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it happened during an appearance. while trying to prod congress into acting on his economic agenda, the present not once but twice referred to the private sector in glowing terms. >> overall, the private sector has been doing a good job creating johns. the private sector is doing fine. >> it was a gift. republicans, including the president's opponent this november, wasted no time in pouncing. >> he said, the private sector is doing fine. he said the private sector is doing fine. is he really that out of touch? >> if we just listen to the president say that the private sector is doing fine, my question would be to the president, are you kidding? >> a few hours later in the oval office with the president of the philippines sitting right there silently, mr. obama repeatedly tried to clean up a mess of his own making. >> listen, it is absolutely
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clear that the economy is not doing fine, that the economy is not doing fine. there are too many people out of work. so let me be as clear as i can be. the economy needs to be strengthened. jessica yellin joins us now. we just saw take two. this morning, off script, off message. why? >> john, the president is trying to make -- tried to make the case that the part of the economy that's struggle willing the most is the part where government intervention could make the most difference and that's with government jobs. they have been consistently making the case that the private sector continues to add jobs as it did last month but those numbers are dragged down by the fact that teachers, cops, firefighters are losing jobs and if congress would only do something to get those people back to work, the overall jobs picture would look better.
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that was the case he was trying to make but he didn't say that so artfully. he said the private sector, as you heard, is doing just fine. the last thing a politician wants to be doing is seeming like he is out of touch and not feeling real people's pain, john. >> this comes, jess, at the end of what i think is fair to say not the press and his political team's best week. >> that is an understatement. let's tick through some of the problems, not just disappointing job numbers. democrats watched the wisconsin recall, which was so closely watched. bill clinton going off message with the white house. i am checking romney out raised the president for the first time in fundraising totals, ai leak investigate on capitol hill that has got the white house in a cross fire. the president off message. he was trying to get on his aggressive footing and reclaim the message here. i do not think that this q and a
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managed to do that. >> even presidents need a weekend to collect their thoughts. jessica yellin, our chief white house correspondent. thanks. let's take a deeper look. krista free laland is an editor. i want to put some job numbers up on the screen. the past year. private sector job growth, if you go month by month, a few pretty good months. most of those are just about breaking even in the 100,000 new jobs created. you theed about 150,000 a month to break even. how could the president say things are fine? >> i think jessica explained the thinking absolutely correctly. the point of view that the white house is trying to put across, which i think most economists would agree with is that what has been happening on the jobs front is job creation by the private sector, not as strong as anyone would like but the private sector absolutely adding
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on jobs while the public sector has been laying people off. it's that laying people off by the public sector which feels very perverse to this white house in the teeth of a recession of a weak economy. i think the point the president was trying to make is, isn't it crazy for us, the government, to be laying people off at this time when we actually need more jobs and need more employment in the economy? >> obviously, the way he fut has come across very, very badly. >> that's an understatement there. very badly, the way he put it. so the president is trying to say to congress to say more stimulus spending. rehire some teachers and firefighters. spend money on construction. he also looked overseas. you are talking about how not all of our troubles in the united states are of our own making. listen to the president of the united states talking about the euro crisis. >> the decisions required are
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tough. europe has the capacity to make them. they have america's support. their success is good for us. the sooner they kt a, the more decisive and concrete their actions, the sooner people and markets will regain confidence and the cheaper the cost of cleanup will be down the road. >> a little kick and a prod from the president of the united states. you know what happens with the political debates back here. republicans say he wants to blame everybody but himself. how much of a drag is europe? >> europe is a considerable drag right now but if i were the president, i would be incredibly worried about it. i think that there is a considerable chance that this election will be determined not in washington or ohio or wisconsin about athens, madrid, frankfort and per lynn. if things go wrong, which they could, they could go wrong at the end of this month, you could
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see the world economy go into a tailspin, which makes this spring look like a cake walk. i think the white house is worried about that. >> when the president makes a push to get the teachers and the firefighters some money, unless he cuts a bigger deal with republicans and extends tax cuts? >> my take is that this was very politically motivated. when the weak jobs numbers came out, the president had to come up with a story. the story that he is putting forth which is not untrue, rather than saying the economy is in great shape. he wants to say, the economy would be in great shape if only i were able to do what i want to do, which is this jobs act. he is trying to put the blame on congress. i think that this is much more shadow play, about the politicking and thinking something is going to happen. >> excellent point at the end.
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especially 151 days to the election. unlikely he is going to get that money. >> the president stumbled at that news conference about the economy obscured another very important point he wanted to make. he emphatically says his white house is not leaking national security secrets. kate bolduan is here. they are trying to figure out who is doing the leaking. where is this one going? >> that seems to be the million dollar question. the president also seems to get angry. strong push back from president obama over the brewing controversy over who is behind intelligence leaks. john mccain is calling the leaks politically motivated to make president obama look good in an election year. president obama fired back at those accusations today. >> the notion that my white house would purposely release classified national security
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information is offensive. it is wrong. people, i think, need to have a better sense of how i approach this office and how the people around me approach this office. >> senator mccain, though, is not satisfied by the president's remarks. he released a statement late today accusing the president now of trying to distance himself and his administration from the leaks saying in part when in the statement, i will read you the quote, what the president did not unequivocally say today is that none of the classified or highly sensitive information recently leaked to the media came from the white house. i continued to call on the president to immediately appoint a special counsel to fully investigate and where necessary prosecute these gravely serious breaches of our national secure. i think the only thing that both sides are kind of agreeing on at this point is that whoever is the source of the leak should be held accountable.
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the president is saying, he has zero tolerance for the leaks but this is far from over, obviously. >> then, mccain also said if you read those stories, it says, administration officials and advisors to the president, when he says, let's have a special counsel, is that going anywhere? >> they want it to be independent of any kind of government influence. they don't know where the leak could have come from. it is not likely to go anywhere any time soon. mccain and other republicans are pushing to bring in this outside counsel, similarly high profile key democrats and republicans. at least for now, they indicate they are satisfied that the fbi is investigating. i emphasize at least to are now. this seems to change every day. >> kate bolduan, up next. >> today's crushing news in the sports world, the horse who could be the first triple crown winner pulled from the belmont stakes. >> federal investigators say they have never seen anything like it before. [ male announcer ] this... is the at&t network.
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a sad and stunning race for the world of horse racing. i'll have another has been scrapped. his trainer says i'll have another's career is over because of a tendon injury. >> that cooling out, you could tell the swelling was back. at that point, it didn't feel very good. he has done so much, it was unanimous between the redems and my brother and i and everyone at the barn to retire him. >> i'll have another becomes the 12th horse since 1978 to win the first two races of the "triple crown" but not the belmont. jean joins me now. what more about this injuries? is it a persistent injury or something that came out of the
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blue? >> this is an exercised-induced injury that came over time. they first noticed something yesterday afternoon, a little inflammation. they went out today. he trained on the track today. they thought he looked fine. as soon as they took the wraps off this morning, they saw a little more inflammation. they brought in the doctor and that's when they discovered the beginning of tendinitis. >> let's listen to the owner, paul redem. you could hear his disappointment clearly. >> we tried to be quiet but i thought he was going to run off tomorrow and really show something. we were all a bit shocked. we have to do what's best for the horse. if he can't compete at the top level, he has done enough. >> help put this into context, gene, for someone who may not follow the sport of horse racing so much. this is like lebron disaer pooi disappearing from the nba
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playoffs. >> this is disappointing. we haven't had a "triple crown" winner since 1978. 11 horses have tried. 11 horses have failed. now, we have our 12. the fact we have come so close by having a 12 triple crown winner. others have come close. the fact that we have some so close that makes it so elusive. >> wayne lucas was talking about this. he said, i feel terrible for doug, his docolleague, to come this close and having everything being equal. he had four big ones, meaning wins in a row and the fifth one is tough. it is not a triple crown. it is a five or six race series. we focus on the three. essentially, does he mean this horse has been running. it is tired. it got urt had. >> to win the "triple crown" you not only have to win the three races but get to the kentucky derby, the preakness and the belmont. that begins as a 2-year-old.
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i'll have another started last summer, ran twice and got hurt with sore shins and came back earlier this winter and ran well in his first race. some horses have three or four preps going into the kentucky derby. i'll have another had two. so this was the end of a long and strenuous road for him. >> when you have the prospect of a "triple crown" winner, how much does it mean financially and psychologically for the industry? >> to say that i'll have another would have saved horse racing is probably a bit ambitious but he could have injected a little bit of excitement into this sport that badly needs it. >> gene mendez, "sports illustrated," appreciate your time on this. thanks, john. the president can't blame his latest problem on bill clinton. next, everything in texas isn't only bigger. they are about to be faster, the speed limit is going up. ♪
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welcome back. here is mary snow with the latest news you need to know. happy friday. >> happy friday, john. a government crackdown on child pornography produced 190 arrested and freed 18 children. the u.s. immigrations and custom enforcement agency revealed the operation to warn narnts many of exploitation cases with a child or teen chatting with someone he
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met online. an e-coli outbreak has killed a toddler and sent three to the hospital. federal health officials say 14 people in six states are fril the same strain. georgia reported the most cases and one state with five people sick. keeping their motto that everything is bigger and maybe faster in texas, the state transportation department is building a toll roll from san antonio to austin that could have an 85 mile per hour speed limit. sad news for all you car talk fans. the quirky npr talk show will be making its final signoff after 25 years on the air. host brothers, tom and ray melotzi, who had the names click and clack, were widely popular with the fans. they still will be writing their
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column. >> i love those guys. >> i don't have a car but i still tune in. >> last time you were here, mary, you gave me some grief about my sports teams. >> i seem to remember that. >> did you go to the mets game the other day? >> did you leave early? >> coincidentally. >> did you leave early? >> i was trying not to get that ou. i left in the fifth inning. >> history-making game. no-hitter, first ever for the new york mets. >> every time you come now, the mets are going to ask you to leave early. >> that will do the trick. >> we will see you in a little bit. united nations and the arab league appointment on syria admits his peace plan isn't working. we will look if there is any other way to avoid a full scale civil war. investigators try to understand a plane's final minutes. apparently, it broke apart some three miles up in the air. ed so. to give it a sense of direction, at&t created
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more blood spears in syria as hillary clinton meets with kofi annan. can diplomacy save syria? a family of six dies with a small plane breaks up mid-air. the private sector is doing fine. the truth about why those six words could haunt president obama. no break in the violence in
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syria today with government forces pounding a rebel strong hold in the city of homs. smoke erupting from this city. he was there to meet with hillary clinton. he admitted his peace plan isn't moving. >> some say that the problem is implementation. it was implementation. >> in welcoming mr. annan, secretary clinton avoided any specifics. >> it is an honor to welcome him here to the state department with a special encore, former secretary general, friend and
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colleague, kofi anna nchl. i am looking forward to the discussions that we many have together. let's explore whether diplomacy is the answer or whether that is past. fouad ajami. it has been 107 days. kofi a in. nan admits it isn't working but not willing to say it is finished, that his effort has failed. should he? >> john, you are exactly right. integrity would require him to say that the plan isn't working, that he can't do anything, that the killing goes on. since the diplomacy was put in place in april, well over 2000 people have been killed. a couple of massacres have taken place during this time. there is nothing there. for bashar, his attitude towards kofi annan is the same as the famous question stalin once
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asked about the vatican and the pope. how many military devisions does the pope have? kofi annan has no military divisions. bashar assad knows that and treats his diplomacy with discontent. >> he is a distinguished career diplomate. after 107 days, this is what he says. i'm sorry. pressure, substantial pressure is what this crisis demands. we will soon reach a day when it will be impossible to keep this crisis from spiraling out of control. that's in "the washington post." forgive me on this point, fouad. substantial pressure, pressure, is what this crisis demands. isn't that what he is supposed to be doing? >> that's exactly right. he speaks about the crisis spiraling out of control. it has already spilled into lebanon. it has the potential of spilling into jordan, of spilling into iraq. this has become a regional crisis, john, because it has become a sectarian war. one thing that's interesting
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about the two recent massacres was something very new, which is the killing was not done by military forces. the killing was done by villagers who converge on sunni towns and killed these poor people. children have been killed point blank. women have been killed point blank. something else has happened, which is unbelievable. some of the victims are being taken, their corpses hauled off as trophies. we are in the middle of a sunni war. it was inevitable we would be there if the powers did not intervene. >> yet, there is no indication any power will intervene. you have china assuming the presidency of the security council. it is not interested in tougher sanctions or certainly not in authorizing military force. president putin has said he is not selling them arms when the evidence is to the contrary. there has been a proposal to bring iran into the conversation.
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they are part of the problem. where does this go if anywhere. >> john, it goes to these towns. it goes to these suffering people. it goes to the people who have been massacred and it goes to a regime which feels it can still ride out the storm. it believes that no one will come to the rescue. i think this is the more -- this has become a big moral and strategic scandal. i think when you hear the obama administration, i think it was the senator, mccain, at one point who said, the obama administration is running out of ad j adjectives. >> we end on that sad point, the killing does go on. thank you, my friend. returning back home to a plane crash so unusual, one federal official says he has never seen anything like that. a family of six died when investigators say their plane started falling apart at 21,000
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feet. the cabin ripped big chunks of the plane just gone. one teenager might have been pulled through a hole mid-air. here is cnn's david mattingly. investigators are at a loss to find any immediate explanation for a crash of this small private plane that killed a kansas family of six. >> the pilot of another aircraft heard the pilot of this aircraft announce a may day. he gave his call sign but he was not specific about the nature of the emergency. >> but no one can say what happened next. ronald branwitch, a businessman and philanthropist was the pilot. his wife, rebecca and four children, all left the bahamas thursday morning en route back home to junction city, kansas. they were at 2400 feet before crashing into a nature preserve 50,000 miles northwest of orlando. >> it sounded like a sonic boom
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and that's all you heard. >> most unusual, the plane seemed to break apart in midair. >> we are missing structural parts of the aircraft. we are missing about -- we haven't calculated exactly but about six feet of the right wing. >> pieces of the plane were found two miles from the main crash site. the body of 13-year-old brandon was a half mile away. the most common factor experts say was weather. air traffic control warned branwich of what was ahead. while everyone waits for answers, in kansas, many mourn the loss of a well-known and admired familiar i will. >> that's vees investigations go, it could be months before they have anything definitive
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regarding answers. >> a huge history. this plane, what do we know about the aircraft safety record? >> since 2001, there have been 15 incidents recorded with this plane resulting in 14 fatalities. it sounds like a lot but i have spoken with experts that follow these things all the time and have former ties to the ntsb. they say, you can't make any plank ket judgments looking athe those statistics. this aircraft is very popular. it is -- a lot of them are in the air today. it is known as something that's very popular with small businesses, because it is relatively cheaper than the other aircraft. it has only one engine. but at this point, you can't make a judgment based on those statistics right there on that one piece of paper. >> david, tracking this sad mystery for us, thank you. america, as you all know, famous for being a nation of immigrants. how to handle illegal immigration a a divisive issue. fareed zakaria sat down with
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it's been an interesting week here in washington. they can't blame bill clinton for this. >> the private sector is doing fine. >> not only did he not realize his mistake, he doubled down. >> overall, the private sector has been doing a good job creating jobs. we have seen record profits in
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the corporate sector. >> just imagine if mitt romney said, see, things are fine, look, corporate profits, they are breaking records. deem obama would have pounced like they did when mitt romney said this. >> corporations are people, my friend. >> like they did four years ago when john mccain said this. >> our economy, i think, still the fundamentals of our economy are strong. >> well, today was payback time for the republicans. point? >> the private sector is doing fine. >> counter point. >> i think he is defining what it means to be detached and out of touch with the american people. >> truth is, no other way to look at it. the president handed romney and his fellow republicans a gift. this is the weakest recovery since the great depression and job growth has been pretty weak. >> my question would be to the president, are you kidding? did he see the job numbers that came out last week? the private sector is not doing
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fine. >> but one consistent trademark of team obama is that when they make a mess, they move pretty quickly to clean it up. just four hours after saying the private sector is doing fine, the president, himself, tried to undo the damage. >> the economy is not doing fine. there are too many people out of work. the housing market is still weak and too many homes under water. >> for me, this part of the cleanup was priceless and vintage obama. >> an the question then is, what are we going to do about it? one of the things that people get so frustrated about is that instead of actually talking about what would help, we get wrapped up in these political games. >> wrapped up in these political games. well, politics, mr. president, is a two-way street. if this was fair game four years ago -- >> the fundamentals of the
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economy are still strong. what economy are you talking about? >> if this were fair game just two weeks ago. >> the last time he visited these very same fairgrounds, he famously declared that corporations are people. human beings, my friends, that's what he said, that's what he called them. >> well, then, this is more than fair game today. >> he said the private sector is doing fine. he said the private sector is doing fine. is he really that out of touch? >> here tonight to further this debate and talk truth, the new york washington correspondent, ryan lizza, penny lee, democratic strategist and republican strategist and former
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campaign spokeswoman, alice stuart. let me start with the democrat. >> it's been a long week for the democrats, hasn't it? >> it is friday. >> t-ball, if you were advising mitt romney, you would say, he doesn't get it. how could he say something like that? >> you know, we are now in a world that we used to try to win the new cycle, the 24-hour cycle. now, it is the twitter hour we are trying to win. the president misstroke and came back later on to put it in the right context. compared to the public sector, the private sector is doing better. is it enough? no. he has been consistent on that. 4.2 million jobs have been created, 27 months of straight private sector growth. he is right in that sense, that it is moving in the right direction? no. the fact is, he is not pleased.
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>> he said it. he doubled down on it, because he believes it. governor romney was right. this is a clear indication that the president is completely out of touch with how his policies have failed to make things better for the american people. he seems to think that it is perfectly fine for 23 million americans to be out of work. it is not good. things are not fine when we have housing foreclosures through the roof and business start-ups at an all-time low. this is all because of his policies that have made a hostile environment for business owners and created tremendous uncertainty. >> it is a foolish thing to say because of all the things we have mentioned. even if you give a paragraph. bill clinton went through this. you can't say the private sector economy is doing fine. he was trying to make the point that at least the private sector is hiring and government is throwing people off the payrolls. there has to be a better way to do it, right? >> there has got to be a better way to do it. i agree. on the politics, you live by the
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gaffe, you die by the gaffe. every time romney says something stupid, they hammer it for as long as they can and still hammering him for some of the comments from the primaries. if that's how you run your campaign, when you mess up, you are going to get hammered. the key word was fine. he is trying to talk about this distinction between private and public sector job growth. one was positive. one was negative. he probably should have never seen one was fine. trying to change the subject. to drive the blog debate and the twitter debate. the democrats, and smartly so, pointed out something governor romney said in his response to the president. >> he says, we need more firemen, more policemen, more teachers. did he not get the message of wisconsin? the american people did. it is time for us to cut back on government and help the american people. >> i think there is no question the message of wisconsin is they want tough decisions made by government. was it smart there for him to put policemen, firefighters and
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teachers in there. did he not get the message the american people want us to balance the books or spend less money. teachers, firemen and policemen are pretty popular. >> they are. they are easy examples to pull at people's heart strings. you don't want to mess with teachers. we don't need to create more government jobs but more private sector jobs. another thing he did that was inappropriate, was to blame on local government. governor christie came out and spoke out very strongly. don't pass the buck down the line. don't blame it on europe. the problems in europe are not the problems that we have going on with the economy now. certainly, it is not republicans in congress. he tries to pass the buck, blame the problem in europe and the republicans in congress. >> it is a pretty good about the
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philosophical differences. >> what you saw today was the measures mitt romney continues to put forth. there is no government that is good government. having the protection of teachers and firefighters and cops, a lot of the public sector growth that we have seen in a little bit has been in defense, homeland security and other matters. he can talk all he wants about balancing the bud jets but when you do it on the backs of every day workers. >> romney's comments. he has offered a layout saying the economy is fine. >> he stepped into this trap on the police and firemen. it seems like it is not getting as much attention. when they put it on the tee, hit the ball and stop. >> you were actually at the racetrack when we learned i'll have another is not going to run. >> i was out there and going to interview the only trainer of a
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triple crown winner. >> we have to go to a press conference. i learned that i'll have another was scratched. he is going to be pulled out. it il with be a pretty dramatic influence on the race tomorrow. they were going to have 150,000. now, they are going to have 100,000. and why might be wrong in the world of horse racing? that coming up at the top of the hour. >> looking forward to it. it is a fascinating story. i don't know quite what the word is there but you were there when it happened. >> i don't know what it is either. it happens some times. >> we will see that in a few minutes. >> grab your diploma and run for cover. see what happens as this massive storm cloud rolls in. this is painful for me. that's an obama 44 jersey, courtesy of the new york giants, super bowl champs weren't the only white house vips.
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unauthorized disclosure of classified information will not be tolerated. that breaking development. alice, some republicans, john mccain saying let's have a special counsel. is this enough to see where it goes? >> twoef start somewhere. i think it's important. it's good that it's a republican and a democrat making up this panel. it's important. these leaks are absolutely unnecessary. it's a threat for all of us to have this classified information out there, and if it was being done to boost the president's position and his stature on foreign policy, that's wrong, too. we need to get to the bottom it, and we have to start somewhere. >> the attorney general gets beat up by republicans on other issues, but will this quiet the critics? >> i hope so. he acted swiftly and they have the independence to go in and determine what the cause was because it is serious. >> i disagree on this as a
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journalist. anytime the government is investigating what we do is not the best thing, and this administration has been terrible from my perspective to ferret out leaks and go after leakers. i know the back story to this. david sanger rorlted the heck out of this story, and it was through hard work and discipline he got it and only then brought it up to senior officials. it's not like anyone handed him that stuff on a silver platter. >> david sanger on the "new york times" wrote aa book on this. who is your favorite vice president al candidate for romney. >> i would say governor huckabee would be a good one. >> cpac straw poll today. marco rubio 30%, rand paul 8%, bobby jindal 7% and rick santorum got 5%. >> i want alice to make a sophie's choice here. >> huckabee, santorum and
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bachmann. not in that record, but that would be my panel of start the vetting right there and work your way down. >> i know you're a democrat, but come on. who is the best candidate for him to pick? >> sarah palin. >> that's not right. >> at the end of the day, it's going to be about romney. we do these parlor games on vps and it's the candidate. >> rand paul, the freshman senator, i don't think romney is ready to do that. would he take it? listen here. >> i'd say what i said before. i think it would be an honor, and i think anybody who says they weren't wouldn't be honored by it isn't being honest. >> an honest man on that point. >> he clearly knows he's not going to be picked because he's being completely honest about it. rand paul is not the direction romney wants to go with this pick. >> certainly everyone says they don't -- wouldn't take it,
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aren't vying for it. >> they would all say yes. >> absolutely. >> when they said they weren't going to take it, yeah. >> that one is easy to make go away. >> bobby jindal, mike huckabee and jeb bush. >> kelly ayotte. >> the obama strategy is going back to the bush years. you don't want a guy with bush on the ticket. >> there you go, ryan. have a great weekend. we'll have the latest news you need to know right now. mary. the top american commander in afghanistan is apologizing for an air strike that killed 18 civilians including women and children. coalition commander general john allen flew to the scene today to personally offer his condolences after the wednesday strike part of a mission targeting a taliban leader. afghan president karzai has condemned the strike. opening statements in jerry sandusky's sex abuse trial will
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start monday after the judge denied a last-ditch effort to get the case dmismissed. he's facing 52 counts of sexual misconduct. they tried to see that some charges were too vague, but that didn't fly with the judge. >> it's not exactly the welcome addition to graduation photos, but check out this enormous storm cloud that rolled in just after graduating seniors collected their diplomas in gallowway, new jersey. there was hail, thunder and lightning. grads got soaked in their caps and gowns, but meteorologists say this wasn't actually a tornado. it was a supercell thunderstorm. it could be the end of the blind spot. a newly patented side-view mirror claims to eliminate that area behind u. it was invented by a math professor who compares it to a disco ball. the surface is made of smaller mirrors which reflect a wider version of what's going on
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behind your car. one hitch, though, john. u.s. regulations don't allow curved mirrors, so they only let flat mirrors being on the driver's side. >> disco ball? disco ball? all right. fine. you're going to love this, mary. i made fun of you earlier in the show. tonight's moments you missed and i wished never happened. you might call it the moment tom brady missed. he didn't get an invite. they welcomed the super bowl champions giants today, and the president praised the chance both for their football skills and charitable work and snuck in a few works about congressional gridlock. >> the night before the super bowl, they watched a highlight reel set to justin tuck's good luck song "in the air tonight." i don't know about a little phil collins before a big game. i may try that, you know, before a big meeting with congress. >> congratulations, new yorkers.
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that's the way it goes. my guys lost. see you next year. >> say again? >> congratulations. they won the game fair and square and kicked their butts. have a great weekend, mary. you have a safe and great weekend. see you back on monday. erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. president obama blames congress for joblessness in america. do his numbers add up? a heart-breaking decision. i'll have another pulled out of the belmont stakes just a day before his chance it to make history with a triple crown. i was at the belmont today. federal investigators zero in on a specific type of drug that may be responsible for zombie-like attacks, a new report, let's go "outfront." good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight is the


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