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essentially taking part in insider trading. officials are looking into whether they gained an unfair financial advantage in a game known as daily fantasy football. that's going to do it for me today. thank you so much for being with me. i'm ana cabrera. "at this hour with berman and baldoan" starts now. >> is isis trying to build a nuclear bomb? a sting operation targeting gangsters raises new fears now about radioactive material being smuggled to extremists. >> russia striking from the air and now the sea. can russian ground combat troops be far behind in one of the most combustible places on earth. is the u.s. out of options? you can't win the white house without winning two of these three states. despite their critics, donald trump and hillary clinton are rocking their rivals. this is cnn breaking news. >> hello, everyone, i'm john
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berman. >> and i'm kate bolduan. our breaking news at this hour, it is one of the worst fears in the battle against terror, the idea that some of russia's huge store of radioactive and nuclear material could end up in the hands of terrorists. bad actors like isis. well, this morning we're learning there was just such a plot. a u.s. law enforcement official confirming that the fbi, fbi agents, helped stop a potential sale. it happened in the former soviet nation of moldova. >> our justice reporter evan perez has been working his sources. you've been on the phone. what are you learning? >> there was an place done by moldovan authorities. the biggest concern has been that you have all of these smugglers in moldova and the russian-controlled region where you can pretty much buy anything. that includes radioactive material, uranium, things that could be used to make a dirty bomb. and what this operation entailed was simply targeting some of those smugglers to get them to believe that they were dealing
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with potential extremist groups like isis and whether they wanted to sell this material to them. and unfortunately, that's what they were trying to do. so the moldovan authorities were able to arrest several of these people in the last couple of years. but the concern remains because these are smugglers that they know about. what about the ones that they don't know? >> i have a question, evan. could this be going on, these smugglers who are trying to get their hands on this material, could it be going on without russian intelligence knowing about it? >> you know, that's one of the big concerns here because it all depends on which part of russian intelligence you're talking about. i mean, are there people who are helping some of this traffic behind the scenes without the knowledge of anybody in moscow? there's so much corruption in that part of the world that that is the big concern there. >> what more is the fbi saying? i mean, this is an ongoing threat, an ongoing concern. >> right. >> what more are they saying? >> this is why they're there. this is why other u.s. agencies are there trying to work with
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the moldovan authorities because they know that this is an open marketplace for a lot of bad stuff. and again, you have a lot of these groups that are willing to buy any of this stuff to try to droo do harm to americans or europeans or even to use it on the battlefield. >> for decades, this has been one of the worst fears. >> especially post-9/11. >> evan perez. >> good result this time, at least. new this morning, the polling fury of the front-runners. big news for donald trump and hillary clinton in the swingiest of swing states. ohio. >> so swingy. >> pennsylvania, florida. on the republican side, donald trump solidly on top with ben carson running second. and look which floridians are flailing in florida. >> i can't match that. there's no apparent home field advantage for senator marco rubio or former florida governor jeb bush. in fact, bush is losing ground there in this latest poll. and for the democrats, with less than a week to go before their big first debate right here on
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cnn, hillary clinton has a big lead, even if joe biden gets in the race. let's focus in on the key swing state of florida. we'll be speaking about that with adam smith of "the tampa bay times." also joining us is cnn senior washington correspondent, jeff zeleny. before we narrow in on florida, the big picture here, big, big day for hillary clinton and donald trump campaigns. no candidate has won the white house without winning at least two of these three states, at least since 1960. so what are the campaigns seeing in these numbers today? >> kate and john, no question, those are the key states. and no candidate has won the white house with them. so a lot of similarities at least in the numbers between hillary clinton and donald trump. they both share the same fact that they are leading in the polls, but they also share a bit of challenges in bad news, that their unfavorable ratings also are high in each of those three battleground states. let's take a closer look at some of these numbers right now.
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you'll see hillary clinton, first of all, in florida, ohio and in pennsylvania, slightly higher than 50% unfavorable ratings in all three of those states. now, if you look at joe biden, vice president joe biden, who is thinking still about jumping into this race, he is about the reverse of hillary clinton. he is essentially higher in florida, ohio and pennsylvania. his favorability ratings are above 50% in each one of those three states. now on to donald trump. look at his numbers. his unfavorable numbers, higher in all of those three states, the highest of any of these candidates so far. so that is the challenge for his campaign going forward. nearly six in ten voters do not have a favorable rating of his candidacy. but look, at this point, these candidates still need to go through the early voting states of iowa where i'm here right thousand. hillary clinton will be taking the stage behind me in just a few minutes. they still need to go through iowa, new hampshire, south carolina before they get to those three battleground states that we're talking about in these polls. >> so jeff, we're less than one
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week away from the big democratic debate right here on cnn next tuesday night. bernie sanders run ing ahead of hillary clinton in new hampshire. but according to these new polls, that momentum doesn't last much longer on the calendar. >> it doesn't last in these general election states right now, but it's important to remember that in a presidential primary process, things happen in order. things happen in iowa, new hampshire, south carolina, nevada. so what these general election battleground states basically show are national numbers here. but they are essentially irrelevant. the clinton campaign realizes that the trump campaign realizes that. bernie sanders is coming so strong in new hampshire and even here in iowa. so that is what the clinton campaign is focused on squarely. how does she show that she is liberal enough, progressive enough? and she's already distancing herself from president obama and this administration on several issues, on trade, on the keystone pipeline. we'll see her doing even more of that over the coming weeks and in the debate to reach out to
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those democratic primary voters, those liberal voters who make all the difference in this stage of the race. >> a lot more to talk about that. she's going to be taking the stage behind you in iowa, as you said, jeff. great to see you. jeff zeleny. let's bring in adam smith and focus in on the swing state of florida. this is your wheelhouse, as donald trump likes to say about every other issue. this is your whoeelhouse, adam. let's focus in on republicans here especially. when you look in florida, trump is at 28%. carson's at 16%. then you see that marco rubio, your home state senator, 14%, and jeb bush, the former governor of florida, sitting at 12%. what is behind these poll numbers? what is the talk on the ground? why aren't your home state guys registering? >> you know, i think one of the things that makes states like florida and ohio such great bellwether states is because they really are amazing microcosms of the country as a whole.
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so if you have a political trend that's happening across the country, and right now the trend is donald trump, donald trump, jeb bush, low energy, not a candidate for the future, that shows up in a state like florida, and especially in florida in the case of jeb bush, our population changes so much. he has not been on the ballot since 2002. and so that's millions of voters that have never voted for bush and never were even around when he was governing and see him as sort of the tired candidate of yesterday that for better or worse, he's widely perceived as outside of florida. >> you know, florida just changed, the republican party there just changed election rules. it's now winner take all on march 15th. i don't think i'm going out on a limb in saying there is no path to the white house for bush or rubio that doesn't include the state of florida. and i don't think they can survive with each other for that much longer either. they seem to be catching on to that as well because jeb bush with a new line of attack on rubio on the stump about his
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voting record or lack thereof in some cases in the senate. i want you to listen to what jeb said. >> we should cut the pay of elected officials that don't show up to work. i don't know about you, but this idea -- this idea that somehow voting isn't important, i mean, what are they supposed to do? they should go to the committee hearings. they should vote. >> now, adam, when you see this, you know both these guys. they have been friends in the past. it's got to be awkward for them. jeb bush has said it's awkward. but he needs to go after marco rubio, doesn't he? >> yeah, of course they do. they're both really going after each other. marco rubio on the stump always says we don't need candidates of yesterday. there shouldn't be a line for who's next to run for president. and so it's getting to be more and more hollow when they keep saying oh, jeb is a great friend of mine, and marco's one of my greatest friends because clearly they are on a collision course. and what's ironic here in terms of florida's primary, it's going to be march 15th, that's fairly
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late, the legislature, controlled by republicans, set it up thinking that it was going to be a gift to jeb bush, that once -- at that time it looked like jeb bush was going to run, marco wasn't. they figured all those delegates would go to jeb bush. that is not a given at all anymore. >> 99 delegates at stake, march 15th is that primary. john thinks it's -- he firmly believes if bush doesn't win florida, he's out of the race. what do you think? do you think bush can survive if he doesn't take florida? >> no. and i will tell you what the bush sr. campaign people say, is there a chance -- what happens if you don't win florida? it's all over, right? and the response is pause, pause, pause, we will win florida. so clearly, they view that as well. >> the answer there might be in the pause, pause, pause. >> exactly. pause, pause, that's your answer. >> adam smith, great to have you with us. really appreciate it. we know you will be watching next tuesday, the first democratic presidential debate is now less than one week away.
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in a commanding lead as far as the democratic primary goes. that, of course, is right ahead of the cnn debate next week. but the draft biden movement is also getting ready to launch a powerful new ad focusing in on vice president biden's life. tragedies and triumphs even before obviously he's jumped in. >> yeah, an adviser to the group says the ad is not meant to nudge biden into the race, but it's meant to share his story, his emotional story, with the nation. and it does that a lot. listen. >> my wife and three children were christmas shopping. a tractor trailer broadsided them and killed my wife and killed my daughter. and they weren't sure that my sons would live. the incredible bond i have with my children is a gift i'm not sure i would have had, had i not been through what i went through. but by focusing on my sons, i found my redemption.
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>> let's go into this with cnn political commentator, republican consultant margaret hoover and analyst and editor in chief of "the daily beast," john avlon. what do you think it's like to be hillary clinton today? she's got these new poll numbers in swing states which are strong numbers. she's got to be happy with that. meanwhile, they've got a new ad, a really emotional ad coming out from the draft biden people. you have biden with a family confab this weekend deciding whether to get in the race. >> if you're hillary clinton, things are going as well. it's fine to have biden have a day in the spotlight with this ad. the challenge for biden is going to be that his numbers will likely soften once he gets into the race. she had a 68% approval rating when she left the state department, and now, you know, she suffered for a while and has made a big comeback thanks frankly to major missteps by republicans and the house of representatives, er go a fat
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christmas present from kevin mccarthy on the benghazi committee hearings. hillary clinton always does best when she is victimized by republican overreach, and that's what's happened. >> as you look into these numbers in the swing states, in florida, clinton's over 20 points ahead of sanders. she's at 43%. ohio, 40%. and 36% in pennsylvania. john, when you also, though, look at the unfavorables that come right along with these numbers, she has very high unfavorable ratings. 51% in florida, 56%, ohio, 54% in pennsylvania. how do you square these two things? she has such a commanding lead with democratic primary voters but also seen unfavorably. how does that shake out? >> well, it's fascinating because you see the ability of voters to keep two opposing things in their mind at the same time, and still hillary clinton seems to come out on top of the equation. look, she's been in the public
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eye in an often-polarizing controversial figure for more than 20 years. and the e-mail server scandal has taken a real toll on her, make no mistake. but the reality is especially within the democratic field, only hillary clinton is actively competing for the center, which is 50% of democrats. so while bernie sanders can rally the activist base around him and get a lot of enthusiasm, when it comes to actually winning swing voters in swing states, hillary clinton's born on third base because that's her brand. that's the credibility she brings to the campaign. so it makes sense that she'd be doing so well. >> unless and until what happened saturday when scranton-born joe biden jumps boo the race or not. that will be up for grabs right there. >> not clear, though, that he's going to go for the centrist democratic play. there are rumors of elizabeth warren vice presidency. there's this question about whether he is the more authentic center/left candidate that would gal annize support and energy in a way that sanders may not be
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this viable democratic contender. >> i want to shift gears to ben carson. i'm going to do it. i'm shifting gears to ben carson. >> do it. go ahead. your show. >> he's been in the news since yesterday morning when he was talking about the mass shootings in oregon. and what carson said that he would have done, he said he would have tried to tackle the shooter. he says he would not just have sat there and waited to die. he said it yesterday morning. he's been asked about it repeatedly. i want to show you what he said about it this morning. >> from the indications that i got, they did not rush the shooter. a shooter can only shoot one person at a time. he cannot shoot a whole group of people. so the idea is overwhelm him so that not everybody gets killed. >> carson said what he said. a lot of people, john, say it's insensitive. on the other hand, carson and his supporters suggest, you know, he doesn't speak in political correct terms. he says when he's thinking. he says what a lot of people are thinking is the argument, john.
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>> this has nothing to do with political correctness or it's defiance by conservatives. this has to do with ignorance about the specifics of the situation on the part of ben carson. there was somebody who rushed the gunman, an army veteran, who was written about extensively on "the daily beast" and others who took shots. let's roll is incredibly important. it ignores the specifics of the incident where somebody did exactly what carson did and there were nine dead. let's get out of the fantasy world and deal with facts. >> he was asked about that this morning. he says that example, the fact that there was someone who did stand up to the shooter he says furthers his point, margaret. he says that's what i would have done and that's how he explains it. what is your take, though? is he being insensitive, or is he being blunt, unpolished and candid, and especially when you
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see that he's made similar kind of comments that have come under fire in the past on a different topic, but he's still number two in every primary poll. >> and ben carson is a candidate for the presidency who has never run for anything before. so he isn't polished. he doesn't know when he's about to step in it. you know, look, it's an unfortunate comment. there was actually a hero of that day. and to undermine that by saying i would have done that, too. where were the heroes? he had an opportunity to make a policy point about gun control. he had an opportunity to say what his stand would be. rather than ben carson always tends to go biographical. here's what i would have done. here's what i, the neurosurgeon, who separated siamese twins would have done. that's fine. your candidacy is based on a biography, but it's about larger policy now for ben carson. >> i'll leave you with this. there is one person out there defending him, the man competing against him for the white house, donald trump sent out a tweet
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that said carson was speaking in general terms as to what he would do if confronted with a gunman and was not criticizing. not fair. >> i would love to hear from the families and what they think about it. >> that great arbiter of fairness. >> good point. i would think the arbiter of fairness on this would be the victims' families. >> margaret, john, great to have you with us. really appreciate it. >> thanks, guys. controversial political warrior dick morris. he knows how to shake things up. wait until you hear what he says about jeb bush and the race for house speaker. all that and hillary clinton. he joins us and he might not make any new friends this morning.
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this morning, new violence in jerusalem and the west bank. a 35-year-old israeli man was stabbed in jerusalem by an arab woman. officials say he was wounded but
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managed to shoot the suspect who is now in the hospital. and in another town south of tel aviv, a palestinian suspect stabbed an israeli soldier, but police killed that suspect. tensions there are extremely high throughout the country, really, after a 13-year-old palestinian boy was shot and killed monday. and israeli officials announced strict security measures to try and curb the violence there. new this morning, russia launching a fresh round of airstrikes in syria, causing huge concern from the pentagon to the european union. moscow claims the bombings are targeting isis, but the strikes seem to be mainly hitting anti-government forces including some cia-backed groups. >> the u.s. fears, of course, russia's real motive is to protect its allies. syrian president bashar al assad, the defense secretary now saying that the u.s. is not ready, and new comments to reporters, they are not ready to cooperate with russia, calling russia's strategy there flawed. joining us now to discuss, cnn
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senior international correspondent arwa damon. she is in istanbul, and cnn's global affairs analyst, kimberly dozier joining us from washington. arwa, first to you, in syria, russia is now not just striking from the air but also from the sea. what is happening there today? >> reporter: yeah, that's right. strikes happening from naval ships from the caspian sea, targeting, according to russia itself, 11 targets inside syria. that has added to the airstrikes that happened taking place in various other ground artillery strikes as well. turkey joining in that chorus of voices, saying that russia most certainly is not simply targeting isis but is, in fact, going after anti-assad rebel groups. according to turkey prime minister, he said that only two of russia's air raids actually struck isis positions. and according to a number of opposition activists, rebel
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leaders on the ground in areas like hama and idlib that were the main epicenters of the most recent strikes, these then led to some of the fiercest fightings that these various different areas have seen in months. great concerns now amongst the opposition to bashar al assad that these strikes are going to allow regime forces to push forward into areas that they would not otherwise be controlling. but remember, russia is carrying out these various different strikes at the request of the syrian regime. and the syrian regime does, by and large, consider the vast majority, if not all of the rebel groups, to be terrorist organizations. and russia is saying that it is going to be going after all terrorist organizations. of course, this pits russia directly against the united states who have two completely different objectives when it comes to trying to overall handle the situation in syria. but it's also positioning russia as being a very key player in the region right now.
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russia effectively muscling itself onto the very complicated board game that is the war in syria and in iraq. turkey also expressing its grave concerns because of various airspace violations carried out over the weekend by russian jets and also perhaps what is a bold move by syria, turkey saying that eight of its fighter jets were harassed by surface-to-air missiles as they were patrolling the turkey/syria border. and of course, none of this bodes well for the conflict in syria that has already seen way too many killed and way too many syrians displaced. the big question right now is what is, if anything, the u.s.-led coalition going to do? >> kimberly dozier, you have sources all through the military establishment. what are they telling you that they think russia is doing? how far do they think russia is willing to go? and if -- or maybe when will it
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involve russian ground troops? >> reporter: they think what they're seeing is a replay of ukraine all over again, that russia has moved limited ground troops in to shore up bashar al assad's main areas of either contention or areas where he still holds sway. they've watched multiple rocket launchers and other types of russian equipment move all along the border of assad's influence with rebel-held areas from homs all the way up north. you can also see that's where a lot of the airstrikes have taken place. they say it's a little harder to track where iranian troops have gone because they use the same equipment as the syrian troops. when they think they're seeing is russia settling in for the long haul, especially around also the port of tartis and the stronghold of latakia to keep assad in power. and essentially create facts on the ground before they move possibly against isis.
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now, it is worth noting that some of the areas where they have hit are also areas where the al qaeda-linked group al nusra front is located near rebel groups. so some of the strikes could be going at the militants that russia tells the americans it's aiming at. >> kimberly -- >> reporter: sorry, i was just going to say the difficulty for the pentagon is that they don't have people on the ground, so they can see an explosion, but they can't always tell where it came from. >> and real quick, kim, tell me, defense secretary said today in new comments to reporters that the united states now is not ready to coordinate with russia in terms of the airstrikes that they are -- the airstrike operations that they're putting in place. this gets to that deconflicting question. what does that tell you that ash carter comes out to say that? >> reporter: well, that he doesn't like that the russians are doing what they said they wouldn't do, which is to target rebel areas. it also signals that they're probably going to go with the
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ba barest minimum, say a hotline in each control location rather than having possibly change officers, saying we're going to hit here if you hit here. the level of trust just isn't high enough for that right now. >> surely. >> barely exists at all. arwa damon, kimberly dozier, thanks. really appreciate it. coming up for us, he says jeb bush can't be president. kevin mccarthy shouldn't be speaker. famed political strategist dick morris burning bridges with the establishment. he joins us next. and their colleagues and patients were killed in u.s. airstrikes. their hospital destroyed. we're going to have a live report coming from afghanistan as international -- as an international charitable organization issues new calls now for war crimes investigation against the u.s. military. up wi? but the quicksilver card from capital one likes to keep it simple. real simple. i'm talking easy like-a- walk-in-the-park, nothing-to-worry-about,
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a huge vote for house republicans tomorrow. they will make their pick to be the next house speaker. house conservatives met last night with the three republicans fighting to replace john boehner, the front-runner. the current house majority leader, kevin mccarthy, told them i'm not john boehner! i'm going to run things differently. >> mccarthy also continues to try to clean up after his recent remarks, crediting the committee investigating the benghazi attacks for hillary clinton's declining poll numbers. let's discuss this and much more with dick morris, former adviser republican senator trent lott and president bill clinton. dick, it's great to see you. we were looking at some of your recent writings, and you write a lot about who shouldn't be. mccarthy shouldn't be speaker. jeb bush shouldn't be president. let's focus first on this house race. you wrote that the house leadership needs to stop eating its young. why is jason chaffetz the answer
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to that? >> i think there's been a fundamental dichotomy between the people who got the republicans the majority who are for the most part conservatives from the class of 2010, and those who run the house who are people who have been there forever who are from the mainstream republican party and who probably would still be in the minority. and there needs to be some accommodation and leadership for them to not eat their young but promote their young to positions of power, and chaffetz probably isn't the best example of that. >> chaffetz has been in congress longer than mccarthy. neither have been in very long. i mean, both of them are pretty young. >> yeah, but he's clearly acceptable and supported by the conservatives that have been ousted and kept out of power by boehner. look, there are two republican parties in the house. there's the mainstream establishment party, and there are the conservatives. conservatives are somewhere between 40 and 100 people
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depending on what issue and what vote you're talking about. both have to be represented. otherwise you're going to have situations where it's a shutdown or nothing because nobody will credit the deal that the leadership negotiates with the democrats. and to do that, you might have one speaker and the other is the majority leader. that probably makes the most sense. but to think that you can unite the republican caucus behind mccarthy is ridiculouridiculous. it's just a prescription to either sur rerender or a shutdo depending on which you wish. >> let's talk about the broader fight for the republican nomination for president. when you look at these latest poll numbers, i mean, bush is still in it, but these latest numbers in florida, ohio and pennsylvania out of quinnipiac, not necessarily good for jeb bush who was once thought to be the front-runner, and you say jeb bush can't win. why? >> well, he's lost three-quarters of his support since he announced, for heaven's sakes. and he looks like, even though
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he's got a three-inch height advantage over trump, he looks so much trivialized standing next to him in those debates. i think that bush needed the momentum and the consensus of a front-runner just like his brother had. but he's lost that. when a famous name runs for office, the problem is -- and hillary has the same problem -- is we focus not so much on who he is but who he's not. you know, hillary's not as likeable as bill. hillary doesn't have bill's political instincts. and by the same token, jeb doesn't have the strength of his brother, doesn't have the stubborn conservatism of his brother. and people really look at your shortcomings as much as your assets. >> so let's talk about the front-runner, then, donald trump. your former boss, bill clinton, was with stephen colbert last night. and this is what he attributed to donald trump's success. let's listen. >> it may have a short half-life, his campaign.
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i can't tell yet. but he's a master brander, and there is a macho appeal to saying, i'm just sick of nothing happening. i make things happen. vote for me. >> the macho appeal, is that why donald trump is leading in all these polls, especially today? >> he's doing about as well among women as among men. it's not that. it's that there is no man's land in our politics. on the one hand, bounded by what we know to be true, and on the other hand bound by what the media says is politically correct. and that's where donald trump lives, and it's our failure to admit what we all know to be true in the guise of political correctness that fuels the trump candidacy. >> dick morris, always great to have you. always great to hear your opinions. we'll test them out as this campaign continues. great to see you. >> come back soon. there's a whole lot of good news in new polls out for hillary clinton. we'll talk about the good news and the bad news in the polls
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this as a rule of engagement, but the years of setting up the rules, and they abide by the rules of engagement with the afghan forces and the taliban and put the facts on the table t, and if your interpretation of the rules of engagement has changed, then we have to reassess if we can operate in that the environment. they go into the war zones to help people in the war zones with the eyes wide open. these are doctors who are often been in the professions for many years and decades, and they don't do it lightly. and doctors without borders are operating in syria. and say a russian plane strikes a doctors without borders hospital tomorrow, and the russi russians said, you know what, don't worry, we will investigate it, and that is what the doctors without borders are feeling the situation they are faced with. this investigation has to be independent, and has to be with
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an outside body or they will be faced with situations where the bad actors have the hospital, and they will look into it, and get back to you later. this is what worries the professional doctors who put their lives on the line to help wounded people in bad situations, john. >> and nic robertson, on the ground there for us. nic, thank you so much. coming up next, one in six americans are latino, and those votes could absolutely change the election in 2016. coming up, hillary clinton's director of latino outreach is coming up to talk about the candidate and the upcoming debate and the new poll numbes s out today. ♪
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less than one week now from the first democratic debate. where? here on cnn and new polling has
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hillary clinton leading in battleground states. the poll shows the former secretary of state with strong numbers and including in ohio and pennsylvania. >> and there is news though that some of those polled say that the hillary clinton ist not honest and not trustworthy, and so there could be some problems. joining us to talk about this is the latino campaign manager for hillary clinton. we want to talk about that, but first, the arizona congressman a long-time member of the hispanic congress raul gonzalez is going to be announcing his endorsement for bernie sanders. >> i will let bernie sanders campaign speak of that, but we are proud of joaquin castro's
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endorsement, and congressman becerra's, and so voters want to know what are the strategies and the policies. >> and there is some difference s in the obama administration including the secretary of immigration, and she said that she would be much less harsh than the president was in the administration, and do you believe that the president has been harsh in his policies of immigration? >> i will start by saying that my mother would benefit from the dapa reform presented by the president, and so when we look at the next four or five years, who is the best person to get us a comprehensive immigration bill, and with a full and
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complete immigration bill, and who can work on dapa and the other policies to find out what the strategy is, and what i want to be focus canned on is how to build a program that is speaking to the the la ttinos and to the immigrant community that is offering real solutions, and that is why i am here today. >> and lorella, what do you say to the voters as they are trying to understand the positions, how to build those programs, and the distinction they want to know between president obama and hillary clinton when she say ises she is going to be much more harsh on the deportation, and what would you say here? >> well, i focus on my what what my candidate has to offer, and hillary clinton is for holding detention centers, and make sure
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that the 6,000 dreamers who have protection from dapa is going to continue to be here to and not be imported. and i want to make sure that my mother can have the proper immigration policy to go visit her father in peru knowing she can come back. so i am goinging to california and texas and georgia and virginia and i want people to tell me what is your plan? i am ready to knock ton the doos and make the phone calls, and we are singularly energized to tap on the energy, and we started the latinos for hillary, and we have a comprehensive strategy that is bilingual, and speaks to the dominant audience, a we launched a at the marc anthony concert, and we had a lot of
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excitement. >> and so a lot of the focus will be highlighted in the big debate. the democratic debate is one week away october 13th only here on cnn and we will be there live to bring you special coverage starting monday. until then, thank you for joining us at this hour. >> we will be back tomorrow. >> we might be back tomorrow. >> meanwhile, "legal view with ashleigh banfield" starts right ashleigh banfield" starts right now. -- captions by vitac -- hello, everyone. i'm ashleigh banfield and this is legal view. we may be an hour away from learning the new details of the campus murder last week in roseburg, oregon, and we are is set to be briefed at 10:00 a.m. local time, and you will site live right here on cnn when it happens. meanwhile, the police are telling us that the mother of the dead gunman, quote, is part of the investigation, as anyone close to a mass killer would be.


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