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political war that's broken out over the killing of osama bin ladin just a year ago. republican charges that he's doing what he himself decried in the past on several occasions. this is happening on the eve of the raid's anniversary to kill bin ladin and the world trade center is once again new york's tallest skyscraper. they should be proud moments for the country, instead, there's open partisan warfare that began with this ad narrated by bill clinton. >> it's not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person. he was referring to the hunt for osama bin ladin. what he did mean by that? given osama bin ladin's role in killing 3,000 americans on 9/11. >> he had to decide.
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and that's what you hire a president to do. you hire the president to make the calls when no one else can do it. >> that wolf blitzer tape was part of this ad. the ad provoked a sharp response from john mccain, turning 9/11 into a cheap political attack. he went on to say, this is the same president who once criticized hillary clinton for invoking bin ladin to score political points, it's the same president who said after bin ladin was dead, we shouldn't spike the ball after the touchdown. keeping them honest, senator mccain is factually correct on both those counts. you can decide whether for yourself the killing of bin ladin, a year after the event constitutes spiking the ball. you can't deny he said those words, nor can you deny he criticized hillary clinton for running a primary ad featuring bin ladin. he seems to be doing to mitt
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romney what was unacceptable to them when the hillary clinton campaign was doing it to them. >> there's a difference in the roles they would play as commander in chief, that's fair game. >> he's managed to turn it into a divisive, partisan, political attack. i think most americans will see it as a sign of a desperate campaign. >> whatever you think of the politics surrounding the killing bin ladin, president obama's actions as president have been consistent with candidate obama's position to make his capture a priority. it's not worth with heaven and earth and spending billions of dollars just to catch one person. it is worth fashioning and executing an effective policy to fight global jihad. and i have a plan for doing that. now, here's mitt romney in new hampshire.
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>> you would have given the order? >> even jimmy carter would have given that order. >> took president obama less than two hours to hit back this afternoon. >> i assume that people meant what they said when they said it. that's been at least my practice. i said that i would go after bin ladin if we had a clear shot at him. and i did. if there are others who have said one with thing and now suggest they'd do something else then i'd go ahead and let them explain. >> at which point the romney campaign fired off a statement, reading in part, it's unfortunate president obama would prefer to use what was a good day for all americans as a cheap political ploy. they went on to say, governor romney has always understood, we need a comprehensive plan to deal with the myriad of threats america faces. a short time later, the obama campaign responded in a tweet,
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when did romney ever outline that counter terrorism policy? al qaeda wasn't mentioned a single time in his foreign policy speech. we invited both campaigns to come on the program tonight. they declined. instead, ari flisher is with us by phone. also, paul begala. four years ago, he said invoking bin ladin on the trail was a political move. now he's using it in his own campaign ads. isn't that a flip-flop? >> sure, but there's a difference. there was an accomplishment. he did say, friday august 3rd of 2007, he said, these are his words, if we have actual intelligence about a high value terrorist targets and president musharif won't act, we will. when he said that, he was attacked by senator clinton, senator mccain and governor
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romney. governor romney called those remarks ill timed and he attacked obama for saying, they would go into pakistan if there was actual intelligence locating bin ladin. i think senator mccain is a very honorable guy. i think for some of my friends from the bush administration who have a problem with this, one of their first ads, which showed a flag draped body carried out of the world trade center, if they knew that, that was really beyond the line. this is a legitimate triumph that the president led. and he has a right to claim credit for it. >> is this a legitimate triumph that the president has the right to claim credit for? >> if that was all it is, i would say absolutely. i think president obama has every right to make his case
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about how he's keeping us safe, and he should brag about killing osama bin ladin to a point. where he crossed the line is by taking the one-year anniversary and turning it into an attack on governor romney. you're not moving heaven and earth, you're sending in the s.e.a.l.s. think how much better it would have been by inviting president bush and thanked them in a private moment. that would have kept this about the moment. president obama missed that opportunity to do it. and i think he blew it, he 4 the chance to really elevate the nation, he put together about the killing of bin ladin, and he blew it by turning it into an attack on mitt romney.
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>> has he politicized this? romney has not said he wouldn't go after bin ladin. >> romney attacked senator obama when senator obama said he would go into pakistan, then romney as you quoted him said he would not move heaven and earth. this is how we got bin ladin, president obama came into office and reorganized the unit at langry headquarters. he made them work with the central command in tampa, with the forces in kabul, he moved heaven and earth. he reorganized, as president bush said just six months after 9/11, bin ladin was one person, and i don't spend much time on him to be honest with you. five years after 9/11, not a top fry or the use of american resources. president obama had a different view, he made getting bin ladin a top priority. and he made a call to bob gates -- the gutsiest call he's ever made.
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mitt romney saying, anyone would have done it is not born out by the stated positions of governor romney and the lack of actions by president bush. >> it's amazing that paul still can't be gracious about it, the fact of the matter is, if president obama had not flip-flopped on the very thing he criticized president bush for, enhanced interrogation techniques -- those were the techniques the cia used that led to the information about the currier, which led them years later to the ability to track the currier, when president obama took advantage of, to president obama's credit. i praised the president for that. this is actually -- both parties and the cia deserve the credit, and especially the navy s.e.a.l.s. but attacking mitt romney over it, when it's not what mitt romney said, it's so unnecessary. it's revealing about president obama's character. when he ran in 2008 as the post partis
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partisan, someone who would bring us together. boy did he sell us a bill of goods. there is nothing post partisan about him, if ever there's an occasion to be post partisan, it's the one-year anniversary of the killing of been been been. he had everything in his hands to bring us together. he chose instead to split us apart once more. >> do you agree that torture is what led to the killing of bin ladin? >> i'm no expert nor is fleischer, but i did look up what one expert said at least, make fallin, who is a former interrogator and special agent in charge of the criminal task force at guantanamo bay. he said, by saying some event in waterboarding years ago is a disservice to our service members. a whole lot of experts. this is all for the experts to argue. a lot of experts say that's not the case. they were waterboarding under bush, and they did not get bin ladin, those are two facts that we know. we stopped waterboarding first under bush. and then we did -- obama did
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get -- >> the technique was not waterboarding, was indefinite detention. the person who said this was just interviewed on "60 minutes" sunday night, who just wrote a book about this. >> that's the guy that also destroyed the videotape of the interrogation. >> that's correct. >> that doesn't change the fact of the information derived. the point again is the cia professionals did this, the navy s.e.a.l.s did this, and several presidents, president clinton did his best unsuccessfully, president bush did his best unsuccessfully, president obama was able to get the actual intelligence that none of his predecessors were able to get. it happened on his watch. >> the president should get the credit -- >> he could have taken credit for it without attacking mitt
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romney, that's where he messed up. if he wants to attack mitt romney in october, he would have been on higher ground. using the anniversary of the killing of bin ladin is a mistake. >> we have to leave it there, you guys have both made your positions clear. thanks, let us know what you you think. we're on facebook, google plus, follow me on twitter, let me know what you think about this --@andersoncooper. al qaeda's plans to target cruise ships and how those plans came to light. secret al qaeda documents found on a memory stick on somebody inside a porn tape, it's fascinating stuff. peter bergen is here, the access he got to osama bin ladin's compound. two stories you'll only see here on 30.
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welcome back. with osama bin ladin dead, what is al qaeda planning right now. it was exactly one year ago tomorrow that navy s.e.a.l.s started their mission to kill bin ladin. with him gone, al qaeda has not stopped their plans to kill. what they're up to could be found in what german authorities dug up in files taken from a would-be killer. exclusive details from nic robertson. >> reporter: as u.s. navy s.e.a.l.s were preparing to storm osama bin ladin's compound a year ago, two of his recruits were sneaking out of the country on a mission to cause carnage. they were headed for vienna and
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berlin. not long after they returned to europe, one of them was being questioned at this police station. he was arrested and searched. and hidden in his underwear, police found memory recording devices like these buried deep in the devices was a pornographic video, and hidden in files inside that were what police believe were more than 100 seek relate al qaeda documents. inside a file marked sexy tanya protected by an almost invisible password a treasure trove including al qaeda's road map for future operations. a document called future works. investigative journalist who was the first to report on the documents -- >> it contains an idea that we haven't heard so much about, and that is to take jihad to the
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seas, is easier than -- i guess what they mean is to attack aviation. >> reporter: a plot to seize cruise ships set out in chilling detail. >> he says that we could hijack a passenger ship on the sea. and then use it to measurize the public. what he most likely means is that they would then start executing passengers. >> they would dress passengers in orange jumpsuits, the executions would be quickly uploaded to an al qaeda website. hijacking a cruise ship would not be new territory for islamic radicals. they famously attacked a cruise ship in 1985, murdering a wheelchair bound jewish-american, then throwing his body overboard.
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whether al qaeda used that incident as a model is unclear. the new al qaeda documents called future works appears to have been written in 2009 by al qaeda's senior leadership. u.s. intelligence sources tell cnn this information is pure gold. but it contains details of some of al qaeda's most dangerous attacks, including the attack on the london subway seven years ago. one source says that this is the most important haul of al qaeda documents this year, outside of what was found in bin ladin's compound. another plan revealed in these documents, more attacks by pakistani militants in mumbai india. ten gunmen on a shooting rampage, 164 innocents killed. german intelligent sources say these two men who came back to
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europe last year, may have been tasked with planning a similar attack. they're now on trial at this berlin court. prosecutors allege that their job was to recruit a network of suicide attackers. >> we do not know what these two young men were actually up to. but there are certain information in those files that would make it plausible to assume they probably were thinking of a mumbai style attack. >> reporter: the pair have denied being members of a terrorist organization. and their trial continues. and that would make sense. the documents reveal how al qaeda isn't just focused on the big catastrophic attack. >> the author seems to be convinced that al qaeda could be pursuing a two track strategy of low cost, low damage attacks, and large scale attacks. >> like the 9/11 attack? >> yes. the reason being, if al qaeda were to pursue only large scale
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attacks and those are foiled, then they have nothing. >> reporter: indeed a year after these documents were written, european intelligence agencies were scrambling to investigate a mumbai style plot, sparking an unprecedented state department travel warning for americans in europe. >> would i say that the euro plot is off the table? no, but i believe the general idea is still alive, as soon as al qaeda believes they have the capacity to realistically go after that sort of scenario, they will do it. >> reporter: the trial is expected to last several more weeks, their case appears to be living proof that the blueprint laid out in the documents is still active for carnage in europe. al qaeda has not changed its ambitions. nic robertson, cnn, berlin germany. >> ambitions are one thing, capabilities are another. this doesn't begin to uncover it
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all, when navy s.e.a.l.s raided bin ladin's compound they came away with thousands of documents and data. bin ladin declared war on the united states. peter's obtained access to the compound before it was demoli demolished. he's out with a fascinating book "manhunt." it takes you into the ten-year search for osama bin ladin. the attacks are they capable of pulling off small and big attacks? >> i think their capabilities are pretty limited. i was given access to bin ladin's own writings. the picture that emerges from these documents, bin ladin's calling for big attacks, kill president obama, general petraeus his guys are pubbing
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back saying, we're under pressure from the drones, the united states is not that easy. >> they're citing the drones in particular? >> well, it's interesting, bin ladin is worried about the drones, how many of his people have been killed, he's urging his people to move to a remote part of afghanistan. his 20-year-old son, living in pakistan's tribal regions, he's urging him to move to gutar, it's the richest country in the world many. >> he wants him to move there for safety? >> yeah, the drones are really having a huge impact. they were very conscious internally that the drones were causing them problems. bin ladin was keenly aware that the al qaeda brand was tarnished. he was urging some groups not to use the al qaeda name because it would be bad for fund-raising and attract a lot negative attention. if you tape together the picture from the documents, that i was able to look at.
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it's an organization in great disarray. they understood it themselves. >> they saw it. you actually got access to this compound. there was still blood on the ceiling, right? >> yeah, i looked up in the third floor bedroom, i thought it would be like being where bin ladin was killed. i thought it would be like going to hitler's bunker. it turned out to be visiting someone's not so nice compound. you can see where they shot bin ladin in the face, there were patterns of blood on the ceiling, it's rather low. you could see where the bullets impacted. i took a look at his toilet. it was a tiny little room, tiny little kitchen. the whole picture of the house was one of -- you know, it -- confining, not uncomfortable, but not a million dollar mansion. >> you also notice some just for men hair dye? >> yeah, we know he was dying his hair and beard, on the shelf
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in the bedroom -- and the whole thing, had been left as a crime scene. i was the only real outsider to get in. the pakistani version of just for men in his bedroom, along with some medicines and other vitamins and these kinds of things. >> i want to ask you briefly about the conversation we had before with paul begala and ari fleischer where they were squaring off over enhanced interrogation techniques and whether that led to the raid on the compound? >> wikileaks is a very good source on this. we have the actual summaries of the interrogations of some of the key people who gave up information. two al qaeda senior people gave information that indicated the courier was important. and the courier led to bin ladin. two senior al qaeda leaders said that the curier wasn't important after they had been coercively interrogated. in four cases there were coercive interrogations and they produced conflicting information.
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it's a gray picture. a lot of the other -- the way that the courier was found, getting his real name from another country was vital. he had a number of aliases. getting his cell phone and locating it, was huge. following him two and a half hours back to the compound was vital. coercive interrogation is a asmall part of this picture. there were a lot of other things that came up along the way. >> both sides can use it as they want? >> yeah, there's a little bit of ammo for both sides. the idea that either was despositive is not the case. >> you spent a lot time in pakistan researching the book. it takes you inside the compound and the planning of it over the years. what about the idea that somebody in pakistan, the military -- somebody in pakistan, the government must have known? >> it's hard to prove negatives, there are,000 documents
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uncovered from the compound. the relations with the pakistani government were not so great. there is no smoking gun, i talked to a number of people that had intelligence. a lot of different calls were made from the u.s. to pakistan. you know, and the other thing, bin ladin was a very paranoid disciplined guy. there were people living on the compound who didn't know bin ladin was living there. one of the wives of one the couriers, she had been instructed, don't ask any questions. she had no idea who he was, she lived there for years with him. the idea that other people could have known, should have known, it doesn't hold water. >> thank you very much. congratulations on the book. >> a lot more to cover, the book is out tomorrow in book stores, can you get it, i really do recommend it rmgs a dramatic day in the john edwards trial today. there's been so much speculation
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over how much of the sex tape edwards made with his mistress rielle hunter will be shown in.
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the judge in john edwards trial has cleared the way for the steamy sex tape edwards made with rielle hunter. sherry young told the court she was disgusted by edwards scheme
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to hide his mistresses pregnancy and didn't want to go along with it. her role in the cover-up, endorsing and depositing checks. she only agreed to help edwards after edwards personally assured her the scheme was legal. she testified about edwards tone during that call. he was very short and angry. he told her to get the money in. she also described the stress of being involved in the scheme. she described how she sat in the car shaking on her way to get cash for hundred had thor's expenses. it wasn't just the money, though. hunter moved in with the youngs and later they all hit the road together to stay out of sight. at one point she sobbed so much, the judge dismissed the jury. joe johns is with me now. i understand the sex tape was the subject of discussion in court today, what happened on it? >> reporter: that's right, anderson, it's clear that tape is not going to be shown to the jury, it's also clear the
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defense wants the opportunity -- the availability, if you will, to bring the tape up as a topic of conversation if necessary. they want to ask questions of an dpru young, the pros cue's star witness, where he got the tape, whether he stole the tape, if he was planning on selling the tape. all of these are questions that would be used to impeach the witness if they need to. >> what was it that mrs. young broke down over on the stand? >> this was sort of the turning point where she was being asked and had to give an answer about how she decided it would be okay to say that her husband, the father her three children had actually fathered an illegitimate child with with john edwards' mistress. she was describing a conference call with herself, her husband, rielle hunter as well as john edwards. they're all talking about this, and she's being encouraged to say it would be okay for her
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husband to say she broke down, and briefly let the jury go out of the courtroom. when they came back, she said the big answer, she did not want to explode the campaign, the john edwards presidential campaign, so she said she would go along with the cover-up. a very emotional moment. >> the whole thing is so bizarre, the idea that the youngs and rielle hunter go off on this cross country trip to try to stay below the radar, she talked about some those bizarre moments today? >> that's absolutely right. and they went from city to city, salt way across the country and sort of twice to aspen, colorado. there's this one occasion in aspen, where they're all sitting in a restaurant and she ordered a rubin sandwich, it came back with the wrong sauce on the sandwich. her reaction, rielle hunter, was to pick up her cell phone and call her spiritual adviser on the west coast, speak to him and
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try to get him to fix it. even though he wasn't there, she left a message. a bizarre behavior, if you will, described of rielle hunter, it would be nice to hear what she has to say about that. >> is she going to testify? we're told there's a very good chance she's going to testify. she's sort of the big story in the room that's untold. >> joe, appreciate it, thanks. we're following a number of other stories. delicate diplomatic situation has developed between the u.s. and china over the whereabouts of the chinese activist who escaped house arre arrest. there's reports he's at the u.s. embassy in beijing. meanwhile, secretary of state clinton is flying to china tonight for diplomatic and strategic talks. twin car bombs exploded in italy today. at least 20 people were killed.
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eight died. dozens of people were injured. in new york city today, the installation of a beam on the 100th floor made one world trade center the tallest building in the city. surpassing the empire state building by 21 feet. when it's completed in 2014, one world trade is expected to be more than 1700 feet tall. a momentous day in the history. just ahead, we're going to talk do jimmy kimmel about the jokes that ended up on the cutting room floor. >> i did cut in advance, jokes that i thought were offensive. >> yeah. >> did you want to hear? >> sure, absolutely. >> maybe not offensive, but -- to me they're not offensive, others told me they might be offensive. [ female announcer ] goodnight gluttony,
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same dinner, jimmy kimmel was the host. the president got a lot of laughs. >> could someone back there please turn off the president's mic? i think the president's mic is hot. please turn it off. thank you, thank you. >> great. i got to get warmed up. i, i'm so in love -- i totally had that. seriously, guys, what am i doing here? i'm the president of the united states and i'm opening for jimmy kimmel? it's great to be here this evening in the vast magnificent hilton ballroom. or what mit rt romney would cala little fixer upper. >> he told me this would be a high profile event with some of the most powerful people in the
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world. he did not tell me i would be looking directly into sophia vergara's cleavage. i saw you texting. she is from colombia. this is what women look like in colombia, what do you expect the secret service to do? mr. president, i know you won't be able to laugh at any of my jokes about the secret service, so cover your ears if it's physically possible. mr. president, you remember when the country rallied around you in the hopes of a better tomorrow? that was hilarious. there's a term for guys like president obama, probably not two terms, but -- it's kind of hard to be funny with the president of the united states sitting right next to you looking at you, and yet somehow day in and day out, joe biden manages to do it. i want to thank my tenth grade history teacher who said i would never amount to anything if i kept screwing around in class.
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mr. mills, i'm about to high five the president of the united states. is that okay? >> sure. >> fyi, kim kardashian was sitting in the front of the ballroom when president obama made the joke about her. she was one of many famous names in the crowd. not an easy crowd for any comic. every time i talk to someone who has done this event, they say it's a difficult crowd. how different was it than what you expected is it. >> it was pretty much exactly what i expected. it doesn't change the fact that it is a difficult crowd. about half the crowd feels like they can't laugh at your jokes. and the other half feels like they can't laugh at the other jokes. and the journalists depending on where they're sitting are nervous about laughing about whom the jokes are made. it's not exactly the ideal comedy environment. >> i web with the once and refuse to go again. i will watch it on tv or online.
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it's like 3,000 people, it seems like a nightmare. it's also -- i imagine for you, it's hard enough followinged president, but following a president who is actually very funny has got to be hard. >> i think it's better, if the president bombs, people are going to be in a weird mood. i think it helps that the president was funny. >> i want to play a clip of something president obama said kind of teasing you. >> our chaperone for the evening is jimmy kimmel. who is perfect for the job since most of tonight's audience is in his key demographic. people who fall asleep during "nightline." >> i've sure you've been insu insulted a lot over the years, but being insulted by the president has got to feel special? >> i felt like that was an accurate account of the people watching my show.
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i don't know if it was an insult or a fact. >> were there any jokes you killed at the last minute because they were edgy or you got cold feet on them? >> yeah, there were some things were with played better than others. it seemed like people liked the simpler jokes, i had a lot of inside jokes i skipped by a little bit, people seemed to be squarely focused on kim kardashian. i did cut in advance, jokes that i thought were offensive. did you want to hear? >> sure. >> maybe not offensive -- to me they're not offensive. others told me they would be offensive. rick santorum is like the college roommate who would not leave you when you had your girlfriend over but wanted to you do it in front of you. >> i cannot comment either way.
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>> the joke that got a lot of laughter from mrs. obama is when you talked about the president covering his ears. >> chris christie is a popular choice for the vp slot. many top republicans wanted him to run for president. he said his heart just wasn't in it. well, maybe your next heart will be in it. >> you had a lot of chris christie material. >> you must be a lot of fun at parties, anderson. >> i will. that's why i don't go to parties, pretty much. i'm like your worst nightmare. >> i did have a lot of chris christie material. he was literally the elephant in the room, what are you going to do. >> aye h-yay-yay. what's it like sitting next to the first lady. you sit there, knowing you are are not going to do your set
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until the end of the night. >> in a way it relaxed me. i was very nervous, and she is very nice. after five minutes of talking to her, you realize you're just talking to another person. that calmed me down and not think of the fact that i had to get up in front of the president and do a bunch of jokes to an audience that acts like you. >> i'm sorry. when i go back to my office, i will be breaking out laughing. >> yeah if i tickled you would be laughing. >> you don't want me to laugh, i laugh like a 12-year-old girl meeting justin bieber for the first time. >> where are the cnn tables? are they real tables or virtual tables? there you are. every election year, cnn comes up with new and increasingly amazing technology, they have the magic wall this year, they had the hollow gram four years ago, with all their technical
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wizardry, they still haven't figured out a way to make james carville look less like a harls boiled cat. >> see, that i can laugh at. he's on contract. >> let me just say this, the hd, you look great always. you are indeed the silver fox, the hd is not helping the folks there at cnn. i think it's time to go back to just d. >> we may go bark to d. there's always some fallout, last year it was donald trump who didn't seem to enjoy it. this year it seems like the strongest reaction you prompted was from keith olbermann. i want to play what you said. >> i want everyone to look under your seats. under each one, you will find a copy of keith olbermann's resume. is keith here tonight? limo wouldn't pick him up? the thing about keith olbermann is, he's so likeable.
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>> now, he responded on twitter, which i think is the only medium forum he still has access to, that basically is the reason you made fun of him was in revenge for him not doing your show. do you have any response to that? >> i had no idea they even asked him to do the show. i knew they were looking for a guest, and they called a bunch of people. i didn't really mean anything particular against keith, he was one of the people in the news this year, and, so he was -- i don't think i made any more fun of him than i did anyone else. >> i didn't think you were picking on him, just seemed like, given the venue, it seemed the appropriate thing to do. >> right. >> listen, i have -- >> he proved indeed how likeable he is with that tweet. >> yes, exactly. nothing like the ability to laugh at oneself. thanks for being on. >> thanks, anderson.
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i'm isha sesay with a 360 news and business bulletin.
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prosecutors say a man conspired with two admitted terrorists in a 2009 plot to rig backpacks with explosives and blow them up. the plan was never executed. a man who set loose 56 exotic animals from his farm in ohio before he committed suicide. the animals that survived have been kept at the columbus zoo since october. and now five of those animals will be returned to the man's widow. a state review board concluded today that the animals, two leopards, two morpg can is and a bear are free of contagious diseases chlgs delta airlines announced plans to buy an oil refinery in pennsylvania. they're buying the refinery outside philadelphia for 150 million. they plan to spend 100 million more to convert its infrastructure for jet fuel production. a billionaire in australia plans to build an exact replica of the titanic, except with modern technology. he's commissioned a kmin ease shipyard to build it next year.
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it's expected to be ready to sail in 2016. >> thanks. coming up, more with jimmy kimmel and his theory on my laugh.
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time now for the ridiculist. there have been some situations where i have started laughing and can't stop, when words come up, like titmouse or some other
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such words. i can't help, i have the sense of humor of a 12-year-old. >> this is from ac 360's anderson cooper. at the end of the show he does something called the ridiculist. it tickled mr. cooper to say the list. >> the girls striking back with a tap from a pussy willow bra h branch. [ laughter ] >> sorry.
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>> i think anderson cooper is high. how else do you explain that? the word pussy willow is not that funny. no word is that funny. nothing has ever been that funny. i'd like to see druggets all around, and get a sample from wolf blitzer while you're at it. he's starting to look like the guy on the zigzag packet. first, let's see the zigzag packet? yeah, there may be a resemblance. i was talking to jimmy earlier about the speech at the white house correspondents dinner. i asked him about his theory on
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my outburst. >> let me get this straight, the man who started badgering the president of the united states about legalizing marijuana, you're accusing me of beak high? >> i'm not accusing you -- i'm just saying, maybe you are secretly anderson snoop dog. i would love to believe you're high right now 37 are you? >> did you smoke before you went on the stage in. >> not before. >> well, they say the white house correspondents dinner is nerd prom, is there stoner prom? jimmy kimmel would get high fives galore, if anyone remembered to show up. thanks a lot for watching, erin burnett outfront starts now. good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. five stories outfront tonight. dozens of exotic animals shot down after being released from a farm in ohio.

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