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they regulated more thoroughly? and tragedy. a father gunned down because he was texting his 3-year-old daughter. also, bridgegate, the investigation into sandy storm funds. chris christie is front and center today. what will he address? newsroom starts now. good morning to you. thank you so much for joining me. i'm carol costello. we begin with another tragedy. another pointless death with no real reason why. a silly argument over texting in a movie theater turns deadly. popcorn thrown, a gun is pulled and a 43 father is dead. he was with his wife nicole to see the movie "lone survivor." a retired police officer irritated at his texting pulled
a gun and shot oulson. his wife tried to shield her husband. the bullet went through her hand. some say it's hard to believe curtis is accused of a senseless crime. >> i thought it can't be. he is not that kind of person. i can't imagine. i can't imagine what happened that he would do that. tori is in fort lauderdale. the cop killing someone over something so stupid is mind boggling. >> this is a bizarre story. you have to imagine what this was like. this was the middle of the day, 25 people in the theater there to watch "lone survivor" they didn't expect arguments over texting that turned into a shooting. a frightening and fatal afternoon at this florida movie
theater monday, all apparently because of texting. >> it's absolutely crazy that it would rise to this level of altercation over somebody texting. >> the movie just began to role when the altercation erupted off screen. >> there seemed to be irritation between a guy sitting two rows, two seats over from us. the guy behind him over a cellphone. >> the suspects seen here, 71-year-old curtis receiveves, irritated at a man texting his 3-year-old daughter. >> their voices go up, there seems to be altercation and then bang, he's shot. >> he served in vietnam and said it was shocking to be caught in crossfire. >> he staggered two seats over, fell on my son and i. >> the father and son watched in
horror as reeves shot and killed oulson. >> blood started coming out of his mouth. i was trying to hold him up. he just fell down. >> a mid the chaos, heroes step up. >> a nurse jumped down and started pumping the gentleman's chest until the paramedics aarrived. >> an off duty deputy secured the gun until police arrived. reeves is charged with second degree homicide. >> i can't believe people would bring a gun to a movie. i can't believe they'd argue and fight and shoot one another over popcorn or a cellphone. >> the victim's wife nicole oulson is recovering from the gunshot wound to her hand trying to shield her husband. we're hearing the suspect was at the movie theater with his wife. these couples didn't know each other at all. in the state of florida you can
bring a gun to a theater if you have a concealed weapon's permit. one thing to consider about all of this is when the gun was brought into the theater in the first place. that's all part of the investigation. >> he's a retired police officer. i assume he has a permit to carry a concealed weapon. that was perfectly legal. >> you know, we'll see exactly what did and didn't happen, carol. one thing i want to mention is that police say this argument escalated over time. he got angry at first, left the movie theater to go complain. at that point we don't know whether or not he got the gun or what happened. >> understand. tori, thanks so much. west virginia's water problem could soon be ohio's. cincinnati officials are so worried contaminated water could flow in the ohio river, they've taken action. two water intake valves that feeds the water supply are closed today as the water of west virginia moves through the
ohio river. over the past 24 hours, a small number of west virginia residents were allowed to drink their tap water. hundreds of thousands of others are still banned. freedom industries is now under federal investigation and has not spoken one word since this press conference on friday. >> it has been an extremely hard day. i'm having trouble talking at the moment. i'd appreciate it if we can wrap this thing up. >> we actually have a long questions. it's been a long day for a lot of people that don't have water. >> then there was the facebook post from kathy stover-kennedy. she's the girlfriend of an executive. i'm not asking for sympathy but a little empathy wouldn't hurt. i showered and brushed my teeth
this morning and i'm just fine. end quote. we are in charleston, west virginia. tell us more about this company. >> reporter: good morning carol. a lot of questions obviously asked about this company now. a lot of people waiting for their water. a hundred thousand have been told they can turn on faucets now. 200,000 are still waiting for the same. the issue, fear of contamination is spreading beyond charleston. two cities in kentucky as well as cincinnati, ohio are doing everything they can to prevent the possibility of contaminating their water supply. the spill that happened in charleston, west virginia is 200 miles away from the water treatment facility in cincinnati, ohio. officials in cincinnati say they'll turn off two of their intake valves to allow it to pass without contaminating their water spliechlt they say steupp.
they say this is taken in precaution. two cities turned off intake to let the plumes pass and not to risk the contamination. people here know what something like this could do. it isn't pretty and hasn't been pleasant. >> i want to talk a little about the company. this company was last inspected in 1991. basically the company is considered storage facility for pollutants not hazardous materials. >> that seems to be the questions among a lot of people. lawmakers includes, what kind of oversight was in place, what kind of regulations were required? over the weekend t state department of environmental protection said the plant was last inspected in 1919. the dep says according to
record, they see it was investigated in 2010 to investigate an odor but nothing was found. investigators were asked to take a look if whether or not processes have changed in the plant in any way. they decided at the time the plant did not require additional permits and did not inspect that tank, carol. a lot of questions now raised about whether or not there should be stricter oversight here. the chemical safety board has sent a team from washington to charleston on the ground now. they're beginning their investigation. here's what they told us. >> we will look at the way the material was stored, the way it was processed, way it was handled, way it was regulated in terms of oversight of other bodies. we'll look at the inspection frequency, how rigorous was that. >> they could be on the ground here for a couple of weeks reviewing with situation for as
much as a year. from there, they would start to make recommendations. >> thanks so much live from west virginia this morning. a huge bipartisan spending bill could get the test wednesday when house leaders vote on. $1 trillion in spending under the plan, federal workers and military personnel would see pay increase by 1%. it would protect disabled veterans and military spouses from pension cuts that go into effect next year. another change that republicans really like, capping the number of tsa agents at 46,000. it would require them to certify one in two for expedited screening by the end of the year. hillary clinton makes a bid in 2016 she would have to only go against those many in her own party. iowa democrats are actively seek
out alternatives in the race. they say respect for hillary clinton runs deep, but in the voice of one activists, new leadership is needed. it will be tough to find somebody with enough political fire power to defeat hillary clinton. chris christie in the wake of two scandals that could derail his presidential ambitions. it's been five days since the marathon news conference where he denied a role in the massive traffic jam that my have been an act of political revenge. since then, the feds opened a new investigation, specifically whether christie improperly used hurricane sandy relief funds to make these tourism commercials starring his family. some say they're disguised campaign ads. er er erin is live. >> reporter: christie will
address the scandal over the lane closures but also talk about a couple of proposals that he will unveil today. he wants to lengthen the school day and school year for new jersey students. he'll also have a property tax relief measure that he'll unveil today. basically this speech is his chance to tackle the bridge controversy and then turn the page to talking about getting things done while the national spotlight is on him. in the midst of weathering a full blown political super storm, christie will discuss the bridge scandal when he delivers the annual state of the address this afternoon. this is the first time the popular new jersey governor is front of the cameras since last week. >> i want the people of new jersey to know this is the exception not the rule. >> reporter: it's not just bridgegate anymore. monday, cnn revealed the storm
clouds over the brighter spot in his governor ship, his response to super storm sandy. democratic congressman frank thinks this may be political campaigning. >> it could be used for other purposes for sandy relief. >> federal auditors are probing those allegations though christie's office dismissed saying it's conveniently timed. another possible incident of let a democrat considered endorsing christie for re-election next year but declined to do so july 18th. over the next two days, christie appointees cancelled meetings with him leading him to write a letter to bill who have has since resigned. in the e-mail he wrote in part,
i am not sure if it's a coincidence your office cancelled meetings several weeks back that seemed to be simultaneous to other political a conversations elsewhere that were happening. prior to that you were responsive, i sincerely hope the two were not related. there's more that started it out. lane closures of the bridge scandal that started last fall. john will lead a committee forming today to utilize the special council to investigate christie's staffers and the committee himself. that committee plans to call on bridget anne kelly and bill stepien christie's long time trusted advisors. >> a couple of polls came out yesterday that may shed light on how the perception of him has changed or not changed since the controversies began. the first is a research poll that shows 60% of american
voters say their perception of him has been unchanged since the controversies began. there's also a university poll that shows his approval rating within the state has dropped about 6% in the last few weeks. the last time it went under 60% since he started talking about sandy recovery really. in other words, carol, we have to see how this will shake out over the next several months. new developments keep coming out and attacks keep coming. >> doesn't seem to be hurting him at all. thanks so much erin. the search this morning for madeleine mccann, investigators are narrowing focus on three people. we are in london now. good morning. >> good morning carol. that's right. significant developments in the scotland yard madeleine mccann investigation. i'll have more on that after the break. life with crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis
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watch her husband die after he was shot in the head protecting her in a carjacking. we now know the screaming wife waited more than 17 minutes for emergency crews to arrive at the scene because -- get this, because the ambulance could not fit under the low ceiling in the parking garage. margaret conley joins us now with more. >> carol, let's get straight to one of those calls made by dustin's wife after the car was hijacked in the mall in new jersey after he was shot in the head. >> they're on their way, imagine. they're on their way. they're on their way. they're at the mall trying to get to you ma'am. they're trying to get with you. speak with the officers ma'am. >> it's difficult to hear.
we could hear dustin's wife jamie pleading with the 911 dispatcher for an ambulance. their car had been taken. they were stranded in the parking lot. that has been key as the information comes out in the 911 calls. according to the local reports, the couple waited 17 to 18 minutes for an ambulance to get to then. it could have gotten to the crime scene earlier but either the vehicle was too tall or the distance was too low for that vehicle to get to the parking lot. emergency workers had to wheel a stretcher up the parking lot to get to the couple. you imagine how much extra time that took. >> we reached out for more details but haven't heard back yet. they're not talking. dustin was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. there are lots of unanswered questions in this case. we continue to make calls. four were charged in dustin's
death, all pleaded not guilty. >> such a sad story. thanks so much margaret conley. this morning new buzz and renewed efforts in the search for madeleine mccann, the british girl that may be the most famous missing person in the world. she vanished on a family vacation. scotland yard is focused on three people and asked officials for help. we are live in london with more. good morning. >> good morning kaicarol. this is a development of the prosecution service here in the uk sending international level. officials here in the uk not saying publicly why they have issued the letter, who they would like to talk to exactly. authorities in portugal tell us they are yet to receive the letter and adding the investigation focuses on three
officials. they noted those individuals have not been detained as yet. this is the latest development in what has been an exhausting investigation, spearheaded by scotland yard. it has spanned 30 countries, involved interviews with hundreds of witnesses. they've combed through thousands of documents and phone records. again, how this latest international letter of request fits into that picture very much remains to be scene. >> erin, many thanks to you. still to come in the newsroom, how do you take yours? on the rocks, mixed? american owners won't be american owned much longer. >> hi. some makers mark and jim beam fans say wait a minute, don't change my american made brand. i'll tell you about the changes if any after the break. [ male announcer ] celebrate every win with nicoderm cq, the unique patch with time release smartcontrol technology
they're selling the company to a japanese if i were. let's bring in christine roman. say it ain't so? >> it is so. the japanese company is going to buy jim beam lock stock and barrel. it's still going to be american corn and kentucky bourbon. the issue is for the japanese in the ageing and shrinking population for it to grow and expand it's american bourbon they want made in the u.s.a. here's what you're hearing backlash on the jim beam fans. your whole brand is built around american tradition. now you sell out to japanese. nothing is sacred. from mike bracket, are you nuts? so sad so hear jim beam sold out
to a japanese company. good-bye jim and hello jack. jack daniels we're assuming. >> the company a couple of years ago was toying with dropping the brand maker's mark. people that industry these products like them exactly as they are. that's one reason they see such forecast in buying jim beam. >> we'll keep our fingers crossed it remains the same but not really right? thanks so much. you're welcome. our top stories 27 minutes past the hour. a horror story unfolded before the eyes of movie goers in florida. when it was over, chad oulson lay dead and his wife wounded in the shooting. curtis reeves is facing second degree murder charges set to
appear in court later this afternoon. new jersey governor chris christie has the eyes on his again as he's expected to address two controversies that recently popped up. one accuses the administration of jamming up traffic on the nation's busiest bigs and the accusation he misused sandy relief funds to headache himself look good. that will be live at 3:00 p.m. eastern. despite days of bad publicity, claims he's a bully and claims about his political future, he seems to be doing just fine in minds of voters across the country. in a poll, 60% of opinions of christie has not changed over the past few days. 16% say opinion is less favorable and 6% say opinion is more favorable. christie is prepared to deliver his state of the a state address later today. john king joins me now. it makes you ask the question,
does anyone really care about these controversies? >> well, it depends on your perspective carol. look at poll numbers and say he took a minor hit. these investigations go on for months. the questions are going to go on some time. governor christie has to address the specifics of the controversy. addressing some way the whole question of culture of leadership. is he directly or not, intentionally or not, created a climate that aids thought that's what the boss wanted. you cross the boss and we're going to punish you. they don't want a mean spirited petty president. new jersey doesn't wanted a mean spirited governor. it's a challenge but could also
be an opportunity. the state of the state a distress will get more -- state of the state a dress will get more attention than the other governors. >> if he does address the scandal, i suspect he will, do you think his tone will be combat tif? >> it will be apologetic, humble, his tone will be i didn't know about these things but going to get to the bottom of them. democrats in the assembly created this powerful committee. it has subpoena power, wants to bring the inner christie circle in. that's going to ruffle feather, at the times make the governor mad. at the same time he needs democrats to extend the school day in new jersey, make profit relief plan for his state and his national message as he tries to run for president.
remember when bill clinton was impeached and how bad his relationships were? yet at the same time he managed to get things done. not the same political climate, but a similar challenge here for christie while democrats are take advantage of this moment to push him and try to damage his reputation, he has to try to get things done as well. it's a big test of his political skills and leadership. >> john king, many thanks to you. still to come, tainted water supply. hundreds of thousands of residents without badly needed water in west virginia. when will water be safe? we'll talk to the man in charge of emergency management in west virginia. first a quick look at wall street. investors hope for a rebound. dow sustained the biggest sell off since september in are monday. this morning's report from jp morgan and wells far go show the
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close to their water supply. why hasn't it been inspected more than 20 years? it's taken four days for the water to be cleaned enough to use around west virginia. 10% can actually drink the water out of their taps. the company behind it all, freedom industry, shall we say radio silent? director of homeland security and emergency management for the state of west virginia, good morning sir. >> good morning. >> would you drink the water in west virginia today? >> yes, ma'am, i have. >> in the affected areas? i understand hundreds of thousands can't drink the water. only like 45,000 can drink out. >> that's correct. they're still flushing the system throughout the affected areas and will continue to do so the next couple of days. the area of greater downtown charleston was done last night. they continue to expand out into
zones as part of the plan to flush out the entire system. we're still providing water, working with fema and voluntary agencies to make sure that the people that are in those impacted areas still have water this morning. >> this is starting to affect other states as well. for example, ohio, kentucky, cities within the states that have turn eed off intake valves because they don't want this chemical to taint their water supply. >> my understanding from talking to representatives with the core of engineers is they have been following this column of water. the last intake in west virginia that bypasses in huntington and amount of product was negative yesterday. >> still this is affecting a lot of people.
these storage tanks haven't been inspected since 1991. how can that be? >> the facility there doesn't come under our jurisdiction. that facility is not one of the regulated facilities that has normal inspections like that. >> supposedly it's because the chemical stored there is -- by definition, a pollutant not a hazardous chemical. i don't get that. wouldn't it be hazardous if it goes in the water supply and you can't drink the water or be severely sick? >> i'm having a hard time hearing you. i think you're asking the difference between a pollutant and hazardous material. this product, based on what we've seen, we've taken every precaution everyone felt was necessary to insure the public was protected. you know, part of that is part of our emergency response plans was to take care and provide
drinking water for our citizens, provide the necessary meals if necessary. the governor has asked us to take a look at this entire process of how we respond to these types of events like we did during super storm sandy. we'll look at this and see how we can do things better again. >> is the company helping at all? has the company offered to pay for bottled water? >> we haven't gotten into discussions with them as far as reimbursement. our primary focus over the last several days is trying to make sure that we take care of our citizens and that they have the things that they need. you know, we know this has been an inconvenience. >> you can't drink the water,
can't bathe, can't do your laundry. this is causing real hardship for hundreds of thousands of people. should the laws be changed? >> well, i think that's something that's going to be reviewed. i think it will be reviewed in our state. it will be reviewed nationally. you know, we'll see just like every major event. we always look add what happened and how we can do things better, what we need to change. we've been through this and other events. we'll continue to do this. you know, our goal is to make sure we do it better the next time. >> just a final thought because when you step back and look at this, west virginia's economy is controlled by the coal industry right? it's almost like we're allowing companies to control what happens in our states. in other words, why wouldn't
these tanks be inspected more often? why wouldn't there be more regulations in place to make sure this kind of thing doesn't happen? why are we putting faith in companies, our trust? >> this is a product stored at a chemical facility. not at a coal mine or directly at a coal mine. we were fortunate this product wasn't more hazardous. as part of the review of this, we'll look at where products are stored, not only this type of product but others and how we can do things better. i'm sure our environmental protection will provide the properly proposals to our investigator to change any laws they think needs to be changed. >> so people understand, this chemical was used to clean coal. i wanted to make that clear to our audience. jimmy, thank you for joining us
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allegations that the irs targeted political groups for extra scrutiny sparked nationwide outrage. it put the obama administration on the offensive and what some call a probe into how the irs actually works. when all is said and done, we're learning this morning no charges will be filed. crime and justice correspondent joe johnss is in washington. tell us more. >> we can say no charges may be filed. criminal charges are not likely, but we've got no indication the investigation is over. this news may sound surprising but making a criminal case out of irs targeting was also a stretch according to legal experts that look for false statements of purgery. charges stick if someone is found to have intentionally lied to investigator or under oath. alleged violation of civil rights of discriminatory
conduct. it's clear progressive groups were targeted as well. they could have looked at laws of political activity by civil servants. hard to prove it wasn't just reasonable behavior by a government president agency. the bottom line is this story was a political bomb shell, difficult for investigators to find a clear violation of law. now there are people on capitol hill who were outraged and have been demanding charges. we're not likely to hear the end of this carol. >> have some rules changed? some have lost their jobs or resigned rights? >> absolutely. some have definitely lost their jobs. as i said, this was a huge political controversy. the question is whether you can make a case and prove it in a federal court of law? those are different things. so far we're hearing charges are not likely. >> joe johns from washington, thanks joe. all new in the next hour of
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checking our top stories at 48 minutes past the hour. two former police officers cleared of all charges in the 2011 beating death of a mentally ill and homeless man in california. surveillance video captured the officers beating thomas in a transit parking lot. thomas' mother says the officers got away with murder. >> part of me died that night. part of me died that night in court. >> defense attorneys argue thomas struggled with officers and died from heart problems related to drug use. a st. louis truck driver's truck was left dangling off the bridge. the truck carrying steel overturn theed after the load shifted in the back. the driver was trapped an hour
before rescue teams could reach him. amazingly no one was hurt. google wants to help improve your home. it's buying a company for more than $3 million. nest designs appliances like smoke detectors . the deal is seens a way for google to expand its reach into the tech industry. tink singe singer, katy perry, roars into beijing. the music was roaring. katy was crying during her first visit to china. the 29-year-old pop star was brought to tears after an orchestra performed an arrangement of her hit single, roar, over the weekend. >> very emotional for me. it made me cry. really excited me and made me really understand my love for
music. >> the orchestra, made up of more than 100 musicians used traditional chinese insturument to play the song. after the show, she gave one of the group members a guitar as a token of her appreciation people are watching the golden globes in big numbers. the show was not without controversy. some of the controversy centered around diane keaton's loving speech about woody allen, who received a lifetime achievement award. >> it kind of breaks my heart to think i have known woody for such a long time. it also fills me with pride and affection and even love. >> allen's estranged son, ronenf farrow took issue with what she didn't say.
did i miss the part where he publicly molested her at age 7, before or after annie hall. now, we are hearing about mya farrow's tribute. >> this is pretty messy. while the show was on the air, this latest round of drama between mia farrow and woody allen was playing out on social media. >> mia farrow reigniting a long-standing feud with her ex, writer and director, woody allen, and bringing personal family history back in the public eye. she displayed her contempt on social media tweeting a woman has publicly detailed woody allen's molestation of her at age 7. golden globe tribute showed contempt for her and all abuse survivors. her angry post was aimed at sunday's golden globe tribute to allen where he was honored with the sesle b.demil award for lifetime achievement.
>> i was trying to get it to come out perfect in life. >> just before it was set tribute to air, mia farrow said, time to grab some ice-cream and switch over to #girls. her son ronan did the same. he put missed the woody allen tribute. did he put the part where he lowest willed a girl at age 7. they were speak of their adopted daul t daughter, dylan, where he molested her years ago. >> the family members have discovered a whole new media world in which to torment him and bring up the past. >> reporter: it is part of the convoluted story that is woody allen's personal life. the couple separated after mia farrow discovered he was having an affair with her adopted
daughter, sun ye, now his wife. the same year, her daughter told her that he had touched her inappropriately. he denied the claims but dylan broke her silence last year in an interview with vanity affair and said she opened up about the alleged abuse and says she regrets never testifying. >> clearly, this is still a family pain. one of his mid-career movies where all there is is tragedy. >> we should say that woody allen was not at the golden globes on sunday to receive h sesle b. demill award. katie couric said he was sitting across from her at the opening of a movie. we reached out to his representatives and they did not get back to us. still to come in the "newsroom," a surprising target in a-rod's lawsuit.
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overturned. now, he is taking on a new target, whose left? >> not many people. a-rod named not only major league baseball as a defendant but the players union. he claims they gave a lackluster effort in trying to help him with his case. he wants the court to throw out the arbitrator's ruling and it didn't follow the rules at the joint agreement. they are denying and said they will aggressively defend themselves. a massachusetts woman who lost both of her legs in the boston marathon bombings is finally running. >> look at her. >> she received new prosthetic legs last week. two days after getting them, she was able to run on her own. >> the first time i did it myself, i literally kept saying to myself, i can't believe i just did that. i can't believe i just did that. i just did that by myself. >> carol, she is not only running. she is also rock climbing and swimming. >> the interesting thing is, before this happened to her, she
hated running. now, she loves it. >> i'm sure she did. good for her for getting up and doing that so soon after getting those new legs if you watched the broncos/chargers game, you probably heard this all afternoon. >> omaha, omaha, omaha, omaha. >> so, he yelled omaha, omaha pretty much before every snap. the city liked this. they tweeted, we certainly appreciated all of the love. if we are going to hear peyton manning, everything he says on the field should go commercial and start yelling papa john's, papa john's. that would probably work out really well. he would make some money. turning on bleacherreport.com, for some, nothing is going to get in the way of watching your team in a big game. not in church or not if you are the pastor. >> you may not be aware there is a football game starting in just
a few moments. would you all like to be forgiven for your sins? >> that's great. >> you are. >> there is some bread and wine up here on the table. feel free to help yourself if you would like to. go and peace to love and serve the lord. >> okay, we will. thanks be to god. >> this video got 250,000 hits on youtube. the pastor's name tim, christianson. this was a bit of a joke. he did come back and they had a traditional service. he is a pastor that really gets people in church. he was like, come on, we have got to go. >> everyone knows jesus is a big football fan. >> of course, he is. >> andy shoals, many thanks. >> the next hour of "cnn newsroom" starts now. good morning. i'm carol costello. thanks so much for joining me. embattled new jersey governor, chris christie has kept a low
profile in the wake of two politic political scandals that could derail his presidential ambitions. it has been five days since his marathon news conference. he denied any role in a massive traffic jam that may have been an act of political revenge and since then, the feds have opened up another investigation, specifically whether christie improperly used these commercials with his family. we are in trenton with more. good morning. >> reporter: carol, good morning. we know today from sources in the christie administration he will use this speech to tackle the george washington university. he will mention it. we don't know how much time he will focus on it. this is a chance for him to use the national spotlight to turn the page. we know he will unveil a property tax relief initiative.
he will also talk a lot about education reform. according to excerpts of the speech, he will say life in 2014, demands something more for our students. it is time to length then the school day and year in new jersey. he really wants to turn the page to start talking about getting things done. >> in the midst of weathering a full-blown political super storm, chris christie will discuss the bridge closure scandal when he delivers his annual state of the state address this afternoon. this will be the first time he is in front of cameras since his marathon apology last week. >> i am soul searching on this. what i want the people of new jersey to know is that this is the exception, not the rule. >> reporter: it is not just brinl gate anymore. on monday, they revealed the new storm clouds forming over the brightest spot in his governorship. his respond to superstorm sandy. governor pallone thinks these
tourism ads might be a misuse of the federal relief funds given to new jersey to recover from sandy. >> i think this extra money spend on the ads to put them on the air during the campaign, that could be used for other purposes during the relief. >> reporter: federal auditors are probing those allegations though christie's office dismissed the revelation as conveniently timed and added the obama administration approved the effort. another incident of retribution. new jersey city mayor, steve philip considering endorsing him but declined to do so on july 18th. over the next two days, christie owe pointies canceled meetings with him leading him to right an e-mail to bill baroni who has since resigned. he wrote, in part, i am not sure if it is a coincidence that your office canceled the meeting several weeks back. that seemed to be simultaneous to other political conversations elsewhere that were happening. prior to that, you were always very responsive and i sincerely
hope the two issues are not related. there is more on the scandal that started it all. the lane closures to the george washington bridge last fall. >> i do think laws have been broken. >> reporter: new jersey assemblyman, john wisniewski, will lead a brand new committee that will utilize a special council to investigate christie's key staffers and the governor himself. they intend to call on bridget ann kelly and bill stepian, his long-time trusted, political adviser. >> reporter: as far as how the scandals are affecting the perception of him, there are a couple of polls that came out yesterday. the first is a pew research poll that shows that nationally, 60% of americans say their view of christie is unchanged since these controversies began. there is also a monmouth university poll that shows his approval rating within the state has dropped about 6% in the last
couple of weeks. we should also point out that the onslaught of attacks from democrats is just beginning. however, in addition to the speech that he will give today, his annual state of the state address that will allow him to lay out his goals for the next year, just next tuesday, he will give his second inaugural address, which will allow him to lay out a more sweeping edition of what he wants to do in the second term. >> erin mcpike reporting live. i want to bring in our chief national correspondent, john king. chris christie is going to deliver a state of the state. he twoonts lay owants to lay ou. in my mind, not many people will be listening for that. >> it is great, carol. there is an opportunity if he can turn the page. think of it this way. chris christie is to politics what target is to retail. he had a blue collar brand that people like. there is an identity crisis there. he needs to look people in the eye in his state and thinking about running for president nationally as well and say, i
get it. we are going to cooperate with these investigations. i'm sorry this happened. if there are lessons for me to learn about the culture of my leadership style, i'm going to get those too. yes, he wants to talk about education reform, property taxes. he wants to reach out to the very democrats in the assembly who are investigating him and say, even as you conduct these investigations, we have important business to do. let's prove we can do our business while you get these investigations out of the way. a delicate balancing act, a serious test of his political skills, carol. >> >>erin mcpike alluded to these investigations. what do we know about them? >> they have decided to form one legislative committee. the chairman will be the same gentlemen as we saw leading the hearing last week. the new committee has subpoena power. it wants to talk to his recently fired deputy chief of staff and his campaign manager who chris christie had to give painful
news to, never mind, your not going to head my political operation. it is going to want to talk to the governor's chief council and other people in the inner circle, weeks, if not months. here is the challenge for the governor. he wants it to put it behind him. he wants the evidence to prove what he said last week, this happened in his office. he had nothing to do with it. no fingerprints, no evidence, nothing that shows he was aware of it or that he authorized it. they are all hiring lawyers. there are criminal investigations as well. this is going to go on likely for months. the challenge for governor christie is to cooperate. there are legitimate questions and a boatload of politics. democrats see a chance to bruise this guy and bruise him good. >> john king, many thanks to you. stay tuned for our coverage of governor christie's state of the state that begins at 3:00 p.m. eastern right here on cnn. another tragedy. another pointless death with no
real reason why. a 43-year-old father is dead. his wife wounded after going to see a movie at a florida theater. investigators say a retired tampa police officer opened fire during an argument over texting. neighbors of that officer can't believe it. >> tur >> curtis is a good guy. he has always been nice to my wife and myself. >> it can't be. he is just not that kind of person. i can't imagine what happened that he would do that. >> no one can. rosa flores is following the story. good morning. >> good morning. we just got information into the "cnn newsroom." this is from the arrest affidavit. you mentioned all of this was over texting. this arrest affidavit gives us additional details. this is ics treemextremely inte.
words were exchanged between the victims and the defendant. the victim turned and threw a bag of popcorn at the defendant. we are learning that a bag of popcorn was thrown. after the miranda rights were read to this suspect, here is what the suspect told the police. the victim turned and stood up striking him in the face with an unknown object. also reading from this affidavit, it says that witnesses advised that they did not observe any punches being thrown. lastly, one of the other new details we have lerped from this affidavit is that a 380 semiautomatic handgun was used in this particular case. so many questions still linger in this case. the suspect is scheduled for his first court appearance at 1:00 p.m. today. this all started, like we said, with texting. now, we know popcorn was involved. inside a theater and ended with one man dead and this man,
171-year-old curtis reeves, arrested and charged with second-degree homicide. he retired in 1993 as a captain with the tampa police department. >> it's absolutely crazy that it would rise to this level of altercation over somebody just texting at a movie theater. >> here are some details. 43-year-old chad olson and his wife were at a theater about to watch lone survivor. when the previews were rolling, he was text messaging with his 3-year-old daughter. the suspect, curtis reeves, became irritated with the text exchanges, pulled out a gun and shot olson, injuring him and his wife. injuring his wife and killing him. >> their voices start going up. there seems to be a confrontation. somebody throws popcorn. i'm not sure who threw the popcorn and, bang, he was shot. >> blood started coming out of
his mouth. i just held him i was trying to hold him up and he just fell down. >> we should add that an off-duty sheriff's deputy detained the alleged shooter and secured the gun until police arrived. carol? >> rosa, i know you are just getting this new information. if the suspect says that mr. oulson struck him, couldn't he invoke florida stand your ground law. >> there are so many questions about this case. we are also trying to figure out if a concealed handgun license, if he had a concealed handgun license in this particular case. i don't want to speculate. i really don't know, because the only thing that i have is this particular arrest affidavit and what it says in it. but, again-di -- >> i am just wondering. you can carry a concealed weapon
if you have a permit. he was a retired police officer. you would assume he would know the law. it is interesting he would tell police investigators that this man stood up and struck him after the popcorn was thrown. so many unanswered questions. i'll let you get to it. new developments this morning in a heartbreaking case in texas. the family of a pregnant woman being kept alive on life support is expected to take legal action this week against the hospital that refuses to unplug her from a ventilator. march lease munoz has been in a coma since november. this case has sparked a national debate about a pregnant woman's right to be taken off life support. cnn's ed lavendera has more from dallas. >> this week, the family of marlese munoz is expected to take legal action against the texas hospital that refuses to unplug her from a ventilator. she collapsed in late november after suffering a blood clot in her lungs. john peters hospital says, texas
law requires that she be kept on life support in hopes of saving the unborn baby. >> we were told she was brain dead november 26th. the family says she never wanted to be kept on life support. it is a conversation her husband says they had often. they are both paramedics and the parents of a 15-month-old boy. >> we have seen things out in the field and we both knew that we didn't want to be on life support. >> the munoz story has sparked a debate over laws that override a woman's right to be disconnected from life support if she is pregnant. about 30 states have these laws on the books. if munoz is, indeed, brain dead like her family says, even the people that helped write the texas law say, her husband's wishes to disconnect should be followed. >> if she is brain dead, she is already dead. letting her die really isn't the concept. but can he say take her off the ventilator? i believe he can. >> attorneys for eric munoz tell cnn legal action is expected this week.
john peters smith hospital says they are encouraged by this development because the courts are the appropriate venue to provide clarity, direction and resolution. marlese munoz is about 21 weeks pregnant. it is hard to know if the fetus can survive. >> the same as saying things will be well. you can have important effects from situations like this that aren't manifest as things that can be seen on ultrasound or mri. >> reporter: her body remains inside this hospital while the debate over what should happen to her rages outside. ed lauvendera, cnn, dallas. the case is complicated because although she may have had conversations with her family before she collapsed, she didn't leave anything in writing. as a result, the hospital is bound to the state's law despite the family's wishes. >> still to come, a u.s. journalist kicked out of russia
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it seems not every democrat in the land is desperate for hillary clinton to run for president. iowa is starting to look like a political mine field. they are actively seeking out alternatives to clinton in the run-up to the political race. our national political correspondent, peter handy, has been working his sources. what are they saying? >> the conventional wisdom here in washington is that hillary is the unassailable front-runner. that's partly true. she does have enormous favorable ratings. she trounces any potential opponent in the polls, including joe biden, elizabeth warren, mark warner, martin o'malley. i spent a week in iowa talking to democrats on the ground, the base, activists, political strategists, elected officials,
taking the temperature of this early state about how they feel about hillary. the honest answer is that iowa democrats are in like with hillary but they are not in love with hillary. this doesn't mean they will not support her if she runs for president. there was an interesting paradox in talking to democrats that emerged. it is that there is not really widespread, organic, grassroots enthusiasm and passion for hillary clinton. yet, at the same time, there is tons of respect for her. most people said they would absolutery support h absolutely support her if she runs for president. i want to read you one statement. brian mayor said, she needs to become more populist. if somebody comes to iowa and has that pop u lift message, she is going to be well received. all this talk about we are in a progressive moment, the elizabeth warren boom. >> can you say elizabeth warren,
who says she is not interested in running but you know politicians always say that. >> she took a hard line and said she is going to serve out the rest of her term, 2018. she says she is not going to run. warren's name is one name that continues to come up organically. frankly, it is the only name that comes up organically when he asks people, who are you looking at other than can had hk. jo john kerry, the secretary of state comes up repeatedly. elizabeth warren, she pops up all the time. >> the other name is joe biden and maryland's is thinking of a run. >> joe biden has been out to eye ba. martin o'malley has been out to iowa. i can say this, a lot of people in iowa really like joe biden but there is no one out there
that thinks he is going to be the next president of the united states, carol. >> thanks so much, peter. if you want to read the rest of peter's article and his insights by hillary clinton, you can do that on our web page. weeks before the winter olympics in russia, moscow is standing by its decision to expel an american journalist and author who has been critical of president vladimir putin. it is one of the first such cases since the cold war. they say david satter violated visa entry rules. he isn't buying it. >> it is ironic that putin has described edward snowden as a human rights activist and indicated it is appropriate for russia to give him asylum and let him live in russia, where as i, pursuing legitimate journalistic activities embark
from the country. >> mr. putin, are you listening? probably not. cnn nic robertson is live in moscow with more. good morning, nic. >> morning, carol. this is one of those situations where you look at russian bureaucracy. it can be incredibly heavy handed and very dense to see your way through. david sater has explained this very clearly. he was told to come back to russia to apply for another visa. when he got back here, the paperwork he was supposed to get when he arrived back wasn't ready. that delayed him going on to the next office to get it processed. they told him he was too late when he got there. several days later, he went to court, accepted that he had broken the law, paid a fine, was told to leave the country. i hope you are keeping up with me here. it is complicated. that's the problem. when he finally left the country, applied for the visa again. a month later, guess what, on christmas day, he was told, you
are no longer welcome. you violated russian law. what is complicated here. is it because they set him up for these failures, which is what they -- which is what he believes, that he believes he was set up on purpose by the russians to commit flaws in applying for his visa. or is it because, as the russians say, a mistake was made that he pled guilty in court to making a mistake and breaking their law. this has sort of fallen between the cracks. because of bureaucracy, he is going to have to pay the price. he is saying that this is, of course -- he is saying this is completely unprecedented. >> nic, you apply for visas to work in the country. did that ever happen to you? >> well, it hasn't happened to me here but it has happened to me in other places before. so journalists can certainly fall afoul of countries and their visa regulations and
restrictions. sometimes it isn't and in my case, until a change of leadership incures in that country, that you will be allowed back in the country. i asked him, what is it he thinks he has been writing that could be stirring up trouble here. this is something we are hearing here as well. we don't know. he doesn't know if this is fact, if this is the reason he is being barred or blocked. he has been writing things about how president putin came to power about what were believed to be terrorist explosions in and around moscow in 1999 or were they perpetrated by some element, not terrorists, some rogue element of the government. he thinkins it is maybe his boo that has been translated into russian that makes those allegations, also written about by russians here in russia as well. he thinks that may have triggered it. that's the murky think about russian bureaucracy. it is complicated and dense and
doesn't seem to be something you are going to be able to get clarity on. what i have been told mere is this is a decision that was unlikely to be made directly by putin, certainly, not something he is going to roll back at this stage, however it looks to the rest of us here. >> nic robertson reporting live in moscow. thank you. still to come, two years after the u.s. left iraq, are things any better? cnn's michael holmes is in baghdad. hi, michael. >> hi to you, carol. whether we come back, we were speaking with a former iraqi p.m., not complimentary about the current p.m. and also had some words for the united states on what's going on in iraq. we'll have that when we come back. when you have diabetes like i do, getting the right nutrition isn't always easy. first, i want a way to help minimize my blood sugar spikes. then, a way to support heart health. ♪ and let's not forget immune support. ♪
maliki's government would usher in an era of reconciliation and people working together regardless of their ethnic background. as we see, the violence is continuing to escalate. it is clear to some that two years later, things are getting worse in iraq. cnn's michael holmes has covered the region extensively traveling to iraq 14 times. he is in baghdad today. hi, michael. >> hi, carol. yes, that's right. i was there that day that the u.s. forces crossed over from iraq into kuwait ending america's war in that country. it certainly didn't end the war for iraqis. nuri al maliki was voted in promising inclusion, power sharing, keeping everyone in the fold. it hasn't happened that way. today, we also spoke with the first prime minister after saddam hussein. a secular politician who was very popular here. he had harsh words for nuri al
maliki, called him authoritarian, said he is leading a one-man band and completely isolating sunnis. he wasn't all that complimentary of the united states. they say their support for him has been without enough. i don't know. sort of suspicion about his motives. they say that the u.s. needs to apply more pressure. have a listen. >> they should support maliki. it is up to them. they should also clarify that their support is conditional. or inclusive with the process, respecting human rights. unfortunately, americans are not going to do this. >> he said that the u.s. needs to put the pressure on, as i said, put the screws on nuri al maliki, to bring sunnis into the fold more. he said the alternative, he hated to say it, is a potential all-out, sectarian civil war. >> carol?
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west virginia's water problem could soon be ohio's. cincinnati officials are so worried contaminated water could flow into the ohio river, they have taken action. two water intake valves are said to be closed today as the water from west virginia moves through the ohio river. two cities in kentucky closed their intake valves for a short time yesterday. also, over the past 24 hours, water has been restored in west virginia but only to about a third of those affected. right now, freedom industries, the company responsible for the leak, is under federal investigation. nearly two dozen lawsuits have been filed. a judge is ordering the company to preserve evidence. as jean casarez finds out, it
has been more than 20 years since freedom industries had their tanks inspected. >> reporter: these tanks hold hundreds of thousands of gallons of chemicals. they sit a mile from charleston west virginia's only water treatment plant. yet, the state has not inspected these tanks since 1991. that's because it says the tanks are now considered storage. >> the material they were storing there is not a hazardous material. >> reporter: because they are considered not hazardous, they don't have to be fully regulated about i the state or federal government. that means no inspections. >> it is something that doesn't belong in the river. >> reporter: doug wood, a water biologist that worked for 33 years at the state's department of environmental protection says just because it is considered a pollutant does not mean it is not dangerous and doesn't mean it shouldn't be regulated. >> it is one of a class of thousands of chemicals that have to be studied. >> these are tanks that should much been inspected, i would
imagine. >> west virginia's u.s. attorney, booth good win, has launched an investigation. he says, regulated or not, hazardous or not, no one is above the law when it comes to keeping the water safe. >> the tanks were in bad shape. if there are secondary containment systems were shoddy, if they had a release, saw tanned didn't report it for a while. all of those things are things that we would be looking to. >> good win says it is still too early to know if laws were broken. the fact that the facility just changed ownership might make it easier to determine who knew what and when. >> if you violate federal environmental laws, you will be prosecuted. >> the major of charleston that calls this the worst disaster in his city welcomes a criminal investigation but does not let the government off the hook. >> i'm not sure what responsibility the state has here but if not them, who?
>> reporter: jean casarez, cnn, charleston, west virginia. >> if not them, who? the biggest questions we have right now surround freedom industries. the only time we heard from this company was at this brief and strange news conference on friday night. >> it has been an extremely long day. i'm having a hard trouble talking at the moment. i would appreciate it if we could wrap this thing up. >> reporter: we actually have a lot of questions. it has been a long day for a lot of people who don't have water. >> at this moment in time, i think that's all we have time for. thanks for coming. >> reporter: we have more questions. we are not done. >> you are done. >> reporter: we are not done. anyone else have any other questions? >> i love that moment when he takes a drink of his bottled water. that man was gary southern, the president of freedom industries. right now, i'm joined by david gutman, a reporter for the charleston gazette.
thanks for joining me this morning. >> thank you, carol. >> were you at that press conference? >> yes, i was. it was an odd press conference. that's actually the last we've heard publicly from freedom industries. >> this man seems toe callus. is that the right descriptor? >> i'm sorry, say that again, please. >> did he seem to really understand what a massive problem his company created for the citizens of west virginia. >> i do think he did understand. i'm not sure. i think he was totally frenzied and in a little over his head. the funny thing was, that prep conference was set up by a crisis p.r. firm they had just hired that day. two days later on sunday morning, charles ryan dropped freedom industries as a client and would give no explanation as
to why they would no longer represent freedom industries. >> that's fascinating. why haven't we heard more from this company do you think? >> reporter: i'm not entirely sure. i'm guessing they are facing a minimum of 18 lawsuits, all seeming to be class action lawsuits. from what i've heard, they have hired lawyers and i would imagine their lawyers are telling them to stay quiet. >> you wrote a very great article about this company. in the article, you say, one of the company's former executives has two felony convictions. was this public knowledge? >> reporter: well, it was public knowledge in the sense that it was reported in the local newspapers at the time but, you know what, i think, for instance, this man who founded freedom industries, carl kennedy, in 1987, pled guilty to
selling 10-12 ounces of cocaine. in 2005, he pled guilty to tax evasion for withholding money from employees' paychecks and not passing that forward to the federal government. so those were reported on at the time. but i'm not sure that anyone put two and two together and said, this guy also owns or part owns a large chemical tank farm 1 1/2 miles upstream from the water intake, partly because nobody really paid attention to this chemical farm. why didn't anyone pay attention? what was this company's track record? >> reporter: we do know they had filed something called tier 2 forms with local and state governments will told government officials this he had these hazardous chemicals in tanks
that are no more than 20-30 feet from the river bank. government officials did know there were chemicals there. i don't know why, you know, nothing was done. >> let me ask you this, david. whenever i interview an official from west virginia, there is no impassioned anger over this. i'm sure they are concerned. there doesn't seem to be a great deal of anger surrounding this accident. am i getting that wrong? >> reporter: i'm not sure. there is anger and frustration from citizens around here. the governor has had press conferences almost -- well, every day since the leak. although -- and he has appeared at almost every one of them. several of them, he has gotten questions about the coal industry. he has gone to lengths to say, no, this was a chemical problem.
this isn't related to the coal industry. >> it is connected at least per i everly. >> reporter: this chemical that leaked is used in processing coal. coal is a big industry here in this state, elected officials do not like to say bad things about coal. the governor has certainly gone to lengths to try and distance this incident from the coal industry. >> david gutman, thanks so much for joining me this morning. i appreciate it. "newsroom" is back in a moment. fraud could mean lower credit scores... ...and higher interest rates when you apply for a credit card. it's a problem waiting to happen. check your credit score, check your credit report, at experian.com.
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next is information and entertainment in ways you never thought possible. welcome to what's next. comcastnbcuniversal. is gender a quality of myth? beyonce thinks so. she wrote an online essay calling out men and women for failing to do enough to change things. the average working woman earns only 77% of what the average working man does. unless women and men both say this is unacceptable, things will not change. >> join me now for more cnn entertainment correspondent, nischelle turner. it is interesting she has written an article like this? >> feminism is in in the
entertainment industry. >> i am really anxious to talk to you and dissect this with you, carol, of all people that i can talk to. i love having these type of conversations with you. one of the things that i think beyonce wanted to do is get people talking. it is interesting to talk about -- for her to talk about how much less women make compared to men. her and her husband are on forbes list. they are number one on forbes list of moneymaking celebrities. they made $95 million last year between the two of them. another thing she said in her essay was, these old attitudes are drilled into us from the very beginning. we have to teach our boys the rule of equality and respect so as they grow up, gender equality becomes a natural way of life. i love that. she also said that we have to teach our girls that they can reach as high as humanly possible. there are some people who say, what is feminism? is it, i am woman, hear me roar or are there different types where i'm going to embrace my
womanism? is that feminism too? that's not really following the same trend. >> feminine is they want equality. that's all it is. not all feminist are man-hating women that don't wear any makeup. that's the stereotype out there. that's just wrong. >> it is a stereotype. i also think it is a stereotype that maybe society has now embraced and that some people do embrace, because one of the things that beyonce has said in the past, she did this interview with british voc. she said, she hesitates calling herself a feminist. she thinks that is extreme. she says maybe she is a modern day feminist. she said sometimes we as women have to choose what type of women we are. she wonders why she has to label ourselves anything. she says, i'm just a woman and i am a woman of a certain age. >> that means over 35, not married. i don't have children.
i feel that, that ooh look a lot of time from women. why do we have to put labels on who we are and what we are? feminism comes in so many different forms. >> i think feminism has become a dirty word for political reasons and cultural reasons. i'm a feminist. i love my husband. i think feminism has become a stereotype and when that happened down the line, i don't exactly know. i do know that lena dunham, she would probably call herselves unabashedly a feminist. >> unabashedly. >> it is becoming vogue again because of her. >> absolutely, i think you are right about that. i think there is this new wave that is starting with people like lena dunham who have a voice and speak to a new generation of women who say, i'm really going to be uninhibited and i'm going to say, here i am. see me, love me in any form that i come.
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he will deliver his state of the state address. that means laying out your political agenda. his state of the state will take on whole new meaning. we have ross and wil, welcome to you both. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> so, wil, i want to start with you. what should christie say in today's speech? >> well, whatever he says, ca m carol, he has to say it in a style people can believe. he has to be a straight talker and fit within the image, whether it is appropriate or not or earned or not. the image is one of a straight talker. i'm going to give you to it exactly like it is. he needs to come out and tell us the truth, the ugly truth, assuming he is innocent and didn't know anything about this. that is what he risks this this entire deal. the idea this takes the wind out of his presidential hopes and that kind of thing is absurd. what it does is it turns him into what everyone expects every
other politician to be. instead of the straight-talking jersey truth teller, it turns him into what he can become, a plain old politician. that's the risk here. >> interestingly enough, a pew poll shows 60% still show him nationally. state support shows support slipped just 60%. in the end, do people really care? >> no, not right this moment. i think the issue for christie is that the audience he is actually working with at the moment isn't -- certainly isn't a national audience. most people, for very good reason, are likely to tune out a scandal that involves northern new jersey at a time when the governor of new jersey isn't yet actually running for president. the issue for christie is that particularly for his presidential hopes, what he needs now is to have insiders on his side, basically, which means at a certain point, he needs the drip, drip, drip of this scandal to come to an end. it is actually in a way harder for him to solve his problems with a really good state of the
state speech than it would be for say an actual president of the united states to do that. if you look back at the monica lewinsky scandal, bill clinton gave a very well-received and sub successful state of the union during that. it mattered people supported him nationally. it didn't matter how that scandal played out. christie isn't, as will says, unless something really damaging comes out, he isn't going to be impeached or removed from office. he is just fighting a battle for his political viability. there, it is about, what do republican donors and fund-raisers think of him now. >> i was just wondering about this, will. i am just going to throw this up. which controversy hurts him the most, bridgegate, claims he misused sandy relief funds or that infamous obama hug.
that hug has resonated most with people in the country at least right now. >> so the first two, bridgegate and the sandy claims, while they can be serious, i stand by what i said. the threat of those two scandals is to turn chris christie into another politician. this builds upon what he said. the obama hug is most. he is going to need fans, not just donors but fans. the left, a good extent of the media are going to stay on this over and over. there is a hillary clinton that wants to keep this in the spotlight. there is going to be no counter punch because of the obama hug. he has no fans. he is not beloved on the right. >> he is beloved by many on the left for that very hug. ross, i'm sorry. we have to wrap this up. i have to go on to my feminist segment. >> it happens to me when i talk feminism too. >> i am glad to hear that.
i am glad to hear you talk feminism, ross. thanks so much to will cain too. we'll be right back. the u.s.s. . [ male announcer ] once it's earned, usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because it offers a superior level of protection. and because usaa's commitment to serve current and former military members and their families is without equal. begin your legacy. get an auto insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve.
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