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. >>> cardinal george pell, a top adviser to pope francis and the highest ranking member of the catholic church in oughtous, facing -- in australia, facing sexual assault charges. speaking at the evacuate, he proclaimed -- at the vatican, he row claimed his innocence. he promised to return to australia and fight the charges and clear his name. cnn has more live from rome on the latest. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you. yes, cardinal pell coming out strenuously, calling it a relentless character assassination. these charges extremely important. the first time the highest ranking cardinal in the catholic church is being directly accused of sex abuse. the allegations have been around for some time. the cardinal says he has spoken to pope francis who essentially supports him in returning to australia. that is significant because there's no question of having to extradite him or the vatican protecting him. he will return to australia for a trial on july 18th. now, aside from the important issue of the cases of sex abuse allegations for cardinal pell, this is also
airports have been closed since sunday. hobby airport and george bush, a major hub for united airlines. houston's closures causing delays around the country likely costing the company at least $265 million. that's according to an airline analyst and united says it's adding flights elsewhere to help ease congestion but united not the only one losing money. southwest has a major presence and will likely lose $77 million. so including the projected losses for the spirit airlines, the storm will cost carriers $353 million overall. that assumes houston's airports reopen this week. the faa predicts most will remain closed through thursday morning. >>> and president trump went to texas to survey harvey damage. >> we're going to get you back and operating immediately. it happened in texas and texas can handle anything. >> the question this morning, did the president put a big enough focus on the victims. more, next. they have businesses to run they have passions to pursue how do they avoid trips to the post office? stamps.com mail letters ship packages all the services of the post office right
longer than any storm in atlantic history. >> george howell is live in san juan. nights to see you, late even -- nice to see you, late evening. more than a million customeri s without power, 56,000 without water. what is it like on the garage? >> reporter: fair to say it has been one hell of a night. a strong storm that passed through this part of the caribbean. we know that the eye wall has moved westward. we're still experiencing the bands of this storm. the rains that can come and go. the strong winds that can come and go, though not nearly as strong as what we experienced when we were so close to the eye wall of the storm. the wall came 40 to 50 miles north of san juan, puerto rico, this u.s. territory. many feel they did dodge a bullet. it was not a direct hit as we saw with many caribbean islands. we heard from the governor of the island earlier. we'll hear from him at a 7:00 a.m. news conference to assess damage. here's what he had to say about the storm that pass the through this territory -- >> we're experiencing right now like nothing we have experienced before. they are
including puerto rico and that's where george howell is this morning. good morning to you. what are you seeing there? >> reporter: dave, the caribbean here, these caribbean islands will be the first to feel the effects of irma. you mentioned the situation in barbuda, that island feeling the eye of this storm as it passes by and as you also mentioned the u.s. virgin islands, 36 hour curfew. we also heard that the prime minister of the bahamas issuing the largest evacuation to ever take place all set to take place by plane set to happen throughout the course of the day. a lot of preparations happening throughout this region. also here in san juan, in puerto rico we understand the governor has declared a state of emergency, has activated the national guard. has also ordered a voluntary evacuation to the east of the island. officials urging people to get to higher ground. so the winds are starting to pick up here. it is ominous. you're not going to see my hair whipping around with that, so the best i can show you is the palm trees back there. you can get a sense of what's happening and you
a new record in may. it's up 6% from last year. >>> did you know that george clooney doesn't just look good? he sells tequila, too? he doesn't anymore. the actor is selling his tequila company for a cool $1 billion. the buyer is the owner of brands that you heard of -- joey walker and smirnoff. he launched the company go -- company with two partners in 2013. he plans to remain involved in the promotion of the company even after the sale. after the announcement, he said, "i plan to stay involved beginning with a shot." >> is that wrong? everything goes right for george clooney. i guess $700 million cash, $3 million more if they hit targets. he does have parters. randy gerber included. he doesn't get the whole billion dollars. >> i think he'll have extra money for his two new babies. >> twins. fantastic tequila if you're wondering. >>> 4:59 eastern time. "early start" begins right now. >>> senate republicans hours away from revealing their health care plan negotiated in secret. how does it affect you, and can you win over enough support -- can they win over enough support to pass a
. i want to play a sound bite from george bush, the former president george bush, but his meeting one on one with vladimir putin. i think it gives you color, a sense of the kind of personality that donald trump is up against. >> i introduced putin to barney. you remember barney, the scottish terrier? >> yes. >> little guy, legs. he kind of dissed him. he looked at him like, you think that's a dog? [ laughter ] a year later, putin says, "would you like to meet my dog?" here comes a giant hound. he looks at me and says, "bigger, stronger, and faster than barney." you know, and it speaks volumes when you listen to what somebody says. in other words, he's got a chip on his shoulder. >> smile on his face but he was making a point here. do you think that vladimir putin the flatter donald trump? in many senses, the russians think that already got whaen they wanted -- gotten what they wanted. that they've consumed the american political process at the moment. or do you think he'll be a strongman and talk tough? >> i think he's going to try to work him as an intelligence officer would as a
president george w. bush. he's president trump's second pick after andrew puzder withdrew his nomination. puzder is out of his job of the company that runs hardese's and carl's junior. apple unwailing new products in efforts to do sales. a new bright red eye phone will be available for a limited time. the models commemorate apple's partnership with red, you can get a new ipad. apple rolling back prices on the new generation tablets. 9.7 inch ipad with a brighter retina display will start at $329. that's the company's lowest price for a new ipad to date. price drop on its products but no price drop on its stock. the stock is up 20% this year and has a market value of $70 million. my colleague paul la monica writing that. >> with the babysitters with respect to wonderful child care, nothing is better. >> they don't listen to you, you know? >> that's the idea. >>> "early start" continues right now. >>> happening now -- the white house looking to wrangle the votes it needs to pass the republican health care bill, just one day before the house vote. can the president seal this deal? >>> and t
personalities that shaped a culture of their sphere of influence. george bush 41 yesterday put out a statement saying without the guidance of roger ailes he probably wouldn't have been president. >> you could say the same about nixon and reagan and certainly a cnn piece online now says roger ailes gave us donald trump as well. every republican president since nixon he had a hand in. >> let's get a check on money stream this morning. global markets and futures higher after the biggest sell off this year. the dow up 50 points after losing 370 the day before. the news of a possible memo sent stocks reeling but more strong earnings calmed investors. watch out amazon. wall stre walmart's online sales are growing and fast up. up 63%. walmart is expanding it's digital side buying up online start ups and offering shipping deals that compete with amazon. wall street loved it. walmart stock up 11% this year. >> four car companies and millions of drivers reached a settlement over faulty takata air bags. the flaw caused explosions in some cars linked to 11 deaths and 180 injuries. the deal that comes 8 ye
president george bush in 2008 and it was seen as a way to accelerate or move toward talks to freeze the nuclear program, to negotiate a freeze to the nuclear program. obviously that fell apart. this idea of putting them back on the list is something that does continue to resurface. it is seen as one diplomatic option as of course everyone is looking for economic actions that can be taken as well, the strengthening of sanctions. when you talk about these kinds of things, terror watch list, more sanctions, it will sound familiar because these aren't exactly new or nofrl vel or different proposals of dealing with north korea on. you have heard the trump administration say that the era of strategic patience when it comes to north korea is over. and that all options would be on the table which is why everyone has been looking to washington and wondering what move would be next. in the last few weeks, we have seen a build up of military assets in the region, movement of the u schlt sch"uss carl vi, docking of a powerful submarine and decision to move forward as quickly as possible with the de
and wondering whether monuments of george washington might be next. >> is george washington a slave owner? so will george washington now lose his status? are we going to take down statues to george washington? how about thomas jefferson? what do you think about thomas jefferson? you like him? are we going to take down the statue? he was a major slave owner. so you know what? it's pheno. you're changing history, you're changing culture and you had people and i'm not talking about the neo-nazis but you had plenty of people other than those and the press has treated them unfairly. >> it drew criticism from unside his own party. the president's ability to effectively govern may be dwindling by the hour. >> the charlottesville valley was to protest the taking down of the stat kwhu of robert e. lee. here's what some of those protesters were chanting. >> jews will not replace us. >> vice news was imbedded with those protesters friday and throughout the weekend. they shared that video. the message not quite about monuments. the tragedy appears to be accelerated to remove statues across the
teamwork. for more, george howell is live for us in houston at the george r. brown convention center. george, 32,000 people in shelters across texas this morning. they say somewhere between 40 and 100,000 homes in the houston area impacted by the flooding. good morning to you. >> reporter: so many people involved. you guys were telling these stories, stories that raise the hair on your arms. the stories of survival. how people were able to escape such dangerous situations. many of them to arrive at shelters like this one. this is the george r. brown convention center. 8,000 people calling this their temporary home for the night. how long they will be here, anybody's guess frankly. again, there's another shelter nearby. another large shelter. the nrg center. has the capacity for 10,000 people. we understand they have some 8,000 cots. again, you get a sense of the scope, how many people are in need of a little extra help as they try to take those steps to recover. let's talk about the storm itself. the tropical depression. it's moved on out of this region now. but it's left a great dea
on the immigration stories. >> indeed. >>> cardinal george pell, top adviser to pope francis, and the highest ranking member of the church in australia, he's facing sexual assault charges this morning. speaking at the vatican a short time ago, pell proclaimed his innocence. not only denying the allegations, he promises to return to australia to fight the charges and clear his name. cnn's delia gallagher is live in rome with the latest. this is -- i mean, this is a very high-ranking official here, you know, what do we expect to happen? >> reporter: well, this is a very significant step because charges are actually being brought. these allegations have been swirling in the press, especially in australia, for a couple of years now. and cardinal pell has always denied any wrongdoing. he said this morning that he has kept the pope apprised of the situation, but what's different about today, of course, is that these are actual charges. he has to go back to australia and face a trial on july 18th. the pope, according to the vatican this morning, says he's going to give him a leave of absence
, paul george. according to espn, team president magic johnson is at the center of the investigation. it is illegal for a team to have any contact with a player that is under contract with another team. and george is not going to be a free agent until next summer. if the lakers are found guilty, they could lose draft picks, be fined, and be restricted from signing george in the future. the lakers deny the allegations and say they're looking forward to clearing their name. >>> the cardinals and pirates hosting a special game last night for the 16 teams playing in the little league world series. the game was in williamsport, pennsylvania, and had the lowest capacity ever for a major league game of just 2,500. tickets not available for the public for this one. and cardinals' outfielder tommy pham wearing special cleats. they were decorated by two kids being treated for cancer at st. louis children's hospital. cool deal for him to wear those. pham also ordered 200 snowcones for all the little leaguers in attendance. safe to say he was definitely a fan favorite last night. >>> finally, th
has the authority to pardon. i want to be clear on this, george -- we have not and i have not had discussions with the president of the united states regarding part ondonspardons. >> we're talking about that. he says he -- he brought that up, he said, he doesn't have to be pardoned. there's nobody around him that has to be pardoned. he was just making the statement about the power of pardon. >> the issue bubbled up last week when the "washington post" reported the president was weighing whether he could pardon himself, his family, and close aides in connection with the russia matter. >> the house and senate reaching a deal to hit russia with new sanctions. the measure also gives congress new veto power to block the trump administration from easing those sanctions. signs point to the white house supporting the deal. it seems to depend on which white house spokesperson you ask. >> is president trump going to sign the russian sanctions bill? >> we've got to ask president trump that. it's my second or third day on the job. my guess is is that he's going to make that decision shortly.
cuts to medicaid, george. this slows the rate for the future, and it allows governors more flexibility with medicaid dollars. they're closest to the people in need. if are you currently in medicaid, if you became a medicaid recipient through the obamacare expansion, you are grandfathered in. we're talking about in the future. >> okay. what is this bill saying? is it saying cuts are cuts like you and i would think? help us flesh this out. >> yeah. it's a good point. i mean, is a cut to future spending something that you don't have yet, is that really a cut, or is it -- you know, it's -- it's the rorschach test of the bill right now. do you feel like cutting future spending to medicaid is a cut, or do you feel like, you know, fundamentally restructuring it is -- is a good idea. that's what it's going to come down to, i think. >> of course mitch mcconnell is master of the senate rules and of wrangling the votes. right now, it is as "the daily news" says, a bit of a revolt. five are nos. you've got susan collins concerned, lisa murkowski has concerns, even more. how concerned i
, george -- i continue to not have conversations with the president of the united states regarding pardons. pardons have not been discussed, and pardons are not on the table. >> i'm in the oval office, week talking about that. he says he brought that up. he doesn't have to be pardoned. nobody around him has to be pardoned. he was making the statement about the power of pardon. >> the issue bubbled up when the "washington post" said the president was weighing whether he could pardon himself, his family, and close aides. >>> the house and senate reaching a deal to hit with new sanctions and gives the congress veto power from easing sanctions. signs point to the white house supporting the deal, but it seems to depend on again which white house spokesperson you ask. >> is president trump going to sign the russian sanctions bill? >> we've got to ask president trump that. it's my second or third day on the job. my guess is is that he's going to make that decision shortly. >> the administration is supportive of being tough on russia, particularly inputting sanctions in -- in putting sanct
easier sale, that's time that happened was under george w. bush in 2001, president obama kept those in place, real tax reform is different, harder, restructures or rewrites the entire tax code to make it simpler, the last time congress pulled off reform was in 1986. regardless of what they decide it has to be revenue neutral for ten years. they are back to the drawing board to figure out what kind of tax reform they can do. >> there's the repatriation. it's going to be a lot of work to do. >> it's interesting because it looks like there's a plan emerging out of the house and white house, and very different. how do they merge those? meanwhile the secretary of defense fighting back amid acquisitions a coalition airstrike killed civilians in mosul, live next. >>> the death toll growing in mosul where 112 bodies have been recovered from the sight what iraqi officials call a devastating sight. on the ground live, we can see the devastation from a different airstrike. the big questions american officials are facing right now about civilian casualties, bring us up to speed arwa. >> reporter:
george stephanopoulos, no president ever had a higher approval rating than at 100 days. that's supposed to be the high watermark. the honeymoon. >> and the 100 days, that's an arbitrary period of time. but that's when the bulk of your political capital can be spent, too? that's why we pay attention to what gets done in the first 100 days. >> and trump laid out his agenda of the first 100 days, very specific. a programming note. don't miss america united or divided. a special cnn town hall tonight. our guest, ohio governor and 2016 republican presidential candidate john kasich. our anderson cooper hosts tonight at 10:00, only on cnn. >> i promise you will have really good snippets tomorrow morning. >>> france's relationship with the u.s. and the e.u. could be on a major shift. two candidates remain in the race to be the next president of france. the euro and french markets are soaring right now. there's one choice in particular they're interested in. we're live in paris, with more on the impact. if you want to stay on top of your health, one simple thing to do -- is take the pledge to go
pictures throughout the next hour and a half. >>> former presidents george w. bush and bill clinton stressing the importance of humility in the oval office. the two former commander in chief appeared together on thursday at a leadership event. when they were asked what they consider the most important quality a president should have, here's how they responded without mentioninging the current president by name, of course. >> i think it starts with bill clinton being a person who refused to lord his victory over dad. in other words, he was humble in victory which is very important in dealing with other people. >> if you want to be president, realize it's about the people, not about you. you want to be able to say, people are better off when i quit, kids had a better future, things were coming together. you don't -- you don't want to say, god, look at all the people i beat. >> the two have developed a close friendship over the years. clinton says it started when he offered to help bush after leaving office with a promise to always be respectful toward him. >> nice moment. >>> a pennsy
him as a citizen of the world quote unquote, then we find out that george w. bushs out going national security adviser had done the same thing. i think democrats would have been up in arms even if it was legal and probably would have said it was improper and over the years it's been mostly democrats that they're concerned about the fisa laws being abused. i think we need more information about what motivated this and what was done with it. in this case we have a unusual situation concerned about a foreign adversary meddling in our elections but before we knock this down and say there's nothing to see here we need to learn more. >> imagine this scenario and it's all we can do, you have a foreign adversary, not russia spying on the trump tower and discussing it amongst foreign nationals, we hear it and susan rice or whoever decide wait the intelligence community needs to know this potential enemy is tapped right into trump tower. >> right in and in hindsight it's increasingly looking like if the obama administration made a mistake in all this stuff, maybe they focused too little, not th
. you probably love the fact that he doesn't speak like george w. bush or barack obama. what's difficult is when you have congress coming back on tuesday, when you've been going to war with republicans in particular in the senate, you have john mccain writing an op-ed in the "washington post" basically saying this is a president without good judgment, how do you get things like funding for harvey, raising the debt ceiling, funding the government, let alone tax reform? there's been a dramatic change in congress at the end of the summer to the beginning of fall. everybody was piss and vinegar, yelling and screaming, and nothing happened. i not there's a real call to functionality at this moment. it's an important moment for congress. you know, the members of the house are the -- are the members in government that are most connected to the average person. the empathy and sympathy that america has been glued to for the past week is going -- these members in the house are -- this is not something they're ignoring. they see this and understand, they know people want them to fund and
, george h.w. bush, 55, donald trump 42 and that is more than barack obama 39. but you hear him -- he has a much bigger idea of what he's accomplished than is reality. >> as mike pence might say, it's broad shoulder embellishment. and it's unnecessary. he's repealed a lot of the obama era regulations through the congressional review act. that is something that has been on the books to be able to be used for about 20 years and no president has ever used it. but there are things that he could talk about that are accomplishments. and if he did that rather than try and blow himself up into the most grand president that we've ever elected, then we'd all be talking about the things that he said as opposed to picking apart the things that he said that don't add up. >> all right. speaking of things that don't add up, in about 20 minutes we'll ask you about sean spice are's latest explanation of the donald trump skrr ojr. russia m. >> and that scathing editorial. than thanks. >>> now the white house has finally released its roadmap for remaking nafta. the administration published a list
plan to the american people, let alone your congressional colleagues? >> yeah. it's like george steinbrenner, he had a good team but kept meddling in it all the time. now you've got the spectacle of the white house saying we're not going to give you a bill. you guys put together your own bill. overnight, there's a leak that the white house wants to make big changes without, i don't think, consulting with paul ryan. so for ryan and the tax writers, they're going to have to look over their shoulders to see if they're getting second-guessed or sniped at for the entire process. >> you know, they all want to win, though. everyone wants to have a win. >> yeah. >> tax reform either very disappointed at repeal and replace obamacare. tax reform is coming they think they can do. is it something that's like a repatriation holiday for corporate profits overseas? and maybe just a corporate tax cut and not middle-class tax relief? is it something slimmed down in the end do you think? >> it will be slimmed down -- they can't afford that. there will be interesting provisions. i still think we g
had to say in a sense comparing george washington with robert e. lee. listen. >> was george washington a slave owner? so will george washington now lose his status? are we going to take down -- excuse me, are we going to take down statues to george washington? how about thomas jefferson? what do you think of thomas jefferson? do you like him? okay. good. are we going to take down the statue because he was a major slave owner. so you know what? it's fine. you're changing history, you're changing culture and you had people and i'm not talking about the neo nazis and the white nationalists because they should be condemned totally but you had many other people in that group and the press has treated them absolutely unfairly. >> first as a historian, your reaction to those comments? >> it's kind of stunning to watch this. it's also for many americans upsetting to watch this. obviously washington and jefferson were slave owners, but here we're talking about a leader of the confederate forces trying to destroy the union to protect the slave owning society versus george washington,
teamwork. for the latest we turn to cnn's george howell. he is live for us in houston at a shelter there. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. so this is the scene here. you get a sense of what's happening. a little more activity. keep in mind a lot of people are sleeping, trying to get a good night's rest. some 8,000 people here at this convention center downtown in houston. and at the nearby nrg center. they have the capacity to hold 10,000 people. we understand that they have 8,000 cots. you really do get a sense of how many people are in need of help in this area. let's talk a bit more about the storm itself. harvey now a tropical depression. it's moved out of this region, but it's left a great deal of damage. at least one-third of houston is still under water. we're talking about these neighborhoods. places nearby uses, near rivers -- near bayous, near rivers, where flooding is still a concern. it's unclear how many people are still in need of rescue. the houston fire department even going door to door to see what more work they need do. you touched on this, but let's tal
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instrumental in the campaign against isis in raqqa. mohammed lela had exclusive access to george w. bush and got some insight into the air and sea war in syria. >> reporter: they're the unseen faces in the war on isis. america's fighter pilots, 30,000 feet in the sky, providing critical air support to troops down below. we were given exclusive access to the uss george h.w. bush. home to fighter jets and the pilots who fly them. >> take a look around. you can see the massive fire power that's all around us. this is the most advanced ship in the entire u.s. fleet. in fact, just from this runway to my side, they launch anywhere from 12 to 20 air strikes against isis targets every single day. >> it's a unique experience for sure. >> reporter: scott spoke to us down below with the engineers working around the clock. for him the hardest part of the job isn't actually the job, it's being away from his wife and two young daughters for seven months straight. >> how do you stay in touch? >> via e-mail, pictures, occasional phone calls, but while we're underway there's no skype, chat, face time, an
version of what we saw in the george w. bush administration, although i would note here that george w. bush had a freedom agenda had pushed in his own way, and condoleezza rice, secretary of state, had a very nuanced policy of pushing towards these countries to reform in their own way, in their own time with a mix of carrots and pressure and sticks. >> josh, we're watching this plane taxi here. i want to bring in sara murray quickly, in jerusalem for us following the president's trip from the perspective of the white house. sara, good morning again. we're waiting for the plane to get up to the stairs and the deplaning and the ceremony. everything's ready to go here. josh was talking about deliverables. from the white house perspective, what are the deliverables from this leg of the trip that they would like to bring home? >> reporter: look, we know the president's broad goal, which is a sweeping mideast peace agreement. i don't think anyone's expecting he's going to show up here for two days and meet with the israeli and palestinian leaders and all of a sudden everyone is going to agr
. the s&p 500 up almost 12% since the election. that is just behind george h.w. bush in 1989, but president kennedy saw an 18% surge in 1961. but even trump's promises to american businesses have helped the recent spike. remember the u.s. is in the second largest bull market of all time, that was well under way before trump even said he was going to run for the presidency. the trump bump is at the very end, i don't know if you can show that, we have a great screen, the trump bump at the end of the obama bull market. darn. we have a really nice screen that shows just how big this rally is and the trump up there. >>> "early start" continues right now. > >>> most direct warning to date about north korea, in the same interview where he revealed being president is more work than he expected. >>> and a new investigation in to michael flynn's accepting payments from russia and turkey when it comes to his security clearance, why is the white house shifting blame to the obama administration? welcome to "early start." it is friday, april 28, day 99 of the trump administration and it is the
george h.w. bush recovering from pneumonia in a houston hospital. he was admitted friday with a cough that kept him from sleeping. the 92-year-old bush will be kept in the hospital for further evaluation. he and his wife did not initially disclose his illness because they didn't want anyone to order headed into tester weekend. we hope the former president is home and healthy soon. >> we wish him well. >>> surprise announcement from theresa may calling for elections as the uk begins brexit negotiations. we'll get some great insight from christiane amanpour, live in london coming up next. it's never much, just what's left after i break a dollar. and i never thought i could get quality life insurance with my spare change. neither did i. until i saw a commercial for the colonial penn program. imagine people our age getting life insurance at such an affordable rate. it's true. if you're 50 to 85, you can get guaranteed acceptance life insurance through the colonial penn program for less than 35 cents a day, just $9.95 a month. there's no medical exam and no health questions. you know, the
from the george w. bush former ethics attorney richard painter. misleading the senate in sworn testimony about one own contacts with the russians is a good way to go to jail. that's certainly putting it out there. >> throose are fighting words. i have to imagine a lot of folks on the hill, mostly democrats, who feel if this had been hillary clinton or another democrat, we would already have oversight investigations starting. you hear that. you hear why are we not treating this the same way we treated other sort of mounting questions even if there is no silver bullet of wrongdoing? like i said, a lot of smoke here. you have folks asking those questions. the difference, of course, you have same party control. same party in the white house is controlling congress. a lot less incentive to conduct the investigations. when you have republicans saying time is come for recusiae or independent investigation. >> a lot of smoke. richard painter will be on "new day" later this morning. another guy we can't wait to hear from is darrell issa. he suggested an independent investigation. >> and
? >> you know, and that's so interesting because if you saw somebody like george w. bush who basically fled -- he went to better schools than trump but he fled that elitism. he tried to make himself one of the people but trump wraps himself up in being this rich, elite guy. he has what's worked for him and he's going to keep doing it. >> all right. nice to see you. have a great morning. a lot to go over from last night. also, candidate trump promised to put coal miners back to work but president trump's commitment to saving coal country apparently has limits. the ceo of one of the largest coal companies says the president has broken his vow to the industry. trump promised to use an obscure emergency order to protect coal fired power plants. that's according to a letter to the white house confirmed by cnn. without this emergency order murray says he would have to lay off tens of thousands of miners. it allows power plants to a temporary exemption from environmental rules during an emergency. so it's for an emergency like war or natural disaster. murray argues the current emergency is po
latin name for it. the new baby is going to join big brother george and sister charlotte. congratulations to her and her family. >> growing brood. >> absolutely. >>> "early start" continues right now. >>> any threat to the united states or its territories will be met with a massive military response, a response both effective and overwhelming. >> the secretary of defense with a firm warning for north korea after pyongyang's latest nuclear test. we've learned the u.s. and south korea will work to deploy military assets including bombers. we're live in seoul. >>> and president trump will propose ending protections for undocumented immigrants who came to the united states as children. but could congress give the so-called dreamers another chance? >>> and could billions in recovery funds for harvey victims be tied to raising the nation's debt limit? the treasury secretary says yes. >>> welcome back to "early start." i'm alex marquardt. >> i'm alison kosik. it's 30 minutes past the hour. >>> top u.s. defense officials are responding to north korea's biggest nuclear test yet wi
their hands. >> george w. bush was given $10 million for his memoir. >> thanks for joining us. i'm christine romans. >> i'm dave briggs. "new day" starts right now. make it a good one. >>> a new chapter is now beginning. >> he walked into that room as the winner of the election. for the united states. >> we are a country that stands united in condemning hate in all of its very ugly forms. >> the speeches and realities are very far apart. >> i believe that real and positive immigration reform is possible. >> the policies that he's doing don't add up. >> repeal and replace obamacare. >> i thought it was a home run. i think he did a fantastic job. >> believe in yourself. believe in your future. and believe, once more, in america. >> announcer: this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alisyn camerota. >> all right. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. this is "new day." wednesday, march 1st. 6:00 here in new york. it is a new day indeed for america's president. in a big speech to congress, it was a big plea for unity and optimism. trump stuck to the s
know that george clooney doesn't just look good, he sold tequila? the actor is selling his tequila company for $1 billion. the buyer is the owner of brands you raise like johnny walker and mir november. : -- and smirnoff. clooney launched the business in 2013 with two partners. by golly, he says he's going to stay involved starting with a shot or two. >> darn you, clooney. $700 million cash. fantastic tequila. >> congrats to him. >>> thanks for joining us, i'm alison kosik. >> i'm dave briggs. d "new day" starts now. see you tomorrow. >>> obamacare is a disaster, it's over -- >> if you have a good bill, you don't need to keep it secret. >> a draft will relieve all the concerns. >> health care is personal. it's not political. >> the russian government orchestrated cyberattacks for the purpose of influencing our election. >> it's not clear that president trump takes this seriously as the assault on america that it is. >> they have phony witch-hunts going against me. all we do is win, win, win. >>> this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alisyn camerota. >>> we want to welcome our view
. the sale must be approved by 75% of the major league baseball owners. jeb's brother george w. bush was once part owner of the texas rangers. jeb vortdly going to be the controlling owner of the marlins. >>> finally only april but we may have the play of the year in baseball. tied 2-2 in the seventh. blue jays charging home and goes airborne over the st. louis catcher. incredible the somersalt on to home plate. gave toronto thread. they won by one run in 11 innings. i don't know if i've ever seen a runner with a more impressive save at home. just incredible. guys in case you missed it bleacher report has a new fresh look. check out the new app and logo. >> we love it. i love that leap. dale earnhardt jr. massive story. jeff gordon. tony stewart. now another major star leaving a sport already hurting. bad news. bad news. >> i guess it's out with the old within new. we'll have to see who the new stars are. >> thank you my friend. >> legal ruling against the white house is met with another assault on the judiciary. we'll tell you what the white house says and what it plans on doing abo
george bush, would it be legal? >> right, so what the ninth circuit court of appeals did in yesterday's opinion is said we're not going to take that analysis route. we're going to present you with another reason for why this travel ban is against immigration laws and what they did was they said is they went to the provision that a lot of people have focused on in it recent months where it talks about the president has the broad powers to suspend entry of people into the united states when he makes a finding that it is detrimental to the interests of the american people. so what the court did actually in this decision is they said the president didn't even make that finding. in other words, the evidence that he had was so flim si, he was pointing to two people tr libya and one person from somalia who entered 12 years ago when that person was a child. you can't really youz that alone to justify banning 180 million people from six muslim majority nations based on such light and scant evidence. >> let's read for you the department of justice response to the travel ban ruling. recent attacks
example nearly ten years ago where the george w. bush administration had actionable intelligence, they believed, from a foreign government regarding a chemical weapons plant in syria that bashar al assad had that, ultimately, the government decided not to act on because they could not justify based on information they did not have permission to use from this foreign government. so, this is something that intelligence officials take seriously, and they're looking at what the president's alleged to have done and saying, this is not in line with protocol. >> now, important to point out, it is not illegal. the president of the united states can declassify anything he wants, but interesting that the united states and russia, you could argue, have different objectives in the war in syria. >> absolutely. >> but if it's not illegal, how serious is it? here are some quotes in the "washington post" to jennifer rubin -- "thomas wright of the brookings institution," a highly respected, nonpartisan think tank, says this is quite literally the sum of all fears, ending with "we are blind and dancing
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