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and that's why he is better than i am. as a human being. but what a great thing to do to help those people in a moment of crisis. >> talk about right place at the right time. remarkable. we are following a lot of news. so let's get to it. fired national security adviser, michael flynn's defense team is no longer sharing information with the president's legal team. >> is flynn cutting a deal with special counsel, bob mueller. >> we're getting very close here to a potential showdown between the trump administration and the special counsel's office. embattled senate candidate, roy moore, is now going on the offensive. >> i don't know them. i've never known them. this was a complete shock. >> it's unclear exactly whether or not his campaign is planning to pursue legal action. >> i've been here a little bit more than 24 hours now. >> this black friday could be the last for some of america's retailers. >> maybe we'll see people go out and shop well into this holiday
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season. >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo and allison cam rota. >> it is now 8:00 in the east. allison is off. erica hill is here. we wish you all good digestion. up first, something that could be a very interesting development in the russia investigation. sources tell cnn that lawyers for fired national security adviser, general michael flynn, are no longer sharing information with president trump's legal team. why? well, this could be an indication that flynn is negotiating with special counsel, bob mueller. if so, sharing information no longer appropriate. >> as that's playing out, embattled democratic senator, al franken, is offering another apology amid groping allegations. this comes, of course, as there are also growing questions about whether congress will tackle the issue of these settlements we've learned about. those settlements being paid out
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with $17 million. your tax dollars. we'll have more on that. plus, we are following breaking news from overseas. a deadly terror attack at an egyptian mosque during morning prayers. we know at least 85 people have been killed. dozens more hurt. we're going to bring you a live report in just a few moments. we have all of this covered. we begin right now with cnn's joe johns live in palm beach, florida, with our top story. joe? >> reporter: erica, as far as the investigation goes, it means there could be more charges on the way. of course, a variety of possibilities here. none of them is very clear. what we do know is that the president's legal team now has changed its relationship with the legal team of michael flynn. the white house, of course, framing this by saying it doesn't necessarily mean the president's former national security adviser has now turned against mr. trump. a source telling cnn that fired national security adviser,
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michael flynn's defense team is no longer sharing information with the president's legal team. a sign that flynn could be preparing to plead guilty in special counsel robert mueller's investigation. jay sekulow disputes that in a statement to cnn. no one should draw the conclusion that this means anything about general flynn cooperating against the president. but the "new york times," which first reported the story, details that the president's lawyers believe flynn is discussing a deal with mueller, pointing to the significant criminal exposure that flynn and his son are facing. the new revelations coming just weeks after cnn reported flynn was concerned about his son's potential legal exposure in the investigation. >> i have nothing to do with russia. to the best of my knowledge, no person that i deal with does. >> reporter: flynn is one of the most prominent trump associates under scrutiny over his long-established ties to russia, seen sitting here with russian
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president vladimir putin in 2015 at an event in moscow. flynn misled vice president mike pence about discussing sanctions with sergey kislyak. >> the conversations that took place at that time were not in any way related to new u.s. sanctions. against russia. >> reporter: we now know that four days after president trump was sworn n the fbi interviewed flynn about his calls with kislyak. acting attorney general sally yates even warned the white house that flynn was vulnerable to potential blackmail by russia. but trump continued defending flynn. >> this man has served for many years. he's a general. he's -- in my opinion, a very good person. i believe that it would be very unfair to hear from somebody who we don't even know, and immediately run out and fire a general. >> reporter: the president eventually forcing flynn to resign. it was later revealed that
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president trump had been pressuring fbi director, james comey, to back off investigating flynn before firing him too. flynn also coming under intense scrutiny for failing to disclose payments he received from russian entities. the white house reportedly bracing for charges against flynn after three other trump associates were recently indicted. but the "times" notes the white house insists neither mr. flynn nor other former aides have incriminating information to provide about mr. trump. the and the president is tweeting this morning, back on one of his favorite subjects. that would be the national football league and the continuing players' protest. the president tweeting, can you believe the disrespect for our anthem continues. the commissioner has lost control of the hemorrhaging league. players are the boss. the president also tweeted that he will be having a telephone called today with the president
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of turkey, mr. erdogan, to talk about the middle east peace process, and apparently syria. also the president indicating that he intends to play golf today with a couple very famous golfers, dustin johnson, as well as tiger woods. i'm sorry. back to you. >> what's going on, joe? what's so interesting on your phone? >> reporter: i'm watching the tweets. i'm trying to -- and my phone, quite frankly, has frozen right now. >> can't keep up with all of the tweets. >> if it's frozen, no need to stare at it, joe. >> reporter: yeah. >> are you back? >> reporter: all right, yeah. dustin johnson, tiger woods. there we go. >> all right. see you later, pal. joining us now is "new york times" white house correspondent, and cnn political analyst, maggi haberman. maggi was part of the team that broke the story on flynn last night. and thank you, as always, for
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the effort of coming in, especially the day after thanksgiving. so president tweeting about the nfl, works for him. talking about flynn, not so much. the implications of this reported separation of information-sharing between counsel. >> sure. so there are the known unknowns and what we do know. we do know that flynn's lawyer has let the president's lawyers know and other lawyers know he is not going to be -- they are not going to be able to continue having joint discussions about this case. when that happens, it is usually because there is some conversation going on, often, there is some conversation going on between one party's lawyers and prosecutors. in this case, it would appear that there is a discussion going on at minimum. whether that means a plea deal. whether that means cooperating in some form, we don't know. but we do know that michael flynn is said to have been extremely concerned less for himself than for his son, who i believe has some level of exposure, is said to have some level of exposure, in this case.
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we are a ways away from knowing precisely what it means. but it is the clearest indication so far that there is some level of cooperation going on between the fired nsa and robert mueller's office. >> and, of course, we're hearing on all of this from jay sekulow, this is not a big deal, nothing to see here. >> i don't mean to be rude, but jay sekulow also said the president had no role in drafting his son's statement in response to our story, a report we had first, which was accurate. so i understand he's doing what he has to do for his client. but that is neither here nor there. >> how much concern, just based on your reporting, based on the people that you talk to, how much concern do you think there is in that white house now among senior advisers and among those insiders? >> look. i think you have a range of reactions among people. those who are more concerned for themselves for whatever reason, i think are probably going to be a little worried about the possibility of somebody speaking or cooperating. and as we know, and you know this much better than i do, it's not like prosecutors are just, you know, opening the door for
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business. you have to have something you can provide to them. it isn't just let's have a conversation. so if that is what is happening, that could be significant. exactly who we're talking about, whether it goes to the president, i think those are the open questions. i do know that the president has been very concerned in his conversations with a lot of people, going back months now, that flynn might be up for doing this. whether that is just the president's known sort of level of -- i don't want to see paranoia, but his sort of desire to control what's going on around him or whether it's indicative of something more, we don't know. but it's obviously not a good thing. >> when you say up for doing this, you mean up for doing a plea deal. >> plea deal. cooperating, providing some information. remember, the president had said to a bunch of people and this dribbled out in a series of reports that he wanted flynn to know that he regretted firing him. one adviser had told me that part of that was in the president's mind, you know, sort of a message to flynn. you know, you're a good guy. i still like you, because the president always believes he can
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keep people in the fold in some way. he spent a lot of time reaching out to people like reince priebus, steve bannon. he's reached out to a lot of people. once they leave. because he likes to think he's keeping the door open. i think the stakes are very different this time. >> when he was talking to comey and no small irony, that's why there is a special counsel because of what he did to comey and said to flynn in that process about comey, he was very positive about flynn. >> that's right. >> your take on this. you and i both know people who were in this kind of am bit of discussion around the president who have been pushed away or at least kept at arms' length. not flynn. not just the counsels who were talking. but he doesn't tweet about flynn. >> that's right. >> he leaves it alone. why? >> again, i think it goes back to his level of concern and whether that level of concern is just sort of a sense of anxiety generally or whether it's more specific. you know, if it's just something that involves something, i don't know. but we do know that for all of the talk about how the president, you know, he's out of control, has no impulse control. he actually is pretty careful on certain issues.
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he obvious -- if you read all of the old cases and lawsuits involving this president where he has given depositions, he's pretty clear on where the truth is, despite the fact he will sometimes tweet things he knows are not true, i think he has been told there are certain areas he has to lay off. i think his lawyers have made that very clear to him. and i think flynn is one of them. >> hmmm. let me ask -- >> i could be wrong. that's just my understanding. >> hasn't happened yet, but there is always a first, maggi. donald trump jr., jared kushner. very different dispositions. outwardly. >> sure. >> donald trump jr. is openly provocative. that's one thing, if we want to put up his tweet -- i don't know if we have it. or his instagram account. donald trump jr. more nothing burgers from the media and others desperately trying to create a false narrative. keep coming at me, guys. if he's talking to us, fine. but is there any concern that he needs to shut up if -- any
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reference made to the feds who are looking into this. >> right. he said guys, which as we know, to your point, could be anybody. there has always been a concern among some of the president's advisers, even going back to the campaign before we were in this situation, they were in this situation, about donald trump junior's level of openness and his level of sort of here's everything. lay it all out. it is at minimum different than what jared kushner does. whether it's materially important or not, we don't know yet. we do know he has taken a stand a couple times saying here's all my wiki leak messages. here are my e-mail exchanges. it is a potentially risky strategy. certainly from a pr perspective. it leaves some people scratching their heads. it isn't keeping with who he is and how he has always done this. and i think for him it brings some level of comfort of, look, i've shown you everything. and what we had heard or what i had heard around the time that
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the "times" first reported on that meeting that donald trump jr. had at trump tower with the russian lawyer, that he had been arguing when they were figuring out a statement for him for more disclosure. not less. so it's not really a surprise. >> is there a concern, not just about the openness, but also his legitimate understanding of how this can come back to bite him. >> i think that there has been a concern throughout in terms of whether does donald trump jr. -- whether it was jared kushner, whether it was the president in certain cases. you are dealing with people who have never been involved in government or the political system. and that was fine to say that a year ago when this was all, you know, a neophyte campaign and people who had just won and were coming in and learning. but now it's a year in and presumably lawyers have been saying to them, here are the guard rails. and in some cases they blow by them. and i'm not speaking specifically about anybody here but collectively. in some cases they continue to blow by them and i think there
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is sometimes some anxiety for those advising about that. >> very interesting development. you know, again, we don't know what it means. >> we don't know what it means. we don't. >> but it is some type of movement that's going on. >> it's a change. and that's all we can report on right now. >> good to see you. thank you. >> thank you. we do want to keep you posted on this breaking news from the middle east. this terror attack we've been following happening at a mosque in egypt during morning prayers. egyptian state media reporting at least 85 people are dead. dozens more hurt. cnn joins us now with more on these breaking details. what more do we know? >> reporter: erica, this is one of the deadliest attacks to happen in the sinai peninsula. this happened right when worshippers were going to the mosque for friday prayers. we know at least two explosions occurred and people who left the mosque were fired upon by these militants. we do not know if these militants have been captured or
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what their status is at the time. but we don't know who it is. but this is an area where militants who pledged allegiance to isis have been fighting the military, have been carrying out attacks for years. and this latest incident bears all the hall marks of an isis attack. we know the people who have been injured have been taken to local area hospitals. some of them have also been taken to cairo. but this is going to be great concern for president sisi, who is converging a meeting to discuss this latest attack. chris? >> thank you very much for the reporting, my friend. embattled alabama senate nominee, roy moore, is digging in his heels. he calls this the toughest spiritual and political battle of his life. we're going to discuss the state of play in his senate race right now. are these sexual improprieties really going to make a difference? next.
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senator al franken issuing another apology as he faces more allegations of groping. in a statement, senator franken says in part, i'm a warm person. i hug people. i've learned from recent stories that in some of those encounters i crossed a line for some women. i feel terribly i've made some women feel badly and i am so sorry and i want to make sure that never happens again. joining us now is cnn political commentator, ben ferguson and
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anna navarro. i'm thankful for both of you. i hope your days were with family and enjoyed. >> they were. good to be with you. >> chris, i'm in miami, where i want to tell you, i have been partying and eating with don lemon, who should be very thankful to you for pulling double duty. >> well, you sound a little banged up, anna. so i'm going to give the first word to ben here and give you a chance to kind of ride into the conversation. and get in your rhythm. so, ben, new allegations here. the state of play of a little bit of a gotcha game here. al franken seems to be -- has a bull's eye on him, because he looms large, because he's a democrat. is that what you see going on here? >> i don't. i think -- look, there's two things here that i hope that most of us can agree on. and that's that al franken and a guy named roy moore in alabama, neither of them should be in the u.s. senate. i don't think either of them have the character that you need to be in the senate. i think these allegations against both of them have
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nothing to do with politics. i think they have everything to do with their character as a person. and so i hope that both sides look at this and realize, when you have allegations like this, we don't need to look at it as a voting roster of who is going to be on my team or against me. we need to look at it as simply an issue of right and wrong. >> but what i'm saying is -- >> and al franken -- >> how do you put them in the same conversation? one guy -- >> because they're both -- >> -- is, you know, accused of predatory behavior involving young women. two of them would have qualified as crimes. how does this stuff with franken -- that is obviously wrong, obviously it's a character contest going on. but why do you put them in the same conversation, except for political expedience? >> it's not for that. it's for the fact that i think that we should have a high standard of the type of individual that is serving in the u.s. senate. and i think we dropped this bar so low because of politics. i'm not excusing or equating al franken's groping picture with
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what roy moore is accused of here. that's not my point at all this morning. this is the part about politics. and i think most people hate us, especially those that have been either sexually assaulted or sexually abused. they get frustrated with the semantics of this. my point is simple. we need to raise the bar to a level to where what al franken has done is inappropriate -- clearly where i think the accusations are coming against roy moore. i think we have to demand better of our elected officials or those running for office than where we are right now, saying, well, you did something worse than this guy did. that doesn't help victims out. that doesn't help the accusers out when they do that. that's the part about politics honestly i hate. >> did you call for trump to step down when the accusations came out about him earlier in the campaign? >> donald trump's accusations came out -- and let's be clear. because i did it on this show. and we were talking about him grabbing. and i said that was inappropriate and completely irresponsible and wrong. and i would not defend it. now, again, i go back to the point. we -- that's where you say the political question, chris, right there. that's my problem with all of
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this. we have to stop going back politics. going, okay, you attacked franken, so now what about this quote by a republican. hold on, what about this quote from a democrat. that doesn't help anyone here. and i think it's -- the point now in 2017, where we should clearly say we're going to raise the bar from this point forward and stop playing politics of i gotcha with your guy on the right or your guy on the left. >> well, that would be nice. anna, how do you see it? >> look, i think there has to be some level of consistency. first of all, there's a spectrum of actions, right? you cannot equate a picture where somebody put their hand on somebody's, you know, rear end with pedophilia. one thing is inappropriate. there are things that are grossly inappropriate. and then there's things that are criminal. and they're not the same thing. they're all bad things. and they should not be done. and certainly women have had to endure so much of this throughout the decades. but we can't say them all in the
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same breath. the other thing i'm seeing is, we're just beginning to scratch at the surface of this. this is endless, and more and more women are coming out. more names are coming out in congress. you know, you've got john conyers, joe barton in texas. you've got al franken. soon -- i think there's going to be nothing but women left in congress, which might not be a bad thing. i think, look, we are in a watershed moment in america. this is precedent-setting. this is going to change the culture. this is going to put the fear of god in a lot of people that have gotten away with behaving in a way that they should not have done. and i think it's going to change america. it's going to change the culture. as far as roy moore, the difference between roy moore and al franken is that one is up to al franken. what he does right now. right? and his colleagues in the senate. the other is up to the people of alabama and what they vote for. i have seen some incredibly effective powerful doug jones ads coming out.
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you've seen, for example, ivanka trump's words against roy moore. you've seen the pictures of the slew of women that have come out, the slew of young girls when they were very young girls that have come out. they're very, very powerful ads. i think that the people of alabama are going to have to look deep into their conscience and their hearts and figure out whether they stand with the abuser or the abused. >> if roy moore wins, what happens, ben? >> i'm not sure he'll ever actually be a u.s. senator. and i think that's one of the x factors. i've talked to a lot of voters in alabama who have said they're not voting for roy moore. they're voting on keeping their senate seat conservative. many of those voters don't believe he would ever even be able to take this seat in the senate, because they would block him in some capacity. that's what a lot of voters believe in alabama. but they also believe this seat is bigger than roy moore. many of them said, look, i can't stand what roy moore has done, but i'm not going to give away my voice in congress for six
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years in a capacity in a u.s. senate seat where we're not going to be represented by the party that clearly represents us as a people in alabama. and, look, i just don't know how i could walk into a voting booth, and this is what goes back to what anna said a moment ago. i don't know how you could walk in there with a clear conscience push a button for roy moore. roy moore messed over the voters, clearly in alabama. messed over conservatives in the primary. that's on him. but to sit there and i'm going hit a button for this guy, knowing what we know about him, i couldn't hit that button. i may not vote, but, you know, for the other guy, but i couldn't hit that button for roy moore. i just couldn't do it. >> anna, ben, thank you very much. especially the day after thanksgiving. and anna, you really sound like you went toe-to-toe with don lemon. and let me tell you, that is never easy. >> i know he's in bed. i'm going straight back to bed after this. >> all right. >> see you next week, chris
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cuomo! >> appreciate it. lots of fluids. erica. >> yeah, lots of fluids, maybe a bloody mary. just ahead, how has cuba changed one year after fidel castro's death. how are relations between cuba and the u.s. affecting things, especially with the changes under president trump. a live report from havana, next. we're on a mission to show drip coffee drinkers, it's time to wake up to keurig. wakey! wakey! rise and shine! oh my gosh! how are you? well watch this. i pop that in there. press brew. that's it. look how much coffee's in here? fresh coffee. so rich. i love it. that's why you should be a keurig man! full-bodied. are you sure you're describing the coffee and not me? do you wear this every day? everyday. i'd never take it off. are you ready to say goodbye to it? go! go! ta da! a terrarium. that's it. we brewed the love, right guys? (all) yes.
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it's kind of hard to believe, but it's been a year since cuba dictator fidel castro died. where do u.s. relations stabbed. and what's going to happen when raul steps down supposedly next year. patrick oppmann, our man in havana. thankful for you, my friend. >> buenos dias. safe to say nearly every cuban remembers where they were exactly a year ago saturday when the news came out that fidel castro had died. whether cubans support him or hate him, castro forever changed the history of this island, and the lives of millions of cubans. a lot has changed in a year, as
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well. cuban/u.s. relations have improved so much under barack obama. have suffered as president has increased sanctions on the island. it's now much more difficult for cubans who want to travel to the u.s. and for americans hoping to visit cuba, there are increased restrictions. there are also those mysterious sonic attacks on u.s. diplomats that caused the u.s. to issue a travel warning. and withdraw about half the staff from the u.s. embassy here. now the cuban government is denying that those attacks may have even taken place and said they had nothing to do with them. so this weekend, there will be public memorials for fidel castro. but most cubans are looking ahead to february of next year. that's when cuban president, raul castro, says he will step down as president and it's still an open question of whether the revolution for the castro brothers had so much to do with will endure without them. >> patrick oppmann, live for us. thank you. american film maker, john
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alpert spent 45 years documenting the rise and fall of fidel castro with extraordinary access to the former cuban leader. his film, "cuba and the cameraman" is out on netflix today. here's a quick preview. >> in the early '70s, there was a revolution going on. so we took our cameras down to cuba. our equipment so heavy, we had to put it in a baby carriage. all of a sudden, we noticed fidel began watching us. because of his curiosity, we wouldn't up with our first interview. >> hello. >> good morning. >> fidel was 53 when we flew to new york together, and he always remembered me and was always excited to see me. what would you do if you were mayor of new york city, fidel? >> translator: the first thing i would do is to resign. >> john halpert joins us now. first thing i would do is resign. you developed this extraordinary relationship, thanks to what we saw there, the baby carriage you had with you on that trip. >> it was quite unexpected.
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fidel, very curious all of the time. we were chasing him around the island, and the equipment was 90 pounds. and he looked over at this baby carriage and these weird new yorkers who were always -- like a little step too late. and he initiated the contact, because he wanted to know, what is this? >> because was he afraid it was something else? >> you know -- >> or just curious. >> his security people were always very, very nervous about the way in which we interacted with fidel. because we would ask to see things that the cubans would never dare. hey, fidel, where do you sleep, where is your bedroom. all of a sudden the door to the bedroom is open and we're going for the tour. the security people were nervous, but fidel was for some strange reason always very comfortable to share these things with me. >> we have a clip, john. let's show that moment you're referring to. >> cool. >> do you drink beer? >> si. >> translator: lots of beer.
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>> reporter: it's too early. and you shouldn't drink before you speak. [ speaking in spanish ] >> translator: that's true. you want to see the bedroom? come inside. here's where castro sleeps. >> even slept in his uniform. >> that must have been pretty uncomfortable. >> well, a lot of this is going to be pretty uncomfortable. because there's access, there's intrigue. >> correct. >> there is an apparent familiarity, even. an apparent affection. and people, especially of cuban dissent, especially in the last two generations, hate this man and what he represents and what they believe is stealing their country and their culture. how do you reconcile that? >> so i reconcile this, because although we spent a lot of time getting to know fidel, we also get to know ordinary cubans and we see what their life is like.
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especially in the '90s, an extraordinary amount of suffering in cuba. no electricity. very, very little food. the buses weren't running. nobody has ever documented this like we have in this show, whether they're cuban, whether they're american. nobody has ever seen this before. so this is a pretty objective view of life in cubaful. and cubans who have been opposed to fidel have watched this film, and they don't agree with everything in the film. but they agree that everybody should see it, and they think that we're trying our best to be honest. >> so an objective view of life in cuba. do you think it's an objective view of fidel castro himself. >> we asked fidel about this and talk about the economy and things like that. there's plenty of those questions that have been asked of fidel. this is something that nobody has seen before. that's what i do a better job at. >> so with so much contact, with so much experience, you're going to wind up developing feelings over time. they're going to change, they're going to ebb, they're going to flow. where do you come out now a year
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after castro being gone about whether or not that place is better off without the castros, with a real democracy? >> well, i think we're -- since we have spent 45 years, we looked at this under a very, very long time line. so if you look at the cuba under batista and the changes the castros initiated, those are useful changes. the real tragedy is that the ideals, things that i agree with, i think that you might agree with, universal free education, better health care for everybody, the island. they never really got a chance to put into practice. there were some early years back in the '70s when fidel bet everything on the sugar crop. the sugar prices were at an all-time high. the money was flowing in. they were building schools, hospitals. they were doing the type of stuff that we want to do here in our country. then the united states took, and we dumped our sugar reserves on the world market, crashed the sugar price, blew the bottom out of the cuban economy. the soviet union collapsed, 85%
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shrinkage of their economy. at that particular point, they were out of gas and they have stayed out of gas for a long time. >> that's just economics. the criticism is going to be about human rights. >> uh-huh. >> money isn't what made him punish democracy and punish free speech. that's where the criticism is going to come. >> so, you know, i have characters in our film that went to jail. >> yes. >> we don't hide from that. so i don't think we ducked any of this in terms of the program. and i think that the longitudal look at cuba and any country -- nobody has ever done this before. that's why i think this program is useful. >> the perspective has to be beneficial, no matter where you're coming from. thank you for being here. appreciate it. happy thanksgiving. >> same to you. >> nice to see you. thank you. voting now under way for the cnn hero of the year. let's get you a little bit more familiar with one of this year's top ten finalists. meet rosie, better known as mama rosie, who has opened her heart and home to care for aids
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breaking news from the middle east. we are following developments in this terror attack at a mosque in egypt. happening during morning
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prayers. egyptian state media reporting at least 155 people are dead. dozens more hurt. cnn's ian lee spent nine years in egypt and joins us with more now on these breaking details and that death toll just continues to rise. >> all right. thanksgiving means more than just food. >> reporter: it does, erica. and when you look at this attack, it is one of the deadliest attacks to happen in sinai. this attack against civilians. what we're hearing is that this attack happened right around midday prayers here on friday when worshippers go to the mosque. hearing reports there were at least two explosions and when people left the mosque, that's when militants opened fire, killing them. we do not know the status of the militants. no one has claimed responsibility. but this bears the hallmarks of isis. isis has been operating in this part of sinai for at least five years now. we're hearing that president
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abdel fattah sisi is convening his security cabinet to discuss this attack. and those people injured. 120 people have been taken to area hospitals, as well as cairo. chris? >> thank you very much. and i know that they expect that the worst isn't over there yet. so please stay on it and let us know what we have to tell people. thanksgiving means more than just food and family. also means football, right? coy wire has more on the turkey day triple header in the bleacher report. i hope you enjoyed it, my friend. >> i did. my suit is stretched out a bit this morning, chris. minnesota traveled to detroit, touting a six-game win streak in the first of yesterday's games. and quarterback case keenum and the vikings were having a thanksgiving feast. they won 30-23. he had three touchdowns and since they couldn't share a meal with their families and loved ones, they celebrated, make believe feasts on the field. steffon additi stefon diggs serving it up.
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the chargers, king intercepts the pass and takes it to the house. and the speed burst. we put it in fast-forward, because that was a 90-yarder. final score, 28-6. many feel the giants' coaching staff is in the hot seat. two young fans in washington dressed as head coach ben mcadoo and offensive coordinator, mike sullivan. either showing support or showing they are ready to take over after the game. it was washington who said they feasted on the giants this time around. a 20-10 drumming, if you will, of the giants, who now fall to 2-9. erica, i hope you had some good food and good time with loved ones yesterday. i know i did. >> i did too. thanks, coy. congress has some heavy lifting when they head back to washington. a tax vote, a looming government shutdown. chris aliza with the bottom line, next.
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. congress gets over the tryptophan and goes back to washington. the senators facing a big vote next week on the tax plan and the possibility of a government shutdown over the budget. let's get the bottom line with cnn politics reporter and editor
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at large, chris "the point" s l cillizza. good to have you. >> hello. >> i hope family and food was inviting and satisfying. >> it was. >> would you like to shoot down the premise? do you believe a shutdown is even a possibility? >> well, so i think the issue here, it's december 8th, chris, is the deadline when the government runs out of money. remember, this was the short-term funding bill that trump cut -- the president cut a deal with democrats on to get aid package through. so we're dealing with something i think a lot of people aren't paying attention to. the problem for republicans is that democrats view this as a pinch point, where they can use their leverage to try to get something they want. namely, daca. they want the daca program reinstated. they want it adjusted. they want something there from president trump and republicans. the problem is, republicans, some more conservative republicans in the senate, have
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said, we're not adding anything about immigration into this bill. a government shutdown would be bad for republicans. no matter -- almost no matter how it comes about, everyone knows at this point, regular folks know that republicans control the house, the senate and the white house. when those situations occur, blame almost always if past its prologue tends to cumulate on the side that has control. democrats know that. people like mitch mcconnell know that and they're doing everything they can to avoid it. the question is, what is the white house willing to give, if anything. >> that is the big question. you don't have that answer for me, chris? >> no. that's for monday. that's the tease for monday's show. >> niceties. all right. so we'll be back on monday. we also can't ignore the tax bill, right? so walk us through that. this is -- this is also not something that's easy to get done. in, what do we have, three weeks we're back before they leave? >> you want to put up the players while chris is talking? >> yeah. you're dealing with -- right.
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so that's the situation right now. i would -- remember, they can lose two of those people and still pass it, assuming every democrat votes against it, and they will. you know, i think ron johnson is opposed, but could be brought along with a few changes here or there. susan collins, lisa murkowski. i would keep an eye on bob corker and jeff flake, both of whom are retiring, both of whom clashed with the president, but most importantly, both of whom were elected at least in part on this idea of -- which used to be first principle for republicans, which is deficit reduction. even with the repeal of the individual mandate, this would still add more than $1 trillion to the deficit. you know, two is a very small margin. republicans believe that they have to have this bill. they have to have something that they can take to their voters and say, you wanted change, you wanted things done, we got this done. i would caution, and they may be
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in a damned if you do, damned if you don't situation. but i would caution, the polling in this suggests people think it overwhelmingly benefits the wealthy in corporations and do not want it. so even if it passes, republicans will celebrate that they got a big thing done. even if it passes, i don't know if politically it is the sort of -- the blessing politically that republicans currently believe it to be. >> well, if you look at direct benefit versus indirect benefit, it's tough to justify it as a middle class targeted cut. that's not what its main proposition is. that's that bill. so let me ask you. how big a deal is all of this sexual politics going on and calls for accountability in terms of helping and hindering other mandates. the aumf. daca, dealing with the temporary residency program, and the haitians that they're going to be looking to toss out soon. >> well, even before this stuff
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hit capitol hill, chris, this was a very difficult legislative plate for a body in the house and senate that really hasn't done a lot of big things. it's not a chamber currently composed in a way you can do a lot of big things. both caucuses are divided within themselves. it's very hard to get majorities. the senate has a different tonal and ideological setup than the house. but then you add this in, and i think you have huge -- and this is -- look. let me take away the fact this is awful stuff for the women affected. but politically speaking, it's a massive distraction for both parties who are trying to grapple with what to do. i thought kathleen rice on your air earlier hit it right. anyone who knows washington knows these ethics committees, the house and senate ethics committees, is where adjudication goes to die. nothing happens there. and doing that is not enough. >> feels like washington all over again, doesn't it?
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when you put it that way. chris, always good to see you. thank you. >> thank you. all right. "cnn newsroom" with ana cabrera is going to pick up right after the break. big news out of egypt. please, stay with cnn. i'm all about my bed. this mattress is dangerously comfortable. when i get in, i literally say ahh. america loves the leesa mattress. we have more five star customer reviews than any other mattress of its kind.
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good morning. i'm ana cabrera. john and poppy have the day off. happy friday to you. we begin with investigations into the russian investigation and it begins with michael flynn. flynn's lawyers have decided to stop sharing information with the president's lawyers on the special counsel probe. and that in itself could be sending a signal. it could mean that flynn has decided to cooperate, or at least to begin negotiating with the special counsel investigating trump world's connections to russia and a lot more. cnn reported weeks ago that flynn has been concerned not only about potential charges he may be facing, but also that of his family. we're on the story in washington. what are you learning? >> that's right, ana. we're told

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