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a number the white house will like. it shows you the hundred months is important here. this has been a long steady job market recovery. you're finally starting to see the fruits of that in wages as well. wages up 3.2%. that's what it looks like over the past year. the unemployment rate went up to 4%. i think in the unemployment rate that's the only place you would have captured some of the federal workers and the government shutdown. overall the numbers pretty much show you the shutdown didn't hurt the overall labor market. we saw hiring across the board in bars and restaurants, 74,000. in construction, 52,000. also in transportation, warehouses, mining and in health care, a very, very important part of the economy over the past 10, 15 years. a steady performer for all kinds of jobs. that's really important. the wages, this is so important. we have been waiting for wages to come back. 3.2% year over year wage growth. three months in a row of 3%
plus. that's a good sign for workers. that's a very good sign. >> to be clear you made an interesting point before we went to air. federal workers who were furloughed were counted as employed. >> they were counted as employed. there are two data sets that go into the number. you see the unemployment rate went up there might have been federal workers or some contractors who were counted in that. it might be why it's higher but 4% is still a very good number. >> the president gets briefed the day before. he would have known about this yesterday. he was very confident in the interview with the "new york times" last night. >> about the same thing. >> walking out of the china trade talks. i suppose this helps the u.s. in the china trade talks. their economy gets worse as ours gets better. >> i hope it means for the viewers this is the year of a raise. we know there are a lot of open positions still in america. 6 million open positions and 6 million people unemployed.
there are bigger policy issues like matching skills and training with the jobs that are available. the wages going up shows you that workers for the first time in a long time are getting more for their hours. >> do you hear that? time to ask your boss for a raise. >> thanks, romans. all right. our political analyst is with us now. i guess i would ask the same question i asked christine. does this help the u.s. in the china trade talks ahead of the first deadline? >> it certainly is a bolstering case for the president. the focus on the economy despite the tumult we see, the economy is something the president has been proud of and republicans want him to focus on. it does get shadowed by the other controversies going on in the administration. i would expect the president to proudly tout the numbers later
today. going forward, to see that this would be a case in bolstering the united states and the ongoing trade talks with china. >> the other issue here, straight up politics here for a moment. you cover this white house. this is going to make this president very happy in terms of, you know, pushing the message that he's helped make this economy strong. >> exactly. i think the interesting thing about the "new york times" interview last night was that the president -- and this is a complaint we have heard from the president for some time -- that he doesn't get credit in the press and public for what he's done, particularly when it comes to the i economy. today he has a strong case to push in that respect. however, there are other things he's doing on the economic front that's frustrating members of his own party that has been a point of frustration when we were talking about the steel and
aluminum tariffs. they were adamant against the policies from the trump administration. the shutdown, even though the numbers didn't seem to have much impact on the jobs numbers we know at least by congressional budget estimators that it did suffer a $3 billion permanent loss to the economy and the craziness of the shutdown isn't something that republicans nor democrats on capitol hill want to go through again. yet, the threat still remains. the president does not seem to have a lot of confidence in the 17-member panel tasked with averting the government shutdown later this month. he may take steps on his own to build the wall on the mexico border he's touted for. there are other looming dangers and large and small that the president would be aware of. >> seung min kim, thank you very much as always. >> the u.s. is with drawing from a landmark nuclear arms treaty. the treaty was signed with the
ussr during the cold war to prevent an arms race. >> the u.s. says russia has been violating this agreement since 2014 with a new missile. it's deployed and tested. here is mike pompeo, secretary of state. >> countries must be held accountable when they break the rules. for years russia has violated the terms of the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty without remorse. russia has refused to take any steps to return real and verifiable compliance over these 60 days. the united states will therefore suspend its obligations under the inf treaty effective february 2nd. >> joining us now is cnn national security reporter kylie outwood. the secretary there focusing his ire on russia because the u.s. position is they have been violating the treaty already. this is also about china. >> it definitely is about china, in part. we have heard national security
adviser john bolton mention the new strategic threat that's created by russia developing these missiles that -- by china developing these missiles that russia has been developing even though they aren't supposed to under the inf treaty. now that the u.s. is with drawing from the treaty they can compete with russia and china in this specific area of missile development. the question is what is that going to look like for the u.s.? are they going to deploy the systems to european allies to defend against the russian threat? and pompeo said it is the duty of the u.s. to pull out of the treaty because russia hasn't been in compliance with it. even during the obama administration, the u.s. said that russia hasn't been complying with the inf treaty. it's now the trump administration following through on a promise that it has made time and time again to actually pull out of the treaty.
but the question, of course, is what are the next six months going to look like? russia has six months to come back into compliance if it has specific action it will take to come back into fliecompliance. it doesn't look like the case in terms of what u.s. negotiators have seen from russia to this point. >> kylie, thank you very much. joining us is the former director of communications for the u.s. office of director of national intelligence. sean, so folks at home can understand, this brings back a category of missiles, bad memories of the '80s. you had nuclear missiles with ranges that threatened those countries. does this mean the u.s., russia and china are in a new nuclear arms race? >> that's a good question. i think a lot of people understand that for a long time russia and china have been developing these weapons. we go back to the obama
administration. we knew russia was developing this ss-80 weapon. we have to remember that the inf treaty got rid of all the old ss 20 missiles. we had a long period of time where russia was in compliance with the ban. in the last five years, more than five years, they started to develop new weapons. we have seen china start to develop some of the weapons. we know what's happening with north korea and other places around the globe. so i think the idea that this is -- that there is a new arms race isn't going to start the arms race. we have been moving back to a kind of slow motion arms race. >> what about for europe, our nato allies? does this make them more or less safe? >> absolutely. we have to look at the range of this ssc-80 missile. these don't threaten the united states. they threaten our partners and allies in russia. it certainly is the case that what this means for the united states is we have to work more closely with partners and allies
in order to make sure there are defenses against the missiles if russia doesn't change its colors and decide for the next six months to move to come back into compliance. it's absolutely the case that this is much more of a threat for europe, some of our closest partners and allies than it is for the u.s. >> talk about china for a moment here. the possibility of redeploying missiles in europe. again, bringing back nasty memories from the '80s. china has been making enormous progress with the intention of diminish i diminishing america's military advantage. >> i think that's to be determined. look, if russia doesn't change its course and back out, the united states will have to take a hard look at alternative ways to deter china's growth in this area and also to deal with the fact that russia will feel emboldened to continue going down the path of developing this
technology. at this point the hope in the national security space and across the u.s. government is that over the next six months russia will take a step back and realize it is in their best interest to come into compliance and the u.s. will work bilaterally with china to develop a nuclear or some sort of nuclear agreement that would also pull china back from developing these kinds of weapons. >> shawn turner, thank you. it's really significant. >> there we go. new jersey senator cory booker makes it official. he's growing the growing and increasingly crowded race to take on president trump. here he was. >> together, we will channel our common pain back into our common purpose.
together, america, we will rise. i'm cory booker and i'm running for president of the united states of america. >> booker joining kamala harris as the first two u.s. senators to make their candidacy official. others are thinking about it. elizabeth warren and kristen gillibrand launched exploratory committees and are expected to announce soon. joining us is rebecca buck with more. a long time coming. there's been a lot of build-up. tell us about the reception to far to his announcement. >> reporter: warm reception. obviously there is a lot of energy among democrats for the election in general. with every candidate's roll-out from makamala harris to gillibrd to booker today there is a great deal of excitement. the hard questions come later. starting today, people will ask where does booker fit into this crowded, diverse, competitive field of democratic candidates that's emerging this election cycle. he is, of course, an
african-american candidate which could help him appeal to voters in south carolina where it's a big part of the primary electorate in that state and throughout the south. he's also the youngest senator who is going to be running. as he noted in his announcement video he's the only u.s. senator that lives in an inner city. he can speak to the struggles of people who are impoverished, fighting for work, fighting for a paycheck. that's something unique about him as well. in the year of the woman, one of the big questions for cory booker is how can he appeal to women voters when there are so many women candidates running? he's rolling out the campaign with an interview on "the view," a very heavily woman show. he's rolling it out talking to latino audiences, african-american audiences trying to build a coalition. one of the other big questions, how can he stack up to donald trump? how will his message resonate
relative to trump? a relentlessly optimistic message. the difference is stark. he hesitates to call out donald trump by name. he hesitates to attack him. in the announcement video he said he wants americas to look at their leaders and feel pride, not shame. that of course is targeted at the president. he doesn't name him in this announcement video. so a stark contrast. we'll see how voters receive it as he gets out on the campaign trail. he's going to iowa and south carolina next weekend. and then to new hampshire over presiden presidents' day weekend. >> trust me, they are very strategic. >> totally. >> kirsten gillibrand tweeted, congratulations and welcome to the race, cory booker, i'll be cheering you on. just not too hard. i like that.
julie davis joins us. it was an interesting point about the inner city. booker brought a ton of corporate money into newarnewar. there's that and the criticism that he's going to endure because wall street has been among his biggest donors, the big banks from goldman sachs to morgan stanley, et cetera. until a few years ago, so was big pharma. >> this is a criticism he's had to endure in political races as a senator. certainly as he gets into the race it will be something he'll have to answer for. it's clear that he's trying to focus his message really toward working people, toward the sorts of people who live in the inner city and all americans around the country who share some of the same concerns about jobs, wages, the way that people are treated by the criminal justice system and the like. for sure this question of where
his support comes from and the vast range of people he's been willing to work with in politics and in his efforts to make change on the ground in newark are going to come to the fore. he's really trying to market himself as the candidate who is willing to and really relishes the opportunity to reach across and work with anyone. we hear him talking a lot already about his work on criminal justice reform with republicans and reaching across the aisle and to a diverse coalition of supporters. he'll get questions from the progressive democratic base about what it would mean if he were to be president, if he were to be elected who he would be letting into the conversation and beholden to. >> the republican response to the democratic field is already pretty public. they are saying this is a party that's moving to the left. some of the positions taken by kamala harris, elizabeth warren's soon expected entry into the field.
is it dangerous politically for democrats? who are the moderates who will join to help fight that impression? >> it's interesting. the republican national committee was out quickly this morning with a statement right after senator booker went public with his plans painting him as your typical radical left democrat who's for medicare for all and all of the policies that would pull the country out of the center main stream all the way to the left. certainly there are a lot of canada cdidates in the race cha with that. the republicans will continue to hammer at that. it is a vulnerability potentially. if democrats will be successful this cycle they have to reach out beyond what's been their traditional base. certainly what the base is of the party now which is quite far to the left. i think that we are going to see in weeks to come whether some of the other candidates who want to talk to the heartland, the industrial midwest, people like sherrod brown potentially
getting into the race and start to change the conversation a little bit. whether joe biden, the former vice president, decides to get in. i think people may look to them for a different message. it will be a question any democratic candidate has to answer given where the base of the party is. >> what works in the primary doesn't necessarily work in the general. julie, thank you very much. >> the president calls bipartisan talks to avoid another government shutdown in his words, quote, a waste of time and signals he's set that he may be set to call a national emergency to get the wall built. we'll have the latest. >> and the president is claiming the deputy attorney general rod rosenstein told him the investigation doesn't see him as a target. this as roger stone heads to court for a second time in the ongoing probe. we'll have the latest.
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double takes this morning with a bold claim to the "new york times" having lashed out at the special counsel's probe from day one he says he has nothing to fear and tells the times rod rosenstein assured his legal team personally. >> well, he told the attorneys that i'm not a subject -- i'm not a target of -- yeah, oh, yeah. >> did he say that about the sdny investigation, too? >> about which? >> there are two, mueller and cohen. >> i don't know about that. that, i don't know about. >> in the oval office interview the president could not say when rosenstein gave him assurance. as you heard from maggie haberman there is a separate probe in the southern district of new york. on that the president said he doesn't know. are the border security talks the president says a waste of time? he says house speaker nancy pelosi is hurting the country by not funding the border wall and he set the stage for exec tiuti
action. a trump associate with something to fear from the mueller probe is due back in court again today. kara, what is roger stone doing in court today? >> reporter: roger stone is back in court this afternoon. he'll be before the judge that will oversee the case if it goes to trial, judge amy berman-jackson. will she impose a gag order and will the government seek it? because roger stone has been on tv, holding press conferences since he was charged on the seven counts of witness tampering, false statements and obstruction. the big question here is this something mueller's team will seek? it is not clear they will and it is likely stone's team will object to it. we did learn a little bit more about what the government has obtained from their search warrants where they looked at stone's apartment, home and office. we learned they have received
multiple years worth of hard drives, records from phones, from computer files and also from financial statements and bank statements. this investigation and this proceeding is now moving forward through the court system and roger stone will be back in court. the judge that's going to oversee the case will set the stage for how this is going to proceed where they shared the evidence and turned over documents and he'll be back in court around 2:00 this afternoon. >> that may be the evidence that the special counsel is concerned would be under threat, thereby justifying in their view the arrest. so we had reporting, new reporting, significant reporting regarding donald trump, jr., in the trump tower meeting with a russian lawyer eliminating speculation that house democrats said they wanted to investigate. tell us what we know. >> reporter: the house democrats have been focused on a series of phone calls that took place before the trump tower meeting in june of 2016 when donald trump, jr., was talking with a russian about setting up the
meeting. there was a phone call in between two calls he had with the russian that initiated the meeting with the russian lawyer. there was a phone call that took place with a blocked number. democrats have long speculated publicly that donald trump, jr., must have talked to his father at that point. the president who was then the candidate. what we have learned according to multiple sources is donald trump, jr., talked to two business associates in the blocked phone calls and he didn't speak to his father. that eliminates a lot of speculation the house democrats had that he tipped off his father about the meeting. when donald trump, jr., was before congress he said he didn't tell his father and we know when donald trump was asked in written questions from robert mueller if he knew about the meeting in advance he said that he did not. jim, poppy? >> thank you very much. let's talk about it with ellie hoenig from the southern district of new york, a very in the spotlight district now. also our cnn legal analyst. good morning. let's start on the don, jr.,
exclusive cnn reporting. significant politically here but on the legal side, does it matter if those phone calls were not from don, jr., to his dad, then candidate surrounding the trump tower meeting because we still do know that the president had a role in drafting those bogus statements about it being about adoption. >> right, poppy. looking at it from a prosecutor's perspective this is the kind of thing that happens all the time in investigations. you have a lead, a piece of evidence. you think, oh, that's interesting. phone calls to a blocked number, let's follow it up. sometimes it bears fruit and sometimes it doesn't. in this case, the phone calls to the blocked number were not to the president. that doesn't end the question. i still have plenty of questions about whether the president knew in advance. there are plenty of ways a father and son can communicate when they were in the same building other than by telephone and there are questions about
the president's actions after the meeting including the established fact that trump's attorneys acknowledged that he had a heavy hand in dictating the false public statement after the meeting claiming that it was just about adoption. this issue isn't over. but that particular possibility of the phone calls to the blocked number seem to be out of the mix now. >> let's talk about how significant it is that the president told the "new york times" in the new interview that deputy attorney general rod rosenstein told him he's not a target of the mueller investigation. i ask you that with this context that back in april t"the washington post" reported that mueller told the president he wasn't a target in april of last year while trying to get him to sit for an interview. it's significant. >> it's significant, but i have a lot of follow up questions. there are terms to be clear on. a target is somebody who there is substantial evidence of criminality who is likely to be indicted. you don't want to be a target. one half step down is a subject.
that's somebody whose conduct is within the scope of what the grand jury is investigating. listening to the clip when he's asked you told you were a subject, a target. it's unclear if he's saying he was neither or if he's correcting himself. >> good point. >> is he a subject? the other thing is the designations, labels change with the evidence. you can find evidence that moves someone up or down the spectrum. i would ask the same question you were discussing which is when. then there is the mueller distinction which he was asked. were you told you were not a target or maybe a subject in mueller's investigation or the southern district. he didn't seem to know about southern district. there is a lot still out there. >> and none of this means he couldn't be impeached. that's a political process. >> sure. >> thanks. we appreciate it. >> thanks. two weeks before the government could shut down again, believe it or not, president trump says talks on a border security deal are, in his words, a waste of time.
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two weeks from today the government could, believe it or not, shut down again if a border security spending deal doesn't happen. president trump is already calling bipartisan talks to avoid the shutdown a waste of time, in his words. joining me now, republican congressman tom reed from the great state of new york. congressman, thanks for taking the time this morning. >> great to be with you, jim. >> you heard the president's comments. it's a waste of time. he already seems to be telegraphing an executive action or an emergency declaration here. would you support the president declaring an emergency if republicans and democrats don't reach an agreement? >> first, i understand the basis for the president to act. i don't support that. i believe we should fix this legislatively. this committee should be given an opportunity to come to an
agreement. i share the concern the president is articulating. do i have a lot of hope we'll get something here? maybe not. but at the end of the day we need to fix this through the legislative process. that's the way it should be done. congress should be held accountable for failing to lead and solve this problem. >> fair enough. could it truly be a national emergency? you heard the intelligence chiefs appointed by the president on tuesday. they didn't list a crisis at the southern border as a top national security threat to the country. if that's true, how can the president call it an emergency? >> i think obviously the commander in chief is fundamental as well as me as a member of congress -- our fundamental pledge and oath is to protect our fellow american citizens. everyone agrees the border is broken. it needs to be fixed. there are risks with drug traffickers, human traffickers, death to our fellow american citizens. there is a claim there. i don't think that's the
appropriate way to resolve it. it's just hold the negotiators in congress on this committee in perpetuity. dangle 48-hour crs over their heads to keep it open and force congress to do its job. congress was failing in this effort. >> what would you support conceding to democrats to get money for a border barrier or wall? would you support, for instance, granting not just temporary protections but more permanent protections to those known as dreamers? >> i think there is a huge opportunity here, jim. you've got 1 million to 1.5 million dreamers and temporarily protected status individuals. these are real people, kids that the democrats have been saying for decades they stand with the dreamers and folks. i think there is a path there in regards to giving them lawful permanent status. that's the compromised position in my humble opinion that could be there and you could get to
yes on with border security as part of the negotiation. i would just hope the democrats -- don't be hypocritic hypocritical. stand here, get the opportunity to move to yes. the success is here. >> to get to yes, you need republicans like yourself and the president supporting giving that quid pro quo as it were. are republicans prepared to offer it? permanent, not temporary protections. >> i believe there is enough of us on the republican and democratic side. remember, we need 60 votes in the senate. it will be a bipartisan deal. i think the silent number of members are there to support such a deal. >> the president we now know is sending thousands more troops to the southern border. there are already 2,400 there. possibly as many as another 3,000. when that happens there will be almost three times as many troops at the southern border as there are fighting isis in syria. those troops are about to leave. is that where members of the
active u.s. military should be fighting now? does that say the southern border is a threat but isis is not? >> i don't think it says that. isis will be a threat in the foreseeable future. we'll use resources, tools and technology to attack it. there is a threat at the southern border. it's not a one or the other type of answer. >> the president is making it that. >> you have a threat there. >> there will be zero troops fighting isis in syria and some 5,000 more at the southern border. >> make no mistake. there will be troops and military resources to take on the isis threat across the world in other areas of the world as well as using technology to disrupt their operations. i'm very confident in the u.s. military to handle the isis threat. at the same time, we do have to address the threat coming through the southern border. >> let me ask you about the president's tax returns. you're a member of the ways and means committee. next week your democratic
colleagues on the ways and means committee will hold a hearing on the president's tax returns. why don't americans have a right to see what their president's income is and whether he's paying taxes or not? >> this will be an interesting debate. this authority that the chairman of the ways and means committee has to pull anyone's tax returns. we have to be careful we are not going down a slippery slope of picking someone's tax returns for a political process. >> we are not talking about anyone's. we are talking about the leader of the free world, the president of the largest economy of the world following what's been an established protocol for decades by republican and democratic presidents. i just wonder for you as a citizen who i assume pays his taxes, don't you and i have a right to know whether our president pays taxes? >> this is the slippery slope. where do you draw the line? the president? >> yeah, draw the line at the president. >> the speaker of the house? >> why not just draw the line at
the president? don't americans have a right to know whether their president pays taxes? >> i think the president has made it clear where he stands on his tax returns. that's his right to do so as a citizen of america and have the privacy right protected. we are going to engage in the debate. let's see what they ask for in the ways and means committee, see what happens as they go through the process. at the end of the day the president has been clear with his tax returns. the american people elected him. >> he's been clear saying only there is an audit. i'm curious to you as an american. again, you pay your taxes. if a self-avowed billionaire pays lower tax rate than you, how does that make you feel? are you comfortable with that? >> well, that's a fundamental debate of the tax code. that's why we are pleased to have tax cuts on the books to reduce taxes for everyone. everyone should pay their taxes,
there is no question about it. do you want to give one person -- chairman of the ways committee the unilateral authority to pull anyone's tax returns for any purpose? that's a tremendous amount of power. if it's okay for the president and no one else the next chairman could say, how about my political adversary, the guy down the street i'm having a neighborhood dispute with. this is the privacy debate we'll have on this issue. >> you could stop at the president. we'll see. the debate is just beginning. thank you for joining the show. >> great to be with you. >> that was a great interview. >> seems like a basic question, you know? >> it is. it was a great interview. ourcongressman. ahead, juan guaido is not ruling out the idea of using u.s. military support to force out nicholas maduro. first he wants to try a different approach. we'll explain ahead. (avo) life doesn't give you many
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this morning, venezuela's self-proclaimed president juan guaido isn't ruling out u.s. military support to end their growing political crisis. >> the opposition leader tells christian amanpour he would like more pressure on nicholas maduro to leave before resorting to outside help. nick payton walsh is live across the border in colombia this morning. guaido says his family has been intimidated by police now. >> reporter: yes. he made this statement on twitter while he was addressing a crowd saying police special forces entered his house and
that his daughter and his daughter's grandmother were there at the time. there are no pictures of the incident and the account has slightly changed to suggest the special forces were in a neighborhood and the police denied being there. it's his way of saying he feels intimidation is being used against him. the u.s. government said those behind it would be held accountable. here's what he said about his recent talk with donald trump. >> translator: i have had an opportunity to talk with president trump to whom i thanked for his clear position with respect to what's going on in venezuela. to the commitment to liberty and democracy. in venezuela there was a time we took democracy for granted and lost it. democracy is always at play. institutions must always be preserved. the federal and republican values must be preserved in a nation. >> just to point out you mentioned he hadn't ruled out u.s. military intervention. he's also said previously he would prefer not to have it
happen. many venezuelans share that. they are experiencing a strong economic crisis now of daily hunger. the idea of military confrontation would accentuate that. we are seeing a repeated drum beat of rhetoric from washington, pumping up juan guaido as the interim president, self-declared. he swore himself in in front of a crowd ten days ago. he really doesn't have his lever on the hands of power inside venezuela. maduro still controls the military police force, much of the bureaucracy there. no signs the grip is slipping yet although we don't know what's happening in terms of negotiations that juan guaido says he's having with officials to get them to defect. he potentially has millions if not billions of dollars available to him in frozen venezuelan state assets held by the united states under sanctions. whether or not he can get them into the country to assist is still a question he hasn't answered yet. all eyes on the protest tomorrow. he's called people to the
streets. unclear how many will go. potentially everybody hoping it won't be a flashpoint. jim, poppy? >> nick payton walsh, thank you for that important reporting. ahead, changing gears. the super bowl just a few days away. a new experience for the los angeles rams. it's a familiar event, of course, for the new england patriots. will that experience or not having it matter on sunday? i like your card, but i'm absolutely not paying an annual fee. discover has no annual fees. really? yeah. we just don't believe in them. oh nice. you would not believe how long i've been rehearsing that. no annual fee on any card. only from discover. feeling unsure? what if you had some help? introducing the new 2019 ford edge with the confidence of ford co-pilot360™ technology.
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the patriots just three days away. i'm going to watch it. >> are you finally into it? andy scholes is superinto it and joins us now from atlanta. you get to go to the big game. >> i am standing in centennial olympic part. it was built for the 1996 summer olympics. this is the sight of this year's super bowl live where they have free concerts and exhibits for nfl fans all weekend long. this will be tom brady's ninth super bowl. al every time tom brady has been in the super bowl it's been a close game. it has been decided by one score. you can expect a good one on sunday between the patriots and the rams. if brady is able to win the game, it will be his sixth super bowl title. that will make him the highest on the list of super bowl championships. he tied the pittsburgh steelers as the most of any team or player ever in nfl history.
brady's first title came back in 2002 when he beat the rams. brady says even though he is 41 years old now he thinks he is better than he was back then. >> it is hard to believe this is the ninth time doing it. it was smaller back in the day. the first time i did it, i think i am a better player than in 2001. i don't think i was the best player i could possibly be at that point. i think there has been a lot of work and effort over the years to try to get to where i'm at now. >> make sure you tune in tomorrow afternoon for kickoff in atlanta. we will get you ready for the game. that's 2:30 eastern tomorrow here on cnn. guys, check this out, boston based samuel adams brewery put out special beers for the super bowl.
too old, too slow, still here. it's got a goat of course holding the football in the front referring to how tom brady is the greatest of all time. patriot fans will be drinking these quite a bit sunday. >> is that like a gallon of beer? that is the biggest beer can i have seen. >> 32 ounces. you only need one i think. >> our team wants you to drink it now so get off camera and chuck it down. >> i have more work to do. 640 days until america votes for the next president. this morning the field of democratic candidates has grown once again. >> that's a great tease. when i came across carson, he just looked like he'd been through the meat grinder. it was raining pretty hard. i could hear people inside the vehicle screaming.
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