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Nov 14, 2015 12:00am PST
states and around the world. i'm george howell. >> and i'm amara walker, great to have you with us. breaking news coverage right now, the terror attacks in france. it is 9:00 a.m. where there is a national state of emergency after the highly coordinated series of attacks. >> at least 153 people were killed in six different locations rocked by suicide bombings. now we'll take you to the site of the bataclan concert hall. at least 112 people were killed there, many more wounded. right now the french president is meeting with the defense council. >> right now authorities say seven attackers are dead, they blew themselves up. some of the attackers were armed with ak-47s, and some of them had explosive belts on. it is still not clear as how many were involved in total. >> three explosions were heard outside the stade de france. at least one source says it appeared to be a suicide bombing. >> parisians are asked to stay indoors, president hollande says they will be swift in their response and praised first responders. we want to go now to live pictures if we can get that up. as we said t
CNN
Aug 18, 2015 9:00pm PDT
-called manson family made a dilapidated movie set called spawn ranch their home. >> george spahn, the old owner, was nearly blind. lynette fromm was assigned to live with george and to fulfill his every whim. and george liked to pinch her a lot. and she would squeal. and george is the one who nicknamed her squeaky. >> everybody was really happy and we would help take care of the horses. garbage runs were a lot of fun. we would hop in the dumpsters behind the stores and we would find all kinds of vegetables. >> barbara hoyt lived on the ranch. >> i had sex with charlie but it wasn't that many time. there were a lot of girls around. >>> there were lsd orgies, and gave persuasive sermons and made sure his success as a musician the family's top priority. when recording execs weren't interested, charlie got angry. >> he seemed on fire. he was all over the place pacing. >> by 1968, race riots, the black panther movement and riots anti-war movements convinced manson that armageddon was coming. he called it helter skelter after the famous beatles song. ♪ >> everything was preparing for helter s
CNN
Dec 20, 2016 9:00pm PST
think obama has been and george w. bush also but also the lack of experience, glaringly apparent with donald trump. he's obviously a business person with no experience in government which worked for him because people voting for outsider but doesn't carry well in governing. it's very different story and he's not just going to govern the united states but be one of the world leaders, perhaps most important, in a coalition with somebody like angela merkel in germany,ificationinging re-election, opened doors to million plus immigrants and now the narrative is back firing because some of the refugees could be the culprits. >> play what republican chris collins said, first member of congress to back donald trump, explained the doctrine when it comes to isis. >> this president is going to take the tack to isis unlike president bottoobama, notice goo hesitate. calling them out, putting them on notice. i think america appreciates he's going to take the fight to them and not just sit back and wait for the next attack. >> that criticism of obama is long and fair, this administration taken 75% o
CNN
Aug 11, 2017 7:00pm PDT
evidence that trump ever sent anyone to hawaii. >> no one has ever asked george bush -- >> but george bush was born in this country. >> whoopi said, oh, but if that were a white man you wouldn't be asking that question. i said, what does this have to do with race? >> it had everything to do with race. trump knew that an african-american man in the white house had stirred ugly racial animus among a small subset of white voters. >> go to auschwitz. >> usa! >> far more were anxious, angry, and desperate for something completely different. >> if he doesn't get elected, we're in trouble. >> donald trump's birther campaign was aimed straight at all of them. it was a deeply cynical but highly effective political strategy. ♪ we are the champions >> when donald trump stepped onto the stage, polls showed america's trust in its leaders was near a 50-year low. trump the performer had finally gotten his timing just right. ♪ of the world >>> in a moment, how a billionaire captured the hearts of middle america. >> a guy that shits in gold-plated toilets is talking to blue-collar workers.
CNN
Mar 13, 2017 6:00pm PDT
man, you see? ♪ >> but the biggest surprise? america also loved vladimir putin. president george w. bush thought he'd found a kindred spirit. >> i looked the man in the eye. i found him to be very straightforward and trustworthy. i was able to get a sense of his soul. ♪ >> even hollywood fell for the new russian president. he bonded with stars at a charity dinner. ♪ but the honeymoon would soon come to a crashing halt. >> he was a kgb agent. by definition, he doesn't have a soul. >> how are you? so grad lad to see you. >> next, when vladimir met hillary. >> it's important to remember how much he despised hillary clinton. hey richard, check out this fresh roasted flavor. looks delicious, huh? -yeah. -richard, try to control yourself. -i can't help it. -and how about that aroma? -love that aroma! umph! -craveability, approved! -oh, can i have some now?! -sure! help yourself. -wait, what? -irresistibly planters. this is pete's yard. and it's been withered by winter. but all pete needs is scotts turf builder lawn food. it's the fast and easy way to a thick, green, resilient lawn wi
CNN
Mar 13, 2017 9:00pm PDT
? america also loved vladimir putin. president george w. bush thought he'd found a kindred spirit. >> i looked the man in the eye. i found him to be very straightforward and trustworthy. i was able to get a sense of his soul. ♪ ♪ >> even hollywood fell for the new russian president. ♪ ♪ >> he bonded with stars at a charity dinner. ♪ ♪ >> but the honeymoon would soon come to a crashing halt. >> he was a kgb agent. by definition, he doesn't have a soul. >> how are you? so glad to see you. >> next, when vladimir met hillary. >> it's important to remember how much he despised hillary clinton. ♪ ♪ s day - because the irish have all the fun. ancestrydna can reveal your true irish roots, even if you never knew they were there. with a simple dna test, you can discover if you're irish, or one of 25 other ethnicities. so save 10% on ancestrydna right now - and find out just how much fun you'll have. save on ancestrydna through sunday. ( ♪ ) it just feels like anything is possible here in upstate new york. ( ♪ ) at corning, i test smart glass that goes all over the world. but t
CNN
Aug 25, 2017 6:00pm PDT
us on the phone, george washington university law professor. to make the argument, the president has the power to pardon people. that's an absolute power that the president has. you do note this is an unusual type of pardon and certainly an unusual process. explain. >> it's unusual in the number of respects. this is occurring relatively early in a presidential term. more importantly, this was someone who hasn't been sentenced yet. sentencing was supposed to occur in october. generally a president will wait to see what the sentence might be. arpaio was looking at probably less than six months. may not have gotten any jail at all. but most troubling aspect of this is putting the immigration controversy aside, this involved a classic and raw example of contempt of court. it really deals with the rule of law. it doesn't matter what the subject is. the sheriff has to live within the law and courts determine a great variety of things that sheriffs do from executing warrants to limiting police misconduct. it's essential that regardless of disagreement you have with the court that you comply
CNN
Dec 15, 2014 6:00pm PST
troef of confidential information and embarrassing information about angelina jolie and george clooney. >> aren't we old for that? >> reporter: the latest leak shows clooney was upset about the bad reviews from "the monuments men" e-mailing to the sony exec, i fear i have let you all down. not my intention, i apologize, i just lost touch. in a separate e-mail exchange, they called leonardo leonardo d behavior. >> it seems to be intelligent people doing this. they know how to damage the studio. >> reporter: as the leaks continue to slowly trickle out, sony hired a trial lawyer who sent a threatening letter to the media, including cnn. if you do not comply with the request and the stolen information is used or disseminated by you in any manner, sony will have no choice but to hold you responsible. >> on the one hand rksz david boies is going to argue, this is stolen material. aiding and abetting and trying to get the benefit of it. on the other side, though, media outlets are going to say, hey, this is material of enormous public interest. it doesn't matter how it came into our hands, th
CNN
Apr 10, 2015 11:00pm PDT
. >>> hello, and welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world, i'm george howell. this is "cnn newsroom." >>> we start
CNN
Jan 3, 2015 7:00pm PST
paranoid. he had good reason. one of his colleagues, a man named harry george nicholas, suddenly quit, and records were missing. in grand forks federal prosecutor chris meyers got a phone call that would crack the case. >> before we heard of motion resources his partner contacted our office through his lawyer and indicated to us that he could explain the entire conspiracy to us. >> mickeles would avoid prosecution. but charles carlton would not be so lucky. and when police raided the office of motion resources and carlton's home, they found this critical piece of evidence. proof that carlton's guise of legitimacy, that his drugs were being sold for research, was all just a cover for their real purpose. in his own hand carlton was detailing how to use his drugs and just how dangerous they could be. >> it was a journal documenting these substances being used by mr. carlton and friends of mr. carlton and the effects and the various amounts of the substances and how they would affect the body. and that was powerful evidence to show that they knew full well what these substances would
CNN
Mar 1, 2015 4:00pm PST
officials including george w. bush, dick cheney, bob men endes and marko rubio calling them terrorists in part for what he says are human rights violations by america in iraq, syria and vietnam. florida representative mario diaz balart, one of many voices firing back on twitter saying i've always wanted to travel to a corrupt country that is not a free democracy and now castro's lap dog won't let me. all this coming weeks after president maduro accused the u.s. of plotting to overthrow his government, a month after the u.s. imposed visa restrictions on venezuelan government officials over human rights and years of an outspoken opposition that in the last 13 months has turned into deadly protests leaving more than 40 dead on both sides. as president maduro begins closing the doors on the u.s., venezuela struggles and it's house divided. >> venezuela has not responded to the new sanctions just yet, but poppy, imagine a room with both president maduro and president obama what the conversation would be there, you know? guess what? they might have that opportunity here coming up
CNN
Jan 19, 2016 6:00pm PST
investigation were as high as i had ever seen. >> baltimore sun crime reporter, justin george, obtains exclusive access to the investigation. >> they had basically a two-week window in order to investigate this. >> we're still going strong as far as this task force is concerned. >> the main question the police task force is trying to answer is what exactly happened to freddie gray. >> to piece the puzzle together, investigators gather surveillance footage, canvas the neighborhood. >> anyone in your household that might have any information, know anything? >> re-create the van route and deconstruct officers' actions, like the leg links used to restrain gray during his arrest. it is soon clear that the investigation creates as many questions as it answers. for answers, why were police chasing gray? >> not clear of probable cause. wasn't out shooting somebody on a corner, wasn't a drug king pin, breaking into a house. >> and why did they arrest him? the police report says he fled unprovoked and had a knife in his pocket. but charging documents say they didn't know about the knife until th
CNN
May 30, 2015 4:00pm PDT
under blue sky, it's totally leveled. >> the drama. >> princess diana has died. >> george zimmerman not charged with anything in this case. >> the terror. >> about a third of the building has been blown away. >> there has been a second explosion. >> what normally would be the world trade center is no more. >> two possible suspects in the boston bombings. >> and triumph. >> the rescuers are making progress literally by inches. >> the united states has conducted an operation that killed osama bin laden. >> usa! usa! >> it's so rare that we get the cover story to have a happy ending. >> making news. >> director, can you talk to us, please? >> and breaking news. >> i can't move. i'm not going to -- >> what is going on in ferguson, missouri, in downtown america. >> here come flash bangs and canisters coming right up at us. >> 35 years of cnn. >> cnn. >> cnn. >> cnn. >> this is cnn. >> hello, i'm wolf blitzer. there's a lot of memories in that sequence you just saw. when ted turner launched the first 24-hour news network in 1980, many thought it was a crazy idea. some referred to cnn as c
CNN
May 19, 2015 6:00pm PDT
richard pryor and george carlin. i think that he's up there with those guys. >> you look at all the other shows, and you see david letterman's influence. >> how are you? >> i love his set. we should do our show -- >> yeah. >> dave not being on television just doesn't feel right to me. then let's follow it up by people pointing out to me that i'm the old guy now. >> you're the oldest? the you're the one that's been on the longest? >> i went from, who the hell is he, to, is he still here? >> can you envision yourself 20 years from now doing your late-night show? [ laughter ] >> what the hell am i going to do with myself every day at 4:00 p.m.? >> what about dave? what is he going to do? >> dave loves to get laughs. >> would you boys like a table or do you want to sit at the bar? so i wouldn't count him out -- you know, i wouldn't put him on the porch. zbrn dave would be the very last person to say he was johnny, but dave is better than johnny. >> thank you very much, peter. and arnold, seriously, thank you very much. i'm sorry about the chair, they were supposed to fix it yesterday. >> i do
CNN
Sep 2, 2015 6:00pm PDT
found in east falmouth. >> reporter: george brenner, a low cull reporter for the "cape cod times." >> the editor called. we want to put a couple more people on this. this could be big. >> rescue just arrived. >> reporter: how did you find out? >> i got a call. it ended up booing one of the workers. michael. >> reporter: loretta is shirley's younger sister. he goes, are you sitting down? i said, yeah. he goes, your sister is gone. she's gone. you mean she's dead? this was house right here. >> reporter: you came here the day that she was found. >> that morning, yes. >> reporter: what do you remember about that day? >> very little. i was very numb. i remember pulling in. and i did walk up to the garage. i saw a glimpse of her. i saw the yellow shirt she was wearing the day before and her red jacket. her body was up against her door. >> reporter: that must have been hard to see? >> it was. and then i started -- i started freaking out. i started banging on doors. and banged on johnny's door. >> reporter: johnny reine, shirley's brother-in-law and next door neighbor. >> as i ran over t
CNN
Jun 15, 2014 4:00pm PDT
life and legacy of george h.w. bush that premieres tonight 9:00 eastern and pacific. first, though, don't miss our cnn special report. o.j.'s wild ride begins now. >> 911, what are you reporting? >> i have o.j. simpson in the car. >> o.j. simpson on the run. >> the los angeles police department right now is searching for mr. simpson. >> and on the edge. >> he's still alive, but he's got a gun to his head. >> was that gun loaded? >> oh, yeah. it was a real gun, real bullets. >> and real drama. >> they're going through orange county. >> news helicopters hovering above as the bronco drives past stunned onlookers. >> people were jamming on their brakes, jumping out of their cars, sometimes in the middle of the freeway. >> think about everybody else, all right? >> i can do it in the freeway, i can do it at a field. i can do it at a grave. i can do it at my house. >> you're not going to do anything. too many people love you, you got to whole world. don't throw it away. >> two bodies butchered, one of them o.j.'s ex-wife. >> slashed, stabbed, everything else. nicole was nearly decapitated
CNN
May 26, 2015 6:00pm PDT
we can see under blue sky, it is levels. >> princess diana, has died, george zimmerman not charged with anything in this case. >> about a third of the building has been blown away. >> there has been a second explosion. >> what normally would be the world trade center is no more. >> two possible suspects in the boston bombing. >> and triumph. >> the rescuers are making progress literally by inches. >>> the united states has conducted an operation that killed osama bin laden. >> it is so rare to begin a cover story that has a happy ending. >> making news. >> director, can you talk to us please. >> and breaking news. >> what is going on -- in ferguson, missouri, in downtown america. >> 35 years of cnn -- >> cnn. >> cnn. >> cnn. >> this is cnn. >>> hello, i'm wolf blitzer, there is a lot of memories in that sequence you just saw. when ted turner launched the first 24 hour news network in 1990, many thought it was a crazy idea. some referred to cnn as chicken noodle news. not any more. 35 years later, more people get their news from cnn than from any other global news source. cnn is the
CNN
Oct 21, 2014 6:00pm PDT
looks as though george washington slept there. i mean everything about growing up during that time was americana, even the names, of the sports teams, the 1776ers, the eagles, american to its core. my dad's side of the family is jewish. immigrants from eastern europe. >> why did grandmother tapper and grandfather tapper's family leave? >> variety of reasons. a lot was economics. my mom's scotch irish via canada. >> my parents brought me here when i was 3. >> there was this family myth. your side of the family came to north america and objected to slavery and so they want to canada because there were slavery in the united states. >> i would look to believe that, but i doubt it. >> it is great family lore. >> i think they left for other reasons. >> looking into it with ances y ancestri.c ancestri.com. i found out i have colonial roots. though not exactly what i might have hoped for. it all starts with my seventh great grandfather. eng eng engelbert huff, ended up in fishkill, new york. where i went to find out more. born in the 1600, 1637, 87. in norway. apparently he made quite an impre
CNN
Nov 5, 2014 7:00pm PST
. ♪ come and get it. >> welcome back. president george w. bush had a word for it in 2006. that word thumping. that's what the democrats got last night. not just losing control of the senate, but in the house of representatives. where the gop won its largest majority since the second world war. joining us now, a member of the majority, florida congressman elect, carlos curbelo. congressman elect. thank you for joining us. congratulations to you. what do you believe the main message your voters were sending by electing you to come here? >> thanks, wolf. the economic recovery which hasn't benefited everyone. just the people at the top. and they're frustrated with washington. they want to send people to washington, d.c. that are willing to reach across the island get things done. so that's what i found as i met with voters throughout the last few months. people just very frustrated. pessimistic about the country. and i hope we can do some things for them in washington. >> your district goes from south miami-dade all the way down to the keys. a pretty large area. do they want comprehensi
CNN
Sep 10, 2015 9:00pm PDT
. very interesting story there. from cnn world headquarters here in atlanta, i'm george howell, this is cnn newsroom. >>> good day to you. welcome to our viewers in the united states aernd the world. we begin this hour with the latest in the u.s. presidential race.
CNN
Dec 21, 2014 4:00pm PST
. other people have said things. george pa ta pataki. >> other people have said that. it's what happened at the moment that he said this. we're talking about de blasio has to do something. patrick lynch has to do something, new york city police department has to do something to get the city together. do i have confidence in new york city they can get together? of course i do. how about you guys? how do you feel? >> yeah, there's a point, what jeff said, when people are seeing these officers, they need to see human beings, need to see ramos, the father and husband, liu the newlywed. everybody wants to get back home to their namefamilies. we have to understand that and understand people have the right to say we want better policing. >> people have the right to peacefully protest. certainly i condemn and know every civil rights person has condemned when people were protesting and some of them said, you know, kill the police or we want that -- that's absolutely wrong and we can't do that. >> before we go, i want to make sure we said this, because at times these officers who take the job to m
CNN
Aug 28, 2015 6:00pm PDT
. like perot did. like george wallace in the 60s and 70s when he split up the democratic party. trump is going to be around a while >> don't you think this is different? look at how much money he has. all you have to do is look at the amount of media time. the guy is relentless. like the everready bunny. always on television, radio, wherever. he is all over. >> it gets a little scary. i start to dream about trump at night. you know, there is this website called medite. a lot of us follow. every story is about donald trump. but, let's give him credit here. this guy is a brand maker. that's what he has done. he know house to sell a brand. done his own brand very well. still here. he is still ahead. >> basketball, lob, let's talk issues and more about donald trump. use the occasion to night to talk about jeb bush. listen. >> i would say jeb bush is a frequent target because when this whole thing started i thought he was going to be the primary competition. but he has drifted very much to the middle of the pack. and rapidly disappearing. so we are going to have to start looking at somebod
CNN
May 14, 2014 7:00pm PDT
atwater who is so renowned for his love of blues commercial but he played the race card in the george h.w. bush versus michael dukakis election. i don't find anything at all odd, in fact, it's sadly very real to me that someone who is attracted to black people or people of color as lovers, as sexual play things as entertainment on a basketball court is repelled by his own attraction and reviles those people whether they're his tenants or would be tenants in his rental properties. and, you know, as tim said before, why does it take, you know, the salacious things, the secret taping, the talk to the mistress, the talk to the escort service operator to raise this issue? there's a long track record of discriminatory charges against him that go back 12, 13 years. >> so, earl, i want you to listen to another sound bite. i want to get to what you have to say on this. this is anderson cooper, released new sound from his exclusive interview with donald sterling. and i want you to listen and then we'll talk. >> do you think that is a problem in america, racism? do you think -- >> i don't think
CNN
Apr 3, 2014 11:00pm PDT
. >> les, we have a tweet from george. at what point will the search be terminated? all the searches are eventually terminated without having found their goal? >> it sounded to me like they'll increase this indefinitely until the money runs out, but that's not my expertise. i think one of the things that was mentioned with reference to the video clip that we saw about the data that was on the cockpit -- or the digital flate data recorder. that goes into a whole program so you can see what the airplane was doing. it's pretty exciting technology. i think mary will attest to that also, in addition to david soucie, that this is indeed a great process. you can visualize what was going on with that airplane, not just the line that was drawn in that clip. >> we have a tweet from dale. does criminal act change airline liability? >> no, it would not change the airline liability at all. in fact, in this case, montreal treaty governs most of the passengers' claims, at least as to the carrier. so if there was intentional misconduct by a flight crew member, or somebody who got into the cockpit, l
CNN
Sep 22, 2017 6:00pm PDT
of awesome. >>> did you know that george washington hated public speaking? in fact, one senator who was right here for his swearing in said our founding father would have been a lot more comfortable facing enemy cannon and muskets than a crowd of friendly americans. >> thomas jefferson much preferred the written word. and when 10,000 showed up for andrew jackson's inaugural, all he could do is shout. >> they had no microphone so you couldn't project to the back so people would pass on what he said. he said -- so it went all the way back. >> the early retweet. >> that's exactly right. >> but as communication evolved, the president ds we remember took existing tools and made them their own. teddy roosevelt court cartoonists in a whole new way. fdr spoke into a radio microphone like no president before. >> and it became mandatory listening. and everybody would lean forward and hear what the president had to say. >> and while truman and eisenhower were the first on tv. >> not because they are easy, but because they are hard. >> jfk and reagan. >> tear down this wall. >> are considered t
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Aug 25, 2015 6:00pm PDT
with what everybody else was saying. it seemed like george was more of an activist rather than a journalist. i think if it was done properly, trump would have answered his questions. it will cause another distraction like the megyn kelly situation has caused and the rosie o'donnell has caused. definitely entertaining. >> it keeps on it donald trump. one of the things about this, donald trump. we've been talking about him for not days. not weeks. it is now into months. if you're one of the other candidates in the gop field, this is worst night you could have asked for. now, no one is paying attention to you. no one is going to cover your event the way it may have been covered. for donald trump and his campaign, as long as we're talking about him -- >> right now, we're not talking about the fact that we're supposed to believe that joe biden woke up and said yeah, maybe i'll run for president. hillary clinton is losing to marco rubio who is in a very fractured field. losing in three key swing states. "the new york times" is reporting on this. instead we're talking about this. >> bef
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Jun 5, 2017 10:00pm PDT
is why george conway came out and did what he did. >> david, the president in one of his tweets about the travel ban is saying, they changed it, they shouldn't have changed it, it should have been the original one. he is the president of the united states. he is the they. >> he signed the order. >> it's like he's a passenger. he's watching this and just -- he is watching it on cable and he just decides to tweet along with the hosts on fox and friends. >> it couldn't be more bizarre. i do think going back to your original point, the white house can't have it both ways. they can't claim this is a very important channel for reaching 30, 40, 50 million americans, the way he communicates. but by the way, don't take it seriously, you shouldn't cover it. that's complete nonsense. >> right. the thing about it, so many of the arguments is we're idiots for paying attention to the tweets. the american people are obsessed. they have been arguing again for months that we should be obsessed, that it -- that's the agenda, it sets policy. >> can i just say, i think you are on to something when
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Apr 30, 2014 10:00pm PDT
. as a colleague, i've seen the reaction that you've had for the george zimmerman trial. you were a central figure in the trayvon martin and george zimmerman case. when you talk publicly about race as a white man, how do people react to you? >> it's strange. people ask whether i have a right to talk about race as the white guy in the room but the reality is i think i've shown that i am willing and i'm comfortable talking about the uncomfortable. many times people have talked to me about the racial issues that came to the forefront in the zimmerman case and by the time the conversation is well underway, they understand that my view of the racism that exists is not just from the george zimmerman case. that was one of thousands of cases. rather, it comes from the fact that for 30 years i've represented everybody accused and a lot of those have been young, black males and we've rallied against those same concerns within the criminal justice system. so, yeah, it's tough. but i think if we're comfortable talking about it, there's a lot to talk about. >> and we always say that, you know, m
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Mar 23, 2014 7:00pm PDT
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Dec 15, 2014 9:00pm PST
the george w. bush administration are denouncing last week's report on harsh cia tactics. dick cheney is unapologetic. he says using water board and other such techniques did not amount to torture, adding he'd do it again in a minute. mr. cheney says the cia's action pale in comparison to those of terrorists targeting americans. >>> u.s. secretary of state john kerry wants the vatican's help. he met with officials in the vatican. the secretary is seeking adequate humanitarian solutions for guantanamo bay prisoners. they want to transfer detainees to other countries. and kerry's boss says the coalition is slowing the advancement of islamic extremists. and now with the administration planning to end the combat mission in afghanistan, he told them the united states is moving past the time for large deployments, aimed at nation building. >> so stepping back for a moment, we're at a turning point. when i took office, we had nearly 180,000 troops in iraq and afghanistan. by the end of this month, we'll have fewer than 15,000 in those two countries. we've now brought home about 90% of
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Nov 13, 2015 11:00pm PST
black. the legendary building the site of the attack. >>> thank you for joining us, george howell and amara walker will join you live. >>> this is cnn breaking news. >> live from atlanta, welcome to our viewers here in the united states and around the world. i'm george howell. >> and i'm amara walker, great to have you with us. breaking news coverage right now, the terror attacks in france. it is 9:00 a.m. where there is a national state of emergency after the highly coordinated series of attacks. >> at least 153 people were killed in six different
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Mar 23, 2014 10:00pm PDT
george howell is there. what can you tell us? >> reporter: the latest information we have confirmed with the governor's office here is that now eight people are confirmed dead in this mud slide. the number that we were given earlier today was four. we have been monitoring some of the search and rescue operations, basically over scanners listening and talking to officials here to understand what is happening. we can confirm that eight people are confirmed dead. we know the number of unaccounted for still at least 18 people and several people are still in the hospital, we know five people are in the hospital including a 6-month-old boy and 81-year-old man in critical condition. >> talk to us about the challenges of getting to these impacted areas because of just the instability of the ground. >> reporter: well, i think the biggest challenge right now is simply -- the land itself. it is very porous land here in the pacific northwest. you consider the amount of rainfall they get, your record rainfall in this area over the last month, that's where you have the situations where these bluf
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Jun 16, 2015 9:00pm PDT
that make the george washington bridge look like small potatoes. i don't need anybody's money. it's nice. i'm really rich. i love the saudis. many are in this building. two weeks later the place was blown up. we're dying. we're dying. we need money. thank you, darling. mr. trump, you are not a nice person. >> we don't need nice. >> that's true. but actually i am. i think i am a nice person. we have losers. we have losers. i would build a greatball wall. and nobody builds walls better than me. believe me. nobody would be tougher on isis than donald trump. we won't be using a man like secretary kerry. goes in to a bicycle race at 72 years old and falls and breaks his leg. i won't be doing that. the american dream is dead. but if i get elected president, i will bring it back -- bigger and better and stronger than ever before, and we will make america great again. thank you. thank you very much. >> okay. did you get all of that? did you get his platform there? >> wow, certainly know where he stands on a number of issues. >> he will add color if nothing else. >> okay. amazing. jeb bush,
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Jul 18, 2015 7:00pm PDT
george smith helped a colleague write a ruling that would have reversed the verdict. >> he would have found the evidence didn't support a conviction. that's what he did find originally. >> but the five other justices resisted. >> when we met they pitched a royal fit. they were not going to overturn the conviction, the five of them wasn't. >> in the end, all the justices except smith agreed to uphold the conviction. wayne williams said the court was bullied into making its u-turn. >> i think the pressure came from as high as the white house. and we'll leave it at that. >> not so, said george smith, now retired from the court but still practicing law in his 90s. >> i can't imagine that would have happened in a case like this. i can't imagine having any case but certainly this case. it didn't reach to the white house. >> smith did write a dissenting opinion. he said the fiber evidence fell short of scientific certainty and the prosecution should not have been allowed to use the so-called pattern evidence on ten other murders. >> i said only similarity in the crimes in this case is t
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Jul 5, 2016 9:00pm PDT
at the justice department under president george w. bush. it happens to be a registered republican who donated to both the mitt romney campaign in 2012 and the john mccain campaign in 2008. he also served as counsel on the senate whitewater committee in 1996, investigating both hilary and bill clinton. his reputation for bipartisan fairness has long been well known. when comey took over the fbi director spot, this is what mueller had to say. >> i have had the opportunity to work with jim for a number of years in the department of justice and i have found him to be a man of honesty, dedication and integrity. >> reporter: comey gained a degree of fame for his role in one of the most dramatic incidents during george w. bush's tenure in the white house. comey's boss, attorney general john ashcroft, was gravely ill in the hospital. two of president bush's top aides rushed there to try to get ashcroft to endorse a warrantless eavesdropping program. comey was acting attorney general while ashcroft was in the hospital and when he found out about the plan, he rushed to the hospital and stop
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Mar 29, 2014 9:30pm PDT
were no survivors. then they found mohammed crying but alive. the 2-year-old laying -- >> george lamson jr. >> i don't believe in random
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