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impossible to obtain. the proposed draft agreement istiis differentiated, fair, sustainable, balanced, and legally binding. it is loyal to the durbin mandate. five subjects with the different responsibilities of the countries of their respective capacities in the light of the national circumstances. it confirms our central objective, vital objective to contain the rise -- average rise in temperatures well below 2 degrees and to make an effort to limit this raise to 1.5 degrees, which should make it possible -- [ cheers and applause ]
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>> you're looking at live pictures from paris as world leaders talk about a vote which is imminent, we believe, on a climate deal, something they're saying is an ambitious agreement that will replace the kyoto accord and we're helping to expect with secretary john kerry as well once this vote is processed and possibly finished at the end of the day. >> what is it is the big question. >> it's called the change that would define the century. what's important here are the details. what's inside this agreement? is this something that should happen? or is this something that shall happen? because that then relates a require of the 195 countries plus the european union to do what has been decided here. of course in the u.s. that comes done to will this need, will
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this get congressional approval? all things important to discuss. but to back up and take a look at the world's nations, the final day of this two-week conference coming to this deal, we will of course hear the specifics in just a moment. we've got our jim bittermann in paris standing by to give us some details. as we see this picture of the world's represent testifies coming to the to fight climate chang. we will of course get to jim bittermann, get to the details in a moment but, again, what you're watching is a statement of the work that's been done offer the last two weeks and really just putting into some frame the gravity of this moment of this global summit, the greatest agreement since those kyoto accords. >> a lot of people wondering what kind of substantive change it might bring. but we do have some other news we want to get to. we do want to welcome you. good morning.
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>> good to be with you. >> authorities say there may be an isis terror sell there in geneva. cnn's international diplomatic editor nic robertson with us now. what are the factor that igrd this alert first of all? >> there are three basic factors here. one is intelligence from u.s. officials picking up intercepted communication between four isis members in syria saying they may want to attack here in johnsgen and chicago in the united states. their whereabouts are unknown. a belgian van was driven here and when they checked the registration, it was owned by associates of the paris
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attacker. they found the van but not the owner. and one of the french attackers was recruited to isis by a man from the geneva area. that man, he joined isis, then al qaeda. he's been arrested by the french, was last year. however, another one of his associates from this area joined isis, went to syria and is now back somewhere possibly in europe. his whereabouts unknown. the police chief here in geneva saying there is the possibility of an isis cell here in the city. they're on high alert right now. >> what are they doing, help us understand the process of what's going on in that city right now. >> let me set the scene for you.
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geneva is a big hub of european skiing and this city is on a christmas footing, there's christmas markets in the town. the u.s. headquarters behind me the biggest in the world outside of new york. the guards are carrying heavier automatic weapons than they would be. the police are on higher alert. there is one thing the police chief was asked about last night, local media reports reporting that a vehicle was found here and two men of syrian origin arrested and traces of explosives found in this vehicle. when the police chief was asked about these local media reports, the reply was, well, i can't talk about that right now. and that's the same response that we're getting from swiss officials when we call them. so no one's knocking that down. so how are the police trying to join together these dots in a city where there's a lot of tourists that a will the lot of come to this time of your.
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maybe that's why they're not saying a lot because they don't want to damage the sort of tour of here, if you will. but the other thing you have to bear in mind, if they have picked up people, they won't want to publicize it because they will use the information they get from them to potentially track down others. that's the picture we have here. >> nic robertson, we so appreciate the update. thank you, sir. >> a developing story out of california. sheriff deputies are investigating a mosque fire near palm springs. they believe it was an "intentional act." it happened around noon yesterday in coachella. someone threw an incendiary device at the mosque. the mosque security guard said he saw the flames from miles away. >> i pulled up to the
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intersection, i turn left and there's a huge plume of smoke. mushroom cloud. >> county leaders called it a terrorist act. that may have been in response to last week's attack in san bernardino. >> we have new developments on the san bernardino attack. more than a week after 14 people were murdered, one of their neighbors allegedly built pipe bombs with those killers. this comes as dive teams are searching for evidence in a lake the couple may have visited just prior to that attack. >> victor, kristy, one of the men being questioned by authorities made a sunning announcement, enrique marquez, an associate of syed farook said he and farook built pipe bombs
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in the past, it was their hobby. he said they were just something that he and his friend did. authorities are very interested in this because in the search of the farook home, they found 19 pipes, pipes the fbi says could have easily have been converted into bombs with any of the bomb-making materials they also seized from the farook home. also, the lake. this is where we have seen two fbi divers slowly combing the bottom of this lake for a second day. the divers going back and forth, painstakingly looking for something. there was a report that the two killers were seen here at this park. so the fbi says they are searching this lake for evidence. what they are looking for are missing items from the farook home, items like a hard drive that is missing from the computer. they want to try to build a
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case, an electronic footprint of what these killers were doing. the fbi says they're going to be at this lake for days. >> thank you so much. >> donald trump has a new target. former ally ted cruz. his path in foreign policy? >> and canada's new prime minister greets the first group of syrian refugees arriving in his country. >> we're going to have a new life with hope and everything. you can do here, a lot of things you can do for my kids. ok, we're here.
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three days now until the big cnn debate and the gloves are off for the gop. donald trump now launching himself first attacks against senator ted cruz. >> with the ethanol, really, it's -- he's got to come a long way because he's right now for the oil. but i understand it, oil pays him a will the of money. he's got to be for oil, right? the oil companies give him a lot of money but i'm with you. i'm with everybody. i'm with everybody. look, i'm self-funding. i have no oil company, i have no special interest. >> now, that's trump in iowa
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last night. this comes after audio emerged of cruz raising questions about trump's judgment. >> i like and respect both donald and ben but in both instances in particular, you look at paris, look at san bernardino, it's given a seriousness to this race that people are looking for who is prepared to be a command are in chief. i think the people are honest who they are. i believe gravity will bring both campaigns down and the lions share of thos supporters come to us. >> a new monmouth university poll has cruz ahead of trump by 5 points. not so small. trump conceding it is now a two-person race in iowa. >> let go to mark preston.
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at one point both were serging because they were nonestablishment guys. all of a sudden out of nowhere cruz is coming into place. do you think the enticement of an anti-establishment guy is starting to wane? >> there's no question donald trump and cruz were able to fuel their campaign by being anti-washington, not being politicians. but had they not been in this race, that was going to be a ted cruz lane anyway. he's very much against the establishment. he doesn't even get along with his fellow republicans in the u.s. senate. i do think you're still going to see this fervor go on. as we heard ted cruz say in his comments behind closed doors to supporters, he thinks support for trump and carson is going to go away. where is it going to go to? to him. who are those supporters? those are folks angry at washington. >> let's get back to the
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monomouth university poll. here's what trump had to say about it. >> you know, we're leading in most of the polls. we're leading in every poll. no, every poll, except iowa there was one poll, monmouth -- i never even heard monmouth. what the hell is monmouth? explain it. i don't look monmouth. you no why i don't like it? because they always treat me badly also. >> first of all, he was lauding mond monmouth in april. do you think there's a general concern for cruz's camp? >> no doubt about it. whenever donald trump has had somebody nipping at his heels, if he feels he is not being treated fairly and we're going to so a new poll out of iowa,
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probably about 12 hours from the des moines register and he went and said the des moines register want fair to him, setting up the scenario if he doesn't do good in this poll, he's going to say the "des moines register" is out to get him. there's no question the race right now in iowa is between ted cruz and donald trump. the question is who can win it. >> right, right. gops are having that discussion of being able to win that majority, which would create a brokered part convention next summer. here's what donald trump said to jake tapper about that. >> what do you think about the idea of the brokered convention? dr. carson got upset and said it sounded like people were trying to subvert of the voters.
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>> i agreed with what ben said. i wrote him a little note. i thought it was excellent. i haven't seen it yet, i've been hearing about the closed door meetings and i don't like that. i signed a pledge but the pledge was a double deal. they're supposed to be h honorable. so we'll find out. if it's that way, they're going to have problems. i hope it not going to be that way. >> he said there may be problems if there's a brokered convention. what can happen if there's a brokered convention and do you believe one of these guys could go to a third party? >> there's no question donald trump has been threatening he will leave the republican party if he feels the establishment is not behind him. we'll see over the next couple weeks, perhaps the next couple of months where donald trump end up in the polls. there's a lot of folks who are very concerned that he will
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siphon off enough votes that it will allow the democratic nominee to win in november. another question, though, is what happens if there is a brokered convention. what happens on the floor? that would become very, very messy in cleveland when republicans gather to nominate their nominee. and that would on be a few months before the november general election. so the gop establishment clearly is uneasy with donald trump. they doesnn't want him as he is nominee. that's where you're starting to see these discussions unfold. and donald trump could leave the party today. he would probably have the same kind of support he has right now, kristy. >> thank you so much for the breakdown, mark preston. we appreciate it. and don't miss the debate on tuesday, wolf blitzer moderates at 6 p.m. >> for the first time women in saudi arabia are voting in the country's elections.
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23 minutes after the hour now. this is a live picture here of francois hollande, president of the host country, france, the top 21 global climate change conference happening there in paris. negotiators will present a draft agreement this morning to address global climate chang. an agreement has been reached among the 129 countries and the european union. 20 years of research and
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discussion, the participants at this u.n. sponsored event. cop21 is the conference of parties, 21st conference. that's how you get to cop21. they hope to have the final text of the draft later today. the goal is to reduce worldwide consumption of fossil fuels and keep the world from overheating. >> the spanish government says a second police officer has died following a suicide attack in kabul. they hit the compound with a car bomb and gunfire just as night fell. afghani officials say all the attacks are were killed in a furious gun battle. >> saudi arabia, for the first time women are participating in the electoral process. more than 130,000 women have registered to vote in the male-dominated women and women are actually running for local offices, which was unheard of a few years ago. >> and in toronto, canadian
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there's only one invokana®. ask your doctor about it by name. new this morning, swiss authorities say there may be an isis cell in geneva and they've ramped up security, particularly in front of the united nations building. the u.s. embassy is switzerland is warning americans in geneva to be vigilant. >> investigators looking into the san bernardino terror attacks have learned that syed farook and his neighbor allegedly built pipe bombs together but his neighbor, enrique said he had nothing to do with the devices built for the couple's deadly rampage. >> many analysts and
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counterterrorism officials are going to tell you lone wolf-style attacks aers are somf the hardest to identify. we have more on the hunt for these terrorists. >> that is a reality that officials are facing this morning are those lone wolf-style attackers very difficult to track down. the san bernardino attack adding urgency to the mission for counterterrorism figures as well. there is no telling how many isis-inspired operatives may currently be in the u.s. there are, however, the number. the fbi reporting it has some 00 -- 900 active cases. the george washington university report showed at least 300 sympathizers who spread the
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propaganda. 56 have been arrested this year alone, the most terrorism-related arrests since 9/11, according to the g.w. report. one man is charged with helping a isis student get training in syria. the figures reflect the cost and struggle for u.s. officials to track down extremists already in the country. the efforts were not enough to thwart last week's isis-inspired attack in san bernardino. >> we also believe they were inspired by foreign terrorist organizations, and we're working very hard to understand exactly their association and the source of their inspiration. >> reporter: the u.s. facing its greatest terrorism threat since 9/11, a sobering statement from the fbi. the fbi does believe the trend of foreign fighters leaving the
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u.s. headed to syria or iraq is in decline. u.s. officials previously estimated at least 250 american have actually traveled to parts of the middle east and other regions to join terrorist groups. out of those on about a dozen of them actually joined the ranks and of those only about 20 have actually died in the fighting. so some more context to these numbers that are constantly changing. >>hey, polo, thank you very much. >> you bet. >> to the race for 2016 and donald trump heading back to south carolina today where he'll likely address his ban on muslim immigrants coming into the country, even muslim visitors. trump as controversial plan could be a big topic in the next cnn debate, which is happening here at cnn on tuesday. we expect it will be. as it approaches, it appears tru trump's lead is growing. donald trump is up to 35%,
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nearly double to his closest competitor. you see him followed by ben carson, marco rubio, ted cruz and jeb bush. is this going to be a fight with trim for the top spot as we've seen in previous debates or we in a position where they're going to leave trump alone and fight amongst themselves to be the anti-trump. what do you expect in. >> there are lots of different lanes, victor, the government service lane where you see kasich and bush talking about their extensive experience in government. you have sort of the evangelical lane where you've got ted cruz and ben carson making an explicit appeal to conservatives. you have marco rubio dancing between the two but bringing a generational argument that he's not a bush, he's not a clinton and he's the youngest of the
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group. then you've got trump in a league by himself. my guess, though, is that trump is going to be the center of the debate, as he often is, and it going to be a real gut check moment. you raise exactly the right question, victor. do you want to try to take him on, or do you want to try to sort of hang in the background? hanging in the background has not worked for the other candidates for the most part. so i think it's entirely possible that some, look kasich, will try to really ramp up their criticism of donald trump of some of his rhetoric and some of what he stands for. frankly that's what a debate is supposed to do. when you reach the point we have reached with some of these statements and some of these proposals and international outcry that has resulted, folks have to decide why they're in politics and whether they'll stay silent at this point. >> let's put up the latest finding of the cnn poll as it
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relates to who the republican leading voters trust to take on isis. it shows donald trump at 46% here, cruz at 15 and rubio at 8. what are they doing to possibly cut into that lead and can they make a -- i guess take a big enough bite on tuesday? >> well, it's a very interesting question. i don't know if cutting into the lead at all costs is going to be something that cruz, rubio or anybody else attempts to do. let's keep in mind that what donald trump has proposed in some cases amounts to war crimes. he says we'll get the families of those in isis and take them out. meaning execute them. it's completely illegal. you can end up in a jail cell for doing that. there are things donald trump has proposed like his radical proposal to have a legislation test for entry into this country
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that also probably wouldn't stand legal scrutiny in the u.s. court or anywhere else. will they try to outdo him in that regard? i hope not. >> errol louis, all good to have your insight. >> thank you. >> these topics will be up for discussion, up for debate, the final debate, tuesday at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. eastern. >> and the search for two military personnel who went missing. >> and the city of baltimore will be ready to deal with the verdict in the trial of the officers in the death of freddy gray.
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40 minutes past the hour right now. the department of homeland security has joined the force for two pakistani pilots who are awol. retired general mark hertling joining us now. how concerned are you when you hear this? >> i'm not very concerned at all, kristy. good morning to you. this is something that happens more frequently than most americans would like to believe. a lot of foreign armies come to train not on in the united states but when i was commanding
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in europe, they used to come to our base and train and the same kind of things happened there. we had a few iraqi soldiers who were there to train, actually went awol and truthfully because they get a glimpse of the west, they see the nice people and the pretty women and the alcohol and they tend to like what they see and they don't want to go back. it's particularly interesting that these afghan soldiers were about to return home from what i understand the following week. we should be concerned. our head tells us be very, very concerned. truthfully my heart says these are just young soldiers who had their first glimpse of a better society and necessarily don't want to go home. >> if you see this happening, where do they go? if they are not not citizens he do they meet up with somebody
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who helps them? and harr the legal ramifications after that? >> like any soldier that goes awol, american soldiers i'm talking about, they may try to rent a room or camp out somewhere. that's why the valdosta police department received information at moody's air force base and it was turned offer to homeland security. they are searching for these two. and they go anywhere outside the law. we feel these could be terrorists but my head tells me they're probably not. >> lieutenant general mark hertling. can't do this without your insight. thank you, sir. >> thank you, kristy. >> the defense has rested. closing argument expected to begin on monday.
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baltimore is ramping up security as the end of the freddy gray trial. >> reporter: the defense has rested and now on monday jury instructions and closing arguments in the criminal trial of baltimore police officer william porter. porter is one officer, one of six charged in the death of freddy gray. it all began on april 12th when freddy gray in west baltimore was arrested and put into the police transport van. defendant william porter was an officer there that day and the heart and soul of the prosecutor's case are the six stops that that transport van made with freddy gray inside before it got to the police
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headquarters. somewhere along the way, freddy gray suffered a catastrophic neck injury to he is spinal cord. it's the prosecution's theory that especially on stop number four where william porter said to freddy gray, and gray said "either help or help me up," and then the defendant asked him "do you need a medic?" and freddy gray said yes. the officer did not call for a medic and did not put a seat belt on him. that is criminal negligence. the defense is saying the officer new freddy gray from the street and saw him almost of day and that freddy gray had he was arrested never wanted to go to jail and would say anything he could to get out of it. >> we have with us cnn legal
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analyst joey jackson. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> let talk about this final day of the defense's case. they put captain right -- they say he was not the transporting officer. does that absolve him? >> surprise, surprise. what happens commonly is defense attorneys in building their case often point fingers at others. in this case you saw the defense point fingers at really two people. one, which you mentioned was the driver. since the driver is transporting the prisoner, it's his responsibility to do so, not mine. in addition to that, there was also pointing fingers at sergeant white. he told a supervisor, it's not
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just his responsibility, there's a collective responsibility shared. so it's a question of really what the jury buys in terms of facts of what porter knew and when he knew it. was freddy gray in dire medical condition such a that he needed to respond immediately, or as porter and his team described it, it want tha defense. >> in this type of trial, what's the value, what's the impact of testimony? >> had you're talking about someone's reputation for peacefulness, for truthfulness and whether or not they are actually a good and quality person, then of course character witnesses can be extremely
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important. obviously if it's the mother, you know, a m there's an inherent bias with the mother's temperature. i think what the ex, you know him to be a good guy, he has a great reputation for peacefulness and goodness but you never worked with him, do you? at the end of the day you you don't know how he is and what he did in walking that beat. >> just a few days for each side here. how long do you expect or is there any indication of how long after closing argument and instructions to the jury? >> there's always a wild card. in any case you the prosecutor can say there are twoish oo and he should have known gray was
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in -- the defense will say he acted reasonably and he acted responsibly. that's what a require is going to have to conclude. >> we know going into this christmas break that vacation time has been suspended for baltimore police officers, for potentially any reaction after this jury deliberates and comes back with a verdict. >> joey jackson, always good to have you. >> coming up next hour -- look at this brawl breaking out. you're going to hear gunshot. one teen dies. six others are injured and. >> plus they've been chummy for months but now dp is lawning his first attack against ted cruz. he questions hi appeal to ivan
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not a lot of evangelicals come out of cuba, in all fairness. >> donald trump launches his first attacks against ted cruz, not on questioning his attraction to evangelical voters but his ties to big oil. >> it a huge plume of smoke. >> police questioning someone after a mosque is on fire in california. >> and a deadly skate park shooting. prosecutors say cell phone video could hurt their case.
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>> there is cnn breaking news. >> world leaders have just reached an historic deal. >> after months, they have reach agreement on cloum at change. jim bittermann will have a live report in just a foo minutes. >> this hour, the race for 2016, donald trump campaigning in south carolina today, this comes after a stop in iowa where a new poll shows him, at least one poll here, falling behind cruz in that key state. trump is launching his first attacks against the senator. listen to this. >> we're doing really well with the ivan generevangelicals.
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>> by the way, i do like ted cruz, but not a lot of evangelicals come out of cuba. it's true. but i like him nevertheless. >> trump not only making jabs about religion but also questioning truss -- >> with 50 days before the iowa caucuses, some candidates are come on strong are than others and ted cruz is one of those. he's in donald trump's cross hairs. it was clear that was on donald trump's mind. in his opening friday night, donald trump mentioned ted cruz and mentioned he's opposed to ethanol subsidies, a key
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political situation in iowa. >> with the ethanol, he's got to come a long way. he's got to be for oil, right? the oil companies give him a lot of money, but i'm with you. i'm with everybody. >> reporter: with some saying that cruz is beholden to oil money, the campaign reaches a new phase. the final debate is tuesday. so many voters are still undecided. we talked to those tonight. donald trump has a lot of support, as does ted cruz, but voters often change their mind in these final two months. that's why this campaigning and the debate next week is kret. >> thank you. i want to talk with mark
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preston. we see where trump is falling behind cruz and then we have a cbs poll showing that -- the reason for the gap between these numbers? >> right. a good question and a confusing question in many ways. the reason being is when you look at the national polls, donald trump's message is rez massachusettsing a know that he is able to have this lead that is by and far big are than just about anyone else in the race at this point. when you look at iowa, though, though voters tend to be a little bit more tuned into the race, they tend to be more focused on to the race and that's when you see ted cruz, donald trump, all of these other candidates are spending more time there. you're talking about folks who are lickly to go the, sometimes
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it sends to be a little more precise with that candidate, in that state. >> what do you make of the diace ray that we seem to be seeing in the republican party? >> i think you're still seeing directed at washington, d.c. but when you look at the field so big, donald trump lds, the nearest person could be 20%. back and forth it goes. what you're seeing is the fact that the disarray is based upon the number of candidates right now seeking the nomination. you have social conservatives, fiscal conservatives and policy hawks vying for that vote. the hate tres toward.
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>> gop leaders are part could win a majority of delegates in these upcoming primaries and caucuses. yak sap per. >> when ben carson heard of it, he got very upset. he said it sounded like people in power were trying to subvert said about the will of his other tar. and i don't like that, that wasn't the dal i made. i signed a pledge but the pledge was a double deal. they were supposed to be honorable. we're going to find out. if it's that way, they're going to have problems, but i hope it's not going to be that way. i hope it's not going to be that way.
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>> you can see more of that interview tomorrow at a.m., its here on kr can when you've got a brokered convention, you've got people negotiating for del cats. >> and in donald trump's kaes, he is thread would precede a bron convention because as he says, he's vet start the (you could see donald trump leave the republican party some way threw this nominating process, which in that case he would run as an independent and that's when the republican party is in some ways concerned because that are by the time you get to a brokered convention, that's when the horse trading begins and those bound to support delegates on the first ballot, by the second ballot, they're free to go. and that's why he's, you know,
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offering that not-so-subtle threat to leave wab. >> we appreciate the. [ down. thank you. >> we're going teak yake you in. how serious were these conversations about a third-party run? >> trump has no desire to do that. he's been publicly telling people that. so i don't think that's anything that's going to happen. i think, a, he's going to win the primaries and that's not going to be necessary. >> let's talk about the first state. iowa up first, taking these first shots at ted cruz. we heard from ted cruz this week saying he expects gravity to bring trump and carson down. his strategy, to love annum
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trump's not going to fall. he's taken off. a landmark poll came out in georgia yesterday. he has 43% of the vote. that is unheard of with the amount of candidates in this race. >> and cruz still in the teens, and gentleman. . focusing on iowa -- >> there are several polls that show trump up by the actual results are. >> what do you expect that we'll hear from donald trump on tuesday? because there are i think more than we've heard in the past. these new criticisms, new narratives from his owe pon. >> as it relates specifically on this potential ban on muslims coming into the country? because we've seen a very different debate i think that
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any republican candidate that attacks him related to the muslim comment is making a disastrous mistake at the debate. >> why? >> because if you look at the degree with trump's statement on it by 65%. that's an incredible number in something like this. they're going to be attacking 65% of the republican primary voters? it not that's the number we had today -- >> i'm going with the bloomberg poll. >> you make a good point, whether it's 54% who agree or in the cbs poll, it's in the 60 ps fofr. >> we're going have that difficult oo. >> thanks for taking us ini'd --
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inside the campaign. >> listen, there's breaking news. breaking news out of paris affecting climate change. negotiators from 150 countries close to a final agreement on climate change that will have far reaching consequences for generations to come. we have some live pictures here, i believe. you can hear the applause. 20 years of hard work to get to this point a lot of people will say. u.n. general secretary ban ki-moon, we must sustain the planet ahead of us. for that we need all hand on deck. joe bittermann, what do we know about the details of this deal? >> reporter: well, the proposed agreement is not yet out. the delegates themselves have not gotten a copy epiof it.
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they're supposed to come back here in about two and a half hours and then begin the voting process. we'll see how that goes. but in any case, there are some details outlined by laurent fabius. he made a speech about it a little earlier. he said this is a just agreement, it has differentiation. it's going to be legally binding, that but that could be to make sure they're living up to their emission-cold targets and the most applause came when he said that the target would be 2 degrees of global warming but
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also an objective of 1.5 degrees celsius. that's something the island natures are very much in favor of because they stan to dispoor when he talked it being legally binding because we would assume that con would have to have a say in this? >> well, yes. and also that there could be a change in the presidency coming up. there is going to be an election. so prom but wally was here. he said it was going to be legally binding. this was kountd of a tran interest we'll see what happens as far as the u.s. is concerned but for the moment, and it looks like what president obama is gam bleng on, is that once the u.s.
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commits to certainly look this and 125 countries are going to vote in an hour and a half, once anybody admits to it, then it's a question of naming and shaming. you're taying, looks, all the rest of us are on the board and you're not. so it would be and it's tough to say you're not part of this when the rest of the world is. >> thank you so much for breaking it down for us. we'll keep you apprised in about two and a half hours. 1 5 countries expected to formally mack that vote. >> investigators are searching for apes about a mosque tire in california also, what steps the white house is taking to expand
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last month the united states said military members targeted a hospital because they thought tall ban fighters were shooting from them inside. it turns out they were shooting from another site nearby. >> sheriff's deputies along with the fbi are investigating a mosque fire near palm springs. they believe it was an intentional act. the deputies are questioning someone but the person is at this time not being considered a suspect.
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this arson another attack at the same mosque a year ago. the security guard for the mosque said he saw the file from miles away. >> i pull up to the interception, and there's mushroom cloud. >> witnesses and police say someone threw some incendiary on your front door friday. ec echb. >> you see nebraska is praying on the outside. s that one of the obligations we do. weep do have prayers. do it over here on the birt the shooter was never caught. >> if you weren't a mosque, i sure you can imagine, but any
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church really, it in the back of your mind. >> the supervisor compared it to what happened at san bernardino last week, west of the mosque. >> it it returns out reasons because of the religion, i would think that is terrorism. and terrorism is trafish. in ber what we saw in san bernardino or swup who reacts, they're both terrorists. >> paul ruiz kold for the hey to be invest gated as a hate kram. according to the council on islam being-american relations,s this what been a record. >> we have new developments to tell you regard card owe to tell you about. move mabb,.
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>> and we've learned that one of the killers neighbors say that officials say they're hunting for a computer hard drive that may is been removed from the omt this tnl and there's more on this story at the bottom of the hour here. >> also, still ahead on the eve of the third anniversary of the sandy hook mass shooting, pom a is performing to move forward on gun background checks without t t officers and also, trump is on the offensive.
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the government is formulating a plan to expand gun buying background checks without the need for congressional approval. >> these are recommendations that the president has asked for from his staff based on their review of available executive authority. and so i think the working assumption of this ongoing review is that congress hasn't acted. and they haven't acted. and that's been the source of m immense frustration on behalf of the president and a lot of
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people in the executive branch and people around the country. >> so, chris, it would have to take an executive order to put together, yes? >> that's right, chrissy. tallry jarrett, a top obama aid said repeatedly this week that the president has asked for the plan in short order but she wouldn't provide more specifics on timing that is rigit's very pass tougher restrictions. and now after these season bern attacks, the president's considering executive action. and, you know, the ideas being considersed for executive action. panding gun shows trooks but to teak unilateral action with
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administrative snags it, could be months before any new measures are announced. i talked to the national rifle association and their speaks person said obama's gun control was re. >> in california, president obama had his wish list of gun control, including universal background checks, the strictest goon control in the country and it didn't prevent the san bernardino attacks. and officials have said they're working with local authorities. a patch work of state and local laws aren't nearly as effective as the federal legislation. i'm sure many are wondering --
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what specific chi do we know would change that's not already being done? >> we don't have any specifics yet, krissy. the idea is there are a number of who aren't licensed and the idea is covering more of thos people so that everybody. >> who is hold a sunday show would have tock make sure the background gives the background check. do they have the administrative act to do that? that's what's under review right now. that's what the administration and their lawyers are working through. thanks, victor. >> a friend and neighbor is reportedly to building bombs with the kill are before that
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we're getting new details about tashfeen malik and syed farook. >> a friend and neighbor now admits to have built bombs, pipe bombs, with the killers but he claims none of those bombs were used in that deadly rampage. kyung lah has the latest. an associate of syed farook built pipe comes to together in the past. he did tell authorities these were not bombs used in parts of this investigation that authorities have discovered. he said they were just something that he and his friend did. but authorities are very interested in this because in the search of the farook home, they found 19 pipes, pipes the
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fbi says that could easily have been converted into bombs with any of the bomb-making materials they seized from the farook home. also, the lake. this is where we have seen two fbi divers slowly combing the bottom of this lake for a second day. the divers going back and forth, painstakingly looking for something. there was a report that the two killers were seen here at this park. so the fbi says they are searching this lake for evidence. what they are looking for are missi missing items from the farook home, evidence like the hard drive. they want to build a case, an electronic footprint of what the killers were doing. the fbi has said they will be at this lake for days. victor, christi.
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>> three days until cnn's big republican debate and 51 days until the nation's first vote -- the caucuses rather, in iowa. we have a poll out of iowa. monomouth university showing donald trump behind ted cruz there, though many polls show that trump is still ahead. joining me, political commentator maria bendota and ben ferguson. good to is both of you back. let's start with this monmouth poll to which donald trump responded. >> we're leading in every poll, except iowa there was one poll, monmouth. i never even heard monmouth. what the hell is monmouth? explain it. i don't like monmouth. you know why i don't like it?
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because they treat me badly also. >> he liked monmouth when he tweeted, "wow, monomouth has me in first." >> if he can sweep afterwards, momentum is everything. people love voting for someone that's winning. i think the way donald trump and his campaign have set him up, they set him up if he doesn't come in and win every single state early on or every single caucus early on, they'll have big margins they have put themselves in a situation where they must win these because he's ahead of every poll except for the understood polls that show he's not winning, that used to be prestigious.
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so momentum is everything in this game here. if he goes in there and lays an egg after this first one, after he talks about i'm winning this and i'm winning this and they don't one win one, do you rip into the state and and move on to the next one? >> maria, let's go to this debate coming up in three days here on cnn, focused on national security. of course the topic of conversation will be trump's proposal to ban muslims from entering the country. there was a report that shows the clinton campaign is struggling to get footing as it how to properly respond to this. what should be the response? >> i think the way she responded this week is exactly the way she needs to respond, which is essentially saying that trump's comments were unamerican,
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unconstitutional, probably illegal and does not reflect the values that we rel -- many came out and agreed with her and saed that what trump was saying does not represent their party. speak are paul ryan came out. that is how i think atrocious these comments were to many even within the gop and clearly it demonstrates how concerned the party is with these kinds of comments, which their front-runner is making that will ten to paint the gop as a country -- as a party that is out of touch with majorities of americans who doesn't like this propos proposal, but that's a problem with the gop. the problem they're going to focus on or they're going to confront in the debate is that while majorities of merps donam don't agree with that proposal,
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the majority of the gop do. >> 54% -- the poll shows 54% of republicans polled support this temporary ban. for these opponents who are going to debate on tuesday, do th this. >> of. many of them said early on if you want to have a moratorium, for example, the fiancee visa that was used in the san bernardino attack for a certain amount of time until we figure out exactly what our loopholes are that terrorists will be able to use to their advantage, it's a favor they have to be concerned with now it terrorism. you may not like how he hayes --
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the fact is people do not feel safe and they want someone to take charge on this. if republicans condemn these remarks and say we're okay with saying there might be issues to look at and let's have a moratorium on visas and people come in the field. no one defended his. >> i want to listen to what hillary clinton said this week on "late night" with seth meyers. and we'll talk, maria. >> i have to say, seth, i no longer think he's funny. >> i will say, i started to go that way. >> you know, i think for weeks you and everybody else were just bringing folks to hysterical
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laughter and all of that, but now he has gone way over the line. and what he's saying now is not only shameful and wrong, it's dangerous. >> she says shameful and wrong, it's dangerous. >> a majority -- it's a slight majority, maria. there are some democrats who support this ban. how does she condemn and reject the statement and still show she understands this palpable fear? >> i think for her it certainly will be a challenger but i think she more than any other candidate on either side will be able to meet that challenge successfully. already americans believe that she is the strongest candidate on either side of the issue of national security. we've seen that in many polls. i think what she is doing is what a leader should do, which
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is challenges as opposed to having us return to our fear and goading ourselves. in terms of donald trump being dangerous, i don't think she was rufring to his returning muslims, which is dangerous. when -- two supporters in boston beat up an immigrant hofs actually here legally because of what trump said. and you saw recently in one of his tallies was and he was taughting a supporter to beat up african-americans who was part of black lives matter.
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so, yes, she is dangerous. >> the debate is coming up, just a few days from now. throw days. >> it will be a good one. >> it will be a good one, indeed. >> pofl blatser moderates the debate tuesday at 6 and 8:00 eastern. >> authorities get intel that isis may be planning an attack. that has heavily armed guard watching over the united nations. we have a live report for you. also, in albuquerque, police release video of the shooting death of a teen. a will the of people wondering it s that going to help or is it going to hurt the case?
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>> 45 minutes pass the hour. the swiss city of geneva is on high alert after a tipoff that terrorists were planning to attack that city. authorities say there may be an isis cell in geneva. nic robertson is there. nic, what triggered the alert? >> there are three things. one is u.s. intelligence, sort of eaves dropping of four terrorists. it added a car from belgium driven into switzerland into france the last few days. when they checked the registration on that vehicle,
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they realized it belonged to one of the associates of the paris attacker. they have man who owns it. so that's a concern. also, we know more details about some of the paris attackers. within of them was recruited by isis by a swiss man from this region. he now is in custody of the french authorities. however, another of his associates, again, a swiss man from this region, went to syria, joined isis. the problem with his right now is his where abouts are unknown. you have the where abouts of the recruiters's associate from this area unknown, the man, the associate of the belgian attacker,s about unknown and those attackers are not here and their whereabout thes are unknown. that add up to increasing the
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threat level here. >> nic robertson, we so appreciate the update. thank you. >> in albuquerque, the death of a teen-ager. his mother said you have to see this. but could this hurt their case, a fight for justice? ...that sound good? not being on this phone call sounds good. it's not muted. was that you jason? it was geoffrey! it was jason. it could've been brenda.
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edging towards the 8:00 hour, new this morning, new from albuquerque police have released video of a shooting earlier this year. chris mckeith from our affiliate news 13 has more. >> reporter: it started with a fight. and ended in gunfire. this is the witness cell phone video that a judge forced albuquerque police to release, yellow shirt in the moments a - leading up to his death at los altos skate park in march. news 13 has chosen to isolate louis in the video as a.p.d. has
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not charged anyone in the case. between two people with louis - not fighting, but close by. about 20 seconds later, louis and another man can be seen trading punches as the fight moves into the parking lot of the skate park. zooming in, louis can be seen in the far back. about one minute into the fight, someone fires four warning shots. zooming in, the muzzle flashes can be seen shooting into the air. moments later, louis can be seen running back towards the group, then walking forward with what appears to be his hands pointed out. apd believes louis had a gun, but no gun has ever been recovered. seconds later louis is seen walking towards the camera and pointing his hands. as he turns his back, a man opens fire. he fires at least eight shots, killing louis. this is what apd said in may
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after showing still images of that witness video. >> we welcome the decision at that point, self-defense. >> reporter: their minds haven't been changed yet. albuquerque city attorney jessica hernandez says the city has nothing to hide but is now concerned that the video could hurt the investigation. >> investigators shouldn't have to wonder is this witness telling me what they actually remember or what they watched on the news last night? >> reporter: chris mckee, news 13. >> joey jackson with us here. joey, what do you think, does this taint the witnesses? >> good morning, christie. i always think that the release is a very good thing, and here's why. the first thing is, transparency is always important, because the public has a right to know. the second thing is, when you release something it's subject to public scrutiny and you evaluate it and that's always a good thing to shine light on darkness. and then finally, christie, you have the reaction part of it, and if that reaction is public
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outrage, then it leads police to do a thorough, complete investigation to get to the bottom of what happened. i've watched the videotape several times. i don't see a muzzle pointing from the person with the yellow shirt, louis, muzzle flash which would be indicative of a gun. police are indicating it's in self-defense and all the mother wants is justice. if it's self-defense, so be it. if it's not, he was killed by being shot in the back, certainly the police have an obligation, a duty, and a responsibility to find the person who killed him responsible. >> real quickly, police haven't charged the man who shot him, but does the mom have consequences or repercussions here? >> it's not too late, yes, and police certainly in light of this video may very well charge. he's running away, gets shot in the back, doesn't appear he shot a gun at all, her first recourse was to get it released, now it's open to the public and i think the public pressure will
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breaking overnight, leaders call it a change that would defy a century, a plan to combat climate change. >> also breaking overnight, a possible hate crime at a mosque in california. this morning a person is being questioned as investigators try to determine if it was retaliation for the san bernardino massacre. i'm going to build our military so big and so strong and so powerful, so powerful. that nobody is going to mess with us.
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>> and trump's plan to fight terror, setting the stage for the big cnn debate on tuesday. your "new day" continues right now. >> good morning and thank you for sharing your saturday with us, i'm christi paul. >> i'm victor blackwell. always a pleasure and we're starting this hour with the race for 2016. donald trump campaigning in south carolina today, and this comes after that stop in iowa where new polls show that at least one that he's falling behind ted cruz here in the key primary state. trump addressed the new numbers, listen. >> you know, we're leading in most of the polls. we're leading in every poll. no, every poll, except iowa, though, is one poll, there was one poll, monmouth, what the hell is monmouth? explain it. i don't like monmouth. you know why i don't like it? they always treat me badly also. >> well, as cruz surges, trump is making his first attacks against the texas senator, not
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only taking jabs at his religion, but also questioning cruz's ties to big oil back in texas. following the trump campaign this morning joining us now, so give us the highlights of what we're hearing from donald trump. >> well, victor, this is a big first for donald trump, very clear he's not happy with ted cruz right now. as we said, for the first time setting him in his sights, going on attack against ted cruz. we saw in des moines last night him question first and foremost ted cruz's appeal among evangelical voters, this is a big and important voting block that both candidates are going after, so really trump questioning whether cruz can win those voters. that is key to cruz's ascension and doing well in iowa, also trump really going over most pointedly ted cruz over his support of ethanol subsidies. this is something that ted cruz has been potentially had some controversy in the past, doesn't
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go over well with iowa voters, and cruz has had to explain his vote for that. donald trump last night went after him. here's more of what trump said. >> but with the ethanol, really, it's -- he's got to come a long way, because he's right now for the oil, but i understand it, oil pays him a lot of money, he's got to be for oil, right? the oil companies give him a lot of money, so -- but i'm with you. i'm with everybody. i'm with everybody. look, i'm self funding, i have no oil company, i have no special interests. >> this is a big issue, of course, to iowa voters. as you heard there, trump going over cruz's opposition to them in the past, something that is very popular with iowa voters, so trump really hoping that voters can hold on to that argument. of course, all of this critique comes at an interesting time, comes while cruz is making big gains in iowa, perhaps making
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donald trump nervous, also after cruz made some comments at a private fundraiser in new york really questioning donald trump's judgment and readiness to be commander in chief. cruz, for his part, has said at least publicly he's going to stay away from criticizing donald trump. he said yesterday he does not want to get into a cage match with trump, so it will be interesting to see how this continues going forward. victor? >> all right, in south carolina today, we'll see what we hear from donald trump. sunlen, thank you so much. let's talk about this with cnn politics editor mark preston. we see this poll, mark, in iowa where trump is falling behind cruise, but the new york times/cbs poll, trump is far behind there. help explain to people what is that gap, because it's a significant one there. >> it is significant, and it's a very good question because it
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can be very confusing. very simply it's this, donald trump is being seen nationally several times a day being interviewed by television networks, including our own, getting his own message out, trying to build support for his campaign, so that's why you see his support build and certainly stronger than what we're seeing in iowa, even though he is doing well in iowa. in iowa, the voters in iowa have an opportunity, christi, to meet the dozen or so candidates seeking the nomination and in many cases get to meet them personally, they have more of a familiarity with the other candidates in the race, so when you're looking at the state polls versus the national polls, that's the reason why. in some cases we see that in new hampshire, as well, chris christie in new hampshire doing better, the candidates are up there having one on one time with voters, christi. >> we heard sunlen talk about how ted cruz doesn't want to get in a cage match with trump and there were a lot of analysts
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saying you don't want to get into a trash talking match with him, because he is the king of it. do you think a trump one-liner really can derail somebody's -- another candidate's perspective and any kind of, you know, momentum that they may have built up? >> well, it's not so much the one-liner when donald trump attacks you, it's when the candidate who is being attacked then responds to donald trump and sets off a fury of angry tweets or comments from donald trump, which only emboldens many of his supporters. ted cruz, though, you have to give him credit for this, because even when donald trump says something critical of him, ted cruz says something nice about donald trump, and if many ways if you follow the old adage keep your friends close aeroenemies closer, that's what ted cruz is doing, because he's banking on donald trump's candidacy to fizzle out and hoping those supporters will go to him in the end of this primary battle. >> he did make the statements during an event calling to
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question trump's commander, his judgment, rather, if he were commander in chief. let's listen to this. >> i like and respect both donald and ben, but i think in both instances, and particularly look at paris, look at san bernardino, it's given a seriousness to this race that people are looking for who is prepared to be commander in chief. i think the people run as who they are. i think gravity will bring both of those campaigns down. i think the lion's share of their supporters come to us. >> you see these poll numbers now in iowa, is there any chance cruz's position might be starting to take some shape here? >> well, it's unclear at this point, even though we are getting close to the iowa caucus, but what cruz was smart to do and in the comments he was giving to supporters behind closed doors, that was a leaked you wa audiotape, he was talking about donald trump and ben carson, who has a pretty good, strong
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evangelical support in the race right now, so what cruz is trying to do is not publicly go out and attack donald trump by the likes of john kasich who's doing so or jeb bush, he's trying to temper it and publicly say nice things about donald trump, but in the end say the voters have to make the choice and he thinks he is that choice. >> mark preston, appreciate the breakdown, sir, thank you. >> there are also these discussions happening right now amongst the gop leaders, the growing concerns that none of the presidential candidates will win a majority of delegates in the upcoming primaries and caucuses heading into cleveland, which could cause a brokered convention next summer. our jake tapper sat down with the front-runner donald trump and talked about the possibility. listen. >> what do you think about the idea of the brokered convention, when dr. ben carson heard about it, he got very upset, said it sounded like people in power in the republican establishment were trying to subvert the will of the voters. >> well, you know, i watched
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what ben said, i agreed with him 100% and wrote him a note, i thought it was excellent, and frankly, he may be right. i've been hearing about these closed door meetings and i don't like that, that wasn't the deal i made. i signed a pledge, it was supposed to be honorable, so we're going to find out, if it's that way, they are going to have problems, but i hope it's not going to be that way. i hope it's not going to be that way. >> watch more of that interview with donald trump tomorrow starting at 9:00 a.m. eastern right here on cnn. meanwhile, be sure to stay tuned, because in our next half hour we'll talk about this upcoming cnn debate and trump's strategy moving forward with the co-chairman for trump's national. 150 countries close to a final agreement on climate change this morning. it took 20 years of hard work to get to this point and u.n.
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secretary general ban ki-moon warned, we most protect the planet that sustains us, but for that we need all hands on deck. jim bittermann is there in paris. jim, what are you hearing this hour about a possible vote this morning? >> well, christi, it's more what we're seeing. we just got this from the folks at the united nations, this is a 31-page draft agreement that the various delegations, 195 delegations, will be looking at this afternoon. and about an hour and a half from now they'll be asked whether they approve. it's then up to any desceissent to stand up and say, no, we don't approve, otherwise the president of the conference will gavel the agreement to acceptance. so it's an interesting equation, interesting approach here, in which countries will have to actually be visibly against it in order to be ruled out. of course, also down the line gives a country the possibility saying, well, we never voted for
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it, didn't vote against it either. so it's an interesting way, interesting approach which could lead to ambiguity down the line. also in the 31 pages there's a lot of ambiguity, as well, but the goal is there. the goal is there to keep global climate change, climate warning, to less than 2 degrees over the course of the century, 2 degrees from the industrial revolution, temperatures of the industrial revolution and even beyond that to try to get to 1.5 degrees in celcius i'm talking here. in any case, to get to those benchmarks over the next few years. and to do that, they've got to come up with some real commitments by the various members and countries here, including the united states and china notably to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. christi? >> jim bittermann, appreciate the update, thank you. a friend and neighbor of the san bernardino terrorist reportedly admitted to having built the bombs with these
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a hard drive that might have been removed from the home in an attempt to hide their tracks. the attacks in san bernardino are adding urgency to the u.s. to identify and track down potential terrorists in the u.s., and many analysts and counterterrorism officials will tell you that lone wolf style attackers are some of the most difficult to identify. our polo sandoval has more on the hunt for us. polo? >> good morning. those lone wolf attackers are very difficult to attack because they don't often pop up on the radar until they become operational and as we've seen in recent weeks that's oftentimes too late, but i'll tell you what has officials here in the u.s. is particularly concerned is this level of isis or support for isis here in america. one study now suggesting it's reached an unprecedented level. there is no telling how many isis-inspired operatives may currently be in the u.s. therefore, however, the numbers. the fbi reporting it has some 900 active cases where they are
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looking at potential isis sympathizers. pair that with numbers from george washington university earlier this month showing at least 300 americans and/or u.s.-based sympathizers that actively promote isis on social media and spread the terror group's propaganda. 71 people have been arrested for so-called isis-related activities, 56 of them this year alone. the most terrorism arrests since 9/11 according to the g.w. report. one of them, the arizona man charged with helping a new york college student get isis training in syria. his case among dozens making their way through federal court systems across the country. the figures reflect the constant struggle for u.s. officials to track down extremists already in the country. the efforts were not enough to thwart last week's attack in san bernardino, california. investigators continue digging into syed ma lofarook and tashf
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malik's past. >> we believe they were inspired by foreign terrorist organizations. we're working hard to understand exactly their source of inspiration. >> the u.s. facing its greatest terrorism threat since 9/11, a sobering statement from the fbi. and u.s. officials have previousliest mated at least 250 americans have traveled abroad to join some terrorist group. out of those only a few dozen actually joined the ranks, victor. 20 of them have actually died in the fighting, adds more perspective to these numbers constantly changing, victor, as u.s. authorities try, try, to stay a step ahead. >> and try to craft a strategy on how to stop these self radicalized individuals. thank you so much. >> terrorist expert joining us now, international security director of the asia pacific foundation, a counterterrorism think tank. thank you so much for being with us. we know one of the major obstacles here, authorities say, is this encrypted communication
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and being able to track terror suspects. what's the remedy, if at all, that can be overcome? >> it's a very difficult challenge, christi, because as you mentioned, the isis-inspired terrorists are being guided online as to how to communicate without attracting attention from the authorities. there are a number of programs, new media platforms that are used to hide and mask their communication strategies, some are so advanced even the authorities are finding it difficult to basically break them open and find out what level of communication, who they've been talking to, what strategies are being devised. this is an uphill treadmill for the authorities, i'm afraid. >> there's a new poll showing americans are more fearful of a terrorist attack now than any other time since september 11th. take a look at this, 78% believe an attack -- 79% believe an attack is very or somewhat likely to happen in the next few
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months. do you think this is in reaction to san bernardino, or was san bernardino a real wake-up call to the u.s.? >> unfortunately, san bernardino is very much part of a calculated strategy by isis to encourage lone wolves, or as i prefer to call them, self starters, to carry out attacks on the name of the group, operate independently, but hit countries repeatedly over a period of time. the fear that americans are expressing is echoed in the united kingdom, people here also expect and feel that a potential attack could happen in the next few months. i'm afraid this is the environment scenario we're facing, potentially worse than what we had post-9/11. with al qaeda there was a system, some feeling the authorities were able to predict and disrupt, here it's sp spontaneous and sporadic. >> appreciate your insight as always, thank you. coming up this hour, the mysterious disappearance of two afghan trainees from a u.s.
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>> the security guard for the mosque says he saw the fire from miles away. >> i pull up to the intersection, i turned left, and there's a huge plume of smoke. mushroom cloud. >> witnesses and police say someone through some incendiary device at the mosque around noon on friday. the fire burned the front doors and spread to the lobby before firefighters put it out. everyone got out safely, and mosque members were forced to pray on the streets outside. >> you see the brothers over there praying on the outside, that's one of the obligations we do, we pray, do our prayers, do over here on the dirt, not on the rug, but that's what we do, pray, get a positive message, then go back to work. >> reporter: this attack comes a year after someone fired several shots into the same mosque. the shooter was never caught. >> if you were a mosque, any church really, but a mosque, it's in the back of your mind. >> reporter: the riverside county supervisor compared the fire bombing to what happened in
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san bernardino last week an hour west of the mosque. >> if, in fact, as it appears a potential act against this church for reasons because of the religion, i would think that was terrorism, and terrorism is terrorism, no matter whether it's like we saw in san bernardino or someone who reacts. they are both terrorists. >> reporter: california congressman paul ruiz called for the fire bombing to be investigated as a hate crime. and according to a report from the council on american islamic relations, cair, this has been a record year for antimuslim acts with more than 60 cases of harassment or vandalism reported. donald trump is campaigning in south carolina today, and this comes as trump makes his first attacks towards senator ted cruz. the gop front runner questions cruz's ties to big oil, also
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addresses cruz on his religion. >> so, i think we're going to do, you know, we're doing well well with the evangelicals, and by the way, again, i do like ted cruz, but not a lot of e van jell calls come out of cuba in all fairness, it's true, not a lot come out, but i like him nevertheless. >> let's talk more about this and, of course, more. we have co-chairman and policy adviser for trump's national campaign. sam, good to have you with us. >> thanks, victor, how are you today? >> very well, thank you. i want to start with what we just heard from mr. trump. why is he invoking senator cruz's ethnicity and pondering about the number of evangelicals coming out of cuba? >> i don't know if that's anything but the elbows that come out at this time of a campaign. it's been going on since mr. trump came into the campaign and a lot of the other candidates,
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if you notice, that mr. trump and senator cruz have been very respectful of each other and i think that, you know, you're going to find a little bit of this back and forth. i do think that as people rise and fall in the polls, you start to see different behaviors from individuals out there, so i don't look at this as anything other than politics. >> all right. well, let's go on to this rise and fall you're talking about, the new monmouth poll out showing senator cruz, again, this is the only poll, but let's talk about it, shows senator cruz up five points, 24 over trump's 19. what does he have to do? what does your candidate have to do to hold on to iowa? because we've seen a surge from the senator in the last couple of weeks. >> well, you know, senator cruz, you know, is a remarkable individual and i don't think there's anything that we should be surprised at this. he's had a very steady operation out here, frankly, in iowa as you know, we all know each
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other. we get along very well, and we know the operatives from all of the campaigns because when you come to iowa, you have to hire the best people and mr. cruz -- senator cruz, has hired some really good people. i think that what you find, though, is what the turnout's going to be. this always comes back to iowa, people aren't familiar with the caucus process, realize that it all happens on one night where everybody shows up at 7:00 p.m., the doors close, you come in, you get registered, you get checked off, you sit down, you listen to speeches, and you write the name of the person you support on a piece of paper and hand it in. what's that? >> then you've got to argue for it. if you're a candidate over a viability threshold, i think our viewers know the process. >> the democrats do that, the republicans do not. the republicans just go on a pure straw vote. >> let me get to the comments we heard from senator cruz as it
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relates to gravity, and gravity bringing down your candidate, also bringing down ben carson, as well. he says his strategy is to smother you with love, give you a big bear hug, then wait for you to come down. is he playing donald trump? >> well, i do think if you take a look at how different candidates have tried to deal with the trump phenomena, which frankly has never been seen in american history as far as political history goes, i do think that senator cruz is probably, this is one of his tactics, other candidates tried to confront mr. trump head-on, that hasn't worked very well, so i think this may be a different set of tactics we see from senator cruz. like i said, proof is in the pudding. we'll see what happens on february 1st, and we're very confident of our ground game here in iowa. we have the best man in the united states running it, and very sure of what his capabilities are, then we're
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going to move on to new hampshire and south carolina, and i think we're going to win both of those. >> quickly before we go, there's a controversial plan put forward by donald trump to ban muslims from coming into the u.s. until, he says, the government can figure out what's going on. there's been criticism, to say the least, from around the world about that plan. you're the policy adviser, how does donald trump work with who typically security partners around the world when he's being excourtuated by leaders of the countries and their petitions to keep him out of the country. how does he balance that if these leaders don't even want to meet with him? >> i think the opportunity we have is, again, the proof will be in the pudding, next november when mr. trump wins the election, then we'll start the process of going out and arranging opportunities for then president-elect trump, then president trump to go out and
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meet with these people. there are larger issues at stake rather than this retreat and human cry for political correctness and the opportunity to pile on and do some of the other things and i'm not denigrating anyone. i think there's a possibility and potential here for people to be able to be fearful of political correctness and multiculturalism that cause a lot of these individuals and leaders to retreat to this. now, when it comes to mutual defense and operations and receiving american foreign military sales and protection and all the other aspects that america offers the world, i think behind closed doors you're going to find a lot of mutual respect and there will be people there to take care of this and it will work itself out. >> sam, thank you so much for joining us this morning. >> that's awfully early, victor, thank you. >> i know it is, but we appreciate it. >> thank you very much. >> sure.
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>> it is awfully early if you're not sitting in bed right now. still ahead, two afghan nationals being trained at a u.s. military base are missing and the department of homeland security wants to know now where they are. plus, a border controversy brewing in texas. the federal government moving hundreds of teens from central america to that state, and state leaders are none too happy. i've smoked a lot and quit a lot, but ended up nowhere. now i use this. the nicoderm cq patch, with unique extended release technology, helps prevent the urge
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21 minutes past the hour, the department of homeland security has joined the search for two military trainees from afghanistan who are awol from moody air force base in south georgia.
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both were ending the year-long training, due to return to afghanistan soon. cnn military analyst joining us now. should we be concerned, general? >> i don't believe we should, christi. this is an interesting dynamic, which takes place more than a lot of people know, where foreign officers and noncommissioned officers come to the united states, get a look around, they see the niceties of the west, and they want to stay. both of these individuals have been training in the united states for over two years, they had some language training in san antonio, and then they've had a year's worth of pilot training on the a-29 airplane, which they are taking back to afghanistan with them, and i think what you've seen is they are at the very end of their training, now they want to stay. they don't want to go back to their homeland. >> you don't think they are a threat to the u.s., but what legal threat might there be to them? >> and that's an important point to make. i don't think they'll be a legal
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threat to the u.s., but you can never put that aside. there always is a possibility that these individuals might be doing something. i don't think that's the case, but the legal threat to them is when they are found and collected up and sent back to their country, they could go into jail. i'm certain they are going to be kicked out of their military, but i'm also concerned, as all military guys are when they lose elements of their command and don't quite know where they are, that they might also be hurt. they left the base friday before a weekend, everything was okay, so the very fact that the base personnel don't know where they are, it could be an awol, or they could be hurt somewhere. so i think that's of concern, as well. >> you said this is somewhat common, or it has certainly happened. what kind of steps do the military take to prevent people from disappearing just when it comes time to go home? >> and i'll talk from my own experiences in europe when i was commanding in germany, we used to have all different kinds of nations come into our training
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bases and conducting training. most of them were stationed in barracks. we like to give them free reign of not only the barracks, but the outside communities, the germans were happy about that, but sometimes they'd go downtown and find, you know, the pleasures of the west, as it were, but, you know, really you tell the host nation, in this case the united states and homeland security, when you have allied or foreign officers training just to make sure that they are aware of them. the city knew about this, i'm sure most of the population around moody air force base did not pay attention to it until these individuals went awol, but when they did i think the police department were immediately informed and started the search. there's an acknowledgment that they are there, but not much else beyond that, and most of the foreign nationals that are training in the united states or in overseas bases are given free reigns of not only the base but the local community. >> attorney general mark
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hartling, thank you. border controversy brewing in texas. a local official is saying the federal government is forcing his city to house 700 undocumented men, women, and children from central america. if a denture were to be put under a microscope, we can see all the bacteria that still exists. polident's unique micro clean formula works in just 3 minutes, killing 99.99% of odor causing bacteria. for a cleaner, fresher, brighter denture every day.
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a border controversy brewing in north texas this morning. the federal government has moved hundreds of undocumented teenagers and 200 adults from
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central america to the dallas suburbs. they've been staying near the u.s.-mexican border. the next three weeks they'll be put in temporary housing and in waxahachie and rockwell local officials are concerned some of them might try to run away. >> we do have security in place, the sheriff's office will be in charge of security on the outside of the buildings. we know we're going to have approximately 700 children that will be brought in in stages at this point. they will have plenty of staff here to take care of things. my thing is, i want to make sure the citizens of ellis county know that this is under control and we have everything secure and they have no fears at this point. >> let's talk to paul perry, commissioner in ellis county. commissioner perry, thank you so much for being with us. i understand you feel this was forced upon you. i want to quote you here, you said we didn't solicit this, didn't agree to it. what is your biggest concern? >> well, biggest concern right
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now is security. as well as potentially if the federal government does not follow through on promises to pay for this. and it's all taxpayer dollars doing this. my concern would be the impact of the local budget if some of this links financially, if we become responsible for something we are being told right now we're not. >> so those are some of -- i know you said you had trust issues with the federal government. you don't trust them to live up to their obligations. there have been too many failed promises you say and historically they've let your state down. how so? >> well, i think it's a reasonable comment, you don't have to look further than social security to see the federal government frequently changes its mind. >> i want to talk about who these kids are, because you said security is a concern and i understand that you've been told some of these kids are orphans.
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we did talk to andrea helling of the department of health and human services -- >> that's not what i've been told. that's been a rumor. no one has officially told me these are orphans. >> i'm sorry, what have they told you? >> they have told me that they are ages, i've heard two statements, told ages 13 to 17, i've been told ages 12 to 18. what i observed last night on the news is some fairly large statured young people walking down a road with their possessions in their hands and all that i saw were male. >> you saw them to be male. again, i wanted to let you know andrea helling of the department of health and human services gave us a statement saying these children are often victims of traffickers or suffer from other forms of harm during the journey they have taken. do you see these kids as a threat in some way? there might be some people who hear that statement from hhs and say why can't we help these
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kids? >> well, i think helping people in bad situations is one thing, however, i'm a former magistrate, i've seen juveniles in trouble. evidently, these young folks come from backgrounds that would cause me to wonder, do they have habits, do they have affiliations, have they learned skills that might impact them for a lifetime or certainly while they are young? >> so how much heads-up did you have they are going to be coming to texas? >> i was called by my county judge about 9:40 tuesday morning, and then i received a follow-up phone call from congressman joe barton about 12:40 to 12:50, and both were helpful, but that's not enough notice, and i don't think that they had much more notice than that. >> you mention that you were a magistrate, and you have said what you see and what you're told isn't always what you get,
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is that fair to say? >> that would be fair to say. >> so, obviously, that doesn't speak very well for the u.s. system here. are you concerned at all or asserting that the federal government either lies about the people that are coming in or about what's happening, or do you think that the government just is ill equipped to gauge what's really happening and who's coming in? >> well, i know how government sometimes works. you gave me a statement by an official a minute ago from hhs. i know that that spokesman may not know what the story is. >> okay. well, we will certainly continue to follow this, we wish you the very best of luck, as i know you feel your resources are thin and hopefully you can take care of your communities there, as well as the people that are coming in, though you feel your hand is forced. thank you so much, commissioner perry, we appreciate your voice on this. >> more than welcome. thank you. >> thank you. and we're going to have more on this story coming up today at 10:00 a.m.
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victor? >> also at the 10:00 eastern hour, a war of words, donald trump taking on ted cruz as new polls threaten his run for president, at least the iowa caucuses. what he's saying about his newfound rival. can we please stop with the lectures on smoking already? i've heard it all. and i want to stop. but cold turkey doesn't sound that hot, unless it's between two slices of bread. can't we take this one cigarette at a time? cause one less cigarette feels pretty big to me. that's how zonnic helps me quit. with zonnic nicotine gum, every cigarette you don't smoke is a victory. 3 great flavors. $4.99 or less wherever cigarettes are sold. zonnic. every victory counts.
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2015 cnn hero of the year thought she was taking a year after from college to travel the world, but her life took a quite unexpect eed dramatic turn. >> now 28 she's helping educate hundreds, michaela pereira sat down with her moments after she won the $100,000 reward. >> ladies and gentlemen, the 2015 cnn hero of the year is maggie doyne. >> when you heard your name said
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on the stage -- >> from anderson cooper's mouth. >> what went through your mind? >> just joy, just pure joy and gratitude. >> what is the feeling? >> i'm proud. i'm proud that i took that step, and i'm happy for the kids. this is really for them. they are the ones that have had the hardest stories and the struggles and have overcome so much. >> what do you want people to know about the children of nepal? >> there's hundreds of thousands of girls who are not enrolled into school, there are many orphan children as a result of civil war and disease and starvation, and i can't do it alone. we all have to do it together. >> how will this money help you do that? >> i'm building a brand new school and i'm going to take in more kids. it's gas in the tank, it's, you know, remembering what this is all about and why we do it, so i'm taking this back to nepal and for nepal and for my kids and i'm just going to keep going. >> we're terrifically proud of you, young lady.
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>> thank you. >> pretty remarkable. you can watch the moment she won and the entire "cnn heros" program tonight at 8:00 eastern. we'll see you back here at 10:00. >> smerconish starts now. i'm michael smerconish. here's what we learned this week, trump is teflon don, no criticism from any opponent or angry demonstrators has dented his support. i was astonished and shocked to read two focus groups, one on cnn, another run by republican consultant frank luntz, both revealed criticism of trump only strengthens the resolve of his supporters. trump voters, and you're about to meet a few, they hate political correctness, they hate the media, they hate the establishment, and as important as what he says is how he's

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