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Jan 5, 2016 11:00pm PST
bring in mike from hong kong. it's a senior fellow with the u.s. china institute at the university of southern california, ucs, also the author of melt down, the inside story of the north korean nuclear crisis. thanks for staying with us as we continue to cover this breaking news. the reaction and condemnation from regional powers as we just showed you, that would e expect bid the north. so would additional sanctions. why is north korea doing this now? what does kim jong-un gain? we' >> we've seen a situation where nart koreans are forcing to react to them. this fits a pattern of north korean behavior we've watched over many years. having an enhanced nuclear capability has been a central theme of kim jong-un's rule. it's one of the key principles guiding his regime, and the north has been making it very clear that that was the direction they were going to go. kim himself spoke about having a hydrogen bomb a few weeks ago. so it's not altogether surprising that they would take this test. partly if the north looks around the region, based on what we've seen happen after the previous nuc
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Jan 4, 2016 11:00pm PST
in china. the new two-child policy. >> good evening, everyone. and welcome to the program. we're in london. if anyone thought this new year would bring new hope for peace in the middle east, the dramatic escalation of the cold war between saudi arabia and iran could derail that possibility. sunni, saudi arabia, followed by bahrain and sudan have severed ties, and the uae has downgraded relations. they accused someone of terrorism after which a few dozen extremists stormed in tehran. the arrest was ordered of those responsible, and saudi arabia says it's severing all ties with tehran. >> we decided to cut off all diplomatic relations with iran and also all air traffic to and from iran. we'll be cutting all commercial relations with iran and have a travel ban against people traveling to iran. >> for its part, tehran accused ree yaud of looking for excuses to further harm relations between their two countries. >> translator: iran is naturally taking regulations to protect all diplomatic relations. the saudi government has taken action when everything is under control and there's no thr
CNN
Jan 28, 2016 11:30pm PST
the three inmates are still together and may be living out of a stolen van. >> china has indicted a canadian man choorges of spying and stealing state credits. kevin garrett and his wife ran a cafe in northeastern china and were arrested in 2014. she was released on bail last year. canada says it has discussed the case with the chinese government. their children call the arrest ridiculous. >> so the debate happened and u.s. republican presidential candidates made a lot of claims during that debate, but now we take the time to dig in and find out which claims were actually true. >> the cnn reality check team has taken a look at everything the candidates said. that's quite a job, isn't it? >> they were busy. >> i'm glad i wasn't on that team. jim sciutto has the story. >> reporter: we'll start with the first one. this one from ted cruz on obama care. it's one we've heard often, that it was a big job killer. here's what he had to say tomorrow. >> we've seen in six years of obama care that it is the biggest job killer in this country. millions of americans have lost their jobs. >> bigge
CNN
Mar 31, 2016 11:30pm PDT
>>> the united states and china are pledging to work closer together to achieve nuclear security. the chinese and american presidents met during a nuclear summit in washington, d.c. china plays a key role in enforcing sanctions against north korea, which has nuclear weapons. >>> minimum wage earners in new york will be getting a raise. the governor and legislature have agreed to phase in the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by late 2019. >>> u.s. presidential candidate donald trump met thursday with the head of the republican national committee. >> the party source says they talked about delegates. they talked about convention rules and the state of the race. our ryan nobles takes a look at the numbers involved to get that republican nomination. >> reporter: donald trump is currently in the best position to win the republican nomination. but he may need every day of the primary process in order to seal the deal before the convention comes to cleveland in july. trump currently stands at 739 delegates, and there are three types of states that have still yet to vote. you have win
CNN
Apr 11, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. and he needs to also exercise his diplomacy in places like china because probably the united states, china, and the african union will be the critical, critical players in the future of sudan besides the sudanese people and government itself. >> last word to you, mr. gatkuoth. you just heard ambassador frazer question the leadership credentials of the opposition, leaving the sudanese people hang out to dry because you don't want to contest those elections. what do you see now for the next foreseeable future between the election and the referendum? >> let me just add one thing before i answer that. it is very important that -- for us to avoid the war. this agreement, the cpa, was an agreement witnessed by the international community, more than 17 countries, the u.n. and everybody was witnessing this. so it is very important for us to have soft landing in 2011 by having the international community engaged in this to make sure that we have peaceful divorce. the last one is about opposition. i think it is very important for the opposition to come together and unite themselves to see a u
CNN
Nov 11, 2015 11:00pm PST
challenges from both president putin of russia and indeed challenges from china. and yet they seem to be skimming over that. >> when you're a politician in a campaign as long and as tough as the presidential campaign, you have to have your strategy worked out, you have to have your answers worked out in these big policy issues that you can express very concisely and very quickly. and watching them, you just get a sense sometimes that they're slightly making it up as they go along. i think act chultly people find it quite alarming that they ear even doing so well. now, interestingly, i've completely forgotten about the pizza guy that you mentioned. totally forgotten about his existence. i sort of feel that maybe this is wishful thinking. i kind of feel that we're in the phase because so much of american media now i think is almost like it wants to fuse politics and media, and make it a kind of form of entertainment. so they'll be loving the fact that the ratings are high. i just hope, and i do believe, that the american people do understand that they're electing one of the most serious po
CNN
Feb 16, 2016 11:30pm PST
in the region, and with tensions in the south china sea offering a rather unfortunate and unpredictable backdrop, it has to be said. i want you to talk to us about how airlines are being affected by these falling oil prices. >> reporter: well, falling oil prices are generally excellent for an airline. it is their biggest single cost, the price of jet fuel, around 30% historically. some people i've been talking to say that with this fall from $100 a barrel to $20, $30 a barrel, it's now 20% of their cost. so a lot of airlines are very happy to see that. the other side of this is that airlines are not retiring the older gas guzzling models and buying new ones because those gas guzzlers are now more efficient. that's not impacting the broader sales, and i've been speaking to the head of airbus. he says that the industry is still very strong despite all the other economic turmoil, the low oil prices, things are looking pretty good. in fact airbus announced today that philippine airlines is going to be buying six of these a 350. this is the brand spanking new aircraft from airb
CNN
Apr 4, 2016 11:30pm PDT
read in a number of countries, including china. one in three koreans reads a webtoon nearly every day. a cultural mania. they hope this can become a global obsession. >> may the force be with you. >> reporter: paula hancocks, cnn, seoul. >> that's a lot of drawing in one day. >>> i'm rosemary church. next hour, more on the fallout of the so-called panama papers. i'll talk with someone that is calling for the resignation of the leader. we'll be back in a moment. ♪ ♪ for your retirement, you want to celebrate the little things, because they're big to you. and that is why you invest. the best returns aren't just measured in dollars. td ameritrade®. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ geico motorcycle, great rates for great rides. technology moves faster than ever. the all-new audi a4, with apple carplay integration. >>> fallout from the panama papers as people ask the iceland prime minister to resign. >>> and ted cruz and john kasich are looking to stop donald trump. >>> and an olympic set of crises in brazil, where the political scandals and the zika
CNN
Feb 28, 2010 2:00pm EST
right now that the international community is unified around iran's misbehavior in this area. how china operates at the security council, as we pursue sanctions is something that we're going to have to see. >> so you've just said that you believe sanctions and the pursuit of that is the correct thing right now. but you also have said that you think the american chances of enlisting the chinese is not great. >> it's kind of an observation. censures will not be really effective -- >> so how do you -- how will they be effective if you don't think they're going to get the chinese on board? >> first of all, i think a lot of effort is made by that administration to make them understand -- well, also, israel is a tiny place, but we sent two of our leading experts there. and the former chief of staff, who is now a minister to try to present to them the effects. >> do you and the united states agree on the types of sanctions to be put on iran? >> i think that we both agree it should be effective. >> yes, but what does that mean? the types? they're talking about the revolutionary guard. >> there
CNN
Feb 7, 2010 2:00pm EST
, cyberspace, or the polar ice caps? and chinese check mate. u.s./china tensions spill over in the most unusual way. >> i see a lot of dark clouds building on the horizon. and i think it is time for great wisdom. >> and how bad can it get as mexico's drug wars spiral out of control. >> we would all like the violence to diminish or disappear. but that's not realistic at this point. >> but first, as the u.s. and other countries fight a war against terrorism, they're already thinking about the new generation of wars, as cnn's chris lawrence explains from the pentagon. >> reporter: militaries around the world are redefining what national defense needs to be. to deal with threats mostly people haven't thought of. so where will the world be fighting in the future? the pentagon says potentially, in the global common. three areas that are entirely ungoverned. outer space, the open seas, cyberspace, even the north and south polls, all areas that china and western governments are eyeing strategically. >> since both of our militaries are going to be using those global commons, strategic theorists
CNN
Dec 1, 2015 11:00pm PST
the fact that china and the united states seem to be working together now, the two biggest polluters in the world, however, china has been emitting 17% more than it admitted or even knew. >> that remains to be seen if that is the fact. what we do know is there is extraordinary commitment on the part of chinese leadership to reduce their consumption on coal. of course they have huge coal consumption. that's their baseline. they're working down from that. the important thing, i think is why are they doing it and why are 183 countries from whom we already have national climate change plans, why are they doing this? frankly, none of them are doing it to save the planet. let us be very clear. they're doing it for what i think is a much more powerful, political driving force, which is for the benefit of their own economy, and i think that is really the story here. they have understood that this is actually in their own interest. there is nothing more powerful than you, me, or any country working in their own interest, and that is what we have here, which is different than where we were thr
CNN
Jan 6, 2016 11:00pm PST
, south korea, even pyongyang's long-time ally, china condemned the attack, but the united states, the white house just said that initial reports are not consistent with a successful h bomb test, and the white house says the international community continues to investigate. now, ahead of a u.n. emergency security council meeting on this issue, the secretary general demanded that kim jong-un cease any further activities. this test still marks a dramatic escalation of north korea's capability. moving rapidly ahead, despite international sanctions. the international atomic agency described the test. last september the general warned that north korea was busy building up one of its nuclear facilities, and he joins me exclusively now live from iae head quarters in vienna. welcome to the program. let me get straight to it. do you believe -- do you think it's possible that north korea would have tested the hydrogen bomb? >> the international cbtbo is monitoring a nuclear test. it is collected information on seismic events, and they have detected unusual seismic event. however, it is stil
CNN
Apr 25, 2010 2:00pm EDT
. but also partly at china. they have no economic incentive to cooperate. the one plausible incentive would be fear that china might have of a u.s. military strike and disruptions that might cause. what the united states is trying to do here is put the military option back on the table so it can help the diplomacy. >> let me turn to terry ron-larsen. this comes back to israel. everybody fears israel may be forced to take matters into its own hand. how do you think the current debate is playing in the israeli government. >> not only in israel but in the middle east it's perceived at two levels. s the pa-- it's part of psychological warfare against iran. secondly, there's a stark reality on the ground. there are four options. one is the regime in iran implodes because of the internal turmoil. the second is sanctions and diplomacy works and the iranians come back from the brink. then we are left with the two harder options here. one is will the world allow iran to get a nuclear capacity or will it if necessary use force to do it? here i think we come down to hard choices. at th
CNN
Jan 26, 2016 11:30pm PST
first time they're seeing economic saoftening in china an they've invested so much in china. and ceo says things will look better as the year goes on and analysts is think them being the high flying growth stock has come to an end. back to you. >>> for many people in london getting to and from work can be a stressful experience. everyone packs themselves into the trains and max foster has more. >> reporter: oxford circus, the center of london's west end. the beating heart of this global city. tourists, and iconic double decker buses screen from dawn to dusk and beneath it all, an intersection of multiple metro lines. some of the nearly 100 million passengers who make the journey every year. it's not that much fun but these are the lucky ones. for many these days, even making it underground is a challenge. >> conygestion. do not enter. >> reporter: this is now a common site for passengers. gates pulled shut, frustration palpable. >> it's not ideal, especially when you've finished work and you want to come home straight away. >> reporter: oxford circus had to close on 30% of week days
CNN
Jan 20, 2016 11:30pm PST
the wilson family as they arrived in china to meet their son and bring him home. that story is tomorrow right here on cnn news room at 8:00 in the morning in berlin. >> rosemary and myself invite you to stay with us today. we have much more coming up in the next hour. >> we are covering u.s. politics, a monster storm and global markets. and we're back in a moment. , the mid-size van from mercedes-benz. it's got small-ability and big-ability. towing-ability and stowing-ability. rack-ability and hvac-ability. it's fully customizable and sized just right to give you cupcake-ability, entourage-ability... ...garage-ability and even afford-ability. starting at $28,950. available in cargo or passenger. from mercedes-benz. when age-related macular have degeneration, amd we came up with a plan to help reduce my risk of progression. and everywhere i look... i'm reminded to stick to my plan. including preservision areds 2. my doctor said preservision areds 2 has the exact nutrient formula that the national eye institute recommends to help reduce the risk of progression of moderate to adva
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Jan 27, 2016 11:30pm PST
for business investors. >>> china's financial markets closed at their lowest point in more than a year on wednesdy. take a look at all the red there. the shanghai composite fell nearly 3%, while the tech-heavy shenzhen composite fell just over 4%. >>> u.s. presidential candidate donald trump plans to hold a fund-raiser for military veterans thursday night instead of going to the fox news debate. i want to show you here an invitation for his event. the debate is just days before the critical iowa caucuses. trump is feuding with fox news and host megyn kelly, who he's been calling biased. trump spoke with her colleague bill o'reilly, who told him skipping the debate is not good for america. watch. >> the terrorists are going to come at you. and it's going to be personal. they're going to do everything they can to diminish you and to -- and as president you have to rise above that. all right? and do what's best for the country. and this exposition that we're talking about today, people are going to say, you know, trump, he's just too self-absorbed to be president. >> there's got to b
CNN
Jan 3, 2010 2:00pm EST
neighbors of china, russia -- india, iran, the work then i think we have it going on a better scale. because just to pull out like that, like you did last time, will have devastating consequences. >> ambassador? >> you cannot have a fight against international terrorism which is compartmentalized. the snakes that bite us come from the same pit. you cannot form deals with terrorist groups so i think you need a comprehensive international movement against the terrorists and i hope that all of us who are involved in this will carry this fight through until the end so that all of us are victors in this. >> thank you all so very much for being with us. thank you very much for joining us. >>> when we come back -- >> why are you taking this information? why are you taking this information? >> i want to know. >> our reporter in india investigates a shocking story that so many people don't want you to see. >>> hi there. happy sunday to you. i'm brooke bald wwin. >>> president obama's top terrorism advisor says there are indications al qaeda is planning to target american interests in yemen.
CNN
Nov 22, 2009 2:00pm EST
say he should have spoken out more forcefully in china, for instance, on human rights and taken questions at a news conference with the chinese president. president obama did become the first u.s. president in decades to meet with the military huna who kept the pro democracy leader on house arrest for 14 years. president obama did call for her release publicly even even if he did stumble a bit over her name. >> the clear steps that must be taken, the unconditional release of all political prisoners including an young sugi. >> the obama administration has decided to engage with the military regime to see whether diplomacy will succeed where isolation has failed. and subscribe to my twitter feed where i'm giving you the inside story on what's happening around the world. that's at twitter.com/amanpourcnn. >>> next, the latest word is president obama will make his long awaited decision on troops for afghanistan after thanksgiving next week. in our second half hour we tackle afghan corruption head on. all right, now that the economy has changed, let's fine-tune your business to take
CNN
Jan 17, 2010 2:00pm EST
suffering major earthquakes. in sichuan province in china two years ago, almost 90,000 people were killed. beijing rapidly mobilized tens of thousands of troops, who had to spend the first few days digging survivors out just with picks and shovels. and in 2003, much of the historic iranian city of bam was destroyed, nearly 30,000 people were killed there. the u.s. then sent military planes to bam, loaded with supplies and rescue teams, and in a symbolic move, american and iranian troops formered human chains to unload the cargo, joining forces for the first and only time since the iranian revolution, now 30 years ago. >>> next, a very different look at iran. the political tremors shaking the country today. and a miracle in mexico 25 years ago that may still give hope to those who are still trapped under haiti's rubble. >>> hello. im fredricka whitfield at the cnn headquarters in atlanta. here's a look at our top stories right now. rescue crews in haiti are finding more people trapped alive under mounds of rubble five days after the earthquake hit. today, a new york rescue team pull
CNN
Feb 14, 2010 2:00pm EST
they were still sitting in jail. and writing in "the new york times" now, wei jingsheng from china remembered "mr. mandela's experience demonstrated that it is important to bear life's setbacks and to maintain unbending confidence in eventual success." for ko bo kyi from burma, "mr. mandela's refusal to give up his principles during more than 27 years in jail was an inspiration to me and all the other
CNN
Dec 6, 2009 2:00pm EST
on a larger picture, definitely turkey and china and the neighbors of afghanistan as well. >> do you plan to open negotiations with bula -- oma who already said there's no way they'll negotiate with your government? >> well, i have expressed by land on that in the past several years many, many years. i do see an urgent need for a negotiated approach as well as we try to struggle against terrorism, we must also talk and find peaceful ways. i've offered a number of times to come forward and stop violence and participate in peace-building and reconstruction of afghanistan. the part that relates to him is also something that has to be understood and backed by the international community because of the u.n. sanctions on them and other relevant issues. so, yes, as an afghan i would very much want to negotiate with him, provided all connections to al qaeda and terrorist networks are cut off and denounced and renounced and also provided most importantly that the united states and our other allies back us in this and see the need for it. >> because as yet -- >> alone we can't do it. >> as yet
CNN
May 16, 2010 2:00pm EDT
state capitalism. that's his term for countries like china that have control over markets and use that power for political gain. he says state capitalism will give free markets a run for its money. it's a really interesting idea. now, for "the last look." a major battle in the middle east has been fought and a new victor has been crowned. but it's not what you think. for years, israel and lebanon have been outdoing with each other with bigger and bigger record-breaking portions of hummus. in january, the israelis made an 8,000-pound serving, breaking all records and giving them bragging rights. but it was short-lived. lebanon has just cooked up more than 23,000 pounds of this deelectably pungent stuff, almost tripling the israeli record. i'm beginning to feel slightly sick. and just to rub it in, the very next day, the lebanese made the biggest ever dish of flaffall. maybe the israelis need to spend less time worrying about iran and more time in the kitchen worrying about the lebanese. thanks for being part of my program. i will see you next week. . >>> crews in the gulf of mexico
CNN
May 16, 2010 5:00pm EDT
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May 9, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. we're from china. we're familiar with tea. it's just that i know you're trying to be healthy so-- healthy? hello! we're pandas. it's called extinction. look it up. [ announcer ] healthy green tea, tasty black tea, real sugar. we're still getting paid, right? the best stuff on earth... just got better. >>> all right. we're back with a discussion about the possible links between cancers and toxins in food and water. according to some findings from the presidential cancer panel, back with us now, dr. elizabeth wheeland and dr. jennifer lowry. we've been talking about this recent report from the panel which is warning americans, especially children, about the high risks, according to this panel, from chemicals in food, water and the environment. and two doctors here with completely different views on whether this actually merits such an argument. if there are chemicals that are influencing our health and whether these chemicals just exist and don't influence our health. dr. wheeland and dr. lowry, this is a portion of what this presidential panel is saying. the panel urges you most
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Mar 6, 2011 9:00am EST
: what would happen when he start to pick chungs up. >> this is made in china. >> made the honduras. made in thailand. >> the table is made in thailand. >> reporter: and the chairs? >> mexico. >> reporter: and a fork from? >> same pattern. >> reporter: the plate from japan. >> is there anything on the table made in america? >> it doesn't appear that way. >> reporter: what about the texas hat here? >> let's see. bangladesh. >> reporter: and little ellis. the prized american girl dolls. what does it say? made in -- >> whine that. >> reporter: 9 of 10 products in the '6 ons that americans brought were made in america. we won'tered, could the usrys make it without any foreign products at palm we're going ask you, will you leave us with your house in my hands? it was every room of the house. night stands from indonesia. the lamp, china. this is where it's all going. anything foreign made right in on here. the stove, ripped out. the refrigerator, gone. the piano. that is a heavy piano. and every inch of the trailer filled. with the sun setting, the usrys were about to return to this. and this.
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Nov 14, 2010 9:00am EST
from china and germany. are america's woes putting its global leadership in question? >> a whole host of other countries are doing very well. naturally they are going to be more assertive. >> former secretary of state madeleine albright and republican senator lindsey graham debate america's role in the world. >>> then american austerity. >> the path we're on today is not sustained. we are headed for disaster. >> two members of the president's deficit commission, democratic senator kent conrad an honeywell international david cote shares views on tough choices the united states faces. >>> and the coming showdown over tax cuts. >> making these permanent will be the most important thing we could do to help create jobs in the country. >> that and all the week's politics on our roundtable with george will, "the new york times" columnist paul krugman, robert kagan from the brookings institution and ruth kagan from "the washington post." >>> china is expected to overtake the u.s. as the world's biggest economy in the next two years. americans couldn't believe it. they're like, that hasn
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Sep 25, 2011 10:00am EDT
asian markets opened up with a slump. >> even in china a bright spot in the global economy, business activity is down sharply. >> and a lot of economic pain out there especially across europe this morning. >> and europe's growing debt crisis threatens to undermine its banks. as greece teeters on the edge of default. the imf has warned that the global economy has ended a dangerous phase, calling for exceptional vigilance, coordination and readiness to take bold action. >> joining me now four people with bold ideas about the global economic crisis, austan goolsbee, now professor of economics at the university of chicago, mohamed el-erian and abc's george will, this is a big week of problems for the economy, george, what do you think the white house is trying to get europe to stop this debacle, and this contagion, what should be happening in greece? >> understanding that greece is going to default. greece has not yet fired a single civil servant. greece has a national railroad. greece transportation ministry said it would be cheaper to put all of their passengers in taxi cabs.
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Nov 21, 2010 10:00am EST
him specifically. those in the region, in particular the six-party talk countries, russia, china, the united states, japan and south korea, we have to continue to do that. he is predictable in his unpredictability, if you will, because not too long ago he killed 46 south korean sailors. he has over time continued to destabilize this region, and, in fact, i also believe that this has to do with a secession plan for his son. >> if sanctions aren't working what will? >> well, the assumption certainly is that they continue to head in the direction of additional nuclear weapons. and they're also -- they also are known to proliferate this technology, so they are a very dangerous country, and he has been someone who has not responded thus far to previous actions. he actually blows hot and cold. he moves in a direction for awhile, and then he reverts, and i certainly would see him in his reversion mode at this particular point. >> why didn't u.s. intelligence discover this? >> well, i won't go into any specific -- >> isn't that alarming? >> i won't go into specific intelligence kinds of thing
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Nov 28, 2010 8:00am PST
got to all get rid of them, us, russia, china and they all understand that, and they all voted for it last year at the security council, so all i'm trying to do is remind them that they've already voted for it. let's go ahead and do it, and we've already voted for the s.t.a.r.t. treaty, and it carried. now all we've got to do is ratify it with a super majority of the senate. get that ratified and get on the road towards nuclear disarmament and world peace because we have too many other problems that we need to deal with. let's get rid of polio and measles and malaria instead of bombing each other, and we can eliminate poverty. i'm on the committee now, the u.n. committee to eliminate poverty. well, in the next five years it's a big job but we're going to work on it. we're going to try. i mean it's going to be -- >> it's exhausting saving the world. >> saving the world is a hard job. >> what would you say to people who don't have so much money? should they be doing that too? >> or don't have any money. one thing they can do is pick up trash. that's what i do. we're in new york now. and
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Dec 12, 2010 8:00am PST
have to borrow from china and other countries. he refused to do that. this is a temporary tax cut and this was part of a compromise that includes tremendous help for families with children, for people who want to send their kids to college, the earned income tax credit, the payroll tax cut. this is going to mean thousands of dollars in the pockets of the average american. >> you say it's not going to be a permanent tax cut but look into your crystal ball because certainly there are economists who believe this is the first step to making it permanent. it's a two-year deal. that's going to be right in the middle of when you are going to go back and try to get this president re-elected. are you going to head this fight again? >> well, you say there are economists who say that. this is fundamentally a political issue, and in 2012 we're going to have a big debate about this issue. we do not believe that we can extend these tax cuts for the wealthy permanently and we're going to fight very hard and we're going to let the american people who agree with us on this issue have a say. but at
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Apr 10, 2011 9:00am EDT
government down to continue to fund china and the largest abortion provideer in america. >> reporter: lets democrats say things like this. >> shut down the budget over women's access to health care. if that sounds ridiculous, it's because it is ridiculous. >> reporter: in the end it did not cut planned parent hood's funding but agreed to come up to a deal later. the government shutdown, good it didn't happen. good our troops will be paid and that our parks will stay open and that tourists in washington can enjoy museums, along with the ducks. but, believe this, the orchestra is only warming up, and the next round won't feel like a dance at all. for "this week" i'm john donvan in washington. >>> and, we're joined now by republican congressman mike pence. he's from indiana. he's a tea party favorite and who we saw earlier vowing to shut down the government if democrats wouldn't agree to steep budget cuts. also joined by chris van hollen. top democrat. he's dealing with angry colleagues this morning. congressman, thank you both for coming. welcome to "this week." you've been all over the air
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Oct 2, 2011 9:00am EDT
washington. this week, earlier, the ceo of coca-cola said it's easier doing business in china than the united states. saying quote -- so, warning shots on wall street, but will they have an effect. let's bring our roundtable. george, this is getting serious. when money talks, it gets serious. >> of course, it's easier doing business in china. you go to dictator and dictates. the same businessmen only if we started coming to grip with our problems, they say, oh, you're being dysfunctional, that's what's coming to grips with things. >> mark, is it difficult now for the politicians to get a grip with this situation, which is not economics as usual. but politics. >> ceos are being besieged. they can only get jobs from businesses and government. >> let's us bring in one of our business leaders, howard schutz, thank you for joining us. you basically said that it's very difficult to get your business up and growing. not yours, but in general, that there should be radical measures taken against both parties, what do you think? >> i think it's important to kind of frame the issue. as a result o
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Aug 15, 2010 10:30am EDT
teenagers in an all-time high is not just here, back in china, it's so bad. kids as old as 7 are having to move back in with their parents. >> from all across our world to the heart of our nation's capital. abc "this week" with christiane amanpour, starts now. >> good morning. this was supposed to be the summer of recovery. but the effects of the so-called great recession continue to cloud this nation, and much of the world. the number of u.s. workers seeking unemployment benefits rose unexpectedly to 484,000,s it ate worst in almost six months. and in the housing sector, banks foreclosed on more than $90,000 properties in july, the second highest total since the crisis began and these pictures speak to the desperation this week in atlanta. 30,000 people waited for hours in swelters heat to apply for 655 available spots for government subsidized housing. and i'm joined now by four top voices on the economy. from berkeley, california, member of the president's economic advisory board laura tyson. from tennessee, bob corker of the banking committee. new york, former new jersey governor, jon
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Aug 21, 2011 9:00am EDT
china, governor jon huntingman. good morning. >> thank you, glad to be here. >> last week, tim baugh lenti drop out of the race. this is what he said, quote, what i brought forward what i thought was a rationale -- >> established credible strong record of results, based on experience governing a two-term governors of blue state, i think the audience, so to speak, was looking for something different. >> isn't governor pawlenty describing the same problem you're having on the campaign trail right now? >> right now the country is speaking out against at condition date. right now we have people on fringes. president obama is too far to the left. we have people on the republican side too far to the right. we have zero substance. we have no good ideas that are being circulated or talking about that allow the country to get back on the feet economically so we begin creating jobs. >> you said president obama is out of ideas on the economy. what are your ideas? >> the most important thing we can do to get this economy going today is, number one, we've got to reform our taxes. we've got to cre
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Jan 2, 2011 10:00am EST
utah, is that right? former governor of utah who is now the u.s. ambassador to china, john huntsman, a story in "newsweek" suggests that even though he is a member of the obama administration, he may consider running for president. how seriously do you take this? >> a think a lot are taking it seriously but then see he is a member of the obama administration. there are a lot of republicans who say, remember, that's not going to sit too well with the republican electorate, and his views on a lot of issues, hot button issues like gay issues and cap and trade are not going to sit well. he performs very well, as george points out, in those -- i could see him doing well in those counties, but in a republican primary it's a totally different story. >> there were those at the time he was made ambassador to china who said this was a farsighted obama administration getting a potential rival out of the way. >> david plouffe, the obama campaign manager, said he was the only one that gave him the -- >> made him queasy. >> well, i think they should take their seasickness pills and i don't think
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Sep 5, 2010 8:00am PDT
russians, the french, china. even the sort of left wing chatterati would have much preferred sanctions and containment to invasion. >> absolutely. if you analyze it, they got watered down. my point to you is simple. if you hadn't taken out saddam, there still would have been consequences. what they are, we don't know. i could say, i think it would have been a threat. competing with iran. someone else might say, well, he would have been contained. we don't know. but my view was, in the circumstances after 9/11, you had to send such a strong signal out. on this issue. and incidentally, don't ignore what happened. libya gave up the wmd program. iran at that time, wept back into talks. after 2003. north korea rejoined the six-party talks. there was a lot that happened. i personally felt, and i still feel, the single biggest threat we face is the prospect of the terrorist groups acquiring a nuclear chemical biological capability. >> although many would say that is the worst case scenario and it is speculation because there's no evidence to support it. >> here's the problem, christiane. it is a
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Oct 23, 2011 9:00am EDT
to win, unlike other country, china, germany, it really needs to really work harder to do this, how america be in this not to win, how this country gone soft? >> emerging countries, you know, have people that are interp neuros and works very hard. we're a developed country. we have gone comfortable. what we need, the young people, coming into the work force, starting their own businesses, people that are determine to do this, because they have the energy and the skill. >> wait, block, look. the other countries that we deal with, they have a plan and a strategy. they have a plan for manufacturing. they have a plan to build things. we don't have that strategy in the united states. the reason we don't, that place up there, gets flooded with lobbyists from multinational corporations whose interests are beginning to diverge from the interest of this country. >> very quickly, germany, for instance, has been able to keep up employment up with unions. is that something that you would consider? >> absolutely. they had a different strategy. this country went on a low-wage, high-consumption st
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Sep 5, 2010 10:30am EDT
up right all the pieces and all the power. there is no one behind us. not a china, not a russia. not an eu. lit make for a more danger yous rouse and destable world. >> if america pulls back, do you thing it will? >> i don't know how. one thing for sure. we have to decide what is desirable and what is vital. afghanistan is desirable. maybe not vital. >> what does that say to the american people? >> exceptionallism and optimism have never been tied to remaking the world. the second in command the afghanistan was asked this week why the december re-evaluation comes up, will you be able to mark significant progress. he said progress. but flinched from the word significa significant. secretary gates said we won't be fighting here in 15 years. not 15 months. that's not good enough. >> thank you all so much. the "roundtablrb"roundtable" co the green room. >>> up now, how the controversy over the pro posed mosque is playing 10,000 miles away. >>> coming up here, "in memoriam" and "the sunday funnies." >>> now, "in memoriam". >> he must go faster. some way, some how, he must get the block ba
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May 1, 2011 8:00am PDT
quickly and go to china and india, we'll be busy with this issue for some time. >> gentlemen, thank you very much indeed. stay with us, we're live in the vatican as thousands celebrating as pope john paul ii takes one step closer to saidhood. that just after a short break. takes one closer to sainthood. e of the nation's largest wealth managers -- makes all the difference. our goals-based investment strategies are tailored to your needs and overseen by experts who seek to maximize opportunities while minimizing risk. after all you don't climb a mountain just to sit at the top. you lookround for other mountains to climb. ♪ ♪ expertise matters. find it at northern trust. a lot of times, things are right underneath our feet, and all we need to do is change the way we're thinking about them. a couple decades ago, we didn't even realize just how much natural gas was trapped in rocks thousands of feet below us. technology has made it possible to safely unlock this cleanly burning natural gas. this deposits can provide us with fuel for a hundred years, providing energy security and economi
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Feb 13, 2011 8:00am PST
. including china, including russia, including cuba. we should be pushing steadily. saying america stands for freedom. >> you talked about the muslim brotherhood. and clearly, many people are worried about the future. they have made statements they're not interested in the presidential position right now. you said, under no circumstances should the united states be willing to assist a government that is up for lifting the ban over the muslim brotherhood. >> i think we should try every way we can to ensure the two things the muslim brotherhood will want is the interior ministry and education. >> they haven't said that. >> no. but i'm just saying. if you watch them with hamas. if you watch them in the region. if they can get control of the schools. they're very patient. they have a 20 or 30-year strategy. this is not an overnight group. >> let me ask you, the logical denoument is they may elect people that you don't like. then you're not able to control democracy. how do you thread that needle? >> it's a huge challenge. it's not a question of liking or disliking. >> how do you try to
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Sep 12, 2010 8:00am PDT
to pull it out of recession. not anymore. now the world is looking to china and emerging economies. where growth is taking hold. at his news conference on friday, the president admitted that economic progress here was "painfully slow." joining me this morning, the president's top economic adviser, austan goolsbee. who's just been appointed chair of the president's council of economic advisers. thank you for joining us. >> thank you for having me. >> thank you very much. i want to ask you what's just happened. the house minority leader, john boehner has said that he would consider extending the middle class tax cuts. if the only option i have is to vote for some of those tax reductions, i'll vote for it, he said, on "face the nation" this morning. what is your reaction? >> well, i haven't seen the comments. but i noticed the qualifier if my only choice is. if he -- if he's truly saying that we can, as the president called for, get a broad consensus to extend the middle class tax cuts, we should do it. we shouldn't hold that hostage for the argument about the tax cuts just for the ve
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Nov 13, 2011 8:00am PST
that in order to attain a robust international coalition, which includes countries like china and russia, we have to take milder unilateral action because those countries are not going to be onboard with harsh actions. >> and i think people are mixing apples and oranges here, looking at arab spring, saying let's help insurgents or the rebels in iran. there are none. it's a population that's disaffected. is it possible, to have regime change right now there? it doesn't seem to me. >> i think -- >> for the u.s. to affect regime change? >> i think almost unanimously the feedback we hear from political agitators of human rights activists in iran, is u.s. military action, or israeli military action would be detrimental to their cause. i think the way we should help the opposition in iran, is by inhibiting the iranian regime's ability to control communications. they have a thriving tech industry. they should be helping the breakdown and communication and information barriers. >> david, the kind of dirty, little secret, is one way would be to negotiate some kind of arrangement. but that'
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Jul 31, 2011 9:00am EDT
owe the money to china. the chinese are dropping hints they might want it back. they have. >> last night, i had chinese food and the fortune cookie said where's our money. >> i don't have your money. >> get my money. >> presidentntbama said compromise has become a dirty word. and then he told republicans to go compromise themselves. >> the debt ceiling debate drags on and on and both parties have been acting like children. the republicans saying give me give me, give me. democrats saying, take it, take it, take it, just don't hit me. >> and we'll be right back. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consider carefully before investing. >>> and now, in memoriam -- ♪ ♪ this is for all the lonely people ♪ i've been through the desert on a horse with no name ♪ ♪ it felt good to be out of the rain ♪ >> good evening from abc news headquarters in washington. i'm howard k. smith. >> i'm harry reisner in new york, these are tonight's headlines. >> and hideki irabu will pi
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Sep 19, 2010 10:00am EDT
, russia, china, everybody's put sanctions on iran. are you surprised that they were so uniform? >> translator: it is meaningless to us. >> well, it's interesting for to you to say this. former president of iran rafsanjani has given a speech in which he urged you not to take the sanctions as a joke, to take them seriously, and he says that they're the most tough sanctions that iran has ever experienced. do you consider them a joke, or do you take them seriously? >> translator: in iran people are free to make statements to say what they think. there are no restrictions on what people say. >> no, but the question is, do you take the sanctions seriously, or do you consider them a joke, ineffective, not serious? >> translator: we do take sanctions seriously, but taking it seriously is different from believing that they are effective. these are two different issues. we consider this as -- and have recorded it as a serious violation of international law. it was illegal. it was wrong. it wronged the people of iran by insulting them, and these sanctions will definitively mark a new leve
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Jun 19, 2011 10:00am EDT
china. huntsman speaks not one but two chinese dialects who came back as ambassador. of course in a republican primary, everyone says how terrible he worked for obama. people say he didn't work for obama, he worked for the united states of america. >> leading to that the whole idea of foreign policy, you saw what happened on the stage in new hampshire. the republicans who the world sort of knows as traditional defense, national security hogs, practically all of the candidates, talking about pulling back from all of their overseas commitments. george, this is a big change for the party. whether you're' war lover or not. >> the united states is engaged in hostilities in iraq, afghanistan, tribal region of afghanistan, libya. that's five wars. how many do these people want? with regard to libya, did libya attack us? no. were we obliged to get involved in a civil war? were americans endangered? no. find me a reason for this. >> to say that people are isolationists, akin to those who didn't want to resist hitler and the empire in japan, because they don't want to prolong the folly of the
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