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governors and now these words of president of the united states. simply says for i know the plans i have for you, plans to cross for you and not to harm you. plans to give you hope in the future those words, millennials, words that americans throughout our history, i believe they are as true today as they are in history. in november people voted to give america a president and vote to give us a new leader to make america prosperous again. i believe in all my heart with your continued support, and with god's help, together, we'll make america great again. [ applause ] thank you very much. thank you for being here today. [ applause ]
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god bless you all. >> vice president mike pence in eye o ohio outside of columbia there. thanks so much for sticking around, very familiar coming from the vice president on jobs and immigration and healthcare plan and what we called a three-part agenda, job, job, job. i want to bring back or panel, our matt lewis and our washington chief, ly lynn. good to see you again. it was an in standpoistant replt we heard from the president after the devastating defeat with the house vote of the healthcare plan being fulled. lynn, this time we are hearing from the vice president calling
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for reiterating obamacare. he's pledging it is not over yet. what i found most interesting of the new brand and when he said, "it ain't over yet." now he says we'll end obamacare. different leaders you have many, many times and you need many times in order to get something passed. this is now the language. i bet we'll be hearing more. well, this is just the beginning and a little bump on the road.
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>> matt, does this under score real dilemma for r the president in one, for one moment he says he wants to move on with other things with this tax reform. infrastructure plans but then there is this chorus coming from congress and constituents who were saying. you promised one of the first things you take on is obamacare and the president had to correct by way of vice president, that okay, it is still at the top of the agenda. some cognitive -- paul ryan came out and spoke out that obamacare is the law of the land and now they changed it. the reason they want to repeal and replace through so quickly was that they said that you have to get things done at the start of the administration or simply
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d it does not get done. they want to pass the repeal and replace of obamacare. that would give them a baseline to do tax reform. we'll do both of those things of reconciliations. they want to do it really quick and you will get around of infrastructure. there is not a lot of legislative day in a year so we can talk about circling back of doing healthcare reform. i don't know how they're going to have the time to do all the things they want to do. by reconciliations, you are talking about house and senate voting on the same bill. it seems like it is starting all over again with the white house even though you got the president who's touting some real confidence that they're going to get back on track, can you have these mix messages, lynn sweet, coming from the white house? >> ideally no.
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it is refreshing to see this unvarnished and see how it is unfolding without all the strict messaging which i am not a fan of anyway when everybody reads from the same script. here is one thing i think we should all keep an eye on. if this infrastructure bill comes out. it will give donald trump the bargaining tools that he's most at home is which would be money for project. they cannot do what they call this is jargon air marks anymore in congress. give me your vote. you cannot do that now. i think there is an incentive when the president gets down to it because you cannot help design whatever the problems are or the priorities or the grant areas of big infrastructure bill. this will perk up the interest of the term white house to try
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and make that along more than other things because of two reasons. it is in the wheel house of the president and it is some kind of incentive that can cross party lines. >> and matt, you know the president was tweeting today, tweeted in one respect talking about, you know all of the investigation about russia and once again calling that fake news, he also tweeted today about healthcare. lets pull that up if we can. renewing his willingness to work with the democrats. he's saying the failing new york times finally gets it in places where no insurance companies offering plans and there is no way of obamacare partners to use subsidy and in other words, obamacare is dead and good thing wills happen and with republicans. another mixed message but also saying working with the democrats are going to be the way in which he helps to get there, matt. >> yeah, i am still skeptical of
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this. i really am. democrats have cast donald trump as someone who's a threat. the idea that you would help him out, even if it is something that liberals may otherwise liked, i just don't buy. i think their strategy is going to be obstruction and by the way, the notion that because of obamacare starts to fail that barack obama will be blamed or that and not donald trump. i think that's a dubious at this point. donald trump is the president. yeah, i am not sure he's going blame the last gay in healthcare fails after they tried to repeal and replace and could not do it. ryan nobles is with us, too. this is an interesting way in which the president may have an escape plan, if it does not work out this time, you know, he can
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once again blame the democrats but in a vidifferent vein? >> well, he's looking for someone to blame and as you said before cast blames on those conservative freedom caucus members and now casting blames on the democrats. what i find interesting of this whole back and forth that even though there does not appears of a tangible plan on the table, the president seems to be talking about it through tweet and and his public statements as well. that's part of what vice president pence were talking about it as well. >> take a look at this from a few minutes ago. >>. >> so you got massive class coming in. >> that's obviously the wrong sound bite.
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what mike pence says that this white house is committed to fixing the healthcare situation in the united states and the president stands a the read dewhen congress is willing to play ball. tough wonder where they're finding willing partners. at the same time he says he's wanting to work with moderate democrats and he's critical of them in the wake of all this. >> lets now take a listen at what the president had to say a few minutes ago. >> as we saw about a week ago congress was not quite -- with 100% house democrats, every single one and a handful of republicans, congress basically said that they were not ready yet. be assured of this, folks here in the buckeye state, when congress decides to repeal and replace obamacare, president trump and i will be ready. >> and back to that point i was
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making before. who are going to be those partners that they find to work to repeal and replace obamacare. at this point, they don't seem to be extending any olive branch. this morning, the white house, director of social media, one that's close to the president was tweeting that, the trump's train should find a primary opponent. the congressman that was opposed to this healthcare plan. amoss did not back down. he tweeted back. the #trumppushbach. there is a lot of divisions right now in america right now. that's not the word that you are looking for of something fixing the healthcare situation. >> lynn, the president coming
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across as destabilizer. tell us about the new meaning of vice president hitting the road and reiterate the white house's messages and the agenda in the manner he did today. >> well, a few things, the vice president givers a speech that's a better explanation sometimes to people if you just want to understand the details. he has a staff that is so far has no end fighting and they're working together. you don't hear diasporama from pence's staff. he meets from people. he's in a unique position and having been a governor and a congressman, he understands what it really means, when you say lets give more power to the state. he can translate some of the big things of what trump said into how do you make it work and how do you write a law that'll work and how do you understand a
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promise in a way that you can make it kept. vice president pence is in dispensable and he knows government and government is not the same as business. >> how is it adventageous to use the vice president in that manner >> he's a full spectrum conservative christian. he's a national security conservative. the traditional three legs of the conservatives stool so to speak that donald trump is not apart of. mike pence represents. i would say that nobody can finish an applause line better than mike pence, he has mastered the art of getting people applau applause. it was a stump speech but he's great at delivering it. as lynn was saying he's the
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explainering chief of this administration. some of the things that donald trump says don't resonates it but when mike pence says it, you are nodding your head. >> you got to get the point down. >> that's right. lynn sweet and matt lewis, thanks all of you. appreciate it. >> a new threat to airliners. terror groups have designed new explosives that could pass through security unexpected. details on that, coming up. ree one meal or snack a day. glucerna products have up to 15 grams of protein to help manage hunger and carbsteady, unique blends of slow release carbs to help minimize blood sugar spikes. every meal every craving. it's the choices you make when managing blood sugar that are the real victories. glucerna. everyday progress. g new cars.
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sources tell cnn that isis and other terror groups developed a new bomb that's made in laptops. more now, i am joined by pentagon reporter, brian brown. tell us more about this intelligence. >> hi, this intelligence is being described as credible and was obtained from a variety of sources as well as intercepts. one of the most concerning parts of this intelligence according to officials is that the terrorist groups may have acquired detection airport with the use of airports to detect this kind of scanning equipment and sophisticated scanning technology and using that and practice and perfect their
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exposes. this is something of tremendous concerns of the intelligent community. they note that these terror groups are sharing information potentially and al-qaida and yemen is considered particularly sophisticated and development of explosives. they have done non-metallic liquid explosives in the past and transport of airlines. last year we saw explosives that was in the dvd treay. this new intelligence says they have the ability to scan it help top the laptop ban. thank you ryan browne. >> up next, there is as new clue of a disappearance of the disappearance of the student and her teacher who suspected of
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kidnapping her.
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footages showing the suspected kidnapper who is also her teacher. >> thomas disappeared on march 13th. cnn paul sandoval is here to give us the updates. >> they could potentially provide some clues, some much needed clues in this ongoing investigation. the story of this shot two and a half weeks ago in oklahoma city. this week, investigators were led to oklahoma city after a clue was called. >> new surveillance images shows tad cumins and the missing student thomas. thomas is possibly with red hair according to police. this is the latest since cumins and thomas disappeared last month.
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>> this is not a fairy tale,s the a case of kidnapping. >> she's a high school freshman and she's a former teacher. this is and was not a romance. this is manipulation. solely to benefit tad cummings. at this point, we have had no credible siticitings on two individuals. >> district attorney cooper is finding to change that law. he hopes state lawmaker considers elizabeth's case when they hold their meeting next year. the tennessee bureau investigation translated elizabeth amber alert to spanish
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spreading the word so they can find her faster. family and friends searching for her hoping that she will return soon. >> we all want you back home. >> your dog misses you and does not want anybody to play. >> her father is responding to this brand new video releasing a statement that reads in part, the oklahoma city citing is the first piece of evidence to see tad and elizabeth leaving together and they are together. it is no more of a matter of speculation, we know with certainly that he took her. >> seeing those images is adding some hope not only for him but investigators and people take a second look and try to contribute to this investigation and eventually lead them to elizabeth and the suspected. >> polo, keep us posted on that investigation. >> appreciate it. >> you got it. >> thank you for joining me this afternoon. stay tuned because there is more after the break. it is an all access coverage of
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