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Al Jazeera America
Oct 19, 2015 7:00am EDT
legacy. >> donald trump will not back down and placing blame for 9/11 on the shoulders of george w bush. >>> a heart stopping dive for a biker who took a plunge face first off a cliff. >> ow. that is a look at your world this morning in this case it is the manhattan skye line as seen from the brooklyn bridge to the right of your screen on a beautiful what is supposed to be a fall day but feels more like winter in the air. >>> top stories and secretary out state john kerry is urging an end to the violence that killed at least nine israelis and 43 palestinians and speaking from spain a few hours ago he urged both to clarify the stance on the compound, a holy site for muslims and jews and announced plans to meet with palestinian president and benjamin netanyahu. and a palestinian journalist researcher based in gaza and joins us via skype this morning and good morning and thank you for your time. what is the view from gaza on events happening in israel and the west bank? >> for the first time gaza is not a part of the clashes happening between israelis and palestinians this time. why?
Al Jazeera America
Jan 7, 2016 7:00am EST
in a week. >> i was publiraped while at saint george's as a freshman in 1978. >> allegations of abuse at a prestigious prep school some say dates back deck it's a. >> an ongoing gas leak prompted state of emergency in california. fleischer. >>> worldwide worries this morning as investor panic grips china again. stopping trading after markets nose-dived for a second time in a week. >> this morning, stock futures in this country pointing towards a big sell-off here when the markets open. >> china's 7% sell-off wiped off value in just 15 minutes. analysts say investors are reacting to the chinese government devaluing the un and what it signals that the economy may be doing worse than expected. chinese markets have lost nearly a quarter of their value. more from beijing. >> the new year really has got off to a bang on china's jittery stock markets. trading was halted twice on monday. on thursday, the same thing happened again. the first session lasted just 12 minutes before the index dropped by 5%. that was enough to halt trading for 15 minutes. trading then resumed. the market then dropp
Al Jazeera America
Feb 16, 2016 7:00am EST
boost his brother's chances for winning the white house george w. bush and jeb sharing the stage for the first time during this race and randall pinkston reports. >> reporter: here at the coliseum in charleston, south carolina may prove to have been a turning point. former president george w. bush jokes he stayed out of eight after leaving the white house to work on a tree farm and work on a stump speech and it was good practice not for himself but his brother jeb and campaigning in columbia and an enthusiastic rally in north charleston. >> thank you for your hard work for jeb and thank you for what you are going to do which is to vote for him on saturday here in the great state of south carolina. >> reporter: polls suggest many south carolina republicans are turning their backs on jeb or donald trump which had criticism of both bush brothers. >> we do not need someone in the oval office who mirrors or inflames our anger and frustration. [cheers and applause] we need someone who can fix the problems, that caused our anger and frustration and that is jeb bush. [cheers and applause] i alwa
Al Jazeera America
Nov 12, 2015 7:00am EST
revelations about a commander in chief. john meech am talking about his biography of 41 george h.w. bush. >> a birth control battle. a pill mix up that some women claim got them pregnant. should the drug company now help pay for those kids. >>> the top u.s. official in charge. coalition fighting i.s.i.l. meets today. army general john allen was responsible for countries giving money expertise and military right. we look at what he achieved. >> reporter: september, 2014, i.s.i.l. uses violence to claim parts of iraq and syria for what it claims is a caliphate. president obama calls in a u.s. war hero to lead the global effort to stop is it. >> retired marine general john allen, who worked with sunnis in iraq as they fought to reclaim communities from terrorist will serve as the special envoy to help build and coordinate our growing coalition. >>> allen told al jazeera, that this would be no ordinary war, because i.s.i.l. or d.a.e.s.h., as it's known in the region, is no typical enemy. >> in many respects d.a.e.s.h. is a state, a piece of terrain that they call a capital. it attempted loca
Al Jazeera America
Apr 1, 2016 7:00am EDT
joining. george washington is this year's ni t-20 champs. 76-60 last night on the championship game. george washington's first nit championship, the fourth straight win against a higher ceded team, gw notching a school record for wednesday in a season. >> congratulations, lisa. >> a storm causing severe weather will bring a change in temperatures. let's bring in nicole mitchell for what's expected on that. >> morning. happy april fools day to you. >> be aware through the day today. sadly, this is not an april fools forecast because a few are not going to enjoy this. rain has moved in to the east coast. the trailing boundary through the south that will include severe storms that we were talking about and storms even this morning in places like georgia and south carolina noire clipper blind this over the courts of the weekend, early into the weekend will reinforce that. we are going to have some changes. in the meantime, we have to get to the rain. not only the banding today takes it a little bit -- a awhile to clear out. look at this around the great lakes. another shot of moisture t
Al Jazeera America
Feb 15, 2016 7:00am EST
and handed the 2000 election to george w. bush and unapologetic for the role in the case telling critics it was the right thing to do, as a popular speaker for conservative causes in 2008 he agrees to be profiled by 60 minutes. justice scalia is a polarizing figure who invites protesters and picketers, there have not been many supreme court justices who become this much of a lightning rod. i'm surprised at how many people really, really hate you. these are some things we have been told, he is evil, he is an neandrathal and drag us back to 1789, they are threatened by what you represent and what you believe in. >> these are people that don't understand what my interpretative philosophy is. >> reporter: however scalia was not always that predictable. in 1989 he pleased liberals voting to up hold free speech when he supported the majority in a case called texas versus johnson and found a man named gregory lee johnson had the right to burn the american flag during the republican national convention. >>> the death of justice scalia could affect several high profile cases and scheduled
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2015 7:00am EST
carter is the second oldest living american president and george hw bush is also 91 but he is three months older than president carter. stephanie and dell. >>> thank you very much, many believe he set the bar of what presidents do after they leave office, when we come back victory for venezuela operation. >> the first defeat for the country socialist party in almost two decades. >>> and a billion dollar dive and a discovery called the holy grail of shipwrecks. the only way to get better is to challenge yourself, and that's what we're doing at xfinity. we are challenging ourselves to improve every aspect of your experience. and this includes our commitment to being on time. every time. that's why if we're ever late for an appointment, we'll credit your account $20. it's our promise to you. we're doing everything we can to give you the best experience possible. because we should fit into your life. not the other way around. president obama made his pitch from the oval office trying to reassure against the fight of i.s.i.l. and stopping attackers like the ones who opened fire in san be
Al Jazeera America
Mar 4, 2016 7:00am EST
them george from new york, who says he smoked his first cuban cigar before the embargo that barred bringing them into the country. >> my father was a physician. he gave me a box when i was 17 and i was looked. >> but until now, he couldn't come here legally to smoke them. but now with the restoration of diplomatic ties between havana and washington, a number of americans are here to openly take part in the festival. >> i'm glad obama is finally opened up the gates. >> reporter: this year's festival is also special because it celebrates the 50th anniversary of cuba's premier cigar brand, rolled by hand, as are all cuban cigars. this was opened 1966 to make this, the lancero, fidel castro's favorite cigar. it was great to give as gifts in the 1982 when the coeva was put on the market for anyone to buy except the americans. now they can buy and bring home up to $100 worth, not much when you consider that many here will be leaving with tens of thousands of dollars worth of cuban cigars, maybe just maybe enough to last them until next year's cigar fest. lucia newman, al jazeera, havana.
Al Jazeera America
Feb 17, 2016 7:00am EST
. one day after his brother, president george w. bush campaigned on his behalf, jed appeared outside a gun manufacturer in col u bia to mick his case for the presidency. >> they joked about having an older brother stumped for him. >> he is a person of integrity. it's great that he game, and i think it made a difference. >> the man who was in the polls, donald trump came out swinging, going after the record and doubling down on his criticism of the former president. >> he kept the country safe. >> what does that mean after. what about during 9/11. i was there. i lost a lot of friends. the worst attack ever in this country - it was during his presidency. >> trump continued to take aim at his rivals, namely ted cruz. i've never seen anybody that lied as much as ted cruz. he goes around saying he's a christian. i don't know, you'll have to study that. >> trump had threatened to sue cruz, accusing him of lying about trump's position on gun rights and the affordable care act. >> operating from two checklists, the bible and the united states constitution >>> at a rally, cruz did not mention
Al Jazeera America
Mar 3, 2016 7:00am EST
jewel to the building in 1863 but construction began decades before. a person named george washington laid the cornerstone back in 1973. nearly destroyed by the british, it survived and evolved. >> big clean-up in washington. the national capitol is the scene of after giant housecleaning job. painters get to work on the iron tomorrow that weighs almost 9 million pounds. >> the capitol continues to be a sentencer piece of history that will soon be as good as in that. paul beban, al jazeera. >>> this morning, astronaut scott kelly back home, touching down in houston. his first stop back on american soil. he was greeted by family, friends and also doctor jill biden there, the wife of vice president joe biden. she brought beer and apple pie. >> it's an unbelievable feeling to be back here on planet earth back in our great country and back with all of my family and friends. >> this is the neat part. kelly came back two inches taller than his twin brother, mark, a retired astronought as well. they used to be the same height. national officials say growth is a side effect of being waitless.
Al Jazeera America
Nov 9, 2015 7:00am EST
prosecutor. she was first appointed to the bench in 1999 by then texas governor george w. bush. >> three texas teens are held after planning attacks on two schools. police north of detroit say posts on instagram tipped off authorities. the plot was stopped before it could be carried out. >> a fire rye crash near washington, d.c. left four dead, including a child. a pickup truck burst into flames after colliding sunday. the victims inside the church van, the other was the driver of a truck. more than a dozen others were injured. >> the team investigating the crash of a russian plane over egypt seems more convinced that a bomb downed the plane. one team member tells reuters he is 90% certain of it. egyptian officials say a noise heard from the final second of a cockpit recording appeared to be an explosion. they say the plane appeared to have broken up in midair while it was being flown on auto pilot. the airliner crashed 23 minutes after taking off from the sharm el-sheikh airport. >> bags filled with drugs and weapons are often allowed through security for a small bribe. >> the
Al Jazeera America
Mar 10, 2016 7:00am EST
by a long list of dignitaries, including george w. bush, his wife, laura bush and michelle obama. >>> flint, michigan is going to stop billing its residents for water at least for now, the city trying to decide how to you hand out $30 million in credit from the state. the city needs to figure out how to apply those credits first, michigan approving that money last week, it is designed to reduce the burden on residents who have been paying for lead tainted water now for two years. >>> another city is dealing with contaminated water. dozens of schools in newark new jersey have turned off their taps over lead. city officials insist this is not another flint. >> officials in newark say it was a report of gray water at one school last thursday that made them move up the annual test to check for lead. those tests found a problem with drinking water in 30 city schools. one school had readings 30 times the e.p.a. standard. >> i'm scared. lead causes problems. >> while they don't believe it causes serious health risks, water fountains have been shut off. they've provided bottled we're whi
Al Jazeera America
Oct 15, 2015 7:00am EDT
put it wednesday morning at a speech made at the george washington university in d.c. >> the new domestic terrorism council will not only help ensure that the cases are properly coordinated but contain a key role to identify trends to shape the strategy and analyse league at gaffes. enhancements to make sure threats could be combatted. there's two times of terrorism the the religiously found. associated with al qaeda and i.s.i.l. there's threats from groups like the sovereign citizens and militia, neo-nazis, anarchists and eco terrorists. as we have been told. >> we don't see groups, we see a lot of lone actors. that interacted one another, and carry out actions independently. it was a movement. we see a lot of people throughout the country. that's why the new post and department could play a role in the future. >> specifically because they are lone actors. they are difficult to track, a coordination between the federal level. state and local level is important because the information is so difficult. intelligence so difficult. unlike groups. the way one can - it's easier to trac
Al Jazeera America
Jan 15, 2016 7:00am EST
people, and, yes, i am angry. >> david sure of ther, al jazeera. >> a former aid to president george w. bush joins us live from washington. has this campaign evolved into a campaign looking for political points? >> there are going to be some pin occasion yeses given out by the washington post you are getting your record out as much as you can and you attack those besides you. i think it was a fair and balanced debate. fox did a wonderful job in making it a true debate. a lot of lively conversation. in my opinion it was what was needed. >> a battle between north and south, the mid west over the statement that donald trump had new york values. take a license. >> not a lot of conservatives come out of manhattan. i am just saying that. everybody in the world watched. everybody in the world loved new york and loved new yorkers and i have to tell you that was a very insulting statement. i will take note. >> there was some suggestion that this is dog whistle politics. >> trump, i think, clearly a great debater, ted cruz walked right into that. if you are going to be president of the united st
Al Jazeera America
Mar 2, 2016 7:00am EST
seems too in my. this past weekend, colored necessarily george pell of australia became the highest vatican official to testify in his country's investigation of sexual abuse in the church. >> i am not here to defend the indefensible. the church has made enormous mistakes, and is working to remedy those, but the church is in many places, certainly in australia has mucked things up. >> we need to focus on the institution, not the individual prested. >> the church's mishandling first came to light in a newspaper investigation in boston, which is shown in this film, spotlight. spotlight won the oscar for best film on sunday. >> this is entertainment, but sometimes it can make a difference in the world, and when you can do that, it brings you closer, i think to why you wanted to do it in the first place, and the more people come out, the greater chances we have of protecting more children. i think people are making that connection now. >> in the pennsylvania case, no criminal charges will be filed. the statute of limitations expired, some of the priests have died and some of the victims
Al Jazeera America
Jan 29, 2016 7:00am EST
reach during the george w. bush administration and is live from washington and thanks for being with us and the candidates are doubling down on tough talks saying destroy i.s.i.l. and u.s. is weak and ted krz when asked to carpet bomb i.s.i.l. take a listen. >> carpet bomb is what we did in the first persian war 1100 air aday saturation bombing that utterly destroyed the enemy. >> reporter: you are in washington, congress has not declared war on i.s.i.l. and yet here is a senator that cannot get any of his fellow senators to back him, how is he going to get tough and how is he going to get anything done in washington? >> well, i think that is one of the main critiques about senator cruz del is there are things he claims to do that he doesn't actually do. a lot of times you have a lot of political grandstanding and political opportunity things that senator cruz does so at the end of the day you will have a lot of tough talk in the gop primary because that is what the voters want to hear and as a result of what they perceive as a factless foreign policy from the current administration
Al Jazeera America
Mar 24, 2016 7:00am EDT
, we'll find out later on. >> the director of the homeland and national security law program at george mason university and also a former chief counsel and senior advisor to the foreign relations committee joins us today. everything points to a massive intelligence failure on the part of the belgian authorities. take a listen to the mayor of malenbeek. >> you have the local level and there is no cooperation -- >> they're not talking to you, they're not -- >> they don't have to talk to me about their investigation. what i have to do as a mayor is to be careful about what happened on the street for the security of people when we have police operation, when we have raised, but you see concerning these people who became terrorists, i didn't have any information about them. we didn't know that they become radicallists. >> they are not talking to each other, the november 13 attacks in paris, we're talking months after that, is is that still the case? >> del, you know, i mean, it's troubling what we remember hearing before 9/11, in the aftermath of 9/11, the f.b.i. not talking to the c.i.a.,
Al Jazeera America
Jan 20, 2016 7:00am EST
there to help. >>> the outrage over the lack of diversity with the oscars. george clooney said i don't think it's who you're picking as how many options are available to minorities in film particularly quality films. the british actor now calling for a reform in months rather than years. >> for 20 opportunities to celebrate actors of color, actresses of color to be missed last year is one thing. for that to happen again this year is unforgivable. >> other celebrities like jada pinkett-smith and spike lee will boycott this year's oscars. the academy is 93% white. >> a celebration is underway in london for one of the greats of modern art. for the first time the spanish studio is being recreated. it's giving new in sight into how the artist lived and worked. >> it's a painstaking delicate process recreating the colorful world. a team of set designers have spent months replicating hundreds of items, tables, paint brushes, and curiosities. even the floor and smears of paint have been faithfully copied. the reconstructions based on the original studio on the spanish island of majorca where h
Al Jazeera America
Dec 28, 2015 7:00am EST
unprecedented in the modern american politics get a third term, it's hard to do that and saw george hw bush do that and lost the last time and it's difficult what she is trying to do and would like to run against donald trump and think in the general the kind of negatives will be difficult for him to overcome. >> bernie sanders on "face the nation" had this to say about trump supporters take a listen. >> trump has done with some success has taken the anger and taken those fears which are legitimate and converted them to be into anger against mexicans and anger against muslims and in my view that is not the way we are going to face the problems facing our country. >> is he right, is that what donald trump has done? >> i think he has. i think he has really brought out this anger in a small group of republican primary and caucus goers and it is anger against many sectors and also anger against politicians and anger against the media and establishment and he has really riled them up. the thing he has not done is offered them alternatives from a policy perspective. >> is he tapping in the a
Al Jazeera America
Jan 22, 2016 7:00am EST
elite is talking about how to defeat isil. financier george soar rose said by fear monger be, donald trump helps isil recruits. secretary of state john kerry focused on the global issues that spur terrorism. >> corruption is a radicalize er, because it destroys faith and legitimate authority, occupies up a vacuum, which allows the predators to move in, and no one knows that better than the violent extremist groups who regularly use corruption as a recruitment tool with that corruption is an opportunity destroyer. >> defense secretary ash carter is in davos today. the pentagon tweeted this picture showing carter meeting with iraqi prime minister al abadi discussing isil strategy. >>> women are asked to hold off getting pregnant for two years as the zika virus spreads in brazil. they hope to get time to understand how the virus affects the women and unborn children. we have this report. >> in this clinic in control colombia, future mothers anxiously wait for their doctor's visit. some were sick with the zika virus. the researchers believe it causes genital detects in some babies. >> i
Al Jazeera America
Mar 17, 2016 7:00am EDT
. >> i consider myself an african who grew up in america. >> carrol mckinley, lake george, colorado. >> sometimes you can learn an awful lot from boy scouts and kids. >> definitely, very heartening story. >> yeah, it was. >>> coming up, president obama's supreme court mom newspaper faces an uphill battle. what merrick gar land's next move will be in his bid to get past republicans. >>> indiana approving a bill restricts abortions. some say the physical and emotional costs are way too high. we will be back in two minutes. stick around. >> every monday night. >> i lived that character. >> go one on one with america's movers and shakers. >> we will be able to see change. >> gripping... inspiring... entertaining. no topic off limits. >> 'cause i'm like, "dad, there are hookers in this house". >> exclusive conversations you won't find anywhere else. >> these are very vivid, human stories. >> if you have an agenda with people, you sometimes don't see the truth. >> "talk to al jazeera". monday, 6:00 eastern. only on al jazeera america. >>> it is tempting to make this confirmation process s
Al Jazeera America
Mar 7, 2016 7:00am EST
to aband on their moral objections and it was enough to force george w. bush to find a compromise. her life, she said, began the day she married her husband. her intention love and love and devotion will define her own. >> how did she change the role of first lady. >> as we heard from patty she defined the role like few other first please if you look over the course of the last one 00 years of american history, just a few others come to mind. edith wilson largely ran the white house in her husband's con value essence, eleanor roosevelt. nancy reagan ranked near the top. in many ways she was a traditional spouse, supportive of her husband in the white house. patty talked about her style, the china incidents where she purchased hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of china for the white house that was paid for by private contributions. some of the gowns that she wore to very expensive designer gowns, to white house state functions also criticized. feminists criticized her for that but she had a side of her that was known perhaps de-ricively as the dragon lady pulling strings of be
Al Jazeera America
Feb 12, 2016 7:00am EST
of push-pulling against him. former president george w bush plans to hit the campaign trail next week in support of his brother and will hold a rally with jeb in charleston, south carolina the 4 third president won the primary in 2000 and 2004 and jeb bush is trying to capitalize on that. al jazeera's randall pinkston has more. >> reporter: trailing badly in preference polls jeb bush is trying to jump start his campaign in south carolina. >> i'm sure it will turn out all right. [applause] the welcome was warm at a question-and-answer session in florence and lending a helping hand the senior united states senator lindsey graham who dropped out of the primary and endorsed bush. >> my hope for jeb is we will do well here. the bushes are highly respected and turn this into referendum of commander and chief. >> reporter: she has vote for every bush who has run in south carolina and she is not about to change. >> i like him because he is a conservative man. he is a christian and he loves america. >> reporter: after the event the former governor took a few questions. governor bush what
Al Jazeera America
Jan 5, 2016 7:00am EST
u.s.s. george h.w. bush. >> it's this megaship's maiden voyage and this port is one of the few in the country that can handle something of this size. >> oakland has dredged to accommodate larger ships and raised the height of cranes. the ship will mostly shutting containers between asia and europe. when it comes to shipping, the u.s. is behind the times. while megaships already dock regularly at ports in asia and have for years, in the u.s., major ports are just starting to make upgrades needed to accommodate megaships, bringing in bigger cranes and dredging to deepen waters. >> the federal government needs to develop a comprehensive international freight strategy. the roil of these very large vessels is a stimulus to have these particular parts of the infrastructure get their act together. >> oakland and los angeles may have welcomed the benjamin franklin this time but that doesn't mean either port can handle many more such calls. still, pro opponents of megaships say they feel carrying more cargo per trip means less pollution. >> it's a considerable challenge and puts stress on not
Al Jazeera America
Feb 19, 2016 7:00am EST
of integrity and honesty and courage. >> reporter: talking about his father, george bush, who was the president of the united states and of course we know his brother also the president of the united states, del. >> and robert and this may be putting it mildly this is a much different contest than we saw in iowa and new hampshire and what makes this one so important? >> indeed it is very different contest, first of all bigger state than ohio sorry rather iowa and new hampshire and much more at stake. the gop winner here in the state will take down 29 delegates with a total of 50 delegates here in the state of south carolina and also more diverse and mostly a white population in new hampshire and iowa, of course here you have an african/american base, you have a white base and you also have a big military scenario here, the vote, the veteran vote is big, a big thing here in the state of south carolina and i think that you know we will see them come out in droves tomorrow and as a matter of fact we will try to talk to many of the people today when marco rubio stumps here in a few ho
Al Jazeera America
Feb 1, 2016 7:00am EST
posturing. >> this is very much like benghazi george and republicans will continue to use it, beat up on me, i understand that, that is the way they are but after 11 hours of testimony answering every single question in public which i requested for many months it's clear they are grasping at straws. >> reporter: what is not sure is if they with top secret at the time they were sent or classified that way afterwards and the last batches is 7,000 pages will be released later this month. >>> ten are dead following a suicide bottoming in afghanistan and tried to enter a police building in kabul and set off explosives by the gate and taliban claiming responsibility for the attack. >>> negotiations to end the five-year long conflict are on shaky ground and this is near damascus and one was caused by a car bomb by the shia trub and i.s.i.l. claimed responsibility and both scheduled to meet with u.n. mediators in geneva and we are following the latest on the damascus bombing and begins with james base who is covering the peace talks in geneva so james a reluctant opposition delegation met with t
Al Jazeera America
Feb 25, 2016 7:00am EST
hit. winds from strong enough in new york city to overturn a tractor trailer on the busy george washington bridge. in the midwest there were white-out blizzard conditions. in indiana fire-fighters had to come to the rescue. >> we found 30 cars stuck in the snow with people in them. >> i have been stuck here for about 2 hours. >> hundreds of thousands lost power, half in new york and new jersey >>> and we are not out of the woods yet. nicole mitchell, we were talking - this is early for tornados season. >> yes, when we look at that tornado country period, it's april and may. it's not that unusual to get stuff through the gulf coast in the winter, to get it up through the midatlasentic normally you -- mid-atlantic, normally you don't have the temperatures to report it. it was most just tornado reports, over a dozen. when they sort through and pick out what is tornadic. look at the oranges. they are wind reports. over 300 reports of wind damage as all of this went through. and some of that storminess - the core of the storm on the coastline. there's rain behind this and snow. this
Al Jazeera America
Apr 6, 2016 7:00am EDT
considers the united states the empire. >> george fowler fled cuba when he was 9 years old. et cetera an attorney for the cuban american foundation. under castro's regime, he said opening trade does nothing for the people still struggling in cuba. >> they don't have the money to buy. cubans make $30 a month. cubans are not going to come buy rice. >> ken birken says he is sensitive to the needs of those in cuba but feels decades of trade restrictions have put u.s. farmers at a disadvantage. >> we are the ones, in my opinion. >>, that are getting hurt from not being able to trade with cuba. they get their rice from somewhere else. >> jonathan martin, al jazeera, new orleans. >> baltimore prosecutors are trying to force another police officer involved in the death of freddie gray to testify against his colleagues. the city's lawyers want garrett miller to take the witness stand even as he faces charges in the case. last month, the state's highest court ruled another officer, william porter, could be compelled to testify. gray died last april after being seriously injured while in police
Al Jazeera America
Jan 21, 2016 7:00am EST
george w bush and some people say what is happening in flint is this governor's katrina do you think the people in your circumstances, your relatives would have had the same polite response or would they have been just down right angry? >> absolutely not. they would have been really angry and upset like why didn't you come here. i mean we are sitting here and, in fact, when i was on social media yesterday i saw that from quite a few of my friends. i mean, people were very upset saying why in the heck is he driving around detroit, you know, eating pizza and carrying on when the people there can't drink water. so i do think that because he is a black president and he is so adored that he sort of got a pass yesterday but the bottom line is even if he couldn't make it there i think it would have been wonderful and symbolic at least to bring a van load of people from flint, how about that, maybe they should have brought some people in to meet with him that morning in a private meeting that they tela cast and then say let him talk one on one, here are some of their stories. you have
Al Jazeera America
Oct 28, 2015 7:00am EDT
, george pataki and lindsay gram. all with a big mountain to climb in the colorado debate >>> be sure to join us this evening for coverage of that debate. it begins at 7:00p.m. eastern. >> house republicans are choosing a new leader this morning. paul ryan is expected to be the official pick for speaker of the house. they had to convince the wisconsin person. libby casey has more than why ryan will not be like those that led the post before. >> reporter: after initial reluctance, paul ryan offered himself up as the next house speaker. the job that he went after, it was not, but republican appealed to them. he got the green light from enough coalition that this looks likely he'll ermerge as the next speaker of the house. here is what's. republicans go behind closed doors this afternoon, when they emerge, we expect them to have chosen paul ryan as the next speaker, tomorrow he goes before the full house for a formal vote. provided that goes according to the game plan, he will not be your typical house speaker, he's younger at 45 years old and doesn't plan to spend every weekend in washingt
Al Jazeera America
Mar 18, 2016 7:00am EDT
if it was george w. bush. nobody. why the change? >> flus a big difference. just so very much at stake because we have this 4-4 court now. whoever gets to make this pick is going to change the complextion for a generation. orrin hatch of utah and jeff lake who set up this excitement who said they may consider confirming judge garland in the lame duck between as you said the election and the inauguration. the white house was asked about this yesterday. they said there is no need to wait until the lame duck. just go ahead and confirm the nominee in a timely fashion. if it's up to republican leadership, that's not going to happen. >> one day after his nomination, he was meeting and greeting those whon whom his fate lies patrick leahy and harry reid, both democrats of course as the republicans show few signs of backing down on refusing garland a hearing. lehay said it's the most important vote politicians have to make along with going to war. >> this is too important. we shouldn't talk by phone. >> he was referring to mitch mcconnell who spoke only by phone telling him he has no plan
Al Jazeera America
Nov 17, 2015 7:00am EST
researcher from george walker to know university joins us this morning. thanks for your time. has technology really given an edge to would-be terrorists? >> it's difficult to say. what we're talking about is a process that may make it harder for law enforcement and the intelligence community to execute broad tracing and surveillance of large numbers of are suspects. what it doesn't mean is that it prevents law enforcement from being able to access communications on particular devices. the encryption creating the secure tunnel are still available if you can break and get access to either the computers or the cell phones used in that conversation. >> first you would have to identify the cell phone, get your hands on the cell phone, not -- that has never happened as far as i know in these terrorists operations. it's always in retrospect as reported in the last piece. other than what's app, what are they using and is the so-called dark web a part of this? does isil have hackers? >> so isil definitely has some sort of hacking capability. they've demonstrate they are able to take contro
Al Jazeera America
Dec 29, 2015 7:00am EST
deputy national security advisor to president george w bush and is in washington and thanks for being with us clearly most military minds say ramadi could have been taken sooner by u.s. forces but iraqi forces raising the flag and occupying a government complex in ramadi is that saying that the obama strategy is finally bearing fruit? >> that is a tough question. it's always good for local forces to be involved because they must hold the city and by local forces we are talking not just about the iraqi army but the anbar police and sunni arabs from the region. on the other hand particularly in some of the bigger fights that we will have in the future and raqqa and syria and in mosul you do need to move forward quickly against an foe as dangerous as i.s.i.s. and means the more american combat and involvement being ground troops or advisors up front or be it more effective air strikes the better. one reason that this battle was won is the united states changed dramatically the quantity and quality of air support and other advisory efforts. >> ambassador, you maintain that the world can't
Al Jazeera America
Nov 24, 2015 7:00am EST
legacies of the people behind the names on their buildings. george town is taking the names of slave openers off two buildings and clemson is considering a similar move. starting next semester, princeton officials say their board willis to the opinions of the entire prince to be community before making a decision. >> along with considering removing president wilson's name, princeton officials will implement a cultural training program for all faculty and staff and set aside a dedicated space on that campus for just black students. >> what is the argument against strubing the legacy? >> the name is a brand name of sports that has meaning in the marketplace and to many graduates. number two, the slippery slope argument. where does it all end? it's difficult, critics will argue to find a great person who's legacy is not tarnished. >> his legacy is huge as far as the league of nations. >> let's talk about baseball diplomacy. on the field in cuba where one of cuba's best clubs walk away with a 2-1 win against penn state monday. it was an exhibition game and marks the thaw in relations bet
Al Jazeera America
Mar 23, 2016 7:00am EDT
last time a u.s. president visited was in 2005 when george bush attended the summit of the americas. thousands protested his presence then. many are opposing obama's visit because it kon sides with the anniversary of the coup which says say braulgt a brutal dictatorship to power >> translation: many here don't support the u.s. because it is supported the dictatorship that killed thousands of political opponents. >> reporter: obama's visit opens a new chapter between argentina and u.s. and many are hoping to see the benefits soon >>> for more now. good morning. what is on president obama's itineray. >> in 19190s, things couldn't have been sweeter between washington dc and argentina. however, in 201 there was this massive financial collapse when they defaulted on their leans, spent them spinning off. then came two husband and wife presidents together the kirchners who ruled between 2003 and 2015. now in power is this brand new young man. he is not that young, but he is a very successful businessman. he is noun to surround himself with people who study business and economics from harva
Al Jazeera America
Mar 9, 2016 7:00am EST
occupier leroy finnicum >>> george martin, the beetles producer dies >. >> this has been a fantastic night in michigan. we are very grateful for all of the support that we have gotten from the state >>> it is being called one of the biggest upsets in modern political history, bernie sanders pulling off an improbable win. good morning welcome to your morning >>> bernie sanders' victory is breathing a new life into his white house bid. the win was close 50% to 48%. that's despite every poll showing hillary clinton with a double digit lead heading into the context >>> donald trump was named the winner in hawaii, that topping off a big night for him. david shuster has the details. >> reporter: with a conquering hero, donald trump claimed the michigan and mississippi primaries by double digits. >> i don't think i've ever had so many horrible, horrible things said about me in one week. 38 million dollars worth of horrible lies but that's okay. it shows you how brilliant the public is. >> reporter: donald trump thanked his supporters who were not swayed by an all out attack against him with mitt
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2015 7:00am EST
is burning through money. >>> no child left behind the legends of george w. bush has a new law ready to take its place. president obama says he will sign the law today. >> the yeas 85, the nays 12. >> it's a major makeover that everyone loves to hate. democrats joined hands with republicans to make it happen. >> this is the biggest rewrite of our education laws in 25 years. >> championed by george w. bush, no child left behind was a high water mark in federal oversight in legislation. >> it's a piece of legislation which believes in setting high standards and using accountability to make sure every single child gets a good education. >> from the start, the law was a magnet for complaints from teachers and parents, and a symbol of federal overreach into policies many believe are best set by the states, but congress struggled for years on a rewrite until now. >> we have an opportunity today to reverse the trend of the last several years toward a national school board. we have an opportunity to make clear that the future, the path to higher standards, better teaching and real accountabi
Al Jazeera America
Nov 6, 2015 7:00am EST
actually played in america during the 1700s. it's said george washington liked to play the game he called wicket. cricket is popular and a big deal around the world. when we talk about sports, this is it. >> there's a reason he needs a bodyguard where are he goes. 120 million people worldwide play the sport that was spread by the british empire. it's especially popular in former british colonies like southeast asia, india and as we know, india, about 17% of the world's population come from india. >> did you get his autograph? >> i didn't have enough sense to get it when he was here. i know who he is now, though. >> researchers studying a colombian man who died from the first case of cancer transmitted by a tape worm. tumors were found to contain tape worm d.n.a. the man was living with h.i.v. scientists blame his weakened immune system for the rapid growth of cancer cells in his body. >> the f.d.a. wants label changes on common antibiotic. sip row and 11 quinn are known to have dangerous side effects. they are used to treat bronchitis. >> let's turn to nicole mitchell. good morning. >> a
Al Jazeera America
Feb 9, 2016 7:00am EST
canvassers heard angry citizens monday. >> my husband and i, george, came to support the people of flint in all the disaster that they've had to endure for this past year. >> most of the 10 petitions, many related to the water crisis, were tossed out because of spell or grammatical errors. >> the petition is very clear. it should only have very few word pronunciations that's wrong. >> one of the petitions was approved. it question's snyder's decision to take control of the state office that reforms schools. critics say the move bypassed local policies. attention on snyder and the water crisis will only increase ahead of a democratic debate to be held in flint in a few weeks. presidential hopeful bernie sanders wants the republican governor out of office. >> people will be paying the price for this for their entire lives, how many we don't know. the right thing in my view to do is to resign. >> hillary clinton also made flint a campaign stop this weekend. >> clean water is not optional, my friends. it is not a luxury. >> the petition gives organizers 180 days to gather enough signat
Al Jazeera America
Jan 6, 2016 7:00am EST
. only a few hundred votes separated al gore and george w. bush, the narrow margin affected by a simple reality, in florida anyone with a felony conviction is stripped of the right to vote. that means that 1.5 million people in the state of disenfranchised, 10% of the population and almost a quarter of all african-americans. >> when you take those rights, you're convicting them for the rest of their lives. >> alnora is nearing the end of a journey to win back her consist states. it's taken her 15 years to get to this point. back in 1997, she served six months in jail for assault followed by two and a half years of probation, but despite a clean record since then and a job caring for hospital patients, she's still barred from voting in florida. >> i've stayed out of trouble besides you know a traffic ticket or, you know, suspended license, but as far as being in trouble with the law, being arrested, no, i have not done that. i've been, you know, walking a clean slate. >> she's pretty much a model citizen besides a tail light out. >> right. >> and that hasn't helped you get your ri
Al Jazeera America
Dec 16, 2015 7:00am EST
recruitment and training overseas and at home. stay with us, in 10 minutes we'll ask a former george w. bush staffer for his take on the policies, and we'll fact check what the candidate said. >> in los angeles, the school system is said to be up and running. the public schools were closed, following a threat to attack the system with bombs and assault weapons, it appears that threats were a hoax. we have more from los angeles. >> with kids already headed to school after 7am local time on tuesday, the los angeles school district made a decision to turn buses around and close more than 900 schools because of a bomb threat. forcing 700,000 students to stay home. >> when you heard there was a bomb threat. what went through your mind. initially there was terror. officials say an email was sent last night. the attack would come through multiple forms. the l.a. u.c. said it had no choice but to close schools. >> based on past circumstances, i could not take the chance. at the same time authorities said they received a threat. >> as laers, it's our job to protect public order and keep things moving
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2015 7:00am EST
mcintyre at the pentagon >>> there's insights into who i.s.i.l. is recruiting in the united states. george washington university researchers looked into the backgrounds of 71 people charged with i.s.i.l. related activities since march 2014. nearly 90% are men, and 81% are u.s. citizens, three-quarter are under the age of 30. the youngest was a 15-year-old boy. and 40% were converts to islam. n.a.t.o. allies are moving ahead with strengthening the border. n.a.t.o. officials say it included ships, planes and offensives. patriot missiles were being withdrawn. spain is the only country with those missiles. >> the justice department looking into a request to start an investigation. mayor rahm emanuel announcing a task force, accused of killing a black teenager. as diane eastabrook reports, the top cop is out, after a week of protest. >> up until yesterday the mayor was supportive of garry mccarthy. there were too many calls. chicago mayor held a packed news conference. he filed. because he had become a distraction. we had a lot of loyalty to what he has done, and him. i have a bigger loyalty to
Al Jazeera America
Dec 1, 2015 7:00am EST
than a command and control system and there was folks like george h.w. bush and his e.p.a. that effectively pushed this approach to deal with acid rain. we ended up dealing with it a lost faster than anybody anticipated. more than anything, that's the main message i want to send here is climate change is a massive problem. it is a generational problem. it's a problem that by definition is just about the hardest thing for fly political system to absorb, because the effects are gradual, they're diffuse, people don't feel it immediately, so there's not a lot of constituency pressure on politicians to do something about it right away. it kind of creeps up on you. you've got the problems of the commons and you've got to get everybody doing it, because just one nation is helping but the other nations aren't doing it, then it doesn't do any good, so you have this huge coordination problem and the danger of free riders, so on all these dimensions, it's hard to come up with a tougher problem than climate change, or a more consequential problem. despite all that, the main message i've got
Al Jazeera America
Oct 27, 2015 7:00am EDT
. ♪ the search and rescue efforts in after georg afghanistan and pakistan and focusing on remote areas where the impact of the monday's 7.5 magnitude earthquake are unclear. >> 340 have been killed, most of those who died were in northern pakistan, india, iran and forces in afghanistan all of them offering to help but so far local authorities have not requested any assistance. good morning, welcome to your world this morning i'm del walters. >> and i'm stephanie sy and rushing to deliver aid to quake victims and thousands spent the night outdoors in near freezing temperatures afraid to sleep inside because of the potential for aftershocks. al jazeera's jennifer glasse is in kabul. jennifer talk to us about some of the challenges in this search and rescue effort there. >> reporter: stephanie really one of the biggest challenges is the scope of the operation here, the earthquake effected people in 11 of afghanistans 34 provinces, nearly a third of the country and terribly remote and villages you can get to on dirt trashi tracks or foot or donky and people trying to help each other and he
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2015 7:00am EST
republican strategist and former white house aid to former president george h.w. bush. the democrats are going to say tougher gun laws, republicans will say more guns and in fore the laws on the books. the bottom line is 89 people dying each and every day from gun violence from gun violence president brady center. is this a pox on both houses? >> they've got to figure a way to solve the problem and fitch it and they've got to work together to get that done. we've got a serious problem in this country. it's not going to be an easy fix. we've got to figure out how democrats and republicans can actually talk together to reasonably solve the problem. it's not going to be easy. it's not a matter of saying just no guns or stricter laws. we've just got to work harder to connect with each other on both sides of the aisle. there has been verge tech, sandy hook, aurora and the list goes on and on and on. is it too late for any meaningful action? >> it's not too late. the time is right now for more meaningful dialogue. the dialogue has been very innocent-year. people have been at fever pitch in opp
Al Jazeera America
Mar 1, 2016 7:00am EST
this discussion in late 2000, many said the right thing about george w. bush. in many respects, they should have been concerned. >> i'll say. i think we should be concerned about a trump presidency. he has proven himself to be unpredictable, nasty, thin skinned and when you're dealing with world leaders, thin skinned and unpredictable is the last thing we need in a commander-in-chief in this tenuous environment, because we are in a global slowdown. the united states is doing well, but many countries with the exception of germany and other countries aren't doing to well. >> the other thing we focus on are the presidential race. there are down ballot can tests, house and senate. republicans are concerned that a trump presidency, a trump nomination could hurt the down ballot issues, as well. the lobbyists aren't going to stand still and say let's move all the jobs back to america, let's do this trade, end that. you compared sentencedders and trump, is it possible for them to get done what they wouldn't to get done? >> i think it's very difficult for any president to get done what they w
Al Jazeera America
Dec 17, 2015 7:00am EST
laura brown, professor at george washington university joining us live from washington, d.c. thanks for being with us. america i guess afraid. this is not the first time, because who can target f.d.r. and that famous speech during world war ii. >> let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. >> but the question that we ask you this morning is this latest round of fear based on fact or is the political process being used to drum up fear to drum up votes? >> first, thanks for having me on this morning. i think what's important to really understand about our current moment is there are a lot of fears that are coming together. as a nation, we have really never sort of gotten over the 9/11 attacks. i mean, we are still kind of reeling from those and uncertain about what this war on terrorism, which began so long ago and still hasn't seemed to have any conclusion and in fact appears to be in some ways spinning out of control. i think that's a big part of what's happening -- >> is it that -- >> long term reality. >> excuse me. is it that we haven't gotten ov
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