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9:30 am be sure to send me your questions and any property stories. this week on the journal editorial report, russian warships launched cruise missiles into syria. gary castpera and the battle for the house speaker takes another unexpected turn as the divided gop struggles to find a leader to unite behind and hillary clinton moves left, breaking with president obama on its specific trade deal. will it help her with democratic voters? find out after these headlines. congressman paul ryan will only say that he's thinking and praying on it. we'll break down the search for
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a leader. house republicans can agree on. russian air strikes meant to stop isis seem to be indirectly helping the islamic state gain ground as russia targets in syria weakening them. isis takes control of rebels held territory and as russia escalates its defenses, the pentagon announces it's no longer training rebels. a look at the diplomatic dilemma just ahead. retired veteran lost both legs in recovery in iraq. you'll hear his inspirational story and how he is now getting back to others. more on these and the rest of your top stories coming up at the top of the hour on america's news headquarters. welcome to the journal editorial report. russia dramatically escalated as military campaign in syria. this week, long range cruise
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missiles from warships in the ca caspian sea. launches follow two that kurdish airspace by russian jet and vladimir putin said he's willing ore start diplomatic negotiations over syria's future. the conflict must end with quote, political solution. former world chairman of the human rights foundation and author of the forthcoming book winter is coming. why vladimir putin and the enemies of the supreme world must be stopped. so welcome back to the program. what do you think putin is trying to achieve in syria? >> a global plan to sort of destroy the world order and the stability. dictator always benefits from chaos. russian economy not in good shape and will not get better. he has to provide a legitimate
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reason, the russian public why he's staying in power so many years and planning to stay there forever. and of course, for an aggression, it becomes the main -- >> it's domestic purrs. >> yes, for dictator like putin, it's an extension of his domestic campaign. the u.s. is a great, not only for russia but number one enemy. but in general, this is a free world. this is the free market, the democracy. it was ejected by russia because according to putin's propaganda, the fortress of good surrounded by the sort of evil empire. >> we see the domestic purpose. you mention the global plan. where does syria fit in to that global plan? >> after his nuclear installed and i saw that in between putin
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to continue this all. >> many people thought he was going smart people. thought he was going to accelerate that campaign in the summer and he didn't. you're saying that -- >> ukraine proved to be much tougher than he expected. he thought russians in southeast ukraine would embrace russian gangs. most prescribe to ukraine army. and made the majority between the army and the force. so too much for putin. >> open up another. >> i thought about georgia but florida south and i have to say that it was a good move because here, look for a spot on the map with the back and also with more opportunities to create and effect the reputation of the united states and bring it.
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and also, we can use because one of the effects of putin's attacks in here and he's support for bashar al assad of the regime a way for refugees. potentially millions of refugees into europe. >> he's putting pressure on europe. what happens in europe? >> with more reewe gfugees theru can see the nationalist parties gaining ground, allies of vladimir putin and eventually in march of 2016, has to decide on sort of sanctions whether to prolong them or to lead them. putin expects the allies in europe will help him. >> he'll whisper and say look to europe, i'll help you here with the refugee flow. just do one thing. lift those things. >> absolutely. also, it's an important message that if you stick with me, putin's message, i'm with you. america betrays old allies and look at what i do.
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even with my army, because you were my friend and not let you down. >> what does he get and is doing this, forming an alliance, not only with syria but iran. >> that was forever. >> a long time. but what does he get out of it now? >> it's very important that it boosts the international credentials. he looks strong. that's why it helps him to win battles elsewhere. also still hopes that russian presence there and combine assault with the forces could create sort of a major war in the middle east. for putin to influence oil prices vital. >> you want high oil prices. >> you must put oil prices up because with $50 a barrel, maybe two years. >> but isn't he also taking a risk? he's aligning with the shiites
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and the aloites in syria. could he create more jihad inside russia? >> absolutely. but we should not make one mistake by judging putin's actions. dictators strong, successful dictators, they do not play games. it's all about survival. putin thinks two or three weeks ahead. i have to survive today. we'll see what happens thet day. that's why he needs instability because in the situation in which instable, without rules, so he always dominates the game because he doesn't have to go to congress, the parliament, doesn't care about public opinions. >> quickly here, 16 or 15 months left in the obama administration. what do you think putin's next move is to take advantage of the weakness perceived in the u.s. president? >> unfortunately, everybody knows thisians try to
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gain maximum ground while obama is in offense. >> they know the next administration is different and they have to gain as much as they can now to negotiate or fight from the position of strength. >> elsewhere in europe, or the ukraine. >> i would another nation. look at putin's preferences. oil, deep water. instability, benghazi. that's another possible. another oil exporter. >> refugees. it's important.
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then, let the principal help you get there. join us as we celebrate eddie's retirement, and start planning your own. : one thing i found talking to everybody, if we're unite and strong, we need a new face to help do that. >> a stunning turn thursday in the fight to replace house speaker john boehner. exiting the race leaving republicans scrambling for a candidate to unite behind key votes in congress this fall. let's bring in "wall street journal" columnist. editorial page james freeman. kim mccarthy has the majority
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support among republican colleagues but couldn't get the 218 because 30 or 40 members say they would never vote for him on the house floor under any circumstances which is a real break from tradition. usually, the winner goes and welcomes the republican candidate. they say, no, it's our candidate or no candidate. >> yep. >> what do these members want? >> if you listen, they have a specific set of demands. they claim that they want more democracy among the caucus. they want reform among many of the rules. they would like to have more say and who's on committees and who's the majority leader. what they want is the impossible. they want a speaker who is going to ram some victories through the white house and give conservatives. >> repeal obamacare. >> which can't do. >> a bunch of things. he has no power to do because president has the veto. so we have divided government for a reason.
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>> does the republican leadership, boehner, mccarthy, clearly hurt by the fact he was guilt by association with boehner, do they bear some blame for this problem? >> i think they do, paul. i think in addition to what they said, most of people want and i think outside of washington, they want a greater republican conservative public presence in washington. they wanted a voice that was fighting for them all the time. john boehner with a personality and mitch mcconnell. >> he's an insider. >> they want someone who's publicly fighting with barack obama and i think the last few years, we might not be having the problems we are now and now gotten to such a point, they're asking for many impossible things. >> take the export import thing, james. i've been against that for a lot longer than some of these guys have been alive. and, but they're 300 votes for it in the house.
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maybe 70 in the senate. it's very hard if you're the leader of the republican party to stop a vote with that kind of support. >> i don't know if john boehner wanted to stop it. i think we talked about how he's an insider in terms of personality. also in terms of policy. the needs of differences, generally conservative but was close to k street and i think he made a big mistake not getting in front of that parade to say, this is a win for limited government. we can get it. >> on the export import. >> crony capitalism and then i think would have had the credibility with some conservative members thinking, okay, maybe he's got further. >> i know this looks like a big dysfunction but if you end up with looks like instead of john boehner, you've made a huge upgrade. >> well, raise paul ryan ahead of the ways in this committee. former vice presidential nominee. is he the person that could unite republicans? >> there are huge benefits to having ryan be the leader.
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he does unite a lot of people. great on policy, does trust people. a big voice out there. >> conservative credibility and a gnash standing. >> absolutely, and a lot of other people in this race don't have but there are huge risks i think to ryan in that position. in that, how do you stop from becoming the next john boehner? one of the problems we have is there is a collection of republicans these days who have seen value in attacking other republicans. >> there's a kind of count counter-establishment. really raising money. they don't want, they want -- they profit from the republican dysfunction. >> it has become a business model, as it were. rather than complaining about barack obama or nancy pelosi, it's easier to fire in your own trenches. >> would ryan be programmed to fail in that case? >> this is a political institution. at some level, you have to allow leadership to happen.
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if you don't, you have gridlock and dysfunction and i think the broad american public will punish the party if that happens. >> next week's democratic debate, hillary clinton with president obama and a trade pact she once called the gold standard. will her latest left turn help her with democratic voters? ♪ the way i see it, you have two choices; the easy way or the hard way. you could choose a card that limits where you earn bonus cash back. or, you could make things easier on yourself. that's right, the quicksilver card from capital one. with quicksilver you earn unlimited 1.5% cash back on every purchase, everywhere. so, let's try this again. what's in your wallet? spending the day with my niece. that make me smile. i don't use super poligrip for hold, because my dentures fit well.
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>> i have said from the very beginning that we had to have a trade agreement that would create good american jobs. raise wages and advance our national security. i don't have the tax. we don't yet have all the details. i don't believe it's going to meet the high bar i have set. >> well, she once called it the
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gold standard of trade agreements. but hillary clinton came out this week against president obama's transpacific partnership or tpp. the very deal she helped negotiate during her time as secretary of state. so, james, what is the political calculation here for secretary of state, former secretary of state clinton. >> from the very beginning, she was for it and now she's against it. so, i think she's looking at bernie sanders on her left and she's moving left to counter that on trade, energy, taxes, various other things. but she's not going as far as sanders. i think the question is, are the people who are for sanders doing it as a protest urging her to move left or do they actually buy what he's selling, in which case, i don't know if it's -- >> you don't buying that she believes this? >> well, the turn is so sharp. it's so dramatic across so many issues. keystone pipeline. she wants to essentially take the obama regulatory surge and go further across each of the
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issue areas. dodd frank, et cetera. hard to believe it's not a response to what is happening in the campaign. >> a little preemptive joe biden blocking here. biden would have to support it as a member of the administration. maybe this gets her to the left of the biden. >> if he's going to get in, again, as you say, she's picking her spots that way. all across the board. she's looking very carefully at places she can distance herself a little bit from the administration. look like her own woman. but at the same time, stall biden from taking issues from her if he was to get into the race. and get a little bit more of it. just super charged. >> democratic voters going to kind of ignore all this previous position. nafta support, korea support. >> that's the big question. that's the big question. i mean, what is the key word in the election now in the republican and democratic party?
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authenticity. and bernie sanders is sort of like the ben carson and carly fiorina on the rig. will all these progressive voters who are, after all, people. politics. are they going to buy what hillary is saying right now? >> what do you think? >> i don't think so. i don't think they are. i mean, not in the states, many of these states like the northern states where you have a lot of liberals and then she's going to have to run this strategy of going through the south, running up primary delegate votes and simply outrunning bernie sanders and biden. >> one of our viewers may find this hard to believe but a former top obama campaign staffer told us recently that basically the huge turnout oamong young people, minorities were notidia logical. it was really about barack obama the person. >> this was the obama coalition that said that. that person said it was not necessarily transferable, though, what hillary clinton is trying to do is to replicate it.
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>> she runs the danger here, if she's splitting apart from the president, she may be alienating a lot of these voters and parts of the obama coalition that she might think they like her on the issues, but moving away from obama has risks. >> here's her other problem, too. hillary clinton it's more dangerous for her to switch around on these issues than i think a lot of candidates. because she is working in this environment where people already don't believe her because of everything that's come out with the e-mail. remember, people think that she's untrustworthy and then you have her saying, well, i was for keystone and now i'm not. and all these things. it's hard for anyone to believe that she's being honest when she says any of these things. >> america hasn't elected a protectionist president overtly protectionist president since herbe hoover. >> on that light note. >> look out below for the american and global economy. we have to take one more break. when we come back, our hits and misses of the week.
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download it today. time now for our hits & misses of the week. kim? >> a miss to donald trump for this week confirming that he believes that eminent domain, the government taking of private property, is "wonderful." this is not necessarily surprise since mr. trump has spent years working with government stealing people's property in order to make things like limousine parking lots. but to add insult to injury, he suggested the conservatives just don't understand the constitution, as well as he does. i think plenty of conservatives understand that when government takes your stuff, it's bad. and that maybe the one that is lacking in a little knowledge of the constitution is donald trump. >> all right, james. >> paul, i think i don't understand the environmental protection agency. >> you understand it very well. i know you do. >> this is a miss. lawyers who spend their time, but tom coburn writes in our
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pages this week, they spent more than $600 million over the last several years on weapons, including amphibious assault vehicles. so, as if they weren't dangerous enough with litigation. >> look out. showing up at your home in new jersey if you don't watch it. dan? >> paul, the famous architect frank lloyd wright said if you tip the united states on its side everything loose would roll into california. this past week the governor of california, jerry brown, passed laws mandating gender pay equity and passing a law that would create assisted legal suicide in california. so, the one that strikes me is the assisted suicide law, which perhaps if you live in a utopia like california might be necessary. >> well, more reasons to move to texas. >> yes. >> all right, remember, if you have your own hit or miss, be sure to tweet it to us.
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that's it for this week's show. thanks to my panel and especially to all of you for watching. i'm paul gigot, we hope to see you here next week. pressure is mounting this weekend on ways and means paul ryan jump into the race for the speaker oof the house. the conservative freedom caucus to tell us how he will vote. >> isis is gaining ground in areas bombed by russia while u.s.-backed rebels face the brunt of russian attacks. white house critics wondering when the president will stand up to russian president vladimir putin. and no greater acura fice. a vet who lost both legs in combat has a new battle giving first rate education to the servicemen and women injured or killed in the line of duty.
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a very good saturday to you. thanks for spending it with us, i'm leland vittert. >> i'm elizabeth prann. chairman of the house ways and means committee paul ryan is under intense pressure to say yes to a position he isn't seeking but one that is seeking him. the job of house speaker wasn't on his radar screen but now taking the week-long recess to decide if he'll take it. kristen fishser following all the developments in washington. >> the congressman who found himself at the center of this historic leadership vacuum in the house is spending the weekend far away from washington with his family in wisconsin. congressman paul ryan said his wife and three young children are a huge part of the reason that he wouldn't want a job as demanding as speaker of the house, but the division, the deep divisions within his other family, the republican party, that makes the job, perhaps, even less appealing.
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ryan's former running mate mitt romney and the outgoing speaker of the house, john boehner, are both lobbying him to take the job. they believe as many republicans in congress do, he is the closest thing to a consensus candidate. the best person to bridge the divide between the more moderate republicans and the conservative freedom caucus. as chairman of the ways and means committee, ryan is widely regarded as one of the brightest thinkers in the gop. now hoping his desire to fix his signature issues like entit entitlement reforms will convince him to run. >> if somebody else will fix the problem, then paul ryan can move his legislation. and if we don't fix the problem, then his legislation isn't going to move. the success of the republican house is based on getting somebody to be a speaker who understands that the earth underneath the house of representatives has moved over tathe last two elections. >> now, one of the declared candidates for speaker, representative jason chaffetz has said that he would support ryan if he entered the race.
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>> if paul ryan gets in the race, i'm a huge fan of paul ryan, i would support paul ryan. i would hope that he would do it. >> if he decides to do it, he would be an amazing speaker. but he has to decide on his own. >> the latest statement from ryan's camp is that he appreciates the support, but he still isn't running. though there are signs that that could change. but in the meantime, speaker boehner said that he will stay onboard until his successor has been selected. elizabeth. >> kristen fisher reporting live, thank you, kristen. right there in the constitution, article one, section two. the house of representatives shall choose their speaker, who is quite literally two heart beats away from the presidency. interestingly enough, the speaker doesn't have to be a sitting member of congress. here's how it works. each of the 435 house members will vote, usually for someone from their own party. there are, of course, 247 republicans and 188 democrats in the house. it takes 218 votes to clinch.
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so, the republican candidate should be a shoo-in with that math, right? not so fast says the 40 or so members of the freedom caucus. this is where they get to flex their muscle because without them, the republican can't win an outright majority with only gop support. so, it could take a compromise. haven't seen a lot of that in washington lately. arm twisting or a bit of both to seal the deal. let's bring in indiana congressman a member of the house freedom caucus. congressman, appreciate you being here. you guys have certainly proved that you're a force to be wrecken wiwreck reckon with this week. >> several groups in our caucus that are taking a deep look at this. obviously a surprise when speaker john boehner decided to step down and then when there is a new speaker of the house race, everybody is saying, okay, who is the right person to lead the house of representatives? we want somebody that can, obviously -- >> does it matter who is running it? >> absolutely. >> why? for your consit wnts back in
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indiana, why does it matter who the speaker of the house is if it's a republican? >> it's the person who will decide how the house of republicans will be run. how are amendments taken care of? that's some of the frustration that members have had. not just in the freedom caucus. when you're trying to offer amendments on the floor you have to go to rules committee and then rules decide if your amendment is going to be on the floor. >> feel like speaker boehner isn't giving -- >> absolutely. >> you have been upset that is one of the reason that speaker boehner decided to step down and the division and the threat of shutting down the government. those kind of things. this is what charlie dent has said what is happening in the house and what happened in the house in the past. representative from pennsylvania. we're going through a hell of a lot of turbulence right now and i think our party has to make a determination. do we want to govern or do we want to protest? that is saying, do we want to protest is a pretty clear shot at the freedom caucus. is it a fair criticism, you
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think? >> well, charlie dent is the leader of the tuesday group, which is a more moderate group of about 30 to 40 people, as well. so, you have different groups inside the conference and that's going to take somebody who is going to be able to take those leaders from those particular groups and bring them together and say, look, what is it going to take for us to work together to unify behind an agenda that moves forward. finding solutions for the american peal. >> you talk about finding solutions and moving forward. daniel patrick moyihan said you're entitled to your own opinion. the presidential signature or two-thirds in vote the house and senate. you doint han't have two-thirds vote in house and senate. frankly the freedom caucus doesn't like? >> we can pass bills in the house of representatives. that's one thing that can happen. >> you can pass them, but they're not going to become law. >> that's the problem. >> not get a presidential
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signature. >> that's possible. but we have to fight to get it to the president's desk. let's see what the president will do. that way the american people know where the president is at. >> not shut down over planned parenthood and not agree to defund. is this about governing or making a point? >> it's about governing and passing a budget. i sit on the budget committee and when you see the president send his budget down to congress, the democrats don't even vote for it. he is not leading on the budget. we are having to lead from behind from congress and say this is what budgeting is going to look like and the president says, i'm not interested. and blame republicans. that's not governing. we're having to do the heavy lifting in congress and in the house of representatives we passed a budget. senate passed a budget and now we're going to have to figure out how to get past the closure vote. holding up a lot of bills in congress. this goes back. >> you have to have a speaker to get any of that done. speaking of that and as we taukd about this, put up a list of possible candidates for speaker and, obviously, john boehner's face is still in there.
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right now he is the speaker. who is your favorite on that mugshot lineup? >> i'm waiting to see. as a member of the freedom caucus, we're being very diligent and thorough. i believe we have to get this right. >> paul ryan is up there. if he runs,runs. >> i like paul a lot. what are you going to do differently? >> not a yes yet? >> he hasn't announced. he's a notre dame fan and i'm a notre dame fan and we will have a chance to talk about it. i think he is well caqualified. talk about football or anything else, your second call better be to us. >> great interview. a florida judge has called for a sweeping overhaul of the state congressional districts including becoming the next speaker of the house. the new map would make it much harder for congressman dan
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webster to launch a bid to replace house speaker john boehner in his central florida district. comes after voting rights groups challenge the current congressional map arguing that it violated antijerengineantije laws. now we want to hear from you. who do you think should be the next speaker of the house? you can send us your tweets at leland vitter and we'll read some of your thoughts later in the show. in fact, we already heard from some folks. vice president joe biden has publicly remained undecided about whether he'll run for president. however, his actions are indicating he's taking a good, hard look at throwing his hat into the ring. if he wants to get into the race, the vice president will
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have to decide soon because hard deadlines are just around the corner this october. garret is here with what the calendar looks like. >> the vice president is home with his family in delaware this weekend, but earlier this week a group of his representatives met with staffers from the democratic national committee to go over detailed rules biden would need to understand if he decides to run. such as filing deadlines and the selection process for delegates. the meeting is considered an important step for any potential candidate and while it doesn't necessarily mean he is going to run, it does indicate biden is starting to put together a team in case he decides to join the race. this past month the vice president's schedule has certainly looked like that of a presidential candidate. in his speeches, they sound like it, too. >> so we're counting on you. we need your help. we need your suggestions. we need your muscle. we need to move. and if i don't move, i'll be
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demoted to secretary of state. that's a joke. >> the white house has been saying go, joe, go. he has been flying all over the united states on air force two speaking to african-american groups, gay groups, union groups with the backing and blessing of the white house. >> and the latest real clear politics average, hillary clinton still has a commanding lead over other democrats. but that lead appears to be waning. for example, in new hampshire, bernie sanders now lead clinton with 39% to her 29. followed by joe biden at 14%. the first democratic debate is tuesday, but between now and then, it's the unannounced candidate that everyone will be watching. leland. >> watching and talking about. garret tenney live in washington watching this. thanks. >> you got it. turning now to the weather
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and the flood-soaked south carolina coast. governor nikki haley just upd e updated the state's death toll to 19 from the record breaking rainfall that caused floods. the state is bedwginning the sl process of rebuilding. contractors washed out foundations under some of the bridges that cross a close 13-mile stretch of interstate 95. meanwhile, a new storm system this weekend could bring little bit more rain to the area. and while showers and thunderstorms are developing over the entire southeast, the good news is that the rain isn't supposed to last all too long. meteorologist janice to the fox weather center with the latest. hi, janice. >> hi, elizabeth. they don't want to see any more rain in the forecast. as you can see, we have this weak system moving through along with the cold front across the southeast and that is bringing the potential for more showers and thunderstorms for this very vulnerable area that just last weekend received historic
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rainfall. so, again, across south carolina, also up to north carolina. you're seeing the potential for showers, thunderstorms and in some cases we could see a couple of inches of rainfall. there's your forecast radar as we head through sunday. the bulk of the rain will be off shore. we'll still see the potential for shower and thunderstorms along the coast. but, again, today is the day that we're going to see those showers and thunderstorms and, obviously, the flood threat is high because some of those streams are just starting to recede. so, flood advisories, flood warnings remain posted for a good chunk of south carolina up to north carolina and then the potential rainfall, this model shows anywhere from two to four inches. again on top of in some cases 24 inches of rainfall that they received last weekend. so, watching this critical area over the next 12 to 24 hours quick look at your five-day forecast for charleston, south carolina. one of the hardest hit regions. we're going to see showers and thunderstorms again in the forecast for saturday. for today, sunday, just cloudy
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skies and again on tuesday the potential for rain in the forecast, again. so, a breather as we head into the new workweek. but those showers and thunderstorms in the forecast today not welcome news as people are trying to clean up and rebuild. back to you, elizabeth. >> you're right, janice. some areas we're still seeing those water levels go up. very sad. thank you so much. >> it is. coming up later in the show, we'll hear from a father of four whose family escaped the racing flood waters with the clothes on their back. how a local church has come to their rescue. you don't want to miss it. thousands of african-americans are on the national mall. you see a live picture there right now. 20 years since the first million man march here in washington. today's events are being called the justice or else rally. organizers say its aim is to "protest a failing education system and killings of black men by police." nation of islam leader is leading the event and he just took the stage there as you can
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see he was also the man behind the march back in 1995. that event brought in hundreds of thousands of men who pledged to improve their lives, families and communities. the secret service agent whose fast thinking is credited with saving president ronald reagan's life during an assa assassination attempt back in 1991 has died. in charge of president reagan's security detail on march 30th, 1981 and seen pushing reagan into his presidential limousine after john hingry opened fire. par had the limo speed to george washington hospital where it was quickly determined that the president had been shot in the chest. in a statement nancy reagan called jerry par one of my true heroes. par was 85 years old. what was supposed to be a rally for peace turned into a
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lit recall nightmare. you can see the bombs ripping through a crowd in turkey's capital. killed dozens of people, injured many more. we're going to have details coming up. plus, after running to canada to escape what he said he was an assassination plot, actor randy quaid is back in the u.s. we'll tell you who was waiting for him when he crossed the border. plus, vladimir putin is flexing his muscle in syria escalating his offensive not against isis but against antiassad rebels. so, will the obama administration do anything about it? >> further identification of what they're target and what their assessment is. as i said, even if i had the list, i don't think it would be appropriate to go into it from this podium, as i said, before, though, the vast majority of the strikes we've seen them conduct
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thnchlt crews were working on a project to wide on the freeway in corona. according to news report a jack failed and a wooden support beam collapsed hitting workers as the ramp was being put in place. the accident is being investigated. leland? >> he's challenging your lead leadership. >> steve, i got to tell you, if you think that running your economy into the ground and having to send troops in in order to prop up your only ally is leadership, then we've got a different definition of leadership. >> a somewhat defensive president obama sitting down with steve of "60 minutes"
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discussing vladimir putin's latest excursions into syria. military moves in the mideast this week putting a real task to president obama's leadership around the world. this as the white house is now weighing how to respond. let's bring in james. you seem tahave these two narratives playing out. one has the president being weak, naive, leading from behind and doesn't understand the middle east. this other narrative, you listen to the president speak and i kind of outsmarted everyone here. look at me. which one is right. >> i would probably going with the former. for evidence you only need to talk to our alize in tlies in t region. talk to the saudis and talk to the gulf states and talk to the egyptians. they'll tell you that the real power vacuum in their region and an absence of american leadership. what's happened is the russians have come in. this was, you know, something that we accomplished 40 years ago in the cold war was kicking
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the russians out of the middle east and now they're back. >> circa 1970. and that was sort of the end of the russian influence there. interesting thing that happened in syria this week is you saw the russians way step up the number of air strikes. the kremlin said in 24 hours they had 60 plus air strikes. you can take their numbers and in the same period of time the u.s. had a handful, shall we say, and at the same time, the president of the united states with withdrew secretary of defense that training program that fielded basically a basketball team of syrian rebels we're ending that, et cetera, et cetera. which speaks louder in the middle east the words of the president or the actions? >> i think it's clearly the actions. let's just say you're the leader of a middle eastern country and you look at what happened to hosni mubarak in egypt where after a couple weeks he was deposed and kicked out of
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office. an american ally for 30 years. >> with the blessing of the president of the united states. >> then he changed his mind after a couple of weeks. now we have vladimir putin who say what you will about him, he sticks by his friends. he did so in ukraine after his favorite president was kicked out and started a war and then now in syria he's backing up his friend, assad, the relationship that goes back decades with the soviet yunion and his father. so, clearly from a state interest perspective. from real politics. the russians look like better friends. they look like better allies. >> you have the russians looking like better friends and allies around the world. how do they look vis-a-vis the united states. bureau chief said it takes a set of moral blinders the size of the president's ego not to recognize today's russia as an american enemy. obviously, mitt romney said the same thing in 2012. he was ridiculed by the president for it. are we now proving that mitt romney was right? >> i think if you look at practically every issue from the
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arctic circle all the way down to zimbabwe. the russians are on the opposite side of where the united states and the west stands. they are constantly frustrating our initiatives. they are constantly trying to break our will. they are attacking our friends. so, yes, absolutely. there is no greater, strategic foe, enemy is a strong word. no greater strategic challenger to american power in the world and western liberal values than moscow. >> we have this bipolar world that has now been set up and some argue may not really post the cold war, but this week people are starting to begin to equate the middle east in 2015 to europe in 1914. right on the verge of world war one. you think that's fair that the middle east could sort of explode, not only internally where it seems to always be on fire, but externally and actually begin to create larger problems around the globe? >> i think europe in 2016 is the
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europe of 1914. no, but absolutely. i think that's a good comparison. because certainly the boundary lines that were created with the end of world war ii, you could say, certainly in syria and lavant have all broken down in these post-colonel boundaries that we have in the middle east are breaking. and sectarian warfare is lashing out. i think, i understand where the president comes from. americans were war weary. the iraq war did not go as well as we thought it would. but the notion that we need to behave in a way that is completely the opposite of the bush administration by withdrawing our efforts and our presence in the region completely is i think you're seeing now the dangerous consequences of this. >> final thoughts. could you unscramble the egg without some kind of major war? >> i absolutely think you can. i don't think -- this is another problem with the president. any time you call for some sort of action anywhere, somewhere, oh, you're a warmonger and you want american troops on inground. no one has called for american troops on the ground in ukraine
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and no one has called for troops on the ground in syria. it's more robustly supporting the moderate opposition in syria. setting up a no-fly zone to protect civilians. >> set up a no-fly zone now that the russians are there bombing. >> i'm afraid it's probably too late. >> james kurcek, appreciate you being here. >> thanks for having me. more than 80 people were killed and 200 others injured in twin bomb blasts in turkey. the explosions happened just seconds apart during a peace rally. turkey's prime minister said there are strong signs that there were suicide bombings. no one has claimed responsibility. the rally was being held by pro-kurdish and labor activists. we'll have a live report coming up later in the show. and there's much more ahead in america's news headquarterers, including what to cdo about finding a new hous speaker. all bets on this guy. will he take the job?
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we'll tell you what's at stake. how close is too close? an elementary school gets a new neighbor that has some parents crying foul. others disagree. >> i think it's terrible that you have a gun store in such close proximity to a school. >> having people with firearms that are trained would be a deterrent for anyone to do anything in this area, including the elementary school because there would be people in such close proximity to respond. i was out for a bike ride. i didn't think i'd
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i want to get your reaction this week because we were all caught off guard when we heard from speaker boehner and then this seems very abrupt. >> it was. he was in the process, i think, of negotiating with conservatives to get to the 218 votes that he needs to become speaker. and then all of a sudden he dropped out, well, really not embarking on those negotiations yet. so, we were all surprised and i think some of the conservatives who were waiting for outreach on him were surprised because those conversations never got going. now he's out. the question is, as you say, who? who will run and who can win those 218 votes. >> in your piece you said he didn't really try to get those votes and he could have gotten them if he tried. >> if the numbers were as high as he said. if he had 200 supporters behind imine the house, not that hard to get 18. i liked that graphic you put up earlier which shows the 207. i think that number is higher because amongst those 40 or so conservatives, there is a good chunk of them who are quite
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negotiable who are willing to work with, whoever is running for speaker. and you only need to win, you know, 218. so, you can lose 29 republicans and still become speaker. >> that's a pretty big marger. i think mccarthy could have gotten there. including some of the conservatives who he claims drove him out of the race. so, whoever runs will face that same challenge and, of course, the big question is, will it be paul ryan who is the chairman of the ways and means committee? i would say his chances are a little better than mccarthy. >> so happy with the position. it's a much different job. more of a policy, he wants to bright tax policy and in the perfect position to do it on the ways and means committee. the speaker's job is hurting tax, fund-raiser, a lot of travel. he has a family and wife he cares about. he doesn't want to disappear on the road and do nothing but the job of speaker. what happened on friday is despite him telling everybody he doesn't want to run, he's
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getting a lot of pressure and he's got a lot of people telling him, he is the only one that can do this. they pitch it tahim, lotto to hs is a moment of kriss acrisis an need you to step in. >> sometimes we're guilty of focusing on, to us, local politics. but a couple dates i want to run by you. first of all, october 31st, the highway program is expiring. that affects everyone across the nation. november 5th, we're going to crash into the debt ceiling. that also affects everyone. december 11th, the government lights go out unless congress says, hey, here is a new budget. this affects everyone across the nation. so, it's not a small deal that we're looking at for electing a new speaker. >> and you have a lot of big deadlines coming and also have this turmoil, really, in the republican conference and they run the house. so, that is a great question. what i think will happen is the current speaker john boehner
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will just continue to negotiate. i'm told that he's just the staff level talks have already begun. this thing is humming along despite the fact that there is a lot of turmoil with who will eventually run the house. i think they will be working on this difficult process of coming up with a government fend funding bill that will last until the end of fiscal 2016. that's a big problem. i think the debt ceiling can go longer than november 5th. always the treasury saying we have to do it by november 5th, but, really, more padding there. that could go a little bit longer. i expect that it will. i think the transportation bill will end up being another short-term measure because they're not going to get anything. so, this will be a fairly typical process of getting past these deadlines with some problems along the way. and while all that is happening, there is going to be this struggle to elect a new figure. it's a lot of stuff happening, but i don't think the lights will go out. >> how impactful is that freedom caucus?
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are they really going to dictate? >> a large percentage are willing to negotiate. they want rule changes that i heard the congressman talk about earlier on the set. that process of changing the rules starting on october 20th is a trio of lawmakers whogrettiwho greare getting together and look for ways to change the rules and that will help move this thing along. the process is really already starting to make the changes conservatives want. a matter of making the changes in time to earn their votes for the speaker's election and, you know, i think it can be done. >> well, we'll end on that very positive note. you're on record. >> yeah, i do. >> susan, thank you so much. >> thank you. leland? the debate over guns is stirring up a controversy in a washington, d.c., suburb. some parents in mcclain, louisiana, are protesting the opening of a gun shop right behind an elementary show. nova firearms opened last month and now some residents wanted to move. critics say in the wake of recent school shootings, the store sends the wrong message.
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gun enthusiasts are rallying behind the business saying it's no threat to the community. the store's owners say they are complying with all state and federal laws. still ahead, tracking a new type of organized crime that's impacting the global economy to the tune of $500 billion a year. we'll take a look at the so-called dark web that is helping them do it. oscar nominated actor randy quaid took off for canada five years ago claiming he was the victim of hollywood assassination plot. the latest legal turn in his saga, coming up. >> we believe there are to be a malignant tumor of star in hollywood. you're here to buy a car.
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oscar nominee randy quaid is scheduled to be arraigned monday in vermont. quaid and his wife were arrested last night by vermont state police after crossing into the u.s. from canada.
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the couple took off for canada back in 2010 to avoid felony vandalism charges. those were filed after they were found squatting in a guest house of a home they previously owned in california. quaid's family and friends have worried about his mental state since he claimed he was leaving the country to avoid an assassination plot. just about everything else in life, organized crime had now entered the digital age. and it is getting more lucrative and for that matter, harder to track, due to something called the dark web. you can see the websites of the dark web, but you cannot figure out who is behind them. joining us to explain what it's all about. hi, brian. >> hi, leland. look, drugs, credit card numbers are all for sale on the so-called dark web. so are the tools and people needed to launch psyccyberattac. >> you can get passports, you can get i.d. cards.
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>> reporter: one of 6,500 researchers who make up ibm's x-force. a group operating deep undercover inside anonymous dark web forums and discussion boards where cyberattacks are born. >> my purpose in the dark web to understand what criminals are talking about. what they're discussing. who they're planning to attack and how they're planning to do it. >> reporter: ibm says the anonymity of the dark web allows the cybercriminals to recruit hackers, sell malware viruses and stratjz on how to hack into a luxury car to launch an attack against banks. the vp of ibm security. corporations need to share information to combat these attacks. >> that's not what happened. someone find out about the attack and that information is held in a private security. maybe it's shared with their customers. it's not shared. >> reporter: that's why the company launched this online database, x-force exchange, which keeps track of the 15 to
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20 billion attacks a day against their customers. one cyberexpert says data sharing is not without risk. >> the good thing about information sharing is that everybody can learn from everyone else's mistakes. the bad thing about it is that sometimes an attacker can also know when they've been detected and when they cannot be detected. >> reporter: allowing the criminal to alter their attack. a reminder in cyberwarfare, we're all eke wal vulnerable. >> something that is affecting a small clinic in germany today may affect a very large bank in missouri tomorrow. >> according to the united nations, leland, nearly 80% of all cyberattacks come from highly organized gangs, many who are using the dark web. leland. >> and it will get worse from here. brian live in new york. thanks, bryan. still ahead, dozens of illegal immigrants pulled from a sweltering truck that had become a death trap. that incredible story, up next.
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and twice he was badly injured while fighting for our country. now, he's lending a helping hand to fellow service members families. that incredible story coming up next.
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together according to the american cancer society, about d states will develop breast cancer sometime in their lifetime. >> career arm soldier served multiple tours in iraq and was injured twice, most seriously during his third deployment. he lost both of his legs that day, but not his will to live. his rehab took years and after more than a quarter of a century, he is now retired and keeping his vow to honor the sacrifices of other soldiers and
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their families. and he joins me now. thank you so much, colonel. tha. >> tell me about your time in the service. >> i loved every minute of it. i served our nation and it was an honor to do so. >> and you also worked with wounded warriors. >> i did that while in the army. i ran the army's wounded warrior bra program for a short period of time. >> and now you're hear to talk about no greater sacrifice. was it inspired while working with wounded warriors? >> no, i met them through them coming into my hospital room and telling my wife and i that they were going to provide scholarships for our three daughters. and that happened back in 2009, summer, after being wounded. >> so what did they do for your family in the time of such -- i
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mean that was -- three girls and you have and you come home. that's a lot of work being a parent and you are trying to rehabilitate your life at this point. >> right. so often we look at the service member who we think made a sacrifice. and that people that is the best support, the best cheerleaders, the bested a know vats for that wounded service member and they make greater sacrifices. and then we look at the families of our fallen and we can't even begin to fathom those sacrifi sacrifices. >> so for folks at home looking for more information, what does no greater sacrifice do in particular what did they do like you said for your three girls helping them with their education and for fallen and injured military members? >> so the beautiful thing they do is their goal is to have each of the children of our fallen wounded service members have a debt free college education, to
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honor the sacrifices that those families have made. and i mean dtuition, books, living expenses for an undergraduate degree. and they are only able to do that based on the generosity of our fellow merns. 92 cents out of every dollar goes toward those families. and that's huge. >> when you are a parent, one thing that you you care about the most obviously issor ki oyo and their future. what do you feel when that pressure highways been taken off you, that your children will be taken care of in that way is this they will have the opportunity to have an education. >> sure. there is that financial piece of it, but the personal mentor ship that this organization provides to our children, they have become a big part of our lives. and my daughters call the staff the two other staff members other than myself and talk to
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them about advice and it's not only financial, it's personal. and they're wonderful. >> how temperature change your life when you came home? them reaching out to you, showing up in your hospital room. did it provide you with inspiration? >> i guess the thing that it did the most for me was realize that somebody else cared about my family. and that to me was probably one of the most touching things. because i know that my family is the reason i was living. and that i was fighting to live. and to have somebody else represent our fellow americans caring about our family was touching. >> we're here today because of your sacrifice and your wife and daughters. so we appreciate that. where can we get more four? >> sure. no greater there is a great how to help button for anybody thatment with as to get involved. and it's not just financial. it can be personal commitment to investment and just helping.
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>> maybe just a thank you, too. and so the bottom of our screen also if you're interested in helping out at home, or even learning more information, colonel, thank you very much. i really appreciate it. >> it's my honor to be here. god bless you all. coming up on the program, donald trump's campaign takes him to georgia. so how will a brash new yorker do in the southern state in that's coming up. and it almost looked like a movie, but it is not. a peace rally turns into a triage center after two bombs exploded killing dozens and injuring nearly 200 others. we'll have a live update.
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good saturday to you. nice being with you at home. welcome to america's you news headquarters from washington. >> here is what is making headlines right now. a super power faceoff this syria as putin escalates russia's offensive. president obama puts an end to the program that only turned out a handful of rebel fighters. so what is mr. obama's next
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move? we'll ask casey mcfarland coming up. explosions just seconds apart rip through what was a peace rally in turkey. there are dozens of people dead, nearly 200 injured. and now the search is on for who is independent will the blast. and the moment sheriff's deputies in texas opened the doors of an 18 wheeler and found its desperate human cargo sweltering inside. we have been looking now for several weeks at ways to improve that program. i wasn't satisfied with the early efforts in that regard. and so we're looking at different ways to achieve the basically the same kind of strategic objective which is the right one which


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