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hillary clinton and donald trump now headed down the home stretch. both set to hit the campaign trail in battle ground states this week as both campaigns try to quash questions. and president obama in the waning hours of his final g-20 summit. he is meeting with vladimir putin this morning after meeting with turkish leaders on sunday. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm alison kosik.
>> i'm christine romans. it is 4:00 a.m. in the east. today, labor day, marks the start of the presidential campaign in earnest. this time around, it is the start of the home stretch to november. both sides marking the occasion by ramping up the rhetoric on issues that dodged them for months. trump's surrogates are vague if he still supports mass deportations. all except one surrogate who says he does not support mass deportation. this as tim kaine defends hillary clinton on the e-mail controversy. we have christine holmes with the latest from washington. >> reporter: christine and alison, advisors continue to deflect direction questions on immigration polls. specifically where trump stands on the issue of mass deportation. mike pence and campaign manager
kel kel kel kellyanne conway refusing to give answers. saying enforcement actions taking place with criminal records and building of the wall, there would be a reassessment of the undocumented immigrants. however, rudy giuliani not dodging the question. saying trump was no longer in favor of mass deportation. >> trump as he expressed if an interview would find it difficult to throw out a family here for 15 years. two of whom are citizens. that is not the kind of america he wants. >> reporter: while the trump campaign continues to work to explain, the campaign is answers questions of their own about the private e-mail server. the fbi notes released from the
interview with clinton in july. why they did not recommend charges against clinton because she did not recall or did not remember at least 39 times. often questioned about the process and training or the content of the e-mails. nominee tim kaine defended clinton on sunday. >> i sat with her while she answered questions about what she did and why and she said look, by using one device i made a mistake. i apologize for it. i learned something for it. i would not do it again. i want all the facts to come out. >> reporter: with the labor day holiday, clinton and trump will cross the country with campaigning in battle ground states. >> thank you, kristen. mike pence now says both he and running mate donald trump will release their tax returns.
there is one big however. pence tells nbc's "meet the press" he will put his returns on the this week, but stuck with trump's position that his will be released after the irs finishing auditing them. >> trump and i will release our tax returns. i'll release mine in the next week. trump will release his at the condition of the audit. >> pence said well, we'll see. hillary clinton has released her returns from 2007 to 2015. in a stunning departure from tradition. a swing state newspaper bypassed the republican and democrat nominees endorsing a third party candidate. the richmond times-dispatch is
choosing gary johnson. neither trump nor hillary clinton meets the fundamental moral and professional standards we have to expect from the president. we find gary johnson to be reasonable and good humored and knowledgeable and realistically presidential. the endorsement represents a blow to both major parties. the paper gave no credit to tim kaine. it snubbed trump after endorsing the traditional republican standard bearer in every race since 1980. the president is wrapping up his final g-20 summit. he will then fly to laos for the summit on sunday. he met with turkey's president and britain's prime minister after they are facing turmoil at home. the aborted coup in turkey and
the brexit in britain. and at the g-20 summit, obama had a spat when he got off the plane. let's bring in michelle kosinski. a lot of drama behind the scenes of the g-20. >> reporter: alison, right. tension here from the moment president obama touched down. shouting matches with chinese security and u.s. officials. at one point, nearly coming to blows. u.s. officials were not surprised by that. things like this happen when they visit china. this is another stark reminder of how difficult some of the relationships that president obama is trying to manage in this part of the world can be including with china. president obama sat down for
four hours with china's president yesterday. you know, president obama said it would be a candid discussion even in areas of human rights. human rights was not mentioned in the read-out of the meeting president obama had with turkey's president erdogan. although turkey has been criticized after the coup attempt there. arresting or firing tens of thousands of people, including teachers and journalists. the president also will have other meetings and now comes this moment in a sense we have been waiting for. it is not a formal sit down, but it is a meeting with russia's president vladimir putin. that comes, of course, just as talks have broken down yet again over trying to craft a cease-fire in syria. all of this comes this morning as north korea fires more ballistic missiles into the sea.
that keeps happening. u.s. is trying to work with china to try to get north korea to change that behavior. that is another thing to add to the issues. >> there is a lot of dialogue with world leaders, but anything concrete coming from the g-20 summit? >> reporter: so far the biggest has been the climate announcement. this was not unexpected. it was the u.s. and china jointly formally joining the paris climate agreement. they want this to be an example to the rest of the world that they now officially joined in which accounts for a big chunk of world emissions. nearly 40% of global emissions comes from just the u.s. and china. although that was something they were already on board with, this was the formal signing of it into action. they still need many other countries to get on board. they want this to be the spur to
more action. >> cnn's michelle kosinski live from hangzhou, china. let's get an early start on your money. the u.s. stock market closed for labor day. we learned how the labor market is doing with the release of the latest jobs report. 151,000 new jobs in august. decent gain. a lot fewer than the 275,000 new jobs added in july. the unemployment rate steady at 4.9%. this was critical for the federal reserve. stronger gains would indicate a rate hike. this is less likely. >> now the prediction is maybe december. hermine weakening, but the threat remains very much alive. flooding and danger at the beach this holiday monday. the latest on the storm's track is coming up next.
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this morning, a new storm track for hermine. a big shift taking it further out to sea, don't be lulled. 7 million people under tropical storm warnings. holiday beach goers face life threatening surf and rip currents and waves up to 14 feet offshore. the passengers on this cruise know all too well. anthem of the seas heading to bermuda. safe according to the cruise line. let's get the latest on the storm's path and bring in meteorologist pedram javaheri.
good morning. >> good morning, alison. this is a fascinating storm in the way everything transpired in the past couple hours. look at what the storm has done. it is now a post-tropical storm. it really hasn't weakened much. winds down to 70 miles an hour. it is not a storm getting energy from the ocean. it is not warm offshore. it is a cold core system. what occurred is the forecast shifted slightly because the form interacted with the jet stream. that alone instead of keeping it close to shore which would have sent massive waves on the coastline, it shifted several hundred miles offshore. that case makes the winds come from the north which are parallel to the coastline. the waves will be limited compared to what it would have been. we will keep showers in the
forecast in boston. much of the same in washington. important to note, it may seem like a nice day, you will see the flags on the beaches. the main concern is the rip current. it is offshore, but churning up the waters if you are on the beaches, alison was talking about the waves at the beach being 5 feet high and 14 feet high. precisely the case from coastal new jersey to parts of new hampshire on down to massachusetts as well as rhode island as well. you could see a very dangerous coastal scenario. the storm system meanders and it will push off into the canadian maritime. today is not the best day to be out on the beach. to the south, this is the place to be from st. charles to pensacola. the hurricane moved through a couple days ago. scattered thunderstorms where you expect, but the storm system
will push offshore. as it does, we get another surge of summer-like temperatures. enjoy the next day or so. back up to 90 in new york city mid week. >> any warning to surfers? i know they will probably be out in full force with the waves. >> absolutely. just like you said, it is very dangerous. it almost wants to lull you in. it looks like a great day to be outside. you will not be able to fight these currents. even if michael phelps goes out there, the water could pull him out. >> enjoy the sand, pedram. do not enjoy the surf. 0% of surfers will take that advi advice. >> i know. an early exit for rafael nadal at the u.s. open. he was beaten in a five-set thriller by 22-year-old lucas
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china at the g-20 summit to try to strike a deal. a u.s. official says there are still issues to resolve. cnn's jomana karadsheh is live in amman, jordan for us this labor day morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, christine. it is still unclear why these talks broke down. what the issue are that remain to be resolved between the u.s. and russian negotiators here. we heard from president obama yesterday saying there were grave differences that remain and probably likely in the coming hours, we will hear from u.s. and russian officials on the specifics of what disagreements they had and what the issues that remain to be resolved are. a key part of this deal would have been boosting military cooperation between the u.s. and russia in syrian when it comes to the fight against isis. in the past, there were
disagreements on the term extremist groups where the russians have gone after the groups under the pre-text of targeting al qaeda affiliated groups. this is not clear if this is an issue they are facing here. there was a lot of skepticism, christine, especially in syria in the rebel held areas in the country when it came to any sort of sustainable long-term peace deal. there was hope riding the possibility of a pause in fighting that would law the humanitarian aid in critical areas. we heard from the united nations warning they need to get food and medicine into besieged areas of syria. this specifically is true when it comes to rebel held aleppo. we have seen the humanitarian crisis unfolding and situation worsening on a daily basis.
just overnight, we heard that the regime and allied forces have managed to besiege the rebel held aleppo cutting off 250,000 people, christine, who are under constant bombardment. the civilians are paying the heaviest price. >> thank you, jomana karadsheh. turkey's government is claiming victory in its effort to drive isis fighters out of town along the syrian turkey border. state media says the last territory was cleared sunday by turkish forces and syrian rebels. it is now under control by the free syrian army. exit polls suggest angela merkel's ruling party was soundly defeated in her home
districts. the local referendum was seen as an open door on refugees. this was beaten by the social democrats and the far right for germany and anti-immigration party. hillary clinton and donald trump suddenly heading for the finish line. the first debate is three weeks away. both candidates are trying to clean up issues weighing them down. trump on immigration. clinton on her e-mails. we have the latest on the back and forth coming up next.
including vladimir putin. can progress be made on syria and trade and other key issues? welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm alison kosik. today usually marks the start of the presidential campaign, but this is just the start of the home stretch to november. both sides marking up the rhetoric. donald trump surrogates being mostly vague about whether he still supports mass deportati deportations. all except one that says donald trump does not. and tim kaine defends her handling of the e-mail controversy. we have kristin holmes with more. >> reporter: campaign advisors continuing to deflect the candidates immigration policies for trump.
specifically where he stands on mass deportation. mike pence and kellyanne conway refuse to give answers on the undocumented immigrants living and working in the united states. saying certain enforcement actions had taken place, there would be some kind of reassessment on the undocumented immigrants. however, rudy giuliani not dodging the question with jake tapper saying donald trump was no longer in favor of mass deportati deportations. >> he expressed it recently he would find it difficult to throw out a family that's been here for 15 years and they have three children. two of whom are citizens. that is not the kind of america he wants. >> reporter: while the trump campaign continues to work to
explain those details, the clinton camp is answers questions of their own about the hillary clinton use of the private e-mail server. the issue in the spotlight after the fbi released notes from the interview with hillary clinton. why the fbi decided not to charge hillary clinton, she said she did not recall or did not remember at least 39 times. often responding to questions about the process and training or the content of the e-mails. tim kaine defended clinton on sunday. >> i sat down with her about what she did and why. she said by using one device, i made a mistake. i learned something from it and i would not do it again. i want all the facts to come out. >> reporter: with the labor day weekend, both nominees will be
crossing the state campaigning. we will see both in the state of ohio. mike pence now says he and running mate donald trump will release their tax returns with one big however. pence tells nbc's meet the press, he will put his returns out this week, but he stuck with trump's position his taxes will be released after the irs finishing auditing them. >> trump and i will release our tax returns. i'll release mine in the next week. trump will release his at the completion of the audit. >> asked if it would happen before or after the election, he said we will see. hillary clinton released her returns from 2007 to 2015. the irs said there is no legally preventing trump from releasing his returns. a stunning departure. a major newspaper bypassed the republican and democratic nominees endorsing a third-party
candidate for president. "richmond times-dispatch" endorsing gary johnson. saying much of the country is distressed by the two political parties and for good reason. neither donald trump nor hillary clinton meets the fundamental, moral or professional standards we expect of an american president. we found gary johnson to be knowledgeable, but unscripted and good humored and realistically presidential. the endorsement represents a blow to both major parties. the paper gave no extra credit to tim kaine for serving as virginia's junior senator. happening now. president obama in china
wrapping up the final g-20 sm summit. he will then fly to laos. he met with the prime minister and president of turkey. this morning, the white house is expecting a smoother arrival in laos after he did not receive a red carpet arrival. the latest from china is our white house correspondent michelle kosinski. i guess, good late afternoon to you, michelle. >> reporter: there was tension from the beginning of the trip. shouting matches with u.s. officials. it is something u.s. officials were not particularly surprised by, but on the subject of tension, now comes one of the moments we all have been waiting
for. a meeting between president obama and russia's president vladimir putin. that is really something you don't see very often. just to put in perspective how rare the meetings are, the last time they met was about a year ago. that is when they met twice in a span of a couple of weeks. before that, they hadn't met in two years. the big source of tension was russia's takeover of ukraine. now there's more. the hacking of the democratic national committee, political e-mail systems in the u.s. that led some to believe russia is trying to influence the outcome of the american elections. the white house hasn't pinned the blame officially on russia, but other u.s. officials absolutely have. there is also syria. russia's bombardment working with the assad regime. the u.s. and russia want to try to work together to fight isis, but that hasn't been possible.
today is the breakdown of talk was the u.s. and russia trying to establish a cease-fire in syria. this meeting went on longer than expected. it wasn't a formal sit down. it was a pull aside. as the bigger meeting was going on, the two leaders go into a separate room and hash things out for what is a period of time. this went on for 90 minutes. officials said they discussed hacking, but officials did not want to go into detail yet. the president will take questions from the press in a short time. he is absolutely going to be asked about the relationship with russia. they also talked about ukraine. they talked about syria. this meeting is described as useful and constructive. big gaps and big differences, obviously, still in the way these two leaders are viewing these major issues. back to you. >> the meeting itself is news.
we will hear more about what happened behind closed doors when the president speaks in an hour. thank you. breaking overnight, the u.s. strongly condemning north korea after pyongyang fires three ballistic missiles in the defense zone. this is the latest in what south korea is calling provocation of the north. this is timed to the gathering of the world leaders at g-20. a u.s. official calls this launch reckless and concerns will be raised at the asia summit in laos. america's economy has a problem. workers are not producing as much as they did. the worker productivity is not as much as it once was. this is the great recession crawling along at nearly 1%. businesses need to invest in new
factories and tools and research. others say the way the government calculate government productivity is flawed. it doesn't benefit the smartphone economy. it is easy to accommodate a factory worker per hour, but not easy to calculate social media manager. hermine is weakening, but the threat is alive. flooding and dangers at the beach this holiday monday. the latest on the storm track is next. and a quick programming note. a special report on both nominees. personal stories from those who know them best. join us for "unfinished business, the essential hillary clinton" at 8:00 and followed by "all business, the essential donald trump" at 10:00 p.m. comfort food...
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morning. a new storm track for hermine. a shift taking it further out to sea. don't be lulled. 7 million people under tropical storm warnings. beach goers face life threatening surf and rip currents. the passengers on this cruise know the waves all too well. anthem of the seas on the way to bermuda. rolling and pitching. they are still safe according to the cruise line. the latest on the storm's path, let's bring in meteorologist pedram javaheri. there is no place i would like to be than rolling and pitching in the storm. >> tell me about it. the storm system is a misleading storm, christine and alison. when you look at what has happened here with the storm weakening, somewhat over the past hours, it is a post-tropical storm. all that means it no longer has the warm waters to feed off.
it has cold water. the storm itself offshore. the winds at 70 miles an hour. still close enough to land here to land a tropical storm warning issued to coastal new jersey and coastal areas of massachusetts over the past several hours. the storm system will begin to push offshore. a model estimate had this coming in closer to land. if that was the case, we would have counterclockwise flow with water piling up on the immediate beaches. we have a track which shifted it 200 miles in the open waters. we are getting a northerly component. the parallel winds and the beach heights are limited. again, it is somewhat misleading it is a nice day to be on the beach, but the waters have churned up new to have a high risk for rip currents and 5 feet
waves. notice that stretch is out to portions of nantucket and east beaches of boston will see rough waves across the region in the afternoon hours. the forecast takes it closer to land later tonight and tomorrow morning. again, pulls it offshore and we think everything will begin to improve dramatically. not a bad day when it comes to the sky conditions. new york still will be 81 degrees and partly cloudy skies. boston, a different story. the storm system meanders closer to the shore. the temperatures in the upper 60s. washington in upper 80s. down in the south, dramatic improveme improvement. temperatures in the 80s. this is what it looks like for the next couple days. temperatures want to warm up. you know these are the last couple weeks of summer season. it will be one of the last big time warm waves before we see a
cooling trend in the forecast. in new york, you should be around 79. we will be close to 89. >> enjoy it while you can. enjoy the sand, not the surf. >> very good point. stay out of the water. >> thank you. a minnesota community is struggling to make sense of the painful end to a kidnapping case which left friends and neighbors reeling for decades. the fbi confirmed the remains discovered over the weekend belong to jacob wetterling 27 years after he first disappeared. cnn's polo sandoval has the latest on "the hunt" with john walsh. >> reporter: good morning. for almost three decades, the family held on to hope. hoping that jacob would find his
way home safely. now the worst fear is reality. they are looking back on what took place that night of october, 1989. >> we take things for granted. go to a park on your bike. it touched a way in america there is no safe haven. we have to be vigilant. >> reporter: we know daniel heinrich gave investigators the information to lead them to jacob's body. we found that heinrich has been in custody for more than a year in a child porn case. he has not been officially named a suspect in the wetterling murder case yet. that could change when the prosecutors are expected to release more information. the family is remembering the legacy of their son jacob.
there was a national sex offender registry after his abduction. one that is still in place today. christine and alison. >> you can't overstate how that case changed everything. he was a household name. >> adam walsh in florida. >> things really changed after that. your heart goes out to that family now they have come to the end of their search for him. 50 minutes past the hour. are you driving this labor day? good news for you. we will get an early start on your money next. y african, european and asian. tg it was great because it confirmed what i knew in my gut with a little surprise. ancestry helped give me a sense of identity.
secretary of state john kerry and his russian counterpart have been meeting on the sidelines of the g-20 summit in china to try to trying a deal. a u.s. official says there are still issues to resolve. we have jomana karadsheh live in amman, jordan. do we know what the sticking points were? >> reporter: at this point, alison, it is not clear what the issues are, but as you mentioned, we are hearing from u.s. officials issues have yet to be resolved. we hear some could be technical issues. the specifics are not clear yet. we heard president obama yesterday say there are grave differences. we know the 90-minute meeting with presidents obama and putin today focused on syria. we expect in the coming hours to hear more detail from u.s. and russian officials about what has been going behind closed doors
potentially about the sticking points in the potential deal. now one major part of this would have been the military cooperation between the u.s. and russia in syria when going after extremist groups like isis to boost their military cooperation to try to prevent civilian deaths. a very critical part also of any agreement would have been humanitarian aid. this is something that has not happened in a while. we have heard from the united nations and other see a pause i fighting, they cannot deliver critical aid in the areas that are besieged like aleppo that is rebel held where it has been deteriorating. the humanitarian situation where the united nations warned of the humanitarian crisis unfolding. just overnight, we heard from the syrian regime and other
groups that the rebel held part of aleppo is under siege again by regime forces and allied troops. putting 250,000 people at high risk of constant bombardment and humanitarian crisis with shortages of food and water. no end in sight. >> it is a slap in the face for the civilians in need of the humanitarian aid. jomana karadsheh, thanks. turkey's government is claiming victory in driving isis fighters out of the town of the border. the last strip of territory was cleared sunday. it is now totally under control of the free syrian army. in germany, exit polls suggest angela merkel's ruling party was defeated in her home district. the local elections were seen as
a referendum on her open door policy on migrants. her party was beaten by the social democrats and the far right alternative for germany. 58 minutes past the hour. let's get an early start on your money. the u.s. stock market is closed. on friday, we heard the labor market released the latest jobs report. 151,000 jobs gained in august. fewer than the 275,000 jobs added in july. unemployment is steady at 4.9%. that rate sticking at 4.9% for the right reasons. more people entering the labor market. that pushes the unemployment rate up. these are numbers that will play out on the campaign trail. team trump will try to find weaknesses in the report. number of people part-time and want to work full-time is a problem.
you can expect you will hear the trump campaign talk about that. prices for the holiday at the lowest level since 2004. gas prices. national average for a gallon of regular is $2.21. the summer of low gas prices is big savings for drivers. $18.9 billion. the average household is expected to pocket $329 this year. it is apple week. tim cook will take the stage wednesday to unveil the latest version of the iphone. a new shade of black. upgraded camera. maybe a water resistant phone? the rumors that the head phone jack will be removed. the company needs the updates to make a splash. >> some are saying these are the throw away upgrades and apple is waiting for the bigger upgrades
next year when it has the ten-year anniversary. "early start" continues right now. >> it's the final push for hillary clinton and donald trump. both set to hit the campaign trail in key battle ground states this week as both campaigns try to squash concerns of issues dogging the candidates for months. president obama in the final g-20 summit. he met with turkey and russia's leaders. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm alison kosik. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. today is labor day. traditionally marks the start of the presidential campaign, but this time around it is the start of the home stretch to november. both sides marking the occasion by ramping up rhetoric on issues that have dogged them