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laundering. this is just been -- the catch 22 for anybody in the marijuana business, because. >> sure. >> it's such a cash business. with so few federal protections. no because it is it is still 0 prohibited. >> don't look for jeff sessions to come to the rescue there. not a fan. "early start" continues right now. tax cuts. the it will be the biggest cuts ever in the history of this country. >> president trump urging house republicans to do something historic. he wants a budget passed this week. he wants tax reform by the end of the year. and the controversy of the president's call to a gold star widow not letting up. he goes out to the democrat ic congresswoman and she says it will go down as president trump's benghazi. >> it is monday, the president
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said the move would be historic during his gop conference call sunday telling "fox news" he wants the plan passed soon. >> hopefully before the end of the year, but maybe much sooner than that. there's a great spirit for it. people want to see it and i call it tax cuts. it is tax reform also but i call it tax cuts. it will be the biggest cuts ever in the history of this country. >> there's no proof his tax cuts are the biggest but passing the revised budget last week at least gives that deadline a shot. le city, the presidetook lawmak than a year. he wrote this. the era of economic surrender is over. his plan refors the competitikp. >> lately the white house has been selling tax reform as a
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middle class initiative. ivanka trump travels to pennsylvania to pitch an expanded child tax credit. still, the biggest go to the wealthy. many disproportionately favor the rich. trump calls all of that a democratic talking point. >> achieving any of the goals will require republican unity. something they say they can achieve. mitch mcconnell down playing the smieping. appearing on kren's state of the union he emphasized their shared agenda. mcconnell says trump needs to be clearer on what he actually will sign regarding health care. >> we need a bill the president will actually sign. and i'm not certain yet what the president is looking for here, but i'll be happy to bring a bill to the floor if i know president trump would sign it.
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>> mcconnell sharply critical of former white house chief strategist steve bannon. "fox news" asked mcconnell about bannon's crew side to back the primary opponents. >> this is not about personalities. this is about achievement. and in order to make policy, you have to actually win the election. the kind of people that are supported by the element you've been referring to are specialists in defeating republican candidates in november. >> now to mcconnell's point bannon did back a winning challenger, roy moore. the recent "fox news" poll has that more ties with the election. asked about trifl trump's attack he said i'm not concerned.
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good morning to you. >> the president talking more about this about his attacks, feuds and tweets. and he actually thinks it helps his agenda. listen. >> do you worry that this bickering and feuding gets in the way of your agenda? no. sometimes it helps to be honest with you. see what happens in the end but i think actually sometimes it helps. sometimes it gets people to do what they're supposed to be doing, and that's the way it is. i just want what's right. i think for the most part, they want what's right too. >> he just wants what is right. does this bickering, do these attacks help his agenda? >> it doesn't look like it so far. we still have not seen a significant piece of legislation pass, and what is it? nine months now. but he does seem to believe that putting pressure on those within his party who are not moving his
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agenda forward, attacking them an social media, tends to light a fire under them. it tends to get his base on against those lawmakers and perhaps put some of those lawmakers in fear of the ability -- their ability to be re-elect re-elected. so i guess it will be interesting to see if he continues that and if he's able to prove all of these attacks since getting in the white house actually leads to tax reform. so far they haven't led to significant health care reform. >> the president really bullish on tax reform. the he says he's going to get it done. it's going to be making history and be the biggest tax cuts in the h history of everything, and done this year. that might be hyper pollic, trumper bollic maybe. he calls it a democratic talking point that this is something that would disproportionately affect the rich and middle class. is it possible they could
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coalesce around we've got to get this tax reform done because they did misfire on health care? >> that's what they're certainly trying to do. that's what these conference calls and meetings, and aides going up to capitol hill. i think it's very important, this $4,000 number they keep throwing out about what the average family would take home, we've got to remember that's average. whether or not that will actually happen remains to be seen. >> later today, the widow la david johnson will give her first eninterview. she'll certainly want to focus on la david johnson where it should be. the president appears to relish in tweeting whacky congressman wilson is the gift that keeps on giving for the republican party. a disaster for dem tdems.
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>> to president trump's point, does this work for his base? >> absolutely. when you look at the tweets and e-mails i get from people on the trump team, they're directly attacking wilson despite the fact that it's kelly who has been proven to be dishonest or less than truly in presenting what actually happened in 2015 in that story he told that had absolutely nothing to do with niger. it's highly unfortunate for a president who has been so sovoc about his support for the military to spend more tweets attacking this congresswoman than he has honoring johnson or any of the other three men who drie died. i think it's important to try to understand why they were there and getting a better grasp on the global war on terror. >> i'm frankly surprised that the story keeps moving into the
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next cycle, the next news cycle, but the president himself moved it into the cycle with that tweet at 8:00 in the morning yesterday, and then in the interview, he was asked about john kelly's response. i want you to listen to what he said. >> he was so offended that a woman would be -- that somebody would be listening to that call. he was -- he actually couldn't believe it. actually, he said to me, sir, this is not acceptable. this is really not acceptable. >> so from the families perspective, this is someone who was close to the family, has known sergeant johnson since he was a child. was in the call, almost -- in the car almost as a family member, on a conference call, the president is still kind of stewing about in. >> i think the problem,
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representative wilson's ied as a member of congress. that's not her identity to this family. they've literally known her for decades. johnson and two of his brothers went through her mentorship program. she was principal of their father's school. they've known her long before she went to capitol hill. i think kelly and trump have just met her on capitol hill and she's been a constant critic of them and their administration. that's the lens through which they see her. but they don't get to define family for this family or the american people as a whole. what they do get to define and explain is what happened in niger and that's where the attention should be in i a digs to honoring these soldiers who gave their life for this country and the freedoms that trump says he aims to protect. >> and as to what happened in niger, lindsay graham says there will be hearings this week. hopefully get some answers. thanks, we'll see you in about 30 minutes. ahead secretary of state rex
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belong on the battle field. let's bring in ben wedeman. the secretary seems awfully concerned abo the growing influence in theregion. should he be? >> reporter: i think he's more confused than concerned. definitely there is massive iranian influence. here in iraq, syria, lebanon, they have a big footprint throughout the middle east. this began certainly back in iraq in 2003 when u.s. toppled the regime of saddam hussein. he was the biggest counterweight to iran and the region. since then we've seen very subtle growing iranian influence here. and i have to stress that there are no iranian malitia's in iraq. there are iranian advisors, there are many iraqi forces who have been trained and armed by
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iran, but militias, per se, simile don't exist. i've run into -- in fact i was embedded with some of these p pro-iranian militias. . this is the so called popular mobilization units, but, as you said before, they played a critical role in the war against isis. and we did hear a statement from the office of iraqi prime minute tear expressing surprise. the government in baghdad, which has a lot of members in it, senior officials, who are close closely lngked to iran aren't about to abandon those groups they're so loyal to. >> important context there. live in iraq.
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>> in puerto rico this morning modest improvements in the restoration of vital services, officials say access to power, cell service and water all up just a bit compared to friday. meantime, the island faces a possible health crisis by this huge amount of debris and garbage piled up. >> these heaps form a perfect habitat for rode accidents and ros keetos that 0 could spread disease. >> reporter: officials expected to pick off where they left off yesterday when it comes to facing this monumental task of clearing out debris in neighborhoods throughout this island. yesterday, we travelled to a neighborhood just westh city where we saw a maze of garbage. they sit soaked on a sidewalk waiting for crews to remove them, which is exactly what we
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noticed here after knifive weekf waiting, residents finally seeing this response as contractors cleared out some of this garbage. >> i was one of the first few houses to start piling up over there and since every day just getting bigger and bigger, and light now it's time to clean it up. >> there is a method to this debris remove. a local contractor has been brought on board. they're essentially surveying the piles before removing. their job is to pluck out in he toxic material like paint or electronics. they'll make sure that is disposed of properly. the concern this morning is all of this debris, where is it going to go as there are several reports from the epa that suggest some the landfills on the island are already filled with capacity. >> stark reality.
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tax cuts, it will be the biggest cuts ever in the history of this country. >> ever. in history. president trump wants tax reform done and soon. he says republicans are on the verge of history. can they do it by year's end. >> and the president still going after the democratic congresswoman who publicized his call. see's demanding an apology after the chief of staff called her a quote empty barrel. >> it is monday and 5:30 a.m. in the east. grad you're up early with us
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this morning. let's get to the news. president trump urging how members to pass the senate's budget this week paving the way for tax reform. he said the move would be historic during a gop conference call sunday. he told "fox news" he wants it enacted by the end of the year and dismissed the claim it will benefit the rich. zeroing in on senate minority leader chuck schumer. >> i like schumer, but before he even knows the plan he says oh this is for the rich. he doesn't even know what the plan is and he's screaming it's for the rich. >> the white house has been selling tax reform as a boon to the middle class. ivanka trump traveling to pennsylvania today to pitch an expanded child tax credit. still the biggest cuts go to the wealthy. so how speaker paul ryan said house republicans will propose a new top income tax rate, raising taxes on the highest earners,
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but trump seemed to walk back that promise. >> well he really said that on the basis that i wanted it or was thinking about it braus i want to make sure the middle class gets taken care of. we may not have that, but i would rather do that than do anything to hurt the middle class. >> he also said he was not concerned his plan will lead to a higher deficit. those historic tax cuts, most economists disagree with the projecti projection, and would these be the biggest in history? they say obviously need a lot more details. >> but it could be. >> what's on the table now probably -- >> is not. >> achieving any of the president as legislative goals will require republican unity. something they say they've confident they can achieve. mitch mcconnell emphasizing the
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shared agenda. after seeing the president waver on a bipartisan health bill he says trump needs to be clear on what he's actually to sign. >> we need a bill the president will actually sign. and i'm not certain yet what the president is looking for here, but i'll be happy to bring a bill to the floor if i know president trump would sign it. >> mcconnell sharply critical of former white house chief separate gist steve bannon and others who are working hard -- "fox news" ask the him about the crusade to back primary opponents. >> this is not about personalities. this is about achievement. and in order to make policy, you have to actually win the election. the kind of people that are supported by the element that you just have been referring to are specialists in defeating republican candidates in november. >> to mcconnell's point bannon
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did back a winning challenger, roy moore. the recent "fox news" pole that that deep red state has more tied with the democrat in the december election. mcconnell also told cnn he trusts president trump as a negotiating partner. asked about his attacks on him he replies, quote, i'm not particularly concerned. >> let's bring in the reporter eugene scott. so much to talk over and thu over this morning. let's begin with the president in that "fox news" interview and his usa today op ed. boasting about the tax cuts. the spirit and the will is will for this big tax reform but they couldn't get health care? are they coalessing-- >> i certainly believe the president when he says that the failure to get together on
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something like health care and oesh legislation to be a motivator. i don't think what they party wants to do is have the narrative be they went nearly this whole first year without any significant legislation passed going into midterms. however, the challenge with getting tax reform passed could be the same challenge they found with getting health care passed. we're dealing with the pretty ideologically party that's not on the page for what's best for america. as you mentioned before, there's still a lot of questions left about this actual plan. >> 28 legislative days left if they're going to get it done this calendar year. but two things he's focussed on, it's the tax cuts and this democratic congressman, frederica wilson. there's an ongoing battle between the president and her and very little focus on the four troops, the largest loss of
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life under the trump presidency. the latest tweet from the president, whacky congress man wilson is the gift that keeps on giving for the republican party. a disaster for the dems, watch her in action and vote r. he may be right. this may resonate with his base but it's hard to ignore he's tweeted five times about this congresswoman and has yet to tweet about the four americans killed in niger. why? >> well i think that attacking this law maker is just something that is red meet at to his base. she comes from ideologies that have been creative of creating this idea with the liberal that is donald trump is not someone who has the best interest of black americans and immigrant americans and women in mind. i think a lot of people who are on the trump train get really defensive with this and feel like the best thing to do is to attack her.
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the challenge is this situation does haven't much to do with what actually happened in niger and takes the focus off what people really need to know which is what's the latest happening in this war on terror, what is going on in terms of why so many top republican lawmakers who focused on arms services seem to know so little about what actually happened. it just erases the tension and focus which should be on the legacy of these four young men. >> myesha johnson, the widow of la david johnson will give her first interview. >> that should be fascinating. she clearly will want the focus to be on her husband. but the president keeps this alive. you talk to our reporter about his tweeting and how he uses it almost as it's his tool, his way to defend himself. listen to what he said. >> i have friend that the say don't use social media.
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le i don't call it tweets. tweeting is like a typewriter. they're well crafted. i was always a good student, like a person that does well with that kind of thing. i doubt i'd be here if it weren't for social media. when somebody says something about me, i'm able to go bing bing bing and take care of it. the other way i'd never be able to get the word out. >> is that what he's doing with the congresswoman from florida? is he bing bing bing getting the word out, just continuing to hit what? five times? >> five times. >> i certainly think so. think what he said gives us some insight into just his approach at communication more broadly. so often, we in the media hear people from the gop or trump supporters say you all focus too much on twitter. he just laid out right there how important twitter is for him at communicating to the american public and getting his ideas out. it's something that you cannot ignore. and it's something that he doesn't want his base to ignore by focusing on representative wilson. but what many of us are waiting for are tweets about how this
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happened, how he's going to respond to these families in a compassionate way that seems to be more reassuring and how we can prevent some of these things from happening in the future. >> you said again, this might be the reason he got' h. elected. he would not have got elepgted without twitter. probably right his base like this is fiery debate. >> we have to remember polls come out most americans wish he would stop tweeting. he's going to do what he wants to do. >> john mccain being interviewed about vietnam for historical perspective. listen to what he said and talk a little bit about whether this is a subtle or not so subtle hit at the president. >> one aspect of the conflict, by the way, that i will never ever counsel ten nance is that we drafted the lowest income level of america and the highest
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income level found a doctor that would say they had a bone spur. that is wrong. that is wrong. >> the infamous 4-f. those young men of means at that time, who were able to get deferments based on things like bone spurs. th president of the united states is one of them. he had several deferrals, one for bone spurs. do you think he's talking about the president in particular? >> certainly. when it comes to service is a personal issue for mccain and a bern nal beef between mccain and trump. we all remember on the trial trump said mccain was not a war hero wauz he was captured. despite the sacrifice he made. we also say the president say his elite private school was comparable to the military because it was a military academy. there's some frustration that
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the president really does not know what it is to show the level of self--lessness and courage and commitment that many people in the military do despite him constantly pandering to this group and using them against nfl players and transgender americans when he's trying to rally his base. >> there's so much there. the president talking about his personal vietnam with howard stern. >> not vietnam at all. >> eugene scott from "the washington post." thank you sir. ledgends of comedy hour saved some best lines. hear what he said to say next. [burke] abstract accident. seen it. covered it. we know a thing or two because we've seen a thing or two. ♪ we are farmers. bum-pa-dum, bum-bum-bum-bum ♪ hey, it's me, your dry skin. i'm craving something we're missing. the ceramides in cerave.
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a lot of questions this morning for "fox news" and bill oh rilly in the wake of a "new york times" report. he paid a skalerring $32 million
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to a "fox news" colleague to make a sexual harassment suit go away. the network resigned o'reilly to a lucrative deal weeks after the settlement. >> fox says it knew about the settlement but not the price tag. that's little comfort to former fox anchor kitgretchen carlson. >> i think it's horrifying and outrageous that any company after dismissing somebody for allegations such as that would not only resign a contract but allow that person to come back on the air. >> o'reilly says he will address this issue today. for the latest lest's bring in brian stelter. >>reporter: good morning. this $32 million figure is boom boomer ranging. it is something of a mystery.
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because we will never know exactly what lis wiehl was alleging. she came to him in january threatening a harassment lawsuit. the "new york times" broke this story over the weekend. and now o'reilly says he's working on a response. but the facts are pretty clear. o'reilly was willing to pay $32 million to wiehl. i've seen the affidavit which says she to longer has any claims against o'reilly. this has been newly embarrassing for both "fox news" and o'reilly. for fox, there's an ongoing federal investigation by the department of justice into other settlement payments made by fox involving former "fox news" boss roger ailes. the we don't know if these revelations could affect that. as for bill o'reilly, he's been trying to find a new job somewhere in the tv business. you might remember he went back on shaun hannity's show last
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month. first time back on fox since he was fired. i don't think we're going to see him back on fox any time soon in the wake of this revelation. $32 million is just an extraordinary sum of money and we will never know exactly why it was paid. but o'reilly says he's never mistreated anyone. toad the "new york times" this whole story is bowling gus agus >> i'm sure he'll love this one. let's welcome in alice ssyn ca a camerota. gretchen carlson is a voice that should be heard. she has not been heard on "fox news." >> that's right, dave and we have 32 million questions about that. so we are going to be addressing that with our round table of super smart women this morning, including gretchen carlson's attorney. do these massive settlements end
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up silencing women? what can we do about that? we'll be addressing all of that, as well as of course all the latest on the niger investigation. what were troops doing there? how did this go so tragically wrong? and why did two leading senators not know the number of u.s. troops or the u.s. troops were in niger. we have all the latest threads on that for you as well. >> sounds good. senate hearings on just that this week. so hopefully get answers. thanks. at least 34 marijuana farms have been destroyed by wildfires but federal regulations keep those farmers from receiving aid. details on cnn "money" stream next. armers? what kind of sorcery is that? it's not the magic-wand kind. it's the rfid-collar-and- internet of things-kind we created with chitale dairy. so every cow can let farmers know how she feels and what she needs to be healthier- (phone vibrates)
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president trump was a big target on a night celebrating david letterman's illustrious television career. recipient of the mark twain prize for american humor. tonight filled with political commentary, some pointed, some poignant. >> i love what's going on now and i think this is your fault. all of it. everything was fine until you went off the air. you abandoned us. the went out for a pack of cigarettes and left us to live with an abusive orange stepfather. jimmy kimmel, the man that got more done in congress this year than anybody else. >> mark twain, a million quotes. i'm going to wrap this up now with a quote, i hope i get it correct. it has to do with patriotism.
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and mark twain's definition of patriotism is this. patriot tichl is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it. [ applause ] >> michele obama in a videotaped message said dave was a knowledgeable and passionate interviewer. the show will air on pbs next month. >> the sentencing for bergdahl is coming. he left his post in afghanistan in 2009. he was captured and held captive for five years. sentencing phase expecte to last two weeks. pice in tampa florida owg frustrated in the search for whoever killed three people in 11 days.
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all found shot to death between october 9 and 19. police say they don't have any leads or motive but due to the proximity and time frame they're certain the shootings are related. >> the big super bowl pre match not much of a game at all. the patriots look back in form as tom brady threw nor 249 yards and two touchdowns, defense keeping them in check. you can see the big story, the weather. the fog. eerie cloud parked itself over the field for much of the game. no conform nation whether this was a patriots latest scandal to minimize opposing offense. it was not. i drove through the fog on the way to work this morning. it was still hanging around. 14 years after the infamous wardrobe malfunction justin timber lake back at the
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superbowl. halftime show on february 4. his last superbowl performance with janet jackson, you might remember her costume reveal that went wrong revealing part of jackson's breast on life television. can you imagine if twitter was around. >> jackson fans are wait a minute how come he gets to come back. >> he says that will not happen again. rest assured. >> did you say that? 57 minutes past the hour. global stockmarkets started mostly higher. the dow, s & p 500 six weeks of gains, folks. you can thank tax reform. promise of it has represented it rally. big name companies across every sector report this week we're going to get a peek under the
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hood. we're going to get four big dow leaders combined their shares, more than 33% this year. their results will see if those big gans are justified. recent hurricanes are taking a toll. s and p companies expect profit growths. over half of those companies blame hurricanes harvey, irma and maria, particularly the insurance industry. in fact earnings growth would be nearly 5% if you stripped out the insurance industry. we're telling you about the marijuana farms, at least 34 destroyed by wildfires in northern california. the federal regulations rs keeping those from receiving aid. selling marijuana is legal in some states but still violates federal law so farms don't kwafl for federal aid.
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crowd funding shut down a fundraiser. it says since marijuana is illegal on the federal level, processing the payments is technically consider the money laundering. another kind of of reminder that business is booming, yet the federal prohibition on marijuana makes it very difficult. >> very complicated. >> thanks for joining us. >> i'm dave briggs. "new day" starts right now. see you tomorrow. made that state, i thought it was sickening, actually. >> this is going to be trump's benghazi. >> i don't want to is see the death of americans turned into is some sensationalized partisan fight. >> we don't know exactly we're at in the world militarily. >> we didn't know we had 1,000 troops in niger. did you? >> no, we did not. >> we want the full accurate story and we want to


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