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captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: the fire after the forum. >> what would ronald reagan say about a republican nominee who attacks america's generals and heaps praiseon russia's president? >> i just watched her on the tarmac. she tried to make up for her horrible performance last night. >> i don't think the guy's qualified to be president of the united states. every time he speaks, that opinion is confirmed. >> pelley: also tonight, if you haven't read your credit card agreement, you don't know what you're missing. >> you almost need a law degree to understand it. >> pelley: environmental protesters try to stop an oil pipeline project. and country music honors its rhinestone cowboy ♪ like a rhinestone cowboy
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riding out on a horse in a star spangled rodeo ♪ this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: a battle that started a board an aircraft carrier catapulted into a dogfight today. donald trump and hillary clinton appeared separately last night at a forum apord the u.s.s. "intrepid" museum in new york. we learned more about how they intend to fight america's enemies and each other. nancy cordes begins our coverage. >> it's a game to him. everything is a game. >> reporter: clinton argued that's the only explanation for some of trump's claims last night. >> the generals have been reduced to rubble. >> reporter: he called military leaders "embarrassing," and claimed the u.s. should have seized iraq's oil reserved when it had the canc. >> how were we going to do that?
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>> you would leave a certain group behind and you would take various section where's they have the oil. >> the united states of america does not invade other countries to plunder and pillage. we don't send our brave men and women around the world to steal oil. >> reporter: president obama, traveling in laos, said it shows trump is unqualified. >> and every time he speaks, that opinion is confirmed. >> reporter: clinton also spoke at last night's forum. >> we are not putting ground troops into iraq ever again. >> reporter: she was criticized by g.o.p. chair reince priebus for not smiling enough while discussing national security. she was asked today if she found the comment sexist. >> i don't take anything seriously that comes from the r.n.c. we were talking about serious issues last night. >> reporter: clinton did acknowledge in an interview posted on facebook that "i know i can be perceived as aloof or cold or unemotional, but i had to learn as a young woman to
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control my emotions." she said came from being a female law student at a time when that was rare. that's a hard path to walk, she said. "you need to protect yourself but at the same time you don't want to seem walled off. and sometimes i think i come across more in the 'walled off' arena." clinton announced today she will be meeting with a bipartisan group of high-profile security experts in new york tomorrow, including david petraeus, michael chertoff, and janet napolitano. they're going to be discussing terrorism and how to defeat isis, and it's safe to predict, scott, that there won't be a lot of smiling at that meeting, either. >> pelley: nancy cordes, thanks. perhaps the biggest controversy erupted over trump and russian president vladimir putin. here's major garrett. >> if he says great things about me, i'm going to say great things about him. i've already said he is really very much of a leader. >> reporter: at the national security forum last night, donald trump again heaped praise on russian president vladimir
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putin, an adversarial strongman known for jailg dissidents and controlling the media. >> the man has very strong control over a country. now, it's a very different system, and i don't happen to like the system, but, certainly, in that system, he's opinion a leader, far more than our president has been a leader. >> reporter: hillary clinton defended president obama and called trump's comments "alarming." >> that is not just unpatriotic and insulting to the people of our country, as well as to our commander in chief. it is scary. because it suggests he will let putin do whatever putin wants to do. and then make excuses for him. >> i have no faith in hillary clinton or the leadership. i think under the leadership of barack obama and hillary clinton, the generals have been reduced to rubble. >> reporter: clinton then asked how the republican party's toughest cold warrior would react. >> what would ronald reagan say about a republican nominee who attacks america's generals and
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heaps praise on russia's president? i think we know the answer. >> reporter: and house speaker paul ryan again found himself at odds with trump. >> vladimir putin is an aggressor that does not share our interests. >> reporter: other republicans in congress told us they are unnerved by trump's fascination with putin. scott, trump has promised if elected to seek closer ties with moscow. the great unknown-- at what cost? >> pelley: major garrett, thanks. now, let's clear the smoke for just a minute and listen to clinton and trump last night on the issues. >> we have to defeat isis. that is my highest counter-terrorism goal, and we've got to do it with air power. we've got to do it with much more support for the arabs and the kurds, who will fight on the ground against isis. we are not putting ground troops
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into iraq ever again, and we're not putting ground troops into syria. >> i think under the leadership of barack obama and hillary clinton, the generals have been reduced to rubble. we go in. we defeat somebody, and then we don't know what we're doing after that. i mean, we lose it. like, as an example, you look at iraq, what happened, how badly that was handled. and then when president obama took over, and he took everybody out. and, really, isis was formed. i have a substantial chance of winning. if i win, i don't want to broadcast to the enemy exactly what my plan is. >> i have been very clear about the necessity for doing whatever is required to move the v.a. into the 21st century, to provide the kind of treatment options that our veterans today desperately need and deserve. and that's what i will do as president. but i will not let the v.a. be
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privatized. i rolled out my mental health agenda last week, and we've got to remove the stigma. we've got to help people currently serving not to feel that if they report their sense of unease, their depression, that somehow it's going to be a mark against them. >> under a part of my plan, if they have that long wait, they walk outside, they go to the local doctor, they choose the doctor, they choose the hospital, whether it's public or private. they get themselves better. we will pay the bill. and by the way, i never said take the v.a.-- take the veterans administration private. i wouldn't do that. 22 people a day are killing themselves. a lot of it is they're killing themselves over the fact that they can't-- they're under tremendous pain and they can't see a doctor. >> pelley: now let's bring in john dickerson, anchor the "face the nation." john, we were talk today about how specific clinton was about her plans last night but trump was not and that doesn't seem to
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diminish his support at all. >> no. hillary clinton's supporters love her command of information, but beyond her core surps, there are voters for whom that specificity isn't enough. those voters have one of two emotional recollections to the race. either they don't trust hillary clinton or they have some kind of a gut-level connection to donald trump, and hillary clinton isn't going to break through that emotional connection simply by mastering the material. the only way she can, say pollsters and strategists i talked to today, is by making trump seem unfit for the job, essential replacing one measure reaction with another one, fear. but for those who don't already see donald trump as unfit, making him seem unfit isn't just about the facts. it's about the voters who like him are willing to think he can grow on the job. they think he can surround himself with advisers. they think he was in business and was a success and was a success in the primaries so he must know something. and there's another thing-- they think judgment can replace smart and experience, which is why trump continues to insist, despite the evidence, that he was against military action in
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libya and iraq, even though that's not the case, and he supported both. >> pelley: john dickerson, we'll see you sunday on "face the nation." john, thanks. and then today, there is the third-party candidate who wants to be the third president johnson. he wanted to put himself on the the map in the worst way. today, he did. here's julianna goldman. >> reporter: what would do you if you were elected about leadership? >> reporter: libertarian presidential candidate gary johnson was expected to answer this question by providing his plan for dealing with syria's bloody civil war and the refugee crisis. but instead he said this: >> about? >> aleppo. >> and what is aleppo? >> you're kidding. >> no. >> reporter: shortly thereafter, johnson told another reporter he felt horrible but still struggled. >> knowing that there's a city in between the-- the-- the two forces, really at the epicenter of the-- but not remembering or
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identifying that that's aleppo, guilty. >> reporter: in a statement to cbs news, johnson said he's human and he blanked. "should i have identified aleppo? yes. do i understand its significance? yes." the besieged city is a major battleground in the nearly five-year civil war between rebels and the syrian regime. this image of a boy rescued after an air strike just last month in aleppo has become a symbol of the war's brutality. >> is this the craziest election ever? >> reporter: johnson's foreign policy flap couldn't have come at a worse time for the former new mexico governor. he's been trying to raise his profile and poll numbers to secure a spot on the debate stage with hillary clinton and donald trump. to get there he needs 15% support in five national polls and johnson is currently averaging under 9%. in another intervaw today, johnson acknowledged the consequences of a presidential candidate seeming to lack a basic understanding of a major
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foreign policy issue. scott, he said for those that believe this is a disqualifier, so be it. >> pelley: julianna goldman in washington. thanks. tonight, there is a standoff in the great plains. 200 native american tribes are fighting construction of an oil pipeline, and north dakota's governor has called in the national guard. mark albert is on the front line of this. >> reporter: the clashes near cannonball, north dakota, have at times been rowdy and physical, with demonstrators pepper sprayed, and construction equipment damaged. the estimated 5,000 native americans and environmentalists now encamped on federal and private land say the pipelinewas approved by the u.s. army corps of engineers without proper permits or can thing the tribe, ignoring the land's historical and cultural significant. >> this whole area here is probably all sacred to the people because it's close to the river. >> reporter: this 23-year-old man shoilsd a sacred burial site
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he said the pipeline disturbed. it strikes me that dakota means friendly, and yet neither side has been too friendly to each other. >> yeah, you know, they instigated the whole situation. they came to use her dogs on my people. they came and maced us. what else are we supposed to do? we aren't going to stand back and let them do this anymore. >> reporter: part of the pipeline will run under the missouri river, had about a mile north of the reservation. they worry the pipeline could leak, destroying their water supply. but the couple says the pipeline is already 50% finished, stretching 1100 miles across four state. it starts in oil-erish backan field in north dakota and ends in illinois. a coalition supporting the project told cbs news it will be among the safest, most technologically advanced pipelines ever constructed." but these demonstrators don't believe it. green party presidential candidate jill stein earlier
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this week stood with them, then spray painted on construction equipment, "i approve this message." there's now a warrant for her arrest. a federal judge in washington is expected to rule by tomorrow on the tribe's request for an injunction, but, scott, these demonstrators tell us, win or lose, they won't leave. >> pelley: mark albert for us tonight. mark, thanks. coming up on the cbs evening news, paying the price for not reading a credit card agreement. and later, country royalty turns out to honor glen campbell.ur for more people... to experience... complete protection from frequent heartburn. nexium 24hr. the easy-to-swallow tablet is here.
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>> turn around and disperse. >> pelley: but in the jim crow south he was not allowed to vote. in 1965, after moving it to new york, montgomery was shaken by news of civil rights protesters attacked in alabama, so he joined the march, becoming a body guard for martin luther king jr. montgomery would later see the fruits of his efforts on a visit to the selma courthouse. >> when i went down to that room, a black woman was sitting behind the desk where the white woman said, "no, you cannot vote." that was my revenge. >> pelley: dabney montgomery was 93. another man is being honored for service to country and his story is next. ♪ by the time i get to phoenix this is humira helping to relieve my pain and protect my joints from further damage. this is humira helping me go further.
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door is always open and your path is free to walk." good evening, ladies and gentlemen. i'm glen campbell. >> pelley: that's the "the glen campbell goodtime hour" here on cbs 47 years ago. campbell, who's now battling alzheimer's disease, has just been honored by the academy of country music. here's anthony mason. ♪ i've been walking these streets so long ♪ singing the same old song >> reporter: "rhinestone cowboy" was glen campbell's first number one hit. it became his signature song. ♪ like a rhinestone cowboy >> reporter: at the a.c.m. honors blake shelton led an all-star tribute to the 80-year-old country legend, whose wife kim says is now in the late stages of alzheimer's. >> so he can't really communicate verbally, but he still communicates, you know,
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with the universal languages of smiles and hugs and kisses ♪ by the time i get to phoenix ♪ ( applause ) >> reporter: the son of an arkansas sharecropper, glen campbell broke through with this song in 1967. he scored 21 top-40 hits. ♪ and the wichita lineman >> reporter: and in 1968, his cbs tv show, "the glen campbell goodtime hour" , made him a household name. >> good evening, ladies and gentlemen. i'm glen campbell. >> reporter: and everything changed after that, didn't it? >> yeah, it did. i didn't realize the power of television. >> reporter: in a 2012 interview for "cbs sunday morning," one of campbell's last, the effects of alzheimer's, diagnosed a year earlier, were apparent. >> alzheimer's. >> we got that? >> you do. >> i do? >> uh-huh. >> i don't feel it anywhere. i am happy to be here. >> reporter: with his three youngest children playing backup
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and providing moral support, campbell was able to play a two-year farewell tour ♪ galveston, oh, galveston. >> i think it encouraged a lot of people who are living with alzheimer's to know that you don't have to just stop doing what you love. you just need a bigger support group around you. ♪ and the wichita lineman >> reporter: alzheimer's has silenced the singer, but not his songs. ♪ and i'm doing fine >> reporter: anthony mason, cbs news, new york. >> pelley: and you can see the tenth annual a.c.m. honors tomorrow night at 9:00, 8:00 central, right here on cbs. that's the cbs evening news for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night. captioning sponsored by cbs
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