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public changes your facebook experience. it is monday may 7th, and "starting point" begins right now. now. this is cnn breaking news. -- captions by vitac -- we begin with the breaking news this morning on "starting point" and chilling tape from warren weinstein who is an american hostage held by al qaeda. you can see the 70-year-old man pleading to president obama to agree to the kidnappers' demands or he says he will be killed. he was abducted last august in pa pakistan. here is part of the video that the militants just posted online. >> i'd like to talk to president obama and ask and beg him that he please accept and respond to the demands of the mujahadin. it is important that you accept the demands and act quickly and do not delay. no benefit in delay.
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it will make things more difficult. it is very important that you act quickly, and i'm now waiting for your response. >> cnn's elise lapin joins us from the white house. before we get to reaction, let's talk about the demands. what are they demanding? >> well, soledad, a range of demands starting from releasing all al qaeda and taliban prisoners and in particular those responsible for the 1993 bombing of the world trade center, the attempted attack on the world trade center, and also a halt to all air strikes in yemen, somalia, afghanistan and pakistan and the list goes on. more goods and people being able to go from egypt to gaza, so it is really running the gamut of specific things that deal with al qaeda to all muslims and arabs. >> that is a big list of big asks, and what is the reaction from the white house and the state department? >> well, if you remember, soledad, mr. weinstein was
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kidnapped in august and in december al qaeda claimed responsibility and the leader of al qaeda now that bin laden is dead, aman al zawahiri laid out the demands at the time, and the u.s. has a no negotiation policy and not only with the kidnappers per se, but with the terrorists certainly, so there has not been official reaction to the video and what the u.s. has said since december is that it is working with the pakistanis who are taking the lead on the investigation to find out where he might be and i suspect they are working with people in the tribal areas the try the track him down, but i don't anticipate a meeting of the demands, soledad. >> what happens next? what kind of time line are we looking at? >> well, it does not seem in the video that mr. weinstein laid out a specific time line. obviously, time is of the essence, but we don't know when that video was made. so, it could have been recently, and there is this so-called proof of life that is not a proof of life in the sense that
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there is no date on it. so, certainly, the u.s. is going to be trying to find him, and we don't know what is going on behind the scenes with the pakistan pakistanis, but time is obviously of the essence and mr. weinstein is believed to be in poor health, but he says he is getting the medicine and well cared for, but a lot of concern not only about the well-being, but about what these al qaeda operatives will do to him. >> how horrific for the family and everybody else watching. this thank you for being with us and the update. some of the other top stories happening this morning. christine romans has a look for us. christine? >> thank you. upheaval in france and greece could move the markets this morning. france has a new president, francois hollande defeating sarkozy in an election because of his backlash to the austerity
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and rejection of steep cuts led to the upheaval. all of the uncertainty in europe will affect the markets. u.s. futures and stock markets are down this morning. and also in asia down overnight and in currencies the euro is down and the dollar is up, and oil also down $97 a barrel right now. russia's vladimire putin is sworn in as president, but not everybody is happy about it. a massive demonstration in moscow against perceived fraud in the election. it turned violent sunday. police clash with protesters who veered from the approved march route, and hundreds of people arrested and dozens injured there. and an army captain drops dead while chatting with his wife while chatting on skype. he is stationed in terin kowt,
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and the wife says that he was suddenly knocked forward. she says she saw what looked like a bullet hole in the closet behind him, and soldiers who found clark said they found a bullet hole, but officials said they found no wounds on his body. they are waiting for toxicology results and other reports to rule on his death. and listen to what vice president joe biden had to say on a sunday morning talk show. >> the president sets the policy. i am absolutely comfortable with the fac that men marrying men and women marrying women and heterosexual men and women marrying are exciteled to all of the same rights and civil lib r liberties and quite frankly, i don't see much of a distinction. >> the white house is scrambling to point out that the president does not favor legalizing same-sex marriage even though the views on the subject are
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evolving. >> two dozen fans and friends and teammates found a way to pay respect to junior seau in a paddle out in his honor. he was an avoid surfer and often found riding the waves off of the coast of california and former saints' quarterback drew brees also paddled out and friends and family held hands and said a prayer. and his brain may not be examined afterall. the family is weighing the options. and that paddle out is adding to a larger than life personality. >> absolutely. still an incredible tragedy and the number of people who said they were stunneded, stunned by the fact of his suicide has been heartbreaking. all right. christine, thank you so much. appreciate the update. we have to get to a developing story happening in kentucky. investigators are awaiting autopsy results of a worker
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found dead in a barn at churchill downs the hours after the kentucky derby. his death is ruled a homicide, and we want to go to deb feyerick with the latest on the death? >> well, the victim is being identified as a 58-year-old stable work originally from guatemala, and he was working at churchill downs with his son who identified his father's body according to the chief coroner. he was found dead before dawn sunday hours after the kentucky derby. he is believed to be a groomer for cecil burrell and found in a barn not far from where the winning horse i'll have another was kept. it seems that the stable worker got into a fight, and the question is with whom and why. police describe the track as a mini city with 48 barns and multiple stables and dormitories and trainer apartments and the police are questioning the 400 people who work behind the track and have to be licensed to be there. they were around at the time of the murder.
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last year's race was clouded by the accidental overdose of jockey michael baiz who was found behind a staple last year. and now another mystery and apparent murder at churchill downs. soledad. >> so, deb, any connection to the murder and the famous race that everybody was watching hours before the body was found? >> yes, it is an interesting question, and the death is being investigated as a homicide. police say that everything is preliminary and we can't say how he died and we are looking into that, but it is not connected to the racetrack, but yet everybody is interviewed and things could develop as the investigation goes on. soledad? >> thank you, deb feyerick, watching that to us. and still to come, mark zuckerberg and the facebook tour will kick off in new york today. we will talk to the creator and founder of about how going public has a big effect on especially how we use facebook. and also, a ban in college
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football? is it a sport causing harm to young boys and men or help them to create life-long habits like success? we will weigh in on that. and we will have ra panel. . >> this is the play list, jtx. what song is this? >> "love in america." >> okay. great. >> back in a moment, guys.
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♪ i truly believe in starting everyday with a little jay z. >> you do? >> yes, doi. i will see if i can institute that. with us is the co-founder of here to talk about facebook's big news today and this morning the company is going to kick off the road show and meeting with potential big investors ahead of the initial public offering or the ipo, and
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the initial offering is between $28 and $35 a share and that would give the company a value of $98 billion. but not everybody is buying in. poppy harlow talked to warren buffett and asked him if he would buy it? >> i can't remember buying a new offering. i can't recall ever in my life saying that. the idea of coming out on a monday sag that it is being offered with significant publicity and the seller electing the time to sell is the best single investment i can make in the world among thousands of choices, and it is math m mathematically i impossible so we are not a buyer. >> and warren buffett says it is mathematically impossible so you might want to think about it here. and so warren buffett says he is not buying and how about you, alexei? >> well, i am not buying it, but for different reasons. i understand that warren does not use a come pewter to start the day, but i do. i understand the business value
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to facebook and we understand things of our private lives that people have known, and one thing about tech industries have known that there are parts of data that can be easily handed over about us from facebook. >> and zuckerberg owns 57% of the facebook and the rest up for sale. he said it in the prospectus that got everybody nervous. we don't build services to make money, but we make money to build better services. why would that make investors nervous? >> well, you know, it certainly speaks to a very kind of builder culture that we see in the tech community. i do genuinely believe that mark is so, so focused on building great stuff that that really is the key. now, shareholders obviously want to believe -- >> if you are a shareholder. >> yes, if you are in business looking out for your interest in
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shareholder return, but you can see that the tech culture exists within zuckerberg's world. >> he called it a hacker culture, because if you are telling the shareholders we don't build services to make money, it is like, wait, wait, wait, whoa, what? that could be problematic. >> yes, i suspect that once facebook goes public, we will see fewer public statements from mr. zuckerberg. >> what about if we can expect to see changes in facebook and end users and assuming that most of us won't get in on the deal even at the low, low price of $28 to $35 per share and what do you think that we do end up seeing? >> wow. well -- >> what changes? >> well, as facebook now has all of the momentum that comes from the ipo, i would not be surprised if we saw more acquisitions like we saw of instagram as of late. >> and yes, fast. >> and this is a time when i can't tell enough people to learn how to program, because there is a demand for talent and product right now that acquisition is becoming common way for companies to bring on
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the talented programmers, because there are not enough in the market right now. >> and when you sold your company that you are a co-founder, how did that change the way you felt about the baby and how to groom and you sold it and what changed for you? i am asking this, because i am curious to know what zuckerberg, granted owns the 57%, but how is this going to change with how he looks at the baby? >> well, this is something that i can't speak for his relationship, but i have had a close relationship to the redit community, and since we are held by a privately held company we haven't been accountable for the shareholders that mark will have to. for us it is a huge dilemma, but we knew it was easy, because i knew who tho stats fi, but for mark, he has to satisfy the market. >> and the 57% is the number you
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are quoting that he has, but he negotiated the instagram by himself, and he didn't go to the board until that deal was signed sunday of that week. and how will this change that? can he make executive decisions and run it as his own private company and change that calculus? >> and the answer is yes, if you continue to make money, but the answer no after you make a few bad decision ss and the board wants to weigh in and slow those things down or maybe it it is a fast moving board. >> why is it that no matter how much money you make, you dress like crap. you could buy and sell whatever you want -- >> that is not true. we saw zuckerberg drop the hoodie. >> and in a lot of ways the public fashion -- and buy a new h&m jeans and new t-shirt. and this guy is so loaded that why didn't you go to some all night and have them open up barney's, and buy a shirt. >> why didn't you try harder to impress a stranger. >> and there is no iron where you work? >> and we saw microsoft offer to
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facebook and they were turned down politely and should this give the investors confident where they don't need it or just making microsoft look bad? >> well, they are looking at searchp. so many people start their day at facebook, and if you can look at the power of google or elsewhere, that would be a plus. and so they have already hired search experts. >> and is this ads, ads, ads, when it is done? >> and that is the value and look at groupon, down 60%, and a number of them have not really -- pandora down. >> and facebook is now offering organ donations. did you see that? >> i have not seen na. >> you can donate the organs on facebook. >> like you donate your privacy. >> and it is, and why don't the occupiers ever occupy these
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guys? it is odd, isn't it? >> i like this idea. occupy facebook. >> they don't occupy it or angryt at it, and it is because they are not occupying apple. >> i would say that there is a uproar for facebook for instance for taking that stand of supporting like sispa, but the platform of this social media happens to be facebook and that irony is not lost on us. >> well, my space is for sale on groupon. >> alexis, thank you, and appreciate it. >> thanks for having me. >> and danica patrick, did you see this crash? intentionally crashes another nascar driver at talladega and we will tell you why she was seeking revenge. and also, should we ban college football? >> i saw that article. >> indeed, malcolm gladwell says yes, and the author of "friday night lights" says yes, and we will tell you who is lining up behind that idea and you can
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our get real this morning looks at a "wall street journal" op-ed who is the author of "friday night lights" and he is calling for a ban on college football. he says it has no academic purpose and that is why it needs to be banned. radical, but necessary in today's times. he goes on the say that there is tons of money that the schools are spending on the football programs while the tuition rates are going up and nearly half of the colleges are losing money on the sports programs and some
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athletes are suffering life-altering injuries and most don't go on to become professionals, and he says that the nfl puts up and coming players in minor leagues in a system like baseball. if you want to establish a minor league system that the national football league pays for and they want to pay for it, fine. and also, malcolm writes in "tipping point" they should not ban it, because it will collapse on its own. and the deciding factor is the head injury issue, because the colleges will have to decide if they can afford their legal expose sure. yes? no? >> these are two guys who got cut from the junior high team. they hate football players. i'm from the south. if the s.e.c. were to close down and we could not see lsu and alabama play, there would be suicides and wife beatings and i'm not joking, if there was not that ridiculous outlet, i don't know what would happen to the
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family dynamic especially where i'm from. m. you must throw a chair. >> isn't that buzz' point, college should be about academics and people will cut other academics that are serving more students if you want to argue -- >> that is -- >> what about the students who won't go to a certain college because they don't like the team. >> i'm from a quasi state, texas, and i love college football. this is interesting discussion, because you have to ask yourself, who does college football benefit? and the biggest sans tanswer is nfl. and you have players who pretend to advance their career and then go on the play for three years. >> and you are a greeing? >> yes, the nfl is the big
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winner here. >> like jay, we have an emotional connection to foot ball, but sometimes i ain't good enough. >> there is a guy named tim greee who went on to play with the atlanta falcons and he says this on the other side of the debate, the primary mission is academics. that said, the lessons you learn on the playing field can be extremely valuable. the problem is where people fail to translate those lessons. teamwork, hartd work -- >> so where i thought that he was missing the boat is why football should stay is, well, for women for example who don't get to play college football, we get the very things out of sports also, but just not football. >> and the tuition dollars as females get to pay for it, too. and he makes a lot of great points in the article and i went to new york university, and that is not a big athletic school, but we dodge drug dealers on the
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way to school and that is a sport. >> and i grew up there, it is cleaned up. dra drama. >> i think that in the industrial complexes you will have an easier time banning beer than college football. >> i don't think it will happen. i thought that malcolm gladwell made an interesting point about the head injury issue, all you need to do is to lose one major lawsuit and then the financial model benefiting college sports will -- i think that you are right, the alumni relations and the people who view their entrance into the college is through the football program, and even if they are not a player, but a fan. >> and yes, the money that it brings in. >> and the kentucky starting five is going to go to the nba, and that is wrong. i think that the ncaa has to demand that the athletes, and by the way, a good school is $40,000 a year, and that is a lot of salary. sorry. that is what they make to play ball. then they get room and board and say it is $75,000 apiece, and
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that is what they really get. they should make and i don't know how they do it, but the nfl would have to say, we won't take you until at least your junior year or there needs to be a rule about academics, but -- >> just to pretend that some of them are there for academics. >> and the kentucky guys, what do you think they took for classes there 18 months? i bet they didn't take anything but are using the model of college to act like they are going to college. >> so the ncaa has to rule. >> that is a different debate. >> and you make that ruling and you will effectively end college football. >> and guys like us can make the team again. >> still ahead on "starting point" nascar's danica patrick losing her cool. we will show you what she did in the race. yeah, that was not nice. we will tell you why. >> and also, markets overseas are going into financial turmoil. will the u.s. markets follow suit with the sell-offs?
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welcome back, everybody. jay thomas, little red light on, that means that we are on tv. thank you. >> and if it comes on, i will keep talking. >> apparently so. apparently so. we are talking economics this morning and the markets are down worldwide on the news of two big elections in europe. france has elected a new president, and greece's election results are uncertain and fears that it is going to have a big effect on the u.s. market. and futures pointing to a lower open. and chief correspondent ali velshi, and christine romans, host of "bottom line" and you guys have the longest titles ever. christine and ali. >> you can just say that.
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>> and second reference, christine and ali, good morning. what are the big problems here, and you don't necessarily agree on this, but austerity is a big underlying problem. >> well, the voters rejected austerity and they looked at the belt-tightening happening around europe and say it is not good and we are throwing you out. and in france nicolas sarkozy is known as sarko the american. and this is a guy who left his wife's bedside to go be with angela merkel, and go for debt talk, and they have been in the center of trying to fix it and the voters say, no more. >> i don't think that the u.s. markets will -- they will take it in stride. >> you don't i think that open down? >> lateal bit. -- a little bit. and hollande was -- >> well, a pro business socialist in fairness.
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>> well, a sense that now he is winning the election and he won't have to say is the stuff to get the left wing, just like sarkozy said to get to the right wing, and they weren't that far apart except for paul krugman in "the new york times," it didn't work. >> and before we get to the "wall street journal" editorial, they say francois hollande won, is because the real growth drivers are labor, tax pension and regulatory reform and a smaller french state. that is an editorial that is from the wall street journal. >> you can put any words in there for any country, because that is the "wall street journal's" standard position on everything. they just, if not, they just filled in france. >> oh, ali. now, people, what is interesting is that the krugmans of the world and the people of the left say, look at austerity, and you look at what happened in europe and it is a rejection of
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austerity, and the paul ryans of the world say, no, this is what happens when you spend beyond your means forever, and you have total chaos like you resooing in the economy and the elections in those countries, so is both sides will use it to prove their point about what austerity means. >> in the united states, we will look at our election through this prism, and it is interesting because when we talked to krugman when he was here the other day, and the continuation is that you cannot and austerity does not promote growth. that is the big take away and he said this in an answer that makes more sense than anybody in europe is willing to admit is to break up the euro. europe's common currency and they would not be in this fix if greece had the drachma and so on, and mainly devaluation. and this is from "the new york times" sunday from paul krugman. >> well, every country has its own currency and it can make it
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behave their own way. >> well, they didn't go the whole way, and share the budget problems of the whole country. >> they need a stronger euro and some countries need a weaker euro and they can't do anything about it. >> you are wrong. >> and this is the people celebrating hollande's election in france, and they are silly, because they will not get what they want, because the markets will impose austerity on france, and even if they don't like it. so people like krugman say break up the eu. >> on the election day the voters are important. >> and on the next day the bond market is more important. >> and that was yesterday. >> and the people on the bond market are going to run the money. >> it is inappropriate to call the voters silly. >> well, they are french. and go back to hating the french again. >> it is not appropriate. >> and i have former president carter on a radio show on sirius
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xm and he said that the president and the congress might have 10% to do with the economy. he said he felt that you are looking for somebody to blame and there is austerity when there is no more money. if i were in government i would look into the camera and say, i have a machine to print money. i will give it to all of you. sglft th >> that is bad. >> and the issues with the euro. >> and we do it in america, and hopefully you business people will pull us out of it. >> and iran cutting it for big business for small business. you will see it play. >> do you have any confederate money at home? we did it in arkansas. >> and this is in the right ear. okay. right. dead. okay. stop. appreciate it. thank you, ali and christine. >> what about college football. >> this morning a report that could have wide ranging imxlagss and the u.s. has been secretly releasing dangerous detainees
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from military prisons in afghanistan and using them as chips in peace talks. the taliban is reporting that the practice has been taking place for years and the detainees are high level militant fighters who have to promise to give up violence before they are released. it is obviously, i think, a headline in the washington post and people are watching it very, very closely. i'm curious how something like this is going to play a role in what is going to happen in this election cycle six months -- >> is this good? >> well, that is what it sounds like, do not be violent. >> have you seen "the avengers" yet? that is a promise. >> that is a promise that people seem to lie about. >> they are not technically prisoners of war and not held under the geneva convention and this is nothing new. it has been going on for a long time and the palestinian friends have done this as well in a bargaining chips. and the recidivism rates for terrorists is not as high as we
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would think it would be. >> how >> because we have seen it in guantanamo bay, and very few of those people have been recaptured. >> well, who knows long term. and back to "the avengers," and it is unclear because it is always a promise. >> we will be good, and good for you. and it does not often workout. >> and other headlines and christine has those for us. hello, christine. >> hello, sol daedad. it is going to be weeks before khalid muhammad will be back in court. defendants interrupted the proceedings by kneeling in prayer and then one man claims he sustained injuries while being held in guantanamo. there is promised to be a long hard fought court fight. and in yemen, another
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terrorist has been killed. on the top fbi most wanted list was killed after he was wanted to tr the attack of the "uss cole." secretary clinton turning up the heat on iran during her visit to india this morning. she is encouraging india to reduce the amount of oil it importants to iran and urging them to come clean. mrs. clinton telling reporters she has no desire to run for the white house, but hopes to see a female american president in her lifetime. a check for the weather w go to rob marciano. >> hi, christine. start you off with something that happened over the weekend in japan. a fairly rare event with a tornado touching down. it did a lot of damage there and dozens injured and one fatality. they get 20 or so a year.
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rare but not unheard of, but it was strong and tore up the city northeast of tokyo. we have a threat of tornado here stateside in the form of, or storms in the form of large hail and damaging winds from northeast texas into the lower and great lakes and we have seen a fair amount of rainfall south of chicago, and that batch of rain is headed to detroit and toledo and another batch through st. louis. if you are traveling through this area, there are problems. behind this front, we have a pulse of drier and cooler air and get rid of some of the humid across the south and soupy and late summer like and spring like in denver with temperatures there well below the average, and 51 for the high, and mostly dry in new york city today and 63 degrees and the rains will arrive for you there tomorrow night. christine? >> thank you for the warning, rob. nascar driver danica patrick went for a payback in the cooldown lap of saturday's race at talladega. after squeezed out in the final
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lap of the race by sam hornish, jr., patrick in the 7 car got behind him in the 12 car, and put him into a wall. looks like, you know, she got away with it, too. nascar is not punishing either driver. hornish says he had a flat front tire and that's what started the whole thing. warning, this next video is pretty disturbing. a man in russia stepping out of his car after making an emergency stop, and he forgets to turn the warning lights on and pays the price. he gets hit by and oncoming car and flipped several feet into the air and makes a complete somersault before crashing back on to the street. soledad, he suffered only a broken leg. >> okay. we have to play it again. because i have to see it again. horrific. >> yes, play it again. >> we can't. >> okay. oh, there he goes. >> oh, my god! how did he not get a head injury on that. >> you stay in the car and move off of the roadway! >> well, wait, alabama just
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signed him, okay. they see a new linebacker for them. >> well, christine, thank you for the update. >> on "starting point" if you are a movie fan, you are not surprised at how success "the avengers" was, but you might be surprised who went to see it and who was behind the record-breaking film's success and you can say that you went to harvard or mit and principal and en fre fre neural educator steve perry will talk to us about a plan he says is revolutionary. we are on "starting point" and back in a moment. this is $100,000.
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you ready for another bout? >> what? are you getting sleepy? >> they are ready for another bout, because they made so much money this weekend. huge numbers for "the avengers," and the comic book movie was a blockbuster bringing in $3.1 million which is the biggest opening movie in box office history shattering the record by
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"harry potter and the deathly hallows part two" and it is estimated to bring in $1 billion. join joining us this morning to talk about it is our box office expert. and this is not only better than "titanic," but the harry potters. >> yes, it broke the barrier that most minutes are trying to do. like the four-minute mile used to be to athletes and it crash ed that to show that you can expand the range of what movies can do in the opening weekend by shatterering the $200 million mark. >> and it proved it. >> and the movies leading up to it, "iron man" and "iron man ii" and "thor" and finally when "the
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avengers" came out, people were so hungry to see it they went out in droves to see it. and also they released it around the world first so they got the rest of the world to say this mo ha movie is worth seeing and, americans, go see it. >> and the stars coming into one movie. can they reverse the decline in at t attendance that we have seen and the decline in attendance across the globe? >> well, a tick up in movie attendance this year so far, but of course, historically the summer is down over the last couple of seasons and the ohio might help to turn it around. one thing that helps is that it is a quality movie. rotten tomatoes gave it a 94% approval rating and while the tribeca film festival closed down with this, and the word of mouth was good as well. >> and men and women both? >> 40% of the film that went to
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the movie were women. it helped to have actors who are sort of easy on the eyes. >> yes. and yum. he should start in everything. >> that is the kind of movie that takes me back. it is a good movie. >> it is. chris, appreciate it. nice to see you. >> and what about scarlett johansson? they cut her hair, correct? >> no, it is a wig. >> still ahead on -- >> it looked like a mop on the head last time, so it is better with the short hair, i thought. >> up a head, we will tell you how you can get an ivy league education for free. principal steve perry is going to join us to talk about that. you are watching "starting point." [ female announcer ] you know exactly what it takes to make them feel better. ♪ you make me happy [ female announcer ] that's why you choose children's tylenol. the same brand your mom trusted for you when you were young. ♪ how much i love you [ humming ] [ female announcer ] children's tylenol, the #1 brand of pain and fever relief recommended by pediatricians and used by moms decade after decade. [ humming ]
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would allow anyone, anywhere, to sign up. could this no cost no credit program change the future of education? dr. steve perry says yes. the founder and principal of capital prep and cnn education contributor. nice to see you, steve. thanks for being with us as always. the president of the this new online partnership which is what they are calling it harvard and mit says the biggest change in education since the printing press which is a big statement. is he overstating it? >> not in the least. the way in which we educate will forever change and has forever change. online education, especially now that it's gotten the stamp of harvard and mit, they have been in it for a while. it's coming into its own. there was time when the only people online getting an education were the people wanted a short cut. i someone who is oing going to brick and mortar schools looked down on people with the same degrees i had from online experiences but now that we have more and more what we would
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consider reputable or established colleges online, the game has changed forever. >> past online attempts have failed. there was fathom which was columbia university and michigan and yale and princeton and stanford. they have failed. when these others backed by very fine schools have failed? >> well, because, one, the access itself. we can have access to online education through our smart phones now. we don't have to have the dialup modum and other challenges that are there. in addition we have seen with some of the prioritiary colleges purchased schools unknown and gone from 300 students to campus to 65,000 students at one given time. learning from their institutions. this is where education is. there was a generation that it came between us and the one that's currently in school that wasn't too comfortable with online learning.
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now the real big story it's no big deal. we have at our school a partnership with johns hopkins university and the primary school down to 6-year-olds are taking online courses with johns hopkins university. they take the courses as if it's no big thing because they do everything online. the game has changed forever. >> we talked about his students who were taking college level courses as high schoolers and one of the ways i think they became comfortable. all of his students go off to four-year colleges, 1 hundred had yo 00 percent. tell us about this. >> one of the big, big sells here is that whether you're a small urban school or a school out in the rural area, this gives us all access to the playbook. we can use the information that
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harvard is opening up and mit is opening up to us to offer advances courses to children in our school. if i had four students advanced in english or another subject i can't hire a teacher to come in and teach those few children, but i can use this to augment what we don't have from a resource perspective. it's amazing what we can do now with our schools. we can actually make the world smaller. one of the goals of what they call this disruptive experience which is such a great word, is to educate a billion people. it's not even -- it's not even a stretch. that's what can happen. we have seen with people like sal conacademy. >> it's how i do homework. >> you too? as an educator, i'm no longer limited by the teachers who are willing to drive to my school
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who live within about a 20-mile radius. i can have access to the best educators on earth and some of them are at harvard and mit. >> thank you, steve. i agree with you 100% and i think it's game changing. >> can you still buy a thesis online? >> yes, you can. still ahead, more to talk about in our 8:00 hour. new polls are revealing big changes how voters are viewing the race for the presidency. we will talk to the head of the democratic campaign committee and a spokesperson from mitt romney's campaign about that. did you see tanning mom on "snl"? it was very, very funny and play you what i think was the funniest joke in all of that with the tanning mom and she has a reaction on "snl" and see what she said. >> oh, good. >> it's straight ahead. the story that keeps giving.
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time since his kidnapping last august. al qaeda claims to have warren wei initiati weinstein and they are making demands. we are keeping an eye on u.s. markets because they are poised to plunge as well. straight from graceland on what would have been elvis' 77th birthday. never before seen belongings that were worn by the king right here in our cnn studios. it's monday, may 7th. "starting point" begins right now. this is cnn breaking news. we begin with breaking news. chilling video of an american hostage. warren weinstein is begging for his life. on the new tape the 70-year-old man from maryland is pleading with president obama to agree to his kidnapper's demands or he says he will be killed. weinstein was abducted last august in pakistan.
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here is part of the video that militants posted online. >> i'd like to talk to president obama and ask him, beg him that he please accept and respond to the demands. it's important that you accept demands and act quickly and don't delay. there will be no benefit in delaying. it will just make things more difficult for me. but it's very important that you act quickly and i'm now waiting for your response. >> cnn is live. some of the demands include release of prisoners. how likely do you think that it is that that actually would happen? >> reporter: i would say it's very unlikely. if you think back to when "wall street journal" the journalist daniel pearl was kidnapped in 2002, then secretary of state
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colin powell said we do not meet the demands of kidnappers and don't negotiate with kidnappers and terrorists. i think it's hardly unlikely the u.s. will do that right now. i think my sources are saying to me senior state department officials cooperation with the pakistanis is very good on this case and have nothing more for you on that. you can rest assured the u.s. is working with the poickepakistan to find any clues where warren weinstein is held and try to work in the tribal areas of pakistan to try to find some more information about his whereabouts. >> in addition to the demands of release for prisoners what other demands are there? >> halt to air strikes in yemen, somalia, afghanistan and pakistan and also an easing of movement of goods and people between gaza and egypt. it's not just in al qaeda interests but about all muslims
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and arabs and closing guantanamo bay that al qaeda has been calling for a long time so runs the gamut of release and prisoners and for the quality and life of arabs around the region. >> thank you. christine, good morning. >> good morning. political upheaval in france and greece on could mean a u.s. sell-off in markets this morning. france has a new president francois hollande. it could signal a change in the way france deals with the euro zone debt crisis. voters in greece weary of austerity and steep cuts and dealt a setback to the ruling new democracy party in yesterday's election with no party coming close to a majority. looks like a new coalition government will have to be formed in greece again. on this news u.s. stock futures indicate markets here
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will open lower and in currencies, the euro is down and dollar is up and oil futures down. $97 a barrel right now. gas prices keep going lower too. police are awaiting autopsy results on the body of a man found dead in a barn in churchill downs hours after the kentucky derby took place there. investigator say the 48-year-old horse groomer was the victim of a homicide and had been in some sort of altercation. the shocking discovery was found near the barn of where the winner was kept. listen to joe biden's comments about same-sex marriage on a sunday morning talk show. >> the president sets the policy. i am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women are entitled to the same exact
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rights, all of the sill rights and all of the civil liberties and quite frankly, i don't see much of a distinction. >> the white house is scrambling the president does not -- two of the american hikers arrested and detained in iran are now married. sarah shroud spent months for her fiancee to be released. all three were facing sentence of eight years in prison in iran. the two married in san francisco. fattal was the best man. the new jersey mother with the extreme tan is reacting to being parodied on "saturday night live." >> seth, anyone can look like me. it's not just the tanning. it's also the right beauty products. >> really? because you look like a baseball glove. >> that is not an accident,
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seth. i follow the wilson athletic beauty routine." what is the will con athletic beauty routine? >> every night i rub my face with murphy's oil and then i sleep under the mattress. then i have the look of wile e. coyote after something blows up in his face. >> we want to know how she feels about it really. christine, thank you. new polls to talk about this morning. we are six long months away from the november elections. president obama officially launched his campaign over the weekend and traveling to two key battleground states. ohio and virginia. and he singled out the former governor mitt rom me by name. >> governor romney is a patriotic american who has raised a wonderful family and he has much to be proud of.
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he has run a large financial firm and he has run a state. but i think he has drawn the wrong lessons from those experiences. he sincerely believes ceos and wealthy investors like him make money the rest of us will likely prosper as well. >> i think we are getting a glimpse how it's going to go the next six months. new ballots ground poll they are calling it from ballots ground and george washington university showing a dead heat between romney and obama. 48% for romney to obama's 47%. all well within the margin of error. then when it comes to independents, more interested. romney has a 10-point lead. 48% to 38% and brings us to new york democratic steve israel the chairman of the national campaign committee. thank you for being with us. in an election that is going to rely clearly in a big way on independents, that ten-point
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problem has to be a big problem. >> well, look. you said it. six months to go. six long months. and this is going to be a very close presidential election and a close congressional election and i think you're going to see polls that have the president up with independents and down with independents. this thing is going to go to the wire. i think at the end of the day independents are going to make the decision to vote for the president and vote for house democrats because they want something who will stand up for them and not protecting their own perks and privileges as house prps have done. they want something talk about strengthening the middle class and not somebody who vote for budgets to end medicare. every election is about who you for. >> we don't see in the polls that you could see that all of those things haven't moved dramatically the last two months even. it's not being shown in the polls. >> what is going on, i like having steve on because he will tell us the way it is and not the way you hope it is, steve. why? why are independents favoring romney by ten points right now? >> we are six months out.
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look. i just saw a poll last week a battleground elections independents favor house democrats. that doesn't mean we have won the election and i'm not ready to pronounce we have the 25 seats we need based on one poll of independence voters. >> what is not resonating isn't owe isn getting there? >> i don't see them changing over the next six months. >> the president has been under attack by mitt romney and others. he just started his campaign with the past several days and starting to go to those events and speak to the american people and independents. you're right. optimism doesn't win an election and pronouncing victory or loss six months before an election didn't win an election. the president will talk about how to strengthen this recovery. as he gets that case out, i believe those independent voters will support the president and house democrats as they have shown they want to do. >> do you think romney has got to pick nikki haley?
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>> i'm not never convinced who you pick for vice president is going to win or lose an election. people vote based on what you're going to do for them and who you're for. this is a choice between a candidate who wants to embrace the same policies that put us into this recession and lost jobs or a president who inherited this mess who built our way out of this recovery. notwithstanding whoever the vice presidential candidate is on a republican side. >> a couple of interesting thing. nikki haley, 35% say they believe that romney's choice of vp running mate will affect their vote but 62% say they do not care. and i thought this was interesting on the women's vote. when you look at women in the polls, throw this number up. supporting women, women support rather. president obama is leading with 51% and mitt romney at 44% when you break that down and look at women over the age of 45, it's
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mitt romney who is ahead by five points. i mean, that lead sort of flips. so, again, i guess i'd ask what is the strategy? clearly the implications was going to happen what is happening in congress is huge. >> i think the strategy is talk to those women and say who is a better deal for you? a party has spent all of their time trying to shut down planned parenthood offices or a party that has spent their time trying to figure out how to open up new businesses. >> we saw the statistic the women over 45 favor romney and i hear from you that double down on the war on women stuff. >> well, again, whether you're a man or a woman who is a better deal? is the better deal a republican congress, a tea party congress that has spent all of their time and energy trying to shut down planned parenthood offices or is a better deal a house democrats and the president that is relentlessly trying to figure out and exploring how to create new businesses. at the end of the day this is a choice between extreme i-iism a
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idol and problem solving. we have problem solvers running for congress all over this country. >> steve israel, nice to have you with us. appreciate it. still ahead in about 15 minutes we will talk to presidential candidate mitt romney spokesperson andrea saul and she will be join us live as well. deadly fire inspires a group of kids to create an idea to stop another tragedy from happening. that idea is getting the attention of billionaire warren buffett. we will talk to the kids, 11, and 8 straight ahead. i knew we would have this bikini picture. thank goodness! >> guess what? she is speaking out and we will cover her important news making remarks in her bikini straight ahead! this is congressman israel's playlist. the cars. ♪ ♪
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granddaughters died in a christmas day fire in stamford, connecticut. the home was under construction at the time and the smoke detectors were there but not connected. that event inspired four school aged children from another connecticut town not far away to create what they call the safety guarden. they entered into a contest for young entrepreneurs. that contest sponsored by warren buffett. >> we came up with the idea when my dad told us about how the stamford fire, there was this responsible fire and they all died because their alarms were never hooked up. how can we change this for the future?
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so this can't happen again. >> amanda was articulating the basic idea behind why they decided to do this. the kid finas are finalists in n buffett's contest. it will happen two weeks from today. joining us this morning 11-year-old amanda carter and michael whip and michael's 8-year-old sister diana is with us and amanda's 7-year-old sister lily is bus and watching them all is lily's dad. amanda, we start with you. the idea is called safety guardin. is that right? >> yes. >> give us a quick sense of exactly how it works. >> safety guardin is a company that has inspectors come into your home and check for fire hazards. if your home is approved, then you're on a safe homes list on the safety guardin website. if your home isn't approved of
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the company has two options. either have the inspector fix it right there or the customer can fix it themselves. but if the customer has to fix it themselves then they have to be reinspected in a few weeks for reapproval. >> to be certified. >> yeah. >> michael, what i liked about this idea it makes sort of more than one person responsible for the safety. i think part of the problem in the fire we saw in shortstop tamford is one person realized that the fire alarms weren't connected. how did you guys come up with this idea? >> well, the stamford fire. >> that motivated you to tackle building? >> yeah. we wanted -- because only the grandparents and three daughters died and the parents got out. the reason was because their alarms weren't hooked up. so we don't want this to happen to other families, so we thought of safety guardin. >> kind of take the responsibility out of the hands
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of just one individual and kind of expands it into the whole entire family, i guess. diana, a gps bracelet. explain that to me, can you? >> yeah. somebody has a bracelet and if you don't know where they are, the parent has a controller that can track down where they are. >> in a fire you would be able to track your kid. that would be really wonderful. now let me ask you a question, lily. do you know who warren buffett is? >> yeah. >> do you? you're 7? did you know who he was before you entered this contest? >> no. >> you know he's an investor. if he picks usual idea you guys could win big. are you nervous about this contest? >> only a tiny bit. >> what are you going to tell mr. buffett when you see him in a couple of weeks? >> i probably would tell him that it was really fun working on this contest. >> i bet he'd love that because he is an intentrepreneur believ.
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i know this tragedy happened not far from where you live. what sort of is the bigger message you wanted your kids to take not just from the tragedy bull the opportunity as entrepreneurs and presenting their idea to warren buffett? >> just what a remarkable experience this is for the kids. i think it's really taught them some lessons already and we have several weeks to go. they are empowered to use their creativity. just very grateful to by kids for kids and credit and mr. buffett for having this opportunity. we think it's great and i think the kits are going to learn a lot and something they will take with them the rest of their lives. >> we are excited for you and rooting for you. i hope you win the big prize. i think it's $5,000 so we will keep our fingers crossed and let us know how it goes in two weeks. >> but there is one important thing. >> yes? >> about safety guardin. let's say your child is having a sleepover and you're worried about their safety. >> you can check it out on
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safety guardin and see if they are registered as well. it's not just for your house but for other house as well. i love that idea. thank you all for being with us and congratulations. >> vote for us! >> still ahead -- she's just 11 and she is a police station! "starting point" continues with a look at the colombia escort behind that secret service scandal speaking out this morning and talk about that. also don't forget you can watch us live while you're at work. here is pete townshend. let me love open the door! you're watching "starting point." we're back in a moment. the first technology of its kind...
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actually. there she is. the escort at the center of the secret service scandal speaking out this morning. she is 24 years old. her name is dania londono suarez and now in madrid and spoke to nbc' "today" show saying the agents she saw, i'm quoting now, stupid brutes. [ speaking in foreign language ] >> translator: at the they like to show off their great bodies. well defined abs. we are not used to that. it seems obvious they were used to doing it because people that do this for the first time are very shy. they seemed like completely stupid. idiots. i don't know how obama had them in his security force. what dumb men. >> wow! that's a lot of ground she covered right there. suarez claims the agents she saw were drinking vodka like it was water. the secret service says that the
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agent that suarez claims to have been with has now resigned. >> wow. >> where do we begin? that was financed by a right wing group called six pack. >> you're serious? >> no, he's not. >> let me inform you, he is not serious. >> in fairness if she is 24, i'm 6. also she says that her career was ruined by this. it's really sad when one work as an escort for hire as a columbia strip club because our secret service is short changed p.m. i'm glad we're covering this. i can tell the muir prize is awaiting. >> that is what dirty gets you. they didn't have $47! if you elect the republicans we're not going to have money for the hookers. >> okay, okay, i feel like -- >> hooker cash. >> i feel like we can move on and fully covered this story. still ahead, danica patrick
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ages 8, 12 and 14. the fbi says 35-year-old adam mayes is armed and dangerous and investigators believe he cut his hair and changed the appearance of the mother and the daughters. the mother and her three daughters last seen at their home in western tennessee on april 27th. call police if you have any information. secretary of state hillary clinton turning up the pressure on iran during her visit to india this morning. she is urging india to reduce the amount of oil it imports from iran in order to pressure tehran to come clean about its nuclear programs and telling rortings she h reporters she has no desire to make another run for the white house but hopes to see a female president in her lifetime. khalid sheik mohammed and four defendants returned to court. took 15 hours to arraign the military men on saturday. the defendants repeatedly interrupted the proceedings by neg in prayer. one of them even removed his
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shirt while his attorney described injuries she claimed she sustained while in custody at guantanamo bay. lawyer for the defendants are promising a long, hard court fight. "the sun" newspaper says it smuggled a fake bomb into the olympic complex being built. construction worker alerted the paper saying he was searched when he entered each morning but not the rest of the day. the paper gave him a fake device and he drove with it past security guards into the site. the smart is the new rich. should you buy facebook shares or the better question can you even buy facebook shares? facebook starts its road show today meeting with potential big buyers and mainly wall street banks and plans to share 330 million shares of the company at $28.25 per share. a final price set the night before it begins trading the night before on may 18 p. investor underwriting the ipos
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get the first crack at those shares. most of the time their shares then go to their top clients, hedge funds, big money managers and insiders. they get the ipo price. then we get our chance. usually brokerages set aside only about 15% of their initial offering to retail investors that is you and me to get in at the ipo price. facebook added e trade as an underwriter and hopefully, more regular joes get the ipo price. bottom line that $28 to $35 range not likely to be around when the average investor gets in. and the most famous investor in the world, by the way, warren buffett says he does not like to buy public offerings and he won't buy this one. the steamy new novel "50 shades of grey" is too hot for some libraries. it's being culled in brevard county, florida. the naughty novel details a
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sexual affair between a young woman and a billionaire businessman. the "50 shades" book has sold more than 3 million copes. good enough for a book store but not good enough for the library. >> all downloadable and nobody has to know the trash you're reading. >> let's talk about politics, if we can. turning point in the 2012 race. president obama officially kicking off his re-election campaign this week launching a new ad in a number of key battleground states. here's is a portion of that ad. >> he believed in us. fought for us. and, today, our auto industry is back firing on all cylinders. our greatest enemy brought to justice by our greatest heroes. >> go, go, go! >> our troops are home from iraq. instead of losing jobs, we are creating them over 4. million so far. >> over the weekend the
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president was fired up taking otherwise his likely challenger by name. >> the challenge we face right now, the challenge we faced for over a decade is that harder work hasn't led to higher incomes. it's that bigger profits haven't led to better jobs. governor romney doesn't seem to get that. >> andrea saul is mitt romney's campaign press secretary and joining us this morning. thank you for being with us. when you see that ad and if i could summarize the ad for everybody who haven't seen the entire thing he says the financial mess wasn't my fault but i've been fixing it. the short version in a nutshell. do you think that is going to work for him? governor romney always said that president obama didn't create the recession. but the fact of the matter is he hasn't made things better for people. when you look at his speech this past weekend as well, he kept saying the same things he said
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in 2008. will you be better off four years from now? he seems to forget and i think wants to pretend that he hasn't been this ncharge the past three and a half years and that people's current economic situations have happened on his watch. and so governor romney is going to be talking about his vision for the future, but president obama has a record and we will be looking at that and so will voters. >> the president said this about governor romney a continuation of that speech i was showing a moment ago. let's play that. >> governor romney is a patriotic american and raised a wonderful family and has much to be proud of. he has run a large financial firm and he's run a state. but i think he's learned the ro wrong lessons from these experiences. >> i worry when a politician start off by complimenting somebody. know there is a but and sharp turn in there. basically what he is saying governor romney's experience will not translate and doesn't
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get regular people. to me gives me i sight how the next six months are going to go. what is the governor's response to that? >> i think when you look at governor romney's record it's one of lead. ship. he worked in the real world economy and understands what it takes to create jobs and he turned around the olympic games in salt lake city. and he ran a state. what we see with president obama that his own vice president said back in the '08 campaign was that he wasn't ready. he didn't have any experience. again, president obama is a nice guy as well. but he's just in over his head. he doesn't understand what it takes to get this economy going again. and right now, he has no real plans to jump-start any parts of the economy. he's only offering gimmicks and political poise to try to talk about, you know, small things when there are big problems out there. >> if you actually look at the way the economy is trending, it favors president obama at this moment. isn't that sort of the 64,000 dollar question is where it's
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going to go and how that goes will determine what kind of leverage governor romney has with voters, right? >> well, of course, we all want the economy to get better and it's going to recover. economies recover. when you look at the past three months, the number of jobs created each month has decreased so that's a downward trend and not the direction we need to be going. governor romney, when he was in office in massachusetts, he got the unemployment rate down to 4.7%. he was creating jobs. right now, president obama hasn't created a net single new job. and so we need someone that actually has the experience, has actually done these things, balanced budgets, instead of someone who is just offering up political gimmicks and trying to tear down his opponent instead of looking at the full part of his record. >> when you say hasn't created net jobs, of course, you're talking about so much jobless that even started to happen before the president came in. they are rebuilding from that so i'm going to correct you on that if i can. >> well, no. from the start when he started his presidency. i'm not counting from before he
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started. since he started his presidency, he has not created any jobs. not when you look at the full picture of the economy. >> right. we are talking about the economic collapse so you're going down, right? and talking about rebuilding so i think people could argue those have been jobs created as an economic collapse want to rebound. i want to talk about women voters. throw up the poll on the screen. this is coming to us from the politico/george washington polling we got this morning. when you look at the number of women who support president obama, 51% for governor romney, 44%. if you break that down, by younger women and older women, older women, women 45 plus supporting governor romney, five-point lead there. but the younger women who are overwhelmingly supporting president obama. what is the strategy to get those younger women? what can be done about that? obviously, you must be thinking about that in the campaign. >> well, i think what you see is, you know, 50% of recent college graduates can't get a job. women have been hurt most under
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president obama's term. and so governor romney is going to talk about the things that are important to them. you know -- you know, college students want to get a job. mothers want their children out of their house. and, you know, as these kids go to the gas station to fill up their tanks they see the devastation each day. they want to make a life for themselves as well. the same thing he is talking about to all americans is the message that will resonate with young voters as well in what we have seen with president obama is the less is starting to wear off. i think he has seen a lot of those numbers have moved from where they were and, you know, we have a lot of ground that we will continue to make up from here until november. >> andrea saul is the romney campaign spokesperson. thank you for being with us. appreciate it. >> thank you. >> you bet. still ahead on "starting point," nascar driver danica patrick goes for payback on the nascar race. the folks at graceland are unveiling never before seen
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the cool down lap of saturday's race at talladega after she was squeezed out the final lap of the race. she is in number 7 car and got heine behind hornish who is number 12 car yellow car and pushed him into a wall intentional intentionally. she could have been reprimanded but she got away from it and the nascar will not punish either driver. he had a flat right front driver. danica sent out a tweet saying she spoke with hornish and they are all good and accepts his explanation. >> i am not going to say one word about -- >> you can't help yourself. what are you going to say? >> they were going 160 miles an hour. >> that's right. >> this guy could have been killed. there is absolutely no doubt he could have been killed. >> although it looks as if the people who had the ability to
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reprimand both of them decided they wouldn't. so i think -- >> why? >> i think they thought that the response that i've read is that they feel like neither one of them has a reputation to doing crazy things in races. >> if i do that in a nascar parking lot i'm going to get a ticket and go to jail if i clip somebody like that. >> it's a cool down lap. >> they have tweeted love and affection for each other. >> danica should have watched "days of thunder." rubbing is racing. >> nobody should watch "days of thunder. >> she got a break because she's a girl. >> oh! >> she got a girl break. >> please. >> please. >> all right. >> >> we will talk elvis. never before seen items going on display at graceland but before you see them at graceland you will see them here. that is coming up next. drop our music and let's play a little elvis. soon.
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all right. we're not. >> which elvis is this? >> late elvis. >> there we go. i knew that was something. ♪ with your smile so tender." f. ♪ oooh, my turn. ♪ she was in paris, but we talked for hours... everyone else buzzed about the band. there's a wireless mind inside all of us. . ♪
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in the county jail ♪ ♪ band is jumping starting to swing jail bird swing ♪ ♪ let's rock >> i love that movie. this morning getting a new look at rare artifacts from the life of elvis presley. part of three exhibits taking place at graceland and new for this year that show the different sides of the king from his tours to his legacy and even his relationship with his daughter lisa marie. kevin kern is with us, the director of communications for graceland. thanks for being here. >> glad to be here. >> you bet. one of the interesting things is get lisa marie presley's sort of take on her father. she was just a young girl when he died. >> 9 years old. >> she owned the entire thing and inherited it and it was a financial crisis that had her mom kind of take over and figure out how, in fact, they would make graceland profitable. a brilliant decision. >> opened it up for tours and opened it up for tours.
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wondered how many people would come and would they keep coming. here next month we are expecting our 18 millionth visitor at graceland at memphis. >> it is pronounced graceland? >> graceland. >> slow it down. slow it down. >> i had one guy who had elvis tooth, he's a dentist. >> oh, goodness. >> he had a cup that elvis spited spit in or something. not kidding. do you ever buy stuff like that? >> there is all sorts of things on ebay to don't believe everything you see. >> let's start. the first thing is this little while jacket that, obviously, belonged to lisa marie. tell me about that. >> her jacket when she was 2 or 3 years old and big roar about this in the '70s because people thought because she was a princess of rock 'n' roll it was real fur. today, the roar would be because it was fur but it was faux fur and a lot of folks thought it was real fur. this is part of the exhibit. we also have her baby
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footprints. >> shs so lovely. she said she gasp whed she saw the display. >> she is the curator? >> right. her life. it chronicles the nine years she spent with her father and how she carries on the presley legacy today. >> it's interesting to look at the wallet. you get the sense of someone who just -- >> all four guys at this table have a wallet in their back pocket and includes a family photo, i'm sure. elvis was like everybody else. even though they call him the king of rock 'n' roll he had a picture of lisa marie in the wallet and the bankamericaard. don't we wish there was cash in that wallet. even an insurance card in there. even the king of rock 'n' roll had insurance. >> tell moo he about the big gold belt to the right of that wallet. >> this is our second of three new exhibits. it's from elvis on tour. elvis would have worn this in this movie 1972 golden globe
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award winning film. he wore this in the movie "rubies emeralds and diamonds. >> a gold belt there. elvis famously wore this in the photograph with president nixon at the oval office. >> interesting to see the impact elvis has. are you struggling to have young people connect with elvis? >> absolutely not. elvis has over 6 million facebook fans. >> wow. >> a testament to his legacy. elv elvis, without him, there would be no paul simon and elvis has influenced so many artists. >> when you look at what you have brought in, the shoes, the white shoes, it they like like they would be elvis' but they are not. >> two shoes there. one is elvis presleys from the 1950s. to the left of that is justin timb timberlake's white shoes and wore those to the red carpet premiere. we have gold sunglasses there and have them here in front of
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us. these are custom made elvis solid gold. >> am i allowed to touch them? >> i'll share a glove with you. >> why are you wearing one glove? >> wow. >> these are elvis sunglasses. as you turn them on the side you see tcb and it stands for taking care of business in a flash. >> whose are these? >> these are katy perry's sunglasses. >> can i touch those? >> you can touch these. plastic. >> bedazzled. she wore these on an "american idol" appearance. artists influenced by elvis. we will also have bruce springsteen jacket. a lot of folks jump the wall but bruce was the most famous. a big elvis fan. >> nice to have you with us. >> come down to memphis. >> appreciate that. "end point "is up next with our panel. thank you. appreciate it and thank you for letting me touch it with the glove. what's number two we wanna do?
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