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we are live. >> president obama in his final state of the union address. what he says is one of his biggest regrets and who he targeted from that podium. good morning, everyone. welcome to early start. >> nice to be with you this morning. it's wednesday, january 13th. it's 4:00 a.m. in the east. our breaking news this morning, iran our breaking news, iran is now emanneding an apology after the iranian national guard captured ten american sailors in territory waters. iran is still hoting those sailors. nine men, one woman, holding them on farsi island in the persian gulf. the latestest this morning is that the u.s. sailors are likely to be released soon for the latest, i want to pri in nic robertson. i got to tell you, yesterday
afternoon, late yesterday afternoon when this word broke word from the pentagon. >> perhaps the things the way things play out with the iranians in a situation like this perhaps shouldn't surprise us. but at the same, i am surprised because the language we were hearing from both the iranian side and the pentagon as well and diplomatically, the iranian foreign minister, it did all seem to be on track. when daylight broke on farsi island, several hours ago, that's when it was going to happen t. revolutionary guard. they control the island. they have those sailors. they said they are questioning them to see if they were on an intelligence gathering mission. they were acting
unprofessionally and in a provocative manner for 40 minutes. they said now since then the language has deteriorated. this comes from the hard liners, saying that the situation is being resolved and perhaps on the crucial issue of why those sailors were in what iran considers its territorial yachtss. the iranians are saying the navigational equipment on the two small boats the sailors were in were faulty. so probably possibly, this is the sort of language we should expect before release. we should not get ahead of ours, how long at this stage is not clear. >> these were two navy vessels, we are talking ten sailors. they were en route from dwight bahrain and is there any sentence that the u.s. military
the u.s. navy is doing anything in reaction to this? i know we have vessels in the area. >> sure. we are talk in terms of the language used. the language used publicly is that the boat possibly had a mechanical problem, a fuel issue. this is the deescalatory, the language. it will not call the iranians provocative. i think the posture in terms of rhetoric and very likely the posture in terms the navy is taking at the moment militarily in the seas there, is one that is going to be, let's just hold our calm, let's play this game right and wait and see. >> all right. wait and see an waiting any minutes for any new developments when the nine men and one woman will be released back to u.s. custody. thank you so much for that, nic robertson. keep us posted of any changes. the other big news overnight the final state of the union address from president obama.
he urged americans to turn away from what he called the fear and tribalism that have dominated the campaign and supported a more optimistic vision for the country. cnn's jim acosta for the latest. >> reporter: in his final state of the union address, president obama called on the nation to reject the politics of the vision the president urged congress to pass new gun control laws and close the detention facility at gaut missouri he defended the doctrine of seeking first, pointing to relations with cube be and the iran nuclear deal. but there was no mention of iran tuesday to detain ten american sailors. the president took aim at the race for the white house and some veiled jabs at donald trump. he asked americans to respect the differences of their fell le citizens including muslims. here's what he had to say. >> as frustration grows, there will be voices urging us to fall back into our respective tribes.
the scapegoat fellow citizens who don't look like us or pray like us or vote like we do. or share the same bookgrounds. we can't afford to go down that path. it won't deliver the economy we want. it will not produce the security we want. but most of all, it contradicts everything that makes us the envy of the world. >> and in one of the most emotional moments of the speech, the president called for a moon shot mission to cure cancer. it was a tribute to vice president biden whose son died from cancer last year. >> jim acosta, thank you for that. let's break it down, cnn politics reporter from iowa white and early from the cold state of iowa, where something is going on in less than three weeks. i can't remember what it was. let's talk a little about the
republican reaction to the president's speech. what i heard overnight is they don't think the president elevated terrorism, he was downplaying isis and sort of punting the world war iii. >> reporter: masses of fighters on the back of pickup trucks, twisted souls plotting in apartments or garages, they pose an enormous danger to civilians. they have to be stopped. but they do not threaten our national kins. >> how much does that rile up his critics? >> a lot. i mean, that's what the conversation on twitter was from the republicans running to
replace him, jeb bush, marco rubio, talking about tougher commander-in-chiefs. they weretable talking about i. a lot of republicans are making their points. president obama somebody who enters office determines not to leave with another intractable war in the middle east and that's the point he was making here, that everything can't be solved by mass use of force. it's something that will frustrate a lot of republicans and it will be the chief sort of reaction that you see from republicans on the campaign trail today. >> eric, you mentioned those tweets. let me give a dramatic review. ted cruz wrote it's a state of denial. jeb bush wrote, it appears obama is still under the impression isis is the jv team. the next president must understand the enemy and threat. marco rubio writes, america
needs a real commander-in-chief and a president who will keep us safe. as you and he pointed out. >> that is a harsh response to the point the president was making on isis. you see a heightened level of rhetoric there. the president says that he regrets he doesn't regret it. he regrets he didn't do more to make things nor agreeable in walk. listen to what he says. >> it's one of the few regrets of my presidency that the ranker and suspicion -- rancor between the parties have gotten worse instead of getting better. i have no doubt the president with the gifts of lincoln or roosevelt might have a better bridge to divide. i will guarantee i will try to be better so long as i hold this office. >> interesting to hear a president say, i could of, should of, wish i had done more. >> it absolutely was. i mean, at one point in the speech, he had a little olive
branch for paul ryan the new speaker of the house. but this was an interesting bit of insight into obama who in the past has not really been this far in saying he's made mistakes. he's made a lot of blame on republicans. stem seeing still seeing a lot shots to donald trump, not by name. yeah, this is the candidate who ran and is a force of transformational change basically admitting tonight he didn't make any and trying to urge american voters to pick up what he wanted to do. he was also saying you can't just change candidates, people in office. you have to change political systems. so he's calling for some structural reforms, too. >> let's talk quickly about nikki haley, the governor of south carolina. she gave the gop response to the state of the union. she talked about the gop front
runner, not by name, it was pretty clear she was calling out donald trump. listen to what she says. >> during anxious times, it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices. we must resist that temptation no. one who is willing to work hard, abide by our laws, and lob our traditions should ever feel unwelcome in this country. >> john berman claimed the establishment strikes back. how did that go over? >> strikes back. >> wasn't that fascinating? that was i think the really turned off a lot of conservatives. people on the far. on twitter it was harsh. laura gram let nikki haley have it sort of accusing her of trying to tamp down enthusiasm that a lot of conservatives see as good for the party. but yeah, this is a republican senator, a republican governor
of south carolina bashing the republican presidential front runner in her state. it might make the debate the republican debate there later this week a little bit awkward, especially if governor haley is in the audience. 83, it's fascinating to see. it offers a little insight into where the heads of senate majority leader mitch mcconnell and house speaker ryan are at. those are the two who decides who gives the republican response. >> ye. >> very interesting to see eric bradner in iowa. of course that, debate is in iowa on thursday night. great to see you. thank you so much. on the democratic side of the race, a lot going on there, new polls show hillary clinton could be in trouble not just in iowa and new hampshire, but nationally. how she is now striking back. the new message, new cnn interview. that's next. .
>> this morning hillary clinton's lead nationally slipping. a brand-new poll out from the "new york times" and "cbs news" finds that clinton has a 7-point lead of bernie sanders, seven points. look at what it was in december. it was 20 points in the same pom. at a campaign event in iowa, clinton really went after sanders, probably because of the slipping poll numbers on several fronts. later she told cnn her opponent bernie sanders is short on substance. >> senator sanders has very big ideas.
but he hasn't yet told anybody how he would pay for them and he has promised that he would roll out his tax plan before the iowa caucus on february 1st. well, if you wait too long, nobody will have a chance to see them or analyze them. so i am very clear about what i would do and how i would pay for it. >> chelsea clinton made her first solo campaign appearance in years, stumping for her mother in new hampshire. she is expected to join former president bill clinton at an event in iowa this weekend. donald trump holds a commanding lead on the republican side. trump is at 36% in the "new york times"-cbs poll up one point since december. ted cruz still second, 17 points back. but it's a different story in the state of iowa. as cnn sarah murray reports. >> reporter: good morning, christine and john, the battle between ted ruz and donald trump is turning into an all out brawl. here in iowa the two are neck and neck in the polls.
donald trump told the crowd last night, he's not too thrilled about it. >> the poll came out 28 for trump, 26. i hate to tell you, i, what this is the only place the let's say even him i'm not exactly tlimd. i go to new hampshire, we have a massive lead. they're all rung around for second place. i hope that turns out right. i don't care who is in 2nd place. >> reporter: trump went after cruz for his stance on oath knoll and once again whether he could be president because he was born in canada. ted cruz says those attacks are only resonating with democrats and questioned whether trump was a little too cozy with democrats. >> it starts to make you think, gosh, why are hillary's strongest supporters backing donald trump? you know the past couple of elections we saw the democrats thrilled that they got the nominee they wanted to run against in the general election. it seems the hillary folks are
very eager to support donald trump and the attacks that are being tossed in my direction. >> reporter: and, yesterday, cruz ratcheted up his attacked, not only going after trump on that citizenship question but says trump embodies new york val values, in a head-to-head matchup against hillary clinton, cruz would be far better off than trump. >> sarah murray, thank you for that. a convicted killer in wisconsin was fired, the netflix series "making a murderer" is appealing his conviction t. lawyers claim one of the jurors bullied other jury members. they are asking the judge to release him on bond. avery is sebing a life sentence for the rape and murder of a photographer. the death sentence if florida could be on shaky ground now the u.s. supreme court ruled the process used to condemn inmate timothy lee hurts was unconstitutional. the judges required the 6th
maemd amendment requires a jury. not the judge, to impose death. it was the judge who imposed the sentence. the legal challenges to other death penalty sentences if florida is now expected. breaking overnight, the government of michigan activated the national guard to try to deal with the amged contam dpliefgs in plint's drink water. look into it. it is important, folks, act 30 guard members will be manning fire station and distributing bottled water and filter. >> that will free up the red cross. flint's drinking water has been contaminated with led for two years. this was a choice two years ago, the city decided to switch to a cheaper source. >> health experts have been warning ab this for some time. the governor has apology joidz this happened. but it's pretty much the most glareing case i can ever remember covering of your government absolutely failing the people of that town.
the children's drinking water laced with lead. that's something that will haunt that community forever. >> generations. time for an "early start" on your money, stock futures are pointing higher. we are seeing strong gains in europe. look at that, those arrows are pointing in the right direction. the dow posted the best gain on tuesday. it's still way down for the year. oil prices up, obviously, they're up slightly this morning after dipping below $30 bucks a barrel. crude plummeted more than 17%. that crash predicts more doom and gloom. morgan stanley warns crude could dive to $20 a barrel. royal bank of scotland said, no, $16 is on the horizon and standard charter think they're not dark enough, oil prices could collapse to $10 per barrel that plunge caused gas prices to
slip to $1.12 nationwide, compare that today the average of $1.95. >> that is crazy. >> it is really. >> you talk about $20 a barrel, $10 a barrel. >> we could have a bounce in stock. that's good news, a positive, not terrible negative number. that's what that's all about. >> this morning, isis is claiming responsibility for a deadly terrorist attack. explosives going off at upon u one of the popular tourist hubs in the world. we are live with the details next.
new developments this morning, a suicide bomb worry killed at least ten foreigners in central istanbul was working for isis. >> that is according to turkey's prime minister. at least eight of the dead are german. church authorities reveal the attacker entered that country through syria. they say he was not on any watch list. cnn is following developments for us live in istanbul. good morning. >> good morning and here is what we also know at this stage is that not only did that individual have links to isis
with a member of isis. but that according to turkish officials also only just recently crossed over from syria into turkey, seemingly deliberately trying to go after a soft target. target tourists. this is not just an attack against turkey. it's not just an attack that has impacted the psych ki of this country. it's had reverb racings with the delegation arriving in country right now. which expect them to be visiting the scene of where the attack took place and visiting the wounded in hospital. now another update. according to the news agency, there has been a massive country wide sweep banning several provinces in which 68 individuals were detained. all accused of having ties to isis. we do not know how this is linked to that attack. but amongst those 68 who were detained were also three russian individuals. they were picked up in the
southern touristic hub. again, we do not know exactly what sort of ties they may or may not have to isis. also another 16 individuals whom according to review news agency are accused of trying to scout out possible target locations and for quite some time now, turkey has been undergoing these types of massive sweeps, trying to round up individuals they accuse of having ties to various different tourist organizations. isis one of them. this underscores how vulnerable the country is at this state t. challenges at securing that heavily pourous border it shares with syria. how devastating these attacks can be, not only in turkey but beyond as well. >> one of the world's treasures, you can see how close this was the all tourist, really
iran seized two u.s. vessels. we have new developments on the and when these sailors will be released. president obama delivering his last state of the union address. what he says his administration has accomplished. what needs to be done. >> 32 minutes past the hour right now. we do have breaking news this morning. iran demanding an apology from the united states after the iranian national guard cap cured ten sailors. that's what the iranians say. we know for sure is iran is still holding the sailors. nine men, you see it right there. the latest for this morning from iranian media is that the u.s. sailors are likely to be released soon. likely to be released soon. again, we are getting so many mixed messages from that country right now. i want to bring in nic robertson, on the one hand, we hear iran wanted an apology.
on the other hand, we hear, you know, they acknowledge it was a mistake the vessel veered into the iranian territorial waters and they should be released soon. >> there continues to be this roller coaster as you say we've heard from the revolutionary guard controlling these sailors right now. a few hours ago, so say they were interrogated. now saying the navigational equipment was broken. there wasn't a negative reason why they've entered territorial waters. they will be released soon. right now we have the last few minutes, saying tough language, it's hard to know what to read into it. they say this will be a lesson for u.s. trouble makers in congress. this won't be the last time that the united states made some mistakes in the persian gulf. what is that supposed to mean? again, it's a part of the mixed messaging coming out since these
sailors were taken about 24 hours or so ago the narrative coming from the revolution ar guard the hardliners that control the sailors right now indicates their release could come soon. the fact that we get statements like this coming from the army commander, a demand for an apology, we should not hold our breath release potentially could be soon, potentially this could spin out over a number more hours, possibly even longer, john. >> because, frankly, these sailors could be caught in a power struggle within iran. the reason we are getting diametric ally opposed statements from iran is there are mixed messages in iran. >> absolutely, secretary kerry talked with the opposite number after it was learned that the sailors have been taken. he has been seen as a moderate
here seen as hardliners here. both if you will have something to lose if the nuclear deals are further in the coming days, potentially billions of dollars at stake for iran here. the foreign minister has capital laid on the line. in terms of the internal arabian dynamic, the revolutionary guard that want to emerge as seen clearly as the ones that control what happens oak t. fact that they seem to be 68th scaleing back the language, they do want to get it signed. in a few days when we look back, potentially it will be resolved by then. we can perhaps get a better idea, is it is moderates? right now the cards seem to be certainly the sailors, themselves, in the hands of the hard liners, the revolutionary guards. >> bottom line, can u.s. sailors
still, we thought they would be released by now. they have not been. thanks so much. >> turning now to the state of the union address, president obama urged americans to steer away from the campaign and towards a more welcoming optimistic vision for the country. let's bring in senior white house correspondent jim acosta. he's got the latest. >> reporter: union, christine, in his final state of the union address, president obama called on the nation to reject the politics of division. the president urged congress to tackle climate change and close the detention facility at guantonomo. he also defended the obama doctrine of seeking diplomacy first before eun new lateral action, pointing to relations with cube be and the iran nuclear deal. there was no mention of iran through tuesday to detain ten american sailors. the president also took aim at the race for the white house in some veiled jabs at donald trump, he asked americans to respect the difference of their
fellow citizens, including muslims. here's what he had to say. >> as frustration grows, there will be voices urging us to fall back into our respected tribes. to scapegoat fellow citizens who don't look like us or vote like we do or share the same background. we can't afford to go down that path. it won't deliver the economy we want. it will not produce the security we want. but most of all, it contradicts etching that makes us the envy of the world. >> and in one of the emotional moments of the speech the president called for a moon shot tribute to coast cancer. it was a tribute to joe biden's son beau who died from it last year. >> reaction has been pouring in. those are interesting aspects.
we want to bring in eric bradner via skype. he addressed what happened last night with ten u.s. sailors in iranian custody. yet the president did not mention them at all. what he did talk about vaguely and very quickly with the iran nuclear deem. listen. >> we built a global coalition with sanctions and principle diplomacy to pre vent a nuclear armed iran and as we speak, iran has rolled back its nuclear program shipped out its uranium stockpile and the world averted another war. >> it's interesting, the president made a choice i choice here, not to talk about the sailors in iranian custody right now. he is being criticized by republicans support. >> yeah, he is. you know, some republicans gave him a little leeway. marco rubio actually said it's okay if the president didn't
address it, because it's a developing situation. the white house didn't want to risk losing president obama's message. he had something he clearly wanted to say here. and me knew this was his last opportunity to say it. so the white house was really trying to play down the whole situation, leading up to the speech to try to keep it from completely trumping everything the president had to say. but it definitely is interesting that there were several hours leading up to it where the white house certainly could have worked something into the speech but chose not to. so interesting decision and with republicans already looking for reasons to criticize the iran nuclear deal, it will probably be a talking point from them over the next decade or so. >> joe biden, his vice president, who over the years the president has passed for i would think by mission, spending
stimulus money, middle class, elevateding the middle class initiative. if middle class you know issues and now cancer. a new cancer initiative. listen to what the president says. >> because he's gone to the mat for all of us on so many issues over the past 40 years ago i'm putting joe in charge of mission control. [ applause ] for the loved ones we've all lost, for the families that we can still save, let's make america the country that cures cancer once and for all. >> joe biden talked about gloria borger earlier this week, said he's talked to more than 200 cancer experts. this is something he really wants to do. >> yeah, it was interesting to see that. the only policy proposal wasn't very detail, but it was a policy idea that president obama put forth that got really positive bipartisan reception. now, curing cancer is easy for
everyone to cheer for. but it was sort of nice to see, you know, as the camera panned out, where john mccain was standing. a lot of biden's republican colleagues from his nearly four decades in the senate really sort of embraced that moment. obama didn't layout specifics on how that was going to get done. but this is clearly a passion from the vice presidency, looking for something to do. >> you know, it's interesting, there was clear applause when president talked about that, very hutch nor ejoe biden, to support him for everything he's been through with his son and family over the last several months. that was nice to see. back to politics. yes, nikki haley was with president obama, but, wow, was she really critical not by fame but her implication was clear. she was talking about donald trump when she talked about angry voices in the republican party. listen. >> during anxious times, it can be tempting to follow the siren
call of the angriest voices. we must resist that temptation. no one who is willing to work hard abide by our laws and love our traditions should ever feel unwelcome in this country. >> when she says resist that temptation, it sounds like she's saying turn away from donald trump. >> yeah. absolutely, it does. it's going to get a little awkward when donald trump comes to south carolina thursday night nor the republican debate shows up as the republican front runner in that state where the republican governor has just denounced him on national television. nikki haley's comments got a really negative reaction on social media from a lot of far right silicon servetive figures, who really saw her as so forth spiting in the face of an energized populist sort of uprising in the party.
but a lot of republicans will love what she said and it's worth keeping your mind that she was invited by the republican house speaker and senate majority leader. so, you know, it was a fashion nateing moment, to hear nikki haley's rhetoric matching president obama's in making this thinly veiled reference to donald trump. >> so interesting. thank you so much for that. in iowa, day bun, thanks for getting up early for us. more dramatic news, hillary clinton on the attack. polls show bernie sander's on the rise. we break down those new numbers next.
. >> welcome back. hillary clinton is the lead but her lead is slipping nationally. it shows clinton 7 points ahead of bernie sanders. look at last month. her lead was 20 points. clinton attacked sanders on numerous fronts later she says her o.is the short on substance. >> senator sanders has very big ideas. he hasn't yet told anybody how he would pay for them. he had promised he would roll out his tax plan before the iowa caucus on february 1st him if you wait too long, nobody will have a chance to see them and
analyze them. so i am very clear about what i would do and how i would pay for it. >> chelsea clinton made her first solo campaign aexperience, stumping for her mother. she is supposed to meet former president bill:t this weekend. donald trump holds a commanding lead. trump is at 36% in that "new york times"-cbs poll. up a point from december. dead cruz in second. 17 points back. a different story in iwest virginia cnn's sarah murray reports. >> reporter: good morning, christine, john the battle between ted cruz and donald trump is turning into an all out brawl. here in iowa, the two are neck and neck in the polls. donald trump told the crowd last night he's not too thrilled about it. >> ppp just came out, 28 to 26. i hate to tell you, i, what it's the only place that's let's say even. i'm not thrilled. we go to new hampshire, we have this massive lead.
they're all vying for second place. i don't care who is in 2nd place. >> reporter: now campaigning here in peter falls, iowa, last night, trump went after cruz for his stance on ethanol and questioned once again whether cruz can be president. because he was born in canada. cruz says those are resonating with democrats and questioned whether trump was a little too cozy with democrats. >>. >> it starts to make you think, gosh, why are hillary's supporters backing donald trump? you know, the last couple of elections we saw the democrats thrilled that they got the nominee they wanted to run against in the general election. it seems the hillary folks are very eager to support donald trump and the attacks tossed in my direction. >> reporter: and just yesterday cruz really ratcheted up his attack, not okay going after trump on that citizenship and say anything a head-to-head matchup against hillary clinton,
cruz would be far better off than trump. back to you, christine and john. >> sarah, thank you. time for an "early start" on your money, stock futures are higher. global marks are mixed. . here's an interesting study to tell you about. college graduates aren't just flipping burgers and making your latte. a new study shows 12.6% landed in low skills, low paying jobs and if they're in those position they aren't staying very long. 26 or older the percentage is cut in half. but grads aren't finding their dream jobs earlier. half worked in a job that didn't require a bachelor's degree and one-third earn more than $52,000 a year. that's start of a recessionary myth of these college grads, only serving you coffee. >> they'll serve you all kind of
>> reaction pouring in this morning to the president's state of the union address, candidates endless pundits. but what about the american people? let's turn to the cnn studio so see where republicans agreed and disagreed with the president. >> christine and john, 125,000 people joined us through microsoft polls to let us know what they think of the president's speech moment by moment. the democrats in purple. the republicans in red and there were several points where they really diverged in their assessment to the president. one of them being when he
brought up his new deal with iran. take a look. >> that's why we built a global coalition with sanctions and principle diplomacy to pre vent i. a nuclear iran. and as we speak, iran rolled back its program, ship out its stockpile and the world has avoided another war. >> many republicans did not like that deal all along, certainly with the current circumstances with iran and u.s. service members. another area, where there was broad agreement, however, is when the president talked about cutting red tape. >> i think there are outdated regulations that need to be changed. there is red tape that needs to be cut. there you go. yeah. >> hey, so they're all trying to come together there. >> that happened several times. but they never quite made it. look at what happened when you talk about education.
>> we should recruit and support more great teachers for our kids. [ applause ] and we have to make college affordable for every american. >> the republicans are jumping off there, as soon as he talks about affordable college because it seems like some democrats are proposing the government is paying for more college. in the end though, this is what we know. at no point did this ever change, approval was always high for the democrats. always the middle for independents and always lowest for the republican, christine, john. >> suicide bomber that killed ten were working for isis. >> that is according to turkey's prime minister. at least eight of those killed are german. a saudi national entered turkey through syria.
they say he was not on any watchlist. the war on isis hitting american taxpayers hard remember. fighting the terror group has cost americans $5.5 billion. that comes to rovly 11.2 million a day t. air force accounts for 70% of that, 7.7 million a day since airstrikes began in the summer of 2014. >> let's get an early start on your money t. dow on a two-day win streak. futures are higher. they have a long way to go to make up for big losses. shanghai posting a loss overnight. the beginning of the year is a time when many analysts offer their predictions. this year, one dramatic forecast caught our attention. andrew roberts wrote this week, sell everything but high quality bonds. we think investors should be afraid.
he says the banks red flags have been seen in the first week of trading. among them falling oil, rising corporate debt. he also said 2008 feels like the market mood feels like 2008. now this is one forecast. the president addressed his state of the union address, companies are listening. the number of jobs in the solar energy industry doubled over the past five years. last year, 209,000 solar employees working in the u.s. who are those? piano installers. designers, sales people, managers. electricians. that tally is now bigger than the work force on oil rigs and the gas field. one of the biggest drivers, businesses and homeowners are eligible for a tax credit. if they install solar panels, that has been replaced in 2006. congress recently renewed that tax credit for another six years. you may be surprised to know, it has doubled over the past five years.
>> it's interesting him you talk about oil. a lot of these companies are laying off people a. lot have serious decisions to make with prices down below $3 a barrel. maybe going further. "early start" continues right now. >> breaking news this morning. iran demandsing an apology to the u.s. after seizing ten american sailors. still in iranian custody. we are live. the president delivers his final state of the union address. >> he talked about one of his biggest regrets in interesting terms. he makes clear reference to presidential candidates. how he targets them coming up. good morning, everyone, welcome to early start. >> it is wednesday, january 13th. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. our breaking news this morning. iran is demanding an apology from the u.s. after the iranian revolutionary guard taptured ten american sailors in iranian territorial waters. iran is still holding those
sailors. nine men, one woman, on farsi island in the persian gulf . the latest, they are to be released soon nic robertson is monitoring the situation from london. any time, nic, a handover is imminent? >> we are not getting any details of when it can happen. it's been a roller coaster t. rhetoric has changed. late yesterday, it was going to be a release. it was going to happen daylight. we are hours late for that. then the rhetoric with the daylight came the rhetoric that has been acting unprofessionally. these sailors have been provocative in their actions. they were being interrogated to see if they were on an intelligence gathering mission. now that message from there revolutionary guard, who controlled the sailors. they controlled that farsi island. they're the hard liners in iraq. now the message is that perhaps they