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washington post" editor it has been the worst year ever for car recalls. tonight the list of recalled cars has grown, and the concern is airbags. 16 million cars around the world are on the list, including some of the marc's popular models. jonathan betz has more. >> big concerns. air bags are supposed to save lives, many are worried it is taking them. it is so serious regulators are urging drives to act. >> reporter: the accident was mibor, but left cory partially blind, after he said his air back exploded sending metal chards into his space. one of a number of injuries of faulty air bags installed on cars. >> these air bags are defective. anyone that has one is at risk. >> three have been killed, including 18-year-old ashley.
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shrapnel in her 2001 honda hit her neck and head, cutting the artery. >> i literally was there in seconds and watched an 18-year-old girl die. >> most come from a plan in mexico. they have been installed in 16 million cars around the world. popular brands like toyota, honda, b.m.w., ford and g.m. going back to 2001. >> the quality control problems at the factory have not been remedied for more than a decade leading to the airbag inflater problems finding their way into cars. >> the company is supporting the government's investigation. the problem regulators say is inside the air bag, the inflator, a metal cannister is exploding, sending deadly shrapnel to the cabin. >> this is urgent because the
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safety device could kill you. humid ki makes it worse. >> we are urging anyone who opens the vehicles to bring them in and get them fixed. you can protect your family and anyone else driving around in the vehicle. >> you can see the list of recalled carat safer car.gough some auto makers are worried it doesn't have enough so they are disabling some. the automakers think it's better to driving without them. >> now travel restrictions are about to go in effect to stop anyone with the ebola virus from entering the united states. tomorrow all u.s.-bound travellers from countries in west africa, countries where there has been an outbreak are required to travel through one of these five airports with enhanced screening. passengers will have their
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temperatures tape. officials will ask travellers about ebola exposure. thousands of health care workers gathered in new york for special ebola training on how to deal with patient with the virus. randall pinkston has more. >> reporter: health care workers signed into a new york city conference. >> we are on the front line and need to be educated. >> public health care experts spoke. new york governor was there, cautioning the audience that dealing with ebola is not the only challenge. >> the second problem is dealing with people's anxiety and panic. so you have two missions today. one learn, drain yourself, pay attention. second, when you go home.
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when you talk to your family, your neighbours. keep the anxiety down. >> so far new york has this no cases of ebola. officialsant all health care workers. it's targeted at anyone that may come into contact with a patient with ebola. nearly 5,000 health care workers paid attention to this information session. the highlight was a demaption in the -- demonstration in the use of protective gear, how to put it on properly and take it off safely the u.s. public health service rapping. >> the raping of -- raping of motion. make sure it's -- range of motion. >> he explained steps from the scrub to gloves, foot covering, outer gown, face marks, and
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last, a face schedule with frequent use of hand sanitizer. they stressed the new requirement of having an observer to assist the health care provider. >> she does not begin any of the removal of the equipment until the trained observer is there, ready to help. >> the attendees said the assist was useful. lisa is a clerk at a new york hospital. what is the most important you heard? >> hand hygiene, all the steps. brilliant. really an eye opener. >> sheldon is a dialal sis tech anywhere and nose bodily fluids from an ebola patient could be a source of disease. >> what do you think needs to be done next to get the health care workers ready? >> nor practice. you need -- more practice. you need to spread the protocols, and make sure everywhere understands that
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these protocols need to be followed. that's the important things. if you don't follow it, it's useless. >> the plan is for health care workers to share what they learnt with colleagues who could not attend. >> america jeffry fowl is on his way home after being detained by north korea for five months. he was arrested for leaving a bible in a public place when visit, and government officials will give foo details about his -- few details about his release, except swedeb played a role in it. >> it is a positive digs by the -- decision by d.p.r.k. and we call on the d.p.r.k. to release bea and miller. >> state department officials say fowl will be checked by a
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doctor and reunited with family in ohio in colorado, three missing teenagers are back with their families, stopped on their way to join i.s.i.l. the 15, 16 and 17-year-olds flew to frankfurt germany and were stopped by german officials. a german official said the girls were headed to turkey, enroute to syria. one of the families said $2,000 was missing. evidence is being reviewed, including a computer. >> there are reports that the u.s. may have ipp advertently helped i.s.i.l. in a battle to gape control of kobane. the pentagon is reviewing video showing i.s.i.l. fighters with american supplies. a pro-i.s.i.l. group says the u.s. dropped the crates into the hands of i.s.i.l., instead of the kurd. kurdish fighters say they are holding their ground, expecting to arrive from iraq.
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bernard smith is on the border of turkey and syria. >> i.s.i.l. fighters launched a renewed assault on kobane town. kurds defended kobane, saying they were able to hold their lines with the help. new ammunition and weapons received in the u.s. air drop. there remains something of a stalemate. the kurd have not gaped territory, and i.s.i.l. fighters. positions the same as they had been in the last few days. we understand from the presidency that they are ready to september iraqi peshawar fighters to aid the kurds in kobane. despite the peshawar's own changes. they remain in negotiations with the government about how much aid in terms of humanitarian and military aid along with the fighters, and the route they take as they transit turkey into kobane. >> now, jewish community leaders speak out about a report that
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nazi war criminals and guards received millions in u.s. social security. >> the world jewish congress says it is backing a push to end the payments. morgan radford has the story. >> reporter: when the report came out the anger was immediate. >> the united states of america, a country one of two principal leaders in leading the fight against the nazis is rewarding the perpetrators by paying them a pension. >> the associate press found the war criminals and concentration camp guards collected millions, after leaving the u.s., and some are getting that money. the report points to a legal loophole allowing the united states government to pay benefits to encourage nazi suspects to leave the country. the justice department denies doing that. >> i think there was a
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presumption that these people would be tried on criminal charges once they returned to their countries of orange jip. that was a fantasy. if -- origin, that was a fantasy. if you look at the figures, 10 of the 56 people depelled from the united states were ever charged, let alone pros withouted. if my memory serves me right only one was punished. >> one of them came to the united states after the war and started a plastics company in ohio. he lived there until 1989 when the u.s. government found out he had been a guard at auschwitz where almost a million jews were murdered. he lives in croatia but collects american social security. he is said to get $1500 a month, twus what the average croatian worker earns. the a perform found more than half of the 66 nazi suspects got
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to keep social security payments. on monday the white house responded. a spokesman saying that it's time for the czechs to stop coming: congresswoman caroline maloney joins us in new york, in the studio. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> how will your bill stop the social security payment. >> it's outrageous that our tax dollars are going to war criminal. it's outrageous beyond belief. there was a law passed that said nazi war criminals should be deported from america and not receive benefits. there was a loophole if they left of their open accord or denaturalized, not deported. they have continued to get the
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social security checks. i have written to the department of social security and the justice department for a report on how many money has gone out to the nazis over the years, how many people are on the doll, and... >> how much money do you think it is. >> i would think it's millions, gown. we'll get the report from the social security department. we'll stop it, passing legislation saying nazi war criminals will not get social security checks. they lied when they came in, and when discovered they were deported or left on their own accord. >> the stories suggest that there are people in many parts of the world. some of them wealthy individuals receiving social security checks. >> from the american taxpayers. i'm outraged and i thing every taxpayer is. how long will it take for you to stop it. >> when i go to congress i'm
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introducing the legislation. senator casey is coming forward, and this, i think, is something we can agree on in the united states congress. it's been the most divided history. every american, independent. conservative can agree that nazi war criminals cannot receive the social security checks. the argument was they scoont be tried in the united states or international court, the only option was to expel them. >> i believe that nazis should be expelled, deported, but should not be getting social security checks. the fact that they can't be tried doesn't mean they are not guilty, and we have proof that they were nazis, they were guards or worse, and what was a crime against humanity. this was not just a crime
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against an individual, probably the most atrocious crime against humanity in the history of the world. these people should not be getting checks. >> since the story broke, gone worldwide, what have people said? >> it's gone viral. people have been calling from around the world, they are outraged, angry. they have endorsements. it's something that congress than agree on, we may be able to pass this. it's one of a few issues, one that definitely will get bipartisan support. have you heard from some of your fellow members of congress. >> i sent out a dear colleague, i'm campaigning in the city. i'll find out. we are having hearings friday on ebola. i'll get an update. this should have happened a long time ago.
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you ask how could it happen, and it's something definitely to stop. >> thank you. >> thank you for having me on. >> ben bradley was a towering figure in journalism. the ledgenedry "the washington post" editor presided over the paper during watergate. the reporting from "the post' led ultimately to the president's resignation. he died at home at the age of 9. >> ben bradley capitalized on social ties to washington's elite. including close grepd john f -- friend john f kennedy to run the news room of the "the washington post." >> the newspaper's reporters traced a burglary attempt at the democratic parties to some of president nixon's top aides.
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a top source was an fbi official called deep throat. >> deep thought was right from beginning to end. woodward and byrne steern were not -- byrne stephen were not making snakes. >> cover up crimes led to the president's resignation. bradley called the watergate scandal a watershed chapter in new york history when americans suffered. >> people don't tell the truth. they don't tell the truth in 100 different ways. it's become so easy to lie. no one recognises lies. >> bradley, backed by the post's opener earlier fought nixon by winning a landmark ruling for freedom of the press, together with the "new york times". they published a damning history
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of the vietnam war, known as the pentagon papers. the newspapers argued that the public's right to know trump the government's claim of damage to security. >> when the head of the c.i.a. tells you publishing something will endanger the national security of the country, you can't tell them to jump in a lake. >> another president, president obama, awarded bradley the top accommodation. or challenging the government to speaking truth to power. with al qaeda. >> since 9/11 the us has spent has spent billions of dollars on domestic counter-terrorism operations. >> i wanted to be in on the big game and to be paid top-dollar for it. that's it. >> many of these involved targeted informant led stings.
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>> to them, everyone in the muslim community is a potential informant or a potential terrorist.
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young college-educated americans are choosing to move to big cities. they are not the ones you may expect. a study shows young, educated population is growing and it's going in most cities like nash victim, tennessee, austin, texas, and portland oregon, having an impact on the economies of the city. >> evan is a president of generation opportunity focussing on improving opportunities for
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the mill epial generation -- millennial generation. what is the trend. young people used to move out of college, focussing on new yorkar l.a. or chicago. not now? >> look, young people in this country are starving for opportunity, a third of my generation is forced to move home with mum and dad. 16% of young americans across the country are unemployed or have given up looking for work. we are looking for any opportunity, scratching, clawing, trying to find it, in places like austin texas, denver colorado, places where we haven't gone to find them. there are real jobs and opportunities. >> also there are urban areas where they can lie, and what sort of -- live, and what sort of jobs are they getting? >> young people may have gone to
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the suburbs to buy a house. they have been forced to delay major life decisions because of the poor economy and government has strangled the private sector and tape away opportunity. we are looking for jobs to create and ippo vate -- ippo vate. we are finding a lot of jobs in service industries, inside the big cities. they are gun places to live when you are young and single and haven't settled down. >> are you saying the cities where you can be young and single, new york, and l.a., too expensive or tough to find a job. >> absolutely. or seven silicon valley which was a popular place. they are just too expensive. per going to places like austin texas, where there's a bombing technology sector. or pennsylvania, which is well
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above average in terms of the young people living there. a lot of technology jobs are moving to pittsburgh. it was not a destination for young americans. >> in some of these cities, the down up to areas were blighted. now a younger gerp augusts has -- generation has moved in and changed it. the first folks come into a city that is hurting are young people. when you buy a house in detroit for $1, perhaps young people will move there and revitalize the city. is it what's when we let the private economy work. when acity struggles, young americans can move into the area. we can innovate and drive the cities forward. i see it in my home town and other cities that are hurting. >> i have seen it in my home
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down of nashville tennessee, where for many years no one lived in the downtown area. now that has changed almost overnight. >> absolutely. >> go ahead. >> no, areas like nashville opened themselves up for entrepreneurs, and is seen as a cool and fun place to live, where opportunities can be created, and in an economy where there's not a lot of jobs to slide into. we can go places where we can create, ippo vate, and there's a strong community. pittsburgh has been a similar story, denver, colorado, austin texas, houston, those are pleases where we can push forward and solve the problems facing our generation. >> good luck to you. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> we know this - bees are
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essential - let me say it again, bees are essential. as one expert put it, if they die, we die. encouraging news. vital insects are making a comeback. >> reporter: it's a mystery that plagued scientists for eight years. billions of bees vanishing without a trace. now c c.d. may have run its course. the bad news is the bee population is in tapinger. first detected in 2006, c c.d. spread across the u.s., affecting 10% of america's honey bee population, or 200,000 colonies. a beekeeper would go to the colonius, over two -- colonies, after two weeks they've disappeared. >> investigators are seeing knew you fewer cases of c c.d.
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commercial beekeepers lose 30%, double what most consider an acceptable rate of loss. they are driven by three factors. >> the first is nutrition. we have seen huge changes in the landscape, in the united states, especially in the midwest. once there were a lot of acres of meadows and flowering plants. they have been ploughed under and put into corn and soya beep. faced with a lack of diversity. they don't have the strength to survive. they are susceptible to diseases pesticides. including those bee keepers used are proving lethal to beat. they are deadly when chemicals combine into a single toxic cocktail. the die off is a concern to
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farmers and the food industry. one in every three bites we eat are poll jipated by the honey bees. they contribute 15 billion to the u.s. economy each year. >> to consider them livestock, they are the third most important agricultural livestock in the state. after cows and pigs come to these. it provides for economic to the country. >> faced with the threat, the obama administration invested 50 million in research. it's urge, the agriculture and chemical industries. advocates insist formers cap do more. it's not just their health, it could be our open.
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>> coming up next - our special election report. "america votes 2014." texas voters going to the polls. now they need an i.d. we'll look at the voting laws on the books. plus, they are not red or blue, how independent candidates could impact the balance of power in congress.
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just two weeks left. >> mitch mcconnell wants you to think i'm president obama. >> some races are getting tight and ugly. >> i'm going to use my glock. >> big money. >> liberals control the state supreme court. >> big tv, and new election laws that could make it harder to vote. >> we've earnt the right to vote. >> some voters are fed up. >> there's a lot of dissatisfaction. >> tonight our special report "america votes 2014." >> i'm john seigenthaler in new york. son november 4th, voters will
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make crucial decisions. if republicans win in a handful of states, they could control houses of congress, a power shift that could torpedo president obama's legislative agenda. that's why the time two weeks is important. >> morgan radford is here with the latest. >> listen, one of the tightest contests is the governor's race in florida. rick scott is facing a challenge from charlie cip and things cot hot and heavy together, this type of without a fan. >> do you know it was a fund raiser. >> she apologised. >> i didn't ask about her. did you know it was her political fund-raiser? >> she apoll quizzed. >> scott and chris have been hammering each other on funding for education, it doesn't stop. in colorado, mark udall is in a neck and neck battle with cory
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gardener, it is suggested that gardner issaging him out. thom tillis is coming from gpt in what might be an -- behind in what might be app expensive rate. speaking of defensive moves, the democratic congressional campaign quit he is spending $2 million more to react six seats across the midwest. >> the co-chair of the national committee is making headlines. according to the milwaukee sent nal. sharon day said wus voters may not -- wisconsin voters may not be as sharp as a knife. >> a big factor may be voters that cannot cast a ballot. two dozen states passed laws, most making it hard to vote.
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>> the 2010 mud term elections set off a wave of voting laws. as we count down, this remains a pitched and partisan battle with a flurry of last-mnd legal action. the u.s. supreme court ruled that texas could use a photo i.d. law. it discriminates against blacks and hispanics. voters will not have to show a photo i.d. at the polls, not this year, after the supreme court overturned a new law that had to be put in pleas. the state eliminated same day voter registration and got rid of measures to make voters easier, in a program allowing high school students to register to vote. it cut six laws, six days of voting known as voting book and cut sunday and evening voting.
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cuts to here voting hit minority the hardest. the state supreme court struck down voter id law, finding requiring voters to show photo i.d. violated the constitution. >> thank you, with so many exchanges and get out the vote efforts have turned to let's help voters get the required i.d.s lisa stark reports from washington. >> reporter: dutchers lolida is filling out the paperwork to make sure she can vote. she never messed an election. >> why is it important for you to vote? >> that's my right. i think we have earnt the rights to vote. >> this year she needs something new. a photo i.d. something she does not have. >> look at the camera. one, two, three. officials with the arlington county office are heading out to the centers to register voters
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and offer free voter identification cards. >> it's great we are providing it free of charm. we want people to come out and vote. if this is a requirement, let's help them out, have the photo id. >> in virginia, a host of ideas are allowed, including employee identification card and student i.d.s, a number of other states are restrictive. >> in texas, voters must have a government issued i.d. a permit to carry a concealed gun is okay. not a student i.d. those fighting the texas law say 600,000 registered voters may not have the roying identification. many of them minorities. >> we as americans don't want politicians manipulating the rules. >> reporter: studies showed there's little evidence that voter fraud is a problem. supporters argue that they serve an important purpose.
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>> to secure our election process and make sure we have fair and free elections. we are one of the only countries in the world, in the we were dem okay lassies that uniformly requires. >> for thou, they are waiting to see what happens on november 4th. >> you have no idea how this will play out on election day. >> we don't. >> we know we will assist our voters. >> the battle over the constitutionally of the laws will continue past the election. >> an al jazeera political contributor, jeannie, a professor at i owna college. welcome. justice ginsberg delivered a tough dissent suggesting that #00,000 people in -- 600,000 in texas may not be able to vote. how did they come up with that
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number? >> there has been a lot of questions. she borrowed the ruling in corpus christ yi. there was an in my opinion day, two week trial where the judge held over a million people would be disenfranchised to voter i.d. law. that's where justice ginsberg and her associates on the bench got that number. >> you think it's possible it could affect the election. >> it's not going to affect the race greg abbott is 14 points ahead. well funded, he'll pull it off. >> wepdy davis is not expected to win. >> as much as we are talking about texas, there are 21 states in the united states using laws passed since 2011. the impact of that is dramatic in a race that is tight for the senate. >> texas stands - will the other laws stand. >> they'll stand now. >> you were talking about four
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emergency rulings out of the supreme court. they have been reluctant to step in and say anything to the state. all the voting laws will be in effect and with the senate up for grabs, it can have an impact. it's at the lower levels where you may see an impact. >> there's not been a lot of research to show there has been a lot of fraud. >> all the legs haters passing the laws are doing so under a contips that it's to stop fraud. the trial i mentioned, they wept back 14 years - not one case of voter fraud. that's pretty much across the board. no research shows in-person voting leads to fraud. the cop tense that is why the laws are naded is upsetting a lot of people. >> you need a licence to drive, library card to get a book, why not an id to vote. >> that's what the propopent
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say, you should need an i.d. the problem is a poll tax. they had an interesting story, there was a woman born in mississippi, in order for her to vote. she needed $42 to get a birth certificate and decided in 2013 that she couldn't afford it. she said i can't afford to vote. i need that money to eat. that's what they are talking about. there's an argument to be made when the video stores were around, you need a pass. you need a library card. such an important corp stop of the democracy. >> especially for thelederly and the poor. >> people that can't leave their homes. >> good to see you. thank you. >> a recurring neem in the elections is frustration. americans are fed up with congress and politicians, from
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both parties. good news tore independence. it could have an impact on the balance of power on capitol hill. bits has that story. >> reporter: republicans and delts fight. the real women may be neither. independence knap support like seldom before. >> this is a year where people will be more open to voting for something very different to what they have seen before. >> it's true in kansas, a state that has sent republicans to the senate since 1939. now, something that was unthinkable. the rub cap incumbent, senator pat robert is in a dog fight. >> the party has to come together. >> he's neck did in effect with an independent. businessman greg orman. >> both parties are failing kansas. >> pat roberts developed the reputation of being disengamed from voters. that makes him vulnerable.
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>> roberts says his opponent is a democrat in psychiatrist. -- democrat in disguise. >> 35% think current parties are doing a good job. more identify as ipp depends - the highest figure in 25 years. >> people are fed up with parties, we are stuck with them. oftentimes there's dissatisfaction and polarization. it's felt in races across the country from kansas. >> that is what is wrong with kansased to. >> we'll energy and build a strong laving. >> so -- alaska. to south dakota. >> regardless, in depends scrambled the calculus. >> there are two ipp depends in the senate -- independent in the
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senate. it is them who could be the crucial swing vote. >> jonathan betz. thank you for more on how ipp dependents could impact congress, we check in with mike viqueira. >> it's amazing when you look at the kansas race, it's an article of faith here in washington and across the political world that midterm elections are for the party faithful. the turn out is 40 prz. %. -- 40%. it is mipize cool. who -- membershipize cool. -- membershipize cool. look no further to the president, yig he has been doing aring geared to firing up his base, or trying not to fire up the republican base. what gives in kansas. here is an independent cha won't say he'll be a republican or a
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democrat when he gets to washington. the question is is this an indication, a harr binninger of the way voters are feeling, are they so fed up with politics and the polarization inside washington. are they going to look for people like greg orman or larry press ler, a third party candidate, making that race interesting. there's another. if you look at the alaskan governments. the democrat dropped out to become the independence running meat. it's a trend, there are quirks and peck u latteries that could argue against it. fascinating. there's a caucus if one or two more independence are elected. what is the chance of that.
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>> i don't think we'll see a japanese style parliaments. after all, there's two existing independence, one of whom is a socialist. bernard sanders. he will not vote with republicans. republicans get a slim majority. they may reach out to some of these folks like greg orman, to bring them in on an ad hoc basis. >> thank you huge sums of money typically play a big part in presidential and congressional elections. this year there's more than ever, and there's a third branch targeted by outside spending. millions are poured into judicial elections, ali velshi has that story. >> 87% of our judges in the united states has too turn for electionlets. they are having to raise money from the people appearing before the court. >> reporter: since 2000 upward
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of two dozen states saw sued icial spending records smash. in the last cycle totals reached 56 million. half of that coming from outside groups. >> as a result it leads to the problem of judges around the country looking over the shoulder, saying if i make a decision maybe outside of my state with big money, i may have to think twice about the decision. >> spending in judicial elections is sometimes driven by social issues, but more often business concerns dominate. organizations spent big. hoping that crucial balance of power will lead to industry-friendly decisions. >> liberals control the state supreme court. >> while judicial election spending may pale in comparison to the hundreds of millions
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poured into cobb gregsal elections, a little money thrown at the courts goes a long way. >> coming up next from the keystone pipeline to bone dry reservoirs, how environmental issues are playing at the polls. plus... republicans and democrats agree on one issue this election - the second amendment.
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>> announcer: an al jazeera special report "america votes 2014" a new poll suggests americans are more concerned about global climate change, and more people than ever believe it's a manmade disaster. a "new york times" c.b.s. noose poll says global warming is
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causing serious impact. 58% say protecting the environment should be a priority, each at the risk of curbing economic growth. a majority. 54% say global warming is caused by human activity, how people vote could impact a wide variety of issues. some impact all americans, others are more local. we go to our reporters. bisi onile-ere, ashar quraishi. >> it's a critical issue for conservative democrats. republicans say if they cane control, they want to approve the pipe line, pumping oil from canada, montana and to the gulf of mexico. it's a tough issue for democrats. environmentalists are fighting it. union groups say it would create thousands of jobs.
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61% of americans favour finishing a pipeline. a legal challenge made it possible for the white house to put the issue off until after the midterms. >> i'm jennifer london in california's parched central valley. the state's historic drought has been harsh here, with 1200 scare miles of farm land, an area larger than san francisco, los angeles, and san diego, sitting idle because there's not enough water to irrigate the perhaps. >> proposition 1, a $7.12 million water bomb will offer relief. like dams, reservoirs and water recycling. it's called a pork-filed gift basket with special interest subsidies. regardless of whether prop 1 passes, is will not end the
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drought. which forecasters predict will get worse. >> i'm bisi onile-ere. detroit feels the effects of the obama tougher automotive fuel efficiency rules more than any other city. this is the heart of the u.s. auto industry and has a history of fighting the standards. now more and more alternative vehicles are offered. results are mix the. between january and august over 408,000 electric vehicles were sold in the u.s., less that in the same period last year, traditional sales fell. some analysts say convincing customers to pay more may be a long uphill battle and al jazeera's political contributor jason johnson joins us in the studio. welcome. >> good to be here. >> other than those issues, what are the other big environmental issues. >> you have to look at fracking.
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it makes a dips in north carolina, louisiana, colorado. you have plenty of issues about climate change in germ. germ -- general, many different congress people are walking about. >> what impacts will it have on issues? >> congress passed 229 climate change-related bills introduced. most trying to say climate change is not real or something that the human beings have anything to do with it. if it goes read a lot will end up. >> other than a statement saying no global warming, how could it have an impact sn.. >> thee would reduce the e.p.a.'s ability to regulate or determine the chemicals affecting climate change. a lot want to gut the e.p.a., clean water and air fact. if the senate goes republican,
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they go through. >> which races could be affected by environmental issues? >> colorado definitely. >> mark is in serious trouble against gardner. gardner came out and said he doubt know how he feels about climate change. mark udall is dancing around it. fracking is an issue that many in michael dal colle support. in the urban areas, they don't. >> in suburban areas they support fracking. >> people are against fracking. there's a lot of mining territory. there's a lot of people supporting tracking. over 51%. >> do you think this year, as opposed to other years, environmental issues are resonating with the voters. >> i think they are a little more this year. people are unhappy about different things. the environment is something new that you can get excited about. >> when you have a bad economy,
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fracking is an economic issue and can galvanise people. >> but it has always, in many ways been economist versus the environment. jobs versus the environment. if it passes the law, it will hurt jobs. is it that way this year. >> it's always that way. as long as republicans have a way with the issue. the treasurer is unpopular. unemployment is down, most people are hurting. any message saying look, this policy, environmental or otherwise is affecting your righty to get a job. it will affect people getting a vote. >> good to see you. >> next, the weapon of choice that campaign season - gunns. lots of guns. from both sides of the aisle.
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in two weeks alabama will pass an amendment reaffirming the right to bear arms. in washington state there's two conflicting initiatives, one requiring universal background checks for gun purchases, the
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other prohibiting the state, without the federal government acting first. democrats and republicans don't agree on much. this election season, they seem to be sending the same message about guns. here is david shuster republicans, democrats and independence are the hot accessories of the 2014 campaign. handguns, shotguns, assault weapons and a canon. >> my forefather used a canon like this to fight the british. most of the weapons came from challenges and under dogs playing up the love of the second amendment. >> mitch mcconnell... kentucky democrats alison lundergan grimes not only distanced herself from the president, she ridiculed the senator's grip. >> i'm not president obama, that is not how you hold a gun. >> the mitch mcconnell campaign
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shot back. >> do you know who also did a publicity firing a gun - president obama. >> will brock felt the need to blast obama care with an assault weapon, brock lost in the republican primary. >> matt rosendale targeted a government drone. >> this is what i think about it. the federal government is too big and powerful. voters considered him too extreme and handed rosendale a primary defeat. in washington state... >> they say i can't win in this district. >> this democrat was beet ep in an open primary after taking aim at an elephant pip yarta. and in iowa date day. >> i'm bob, i'm running. snow a quirky independent is
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barely registering in the polls. >> if you are a sexual pred for and socio path that murdered my sister, if you come to my door, i'll use my glock. >> for better or worse, gun promotion is a trend. many consider it a crucial weapon. >> i approve this message. >> that wraps up the special election coverage, i'm john seigenthaler, thank you for watching. coming up next, the battle for kansas, what is at stake. "america tonight" takes an indepth look.
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>> on "america tonight" - why they do it. new details emerge about possible serial killers, what draws them to attack and sometimes tell all. >> it seemed like he wanted to get it out, get it over with. >> suspected attackers, the victims, and how serial attackers get away with it for years. battle for kansas as we head to election. long reliability red. why staunch republicans are having second thoughts.