal. very comfortable with the ball. they have the world player of the year right now. so u.s. has a lot to contend with. however, portugal is the one who has the pressure under them. >> sure. tremendous pressure. crushing pressure on them. >> crushing. >> i want to watch the inside of what's happening on the field. >> couple cocktails, enjoying the game. >> sounds like the way to watch it. >> thank you for letting us inside. can't wait for sunday. coming up on "new day," a hidden danger in the nfl. did you know about this? the use of synthetic pot to manage pain. it's a bigger deal than you may think. i make a lot of purchases for my business. and i get a lot in return with ink plus from chase. like 50,000 bonus points when i spent $5,000
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an interesting piece about the fact that nfl players are turboing to it to treat for pain. >> you've seen it in a couple of big arrests recently. buffalo bills. i don't know if there's a new york connection here that we need to spend time talking about, but they're not the only one. unfortunately a lot of kids. the most recent drug survey says next to marijuana, this fake marijuana which they sometimes call spice, sometimes call k2 is a thing a lot of folks are using. >> the culture is shifting on public opinion on marijuana use obviously. states approving it for recreational use. but there are real concerns about how dangerous synthetic marijuana is. >> right. in some cases, they say it's five, ten, 100 times more powerful. i was talking to a former nfl story yesterday. he says it's pain management. >> they can't find anything else? >> when you go into the testing
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program in the nfl, you're tested three, four times a week. people are still looking for relief and finding something that the nfl is not testing for which is the so-called fake marijuana. >> there's also a lot of guys in the league that smoke weed. there's going to be a cross over to different delivery devices. what weed is okay, what weed isn't okay. what is medicinal. >> the crazy think about this, remember, you've seen really ugly overdoses because it's not consistent. many of the chemicals are coming from china. people often don't know what's in it. you see 120 people dying in dallas as an example. >> i have friends that are obsessed with these fit bits. interesting piece -- >> people are letting them control their lives. >> it's almost like a remote control for you.
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>> you don't know what it is? >> these stepping crazy ladies. >> she's doing the right thing. it's an activity tracker. whether you buy fitbit itself or something else -- have you seen the nike fuel bands. >> tracking your steps, your sleep, your activity -- >> hopefully getting you more healthy. a stud says the numbers are sometimes a little bit off. >> a little bit? a lot of bit. >> they're saying sometimes -- they're saying a couple of our friends here at the table may be getting extra credit for steps they didn't take. >> us? >> you see her walk around. >> this is how you get your extra exercise. you have to walk like this. do the graphic of the error rate. it's fascinating. the basis band is the biggest error rate. 23.5% error rate. >> still better than nothing. >> that's a good point.
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>> now the folks at basis band say the folks at iowa state were using an old product. >> oh. >> but never theless, 10, 12, 15% wrong means you have to do extra steps every day. >> as long as it's wrong in the direction that helps me. >> when we just kind of mentally keep track, imagine how our numbers are off. do you know what i mean? oh, i didn't really have 3 pounds of french fries. when we try the calorie counted, we tend to nudge the numbers. >> do you know by how much? >> how much? >> double sometimes triple. when we over estimated, some of us are a little proud of ourselves. >> so don't use it as an excuse to not use them, though, because anything is better than nothing. >> it is fun. there's competition between people, how many steps you've taken. i think it's good. >> the one cool thing is they're
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