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singer etta james. we will be back early monday morning, but right now, suzanne malveaux kicks off another hour live. live from studio 7, i'm suzanne malveaux. we want to get you up to speed. the fight in florida goes into the final rounds after the republican candidates traded blows last night. the debate was the final matchup before tuesday's florida primary. mitt romney was in top form. he was quick to respond when newt gingrich tried to attack him over his money and investments. -- captions by vitac -- governor romney owns shares of freddie mac and fannie mae. >> well, mr. speaker, i know that sounds like an enormous revelation, but have you checked your own investments, because you have investments that also invested in fannie mae and freddie mac. >> right. >> and even who got off of the sinking italian cruise ship is
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about to get paid. [ speaking foreign language ] >> more than $14,000 to each survivor. it is a deal reached between the costa cruise line and consumer groups. everyone will get their money back for the cruise tickets and other expenses and the captain who steered the ship into some rocks is still under house arrest. i am going to burn it. >> protesters set an australian flag on fire outside of parliament today. it is the second straight day that people who are angry about australia's policy towards abridgeabri aborigines made news. the prime minister was forced to make a hasty get away. nobody was arrested in this protest, because burning a flag is not against the law in australia. files are now missing for at
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least ten pardoned criminals in mississippi including four murderers. the attorney general's office says that the files were supposed to be turned over by the governor's office, but one of the pardoned killers is still missing. authorities are offering a reward to find joseph ozment, but the irony is that he cannot be issued a arrest warrant, because he has been pardoned. and two high school students are arrested for allegedly plotting to set off explosives in a school assembly and steal a plane to get away. it is not clear if the 18-year-old and the 16-year-old had the ability to pull it off, but they had maps of the school and elaborate plans. today a judge makes it official, formal sentencing for josh komisarjevsky who killed a woman and her daughters in a home invasion, as you recall in 2007, and that same jury recommended the death penalty. komisarjevsky's accomplice was
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convict and given the death sentence as well. a mayor's racial inflammatory comment about taco comment sparked rage, and also taco deliveries. in case you missed it. >> what are you doing for the latino community today? >> i might have tacos when goi home. i'm not quite sure. >> okay. so that mayor made that remark after four police officers were arrested in a federal investigation of racial profiling in east haven, connecticut. well, the mayor, he got his tacos. latino activists carried 500 tacos to the mayor's office and asked supporters to text the word taco in protest to promise to deliver a taco for every text. the group received 2,600 texts and plans to donate the remaining tacos to soup kitchens. i want you to check out this. it is spectacular and a natural light show. it is a powerful blast of
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radiation from the sun that created this bright green display in the sky over the national park in sweden. the video was shot over a three-hour period by eight photographers taking part in a photo expedition. that is pretty cool. and here is your chance to talk back on one of the big stories of the day, and you know the names of the four republican candidates in the race for the party's presidential nomination, right? well, here is another name that we keep hearing pretty often on the campaign trail, and take a listen. >> i remember the great line from ronald reagan and he said, it is not that liberals are ignorant, it is just that what they know is wrong. >> i worked with ronald reagan to create jobs. >> i was one of four in texas, and one of four members of congress that supported reagan in the '76. >> when ronald reagan came down here to florida everybody said, no, you have to pick this other guy. >> all right. ronald reagan hasn't held office in more than 25 years, but a lot
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of people invoking his memory and legacy. and carol costello with the talk-back question. why ronald reagan this go around? >> oh, suzanne, the reagan mant mantra. newt gingrich says it often saying he worked closely and cooperatively with president reagan in the day, but conservatives from ann colter to bob dole say that newt gingrich is xexaggerating. they say he was no reagan lover. >> and reagan's ideas would cripple the defense program. and on ronald reagan, newt gingrich is no ronald reagan. >> gingrich blamed it on the media attack machine. >> michael is here and will be campaigning with me here in florida. i remember fondly in 1985 at the
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gold w goldwater institute and nancy said that ronnie ga-- barry gav ronnie the torchf and now ronnie is passing the torch. >> newt gingrich is not the first person who argues over who carries the mantle best, but does it mean anything? ronald reagan was an icon, but he was elected president in the disco era, and many young republican voters have no idea, and they are into ron paul, and he barely mentions him. and ronald reagan dealt with the economic woes in his time by raising taxes. and larry says that invoking reagan's name doesn't tell you anything, because it is a candidate might do, because reagan has everything to everything, but it is much like jfk to the democrats.
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>> if you want to talk more about it, go to i will read your responses later in the hour. >> it is interesting, because i remember reagan as a young person at the time, and it is almost like revisionist history here back in the day, because there were a lot of people suffering under the reagan era and some people believe that it is now rewriting the history books, if you l awill, and as m people's memories make it more fan tastical. >> well, some analysts say in the primary season, it is important to mention reagan, because he appeals to the older voters, but in a general election, not so sure, because you want the younger voters to go to vote for them. and i remember asking one of the teenagers about ronald reagan and one of the teenagers said, wow, you were alive when he was president? so you see he does thot strike the same chord can. >> we are considered dinosaurs,
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carol? i don't know. >> we will see. >> thank you, carol. here is a rundown on some of the stories that we are covering. >> being president pays. $400,000 a year in fact. >> well, that is not the only presidential perk. we will talk about the big payoffs that come after they leave office. and the gdp report for the end of 2011 is out, and markets are now reacting. and then how is the e kconomy doing? it is actually growing from the view that is of the treasury secretary, and fareed zakaria talked to timothy geithner, and he will join us later in the hour. copd makes it hard to breathe,
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the final push is on in florida. the candidates have four days left before the florida primary. last night, they traded blows in the last debate before the voter head to thele pos. mitt romney seemed to be reenergized after the loss to newt gingrich in south carolina. when gingrich went on the attack, romney was quick to fire back. listen to the back and forth over illegalle immigration. >> is he still the most anti-immigrant candidate? >> i think of the four of us, yes. >> mr. speaker, i'm not anti-immigrant. my father was born in mexico and my wife's father was born in wales and the fact that you call me anti-immigrant is repulsive. >> i want people to come here to have residency and citizenship to finish their life with dignity within the law. >> you know, there are not 11 million -- and our problem is not 11 million grandmothers.
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our problem is -- >> the stakes are high in florida and 50 republican delegates all up for grabs and it is winner take all, and i want to bring in the political director mark preston. mark, good to see you. so we heard romney hitting back at gingrich on immigration and we know that latino make up 1 in 10 primary voters in florida, and who did the best job of winning the latino vote? >> well, even before the debate happened, suzanne, mitt romney got a big boost from marco rubio who is a senator here who many believe is on the short list here, and he came right out and defended mitt romney. but as we saw from the clip, mitt romney did a very, very good job of delivering a sharp and concise answer defending his position on that, so you have to give it to mitt romney there, suzanne. >> all right. mark, you want to go to the moon here? the future space exploration was something that came up, and didn't really expect it, but
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gingrich promoting the plan to build a colony on the moon. listen. >> i will tell you, i do not want to be the country that having gotten to the moon first turned around and said it doesn't really matter, and let the chinese dominate space and what do we care? >> i spent 25 years in business and if i had a business executive come to me to say they wanted to spend a few hundred billion to put a colony on the moon, i'd say you're fired. >> okay. mark, some people thought that, okay, that kind of makes gingrich sound nutty, and others thought that romney did a good job of showing that he is a fiscally conservative budget conscious guy saying, i won't go along with that. how did that play? >> well, what newt gingrich was trying to do there was to play tone the whole idea that he has grandiose theories and grand theories and a dreamer and believer like jfk was back in the 1960s, but the problem is
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that in the tough economic times people are saying, where are you getting the money to go ahead and do that, and now mitt romney has been successful throughout the campaign talking about how he is the strong businessman, and he can help to turn the economy around and what he did last night is to put newt gingrich back on the heels by that comment. he also called him out politically and said that every state that newt gingrich has been to, he has offered some kind of grand plan that is very expensive, and in florida, a way to revive the space program and basically he said that newt gingrich was playing politics with that, and again, newt. romney checkmated on than one. >> and here is ron paul's response. >> i don't think that we should go to the moon. i think that maybe we should send some politicians up there. >> and mark, he is like preaching to the choir, because a lot of people were i thinking of that, but he was in rare form last night. >> he was, and i have to tell you what, the lineup to put the
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politicians on the spaceship to the moon resonated with the americans, because they want to do that. but ron paul who is not campaigning in the state used this to show a softer side or levity thing and a funny thing he said last night, too, when we asked about releasing the medical records, he turned to the other candidates on the stage and challenged them to a 25-mile bike ride in the hot heat of texas. so ron paul certainly did well last night if you were looking for a good laugh. >> well, he was funny. all right. mark, have a great weekend. . it is probably the most stressful job in the world that the guys are going for, but the perks to being president, well, they are pretty big. br brianna keilar reports. >> reporter: being president pays. $400,000 a year in fact. there is free transportation on and off of the ground. free housing and other perks like a chef. when a president leaves the white house, he is still on the government payroll.
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receiving a pension of about $200,000 a year. health care, paid official travel, and an office, rent on jimmy carter's atlanta office is about $100,000 per year according to latest figures available. george h.w. bush's houston digs is $175,000, and bill clinton's harlem office is more than $500,000. but this is nothing compared to the revenues from presidential books. bill clinton's book netted him $15 million, believed to be the most at the time, and georgeb w. bush wrote "decision points." >> after the presidency my life went from 100 miles an hour to zero. and the book gave me a focus and project. >> reporter: and it gave him $7 million for first 1.5 million
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copies. jimmy carter wrote 14 books. >> he was broke when he came out of of the white house, and if you can write or write with someone else, you can write a book and make a great deal of money. >> reporter: and then "dreams from my father" and president obama wrote it in his 30s. >> before this book started selling about four years ago, you know, we were living in a con doeshdo condo, myself and michelle and the two girls and we were had two cars, but one of them was kind of beat up. >> reporter: that book flew off of the shelves when he ran for president. the obamas went from middle-class to wealthy and made several million dollars. but for the biggest payoff for not too much work, speeches are the way to go, and when it comes to ex-presidents, bill clinton is the reigning king of the podium. >> i never had any money before the white house, but i have done well since then. >> reporter: that is an understatement, because since then clinton has earned $75
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million giving speeches to corporations and organizations around the world. since george w. bush left office, the center for public integrity estimates he has made $15 million for speeches, but all of the money raises questions. >> i think that the american people think that american politics is all about money. and this certainly doesn't change their view about what presidents have after they get out of office. >> reporter: in 1989, right after president reagan left office, he was skewered for accepting $2 million for two speeches in japan, and then an economic foe of the united states. >> brianna keilar who is joining us from the white house. brianna, excellent report there, and not a bad gig if you want a paycheck rather. but not all presidents get rich after leaving office, do they? are there some exceptions? >> certainly some exceptions, and it really seems like lately, you know, recent presidents can really cash in. and it has not always been the case, and for instance harry
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truman when he left office, suzanne, he actually had so little money that he could not afford to answer all of the mail and all of the speech requests that he was getting and that is part of the reason why congress passed pension and other benefits for presidents in the 1950s. but still, you know a lot of the presidents and i'm sure you realize this, they come into the office basically loaded with a ton of money, and one of the interesting tidbits is that say you are looking at the republican field, take a look at mitt romney, because he's obviously very rich, if he were elected, suzanne, and you controlled for inflation, he would be the third richest president in history behind only thomas jefferson and george washington who would be the wealthiest when you control for inflation. >> wow. well, rolling in the bucks there. all right. thank you, brianna. good to see you. >> no doubt about it, the economy is growing again, but is it enough to sustain the recovery? we will take a look behind the numbers. ouncer ] don't have the hops for hoops with your buddies?
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♪ money for nothing >> it is the biggest sxhik eco e report there is, the estimated gdp and what those numbers mean for the recovery. felicia taylor is at the new york stock exchange, so the headline here, 2.8% growth and put it in perspective for us. is that a significant number? >> well, to be perfectly honest with you in this kind of economic recovery i happen to think that 2.8% is not half bad, but wall street was looking for something better and they wanted to see 3% in the fourth quarter and they didn't get it, so it is a negative for wall street right now, and actually if you take a look at the last couple of years going back to 2010, you can see where the growth has been.
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clearly in the first quarter of 2010 we saw the growth of 3.9% and then you can see it steadily declining until the first quarter of 2011 when it was a dismal .4%, and it has been steadily on the increase, but 2.8% is not enough to create jobs. we need more than 3% growth the create jobs in the economy, and clearly that is the point and the one big laggard that we haven't seen yet. yes, some improvement, but don't forget that yesterday we got a number where the unemployment claims jumped by 20,000 to 377,000, so it is trending in the right direction, but not exactly where we ant to be yet. suzanne. >> and felicia, what is working in the economy and what is pulling us down? >> well, consumer confidence is actually getting steadily better, and as that growth improves if we see it continue to improve then clearly the consumer is going to continue to spend money, and the big downfall here is that businesses are not really spending the money yet. and the business inventories and things like businesses going out
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there to actually hiring and spending more money on office supplies and things like that, so there is a conflict there. that is what we need to see. we have heard from the federal reserve to keep the interest rates low until late 2014, and the intention there is to hope to incite businesses to be comfortable that the lending rate out there is low, and willing to create more productivity and job growth in the economy, so the consumer is feeling better, but the businesses are on the sidelines and that is a big problem. suzanne. >> all right. felicia tailor, have a good weekend. and fans of the comedy "the office" know rainn wilson as the egomaniac, but unlike his character, wilson is committed to helping others. he saw a story about one of the cnn heroes and he was moved, so he decided to help out. >> i was literally sitting in my trailer at the office, and i was looking at the cnn website and they had the cnn heros in the
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first year, and i saw this story on this guy aaron jackson, and a young kid in florida grew up on a golf course without much direction on the life, and he went traveling in the third world and he saw poverty, and he decided to just devote his life to making the world a better place. >> today, we de-wormed estimated maybe little over 100 people. >> it has been great to be able to help out aaron jackson in planting peace by doing some fundraise fundraisers. i introduced him to people and helped to raise money, and just help his organization really get moving. he's the amazing guy doing all of the really hard work, and you know, give him the cash and let him do what he does best. they have four or five orphanages in haiti and i went out when they distributed the de-worming medication out in the rural villages and towns. we are here distributing food and aid all around the country, and so many kids can be, you know, eating their fill, but because they are so filled with
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worms, they are unable to digest and process that food, so it is really a waste. >> you deworm a kid, and the worms will shoot out within 24 to 48 hours and it is amazing to see a kid highly anemic and not alert at all and once you rid them of the worms, they come back to life. that is amazing, because you see the immediate impact. >> since the heroes segment in 2007, we have actually raised enough to money to de-worm all of the kids in haiti, 2.9 million kids. >> it just takes a little work. >> and coming up. ah! >> there is one thing that i could take away from the experience with cnn heroes, and these stories are incredibly inspiring. they inspire me to step up my game and try to do more to help the world. well, you can help do more to help the world. tell us about somebody who is making a difference in your community, and it is easy.
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here's a rundown on some of the stories we are working on. when it comes to the global economy the people in the know are talking to our own fareed zakaria and he is talking to us next. and then so many home foreclosures in jacksonville that some call it a cancer eating the city from within. we will talk about why. and later teenage football players risking life-long
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okay. so in almost half of thes in a state are underwater, the housing crisis becomes a big political issue, and that is the situation in florida ahead of tuesday's primary. i want to bring in christine romans live in jacksonville to talk about the politics of the housing crisis. because florida is one of the hardest hit when it comes to the mortgage meltdown, and how bad is it, and how important is that for the folks who live there? >> i don't think that anybody is going to be casting a vote in the primary tuesday or in the general election is going to go into the booth, suzanne, without some housing baggage with them, because the neighborhoods have been devastated. i mean even if you are paying the bills, you have somebody down the street o family who ha home or fighting with the bank. everybody is talking about the fighting and the red tape with the banks. look, we walked along with a
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realtor going door-to-door, scott nicolas there, going door-to-door to check to see if anybody lives in the homes. the banks own the home, and checking the lawn and if somebody is living there, and what the bank has to do to sell it again. in some cases the banks and the people are fighting over who owns the home or what exactly the status is of the mortgage. we talked to a guy named chip parker who represents people who are fighting foreclosure, and he put what is happening here in florida in very, very stark terms. listen. >> jacksonville is a beautiful, vibrant city, and it is being attacking from a cancer from within, house by house. what we see in the neighborhoods, established neighborhoods and new neighborhood, you start to see vacant houses, decaying lawns, and you really lose a sense of community when your neighbors all of the sudden have gone. >> it is so interesting, too,
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because quite frankly, suzanne, the foreclosure rate has slowed a little bit, and 1 in 30 homes got a foreclosure notice and 1 in 60 homes rather got a foreclosure notice last month, but it is slowing and the reason it is slowing is because the banks have been slowing down, because they are under political and legal pressure for doing a horrible job with the foreclosures and the robo signing scandal where they were foreclosing wrongly on some people. and this is a front and sen isser tis isser -- center issue that no matter what the floridians, housing and jobs are two things that they cannot divorce themselves from when they go the cast a ballot. >> all right. christine, thank you. appreciate it. talking about stories from the aftfiliates across the country. a busy day for the coast guard in alaska. they had to rescue two fishmen from ran aground in kodiak. you can see the freezing ice there, and the fishermen are reportedly doing okay, since
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they were wearing survivor suit s. check out the video amazing from the winter games in aspen. this guy taking part in the snowmobile free style competition, and whoa, let go of the snowmobile in midair, and colton moore tucked his head just in time otherwise he would have hit the packed snow on his head, and more amazing to walk away from the accident, and keep competing. he actually took first place. things getting rough at a florida hockey game, but not on the ice. the tampa bay lightning mascot sprayed silly string on a boston bruin fan and he did not think it was funny, and the fan pushed the mascot, and the mascot is called thunderbug, and the mascot was fired, and now there is a facebook page dedicated to get the job back. cnn has reached out to her for comment, and we haven't heard anything back just yet. >> we get a lot of responses
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from today's talk-back question. we asked if invoking reagan help the republican candidates today. carol costello is up next with your responses.
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we have you sounding off on the talkback question and the republican candidates and their references are to ronald reagan, and carol costello is here with the answers of why they believe it is going to invoke rigan to drum up support for them? >> yes, they want to wear the mantle for ronald reagan who is widely admired in republican circles, so the question today, does invoking reagan name help a
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candidate? and roger says they are playing on emotion and not some substantive plan for real solutions. that worked in the '80s, but that was 30 years out of sync. and this one says, has he not been elevated to founding father status? and this one from audrey says they need to make a name for themselves. and this one, every time i hear the name mentioned by the candidates i start to hear in my head, but mommy likes me more. and reagan is dead, and newt needs to move on, and he needs to go to the colony on the moon. i don't believe he is a favorite for her, right? ouch. >> i don't believe so. >> and keep the conversation going with
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a new super pac ad s supporting newt gingrich essentially accusing mitt romney of medicare fraud. peter hanby is live from the campaign trail in jacksonville. peter, tell us what this ad is all about. >> yeah, this is another really brutal ad from the newt gingrich super pac going up to dday. it is called blood money and like you say, it accuses romney of sponsoring medicare fraud when he sat on a board of directors for a massachusetts-based medical company that ended up paying a enormous fine to the federal government in civil and criminal
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fees for fraudulently billing the government for medicare. romney was shown to have no wrongdoing in this at all. and you get the sense that the gingrich super pac is swinging wildly to throw everything at him to see what will stick. this is the same group that put up the bain capital ad, and so this is another ad. will it have an impact? tough to tell, because romney after the strong debate performance is holding on pretty strongly. >> and talk about hillary clinton, because she is making news again, and always a back and forth about what she is planning to do in the future, and she is responding now. what did she say? >> well, she gave a town hall to the employees of the state department and asked, do you have any political future in your cards? and this is what she had to say. >> after 20 years, and it will be 20 years of being on the high wire of american politics and
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all of the challenges that come with that, it would be a probably good idea to just find out how tired i am. >> i don't blame her. she is a total machine. she has been traveling all over the world, and we have both covered her in 2008, suzanne, and we know what a workhorse she is, but this is the other thing, because people talk about hillary clinton's political future and with good republican, because she will be 69 in 2016 and that is not the oldest person to run for president, and look at the democratic bench and the democrats have a deep one looking post obama, and g governors like mario cuomo and john hickenlooper, but with a pedigree like hillary clinton, she has enormous goodwill, and she would jump to the front of the line if she wanted to run for president. >> i don't believe her, peter. she denied it last time that she had political ambitions, and changed her mind. i mean, knowing her, i just don't believe her. i think she will do it. we will see.
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we will see. i won't place a bet just quite yet. peter, thanks. for the latest political news, you know where to go, the white house seeing good economic news on the horizon and is it wishful think org good news? our fareed zakaria sat down with timothy geithner to see what is to come. >> let me start with an easy question, what is the united states economy going to grow at this year? >>le with, no oracles in economics, and it is still uncertain world, but the conventional view of the u.s. now is that we are growing between 2 and 3%, and i think that is a realistic outcome for the united states' economy as long as we see a little bit more progress in europe and as long as we don't see a lot of risk come from iran in the oil front. all right. fareed is joining us from the world economic forum in davos.
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good to see you, fareed. let's talk about economic cans here, and you have luke-warm economic reports rolling in, and still possibly troubles in europe that could turn everything upside down. do you get a sense of just how insulated we are from what is going on over there, or are we at risk for what is happening in europe? >> well, we are not insulated from a crisis. if there were a collapse of the euro or if greece were to default or if there were to be some lehman-like moment, all bets are off. the u.s. financial system is deeply intertwined with europe's, but if what happened is that europe muddled along and no crisis and went into a recession, that is not as problematic. the u.s. of course exports to europe, but that is a relatively manageable problem. so i think that tim geithner had it right when he said that you probably will see reasonably healthy growth out of the united states absent some kind of a shock to the system.
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>> and how stable is our economy compared to the rest of the world? >> i think that we have a actually a remarkably broad-based recovery under way. it is not very strong, but if you look at the breadth of the . what you're seeing is manufacturing is recovering, all manufacturing, exports are up, you're seeing more business investment up more than 30% since the crisis. you're seeing american businesses actually in very, very strong positions as many people know they have $2.5 trillion of cash on their corporate balance sheets. what you're not yet seeing is a kind of jobs recovery, though that is happening as well. that is lagging. if housing bottoms out, then you will see -- the american economy firing on almost all cylinders and you could end up at the 3% end of that 2 to 3% range that tim geithner was talking about.
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>> and you've been talking to world leaders there in dabos. do we have a sense of which country or region is the biggest threat to our economy? >> well, here all of the talk is about the european crisis. i think everyone is worried about it. i think leaders are pretty determined to deal with the issue. europe moves incrementally because you'll never see anything quite as traumatic as hank paulson getting the bankers into one room and telling them they all have to take excess capital. it doesn't work like that. it's 27 countries and things move slowly and in very complex ways. but in their own way, the yu europeans have been creating budgetary discipline and they are trying to do real reforms in places like italy so the economy grows and they are building a
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firewall, a big stash of money to convince markets that even in a worst-case scenario, countries like greece and italy will have funding. so i think they are coming together and solution. so if i have to guess, i would guess that they will manage to muddle through at least for another year. >> okay. fareed, thank you for joining us. if you would like to see fareed's full interview, it's on a special edition of fareed zakaria gps right here on cnn. ( whirring and crackling sounds ) man: assembly lines that fix themselves. the most innovative companies are doing things they never could before, by building on the cisco intelligent network.
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honey nut cheerios. we've got information regarding the connecticut home invasion case back in 2007. sentencing has come down from a judge, sentencing a 31-year-old man to death for the deadly home invasion that killed a woman and her two daughters. i want to take you back to that story. you may recall, this was back in 2007 when two men entered the home of dr. william petit, raped and strangled his wife, tied the doctor up as well, molested one of their daughters and set the house on fire.
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the wife, jennifer hawke-petit was forced to go to the bank and withdraw money during this ordeal. the two daughters both tied to their bed died of smoke inhalation. it was dr. william petit who was the only one able to escape this whole ordeal. joshua komisarjevsky has been sentenced to death for his role in that deadly home invasion. we're going to have more. i want to bring in our producer brian italiano to talk to us first of all about the judge and the sentencing and the reaction from the only survivor, the sole survivor in the courtroom. >> hi, suzanne. the judge has officially sentenced joshua komisarjevsky to death by lethal injection. he joins his partner in crime on
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connecticut's death row. dr. petit left the courtroom after a five-minute recess. they didn't want to be involved in listening to whatever joshua komisarjevsky or the defense had to say. >> i want to interrupt you just for a moment here because i understand that the grandparents are speaking. the family of jennifer hawke-petit are speaking now. let's listen in. >> to stay and listen to what joshua komisarjevsky has to say. >> what did you think about that? >> we didn't listen. >> i didn't listen. thank you. >> talk a little bit about bill has been -- you said the bill we knew is gone as well. can you talk a little bit about that? i've never heard you say that before. >> well, i said it after the first trial and you would have to know bill as we knew him, you
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know, he's starting to come back a little bit now to what he was. he never will come all the way back, or at least i hope he does but i doubt that he can. he's just -- to know bill, the brilliant young doctor that he was, the happy young man, the good father, brother, cousin, uncle, all of those things, and son, and then to see him after this, it's just heartbreaking. so -- i don't know if i can put that into words. but that's what it was. thank you. >> thank you. >> that was sound from william petit sr, the sole survivor of that home invasion. i want to bring brian back to tell us what took place inside
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of the courtroom when the judge handed down the sentence. >> that's right, suzanne. the family left after the impact statement from dr. petit, dr. petit's sister, and three videotape confessions from jennifer-hawke's mother, father, and sister. it's very emotional. i sat through the hayes' sentencing and it was extremely charged emotion. dr. petit sitting a few feet away from me visibly shaking his hands after describing what was robbed from him. what he didn't have to listen to was the eight-minute speech or statement. he said, i did not rape, i did not pour that gas or fire. i will never find peace again. my soul is torn, the clock is now ticking. i didn't want anyone to die that
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morning. i wonder when the killing will end. that being said, the judge came back after he issued his statement and said that this is a terrible sentence but one you wrote for yourself. he said, your fate is now in the hands of other. may god have mercy on your soul. and when you're listening to those words, it's extremely powerful to listen to. so this is now the end of a very long 4 1/2 years and, you know, as dr. petit said last time that he never understood the word closure. there will always be small pieces of his heart torn open. but this is a chapter that is now ending in connecticut. >> brian, thank you so much. a tragic chapter for that family, dr. petit. the only survivor and second police now in that horrific -- that murder and rape. now being sentenced to death.
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top of the hour. i'm suzanne malveaux. i want to get you up to speed. the fight for florida heads into the final rounds after republican candidates had blows last night. mitt romney was in top form when newt gingrich went after romney on immigration, romney fired back. >> is he still the most anti-immigrant candidate? >> i think of the four of us, yes. >> go ahead, governor. >> that's simply inexcusable and actually rubio came to me and said that that ad was inexcusable. i'm not anti-immigrant. my father was born in mexico. my wife's family is from wales. >> candidates are making their final push for votes. three of the four campaign stops in florida today, mitt romney has a stop in miami. that is this hour. rick santorum is there in the next hour.
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ron paul has moved on. he's campaigning in may today. newt gingrich holds a rally in del ray beach, florida, this afternoon. president obama is speaking at a the university of michigan talking about ways to help keep college affordable. he says that putting colleges on notice not to jack up tuition every year and talked about the importance of college for his own family. >> my mother was able to raise two kids by herself because she was able to get grants and work her way through school. i am only standing here today because scholarships and student loans gave me a shot at a decent education. >> in utah, two high school students have been arrested for allegedly plotting to explode bombs during a school assembly. also stealing a plane to make
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their get away. police have said it's not even clear if they have the ability to pull this off but they did have maps of the school and ee will be great plans. well, everyone who got off the sinking italian cruise ship is about to get paid. more than $14,000 to each survivor. it's a deal reached between the cruise line and consumer groups. everyone will also get their money back for cruise tickets and other expenses. the captain who steered the ship into the rocks is still under house arrest. and a mayor's racially taco comment causing sparks around the country. in case you missed it, here's what the mayor said. >> what are you doing for the latino community today? >> i might have tacos when i go home. i'm not quite sure yet.
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>> so, may juror joseph maturo made the remark after four police officers were arrested in racial profiling. the mayor, latinos carried 500 of them to the office and promising to deliver a taco for every text. the group received more than 2600 texts and plans to donate the remaining tacos to soup kitchens. in outrage in mississippi. files are missing for ten pardoned criminals, including four murderers. one of the murderers is also missing. ted leaf vvendara is joining us phone. >> this is information coming
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from the attorney general, a democrat that doesn't care much for what haley barbour, the former republican governor of mississippi has done and jim hood saying yesterday that there are ten files of pardoned inmates, including the four murderers who worked as trustees on the grounds at the governor's home in mississippi, that they are missing. in court filings, haley barbour's attorney wrote that these files didn't exist, that essentially these men, especially the four pardoned men, were living files, people that they could witness up close every day for almost a year and that no files were needed. haley barbour is going to be a guest on "john king usa" later tonight. that's the reaction that we're having from what haley barbour is saying. >> what are the concerns?
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>> the question is to get to the bottom of what kind of recommendations haley barbour received before issuing these pardons. was there a trail of people saying, look, these are not the guys that you want to pardon, don't do it, or was -- what was the background in that. what was he told before leading up to these pardons. that's why people wanted to access him and get the history of what he was told, haley barbour was, as looking for some sort of explanation as to all of this happened. >> one of these pardoned killers is still unaccounted for, still on the loose. have they had any progress in finding this guy? and secondly, what is it about this reward money that is being offered? >> the attorney general jim hood says there is one of the murderers that they still have not been able to locate. and, remember, depending on who
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you ask in legal sir kells, there's a lot of confusion and debate as to whether or not these men should have to cooperate with what is going on and the attorney general is trying to overturn these pardons. but joseph who pled guilty to murder back in 1994, they have not heard from him. the attorney general is now offering for a reward for tracking him down. they can't arrest him, but for tracking him down. the attorney general won't say how much the reward is for. they are trying to figure out where joseph ozment might be. >> ed lavandera, thank you. you will hear from haley barbour who will be a host on "john king usa" at 6:00 p.m. eastern right here on cnn.
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here's a chance to talk back on one of the big stories of the day. you know the names of the former republican candidates still in the race for the president's nomination but there's another name that you're hearing pretty often on the campaign trail. >> i remember the great line from ronald reagan. he said, it's not that liberals are ignorant. it's just what they know is wrong. >> i worked with ronald reagan to create jobs. >> i was one of four members in texas, who supported reagan in 76. >> when ronald reagan came down here to florida,. everyone said, you've got to pick this other guy. >> all right. ronald reagan. so we're hearing a lot about the former president. he hasn't held office for more than 25 years but a brave host today with the talk back question, carol costello with more about ronald reagan. >> newt gingrich claims often with pride that he worked closely and cooperatively with president reagan back in the
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day. but conservatives ranging from a ann coulter to bob dole say that there is exaggeration going on. >> beginning are rich criticized reagan. reagan rejected newt's ideas on leadership and on character, gingrich is no ronald reagan. >> gingrich blames all of this on the romney attack machine. >> the fact is that i'm thrilled that michael reagan has endorsed me and will be campaigning with me here in florida. i remember very foundly in 1995 when we were at the goldwater institute, barry gave ronnie the torch and now ronnie is passing the torch to gingrich in congress. >> gingrich isn't the first politician to argue who carries the mantel best. but does it really mean
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anything? ronald reagan was an icon but he was elected president more than three decades ago. and you could argue that president reagan dealt and raised taxes and as the university of virginia larry sabato says, invoking reagan's name doesn't tell you anything, even stuff he wasn't. the talk back question today, does invoking reagan help a republican candidate today? >> thank you, carol. first, the fbi joins the hunt for a good samaritan's killer. we are live from new orleans. and later, the journey to a
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dream life in america is sometimes a deadly one. >> if they follow the law and wait in line, you're going to have to live in a city plagued by gang violence and that you have no family ties to. >> we have one family's tragic story. and then -- so how would you like to get paid every time you answer the phone or type out a work e-mail from home? a new law is paying workers overtime. it's technological slavery, he says, virtually 24 hours a day employees are connected to their phone or e-mail, also at the disposition of their employer.
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the push is on in candidate as the candidates only have four days before voters head to the polls. mitt romney seemed to be re-energized after his loss to newt gingrich in south carolina. romney was quick to fire back. listen to this exchange over money and those troubled mortgage companies. >> we began digging in after four days of this. governor romney made a million dollars off of that. >> i don't own stock in fannie mae or freddie mac. they are bonds that the investors have held through mutual funds and, mr. speaker, i know that sounds like an enormous revelation but have you
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checked your own investments? you also have investments and mutual funds that also invested in fannie mae and freddie mac. >>. the stakes are high. wolf blitzer is joining me. do you think mitt romney is getting too cocky after his last debate performances? >> i'm kind of surprised. i thought he would come out swinging. and he was criticized because romney was on the defensive on monday night and everyone said, where was newt gingrich? he may have been a little overconfident after his lopsided win in south carolina and i
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assumed he would be tougher last night but he missed several opportunities and he's being criticized, even by some of his sporters who are saying he could have been more forceful. >> earlier in the day, mitt romney responded to the charges in the debate about the cayman islands. >> i have made the money that i have. i didn't inherit it. i'm proud of being successful. i'm not going to run from that. i'm proud of the taxes that i pay, my taxes plus charitable contributions, this year, 2011, will be 40%. stop attacking me because of my investments, my money, what
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you've accomplished should not be seen as a detriment but an asset to protect american. >> does romney seem to be more comfortable defending his wealth. >> the answer is yes. if romney gets the republican nomination, if this issue comes up once again in the general election, remember, suzanne, in the fall there could be three debates between obama and whoever the republican nominee is. this is a little indication of what we'll hear throughout the course of an election if romney were to win the nomination. >> rick santorum went after romney on the massachusetts health care plan, romneycare. he was very strong in this. take a listen. >> this is the top down model that both of these gentlemen say they are now against but they
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have been for and does not provide the contrast we need with barack obama if we're going to take on that most important issue. we cannot give the issue of health care away in this election. it is too foundational for us to win this election. >> so is this what many were waiting for, going after romney's achilles heel? is it too late? >> in the debate last night he's not going to do well tuesday in florida. he himself knows it. he's not spending money really advertising in florida. it's win or take all, as you yourself point out. i suspect he's going to keep on running. earlier in the debate he was taking the high road and i said, maybe he's positioning himself to be nice to both romney and gingrich to seek the vice presidential nomination, if you will, and then he came out swinging on health care. he really hit hard. i'm going to be speaking, by the way, to rick santorum in "the
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situation room." we'll talk about all of the fallout. he was very forceful on health care and as you point out, poe tn tensionally this is a weak spot. will he be able to go after the health care reform law considering the fact that he has similar aspects of it that he enacted when he was governor of massachusetts. >> thank you, wolf. we'll be watching later, you and rick santorum. all eyes are turning to florida. watch cnn's political choice 1 2012. live coverage. florida primary. working 9:00 to to 5:00, it seems most of us are working around the clock, always tied to the e-mails, after-hour phone calls. so what if you got paid over time for all of the e-mails and the calls? it is happening. i'm going to show you where.
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we spend a good chunk of our day answering e-mails and phone calls after hours. in brazil that would require overtime. >> not the sound most people want to hear in the middle of dinner. a phone call or e-mail from the office. but in brazil, employees might now be a little more likely to respond. work e-mails and calls make brazilians eligible for overtime. labor lawyer says the law is a
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response to reality. it's technological slavery. 24 hours a day employees are connected to their phone at the disposition of their employer. this telecom worker says it's necessary. we have a set number of hours that we're contracted for, hes is, but we end up on call 24 hours a day. others are critical. i think it's going to be hard because it's kind of expected, she says. a lot of times the company gives you a phone exactly so you can answer an e-mail, even on a weekend. yet another headache for companies in brazil that claim they have retirement compensation and other benefits as they increasingly compete with cheap imports. many are concerned that they will take preventive action. >> from friends and other offices is that there is attempts to shut down the
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servers and don't even have access to ensure that they will not have to have overtime in these situations. >> reporter: experts say it's still not clear how the law will be enforced. for the most part, they don't expect companies to voluntarily start counting up all those hours spent answering e-mails after work. in the meantime, lawyers say those phone calls and e-mails will come in handily if you want to go after your bosses for compensation. >> all right. the new law in brazil got us wondering about us here and many people spent and felicia, we want to get paid. we are working way too hard. we want to get paid. what have you found out? >> well, i don't know about you, but i spend a lot of time on my
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blackberry. i didn't even think that i should be compensated for it but i like this idea of the brazilian law. the average worker spent an hour a day of their personal time on the blackberry. the trend is growing. if we go back to 2004, people spent an average of 47 minutes a day. in 2007 it went up to an hour. it's probably even grown more since then because there are more gadgets out there. companies cut jobs and that means there is more work out there. it's good for productivity but means lost time for the worker. for instance, spending one hour a day on a blackberry that mean you're spending two weeks per year. $6,000 a year in wages. $6,000 a year. that's a lot. >> felicia, how do we put these
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things down? stop spending as much time in e-mails after hours since we're not getting paid? >> i think it's hopeless, if you want to know the truth. but there is an app for that. it tracks your blackberry use. it's called "i love blackberry" and it shows you how much time you're spending on your phone on the nights and weekends when you're not at work. most people do a lot of work that is not necessarily work-related. track your activities for a week to see how you're spending time. also, make a plan to help stay on track and plan out your day and budget time for each of those products. so the point is to spend more productivity and lesson the blackberry when you're at home and hopefully with your family when you're doing something else. >> felicia, i'm putting this aside until 1:00. i can't imagine what's going to happen. i've got to keep this thing
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going. thanks. have a great weekend. >> sure. >> african-american, conservative, not a common combination but it's crucial to running the race in the white house. i'm going to talk to two black conservatives, up next. all energy development comes with some risk,
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here's a rundown of some of the stories that we're working on. next, i'll talk to two black republicans about who they would like at the next president. and then the fbi gets involved in the search for the man who killed a new orleans father while he was stopping a carjacking. later, where do the hundreds and millions of dollars come from funding the president's campaign? we're going to take a look in about 15 minutes. republicans, days away from the florida primary hoping to pick the man who is going to get president obama out of the white house. this time around, black republicans could play a big role. they are shattering the stereotype that african-americans are exclusively within the
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democratic party. in his recent failed bid for the white house, republican herman cain certainly challenged the status quo. >> many african-americans have been brainwashed into not being open-minded, not even considering a conservative point of view. >> all right. joining me, two folks embracing the conservative point of view. richard counts, the former chairman of the d.c. young republicans. thanks for being with us here. first of all, i just want to ask you straight away, what does it mean to be a black conservative, a black republican, crystal? >> i don't think it means anything different than it means to be a white conservative or a hispanic conservative. we believe that -- you know, we want jobs. we believe in entrepreneurship and opportunity, family values, and this is why many blacks, if you put all of these things on a piece of paper without the label of a republican or democrat,
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many black americans would find that their natural home is actually with the republican party, the opportunity of opportunity. and that's why i'm a conservative. >> richard, how so? what's the most important issue for you in this election year? >> i think the issue that is most important for me is the same issue that is important for african-americans and the public at large and that's getting this economy back on track. actually, if you look at african-americans, we're being hurt by this recession more than any other group. and so while it is the main issue for all americans, it's also an issue that has hurt african-americans disproportionately and i think they are really going to this year look out to other parties and other ideas to try to solve this economic problem. >> all right. i know you guys get a lot of flack sometimes. there are only 5% that are african-american. i want you to listen to this.
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this is president obama and he's addressing michael steele. >> michael steele is in the house tonight or, as he would say, in the heezy. what's up? all right. i have spoken to michael many times. he's very good natured about all of this back and forth. does it bother you, crystal, sometimes that you get flack for being black and conservative? >> yeah, it does bother me. i think what michael steele got from president obama pales in comparison from black democrats, a lot of which i could not repeat on your program because it would be quite offensive. but, you know, while it's all fun and games, rich pointed out that many conservatives are black and they are finding more and more when they look at
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herman cain and j.c. watts, hey, i'm going to speak out because the republican party is really where i can get the most bang for my buck, my vote. and if i'm pursing a job and i want to start a small business, less government is better than more government. so i think more and more we're going to see, especially during this election cycle with the black president and you have herman cain running and many black members of congress, you're going to see the black conservative vote coming out strongly in 2012. >> richard, do you have any misgifgs that this is the first african-american president that if the republicans win, you would unseat? >> well, i think the thing is that when obama was elected i think that that was good in the sense that it gives african-americans a leader to look up to. it's good in the sense that it
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reinstills the idea that anyone can be president of the united states, that the american dream is still well and alive. i think that four years after that african-americans have to look at this president like any other president and say, hey, we're unemployeed. we need jobs. and i think you heard the head of the gop black caucus say that if the president was white, african-americans would be riding in the streets right now. >> right. >> and i think the problems in the african-american community are so stark right now that we've got to look at other options and we've got, at the very least, to hold this president accountable. >> we've got to keep this discussion going at a later date. appreciate it. have a great weekend. >> thanks. a new orleans loses his life rescuing a woman who was being carjacked. the 20th murder in new orleans in just 25 days. why the fbi is now getting involved.
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the fbi has now joined the search for a man who was killed while rescuing a woman from a carjacking. his two young sons laid next to him as he was dying. david mattingly joins us. are there any leads about the killer, the suspect? and why is the fbi involved? >> trying to reassure them saying that the investigation was going well. he's not giving up a lot of details about where the investigation is taking them but clearly trying to let this neighborhood know that they are doing everything they possibly can. right now there is a composite
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of the suspect who has been released and he's described as 5'6", 5'8" and there's a $5,000 reward out. expect to see that go up as this investigation goes on much longer. suzanne, as you said, the fbi is involved and it starts with this case because carjacking is a federal crime. listen. >> initially carjacking is a federal crime so we have reached out to the pd and offered our assistance on the investigation and they have taken up us on our offer and i have agents working with nypd to see if we can identify the perpetrator and hopefully further this investigation. >> got some more details talking to the fbi today. they had agents going door to
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door in the neighborhood with homicide detectives trying to gather information this this case. this is not a one-time case. they've had such a spike in violence there recently that the fbi is routinely involved, assisting the new orleans police department trying to get their hand on violence. >> david, thank you. big bucks are at play. where do all those millions come from? tom foreman tells us. forty years ago, he wasn't looking for financial advice. back then he had something more important to do. he wasn't focused on his future. but fortunately, somebody else was. at usaa we provide retirement planning for our military, veterans and their families. now more than ever, it's important to get financial advice from people
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tom foreman is following the money. >> they have collective raised tens of millions of dollars already in the 2012 presidential campaign and the race is only now beginning to heat up. so where does this money come from? candidates like to brag about all their small donors pitching in their crumpled up 20s but the big money people are really the forces to be reckoned with. for example, in 2008, barack obama raised about three-quarters of a billion dollars. about half came from people who gave 1,000 or more. still, there are limits. 2500 in the primary, same for the general election. so the question remains.
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where does the rest come from? there's no limit on how much you can give to yourself. so wealthy candidates, and let's face it, a lot of them are well off, can pour cash into their campaigns. the political parties can flex their financial muscle on behalf of their choices. and that's just the tip of the cash berg. there are an array of entities that can help campaigns, super pacs, joint fundraising committees, you name it, they all have slightly different rules governing how much they can take and whether they must disclose their donors. labor unions and corporations like microsoft and goldman sachs work with such organizations. most of the money does not go directly to the campaign but rather to shadow campaigns, funding ads as that build up ow
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up poen nents. there is a way of getting public financing, tax money to run for the white house. to do that, a candidate only raises a limit amount which the government will then match. the price of winning is so high that many think that practice is history. by the time the 20102 race is done, it could make history by breaking the fundraising record set by the candidates in the last presidential dash for cash. >> all right. so that's where the money comes from. tune in on monday. we're going to show you how the money is spent. we're getting a lot of responses to today's talk back question. we asked, does invoking ronald reagan help a republican
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candidate today? carol costello is coming up with your responses. >> time now for the help desk where we get answers to your questions. ladies, thanks for being here. as always, lynette, an interesting question from betsy. my husband and i are both self-employed. our income is about 20 to $40,000 a year. how can we get a low rate to refinance? >> a great rate to refinance that is affordable to you, shop around. go to shs. you will get lenders to compete for your business. it will show a lender that you have cash reserves. the income is modest but you need to make sure that your house has a sufficient amount of equity in it.
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if it doesn't, in order to do the refinance, maybe from other places you pay down the loan a little bit if you need to in order to get that re-fi done. >> remember, it's going to cost at least a few thousand dollars. your question from kp in utah. my wife and i need to relocate. i have a credit score in the low 500s and have never been late on payments. the house is underwater and i can't continue to pay the 7.25% in interest. >> this is a gut-wrenching question base with that credit score in this kind of tighten virnment, it's going to be nearly impossible to get a positive outcome if he continues on the refinancing path. my personal feeling is i prefer people to try the short sale. it's a real tough moral judgment but on the margin i feel for a variety of reasons, first and foremost, impact on your credit score but also the way people
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feel on short sales is what i vote for rather than walking away. >> try it at first. if it doesn't work, go from there. thank you, ladies. send us an e-mail at any time to cnn help desk at thank you so much, i appreciat it, i'll be right back. they didn't take a dime. how much in fees does your bank take to watch your money ? if your bank takes more money than a stranger, you need an ally. ally bank. no nonsense. just people sense.
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you've been sounding off on our talk back questions. carol costello is here with your responses. what are folks saying? >> the talk back question, does invoking reagan invoke a candidate today? conservatives claimed the founding father in their core
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values. some things are timeless. from tim, democrats invoke jfk all the time. allison, as a young voter, the mention of reagan's name in these gop statements has no effect on me. i have no interest in who these candidates are like but in who they are. depending on the baby boomers it may be but for everyone else, not so much. and if they could do just one thing that ronald reagan did, they need to speak up and declare mr. speaker tear down these walls of mistrust between republicans and democrats and start acting like americans and do what they were elected to do. keep the conversation going. >> i like that last one, tear down the republican and democrat -- >> tear down this mistrust. >> carol, check this out. there's a puzzle on the screen. i want to see if you think that you can solve it without buying
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a vowel? >> pat and vanna were blasted while they did the game show? >> pretty close. pat say jack and vanna white say they used to tip back marg greet tas. >> we would go over and come and have trouble recognizing the alphabet. >> they hosted together for, what, 30 years and sajac says they used to sneak these drinks when the show was somewhat of a snooze. >> i understand he's trying to walk back these comments now. he's trying to do damage control. maybe he was just joshing. >> he was just joshing. >> or maybe he was drunk when he said it. >> i don't know. we drink coffee on this set.
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a colorado family blames the government and red tape for the death of their son. there is only one consulate and
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that happens to be the murder capital of the world. cnn's jim spellman has the story. >> he's really cute. he was like -- there was just something about him that i -- he was the one. >> reporter: tonya and jake met in a colorado high school and quickly became inseparable. shortly after giving birth to their son anthony, the couple married. >> we wanted to be together so we tried to do everything we could to make it happen. >> reporter: but when tania was 7 years old, her family illegally brought her to the u.s. >> i was raised here. i didn't feel like i was from mexico. >> reporter: despite being married to an married to a citizen, they required her to go to the dangerous place in mexico. juarez, mexico. first tania went alone. when it became too difficult for the young family to stay apart, jake who didn't even speak
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spanish, came to juarez with anthony. >> just like this, bro, come back. you can make more money here, you can provide for him and his answer was always the same. no one can protect my wife and my son better than i can. >> but no one could protect jake. his family says they don't know why but in march 2011, gunman broke into their home. >> the last thing i heard was him saying, i don't speak spanish, and then that's it and i just heard the shots. >> reporter: jake was dead, shot 80 times. >> parents aren't supposed to bury their children. that's not supposed to happen. >> reporter: who do you blame for his death? >> the united states. 100%. i mean -- >> our broken immigration system. >> reporter: every year, more than 100,000 people travel to juarez to obtain legal status. the u.s. consulate was set up there years ago to handle. >> you're going to have to live
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in a city plagued by gang violence and you have no family ties to and move your entire family to, you're encouraging people to skirt the law. >> reporter: obama has proposed a rule change. >> the greatest criticism is not directed at our agency but rather the laws that we administer. there is great concern that the immigration system is broken. >> reporter: even if those rules are changed, it will be too late for jake's family who are left with grim suf engineers. >> these are the bullets that were taken out of jake's body when he was cremated. >> and photographs from better times. >> anthony looks just like him. it's really hard that he's gone. i'll never get to