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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 enormous
mistake for refuse to cooperate with the assad regime. president obama blaming assad for the power vacuum that allows isis to spread. president obama will host a summit with leaders from dozens of countries fighting isis, except for putin who is not expected to attend. for more, let's bring in cnn's matthew chance. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, alison. that meeting that president obama will host and russia unattending because they say we will not take part in any military action in syria unless it is mandated by the united nations security council. you know, the russians trying to back up that idea that it should come from the u.n., any military action, that takes place in syria. of course, they have a streveto the united nations.
you know, they clearly are poor relations between the two. they are not political friends. and a difference of opinion when it comes to the future of bashar al assad. the russian president saying this guy is a bullwork against islamic terrorism in the region. president obama having a very, very different perspective. take a listen to what he said. >> when a dictator slaughters tens of thousands of his own people, that is not just a matter of one nation's internal affairs. it breeds human suffering on an order of magnitude that affects us all. >> reporter: president obama making his case again. the peace process cannot move forward in syria while bashar al assad is still in power and still the president of the country. it is not clear to what extent he will be able to hold that position given russia is even gained in syria and it is building up the military forces in the country as well. alison.
>> you think about the blame to go around with the two leaders. you have the icy stares and stiff handshakes. you have the two world leaders in the same room talking. that is progress, at least a start of progress. >> reporter: absolutely. i think we can make too much of the icy stare and the cold handshake thing. certainly, they are not allies. they are not friends. they clearly don't like each other. in the end, these are representatives of two major powers in the world. they will work together if they have to. they worked together on iran and the nuclear program. there is no reason why they cannot work together on syria and solving that crisis. >> matthew chance, thank you. afghan security forces backed by u.s. air strikes trying to recapture a fallen northern city.
the fall of kunduz. for the latest, i want to bring in diplomatic editor nic robertson. nic, you said this is the first fall to the taliban since 2001. that is not the right direction. >> reporter: a great boost for them. a morale boost for them. it will send a negative message to other afghan government forces around the country. there were more army and more poli police inside kunduz. this shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. the taliban have been making gains to the north of kunduz since bring of this year. it is clear they want to take this town. it is important. it is a major highway to the
north of afghanistan. it is a relatively rich province, agriculture, it does well. why did the government forces collapse? we don't know the reason. we felt their leaders were not good leaders. we know in the past when the taliban take a town as quickly as this, we are talking in the old days of taliban, they are able to do it because people in the town are sympathetic to them. that is the deeper problem for the government as it moves militarily to retake the town. >> moving to retake the town with the help of the u.s. air strike. how involved is the u.s. with the afghan army to try to reverse this advance? >> reporter: you know, realistically. it is hands off since we stepped back from going in and helping
afghan forces and lead them on the ground and we passed over to let the afghan forces take the lead. helping with the heavy lift capacity and helping to rush large members of troops and equipment. the air strikes will be in assistance, but only up to a point. this is a town. there are civilians who live there. about 250 casualties we know of. no one will want to endanger the civilians. taliban made it clear to their fighters, don't kill the civilians. there will be a limit to what the u.s. can do on the ground. perhaps some satellite imagery and other assistance may be useful to the afghans. it is down to the afghans to lead the fight with training they had from the u.s. to lead that fight to retake the town. >> nic robertson, thank you. isis is proving to be a recruiting machine. u.s. intelligence experts
believe 30,000 foreign fighters have traveled to iraq and syria to join the terror organization since 2011. that is double last year's assessment. as many as 250 americans are among those recruits according to "the new york times." a homeland security task force will release a report this morning citing gaping security holes in europe to make it easy to join isis and jihadists to travel to the west. planned parenthood president cecile richards testifies today before the oversight committee. she says defunding the organization will leave 650,000 women with reduced or no health care in the first year alone. other facilities cannot pick up the slack if congress strips planned parenthood of federal funding. it looks like congress is ready to pass legislation averting a government shutdown this week. a stop-gap bill to keep government funding at the current levels through december 11th cleared a hurdle in the
senate on monday. the measure could be approved in the house tomorrow, preventing a shutdown with only hours to spare. conservatives view december as a better time to challenge president obama on planned parenthood since new leadership is in place. and the number two republican in the house makes it official. he wants to be number one. majority leader kevin mccarthy of california entering the race to replace john boehner as house speaker next month. it appears he has little competition. mccarthy making hundreds of phone calls promising to fight for conservative principles. we know what is in donald trump's tax plan. the republican frontrunner sitting down with cnn to explain why he thinks everyone win was his plan. (vo) what does the world run on?
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veil. he is promising drastic cuts for rich and poor americans. now experts can actually look at the details in this, some are saying there is no way trump can actually keep his other promise to not run up the deficit. cnn's sara murray has details. >> reporter: good morning. donald trump has faced criticism for being a substance free candidate. he change 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 offers 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 will bring a lot of jobs back into the country. because so many countries have taken our jobs 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 for a long time. >> reporter: trump would reduce the top rate from 40% to 25% in addition to cutting corporate tax. experts say it is difficult for trump to live off the promise this is a revenue neutral plan and will not add to the deficit. erin burnett caught up with donald trump yesterday. >> 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 at the same time, the economy will do better. i'll make it up that way. i'll probably end up paying more money. i believe in the end, i might do better. i believe the economy will boom. >> reporter: there is a little something for everyone in this. if you are at the bottom of the scale, your tax rate is zero. if you are a middle class
family, you may be getting a tax cut. it seems the big winners are the wealthy. >> sara, thank you. time for an early start on your money. asian shares closed lower. european shares mixed. volkswagen falling further. commodities are down on the global demand concerns. look at the dow yesterday. ugly. down 313 points. the nasdaq had its worst one-day decline since august 24th. when the dow took the 1,000 point nose dive. bio-teches crushed. stocks falling since hillary clinton tweeted outrage over price gouging. valiant dove 17%. congress wants answers about big price hikes for two heart drugs. previously calling the information highly confidential. attorneys for six baltimore
police officers facing charges in the death of freddie gray. they are expected to argue for a postponement of the first trial date in the case set for next month. claiming new evidence has created discovery issues. we get more from cnn's miguel marquez. >> reporter: christine, the pace quickening here in baltimore for the six officers involved in the death of freddie gray. we have a hearing later on today and that will involve scheduling for the first trial of the first officers. we have six different trials the judge ordered for the case. the first trial is right now going to start october 13th. i suspect that the defense lawyers will try to push that back several weeks or months. we will see what the judge says about that. all of this following the reporting from the baltimore sun with partial statements from officers that appears to implicate officers in not seeking medical attention for mr. gray although he
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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. welcome back to "early start." i'm alison kosik. >> i'm christine romans. the white house claims it has new clarity on russian object e objectives this morning after
the first sit down with vladimir putin and president obama in two years. that is all the two nations achieved. the two leaders toasting lunch with an icy glare and shaking hands before meeting 90 minutes in the united nations conference room. putin and obama facing off in speeches how how to fight terror. putin calling it a mistake for refusing to cooperate with the assad regime. president obama hosts the summit of the countries to fight isis. let's bring in more on the story with matthew chance. matthew, the past couple years have been isolated vladimir putin. his economy is in turmoil. now the two men faced with reality on the ground in syria that they need to talk.
>> reporter: i think that's a good takeaway from the meeting. despite the animosity that exists between the two leaders, in the end, they are merely representatives of much bigger powers and countries. they have to be practical. they already established military contact when it comes to syria to make sure the various armed forces don't come into confrontation with each other. and they agreed to work together on the issue of syria despite the big differences that exist. particularly on the issue of what happens to bashar al assad and should he have a role in any post-war scenario. vladimir putin thinks he does. he seems he is a bull work against islamic states and other groups in syria. president obama has a different perspective. >> when a dictator slaughters
tens of thousands of his own people. that is not an issue of one's nation of internal affairs. that brings suffering on a level that affects us all. >> reporter: both leaders dug their heels in over that issue. again, expressed they would be a compromise. what form that will take will mean months of negotiations ahead. >> thank you, matthew. afghan security forces backed by a u.s. air strike trying to recapture a northern city that fell to the taliban one day ago. the fall of kunduz giving the taliban the strong hold north of the city. let's bring in our correspondent nic robertson with more. afghanistan has been out of the headlines every day for a bit now. now it's back in the headlines,
especially as we are seeing the taliban gain a greater foothold there. this situation is changing hour by hour. >> reporter: it is. the government is trying to take the town of kunduz. the first time they have taken a town like this since 2001. it a major city to the north. kunduz is a well off agriculture area. there are more troops and police than the taliban had with the 500 fighters that came into town. they came in early yesterday morning and went to hospital and searched for government troops and went to the local university and the jail and freed 500 prisoners. took control of the town. the government forces forced outside. now the government on the forward foot and rushed in reinforcements. they will try with the help of the air strikes try to retake the town. the key here is and we have seen it before with the taliban.
when they get into a town this quickly and easily, that means they have supporters there. this attack has been seen coming for months. the taliban has been building up for six months since april of this year. the government really in some ways has no excuse for losing it in the first place. clearly an important issue to retake it and the question is how were they able to lose it in the first place. >> do you see the u.s. getting more entrenched in this? >> reporter: the u.s. has a lot invested in training the military. it has ability to provide intelligence and drone and satellite imagery. air strikes always will benefit any forces fighting on the ground. the thing the u.s. has to be careful of, they are aware of this, this is a town, it's an urban environment. people live there. you don't want to cause civilian
casualties with air strikes. to quite a degree, this will come down to the afghan army fighting it out. they will draw on the u.s. training and perhaps from intelligence and advisers that can support them from behind frontline frontlines. >> nic robertson, thank you. isis is a recruiting machine. u.s. experts believe 30,000 foreign fighters have traveled to syria to join that organization since 2011. that is double last year's assessment. as many as 250 americans are among those isis recruits. that's according to "the new york times." a homeland security task force will cite gaping holes in europe to make it easier to join isis. and planned parenthood's president cecile richards expected to tell lawmakers
defunding the organization will leave 650,000 women will be left with reduced or no health care in the first year alone. congress appears poised to pass legislation averting a government shutdown this week. a stop-gap bill funding levels through december 11th cleared a hurdle on monday. the measure could be passed in the house tomorrow. the conservatives view december as a better time to challenge president obama on planned parenthood since new leadership will be in place in the house. the number two republican in the house making it official. he wants to be number one. majority leader kevin mccarthy of california entering the race to replace john boehner as house speaker next month. it appears he has little competition. mccarthy making hundreds of phone calls promising to fight
for conservative principles. time for an early start on your money. asian shares fell this morning. european shares down. worries about a global slowdown and demand led by china. the same worries sending prices for raw materials like oil, copper and iron lower. shares of glencorp plummeted 30% yesterday. the investors are worried how the company will service its debt load. that got a lot of attention yesterday. another sector crushed is bio-tech. valiant dove 17% after the subpoena of the company over price hikes of two heart drugs. donald trump giving details about the tax plan he unveiled. who he says will benefit and will it even work? next.
after weeks of sketching the outlines of the tax plan, donald trump has lifted the veil. he is promising tax cuts for rich and poor americans. he is promising to close loopholes. some experts are saying there is no way trump can keep his other promise and not run up the deficit at the same time. cnn's sara murray has details. >> reporter: donald trump has faced criticism for being a substance free candidate.
he changed his tune in new york where he unveiled his tax plan. he used it as a plan that benefits the middle class. it does that, but it offers a hefty tax breaks for high income individuals. >> the economy will go up like a rocket. this is my prediction. this is my wheelhouse. you will create tremendous numbers of jobs. i'm going bring a lot of jobs back into the country. so many other countries have taken our jobs and 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 have not had that. >> reporter: trump would reduce the top rate from 40% 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 the promise this will be a revenue neutral plan and it won't add to the debt or deficit.
erin burnett caught up with trump yesterday. >> will you pay more money? how much more will you pay? >> i will probably end up paying more money, but the economy will do better so i will make it up that way. i believe in the end i might do better because i believe the economy will boom. >> reporter: there is a little something for everyone in this. if you are at the bottom of the income scale, your rate is zero. if you are a middle class, you are might be getting a tax cut. sara, thanks for that. another university cutting ties with bill cosby. brown university rescinding the honorary degree 30 years after it was awarded. the school's president saying the conduct is grossly inconsistent with the brown values.
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speculation with folks with imagination like christine. >> it is cool to see. let's look at what is coming up on "new day." michaela pereira. >> i'm buzzing. we will have cocktails on mars at some point, ladies. all right. we are following a lot of news here on "new day." we are watching breaking news from afghanistan. u.s. launched an air strike overnight trying to help retake a city from the taliban. we will take a look at what this offensive means for u.s. involvement there and troop numbers on the ground there. if the taliban is getting stronger again. plus, president obama and russian president vladimir putin face-to-face at the united nations. we are going to break down their highly anticipated meeting. was there any real progress made? we will look at that and a lot more at the top of the hour. >> thanks. trevor noah making his debut on
jon stewart was more than a late night host. he was our refuge and 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. >> so how did he do? the show is getting good reviews in the u.s., but how are people back home reacting? we have david mckenzie live in johannesburg. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, alison. it is a sigh of relief. south africans are happy he took the helm of "the daily show." he is well known here as a comedy act. the reviews have been good and some mixed. he managed to scrape through and
in fact could be a great host. we went to soweto where his grandmother still lives. noah was born in the '80s to a white mother and black father during aparteid. >> thanks, david. and a billionaire coming out in full support of donald trump. why this billionaire says trump is the president america needs. , day. there are more than 20,000 different proteins in the human body. they fuel our energy, support our metabolism, amplify our performance and recovery. they're essential for good health. your body's best source for protein? gnc. now get the world's best protein formulas at an astounding price. buy any gnc protein powder and get 1 half off. everyone needs protein, every day. and now all gnc protein powders are buy 1, get 1 half off.
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i'm christine romans. let's get an early start on your money. asian shares lower. volkswagen falling further right now. u.s. futures are trying to gain a bit of a balance. commodity stocks are falling on global demand concerns. looking for a balance from this. the dow dropping 313 points. nasdaq had the worst one-day decline since late august when
the dow took the 1,000 point nose dive. declines around the world. bio-tech stocks hit hard in the session yesterday. we are watching for a bit of a bounce back today. a billionaire investor carl icahn going all in for donald trump. releasing the video this morning. he says the country needs a leader like trump. >> we need a president that can move congress. i think donald trump could do it. i disagree with him on certain issues, but this is what this country needs. somebody to wake it up. >> icahn agrees the loophole which let's hedge funds managers be taxed at a lower rate is needed. >> i cannot deny i'm enjoying the twists and turns in the early season of politics. the u.s. launching a new attack on an afghan city.
"new day" starts now. >> after attack to retake the city of kunduz from the taliban. >> 500 taliban prisoners were freed from the city's prison. >> the biggest town they have been able to take since 2001. the first face-to-face meeting in two years. >> i'm amazed they did the handshake at all. >> united states is prepared to work with any nation, including russia and iran, to resolve the conflict. let syria and isis fight. why do we care? let russia take care of isis. assad to me looks better. >> announcer: this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alisyn camerota and michaela pereira. >> welcome to "new day." it is september 29th. chris is an assignment. john berman joins us. we begin with breaking news. united states launching an air
strike overnight against taliban targets in northern afghanistan, one day after taliban fighters captured a major city. this is the first time since taliban gained ground since 2001. >> trying to retake the northern city of kunduz. taliban has been damage. freeing hundreds of prisoners in the pre-dawn attack. let's start with pentagon correspondent barbara starr. >> reporter: good morning, michaela. some urgency to get the situation back under control. the u.s. launching air strikes overnight in kunduz. the largest city the taliban has been able to control since 2001 in afghanistan. a messy situation. afghan security forces have arrived on the scene. we are told by afghan authorities they are moving
through the city and trying to retake the prison. the taliban got there and they freed hundreds of prisoners. the taliban said they have taken control of a local hospital, posting pictures on social media. this is what we've seen so many times but this time on a much larger scale. the taliban move in when they see some vulnerability. afghan forces have to respond. but what does this mean for u.s. troops? there are 9,800 u.s. troops left in afghanistan. most are scheduled to come home by the end of next year. but this now, a very open question debate inside the pentagon, inside the white house. should u.s. troops be left in afghanistan, more troops as this security situation continues to pose a lot of problems? john? >> does this development change that discussion? barbara starr at the pentagon for us.