eastern. a big question is whether or not the president even needs approval before carrying out his plan. in fact the administration feels they can carry out this plan without congressional approval. including clear acts of war like bombing in syria. that's the big question. will the president authorize air strikes in syria on his own? we're covering every angle of tonight's speech. let's start first at the white house, with jim acosta and very interesting, jim, is what you're not hearing from congress -- they were so angry about executive action. but now, maybe as long as 60 days of war, and they're basically going to wait and see. interesting time down there. >> absolutely, chris, that's right and i'm being told that we should look for three major themes in president obama's speech to the nation this evening. the president will frame the threat posed by isis during this portion of the address. the president will offer a big picture of how he views isis. a core national security priority and as josh mentioned during the briefing yesterday,
how isis cannot be allowed to secure what they're calling a safe haven in that borderless part of the world, both iraq and syria. he'll lay out his strategy, this portion of the speech is intended to counter the intention that he doesn't have a strategy to deal with the isis threat. building an international coalition, arab partners in the region and iraqi and syrian rebel boots on the ground but no u.s. combat boots on the ground. the president will lay out proposals on how the president plans to take the fight to isis to degrade and destroy the terror group. at this point, chris, it does appear the president is open to air strikes in syria. the question is when. >> proposals. that's a loaded word, jim. any chance to dig down? i know everybody is being very circumspect. any meat on those bones of what
the proposal is? like the arab world will lead the fight and not us? what do you think? >> that's the big question, as you were saying, the white house said last night the president believes he has all the authority he needs to carry out the mission, he will lay out in the speech. for now this official said the president will not be asking congress for any additional authority. having said that, the official cautions, elements of the president's plans for isis are somewhat a work in progress. not the overall strategy, but the diplomatic outreach which continues this week. secretary kerry in the middle east and the president goes to the u.n. later this month. chris, the big question is whether or not the president has decided on whether he will authorize air strikes on isis targets in syria. my understanding from talking to administration officials is that the president is ready to strike targetses on isis in syria. but whether or not we'll actually hear the president announce tonight that he is ordering those air strikes, that is the big question, we have not
haefrd from officials that he is going to announce he's ordering air strikes on isis targets in syria. that's something they've not confirmed at this point, chris. >> that's a very tricky part, because you have to distinguish political timing from military timing and what happens. >> the assessment is not there yet. there's still intelligence work that needs to be done. the expectation that the strikes would start in the near-term, i'm not hearing that yet. breaking this morning, john kerry, the secretary of state, has landed in baghdad. the president is preparing his speech to the nation this evening, the secretary of state is delivering his pitch in the middle east, trying to shore up the support that jim acosta was talking about. our global affairs correspondent is traveling with the secretary and is joining us now live from baghdad. elise, what are you learning? what's happening on the ground there?
>> well kate, this new iraqi government is seen as the centerpiece of this administration's strategy that the president will be laying out tonight. as you know, a lot of sunnis in the country felt very disaffected, marginalized under prime minister al maliki. the hope is that the new prime minister will give the sunnis more of a power sharing and stake in the country and shun isis. after he meets with iraqi leaders, he's going on to saudi arabia tomorrow to meet with gulf leaders, trying to enlist the sunni arab support for this fledgling government. we're not just talking about military support, we're talking about drying up the financing, cracking down on the flow of foreign fighters, seen as the lifeblood of this group. and then as you know, the president will be laying out his strategy tonight. so when secretary kerry goes there tomorrow, arab diplomats telling me they're looking for
real concrete specifics on the strategy to see how they can best help the effort. and then the strategy will be really hammered home later this month at the united nations. kate? >> absolutely. elise lavitt, traveling with the secretary of state in baghdad, and his travels overseas in the region continue through this week, thank you so much. let's bring in cnn political commentators now. margaret hoover, republican consultant and john avalon, senior political editor of the "daily beast." clearly the president has a lot on his plate or pressure that he's up against to perform tonight because this is a whole different american public today than a year ago when he made his last primetime address. we've now heard from elise in the region, in baghdad with john kerry. jim acosta laying out the framework of the themes the president will be touching on. jim seems to suggest there's going to be some surprise, some
new proposals. do you guys expect to hear any surprises, margaret? >> we need the president to lay out an entirely new reasoning. it doesn't necessarily have to be new. >> details or the makings of a strategy have been out there. >> yeah, yes and no. at his own admission, not necessarily. what he needs to do is explain exactly why the american people need to invest our time, our precious resources, you know, blood and treasure and our finances right now. because look, this is a terrorist group that has territory the size of the state of indiana. the largest in any history. far larger than al qaeda in afghanistan. many years ago before we were packed. especially important on the eve of 9/11. he has to explain to the american people why we are still engaged in this fight. this is a sign of a president who wanted to get out of iraq, but the office changes the person more than the circumstances change and that's what we're seeing here. >> i think in terms of details we're going to be seeing a
couple of things. first of all i wouldn't be surprised if the president sort of reinvigorates a conversation about a counterterrorism fund in order to bring more partners to the fight. one of the real efforts is going to be this is not simply chapter two in the iraq war. this is not going to involve american boots on the ground. it's in america's vital interest to try to contain, degrade and ultimately destroy isis. what's significant as jim and elise said. because this is a stateless organization, trying stop the strategy across the border. that's historically significant. that's a big deal. the fact of the matter is the global war continues 13 years after 9/11. >> elise is over there, traveling with the secretary. i wonder, she's traveling with the secretary, he's working as well as secretary hagel. working to shore up support for this regional coalition. is it too early for the
president to be coming out to announce a strategy that must involve a regional coalition when there's still working to shore it up? >> we go to war with coalition we've got. but turkey, these regional actors are going to be essential. it's going to be essential, because that's how obama sees his strategy as being differentiated ultimately. >> but this message is to the american people. >> is it less in your mind about ticking off $500 million to train and arm rebels, $5 billion for an overseas counterterrorism slush fund. is it more about winning their support for this strategy. >> this the theater of the american presidency in the bully pulpit. you have to lead by explaining to the american people what your vision is and enrolling them in it i applaud the president for taking the opportunity and doing it tonight. public opinion polling has changed significantly, especially in the wake of the beheading of these two american journalists. but what happens is if you tell
and explain to the american people what the stakes are, the american people get on board. too often we've been saying the americans don't want to go there, we're nod interested, we're war-weary. but if something needs to be done. american people will be for doing it. >> what is at stake? i've heard from mostly republicans saying this is the most important speech of president obama's time in office. i mean we've got a changing mood of the american public. just look at the opinion poll that we just released yesterday on how they, how americans view air strikes in syria. now 75% of those polled are in support of the u.s. conducting air strikes in syria. that's a huge change from a year ago when the president made his last primetime speech. >> it's an indication of why you can't ultimately make strategy on public polling. presidents need to lead, not follow. in terms of actually putting specifics behind an obama doctrine that responds to
asymmetric threats like isis, these nonstate actors, these terrorist 0 organizations, one if you know -- threat from jihadism, still exists and needs to be confronted in a new form now. congress is getting behind the president, he needs to put on his communication hat, explain it clearly and add specifics behind it. >> the president is not going to be seeking congressional authority and what that means with the relationship with congress, they're going to behind the scenes, they're going to thank him this time. but that's a very big deal. >> mid-term elections, it's hard to get congress to do anything, isn't it? >> we knew it before an we know it now. be sure to tune in 9:00 p.m.
eastern for president obama's primetime speech. we'll bring it to you live followed by full analysis. let's take a look at your headlines. we begin with breaking news, signs of hope in a fragile cease-fire in eastern ukraine. ukrainian president, petro poroshenko says 70% of russian troops in ukrainian stert have withdrawn. the kremlin says poroshenko and russian president vladimir putin spoke by phone and are said to be broadly satisfied with the truce in eastern ukraine. how exactly do americans feel about congress? a new cnn/orc poll reveals two out of three voters believes current congress is the worst of their lifetimes. to highlight the lack of respect for lawmakers, only 31% of registered voters say they're enthused about heading to the polls in november. the final night of primary season featuring a big win for former massachusetts senator scott brown in new hampshire. he'll battle incumbent
democratic senator gene shaheen in november. he was knocked out by ex-marine seth moulten. new details this morning about the death of comedy legend joan rivers, a new york "daily news" says an unplanned throat biopsy caused her vocal chords to seize and cutting off her air supply. according to medical sources, rivers might have survived the procedure if it had been done in the hospital instead of an outpatient clinic. an investigation is under way into her death. after first saying broadway would not go dark for joan rivers, officials reversed their decision. they dimmed the lights on theater marquees for a minute last night in memory of joan rivers. i'm glad they did. >> they did. two quick things, most
endoscopies aren't done in a hospital. it's not like she was doing something that unusual and i was happy about the broadway thing. it was so odd, i don't know if you're following it. they said she doesn't meet the criteria for who we turn the lights out on. it seems to misunderstand what it's all about. >> to apply a political phrase they use quite often, it seems a little tone-deaf. speaking of people who had difficulty saying things, the commissioner of the nfl is speaking out, roger goodell says not only did he not see the tape of ray rice cold-cocking his wife, he didn't know what was on the tape. believable? and does he think ray rice returns? we also hear from rice's wife, herself. is there more we don't know? and emotions boiling over at the first city council meeting in ferguson since the shooting death of michael brown. what protesters were demanding, straight ahead.
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they didn't know what was on it and they tried to get it. basically, did what they could. however, the owner of the baltimore ravens, taking a different tack, owning a serious screw-up. apologizing to fans in a letter for the team's handling of the rice investigation. at the same time, rice's victim, now his wife, the woman you see on your screen there, she's defending her husband and slamming the media cnn's miguel marquez, following developments for us here. miguel, lots of damage. control? not so much. >> it's starting to feel like a tidal wave of questions and disbelief. roger goodell is speaking out as the national organization for women call for his resignation. and he is defending his handling of the incident. >> under a firestorm of criticism, nfl commissioner roger goodell speaking out for the first time since this shocking video was released on monday. in an interview with cbs news,
goodell says the league never saw this video until after it was posted by tmz sports. >> did you know that a second tape existed it? >> well we had not seen any videotape of what occurred in the elevator, we assumed that there was a video, we asked for video. but we were never granted that opportunity. >> but what changed, i mean, on the first tape, she was lying unconscious on the ground. being dragged out. did you really need to see a videotape of ray rice punching her in the face to make this decision? >> no. we certainly didn't. and i will tell you that what we saw in the first videotape was troubling to us in and of itself. but what we saw yesterday was extremely clear, is extremely graphic, and it was sickening. >> but rebel casino, where the attack occurred, said it gave copies of the video to police, prosecutors, the state division of gaming enforcement and to ray rice's own attorney. baltimore ravens owner penning
an open letter to fans on tuesday to apologize. saying in part, the decision to let ray rice go was unanimous. seeing the video changed everything. we should have seen it earlier, we should have pursued our own investigation more vigorously, we didn't and we were wrong. rice's wife, janay, breaking her sil innocence this instagram post to defend her husband and blast the media to make us relive a moment in our lives that we regret every day is a horgt thing. to take something away from the man i love that he worked his expletive all his life just to gain ratings is horrific. this is our life. what don't you all get? if your intentions were to hurt us, embarrass us, make us feel alone. take all happiness away, you succeeded on so many levels. the nfl commissioner insists the buck stops with him. >> did the nfl drop the ball? or was the nfl willfully
ignorant about what was on this tape? >> well we certainly didn't know what was on the tape. but we have been very open and honest and i have, also, from two weeks ago when i acknowledged that we didn't get this right. that's my responsibility and i'm accountable for that. >> for the nfl commissioner to say that they thought that the tape might exist and not know, it's hard to believe. because so many people were talking about this, so many people had it. tmz even reporting that representatives from the nfl went to the hotel to view the video. whether that ever got back to roger goodell is another question. chris? >> miguel, thank you for the reporting. one thing that the commissioner certainly right about, is he is accountable for this. the question is, what will that accountability mean? this matters beyond ray rice, it matters to a sport that's beloved by so many of us. and the question of what will really be about going forward. so let's dig deeper and bring in
mel robbins. senior commentator. let's look at this point by point. each of the relevant aspects of this. the first, this man needs to be tested, roger goodell. the credibility of everything this league does is up in the air right now. and it matters on a lot of levels. is it the right decision to even come out publicly with a network that has big nfl contract? aren't you automatically with the safe harbor? and does it immediately make suspicious anything that goodell says? >> you know, chris, good morning, that's an absolutely excellent point. but beyond the fact that he went to a safe harbor for the interview, let's take a look at one of the things he said. that they didn't know what was on the tape? what did they think -- that ray rice was serving her dinner inside the elevator? are you kidding? he just sat there in that chair and lied to the american public as far as i'm concerned. they knew exactly what happened in that elevator. >> very interesting, mel, just so everybody understands what's on the table right now.
replay this one particular sound bite again, because mel's right, it's what it's all about. >> well, we certainly didn't know what was on the tape. but we have been very open and honest, and i have, also, from two weeks ago when i acknowledged that we didn't get this right. that's my responsibility and i'm accountable for that. >> last two parts, everybody will agree with. you didn't get it right, you should be accountable and we'll talk about what that means. but the first two parts, we didn't know what was on the tape and we've been honest and open. do you believe that only exist in opposite world? >> it's a bunch of malarkey, chris, honestly, that they didn't know what existed on the tape. we all know the narrative here. tmz rubbed their face in a pile of dung and it wasn't until the commissioner of the nfl and the ravens were forced to actually watch this happen that they were backed in to a corner and had to react, chris. >> can you name another
situation, where you had this situation where there was this element of unknown. was it what mel said or chris said? we don't know. but you know there's a videotape and an episode that could be examined that could prove what happened and they don't make the steps that need to happen to know what happened. they don't need to view the tape. but they had every reason to find out what happened in that elevator, true? >> actually, no. they had every reason not to find out what happened in that elevator. because roger goodell cares about one thing -- playing football. the faster this incident got resolved, chris, the faster they could go back to the business of football. and the truth of the matter is, and this is a common-sense point -- if he wanted to see what was on that tape, he would have insisted on getting the tape. he didn't want to see what was on that tape, which is why they didn't press for it, chris. >> and look, the truth of the matter is, ray rice said he punched his wife in the elevator. she hit her head on the railing,
went down. did did he also say, i was provoked into it, i had to do it. we believe yes there are reports he said that to his teammates. his lawyer came out in the beginning -- ray rice's lawyer, and said, when all the facts come out, you'll have a better understanding of what exactly happened. he was right. but not for the way he was misleading us early on. he was right because it makes it even worse, true? >> absolutely true. his own lawyer after seeing the tape went on air and talked about hypothetically speaking if you were provoked and hypothetically speaking if there was an argument here and hypothetically speaking. so he trashed the victim, janay, yet again, in the media. one of the big problems i have with the way that the nfl handled this, is that the end of the day, chris, yes, the nfl brand is tarnished. but janay was first abused by her husband. i believe based on every single
misstep that was colossal in this case, from the nfl, from the ravens, janay rice has been a abused over and over again. >> so she comes out, part of the news this morning is janay comes out and she gives a statement. you've >> well couple things, chris. i think a lot of people were surprised, a lot of people are judging her for what she said. and for my vantage point, you're talking about a woman that was battered. and you're talking about a woman that was battered not only by her husband, but by the nfl and by the raichs, she's not your typical victim where she's concerned about the blame that her batterer is going to have. that her family and friends will have. this is a woman where the weight of the nfl was on her shoulders.
and to me, because the nfl screwed this up so badly, chris, they basically backed her into a corner where her only choice and her only refuge, as sick as it sounds, is to be on ray rice's side. >> and one of the things that just shows they're in spin control, but don't know which direction to go, they changed the penalty now, it's six games, if you violate this policy of punching your wife in the face. and then if you do it a second time. there's potential ouster. but ray rice, is suspended indefinitely. how? if your penalty is six games, how is he out indefinitely? they're just trying to hide the fact. mel, we got to leave it there for now, everybody should read what you wrote on cnn.com about blaming the victim and implications that go way beyond football. thanks for being on with us this morning. we're going to have more on the ray rice scandal, including an in-depth look at the man at the
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us here on "new day." a look at your headlines at 31 minutes past the hour. cnn has learned that president obama is indeed open to the idea of air strikes on isis in syria. the president is going to lay out his strategy for defeating isis in a initially televised address tonight at 9:00 p.m. eastern. it looks as though he has no plans to seek approval from congress before moving forward. a reminder you can catch his address live here on cnn. more than 400 people are dead after floodwaters swept through the border regions between india and pakistan. the heaviest rains in 50 years have left towns and villages literally under water. the governments of both nations are facing heavy criticism for failing to prepare for and respond to that disaster. thousands of people have been evacuated from the flood zone, but many more remain stranded on rooftops. back at home, more fall-out from the huge home depot credit card data breach. two senators have now asked the federal government to
investigate. five states have launched their own investigations. and angry customers are also fighting back. an illinois customer has sued home depot saying the company didn't do enough to safeguard customer information. hackers may have gotten their hands on 60 million credit card numbers. emotions running high in ferguson, missouri, during the first city council meeting since michael brown was killed. demonstrators expressing frustration with city leaders. many in the crowd demanding answers, all of this as the grand jury continues to investigate the shootings. >> excuse me. look around you, we're not going to let you go back to business as usual. it's not going to happen. >> hundreds of residents descending on the ferguson city council meeting last night. looking to air their grievances. >> this did not take for mike brown to die for change to come. >> city leaders holding a meeting for the first time since michael brown was fatally shot by officer darren wilson on august 9th.
the ferguson city council was set to discuss new proposals meant to smooth over the relationship with residents, but minutes into the meeting, protests erupted. residents expressing anger over the city's handling of the shooting, as well as what they say is years of mistreatment by authorities. >> you have the mike brown movement in your face. because of your ongoing neglect. >> none of us would be here if the police chief you guys put in office would have just came forward and said, we apologize. first off. i demand change, period, across the board. >> hours before the meeting, a missouri judge denied a request to release any juvenile criminal records michael brown might have had without giving a reason. the request was made by the st. louis post-dispatch. the newspaper argued there was heavy public interest in brown's background. at a hearing last week, a juvenile court lawyer did say that michael brown did not face
any juvenile charges at the time of his death. and was never convicted of a serious felony. those are your headlines at this hour, guys? >> let's make a turn to the weather. lots of changes going on there as well. indira peterson is keeping track of it. >> 80s or 40s? with a chance of snow? out towards montana seeing the cool air and yes, the threat for snow is in the forecast today. we do have this set-up with the huge temperature clash across the country and we have the cold front right between it. with that we have the low in place. the jet stream, all the elements are there that we have the severe weather threat. notice all the storms picking up and making their way in through chicago. keep in mind the severe weather threat will be heightened even through the afternoon. detroit, indianapolis, st. louis. looking for the threat. as we move in through tomorrow, almost 40 million people looking for severe weather. that's new york city, philly, d.c., heads up, everyone, even
back through charleston, we're going to be talking about the line of thunderstorms making its way and disturbing a lot of flights in the air as well. kind of a pick of which one you prefer, warm and showers the next several days. eventually in the northeast, cold air filters in and it dries out. so let's talk about the difference here. look at some of the temperatures. cold air fills in. 70s through denver as the high. notice what happens by the time the cold air fills in you're talking about temperatures dropping down to the 50s, those are the highs, 30 degrees below average and all the cold air is spreading our way as well. no rain for the weekend, but colder. >> i felt it this morning in the little time i spent. >> they have a word for it, it's called
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today, now dismissing calls for his, his own resignation, following the release of the shocking video showing ray rice hitting his wife. his now-wife in an elevator. critics say the video makes goodell's initial decision to suspend rice for two games not just soft, but incomprehensible. ray rice has been cut by the ravens and suspended by the league indefinitely. cnn's nichelle turner has been following this from the beginning and taking a look at ray rice speaking out. >> you know the thing that makes everybody so shocked about this is that this commissioner, roger goode goodell, has had the reputation for handing down long suspensions and heavy fines that a lot of players have deemed too tough and unfair in the past. to have this happen has people saying, who is this goodell? it's not just a sport, it's a gigantic business.
raking in more than $9 billion each year. and the man at the center of it all? roger goodell. the commissioner of the nfl. known for his tough relentless control over the league. some wondering what happened to the man who promised to always protect the shield of the nfl. deciding to suspend ray rice indefinitely, but only after a second surveillance tape of the february incident with his then-fiancee surfaced. in an interview with cbs, goodell explains why the league didn't act in february when another tape, shot outside elevator, was made public. >> what we saw yesterday was extremely clear, is extremely graphic and it was sickening and that's why we took the action we took yesterday. >> what we're seeing here is that the hanging judge is getting hanged. >> in charge of the league for the better part of a decade, goodell's earnings last season reportedly topped $44 million. why so much? because he makes so much for the league. taking it to new financial
heights. the nfl landed deals with major networks, including nbc, cbs, fox, and espn, amounting to $42 billion over the course of those contracts. according to forbes. during that time, he's dealt with a series of league crises. when faced with miami dolphins bullying scandal last november, goodell called for a culture change in the league. and his policy of cracking down on players pot use was criticized for being too strict in comparison with penalties for violence. but through it all, owners have praised his rule. >> they've piled money on him. they've stuffed his pockets with money. they seem to be saying goodell, you're doing a great job. what the owners care about is how much money he makes for them. and he's been making them a lot of money. >> when slammed with not doing enough to prevent player concussions, goodell brokered a landmark $765 million settlement. >> the big issue for us and for every player at every level in
every sport has been pointed out here to make sure they're aware of the issues that come when you have a concussion and it is a serious injury. >> he's also ramped up penalties on domestic violence across the board. >> the policy of the applied uniformly across players, coaches, executives, commissioners. >> is it enough for him to keep his job? >> i don't know if roger goodell has the ego to step back from his role of judge, jury and executioner, but i think it's high time that he did. >> now the question is, will he? well that is doubtful, because he still has the backing of the nfl owners, who are his bosses. they have faith in him. i heard bob kraft, the owner of the new england patriots say this is a storm that roger goodell will weather and he should not step down. he said look, the nfl blew it and said that they blew it and going forward, roger goodell will make better decisions and bob kraft said he doesn't believe that ray rice will play another down in the nfl. he said if it was up to him he
wouldn't pick him again. >> i think a lot of people would agree with that. but that's changed in the past. we'll have to see what happens going forward from here indefinitely. >> we don't have to see, the new penalty is six games, how do you keep ray rice out? more double talk. >> i hear you. >> it's a great piece. but we're hearing more. we're still learning about the situation. in fact we have an nfl wife, she's going to pull back the curtain on what she says is a culture of ignoring domestic violence inside the nfl. did you know there are other ray rises who will be playing on sunday? and two new iphones and a smart wach. we're going to tell you what you need to know about the pluses and minuses about new apple gadgets. that's right. it's just that i'm worried about you know "hidden things..." ok, why's that? no hidden fees, from the bank where no branches equals great rates.
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phones, bigger, exciting? >> very exciting. >> christine was excited about the pixels on the camera. >> and they showed off some of the photography elements of the camera it looks very cool. >> price come down? >> price point has not come down. i was surprised by that. especially since more wireless carriers are letting you buy the phone outright as opposed to giving you the credit for a two-year contract. a little sticker shock at the $900 price tag. >> it's rare that the phones are not the main attraction. it was always the phone that was the big deal and this was one of the first times they've been able to broaden out. >> the watch. what were your thoughts when you saw this, christine? >> i think it looks cool, i think it's redundant. i think we've also learned how to use the phone. the phone has become the watch. so i'm going to be interested to see if there's consumer buy-in for something that costs $350. >> here's the thing, is it going to be an early adopter kind of
device and that's where it will end? >> i think it will be. i think what apple did differently than samsung and the previous wearable makers is it's jewelry. they did a very good job of making it very sexy. i agree, when pressed on why do i need the watch? because you have to have the phone with the watch. they're kind of tied together, why do i need to spend another $350, so i can have a little one-inch screen on my -- you get to be like dick tracy. >> that appeals to you? >> i would definitely do that. >> let's discuss the thing that has ramifications along, in a much broader sense. we want to talk about the pace. given the news of last week, there are things to discuss with you, romans, but first, the pay system. are you hearing the death knell forred credit card? >> absolutely. how many times do retailers need to be hacked. how many times do i have to get a new credit card because of some place i happened to shop got hacked. this kind of brings a new level of security to online payments.
what's interesting about it, they're not the first people to do this. but they also weren't the first people to make an online music store. and where is virgin record? >> how does it work? give me an idea. people at home will need to know. >> it's almost like the badge we use here to get into work. you pull it out, you tap it on the reader and the gates open or the doors unlock. >> the security part of it is so interesting. when you take a picture of your credit card. the credit card is stored there. but when you use it with chase or mcdonald's or target. all of the companies that have said they're partnering with the pay system. when you use it at the retailer, it's an individually generated transaction. so if that retailer was hacked, your card has not been exposed. that's the extra level of security. if they do this right, the piece of plastic in your pocket is going to be like a model t. and the credit card is ripe for disruption. how we pay for things is ripe for disruption. the question will be again, will consumers buy in?
because google, other people have done this and consumers still haven't bought in. i will say that millennials found out they don't have a credit card at all. it might be young people who -- >> they're the future. >> in our life. >> there's the question, christine -- timing. last week icloud, situation with celebrities, compromising photos being accessed and put online. that's a breach that's fresh in our minds. >> i saw a political cartoon, it was someone, the watch telling them how fast they were running and there were four to six photos that were just hacked in the cloud. the timing is good, if this he can show the security layer and it works, then i think people might buy in. >> here's the question, tim cook, leadership under new leadership for him. this is a big product launch for him. is this revolutionary? steve jobs-type innovation?
>> i think steve would have made it a little sexier. he would have made it a little more barn um and bailey. he used the one more thing line when he brought back the watch. but i feel like steve would have bought something sexy about -- how do you make paying for stuff sexy. he would have found a way -- i love the video of the woman fumbling with her wallet. i did it this morning in the taxi cab. i wanted the sexiness, but we're under new management with apple. so this is what we've come to expect from him. >> which will be the products and the items and the pay service, what will consumers embrace. brett larsen and christine romans, thank you. >> now i know what i have to do when it comes to getting a new phone or watch and a phone. we also need to know what the president is going to say tonight. and of course, is what we're learning about the nfl and ray rice just the beginning? a lot of news this morning. so let's get to it.
president obama getting set to address the nation tonight on his strategy to eliminate isis. >> until we know what the strategy is, we don't know what's going to be involved. >> i'm not interested in piecemeal efforts where we don't finish the job. under a firestorm of criticism, nfl commissioner roger goodell speaking out. >> we asked for video, but we were never granted that opportunity. >> is this something that happens quite often? what did it take for mike brown to die for change to come. look around you, we're not going to let you go back to business as usual. >> good morning, welcome back to "new day," breaking new details, air strikes against isis in syria on the table. when president obama unveils his strategy for defeating the terror group in a major speech to you tonight. the president is also expected to say, he won't seek approval from congress for such action. what does that mean?
let's bring in senior white house correspondent jim acosta. there's definitely going to be some controversy. but maybe for the first time in recent history, congress is going to be silent. >> i think that's right, chris, look for three major themes in president obama's speech to the nation this evening. first the president will frame the threat posed by isis during this portion of the address. the president will offer a big picture of how he views isis. how it's become a core national security priority as josh earnest, the white house press secretary mentioned yesterday. and how isis cannot be allowed to secure a safe haven in that borderless part of the world, iraq and syria. secondly he will lay out his strategy. and this portion of the speech is obviously intended to counter the perception that he fostered, that he doesn't have a plan for dealing with the isis threat. the strategy is, administration officials specified, involves building an international coalition, including arab partners and iraqi and syrian rebels, but no u.s. combat troops on the ground. third, the official says the
president that i've talked to the president says will lay out a series of new proposals. i'm told it will make news on how he plans to take the fight to isis to degrade and destroy the terror group. officials say the president is opened to air strikes on isis targets in syria. but whether we will hear, whether or not he's authorized those air strikes, that is the big question. but consider this quote from a white house official -- i thing it's fairly descriptive, it tells you where we're at right now. tonight you will hear from the president how the united states will pursue a comprehensive strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy isil. that's what they call them at the bhous, not isis. including u.s. military action and support for the forces combatting isil on the ground. both the opposition and in syria and a new inclusive iraqi government. that suggests that what the president will talk about tonight will go after isis in iraq and syria. chris? >> very interesting, jim, thank you for advancing the story. i guess they're banking that congress, so close to the
mid-terms, doesn't want to gamble on a vote. they'll try to do as little as possible here. which means more leeway with the president. you got me with this word "proposal." can we put any meat on those bones? >> i think the president will be talking about arming the syrian opposition, that is something they've been talking about for months now. that they would like to do. the problem is of course, vetting and making sure that you're arming the right syrian rebel. so i think the president will talk about that tonight. the white house said that the president believes he has all the authority he needs to carry out the mission. he will lay out in this speech. but for now, the official said, the president will not be asking congress for any additional authority. that, i think that implies, chris, when they say he has the authority already in hand, that they're not going to dramatically expand the mission against isis militarily. but i think he's going to start laying the table, sort of a roll-out if you will, in terms of how they will be doing this over the coming weeks. chris. >> i'm even more interested in hearing how he gets this done
tonight. thank you very much from the white house, we'll be back with you, jim, appreciate it. >> joining us to discuss all of this, general anthony zinni, former commander-in-chief of u.s. central command, as well as the author of "before the first shots are fired: how america can win or lose off the battlefield." general, it's great to have you here and critical to have you here on this very important day. you had in recent days, kind of joined the criticism that the president had been too slow, too cautious in his approach to isis. what do you think, with that in mind, what does the president need to say tonight? >> well, i think it has to be a decisive strategy that he puts forward. the first piece of this is getting isis out of iraq. that's critical. they've been in there for months, they've committed near genoci genocide, atrocities they've committed. the first thing you want to hear is how do we get them out and back into syria.
and how we engage them in syria. so they have no sanctuary. but that's just the military part of the plan. there's still issues there. obviously the ground forces are going to be made up of peshmerga, iraqi military, possibly syrian opposition moderates. that's a tricky groundpiece to put together. i doubt seriously no coalition partners are going to be on the ground other than those. if we don't have u.s. troops on the ground. then there's the work with the iraqi government to make sure they're going to propose a more inclusive government. that helps build sunni resistance in the provinces, that sort of let isis in. then there's the idea of getting a u.n. resolution. that gives international legitimacy to this. then the roles that all of these coalition partners are going to play. so it's a complex strategy. he has to lay out. >> absolutely. it's complex and you lay it out really well. what needs to be all the elements that need to be involved in this strategy for him to lay out tonight. i want to ask you about the issue of air strikes in syria. jim acosta, at the white house,
as well as elise lavitt from the state department. they're hearing that air strikes against syria are possible, but not a done deal. do you think it would be a failure if the president did not come out very affirmatively or firmly tonight to authorize air strikes in syria? >> i think it would be. you cannot give isis like any other extremist group, a sanctuary, we've seen it with al qaeda in afghanistan, we've seen it with the al qaeda in iraq, when they had syria as a sanctuary. he's got to make it clear that there will be no sanctuary. to paraphrase the vice president if we're going to follow them to the gates of hell, that's where you go. you've got to be able to hit them where they live. >> that is where they've had their home base in syria. if you will. staying in syria, training and arming the free syrian army. the syrian opposition. the moderate opposition.
if you will. jim acosta is telling us, it's very likely the president is going to be talking about and pushing once again for a $500 million to do just that. but senator bob corker, he raised an interesting point yesterday. with wolf blitzer, i want to get your take on this. he questions if there's still enough of a moderate opposition to have any real impact. listen to what bob corker says. >> we left them hanging. we've got ton where we know or recognize people in these refugee camps that we left hanging. america, we told them what we were going to do. we didn't do it. their sons, uncles, their brothers have been slaughtered, i question whether there's much there that matters of the moderate opposition. that's a factor that i think we should know about. and they should be discussing with us. but it's not occurred yet. >> and senator corker, just as an important note, he was in support of arming and training the syrian opposition a year ago. when that became part of the
discussion. a year-plus ago when it became part of the discussion, do you think it's possible that it's too late now, general? >> well i don't think it's too late. i certainly agree with the senator, they're probably not in the position they were before. but i want it go back to a point jim acosta made which is critically important. who are they? vetting them. there's some allegations that they -- >> is that still a serious question? >> i'm sorry? >> is that still a serious question, who are the moderate opposition that we can trust? >> i think it is. there are opposition groups in there that come in many flavors. even within opposition groups, it's a matter of how do we vet this and who do we trust and who do we give the arms to? we've seen isis take over conventional weapons that were provided the forces in the region. you know, with the more you pump weapons in, the more you had better be able to track where they go and who possesses them. >> when we talk about the need for the regional coalition, the support from our allies, getting buy-in from there, i also want to ask you, not from a military
standpoint, but really from a perception standpoint. does it look bad to the world, if the united states look, appears divided, if you will. that the congress does not want to vote on authorization for further military, use of military force by the president. if he just goes it alone. or even appears as if he's doing that? >> absolutely. because they begin to question, if you're going to stick it out, when might the political opposition here at home turn the tables. i would also say that you know, when you win coalition partners and i've had experience commanding a lot of coalition missions, you better be clear what you expect from them. i've talked to some of the leaders in the region that would be willing to stand up to a coalition. but they need to know what they're signing up to. that's critical. and i'm not sure that that's been put on the table quite yet. i know both our secretary of state and defense are out there in the regions now, working on this. but they want a clear understanding of what the expectations are.
>> do you think there's, is there any problem, do you have secretary kerry, secretary hagel, they're out there, they're talking to those regional partners. but the president, before all of that is lined up, if you will, the president is going to speak to the nation this evening about the strategy where their involvement in the region is so critical. is it out of sync? >> well, i think the president has to remember, he has many audiences for tonight's speech. he has potential coalition partners. probably european and others, regional partners. he has the american people. he has isis. and others. this speech has to answer to all of those audiences as to what the expectations are. i'm sure those in the region are nervous about what's actually going to be done. how we're going to coordinate this, what they're expected to give and provide. and we have some tricky complex issues like the assad government and the iranians, we certainly don't want to be cooperating with them. but there is a degree of
deconflict and making sure we're not in each other's way and understanding what each other is doing. you can't have a battlefield where you have people on there that you don't know what they're doing and what they're up to. >> general, one final question -- there is definitely been a change, a big swing, in american public opinion supporting really a strategy. they're looking for a strategy supporting military force against isis. i wonder then from your perspective, what would be the one big mistake that the president would make tonight you would like to see him avoid? >> the biggest mistake would be not presenting a strategy that's decisive. i think he has to clearly lay out what the objectives are. if it's the destruction of isis, that has significant meaning. if it's we're going to initially push him out of issue and then strike him in their own sanctuary of syria, that we have a coalition behind us to do this. what the american people want to hear and what the military want
to hear is where are we taking this? what is the final objective in all this? >> and how long could the commitment last. >> i would say one thing, be careful about time. i would rather say give me an objective that you want to, do timelines get news trouble. >> general anthony zinni, always great to have you. be sure to pick up a copy of the general's new book "before the first shots are fired: how america can win or lose off the battlefield." the president's address is 9:00 p.m. eastern tonight. which you can watch here on cnn for full coverage. michaela? >> let's give you a look at your headlines. eight minutes past the hour. some 70% of russian troops believed to have been in ukrainian territory have now pulled back across the border. that's according to ukraine's president, petro poroshenko. who calls this another hopeful sign. this comes several days into a shaky cease-fire between pro russian rebels and government forces in eastern ukraine. poroshenko and putin are said to be broadly satisfied with this
truce. a heartbreaking development for you now, five missing children from south carolina, have been found dead in rural alabama. the suspected killer is their father. 32-year-old timothy jones. he is already in custody in mississippi, on suspicion of driving under the influence. police say when they inspected jones' suv, they found evidence that led them to the children's bodies. the victims were aged 1-8. more people exposed to the ebola virus may have been evacuated to the united states than has been publicly announced. representative of phoenix air group says the state department is contracted a company to fly several americans out. meanwhile, the fourth american to be diagnosed with ebola is in emory university hospital's isolation unit. the doctor became infected with the virus in sierra leone. all of this as a study by oxford
university predicts that 15 more countries could be exposed to that outbreak. tagging along with mom and dad to work could be tough even if their parents work with the president. white house photographers caught the seemingly bored son of a secret service agent leaving the white house, his parents were chatting with the president and the kid flops face-first into the oval office couch. the image has gone viral with over 60,000 views on the white house's flickr page. >> you've been there. >> if you only knew what tushys have been on that couch. >> heads of state. >> most recently, mitch mcconnell and harry reid. >> you know they're going to blast that at his wedding. >> one simple request, keep it together while we're in the oval office, please, sweetie? >> which guarantees that the kid won't. as you will learn, never tell them what you don't want them to do. >> that's actually pretty okay. you know what i mean, clothes
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so make the switch to t-mobile. we'll even buy you out of your service contract so you can get four lines for a hundred bucks today. what was ambiguous about her laying unconscious on the floor, being dragged out by her feet? >> was nothing ambiguous about that. that was the result that we saw. we did not know what led up to that. we did not know the details of that. we asked for that on several occasions. it was unacceptable in and of itself what we saw on the first tape. that's why we took action. albeit, insufficient action. and we acknowledge that, we took responsibility for that. dy personally. and i take responsibility for that now. >> nfl commissioner roger goodell speaking out this morning about the ray rice controversy. the wife of ray rice also speaking out. coming to her husband's defense. janay rice took to instagram
saying in part, quote, i woke up this morning feeling like i had a horrible nightmare, feeling like i'm mourning the death of my closest friend. this is our life. what you all don't get, just know we will continue to grow and show the world what real love it. >> some of us are struggling to understand what janay rice might be going through. i want to bring in someone who knows, dewan williams, married to retired nfl player wally williams and says the nfl has a history of not helping women in domestic violence cases. i was watching you listen to the commissioner. what's your reaction to what the commissioner had to say in. >> i think he's full of it. i think that it's disheartening for them to even say that they had no idea what was on that tape. clearly, the way that went down. that is something that has happened before. she is, it's just disheartening, i know for myself and i was never punched like that. but when you reach out, you
know, you're left on an island by yourself. people dissociate themself from you. the nfl turns their back on you. >> there's so much to ask you about. help us understand. you, you've experienced your own issues and you've been forthcoming about it you've had your own issues with domestic violence in your marriage. >> i have, nothing that i'm proud of and i'm not here to throw my husband under the bus, he's a wonderful provider, great father. and somehow we're still married. however, there were issues and when those issues were going on, when i reached out for help whether it be through counseling, whether it be to talking to other coaches, coaches' wives, they listened. but it's just a nod of the head and how can you help me? can you help me? when will you help me? who is going to help me? >> very isolating. >> very isolating. i know right now she's on an island and because she has to protect what she has. because that is her life right now. and she's riding on ray rice's
career at this point. and so she has to protect that. and if he punches, punches her like that in a public place, i can't imagine what she's going through at home. >> let me ask you about what you said about reaching out. did you get at the time, when you reached out to people within the nfl organization for help or assistance, even just to be heard. did you feel like your situation was isolated? >> oh, not only was it isolating, i was isolated. i was told by coaches in our particular situation, i was told not to talk to the media. not to talk to anyone, not to get an attorney. they would handle everything. it's hard to believe that the nfl had no idea what was going or did not have access. >> you're saying they turned a blind eye. >> absolutely. >> they patted you on the head. >> it happened to me, it happened to others. >> did it happen to other? or do you think that's what
happened to the others, did you and other wives speak? >> it was a common practice, i had friends who had black eyes, i had friends who told me their husbands ran them over like on the football field. you have these men that are playing a very violent sport and it's okay to use aggression and force to enforce their will on someone else in the football field and they come home at night and they're not used to getting their way. so when you say no, you're not going to do this, they enforce their will. and you don't, you don't stop it you don't break it. if you call the police, the police tell you, you know, you don't want this in the news. i have several incidents that have occurred in my personal life, that there's no record of. i mean, my kid was ran up a tree. and a g-wagon truck and there's no police report, there's nothing. you know, so everything, when they want to sweep something under the rug or turn a blind eye. that's what happens. >> what did you ultimately do?
did you, did you turn for help elsewhere? did you kind of repeatedly keep going back and say, this is happening, this is happening. >> i repeatedly went back. it came to a point in my life where i felt it was time for me to stand on my own. because the violence was escalating between the two of us. there was no longer arguments, it was being physical. and so i removed myself from my situation. i moved back home to ohio. i went back to school. and for me, the healing began, i went back and i got my masters in mental health. i'm a psych mental health nurse now and i practice psychiatry. my way of reaching back and being able to talk to eem in these types of situations to let them know they can stand on their own. it's hard work, but you can come back and be a whole person. >> to that end, it gives us a unique perspective, not only you're an nfl wife. you've been an nfl wife. but you also now are studying
and living and helping people with some of these very issues. you look at the tape of janay. and you hear, you hear her instagram defense of her husband. what, what does your heart say, your gut say and then what does your learned mind say when you hear that. >> my gut says, oh, my god, she's in love, she's trying to save her marriage, she wants not to be the reason for her husband to lose his career. because aside from the nfl with families, it's the nfl, it's the men and their work and then it's the families. so they've allowed their personal life to interfere with his professional life. my heart says, you know, she's in love she wants to save her marriage. my mind says she's being abused. what woman in their right mind and faculties, would allow someone to knock them unconscious, be drug like a rag doll through an elevator door and left on the floor and turn around and marry him?
that's someone who is in love with love. and in love with being married to an nfl player. being married to that life. and she loves the life that she's living. >> you don't believe she's the exception to the rule? >> absolutely not. unfortunately i wish i could say that that, those were the facts, but it's not. >> ray rice, you heard what the commissioner said, he has suggested that ray rice will play again. >> for sure. >> what do you think? what do you want to see happen? >> personally, i feel should ray rice be banned from the nfl? absolutely not. >> why? >> i think that -- >> well, i feel that he's being punished because the lights have been turned on. what you do behind closed doors will come out. >> the veil has been lifted. >> it's been lifted. they have no choice but to deal with this. these types of things have been going on for years. >> do you think they're making him a poster child? >> he is definitely the poster child for domestic violence in
the nfl. why should he have to pay a pennance for everything that everyone else has done? now that there is conversation, that this is going on and that this has happened and the conversation is running rampant in the media. why should he be made an example of? >> i really think that it's important, we, we spoke to your husband, we spoke to wally. he was here yesterday. and he gave a statement to us, think it's important for us to read that statement from him as well. this incident, this is wally williams, this incident gives us an opportunity to open important dialogue about domestic violence. ray rice is 27 years old, he's not a seasoned veteran in life and he's not a seasoned husband and father. the nfl needs awareness and dialogue about family. this isn't just about ray, it's about the entire system. it seems to a degree you both agree on that. that it is about the entire system. >> when he got off the air yesterday, we had a very intense conversation and we both agreed that ray should not have the penalties that he's getting at this point.
you know, he's doing what he is used to doing. he's used to getting his way and having his way. it's been brought out into the forefront, into the media, in front of people, people have seen it with their own eyes. if you would talk to someone and they tell you that this happened, you would not believe it but until you actually see it with your eyes, it's it takes a whole 'nother viewpoint. the veil is lifted. yeah, he's being made to pay for things that have been ongoing. and i'm sure that they're very afraid that -- i can't believe, well me of course, i'm a talker. but i'm sure it was very difficult for you to have someone to come on to talk about this. >> it was difficult. we're glad you did, dewan. dewan walls, we see you've got a broken limb there, thanks for making the effort to come in and speak with us and share your point of view and your experience with us. >> thank you. >> president obama lays out his
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welcome back, as you're getting ready to start your "new day," you have to focus on tonight. this is a big one -- president obama is going to pitch you his strategy for destroying isis. now surprisingly he wants your approval. but he doesn't think he needs approval from congress. even more surprising, many in congress seem to agree with that. even if the president decides to bomb inside syria. so what do we think the plan
will be? what will it mean for the united states? let's bring in senator angus king, an independent senator from maine who sits on the committee on armed services and the intelligence committee and he was briefed on the isis situation. senator, thank you for joining us, originally you said i like that the president was being cautious, if you would have asked me a year ago should we get involved again militarily in iraq, i would have said no. after what you heard, how do you feel? is it time to act or do you want to wait? >> i think it's time to act, but the question is what is the action, two of the things the president has to give us tonight is one what is our vital national interest? what is the national interest of the united states in getting engaged in this conflict? and in one way or the other. secondly, what's the mission? and that goes to the question of congressional authority. is the mission limited air strikes in iraq? or is it air strikes in syria? and if you're talking about that, i think you're talking
about a broughter kind of conflict where congressional involvement is important. that you know, that pesky constitution says congress has the power to declare war. and i'm uncomfortable with expansion of presidential authority to basically take military action anywhere in the world. and the president decides that's what's important. that's not the way our system is built. >> especially when congress seems to be punting on their responsibility for political motives. i want to talk to you about that in a second. but first, from what you've heard, what is the single-most troubling thing you were told? >> well, i can't talk specifically as you understand, chris, about the briefing that i had with the intelligence officials. but i think the broader question is well known. the real issue is safe haven for terrorists. a training ground for terrorists. and the desire, the express
desire of this organization to get at us in some way, shape or form. think that's the argument. i'm waiting to be convinced on that. because there's an old saying of mark twain, that history doesn't always repeat itself. but it usually rhymes. and it bothers me a little bit that we're talking about advisers, we're talking about the safe haven argument, which is a reminiscent of the domino theory. and i think we have to be very clear about what our goals are here, what's achievable. and the other piece, chris, is if the government in baghdad can't develop an open and inclusive political process that makes the sunnis in the north and the east, if they don't feel engaged, we're wasting our time. >> that's a great point, senator, because that's where isis comes from in the first place, when you start unpacking who those guys are, that are fighting for isis, many of them
were the iraqi army fighting under saddam. given our past, you said this sounds familiar so we have to be sure. the american people have been burned, yellow cake comes to mind and rationales that fell away. can you tell us you believe what you were told in. >> i believe what i was told. i wasn't given any deep, dark secrets that aren't general public knowledge. i think the real question we have to face is is the safe haven argument sufficient to justify significant american engagement. and then the question, chris is -- what level of engagement? if you're talking about air strikes, okay. i think we can live with that. one thing that's worrying me and bothering me about this is there's this idea that we're going to be able to do this with air power, it's going to be clean and surgical and all that that's nonsense. there are going to be boots on the ground.
the only question is -- whether they're american or iraqi or kurdish. because you're not going to be able to oust isis from places like mosul. >> we know that. >> with air power. >> we know that. >> well, we know that but nobody is talking about that. everybody is acting like -- >> we're going to get to that, senator, because that's the second part of the problem that i said i wanted to address with you and we'll do it now. you do know whose boots are going to be on the ground. we're perpetuating a myth because you don't like it in washington, you know americans don't like boots on the ground. the reason your brothers and sisters are so quiet about the president's authority, they don't want to vote, because they're afraid about the mid-term. so even though there's a lawsuit against the president about his executive orders and action, too many of you aren't saying a damn thing about your constitutional responsibilities, to get involved with issues of war. why don't you call out the people in congress? >> chris, i've been saying it for the last 24 hours, you know what congress is good at?
second-guessing and criticizing. we're not good at taking responsibility. and i think we're dodging our responsibility. it is ironic as you mentioned that some of the same people who are suing the president for being too active as an executive, are not saying well, we're not going to get involved in this decision about war. >> and you know why. the worst part is why. you should call out senator cruz and all his friends and say, you want to criticize the president about this? come in and vote. vote. and if you authorize it, don't you start second-guessing it when it starts to be politically expedient. because you authorized it. that's why they're not voting. am i wrong? >> i think you're right. i think everybody wants to have it both ways, they want to be able to criticize, they don't want to have their hands on the decision. that's too easy. nos not what we're were hired to do down here. you should talk to tim kaine of virginia, he is saying the same thing. people are saying we got to back the president, these guys are really bad. and yes, they are yes, they are. there's no questions of that.
we had those awful beheadings. but we're talking about a commitment here, that you never know where a military engagement is going to go. and so i think we ought, the congress ought to step up and talk about this. and make a decision and take a vote. that's the position i've been taking for the last couple of weeks. >> the poisonous posture of resistance that's down there in washington right now may be an equal threat to isis when you look at what threatens the u.s. stability going forward. not me saying it, it's the polls, 65% of people polled in this country say this may be the worst congress ever. i'm not putting that on you, senator, but you do have a big voice and you should call out your brothers and sisters, so the american people know where you stand on this thank you, senator king, we appreciate your candor and we look forward to talking to you moving forward. this is a big situation we're dealing with when it comes to isis, but there's a lot of emotion going on in the country right now. for instance, protesters are
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welcome back. let's get straight to inside politics on "new day" with john king. good morning, john. >> hey chris, good morning to you. a very big day here. the president speak together nation tonight outlining his isis strategy. with me to share their reporting and insights on this day, molly ball of the atlantic and roggi of politico. we're told the president is authorize, ready to go inside syria with air strikes there. how important is this for the president to lay out just last week we have our poll showing 67% of the american people don't think he has a clear plan. how important is this tonight? >> i think it's very important and i think you hear in the previews that white house
officials have given, keep hearing comprehensive strategy. that's an obvious reaction to this, this you know, we don't have a strategy, that the president himself said in the overwhelming reaction to that. and also, to the incredibly insecure mood of the american people. i sat in on a focus group with some swing voters last night in a couple of swing states and they were saying that they feel very anxious and insecure about the world. it's you know, the conventional wisdom for so long is americans are war-weary, we don't want to go anywhere. it's changed inle polling and in talking to voters, they feel like someone needs to do something because it's so scary out there. >> more open to the use of military force, but also to molly's point, mindful. president obama is inheriting the iraq war legacy, people were told things about the commander-in-chief that didn't turn out to be true. how does he convince people this will be limited, we're going to do air strikes, but not boots on
the ground. >> he has a high bar to clear, he has to show american public that his deliberative approach, his calm, converted approach makes sense and that he actually has a detailed plan to get to where he wants to go. where does he want to go? and he also has to convince the public he may launch air strikes in syria now, why didn't he do it last year? he may not want congressional authority now to do that, but why did he say he needed congressional authority last year? there are big questions the white house needs to resolve, the american public that wants to see action, but has been skeptical about the way he has countried this campaign so far. >> we do, we do not expect him to ask for congressional approval. full approval of this. in part because he lost a vote a year ago. not isis-related, he lost a vote a year ago, he doesn't want to lose and many of the people in congress don't want to take a vote because the mid-term elections are close. >> this way if it goes bad, we
can say it wasn't our idea and if it goes well, we can say why didn't he do it sooner. a lot of congressmen privately feel that way. you do have some democrats wanting to get congressional buy-in. wanting their fellow members of congress to have to have some public skin in the game, so when the president does this, they can't run away. >> one of the things they will need, is john, is they're asking for authority to arm the syrian rebels, congress will probably have to take some sort of vote in order to give the president that authority. it will be interesting to see the push-back he may get on this. >> congress has to vote to give him the money, the authority to do that. they've got some buy-in there. one quick footnote. dick cheney addressing house republicans in a private meeting. he is going to give a speech today, scheduled well before the president's speech was scheduled. he says this is all the president's fault. he, my question is do the republicans want dick cheney to be their front man telling the american people the president is
wrong when he's talking about the military threat in iraq? >> no, i mean i think that absolutely helps obama. and i think obama does have a real opportunity here if he can rise to the occasion to show leadership and to explain this very complicated proposition that he's proposing. and what is going to help him is the sight of people like dick cheney being presented as the alternative. because there hasn't been much else in the way of a republican alternative that isn't just be more aggressive. >> from a policy standpoint, the president is moving the way his more hawkish republicans have said. another big question heading towards the election is ted cruz, the republican senator from texas is mad because the president says he's yes, he's going to wait until after the election. the white house still leaves on the table the possibility of the president taking sweeping action on immigration. including granting defacto amnesty to millions of undocumented workers, listen to ted cruz, who says the continuing resolution, that funding the government, sorry
for the washington speak, when he that comes up. he thinks maybe republicans should try to block the president there. >> i think we should use any and all means necessary. to prevent the president from illegally granting amnesty. that's certainly i think it would be appropriate to include in the cr. but i think we should use every tool at our disposal. >> are the republicans who have the wind at their back and look like they're going to have a very good election in eight weeks, going to risk it all by shutting down the government? >> no, i don't think so. you know, i don't think that the republican leadership is going to go along with ted cruz this time. last time what happened was that they did go along with his idea, to fund obama care and put provisions in that stop-gap spending bill that would defund obama care. what we saw the house republicans unveil last night was that stop-gap spending bill that did not go after the president's immigration plan. they'll probably give him a
vote. in order to placate the right of the republican conference, but putting something in the underlying budget that could provoke a shutdown? that's something that the republicans don't want to talk about. >> let's look at the mood of the american people. is tht worst congress in your lifetime, 65% say yes. there's a great vote of approval. do you approve of how congress is handling its job? 83% of americans disapprove. who are americans going to vote for in november, republicans have an advantage on the generic ballot. if that holds up with the republicans ahead that tells you they're going to keep the house and i think if those numbers hold up on election day, they get the senate. >> it seems like a good analysis to me. i take these numbers with a little bit of a grain of salt when people complain about politicians. i think that kind of cynicism has been around for a long time and it's always worse when the economy is worse and when times are bad and when people don't trust the president. and voters are being realistic. objectively this isn't a great congress, they don't get anything done and they're
hopelessly gridlocked. >> an example in massachusetts last night. a democrat, iraq war veteran, he beats john tierney, a veteran democratic incumbent by running on that point, saying this congress is useless, i know you're mad at this congress, you can't just blame the republicans, let's kick some of the veteran democrats out and start a conversation. how much do you make of that? >> i think there are specific circumstances to that race. such as tireny's wife wife was implicated in a tax scandal involving an offshore betting ring that led to tierney's problems. but the issue of voters wanting change is significant, throwing out an incumbent who has been around for 18 years is something that all incumbents are worried about. voters are tired of what you're seeing in washington, if you're an incumbent who is running, you'll have to worry about that feeling on the ground. >> only the fourth, the fourth incumbent, first democrat,
fourth incumbent to lose this year. >> well that's the primary. >> just the primaries. >> chris, election day, a little less than eight weeks away, we'll see if more incumbents get their walking papers, shall we say. >> all we want is for people to be active, and to vote their conscience, and drive the system, that's what they're supposed to do. another situation that's about popular outrage going on in ferguson, missouri, protesters just bombarded the city council meeting, and the message was very clear -- they've had it, they took over the meeting because of the michael brown shooting. we're going to take you inside the situation, when we come back. ♪ over 12,000 financial advisors. so, how are things? good, good. nearly $800 billion dollars in assets under care. let me just put this away.
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welcome back to "new day." emotions running high in ferguson, missouri. during the first city council meeting since the killing, people expressed frustration with city leaders chanting, "fired up, can't take no more." many in the crowd demanding answers. all as a grand jury reviews the issue. >> look around you. we're not going to let you go back to business as usual. it's not going to happen. >> hundreds of residents descending on the city council meeting looking to air their grievances. >> city leaders holding the meeting for the first time since michael brown, an unarmed black teen was shot by darren wilson on august 9th.
they were meant to discuss proposals, but minutes into the meeting protests erupted. residents expressing anger over the handling o of the shooting as well as what they say is years of mistreatment by authorities. >> you have the mike brown movement in your face because of your ongoing neglect. none of us will be here if the police see if you put an office would have just came forward and said we apologize. >> first off i demand change, period. across the board. >> just hours before the meeting, a missouri judge denied a request to release any juvenile criminal records michael brown might have had without giving a reason. the request was made by the st. louis post dispatch. that paper argued there was heavy public interest in brown's background. >> at a hearing last week, a court lawyer said brown did not face any juvenile charges at the
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now he's leave iing the door op to rice returning to the game. outbreak, the dangerous respiratory illness striking children has now spread beyond the midwest. there are suspected cases in the southeast. why is this spreading so quickly and where is it it heading next? your "new day" continues, right now. good morning, welcome to "new day," everyone. it's wednesday, september 10th, 8:00 in the east now. we have breaking new details. cnn has learned president obama has opened air strikes to take out in syria. he will make his case in a nationally televised address tonight at 9:00 p.m. eastern here you can watch it on cnn along with outlining his position on entering syrian air space as part of the anti-isis
campaign, he's also explaining why he's moving forward without approval of congress. let's go live to the white house where jim acosta is. >> this speech is designed to show why they are hammering isis. during that speech the president will offer a big picture of how he views isis, how it's become a core national security priority as officials have described it and how isis cannot be allowed to secure what they are calling a safe haven in that part of the world. it's referred to iraq and in syria. the president is going to lay out a strategy. it's intended to counter that perception that he doesn't have a plan for isis. they say he does. involving an international coalition. that's why john kerry is in iraq right now. and also building air partners
in the region including iraqi and potentially syrian rebel combat boots on the ground, but no u.s. combat boots. that's something the president is going to continue to say. i talked to one official who says the president will lay out a series of new proposals on how he plans to take the fight to isis to degrade and destroy the terror group. officials say the president is open to airstrikes in syria, but whether we'll hear he's authorized those airstrikes tonight is the big question. also i want to point out this quote from a senior white house official earlier this morning. let me put this on screen. tonight you're going to hear from the president of the united states on huh he will pursue a strategy to e destroy isil including u.s. military action and support for the forces combatting isil on the ground both in syria and iraqi government. that's an indication that the president is prepared to arm and
assist forces on the ground who are deeming with isis but not put u.s. forces in that position. air strikes are going to compliment that attack. the question is is how soon. >> and will he announce that this evening? jim acosta at the white house, thank you so much. >> you bet. >> and there's proof of what jim is saying that the president believes he doesn't need approval from congress because they are already moving forward at the white house. how do we know? secretary of state john kerry is in baghdad following the president's lead and delivering his own pitch for tackling isis. but his audience is a bit tougher, the people of the middle east. >> reporter: chris, while the new iraqi government is seen as the center piece of the u.s. strategy to combatting isis, the sunnis in iraq felt marginali
marginalized. and now secretary kerry here to give a boost to the new government of the prime minister hoping he will be more including bringing sunnis into the national government. they would be part of fighting isis and hoping they feel that they have more of a stake in the future. that's what secretary kerry was talking about with the prime minister today. the prime minister saying he is going to bring in all of the sect sectors of iraq and kerry giving that government a new boost. secretary kerry will go to jetta tomorrow trying to list support for this young government, not only in terms of military campaign but also cracking down on the flow of foreign fighters into iraq and syria, cracking down on stopping the flow of financing, which is really the life blood of this it group, chris. >> could argue that the mission that the secretary has is the key to any success.
be safe and thank you for joining us. >> let's bring in congressman mike rogers, republican from michigan, and the chairman of the house intelligence committee. congressman, it's great to see you. thank you for coming in. the president is going to be discussing the real threats of isis. he's also going to be talking about new proposals to take it to isis. how the united states is going to lead the charge to defeat the terror organization. you have been briefed by both the cia director, the director of national intelligence on the threat of isis. what did you learn from them and what have you heard about the new proposals of how to take it to isis? >> we haven't seen all the final details, but even a year ago we had been concerned, the intelligence committee and community, about this buildup of these radical jihadists in eastern syria. so the president's switch, it sounds like, his language is a
little tougher and seems to be more understanding of what the threat really is. this to me is a good start. we have to see what the details are. i hope he's not too restrictive tonight about the things that he won't do. this is a serious threat. we have 3,000 some individuals with western passports in countries that have something called a visa waiver, meaning they don't have to go through any extra checks to buy a ticket and come to the united states. canada, to some access of 100 or so individuals that we know and believe could have the ability to come back to canada. they are just a drive across the bridge into the united states. so the threat is real. it's getting worse. the longer that they hold territory, the longer that they continue their beheadings and brutality. they attract west earners to
this fight. i hope he spends time on what we will do and leaves room on things we may have to do. we're going to need special capability soldiers in eastern syria in iraq in the course of this if we're going to be successful. >> so mr. chairman, if the president comes out, as you'd expect him to, there will be no troops on the ground, do you think that's a mistake? that will be one of his, we won't go there. >> i think it's really a mistake if we get wrapped up into the what is boots on the ground. i think when you talk about boots on the ground, i'm talking about big military formations, divisions and brigades and battalions and companies and formation moving through and defeating an enemy. no one is talking about that. i do believe that we need intelligence services and our special capability forcess to have the opportunity when it makes sense to bolster and
leverage arab partners, the peshmer peshmerga, iraqi military, and i think it would be a mistake to take that completely off the table. i hope hen doesn't do that tonight. i think there could be a way forward and this could be the first time you see republicans and democrats coming together on something as national security. that would be a good day. >> a couple points. airstrikes, we heard from jim and elise, both of them reporting that it's possible airstrikes in syria against isis coming from the white house, but it's not a done deal yet. is that good enough for you if that's as far as the president goes this evening? >> this is what i worry about. they keep throwing these catches out there. the president tonight needs to lay the case. he really shouldn't be talking about battlefield tactics and i hope. he doesn't talk about battlefield tactics.
he needs to make the case to the american people that this is a real threat. this is a direct threat to the united states. we are, again, one plane ticket away from a major disaster in the united states. he needs to make that case. he needs to make the case to americans why syria and iraq this is at organization that wants to take jordan by public statement. wants to take lebanon, wants to take israel. they have taken part of syria and part of iraq. this is a terrorist group with an army. we need to treat it that way. i hope he makes the case and doesn't say we're going to do x and y and z and not the other things. >> you talked about how serious the threat is, how important the speech is tonight. it's really amazing because if the president wants to conduct airstrikes in syria, he does not think he needs approval from congress in what he's going to be announcing this evening. so he's not expected to get a congressional approval for what he's announcing this evening.
but one year ago when he was talking about just that, air strikes in syria, he thought he needed approval from congress. what has changed and why is congress not stepping up and voting on this? >> well, i completely agree with you. i don't -- i think this is a mistake if the president goes forward and congress decides as a whole that they are going to acquiesce and sit on their back sides during this whole event. this is an effort to bring congress to do what it's constitutionally mandated to do, and i do believe if he's going to have serious action in syria he's going to need some level of congressional authorization or approval. i hope that's what they do. if they just take the easy road, and this is a hard thing. that's why -- in the process of doing a hard thing, americans can come together on what the threat is and why it's important to stay engaged in these kinds of messes in a small and effective way early so you don't have a big and ugly way later. this is that time to show
leadership from congress and the president. i hope we take this opportunity and step up and put the petty politics aside. this is important a national security issue i have seen in a long time. fst getting worse by the day. the more we standby and find reasons not to have to vote on it or the president not to have to be strong, this is bad for the united states. it's bad for our world image and bad for our national security. >> you lay it out very well right there. mr. chairman, it's great to see you. thanks for the time this morning. >> thanks, kate. >> the president's address is at 9:00 p.m. eastern this evening. you can watch it here on cnn. let's take a look at more of your headlines right now. signs of hope in a fragile cease-fire in eastern ukraine. the president says 70% of russian troops have now withdrawn. the kremlin says vladimir putin and him have spoken by phone and are satisfied with the truce.
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the ray rice tale is getting even more twist ed. the nfl commissioner insists he never saw the graphic elevator video until tmz posted it. he says he didn't even know what was on it. really? that's being seriously questioned this morning. now meanwhile, the owner of the baltimore ravens is taking a different attack. he's apologizing to fans in a letter for their handling of the rice investigation. and rice's wife is defending her husband and blasting all of us in the media. cnn is following all the different trails in this story. miguel? >> a title wave of questions and disbelief on this one. the national organization of women now calling for the commissioner's resignation. the commissioner and nfl is in full defensive mode.
>> reporter: under a fire storm of criticism, nfl commissioner roger goodell speaking out for the first time since this shocking video was released on monday. in an interview with cbs news, he says the league never saw the video until after it was posted by tmz sports. >> did you know a second tape existed? >> we had not seen any videotape of what occurred in the elevator. we assumed there was a video. we asked for video, but we were never granted that opportunity. >> what was ambiguous about her laying unconscious on the floor? >> there was nothing ambiguous about that. that was the result we saw. we did not know what led up to th that. we didn't know the details of that. we asked for that on several occasions. it was unacceptable in and of itself what we saw in the first tape and that's why we took action. albeit, insufficient action and we acknowledge that. we took responsibility for that. . i did personally.
and i take responsibility for that now. >> reporter: but where the attack occurred said it gave copies of the video to police, prosecutors, the station division of gaming enforcement and to ray rice's own attorney. baltimore ravens owner penning an open letter to fans on tuesday to apologize saying, in part, the decision to let ray rice go was unanimous. seeing that video changed everything. we should have seen it earlier. we should have pursued our own investigation more vigorously. we didn't, and we were wrong. >> what does that mean he was suspended indefinitely? does that mean ray rice will never play in the nfl again? >> i don't rule that out, but he would have to make sure that we are fully confident that he is addressing this issue. >> reporter: rice's wife breaking her silence in this instagram post to defend her husband and blast the media.
to make us relive a moment in our lives that we regret every day is a horrible thing. to take something away from the man i love that he's worked his expletive off just to gain ratings is horrific. this is our life. what don't you all get. if your intentions were to hurt us, embarrass us, take all happiness away, you succeeded on so many levels. the nfl commissioner insists the buck stops with him. >> did the nfl drop the ball or was the nfl willfully ignorant about what was on this it tape? >> well, we certainly didn't know what was on the tape, but we have been very open and honest. and i have also from two weeks ago when i acknowledged that we didn't get this right. that's my responsibility. i'm accountable for that. >> despite the denials they haven't seen the tape. the hotel says they could have gotten it. tmz reporting that the representatives from the nfl were at the hotel.
it's not clear whether they were investigators for them that weren't employed by the nfl, but there's a great belief, particularly since a lot of people were talking about the second video through the months after this happened, that they did not see it. >> they were talking about it from the beginning. the nfl in their statement says we have word from the police that the new jersey state police aren't even running the investigation. it's the atlantic city police. thank you for the reporting. let's dig down on this. we have ann kiln yan and chris stone, managering editor of sports illustrate. who believes the commissioner when he says we didn't know what was on the tape? assuming you have hands, there's no show of hands. why don't you believe it, chris? >> the nfl is when it needs something and wants something, it's a ruthless organization.
it has the means to get access to crucial information here. and that's what bothers me most about a statement. the commissioner is saying there was am bu guty here. the notion that there was ambiguity because he was relying on the word of ray rice and his wife. this isn't something that just crept up on the nfl. this was a high profile story from the beginning. >> ray rice told him he punched her. >> it was the first video. it has the means to go out and get all the information it needed to to arrive at an informed decision here. which it didn't. it's just disingenuous. >> i point the finger because i let them get away with it. what i'm hearing from a lot of people, and this is why i want your talk and thank you for being here to explain your column to us. they say, come on, this is
football, not congress. there's not even a case against this it guy. why should they have to punish him? they are going to ruin his life over this. why should good goodell have to pay for this. what do you think? >> i think he should pay for it. i don't expect him to, but this has all the feel of a cover up and this was a criminal act. yeah, it's football, but it is a $10 billion business. it is part of our corporate and national landscape. it can't play by different rules. it puts itself up as this great entity that does good. next month we'll see all the guys dawning their pink accessories for breast cancer awareness month and show their support for women. this was a criminal activity. this is a coverup, and i think
goodell is kul pabl. i think he's responsible. and i don't think anything will happen because he answers to the owners, but i don't think he has any credibility left in the public eye. >> whenever somebody says they are accountable, that almost assu assures you they think nothing is going to happen to them. do you think the owners care whether or not this guy handled this situation the right way or are they all about bottom line? >> the owners are all about bottom line, but i think they care. i think they realize how tarnished the game has been in the last few months over this issue. i think that they are aware of their public image. add this situation on to the concussion issue, on to the drug issue, there's so many things that have come along that have hurt the nfl and not in one is going to destroy the league, but you add them all up and the nfl is becoming -- it has a real image problem right now.
>> more than an image problem. it has a practical problem as well. two games, he's out indefinitely. the new rule is six games. how do you hold ray rice out if the rule is six games? >> they can hold him out. >> longer than six games? >> which team is going to pick up ray ice at this point? i would be curious to hear o's thoughts. i don't think he plays this year. possibly not next year. and i don't want to compare these two cases, but with michael vick, he did come back. ray rice is from a football standpoint has value to a team. i don't think he's playing this year, but down the road. >> how can he not play? the rule is six games. ann, let's end on this. his wife has forgiven him. his wife says you're hurting me when you hurt him.
his wife says give him a second chance. i did. there's no case pending. the rule is six games. what do you do with ray rice? >> well, i think chris is right. i don't think anyone is going to touch him for awhile. i'm fortunate enough to never be a victim of domestic violence, so i don't know her mind set. i really think that in some ways we have to take her out of the equation because what happened was a criminal act. and yeah, he got off. if you look at his record, he doesn't even have a criminal record because he entered a rehabilitation program that expunged the charges. he should have gone to jail for this. and i think everyone has been culpable of protecting a guy because lessening the charges and i don't think team is going to want him this year. how long can you sit out and have a career? i don't know.
i don't know what's going to happen. >> i want to direct people to your article because you talk about people playing this sunday who have similar situations like this in their past and teams are perfectly fine having them on the roster. ann killion, thank you for the great reporting. chris, always a pleasure. thank you for being here. we're going to have more on the ray rice controversy. we're going to talk with a former wife saying the league has ha history of ignoring domestic violence. 12 states reporting cases of the scary respiratory illness. it's been affecting hundreds of children. we're going to tell you what you need to know because of what's trending, coming up. [announcer] play close-good and close.
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>> absolutely. >> thank you. so ray rice's wife has come forward also. she's standing by her husband and her rage is directed towards us in the media. now, another nfl wife is coming forward to us and she's speaking about something very different. what she says is a culture of domestic violence in the nfl. children in a dozen states now have been sickened by a cold-like virus. health officials are growing more and more concerned by the day about this as it moves from the midwest to the south. we'll tell you about it.
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>> i'm not here to throw my husband under the bus. he's a wonderful father and great provider. however, there were issues. when those issues were going on, when i reached out for help whether it be for counselling, they listened but it's the nod of the head and how can you help me. can you help me? when will you help me? >> very isolating. >> very isolating. it breaks my heart to see because i know she's on an island and because she has to protect what she has because that is her life right now. and she's riding on ray rice's career at this point. so she has to protect that. if he punches her like that in a public place, i can't imagine what she's going through at home. >> let me ask you about what you said about reaching out. at the time when you reached out to people within the nfl organization for help or
assistance, even just to be heard, did you feel like your situation was isolated? >> not only was it isolating, i was isolated. i was told by coaches in our particular situation i was told not to talk to the media, not to talk to anyone, not to get an attorney. they would handle everything. it's hard to believe that the nfl had no idea what was going on or did not have access. >> you're saying they turned a blind eye. patted you on the head. is that what it felt like? >> i any it happened to me. it happened to others. it will continue to happen. >> did it happen to others or it's what you think happened to others? did you and other wives speak? >> it was a common practice. i had friends who had black eyes. they walked into cup boards they said. you have these men that are playing a very violent sport. it's okay to use aggression and force and to enforce their will on someone else on the football field. and they come home at night and
they are not used to not getting their way. when you say no, when you say you're not going to do this, they enforce their will. you don't stop it. you don't break it. if you call the police, the police tell you you don't want this in the news. i have several incident that have occurred in my personal life that there's no record of. i mean, my kid was ran up a tree in a truck and there's no police report, there's nothing. so everything when they want to sweep something under the rug or turn the blind eye, that's what happens. >> what did you ultimately do? did you turn for help elsewhere? did you keep going back and say this is happening? >> i repeatedly went back. it came to a point in my life where i felt that it was time for me to stand on my own because the violence was escalating between the two of
us. so i removed myself from my situation. i moved back home to ohio. i went back to school and for me the healing began. i went back and got my masters in psych mental health. and i practice psychiatry and it's my way of reaching back and being able to talk to people that are in these types of situations to let them know they can stand on their own. it's hard work, but you can be a whole person. >> it's important. we spoke to your husband. e we spoke to wally. he was here yesterday. he gave us a a statement to us. it's important for us to read that statement from him as well. this is wally williams, this opportunity gives us an opportunity to open an important dialogue about domestic violence. he is not a seasoned husband and father. the nfl needs awareness and dialogue about family. this isn't just about ray, it's
about the entire system. it seems to a degree you both agree on that. >> when he got off the air yesterday, we had an intense conversation. we both agree that ray should not have the penalties that he's getting at this point. he's doing what he used to do. he's used to getting his way. it's been brought out into the forefront into the media in front of people. people have seen it with their own eyes. if you talk to someone and they tell you that this it happened, you would not believe it. until you actually see it with your eyes, it takes a whole other viewpoint. it uncovers, the veil is lifted. and i'm sure they are very afraid. i can't believe, me, i'm a talker, but i'm sure it was difficult for you to have someone come on to talk about
this. >> we're glad you did. thank you so much for being here. we see that you have a broken limb there. thanks for making the effort to come in and share your experience with us. >> thank you. >> by the way, the broken limb had nothing to do with anything else. she tripped in shoes she shouldn't have been wearing at her son's football game. so candid, so forthcoming. i was surprised she wasn't saying she agreed with the suspension. but it's because she feels that this is a large -- this is not a ray rice problem. this is a larger problem. she recognizes they have things to work on in their relationship, but this is a larger issue. >> and she also in her own relationship acknowledges that it's a very complex thing. >> it always is. that's one thing she definitely made a point. >> much bigger than the nfl. it's a conversation you have to have. >> all right. something else we're watch iing. a rare respiratory virus
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virus. how dangerous is this virus? what do you need to know to keep your children safe? we brought in a doctor, senior fellow with fordham university. you have been here talking to me about the fact that there are hundreds of different kinds of introvirus. >> it's a massive category. this is one kind that gives you symptoms. >> we know states that are reporting it. alabama, colorado, michigan, georgia, ohio, iowa, illinois, missouri, kansas, oklahoma, kentucky and utah. that's concerning how many states are seeing this in such great numbers. >> what the states will do is compare the number of cases of any given symptom or illness that they got this year with the same time period last year. they sent samples to the cdc and this is the virus. >> here's the cdc numbers. colorado, kansas, kentucky,
illinois, missouri and iowa. what i think is concerning to a lot of people is it's spreading south. >> and i think we can expect with the amount of movement, you can see all the states that are confirmed have joined up with the amount of states in the u.s. you expect it to spread. it's an easy virus to catch. >> most people don't go to the hospital. we do know that kids are the ones most vulnerable. and let's talk about why. we're seeing this gigantic uptick. your estimation some of the reasoning why. >> this is a virus that thrives in low temperatures. and it's the one bit of your body that's air cooled. it survives better outside the body. that's the best thing is the season. kids are going back to school. kids are are little. they are little petri dishes. >> there's all sorts of things. . >> we don't know if kids are more vulnerable or spreads more
easily in schools. it's probably a combination. there are probably lots of other thingings as well. >> this is why we put the question mark. the best medical minds are struggling to understand some things about what and why. we can't pinpoint where it first started. >> that's right. that's because most people who get enterovirus d68 are not going to go to the hospital. they will have chicken soup and be okay and recover. >> you will think this is a weird strain of cold. >> you won't measure that. the few people who end up in intensive care, we look for the virus. we don't know if we're just looking for it more or whether this is a new virus. maybe it's changed a little bit. we don't know the answers. >> if our children are more vulnerable, the elderly might be more vulnerable, but right now that's not showing to be true. >> when you look at the cases we have so far, those initial spikes in kansas city and in the medical center in illinois, what you found is all the kids are
under 16. >> so come on, little ones. what do we do. we can't tell you this information without giving you some tools. common sense. act sensibly. >> it's tricky because you're dealing with kids. watch their hands more than usual. if you're running a school or place with lots of kids, office, hand sanitizer and cleaning surfaces is important. if you're coughing or feeling sick, sneeze into your sleeve. don't touch your hands and mouth. it's almost impossible to do. we touch our hands, eyes, mouth, but be conscious of it. get your flu shot. >> i'm a germ foeb. this leaves me feeling unsatisfied. this is it. >> what's tricky is that probably overall in the world, cleaning all the surfaces and sanitizing is not a good idea.
but to protect yourself from this, it is a good idea. try to strike a balance. if you're in a high risk area f you know kids from your child's school have been admitted to the hospital, take these precautions. otherwise letting your kids be mucky is a good idea. >> always a pleasure. really a delight. we asked you, you'll remember this, chris put out the call. catch a pair of guys who ripped off the defense list. we have a wonderful update. it's the better stuff. it's straight ahead. your 16-year-old daughter
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many people stepping up to defend you and to get justice for you? >> i'm really happy. they said the only way you will trend is if people -- we just proved there's a bunch of good people in washington state. >> you know who is really good people are she and the man sitting next to her. good people because they said they felt bad for the boys because they are dealing worse than they are as a couple. the 17-year-old has a lengthy record and everyone can be glad they are off the streets. but here's the good news. a chances are a punk like that is going to give up the partner. we'll tell you that when it does. a lot of news this morning. we were waiting on a speech from the secretary of state out of baghdad. let's get to the newsroom. >> we just got the two-minute warning mark so john kerry will be talking soon.
have a great day. "newsroom" starts now. happening now, president obama set to deliver a prime time address tonight. this morning we have new details about his strategy to take on the brutal isis militants. and it could involve airstrikes in syria. the secretary of state john kerry, as i said, expected to speak at any minute now. and nfl commissioner roger goodell answering questions about the violent elevator video that shows ray rice knocking out his future wife. what did the league know and when did they know it. also two new iphones and a smart watch. are you ready to line up at the apple store? let's talk live in the cnn newsroom. good morning, i'm carol costello, thank you for joining me. isis, tonight, one day before the anniversary of 9/