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capable of. >> reporter: comedians take their shots, as do cartoonists. "i will now be the first lady instead of the third wife." but her approval jumps 16 points. turns out men favor her more than women. 58 to 46%. "this just in, old white republican dudes approve of ex-model wives." but melania is climbing in the polls, her way. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> and you can see a lot more about the first lady. cnn's special report, "melania trump: the making of a first la lady," tomorrow night at 9:00 p.m. eastern. the next hour of "newsroom" is now. good morning, everyone, i'm poppy harlow. >> i'm john berman. great to see you this morning. senate minority leader chuck schumer holds a news conference to issue frequent attacks on the
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republican plan to replace and repeal obamacare. but republicans are doing his work for him this morning. tom cotton pleaded with his colleagues to pause and start over. >> meantime, 23 hours and counting. two house committees discussing this plan, debating it through the night. one of them is still going, making it almost a full 24-hour heating, even as this house plan passes its first legislative test, the road ahead appears filled with speed bumps to say the least. let's begin this hour on capitol hill with sunlen serfaty. had an is the sense you're getting in terms of how hard this is going to be for the white house? >> reporter: well, to give you an indication of how long a haul it's been up here on capitol hill, poppy, over the last 24 hours, as you noted, those two house committees are working on
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marking up the bill. the house ways and means committee approved their portion this morning. the energy and commerce commit tee is still going strong. our reporter lauren fox caught up with a congressman running around in his socks. he said he had no chance to put back his shoes on, zipping away from that committee hearing to take a shower for a few minutes. as that painstaking process inches forward bit by bit, senator tom cotton says in a tweet storm, essentially "slow this down." cotton with tweets, "house health care bill can't pass senate without major changes. to my friends in the house, pause, start over, get it right, don't get it fast.
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gop shouldn't act like dems did in obamacare. what matters in long runge is better more affordable health care for americans not house leaders' arbitrary legislative calendar." meantime the republican leadership in the house is essentially arguing this process, the way they're bringing this forward through budget reconciliation, is actually the best chance that they have to pass this. and speaker of the house paul ryan defending that it's been a rocky rollout. >> we are going through what i would call the typical growing pains for being an opposition party fighting barack obama, nancy pelosi and harry reid, to a governing party. people are getting a little confused about what you can and cannot put in what we call a reconciliation bill. >> these are members of congress, so they know. >> well, we are finding some don't. >> reporter: in a few minutes we
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are hearing from senator schumer and other senate democrats who are continuing their push against this bill, including importantly the branding of all of it. they're trying to push the white house to take ownership of this bill, they've taken to call it trumpcare. >> sunlen serfaty on capitol hill. we're watching for senate lead democrat chuck schumer speaking in a few minutes. we'll bring that to you when it happens. meantime, some non-answers from the administration on president trump's claim that president obama ordered wiretaps on him. cnn's sara murray is live at the white house. >> reporter: if the president was hoping for backup on these wiretapping claims, it doesn't look like vice president mike pence is willing to give it to them. he was asked whether president obama spied on president trump. he took some interesting dodges. >> yes or no, do you believe president obama did that? >> well, what i can say is that
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the president and our administration are very confident that the congressional committees in the house and senate that are examining issues surrounding the last election, the runup to the last election, will do that in a thorough and equitable way. >> reporter: so an interesting response from the vice president there. now, yesterday white house press secretary sean spicer said they have no reason to believe that the president is the subject of any investigation. and the white house still isn't offering up any proof to support the president's wiretapping claim. instead, they've taken it to congress asking them to investigate. now at least two senators in a bipartisan fashion say they're willing to take up that mantle. lindsey gram and sheldon whitehouse put out a letter to the department of justice and fbi asking them to come forward with any documents, any court order supporting the notion that there were any wiretaps to get to the bottom of whether this actually happened. back to you guys. >> sara murray at the white house, thank you very much. let's go straight to democratic senator ben cardin, a ranking
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member of the foreign relations committee. nice to have you with us, senator. let's chujump in on this wiretapping discussion and investigation that is to come. let's listen to what white house press secretary sean spicer said just yesterday. let's play it. >> there is no reason that we have to think that the president is the target of any investigation whatsoever. the one question dealt with whether or not the -- the tweet dealt with wiretaps during the thing. the other is an investigation. they are two separate issues. and there is it no reason to believe that there is any type of investigation with respect to the department of justice. >> okay. so the first part of that, senator, let's get to that, because the context here is that in your position as the ranking member on the foreign relations committee, you requested before the inauguration from the state department and received from the state department these classified documents having to do with russia's hacking of the u.s. election. so what's your response to what
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sean spicer said? do you have any reason to believe that he is wrong saying that the president is not a target of any investigation? >> well, this starts with the president's tweet in regards to being wiretapped. wiretaps are not imposed unless there is cause. so there had to be some reason, if in fact it was a wiretap. there is no evidence that there was a wiretap. and the president's reputation here of using tweets without information raises major questions as to whether there's anything to this. having said that, what the judiciary committee, senate judiciary committee bipartisan members are asking is, bring us information, give us what you have. i've called for an independent commission to look at all aspects of russia's incursions into the united states. we should have an independent commission as we did after the attack on 9/11.
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as far as information i received as ranking democrat on the committee, that was in the oversight function, that information was made available to democrats and republicans on the committee. it was marked classified so i can't tell you the specifics. but most of the information we're talking about has been released publicly. the intelligence community has determined that russia indeed did cyber attack us, they did try to influence our elections, and they tried to influence it in one direction. >> so based on what you know, do you have any evidence, any reason to believe there is an investigation or was an investigation into the president where he was the target, yes or no? >> i would not have that information. so i have no information in regards to that one way or the other. >> okay. and then the issue of collusion, which is in some cases, in some people's minds, the number one issue in dealing with this, have you seen any evidence at all of collusion between the trump campaign and the russians?
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>> we do know the statements made by the trump campaign during the campaign itself, encouraging russia to release more information. we do know the timing of a lot of the meetings are somewhat of concern. we need an investigation. i don't have that information. but the american people deserve an independent investigation as to what russia was doing in the united states attacking us, and what contacts they had with americans, whether it was collusion or innocence, we need to know what they were doing. >> all right. before we let you go, we do want to get your take on health care and what's going on right behind you now at the capitol. the president met with a number of conservative groups last night, many not happy with what your fellow democrats are labeling trumpcare. and what the president said to them, we've learned through our jim acosta's reporting, is if we get this one through, we're just going to let obamacare fail and then blame the democrats for that. what's your reaction to the president's apparent strategy
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here? >> well, i'm perfectly fine if the republicans decide not to proceed the way they're proceeding. i think that would be in the best interest of health care for americans. i hope democrats and republicans can work together to improve the health care system. but the fundamentals are sound. the bill that was released by republicans would cause major damage to our seniors both in the medicare solvency of the trust fund and in regards to long term care under medicaid. it would cause cost shifting, uninsured, lots of problems. i would be very happy if they decide to scrap it. >> i will note premiums have gone up for a lot of folks, they're not happy about that. stay with us, we'll listen to senate minority leader chuck schumer. let's listen. >> are you a senior? trumpcare means higher costs and less coverage. are you a woman? trumpcare means higher costs and less coverage. are you or someone in your
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family living with a disability? trumpcare means higher costs and less coverage. in fact, trumpcare is really a tax break for the rich, not a health care program. that's the real motivation of so many of our republican colleagues, to take people whose income is above $250,000 and give them an average tax break, to take the top .01% and give them an average tax break of $200,000 while making these people pay more. it's horrible. president trump has talked about helping working america. but the plan he has bravehe has trumpcare, helps the rich and hurts the average american. his administration has developed a pattern. health care is part of that. they talk like populists but act
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like those helping wealthy special interests time after time after time. look, no one likes this bill. hospitals, doctors, governors, conservatives, liberals, nonpartisan groups, and most of all, the people who will no longer have affordable health care. so we democrats are here today to tell our republican friends, turn back, drop this irresponsible plan, stop this effort to repeal, and we'll work with you to improve the affordable care act. but trumpcare is a loser for just about all of america unless you're in the top 1%. now i'm going to turn it over to senator stabenow -- or senator king, because he has to go to a hearing. >> i thought a lot about how to characterize this. by the way, it's not only democrats, it's independents too, chuck. >> thank you, angus!
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>> to characterize this bill, because we've heard it discussed so much in the past few days. probably the easiest way to characterize it is "repeal and wreck." "repeal and wreck." it basically undermines the affordable care act which undermines access. lots of times when my colleagues use the word "access" mean, you can buy it. but they don't talk about whether it's affordable, whether you can afford to buy it. that's the problem with this bill. if you were to design a bill to hammer my state, it would be this bill. a citizen in the northern part of my state, up near the canadian border, a 60-year-old would see their support for their health care coverage diminish 70%. the average cut across my entire
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state for a 60-year-old is 48%, almost 50% in terms of the support for their ability to purchase health insurance. what this really is -- >> we're listening to senate minority leader chuck schumer and independent angus king speaking about president trump and the republican congress's plan to replace obamacare, they say the plan will wreck the health care system, they have a lot of problems with that. the flip side is how do you address some of the problems with obamacare as it now stands? because you do know that premiums are rising, in some cases by a lot in some parts of the country. you do know that insurers are pulling out of exchanges in some parts of the country, leaving few options. do you have any ability at this
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point, as a democrat, to stop that? >> well, as you point out, let me first point out, as president trump said, there is a lot of people who have coverage today who didn't have coverage before the affordable care act, people in the exchanges, people in the medicaid system. we've reduced in maryland our uninsured rates by half, from 12% to 6%. it's critically important so we don't get cost shifting. the first thing we want to make sure is that we don't damage the quality coverage we've been able to expand under the affordable care act. the challenge with the republican plan is that it very much affects medicaid and it's very unlikely that the states will be able to continue the coverage under the affordable care act. and secondly, they jeopardize the individual marketplace, where healthy individuals are less likely to come into the insurance marketplace, raising the cost for higher risk pool. so the fundamental fault that the republicans have done is to
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jeopardize the progress we've made in getting people into the health care system, not using emergency rooms and not costing other people their extra coverage costs. >> senator, yes or no, do you think obama needs fixing? >> i think we need to improve the health care system in this country. we can make it better. there are areas that democrats and republicans should work together on, absolutely. >> senator ben cardcardin, we'r looking to you to get to work. we appreciate it. we saw it right there, chuck schumer, the democratic senate leader, attacking the republican plan to repeal and replace obamacare. one of the big questions is how much will this cost? >> indeed. also ahead for us, several hundred u.s. marines in syria right now, on the ground to support local forces in that fight against isis, trying to retake isis's self proclaimed capital of raqqah. the latest on this offensive is
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so this morning, new jabs from republicans to republicans in this gop showdown over health care. just how much is this bill already on life-support? >> joining us, jennifer psaki, former white house communications director. david drucker, cnn political analyst. former senator rick santorum, now a cnn senior political commentator. senator, we'll start with you here. all of a sudden, tom cotton, rising star, republican from arkansas, he has a new argument against the current bill as it stands. he's basically saying, hold on, slow down. he's directed this plea at his house colleagues, said pause, start over, get it right, don't
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get it fast. this seems to me like a pretty dangerous argument if you're paul ryan who wants to get this through quickly. >> this is typically how things go. if you look at any major piece of legislation, the house tries to move these things quickly and gets bogged down in the senate and we talk about it forever. that's sort of the process. someone has to get the ball in play. that's what the house is trying to do. i can't say that i'm overly thrilled with the ryan bill. i think there's a better way to do this. but the fact that they're moving fast is absolutely typically for this type of legislation. get the ball in play. the senate will then do a lot of match machinating on it. >> it's not just senators, it's the aarp, the american medical
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association, big hospital chains across the country. the white house is pushing back, saying they're special interests, we don't want their support anyway. but it's hard to say that about the american medical association. who botched this rollout? >> don't forget, the american medical association supported the affordable care act. it's not necessarily surprising that they would not support the unwinding of the affordable care act. senate republicans could have done a better job of preselling this and developing a coordinated communications strategy based on the rollout. i think they were more focused on process. this typically happens with members of congress on both sides of the aisle, they forget about the outside game, they're totally consumed by the inside game. this is where we'll see whether or not trump as a negotiator in the political arena is everything he says he's cracked up to be, because this is going to rely on him and his political
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leverage with members of congress that are opposed to the bill, because their voters are some of those strongest supporters of president trump. so if he has juice with them, and if he knows how to do political negotiating, this is where he's going to be tested and where he needs to come through. >> jen psaki, people are wondering, the white house told us they were surprised by the level of pushback they were getting from conservatives, and people were asking, how could the white house not know? you've been inside a white house. i think sometimes, you know, those of us in the media and the public, we overestimate the sort of on mnipotomnipotence. >> if we go back to how we rolled out obamacare in 2009,
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there were mistakes made. we sold it as cost savings and we should have sold it as a moral imperative. what you want to do when you roll something out and announce a big policy have a band of people and a team of people with you. and even in the darkest days of selling obamacare in the early days, democrats were pretty united and supporting it. you're also seeing a united front from democrats now in opposing this replacement. so you want those people who are your friends to be out there vocalizing their support. that's one of the challenges the trump white house is having right now. >> senator, to jen's point in terms of having a united front or not having one, talk to us about what it's like to be a senator in your past life and be stuck between the wishes of a lot of the leaders in your party and then the wishes of sort of the special interests and the different groups in your party like the heritage foundation, like americans for prosperity
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who don't like this one bit. >> i was both a congressman and senator and they are very different things. as i mentioned before, really what is missing here is really true conservative leadership. i think you see conservatives broken all over the place, opposing this bill for a variety of different reasons and really not offering in my opinion any cogent alternative. i would like to do that for them right here. the most successful thing republicans ever did in congress, and it was during the clinton administration, but since we controlled the congress, was the passage of the 1996 welfare reform act. the reason we did it is because we didn't try to make every decision in washington. the reason you're seeing all these people fighting is because they're trying to make all these decisions in washington and not doing what we did successfully, which is to give this back to the states, let the states develop their own individual health care plans. if california's plan is not as good as texas, people will move from california to texas or
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nevada or somewhere else. we have that in a variety of other places. the problem is they have been to get away from the problem and get the issues back to the states. >> it sounds like rick santorum needs to be convinced by the house leadership. senator lindsey graham says he and senator sheldon whitehouse are asking for information on wiretaps if it exists on president trump and his associates. it's interesting that lindsey graham is asking for it, is he trying to smoke out the truth, and if so, is he trying to smoke out the truth from the president of the united states? that's a rather extraordinary thing for a republican. >> lindsey graham has never
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hesitated to be critical of president trump when he thought it was warranted. i think some members of congress do want to smoke out these allegations and try to figure out what the president was talking about, either to find out if there's something there, because there is a concern among some of them that there is something there, or to in a sense say stop making unfounded allegations, stop diminishing the faith that the american people have in law enforcement and institutions. the interesting thing, john, is that the president didn't have to make these unfounded allegations in order for congress to investigate this. the house and senate intelligence committees had already said they were going to look into these matters as a part of their broad overall investigations into russia's meddling in the u.s., in our 2016 elections. so it's not something he had to do to push this issue. but i think what the president wanted to do was to get everybody talking about malfeasance on the part of president obama, whether or not it existed, and that's what we've been doing all week. >> right. >> so in that regard the
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president achieved his goal. long term, it could be problematic, because it suggests that if somebody was granted -- if fisa warrants were granted to look into the president or his associates, that there might be something there, and that's something that they haven't yet dealt with. >> jen psaki, it takes the focus somewhat off of obamacare but it also puts himself, whenever he does another interview, his vice president, and every single day the white house spokesman sean spicer, in a pretty tough place to answer questions that are not going to stop on this. you saw how the vice president answered or did not answer that question when he was asked, completely tap danced around it yesterday. >> that's right. and, you know, i don't envy the staff or even the vice president at this point trying to explain and defend what was tweeted by president trump on saturday. i think you've seen people move away from the accusation that president obama ordered this, because that's ludicrous and slightly insane. so now we're having a debate
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about whether or not the fbi and doj sought a fisa warrant and used wiretapping. that's something that they have every authority to do. but dni clapper also said that didn't happen. so it's unclear why we're talking about this still. but this is a tactic, to your point, that they've used, calling for internal and external investigations to distract from the issue at hand, whether it's obamacare or ties to russia. >> jen psaki, david drucker, senator santorum, stick around for us. coming up next, the white house prepares for a hard sell on the health care bill. and the congressional budget office is caught in the crosshairs. why the nonpartisan agency is under fire from the trump administration itself. they're saying, don't believe these numbers that are about to come. why? ce rates are probably gonna double. but dad, you've got... ...allstate. with accident forgiveness they guarantee your rates won't go up just because of an accident. smart kid. indeed.
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welcome back, i'm john berman. >> i'm poppy harlow. so glad you're with us. as the white house goes to sell mode for obamacare, one big thing we don't have yet, a price tag for this house plan. how much is it going to cost. we're going to get one, it's expected to come on monday from the congressional budget office, the cbo. this is not generally an agency that is a lightning rod for attacks. but now it is. >> this is the same cbo that when obamacare did come to the floor, they made all those great promises about how it is going to be lower premiums. we've asked cbo for a score. anybody who thinks we're going to wait and let unelected bureaucrats from washington stop us from following through on our promise to the american people that we're going to repeal this failed law and finally rescue them -- >> of course cost matters. but look at how off they were last time. if you're looking to cbo for
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accuracy, you're looking to the wrong place. they were way off last time in how they scored and projected obama. >> our guest is the former director of the congressional budget office under george w. bush and currently he's the president of the american action forum. doug, unelected bureaucrats, and if you're looking for accuracy, don't look to the cbo. those aren't nice things to say about the plan you ran. >> but sadly they are like the sun coming up. if you work at cbo, you're subject to criticism all the time. this is just par for the course. it's their job to make the tough calls on what legislation costs. and that sometimes disappoints the authors of that legislation. the credibility of the cbo has never risen or fallen based on whether the white house press secretary likes them or not. the important thing is whether
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they deliver to the white house and congress the information they need. the budget committee is going to vote out the cbo score on how much the legislation will cost and business will go on. >> do you think that the white house has an argument here? in 2010 you said about running this organization, "it doesn't always get it right the first time." you wrote an opinion piece in "the new york times" and said "it's required to not secretary guess the plausibility of what it is handed, so fantasy in, fantasy out." does the white house have a point here? >> it will depend on how they score the legislation. they're bound by law to take at face value claims like in ten years we're going to cut the deficit by $500 billion.
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okay. that's in the law. you and i may not think that's going to happen but the cbo has to score it that way. you don't criticize the cbo that way. that's in the underlying legislation. the second thing i would say, the cbo is most important when congress is doing something we haven't seen before. if we're doing a defense appropriations bill, we've seen those before, literally hundreds of years. that's not hard to score. if you're doing something new and innovative as republicans are this time, and as the democrats did in the affordable care act, that's when it's the hardest to know what's going to happen, and that's when you're most likely to be wrong. >> it seems steve scalise, house majority whip, may not like the number that comes up, that might be a problem for those supporting this bill. did you read it that way? what's the nature of the number that would make them think that?
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>> i think the reality of this kind of legislation, this is the biggest entitlement reform ever undertaken. it's got to get 218 votes in the house where there is a wide difference of opinion on health care policy. the same bill has to get 51 votes in the senate where there's big differences in views on health care policy. the cbo score is going to cheer some, disappoint others, and in the end, be the same as the bill itself. when and if this bill passes, it is going to disappoint some of the people who vote for it at least in some respects. it's not going to a slam dunk. i think the cbo score is going to point that out. that's a moment of realization for the republicans, that this is a big lift. it's hard to be making major legislation, it's hard to have to get it through both houses of congress. >> let's remember it was the republicans who appointed the guy who now runs the cbo. >> absolutely. >> in 2015, helping them in a big way doing that is now a member of this president's
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cabinet, tom price. here is a quote about keith hall who runs the place, "he is a level of economic expertise and experience." does that weaken their argument? >> i think it's important to recognize that the cbo director ultimately disappoints the party who appoints him the most. the job by law is to be nonpartisan and not take into account any party considerations. you just give the best answer you can based on the best economic and budgetary science. in their hearts, they're hoping he'll give them a break and put his finger on the scale. he has to disappoint them. that's part and parcel of being the cbo director. >> you've dabbled in politics from time to time. do you think this bill will pass? >> i do think they'll pass, if not exactly this bill, they'll get the score.
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they may have to modify it in the budget committee, that's part of the process. they're staying in touch with the senate. and obviously the president himself is weighing in. those are the elements that you need to have success. so i expect the bill to get through. >> thank you. >> thank you. u.s. marines join local forces on the ground in syria. this is this push, this effort to retake the city of raqqah. the self proclaimed capital of isis. what does that deployment mean overall for the fight against isis? that's next. >>uh, hello!? a meeting? it's a big one. too bad. we are double booked: diarrhea and abdominal pain. why don't you start without me? oh. yeah. if you're living with frequent, unpredictable diarrhea and abdominal pain, you may have irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea, or ibs-d. a condition that can be really frustrating. talk to your doctor about viberzi, a different way to treat ibs-d. viberzi is a prescription medication you take every day that helps proactively manage both diarrhea and abdominal pain
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backed fighters and local forces as they try to retake the city of raqqah. raqqah of course is the self declared capital of the self declared caliphate. >> ben wedeman, our senior international correspondent, joins us. give us a sense of how significant this move is. you now have not just a few but a significant number of u.s. marines on the ground in northern syria. >> reporter: poppy, it's important to keep in mind that the pentagon isn't saying how many marines are there. but we know what they're going to do. they're going in with 155-millimeter howitzers, long range artillery, a range of 20 miles. and they'll be participating in the offensive to drive isis out of raqqah. their role is important because i've been to that part of syria with the u.s.-backed forces in that area. they don't have much in the way
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of heavy firepower. so this artillery is going to make a huge difference in the fight. american officials are talking about this offensive beginning in a matter of weeks. now, precisely how long that is is not all togethtogether clear. the marines' job is to keep separated turkish-backed syrian fighters, rebels, from u.s.-backed kurdish and other syrian rebels who are mutually hostile. the united states wants both those forces to focus on the war against isis rather than on fighting one another, poppy, john. >> ben wedeman live for us tonight in irbil, iraq, thank you very much. also this. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell doesn't think the u.s.
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is going to pay for the wall. >> doesn't think mexico is going to pay for the wall. >> i'm sorry, thank you for correcting me. listen to what he said when he was pressed on that. >> there are some places along the border where that's probably not the best way to secure the border. but i think general kelly knows what he's doing. i think the president picked an outstanding person to be in charge of homeland security. and my suspicion is we'll take his advice. >> reporter: do you believe that mexico will pay for it? >> uh, no. meantime, the president's tough talk on illegal immigration may be having quite an effect. brand-new numbers out from the department of homeland security show that illegal southwest border crossings have declined 40% just in january and february. officials say this is an unprecedented drop.
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they do note some of this may be premature in terms of crediting the president wholly for this, things like weather and the economy can also impact those border crossing. >> the rhetorical environment may weigh in if you're making the decision to try to come to the united states. still to come for us, the tony romo era. it may be over in dallas. what really was the tony romo era? andy scholes is next. way to say this. no othr it's over. i've found a permanent escape from monotony. together, we are perfectly balanced. our senses awake. our hearts racing as one. i know this is sudden, but they say...if you love something set it free. see you around, giulia
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the end of an era in dallas, tony romo will be released today. >> andy scholes has more. >> reporter: good morning, john and poppy. romo-watch is officially on. favorites to land him are the
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broncos or texas. due to the rise of rookie of the year, romo became expendable. he leads in passing yards and touchdowns. michigan men's basketball team got a big scare on the way to the big ten tournament yesterday, their plane skidded off the runway. high winds forced the plane to abort takeoff and strong braking slid the plane offcourse. no one was seriously injured. in the world baseball class, israel beat the netherlands this morning to win their pool. they have no major league players on their roster. their odds to win at the start, 200-1. but they're now headed to the quarterfinals. the team has been drawing
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inspiration from what they call their team mascot, the mensch on the bench. one of the regulation brought him to the game and now he's a regular on the field and the dugout. tebow's first strike out came against reigning cy young award winner, for the first time back in 1994. according to several publications we now have a new power couple, a-rod and j-lo. as you can see, they've already been labeled j-rod. >> those will be some pretty kids. right? >> andy scholes bringing us all the important stories. good luck with tony romo in houston. coming up for us, we know there is growing republican
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hello, everyone, i'm kate bolduan. breaking right now, a marathon overnight session on capitol hill is going into overtime. key house committees working overnight to push the republicans' health care bill through. it looks like a marathon and probably feels like a marathon for those

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