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netflix and some companies expanding. >> in some cases. there are millions of people i would say who work retail who do not get it. >> "early start" continues right now. >> [ music playing ] >> donald trump defending his attacks, against hk hillary clinton. new polls show the front runner is shrinking. >> a woman mowing down people on a vegas strip hours away from facing a judge. days after a massive landslide in china. there is a survivor, a survivor pulled from the rubble him we got that story next. good morning, well to him to "early start." >> it's wednesday, december 23rd, 25067b89 east coast. we start with a tightening lead. donald trump four points ahead of ted cruz in the latest polls good reason for him to agree the
republican contest is turning into a two-man race, a picture that pointedly leaves out marco rubio pulling 3rd at 12%. it's a matchup that cruz says gives quote a good choice to the american people. >> good morning boris and christine, ted cruz feeling some momentum coming from this new national pom showing that he is chipping away at donald trump's dominance. trump is still in the lead, but his lead over ted cruz is getting smaller. this quinnipiac poll showing that cruz has gained 8 points in the past four yeast weeks and is now within striking distance of donald trump. . ted cruz made this interesting prediction on where he sees the race going. >> i did think it was interesting, donald said a couple days ago, he thought the republican race could come down to him and me. i think he may well be right.
if you look at the polling in we are surging in the polls. donald may be right, this is turning more and more into a two-man race between donald trump and me. i think if that's the case, this decision will be made by the voters. >> and today in oklahoma city, ted cruz will wrap up his week long tour of super tuesday's safety stheets vote in early march. this has been a core part of the cruz campaign strategy to focus on the long haul. it right now all about looking ahead. >> thanks so much for that. hillary clinton is responding indirectly to donald trump's comments about her saying no one should be able to actually give way in office. her remarks came at a town hall in iowa. a ten-year-old girl suffered from asthma. she asked clinton what she would do about bullying. she responded, bullying she faced more than her share of it. >> we need more love and kindness in our country. i think we are not treating each
other with the respect and the and the care that she would show towards each other and that's why it's important to stand up to bumlys wherever they are and why we shouldn't let anybody bully his way into the presidency. because that is not who we are as americans. >> trump, meanwhile, defended his controversial description of clinton's 2008 primary loss to president obama. he defended himself, this is what he wrote. once again, main stream media is dishonest. the word i used is not vulgar. when i said hillary got the word i used. >> that meant beaten badly. >> well, even on the eve of christmas eve, it was a busy day in politics, helping us break it all down this morning, cnn politics reporter, eric, good
morning to you. we want to get back to trump and cruz and the fact that it's turning into a two-man race. we want to show you this quinnipiac pom rigll right now. . is this finally when the gloves come off? >> probably not quite yet in part because there is still a big question mark. and that's new hampshire. all of these establishment types from marco rubio to chris christie to jeb bush, john kasich, have been eyeing the granite state. which is voting in early february right after iowa as the place they can really make their mark and sort of wipe out some of the other contenders. if that were to happen, you can see some of those numbers consolidate a single third
alternati alternative and i hate to say it's too early to tell if that happens. it is. we are waiting to see if the field is winnowed at any point. >> that would help a third person emerge and sort of make this more of a contaft between two quite conservative candidates and one person more favored by the establishment. >> 24 hours ago, you had the top people, the to two candidates. you have jeb bush moving in. using this controversy over donald trump's language to insert himself basically in that controversy. you have donald trump tweeting his words. you can't make this up. tweeting about this word. appare apparently there are prior political references to that in the media. you know, that word got so much attention yesterday, i will say.
but there was also what donald trump said in that same speech in me. about hillary clinton going to the bathroom a. hilarious bernie sander's remark about that yesterday i want to play. >> donald trump
is very upset, it's har hard for him to deal with. i don't know what his relationship with women has been in his life, but he has discovered that women go to the pathroom. and it's been very upseting for him. i got to be honest, lay it out on the table. i also went to the bathroom. i know, i have to admit it. i guess i'm a man. men are allowed to go to the bathroom, women, what can we say? >> i'm told the ladies room was farther away than the men's room. here's why i say that's hilarious. i'm not saying agree with bernie sanders, i'm saying because i never know day-to-day on the
stump what kind of, you know throw out the playbook, hillarity will happen. >> absolutely, that's amazing, these are two candidates who are doing so well in part because they appeal to a sense of policy as usual, the scripted nature of these things is like annoying and what they want to get away from. right. so bernie sanders is having funny moments in defending hillary clinton against these rather bizarre donald trump attacks. it's part of his appeal.
he's calling these out. it's a hilarious sander's comment. you are right, the trump. so it didn't get much attention. >> i want the get through an attempt to be funny that kind of
landed, the walk post cartoon it's sparking controversy. ted cruz tweeting out a classy washington post makes fun of my girls, stick with attacking me. thatters the cartoon. it shows his children being represented as monkeys. how does this fully help cruz, the perception the media is out to got him. this is more ammunition for him, right? >> ted cruz loves to be attacked be i the washington post. ted cruz has spent the early portion of this week attacking the wall street journal for how much it has supported marco rubio. he had a great moment in an early republican debate when he called out the moderators for how sharp their questions or provocative their questions towards a lot of republican candidates have been. media criticism plays dremgly
into his narrative. in this case, he's got a good point. the walk post has taken that cartoon down and backed off so in this case, cruz is both the right and is definitely playing into this narrative. >> most media organizations have strict rules about playing it anyway, the children of presidents. even as the public demand to see those kids publicly as a whole pack annual, a lot of media companies have to be careful about that. we'll talk to you in a few minutes. i want to talk about the alignment for the next republican debate. donald trump's big tax cuts come at a big cost. this is according to brand-new analysis. this is what they found. donald trump said i'm cutting taxes for everyone. but here's the devil in the
details. middle income households have a tax cut about $2700. 4.9%. those in the top .1%. their taxes are cut 19% of the after tax physical. when trump put out that four page tax plan, it was pack in september. he said it would not increase deficit. they have been crunching it. they say another is 15le there dollars in the decade after that. so how will trump cut spending if we're not cutting the deficit, he said he won't touch medicare or social security. that means cutting defense and domestic spending combined. okay, donald trump says he would grow the xi an add a lot of jobs the presidency would allow him to join the tax policy centers.
>> it should be interesting to see how he grows the military, hatching now, u.s. commandos are working against isis. u.s. officials are declining to say exactly how many or where they are. this contingent is among up to 50 special operation forces president obama has approved to advise syrian fighters. >> well, battles are raging in the key city of ramadi, iraqi forces retake the anbar province from isis. they gained a key propaganda victory 70 miles from baghdad. robin, we know this operation has been weeks in the making. how involved are the u.s. forces
there? yes, boris, ever since november, u.s. forces involved, they have been involved in airstrikes and part of the u.s. led coalition they've hit isis command posts and are involved in a key aspect of how this raid began early tuesday morning the americans helped build a bridge that was used by the iraqi forces from one side of iraq back into ramadi city, itself. the city of ramadi is surrounded by can also, parts of the euphrates river, isis destroyed most of the bridges to entrench themselves and iraqi forces were able to use to cross over, overnight in a daring raid. >> that is when the full scale onslaught began early tuesday morning, iraqi troops trying to get to the center of ramadi to claim the posts held by isis the
last seven months since may. >> robin, since april, about a quarter million people fled the city of ramadi. tens of thousands are still there. how are u.s. forces and the iraqi forces aiming to keep those people out of harm's way? >> well, the question is, will they become collateral damage and how important is the seizure of ramadi close to baghdad a strategic location they took with ease in may. it's important for the mindset, it's important for the americans, because ramadi they did work hard to try to keep it from falling into isis' hands. >> that is a very good question. like you said, tense of thousands of civilians have been holed up in that city. isis refusing to let them leave,
even tow they were warned by the military that this onslaught was coming. many tried to escape. isis fought allowing many to escape, using them we are told as human shields. >> that is why this emergency is not over in a matter of hours. they are trying to avoid their soldiers being hurt. we understand there have been sniper attacks as well. wlrp how many civilians, if at all, have been hurt in this fight thus far. >> it shows how difficult it is within they use civilians as fodder, essentially. thank you. >> another plaque eye for the secret systems. back home, an agent's gun, badge, radio, handcuff and a flash drive stolen out of his personal vehicle near secret
service headquarters in downtown walk. the agent is not identified in the police report. the secret service has declined to comment on this. over the last few years, the agency has been hit by a string of scandals related to behavior and security lapses. a woman accused of plowing into a crowd of people faces a judge in a few hours. we are learning new information about the suspects. we'll break it down next.
>> welcome back. the 24-year-old woman suspected of intentionally raming her car into a crowd of pedestrians will face a judge today. lakisha hom oway injured more than 30 other people. our cnn correspondent has the very latest for us. >> reporter: good morning, the woman that police say intentionally plowed her car into a packed strip sunday evening killing one, injuring
more than 30 others is now facing three felony charges. those include one count of murder with a deadly weapon. one counts of child abuse of endangerment. her 3-year-old daughter was in the back car of the incident. one count of leaving the scene of an accident. we are learning more of the woman who we learned ads as lakeisha holloway. she changed her name in okay to paris paradise morton. it's not clear why police are charging her under her formal name than her current name. she is expected to make her first court appearance and some of her family members are expected to attend. >> we are getting our first look at the visa shooter that gave her access to the united states. a 21 page document say farook gave into hint of violent jihad.
the u.s. citizen claimed he and his fiance met in saudi arabia after chatting online. house republicans are questioning why missed information that cast doubt on whether they actually did meet in saudi arabia. army sergeant bo bergdahl is deferring a bench trial. he is facing two very serious charges tore deserting his pace in 2009. bergdahl was held for five years. this last year this controversial swap for five guantonomo bay detainees. his next hearing is set for january 12ing. it's going to be the basis of his defense. >> jason bourne. >> the leadership vacuum was so
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appeal that will be heard later today. ron rivera says his team will no longer bring a baseball bat. >> good morning, guys, the panthers brought that bat out on the field before the game as a motivational symbol him they're not going to be doing that anymore o'dell beckham felt threatened. there are reports that panthers players dealt homophobic slurs that got him upis the. those reports are false and is someone's attempt at spin control. he won't be that bad on the field again. >> to avoid the situation in special circumstancess, let's eliminate it. again, it's no fun for a reason. >> the former nfl player that held up a cardboard sign if cowboys stadium is back in the nfl a month ago-held up this,
not homeless, starving for success. all he wanted was another chance in the nfl. he now has it with the new york jets. they signed him to their practice squad. yesterday, he was on the field practicing with the team. pretty cool. president obama, yesterday he was out on the course playing a round. check this out. 40 feet out, the president fogged it down, check out his reaction. he immediately looked to the media to make sure they were shooting it. all right. finally a great moment last night in college, who the university of florida walk on zach hodgkin's, he scored with a yvette my move. check out his teammate on the bench. they were going absolutely crazy. zach was a star in high school. he joined the team last year. such an inspiration. i remember when he joined the
gators, i went and picked out his high school videos. he has one hand. he is a baller. >> i love that fearless at todd. >> very cool. i wonder if it will be hotter in new york and washington. i think that's the way it should be. >> 75 here. >> it's bar-b-que. >> hawaiian shirts christmas eve, thanks, these to see you. 27 minutes past the hour. donald trump defending harsh remarks about hillary clinton and his lead, we will tell you the drama unfolding on the republican side. that's next.
into a crowd of pedestrians charged with murder she's hours away, what we are learning new about the suspect ahead. 60 hours after a massive landslide, a miracle, a survivor pulls from the rubble. >> it's 31 minutes past the hour. let's begin with the tightening lead in the republican presidential race. donald trump four points ahead of ted cruz in the latest poll. good news for him to agree with trump's recent statement. the republican contest is turning into a three-man race. marco rubio is pulling third. it's also a matchup cruise says give us a good choice to the american people. the latest from the cruz campaign for us. >> good morning, boris and christine, ted cruz feeling momentum coming from this new national pom showing he is
chipping away at donald trump's domsthan. his lead over ted cruz is getting smaller, this poll showing cruz is now within striking dance of donald trump, meaning, basically, the two are now the clear front runners. ted cruz here in tennessee says this brings him encouragement and made this interesting prediction on where he sees the race going. >> i did think it was interesting. donald said a couple days ago, he thought the republican race could come down to him and me. i think he may well be right. if you look at the polling numbers, we are surging in the polls. donald may well be right this is turning more and more into a two-man race between donald trump and me. i think if that's the case, the decision will be made by the voters. >> today in oklahoma city, ted cruz will wrap up his long tour of states that vote in early
march it's right now all about looking ahead. >> hillary clinton responding indirectly to donald trump's such comments saying no one should be able to bully his way into the oval office. in iowa, a ten-year-old girl suffers from asthma clinton responded bully is widespread and she, herself, faced more than her share of it. >> we feed more love and kindness in our country. we are not treating each other with the respect and [ applause ] and the care that we should slow towards each other and that's why it's important to stand up to bullies wherever they are and why we shouldn't let anybody bumly his way into the presidency. because that is not who we are
as americans. >> trump, meantime, defended his dwipgs description of the primary loss to president obama in a tweet he wrote, once again the main street media is dishonest. the word is not vulgar. when i said it, that meant beaten badly. even with the holidays near, it was a busy day in politics, helping us to break it down, good morning, hillary clinton was there. i guess that was the plan. sometime the other day she sat down with theed tore at the des moines register. she said she is not going to take the bait. like she's not going to take the bathe. do we have sound for saying that? let's listen, play that. >> so nothing really surprises me. yen that he has any boundaries at all and his bigotry, bluster,
bullying have become his campaign and he has to keep upping the stakes and going even further. >> yet, her campaign issued a response. does this end now within candidates go home for the holidays she's not responding. last week at the democratic debate she would not weigh in or talk about the whole data breach issue when donald trump was attacking her individually, she is taking a path on it whereas when trump is attacking muslims or immigrants or anything along those lines, she's making a point of hitting him as har as
she can so it shows she is trying to stay focused on issues that resonate with a lot of people rather than making it about her. >> all right. i want to ask about changes to the debate planned for january 14th. fox business channel saying they will change the format to add more candidates to the undercard and tighten the amount on the main stage. right now, predictions from real clear politics break it down this way, on the main stage, trump, cruz, rubio, ben carson, bush and chris christie. on the under card stage, senator paul, governor kasich. former governor mike huckabee rick santorum and george pataki, i got the feeling the might help someone like chris dri christie, off to the side as he would
like. he probably will get more air time. >> jeb bush is only polling at three or four percent. >> ted cruz is a good debater. jeb bush, perhaps even mar do r rubio candidates that will have more opportunities to answer questions and talk policy and sort of get in their policies, they haven't been able to do it. they have eight minutes to talk, trying to take a great shot at donald trump or at one of the front runners. >> right. >> so this gives somebody like chris christie, who has a lot of talent, comfortness with foreign policy with terrorism is showing. it gives him more opportunity. so it's great news for those candidates.
it level hurts the people who are making cuts. >> the talking points. i guess the line today, this is becoming a two-man race on the republican side. you got ted cruz moving up the ranks here donald trump, ted cruz, 24%. marco rubio ben carson in double digits. is this a two-man race now do you think or could that debate shake it up again? >> we are entering the winnowing process, that debate will be a part of it. the new hampshire primary is the biggest part of it. at some point we will see those establishment candidates polling in the high single digits. we will see a few leave the race. then a question for someone like a marco rubio or jeb bush or christie can win the new hampshire primary or perform
really well there and consolidate all of the support the more moderate republican support behind one candidacy. if that happens, then, no, it's probably not a two-man race but no doubt thats the dominated by donald trump. these two are way ahead in the polls. >> we appreciate the insight. >> thanks. >> happening now, u.s. commandos are working against isis a small contingent are there. u.s. officials are declining to say how many or where they are but this contingent the president approved. >> battles are raging in the key iraq city of ramadi. forces fighting to retake that capital of anbar province from
isis. it was a strategic foothold robin what is the latest? >> reporter: the casualties we are hearing from iraqi defense officials that 20 isis militants were killed in the fighting yesterday. worry fought sure about casualties on the iraqi side. we have not confirmed that yesterday. what we can tell you is 250 as to 34u6789 isis fighters remain in ramadi city when this onslaught began. many would have fighting with the population. many were asked to leave iraqi forces just days before this onslaught began this is a slo
moving operation the reason is isis did not allow all the civilians to leave. we understand they have up to 10,000 civilians. part of the reason this is going slowly, obviously, they want to minimize civilian casualties. it is moving slowly because of the risks of things like sniper fire and suicide bombers. >> experts say i don't expect a swift victory acting like an insurgency, it could be a long battle there. thank you. we have new information about the woman accused of driving into a crowd of pedestrians on the las vegas strip as she gets ready to face the judge next.
>> the 24-year-old woman suspected of intentionally raming her car into a crowd of pedestrians on the las vegas strip will face a judge today. she is accused of killing a young mom and injuring more than 30 others. >> good morning. the woman who police say intentionally plowed her car las vegas strip killing one e - person and injuring more than 30 others is now facing three felony charges him those include one count of murder with a deadly weapon. one count of child abuse or endangerment because her three-year-old daughters with in the pack seat of a car and one count of leaving the seen in of an accident. we are learning more about the woman who we have learned is lakeisha holloway him she changed her they'll in october
to paris paradise morton. it's not clear why police are charging her under her former name. we know she is expected to make her first court appearance later this morning. we understand some family members are expected to attend. >> now we're getting our first look at the visa application allowing the shooter syed farook. on the application, the u.s. citizen born in chicago he claimed he and his fiance met in person in saudi arabia after chatting online. house republicans are questioning whether red flags were missed. they point to passport stamp dates that cast doubt whether they did meet and meeting in person is a requirement for getting that visa. >> army sergeant bo bergdahl entered into play.
the 29-year-old didn't indicate a preference for a jury or a bench trial. he is facing two serious charges tore deserting his base in 2009. bergdahl is held by the taliban for five years, released last year in a controversial swap for five guantonomo bay detainees. . kentuckys new government's name be removed from all marriage licenses. the action comes following the controversy involving kim davis who was jailed after she refused to issue licenses to gay couples. officials with the aclu say her actions further complicate things because state law requires clerk's names onlesses. >> marketings are mostly higher around the world yesterday the dow gained 156 points. eight straight days of triple digit moves for the dow t. fax
climbed about 1% t. co-to this rally in stocks now is oil prices and an increased stability if oil prices. crude oil 36.56 a barrel. energy has been the worst performer this year. stocks are still lower for the year. here is the damage report. the dow puts it on track for its first negative year since 2008. >> let's take a look at what's coming up on "few day." good morning. >> good morning, guys. look what i have here. >> what is that? >> brand new poll numbers. >> but they won't be released for 12 more minutes. so we'll show you those at the top of the hour. they do show the new state of the gop field. guess who's on top this too im? i can't tell you. we will break down the numbers and speak with gop candidate mike huckabee about his place in the race and these new numbers. also, a battle under way in ramadi as we speak.
the iraqis are in the middle of an offensive to reclaim that city. what is the u.s. role in this effort? we will go live to backed to get some answers. so we'll see you there. >> you are a bad poll elf. look at you. >> that means we'll eun in, thank you. how does more time off with your screaming cranking baby sound? an early start on your money next.
this sa dpa three days now, this man made pile of dirt and junk basically swallowed up. what's the latest? >> that's absolutely right, christine, the latest is food news in the fact that this 19-year-old man was found very improbably when you give it the amount of time he was buried for t. sheer size of this area. some 380 square middle easts. when it toppled over, he landed luckily in an air pocket. beyond that, state media reporting here in china he was in an air pocket where there was some snacks, that somehow managed to fall next to him. he survived on those for several days and when rescuers got close enough, he used a piece of metal to strike a rock to alert them to the fact that he was alive several hours later, he was sprawled out and taken to the
hospital in stable condition. >> it is a rare glimmer of hope in what has been a pleek few days. it shines a light ons matt, serious problems in china's economic growth. this landslide, basically construction garbage piling up. this is another man made investigation. >> reporter: well, china consistently feels a human cost for its economic development over the last several decades. all of the development that's gone on, construction sites has to go somewhere. we are told according to state media, rather, that a senior management official within the company responsible for that pile of waste has been detained by police. no word of charges pending.
chinese officials are usually very quick to find someone to point the finger act. >> is that swift justice too late, a deterrent? >> we are learning more about an awe inspiring act of courage in eastern africa. they put their life on the line david mckenzie joins us live. david, their actions, their showing of solidarity with the christians which is a sole division amongst religious groups there. >> that's right. good morning. >> that statement putting their lives on the line couldn't be true. these christians rarely face the death when el shabab, an al qaeda-linked group had scores of gunmen ready to ambush them,
here's one survivor. >> certainly another survivor we spoke to said it was the quick actions of mostly women on board him they took hijab head scarfs and gave them to christian women piled under luggage packed with more than 100 people. who buses have been consolidated into one. a bus had broken down the gunmen were told, you kill us, you kill us all. certainly it's been praised in kenya and around the world as an awe inspiring example of selfless bravery.
>> a very inspiring moment. thank you. >> all right. 67 minutes past the hour. let's get an early start on your money. can stocks make a turn around by the end of the year? well, stock futures slightly higher. yesterday the dow gained 156 points. eight straight days of triple moves for the dow, up or down. it's down 2.3% putting it on track for the first negativeer 82, the key to stocks is oil, crude oil above $36.56 a barrel. it is a record breaking year for starbucks. get this, 1,700 gift card every minute on christmas eve. that's the place to go. one in every seven adults got one of these starbucks gift card as a gift.
gift card are actually the most requested gift this year according to national retail federation. new york city upping its print to leave policy for its non-union workers. here's a gift for the holidays, stay home with your scheming kids, starting next year, new parents will get six weeks of fully paid leave. portland, san francisco and cincinnati granted relief. this is sweeping through techland and places keeping their high tell ents. new municipalities are doing it, too. >> you mentioned retail outlets. >> a lot of workers don't have that detection. >> that is a problem. the u.s. does not have a national policy on pay leave. moving on, though, brand new poll numbers that allison showed us, we will get a look.
who is on top now? "new day" starts now. >> donald trump may be right this is turning more and more into a two-man race between donald trump and me. >> she is playing the woman c d card. >> she's great at being the victim. >> that is not who we are as americans. >> the iraqi city of ramadi. >> on the move to take back the city center from isis, months after they ran away from the fight. >> it's a big test. they haven't passed even part one yet. >> major security preach of new york's jfk airport. >> he climbed a fence and walked across two intersectioning runways before anyone spotted him. >> what's more disconcerting to me is that the person was able to get away. >> this is "new day." with chris cuomo, allison camera
that and mikaela ferrara. >> the beat of the jungle drums can only mean one thing. good morning, it's twins, december 23rd, we have new cnn polk out just this morning. it makes one point loud and clear, santa is only going to be nice to donald trump. everyone else in the republican field gets cold. trump leads in the national poll with 39%. the next three in the field. cruz, carson, rubio. they don't leech him combined. >> meanwhile, hillary clinton responding to trump's vulgar language. trump has a new explanation of what his words mean joe john is with us. good morning. >> remember go. in the new cnn-orc polls, very much about donald trump's huge lead as the choice for the presidential nomination. if you look at the numbers, you got trump a