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(technical difficulties) of the suspected ring leaders was captured and will face criminal charges. >> it will come as no surprise to anyone. >> we will find those responsible and bring them to justice. >> leaders from around the world will talk about strategies to protect the world's oceans. >> the protection of our oceans is a vital international security issue. >> we have shown when we work together we can protect the oceans. >> i'm pleftenling $7 -- pledging $7 million to
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meaningful ocean projects. we begin with american special forces in the spotlight. for more than a year and a half the u.s. hunt those responsible for the 2012 attack in benghazi libya, that killed chris stephens and three others. president obama announced tuesday that the first person connected to the attack was taken into custody after a secret weekend raid in libya. >> our special forces showing courage and precision were able to capture on individual ahmed abu chattalah, who was - who is alleged to have been a master mind of the attack. but the enthusiasm about ahmed abu chattalah's capture has been tempered by questions of why it took so long to find a subject that many had interviewed on a number of occasions since the attack. the special forces operation to arrest ahmed abu chattalah comes as obama administration is
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considering sending special forces troops to advice and train the iraqi military. senate and congressional leaders was invited to the white house over amounting concerns of sectarian fighters in iraq. forces are struggling to control bacuba, with reports that u.s. intelligence has been hampered. we are joined by rear-admiral john kirby, the pentagon press secretary. good to have you on the show. let's start with the raid in libya. why did it take so long to get the guy. reporters like cbs news elizabeth palmer spoke with him weeks after the attack and reported that he didn't look like a wanted man, that he was sipping mango juice in a benghazi hotel. >> what matters is he has no longer sipping maquarie banko
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juice in libya. he's in u.s. custody in a secure location. he'll meet justice. that's number one. while he may have found it enjoyable to talk to reporters, they are good at evading justice. it takes a long time, sometimes, to have enough information and the resources in the right places to conduct a mission like this. this is complex military operation, in coordination with law enforcement personnel. it was not about rushing to it. we wanted to make sure it was successful. it was. americans are safer. certainly people in libya. >> talking about coordination, we know the fbi and other agencies had trouble getting access because of the lian government, and the -- libyan government, and the u.s. government did not notify the libyans about the raid. is that lack of cooperation the reason it took so lodge.
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>> we are not getting into the diplomatic discussions between us and the libyan government. they were notified at the appropriate time. again these kinds of people work hard not to get caught or captured. sometimes it takes you a proper amount of time to work through all that. to work through the right information, have the resources where you need it and do the coordination that you need to. it was a unilateral united states mission to work through all the pieces of getting that right. >> do we believe, as some described him, that he was the ringleader of the attack? >> the president said it pretty clearly. certainly he is alleged to have been a key figure in the benghazi attack. it was based on the information that we had to support that allegation that we used to go after him. >> do we think that getting him will lead to more arrests.
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>> i think they'll ask him lots of questions. obviously it stand to reason that we are going to want to talk to him to get as much information out of him as we can. should it lead to future operations, well that's all to the betterment of the american people. but, look, this is a dangerous individual, and this was a dangerous mission, an operation to get him. and, again, it was very, very successful. >> where will the questions be asked and what happened to him now. >> he is at a secure location outside libya. and there is a law enforcement team. i won't get into the details of how that process is ongoing, but it is ongoing. special forces hold off the raid and the president now, as we
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move on to talk about iraq. he has several military options, one is to send special forces in. do we expect that will happen. >> the president has not made specific decisions with respect to military options in iraq. he and the national security team are reviewing them. i wouldn't want to get ahead of decisions the president may or may not make. there's on a contingent of personnel in iraq, that do advise and assist missions. we ordered over the weekend additional security force personnel into baghdad to assist with security at the embassy and the facilities. the president and the national security team are reviewing the situation, watching what is happening in iraq. we need to let that continue. >> how soon do you think it will happen. vice president biden is in brazil saying urgent assistance is required. the administration is debating what to do.
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>> i don't think i would characterise it as debate as active discussion and review over options. it's fair to say that everyone watching the situation closely in iraq, and certainly with the same sense of shared urgency about what is going on there, but it's more important to make the right decisions to get the decisions done well, than it is to rush into anything right now. i think the entire national security team is taking that very deliberate, measured but focused effort. >> one thing where there has been mixed signals is about whether we would cooperate with the iranians in helping out the iraqis. secretary of state john kerry said yesterday that that was a possibility, but the pentagon dialled that back. >> well, what we said from the pentagon is that we are not going to consult with iran about military activity in iraq. we are not going to have from a military to military perspective
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that discussion with iranians. we are not going to do that. secretary of state john kerry was referring to the fact that we had discussions with iran on issues of security, such as afghanistan. on the sidelines of this p5+1 talks in vienna, it's a possibility. we could have a discussion with iranian officials about the situation in iraq. that's what he was referring to. we are not going to consult with iran or iran's leaders about military activities in iraq. there are a lot of concerns available about the intelligence there in iraq. we heard adam schiff, the senior member of the house intelligence committee who said we don't have boots on the ground or confidence, because the iraqi government have been heavy-handed in the use of force
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against sunni villages. how hampered is intel eps in iraq. >> it's never a perfect science, it requires a lot of work and effort. we don't have a huge intelligence or military presence which is why the commander in chief ordered us to intensify usil report, over the last week. we have done that. >> we have been, over the last several months, helping iraq security forces with some coverage. we intensified that over the past 7-10 days and we expect that to continue. >> a big challenge with everything going on in iran and syria and this group. thank you for joining us admiral kirby. >> thank you. for the latest in iraq is
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omar al saleh, correspondent. he joins us from baghdad. let's start with what is going on in the capital. more reports from suicide bombings and violence. how safe are things there? >> the latest is there's a car bomb at a marketplace north-east of baghdad, killing seven people, and injuring a doze in. now the developments are progressing very quickly. we have clashes in east of the capital baghdad. we are told that the government repelled a number of fighters trying to overtake certain numbers in the neighbourhoods to the east. in other parts of the so-called belt of baghdad, clashes are reported there. however, the fighters from the islamic state of iraq and levant are still in control of some small towns that are not far
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from the capital baghdad. you have the prime minister sacking top military commanders in nanowa provinces, where the city fell to the hands. rebels. so the prime minister sacked four top commanders. >> we are talking about the prime minister, asked to reach out to sunnis and the kurd by president obama and others. instead he seems to go the other way, lashing out at saudi arabia, for what he called promoting genocide as the sectarian violence is getting worse. saudis and sunnis were believed to have supported i.s.i.l. >> yes, there is that line coming from the government. the government didn't change that line for the last few years, accusing the saudis of founding what they called
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terrorist groups in this country. in particular, the event that started in the last two weeks or so. now, in other development here politically, the latest is that the prime minister, along with other political leaders held a meeting and they came out with a statement in the last 15 minute or so, saying the iraqi people need to yup item to stand united against terrorism -- united against terrorism and the political leaders need to overcome personal differences and need iraqis to lead aside sectarian talk and practices, and called on regional and international countries to back the iraqi deposit and maintain forces what they describe as a terrorist campaign against the
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nation. >> but, on the other hand we see the first signs of a backlash against sunnis and sectarian violence against sunnis. there was an incident with prisoners and a government-controlled police and some young men killed in baghdad. are shiites now reacting by, you know, killing sunnis? >> well, wr - what we saw in bacuba food is a case that all iraqis, i would say, are sired to see, because the attack that took place on a prison where around 60 in mates believed to be sunnis were executed with a single bullet in the head and the chest. reports from that down indicate that this was carried out by shia mill ibas. how far, the government denied
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the reports and said it was members of the i.s.i.l. fighters who executed those inmate. this sign brings us back to sectarian violence during 2005 and up in 2006, during the u.s. presence in the country. both sides are committing atrocities. no one can confirm any of it. i think we are witnessing such attacks, but so far it's not widespread. i think there is fear that it could reach to other parts of iraq, and it could lead to a civil war. a lot of people dying. omar al saleh, appreciate your joining us to talk about this, thanks. iraq's descent into chaos has been disturbing for the american servicemen and women that served here. watching cities they fought hard
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to win, fall swiftly led to a range of reaction from anger and sadness over lives lost and sacrifices made to thought on why this has happened and what the u.s. should do. joining us from san francisco is colby, serving as a specialist in the iraq war assist a heavy weapons machine-gunner and spent 9 months in mosul. taken by i.s.i.l. militants last week and author of "my war, the war in iraq." and joe diamond who served in iraq and fallujah in 2009 and 2006. and the general manager of an army, named af a soldier and friend killed in fallujah. joe, i know you have been watching developments closely. you were in fallujah. the deadliest battle fought was in the city.
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it was taken by i.s.i.l. a few months ago in joint enterprise. the first city that i.s.i.l. took. you have been talking to vets and your families. what is your reaction, and what are you hearing from them? >> yes, it's heart-breaking. we put so much effort into gaping that city, maintaining it -- gaining that city, maintaining it, building it and having it fall that quickly is horrible. we knew that it would happen, but we were watching it happen. it's a kick in the gut. >> you knew, you felt - you knew in your gut that mosul - that fallujah would not hold on forever if the u.s. left. >> we knew that if the u.s. walked away. we knew there'd bed a civil war. it was a matter of time. the vibe between the sunnis and
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shiites are too deep. they were there fighting while we were next to them. we knew once we left it would get ugly. >> the biggest shock came when mosul, the second-largest city fell to the insurgents. it must be hard to know that you risks your life and others died, fighting for the city. does it feel like the sacrifice was in vain? >> it was a big shock. i was there from three to 2004. i remembered meeting fellow soldiers how this would probably happen if we pulled out. i remember going on joint missions with the iraqi army. the impression i received is that we would do the fighting and they'd be in support, why would they put their lives at risk when americans were there to do it for them. now that we are not this, it will have to be up to the iraqis
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to take care of those. >> you are saying the same thing joe is saying, both of you knew this would happen. most of the people you fight with knew this would happen. how did you react to the fact that we did spend a trillion dollars there, so many lives, and this is now happening. >> this is the beginning. we haven't seen the end of result of what would happen. they don't know yet if the american soldiers knew that, but it looks that way, but we don't know what the outcome will be. >> most veterans are asking them what did we do all that for. is it casting a chateau over the fact. that you guys served nobly, that you let the country establish a democratic government even if that democratic government is
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failing that? >> yes, it cast a shadow. that's why i'm here. i really struggle with whether to do these interviews, and i came to the end result this i needed for the men who were being dropped in baghdad now, men like myself, who ended up in iraq, fighting for something with no clear mission, no clear goals. we knew we secured things. the second we pulled out in 2011, we knew it was a matter of time, you know. here is a shiite government who had revenge in mind for a sunni population who ruled them for a long time. and in the process we few it would happen. it's painful to watch, and as i watch the guys get dropped on the ground, the only thing i say
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to the politicians, is before bin gets hurt you better figure out what the end game is before dropping people in there. >> you have been quoted talking to a mother of a soldier killed and she had a heartbreaking action. >> i keep in touch with families of all the men i lost. as fallujah and others were flown, we discussed and she had two lines that stuck with me and it is this is a mother's worse nightmare, my poor son nick died for nothing, who was it for. >> what should be do? >> we should give the iraqi people everything they need, weapons, arms to exterminate the i.s.i.l., exterminate every one of them. >> no troops there. >> no, this is not our sword fight. it's up to the iraqi people to finish. >> joe, what do you think? drone strikes, air strikes. supporting the iraqis, but no
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boots on the ground? >> definitely no boots on the ground. i question drone strikes. my concern is we start dropping bombs on the guys, what happiness next. iran comes in and starts building up the she ate government. they are not going to say "guys, let's get along now." what happens next. we need tooling a little long term. that's something we have not done in a while. what is the ultimate goal and end game and commit to that. not that we are tired of it and done with it as we did in 2011. there's too much blood lost to make the decision without thinking the end game through. >> a dangerous situation in a country that means a lot to a lot of men's, especially those that fought there. we appreciate you joining us tonight. now, for more stories from
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around the world. we begin in nigeria, where soldiers arrested 500 suspected boko haram militants after intercepting their convoy of 30 buses in southern nigeria. the islamist military group kidnapped more than 200 girls. the arrests are good news but raise fears that boko haram is spreading to southern nigeria, after being mostry contained in the north. next to nebraska after deadly twin tornadoes tore through the town on monday. two died during a storm. three-quarters of the town was destroyed, including the business district, the fire station and 40 homes. a state of emergency has been declared, and tom c are working to make sure nobody is trapped under the rebel. we end in washington dc where a
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hidden portrait of a man has been uncovered. one of pablo picasso's early masterpieces upped "the blue room", during a period where he likely couldn't afford new canvass. infrared imaging found the image. they plan to ree create the portrait in the original colours. that's some of what is happening around the world. coming up, allegations of depraud in both -- fraud in both sides of the afghanistan election. what does if mean for the u.s.? and a bid to clean up the ocean - how much different will it make. >> and what is tracking on the web? >> u.s. beat ghana in the first round of the world cup. the spotlight turned to delta airlines. while you are watching let uts know what you -- let us know
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what was supposed to be the first peaceful hand over of power may lead to violence with both candidates claiming fraud. former foreign minister abdullah abdullah said former finance minister ashraf ghani was leading by nearly a million votes showed a fraud was under way. an abdullah abdullah senior campaign aid suggested that hamid karzai may be involved. ashraf ghani's campaign is making fraud claims of its own, a suggestion that abdullah abdullah may not accept defeat was a violation of the constitution, electoral laws and the fundamental rules of election for more on what is shaping up to be a mess i'm joined by ambassador peter
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gobray, as a special representative for afghanistan, he helped to uncover massive voting fraud in the 2009 election. always good to see you. both candidates have agreed to sign the agreement with the united states. they seemed to be better partners about the u.s. than hamid karzai. both candidates reframe from premature judgments and criticisms not supported with clear evidence. they don't seem to follow that advice? >> first, i know both men and either would be a better partner than hamid karzai. they both are intelligent, stable, good head on their shoulders, and better partner than the erratic hamid karzai. the problem in afghanistan is it doesn't have an impartial or transparent election system.
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the independent election commission so-called is not independent. all the members of appointed by hamid karzai. he points the members of the electoral complaint commission, the body meant to make judgments about complaints and the subsidiary officials that carry out elections come under his control. in 2009 he was a candidate, and the it was people that carried out the elections that instituted the fraud. the hope was that the election officials would carry out an impartial election was hamid karzai was not on the ballot. and they would be - want to be on the good side of who have it was that won. indeed, in the first round, it seems to have gone off well, large turn out. 7 million people. and, of course, there's going to be a certain amount of fraud and election in a country emerging
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from the conditions of afghanistan. i think people generally accepted the result. the trouble in this round is first that the turn out was reported by the election commission, to be 7 million, when general anecdotal reporting suggested that it might be less than that. there's the problem that took place in 2009, apparently, which is that in some of the least stable provinces the places where the turn out should be the least, you have high turn out, and that is a dubious figure. in some cases they have a larger turn out than voters. and that the broader problem is because the system isn't impartial, that the candidates can't have confidence in it. >> how do you think it will play
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out. abdullah abdullah suggests he will not lose. it could have been the first peaceful transfer of power. >> the trouble is given the history, it will be hard to have confidence that the election results were fair. they may be fair. we don't know the evidence of fraud. in isn't a record - there isn't a process in which a candidate can have confidence. i understand the candidate's expressing concerns before the results are tabulated. if it's done after, they look like they are sore losers. this is a problem to which there is not app obvious solution. -- an obvious solution. it's not fair to ask either candidate to accept a result
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that is fraudulent. >> a lot of things are at stake. we'll stay on top of the storey. we appreciate you joining us. thank you. >> good to be with you. turning to the environment. president obama used a state department summit on recking the oceans -- protecting the oceans attended by 80 countries to announce how he would build on his predecessors. >> like clinton and bush i'll use authority to protect sea land scales like for the mountains, riff and forests. >> it will create a large sanctua sanctuary, an area from 87,000 to 182,000 square miles for more won what this could mean for our ailing oceans same joined by the
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vice president of ocean conserve si, a nonprofit group. the marine sanctuary is huge, a fifth of all of the united states, including alaska. why are they important? >> that is a gret question. protecting large areas of the ocean is important for biodiversity, animals, ecosystems ipp habited by them. importantly, we think that this designation signals an energy and interest and leadership from the obama administration to protect and conserve the os. >> is it about the message. he's hoping to ban fishing and energy exploitation from this large area. this is really far away, called the pacific remote islands monument. how much of an impact will the proposal have? >> this is a large area, and this is significantly - this is
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a far distance from any population center. these are pristine waters that really encompass really rich o biodiversity and special places in terms of animals and habitats. i think the real opportunity here is that we have the option of protecting the areas with minimal impact to economic activities, whether it's recreational fishing or commercial fishing. >> how sick are the oceans? we have heard about pollution, including the pacific garbage patch referred to as the pacific trash vor tech, is that the probleming vortex. is rule or the exception. >> there's a lot of challenges facing the ocean. we were excited to see the state department focus on three top challenges that ocean conservatory staff have been
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working on - marine debris, ocean trash, acidification and fishing. the public has been able to nominate marine sanctuaries and great lakes off the east and west coast. those would have more of an impact than this? >> there's a lot of important special places worthy of the protections in the marine environment. we are excited about the administration's environment, about letting the public engage in that, highlight the areas that they thing are important, that they value. it's a longer process, one we are looking forward to working on. >> secretary of state john kerry was the host. but the star was leonardo dicaprio. he pledged 7 million over two years. he's getting involved in contributing that money.
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is there any risk in using a movie star. leonardo dicaprio made a $7 million commitment. we don't think that's trivial. one of the intentions of this ocean summit was to have a call for action to the government. engaging people over the world. not just from an environmental standpoint. economic, recreational importance. what better way to work with a celebrity. >> it's an important cause, good of you to join us and bring us up to date. time to see what is trending on the web. >> delta ai lines learnt tough lessons after the u.s. ghana
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soccer game. the u.s. beat the african country 2-1. social media was buzzing. atlanta based american airlines was excited. they tweeted the photo, congratulating the team. the u.s. is represented by the statue of liberty and ghana a giraffe. giraffes don't live in ghana, as people pointed out. many said the tweet reinforced stereotypes about africa. it was tweeted: and: det delta geared into damage control - with a typo.
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they deleted that and said: the incident is called giraffe-gate and noted as the first social media fail of this year's world cup. let us know what stories you'd like to see featured on the show. tweet your suggestions. back to you. giraffe-gate. >> what a name. thank you. ahead, the coke brothers feared by the left and cheered by the right. both sides have misconceptions. the author of a book sets the record straight. want to get away from a while. the cheapest cities to visit may be your favourites. the u.s. gets ready for the next challenge in the world cup, with an exciting win over ghana.
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real reporting that brings you the world. giving you a real global perspective like no other can. real reporting from around the world. this is what we do. al jazeera america. the coke brothers are modern
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day boogie men for the left, heroes on the right. they poor vast amounts of money into libertarian course, mostly aligning with the republican party, and maintaining a private life. a new book shows boys impacted by their father's disdain for commune. >> after he witnessed stawell yin. the book tracks their rise from sons of privilege to political powerhouses. we are joined by a senior editor for "mother jones." fascinating topic and book. you have been provide. an achievement not too many manage to do. >> let's start with the diswiption of who the coke -- definition of who the coke brothers are. we think of david and charles, who run the coke industry.
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there are two others, fred and bill. >> paternal twins. >> there are four brothers. >> they don't necessarily get along. there was a battle over the inheritan inheritance. >> they had one of the most epic feuds in history. this battle lasted about 20 years. and on one side you had fredrik and bill, and on the other charles and david. they unleashed private detectives, and had fears of moles. bill coke allegedly set up a fake head-hunting shop to download coke industry exist on what was happening. these were the tactics in use. >> it probably goes back to their dad, a duff guy that made a fortune in the oil business, and started in texas, ended up in kansas. what was interesting about him is he went to the soviet union to help with oil refineries back
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in the stalin days, and came back so horrified by what he saw, he became a founder of the john burt society, which is ain communist. >> he went to the soviet union. he was sued. the seeds of the family fortune were built in stalin. he was horrified by what he had seen and his role to essentially modernize the soviet oil industry and baif the way for industrialization. he was present in the room literally when the john burt group was founded. charles coke became a member. an influential member in his day. >> he turned against them because the vietnam war. >> charles was influenced by the fledgeling libertarian movement of that era. and charles coke takes out an
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ain liner tarian add, enraging the john burt society. he was hor or less pushed out. he was on to different things. that was the break between his dad's politics and the libertarian movement, which wasities i'd logical project. >> david ran for vice president. this didn't make them popular with republicans. >> no, they were trying to find a third way. they wanted to demolish the two party system. they were trying to reach the left and the right. that's what the goal was. they wanted to find people that wanted to advance freedom in all its forms. whether it's refructive rights or -- reproductive right or pro gay issues. that's the biggest miss conception. you think of them as right wing
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tea partiers, but they are not that conservative on social issues. >> no, not on conservative issues. they do aline with social conservatives. you don't see them putting money behind gay marriage. they will make common calls across the conservative spectrum. >> theirs is anti-reg u lat tri, why they align with the republican party. that didn't happen six years ago. he had an uneasy relationship. they didn't align well. he comes into office. talking about health care. these things, the coke saw a lot of work. they were in the swilt of their
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lives. they are not putting money behind causes that benefit them. >> it's a millo soficcal choice. >> these guys are fro market purists. you see them working on issues relating to climate change where na is in their economic interests. these guys are across the board, with an ain regulatory agenda. they don't want a solution to carbon, health care or anything else. >> and you think they ed the republican party to be -- they pushed the republican party to be more libertarian. >> i think it's under way. we see it in politicians like rand paul and people of that ilk. the question now is really what
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are they going to do now that they have amassed a power center. will they moderate on certain issues, which they are moderate. and some of the social issues that really combine to help the republicans lose a number of elections in 2012. it's fascinating how you address the political issues. it's a family story, great to have you here. sons of wichita. coming up. where does team u.s. a head from here after a win against ghana. we take you to rio. first, what are the cheapest places to get away to in the u.s. you may be pleased with the answers. the data dive is next.
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today's data dive looks for a cheap get away. trip advisor is out with a list of cheap spots in the u.s. some of our cities made the list. it based a choice on a cost of a typical night with cocktails, dinner, a bottle of wine, round-trip taxi ride and hotel.
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costing about $367 in denver, number so, behind minneapolis. dallas and houston on the cheaper map. separated by a dollar. new orleans is fifth. orlando less, unless you have dinner at it's ni, turning it into the most expensive city. las vegas first by a long way. a night there is $35 cheaper than a night on south beach. the prices plummet when you go overseas the the trip index cost hanoi vietnam. not the most popular of cities, running $153. a beach resort in egypt second and third. that is is fraction of $519
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london costs you. that is the most expensive. the price in the u.s. and san francisco followed by new york and boston. the annual american express vacation survey found 75% of americans will go away. up 16%. we are spending more, about 1250 per person. if all the vacation talk makes you want to take a few days off, you are not alone. coming up, brazil as the u.s. preps for the next world cup showdown. we are joined from rio. he way .
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al jazeera america, take a new look at news. the world cup in brazil is in full swing. u.s. a defeating ghana on sunday, passing a roadblock that stopped them in the past two world cups. what is the team's chance of surviving the group of death.
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dave ziren, sports editor for the nation, host of the "edge of sports radio", and author. dave, good to have you with us. i see you have a sun tan in your time on copacabana. everyone expected protests throughout the tournament. they seem to have calmed done. you were in the middle of one and ended up getting tear-gassed. >> that's correct. i wouldn't say the protests have calmed down. they are smaller. the protests that existed, like one today and one two days ag. they were angry protests. two days ago was the first soccer match at the cysteine chapel of soccer, a famous soccer stadium.
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500 protesters behind a banner saying f.i.f.a. go home. we attempted to march on the stadium. i ran ahead to get a good camera shock. a block before the protesters crashed - things are a little wild - they fired tear gas towards the protesters, but the geometry was off. they landed 50 yard in front of them. police were fine. horses were wearing gas maifications. there was 200 tourists at an outdoor cafe, all the gas blue on to them. they tashed away. it was an ugly scope, a block away from the legendary stadium. >> you thing that the protests
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died down in number. i know that you wrote because you think there's fear of what police are doing. >> it seemed iron yik, because the president left the center. why is that happening? >> it's ironic, this past is 40 years ago, when imprisoned by brazil's military police and tortured during that time, a fact that she brings up to speak about her isn'ts tisty to the -- sensitivity to the protesters. it doesn't change the fact that police here are in riot rig ailia. heavy machinery, military police, street cameras, and a continual show of force. there were more police than demonstrators. tear gas is the first resort.
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>> there was no violence until the tear gas and live ammunition fired by police, obvious the heads of protesters. it was frightening for what was a peaceful, albeit spirited rally. team u.s. s, a big step. that team eliminated the u.s., ghana. it's a big step, but it will get tougher. >> it is only going to get tougher. the yate is in what i describe as the deathiest groups of death. there are several groups of deaths. there is so much terrific soccer. remember the top two in united states emerge. germany, a favourite to win, portugal led by cristiano ronaldo, and ghana, who the u.s. had not beaten. the fact that the u.s. beat
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ghana - germany will advance. the question is about port knal. this will be interesting. cristiano ronaldo who is the greatest player. detractors will send me a lot of hate freaks for saying he's the greatest player in the world. he's polarizing. cristiano ronaldo has never played the united states in international competition. it will be fascinating to see how that plays out. she probably has more friend on the u.s. team. let's see how that dine abbingic plays out. >> enjoy your time in brazil. hope to talk to you soon. that's all for now. wednesday - parents with mental illness could be a break down
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