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♪ sleep train ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ congress in chaos. the man expected to be the next speaker of the house drops out of the race. republicans left with no clear front runner, except one who doesn't want the job. new warning from the fbi about syrian refugees coming to the united states. the nobel peace prize expected to be given in an hour. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm michelle kosinski. >> it is 4:00 a.m. in the east. i'm john berman. republicans, do you know where
your next speaker is? the answer is no. welcome to political twilight zone. the capitol is reeling after kevin mccarthy, the clear frontrunner for the job, dropped out at the last minute and there is no clear picture to replace john boehner. this is mccarthy's explanation. >> i'm stay on as majority leader. the one thing i found is if we are going to unite and be strong, we need a new face to do that. >> so many house republicans are trying to convince paul ryan from wisconsin to fill the void. the former vice presidential candidate said no way, not once, but twice. as we sit here this morning, maybe, just maybe, there is some wiggle room. let's get more from cnn's dana bash. >> reporter: john and michelle, shock, stunned, complete disbelief. we have run out of words to
describe the feeling among house republicans and what we witnessed and what we were part of when kevin mccarthy went into what we thought would be an anti-climatic event. we thought he would get the majority of votes within the republican caucus to be the nominee for house speaker. then before it started, it was over because we were learning very quickly standing outside the door that kevin mccarthy, instead of giving his speech of being the house speaker, gave a speech of why he was dropping out of the race. lots of reasons why he did that. first and foremost, it was going to be very tough to get the majority of the house, 218 votes, at the end of october. another, we are told, if he did get that, it would be hard to govern. right now, the question is who is going to be house speaker? somebody has to do the job. at this point, the name of the game is paul ryan.
problem is he doesn't want the job and he made that very clear from the get-go. he wants to continue his current position of chairman of the ways and means committee. it is a tax writing committee. he is a self described policy wonk. he may be leaving the house. he is a young man. he is getting a lot of pressure. house majority leader john boehner is trying to convince him to stay. others are trying to convince him to put his hat in the ring. a meeting later this morning where house republicans will sort out their differences and figure out if they can find that person to replace kevin mccarthy to be in the running to get the majority. all we know is john boehner, the current house speaker, still insists he is out of there at the end of october. john and michelle. >> thanks, dana. with mccarthy out of the race
for speaker, who else is left? jason chaffetz is running and conservatives are backing florida lawmaker daniel webster. also in contention lynn wesmoreland of georgia and newt gingrich would be interested if asked. >> you don't need to be a member of the house to be the speaker. >> our washington's kathy mcmorris rogers. >> there will be clarity there. this doesn't happen in washington. >> after the last two weeks. this happens at the 11th hour. you said what when you saw the
news. >> can you imagine paul ryan taking calls? take the job. i should call. i'm the only one who hasn't called paul ryan. >> we could start this campaign today. donald trump is actually taking credit for knocking kevin mccarthy out of the race for house speak he weespeaker. he questioned his ability to be the speaker last week. listen to trump's reaction to mccarthy's decision to pull out. >> it is because of the level of toughness. we need somebody who is very tough. i think kevin is a nice guy. we need somebody who is very smart to do the right thing for the country. kevin was showing it was a hard thing. >> chris christie campaigning in new hampshire insists voters don't care about the speaker race. he says the american people want
the dysfunction in washington to end. >> this is an inside washington game. jake, nobody in america could care less about. they want a congress that could do something. >> if they could care less, they care a little. ben carson praised his decision to drop out of the race. he said he is putting the party ahead of his own political ambitions. >> and ben carson is not backing down of how he once deflected an armed robber at a fast food restaurant. he drew a lot of criticism suggesting that the oregon college massacre victims should have rushed the shoot er instea of sitting back and being killed. carson said he redirected a gunman at a fast food restaurant to a store employee instead. >> this is somebody who comes
into a joint to rob it. not somebody who sequentially killing people. >> you didn't know he was going to rob people. >> i did know that. maybe this is a level of sophistication people learn from living on the streets. i knew that guy was not there to murder everybody. >> how did you know that? >> i knew he was not there to murder all the people. i knew he was there to rob the place. >> carson is triggering a new around of controversy with the comments he made yesterday on cnn. suggesting the holocaust could have been prevented if more jews had guns. >> just clarify, if there were no gun control laws in europe at that time, would 6 million jews been slaughtered? >> i think hitler's goals would have been diminished. >> as you expect, the
anti-defamation league is calling those statements inaccurate. and a programming note. don't miss the first democratic debate hosted by cnn and facebook. coverage starts from las vegas at 8:30 eastern. president obama travels to roseburg, oregon today. nine days after a gunman killed nine people at a community college there. he might not receive a very warm welcome. despite the shooting, the residents are angry about the president's gun control campaign. there are protests planned. there are people who are saying he is politicizing this tragedy. one parent of a survivor is refusing to meet with him. with the u.s. agreeing to take in 10,000 more refugees to help with the crisis in europe, top national security officials are sounding a warning. the heads of the fbi and homeland security are telling the senate committee there are serious gaps when it comes to
our ability to screen them all. we get more from cnn's evan perez in washington. >> reporter: john and michelle, top national security officials say there are gaps in data to screen syrian refugees. the u.s. plans to take in 10,000 refugees in the next year from syria. the chief of the fbi and the homeland security department testified on thursday in a senate hearing. they say incomplete intelligence information poses a problem for screening syrian refugees. here is jim comey discussing the challenge. >> there are gaps. i don't want to talk publicly in the data available to us. >> reporter: officials are trying to avoid a repeat of problems in past decade. u.s. officials failed to screen terrorists. these two were sentenced in
kentucky after fingerprints were found on explosive devices used on soldiers in iraq. now the u.s. is doing a better job in how it screens refugees. that is a key part of assuring the public of securing more refugees. >> evan, thank you very much. new concerns of the russia military campaign in syria. four missiles fell short from the caspian sea. they fell short in iran. iran says they don't know anything about missiles in their country as well. nato officials are condemning moscow. they are concerned about the timing of the cruise missiles launched nearly 1,000 miles of terrain in iraq and iran and syria. let's bring in cnn's matthew chance. matthew, among other things,
france launched air strikes against isis in syria. >> reporter: that's right. the skies over syria are crowded indeed, which is why the military talks underway with the united states and russia, the u.s. coalition striking isis targets is so important. all sides want to avoid any unwanted confrontation in the skies. there is very little agreement on which targets should be hit. the idea of cooperation is off the table. they are not going to be cooperating when it comes to the air strikes in syria. i have to quickly point out there has been a strong denial from the kremlin coming from the pentagon. u.s. officials anonymously in washington that four of these russian cruise missiles a couple of days ago in the caspian sea, didn't hit their target. they are saying, no matter how
unpleasant and unexpected it is for the pentagon and langley, it is unexpected fact. that is the stern message from the defense ministry. >> matthew, if they did or did not land in iran and we are told they did, it doesn't change the intention of where the missiles were sent. that is the real cunundrum for the united states. time for an early start on your money. >> a good start for stocks around the world. asian shares are higher this morning. european shares are following the lead. u.s. stock futures are slightly lower. yesterday, the dow had another triple digit rally. closing up 130 points. that makes it five straight days of gains for the dow. the s&p 500 closing above 2,000
for the first time since august. wall street rallying around the news coming from yesterday's fed meeting. the central bank saying it is worried about low inflation and china's slowing economy. chances of a rate hike at the end of the year seem less likely. what wall street is looking for is certainty. they are getting it with a bleaker picture. >> the michelle kosinski bubble. >> you need to stick around so we see the green arrows. an american who helped stopped a paris terror attack, attacked himself. stabbed outside a california bar. really bizarre story. we will tell you what happened next.
after being stabbed in a drunken street fight. cnn's kyung lah has more from sacramento. >> reporter: john and michelle, he is known an an international hero. someone who thwarted a terrorist attack. here in sacramento, he was just another victim in a street fight. take a look at the surveillance video. you see a number of men in a fight. a large man in a white shirt in the center. his name is spencer stone. you can see he is fighting with a number of men. police say this all started in a bar and spilled out into the street. stone was stabbed three times according to the hospital. stone is known as one of three americans who took down a would-be terrorist on a french train. his actions were hailed as heroic around the world. saving countless lives. when he returned to the united states, he met with president
obama and received a hero's welcome. he is now back in the hospital this time in serious condition. he suffered three stab wounds, according to the hospital. they say his injuries potentially life threatening at one point. he is now expect the to make a full recovery. in the meantime, police are continuing to search for two suspects. >> thank you, kyung lah. bill cosby under oath. he will face questions today from attorney gloria allred. the judge ordered testimony sealed until december when the judge will then rule on which parts should be made public. city of north charleston, south carolina, approving a $6.5 million settlement with the family of walter scott. the black man fatally shot in
the back by a white police officer in april. the 50-year-old scott was unarmed and running away from officer michael slager when he was gunned down. slager was later charged with murder and being held without bond. new details emerging about the el faro cargo ship after the search was abandoned. three former crew members say the vessel had leaks and other structure problems and question whether it should have sailed with a major storm bearing down. company operating the ship said it was well maintained and inspected. we are less than one hour from knowing who will win this year's nobel peace prize. who will it be? we are breaking it down live next.
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else is out there? >> reporter: michelle, the five members of the nobel committee, actually know the winner. we don't know the 273 nominees this year. this committee works in absolute secrecy. we are left to speculate or follow the money. when you look at the betting agencies, they all have angela merkel as the clear, really, favorite to win this year's award. likely for her moral leadership in dealing with the refugee crisis. opening germany's borders to take in migrants. that would be a controversial choice. not everyone agrees with how she handled that issue. pope francis is considered a likely winner from last year, but certainly the influence and power and popularity of him as an individual and message has grown since then. he is considered very much a
likely candidate. rounding out the top few favorites, there are lesser known grassroots activists. like the gynecologist who works with victims of sexual silence. a long way down the list, john kerry and his counterparts. it seems the money is not following them yet. perhaps the deal impacts are still an unknown. all of this could prove to be wildly inaccurate. the nobel committee in the past has thrown out some surprising results. michelle. >> thanks, phil. a life altering decision as well. >> i think phil is being modest. he knows and isn't telling. >> there are hundreds. >> i don't know when they vote.
>> everyone talks about the top three out there in the news. often it is a surprise. >> maybe paul ryan is a possibility if he can fix what is going on in washington. chaos in congress because of that man kevin mccarthy. everyone thought he would be the next speaker, but he drops out. no one knows what is happening. all the happening next.
leader. the frontrunner to be the next speaker of the house drops out at the last minute and now no one knows what's going on. homeland security with a warning of syrian refugees heading to the u.s. within 20 minutes, the nobel peace prize will be announced. we will break down all of the top contenders. welcome back to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm michelle kosinski. chaos in congress is something we talk about a lot. this time, house republicans are searching for a new leader. the big question is who wants the job. majority leader kevin mccarthy dropping a bombshell by dropping out of the race for speaker. that leaves a void for speaker. now the party needs a new direction according to mccarthy. >> i'll stay on as majority
leader. if we are going to unite and be strong, we need a new face to do that. >> house republicans are hoping to convince wisconsin's paul ryan to be the next speaker. so far the former vice presidential candidate has declined the offer twice. we get more from cnn's dana bash. >> reporter: john and michelle, shock, stunned, complete disbelief. we have run out of words to describe the feeling among house republicans and what we witnessed and what we were part of when kevin mccarthy went into what we thought would be an anti-climatic event. we thought he would get majority of votes within the republican caucus to be the nominee for house speaker. then before it started, it was other. because we were learning quickly standing right outside the door that kevin mccarthy, instead of
giving a speech of being the house speaker, gave a speech of why he was dropping out of the race. lots of reasons for doing that. it was going to be very tough to get the majority of the house, 218 votes, at the end of october. another, we are told, if we did get that, it would be hard to govern. the question is who will be the house speaker. at this point, the name of the game is paul ryan. the problem is he doesn't want the job and he made that clear from the get-go. he wants to continue his current position of chairman of the ways and means committee. it is a tax writing committee. he is a self described policy wonk. he wants to reform the tax code and maybe leaving the house. he is getting a lot of pressure. the current house speaker is trying to convince him to stay.
others are trying to convince him to put his hat in the ring. there was a meeting later this morning where republicans will try to sort out their differences and figure out if they can find that person to replace kevin mccarthy and be in the running. all we know is john boehner, the current speaker, still insists he is out of there at the end of october. john and michelle. >> that closed-door meeting at 9:00 a.m. if you hear from paul ryan before 9:00 a.m., tweet us @earlystart. >> somebody has to do it. >> with mccarthy out of the race, who is left? before mccarthy withdrew, jason chaffetz declared. daniel webster of florida had the backing of the freedom caucus. webster wants to change the rules. former house speaker newt gingrich has said he would be
interested. you do not have to be a current member or member at all of the house to be speaker. it could be anybody. it could be one of us. among the list declaring they are not running, kathy mcmorris washington and trey gowdy. >> this is unbelievable there is a scramble to find somebody. >> this used to be a job everyone wanted. donald trump is taking credit for knocking mccarthy out of the race for speaker. trump expressed doubt of mccarthy's fitness for the position last week after the benghazi issue was politically motivated. listen to trump's reaction. >> a lot of people are giving me credit for it because of the level of toughness. we need somebody tough. i have been saying that.
i think kevin is a nice guy. we need somebody that is tough and smart. not just tough. we need somebody very, very smart and can do the right thing for the country. kevin was showing that it was a hard thing. >> chris christie campaigning in new hampshire says voters don't care about the speaker race. the american people want the dysfunction in washington to end. >> this is an inside washington, d.c. game that i have to tell you the truth, jake, nobody in america could care about. they don't care who the speaker is. they want a congress to do something. >> he may well be right. dr. ben carson praising mccarthy for the decision to withdraw from the speaker race. he says the california congress member is unselfishly putting it's party ahead of his political ambitions. ben carson not backing down from comments he made about how he says he once deflected an armed robber in a fast food restaurant. carson drew criticism for suggesting that he would have
rushed. he would have tried to tackle the mass shooter in oregon. instead of sitting back and getting killed. earlier this week, he told a story of a would-be robber once put a gun in his ribs in a popeye's restaurant. he said he redirected the gunman to hold up the store employee instead. now explaining why he did not attack the suspect. >> this is somebody who comes into a joint to rob it. not somebody who sequentially killing people. >> you didn't know he was going to just rob the place. >> i did know that. maybe this is a level of sophistication that people learn from living on the streets. i know the guy was not there. >> how did you know that? he had a gun? >> i knew he was there to rob the place. >> new comments from ben carson triggering comments. he suggested the holocaust may
have been prevented if more jews had guns. this is what he told wolf blitzer. >> just clarify, if there had been no gun control laws in europe at that time, would 6 million jews have been slaughtered? >> i think the likelihood of hitler being able to accomplish his goals would have been diminished. do not miss the first democratic debate. it will be on cnn. hosted by cnn and facebook jointly. it begins at 8:30 p.m. tuesday. stick with us. a lot of pre-game coverage starting right now. president obama travels to roseburg, oregon today. nine days after a gunman killed nine people at a community college. despite the shooting, residents in the conservative town are
angry about the president's gun control plan. mr. obama will spend time with the families of the victims. at least one par eent of the survivors refusing to meet him. and the top national security officials are sounding a warning. the heads of fbi and homeland security and counter terrorism center tell a senate committee there are serious gaps when it comes to the u.s. ability to screen all of the refugees. let's get more from evan perez in washington. >> reporter: john and michelle, top u.s. security officials say there is gaps in data used to screen potential syrian refugees. the u.s. plans to take in 10,000 refugees next year. the chief of the fbi, homeland security and the national counter terrorism center testified at a senate hearing on
thursday. they say that incomplete intelligence poses a problem for screening syrian refugees. here is fbi director jim comey discussing the challenge. >> my concern is the gaps. i don't want to talk about publicly in the data available to us. >> reporter: officials are trying to avoid a repeat of problems in screening iraqi refugees in past decade. u.s. authorities fail to flag terror suspect whoss who enter country. these two men were sentenced in kentucky after fingerprints were found on explosive devices used against u.s. soldiers in iraq. now they believe the u.s. is doing a better job of screening refugees. that is a key part of reassuring the lawmakers and public to support more refugees. john and michelle. a tough one with countries around the world figuring out what they can do. there are concerns about russia's military campaign in
syria after four russian cruise missiles launched from the caspian sea fell short and landed in rural iran. the russians deny missing any targets. nato officials are condemning russia. they're concerned about the timing of the russian decision of launching 26 cruise missiles across 900 miles of terrain into syria. let's bring in cnn's matthew chance. matthew, france is jumping in to initiate air strikes against isis in syria. what impact is that expected to have for the coalition? >> reporter: the skies are getting more crowded, aren't they, over syria? unlike here in moscow, a snow storm has suddenly approached us. a lot of coordination has to take place. u.s. leading a coalition of 60
countries carrying out air strikes. including france. they are doing that. there's no question at this point of cooperation. the two sides, if you like, have got completely different strategic divisions of what should happen in syria. the russians are backing bashar al assad. the united states backing the opposition groups that the russians are now bombarding. >> thanks, matthew. time now for an early start on your money. alison kosik is here with that. >> good morning. i'm watching stocks around the world going in different directions. asian shares are higher. european shares are following that lead, but u.s. stock futures are lower. yesterday, the dow had a triple digit rally. a big winner yesterday? oil. the price for crude oil above
$50 a barrel right now. the first time since july. it is still lower than prices were a year ago. that means those low gas prices will stick around. the average price for a gallon of regular is $2.32. that is almost $1 cheaper than this time last year. that means you can save $360 this year on gas. the question is what are they doing with all that extra money? they are spending it. according to a new report by jpmorgan chase. what the bank did was look into bank records and found 80% of the savings going out the door. about 20% of that extra savings from gas money, people are spending at restaurants. people are enjoying themselves. >> people are tired of cooking the same meals. spending more. that's good for the economy. >> maybe not with kids with college savings.
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the areas over charleston could be flooded in the next 72 hours. >> what we saw was devastating and i'll tell you, you are seeing boats in yards. you are seeing houses under water. you are seeing damage at levels we never thought we would see. the problem is more is coming. we saw that. we saw the water levels high. we see the water moving. we see which way it's going. it's coming here. >> this has been going on for days. for more on the flooding threat, let's turn to meteorologist derek van dam. >> good morning. the rain has come to an end across south carolina, there are warnings if effect for charleston for flooding in the weekend. the rivers north and east of charleston, like the santee
river, still expected to crest. that could lead to major flooding for saturday and sunday. on top of this, also additional rain in the forecast. this is the radar. the oncoming cold front will bring anywhere from 1 to 2 and locally up to 4 inches of rainfall in the areas hardest hit by the heavy rainfall last week. the cold front sweeping across the great lakes. cooling our temperatures. guess what? we will cool the weather across the new england coast. temperatures taking a nose dive with the passage of the cold front. unfortunately, bringing rainfall to many areas that do not need it. d.c., 66 on saturday. new york, 64. back to you. >> derek, thank you. any minute now, we will know the winner of the nobel peace prize. announcement coming just minutes away. so who are the top contenders? we'll tell you next.
all right. just minutes from now, the esteemed nobel committee will award the nobel peace prize. contenders are pope francis and angela merkel and secretary of state john kerry for his work in helping forge the iran nuclear deal. who will win? we are hoping there is one man with the answer. cnn's phil black monitoring developments for us from london.
good morning, phil. >> reporter: good morning, john. the truth is we just don't know. no one does. apart from the five members of the nobel peace prize committee. they are the only ones who know who the 273 nominations were. they are the only ones who know the size, makeup of the short list whittled down. over the last few day, they voted and selected this year's winner. we can speculate and perhaps more accurately follow the money. follow the money across the betting agencies. they have the german chancellor angela merkel the clear winner this year for the work and moral practical leadership with the refugee crisis. as nominations closed in february, she would have been nominated with the work dealing with ukraine. since then, she had taken a strong leadership role with dealing with the refugee issue. that is a controversial choice.
not everyone is happy with the way she handled it. the other candidate is pope francis. someone considered a favorite last year and his message as influence has grown since then. he was said to have played an active role with the united states and cuba. and other grassroots types. people certainly would not have heard of, but made a difference in saving and improving lives. the catholic priest who takes phone calls from refugees who are in trouble crossing the mediterranean. gives coordinates to the italian coast guard. a long way down the betting list, you will find secretary of state john kerry and iranian counterpart with the iranian nuclear deal. the impact not known. of course, the possibility and nobel prize does it often, of coming up with a completely unknown. surprise result. we will know very soon.
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it is time for an early start on your money. alison kosik is here with that. >> good morning. asian shares are higher this morning. european shares following that lead. u.s. stock futures are lower. yesterday, the dow with a triple digit rally closing up 138 points. the s&p 500 closing above 2,000 for the first time since august. it will cost some netflix subscribers more to watch "orange on the new black" and stream the latest movies. hiking the standard plan to $9.99 a month. michelle is freaking out. you can watch on two devices at the same time. it is effective immediately for
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