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debate prep. they have john kerry playing mitt romney. >> wow, john kerry? john had some questions. you think that's a good idea? >> i think it's a great idea. >> i think tmitt romney has to frame the terms of this debate before october 3rd. september has been a september to forget. he needs to change the dynamic of this race before then. >> i'm sure we'll be talking more about it all this week. tomorrow on "starting point" new york giants star wide receiver vikt tctor cruise willn us. director and actress penny marshall. she's got a memoir out. we'll talk to her. "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins now. >> stories we're watching right now in the "newsroom." >> do you fear that war is imminent? >> the united nations has a warning for the iranian president. cool it. but mahmoud ahmadinejad already has strong words for israel as he gears up for his big speech in new york city. a dramatic search for survivors on one of the world's
highest mountains. now rescue crews are deciding whether they'll be able to find any more survivors. high school students in new york can now get more than just an education at school. officials are handing out the morning after pill to teens. some of their parents likely don't know a thing about it. plus this -- >> the ball hit the ground. it was an incomplete pass. >> did you see this reaction? patriots coach bill belichick kbr grabs a referee after a last second loss. he's not the only coach fuming at questionable calls made by the replacement refs. the replacement refs. "newsroom" begins right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com good morning to you. thank you so much for joining us on this monday morning. i'm carol costello. this morning seemingly all roads lead to new york city. nearly 120 world leaders are heading to the united nations for this week's general debate.
one leader is carrying some extra baggage. the u.n.'s chief is warning iran's president, mahmoud ahmadinejad, to tone down his normally fiery rhetoric. in fact, most western envoys at the u.n. usually walk out on ahmadinejad's speeches as a sign of protest. virtually no one thinks he will tone it down. ahmadinejad has already started. here he is with cnn's piers morgan. >> do you fear that war is imminent? do you fear that there will be military conflict, perhaps even before the end of this year, between your country and israel? >> translator: of course, the zionists are very much -- very adventuresome. very much seeking to fabricate things. and i think they see themselves at the end of the line. and i do firmly believe that they seek to create new opportunities for themselves and their adventurous behaviors. >> protests by jewish groups in
new york city have already gun. richard roth is our senior u.n. correspondent. he's here to tell us all about it. hi, richard. >> hello, carol. while this is not unexpected thereby protests of the visit of the iranian president. of course, his visit, there's always controversy, side stories. the united states has not issued the full complement of visas to the delegation accompanying the iranian leader. about 20 or so according to the iranians out of about 160 people. the u.s. has an agreement with the united nations as the host country for the world organization to allow people to come here no matter the level of dispute. however, the u.s. also does reserve the right at times, especially in tough diplomatic relations, strained relations, and no relations with iran, to not issue visas if it so sees
fit. but ahmadinejad has his visa. along with that baggage you mentioned. >> we were showing pictures of the warwick hotel, a posh hotel in new york city. that's where ahmadinejad and his entourage are going to stay. there will be protests outside the hotel later today, right? >> i think so. the warwick has been his latest place of residence. any group that opposes ahmadinejad has always denounced a new york hotel for allowing him to stay there. this has gone on. there was someone who was injured in a bombing who has sued ahmadinejad and iran and suing, i think, the warwick. i'm not sure. this is always the same. ahmadinejad's last time, possibly here. second term in office is now ending. as you mentioned, yes, he will have controversial remarks. but he has been, as we saw with piers, he's been giving more interviews. a little bit more public ahead of his speech. his swan song, the war wick is more on the west side of new york. new yorkers really don't get a
chance to see him though he does schedule private meetings with certain groups he thinks he can appeal to in america. >> richard roth reporting live from the united nations. catch the rest of piers' interview tonight at 9:00 p.m. eastern. mitt romney back on the campaign trail this morning after what turned out to be a pretty rough week. and he's hitting back hard. he told reporters on his campaign plane that president obama is fooling people and putting words in his mouth. >> i think the president will not be able to continue to mischaracterize my pathway, and so i'll be able to describe mine. he will describe his. and people will make a choice. that's the great thing about democracy. i'm not going to try to fool people into thinking he believes things he doesn't. he's trying to fool people into thinking i think things i don't. that ends, i think, during the debate. >> today the romney/ryan campaign is kicking off a bus tour in one of the most important battleground state. you know what that state is. ohio. they're crisscrossing the state which has 43 days left until the
election. but there is a new ohio poll that shows nine in ten independent voters have already made up their minds about who they're going to vote for. the question is, is it too little too late? mitt romney is actually in denver this morning after a late rally there last night. our national correspondent jim acosta is there as well. good morning, jim. >> reporter: morning, carol. i would say it's probably not too little, too late. with 43 or 42 days to go before election day. the romney campaign is going to be hit k these battleground states hard. you mentioned colorado. you're right. he was here last night. the romney campaign said they had about 7,000 people at this event which is one of the bigger crowds they've had here lately. they like the response they got at the event. he's going to be down in pueblo, colorado, later this morn ing. as you mentioned he's heading off to ohio where a new cnn poll of polls shows basically what that university of cincinnati poll shows. which is mitt romney trailing the president by five points. of course, you know, no
republican president, we've said time and again, has won the presidency -- no republican candidate has won the presidency without winning ohio. it's a critical battleground state. he's also going to be in virginia later this week. you showed that sound a few moments ago of mitt romney talking about how the president, in his words, has tried to fool people about his record. you know, another thing he talked about on this campaign plane yesterday, he had an impromptu news avail with the reporters there. he volunteered that he's been spending a lot of time fundraising and not as much time in swing states as he would like. here's how he put it on the plane. >> i'd rather be spending my time out in the key swing states campaigning door to door if necessary. but in rallies and various meetings. fundraising is part of politics. when you're opponent decides not to live by the federal spending limits. >> so in acknowledgment there from mitt romney himself that perhaps his message is not getting through.
now, getting back to this issue of the president in his mind, in romney's mind, mischaracterizing his record, the romney campaign and the rnc are both pointing to something that president obama said on "60 minutes" last night when the president said that some of his ads had needed some work. because perhaps they weren't as straightforward or as truth telling as perhaps they should have been. the -- i think what we heard yesterday and are starting to see this morning is perhaps a very aggressive posture coming from the romney campaign and mitt romney today heading into what is a very critical week. >> jim acosta reporting live from colorado this morning. in the meantime, president obama gearing up for a busy week of his own. he'll be speaking at the united nations general assembly tomorrow. the clinton global initiative. and he's also taping an appearance on "the view," the television show, later today. last night the president was on "60 minutes" and he was firing back at criticism of his
administration's foreign policy. >> i said we'd go after al qa a qaeda. they've been decimated in the fatah. if governor romney is suggesting we should start another war he should say so. >> dan lothian is in washington. pew research is out with a poll that says president obama's approval ratings when comes to foreign policy has slipped down five points. is the bin laden is deadline no longer resonating as much? >> reporter: well, look. the president still sees the tracking down bin laden and killing him as a major accomplishment of his administration. but you would have to take a look at what else is happening in the world even beyond that. you have a lot of unrest in places like libya and egypt and yemen. these are, you know, these are issues that are causing a lot of people to take a closer look at
foreign policy and question the arab spring and what the real value was of that -- that revolt and protest that led to major democratic changes. the president for his part says that they always believed, the administration always believed that the changes in the region would eventually play out. but in the meantime, that there would be some difficult days ahead. and so i think it's probably shortsighted, perhaps, to look at simply one issue, osama bin laden, and say that that is the issue that sort of has caused these numbers, essentially, to slip on the president. there are a lot of big things going on on the world stage. that, perhaps, is what's influenced these numbers you're talking about. >> dan lothian reporting live for us at the white house this morning. the annual clinton global initiative happening on the sidelines of the u.n. general assembly. in fact, it's happening right now. see the former president there. he's about to introduce his
wife, hillary clinton, the secretary of state. she is among the featured speakers. besides mrs. clinton there will also be speeches from mitt romney and egypt's new president, mohammed morsi. the clinton global initiative focuses on taking ideas from the private sector -- there you go -- in order to improve lives, business and government. let's listen. >> thank you all very, very much. good morning. it is -- thank you. thank you! thank you. thank you, all. thank you. thank you. [ applause ] >> thank you, thank you. well, it's good to be amongst so many friends. and i look out at this audience,
and i see so many of you whom i have worked with and known for such a long time. it is so good to be here at the clinton global initiative. i would be absolutely crazy to try to recognize anyone in this audience, but i do want to say how pleased we are to see john and annie glen here today. >> we're going to pop away from this. hillary clinton is expected to make some remarks at the end of her speech. we'll pop back in when she gets to that part of her speech. the rest of the news this morning, rescue crews pick up survivor of an avalanche in nepal. hopes are dimming for some mountaineers still buried underneath a lot of snow. with the spark cash card from capital one,
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days of rescue attempts. most of the dead are european. one survivor of the avalanche said when i stopped rolling, i was neck deep in snow. a brawl involving about 2,000 workers has forced the closing of a fox con technology group plant in china. they supply parts to apple and other manufacturers. they've previously been criticized for labor policies. the company describes the incident as a personal dispute between several employees that escalated. a chicago alderman is asking chick-fil-a to clarify i.t.s stance on gay marriage. joe moreno said company executives told him the fast food chain has stopped making donations to groups opposing same-sex marriage. but on friday chick-fil-a president dan kathy denied he made any such move. moreno has been weighing whether to support a new chick-fil-a restaurant in his ward. tomorrow when the heads of state from across the globe gather in new york for the united nations general assembly perhaps no world leader will be more watched than the iranian president, mahmoud ahmadinejad. listen to what he told cnn's
piers morgan about his response for -- his response for iran, rather, if israel launches an attack. >> if israel does launch a strike against your country, what will your response be? >> translator: the response of iran is quite clear. i don't even need to explain that. any question and any nation has the right and will, indeed, defend herself. but my question is this. why should the world be managed in such a way that an individual can allow himself to threaten a rich and deeply rooted historical, ancient country such as iran? a great country such as iran, based on an excuse of his own fabrication. >> martin endic is the director of the saban center for mittthe
middle east and former u.s. ambassador to israel. welcome. >> thank you, carol. >> the united nations chief is asking ahmadinejad to tone things down when he speaks before the united nations. we're used to ahmadinejad's bluster. do you think he can really incite more ill will? >> oh, yes. he's quite capable of that. that's his forte. and, of course, he threatens to destroy israel on a regular basis. i'm not sure whether he'll do it again this time. but it's typical of him that he -- he in that piers morgan interview would turn it around and claim that it's israel that's threatening to destroy iran, which, of course, is hardly the case. it's the pot calling the kettle black. but i think what's important about ahmadinejad's performance this time around, because he comes here every year and gets the attention of the media, is that he's -- he's basically finished.
he doesn't have any real power in iran anymore. there'll be a new president elected in a year or so. it's become very clear that the supreme leader has basically made a decision that he's out -- ahmadinejad has outlived his usefulness. so he really doesn't hold much sway. he's a lot of hot air these days but nothing much beyond it. >> you told cbs not long ago you think the united states will go to war with iran next year. that's not a happy thought. why do you think that? >> well, what's happening now is that iran is steadily progressing towards nuclear weapons threshold. through its centrifuges, the building use centrifuges, enriches more uranium, stockpiling uranium, enriching it to 20%. using a stockpile that could be used to break out and produce
weapons grade material in fairly short order. all of that is going to kind of reach the threshold in about -- sometime in 2013. at the same time, the negotiations that the obama administration has been leading with other permanent members of the security council in germany are not going anywhere. there may be -- there will be a new attempt and there should be a new attempt to try to resolve this problem through negotiations after our elections. but nobody in washington that i speak to has any confidence that that is going to produce an outcome. so obviously we should pursue that as far as possible and see -- exhaust every possibility to try to get a negotiated outcome. if that doesn't work, then president obama has made it very clear that he's not going to accept iran crossing the nuclear weapon threshold and that that will trigger an arms race in the middle east, collapse of the nonproliferation treaty. and he's not going to live with
that. and governor romney has said the same thing. so the next president, if negotiations don't produce an outcome that's positive, is going to be faced with a very tough decision which is basically to bomb iran's nuclear facilities or allow iran to acquire the bomb. that's going to come to a head in 2013. >> i'd just like to touch on the israeli prime minister, benjamin netanyahu. he'll also speak before the united nations. should he be careful what he says, too? >> well, i think netanyahu revels in this surroundings. he was israel's ambassador to the u.n. back in the 1990s. he's a great speaker in english. and he sees himself in the mold of winston churchill. warning the world over an imminent threat when nobody else seems to be paying sufficient attention to it. so i think that's the posture that he will strike.
making clear that iran's approaching nuclear weapons threshold is a menace not just to israel, but to the world. but especially to israel as a member of the united nations being threatened with extinction by another member of the united nations which is, of course, unacceptable. >> ambassador, thank you so much for being with us this morning. we appreciate it. >> thanks for having me. mitt romney is defending his tax rate during his september slump. we'll have more on what he says. when we got married. i had three kids. and she became the full time mother of three. it was soccer, and ballet, and cheerleading, and baseball. those years were crazy. so, as we go into this next phase, you know, a big part of it for us is that there isn't anything on the schedule.
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now is your chance to talk back on one of the big stories of the day. the question for you this morning, should the united nations impose limits on the iranian leader's speech? the united nations secretary general has told iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad to cool it. in other words, tone down the rhetoric during his visit to the general assembly this week. this after an iranian general was quoted as saying iran could launch a preemptive strike against israel. >> translator: of course, the
zionists are very much -- very adventuresome. very much seeking to fabricate things. and i think they see themselves as the end of the line. and i do firmly believe that they seek to create new opportunities for themselves and their adventurous behaviors. >> yes. the iranian president is not backing down either. critics wonder why he's allowed to come here on a u.s. visa, stay at a luxury hotel and then go to the united nations and relentlessly bash the united states and israel. on yom kippur, no less. still, ahmadinejad is the elected leader of a member nation. the united states as the host country of the united nations has no control over who speaks. this infuriates daniel mariaschin.
new york senator kirsten jigill gra brand wants to make things harder. the talk back question for you today, should the united nations impose limits on the iranian leader's speech? facebook.com/carolcnn. facebook.com/carolcnn. your comments later this hour. parents are used to their children bringing home, you know, school work. but probably not this. the so-called morning after pill known as plan b. school officials, well, some of them, are going to start to hand them out to students. the ones who inspire us,
the ones who make us laugh, the ones with the strong shoulder to lean on, the ones we're named after, and the ones named after us. it takes all kinds of good to make a family. at new york life, everything we do is to help you keep good going. good monday morning. i'm carol costello. stories we're watching right now in the "newsroom" at 30 minutes past the hour. opening bell on wall street rang just seconds ago. after a mixed week on wall
street investors have the economy on their minds as they start the new workweek. home spending, consumer confidence and personal spending reports due out this week. the chairman and ceo of appny united incorporation rang the opening bell this morning. 13 new york public skooms are taking part in a brand-new program that would give the morning after pill to girls as young as 14 years old. students will be able to get the emergency contraceptive medicine without their parents' consent. but parents do have the choice to opt out of the program. a loaded handgun causes problems for both a flight attendant and a philadelphia police officer. yesterday morning the flight attendant was caught with the gun in her carry-on. she says she forgot she had that .38 caliber revolver in her suitcase. when a philadelphia police officer tried to unload the gun, the officer accidentally fired a round into the floor. the flight attendant now faces charges. sad news about a young baby panda at the national zoo. the 1-week-old panda died over
the weekend. zoo keepers were alerted to the problem by the panda's mother. the cause of the baby panda's death, not yet known. oh, another day, another ad. the obama campaign has released an ad attacking mitt romney's taxes. just as the governor's campaign expected him to do. in case you missed it, mr. romney released his 2011 tax returns with a 20-year summary of his tax rate averages. but without income information. as for the 2011 return, governor romney made $13.7 million and paid about $2 million in federal income taxes, giving him an effective tax rate of 14%. he defended that on "60 minutes." >> is that fair to the guy who makes $50,000 and paid a higher rate than you did? >> it is a low rate. one of the reasons why the capital gains tax rate is lower is because capital has already been taxed once at the corporate
level. as high as 35%. >> so you think it is fair? >> yeah, i think it's the right way to encourage economic growth. to get people to invest, to start businesses, to put people to work. >> question is, are voters surprised? do they care anymore? cnn contributor's l.z. granderson and will cain. l.z. leans left. will leans right. welcome to you both. >> good morning, carol. >> let's start with what the democrats call the controversy. so follow me here. romney could have paid less taxes, but his people manipulated his deductions to get to that 14% rate which seems politically motivated. democrats say hypocriteal in light of what the governor said a few months ago. listen. >> i pay all the taxes that are legally required and not a dollar more. i don't think you want someone as the candidate for president who pays more taxes than he owes. >> okay. voters are hearing this, l.z. they're saying, what? or do they really, really care?
>> you know, i really have one question at this point. and that is, how many jobs did mitt romney create in 2011? okay? because his whole promise is the whole idea that these people who get these breaks and these deductions, they're the job creator. i would like to know how many jobs was he able to create in 2011? and then we can start having a conversation about whether or not his argument is valid or not or if he's just being a hypocrite. >> will, can you respond to that? big time companies, big companies. i'm talking about big business. they're doing pretty well. they're making record profits, some of them. and still we have a job shortage. >> yeah. >> they do get loopholes, right? they do get tax breaks. >> that's not what the debate is about. it's about a capital gains tax rate. i'd like to make two point. you addressed this controversy at the beginning. that mitt romney might have manipulated the tax code because on his adjusted gross income
somewhere north of $13 million he gave away to charity $4 million. and only deducted from his income $2.25 million. the controversy is that he didn't claim a tax deduction on almost half of his charitable deduction. his incredibly generous tax deduction. if this seems to be a place you can parse for some kind of controversy or criticism, we've gotten to a really odd place where we're criticizing someone for not taking the full tax deduction on their extremely generous charitable deduction. >> you're saying that mitt romney out of the goodness of his heart gave to the people of america extra money? >> i think -- what i'm saying is we spend entirely too much time peering into someone's goodness of their heart and saying this guy gave away $4 million and paid an incredible high amount of taxes. $3 million. what is it? how much did he pay in taxes? >> because he's trying to buy the election, will. >> everybody ramps up their charitable deductions when they run for president. everyone. >> let me ask you this. let me ask you this, l.z. harry reid came out and accused mitt romney. he said, you know, he hasn't
paid taxes for ten years. but the evidence shows from what the romney campaign released that that's not true. so should harry reid now apologize? >> harry reid probably should not apologize. but definitely his play was a brilliant, in my mind, political play. it was vial. it was disgusting. it was dirty politics. at the end of the day you're left wondering how much did mitt romney pay? when your own father says that it's best for a candidate to show multiple years before running for office so you know that one or two years wasn't a fluke, when your father says that, and yet you don't follow through on what your father says, that does kind of make you look as if you're hiding something. on top of that, senator john mccain saw two decades worth of tax returns and still opted to choose sarah palin as his running mate in 2008. that adds more fuel to the fire of what exactly is in those tax
returns that he's refusing to show the american people that is somehow going to be damaging to his credibility to be president? >> i cannot believe we're sitting here today talking about a blatant lie being a genuine, genius political maneuver. marry re harry reid said mitt romney paid no taxes. they showed the lowest he ever paid in one year was 13.66%. the average he paid was 20% in taxes. it reveals a very, very cold truth. that harry reid lied. we're going to sit here right now -- >> i said that. >> and say it's a genius political move? >> we have to wrap up this conversation. >> yeah. >> let me ask you this final question. because when you get right down to it, there was a new poll out in ohio. the eight largest newspapers in ohio did this poll. it showed that 9 out of 10 independent voters have already made up their mind. the rest, they kind of don't really care. they're disenfranchised. then everybody else has made up
their mind. so the question is, does any of this matter at all? will? >> yeah, i think it matters less than we'd like to believe. i think l.z. and i talked about this a little bit last nigh. bill maher did a piece on this on friday. the undecided voter, the independent, deep thinking, undecided voter, are they really sitting here waiting for the last details on mitt romney's tax return? i don't know. i have no idea what they're waiting around on. >> l.z., they might be waiting for that big debate that's coming up, right? >> the big debate, you know, october 3rd is definitely one. as i said last night, by november 2nd we're going to see the october job report. that's also going to be important. but i also -- i remember what bill maher said on his show "realtime." sometimes these people are just idiots. you can't -- you know, you and i, we actually sat on the set together. i wrote a piece about don't let ignorant people vote. i just think at this point in time, if you're truly that undecided, maybe you just lack the information to make a decision and not necessarily are waiting for something to be
said, but actually you don't know what's already been said. >> okay. we're fwoing to have to leave it there. we've got to go back to new york city to the clinton global initiative. secretary of state hillary clinton is talking. she's talking on the subject of libya. let's listen. >> -- create the conditions where people can reach for and find a sense of dignity for themselves and their societies. but dignity does not come from avenging insults. especially with violence. that can never be justified. it comes from taking responsibility and advancing our common humanity. if you look around the world today, countries that are focused more on fostering growth than fomenting grievance are racing ahead. building schools instead of burning them. investing in their people's creativity, not inciting their rage. opening their economies and
societies to have more connections with the wider world, not shutting off the internet or attacking embassies. the people of the arab world did not set out to trade the tyranny of a dictator for the tyranny of a mob. there is no dignity in that. the people of benghazi sent this message loudly and clearly on friday when they forcefully rejected the extremists in their midst and reclaimed the honor and dignity of a courageous city. they mourned the loss of ambassador chris stevens, a friend and champion of a free libya. and his fallen comrades. they are not alone. people and leaders from across the region and the world and beyond have spoken in recent days against violence. foreign minister of tunisia came to washington last week and
personally underscored his country's stand. and unity on this throughout the international community is crucial. because extremists around the world are working hard to drive us apart. all of us need to stand together to resist these forces and to support democratic transitions under way in north africa and the middle east. throughout this week, as i engaged my counterparts from many nations, we discussed and we will continue here at the united nations, how we can work together to build lasting partnerships focused on freedom, human dignity and development. fostering democracy and universal values. and we need your help and leadership. citizens, businesses, ngos, nonprofits, the faith community, everyone, we are called to this
great cause of the 21st century. here at cgi, you are standing up for what we need more of in the world. so thank you. thank you for devoting your energy -- >> we're going to jump out of this. hillary clinton speaking at the clinton global initiative. a gathering of world leaders, business leaders trying to come up with ideas to solve global problems. we're going to take a quick break. we'll be back with more. oahhh! [ male announcer ] it made a big splash with the employees. [ duck yelling ] [ male announcer ] find out more at... [ duck ] aflac! [ male announcer ] ...forbusiness.com. ♪ ha ha! ♪ i'm also a survivor of ovarian a writand uterine cancers. i even wrote a play about that. my symptoms were a pain in my abdomen and periods that were heavier and longer than usual for me. if you have symptoms that last two weeks or longer, be brave, go to the doctor. ovarian and uterine cancers are gynecologic cancers.
it was all about the surprise on television's biggest night from best actor to best drama. the 64 annual primetime emmy awards has some surprises. kareen wynter joins us from los angeles. you were lucky. you got to be there? >> i was. front and center on the red carpet. it was hot, though. it was hot. carol, it was a big evening for some. a lackluster night for others. after four consecutive wins for best drama, "mad men" was
dethroned. that's right. they lost out to showtime's freshman powerhouse "homeland" for the top drama prize. it stars damien lewis and a pregnant claire danes. they won lead acting honors. despite 17 nominations, "mad men" got shut out and didn't take home a single emmy this year. reigning king of comedy "modern family" did it again for the third straight year. best comedy series. several other trofys including supporting actress for zhjulie bowen and actor for stonestreet. jon cryer won best supporting actor. he was nominated in the lead category and looked stunned when they kcalled his name. cable shows once again dominated the emmys. hbo, showtime, history and fx
all took home multiple emmys. but on the broadcast side, cbs and abc garnered just a few. nbc and fox didn't see anyone get an award during sunday night's show. >> ow. >> i know. it shows cable is just killing it when it comes to these television awards and categories, carol. >> they take more chances. it pays off, right? >> yeah. >> kareen wynter. >> i think so. >> i think so, too. thanks so much. has the situation with the nfl replacement refs reached a tipping point? some coaches and players are blowing their tops after questionable calls. we'll talk about that with tiki barber. customer erin swenson bought from us online today.
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this justin tucker field goal or was it? at least one patriot publicly questioned whether the field goal was good. in a game with a total of 24 penalties there was complain s about the ref's calls from both sides. >> i think it was good. it was interesting to see the reaction. you saw one of the defensive line men for the patriots take his helmet off which should have been a fine. there are so many problems happening with the national football league and the referees and the officials that we thought it would get better but they are actually getting worse. i think more importantly you are starting to see coaches and players take advantage of them because they don't have the necessary skills and understanding of the rules. >> well, some players pointed that out.
not only did nadia bilchbi did touch that ref. he is going to be fined for that, too. that is worse than what bill belichick did. >> i understand the frustration. not only are games taking a long time to get done, decisions are taking a long time to get made on the field and it is affecting the pace and the play of the game. players are starting to feel that the referees more so than the previous refs are affecting the outcomes of games. you get frustrated as a playing, coach and a fan. >> i'm not trying to pile on but i'm going to pile on. the cowboys wide receiver kevin ogletree runs in the end zone and then he trips on a hat
because he thought he went out of bounds. >> to throw a hat and interrupt the status of play is devastating. it's indicative of what is happening here. one of the things i wanted to bring up is jim harbaugh, the head coach of the san francisco 49ers in the game against the minnesota vikings. he called a time-out. he had no time-outs left. in order for a challenge you have to have a time-out. if you lose the challenge you use the time-out. he called the referee and said i want to challenge the play. how do you think that works? he manipulated the referee. i thought the players would be the ones taking advantage of the referees because they wpd understand that they don't have
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a question this morning. should the united nations impose limits on the iranian leaders speech? this from anthony. this from patsy. no. we can use our own filters. let mimdig his own hole if that's what he wants to do. let him talk and show people of the world how insane he is. let them wage their pr war on each other. we are the host country, not the referee. cnn continues after a quick break. now from the maker of splenda sweeteners, discover nectresse. the only 100% natural, no-calorie sweetener made from the goodness of fruit. the rich, sweet taste of sugar. nothing artificial. ♪ it's all that sweet ever needs to be.
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days to go before his speech. students as young as 14 can get the morning after pill at school and their parents may not know about it. a surprise in kyra phillips when a handgun goes off in an airport security check point. wait until you hear who was found with the loaded weapon. and good morning. happy monday to you. i'm carol costello. all roads lead to new york city. nearly 120 world leaders are headed to the united nations for this week's general debate. the un's chief is warning iran's president to tone down his normally fiery rhetoric and most walk out of his speeches as a sign of protests. he likes to make headlines by railing about topics such as israel and homosexuality.
listen to what he had to say when he sat down with cnn's piers morgan. >> what will your response be? >> translator: the response of iran is quite clear. i don't even need to explain that. any question and any nation has the right and will indeed defend herself. my question is this. why should the world be managed in such a way that any individual can allow himself to threaten a rich and deeply rooted historical ancient country such as iran, a great country such as iran based on an excuse of his own fabrication. so anyone can do this. another country can say i am guessing that country b is doing
activity x. >> do you fear -- >> translator: i will attack this country. can this be a successful formula? >> do you fear that war is imminent and military conflict perhaps before the end of the year between your country and israel? >> translator: of course, the zionists are very adventuresome and seeking to fabricate things. i think they see themselves at the end of the line and seek to create opportunities for themselves and their adventurous behaviors. >> our next guest is targeting a posh hotel. they think carlton is a spokesman for the group. tell me about your protest. >> we are at the warwick hotel.
we are showing mr. ahmadinejad that he is not welcome. he is the world's number one sponsor of terrorism. his country has killed many americans. we don't think it is appropriate for him to come to new york and expect to be treated well. as far as the warwick we don't think it is responsible for a private business to be rolling out the red carpet for him. if he wants to come to new york that's fine. he should stay at his country's mission to the u.n. it's ashame that a hotel would accommodate him. >> we have a statement from the warwick hotel saying we have hosted delegations from different nations since 1926 and remain committed to supporting the city of new york's long tradition of providing an open
door to those attending the general assemly. while it is our policy to respect the privacy of our guests we also respect the rights of those who choose to voice their opinions and participate in peaceful demonstrations. >> you showed there are 120 world leaders here in new york and this is the one person who really stands out. this isn't a normal world leader. this is someone who is allied with terrorists and insulted the city of new york. come on, i know you should allow guests whatever their believes but five years ago would you have allowed osama bin laden to take out a room and sleep at the hotel? you have to have some standards for who you will play host to. by hosting ahmadinejad they are creating a security nightmare in new york. it is nypd and secret service who have to guard him at
taxpayer expense. >> thanks for joining us this morning. >> no problem. >> you can hear more from the iranian president, mahmoud ahmadinejad tonight. in a couple of hours president obama leaves the white house. dan joins us from the white house. what is the president expected to say? >> reporter: the president is trying to find a balance between talking tough but making the case that the u.s. wants to be a partner with allies in dealing with some of the big challenges around the world. and to that end the president will talk about the international situation and try to put it all in context. he will, of course, we are expecting him to denounce that film which, of course, has led to a lot of the unrest that you have seen across the region and denounce the violence that led to the death of four americans.
then we expect the president to talk about iran. that is a big issue the president saying is a threat not only to the security of israel but the security of the united states and other countries, as well. that will be a main topic for the president as he addresses the world leaders on such a big stage in new york tomorrow. >> when it comes to iran and israel both sides will be watching. can the president sort of appease in some way both sides or will he not bother with appeasement when it comes to iran. >> i think it will be difficult to make everyone happy. it is a sticky issue. we have seen that there has been a lot of pressure at least from israel for this administration to draw a red line. that is something that the president has been unwilling to do at this point saying iran should not be allowed to develop a nuclear weapon saying this is a threat not only to israel but to the broader world. but what you will hear from the
president perhaps he gave a preview of that last night in an interview with 60 minutes when the president said he wants to do what is best for americans. that theme perhaps is what we will hear from the president. >> dan lothian reporting live from the white house. the romney ryan campaign is hoping to gain ground in ohio. in a cnn poll of polls ohio voters favor president obama 50% to 45%. early voting has begun and begun in other key battleground states. with 43 days left until the election the romney campaign is crisscrossing ohio. he is hitting six cities in four days. another poll says nine in ten independent voters have made up their mind about who to vote. is it too little too late. our national political correspondent is with the romney campaign in colorado today. good morning, jim.
>> reporter: good morning. that's right. it is safe to say in the middle of september probably not too little too late. there is still a lot of campaigning to go. you are seeing that this week from the romney campaign. mitt romney is heading to pueblo, colorado. they have the cross state tour of ohio on tuesday and wednesday. they are hitting key battleground states. we have new cnn poll of polls that have been put together by our political unit and shows the same story in three key battle ground states in florida, colorado and ohio. the president has a slight lead over mitt romney. if you look at the margin of error it is pretty close. you heard mitt romney say on his campaign plane yesterday that one of the reasons why he feels like he is playing catch up is because of what he calls the president's negative and misleading attacks.
he gave another explanation and that is all the fundraising he has to do. he offered that as an explanation as why he has not been in the battle ground states as much as he would like. >> i would rather be spending my time out in the key swing states campaigning door to door if necessary in rallies but fundraising is a part of politics. when you opponent decides not to live by the federal spending limits. >> reporter: one thing that the romney campaign and the republican party has been doing over the last 12 hours since the 60 minutes interviews is pointing to something that the president said when the president said during the interview that perhaps his campaign has gone overboard with some of the ads and perhaps not all of the ads have been accurate, the romney campaign has been pointing to that. the romney campaign has also aired ads that fact checkers
have found not to be accurate. it will be interesting to see how both campaigns go after each other this week on that issue. rescue crews have suspended operations to find three missing climbers after an avalanche on a mountain in nepal. eight other climbers already confirmed dead. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. the rescue operations are now over. it has been going on for the past two days. eight bodies have been recovered so far. most of them are european. three are still missing and helicopter officials we spoke to earlier said they have not been instructed to go out and find the three missing climbers right now. they said the reality is they don't think they would have survived. we are talking about extreme temperatures and extreme altitudes.
this happened at 4:00 in the morning when most of the climbers were probably sleeping so they wouldn't have had the right gear on, as well. >> how much snow fell on top of them? >> reporter: well, one climber mentioned that it was a huge avalanche, the size of several football fields. of course, it is hard to say right now. a lot of these climbers tend to have these devices, detectors which makes it easier for rescuers to find them in the snow. because it happened so early in the morning they weren't able to detect any of these survivors and, of course, with the amounts of snow that we are talking about it is more difficult to find these survivors. >> thanks so much. new york city schools are handing out the so-called morning after pill.
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checking our top stories. many of the world's leaders in new york for the start of the un general assembly. that includes the iranian president, mahmoud ahmadinejad who is talking about a possible war with israel. florida family is in new york with the hopes of getting the ahmadinejad to help find a missing american. robert levinsohn has not been seen since march of 2007 when the retired fbi agent was on a business trip. his wife says ahmadinejad can help keep the search alive. in california a high school has been turned into an evacuation center as a large wildfire burns near the border. the wildfire has destroyed four
structures. mandatory evacuations in place. break out the peanuts and pretzels. a beer truck overturned in san antonio. police say the truck driver took the exit too fast and spilled some of the nearly 8,000 beer cans it was carrying. the ramps were shut down for several hours. now is your chance to talk back. the question for you this morning. should the united nations impose limits on the iranian leader's speech. mahmoud ahmadinejad was told to cool it, in other words, tone down his rhetoric this week after an iranian general was quoted as saying iran could launch a preemptive strike against israel. >> translator: of course, the zionists are very adventuresome,
very much seeking to fabricate things and i think they see themselves at the end of the line. and i do firmly believe that they seek to create opportunities for themselves and their adventurous behaviors. >> the iranian president isn't backing down either. critics wonder why he is alloyed to come here on a u.s. visa and stay in a luxury hotel on the holiest day of the year for the jewish people. still ahmadinejad is the elected leader of a member nation and the u.s. as host country has no control over who speaks. this infureiates daniel. he said no more than you would host in your home a criminal, why would you make it easy here for a rogue regime? new york senator wants to make things harder. she is introducing a senate resolution demanding the united nations punish iranian leaders for insightment to genocide.
so the question for you this morning. should the united nations impose limits on the iranian leaders speech? facebook.com/carolcnn. your responses later this hour. the election just six weeks away now. as we inch closer to the big day more and more voters are making up their minds. that makes those undecided voters so critical. es all over . the writer's desktop and the coordinator's phone are working on a joke with local color. the secure cloud just received a revised intro from the strategist's tablet. and while i make my way into the venue, the candidate will be rehearsing off of his phone. [ candidate ] and thanks to every young face i see out there. [ woman ] his phone is one of his biggest supporters. [ female announcer ] with cisco at the center... working together has never worked so well. [ female announcer ] with cisco at the center... one is for a clean, wedomestic energy future that puts us in control.
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so the morning after pill is now available to girls at school. as you might expect that is stirring up some controversy. parents are concerned not only with the idea but because kids can get the pill without their parents' knowledge. the president of the parents union says parents need to know what is going on. >> you have to opt in. parents need to opt in with informed consent. this is not just giving a condom to a young person. this is talking about a chemical hormonal drug cocktail. the parents have a right to
know. >> students as you might expect are weighing in, too. >> i think it is a horrible idea. >> i don't think people should take it the wrong way as it is encouraging it but a way to prevent it. >> that is pregnancy. so tell us more about this idea. >> it is certainly getting a lot of attention. the pilot program here in new york which could be the first of its kind in the nation has been quietly going on since january of last year if you can believe it. so far according to several local reports more than 1,100 students in 14 new york city high schools had been given birth control pills including the so-called morning after pill known as plan b. the city department of health says the schools and program were picked because the students at those schools were known to have a higher risk of getting pregnant and lower access to health care. one of the schools involved actually dropped out of the
program because students were overloading the medical office. the most surprising part is that many parents may be clueless about it. the children do not need permission from their parents to get the pill. do not need permission. the default is that they will be allowed to get it unless parents opt out of the program by signing a letter. are these parents getting the letter? the letter we are told was both mailed and sent home with students but the department of health said no more than 2% of the parents actually sent the letters back. under federal law kids under 18 have a prescription. if you are over 18 you can buy it over-the-counter. health department doctors had been giving those prescriptions. according to the cdc and the new york city health department, 46% of new york city teens have had sexual intercourse. 7,000 nyc girls get pregnant by
age 17. 9 out of 10 are unplanned and 70% drop out of school as a result. the new york city health department released a statement saying in part we are committed to trying new approaches like this pilot program in place since january of 2011 to improve a situation that can have negative consequences that can last a lifetime. of course, it's too early to tell whether this program is actually working, carol. i can tell you that a lot of people are worked up about it. as one school staffer who was against this program said, we can't even give tylenol to the kids without a doctor's order. i don't know why this is going on, as well. >> alina cho, thanks so much. what's in a name? the president isn't the only obama running for office. we'll take you to one country. and introduce you to that guy.
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rethink possible. world leaders are gathering in new york. president obama will address the 193 member world body tomorrow. he'll be speaking to an international crowd. the president is also expected to target a domestic audience. a man is suing the hotel where the iranian president, mahmoud ahmadinejad is staying while he is in new york. stewart hursh says the money belongs to him. he was awarded $12 million from the iranian government after suffering injuries from a suicide bombing and he said he never received any money from iran. in kyra phillips a loaded handgun causes problems for a
flight attendant and a police officer. the flight attendant was caught with a gun in her luggage. when a philadelphia police officer tries to unload the gun it fires into the floor. we are only 43 days away from the election. time is running out for the candidates. the election between mitt romney and president obama could come down to a handful of voters in key states like ohio. only one out of ten independent voters has yet to make a decision on who to vote for. that leaves a very tiny poll of potential voters for the two candidates. the director of the center for politics. i know they are both going to campaign hard in ohio.
if nine out of ten of independent voters have made up their mind, what can they possibly say to change the tiny amount of minds they have to change? >> well, it's 43 long days. certainly it is for us and for the candidates and other people covering the campaign. a lot can happen. there is always divine intervention. there are lots of things that can happen. some international trouble, some discouraging economic statistics. obviously mitt romney has to shake some of those people loose, the ones that already decided and only lightly decided. i can guarantee you contrary to what you are hearing from some analysts you do not have the undecided voters moving on mass to the challenger. it didn't even happen in 1980 with ronald reagan which is the example they cite. if you get undecideds moving to
one candidate pretty much 40% going to the incumbent and 60% to the challenger. that is the best that romney can hope for. his problem is in the last eight polls in ohio he is behind by more than the undecideds could make up. >> everybody says the debate is coming up. it's do or die for mitt romney. what can he say and i'm hearing you what can romney do in that debate to change minds? >> well, he'll have to make an extraordinary argument. he'll have to be lincoln in the lincoln-douglas debates. that was for senate and lincoln lost. he needs to make a strong case for himself and his policies. he needs as he said in the last couple of days, he needs to dispel myths that president obama has created about him. he will have to do a lot in three debates in particularly the first one which tends to set the tone for the remaining
debates. >> in that very same poll in ohio which was taken by the eight largest newspapers in ohio among likely voters, things like the auto bailout ohio voters don't care about that. they are not going to base their vote on thampt isn't that better for mitt romney? >> he is fortunate that people aren't focusing on that. that is a plus for romney. you know, carol, we have all been through so many presidential elections. the specifics don't matter maybe as much as they should. the details don'tt matter. it's the general impressions that people get of candidates and the fundamentalal factors driving the election season like the economy. once people settle in and once they dig in it's really tough to
change a large number of people. and that's what we're seeing all across the country. 95% sometimes more of the people who will actually show up and vote during this election season have already decided and they say they're not interested in changing their minds. >> thanks for your insight. we appreciate it. >> thank you, carol. shocker at the emmy's. "homeland" beats the better known dramas in the top three categories. we'll have a run down for you. h. or engaging. conversations help us learn and grow. at wells fargo, we believe you can never underestimate the power of a conversation. it's this exchange of ideas that helps you move ahead with confidence. so when the conversation turns to your financial goals... turn to us. if you need anything else, let me know. [ female announcer ] wells fargo. together we'll go far.
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[ bleep ] means. >> it went on. the band made the announcement after this public melt down that billy joe armstrong is getting treatment for substance abuse. green day apologized for the rampage and said it was triggered on a time limit on the band set. it is not known how the treatment will effect the upcoming tour. there were two big stories going on at last night's emmy awards. on the drama side a newcomer making a big splash. >> reporter: interesting night. for several years emmy voters have been stuck in the 60s honoring "mad men" again and again. "homeland" took home major
awards. >> welcome to the 64th primetime emmy awards. >> reporter: like the categories they honor the 64th annual emmy awards were filled with drama, comedy and for many the reality that they won the biggest award in television. four time oscar nominee julliane moore is now a primetime emmy winner. she took home one of four statues. >> i feel so validated because sarah palin gave me a big thumb's down. >> modern family. >> "modern family "won a total of four emmy's. including best comedy series and supporting actress and supporting actor. >> i never knew i would be on tv as a gay men but i love the pictures of hairy chests you
guys are sending me. >> and the emmy goes to "homeland." >> reporter: "mad men" was dethroned by "homeland" for the top prize. >> my husband, my love, my life, my baby daddy. this doesn't mean anything without you. >> reporter: while jimmy kimmal live didn't win the prize for outstanding variety series the comedian did deliver on the promise to host the emmy's with a twist. >> i would like the people to help me pull a prank on the people who are not watching. >> reporter: he watches audience and viewers to post tweets and facebook messages indicating that tracy morgan had passed out on stage. >> just lie there for about ten minutes or so.
>> reporter: it was the daily show with john stewart that won the tenth variety show in a row. >> aliens visit they will find a box of these and they will know just how predictable these [ bleep ]. >> reporter: laughter, tears, talent and cheers. tv's golden night once again reminded millions of what host has known all along. >> i got to get out less. >> how about that? he is getting mostly positive reviews for his hosting performance. that stunt turned social media on fire within seconds of urging viewers. the phony report was trending world wide on twitter. i guess mission accomplished. we have to see how the ratings do this morning. last year they dipped about 8%
when jane lynch hosted compared to the previous year with jimmy fallon. >> i was watching football. >> i watched a part of that when i got back. good game, too. >> lots going on on sunday. >> you're my kind of gal. president obama and mitt romney have different plans for medicare. what does it mean for you? what do their plans mean for you? we'll break it down. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you engineer a true automotive breakthrough? ♪ you give it bold new styling, unsurpassed luxury and nearly 1,000 improvements. introducing the redesigned 2013 glk. see your authorized mercedes-benz dealer for exceptional offers
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the medicare question came up on 60 minutes and republican presidential candidate mitt romney dished out specifics so what is his plan to save that entitlement program. here is romney explaining why his plan for medicare is different than the president's. >> i don't want any change for medicare for current seniors or those neerg retirement so the plan stays the same. the president is cutting from current medicare. i disagree with that. i put those dollars back in medicare. >> mr. ryan proposed almost the same number. >> i'm putting it back in
medicare. i'm running for president and not him. what i do for younger people is say we are going to have higher benefits for lower income people and lower benefits for high income people. we will make it more means tested and make sure to preserve medicare. >> alison kosik is at the new york stock exchange. he got a little specific. what does it mean? >> if you are an average american you will be paying more out of pocket costs. nothing would change currently efor seniors or anyone who is 55 years of age or older. it winds up being a big change for those who are 54 years old or younger. they would get a fixed amount from the government to buy insurance. how much depends on mean. lower income seniors would get
more. people would use those payments to buy private insurance plan. the big criticism with this is that this plan doesn't protect seniors from rising health care costs. the benefit amount will be adjusted for inflation. look how much health care costs have been rising. they have been rising much faster. even though gains for lowered inflation has been rising. romney says giving seniors a choice would create more competition and keep costs down. the congressionalal budget office found that government spending would be $2,200 less than under current law. you sort of step back and say if the government is spending less but health care costs are going up guess who will wind up paying the difference. seniors. >> we hear that $716 billion figure. critics say romney's plan would bankrupt medicare by 2016. is that true? >> that is not true.
cnn has fact checked this claim. romney has promised to repeal obama care. obama's health care plan would cut $716 billion out of medicare by cutting reimbursements to providers. cost for medicare would wind up going back up making it insolvent by 2016. experts say that would really never happen in reality because medicare is not in danger of going bankrupt. revenues would cover most of the costs. congress no doubt would likely step in to cover short falls. obviously that is not good for our budget deficit. the bottom line with this is that experts say medicare is not running out of money in 2016 or ever. >> alison kosik, thanks so much. rg 3 learns about hard knocks the hard way in the nfl.
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the nfl's young quarterbacks are learning the pro game is quite a bit different. take robert griffin iii after the loss to cincinnati he said he did get hit a lot after last week's game when he accused the rams of doing dirty things after the whistle. let's talk about this with sports columnist on the new york post. welcome, mike. >> hello, carol. >> there are a lot of people saying rg 3 is a whiner. is he? >> i don't think so. but i'm a little biassed. i live in washington. i don't like to see 350 pound behemoths beheading quarterbacks. i don't think it is healthy for
the league or society. steven jackson said after robert griffin iii's comments about the rams maybe this isn't the big 12 anymore. so in some ways he has to grow up. on another level his coaches and his line men can't put him in position to get hurt. he is too valuable to not just the team but the league. >> another factorer may be the replacement refs. some are taking advantage of the fact that sometimes the replacement refs don't know what they are doing. >> i completely agree. this is unconscionable to me. the ratings are still high. bottom line if roger goodell doesn't think his product is being compromised right now he needs to have a high school athletic director take his job for three weeks and see how he performs it. it is sad.
i feel bad for players and fans who have to put up with it. >> let's talk about another young quarterback, cam newton. espn said he is seeing a mind coach. here is what he said after the game. let's listen. >> the results were with evident that it was a lack thereof of any form of winning. this player is me and next player is that player. you can't win like that. >> he looked like he was going to die. >> what a depressing monday. >> why let out the fact that he is seeing a mind coach? shouldn't that be private? >> in some ways, yes. i get what you are saying. on another level there is something about sports in this society where it is weak when we actually own our problems and our mental deficiencies.
i kind of like -- alex rodriguez said he was seeing a therapist. that is ridiculous thinking. the more these guys go and see a sports psychologist they can perform better. i'm a big believer in therapy. look at me. >> you're in therapy right now. >> your studio. >> thanks so much. we appreciate it. talk back question of the morning. should the united nations impose limits on the iranian leader's speech? [ male announcer ] if you stash tissues
hours at the gym. you don't need equipment and you don't need that many hours to exercise. you need to know something called plimetrics. >> not everyone has access to a gym but you can have a workout whether you have equipment around you or not. using your body weight, just your body weight do squats. up and down. do about 25 of these because right at 15 you will start to feel a burn. from there i'm going down. these are called knee walks. doing these i'm forced to use my core more so than the time before. i'm still working the quadmuscles. after that, 30 of those down to the famous pushup. i love the pushup because the pushup works my shoulders, triceps