tv Erin Burnett Out Front CNN September 8, 2014 4:00pm-5:01pm PDT
moment. thanks so much for watching. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com breaking news, u.s. officials say they may know the masked man in the james foley execution. plus, nfl player ray rice suspend in the definitely after video surfaced of him knocking out his future wife. we're standing by for a live news conference. and finally, six months since mh 370 disappeared. still without a trace. investigators looking at 1,000 possible flight paths. that's stunning. let's go "outfront." good evening. i'm erin burnett. we begin "outfront" with the news. new details on the man believed to have beheaded american james foley.
two u.s. officials tell cnn they have a pretty good idea who that man is. the masked man seen in this icis video standing over foley moments after he was executed. there are new indications that most americans believe the president needs to do something and quickly. we have a new cnn poll out tonight which shows 50% of americans say the united states should be quote, ready and willing to use military force around the world. that's up from 34% a year ago. a pretty stunning jump in a war shy nation. and 71% believe isis has terrorists in the united states. we'll have much more on that poll in a moment. first pamela brown who has the news on the terrorist that officials believe executed james foley. what have you learned? >> u.s. officials believe this possible suspect is a british citizen tied to a group of extremists based in london. but they declined to name the
suspect, citing the ongoing investigation. there are a number of sensitivities surrounding publicly identifying him. first off, isis has other american hostages so that has to be taken into consideration. and officials want to uncover the network of possible co-conspirators this subl may have. even though officials say they have a pretty good idea who it may be, they're not 100%. they're still with british authorities to confirm it is the person they think it is. there are many layers to this process and officials have been using technical human means in this process. it has been a top priority. they've been using voice analysis, analyzing from the video as well as other methods. officials say bringing the subl to justice is a top priority. erin? >> and pamela, of course we're talking about the james foley video. there was the subsequent execution of steven. it sounds like the same man. when you talk about all this extensive analysis, do they believe it is the same masked
man in both videos? >> well, officials i've been speaking with are cautioning against drawing that connection even though as you point out, both men seem to have similar british accents and similar mannerisms. at this point i'm being told authorities are trying to determine the identity of the militant speaking in that video of americanstein satloff to determine if it is the same as in the james foley video. i'm being told it is too pre mature to know with any certainty. just one week since the video was published. >> as you get these details, they're trying to find out who it is that committed these heinous and horrible acts. we have new polls in tonight of how these videos, how all this affects american people. 71% of americans think icy has terrorists in the united states. 50% support military action. a year ago that was an unheard of sort of statistic. what do the polls say to you? >> they tell us, number one, you're dead right. the american people are aware of
these barbaric beheadings. it has made the isis threat much more personal and close to home and after years we oppose the war in iraq, we're exhausted in afghanistan, we want america to stop projecting force around the world. now as the president prepares to address the american people wednesday night. he has the majority of americans saying, 50% say the country should be ready to project forceful they're not saying put boots on the ground. they're in sync with the president but they are prepared to act. let's look at month of of these numbers. does isis have terrorists here? 71% believe they do. that makes it much more personal and local. which is why support for military action has gone up. is isis a threat to the united states, 90% think yes. 45% very serious. 23%, somewhat serious. there is no question. the president has the public's attention and he has the support. they agree this is a huge threat. here the head winds for the
president. they don't think he has a plan. how is the president handling isis? only 37% approve. and does he have a clear plan? does commander in chief have a clear plan for dealing with ice i? only 3 in 10 say yes. those numbers there. as the president prepares to lay out a challenge that his top aides say is a three, five, ten-year challenge, he needs to convince the american people that he knows what he is doing. >> fascinating. when you say convincing the american people that he knows what he's doing and he knows about the situation. i'm thinking about that interview he gave earlier this year. where the president said about ice, and i want to quote him here. he said the analogy we use around here and i think it is accurate. if a jv team puts on a laker uniform, that doesn't make them kobe bryant. he was asked about that comment. now he is saying, this is a clear and present danger. 98% say it was threat.
>> keep in mind, i was not specifically referring to isil. i've said that regionally, there were a whole series of organizations that were focused primarily locally. weren't focused on the homeland. i think a lot of us, when we think about terrorism, the model is osama bin laden and 9/11. >> of course, he emphasize regionally peace the isn't talking about icis. the full transiment, it shows the conversation was indeed very clearly about isis. how big of a president is this for the president? now he is trying to backtrack on something that you can have a news organization fact check. >> the transcript doesn't lie. the president may have misunderstood the question at the time. he may have been thinking about something else at the time but the transcript doesn't lie. his biggest test is how he handles this. what happens weeks and months from now. there is no question at the moment. one of the reasons he is in such a tough political environment is because quotes like that have
given his critics to say we're in this mess, we face this challenge. we're responding to the beheadings of two americans because they say this president underestimated the isis threat. that he himself called them j.v. team and he did not marshal the resources of the united states sooner so it has grown to where it is a much bigger threat to deal with. that's what the citizen risk saying. and you see in the polling showing the president's handling, his handling of terrorism more broadly which remember, skyrocketed. he is the president who got osama bin laden. the president's numbers are struggling and they're in the tank and that is a head wind as he tries to rally the country. which is moving in the direction of a more muscular response. but still skeptical about him as a president. and everything he said in the past will be used against him. we're 58 days from an election. >> john king, thank you. joining me now, republican congressman peter king. good to have you with me. i know you were just briefed by
intel officials on the latest that they know. what did you learn? >> again, i can't go into details what we were told other than the fact that isis is a major player. isis is a very real threat to u.s. interests. to our allies in the region. and it is clearly right now the dominant terrorist force. the islamic terrorist force. and that urgent action is needed. that is as far as i can go. other than to say this is a, not a jv team at all of this is a serious, serious player and the united states and the american people have to make a commitment and realize, this is not going to be over in a matter of days, weeks, months. >> you criticized the president. we have to get a strategy. he had 12 months to do this and he's fatal. now he has announced a coalition. that was friday. he will be speaking to the nation wednesday and presenting his plan to counter isis.
are you willing to support him now? >> i will support the president if i agree with his plan. whatever has happened before will be definitely in the past. but again, with the coalition, it depends what the coalition will be doing. and also the president can't just be waiting for the coalition to function. each day that goes by, isis becomes more powerful. the president also, i would hope, i single yearsly home when he makes the speech on wednesday, that he doesn't keep saying what he won't do. it is important that he says what his overall strategy. is don't give specifics to the enemy. let them think we'll stay there 50 years and use every weapon we have. don't be putting limits on what we'll do. whatever limits he wants to put, fine. don't announce it to the world or our enemies. >> so when you look at the polls, the cnn poll we have. 50% of the american public now support military action to counter isis. right? to counter terrorism overall. that was 34% a year ago.
that's a change. when you look at the problem, are you willing to support, to tell the american people that yes, military action may be necessary and not just air strikes. but actual boots on the ground. if that is what's necessary, are you willing to make that argument? >> ultimately if that's necessary, yes. with air strike, the use of special forces and americans embedded with the iraqis and the kurds, i believe that is sufficient as far as the u.s. response. we can't take anything off the table of rate now if we can again have massive air strikes. sustained air attack. if we can use special forces and if we can get americans with the iraqis and the kurds to ensure they cooperate with one another, and that the iraqi army is refortified and it recovers from what. we cannot be putting publicly any limits will. >> before we go, you lost many peel on 9/11. and this of course is the sacred
week in which this country remembers that horrific day. the senior state department officials are telling cnn all u.s. locations are on high alert. they're concerned that jihadists may try to impress isis, try to launch an attack against a u.s. facility. i remember sitting here when the attack on mbenga happened on september 11th and saying that night as that happen. that could not be a coincidence. >> we have to be concerned. on what we have to do is assume there will be an attack and assume an attack on 9/11. i want to emphasize. there was no specific intelligence i'm aware of which talks of a 9/11 attack. we have an enemy out there which is willing and able and wants to attack us tnlt. and it is more than one enemy. it is the entire al qaeda network. >> thank you very much. next, an nfl star out of a
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the head coach of the nfl's baltimore ravens expected to speak shortly. the team released running back ray rice. he's back major superstar in the league. he was fired by the ravens and suspended indefinitely by the nfl. hours after this shocking video surfaced. this shows rice knocking out his now wife, fiance at the time inside an elevator in atlantic city earlier this year. as we get ready for this press conference which could start at any second, we begin with miguel. >> reporter: a shocking incidence of domestic violence caught on cam raffle baltimore ravens star ray rice purging his then fiance janney palmer, knocking her out cold.
the reaction, swift, terminated by the ravens, indefinitely suspended by the nfl. his career possibly over. that was not the reaction when the video from outside the elevator was published by tmz in februariful rice was suspended two game, considered by many way too forgiving. through it all, janney palmer stood by her man. >> i love rainfall i know he will continue to prove himself to you all and the community. >> even appearing to apologize for her role in the incident. >> do i deemly regret the role that i played in the incident that night but i can say that i am happy that we continued to work through it together. >> both were charged with assault in the february incident at an atlantic city casino. >> my actions that night were totally inexcusable. that night, let me put this
away. that night, i just replay it over and over again in my head. that's not me. my actions are inexcusable. >> both the ravens and the nfl said they had not seen the second video from inside the elevator until it was made public by tmz today. the nfl said rice was undergoing a pretrial intervention program in may that would have kept him from being prosecuted and given him a clean record after a year. rice and palmer wed in march. >> we are continuing to strengthen our relationship and our marriage and do we have to do for not only ourselves collectively and individually and working on being better parents for raven and continuing to be good role models for the community. >> the sickening video forcing the hands of the ravens and nfl. the season just beginning, domestic violence now in the spotlight. cnn, new york. >> i want to bring in our legal analyst and the author of crazy love, and a survivor of domestic
abuse along with the form he nfl player. great to have you all with us. let me start with you. you're a survivor of domestic violence. ray rice and janay palmer were player aid month after the video. they were planning for a summer wedding. that got moved up to the day after ray rice was indicted for aggravated assault. what do you think when you hear that? >> well, it doesn't surprise me at all of i married my abuser five days after the first time he attacked me. and it is very hard to understand domestic violence from the outside. but love and violence are a potent mix. and i think what happens a lot to victims, we don't realize that we're actually victims. and we want to, we love our abusers and we want to help them. and somehow in a very twisted way, we think by standing by them and by supporting them in their darkest hours, that we will help them. and it is very important to stress that the worst thing you can do for an abusive person is to allow him or her to abuse you
without consequences. and what janay needs to do is to leave him until he gets better and to stop apologizing for her own role in it. i understand why she is apologizing but it doesn't help anybody. mostly it does not help ray rice or herself. >> and don, do you this and focus this issue which is all too common place in the nfl and elsewhere. that is what happened. she apologized. they appeared together and she apologized for her role in that night. what do you know about this? >> there is other piece that gets laid on top of this. exactly what you're seeing. the ravens. the nfl. there is a tremendous. a economic jump side for janay and for this couple to deem things as they are. so there is that piece of it. but i think everything she says is right on point. there is this notion that women can somehow, are complicit in this violence. and we are not holding the men
accountable. >> what about the, what seems to be, it is very hard tonlds. the nfl itself. the original penalty here for ray rice was you're going on miss two games. you're going to miss two games because we saw this video of your fiance whurm lifting her out of the elevator. you admitted it was because he assaulted her. you're saying because we didn't see the punch, that means it was only two game. now we see the punch that resulted in you being comatose on the ground. he will be indefinitely suspended. how does that add up? >> you know, erin, good evening. don and leslie have done a fantastic job putting everybody in the mindset of what a victim goes through. let's talk about the nfl. they had a videotape of a, an unconscious woman. they also had an admission by this player that he had punched her and caused her to be knocked out lick this. they already knew what happened. so it is, i think, stunning to
me that it took having to actually see the punch for the nfl to do the right thing here. he should have been released from the ravens the second this happened and the nfl should have suspended him indefinitely. they had evidence already. and an admission that she was knocked unconscious, erin. >> what about that? there was an admission, right? there was a video of a limp body being dragged from an elevator that responded in assault charges and a grand jury. how could they explain why, oh, now we see the actual punch. how does the nfl explain this? >> i think they have explaining to do on two different sides. one is you did not see this tape and tmz saw this tape and the nfl didn't? i have a hard time believing the nfl security apparatus did not do due diligence to find this time. we saw jay-z get beat up in an elevator. we can find this tape. even the unconscious body that ray rice was trying to move from
the elevator, is that the d.c. edgecy of the people in the nfl that we expect people to go out and watch? the nfl has to explain why this was acceptable. and they had power to fire ray rice and did not with that kind of evidence. >> they did not. and they benefited from the fact his wife went along with all of this. we are awaiting this press release and all three of our guests will be with us. we anticipate it will be the head coach for the baltimore ravens. john harbaugh will speak in a few moments. i want to update out another key story we've been following. the update in malaysia airline flight 370. they're now at 1,000 flight paths. it is a pretty incredible statistic cynic it was six months ago today that that plane disappeared. the families are still waiting to know what happened to their loved ones. not a single piece of debris. not a single solid lead. the next phase of the search begins next month. that is headline. the man leading the hunt tells
investigators that they are considering 1,000 possible flight paths. that is right. 1,000. so will mh 370 ever be found? >> reporter: video shot from the dutch vessel leading the latest search for missing airplane mh 370. this next phase covering 60,000 square kilometers over the expanse of southern indian ocean. set to restart in just weeks. >> i remain cautiously optimistic that we will locate the missing aircraft within the priority search area. this search will obviously be a challenging one. >> would be an understatement. the last six months have been frustrating and costly. well into the millions. multiple countries launch hundreds of aircraft in ships, covering 4.6 million square kilometers. yet investigators say they're still looking into a mind-boggling number of possible flight paths. 1,000 of them. it has been months of false starts and hope.
the search team led by australia once believed last april that they were close. >> we are very confident that the signals that we are detecting are from the black box on mh 370. >> a lead that led nowhere. then there was a suspected ping from the so-called black boxes that turned up empty. and tuesday deployed the high-tech towed pinger locator but even that never found the so-called black boxes. >> this has entered the realm of highly strange mythical event. >> aviation historian carol gray says mh 370 is nearing the mystery of amelia earhart's disappearance. in the case of flight 370, today's technology should have pre vented it from happening at all. >> is the takeaway that in today's modern aviation, you can lose a plane and you cannot find it? >> yes. but you know, the big takeaway
is that 227 people and 12 crew members can disappear. that's bizarre. >> for the families who were inconsolable in the aftermath, the pain, no answer. some of the families have turned to crowd funding their own efforts to fin the plane driven at time by conspiracy theories and distrust of the malaysian authorities. >> i feel like i'm living in a could not stand nightmare. constant. it is bad enough to lose somebody that you love. but philip isn't gone, he's lost. >> so as far as the latest phase, they have been able to narrow down the search area. still off the coast of australia but where they were at 600,000 square kilometers, it is now 60 square kilometers. they've been able to extensively map the ocean floor. so erin, they say they have a better idea of where they're looking. but if it sounds like a broken
record, we have heard it before. they are just a bit closer. >> kyung lah, thank you very much. we are awaiting the news conference on the firing of ray rice. and the name lady al qaeda. this boston area mosque we're showing you now. a special report next. plus, scotland could be splitting from the united kingdom and its own country. what will it may not for scotch whiskey?
we are waiting any second for a news conference on the fearing of ray rice after the video being released. being going live to that as soon as we have it. our other top story is the breaking d.c. about americans for icy here in the united states. a boston man wanted for possible ties to the isis social media wing. woreshipped at the same boston mosque as the marathon bottomers. several other known terrorists have also attended this mosque.
deborah feyerick is "outfront." >> reporter: the mosque is not only cambridge, massachusetts's largest mosque, it is also the city's only mosque. as many as a thousand people a week including immigrants, students, families and residents from surrounding neighborhoods stop by to pray up to five times a day as islam requires. it is open over the one and attracts all kinds including at least eight extremists and recently convicted terrorists. one now under investigation for ties to isis. mosque spokeswoman confirms they attended saying none ever exist any hint of criminal or violent behavior. add go, quote, the islamic society of boston unequivocally condemns isis. yet over two decades, the numbers are too big for law enforcement to ignore, says the form he dhs official and now cnn analyst. >> at some stage we have to
semireality which is a number of people who have taken up arms against americans either here in boston or abroad with isis. have an affiliation with that mosque. >> reporter: they include the bombers, lady al qaeda, an imprisoned scientist who ice suggested swapping for american james foley. now a university massachusetts computer graduate wanted for possible ties to isis' social media wing. run by the islamic society of boston, the mosque doesn't check i.d.s. and rather than a core membership, attendance is much more fluid. that makes identifying the outliers more difficult. if we ever observed any criminal or violent behavior, we would immediately intervene and notify the authorities. the mosque says it preaches main stream islam. there's no evidence to suggest
otherwise. however, the agree of extremism in a handful of people is alarming. >> the mosque is and ought to be subject of scrutiny because there's just too many factors involved. >> she was found in 2008 carrying bomb makinging documents for a mass casualty chemical and biological weapons attack against targets like the statue of liberty and the boston bridge. boston pharmaceutical student was found guilty of plotting an attack on a local shopping mall. and boston high school wrestler will stand trial for his alleged role in the marathon attack. he prayed at the cambridge mosque. and two friends, one of accused of murder and the other obstruction of justice. and law enforcement authorities do have the mosque on their radar. they have a very good relationship with local, state and federal authorities.
>> an incredible story. you're able to tie all of that together to the same boston mosque. we're going to keep following that story. deb has been doing incredible reporting on that. we have news. the head coach of the baltimore ravens about to speak at a news conference. the team fired running back ray rice after video surfaced after ray knocking out his wife in an elevator earlier this year. the nfl has suspended rice indefinitely as of today. we understand the official will be stepping up momentarily. here's the home john harbaugh from the ravens. >> coming off a tough game yesterday and we're going to work on our next game. obviously, you're here for more than just that. and we had a chance after seeing something this morning, seeing the video this morning. we had a chance to get together with steve, dick, ozzie and myself. it was not a long meeting. we came to the decision we came
to to release ray and that's what we did. so you know that. had a chance to talk to ray along with ozzie this afternoon, after we did it. and i have nothing but hope and good will for ray and janay and we'll do whatever we can going forward to help them. >> what was it like the see that video? >> you know, it's something we saw for the first time today. all of us. and it changed things of course. it made things a little bit different. >> were you misled in any way? you stood up here and defended the guy and now you see the video and make a different decision. >> i don't want to get into all that. i don't think of it that way. everything i said in terms of what i believe, i stand behind. i believe that still.
and i'll always believe those things. and we'll always stand in support of them as a couple. that won't change. >> how come your team was not able to see the video today? >> i have no answer for that. >> [ inaudible ]. >> well, you know, we'll have exactly what we've had so far. we've got the guys that we have. i'm excited about our offense. i'm excited about some of the things we did yesterday in terms of yards and points and opportunities to score points. we need to score more points. and first downs and things like that. and i know we can play a lot better than we did and i'm looking forward to seeing how we did. >> it changed for you. how did it change? >> i don't know if i want to get into the details. i think it is pretty obvious and pretty apparent. everybody has seen the individual he wrote and we'll just leave it at that. >> do you believe the nfl has seen that video before today? >> i don't have any
understanding or knowledge of any of that. i don't know. >> is there a discussion between the ravens and the nfl -- >> well, not that i'm involved with. i'm involved with the football team and getting ready for pittsburgh. >> you came into the league when ray came is that the nfl. you had a long relationship with him. this has to be personally devastating to you. >> well, it is always -- when somebody that you care about does wrong, you know, and is faced with the consequences of doing wrong, and rightfully so, it is tough. it is hurtful. and my pain is for both of them as a couple. and going forward. my home is that they can make it work. and from everything that i understand and talking to ray, up until his suspension, talking to him a lot, it seems like they were working hard and doing well in that direction. i hope they can weather this part of it too. they'll be playing with that. if i can help in any way, may
wife can hem in any way, we will. that's where it is at. >> can you sure a your reaction? >> i'd really rather not. it's personal. absolutely. absolutely. i'm not following where you're going with that. >> why they didn't see the videos. >> i don't know why that is hard to understand. it wasn't made available to us. as far as i know, yeah. it wasn't something we ever saw. ever had access to. >> did you discuss it with the team as a whole? >> we did. i think the team responds as everybody responds to these things. again you're talking about somebody you know.
it's a little more challenging when you talk about someone who is part of your family. our guys felt it. and all the same emotions that everybody out there would feel we all felt. >> why did the video change the team's reaction so drastically? what did you think happened? >> i don't want to get into that. talking about feelings and all that stuff, i think it's pretty easy for everybody to understand. anybody with a heart can understand how that goes. >> [ inaudible ]. >> i'm sorry? >> the events of the evening to you guys? >> i'm not going to get into all that. those are personal conversations and that's really where that belongs. i want to respect that. >> what do you think about the timing of this? >> right. the timing is the timing that it
is. we have no control over that. i don't have any feelings about that. it will not impact us in any way. you can't allow that. this is professional football. we'll be ready. >> this affects us on so many levels. >> i wish i had an answer for that. that's a pretty deep question. i haven't given it that much thought to think of it on that many levels. >> what would be one? >> i don't have those options in front of me. i don't have that list right now. >> i don't know. i don't have any expectations for anything right now. the expectation is really to move with our team going forward and be the best football team we can be. >> there are certainly financial implications. was that discussed today? >> certainly. serving discussed. like i said, it was not a long meeting though.
>> is there anything else? we held marshall back. he's healthy. no injury there but we held him out today. all right? good. anything else? >> who is your starting running back? >> bernard pierce. justin forsett. they'll both play a lot. good. good question. thanks. all right. thanks a lot. >> that was the head coach of the baltimore ravens, john harbaugh speaking about ray rice who has been fired from the team and suspended indefinitely by the nfl commissioner roger goodell. we have our panel here with us. mel robins, lawyer, author of crazy love, survivor of gles abuse. and don mcpherson, let me start with you. what is your takeaway from that
press conference? pretty interesting that he didn't want to really get into that. >> i've been around football my entire life as has john harbaugh and the harbaugh family. >> he grew up with it. his brother is a coach, his father was a coach. >> that was football speak. what they need to do is show their human annal. this is not getting ready for a football game. show your humanity. you now have video evidence of one of your players physically assaulting his fiance. show your humanity. right there you saw football speak. he smiled when he thought about, let me forget this and get back to the game. >> he was smiling at the end. good question. he wanted to talk about whatever the question was about who would play a certain position. >> let me play for our viewers who are joining us, again, the very basic, simple facts of what happened. today a video came out showing ray rice punching his then
fiance. they subsequently married. you can see he punches her here. she falls to the ground. he knocks her out. this is the video that causes him to be fired and indefinitely suspended. there was a video that the nfl was aware of, that the head coach was aware of, that caused ray rice to be indicted on aggravated assault months ago. and he was only suspended for two months ago for this video. and in this video you see him picking up his comatose wife. he admitted that was because he had punched her. the only difference between two videos is you don't actually see the punch. but one was a firing and one was a two-game suspension, how does that add number is. >> by the nfl. not by the ravens, by the way. i hear donnell's outrage he is and right. not only was this football speak. it was a load of dung. when the coach kept saying, oh, i don't want to go there, i don't want to talk about that. anybody with a heart would understand why i don't want to revisit, why we didn't do
anything. anyone with a brain knows that they should have done something when that first video came out. and the reason why this coach didn't want to address the question that was asked. not once but four times which is why does this particular video when you see a punch make davis? he didn't want to answer it because he couldn't look america in the face and say, well, if we didn't see it, then we could assume that janay was somehow to blame. we wanted this to go away like don was saying. and you know, i think donnell is right. they need to show some humanity. this is not a hard decision. it is not hard to let go of ray rice. this is not what we stand for. he made a mistake. he's gone. bye! >> it's hard for them to say that. when they knew about it months ago, they didn't make that decision. what do you make of the other coach said? more than once when he was taking questions from the press. that he hoped this couple could
quote/unquote make it work. >> i think that's so very difficult. it ill plays that janay palmer is somehow at fault here and she is part of the solution. she isn't. this is ray rice's responsibility. domestic violence is men's responsibility. it is not a women's issue. i do take some hope from what happened. today i think it is a warning to all men who abuse their wives, girlfriends and children that there will finally be consequences for domestic violence. it is a crime of the number one reason women visit emergency rooms, the number one hostage situations. and for too long women have paid lip service but there have never been consequences. i am at least a little bit heartened that there is a price to be paid. and i hope this turns out to be a water shed moment in the domestic violence. >> very quickly before we go after this first surfaced the nfl changed the rules of you had a six game suspension.
shouldn't you be fired if you're beating your wife? >> if that was anyone else, we would not have a job the next day. for john harbaugh to say he hopes they boring it out. this is a prevailing problem. if ray rice had knocked john harbaugh out. would they be trying to work it out? >> very good question. thanks to all of you. next, should scotland become independent? your chance to rise and shine. with centurylink as your trusted technology partner, you can do just that. with our visionary cloud infrastructure, global broadband network and custom communications solutions, your business is more reliable - secure - agile. and with responsive, dedicated support, we help you shine every day of the week. centurylink your link to what's next. i got this. [thinking] is it that time? the son picks up the check?
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opting to remain part of britain, but the nationalists, backed by some big names like sean connery, are clever campaigners. this morning brits woke up to headlines like these, don't let me be the last queen of "land. the new poll for the times shows 51% of scots plan to vote yes for independence. this is also the year of scottish homecoming, so they're trying to convince people from around the world of scottish heritage to come home. we were talking to the guys in the pub about this. they started talking about how proud they are of being scottish and of scotland and why they're so passionate about scottish independence. >> there's absolutely no way scotland cannot do well as an independent country. >> it makes sense. >> are you yes or no on independence? >> yes, i think it would be stupid not to vote yes, to be honest. >> that's the thing. >> and there's a lot of money at stake. most of the uk's oil reserves
are off scotland's shores. scotland is the european union's largest oil producer. and the british nuclear submarine fleet is headquartered in scotland. that's something that would change in scotland went it alone. losing british business might mean scotland's independence doesn't add up. >> the scotlands are facing a 30 billion bill. that's a number i came up with. >> that's your number. so you're at the center of this. he had a warning for people in the pub. >> as a professional economist, you know, you got to look at it with the head rather than the heart. >> but if scotts go with the heart and choose independence they have more than just oil, they have scotch whiskey. $6.9 billion. that's how much whiskey scotland exports every year according to the scottish whiskey association. it is second only to oil and gas. and if they didn't have to pay those skyhigh taxes to london for every bottle sold, they'd have a lot more of it to spend.
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>> reporter: take it from me, little sibling's still safe in the womb, you're going to have a heck of a coming out party. prepare to have people putting words in your mouth like they put in mine. they're even reading my thoughts about you! sure, some folks are happy about a second royal baby -- >> i love babies. i'm a nanny. so i'm actually very excited. >> big deal. women get pregnant every day. >> reporter: at thooes those reporting on kate's extreme morning sickness had time between the first pregnancy. >> kate has hyper -- hyperemesis. >> reporter: and the second to perfect their pronunciation. >> hyperemesis gravidarium. >> sounds like something harry potter would say. >> reporter: analogies worthy of a meteorologist. >> this isn't like morning sickness like a hurricane is a little bit of rain. this is morning sickness like a
tornado is a little wind. >> reporter: with a name like this, even royal morning sickness has gravitas. it's been an eventful 14 months for prince george. he met his first bilby in australia. had his first flirtation with a girl. he had his own look alike by the age of 3 months. but already the press is speculating will the new royal baby save the union with scotland voting soon on whether to separate from the uk, the guardian ran a poll asking that very question. the vast majority said no, but talk about pressure on a fetus. a joke made the rounds that it's as if scotland said, i'm leaving and endemand replied, i'm pregnant. don't go. a new baby puts prince harry even further away from becoming king, to which he replied -- >> great. >> reporter: one guy responded to the news of a new royal baby with a two-letter word?
>> so? so? >> reporter: we asked people to put a number on their level of interest. >> probably an 8. >> oh, probably about a 6. >> reporter: what are you? >> a zero. >> reporter: and you're english. >> 2. >> reporter: how about if you're walking more than a dozen kids tethered to a leash. how much are you interested in this? >> zero. >> reporter: at least these kids aren't tethered to a throne. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. thanks for watching. anderson's next. good evening. thanks very much for joining us. the original images were shocking enough. baltimore ravens star running back ray rice dragging the unconscious body of his fiancee at the atlantic city casino. a fiance he beat into unconsciousness. tonight that suspense is now indefinitely. his employment with the ravens terminated. here is the reason why. you can now