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tv   Early Start with Christine Romans and Dave Briggs  CNN  March 27, 2017 1:00am-2:01am PDT

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. the republican party looking for a major recess after the health care bill disaster attempting to jump-start their agenda, can -- help with the democrats. good morning, it's monday march 27, 4:00 a.m. in the east. christine romans is off. getti getting better, my friend. the administration seeking to retake the initiative with a new
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legislative agenda and strategy. at the top, tax reform and infrastructure and shoving neil gorsuch to the supreme court. -- quote that's for 30 years, we're told there's growing friction between aides loyal to chief of staff reince priebus and steve bannon. some are using the health care bill's failure for their own power and if republicans manage to make peace will they build a bridge to the democrats. these are the same democrats president trump blamed after failure to pass obamacare. over the weekend it really got interesting with the president backed away from that tone
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asking people to watch judge jeani jeanine pea row from fox. >> i think it was more coincidental, chris. >> come on. >> i did not talk to the president about the tweet. i'm just telling you the truth. there was no preplanning. >> why would he say watch her and that's the first thing out of her mouth. >> does he want paul ryan to step down or not? >> no, he doesn't. >> the president and ryan spoke on sunday. ryan spokesman says mr. trump was clear his tweet was not supposed to be a shot at the speaker. -- believes steve bannon was quick to spread stories about ryan which does not help to build relationships on capitol hill.
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cracks emerging among the house freedom caucus over its role in obamacare repeal. a statement saying no is easy, leading is hard but that is what we were elected to do, leaving this caucus will allow me to be a more effective of congress. one aide telling us that his resignation could be the first defection from the freedom caucus. the president at any rate seems to move on without them. he tweeted that the democrats are smiling in d.c. that the help from the growth and hir taj will save planned parenthood. >> it's like saying that tom
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brady lost at halftime. we may be in overtime but at the end of the day the most valuable player will be president trump on this because he will deliver. he's commit today the american people and we're committed -- >> a doozy of an analogy. member members of the freedom caucus are -- for the way it went down. it seems everyone here has been blamed if you're keeping score except for of course the president himself. meanwhile a chorus of republicans frustration with the health care bills and the process by which the leadership tried to pass the mesasure especially the speed involved. >> a more careful and deliberate
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approach which we now have time to do would have gotten us down the path for solution. health care is a complicated issue to release a bill written in secret and pass in 14 days was not sufficient. >> devoting 17 legislative days to a bill and then walking away from it because it hasn't passed within 17 legislative days makes no sense. >> if they were here the republicans would say the old days are over, democrats are determined not to work with republicans. >> that's pathetic. that's pathetic. first of all it's not the old days anymore. if you don't have the old days back from the standpoint of people are americans before they are republicans and democrats nothing will get done and if the democrats don't want to reach out and be constructive then call them out on it, many of
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them will if it's put to them. >> the administration's focus is shifting to tax reform. a lot of questions there first, when. secretary steve mnuchin says the white house is on track to get a bill passed by the august recess. he says he's been working on a proposal for the last two months starting from scratch and revamping the entire tax code something that hasn't been done in decades. the cornerstone, three tax brackets depending on income levels. currently there's six. these give huge cuts to the wealthy, smaller relief to the middle class, but the president said recently he's thinking of a fourth at 0% meaning they would not pay any tax at all. reducing the corporate tax rate. the current 35% though few companies actually pay that due to deductions and other tax
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moves. the administration has thrown out a variety from 15 to 25%. and discussed bringing cash back to the u.s. from overseas. this will be a monster undertaking. president trump expected to announce a new white house office to be led by top aide and first son-in-law jared kushner an staffed with business offices. white house office ameriof amer innovation. the "washington post" reports the office will be an aggressive idea factory dedicated to bringing corporate efficiency to the federal government. president trump plans to sign an executive order tomorrow to undo the obama administration's clean power plan. that signature measure forced power plants to reduce carbon pollution by the year 2030.
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scott pruitt the order will replace the obama plan with a pro-growth approach to relati regulation, and says he's not concerned about his approach to the order. >> democrats want to know who exactly he is visiting at mar-a-lago. it would create a online data base of every guest. brilliantly measured the mar-a-lago act making access records available to lead american government openness. the white house maintained a visitor page on its website and said it released about 6 million records. it is currently being updated the white house under trump has not yet published visitor records or offered information about members of his club at mar-a-lago, he has spent nearly
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a third of his days at trump branded properties. he spent time at mar-a-lago or a property bearing his name. this morning we expected to tell you about the second in house intel on russia but instead questions are growing about whether the investigation itself is compromise to. devin nunes facing calls to recuse himself after canceling hearings with three officials who happen to be critical of trump. john brennan, james clapper and former acting attorney general sally yates, adam schiff voicing concerns. >> i think the chairman has to make a decision whether to act as a surrogate of the white house as he did during the campaign and the transition or to lead an independent
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investigation. i implore the speaker to dedicate themselves to a bipartisan investigation. hundreds of peaceful protesters arrested in russia including a noted critic of president vladimir putin. live in moscow next.
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the state department claiming the kremlin for protesters including a key proponent. the detention of opposition leader alexi valni coming less than a week after a shooting of
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another -- let's bring in, we understand you got caught up in this as well. >> reporter: yes, it was certainly a lot bigger than anticipated. when the rally got underway there were a lot of cops on the street to keep that from getting started. police dogs were all there, a lot of people were detained and we actually did get caught up in some of that scrum as well. here is what happened. >> reporter: there's a massive p presence at these protests and time and again we are seeing this protesters pushing back with the police making arrests. >> reporter: as you can see there a lot of scrum going on and indead dea lot of people
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crested around 500, the numbers are saying around 700 detained. the opposition leader has not yet been released from detention. he apparently has his court date today. this comes when the safety of the opposition is very much in question as for that critic that was shot and killed and the ukranians are saying that russians are responsible and russians are saying that's absurd. >> should be interesting when the state department meets with russia next month. thank you. triggering carnage in mosul. dozens of civilians in an attack led against the terrorists, confirmi confirming an air struck hit a
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truck filled with explosives. ben is live with the very latest. good morning to you, ben. >> reporter: good morning. this strike took place on the 17th of march, in the new mosul neighborhood where there's been currently a lot of fighting. now, exactly what happened is not clear, the u.s. coalition says they did conduct one strike in that area. it was a strike that was called in by the iraqis themselves. the iraqis say the target was an isis truck bomb but nearby in one building they say around 130 people civilians hiding at the time and that they may have fallen victim to the resulting blast from either the explosion of the truck bomb itself or as a result of this u.s. airstrike. now there has been a good deal of tension between the iraqis and americans, often complaining
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that the u.s. rules of engagement when it comes to airstrikes are too strict. the u.s. eager to avoid civilian casualties, so this may a more intense use of airstrikes when it comes against the fight against isis. keep in mind when the offensive to drive isis out of mosul began in the middle of october last year iraqi officials are saying the entire city would be liberated by the end of the year 2016. here we are in almost april of 2016 and may be a case of the iraqis getting im patient and wanting to bring this to an end as quickly as possible regardless of the cost. >> thank you. raise your hand if you had two teams in your final four who never made it before? a few of you indeed did.
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a look at the final standing in march madness, next.
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. no arrests yet following a deadly nightclub shooting that cincinnati police believe stem from the a fight. gunfire opened after 1:00 a.m. sunday. 27-year-old obrien spikes was killed at least 15 other people wounded. investigators are trying to i.d. the shooters is. police expect today provide an update later this morning. >> now facing various charges
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including murder. 55-year-old rolando -- police say he opened fire for no reason after a bizarre robbery at the -- hotel, at least one wearing a pig mask. one suspect in custody, no one was injured. police say there's no evidence the robbery is connected to the bus shootings. united airlines pushing back after a dress code requirement sparked a social media uproar after a woman tweeted that a united gate agent was refusing to allow a girl in leggings board a flight. it submitted a response saying
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it was -- their attire did not comply with the dress code. i am proleggings for the record. north carolina, the tar heels reaching the plateau for the 50 time und -- fifth time. 75-73. the ducks haven't played in the final four in 78 years. that was the first ever ncaa tournament. south carolina knocked off florida 77-70 to face gonzaga, both teams competing in the final four for the first time ever. kudos to several cnn viewers
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winning it all, a few of you had them playing north carolina and or oregon. congratulations. the white house maps out a new strategy following the health bill imposition. what's on tap for the trump agenda and is the health care fight really over for good?
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how does the republican party regroup after to failing to repealing obamacare. president and congress in need of a new strategy. could democrats hold the key to advancing the agenda on capitol hill. welcome back to early start, christine romans is off today. following last week's disastrous health care defeat, looking at a
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new agenda and at the top of the list is tax reform and infrastructure. and moving neil gorsuch on to the supreme court. one official saying of the high court nominee saying quote that's for 30 years, but will white house infighting stall the effort to reboot? we're told there's friction between reince priebus and those aligned with steve bannon. officials are saying some are using it to build their own power, will they build a bridge to democrats to get bills pass s ed? these are the same that president trump blamed after failing to repeal obamacare while on solving paul ryan. then over the weekend the president seemed to back away from that tone with a tweet telling people to watch judge
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jeani jeanine pirro on fox news. >> does the president want paul ryan to resign? >> i did not talk to the president about the tweet. there was no preplanning here. >> but why would he say watch her and then that's the first thing out of her mouth? >> because he wanted to do judge jeanine a favor. >> so does he want paul ryan to step down? >> no, he doesn't. >> a ryan spokesman says mr. trump was clear his tweet was not meant to be a shout at the speaker. staff aligned with priebus says the staff were quick will spread -- about ryan. >> cracks within the ultra conservative house freedom caucus over its role in
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scuttling the obamacare. ted poe quitting the freedom qua cuss saying conservatives must come together to fine solutions. he said no was easy, lead sg hard but that is what we were elected to do. leaving this caucus will allow me to be more effective to congress. one official saying this could be the first defection from that freedom caucus, the president at any rate ready to move on without them tweeting with the help of the club for growth and heritage foundation have saved planned parenthood and obamacare. but insists the fight to pass a health care bill is not over. >> it's like saying that tom brady lost at halftime. we may be in overtime but i can tell you at the very end of the day the most valuable player
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will be president trump on this because he will deliver. he's commit todted to the ameri people. >> ben roethlisberger at this point but we'll see what you think. members of the freedom caucus are expressing regret at the way it went down. anti-abortion groups are also targeting the caucus which they blame the best chance to defund planned parenthood. the process by the leadership tried to pass this measure especially the speed involved here. listen. >> reporter: i'm n-- a more careful and deliberate approach which we have time to do because we're going to have to visit it would have gotten us down the path of solution. a bill that was written in secret and expect today pass in
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18 days was not feasible. walking way from it because it hasn't passed in 17 days makes no sense. >> the old days are over, democrats are determined not to work with republicans. >> that's pathetic. that's pathetic. first of all it's not the old days anymore, if you don't have the old days back from the standpoint of people are americans before their republicans and democrats nothing will get done and if the democrats don't want to reach out and be constructive then call them on it, talk about the fact that they won't help because many of them will if it's put to them. >> we shall see about that. since the bill was pulled friday president trump has fired attacks in all directions first the democrats in a call to the "washington post" first revealing he pulled the bill kept blaming the opposition
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party claiming they would eventually need to ask the republicans for help on health care. >> nancy pelosi and chuck schumer now blame obamacare, 100 perce % own it. this is nothing but a democrat health care. and they have obamacare for a little while longer until it ceases to exist, which it will. >> another target for trump. the tuesday group those moderate republicans who wouldn't sign on after trump's concessions, we're told a meeting last week after pennsylvania congressman charley dense said he was a no vote trump reappliplied why am i eve talking to you? and also seemed to take aim at speaker ryan in that judge to
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watch judge jeanine for saving planned parenthood funding. caucus members acting in good faith will be dealt with fairly but those moving the goalpost perhaps a different response. we will ask who should be to blame in the 5:00 hour with our politics hour. the administration's focus now shifts to tax reform. the big question is when? treasure secretary steve mnuchin says the white house is on track to get a bill passed by the august recess, he says he's been working on a proposal for the past two months starting from scratch revamping the entire tax code. the cornerstone of that, three tax brackets depending on income levels currently there are six, the main criticism among tax experts is these give huge cuts to the wealthy and smaller relief to the middle class but the president said recently he's
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thinking of a fourth bracket at 0% meaning middle class would not pay taxes at all the federal tax raid currently 35% though few actually pay that because of deductions and credits and other tax moves. they have thrown out others at 15-25% and to bring cash back from over sea to. president prutrump plans to sign an executive order tomorrow. sco pruitt says he's not concerned about legal challenges to president trump's order. president trump expected to announce this morning a new
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white house office to be led by top aide and first son-in-law jared kushner and staffed with former business execs. the white house office of american innovation will focus on over hauling the federal bureaucracy infusing it with ideas from the business world. the "washington post" reporting the office will be an aggressive idea factory dedicated to bringing corporate efficiency to the federal government. democrats want to know exactly who is visiting the president when he's at his mar-a-lago estate. they released legislation that would require online data base of every guest, it's called the mar-a-lago act for making access available to leading government openness. well played. the white house maintained a visitor page on its website and released about 6 million records, it is currently being
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updated the white house under president trump has not yet published visitor records or offered information about members at his club at mar-a-lago, he spend a third of his days at trump branded properties. this morning we expected to tell you about the second house intel hearing on russia scheduled for tomorrow but instead questions are growing whether the investigation itself is compromised. intelligence committee chairman devin nunes facing calls to recuse himself after canceling a hearing with three former obama administration officials who just happen to be critical of president trump, the hearing was set to include former cia director john brennan, james clapper and former acting attorney sally yates. adam schiff is voicing concerns.
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>> i think the chairman has to make a decision whether to act as a surrogate of the white house as he did during the campaign and the transition or to lead a independent and credible investigation. i hope he chooses the latter. i implore our chairman and speaker to dedicate themselves to a serious and bipartisan investigation! the house intel committee expect today bring james comey and mike rogers back for another hearing this one behind closed doors to offer classified information. hundreds of peaceful protesters arrested in russia including a noted critic of president vladimir putin. live in moscow next.
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. the state department is condemning the kremlin for the arrest of hundreds of russian protesters including a key
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opposition figure to vladimir putin, thousands of people hit the streets in moscow sunday and nearly 100 cities and towns, ale alexey navalny detained. you yourself got caught up in this over the weekend, huh? >> reporter: yeah, we certainly did. and you know the authorities here in moscow really tried to do everything they could to try to stop these protests from even getting underway, they started at a railway and you could see a lot of cops arresting some of the protest leaders even as they got off trains and taking them into detention. the protests were certainly a lot bigger than most anticipated and that was also some of the things that really led to some scuffles going on. here is what happened to us. >> this is a massive police
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presence and time and again we are seeing scenes like this with the police pushing the protesters back and even making arrests. okay, okay, okay. >> reporter: as you can see there a lot of pushing and shoving going on, a lot of arrests, the organizers are putting the number of arrests in moscow alone between 700 and 1,000, that is a big number considering the protests were very peaceful. around 100 towns and cities around russia saw similar event as the ones we saw in moscow, it appears to be quite dangerous to those opposed to vladimir putin after the killing of critic denis voronenkov.
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the russians are saying they had nothing do it. >> thank you. the military campaign to defeat isis carnage in mosul, senior iraqi military official confirming a coalition airstrike hit a struck filled with explosives setting off a deadly blast. the pentagon is investigating. ben wheatman has the latest. good morning, what's the latest? >> reporter: good morning, dave. this strike took place on the 17th of march in the mosul, the new mosul neighborhood, an area that's been a focus of a lot of us-led airstrikes in recent weeks and the u.s. says it is investigating. they say they did conduct an airstrike in that area. iraqi officials are saying they had called in the airstrike when
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they said they saw what they believed to be an isis truck bomb but nearby was a billing with at least 130 civilians were hiding as a result of the fighting and perhaps because of the airstrikes or truck bomb going off that many people were killed. the precise numbers are not all together clear. iraqi officials are saying they recovered yesterday 61 bodies from the buildings, but given the situation of the area the numbers are likely to rise. the question is has the u.s. changed its rules of engagement when it comes to airstrikes in the area? certainly wech se certainly we have seen a variety of high civilian casualties in weeks, in the past i've heard iraqi officials complain they
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had called in airstrikes requested from the u.s. coalition but rejected because of fear of civilian casualties, the question is under the trump administration are they beginning to loosen up some of the previous restrictions? dave. >> thank you. turning to sports next. raise your hand folks if you had two teams in your final four who had never been there before. a look at the teams still standing in march madness next.
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no arrests yet following a deadly nightclub shooting that
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cincinnati police believed may have stemmed from an earlier fight. multiple gunmen open fire after 1:00 a.m. inside the cameo nightclub. one man obrien spikes was killed. 15 others wounded. police are trying to i.d. the shooters. police expected to provide an update late there are morning. the bus murder on the vegas strip now face charges including murder. surrendering without incident after a standoff for four hours, he opened fire without reason. it happened after a bizarre robbery in a hotel. three masked burglars smashed their way into a high-end jewelry store at least one wearing a pig mask, one suspect in custody, no one injured, police say there's no evidence the robbery is connected to the
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bus shootings. united airlines pushing back after a dress code requirement spark add social mediaup media up roar. the airlines response drew ire saying it was allowed to refuse passengers not properly dressed. hours later airlines said leggings are welcome. i encourage the use of leggings. north carolina and three unfamiliar cases to the final four are the last teams standing in college basketball. tar heels under coach williams knocking off kentucky 75-73 on that last second shot by luke
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mave. the duck have not played in staet yea78 years. south carolina defeated florida to advance the gamecocks. the first completing in the final four for the first time ever. meteorologist roljoins us. >> active weather in the past 24 hours, mainly across parts of oklahoma and texas one report of a tornado t. vast majority associated with hail an strong winds. as you push away towards the east, western tennessee, parts of arkansas seeing strong storms and expect some to blossom into the afternoon, nashville points back out to the south and west, memphis can't rule out places like little rock getting strong
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storms and pushing off towards the north and east before it tapers off. you can get potentially another system bringing in a severe weather and traffic every ten minutes concern around fort worth, and southern oklahoma, tuesday, but temperature definitely spring like, little rock almost 80. chicago 50s, new york city 52 degrees or so, and trend for parts of washington a couple of days, much the same around new york. atlanta into the lower 80s by midweek. we'll take some 60s up here. thank you. >> call it a health care hangover looking like a rough start to the week for the stock market. dimming the hopes of tax reform at least for the time being. dow futures down 135 points right now. s&p futures tanking almost 1%.
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stock marks in europe and asia trading lower as well. insurance stocks set to drop this morning following a big pullback friday as the health care bill filled. cigna losing 2%. humana and anthem also falling. early start continues right now. republican party looking for a major reset after the health care bill disaster looking to jump-start their agenda. could the strategy for the president and congress get help from the democrats? good morning and thanks for getting an early start i'm dave briggs, christine romans is off today. the white house hoping for a fresh start in the wake of last week's disastrous health care defeat. the administration seeking to retake the initiative with a new legislative agenda and strategy.
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at the top tax reform an infrastructure. the other getting neil gorsuch on to the supreme court. one official saying that's for 30 years, but will white house infighting stall the effort to reboot? we are told there's growing fiction between those -- to steve bannon and reince priebus. these of course the same democrats who president trump blamed shortly after the failure to repeal the obamacare while he absolved house speaker paul ryan, then over the week the president seemed to back away with a tweet calling people to watch judge pirro

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