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now questions about what benjamin netenyahu told the u.n. about iran's nuclear capabilities. but first. time running out for homeland security. funding for the department held up, as republicans block the president's plan to help millions of undocumented migrants. fears of a shutdown as a group linked with al-qaeda
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threatens to bring violence to the united states. ♪ just a short time ago, senate democrats again blocked consideration of a bill to fund homeland security this comes as the obama administration asked a federal judge to put a hold on his ruling blocking the president's immigration actions. >> the clock is ticking and the pressure is mounting try to find a way to avoid a shutdown of the entire department of homeland security. congress returned this week and ran into another brick wall of gridlock, but now late today there are signs that republicans are having second thoughts and looking for a way out of the stand off. >> senate will be in order. >> reporter: another vote another impasse. >> the motion is not agreed to.
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>> reporter: for the fourth time in as many weeks, senate democrats held the line blocking a republican attempt to stop the president's executive orders on immigration. it's an effort to force mr. obama to reverse course. >> congress is the appropriate place to make laws about america's immigration policy. it's not something the president gets to decide on his own. >> reporter: the deadline this friday, no deal by then and homeland security shuts down. it's another game of legislative chicken. monday the president took his case to a gathering of the nation's governs. >> it will have a direct impact on your economy and on america's national security. because their hard work helps to keep us safe. >> reporter: a shutdown of dhs would mean 75 to 80% of
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defendant personnel would work without pay, and 10% of transportation security administration and customs and border patrol workers, about 30,000 would stay home without pay, including 80% of fema workers. grants to local law enforcement would also be suspended. and training of new customs and border patrol agents now underway would halt. >> it would amount to a serious disruption in our ability to protect the homeland. >> reporter: citizenship and immigration services would be untouched. it's funded through application fees, not by congress. as the dead approaches splits are beginning to show in the ranks. >> the worst possible outcome for this nation is to defund the
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department of homeland security given the multiple threats we face to our homeland and i will not be part of that. >> reporter: for senator lindsay graham and others the ruling by the judge is political cover and a way to avoid an impasse. >> we now have an exit sign and that is the federal court decision saying that the president's actions unilaterally are unconstitutional. >> reporter: and richelle a few minutes ago on the senate floor it appears that mitch mcconnell of kentucky may have blinked first. he introduced a bill that would decouple the department of homeland security from the president's executive orders. and today the administration filed an emergency appeal trying to block the texas judge's ruling that the new executive orders from the president could
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be implemented. richelle. >> reporter: mike viqueira live from the white house. thank you. security drills at the mall of america today because of a video threat from the group al-shabab. hashem ahelbarra is in bloomington, minnesota this evening. how is the somalian american community reacting to this? >> reporter: it is used to being under the microscope a lot of this recruitment that has taken place over the last few years continues to bring attention, and it's something they brace for on a regular basis. the al-shabab mentioning a number of shopping malls including the mall of america which you see behind me.
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and leaders that we spoke to said ammons in the community have been getting calls from somali americans who are worried about a backlash that may occur as a result of a potential threat right here. >> as he said this is not new this focus on this community from al-shabab. so who specifically are they going after? the >> well richelle since 2007 about 22 somali men from this community have traveled overseas to somalia to join al-shabab. there have also been a number of people who have joined from eye sis. there's a lot of poverty in this area and uneducated people and that's basically a lot of what al-shabab has used as a radicalization tool as a tactic to recruit these young men and try to get them to fight with
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them overseas richelle. >> i'm afraid it has, because al-shabab and isis have very effective propaganda tools. and it is working effective by luring kids to their war. >> reporter: and richelle another thing that we heard on the ground today, we went to travel to the cedars riverside area and a shot of shopkeepers who didn't want to go on camera are saying they are just trying to live their every day lives, continue working their businesses working in the community, and try to put behind them the troubles they have left behind. so you hear both things from the community, some concerned, and others who are trying to move on richelle. >> what are these groups doing to combat the efforts of al-shabab, because they are persistent and relentless. >> there have been a number of
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initiatives put in place here in the minneapolis area. there have been federal programs and programs by community youth groups including one that engages young men and women from any somali community early on. there are also a number of entrepreneurs who are trying to reach young people at a very young age by providing videos that teach them the difference between what they should and shouldn't be doing, because a lot of this radicalization that they have seen in the past has . -- happened online. there's a lot of police engagement with the community trying to gain trust and get people in the community to confide in them when they do see things that may lead people down the wrong path richelle. >> thank you. turkish police spent another day searching for three missing schoolgirls believed to be
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headed to syria. they pleaded for them to come home. the girls were attempting to join a death cult those are his words. surveillance cameras showed the teens boarding a flight to istanbul last week. isil released this video showing a training camp for children. the video shows young boys dressed in khakis and head bands as you can see. and it's not clear when this video was recorded. the talk to all of these efforts to recruit young people philip joins us now. thank you for joining us. let's talk about these three girls first that are possibly making their way to isil. apparently they made this connection on social media. how could someone make such a strong connection over social media for something so serious
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and dangerous? >> well i think that we kind of need to escape some of the generational accept rations here. the younger generation now, mine includeded, it's very easy to make very very strong and lasting relationships online. organizations such as isis are utilizing it to penetrate into these people's lives, and when you have isolated yourself off -- remember these girls went about this process on their own, and then they were on the side encouraged by, you know a recruiter and other people online, they formed a little sub universe and this is essentially what they are feeding into. >> how do you envision isil becoming even more effective using social media. what could the next level possibly be? more of a concerted effort? >> what isis is doing now, they
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have had a number of cracks in their vaneneer. i can go on twitter and contact somebody who is with isis. facebook took down a number of isis pages, i'm assuming due to software that they had developed to take it down so, you know isis is going to have to be proactive and pragmatic in terms of going into the future. what they have already tried to do is develop their own apps which are a tad more hidden and a tad more secretive, to pull people in and give a secure form of communication. i think going forward, though i think their best asset is this openness that they have been able to build up around the organization. they are trying to pull just about anybody they can in and, you know they are going to use mediums which are available and rather cheap to exploit in order to do so. >> it sounds like a real
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challenge for law enforcement. and the white house has announced efforts to try to combat this social media. but how effective can that be? >> it can be effective in some ways. if mean we have to remember -- in the united states we are technological leaders, and that means that we do have an advantage when it comes to developing software algorithms and other techniques to take down groups such as this. and when i say that they are also trying to develop their own techniques in order to develop counter measures against that. but we just need to be one step -- you know ahead of them in terms of operations and unfortunately, i think, you know the united states and a number of other countries are operating in a number of different ways and not really concentrating on one thing and saying let's develop an algorithm to go after from this isis and then let's crush it.
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i know this is the cliche phrase, but it comes off as a whack-a-mole strategy. but twitter took off a number of key eye-- isis profiles. and it disrupted their recruitment process. though there is the capability of keeping these people online in order to monitor them for some level of intelligence. i think it really comes down to the government that's monitoring it and also hour dire they think the threat is if somebody is going to leave denver then they are going to have to step in and disrupt this process. if we were eager to disrupt it we could. >> thank you so much. french president is calling for tougher laws against hate speech in the country. he spoke at an annual dinner hosted by a french jewish organization. he said he will push for faster
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and more effective sanctions against hate speech and he wants the justice system to treat hate speech as a threat. the u.s. and iran report progress over an historical deal. both countries seem to be trying to show willingness to make a deal, but within limits. >> reporter: smiles for the camera before getting down to work in geneva. five days of bilateral talks focused largely on technical questions connected to iran's nuclear program. that meant bringing in both top nuclear officials, the u.s. energy secretary, and his iranian counterpart. their job to hash out which capabilities could be kept for a civilian energy program and which ones could help tehran build nuclear weapons should be banned. they helped to sharpen the
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negotiator's understanding on some of the technical details, and the question of international sanctions on iran was discussed. with about five weeks left before the deadline the official told reporters the talks had been challenging and productive, and it appeared they were trying to negotiate in good faith. the iranians want a deal that represents a win-win for them and the west he said. but he also said the iranians wouldn't be bullied into concessions that undermine their national security. that was in response john kerry's that the u.s. is not willing to negotiate forever. >> i'm confident that president obama is fully prepared to stop these talks if he feels they are not being met with the kind of productive decision making necessary to prove a program is
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peaceful. >> reporter: more talks are likely in the weeks before the march 31st deadline, and so too are the public declarations from both sides about what they are not willing to concede. later this hour an al jazeera exclusive. a federal judge in new york city has found two palestinian groups guilty of attacks that killed and injured americans in israel. it is about forcing groups to pay for their attacks carried out in their name. >> reporter: suicide bombings shootings that killed dozens including americans. now a federal jury in new york has found for the first time the palestinian authority and the palestinian liberation organization, were directly responsible for six attacks that
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killed 66 people from 2002 to 2004. the organizations were ordered to pay $218.5 million, an amount tripled under a 1992 terrorism law. >> this is a great day for our country and those who fight terror. we're so proud of our families who stood up and were so impressed with how seriously the jury took their job. >> reporter: ten american families sued. it allows u.s. citizens to pursue damages in federal courts. for years palestinian leaders condemned the bombings, and insisted they were carried out by loan individuals. but attorneys presented evidence showing the suspects were employees of the authority, that it continued paying their salaries after they were arrested and even made martyr payments to familiar list of suicide bombers. >> the jury sent a very clear
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message that those who commit terror against americans will be held accountable in this the united states court of law. >> reporter: defense attorneys left the courthouse without speaking, but promised to appeal. the palestinian leadership called the charges baseless, and the trial: >> we're going to take steps against their assets and we're going to put pressure on those who are negotiating them those who have relationships with them, to make sure that the palestinian authority respects the american law, respects american jury rolling and pay their debt. >> reporter: this comes as palestinian officials are already struggling financially, and this could hurt their international image as they try to press war crime allegations against israel in the international criminal court. the retrial for two al jazeera journalists in egypt has been postponed until next month. two witnesses did not show up in
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court today, leading the judge to delay the trial. they are being recharged on charges they aided the outlawed muslim brotherhood. also an activist was sentenced to five years in prison for violating protest restrictions. ash carter talks strategy and afghanistan. what he had to say in changing the u.s. role in that war-torn country. plus -- it's our time to have wage equality once and for all, and equal rights for women in the united states of america. [ cheers and applause ] the backlash following the comments at the oscars. and zero temperatures freeze much of the country. how long before mother nature gives us all a break?
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♪ frgz violence in ukraine is issue number one at the united nations security council. diplomats opened depate on peace and security today.
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represents from russia and ukraine both attended. james bayes has more from the u.n. >> this was supposed to be a meeting about international peace and security with the 70th anniversary of the u.n. approaching in a few month's time. but instead it became dominated by one ongoing conflict. russia was one of the first countries to speak, and he mentioned ukraine only briefly. but many other countries used their speeches to highlight recent violence and to blame russia for it. >> russia today is training arming supporting and fighting alongside separatists who have brutally seized ukrainian territory. a blatant violation of the u.n. charter. one that has already cost some 5,700 lives, and forceded the displacement of more than 1.7 million ukrainians. >> ukraine's foreign minister told the council, russia was
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turning his country into a shooting range. he told me he wants e.u. or u.n. monitors sent to his country. >> we have become complacent idea of an additional element. we need to start utilizing the touch line in order to eliminate the possible threats for further attacks. it's exactly what we have in mind. >> reporter: the ukrainian plan to get an e.u. or u.n. monitoring element will be difficult to achieve. u.n. monitors would require security council approval russia is likely to veto that. it is likely some european countries would be reluctant to send their people into the front line of a war zone. one european minister from a country that shares a border with russia say it's the
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mission is strengthened. >> if osce has no access, all agreements are really questioned. and this is really important to keep the pressure. >> reporter: the security council has now met to discuss ukraine about 30 times in the last year. they all agree on the minsk peace deals, but that clearly is not halting the bloodshed. james bayes al jazeera, the united states. a measles outbreak is being blamed for the death of an 18 month old? germany. german officials say they take the death seriously and will work to boost vaccination rates. there are now about 154 cases in the u.s. most linked to dez diznyland. cre has already killed two
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people in the charlotte area and infected several more. two people died after contracting cra after ucla's medical center. hand washing dishes could help kids avoid allergies later in life. i know it sounds strange, but researchers say hand washing leaves more bacteria on the dishes. the study found it might help kids develop immunities to all sorts of allergens. some doctors think children develop allergies because their environments are too sanitized. it is bitter cold in much of the country. icy roads and snowfall lead to this pileup in amarillo, texas. almost 30 cars were involved. what are the major impacts so far of this storm?
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this >> you saw one of them. >> right. >> and a lot of the heaviest stuff was in the panhandle. i saw reports as high as 6 inches of snow and we were looking at up to a half inch of ice. over 4,000 flights have been canceled since saturday a lot of those today around dallas. and tomorrow i'm very concerned as we get into atlanta. >> reporter: both of those cities are major hubs for airlines, so what about tomorrow? >> as i said atlanta is one of the places the freezing precipitation is going to move to. we're also going to watch chances for snow. there is the current radar right now. here is the ban tonight. and you can see the little core the pink with precipitation. it's pretty likely it is not going to be pleasant. then that moves out, but after a little break, look at the next
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one coming along, wednesday for parts of the deep south into wednesday night for most of the southeast. we could have another system. we're watching it closely, because it depends on exactly the temperatures as to who gets rain versus snow or ice. >> let's talk about the cold how widespread is this? >> still a lot of the eastern half of the country is running well below average. we were just talking about texas. yesterday we had places like houston, 78 degrees, almost 80. today only in the 40s. so we have a widespread eastern portion of the country, 20 degrees below average or even more. really the northeast for tonight with a little bit of wind it's going to be the most bitter tomorrow morning for the country. some of those wind chills going 20 or 30 below. >> oh my thanks for the conversation. [ laughter ] nigeria's president says his country underestimates boko
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haram. and jury giuliani explains his controversial comments about the president not loving america. and what israel's intelligence agency found out about iran's nuclear program. why it conflicts with what the israeli prime minister claims.
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♪ defense secretary, ash carter is on his way back toe washington this evening. he is returning from his first overseas trip -- not overseas trip but obviously in this capacity. jamie macintyre joins us now from washington. secretary carter made some comments about changing the u.s. withdrawal plan. tell us more about that. >> reporter: secretary carter was just sworn in last week four days into the job he took off for afghanistan. he met by general john campbell
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who said he wants more flexibility in how to bring troops out. he went to meet with the new afghan president, and carter said that he credited what he called a major change in the afghan unity government's attitude to the united states which he said is an important factor in him deciding to look into changing the withdrawal schedule for u.s. troops. >> our priority now is to make sure this progress sticks. that is why president obama is considering a number of options to reinforce our support for president ghani's security strategy. including possible changes to the time line for our drawdown of u.s. troops. >> reporter: now u.s. afghan commander general campbell told
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reporters that those changes would be within the framework of president obama's time frame for getting the troops home but there might be some adjustments made and the thinking is by the time president ghani meets with president obama next month, they might be in a position to announce a new timetable for the withdraw. >> all right. secretary carter also talked about the fight against isil. what did he say about u.s. plans to deal with this group? >> well, it was really interesting, after he left afghanistan, he went to kuwait where he called a very important meeting. they met for six hours behind closed doors to brain storm the fight against isil. he emerges saying he thought the strategy was about right, but an interesting remark he made when he was talking to u.s. troops.
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he was asked about the limit of u.s. boots on the ground. which is the phrase for u.s. ground troops maybe getting involved in iraq and he said that was something he was going to consider. he seemed to be signalling that he was open to the idea at least at some point in the future about having u.s. ground troops join the fight in iraq but he said he would give his decision to the president and then the president would make a decision. >> thank you jamie. let's take a look at the u.s. involvement by the numbers. the highest number of troops serving in afghanistan was 100,000 back in august of 2010 more than 2300 u.s. troops have been killed since the conflict began, and more than 20,000 wounded. and right now about 10,000 u.s. troops are stationed in afghanistan. joining me now is mike lyons an al jazeera national security contributor, and retired army
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major. right now president ghani, and secretary carter are they in a honeymoon phase? >> yeah i think. but it's actually general campbell and afghanistan. he left his post and went to afghanistan specifically to try to build the relationship with president ghani and himself. so now you have a much better relationship between the military and the government. and again, this relationship was forged i think many months ago with general campbell. >> is this something the military has been wanting for a while to try to extend this deadline. >> no question about it. the question the military has in mind is 10,000 troops. if it falls below that number it becomes difficult to support. right now the military does training, but it also is doing a counter terrorism measure.
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they are going after targets inside of afghanistan. so there is still combat taking place there inside afghanistan. that's part of the issue. the military thinks the 10,000 number is important. >> and some things have gone pouring in turning things over to the afghans. >> no question. there has been a issue of loss of equipment. you look at the billions of dollars that has been invested on the airport, a lot of that has been squadered. it has been more like a dull action in terms of cutting what is going on there. >> what is the strategy going forward? >> the 10,000 number can be delayed for at least 18 months. so at the end of december of this year the military was going to have that number to be 5,000. so the army will look to have that delaid until next year. i wouldn't be surprised if you
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see some combat troops after the president leaves office as well. a lot of it has to do with what president ghani wants. if he wants u.s. forces there, i think this president will agree with that. >> you said you wouldn't be surprised once president obama's term is over there will more troops there. >> i think if it's explained properly the american public will accept it. i know the military the army is preparing for it. >> what does success look like in afghanistan? >> we don't want to see what happened in vietnam. we don't want to see the taliban take over the government. you could have a model like pakistan, where you have a central government that's strong, but they don't control areas outside of the central area. but we want a country that is part of the international community, that trades goods and services on the market. we have got to bring commerce, i think to it.
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that's another part of this plan. that would be what good likes like. >> okay. and very shortly as jamie mcentire reported president ghani will be coming to the u.s. major lyons thank you very much for coming in we appreciate it. in nigeria president goodluck jonathan said his government underestimated the capacity of boko haram. this was shortly after a 7-year-old girl killed herself and five others in a suicide bombing. >> reporter: these solders are part of a regional group being trained by western armies. it's an annual exercise designed to help countries fight violent groups. the focus of these soldiers is boko haram. >> what they take away from this is better cohesion cooperation amongst each other, and
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amongst -- and amongst other nations, amongst their african partners, their western partners. >> reporter: this comes as president goodluck jonathan told the media he underestimated boko haram's ability. >> we're not fully equipped and ready to fight the war, because of the armament in opposition. over time, like you said in some [ inaudible ] the military was neglected. they were underequipped. they didn't have the capacity to take on the military. you also know recently some jets are now quiet for the efforts. the army re-engineered, the navy [ inaudible ] lost recently. our military now has the capacity to take on boko haram.
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>> reporter: in the last week the nigerian army says it has taken back many towns. some of these chadian soldiers are confident the training they are getting will help them defeat the group. >> translator: boko haram is a militia made of civilians, and they don't have the experience that we have. >> reporter: it may feel like two little too late for those who have lost loved ones and their livelihoods. nearly a million people like these families have been displaced by the violence. and despite the president and military saying boko haram is being defeated the group continues to launch attacked. a suicide bomber killed several on sunday. now to an exclusive investigation. al jazeera and the guardian newspaper have partnered to publish top-secret intelligence documents gathered from around
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the globe. they reveal a fundamental difference between what benjamin netenyahu said was iran's nuclear threat and what the israeli intelligence data found. clayton switcher has our report. >> this is a bomb this is a fuse -- >> reporter: it's now notorious, the moment that benjamin netenyahu warned the united states of an iranian nuclear bomb. the imagery was simplistic and so was the message. >> by next spring at most by next summer at current enrichment rates they will have finished the medium enrichment and moved on to the final stage. >> reporter: but behind the scenes just one month after the speech israeli intelligence sent a very different message. this is a secret analysis dated october 2012: it's only warning
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is for the future: >> reporter: the chief hinted at a disagreement with netenyahu earlier that year. he was clear: in the spy cables he estimates iran has 100 kilos of uranium enriched to 100%. but iran got rid of it as part of negotiations. the spy cables shed a new light on netenyahu's address, and begs the question, where did he get this information? coming up in our next hour in spy cables the crime and the coverup, new information in israel's role in the left the of
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south african missile capabilities. and many of the top secrets are online at more than 2.3 million americans are victims of medical id theft. this theft is up 22% in 2014 and also found most people don't even realize they have been affected. medal id theft can be one of the most costly and confusing forms of fraud. in today's power politics today's power forces are threatening to shut down the funding of homeland security. michael shure joining us live from los angeles. talk of any compromise on capitol hill? >> not quite compromise but a little bit of shift in tactic. mitch mcconnell has decided to schedule a vote this week for a stand-alone resolution on
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president obama's executive action not going back to 2012 as some had feared but just to the 2014 immigration executive action. it means they are separating it out -- sort of, you know deferring to the courts in a way, allowing the courts to settle the immigration part voting on it but allowing the department of homeland security to be funded if they are able to get an agreement from the house, and it seems like john boehner and mitch mcconnell are working together on this one. scott walker has a 14-point lead over jeb bush and rand paul in iowa. it's early i understand that. but walker is making a shift to the right in his beliefs on abortion. so where does scott walker stand on this issue right now? >> reporter: well where he
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standings geographically is somewhere between wisconsin and iowa on the politics of abortion. a lot of people are saying he is going after the jeb bush money, but he is going after mike huckabee who won in 2008. he is trying to get some of those conservative voters. saying i'm pro-life. but not alen nate the more moderate republicans. so really really early for these polls, but the fact that he is seeing momentum in a conservative state like iowa he is trying to make sure he is holds on to every socially conservative vote in that state. >> scott walker has been on the sidelines of a controversy, the one moving rudy giuliani. walker was at this dinner where giuliani made the comments about
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president obama not loving america. this is what giuliani wrote: >> so couple of things here. first what do you make of the apology, and how does this affect scott walker? >> yeah, the apology, it's a written apology. i expected it would happen this week. but major giuliani said notwithstanding the marks he made. he to scott walker is really the -- you know the dinner guest that came, was obnoxious to a lot of people and scott walker had to call all of the other dinner guests and say sorry about my friend rudy. but he has been forced into a corner having to answer for
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somebody he has no alignment with politically or historically. >> michael thank you. in in greece the new government is submitting a list of reforms to international lenders, as a condition of a new deal to secure a four-month bailout extension. nadine barber has more. >> reporter: greece traditional mark the beginning of lent by flying kites, but although it's the end of a three-day public holiday here the government has been working hard trying to come up with a list of reforms which it has until the end of monday to submit to its creditors, that was a condition given when they agreed to a four-month extension to the previous bailout. local press reports that the government is including measures to combat tax evasion and fight corruption. and they want to stick to their red lines of not cutting
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pensions, and gradually increasing the minimum wage. and certainly they seem to have the support of many people here. >> i trust this government because they give the impression that care -- are caring about the people and i am -- it's very human. >> our government is going to face a lot of external, you know reactions because it's a little bit opposite to what they have promised before the elections, so this is the most [ inaudible ]. >> reporter: now even if the list of reforms is accepted by the euro zone, finance minister says it will still have to be approved in parliament in many european capitols. and in the longer run it's still far from clear whether the greek government with do enough for the former troiker of the european union in terms of
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reforms. nadine barber reports from athens. actress patricia arquette takes on the gender pay gap. >> it is time for us. equal means equal. >> why the speech is causing such controversy. and a truck carrying thousands of gallons of fuel ignites on a highway.
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to every woman who gave birth, to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation we have fought for everybody else's equal rights. it's our time to have wage equality once and for all, and equal rights for women in the united states of america. [ cheers and applause ] that is patricia arquette
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the winner of the best-supporting oscar actress. he is using the podium to make a call for equality. moments later backstage she went on to explain her position. >> the truth is even though we sort of feel like we have equal rights in america, right under the surface, there are huge issues that are at play that really do effect women, and it's time for all of the women in america, all of the men that love women, and all of the gay people and people of color that we have fought for to fight for us now. >> let's bring in a senior editor at " -- your reaction to her comments? >> i thought her comments on stage while she was accepting her reward were a lot better
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than the stages she said backstage when she attempted to clarify. it's as if she implies that women had been doing the heavy lifting for gay people and people of color, and that we owe them a debt of gratitude. so if you are saying people of color and gay folks need to be championing women in ways they haven't, you are erasing gays female black people who have been doing social justice work for many years, and it feels like she is white women are being marginalized and everyone is paying attention to people of color and lbgt issues and not devoting enough attention to a group of women. >> let's talk about more about what she says she meant. she tried to clarify on twitter. here is a little bit of what she said: .
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and then she said this: so does that ring to you as built -- building bridges or is that still too brood of an approach to inequality? >> i think if those had been her original comments it would feel like a brood, yet, well intentioned attempt at addressing inequality. that address people that don't belong to the majority group or the group that has the most access at this point. but that's not what she said. those original comments really stung. and i would have rather heard her say, i apologize. it was never my intention to
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erase anyone, as opposed going let's rephrase this so it doesn't look like i messed up. >> is it about being aware of other people's experiences? >> absolutely main stream feminism has privileged white middle class, college trained voices primarily for many years, and there has been so much contemporary pushback against this. the internet has democratized feminism in ways that you couldn't have imagined. you hear poor women having a voice, and women of color having a voice. in that moment when there has been such great strides taken, think about this this is a night in which there was a black
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female director who many many people felt should have been at the very least nominated for her work. >> for her come on "selma." >> on "selma," but if the she would have used her issue to raise issues in the workplace, but in her workplace. >> let's talk about hollywood, because in the abstract who cares if millionaires aren't making the same amount of money. but it does matter even more people in hollywood. >> yeah, this is an issue that women across class, backgrounds, racial backgrounds in various industries and fields experience. so it's wonderful that somebody who is in hollywood where people are typically making a good deal of money for their labor, but not making as much as their
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costars. it's great to raise the issue. >> thank you very much. the oscar winning film "the imitation game," told the story of allen turig. now his family has delivered petitions to the prime minister's office. it calls for pardons for nearly 50,000 gay men. he was one of them. queen elizabeth pardoned him in 2013. randall pinkston is here with what is coming up at the top of the hour. >> six months after the bombs stopped falling in gaza reconstruction in the area has barely begun. we'll have a look at what is holding things up and the fears that could lead to another war. plus the research of a prominent climate change speaker
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has been questioned. what he says about his research and why it's important. plus -- >> trying to make fun of something, you have to consider so many things. you have to offend people. you have to be funny. [ laughter ] >> he is sometimes called iran's jon stewart. we'll introduce to the man who gives political satire that is banned in his country. we'll have those stories and more in just a few minutes. thank you. . a tanker truck carrying nearly 9,000 gallons of fuel crashed and caused that fire. the driver was able to escape but it's not clear if he was injured. it is also not clear what caused it. nearby homes were evacuateded as a precaution and traffic was
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