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a book that you're ready to share with the world? get published now, call for your free publisher kit today! no nation can allow its borders to be overrun. >> don't be hood winked. don't be bamboozled. >> power players from both sides making a final pitch in the last hours of the midterm campaign. expected to be a referendum on president trump. the president vows to protect pre-existing conditions and saying he did not know the court would be urged to throw them out.
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whatever. >> and mounting criticism for an "snl" cast member. pete davidson made fun of a congressional candidate in afghanistan. we will dive into that. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm dave briggs. >> i'm christine romans. it is monday, november 5th. 4:00 a.m. in the east. the midterms are one day away. 26 hours until polls open in the east deciding the 35 senate races and 36 races for governor. a new nbc news have democrats with an edge in the ballot. the latest washington post poll shows 69% of registered voters under 40 say they are certain they will vote. that is up from 44% in the last midterms. a lot riding on if democrats can flip the house.
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cnn political director david chalian with the breakdown. >> 7 0 districts in play. republican? 31 in yellow. true toss ups. of those, 30 of them are currently held by republicans. >> the president going all out in the home stretch holding three rallies today in three states. ohio, illinois and missouri. he will be joined by a special guest. someone from an actual television network. sean hannity of fox news. so much for fair and balanced. on sunday, the president was in georgia and tennessee. he repeated his warnings about the migrant caravan. the first members reached mexico city which is 500 miles away. >> no nation can allow its borders to be overreturn. that's an inn -- overrun. that's an invasion.
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i don't care what they say. i don't care what the fake media sags. that is -- says. that is an invasion. >> republican party's chairwoman downplaying the focus. >> i'm at the rallies the president is talking about. the media is focused on immigration. he is focused on the economy. he is talking about the jobs. >> the president admitted when he starts talking about the economy, after a couple of minutes, they lose interest. he goes back to what energized them. we have rachel bader reporting for politico. saying that paul ryan is asking to talk about the economy. the president boasted to ryan that the focus on immigration has fired up the base. we will talk about that with rachel in an hour. democrats are deploying
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heavy hitters to make closing arguments with party leaders from the past and president and future. notably absent from the trail is hillary clinton. president obama campaigning in indiana and illinois on sunday. >> don't be hood winked. don't bebamboozled. they are trying to distract you with all this stuff, they're robbing you blind. look, look, look. caravan. then they give tax cuts to their friends. they promised they would take on corruption in washington. they racked up enough indictments to make a football
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team. nobody in my administration got indicted. >> as of sunday morning, over 34 million people had voted early in the country. that is 67.8% more than early votes cast in all of 2014. georgia secretary of state brian kemp's office is investigating the state's democratic party over where it described as an attempted hack of the state's voter registration system on saturday. kemp, the republican nominee for governor, has not provided evidence or said why the democratic party is being investigated so close to the election. >> cnn learned the accusation started when the voter reached out to the democratic party to say he discovered potential vulnerabilities in the registration system. the democrats, including the rival stacey abrams deny the claim. >> there were imperfections in the system. weaknesses.
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they were told about this on friday. instead of owning up to the failure, he decided to blame democrats. we are not responsible. we have nothing to do with this. i'm sad that instead of owning up to his responsibility and honoring his commitment as secretary of state, he is misleading georgia. >> groups say kemp is in a conflict of interest. president trump claims he will reinstate protections for pre-existing conditions if the lawsuit successfully guts the affordable care act. right now, the justice department says it should cut down the pre-existing conditions. that could lead to lose of cover. republicans have never come up with the same plan. the president blaming the mess on his embattled attorney
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general. >> did jeff sessions give you a head's up before the justice department? >> no. >> it's an amazing lawsuit. you have seen this? >> no, i didn't. it won't matter. pre-existing conditions will be put into it. it doesn't matter. >> we should note sessions said the president did sign off on the lawsuit. the justice department is referring all questions by axios about the discrepancy back to the white house. it is a technical conscious tuition al issue and -- constitutional issue and does not represent the position on pre-existing conditions. >> to be fair, every move is to gut obamacare. that obamacare is not good. obamacare, the cornerstone of it is pre-existing conditions. in action, this administration has not supported pre-existing conditions. only in words. >> say for a thumb's down from the late john mccain, they would
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have. snl's pete davidson facing backlash for mocking a candidate who lost an eye in afghanistan. davidson lost his eye in an ied blast. on "saturday night live" he made the list of gross people running for office this year. >> this guy's kind of cool. dan crenshaw. >> come on, man. >> hold on. you may be surprised he is a congressional candidate from texas and not a hit man in a prono movie. i'm sorry. i know he lost his eye in war or whatever. >> interesting laughter on the set as well. that joke met with anger from veterans and the national
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republican congressional committee. it said getting dumped by your pop star girlfriend is no excuse for lashing out at a decorated war hero. he wrote good rule in life. i try hard not to offend. vets don't deserve to see their wounds used as punch lines for bad jokes. a positive jobs report friday was good news for president trump heading into the midterms. the economy added 250,000 jobs in october. look at it. a quarter of a million jobs. 3.7% for the unemployment. wages grew 3.1%. that is the fastest wage growth in nine years. the president took a victory lap. this was despite the hurricanes and unemployment of 3.7%. wages are up. keep it going. vote republican. the gop chairwoman ronna
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mcdaniel backed that statement. here is her tweet from saturday. under donald trump, 87,000 more jobs created per month than under president obama. looks like trump found the magic wand. the magic wand is that president obama was handed a financial crisis handed to him by president bush. president trump was handed a healthy economy just hitting its stride. the magic wand, i think, was handed to him by president obama. >> and juicing the economy with $2 trillion in tax cuts will improve conditions. >> the fiscal stimulus on an already strong economy is something that we really never have seen before. you can see that right in the deficit. that's the number the republicans tend to not like to see. ahead, a fist fight between a teacher and student. what prompted it and which one
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is facing charges?
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police in tallahassee, florida say the gunman who killed two and wounded five others was accused of harassing women in the area. according to police, scott by e byerly posed as a customer when he opened fire. >> the 26-year-old and 21-year-old were killed in the shooting. one had gone to washington to protest after the parkland shooting. >> she grew up in the age of mass shootings in schools. she just saw the suffering and senselessness of this and just wanted to do something.
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she became a victim. a cruel irony. cruel irony. >> police say the gunman fatally shot himself before officers arrived. a new york man faces multiple hate crimes charges in connection with anti-semitic graffiti at a temple and set fires at several locations. police arrested 26-year-old james polite on friday. he had interned with the new york city council member christine quinn and volunteered during obama's first presidential bid. a new york times report says polite was diagnosed with bipolar in 2015. a fist fight between california high school teacher and 14-year-old student captured on video. the music teacher seen exchanging punches with the teen. this appears to end with the
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school resource officer break it up. the teacher asked the student to leave the class because he wasn't wearing the proper uniform. he shouted a racial slur at the teacher. the teacher was arrested for alleged child abuse. cnn reached out to riley, but has not heard back. you see all of the kids with their phones out. "saturday night live" mocks the rhetoric used by fox news in the coverage of the migrant caravan. watch. >> we're live from the arizona border where a vicious caravan of dozens, maybe millions of illegal immigrants is headed straight for your and your grandchildren. liberal media is trying to label president trump a racist, but except for his words and actions
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throughout his life, how is he racist? >> the goal is to have fire armed soldiers for every shoeless child. here with the insider look is the former milwaukee sheriff david clarke. sheriff, how are you? >> unpopular among my own people. >> and what is your take on the caravan? >> the situation is urge end, laura. the car -- urgent, laura. the caravan is 800 miles away. they could be here in time to vote on election day. >> they will be here some time in december. they also took on the comic style of judge jeannie. iran's president is ready to defy the sanctions. cnn is live in tehran next. ♪
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ir ir iran's president saying rouhani would bust the sanctions. he says the iranians say the sanctions are illegal and calling on other countries to defy the sanctions. on the ground in tehran here, there is a lot of anger at the united states. i was at the major demo that took place yesterday with the effigies mocking president trump and people saying they will defy the sanctions and stand up to the united states. of course, at the same time, you have a lot of people who are extremely concerned here in iran about the sanctions. the economy here already very much in a tail spin. if that oil revenue falls away, many fear what the future might bring for the nation as finances are in trouble. christine. >> fred, the united states has granted waivers to countries importing iranian oil. there is a bit of concern that
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stopping the spigot could raise oil and gas prices around the world with. fred, thank you for that. in tehran for us. now to a cnn exclusive. the sons of murdered journalist jamal khashoggi pleading for the return of their father's body to give him a proper burial. the sons telling nic robertson it is hard to deal with the fallout. >> this is putting a lot of burden on us. all of us. everybody seeking information just as we do. they think we have answers. unfortunately we don't. >> it is not easy. especially when the story gets this big. it is not easy. it is confusing. even when we grieve. we are grieving at the same time we are looking at the media and
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the misinformation. there's a lot of ups and downs. >> i can't imagine. khashoggi tells cnn that he has faith that the king of saudi arabia will bring those responsible for his father's murder to justice. >> congress returns a week after tuesday's election. perhaps they will do something. it is not clear who will hold them accountable. the president tries to rally his base. a slew of democrats possibly countering that message. welcome to the place where people go
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no nation can allow its borders to be overrun. >> don't be hood winked. don't be bamboozled. >> power players making a final pitch in the last hours of the campaign. expected to be a referendum on president trump. the president vows to protect pre-existing conditions and saying he did not know the justice department would urge the court to throw them out. he lost his eye in war. whatever. >> and mounting criticism for an "snl" cast member. pete davidson made fun of a congressional candidate who lost an eye in afghanistan. >> i'm christine romans. >> i'm dave briggs.
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it is 31 minutes past the hour. the midterms are one day away. 26 hours until polls open in the east deciding the 35 senate races and 36 races for governor. a new nbc news poll has democrats with an edge in the ballot. the latest washington post poll shows 69% of registered voters under 40 say they are certain they will vote. that is up from 44% in the last midterms. a lot riding on if democrats can flip the house. cnn political director david chalian handicapping the state of play. >> 70 districts in play. republican? some leans -- leaning red. some leaning blue. 31 in yellow. true toss ups. of those, 30 of them are currently held by republicans. >> the president going all out in the home stretch holding three rallies today in three states. ohio, illinois and missouri.
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he will be joined by a special guest. sean hannity of fox news. on sunday, the president was in georgia and tennessee. he repeated his warnings about the migrant caravan. the first members reached mexico city about 500 miles away. >> no nation can allow its borders to be overrun. that's an invasion. i don't care what they say. i don't care what the fake media says. that is an invasion. >> the president has kept up the drum meet on the border for -- drum beat on the border for more than a week. >> i'm at the rallies the president is talking about. the media is focused on immigration. he is focused on the economy. he is talking about the jobs. >> senior politico rachel bader is reporting this morning and
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stating that the president needs to talk to paul ryan about the economy. >> they say speak about the economy. speak about the economy. it is not as exciting talking about the economy. >> he said that out loud. b put that in the president's yes he said that category. democrats across the country. notably absent is hillary clinton. president obama with a stinging indictment of the administration. president obama campaigning in indiana and illinois on sunday. >> don't be hood winked. don't be bamboozled.
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they are trying to distract you with all this stuff, they're robbing you blind. look, look, look. caravan. then they give tax cuts to their friends. they promised they would take on corruption in washington. they racked up enough indictments to make a football team. nobody in my administration got indicted. >> as of sunday morning, over 34 million people had voted early in the country. 34 million. that is 67.8% more than early votes cast in all of 2014. our coal here -- our colleague michael smerconish said our p ppi midterms are under way. georgia secretary of state brian kemp's office is
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investigating the state's democratic party over where it described as an attempted hack of the state's voter registration system on saturday. kemp, the republican nominee for governor, has not provided evidence or said why the democratic party is being investigated so close to the election. >> cnn learned the accusation started when the voter reached out to the democratic party to say he discovered potential vulnerabilities in the registration system. the democrats, including the rival stacey abrams deny the claim. >> there were imperfections in the system. weaknesses. they were told about this on friday. instead of owning up to the failure, he decided to blame democrats. we are not responsible. we have nothing to do with this. i'm sad that instead of owning up to his responsibility and honoring his commitment as secretary of state, he is misleading georgia. >> so close to the election. groups say kemp is in a conflict of interest. overseeing the election he is running in.
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he is the player and the ref in the game. president trump claims he will reinstate protections for pre-existing conditions if the lawsuit successfully guts the affordable care act. right now, the justice department says it should cut down the pre-existing conditions. that could lead to lose of -- lead to loss of coverage for millions of people. republicans have never come up with the same plan. the president blaming the mess on his embattled attorney general. >> did jeff sessions give you a head's up before the justice department? >> no. >> it's an amazing lawsuit. you have seen this? >> no, i didn't. it won't matter. pre-existing conditions will be put into it. it doesn't matter. >> we should note sessions said the president did sign off on the lawsuit. the justice department is referring all questions by axios
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about the discrepancy back to the white house. it is a technical constitutional issue and does not represent the position on pre-existing conditions. snl's pete davidson facing backlash for mocking a candidate who lost an eye in afghanistan. dan crenshaw did five tours of duty in afghanistan as a navy s.e.a.l. on "saturday night live" he made the list of gross people running for office this year. >> this guy's kind of cool. dan crenshaw. >> come on, man. >> hold on. you may be surprised he is a congressional candidate from texas and not a hit man in a porno movie. i'm sorry. i know he lost his eye in war or whatever.
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>> the laughter on set is also -- the joke met with anger from veterans and national republican committee. it needled him about the break up with ariana grande. davidson tweeted, good rule in life. i hope i don't recognize the vets don't deserve to see their wounds used a punch lines for bad jokes. xi jinping denouncing the winner to international trade. he made the statement at the expo meeting in shanghai. a global economy is an irreversible trend and won't
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change because of one person. no senior government official has attended the expo. it under scores the strained relationship with the countries. he never mentioned trump in the speech. xi and trump are expected to meet in argentina later this month. it is interesting. xi has been successful in positioning china as the heard -- as the leader of the moral authority. it used to be the united states. >> revealing. ahead, the man police say opened fire at that florida yoga studio friday had been in trouble before. hear from the father of one of the victims next. are you a christian author with
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a book that you're ready to share with the world? get published now, call for your free publisher kit today! police in tallahassee, florida say the gunman who
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killed two and wounded five at the yoga studio had been harassing women in the area. according to police, scott beierly entered after posing as a customer and opened fire. >> two were killed in the shooting. maura binkley. her father says she went to washington to protest after the parkland shooting. >> she just saw the suffering and senselessness of this and just wanted to do something. she became a victim. it's a cruel irony. a cruel irony. >> police say the gunman fatally shot himself before officers arrived. a new york man faces hate
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crimes charges with anti-semitic graffiti at the brooklyn temple and fires set at jewish schools. the suspect had interned with the former new york city council woman and interned in the obama's first presidential bid. he was diagnosed with bipolar in 2015. the second insider attack in afghanistan in as many weeks killed the mayor of north ogden, utah. the gunman a member of the afghan security forces was shot and killed by other afghan troops. another service members was wounded. taylor was a beloved figure in utah. he is surveyed by his wife jennie and -- survived by his wife jennie and seven children. three girls and an woman
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were killed when their girl scout troops were picking up trash. the ford pickup truck crashed into a ditch and drove off. a fist fight between california high school teacher and 14-year-old student captured on video. music teacher seen exchanging punches with the teen on friday. the brawl ends with students and a campus resource officer trying to break it up. students told ktla the fight started after riley asked the student to leave after he was not wearing the proper uniform. the teache good news for amazon
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the embargo targets oil and other key sectors. tehran is ready to defy that order. senior correspondent plfrederik pleitgen is live in tehran. hi, fred. >> reporter: hi, dave. absolutely. iranians coming out early to say they defy the united states. the countci country's president rouhani said it would be good to bust the unjust sanctions. it is interesting, one of the things about the sanctions is there are apparently eight countries who received waivers. if the waivers were not there, iranians would still try to sell the oilnational market. as you can imagine, a lot of anger on the ground here in tehran. yesterday, i was at protests against the united states where people were burning the american
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flag. israeli flag as well. people making clear they are not angry at the american people, but decision making in washington, d.c., and specifically at president trump. some of the folks i spoke to said they want to stand up to president trump and vowed defiant. at the same time, of course, folks here are extremely concerned about their economic situation. they do know things will get worse with the sanctions in place. the economy here is already very much in free fall. the currency has been tumbling. people think if iran will lose income from oil sales, things will get worse. >> it sounds like it. fred, thank you. live from tehran this morning. now a cnn exclusive. the sons of murdered journalist jamal khashoggi pleading for the return of their father's body to give him a proper burial. the two sons telling nic robertson it has been difficult dealing with the loss of their father and global fallout. >> this is putting a lot of
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burden on us. all of us. everybody is seeking information just as we do. they think we have answers. unfortunately we don't. >> it's difficult. it's not easy. especially when the story gets this big. it is not an easy issue. it is confusing. even the way we grieve. it is confusing. we are grieving and at the same time we are looking at the media and the misinformation. there's a lot of ups and down. >> salah khashoggi tells cnn he has faith that the king of saudi arabia will bring those responsible for murder to justi justice. officials confirm that the lion air did not explode in mid air. the engines were running when the plane hit the water at high speed. those officials say 69 hours of
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information has been redritriev from the flight data recorder. six black box experts are analyzing the data to piece together the moments of the new boeing 737. authorities in china say a woman who attack aed a bus driv is partially responsible for the crash. the woman is shown hitting the driver with her cell phone and he fights back. the bus swerves into the railing and plunging into the water. all 15 people on board were killed. chinese investigators blame the 42-year-old driver for not following proper safety procedures. let's get a check of cnn
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business. asian markets start the week lower after xi jinping said in remarks the nikkei is down 1.5%. wall street, the dow closed down 110 points friday giving back a bit of the gains. the s&p down a bit here. it was the best week for the s&p since march. general electric fell 3% to a nine-year low. the champion of the box office this weekend is "boheimian rhapsody." it took in $141 million globally. the solid performance racked up another big weekend for hollywood. it helped set a box office record in october. the increase of 11% from the same point last year. good news for amazon
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customers. for the first time amazon is offering free shipping on all holiday orders in an effort to add new prime members. last year, amazon shoppers thought you have to spend $25 to earn free shipping. starting today, amazon is waiving the minimum to give you more convenience and faster delivery options. amazon did not announce a cutoff date. free shipping on all orders to arrive within christmas. >> is this permanent or temporary? i wonder why i'm paying for prime. "early start" continues right now. for the latest on the midterm election tomorrow. no nation can allow its borders to be overrun. >> don't be hood winked. don't be bamboozled. >> power players making a final
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pitch in the last hours of the campaign. expected to be a referendum on president trump. the president vows to protect pre-existing conditions and saying he did not know the justice department would urge the court to throw them out. he lost his eye in war. whatever. >> and mounting criticism for an "snl" cast member. pete davidson made fun of a congressional candidate who lost an eye serving his country in afghanistan. >> i'm christine romans. >> i'm dave briggs. he doesn't get worried about late night comics. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. polls are just about 25 hours away from being opened. a new nbc news poll has democrats with an edge in the
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ballot. the latest washington post poll shows 69% of registered voters under 40 say they are certain they will vote. that is up from 44% in the last midterms. a lot riding on if democrats can flip the house. cnn political director david chalian handicapping the state of play. >> 70 districts in play. some leaning blue. some leaning red. republican. 31 in yellow. true toss ups. of those, 30 of them are currently held by republicans. >> the president campaigning holding three rallies in ohio, indiana and missouri. he will be joeined by special guest sean hannity of fox news. on sunday, the president was in georgia and te

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