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to the assault weapons ban and creates a dangerous weapons registry. it would also ban high-capacity magazines. if you currently own that kind of ammunition, it would have to be registered. family members of the newtown victims pleaded with lawmakers to go even further and ban existing high-capacity magazines. >> we have learned that in the time it took him to reload in one of the classrooms, 11 children were able to escape. we ask ourselves every day, every minute if those magazines had held ten rounds, forcing the shooter to reload at least six more times, would our children be alive today? >> but nationally momentum for new gun laws appears to be stalled. the president will try to drum up support for it again tomorrow. he'll be visiting colorado. let me bring in "usa today"'s washington bureau chief and congressional reporter ed o'keefe. it was only december the last
time the nra had that big press conference. remember this? >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> so, ed, what are we expecting today? more of the same? >> we're expecting to learn a little more about what wayne lapierre discussed in that initial conference and that is their plan to roll out school security programs. we understand it will be a little more than an armed guard. they ran into criticism not only for the proposal but for the presentation. today's president conference set to be led by asa hutchinson, a former politician from arkansas who has been leading the review of potential school security options that the nra is going to put forth. should we remember that there is a piece of legislation that would be considered that would
revive a justice department program and offer up about $40 million to eligible school districts across the country as they start to rewrite their school security plans. what that bill doesn't do, however, necessarily is adopt whatever the nra wants and we can anticipate at least a few republicans might try to pick up whatever it is the nra proposes and try to work that into some kind of a bill. >> there is this other proposal put forth by the advancement project, which is a national civil rights group, and it suggests boosting the number of counselors, social workers, psychologists to keep what they say is a watchful eye on students. their report says law enforcement officers provide the appearance of security but they should be part of a holistic, concerted effort to ensure that children are safe. you got to wonder, susan, what chance does something like that have against the power and experience of the nra. >> it's hard to do things these days that are going to cost the federal government money, that's for sure. it hard to do things that are going to defy the nra.
right after the enoughtown shooting some thought the nra my relent and support measures, like expanded background checks. that turned out not to be true. if they succeed in defeating background checks, which are supported by nine out of town voters, will they pay a long lf term pri-- long-term price. >> i thought your piece with phil rucker was absolutely fantastic, the headline "firearms advocates target gun control measures." the nra isn't satisfied with assault weapons ban. they're trying to water down background checks. i'm going to ask you about that when we come back.
now the president is taking to the podium so we want to go to the white house where he has just been introduced and he's going to unveil this new brain initiative. >> thank you, everybody. please have a seat. well, first of all, let me thank dr. collins, not just for the introduction but for his incredible leadership at nih. those of you who know francis also know he's quite a gifted singer and musician. i was asking whether he was going to be willing to sing the introduction. and he declined. his leadership has been extraordinary. i'm glad i've been promoted to scientist in chief, given my grades in physics, i'm not sure it's deserving but i hold science in proper esteem. so maybe that gives me a little credit. today i've invited some of the
smartest people in the country, some of the most imaginative and effective researchers in the country, some very smart people. to talk about the challenge that i issued in my state of the union address. to grow our economy, to create new jobs, to reignite a rising, thriving middle class by investing in one of our core strengths, and that's american innovation. ideas are what power our economy. it what sets us apart. it what america's been all about. we've been a nation of dreamers and risk takers, people who see what nobody else sees sooner than anybody else sees it. we do innovation better than anybody else, and that makes our economy stronger. when we invest in the best ideas before anybody else does, our
businesses and our workers can make the best products and deliver the best services before anybody else. and because of that incredible dynamism, we don't just attract the best scientists or the best entrepreneurs, we also continually invest in their success. we support labs and universities to help them learn and explore and we fund grants to help them turn a dream into a reality, and we have a patent system to protect their inventions and we offer loans to help them turn those inventions into successful businesses. and the investments don't always pay off but when they do, they change our lives in ways that we could never have imagined. computer chips, gps technology, the internet. all these things grew out of government investments in basic research and sometimes in fact some of the best products and services spin off completely
from unintended research that nobody expected to have certain applications. businesses then use that technology to create countless new jobs. so the founders of google got their early support from the national science foundation. the apollo project that put a man on the moon also gave us eventually cat scans. and every dollar we spend to map the human genome has returned $140 to our economy. $1 investment, $140 in return. dr. collins helped with that genome effort. that's why we thought it would be good to have him here to announce the next project, and that's what we're calling the brain initiative. as humans we can identify galaxies light years away, we
can study particles smaller than an atom but sill haven't locked the mystery of the three pounds of matter that sits between our ears. today sicientists possess the ability to study individual neurons and figure out the main functions of certain areas of the brain, but a human brain contains almost 100 billion neurons making trillions of connections. so dr. collins says it's like listening to the string section and trying to figure out what the whole orchestra sounds like. as a result, we're still unable to cure diseases like alzheimer's or autism or fully reverse the effects of a stroke. and the most powerful computer in the world isn't nearly intuitive as the one we're born with. so there's this enormous mystery waiting to be unlocked. and the brain initiative will
change that by giving scientists the tools they need to get a dynamic picture of the brain in action and better understand how we think and how we learn and how we remember. and that knowledge could be -- will be transformative. in the budget i will send to congress next week, i will propose a significant investment by the national institutes of health, darpa, and the national science foundation to help get this project off the ground. i'm directing my bioethics commission to make sure all of the research is being done in a responsible way and we're also partnering with the private sector, including leading companies and foundations and research institutions to tap the nation's brightest minds to help us reach our goal. and of course none of this will be easy. if it was, we'd already know
everything there was about how the brain works and presumably my life would be simpler here. it could explain all kinds of things that go on in washington and we could prescribe something. [ laughter ] >> so it won't be easy, but think about what we could do once we do crack this code. imagine if no family had to feel helpless watching a loved one disappear behind the mask of parkinson's or struggle in the grip of epilepsy. imagine if we could reverse traumatic brain injury or ptsd for our veterans who are coming home. imagine if someone with a
prosthetic limb could play a piano as well as anyone else because the wiring to the brain to that prosthetic is direct and triggered by what's already happening in the patient's mind. what if computers could respond to our thoughts or our language barriers could come tumbling down? or if millions of americans were suddenly finding new jobs in these fields, jobs we haven't even dreamt up yet because we chose to invest in this project. that's the future we're imagining. that's what we're hoping for. that's why the brain initiative is so absolutely important and that's why it's so important that we think about basic research generally as a driver of growth. and that we replace the across-the-board budget cuts that are threatening to set us back before we even get started. you know, a few weeks ago the directors of some of our
national laboratories said that the sequester, these arbitrary across-the-board cuts that have gone into place are so severe, so poorly designed that they'll hold back a generation of young scientists. when our leading thinkers wonder if it still makes sense to encourage young people to get involved in science in the first place because they're not sure the research and funding will be there to cultivate a new generation of scientists, that's something we should worry about. we can't afford to miss these opportunities while the rest of the world races ahead. we have to seize them. i don't want the next job creating discoveries to happen in china, india or germany, i want them to happen right here in the united states of america. that's part of what this brain initiative is about. that's why we're pursuing other grand challenges, miaking solar energy as cheap as coal.
they're ambitious goals but they're achievable. we're encouraging companies and others to get involved to help us make progress. we have a chance to improve the lives of not just millions but billions of people on this planet through the research that's done in this brain initiative alone, but it's going to require a serious effort, a sustained effort. and it's going to require us as a country to embody and embrace that spirit of discovery that is what made america america. the year before i was born an american company came out with one of the earliest mini computers. it was a revolutionary machine, didn't require its own air conditioning system, that was a big deal. it took only one person to operate, but each computer was eight feet tall, weighed 1,200
pounds and cost more than $100,000. and today most of the people in this room, including the person whose cell phone just rang, have a far more powerful computer in their pocket. computers have become so small, so universal, so ubiquitious, most of us can't imagine life without them. certainly my kids can't. and as a consequence millions of americans work in fields that didn't exist before their parents were born. watson, the computer that won jeopardy is now being used in hospitals across the country to diagnose diseases like cancer. that's how much progress has been made in my lifetime and in many of yours. that's how fast we can move when we make the investments, but we can't predict, you know, what
that next thing will be. we don't know what life will be like 20 years from now or 50 years or 100 years down the road. what we do know is if we keep investing in the most promising solutions to our toughest problems, then things will get better. i don't want our children or grandchildren to look back on this day and wish we had done more to keep america at the cutting edge. i want them to look back and be proud that we took some risks, that we seized some opportunities. that's why this brain initiative is so important. if we keep taking bold steps like the one to learn about the brain, then i'm confident american will continue to lead the world in the next frontiers of human understanding. all of you will help us get there. i'm very excited about this project. francis, let's get to work. god bless you and good blessed
the united states of america. >> the president unveiling the next greatest project, research into the human brain. he compared it to the human genome project, which returns $140 for of dollar they've invested in it. let's go to kristin welker. it's no surprise we heard him say over and over again investment, this is not just a science project bei, it's a job project. >> absolutely. this is something that president obama talked about in his state of the union address. white house officials won't say specifically how many jobs will be created, chris, but you're right, they are pointing to that statistic, the human jeangenome project. the president mentioned the national institutes of health, the defense advanced research projects agency and the national science foundation.
the president's calling for $100 million of extra spending for this initiative. it's not clear that that will actually make its way through congress, but i am told, and that is an important point, those three agencies can still allocate some of their funds to move forward with this. so, in other words, this is something that by all accounts will be moving forward, even if congress doesn't sign off on those extra funds. a lot of scientists are cheering this announcement. they say that it will help to prevent and cure diseases like alzheimer's, like epilepsy, but there are some who are still skeptical who say the technology is just into the there. >> kristen welker at the white house. let me bring susan in and, ed, to kristen's point, what are the chances this runs into some problems in congress? >> i'd say they're going to run into a lot of problems. not on is the national sign foundation and nih under the gun due to the sequestration, having lost a lot of money for research but this is a congress that can't pass a budget, this is a
congress that appears now very unlikely to pass a series of gun proposals that are very widely popular across the country. to add $100 million in science funding is something that i think is going to face a tough swim across the street here at the capitol. >> in spite of the fact, susan, that he's talking about this public/private partnership and certainly in terms of public relations when you talk about things like helping with autism and, by the way, it's autism speaks day today, i got my little pin here that i should show. things like alzheimer's disease, traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, is it going to be a fight? >> well, christian made point, thou kristen made the point that the president can allocate through other options. there are things they can do and
we saw that constrained somewhat during the first term because of the emphasis on the financial crisis. we're now seeing the president stepping forward with some of these executive actions on things like climate change and this investment in brain research that can make a significant difference. >> susan, ed, thanks to both of you. we appreciate you hanging around through the president's announcement today. good to see you both. >> take care. >> thanks. >> there's another issue the president is still working on of course, that's immigration. there is new pressure on congress to finish a deal on immigration perform. it's coming from evangelical christian groups, to offer a pathway of citizenship to immigrants. good to see you congressman, good morning. >> great pleasure. how are you?
>> we're hearing the senate is close to a bipartisan deal on this. how close are you? >> we're very close. >> timeline? >> excuse me? >> do you have a timeline? do you think you'll be done in a week, weeks? >> you know, we don't have a timeline and i'll tell you why. more importantly than when we file a bill is to make sure it's a good bill, a reasonable bill and that hopefully it can get and keep bipartisan support. the only way we're going to get this done is if it has some very strong bipartisan support. we're more concerned in the house to get it right than do it quickly. i am encouraged by the very hard work members of the senate are putting into this. as you know, in the house we've been doing this for quite a bit longer. we're probably farther ahead than they are but our goal is to get it right, to finalize something that is real, that is permanent and that, frankly, fixes what's broken, which is in essence the entire immigration system. >> so farther ahead, that's interesting. and also we hear from folks on the senate side that they've
been in touch with you guys over on the house side. are there areas that it's clear to you that are going to take some tough negotiations to reconcile the senate and house versions? >> we're least on the same planet when you look at the major issues. we're going to have differences. it's very likely that the house bill will be a lot more conservative in some ways than the senate bill but i don't think that there are issues there that we shouldn't be able to agree on ultimately. it's important that we go through the regular process, it goes through the process that people have the ability to come and to change and to amend. but eventually we hopefully will have a conference committee where we can then work out the differences between the house bill and senate bill. i'm optimistic -- look, we are as close as we have ever been to actually finally getting an immigration bill that fixes what is broken, which is the entire immigration system. it's still a very heavy lift. if it was simple, we would have
done this a long time ago. >> i was talking to dcc chair steve israel, who basically says he thinks the only way immigration reform could fail now is because of house republicans. let me play that for you. >> only house republicans could stop it now. only house republicans could -- >> will they? what's your gut? >> so far they have not shown the ability to compromise. they are inflexible, they are chaotic, they put politics ahead of solutions. >> can you get your colleagues to support this on the republican side, congressman? >> you know, i like steve but he is continually -- here's a process where we've had michael phelps of both parties working legitimately to try to solve it. it's a shame that some people, and you've just heard it from his lips, are still trying to politicize this. this is an issue that has been used by both parties for election reasons. it's worked well for democrats, been political suicide for republicans. but both parties have used this as a political issues.
that has ceased to happen and we are working together. he's trying to derail it, trying to point fingers. the important thing is this, is that members of both parties, despite what he says, those who are trying to politicize it like he is, we're working in a bipartisan way, a realistic way, lowering the passions. he's trying to inflame passions. we're trying to lower passions to come up with a solution. i think we're going to get it done. >> congressman mario diaz-ba diaz-balart. >> thank you. >> north korea will reopen its uranium plant and says it will use that facility to make nuclear weapons. there's also a new propaganda video showing north korean soldiers using drawings of u.s. troops for target practice.
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former south carolina governor mark sanford's tempt to come back from the political dead. sanford's name recognition and heavier war chest have helped him get ahead in the polls by double digits, despite his political implosion for years ago when he confessed to an extra marital affair after famously referring to it as hiking the appalachian trail. joining me to talk about it closely watched race is chairman of the south carolina democratic party and chairman of the south carolina republican party. good to see you, gentlemen. good morning. >> good morning, chris. >> good morning. >> let's do a little check on this race, chad. after his strong race performance, you say it's a
toss-up. >> it's all about turnout. it's all going to be about who gets their voters odd today. that's what every runoff in south carolina comes down to. there's no question that curtis b bostick has run a strong game. >> we've seen curtis with the evangelical vote focus. he rolled out endorsements from rick santorum, he's been campaigning with his five children. how important is it? how do you see this race? >> i strangely probably agree with chad. i think that it's going to be a lot tighter than people think and i think curtis bostic is getting evangelicals out. that's where his ground game is. outside of charleston county, where sanford would probably have more strength and because of the money he's had, been on tv more, i think it's going to be neck and neck and i think that's good for elizabeth
colbert bush because i think it's going to show that mark sanford while he may come back in a very conservative -- more conservative than the district at whole consistency and i think she can take either one of them in november -- actually may 7th. >> there is a new poll out, chad, an internal poll, democratic pool from her campaign. it shows her slightly ahead, 47% to 44% in a matchup against sanford. larger lead against bostic, 9 points. but this has been a reliably republican district. is it your sense that this seat is in danger? >> no, we're going to win this. this was an 18-point victory for governor romney in november. we're going to hold on to the seat no matter who the can't is. we'll be able to beat lulu busch no problem. >> stephen colbert is hosting a
couple of expensive fund-raisers for his sister's campaign, tickets as high as $10,000. he said he's willing to do whatever it takes to get his sister elected to congress. how do you have see her campaign, dick? >> i think she has a very strong campaign because she, up like mark sanford, has been a business woman who has created jobs, has roots in the community and has worked hard -- wasn't born on a plantation like mark sanford was. and there's going to be -- this is going to be a very clear choice. chad's republican party in the state has invited ted cruz to be their silver elephant dinner speaker. he is against immigration, voted against a week commemorating those who have multiple sclerosis, a very radical right senator. that's where the republican party of south carolina hasn't got i don't know the memo that the country is moderating and moving away from these extreme positions that sanford or bostic
represents. >> we just have a few seconds. chad, sanford or bostic? >> i think sanford in a close one. >> dick? >> i agree, sanford in a close one. i hope. >> because you think he'll be easier for her to run against? >> i think either one of them is tough but i think he is the poster child for liar. >> thanks to both of you. >> checking the news feed this morning, officials in texas are looking for a violent white supremacy group into their investigation of the weekend murders of a district attorney and his wife. back in december a law enforcement bulletin went out warning that members of the aryan brotherhood of texas might try to attack police or prosecutors. on january 31st an assistant d.a. was assassinated, though no connection between the murders has been established. >> in colorado, court officials admit a clerical error allowed a
suspected killer out of prison four years early. evan spence are ebel is accused of killing colorado's prisons chief. he was supposed to spend extra time in prison for assaulting a prison guard. apparently a clerk failed to note the sentence was to begin after the one he was serving. >> catherine jackson is serving aaeg tour promoters, claim, they placed profit above her son's health and well. potential witnesses include prince, quincy jones and spike lee. >> injured louisville player kevin ware is expected to be released from the hospital this morning. he's already walking with the help of crutches. he tweeted this photo of his bandaged leg, which was severely broken in the elite eight game
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some developing news. senator tom carper, one of the last remaining democrats silenced on same-sex marriage has just endorsed it, writing "as our society has changed and evolved, so, too, has the public opinion on gay marriage and so has mine. that's why today after a great deal of soul searching, i'm endorsing marriage equality." there is this fascinating and sometimes disturbing new study that asks the question how healthy are women in america. ivillage.com is making a comprehensive comparison of women's health in the 50 states. i'm joined bill kelly wallace and clinical professor of
psychologi psychologist. >> we know it's common sense i call, right? we know if you get five servings of fruits and vegetables every day, you exercise, you watch what you're eating, you exercise, get to the doctor, you're likely to live longer and have less heart disease. up see a state like mississippi, where 65% of women are either overweight or obese. it ranks highest when it comes to blood pressure and high cholesterol, second lowest when it comes to women getting fruits and vegetables, very low when it comes to life expectancy. we see the correlation but it is still jarring when we see diet, exercise, fitness, how it all comes together when it comes to diet and exercise. >> a lot of things that got an immediate reaction is when it comes to depression. the highest was in oregon and
the lowest in hawaii. it has to do with the weather, right? >> yes. and oregon has the highest level of physical activity. the number of days of sunlight i think play as role in this and we see that in europe in the scandinavian countries, countries that have less exposure to sunlight, in the winter you my only see two or three hours. seasonal affective disorder, this is something to be said. that's something you have control over. >> here's the other thing about hawaii. women are not only least likely to be depressed, they're least likely to be obese. it has the second lowest rate of heart disease the conclusion i come to is the moral of the story is live in a tropical paradise. >> let's move to hawaii. you look at all those numbers, we were joking at the office,
that was one of the biggest findings is we want to move to hawaii. but when we did this, we weren't trying to point fingers and saying that's a bad state and hawaii is such a good state. what we wanted to do was look at some trends, look at where we can be inspired by women. >> i wonder if hawaii and, you know, i haven't spent that much time there but i do have i call them faux relatives, relatives through my sister's marriage who live there and their whole approach is so different. it's so much more, you know, laid back than ours is. and that makes a lot of sense to me in addition to the weather and beautiful surroundings, doctor. >> yes, yes. we talk about factors we can change. there are certain things we don't have that much control over. but where you live and the circumstances around there, one of the things things that came out of the study for me is looking at minorities. mississippi has one of the highest rates of african-american women and they are less likely to seek health
care and seek health care on time. >> and look at the obesity rates in mississippi. 65%, the highest. hawaii has the lowest but even at that it's almost 48%. >> it's funny when you say that because i knew the number one and the number 50, just when you said you're still talking in hawaii, even hawaii where we're feeling they're more active and they have the wonderful weather, you're almost talking about one in every two people, women in that state are either overweight or obese. that sends a larger message. i hope that when you see that, that when you see eating five servings or more of fruits and vegetable, getting activity, getting checkups, i hope that message comes out. >> in our wheelhouse because we talk about politics mostly, it also plays into this because health insurance it appears can have a profound effect on obviously preventive care. in texas, an alarming 30% of
women have no medical coverage. in romney's massachusetts, just 5% are without it. do you have see that correlation? >> absolutely. if you don't have health insurance, you're less likely to get your pap smear or mammogram. we're talking life and death. if you don't get early screening and detection, you're unlikely to get care at the right time. the disease has already progressed at that point. >> massachusetts highest rate for women for mammogram and pap smear screening and they saw a real decrease in emergency visits and hospital stays because the thinking is if people have the health coverage, they're more likely to get checkups and more likely to be treated before something becomes a crisis that involves a hospital stay or emergency room visit. >> and that's so much more expensive and that's why the health care costs are increasing. we're using emergency rooms for primary visits, costing thousands of dollars for having a cough. >> it will be interesting to see
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as lawmakers in washington forge ahead working toward a set of gun control measures, one town in georgia has done just the opposite. they just voted to make it mandatory for every head of household to own a gun. richard is here with the drill down on state laws and local laws in this whole gun control debate. >> chris, in the story, imagine being told you must by law own a
gun and ammunition? well, nelson, georgia that's happening. but one city council member there admits this law will not be enforced. >> that doesn't mean that there's going to be somebody knocking at their door saying you have to have it. if you do not want a firearm, you do not have to have it. >> people who want a gun, they already have one probably. >> there are exemptions, including those were certain handicaps. a final vote will happen next month on that. >> on the flip side, connecticut, parents of sandy hook victims passing out letters of victims for a bipartisan gun deal that could be the most far reaching nationwide was reached there. it bans high capacity magazines
and mandatory background checks. maryland sent its assault style weapons ban to its house floor. it includes fingerprinting and shooting requirements goes to the floor. 35 states have put forward bills to nullify any possible federal gun control laws. mississippi alone has 15 nullifications bills. what's in a number? cdc study says states with the most gun control laws had a 42% lower gun death rate. but, chris, the 50 state study lead authors caution it does not prove gun laws lead to fewer gun deaths. >> i'm still trying to figure out why you pass a law to say you have to have a gun but you don't have to have a gun. >> they were saying it's symbolic to those criminals who might be considering anything in their city. >> that's going to wrap up this
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