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president obama and vladimir putin face-to-face. tensions high as the two world leaders offer different views at the u.n. and president obama set for another high stakes meeting this morning. one-on-one with cuba's leader raul castro. welcome to "early start." i'm alison kosik. >> i'm christine romans. it is tuesday, september 29th. the white house claims it has clarity after the first face-to-face sit down with president obama and russian president vladimir putin in two
years. that clarity and some military coordination in syria seemed to be all the u.s. achieved. the two leaders toasting at lunch with i would say an icy glare and shaking hands stiffly before meeting for 90 minutes in the conference room. they emerged with new issues over syria and ukraine, there is no sign of the two settling their differences. for more, let's bring in cnn's matthew chance. >> reporter: christine, there are fundamental differences with washington and syria and on what role the president feels bashar al assad should play any scenario. obama voicing this yesterday and other western powers don't believe how bashara can stay in power given his role in so many
deaths in the country's civil war. that is not the position of russia. they believe bashar al assad is a bullwork against islamic state and should support putin and other whose suggested effectively regime change in syria. saying it is up to syrians to decide. there is also disagreement over continued disagreement over russia's interaction and involvement in ukraine. take a listen to what president obama had to say about that. >> we recognized the deep and complex history with russia and ukraine. but we cannot stand by when the sovereignty and territory integrity is violated. when that happens in ukraine, it can happen to any nation gathered here today. >> reporter: the kremlin argues
it has not violated the territory integrity and fighting alongside the rebels against the government in kiev. the difference of opinion on syria. it seems the two countries, when it comes to syria will have to find a way to work together. >> absolutely. you have two militaries basically working side by side. how much of a framework do we think they hammered out in terms of sending ships and aircraft in there and bombing runs. will they coordinate on a day-to-day basis? >> reporter: clearly a potentially dangerous situation. nobody wants an issue where u.s. and russian forces come in contact with each other. in the last fewlations have beeo make sure the militaries on the
ground don't come in contact with each other. that contact is started illustrating the need for the countries to work with each other. >> matthew chance in moscow. thank you. president obama and putin facing off in u.n. speeches outlining different visions how to fight terror. putin calling it a mistake to refuse to cooperate with the assad regime. promise blaming bashar al assad for the power vacuum that allowed isis to spread. >> we are told that such retrenchment is required to beat back disorder. that it is the only way to stamp out terrorism or prevent foreign meddling. in accordance with this logic, we should support tyrants like bashar al assad who drops barrel bombs to innocent children because the terror is worse when
the dictator slaughters tens of thousands of his own people, that is not a matter of one nation's inteternal affairs, it brings suffering on a level that harms us all. >> other leaders will look for a way forward in a war that as joint chiefs chairman martin dempsey puts it is now stalemated. let's go to our cnn's nic robertson with latest. putin is saying bashar al assad should stay and obama saying he should go. >> reporter: i think if we looked at this a couple of days ago, there was a language that assad is a figure and we can get beyond him, there was a nuance with russia and u.s. and europeans and iran, something
could be worked. that notion really at the moment on the face of it seems to have gone up in smoke. when you look at how you can tackle isis, promiesident obaman a way will find him on the back of the issue. you will see the discussions about bolstering support for libya. the u.n. is trying to bring the two halves together. when you look at isis in syria, they will continue to grow and certainly it seems. until you have a political agreement on the future of bashar al assad, isis have an area where they can continue to recruit and attract people. over the past year, compare to the past year, president obama injected political capital to get many of the nations at the u.n. to agree to limit the foreign nationals to syria. while more fighters have gone
from the countries to join isis in syria. that is not working. nato is limiting by intelligence and coordination around syria unable to limit some of isis potential and air strikes. really, the combating isis at the moment, a huge issue and what we heard yesterday is not going to help it. >> and so many differences on each side to work through. senior correspondent nic robertson, thank you. president obama will sit down with raul castro at the u.n. not too many years ago, such a meeting would have been utterly unthinkable. with the resumption of the diplomatic relations with u.s. and cuba two months ago, this is a moment of triumph. for the latest, we are joined by jim acosta. >> reporter: christine and alison, president obama will shift away from the difficult relationship with russia this
morning and toward a peace of the foreign policy agenda which is less complicated. president obama will sit down with raul castro in a few hours. the meeting will give obama a chance to catch up with castro. just as he is clashing with russian president vladimir putin over syria and ukraine, the president is holding up policy with cuba as an example of how diplomacy can pay dividends. he will push for more reforms for cuba. >> change won't come overnight to cuba, but i'm confident that openness will support the reforms and better the life the cuban people deserve. just as i believe that cuba will find its success if it pursues cooperation with other nations. >> reporter: in a speech, the president predicted congress will lift the u.s. embargo on cuba.
something raul castro called for in his remarks. officials still believe the president will visit cuba before he leaves office. jim, thanks for that. afghan security forces backed by a u.s. air strike trying to recapture a northern city that fell one day ago. the critical blow to the afghan government given insurgents a key base of operations in the southern part of the country. hundreds of taliban fighters stormed the area on monday sending afghan security forces and u.n. personnel fleeing for safety. isis is a recruiting machine. u.s. forces believe 30,000 have traveled to iraq and syria to join since 2011. that is double as first thought. as many as 250 americans are among the recruits. later this morning, a homeland
security task force will cite gaping holes in security making it easier to join. and planned parenthood president cecile richards testifies before an oversight committee today and she expected to say reduced funding will leave 650,000 women without health care. other government approved health care facilities cannot pick up the slack if congress strips planned parenthood of funding. congress appears to pass legislation averting a shutdown. the stop-gap bill cleared a key procedure hurdle on monday. the measure could be approved in the house tomorrow preventing a shutdown. conservatives view december as a better time to challenge obama
on planned parenthood since new leadership will be in place in the house. alison, december is a time that many people think the fed should raise rates. it sets things up for an interesting end of the year. stay tuned. that may be one reason why stocks are having trouble. the number two republican in the house making it official. he wants to be number one. majority leader kevin mccarthy officially entering the race to replace john boehner. it appears he has little competition. mccarthy making hundreds of phone calls promising to fight for conservative principles in selected to the post. time for an early start on your money. volkswagen falling further. commodity stocks falling on global demand concerns. yesterday was a doozy. the dow down 313 points.
nasdaq had a decline. the bio-tech sector really crushed here. stocks have been falling since hillary clinton tweeted outrage of price gouging. turing pharmaceuticals. previously calling the information highly confidential. just some unease in the markets across the board. we will be watching that. we also now know what is in donald trump's tax plan. the republican frontrunner sitting down with cnn to explain why he thinks everyone wins with his plan. next.
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he is closing some tax loopholes. now experts can look at the details, some are saying there is no way trump can keep his other promise to not run up the deficit. cnn's sara murray has details. >> reporter: good morning. trump faced criticism, but he changed his tune at a press conference in new york where he unveiled his tax plan. he teased it as a plan to benefit the middle class. it does that, but it offering a hefty tax break for high income individuals. >> the economy will just be absolutely like a rocket. it will go up. this is my prediction. this is what i'm good at. this is my wheelhouse. you will create tremendous numbers of jobs. i'll bring a lot of jobs back into the country. other countries have taken our base and manufacturing. we will couple that with the tax plan. we will have a country that really is going to rocket again.
we haven't had that. >> reporter: now erin burnett caught up with donald trump to talk about the tax plan. >> will you pay more money? will it be millions and millions? how much more will you pay? >> i will probably pay more money, but the economy will do better so i'll make it up that way. i believe in the end, i might do better because i believe the economy is going to grow. >> reporter: a little something for everyone in this. if you are at the bottom of the scale, your new rate is zero. if you are a middle class family, you will get a tax cut. >> sara murray, thank you. a weeping joyce mitchell sentenced up to seven years for helping two convicts break out of prison in upstate new york. she says she lives every day
with regret. mitchell pleading for mercy before hearing her sentence. >> if i could take it all back, i would. i can't begin to explain how sorry i am for all this. to the community, to my coworkers, to my family, to all the families of the officers that were involved in having to be taken away from their families in the search. >> mitchell said she helped the inmates because she feared they would harm her family. she got the maximum sentence. the judge was not buying it. she wanted an ankle monitoring bracelet. he said no way. she disrupted and cost too much. $120,000 is requested for restitution for the fix of the prison walls. another fugitive captured by
police thanks to "the hunt show by john walsh." jackson was indicted on rape and kidnapping charges in oregon in 1990, but he fled after he was released on bond and the u.s. marshal service is crediting "the hunt" for playing a significant role in jackson's capture. nice a show is changing lives. brown university rescinding bill cosby's honorary degree. fordham and marquette universities rescinded his degrees last week. paul walker's daughter is filing a lawsuit against
porsche. it claims the street legal car he died in lacked proper stability control and safety features to protect occupants and keep it from catching fire. he was riding in the passenger seat when it slicollided in a pr pole. amazing discovery that has the science world talking. nasa confirms for the first time, yes, liquid water flows on or near the surface of mars. scientists speculated the dark streaks on the planet's surface were caused by water. flowing water. now nasa says it has found evidence the streaks are in fact seasonal flows of water. could this salty water support life? that will be the object of further study. there are a lot of folks at nasa who are so excited about this discovery. >> who knows, there could be
lampooned the start. >> i can say this is as strange for you as it was me. jon stewart was your voice and refuge and our political dad. it is weird because dad has left. and now -- and now it feels like the family has a new stepdad. and he's black. >> the show generally getting good instant reviews in the u.s. how are folks back home reacting to trevor noah's new found stardom? david welsh has more for us in south africa. >> reporter: there was much tout success, but feverish anticipation with pride and nervousness. south africa waking up to the fact he did pretty well. here in south africa, he is well
known and his story. his personal story is part of his comedic act. i went to his grandmother's house in soweto where he grew up. >> was he always making jokes? >> always. always laughing. he says where he is there must be laughter. >> reporter: he was in soweto up to the age of 9 and amazingly, he says he was born a crime with a white father and black mother during the time of apartheid. christine. >> all right. so interesting. what an interesting story. a long run ahead of him. one night under his belt. thanks for that, david mckenzie. president obama and vladimir putin face-to-face and tensions high and big disagreements. next.
president obama face-to-face with russian leader vladimir putin clashing over syria and ukraine. breaking overnight, the u.s. launching a new attack on an afghanistan city taken by the taliban. we are live. welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm alison kosik. it is 30 minutes past the hour. the white house claims it has new clarity of russian objectives after the first face-to-face sit down with
president obama and vladimir putin in two years. the clarity and some military coordination in syria seems to be all the u.s. has achieved at this point. the two leaders toasting at lunch, but look at them. an icy glare there. then shaking hands stiffly before meeting for 90 minutes in the united nations conference room. obama and putin facing off in speeches outlining differences for how to fight terror. putin saying it is a mistake for refusing to cooperate with the assad regime. this morning, president obama hosts a summit with countries fighting isis except for putin who is not expected to attend. for more, let's bring in cnn's matthew chance. how much of an issue is it that putin will not be attending this meeting today? >> reporter: i don't think it is
necessarily going to spell the end of any cooperation with russia and the united states. the big take away from the russian perspective on that frosty meeting that you described was the relationship now between the two leaders that didn't exist a year ago. that is progress. one of the aims of the kremlin of going to the united nations and meeting with president barack obama was to make russia relevant again. that aim to some extent has been achieved. vladimir putin was front and center of diplomacy in syria and how to end the war and president obama did agree that he would work with russia and also iran and other countries as well in achieving an end to the bloodshed in syria. that's some progress that we can take away from this. of course, areas of disagreement of syria over the future of bashar al assad. russia wants him to stay.
washington wants him to go. there were other areas that were addressed as well. particularly by president obama. not least the situation in ukraine where russia has annexed crimea. and he is accused of having forces backing rebels in the east of the country. take a listen to what president obama has to say. >> we recognize the complex history with russia and ukraine, but we cannot stand by when the sovereignty and territory integrity is violated. if that happens in ukraine, it could happen to any nation gathered here today. >> reporter: that's essentially, alison, a justification for the sanctions that the united states is imposed on russia because of the activities in ukraine. i think u.s. officials will acknowledge privately, if not publicly, that the sanctions have had little effect on policy of russia in ukraine and further
sanctions and further animosity will not have much effect on russia and policy in syria as well. the take away from me is that the two countries are going to now work together to some extent. >> and work together to some extent on the crisis in syria. the big sticking point is what will happen with assad? obama is digging in his heels that assad has to go and putin saying no, he has to stay. >> reporter: we don't really know from the speech to what extent president obama is digging his heels in. he said, i'm paraphrasing, things cannot go back to the way they were before. he didn't specify what they would go to. you are right. there is a major disagreement between the two countries on what should happen to assad. vladimir putin backs him to the hilt. he has seen as a guarantee of
russian influence in syria. i think it is a mistake to think vladimir putin in some way married to the idea that only bashar al assad can lead syria in the future. he wants the guarantee russian interests. if it is assad, fine, but it could be somebody else as well. >> a meeting leading to some progress. matthew, thank you. afghan security forces trying to recapture a northern city that fell to the taliban one day ago. the fall of the city of kandu is a critical blow to the afghan government. i want to bring in nic robertson. nic, this is a taking of a city being able to get a foothold. we have not seen this in a long time. >> reporter: this is the biggest
taliban gain since 2001. the first time they have taken the city since then. it is a major highway linking afghanistan to the north. it is significant economically because kunduz is a well off, affluent farming community. it is a blow to the morale of the government. the government on the ground has more troops in the army and more police as well. what we understand is they pulled out of the town when the taliban were advancing. this is a batting that has been coming for some time. taliban have been building strength to the north of kunduz since the spring of this year. they moved in and the army moved out. that raises questions. the way the taliban operated in the past, when they take cities like this back in the old days, it is because they had support in the cities. we are told the army moved out because they felt they had poor
leadership and support in some parts of the town for the taliban because they feel the government is corrupt. these are the issues the government is fighting against. when and if and it is expected they will, retake the town in the coming days. >> "the new york times" reporting they moved out and let prisoners out of jail cells and celebrating in town. let's talk about the advance to try to retake the town. the u.s. air trying giving the afghan army cover. what do we know about the retaking the town? >> reporter: they say they have retain the police headquarters and the jail where the prisoner were freed. we know air strikes are difficult to use in an urban environment. they will be able to strike the supply lines and taliban grouping on the edges of town. we understand the casualty toll yesterday is perhaps in excess
of 250. the taliban leadership, they have a new leader, this is a big plus for him. he has said that the taliban should avoid civilian casualties and civilians should carry on with their lives and they will be safe. the way this will play out, potentially, a firefight in a densely populated urban environment. many people will have fled the town. how much damage of property will ensue as the fighting goes ahead. how that happens and that is perceived is going to determine how easy and hard it is for the government to hold on to kunduz. >> nic robertson, thank you. isis is proving to be a recruiting machine. u.s. experts believe 30,000 foreign fighters have traveled to syria and iraq to join the organization since 2001.
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welcome back. after weeks of sketching out the outlines of the tax plan, donald trump is promising drastic cuts for rich, middle income and poor americans and closing tax loopholes. now experts can actually look at the details, some are saying there is no way trump can keep his other promise to not run up the deficit. cnn's sara murray has details. >> reporter: good morning. donald trump has faced criticism, but he changed his tune yesterday here in new york where he unveiled his tax plan. he teased it to benefit the middle class. it does that, but offers tax breaks for high income individuals. >> the economy will just be absolutely like a rocket. it will go up. this is my prediction. this is what i'm good at. this is my wheelhouse.
you will create jobs. i'll bring a lot of jobs back into the country because so many other countries have taken our jobs and base and manufacturing. we will couple that with the tax plan, but we will have a country that will rocket again. >> reporter: trump would reduce the 40% down to 25% in addition to cutting corporate taxes. all of this has tax experts telling me it is very difficult for trump to live up to his promise this will be a revenue neutral plan and won't add to the debt or deficit. erin burnett caught up with him yesterday. >> will you pay more money? will it be more? >> i will probably pay more money, but at the same time, the economy will do better, so i'll make it up that way. i will probably end up paying more money. i believe i might do better because i believe the economy is going to boom. >> reporter: a little something
for everyone in this. if you were at the bottom of the scale, your tax rate is zero. if you are a middle class family, you will be getting a tax cut. the big winners here might be the wealthy. thank you, sara. another university cutting tie was bill cosby. brown university rescinding his honorary degree 30 years after it was awarded. the school saying the conduct of cosby is grossly inconsistent with brown values. fordham and marquette universities rescinded his honorary degrees last week. and paul walker's daughter filed a lawsuit against porsche saying it lacked stability control and safety features. walker was riding in the passenger seed of the porsche when it collided with a power pole and several trees.
trevor noah got to work. the south african comedian talked about the pope's visit and his own personal life. >> jon stewart was our voice and refuge and our political dad. it's weird because dad has left. and now -- and now it feels like the family has a new stepdad. and he's black. >> okay. how did he do? the show generally getting good instant reviews in the u.s. how are people back home reacting to his stardom? we have david mckenzie in south africa for us this morning. what do you think? >> reporter: alison, i think south africans were just as
surprised when he was announced the host after appearing three times and replacing jon stewart after 16 seasons. i think there is a sigh of relief when they feel he did okay. south africans have not seen the show yet. they'll see it as a rerun later today. there is a deal of pride for trevor. he is a well known figure in south africa. in fact, a household name. many people point to the fact as a comedian, he progressed from being what his colleagues say as vanilla and unoffensive to being an edgy comic. you know, it will be interesting to see if he takes that approach in the u.s. and if he can gain the trust of the audience to push those boundaries a bit as a south african comedian and taking on a bigger stage. alison. >> one show down. many more to go to win ov
i'm christine romans. let's get an early start on your money. volkswagen falling further. commodity stocks are falling on global demand concerns. the dow dropped 313 points yesterday. it was below 16,000. the nasdaq had the worst one day decline. remember the day the dow took the 1,000 point nose dive? bio-tech stocks hammered hard. big buzz this morning about the billionaire investor carl icahn. going all in for donald trump. releasing a video this morning saying he doesn't agree with
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>> president obama and vladimir putin face-to-face. tensions high as the two world leaders offer starkly different views at the u.n. breaking overnight. the u.s. launching a new attack on an afghanistan city taken by the taliban. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm alison kosik. the white house claims it has new clarity on russian objectives this morning after the first face-to-face sit down with president obama and putin in two years. that clarity and military coordination in syria seem to be all the u.s. achieved. the two leaders toasting at lunch with an icy glare and shaking hands stiffly before meeting in the united nations conference room for 90 minutes. obama and putin facing off in speeches for how to fight islamic terror. putin calling it an