tv Erin Burnett Out Front CNN July 30, 2013 11:00pm-12:01am PDT
a military judge ruled the man accused of the largest leak of classified information in american history is not guilty of aiding the enemy, but manning was found guilty of 19 of the other 20 charges against him. so, who won? chris lawrence was there today inside the military courtroom when the verdict was read. chris? >> reporter: well, erin, yeah, i was about ten feet away when the verdict came down. basically, people in the back row, supporters of bradley manning, gasped. but he himself did not show very much emotion at that point, though his lawyer did have a slight smile as he heard those words, not guilty. but the most serious charge came down to wikileaks and if bradley but the most serious charge came down to wikileaks and if bradley manning giving this information to julian assange was the same as giving it to an enemy that could use it to attack the united states. private first class bradley manning snapped to attention in full dress blues. likely one of his last acts as an american soldier. he stared straight ahead as the judge found him not guilty of aiding the enemy. but smiled slightly as the hearing adjourned. manning was convicted on six
counts of espionage, as well as stealing video of u.s. military air strikes, classified state department cables and detainee records from guantanamo bay, which could put him in prison for 136 years. prosecutors could have accepted manning's guilty pleas to lesser charges in february, crimes which carried up to 20 years in prison. but the government pushed ahead on the more serious aiding the enemy charge, and critics say it never proved there was any real damage done to national security, beyond the embarrassment of state department officials when their cables went public. >> i don't think there's been any evidence put forward that either bradley manning's leaks or more recently edward snowden's leaks have put people at risk, have harmed people, have led to death. >> reporter: the aclu's ben wiesner says a conviction on aiding the enemy would have meant anyone that shares information with the media could be labeled a traitor, if the information is publish and a potential enemy could read it.
>> the government equates leaks with the press to treason in a way that could chill investigative journalism. >> reporter: manning's acquittal means no appeal and, thus, no further examination of what the government considers intent to aid the enemy. >> had there been a conviction on that, we learned a lot more about what article 104 of the uniform code of military justice requires. we're not going to know that. it's going to continue to linger as an area of potential uncertainty. >> reporter: we are just hours away from a sentencing hearing, on wednesday morning, where defense and prosecutors will argue of over what is an appropriate sentence. the judge could decide to let the charges run concurrently or string them out, and come up with a number of years that manning will serve. erin? >> that number of years so important. thank you very much, chris. republican congressman peter king, a member of the house homeland security committee and the house intelligence committee. good to see you, sir, as always. >> thank you.
>> are you happy, disappointed? what word would you use? >> i'm gratified that he was convicted on five counts of espionage, plus the other theft counts. espionage is a serious, sere crime. and five counts, that should have a very, very significant prison sentence and hopefully it will be deterrent to other people such as bradley manning or edward snowden, that type of individual that believes they can disclose national secrets. >> so, the sentencing phase of this court-martial is going to start tomorrow. he could get up to 136 years. what is the appropriate sentence? should this guy be in jail for the rest of his life or not? >> i believe he should. i believe the information he gave out was so damaging and it's hurt american interest throughout the world. i believe it cost american lives and to me you cannot have people in our government deciding on their own to disclose top secret classified information, which can only help our enemy.
you can't play government role yourself. you have an obligation, once you take the oath, what's secret, you keep secret. you can't take it upon yourself to disclose secrets and put american lives at risk. >> so, a life sentence is fair? >> i think a life sentence is more than fair for him, yes. >> julian assange has just responded to the verdict and i wanted to play you something very specific he said. >> sure. >> throughout these proceedings, there has been a conspicuous absence. the absence of any victim. the only victim was the u.s. government's wounded pride. >> what do you say to julian assange? >> i totally and entirely disagree with that. without going into details, this was leaked at a time of the surge in afghanistan. when it became known that the u.s. cannot protect those who are cooperating with us, that, from my understanding, caused us
to lose people who would have worked with us in afghanistan, who were willing to stand with the united states, but were afraid that their names would be made public in the future, that's why they backed away. and that right there cost american lives. i can't go into other details other than to say that clearly, this prevented us from recruiting agents who would have worked for the u.s. who had been willing to work for the u.s. under the guarantee that their names and identity would never be made public. after they saw what happened here, it scared people away. >> the death penalty is off the table and you said life in prison makes sense. eric holder, the attorney general, has already taken it off the table for the nsa leaker edward snowden. he told the russians he would do so in the hopes they would give snowden back to -- put snowden back in american custody. should the death penalty be off the table in all these cases? and i guess already it is in the manning case, so, what about in the snowden one? >> no, i don't think it should be, but again, if it's part of negotiations between the u.s.
and russia, you know, i'm not going to second guess the attorney general on that. >> is it possible, though, that the u.s. government, you know, and i say this as both the democratic administration and the republicans overreact a little bit here. manning was described as the biggest leak in american history. snowden, i just recently was talking to a senior law enforcement official, said snowden has killed people by what he has released. but the president refers to him as a kid. the president said, quote, i'm not going to be scrambling jets to get a 29-year-old hacker as if snowden is no big deal. so, which is it? how do we know if these guys did any damage or is there a grain of truth of what julian assange said, that the u.s. government just had it pride wounded? >> this is not pride. we're talking about life and death. and i am critical of the president when he really sends a mixed message at times, for instance, he says that al qaeda is decimated, but at the same time, he's expanding nsa coverage, which i think is necessary, because al qaeda is not decimated.
when he says that snowden is just a 29-year-old kid, at the same time, the justice department is going after him on espionage charges. it's a very mixed signal. i think the president has to be much more consistent and really throughout his administration, it's been -- he says one thing, says another, and it's very mixed message, which is misunderstood by our allies and our enemies. >> thanks to peter king, appreciate it. next, the man accused of holding three women captive for a decade faces his fate this week. so, is he going to speak? and will his victims also say their piece? and a young girl fighting for her life tonight against a brain-eating amoeba. doctors say she caught it doing something a lot of us do, often, in the summer. later, president obama's so-called boys club is center stage today. so, why did "the new york times" step in? and a brazen jailbreak caught on tape. [ male announcer ] a doctor running late for a medical convention
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authorities are looking for 33-year-old derek estelle. he escaped with the help of an accomplice, but i mean, that video is just incredible. that guy is squeezing through a window and he is at large. david mattingly is outfront with the details. >> reporter: look quick. in less time than it takes to tell you what happened, arkansas inmate derek estelle was out of jail, out the front door and off to who knows where. it happened sunday in garland county, arkansas, and the only thing authorities are sure of, estelle got past deputies because he was not acting alone. >> they had their back turned at that time. >> reporter: authorities say estelle was being held, accused of stealing a car back in march. leading place on a chase that ended in a standoff. the garland county sheriff says this time, he dove past deputies through an intake window, when an accomplice distracted the guards. he ran out with a deputy in hot pursuit, through the parking lot, to a waiting car.
>> currently we're investigating several leads that we've received. >> reporter: one of the leads, pretty obvious. this man, william harding, is suspected of distracting the guards and providing the getaway car. he's now in custody. they're also looking for this woman, tamera upshaw. suspected of being the driver. this mug shot is from june, when she was brought in for skipping bond and a theft charge. authorities found that getaway car abandoned just a few minutes away, with the couple nowhere in sight. estelle already had a prison record of theft and burglary. he was facing a multitude of new charges after his arrest in march. that list is sure to grow after his escape in broad daylight. >> now, david, just amazing, when you look at the video of that, i know you've been talking to the sheriff in arkansas, but i mean, when you look at that video, the guy squeezing through the window and -- it is just amazing. what are they most concerned about? >> well, at this point, he is known to have carried a firearm
in the past when committing crimes, so they are letting everyone know that he could be armed and dangerous. and we're also being told that, putting it out in that fashion is a way to let everybody know this is someone you don't want to approach, someone you don't want to try to apprehend yourself, so, they're asking everyone to send in as many tips as they possibly can and they are getting a lot of them today. >> that's just -- that's amazing. amazing it's on tape. all right, thank you so much to david mattingly reporting there. great to have him back. ariel castro, the man who held three women captive in his home for a decade facing sentencing this week. it's a really important day. castro has already pleaded guilty to over 900 counts of kidnapping, rape and attempted murder. thursday's hearing is likely to include hours of testimony. now, one source items cnn this is meant to ensure he spends the rest of his life behind bars. this is going to be incredibly detailed. there are reports there could be
chains brought into the courtroom to show the horrific conditions under which he imprisoned these women. scott taylor, the investigative reporter for cleveland's affiliate, who has broken so much on this story. scott, i know you had a chance to speak with castro's defense team today, so, what do you expect from him? >> i did a couple of hours ago talk to the defense lawyer, and he tells me he expects ariel castro to make a statement. i'm not sure how much that statement will be, but you have to wonder, is he going to try to dominate these three women again like he did for ten years in that house? is he going to try to victimize them again or is he going to apologize? i'm told by his defense lawyer that he is going to make some type of an apology, show some type of remorse. you have to wonder if you are going to believe this guy or not. >> right. and when he had a chance to speak, it was all about blaming pornography, no remorse at all that we saw. all we've seen so far, scott,
the three women, that short video they put out where they thanked the public, said they wanted to move on with their lives and amanda berry, the woman who made the original 911 call, she was at a concert this weekend, you can see her there in the front. >> reporter: yeah, that was shocking. >> it was, wasn't it? >> reporter: i heard that backstage, the tears started coming out, just an overwhelming feeling of the support out there, thousands of people supporting her. i believe, at least one will possibly show up on thursday during the sentencing and you have to think that's amanda. she looks like she's going out publicly and that's helping her to heal and really the entire community of cleveland, to heal, too. now, you might think michelle might show up, as well. but right now, i'm hearing at least one, the other two, possibly on video. erin, you have to understand, the sentencing, according to ohio law, gives all the victims a chance to make a statement to ariel castro. you could see gina's family show up, nancy, her mom, and really
make a statement to ariel castro that they are not happy with any of this. >> it would be amazing to hear them speak, of course, only if it's, you know, something that makes them feet better about it. thank you so much, scott, who, as we said, broke so much on this story. we have breaking news right now. anthony weiner, tonight, in a new video that we have just obtained here at cnn, is rejecting calls, calls that are very loud from a lot of people, to withdraw there the new york city mayoral race. despite dropping to last place in new polls after acknowledging he exchanged extremely lewd and disgusting messages with as many as three women, although it's unclear, he could only estimate how many there are since he resigned from congress, he remains adamant that he is staying in. >> sometimes people say to me, this campaign is rough, you may want to quit. i know there are newspaper editors and other politicians that say boy, i wish that guy
weiner would quit. they don't know new york. they don't know me. quit isn't the way we roll in new york city. someone wants to come out with something embarrassing about you in your private life, you have to talk about that for a little while. >> for a little while? he's been enduring questions about his texting, even as he posed with heartwarming pictures with his wife and newborn son. now to our third story. today, a story we've been following here. a hearing in a land mark case whether a lesbian will be forced to testify against her wife in a murder trial. the stakes are high. the judge is debating whether the women should be entitled to the same right given to other married couples and the death penalty could be at stake. >> geneva sat in the courtroom.
a few feet away, her wife, bobby jo, accused of murder. but case is here not just to support her spouse, prosecutors are asking the judge to force her to testify as the only other person that knows what happened. attorneys argued case should be granted spousal privilege like any other married couple. they were joined in a civil they were joined in a civil union in vermont nearly a decade ago. but kentucky does not recognize same-sex marriage as legal. spousal privilege, prosecutors argue, does not extend to same-sex couples.
in an exclusive interview with cnn, case said her refusal to testify is less about what she knows and more about equality. so this is really a larger issue as far as you're concerned? >> yes. >> reporter: this not about testifying or not testifying per se at the trial. >> to me, i think that is my right, you know. not to testify. i think it's anybody's right to not testify. >> reporter: she's claimed self-defense saying she was being raped, fought off her attacker and killed him with a hammer. two years ago, case told detectives that's exactly what she said to her, but prosecutors still want to get her on the stand. >> a jury that's trying the case has ever right to know every piece of evidence. that's how we get the evidence before them is through witnesses. >> reporter: as clary was led out of the courtroom, she blew a kiss to her family and geneva case.
the judge did not rule today, saying that because constitutional issues are involved here, she wants to hear from the commonwealth's attorney general. now, the attorney general's office said they are going to need some time to clarify exactly what the judge is looking for and to take a look at the case file. erin? >> thanks to much to john. still to come, a new report shows our government gone wild. the number of workplace violations involving tsa employees is way, way up. stealing your stuff, stuff like that. plus, a young girl fighting for her life tonight against a brain-eating amoeba, which she picked up at a local water park. and did human error cause this massive explosion at an american propane factory? [ male announcer ] these days, a small business can save by sharing. like carpools... polly wants to know if we can pick her up. yeah, we can make room. yeah.
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focus from the front lines. i want to begin with a series of explosions at a propane plant. it has injured eight workers in the state of florida. authorities believe equipment failure and human error likely caused propane tank cylinders, sort of like the ones you connect to your gas grill to go off like bombs. residents say they saw pulsating glow in the sky. there were 53,000 cylinders at this facility. that is more than a million pounds in all. fire chief richard keith was at home a few miles away from the plant and tells cnn said the blast sounded like a car hit his house. right now they're looking at human error. gay athletes and tourists could be arrested during the 2014 olympics in russia. according to gay star news, a russian lawmaker says the gay propaganda law that president vladimir putin is going to be in effect. this comes a day after some gay rights groups have called for a boycott of the games. but u.s. olympic figure skater, johnny weir, married to a
russian-american man sails there should not be a boycott and everyone should stand with the community to urge russian lawmakers to rethink their stance. he says he is going to sochi. each if it means going to russian jail. another setback against the crew said against letting americans eat what they want. large sugary drinks. an appeals court in new york city said the city of new york cannot exercise sweeping power to create whatever rule they deem necessary. but shooting down the ban on those big double gulps may be a short-lived win for we the people. each american drank nearly 44 gallons of soda last year, which amounts to, just because we checked, 3,900 teaspoons of sugar a year. in new york, major bloomberg says obesity is killing more than 5,000 new yorkers each year and one survey shows the prevalence of diabetes has increased 31%. so, drink up but then pay the price. all right, how about this?
growing human teeth from urine. this is reality now. researchers in china have found a way to recreate teeth in a lab using stem cells. that guy needs one. we looked through their reports to see how it works. here's the catch. the teeth are made from human urine. the success rate is pretty good for just getting started. it's 30%. the teeth have a long way to go. they are only about a third as hard of human teeth right now. which is maybe because they're made from urine. anyway, this big news about growing human teeth comes a day after we learned a dutch professor is going to cook and serve a burger made from cultured beef. it will not look like what you are looking at there. it's actually not made from beef. it's made from stem cells and the burger is going to be eaten on august 5th. you see the one on the left, the color on the bottom? the beef is gray in color and slippery in texture, like squid. it has been 724 days since the u.s. lost its top credit rating. what are we doing to get it back? yesterday, we told you about the fed going after one of the biggest money management firms
in the country for insider trading. another person was indicted today, but it was not the founder and owner of s.a.c. if the government can't get him, they say they trial to go for second best, some of his $9 billion in the form of fines. now, tsa, asleep on the job. that is just one of the violations cited in a new government report that shows misconduct by tsa workers has increased by nearly 30% in the past three years. the transportation security administration screens about 1.8 million passengers every day at nearly 500 air ports in this country. rene marsh has this "outfront" investigation. >> reporter: the list includes everything from forgery, sexual misconduct to physical fighting and using abusive language. >> there's not even a proper way to report some of the offenses. this may be the tip of the iceberg of some of the offenses. >> reporter: offenses like a tsa screening supervisor at newark
airport, who admitted accepting bribes and kick-backs from a co-worker who stole money from passengers at check points. at orlando international, a screener pleaded guilty to federal embezzlement and theft charges for stealing more than 80 laptops and electronics valued at $80,000. and at new york's jfk airport, this tsa employee pleaded guilty to stealing $40,000 from a checked bag. the new report also notes in a three-year span, more than 9,000 cases of tsa misconduct were documented. 56 screeners were involved in thefts and more than 1,900 incidents that could hurt security, like sleeping on duty and allowing family and friends to bypass security. >> if you look at a population the size of a small city, 56,000 people in this work force, and the numbers then on an annual basis are really very, very small. >> reporter: the union
representing screeners says the numbers suggest the majority of screeners are doing a great job. congressman john mica, a long-time critic of the tsa, called for the audit. >> what is tsa doing about this? the report says they can't get a handle on it. that raises a lot of issues. >> reporter: the government is calling on the agency to improve how they monitor allegations of tsa misconduct and how they follow up after investigating. the tsa telling cnn, in part, they are already working to implement the recommendations. >> all right, now, rene, i know the house subcommittee is going to be holding a hearing about this tomorrow. so, what are they going to do about this new report? >> reporter: well, erin, we know that this report, which we have here, it will come up, most definitely, in this hearing tomorrow, in part because a representative from the government agency responsible for putting this report together will be one of the witnesses testifying.
we know the deputy director of the tsa is expected to testify. >> and there was another disturbing development tonight. this was not tsa, but it was an airport employee at san francisco international. he and his fiance arrested and charged with theft after authorities say they stole luggage that belonged to passengers related to the asiana crash, who were diverted. pretty awful thing. what can you tell us about that? >> reporter: yeah, pretty awful. we're told this man is a customer service rep for united airlines at san francisco's airport. and the district attorney's office says that cameras caught him and his fiance in the act, after stealing the luggage, some of which contained valuable clothing. the fiance reportedly returned many of the items to nordstrom, receiving $5,000 in return. both are now out on bail and both have been charged with three felony counts including grand theft. erin? >> wow. $5,000 -- incredible. all right, thank you, rene.
tonight in arkansas, a young girl is battling a deadly brain-eating amoeba. doctors believe kali hardig may have been infected at a local water park, which has been linked to the illness once before and would have served as an ideal petrie dish for a rare pair diet. this kills 99% of those who contract it. there's an experimental new treatment that could be the key to saving kali's life, if that miracle happens. our medical correspondent elizabeth cohen is outfront. i know you spoke with kali's mother, so, what did she tell you? >> reporter: she told me they really are taking it one day at a time. they are feeling some hope, because she does seem to be getting better. in the beginning, she said, they were just devastated when they first got the diagnosis. >> my husband asked, what was the prognosis for this amoeba and he explained to us that there was not a cure for the amoeba. we just both couldn't believe
that we were going to lose kali, but we decided that we weren't going to accept that and we were going to start praying and hopefully our daughter would beat the odds. that's all we had to hang onto. >> reporter: now, kali is still in critical condition, but she is showing some signs of improvement. they are even able to back off some of the medications they've been giving her. erin? >> that is pretty incredible. makes you think of the other case we've been following, with the zip line, 98% chance of not surviving and she survived. obviously, this is very rare. 32 cases between 2001-2010, i believe. but what are her doctors doing to try to save her? seems in cases this rare, they don't have time to do a lot of experimental drugs and stuff like that, not a lot of people to test them on. >> reporter: this hospital has really done an amazing job. from the very beginning, first of all, kali's mom was smart and brought her in when she was having a headache and feeling
tired. instead of just saying, kids get viruses, it's nothing, they took it very seriously and they diagnosed the meningitis. they looked in her spinal fluid and they could see amoebas running around. swimming around in that spinal fluid. so, erin, what they did is, they were very smart. again, they reached out to the cdc. they heard that the centers for disease control had an experimental drug and they gave it to her and because her mom got her there so quickly, it actually worked and they looked in her spinal fluid and they don't see the amoebas anymore. now, again, she is still not out of the woods yet by any stretch, but a smart mom and smart doctors have really made a huge difference. >> miraculous. okay, thanks to elizabeth and of course you can see more of her report beginning tomorrow morning at 6:00 a.m. on cnn's "new day." next, does the president have a woman problem? or is it just the imagination of the op-ed page in "the new york times?" and then, someone steals more than $100 million in precious jewels. where was security? one person going into the store
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we're back with tonight's outer circle, where we reach out to our sources around the world. tonight, i want to begin in spain. officials have opened the black box from the train that derailed in that crash last week, where 79 people were killed. investigators have discovered new details about the speed of the train tonight and crucially what the driver was actually doing in the moment before the crash. dan rivers is outfront and dan, have they been able to find in the black box? >> reporter: erin, the black box contains crucial data on that spanish train and they have been
interrogated by investigators and they show that the train was going at 95 miles an hour when the crash happened. that's almost twice the speed limit of 50 it should have been going. and they show that the driver was on the phone to a colleague rather than paying attention as he went around that curve. he should have applied the brakes 2 1/2 miles before that curve. instead, they were slammed on just seconds before that train derailed, killing 79 people. erin? >> thank you, dan. and now to france, where officials are investigating how a thief, one thief, just running in, basically, in a hoodie, was able to escape with $136 million in precious jewelry in cannes. some are blaming security at the carlton international hotel, where the jewelry was actually on display. there was a big sign, it was part of a big event at the time of the heist. erin mclaughlin is outfront on this story. what are officials doing to try to find this one rogue? >> reporter: hi, erin.
police are scouring hours of surveillance footage to try to identify the man behind sunday's brazen heist. meanwhile, members of the union that represents carlton hotel employees are speaking out, saying they were shocked to learn the value of the jewels on display as part of this diamond exhibition, saying that even management was amazed to learn that there was $136 million worth of jewelry in their midst. they were very critical of the hotel security systems, saying that they lack the kind of specialty system that you would find in a normal jewelry store. meanwhile, questions persist as to how this could have happened and what kind of security needs to be in place in cannes to prevent it from happening again. erin? obama's woman problem takes center stage today. in "the new york times," this op-ed, it's a position that's always been held by a man and
it's believed that yellin's chief rival is larry summers. now, he was a former member of obama's economic boys club, which some people call it, which led "the times" to write this -- miss yellen is not part of the fraternity. indeed, she's is reminiscent of other accomplished women with whom mr. summers or his supporters, have tangled with in the past. why is her gender relevant? great to have all of you with us. the times goes on to say, they say, oh, she's qualified. by the way, they both are qualified for this job. they get into the whole woman thing, saying, you know, summers had disagreements with other woman, including christina roamer and elizabeth warren. just because you disagree with a woman, that disqualifies you? >> yeah, i think the times is making a big mistake. if they want to advocate for janet yellen, focus on her incredibly impressive record.
predicting where the economy is going to go next. janet yellen is a really, really strong candidate. so, by the way, is christina romer, who was a very key official during the first obama term. there are a lot of women very qualified. when you make this a boys versus girls fight, you actually detract from the fact that yellen has a very strong case to make, on her own, rather than as a woman as such. so, i think they are making a big error if they want to boost yellen. >> and dean, on paper, let's just talk about this, the qualifications. they are both qualified. they see the economy in different ways, but yellen, vice chair of the fed board and led the federal reserve bank of san francisco. very well known. summers, former treasury secretary and the president's national economic council director, among other things. why in the world should the new york times bring up her gender? that is to me like saying, oh, okay, and you need to have the woman box checked to help you get it over the guy. >> i don't think they should talk about gender what stouffer.
i'm very in favor of diversity. there's several members of the federal board governors, three are women. so you have diversity there. the idea this should be the best qualified person, for all of our economy. the economy of our country is going to help all of us. you want the economy to grow with jobs. it helps men and women. i love doing comedy, but i don't want to be telling jokes at 80, i want to retire. so i want this person, i don't care if it's a man or woman, the best person. >> stephanie, what do you think? obviously this position has been held by a man since 1914. but did "the new york times" need to go there on the gender issue? >> well, with all due respect to them, not make thing a boys and girls issue, let's make this a boys and girls issue. i agree with tina brown's piece about this anthony weiner, bob filner, whoever the latest guy is. there is a difference.
it seems like women just don't do these kind of things. hillary clinton is not tweeting pictures from the state department saying who wants to see my foggy bottom? maybe there's a little fatigue with the whole man thing right now. maybe that's part of it. i think they're both equally qualified. a lot of people do not like larry summers and she's equally qualified and i think a better choice. >> you can't disqualify all men because of anthony weiner and everyone else. these are isolated incidents. the fact that all men have to answer for them is ridiculous. >> let me ask you this, a columnist for bloomberg said no one doubts her credentials, but questions have been raised about whether she has the gravitas to manage a financial crisis.
then people criticized al hunt by saying he meant manhood when he said gravitas. this is insulting as a woman. why would you think the word gravitas means male. why would anyone? >> and you wouldn't. i think that quite honestly, this is also a political thing, it's not just a gender thing. the base doesn't really love larry summers. and i think she's equally qualified. i'm just saying that's a political thing i think there is some male politician fatigue right now in general. >> i think there are legitimate gripes for women. ben bernanke has transformed the american economy. he's a soft spoken guy and he's managed to get it done. so the fact that janet yellen might be more soft spoken suspect legitimate.
>> there are several members of the board of governors, no one of color, all white people. why not bring up race? >> thanks to all three. we appreciate it. every night we take a look outside today's top stories. so as we're all painfully aware, congress is in gridlock, they fight, nothing gets done. the president today, president obama says he has a solution. >> folks in washington really want a grand bargain? how about a grand bargain for middle class jobs. >> yes, a grand bargain that will break through congressional gridlock by appealing to democrats and republicans. just the sound of it, grand bargain inspires confidence and images of something big and bold and wonderful and new. of course, it always sounds like that. >> compromise in order to
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