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i'm not happy about it. it's not doing the trick. >> will president trump sign the border deal, find another way to pay for his wall? >> i will tell you that this appears to be an absolute tragic case of friendly fire. >> a new york city police detective shot and killed in a chaotic armed robbery. i want to give everybody an opportunity to go on record. >> a senate vote would force democrats to take a stand on their ambitious green new deal.
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wire fox terriers take it again. >> one small dog comes atop again, the westminster dog show. i'm christine romans. >> i'm dave briggs, it's 4:00 a.m. in the east. we start with the shutdown, a few days before a partial shut down. but we do have, republicans are opening pushing for president trump to accept this border deal. the president himself hinted he is leaning that way. >> i don't think you're going to see a shutdown. i wouldn't want that now. if you do have it, it's the democrats' fault. and i accepted the first one. and i'm proud of what we accomplished. >> so what exactly did the president accomplish? he originally wanted $5.7 billion for 234 miles of border barriers. last december, he turned down
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democrats' offer of $1.6 billion for just 65 miles. and now republicans are surging him to take even less, $1.75 billion for 55 miles. even if the president takes that deal, he still has a few cards up his sleeve in the form of executive ashgsz to fiction to r action. jim acosta has more from the white house. >> reporter: christine, the president says he's not a big fan from capitol hill to provide border fencing. but it appears the president is going to sign this agreement. we talked to a white house official who said the president is likely to sign this deal. although aides, and top aideses are going over what is exactly over this bipartisan agreement. when the president was in the oval office, he registered his complaints. here's what he had to say. >> i have to study it, i'm not anticipate happy about it. it's not doing the trick.
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i'm adding things to it, and when you add whatever i have to add, it's all going to happen when i'm going to build a big beautiful strong wall where it's not going to let criminals, traffickers, and drug dealers into our country. >> reporter: and the president is getting par less than what he originally wanted from the wall. he wanted something like $5.7 billion. the commit on the bipartisan support bill have only come back with something like $1.4 billion, that's a lot less than he expected. but the president and his advisers are looking at new areas to continue to draw money to continue to build the wall. but democrats say if the president goes that route and declares a national emergency, they'll take him to court. christine and dave. >> jim acosta there, thank you. and both sides urging president trump to get on board
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with this deal. >> please, mr. president, no one got everything they wanted in this bill, but sign it and don't cause a shutdown. >> i hope he signs the bill. and check it. i think he ought to feel free to use whatever tools he can legally use to secure the borders. >> white house is considering several executive actions to find other sources for border funding. they could take $3.6 billion earmarked for military construction. but that would require declaring that national emergency. also being eyed, $3 billion from the army corps civil works funds which would come from the national disaster affairs. and $700 million from the pentagon and $680 million from treasury for the ffeiture funds. >> sean hannity blasting the deal.
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>> it's typical of the sewer and swamp and the amount of safety for the american people is pathetic, the president would need to declare a national emergency. this is the time, that is a necessity. and the president, i think i know him pretty well, telegraphed just that thing today. >> and they write the right is trashing the deal and mr. trumble's grousing tuesday may reflect that criticism. but these are the same critics who have coaxed mr. trump to crash into one immigration dead end after another. they seem to think mr. trump's duty is to fall repeatedly in the service of the pretty compli impossible. the next time they give advice will be the first time. >> senator richard burr suggesting any goodwill his panel had for the former lawyer
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of the president is now gone. >> he's already been in washington today, because of an illness, on twitter, a reporter reported he was having a wild night out saturday night out in new york with five buddies. he didn't seem to have any physical limitations. and he was out with his wife last night. i would prefer to get him before he goes to prison. the way he's positioning himself not coming to committee, we may help him go to prison. >> lonny davis firing back, despite burr's inaccurate comment, mr. cohen was expected to and continues to suffer from severe post shoulder surgery. the medication mr. cohen is currently taking we believe it
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is impossible to testify this week. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell trying to force democrats to take a public stand on a sweeping change in climate change and overhaul. he will set a floor vote owe authored by senators alexandria ocasio-cortez and senator ed markey. >> it will give everybody an opportunity to go on record and see how they feel about the green new deal. >> you see that slight smile on his face. he's going to put them on record. republicans aim to make the green deal a 2020 issue. republicans painting this as costly unworkable socialism, a takeover of the american economy. the proposal calls for a complete shift away from fossil fuels. throws in a variety of social justice initiatives. >> most democrats in the senate who are running or thinking of running for president support the initiative to varying
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degrees. senator amy klobuchar who just declared said she will co-sponsor the green new deal. >> i'm in favor of it simply because i see it as a framework to jump-start a discussion. i don't see it as something that we can get rid of all of these industries or do this in a few years that doesn't make sense to me. or reduce air travel. but what does make sense to me is start doing concrete things and put some aspirations out there on climate change. >> some of them more cautious like ohio's sherrod brown who said tuesday he supports a green new deal. a green new deal. but hasn't said how he'll vote. a grim milestone, folks, as candidate president trump promised to get rid of the national debt. he said he could make the u.s. debt-free in eight years. and now we have a record. the u.s. debt has topped $22
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trillion for the first time in history. it's been rising since congress and the obama administration approved big stimulus funding to prop up a collapsing economy. the debt began to level off at the beginning of president trump's term but it jumped again after the tax cuts took effect and the lower corporate tax rate reduced treasury revenues. without tax cuts, massive spending and growth, the office projects public debt will rise to 97% of gdp. breaking overnight, a shooting left one police officer dead and another wounded in what looks like a case of friendly fire. officers responding to a robbery in queens. within two seconds they opened fire on the suspect. audio, as you can hear the
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all right. forestarbucks ceo howard schultz has not yet entered the 2020 presidential race. the democrats see him as a potential threat who could help president trump win re-election. schultz is exploring an independent run for the white house. at a cnn town hall he simply dodged the question of whether he would drop out if it looked like he was helping the president win a second term. >> if the math didn't tally up when i get to the next three or four months and i take my message out to the american people. and i continue to talk this way about how concerned i am about the country and how i think we can do so much better under a different process, if the numbers don't add up, i will not
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run for president, because i will not do anything whatsoever to re-elect donald trump. >> senator cory booker meanwhile who announced he's running for president says he would look to women first for a potential running mate if he ends up clinching the democratic nomination. >> i think that you will rarely see a democratic ticket without gender, race diversity. i think it's something we should have. i'm not going to box myself in. should i, i will be looking to women first. >> booker said he should already be president and he tried hard to make that happen. >> senator amy klobuchar responding to the president's attacks. he lashed out at her on twitter on sunday. here's what she told cnn. >> it's a case by case, you certainly don't want to go down every rabbit hole with him. in my case, i welcome being called the snow woman.
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i think it was a pretty cool title myself. i was more than glad to respond. i think those decisions have been made on a strategic basis. he wants to dominate every news story. he wants to get himself in news stories and that's just strategy. >> klobuchar responded to a report that former senate democratic leader harry reid rebuked her for mistreating her staff. she tells fox news neither she nor he recalls that conversation. >> yes, i can be a tough boss and push people, that's obvious, that's because i have my expectations of myself, i have high expectations of this tun country. >> senator amy klobuchar will be at a town hall monday night at 10:00 p.m. only on cnn. okay, nikki haley back in the spotlight, the former ambassador to the u.n., honored last night by the jewish federation of greater miami.
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and despite a lot of conjecture, she made it clear she's not considering a primary challenge to president trump in 2020. >> i can promise you, i'm too young to stop fighting. because we have press in the back of the room, no, that does not mean i'm running for president. >> the republican mega donor paul singer organized last night's dinner honoring haley. that fueled speculation that the former south carolina governor might be thinking about taking on haley for president. kelly appeared with his wife former congresswoman gabby giffords who survived a shooting. >> i learned a lot from being in the navy, i learned a lot from being an engineer. but what i learned from my wife is how you use policy to improve
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plus, one prominent republican's plan for the wall, make el chapo pay for it. welcome back to "early start," everybody, i'm dave briggs. >> clever. >> unrealistic. >> i'm christine romans, it's 31 minutes past the hour. republicans are openly pushing for president trump to accept this border deal they negotiated. the president himself hinted he's leaning that way. >> i don't think you're going to see a shutdown. i wouldn't want that now. if you do have it, it's the democrats' fault. and i accepted the first one. and i'm proud of what we've accomplished. >> so what exactly did the president accomplish? he originally wanted $5.7 billion for 234 miles of border barriers. last december, he turned down democrats' offer of $1.6 billion
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for just 65 miles of barrier. and now republicans are urging him to take even less, $1.75 billion for 55 miles. even if the president takes that deal, he still has a few cards up his sleeve in the form of executive actions to fund barrier construction without congressional appropriations. cnn's jim acosta has more from the white house. >> christine and dave, president sump says he's not a big fan of this bipartisan agreement from capitol hill to provide some border fencing. but it appears the president is going to sign this agreement. i talked to a white house official who said the president is likely to sign the deal, although aides stress, and other top white house aides are discussing what the president is going on. the president registered his complaints about this agreement. here's what he had to say. >> i have to study it, i'm not anticipate happy about it. it's not doing the trick. i'm adding things to it, and
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when you add whatever i have to add, it's all going to happen where we're going to build a beautiful big strong wall where it's not going to let criminals and traffickers and drug dealers into our country. >> and the president is getting far less than what he originally wanted from the wall. he wanted something like $5.7 billion. the committee on the bipartisan support bill have only come back with something like $1.4 billion. that's a lot less than he expected. but the president and his advisers are looking at new areas to continue to draw money to continue to build the wall. but democrats say if the president goes that route and declares a national emergency, they'll take him to court. christine and dave. >> all right, jim acosta, thanks for that. the prospect of another government shutdown has lawmakers on both sides urging the president to get on board with the deal. >> please, mr. president, no one got everything they wanted in this bill, but sign it and don't
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cause a shutdown. >> i hope he signs the bill. and check it. i think he ought to feel free to use whatever tools he can legally use to enhance his efforts to secure the borders. >> the white house is considering several executive action options to find other funding for the border wall. that could take money earmarked for military construction. but that would require declaring that national emergency. also being eyed, $3 billion from the army corps civil works funds which would come from the national disaster affairs. and fox news' sean hannity blasting the compromise deal. >> the skull compromise is typical of the d.c. sewer and swamp and the amount of safety for the american people is pathetic, the president would need to declare a national emergency. this is the time, that is a
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necessity. and the president, i think i know him pretty well, telegraphed that very thing just today. >> conservative ann coulter tweeted this, trump talks a good game on the border wall but it's increasingly clear he's afraid to fight for it. call this his yellow new deal. here's what "the wall street journal" thinks. they write the restrictionist talk-show right is trashing the deal and mr. trump's grousing tuesday may reflect that criticism. but these are the same critics who have coax mrd trump to crash one immigration dead end after another. they seem to think mr. trump's duty is to fail repeatedly in the service of the politically impossible. the next time they give good advice will be the first time. >> ouch. tax season is here. a watchdog report details big service delays and backlogs at the irs after the shutdown. a report shows a backlog of 5 million pieces of unsorted
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mails. details phone wait times calling hem abysmal. after the shutdown ended with 93% taxpayers calling to make arrangements. 93% after the shutdown still unable to speak to a live person. the watchdog group said the five weeks could not have come for the first time for the irs facing its first filing season implementing a massive new tax law with a completely restructured tax form. last week, steven mnuchin thanks those working so hard and assures that the system is processing these returns efficiently. this is why, ladies and gentlemen, that shutdowns are stupid. >> nobody one in a shutdown. the head of the senate intelligence committee is not too happy with michael cohen. richard burr saying any good bill for the former lawyer is now gone after mr. cohen
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postponed his scheduled appearance at a hearing tuesday morning. >> he's already stepping-stone, been in washington today, because of an illness on twitter. a reporter reported he was having a wild night saturday night in new york with his buddies. and didn't seem to have any limitations and he was out to dinner last night with his wife. i would prefer to get him before he goes to prison but the way he's positioning himself not coming to committee, we may help him go to prison. >> lony davis firing back in a statement, despite senator burr's inaccurate comment, mr. cohen was expected to and continues to suffer from severe post shoulder pain. the medication mr. cohen is currently taking made it impossible for him to testify this week. we believe senator burr would appreciate that it is possible for mr. cohen to design at a
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restaurant. >> senate majority leader mitch mcconnell planning to force democrats to take a public stand on a sweeping climate change and economic overis haul. the republican leader announcing he's going to set a floor vote on the so-called green new deal co-authored by house member alexandria ocasio-cortez and senator ed markey. >> it will give everybody an opportunity to go on record and see how they feel about the green new deal. >> green tie and a sly smile. republicans aim to make the green new deal a ski 2020 campaign issue. they're going to paint it as a costly unworkable socialism. a takeover of basically the economy. the proposal calls for a shift away from fossil fuels. complete shift away from fossil fuels and throws in a variety of soushl initiative pps. most democrats who are running or thinking of running support the initiative to
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various degrees. senator amy klobuchar who just chaired said she will co-sponsor the green new deal. >> i'm in favor of it simply because i see it as a framework to jump-start a discussion. i don't see it as something that we can get rid of all of these industries. or do this in a few years, that doesn't make sense to me. or reduce air travel. but what does make sense to me is to start doing concrete thing and put some aspirations out there on climate change. >> some have been more cautious like ohio's sherrod brown who said on this he supports a green new deal but hasn't decided on thishs. a new york city police officer said and another wounded in what officials say looks like a case of friendly fire. officers were responding to a robbery call. in two minutes they opened fire on a 27-year-old suspect. audio from the chaotic scene
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captured on radio. you can hear the wounded officer letting dispatch know he's been hit. >> shots fired, shots fire. be advised, i'm shot. perps still in the location. please set up route to jamaica. >> detective brian simonsen was shot in the chest and die ted hospital. >> make no mistake about it, friendly fire aside, because of the actions of the suspect, detective simonsen is dead. >> the suspect is described as a 27-year-old career criminal. he is in the hospital. an imitation firearm is found at the scene. our hearts go out to nypd. former starbucks ceo howard schultz grilled on cnn about his
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4:45 eastern time. and former starbucks ceo howard schultz has not yet entered the 2020 presidential race. but democrats see him as a potential threat who can help president trump win re-election. schultz is exploring an independent run for the white house. and at a cnn town hall last night, he essentially dodged the question of whether he would drop out, if it looked like he was helping the president get a second term. >> if the math doesn't tally up, when i get to the next three or four months and i take my message out to the american people, and i continue to talk this way about how concerned i am about the country and how much i think we can do so much
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better under a different process, if the numbers don't add up, i will not run for president because i will not do anything whatsoever to re-elect donald trump. >> senator cory booker who announced he's running for president said he will look to women first for a potential running mate if he ends up clinching the democratic all in nation. >> i think that you will rarely see a democratic ticket without gender diversity, race diversity. i think it's something we should have. so, i'm not going to box myself in, but shall i become it, you know i'll be looking to women first. >> booker said he believes a woman should already be president and he tried hard to make that happen. senator amy klobuchar revealing her responding on the president's attacks. he lashed out on twitter on her shortly after she announced her bid for president. here's what she told cnn. >> it's a case by case, you certainly don't want do go down
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every rabbit hole with him. in my case, i welcome being called the snow woman. i thought it was a pretty cool title myself. so i was more than glad to respond. i think those decisions have to be made on a strategic basis because he wants to dominate every news story. he wants to get himself in news story and that's just strategy. >> klobuchar responded to a report that former senate democratic leader harry reid rebuked her for mistreating her staff. she tells fox news that neither she nor reid recalled that conversation. >> yes, i can be a tough boss and push people, that's obvious. that's because i have i expectations for my i have high expectations for those who work for me and my country. this programming note, amy klobuchar will take part in a cnn presidential town hall in new hampshire. don lemon will moderate, that's
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monday night, 10:00 p.m. only on cnn. nikki haley is back in the spotlight, the former ambassador to the u.n. was honored in miami. she made it clear she's not considering a primary challenge to president trump in 2020. >> i can promise you, i'm too young to stop fighting. because we have press in the back of the room, no, that does not mean i'm running for president. >> republican megadonor paul singer organized last night's dinner honoring her. that fueled speculation the south carolina governor might be thinking of taking on the president. >> sounds like she's got a run in her future at some point, doesn't it? former astronaut mark kelly announcing his democratic campaign. in 2020. in his announcement, kelly appears with his wife, former arizona congresswoman gabby giffords who survived the shooting in 2011. >> i learned a lot about being an astronaut.
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i learned a lot from being in the navy. i learned a lot about solving problems from being an engineer, but what i learned from my wife is how you use policy to improve people's life. >> 54-year-old kelly enters what is sure to be a competitive race, vying for john mccain's senate seat. martha mcsally was appointed to fill that seat until the 2020 election. reuben gallego, congressman, in arizona, looks like he's running as well. u.s. trade negotiators arriving in china overnight for another round of trade talks ahead of the march 1st deadline. and what is the president saying about that deadline? did he just blink? cnn business is next. with lysol, you can help protect them from a real cold. lysol disinfectant spray kills the #1 cause of the cold and clorox wipes don't. lysol. what it takes to protect.
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notorious mexican drug lord joaquin "el chapo" guzman could now spend the rest of his life mind bars. he was convicted tuesday on his federal trial on ten counts against him including a main charge of running a continual criminal enterprise. more from brynn gingras. >> reporter: christine and dave, it might be the that last that was the most complex for jurors when they deliberated for the last six days, considering weeks and weeks of testimony and a lot of evidence and the very dense case that the prosecution put on. and it's that first count that also carries a life in prison sentence. but the judge is going to make the final determination for el chapo in june. as far as reaction, our producer
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was there from day one, and she says he didn't give much of a reaction when the jurors came back at a guilty verdict. he smiled at his wife who has also been in the courtroom throughout the entire trial. going behind closed doors, his lawyers say el chapo is upbeat and he is a fighter. as for the u.s. attorneys, they say this is a victory on the war on drugs. sentencing is going to be held later this year. christine and dave. >> el chapo is one of "forbes" magazine listed billionaires. but now texas senator ted cruz is proposing a new funding for the border wall, have el chapo pay for it with $14 billion in profits who says that money should go for securing the southern border. he's calling on his senate colleagues to pass the el chapo act, legislation that cruz first introduced in 2017. los angeles police still
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trying to determine why a woman with a baby in her car, drove right through the front doors of a station house. it happened early saturday morning in san pedro. after speaking to an officer in the lobby for about a minute. the unidentified woman slammed the car in reverse and tried to back out. she hit a table and nearly knocked the officer down. the outside barrier stopped her and she was taken into custody. every year this time, madison square garden goes to the dogs. the king is king, the winner of the 143rd westminster dog show. >> the wire fox terrier is the winner. >> the wire fox terrier again. parents say their kids are taking on a british accent
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thanks to tv's peppa pig. >> what's wrong, peppa? >> i can't, but everybody else can. >> never mind. >> moms and dads are sharing on twitter that their kids are taking on peppa. some taking on the snort, dubbing it the peppa effect. it's a phenomenon on the telly, here in the u.s. even our paul la monica admitted on twitter that he and his son adopted the accent and snort. why did i stay up so late? the devils made me do it. the blue devils erased a 23-point second half deficit to win the game 71-69. freshman superstar zion williamson not pictured here, led duke to 27 points to come back. the coach's career at duke the
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second largest in school history. looking at cnn business, cybermarkets are higher. and taking a washington around the world, you can see asian markets are higher. and european markets. now, wall street futures are leaning higher. the dow snapped a four-day losing streak. and rising 1.5%. and the nasdaq and s&p 500 also up 1.5%. and oil stocks rose by a bounce in crude oil, u.s. crude oil prices up, after opec said it would cut production. president trump said he's willing to stretch that march 1 deadline with china if the two sides are close to reaching a deal in their trade deal. >> china wants to make a deal very badly. i want it to be a real deal not just a deal that cosmetically looked good for a year. >> a team of negotiators arrived
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in china overnight. in trade talks ahead of that deadline. president trump has threatened to increase the 10% tariff on $200 billion of chinese goods to 25% if no deal is reached. the president said he is expected to meet chinese president xi jinping. to suggest how strong the job market is, at the end of the year, 7.3 million job openings in a decade. noting particularly strong in construction, accommodation, food services. manufacturing jobs, though, fell. another way to look at it, at the worst of the recession, there were almost seven unemployed people competing for each open job. look at the far right now. that is remarkable. less than one job seeker for every job opening. that is as close as you can get to full employment. that is a beautiful chart. i can remember in 2010 reporting on that chart, except you only had it topped up there at 7.
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that was a sign of how desperate it was. every person looking for a job had to beat out at least six other people to get the job. that was really hard. today, things are a lot better. >> one the president will like. "early start" continues right now with the latest congressional compromise. i'm not happy about it. it's not doing the trick. >> will president trump sign the border deal, find another way to pay for his wall? this appears to be an absolute tragic case of friendly fire. >> a new york city police detective shot and killed in a chaotic armed robbery. it will give everybody an opportunity to go on record. >> a senate vote would force democrats to take a stand on their ambitious green new deal. good morning, everyone. welcome to "early start." i'm dave briggs. >> and i'm christine

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