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new arrests tied to the boston marathon case are raising questions about immigration procedures. we already know next week both the house and senate will hold hearings to look at the intelligence side of the investigation, but now senator john mccain is suggesting more hearings might be necessary to look at immigration in the light of the boston case. >> maybe it's part of immigration overall -- overall immigration reform. we should look at the process at who's allowed into this country under what circumstances. what is their situation and background? particularly from countries that have histories such as chechnya and others where there's been significant influence of radical islamic extremism. >> so this morning three men are in federal custody. they are not accused of having anything to do with the actual bombing. two are accused of tampering with evidence. robel phillipos is accused of
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lying to investigators. prosecutors say they took their friend dzhokhar tsarnaev's backpack and threw it in the garbage. the backpack was filled with empty fireworks tubes. two of the suspects are from kazakhstan, here on student visas. a key question becomes, does the student visa need to be part of immigration overall, or is it a matter of enforcing what's already on the books? good morning, gentlemen. >> good morning. >> good to be with you. >> government lawyers say both of the students from kazakhstan were in violation of their student visas. this morning, we've been trying to reach someone from the university or department of homeland security to explain exactly when it was their visas were expired, but e.j., could this kind of question, what were they doing here, should they have still been here, have a real impact on this immigration debate? >> it could, and i sense that what john mccain was doing in
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part -- john mccain is a strong supporter of immigration reform. i think what he was saying there is we can deal with this issue as part of comprehensive immigration reform because he doesn't want to stop -- have this stop immigration reform. he really wants it to pass. secondly, there are people here on visas, people who overstay their visas. i suspect in a free country there'll always be some of that. i think there's a careful balance here to be struck, which is of course we don't want to let people in who wish americans harm. on the other hand, having students come to america, including muslim students from muslim countries, is one of the best things we do in terms of building friendship and support for the united states. so we want to be very careful here. yes, we want to protect ourselves, but we also don't want to shut down student visas
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in such a broad way that we keep out all kinds of students who wish america well and would profit from being here and be our friends. >> so maybe the question becomes, could at least the system of tracking work better? the ap is reporting that azamat was allowed to return to the u.s. from kazakhstan in january even though he didn't have a valid student visa. a federal law enforcement official told the ap that his visa had actually been terminated because he was dismissed from umass dartmouth, apparently for grades. it was an academic dismissal. so at the very least, it seems either the system for tracking information or information sharing might need some work. >> yeah, i think this is all going to be examined in the context of this immigration bill. as e.j. mentioned before, you know, what the proponents are doing here is saying that, look, we can address this as part of this larger package. the reason being is we've already heard some of the critics of this bill try to slow down and stop this bill because
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of what they see as the problems in boston need to be addressed separately and not try to move forward on this comprehensive bill. i think you're going to see some proponents of this measure be open to some change, even if they're cosmetic changes, to at least appear they're addressing some of the problems that happened in boston and with these suspects and friends. so we'll see exactly how that plays out, but you're going to see capitol hill take some -- have hearings and look at this closely to see wether or not there needs to be any sort of legislative approach or whether or not there just needs to be more scrutiny on the system. >> something on that, chris. if you can solve -- that is to say, if you can put 11 million or so illegal immigrants on a track to citizenship, you can free up resources in the immigration system to actually solve the problems we really do want solved like overstayed
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visas and certainly like better scrutiny of people who might come in and do us harm. >> i want to bring in congressman mike thompson, who's a democrat from california and a member of the house intelligence committee. congressman, good morning. >> good morning, chris. good to be with you. >> we've been talking about two of these suspects arrested here on student visas. let me play for you something else senator john mccain had to say about this. >> this seems to be a common thread throughout this whole catastrophe and tragedy, is these individuals, where they came from, how they got here, how they stayed. i think it would be very appropriate to have hearings as we move forward with the immigration bill to try to fix what at least in this case appears to be a broken system. >> congressman, do you think this will have any impact? could it, in fact, give more momentum to comprehensive immigration reform? could it slow it down? >> well, i think there's always going to be the critics who look for any reason to stop comprehensive immigration reform, but i think e.j. is correct. this is a valuable program to
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our universities, to our community. we build relationships with people in other countries, and we need to make sure it works. as everybody knows, public policy is not a static thing. you don't pass a bill and forget about it. it requires that we constantly work on whatever the subject matter is to make sure we get it right. >> prosecutors say these three suspects were not involved in the bombings. we want to say that again. but they are accused of taking that backpack in dzhokhar's room and throwing it away. as we're learning more about this, whether it's these three or the bombing suspects themselves, what key questions do you still have about this? >> well, first of the all, i think our intelligence community and our law enforcement community is doing an outstanding job. we need to give them the time and the space to do that job. once they've done it, then we'll be able to sit down and look at what happened and where it happened and how it happened and we'll be able to figure out
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answers to those questions. these three may not have been involved in the bombing, but they sure played a role in trying to get in the way of our outstanding law enforcement stopping them from doing their job. and that's just wrong. >> i want to switch gears, if i can, and talk about gun safety. you have a bill with more than 100 co-sponsors to expand background checks but just three republicans. what's your strategy to get this voted on and get passed? even if all 201 house democrats back this bill, you're still going to need 17 republicans. >> well, chris, the number is actually growing. the 100 co-authors happened as soon as we introduced the bill. as of this morning, we're over 120. you're correct, we're short on the republican side. >> how many of those 120 are republicans, congressman? >> well, we have the three original republican co-authors, which makes it bipartisan, but it makes it short on the republican side. we're going to continue to push
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it. the american people know that background checks is the appropriate public policy. it saves lives. it stops criminals and stops the dangerously mentally ill from getting firearms. and we need to hear from the people across the country, folks needs to tell their elected officials. they need to call their members of congress and tell them to get on board on this king/thompson proposal to make sure that we pass the law that requires background checks for people who buy guns at gun shows, over the internet, or through other advertised sales. it's good public policy. it saves lives. the american people deserve a vote on this. >> i'm sure you heard what pat toomey said. he told a local newspaper that there were people on his side who didn't want to be perceived as helping the president with something he wanted to accomplish. is he right? if so, how do you fight against that? >> well, i've heard similar.
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i've had folks on the proverbial other side of the aisle tell me that they're for background checks, they just don't want their name out in front. >> they've actually said that to you? >> absolutely. >> and does that host of reasons include not wanting to give the birth da president a victory? >> for a whole host of reasons. i've also heard from republican colleagues who have told me that although the poll number in their districts are over the top in favor of background check, they haven't heard from any constituents in their district. so that's why it's important that the voters across the country contact their member of congress and tell them we need background checks. >> do you believe that? do you think there are members of congress who haven't heard anything from their constituents about this, which has to be the most talked about, most hot-button issue that's been going on for the last many months, since newtown. >> well, i think that you and i
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think that because we're interested in it. we're involved in it. i have the bill. but i think there's a lot of folks who -- well, you saw the early poll numbers. there are a lot of folks polled believed that background checks are already the law. so notwithstanding the 90% approval of background checks, there's still a lot of folks who will think it's the law and haven't been passionately involved. and they need to get passionate and contact their congressman or woman and tell them to sign up on this bill, that we need background checks. it saves lives. it's fully respectful of the second amendment. it doesn't bother lawful gun owners. we need to get going on it. >> congressman mike thompson, thank you so much for coming on the program. >> thank you. >> i want to bring e.y. aj. andu back. >> we're going to push and we're pushing now to get it done.
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somebody asked me the other day, won't you wait until after the next election? the answer is no. we're going to keep pushing. it will get done because the american people demand that it get done. >> so manu, you're covering congress. how do they get that next step taken? if what pat toomey says it right, if what congressman thompson said is right that, people for a whole host of reasons or because they don't want the president to have a victory, aren't willing to vote for this even though their constituents may want it and they feel it's the right thing to do? >> despite what the white house says, i'm pretty skeptical they're going to get something done. there is talk about changing the language, watering down the bipartisan background checks bill in a way that could win some support for rural lawmakers. what you're seeing is here in the recess week is a concerted effort by gun control activists, some of whom have been organized by the mayors against illegal
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gun, the mike bloomberg group, sending up their activists and supporters to target some of the senators who voted no. i was up in new hampshire this week with kelly ayotte, the new hampshire republican senator who voted no against the proposal. she was coming under a lot of heat from folks who were upset at her vote. her town halls have had some passionate opponents raising concerns to her directly. she's certainly been uncomfortable with that sort of -- >> let me get to that. for people who didn't see it, she did get confronted by a number of people, including erica lafferty. she is the daughter of one of the newtown victims. she was actually on "hardball" last night. i want to the play what her reaction was to her interaction with kelly ayotte. >> i honestly just feel like she doesn't answer any question. i think maybe she is still unsure about why she voted other than that's what everyone else was doing. it really just seems like she
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has no defense every time she's asked the same question, it's a different answer over and over. >> e.j., to manu's point about how difficult this is going to be, is it going to take more of these town meetings and more pressure from constituents? you have this new "new york times" poll that shows 41% of those surveyed approve of president obama's handling of gun policy. 52% disapprove. you wonder if at least the momentum he had has been lost. >> you know, i actually think the momentum may be shifting again. manu was up there with kelly ayotte. she's coming under a lot of pressure. there's pressure on jeff flake in arizona who voted no. there's pressure on rob portman in ohio who voted no. i think this is going to come back for a vote tweaked so that people who voted no on the first one can say this is slightly different. i think the big difference between this fight and almost every other fight we've had on guns is you're seeing the newtown families.
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like that courageous young woman involved, and you're seeing a lot of americans making those calls. i think one of the things that may have gone wrong in the strategy for this in the first round is that supporters organized all kinds of thing, including vigils that were very moving. i think the nra and their allies organized a lot more phone calls to the hill. i think you're going to see an emphasis on the pro-gun reform groups saying, okay, members of congress are going to start hearing from us. you're already seeing that happen to the senators, some of the senators who voted no. >> e.j. and manu, thanks, guys. good to see you both. >> good to be with you. taking you to a developing story now. live pictures at the rose garden at the white house. president obama is announcing the nomination of penny pritzger. let's listen in. >> we know he's going to be extraordinary leading that
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institution. but today i'm in a position to nominate two extraordinary individuals to continue the work of ron and becky as key members of my economic team. as i said in my state of the union address, when it comes to growing our economy and our middle class, we should focus on three things. number one, making sure america's a magnet for good jobs. number two, helping workers earn the skills they need to get those jobs, and number three, making sure their hard work actually leads to a decent living. both these individuals share that focus. first, i'm not naming penny pritzger to serve as my secretary of commerce. now, penny is one of our country's most distinguished business leaders. she's got more than 25 years of management experience in industries including real estate, finance, and hospitality. >> when he says hospitality, she's from the hyatt hotels family with a personal net worth of $1.85 billion. we'll be right back. i've been using crest pro-health for a week.
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in 45 minutes, president obama is scheduled to leave for mexico city for a face-to-face meeting with mexico's newly elected president. he took office in december and in a potentially confrontational change from his predecessor, he's expected to give u.s. authorities less access in fighting the drug war and organized crime. of course, immigration is also on the agenda, important for 33 million u.s. residents of mexican origin, who have the potential to increase pressure on congress to act. joining me now, jose diaz. always good to see you. thank you very much for coming to us from mexico city. >> good to see you, chris. thank you very much. >> let's start with immigration. >> good to see you. immigration, one of the subjects
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that -- sorry. >> i was going to say that the new president is under some pressure to take a more public stand on immigration. why has he been hesitating? >> you know, i don't think he's been hesitating as much as he's been focused on other things. this is a country that's facing some monumental issues going forward. the economy has slowed down a little bit. it was on a pickup. but the whole issue, for example, of the fight against the cartels is something that enrique has been focusing on. he's been very clear from day one. i've spoken to him a number of times when he was a candidate and after when he won the presidency here. he says immigration reform in the united states is something his administration strongly supports and wants to see how mexico can best help the united states on this issue. remember, this is -- immigration reform is really a u.s. issue. the fact is that the majority of those who would see benefits under immigration reform aren't
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mexicans living in the united states. it's a very dicey issue to talk about something going on in another country from a perspective of mexico. enrique has been very supportive of it and wants to see how he can help in the efforts under way in capitol hill right now. >> one of the questions is, what can he do to help secure the border? what is he willing to do, jose? >> that's an incredibly tough question and an important one because the fact is, people cross the border not because they like the idea of leaving their homeland behind and going to a new country, many times facing the dangers involved in crossing the border. they do so because they feel there is nothing in their country that is going to offer them a better future. so they go elsewhere. if the economy here in mexico is progressing and is getting stronger, less people would be willing to leave this place behind and start a new life in the united states.
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so the economic relations between the united states and mexico are so important, and they affect so many other issues like immigration of people not leaving here. the economy here is something that president is going to be focused on and the drug wars. because people also are finding better to leave their country if they fear staying at home because of the drug cartels. you know, it's so intertwined, but the issue of how the united states deals with mexico for this war against drugs is touchy after the changes the president of mexico announced last monday. >> yeah, let's talk more about that. we know what happened under the former president, calderon. the u.s. sent in drones, intelligence agents, police trainers. i think over six years, $2 billion worth of help to fight the drug war. by one count, it helped to capture or kill at least 25 drug
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kingpins. so why would the new president want to change that relationship? >> well, the problem is that, you know, you kill one kingpin and three new ones emerge. so it's how do you deal with the actual growing problem of these terrorist organizations that exist because they can supply the united states' market and consumers with illegal drugs. how do you kind of nip that in the bud? so in the past, the united states has had total access. for example, the fbi, the cia, if they had to talk to someone in mexico, they'd talk to their counterparts here. now, last monday, just two days ago, the president of mexico announced that all communications and all interchange of intelligence had to go through what they're calling here a single door, which is the interior secretao
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yat, one person. that limits the access federal organizations in the united states have had until now with their counterpart in mexico. the big here s what do you do now? more than 7,000 people have been killed in this country in this war. officials say narcos are going more and more to the united states. it's a problem for the americans. >> a topic of conversation as the president heads to mexico city. jose, always good to see you. thank you. the fbi meantime is asking for the public to help in connection with the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi last year. take a look. investigators are looking for these three men. they say they were on the grounds at the time of the attack. the fbi believes the men may have information to help with the case. they're not necessarily suspects. four people, you'll recall, were killed in that attack last september 11th, including ambassador chris stephens. everybody has different investment objectives,
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keep my promise is seen as newsworthy and calls for wild speculation. "the washington post" calls him a bull in the senate china shop, but that may exactly be his appeal and influence with conservatives. let's bring in the former national press secretary for the obama campaign and the former senior advised adviser to presi bush. gentlemen, good morning. so there's a report in the national review, ben, that says cruz is in the early stages of mounting a 2016 run. what do you think ted cruz is up to? >> well, let me say what democrats across the country are thinking right now, which is sign me up. we'd love to help ted cruz be the republican nominee in 2016. i think he'd lead the republican party back to the days of barry goldwater. >> let me play devil's advocate here. this is a guy who is not intimidated. he's got thick skin. he obviously won with pretty strong grass roots support. he's got impressive credentials.
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graduates with honors from harvard. so would democrats be maybe a little foolish to say too easily we'd love to have him run? >> i have no doubt he'd do well with the conservative activist base in the party. those are the folks who tend to come out for things like the iowa caucuses. but the republican party has desperately been looking for a new face and a new voice to modernize the party. the fact is that senator cruz and rand paul have stepped into that. instead of some of the republicans who can lead them on a more moderate path that will actually help them win independence in the next presidential election. senator cruz was prepared to filibuster an issue that had the support of 90% of the american people. he represents everything about the sort of obstruction you're seeing in congress right now that the american people detest. ultimately, i don't think he's somebody who can lead the
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republican party in a winning direction. >> before he apologized for it, john mccain did call cruz a whacko bird. let me play for you something cruz said just the other day, taking aim, frankly, at senate republicans. >> look, there are a lot of people that don't like to be held accountable, but here was their argument. they said, listen, before you z this, the politics of it were great. the dems were the bad guys. the republicans were the good guys. now we all look like a bunch of squishes. it's like, well, there is an alternative. you could just not be a bunch of squishes. >> so is this just what the republican party needs, robert, or exactly what will lead to its downfall? >> well, i'm not sure i understand the question. let me say two things. >> well, the question s this is a guy who has been unapologetically far, far, far to the right. and this is somebody who has not taken his place as a lot of
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people would put it in the senate. he's somebody who has pushed in a way that not many first-term senators would push. he is not afraid to say what he thinks, even if it is as, has been pointed out, directly in contraction to what the polls show the american people want, but is that what the republicans are looking for? >> i will concede to you three thing. one, he is speaking on behalf of his constituents he was duly elected by in the united states senate. secondly, he is very much a rebel rouser in terms of being a bull in the china closet, if you will. he does not act like a typical freshman senator who stays behind the scenes and tries to be more congeniality. ted cruz is not mr. congeni congeniality. the question becomes whether or not he's speaking his mind, as many of the american people want their politicians to do, and/or is he placating for running for president? i don't think he's running for president. i think he's staying core to his
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believes. he's someone that's definitely ruffling a lot of feathers. the question becomes whether or not he's effective or not. i don't know the answer to that. i don't think anyone does. >> you don't know if he's been effective, you don't think? >> i think it's too early to tell. he's just a freshman senator. he's someone out there that definitely speaks his mind. when you take a look at pieces of legislation that he's authors or co-authored, i can't think of anything. when you look at his effectiveness around the country in terms of grassroots, i can't point to anything. >> i can't let this go by without saying there is this question about whether he's actually eligible to run because of where he was born. of course, in his way, john stewart took that on. let me play that clip. >> are you eligible to run for president? you were born in canada. >> oh, canada! boom! boom! boom! our beloved texas freedom fighter is nothing but a dirty syrup guzzler.
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how's cruz going to deal with that one? >> john, i'll leave those questions to others to worry about. >> really? leave it to others? i know someone who could look into it. >> ben, is there a serious question here, though? >> look, it's something that i'm sure would be explored in a campaign, given that we have a president that was born in the united states who had to spend five or six years answering questions about his birth certificate. i think the more serious question for the republican party is if they're being held hostage by extreme elements of the electorate in their primary system. if they really want to change the party in 2016, if they really want to put it on to a winning footing, they should open up the primary process to independents, moderate the electorate, and that will allow them to govern when they get
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back to washington. that's something they've refused to do. >> ben, robert, we'll be talking more about this. thank you both. >> thanks, chris. checking the news feed this morning. a renewed fight this morning over women's rights. the justice department is appealing the decision to lift age limits on those purchasing the morning after pill. a federal judge ordered to lift all age restrictions. so starting on may 5th, anyone can buy the plan b emergency contraceptive from store shelves without a prescription. women's groups say the decision to appeal is politically motivated and a step backward for women's health. fast-moving wildfire now burning out of control just outside of palm springs, california. it's called the summit fire. it's already consumed 3,000 acres, destroyed at least one home, and is threatening hundreds of others. crews say the rising temperatures and falling humidity levels as well as fierce winds are making their jobs tough. one of the two rappers in the 1990s duo kriss kross has died. police say chris kelly may have
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died of a drug overdose in his atlanta home. he was best known for this hit song. ♪ jump, jump in 1992 at the age of 14 "jump" took kelly and his partner to number one. chris kelly was 34 years old. struggling retailer jcpenney trying to get your business back with an apology. mandy drury is here with what's moving your money. mandy, millions of people watching "american idol" last night saw something i think we haven't seen very often. take a look. >> it's no secret. recently jcpenney changed. some changes you liked and some you didn't. come back to jcpenney, we heard you. now we'd love to see you. >> i was flabbergasted when i saw that. how often does a major american company say we messed up? >> yeah, absolutely. but you know what? we spoke to a number of
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commentators on this and whether or not it was an effective ad yesterday, chris. on the whole, they weren't that impressed. you know, the first reaction was, okay, yeah, it's a move in the right direction, but honestly, a lot of people we spoke to said the people that are being shown in the ad aren't necessarily representative of the average jcp shopper. also, you know, they thought it was good. they're admitting some of the changes they made in the past did not work and that they are trying to fix it. but do you know what the mistakes were? we follow the strok eveock ever. we know what the mistakes were. they never say what the mistakes were in the ad. also, what have they learned? what specific changes are they making to bring you, the shopper, back? first reaction is that good first step but maybe not quite hitting the mark they should have. >> well, speaking of maybe not hitting the mark p frontier airlines raising some eyebrows because they have a new plan to charge for carry-on luggage. >> right. starting in the summer, they're going to charge up to $100 for
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bags in the overhead bin. i believe, chris, those small bags you could put under the seat, those are going to be free. i say up to $100, because they're only going to charge $20 -- $25
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>> i'm here because of the elected women that have come before me. they paved the path for the first woman president and the next. they shattered expectations. they broke all the glass ceilings. >> i'm here because my friends said i could run for office. >> joining me now, spokeswoman for emily's list, jess mcintosh. good to see you. good morning. >> good morning. thanks so much for having me.
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>> i'm looking at your own poll that says among other things 90% would vote for a woman president. 75% say a female president would be a good thing for the country. so what are you going to do to make that happen? >> well, i just rushed over here from the launch of emily's list madame president campaign to finally elect a woman president. 2012 was a mandate for women's leadership. we elected a historic number of democratic women to congress. emily's list, which helps elect progressive women quin up the ld our membership. there's a lot of enthusiasm out there. what we want to do is harness it and build a base committed to putting a woman in the white house. that's what the campaign is about. >> a woman in the white house, and by that do we read that to be hillary clinton? >> for sure. >> at least four secretaries of state became president. you know, he got a good reaction with that. seriously, is this really about hillary and not about a woman president generically? >> we don't know if hillary will
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run. we are certainly hopeful she will. if she doesn't, we have a deep bench of very strong, very qualified women candidates who are ready. you know, they've answered to titles like secretary and governor and senator. they are ready to answer to a new title. so whether or not hillary does, we want to make sure that we are building a bench of women who are running to be on the democratic ticket in 2016 in 2020, in 2024. you mentioned the quinnipiac poll earlier. they polled hillary. she's leading the field, unsurprisingly. everybody else that got polled was a man. there are women who ought to be considered in that field. we want to make sure that going forward they are every bit as big a part of the narrative as the rest of the guys. >> two questions that seem to be obvious to people. one is that don't you want the best person, man or woman? and could that best person possibly be a woman who is a republican? >> yeah, i think to the first question, absolutely.
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i think that voters understand -- and our polling shows. check it all out on they believe that a woman president has the advantage when it comes to exercising good judgment, having the right priorities, putting families ahead of politics and cutting through partisan bickering. so given the kind of washington that we're seeing today, it seems like those qualities would be really beneficial in a leader. as far as the second question, we need more republican women to run. absolutely. you know, emily's list supports democratic women, but i think we saw in the violence against women act fight, republican women were on the side of women and families in that fight. it was 22 republican men that voted against reauthorizing that critical bill to help women. so absolutely. we would like to see republicans put more women up. we'd like to see them get voted for. obviously, we believe that democrats are the best to represent women and families. but for sure, we'd like to see more engagement on the other
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side. >> we have to ask you about this quickly because there's criticism, as you know, including from the hollywood chapter of now. they say emily's list is running a sexist ad. the ad shows a blond woman being greeted by paparazzi as she exits a limo. they say this is so many stereo stereotypes about the blond, white woman, low cut red dress. how do you respond? >> you know, we're educating women voters in l.a. about the clear contrast between the candidates. wendy is the only one in the race who has consistently put women and families ahead of her own personal agenda and personal ambition. so there's a lot of communication out. we want to be able to help elect -- >> but this specific ad, people say this is diminishing to women. >> no, i mean, i think it's telling women voters the very clear contrast between the candidates. it is critical that voters know that they have the opportunity
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to elect the first woman mayor of l.a. l.a. is a progressive city that has never elected a woman mayor. we're excited to have the chance to help make that happen. >> jess mcintosh, thank you for coming on the program. >> thank you. >> we'll be right back. surprise -- your house was built on an ancient burial ground. [ ghosts moaning ] surprise -- your car needs a new transmission. [ coyote howls ] how about no more surprises? now you can get all the online trading tools you need without any surprise fees. ♪ it's not rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. it's just common sense. we are gathered here today to celebrate the union of tim and laura. it's amazing how appreciative people are when you tell them they could save a lot of money on their car insurance by switching to geico...they may even make you their best man. test. test. .and now in the presence of these guests
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pope francis is condemning what he calls slave labor at the scene of one of the worst industrial accidents in bangladesh's history. at least 34 people are now confirmed dead in last week's garment factory collapse. 149 are still missing. a mass muslim funeral was held yesterday. this tragedy is forcing american retailers to rethink their relationships with overseas factories. it also presents a dilemma for socially conscious consumers. richard lui is here with the rundown. >> chances are what you're wearing right now involves slave labor. that's what an anti-human trafficking group says. some businesses want to change that. gap says they are already taking
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action, training bangladesh factory managers in fire safety. disney halted off production in bangladesh, one of the world's largest merchandise licensers. it changed rules for thousands of overseas production houses. benaton removed a is supplier i the collapsed building from its approved list. fair indigo only sells certified non-sweat shop fair trade products. nevertheless, under 1% of clothing sold in the u.s. is fair trade. americans are less concerned if clothes they buy are from, say, factories with properly paid workers. according to america's research group, more important are fit and price. fair trade products tend to be 5% more extenpensivexpensive. that's why dangerous garment ghettos and low-cost countries continue to thrive. bangladesh's $35 billion throng
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with its workers. consumers more and more search for these tags on what they buy. the guarantee, just wages and safe and environmentally responsible work conditions. the official made in the usa logo is another guarantee. to use it, companies have to adhere to strict ftc guidelines similar to fair trade, but only 950 have passed that test so far. one note, chris, if we wanted to buy styles like the ones we're wearing right now but fair trade, almost impossible to find. >> well, used to be a lot easier to find made in the usa, it seems to me. maybe there was a time they were doing a lot of ads and we were looking for it. it's important stuff. thank you very much. that's going to wrap up this hour of jansing & co. thomas roberts is up next.
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college students understands the gravity of a situation like this. and they did not intentionally or knowingly destroy evidence. >> what did they know? when did they know it? just some of what the fbi is looking into, trying to figure out about the three additional suspects arrested in connection with the boston marathon bombing. hi, everybody. i'm thomas roberts. topping our agenda today, new details emerging on these three suspects who remain in custody this hour. all three are men. all three are 19 years old. all three friends of dzhokhar tsarnaev. two of them seen in this photo can dzhokhar at times square, both on student visas from kazakhst kazakhstan, both accused of removing items from dzhokhar's dorm room. >> he did not know those items were involved in a bombing or of any interest in a bombing or any evidential value. >> a third friend, an american from cambridge, accused of lying to investigators. according to federal court documents, at least one of the three talked to dzh


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