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it was a win. wow $2 billion. all right, guys, "early start" starts right now. breaking overnight, negotiators reach a deal to keep the government funded through september, anyway. the deal features some big wins for democrats and funding for the president's border wall is out. >> isn't that the job, by the way, to pay the bills, keep the lights on? >> good job, government. >> good job, doing your job. and pushback over the president's decision to invite the authoritarian president of the philippines to the white hou house. why the white house is defending it, and will rodrigo duterte even show up? good morning and welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> and i'm dave briggs. it is monday, may 1st, 5:00 a.m. in the east. and breaking overnight, congressional negotiators from both parties reaching a deal on a huge spending bill that, if approved, will fund the government through the end of september. now, the deal includes several significant wins for democrats. it would add billions for the pentagon and border security,
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but nothing for president trump's promised wall along the mexican border. democrats rejected border wall spending as premature, since the president has not detailed plans for building the multibillion dollar barrier, which he has vowed mexico will at some point pay for. >> also, the bill has no money for a deportation force or federal cuts to sanctuary cities. there's no funding cut for planned parenthood. and there is a $2 billion increase for the national institutes of health. votes in the house and senate are expected by the end of the week. no response to the agreement yet from the white house, but the deal is, we're told, the product of steady negotiation between the administration and both parties on capitol hill to avoid a government shutdown. the authoritarian strongman leader of the philippines now has an invitation to the white house. there is growing pushback against president trump's invitation to president rodrigo duterte. in less than a year in office, duterte is accused of major
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human rights abuses and once called president obama a son of a whore. he has encouraged the extrajudicial killings of some 7,000 suspects suspected of using or dealing drugs. >> he's also moved to realign the philippines away from the u.s. and toward china, saying "america has lost." white house chief of staff reince priebus says human rights do matter, but cooperating with asian partners to deal with the north korean threat takes precedence. >> this is a different level of problem that we need cooperation among our partners in southeast asia. the issues facing us developing in north korea are so serious that we need cooperation at some level with as many partners in the area as we can get to make sure that we have our ducks in a row, so that if something does happen in north korea that we have everyone in line backing up a plan of action that may need to be put together. >> cnn's ivan watson is
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monitoring the situation from hong kong and joins us now live. ivan when you think about one of the most coveted invitations in the world, to be invited to the white house, the center of democracy, western-style capitalism, and thinking of, you know, the philippine leader as basically a strategic partner in the north korea situation, not something that is, you know, top of mind. >> reporter: yeah. it's debatable whether the philippines really has any political or economic or military leverage when it comes to the north korean conflict. one of the issues that these two leaders who like to position themselves as strongmen, one of the things they discussed was duterte's controversial and very deadly war on drugs, one that has claimed the lives by many estimates of more than 7,000 people in his first ten months in office with the police taking responsibility for the killings of at least 2,500 drug-offending suspects, all, they claim, in
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self-defense. but on top of that, you have the fact that duterte is essentially a self-confessed killer. listen to him talk about his time as mayor of davao city. >> i did kill. i was only three months mayor in 1988. at least i kill to protect people. i am not a dictator killing my political opponents to stay in power. >> reporter: so, how would it look to have a self-confessed killer in the white house? that's a big question and part of why human rights activists, and of course, democrats like the senator from connecticut, chris murphy, has tweeted, "we are watching in realtime as the american human rights bully pulpit disintegrates into ash." but one thing to point out, the u.s. and philippines, longtime allies. philippines, the closest thing the u.s. has ever had really to a colony, and duterte was
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dramatically elected. he enjoys a great deal of popular support in his country, figures that president trump would really kill for, popularity among his own electo electors. >> close history between the u.s. and philippines. and also, this is a democratically elected leader of the philippines, people there very concerned about crime and drugs. thank you so much for that, ivan in hong kong this morning. >> to break down the latest developments, we bring in cnn politics reporter scott and celin salena zito, with a new article in "the washington examiner." salena, your piece is fantastic. another insightful interview with president trump. but let's talk about the latest developments, inviting rodrigo duterte into the white house. during the campaign, he talked glowingly about vladimir putin, he invited egyptian president el sisi, he calls kim jong-un a very smart cookie, and this
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filipino president, again, an admitted killer, a man who once offered himself as a gift to brides in the philippines. what's behind -- how do you connect the dots on all this? >> reporter: well, again, i can't totally get inside the mind of the president, but what i can tell you is in our interview, north korea was weighing heavily on his mind, and you know, he was incredibly concerned about it. and he talked about the importance of diplomacy and lining up people on sort of his side. now, i think it's an important point that the philippines has been a strong ally with the united states and we have had a close relationship with him, with them. i suspect that what the president may be doing is lining up everyone that he can on his side and with china as a show of force against north korea, but you know, the comments that the
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president of the philippines have said are incredibly concerning as well as his actions. >> yeah. i mean, just the murder comments alone, human rights violations, then there's a whole sort of trove of sexism through there as well. but let me -- but you said north korea was front of mind in the interviews, but also front of mind was the electoral map. just like the reuters reporters who talked to him last week, he showed you the map of the states that he won, all that red on that map, was boasting about it. he's still worried -- he's worried about north korea, but he's still looking behind, too. >> reporter: well, the reuters interview was after mine, and that -- to put this in a little bit of context, that may have been actually a little bit of my fault that he had that map out, because i wanted to talk about counties, because i drive across the country and i go to the counties, especially the ones that president obama won twice and that he then won and
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flipped, so that's where that discussion began, and so, that might have a little more context as to why the map was there. but you know, he's very proud of what he accomplished. he's very proud of the new sort of alignment that he started to build. we don't know if that alignment sticks, but the alignment that he started to build with last year's election cycle. and so, that's what that discussion was about. >> and that's fair, but two weeks prior, on a sunday, he tweeted that the election is over. but anyway, i want to move past it. we'll try. eugene, i want to ask you about something the president said both with martha mccowan from fox and in that "face the nation" interview, regarding the archaic rules of the senate and how they get through legislation. listen. >> i think the rules in congress, and in particular, the rules in the senate are
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unbelievably archaic and slow moving, and in certain cases unfair. in many cases, you're forced to make deals that are not the deal you'd make. you'd make a much different kind of a deal. you're forced into situations that you hate to be forced into. >> eugene, is he suggesting we do away with the senate filibuster for major pieces of legislation? >> i think he's not clear on the rules, quite frankly. he didn't explain very clearly what he was most frustrated with. i think from what i could gather, what disappoints him is this idea of compromise, it's this idea of having to work with people who disagree with you, which some critics say is something he has a lot of experience with in his corporate world. i think if he could communicate very clearly as to how the rules that exist in the senate are harming the american people, if that's actually what they are doing, he may get some buy-in, but that came off at its worst to critics as i just don't like that i can't get through what i want to get through. >> something he's criticized
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president obama for as well, saying he doesn't know how to work with the rules, can't get anything done, shows he's a weak leader. now he finds himself in that position. >> sure. >> can we talk about the government funding, the spending bill? >> sure. >> for the record, dave and i, you know, that's their job to keep the government going, and the whole last-minute six-month extension is not the way a good business or country should be run. what do you make of the democratic wins in that spending bill is this. >> i think what was most interesting to me about i looked at the spending bill were some of the environmentally minded things regarding energy, regarding, i believe it was clean air and maybe coal mining. and i thought that was very interesting, because on the 100th day, we saw this huge march against climate change, president trump's climate change policy specifically. and i think what some people on the left were hoping to see was this administration back away from some of the things that they had previously said that seemed to imply they weren't
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going to be supportive of more environmentally minded issues. >> yeah. every time you think he's going to back away, he goes to this speech in pennsylvania where he makes clear, they will build that wall. and salena, getting back to your piece, you say the president has been humbled. how? >> reporter: well, we were talking, again, we were talking about the map. and he said he is very humbled. you know, i asked him about how he feels about, you know, winning the election and his connection with the people that, especially that voted for him. he says he feels very humbled by the people who put their trust in him, the people that had confidence that he could go in there and make change. and while he did admit to saying it's a lot harder than he thought it would be, he also said that that difficulty comes with knowing that people's lives, every decision that he makes, it involves someone's
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life, and that weighs on him every time he signs a bill or says anything. >> you say he was humbled, but then he tells you he takes this unbelievable credit for his supreme court decision, that it's all about him. let's listen what he says about neil gorsuch. oh, i think that the supreme court is very important because every 5-4 decision is because of me. and that could go on for 40 years. >> reporter: well, the context of that question was, i said, what are the three things that you would like to accomplish if you are lucky enough to be there for eight years or even four? and he said, the most important things are the supreme court and building that out and peace. and he talked about create -- he wants to be a legitimate jobs creator. >> all right, salena zito, sort of the president trump whisperer, thanks. she really does -- i'm serious! >> translator.
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committee. current deputy national security adviser k.t. mcfarland also reportedly leaving for an ambassador post. a tax break to benefit wall street investment managers is on the chopping block, according to reince priebus speaking on "abc news sunday," and he said this about something called carried interest. >> the president wants to get rid of carried interest, so that balloon's not going to stay inflated very long, i can assure you of that. >> priebus provided no further details but said the administration would target the deduction in its tax overhaul. what is carried interest? well, it's the share of profits that hedge funds and other investment managers collect from clients due to a tax loophole. it's taxed at 23.8%, well below the top rate of ordinary income. this rate is controversial since we're talking about big money. private equity managed $4.2 trillion in 2014 alone and critics say these are the last people that need a tax break.
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the president was critical of that on the campaign trail. when the white house released its tax plan last week, it did not mention carried interest. the omission initially had some on wall street celebrating. in fact, while the entire proposal was pretty sparse on details, what was revealed in general was very pro business. one of the reasons why so many wall street thought, hey, this is going to be great. >> on friday, he said the middle class will be the biggest beneficiary of my tax reform bill, but there was no follow-up question, no pushback about how exactly. >> yeah. we do need more details. >> yes. >> he would like to give people tax breaks. he has said that all along. what are the details? that's what we need to know. >> we shall all see. well, when the mike failed, the anthem singer before the ducks/oilers game in edmonton got by with a little help from his friends, his canadian friends. coy wire has the details in this morning's "bleacher report." great story on the way. le confud but they're different. it's nice to remove artificial ingredients. kind never had to. we've used real ingredients, whole nuts,
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all right, we will get to that incredible anthem in a moment, but first, in hoops, one day after his sister's funeral, celtics star isaiah thomas puts his grief aside to lead his team to another victory. >> coy wire has more in this morning's "bleacher report." good morning, coy. >> good morning, christine, dave. isaiah thomas delivered the eulogy at his sister's funeral on saturday and took a redeye, arriving back in boston at 4:00 a.m. on sunday, nine hours before game one against the wizards. talk about roller coaster of emotions. his celtics off to a rough start, falling behind 16-0 in the first quarter. then thomas takes an elbow to the face and his tooth comes flying out of his mouth! thomas calmly picks up his tooth and carries on, indicative of how he's managed to pick up the pieces and keep fighting all throughout the playoffs.
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he drains two consecutive three-pointers and finishes with a game-high 33 points in the celtics' 123-111 win. and after the game, isaiah talked about how he's been able to carry on. >> basketball and when i'm on the court, it just keeps me going, so i do everything for my sister now, and that's all i can do. other playoff action. game seven in l.a. for the clippers. jay z and beyonce with twin babies on board, sitting courtside to watch future hall of famer paul pierce's final game. the jazz win 104-91, earning a date with golden state in the next round, but 39-year-old paul pierce thanking fans of every nba city after the game, saying he has no regrets, that he gave everything he had every single day of his illustrious 19-year career. great moment before last night's nhl playoff game between the anaheim ducks and edmonton oilers in canada. the microphone stopped working
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extrajudicial killings, killing people before they have gone through the judicial process, but he's nabbed one of the most coveted invitations in the world. he will go to the white house. >> and what are the optics of rodrigo duterte at the white house? >> the white house is defending it. and we'll talk about that. also, both congressional parties reaching a deal on a huge spending bill where if approved will fund the government through september. it includes several wins for democrats, adding billions for the pentagon and border security but nothing for president trump's promised wall along the mexican border. democrats rejected border wall spending as premature since the president has not detailed plans for building the multibillion-dollar barrier, which he has vowed mexico's going to pay for anyway. >> also, the bill has no money for a deportation force or federal cut to sanctuary cities. there is no funding cut for planned parenthood, and there is a $2 billion increase for the national institutes of health. votes in the house and the
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senate are expected by the end of the week. no response to the agreement yet from the white house, but the deal is the product of steady negotiation between this administration and both parties on capitol hill to avoid a government shutdown. the authoritarian strongman leader of the philippines now invited to the white house, and there is plenty of pushback against president trump's invitation to president rodrigo duterte. he's been accused of major human rights abuses in less than a year in office, calling barack obama a son of a whore. he's encouraged the extrajudicial killings of some 7,000 filipinos suspected of using or dealing drugs. >> also has aligned moving the philippines away from the u.s. and toward china, saying "america has lost." white house chief of staff reince priebus says human rights do matter, but cooperating with asian partners to deal with the north korean threat takes precedence here. >> this is a different level of
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problem that we need cooperation among our partners in southeast asia. the issues facing us developing in north korea are so serious that we need cooperation at some level with as many partners in the area as we can get to make sure that we have our ducks in a row, so that if something does happen in north korea that we have everyone in line backing up a plan of action that may need to be put together. >> all right, cnn's ivan watson live for us in hong kong with some perspective on who rodrigo duterte is and what exactly is the filipino influence over north korea and their nuclear threat? do they have any influence, ivan? >> reporter: it's pretty debatable whether there's any military, economic, or political influence the philippines has over north korea. it's not considered one of the big players in that very potentially dangerous conflict. the discussion that the two
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presidents had was described as warm and friendly, and yes, north korea was discussed, but also one of the topics of conversation was duterte's deadly and very controversial war on drugs, which by many estimates has claimed the lives of more than 7,000 people in his first ten months in office with the police claiming responsibility for killing more than 2,500 suspected drug offenders during that period, all, if you can believe it, in self-defense. duterte stands by his war on drugs, and he is also a self-confessed killer. listen to him describing his term in office as a mayor in the '80s. >> i did kill. i was only three months mayor in 1988. at least i kill to protect people. i am not a dictator killing my political opponents to stay in power.
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>> reporter: of course, human rights activists and the democrats, they have criticized this invitation to duterte to visit the white house. chris murphy, senate democrat from connecticut, tweeting, "we're watching in realtime as the american human rights bully pulpit disintegrates into ash." duterte seems to admire trump. he famously said, "we both like to swear, we curse right away." so, this strongman seems to have a lot more respect for trump than he had for former president obama, who he called a son of a whore. dave? >> i think he told him to go to hell, too. he's had a lot of choice words. thanks, ivan. let's bring in cnn politics reporter eugene scott and contributor salena zito, with a new interview with donald trump in the "washington examiner." salena, we'll get to your interview in a moment, but eugene, overnight there is a spending bill. no money for a border wall, no money for a deportation force, no cuts for sanctuary cities. we have a whole list we can put
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up here for you. no cuts for planned parenthood. these are some democratic priorities overall. but then on saturday night, the president in pennsylvania at his 100-day rally, he's still assuring his base there will be a wall. listen. >> we need the wall, and we will build the wall as sure as you are standing there tonight. we need the wall. we'll build a wall, folks. don't even worry about it. go to sleep. go home, go to sleep, rest assured. >> there is a campaign president trump and there is a washington oval office president trump and there are different things happening in these places? >> well when i watched that speech saturday night, quite frankly, i couldn't tell if it was april 2016 or april 2017, but i think one of the reasons he gets so much support from his base on that issue is because at that moment we were still just 100 days in. i don't think the people backing him thought that this was something that he would have definitely had completed within the first 100 days, even though there were times on the campaign
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trail where he said this was one of the first things that he was going to do. but his supporters are a bit patient. whether or not republicans, especially democrats, are going to get behind federal funding for a border wall remains to be seen, but i don't think it's likely. >> all right, so, some very insightful things in salena's piece. long interview with the president. but salena, i want to ask about some things other people said about the president over the weekend. reince priebus said that they have looked at overturning libel laws, allowing the administration to sue news organizations like this one. and then john mccain said this to john carl about the president's words versus his actions. excuse me, this is to jake tapper on "state of the union." >> i tell them that he has surrounded himself with an outstanding national security team. i can't guarantee to world leaders that he will always listen to them, but he has so far. sometimes it's important to
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watch what the president does, rather than what he says. >> salena, those words, that world leaders should pay attention to what he does, not what he says. you sat with this man. what do you make of those words from john mccain? >> reporter: well, you know, it's like he said in the beginning of the campaign, voters take him seriously but not literally, and we as reporters and politicians take him literally, and a lot of times not seriously. he doesn't place the same value on words that politicians or journalists do. he's not polished. he is flippant with his words, and he'll sometimes admit that he is. so, mccain is right. i mean, no one has ever seen anything like this from someone who is sitting in the oval office, but i suspect that this is not anything that's ever going to change about him, and i think mccain has it right. pay attention to what he's doing. pay attention to the things that
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he's trying to accomplish. pay attention to the back channels that he uses with diplomacy. some of the harsher or more strident words are just part of his outsized personality that he has always had since he's been in the public eye since the '80s. >> so, if we look at, salena and eugene, what he's done then -- he's invited duterte to the white house but insulted the south korean people by saying they should pay for the defense that the u.s. is insisting is there in the first place, right? and his national security adviser had to go and clean that up. he's had kind words or humanizing words for both putin and for the north korean leader and others, yet our own allies and others have kind of walked away feeling a little bit sort of slighted and confused by this man, salena. so, at some point, his words do matter if his actions are just so kind of confounding to the
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international community. >> reporter: well, i would argue that words always matter, but the american people, the people that voted for him bought in, in understanding that they wanted someone that was not a typical politician. part of what goes with that is not using polished, slick talking points. i think that is part of sort of what got him elected, because people were tired of very smooth words. having said that, it's, you know, i suspect when it comes to diplomacy, you will see him get more of a footing when it comes to how he speaks about world leaders as he measures the impact that it has with feedback from their diplomats to our diplomats. >> eugene, when you tie it all together and calling kim jong-un a "very smart cookie," can this somehow be effective for the president? >> maybe with his base, people who are already on board, but if
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donald trump is trying to get people who aren't already on the trump train, he's going to have to adopt some polished, slick words, or at least words that are actually true and sensitive to the fact that it doesn't matter to some degree that so many people, that 96% of the people who voted for you will vote for you again. you have to remember that the majority of people did not vote for you. and if you want work with them and lead all of this country, your words are going to have to matter, your actions are going to have to matter, and they're going to have to be clear. >> and meanwhile, the democrats are still out in the wilderness. >> right now. >> looking out to 2020 with nobody really emerging here. >> not yet. >> all right, we'll read salena's interview in "the washington examiner," out today. we will tweet that out as well. thanks to both of you. >> nice to see you guys. he's one of the president's most outspoken supporters, so why is sebastian gorka set to leave a top national security job in the white house? no one's the same without the game of football...
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could the president release his tax returns soon? speaking sunday, the president said he never told treasury secretary steven mnuchin he had no intention of releasing them, as the treasury secretary said last week. in fact, when asked about the timing, the president said this. >> you first said you were under audit about 14 months ago. that's a long time. do you think this will happen? >> it could happen soon. i think it's pretty routine, to be honest with you, but then i'll make a decision. >> releasing the president's tax returns are increasingly important. the administration released the first outline of the tax plan last week and while it lacked details, it could save the president tens of millions on his personal taxes. for example, if the administration repeals the alternative minimum tax, which prevents the wealthiest americans from paying no taxes, the president would have saved $31 million in 2005, according
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to his leaked tax returns. that was 80% of the taxes he paid that year. also, the new business tax rate would have saved trump $27 million in 2005. so, a big reversal. the president saying in that cbs interview he could release his taxes. i think most -- >> are you optimistic? >> no. most observers think absolutely not. say there's no up side for him. >> don't hold your breath, folks. another shake-up in president trump's national security team. sebastian gorka is on his way out. administration officials tell cnn the controversial deputy assistant to the president has been generating too much controversy. he's been linked to far right extremists and is a former national security editor for "breitbart." gorka has been serving on the national security council. his expected departure follows the firing of former national security adviser michael flynn and the removal of steve bannon from the nsc's principals committee. current deputy national security adviser k.t. mcfarland also reportedly leaving for another post. time for a look at what's coming up on "new day."
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right now, u.s. troops are conducting patrols along syria's central and northeastern border with turkey. according to a u.s. official, armored vehicles flying american flags are being manned by mostly special ops forces. they are monitoring potential attacks by turkish military units against u.s.-backed forces. cnn's jomana karadsheh is joining us with latest from amman, jordan. what do these have to do with the air strikes last week? >> reporter: basically we're seeing you have u.s. forces essentially creating a buffer zone along the border between turkey and syria. they're trying to stop an all-out conflict from breaking out between two main u.s. allies in that region. you've got the kurdish ypg militia on the one hand. this is one of the united
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states' most trusted, most reliable partners when it comes to the fight against isis on the ground there in syria. and on the other hand, you have turkey, a key u.s. ally and also a nato member state, like the united states. and of course, tensions really spiked between these two last week after turkey carried out air strikes targeting the ypg. and turkey did that because it considers the ypg to be a terrorist organization because of its affiliation with a designated terrorist group. that is the turkish kurdish separatist group the pkk, considered a terrorist group by both the united states and turkey. and of course, tensions are continuing to rise. turkey is saying that it is going to continue to target the ypg, and it wants the united states to reconsider its support and backing of the ypg kurdish militia. that is something that president erdogan is saying that he is going to bring up during his meeting with president trump on may 16th, really presenting
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president trump with a very complex and a very delicate foreign policy issue for him to try and navigate through. the united states really can't afford to lose any of these two key u.s. allies, dave. >> interesting backdrop for that meeting two weeks away. appreciate the live report. new details from the pentagon on civilian casualties in the fight against isis. officials say at least 352 civilians have been killed in coalition strikes against isis in iraq and syria since the start of the "operation inherent resolve" nearly three years ago. it's a significant increase from last month's civilian casualty report of 229 deaths. more than three dozen other reports of civilian deaths are being reviewed, including several last month in mosul. all right, let's get a check on "cnn moneystream." u.s. futures and asian markets are higher. european markets are closed for may day to honor workers. wall street closed slightly
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lower friday after a disappointing report on economic growth, really the slowest economic growth in the first part of the year in three years. still, april was a solid month for stock investors. the three major averages up about 1%. the dow had its best weekly gain of the year. corporate america has been on a roll. earnings have been very strong this season, the strongest earnings since 2011. excitement over tax reform and possible deregulation has kept the so-called trump bump going strong through the president's first 100 days. coming this week, more big tech names like apple report. the big reveal for apple will be exactly how much cash the tech giant has overseas. we're talking about more than maybe $250 billion, more sitting overseas than any u.s. company. a major strike possible today. 21,000 at&t wireless workers could walk off the job as early as this morning. since february, the communication workers of america union has been negotiating its contract. the union is looking to stop at&t from sending jobs overseas,
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among other demands. the company said in a statement it remains confident a deal will be reached. at&t, of course, has agreed to purchase time warner, which owns cnn. move over, is the owner of cnn. and move over bill gates. the company reported strong earnings. jeff bezos is worth $80 billion. he is above warren buffett and amancio ortega. what a day for jeff bezos. i'm christine romans. >> i'm tim bigelbigel i'm dave . "new day" starts now. >> are not the deal you make. >> if he wants to reach out, we're all ears. >> washington lawmakers reaching a deal to avoid a government
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shutdown. >> we need to stop the drugs and human trafficking. >> donald trump has given us a graveyard of broken promises. >> they say we don't cover pre-existing conditions. we cover it beautifully. >> i think healthcare reform is around the corner. >> and this is not appropriate. >> it doesn't mean human rights don't matter. we need cooperation among partners in asia. >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alisyn camerota. >> welcome viewers from around the world and the united states. it is monday, may 1st. no government shutdown. congress has a deal to keep the u.s. government funded through next week, but through september. the bipartisan deal has a lot to discuss. notably money for the border wall. not there.
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funding for planned parenthood is there. >> and the white house extending an invitation with abysmal human rights record. another member of the security team is on the way out. we have it covered for you. let's start with suzanne malveaux live on capitol hill. what is the latest? >> reporter: good morning, alisyn. surprising news to wake up to on monday morning. lawmakers working over the weekend to make sure the government is funded beyond friday. well through september. this comes after tense talks with democrats and republicans for weeks now. both sides equally determined to avoid a government shutdown. rare bipartisan agreement on capitol hill over a $1 trillion spending bill. includes defense spending and $1.5 billion for border security. not a single dollar for the border wall. despite the president's insistence

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