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month old daughter who drowned while attempting to across the rio grande river to get into the united states. he says technically he was not fire because he was a freelancer. it is incorrect to suggest it was canceled because of the trump cartoon. very good morning to you. i'm jim sciutto. south bend mayor pete buttigieg has now announced his official entry into the top tier of the democratic presidential field. but another surging figure in the race, kamala harris, she is answering with a key pair of party endorsements. and as the man they want to replace, the new york times is reporting on a potential major policy reversal by the president on north korea, that the white house is now considering a plan to allow kim jong-un to freeze his nuclear program in place. crucially keeping his nuclear
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weapons stockpile instead of dismantling it as the president initially demanded. let's begin with the 2020 race. jessica dean joins me now from washington. so really impressive numbers for mayor pete buttigieg who came out of nowhere early on. he's really into the top tier of the democratic candidates. >> i think you're exactly right. this cements him in that top tier. a number like this is a very big one. it's a statement making number and that's what's got everybody talking this morning. $24.8 million from $294,000 different people. he did over 70 different types of fund rarss so he worked very hard for that money. also, grass roots fundraisers were people were giving $5, $10, $15, $20. and if you look at how that compares to his last quarter in fund-raising, that was when he raised $17.1. which at the time remember this was a huge number for him
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because he really seemingly came out of nowhere. so the trajectory of this campaign has been incredible and it's made a difference for pete buttigieg who now, as you said, finds himself in the top tier of candidates. and this money ensures that he can stay in this race for a very long time. with that many candidates if the field, longevity is important. >> pretty remarkable for the mayor of a town of 100,000 people. let's talk about kamala harris. she was another performer from the debate last week and she's now pecking up some key party endorsements. these are big endortsments. she picks up two new endorsements. that's going to put her at six endorsements. all of this coming for kamala harris in light of a weekend where she was attacked for her race by the president's son in a tweet. he tweeted or re-tweeted,
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rather, tweet you see on your screen now asking is this true, wow. you see there, kamala harris is not an american black. it went on and on about her race. and as you can imagine, the harris campaign jumping all over that, saying that this was the same kind of racist attack that had been used against president obama. the other democratic candidates coming out in kamala harris's defense calling these attacks, joe biden's campaign saying that this is the same kind of hate that was rooted in the birtherism movement. so as you can imagine, everybody jumping to kamala harris's defense there. that tweet later deleted. but this is as harris is on the rise getting those two new endorsements and also raising $2 million after her big night thursday night when she made a splash at the debate. >> just echos of birtherism. if we thought that that kind of thing was eliminated. no. jessica dean, thanks very much. joining me now to suggest this. columnist at usa today.
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kirsten, first of all i want to start with pete buttigieg's numbers here, $25 million in a quarter for a mayor of a small town in indiana. does this firmly put him in the top tier of democratic candidates? >> yes. but i think that he's already been there. he's been seen as a pretty serious contender now at least for the last month or so where he's been incredibly savvy. one of the big things that he did was be available to the media. he was really talking to pretty much anybody that wanted to talk to him and getting himself out there and understanding that he was unknown and he was obviously a long shot and he's been very impressive. i think he's been able to keep his cool even when he was under fire like he was in the debate, rightfully so. he's been criticized and he was taking accountability for criticisms that he's gotten for how he's handled a local issue. so i think seeing that there's money behind it shows that it's
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real. >> kamala harris, of course, another performer from the debates last week and already seeing a jump in her numbers. it's been interesting, she was tough on biden in that debate as we saw there and now some of biden's supporters coming out to support him. former senator from illinois said we can be proud of her nonetheless, but her ambition got it wrong about joe. he is about the best there is. for her to take that tack is sad. interesting criticism there in defense of biden. fair criticism? >> look, she's a supporter of biden so she's all in with him and she's going to defend him. i don't think that what kamala harris did was problematic in any way. the idea that even people have complained that the biden supporters in particular have complained it was premeditated. okay. so you planned for a debate. that's not really -- that's actually not a problem. it's the opposite of a problem.
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it shows somebody who is prepared, whereas i think you saw biden who frankly should have anticipated that somebody was going to bring this up, wasn't prepared. and so you need to have people who are ready to be prepared and i think democrats are definitely looking for somebody who is willing to go after people and bring up tough issues. and so i think that i would expect biden people to of course come to his defense, but there's nothing wrong with what she did. >> folks love to jump on story lines and trend lines, et cetera. and biden clearly not a good day at the debates last week. he went in with an enormous lead. you've covered this kind of thing for a long time. sustainable wound to the democratic front-runner or something he can recover from? >> i don't think there's one thing that will do in a candidate. but he has a series of issues, i think, that will be raised in various debates and the question is how does he respond to them? and a lot of his front-runner
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status has come from name recognition and being associated with president obama where there's a lot of people who are missing president obama. and now he's being judged more on his own behavior, and so i think that i've never believed that joe biden was just going to run away with this. and there are a lot of impressive candidates, and so i think it's way too early -- and the same thing with people who are counting out beto o'rourke. i'm not counting him out. it's just too early for this kind of stuff and we feed to see what happens in the debates. >> we learned a lot of lessons about counting people in and out. thanks very much. also this morning a potential huge reversal from president trump on north korea. "the new york times" reporting that the white house is now planning to allow north korea to keep all of its nuclear weapons and missiles. the concept would amount to a nuclear freeze, one that essentially enshrines the status quo. something that administration officials have often said they would never stand for. joining me now the former u.s.
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special represent for north korean policy and of course president of the foreign relations, long history himself in the state department. joseph, if i could begin with you, just in light of the fact that you were u.s. negotiator with north korea until recently, would this amount to a reversal by the administration? the administrations have tried freezes before under bush and clint be, but that was before north korea had nuclear weapons. this would be freezing them with some 60 weapons here after administration went into the talks saying it was all about denuclearization. >> jim, freeze was always a part of the plan. when you start denuclearization, freeze has to come in somewhere. the real problem with north korea is freezing what? that's because north korea has number of secret sites that some we know, some we may not know about. so you're not going to get a complete freeze. so if they offer a freeze or we agree to a freeze, it may only
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be on the declared site. and that's a problem. second problem with the freeze is they have to agree to verification, and that means inspectors all over the place. will they agree to that? so that's always been a problem, certainly when i was there, and of course it's a problem for right now. freezing what? how do we know it's a complete freeze? >> an interesting responses, to say the least by john bolton who was not there in the room with kim and the president, although the president's daughter and others were. he said the following. i read "the new york times" story with curiosity. we have not discussed or heard of any desire to settle for a nuclear freeze by north korea. this was an attempt by someone to box in the president. there should be con questions. your tweet in responses was this strikes you as an internal disagreement in the administration as opposed to a
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denial of the story. >> almost certainly is. look, the president, my senses would be willing to take less than a denuclearization, which is smart, because we're never going to get denuclearization. north korea is not going to give up it's nuclear weapons. we can keep it as a goal, we should keep it as a goal, but we're not going to get there. so the question is are we prepared to take lesser agreements, interim agreements. i think we should, as joseph correctly pointed out. the devil is in the details. what would north korea agree to freeze? how do we know that at the same time they're not going an end's run. we have to have some mechanism for challenging activities. this would be incredibly complicated, but that said, in principle it's worth pursuing. however bad the situation is now, say, with north korea with, what, 25 or 40 or 50 nuclear weapons, with the passage of
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time we would face north korea with as many as 100 nuclear weapons that would be of greater capability on better missiles. >> forgive me for looking for c consistency, but couldn't you say that the iran nuclear deal was a freeze on the program before it developed nuclear weapons, and yet the trump administration pulled out of that deal? the president was calling it disastrous. how do you compare the two? >> i will defer that question to you, because i imagine you have an opinion on it as well. >> very much as you said, the iran deal was freezed for number of years and then they would either have to renegotiate or they would get back to enrich uranium. so that's right. but the real problem with accepting nuclear weapons for
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north korea is what is south korea going to do? there is already threat by conservative south koreans to become a nuclear power themselves. and then njapan, what is japan going to do? so i think any idea that u.s. would accept nuclear weapons for north korea is a non-starter. it gets us into a very, very dangerous place. i mean, i understand that trump administration wants to show something, but i just don't think it can openly accept north korea as a nuclear weapon state. >> because north korea is a serial cheater on all past nuclear agreements here, you would need some pretty invasive and broad-reaching inspections as part of any deal to give you any sort of confidence that they're abiding by such an agreement? >> exactly, jim. and that's why the six-party
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talks failed, because they would not agree to type of inspections that we wanted. and this is a challenge for trump administration. we mentioned iran. we also mentioned two previous agreements, agreed framework and also six-party talks agreement. those are the standards in which trump administration will be judged on north korea. and right now, there's no way they can reach anything, even e resembling those agreements. so it's a tough challenge for the trump administration. >> thanks very much, we lost the satellite but i know we'll be speaking with him again. still to come this hour, with concerns growing about poor living conditions in migrant detention facilities, one doctor based at the border says the border patrol is missing signs of illness in undocumented children. we're going to speak with that doctor. plus a pregnant woman shot in the stomach during a fight has
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breaking news this morning out of hong kong. thousands of protesters, many of them young people, smashing their way into the government legislature building. they're now inside the lawmakers chamber there spray painting, ripping down photos. i can't tell you what a challenge it is not just for the hong kong government but the chinese. they do not take kindly to public protests. tell us what is behind this, why today and why so aggressive? >> the vast majority of rioters here are young people. they are coming out because they want the chief legislator there, the chief executiveive to repeal and pull back completely a law
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that would ex extradiet some criminals to china. it is for them the tip of the iceberg. the democracy and the freedoms that they enjoy here in hong kong, their parents enjoy, that their grandparents enjoy, they believe all of that, all of that is at stake here. and that's why they attacked the government building today. they said that they thought this was their opportunity to do something to show that they were not going to count on this sort of trampling in the future on their freedoms by china. what has happened here today, unlike several weeks ago, the police have not confronted the protesters. what we're seeing in this building is a free flow of protesters wandering inside, coming out when they want. there are no police around, it appears, to stop them. they've gone into the legislative chamber where laws
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are passed. they've gone in there and they've taken down the colonial flag, replaced it with their own flag. spray painted graffiti that says there is no rioters. they had no plan. but no the question is at what cost did they achieve this? the police beat them off the streets a few weeks ago. the damage and destruction they've wrought getting inside the building, the question, of course, how will the police regain the control, what responsibility will the police take for what has happened here? this will certainly, it appears today, play into a narrative for china that there needs to be stronger and firmer control. and that is the exact opposite of what these protesters want. so much was at stake today and the stakes got raised. this building, this government building is in the hands of the protesters as if the white house
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had fallen into rioters. >> the u.s. congress nick, it's incredible to have you in the midst of it. we're going to stay on top of the story. an alabama woman five months pregnant when she was shot in the stomach. she is charged with the death of her unborn baby. today she fights to have those charges dropped. (gasp) (singsong) budget meeting! sweet. if you compare last quarter to this quarter... various: mmm. it's no wonder everything seems a little better with the creamy taste of philly, made with fresh milk and real cream.
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this morning some 2020 candidates are set to release their second quarter fund-raising numbers. first, south bend mayor pete buttigieg, macing a massive $24.8 million. tim ryan, congressman, we appreciate you taking the time today. >> jim, good to be with you. >> first, if i can, i want to start on the immigration issue. so many developments every day now. a funeral today, sadly for the father and daughter in that depressing picture. let's look at the numbers. in may, the number of people who were apprehended between ports of entry attempting to cross into the border up to 132 now, from 99,000 the previous month. there is a forecast that that figure will drop off in june, but still quite high. you're of course not advocating for open borders as the
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president claims, but what is your plan as a presidential candidate to address the increase in the number of people attempting to cross the border? >> i would say immediately try to take care of what's happening now. i would be calling every doctor and nurse that could come down and donate their time, social workers to donate their time to help plug the hole here until we get the supplemental bill and get more people down there. we've got to secure the border. i come from ohio. we have an opioid problem, we have heroin coming in, so we do need to secure it. but these are people that are asylum seekers. the problem, jim, and i've been saying this now for months, is in central america. the president wants this drama day in and day out a cnn and other outlets so he can pretend that he's real strong and tough. well, this is a sign of weakness. go to central america, help stabilize those countries where people are migrating from, honduras, el salvador. there are people running from from because gangs are running the country.
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get the gangs out and stabilize the country for a few million dollars, we can solve this problem and prevent this crisis at our border. and what is the president's responses? cut the state department funding, the very funding we would need to solve the problem. >> let me ask you about the bill. you were traveling last week so you weren't able to vote on the senate bill, which provided billions of dollars to address the humanitarian crisis at the border. had you been there, would you have voted in support of that funning? >> well, yeah, i mean, all alternatives, yeah, because we need to get the money down there. i know there was a lot of things in there i would have liked to have seen. but this gets back to the main problem in the country right now is mitch mcconnell. we've got a republican senate and we need to nominate a candidate that can not just win kind of the pa, ohio, michigan, wisconsin, which i can. we need a candidate that can also help dislodge mitch mcconnell in kentucky, lindsey
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graham in north korea, win a seat in iowa and kansas. we can start knocking some of these people off and then we won't have to have these compromises that go against some of our values. >> i wonder if you're concerned as more democrats even see the situation at the border as a crisis. i believe we have the figures here but it was in single bij its earlier this year around 7% and now it's 24% of democrats, of course a large percentage of republicans view it as a crisis. is that a problem politically for democrats in 2020 that they're seeing it? they're not necessarily blaming it on the president. they're seeing it as a crisis here. >> yeah, i don't think it's a problem for democrats. i think it is a crisis. i don't think it's a crisis for the democrats politically if you want to start political terms. i think it's a problem for the president. the president gets elected to solve problems. that's why he gets hired or she
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gets hired, to solve these problems. he hasn't solved them. he's made matters worse. he's cut the state department funding for central america, as i said, where we could actually solve the problem. he's making matters worse. kid are laying literally in their own senator, diapers that haven't been changed. fix the damn thing. what are we talking about here? your the president of the united states. go down there. you're already spending billions of dollars. fix it. you're a master business person and problem solver. go down there and fix it. people are dying and getting hurt and the american people are tired of him giving these photo ops with dictators when he should be home fixing the problems here in the united states. and this lays at the foot of the president. this is his responsibility. he's in charge. the buck stops with him and he is not solving the problem. in fact, he's making it worse sgli hear your passion there. i appreciate it. a final question before we let you go. you're locked in an extremely
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competitive race for the democratic nomination. you haven't announced yet, but can you give us a sense of where you stand with those numbers. >> i got in really late, jim, so my numbers aren't going to be what mayor buttigieg's was or are. we're doing really well. we had a great roll out. i like our chances. we've had a huge uptick since the debate because i was the one who was really bringing the conversation back to the working class issues. this is going to be about who can beat donald trump. and a congressman 17 years from ohio that can win ohio, michigan, wisconsin, western p.a. is going to be on everybody's radar screen and people are starting to notice this. and also what i talked about with winning the senate back. i can beat donald trump. i will take him to task and i can help us build the senate back up to have a democratic majority. that's what people are going to look at. and the reality of it is they want someone who is going to
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bring the country together. trump won three of my count he's and i did almost 20% better than hillary clinton. so i can bring people together, white, black, brown, gay, straight. we've got a country to transform her. and the opportunities are there if we can remove the bully from the white house, remove the bully from the play ground. i'm the person that can do that. and if that message gets out, we continue to do better and better. "washington post" just bumped our power rating up two points. the only one that got a bigger bump was kamala harris. we're moving people once we get our message out. they can go to tim ryan for america.com. >> thanks very much for joining the broad cast this morning. >> thanks. >> a pregnant woman shot in the stomach during a fight. she's now been indicted in her unborn child's death. police say that she is
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remarkable legal case here. this morning the district attorney's office in jefferson county, alabama, is considering will to prosecute a woman for the death of her unborn child after this mother was shot by another woman. marshae jones was pregnant last december when she got into a fight outside of the dollar
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general store. police say jones started the fight and the other woman was simply defending herself. but now it's jones who is being prosecuted possibly for the death of her unborn child. so the grand jury has said move forward, now it's up to the prosecutors as to whether they do? >> yeah, actually a number of things are going on potentially today. the story is as complicated as it is controversial. so it is anticipated that perhaps this hour the defense attorney for marshae jones will file a motion for dismissal, in other words, try to get a judge to dismiss the manslaughter charge against her. once that motion is filed, then we'll know what judge, what courtroom, and more important, maybe the time and date of when some sort of rendering could come about. the other thing you point out is the district attorney in this case. she is saying that she respects fully the grand jury and its decision as far as handing down an indictment of manslaughter against the mother who lost her
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child. but she says it's not up finally to the grand jury. in fact, the district attorney says that she could prosecute on manslaughter or a lesser charge or she may decide not to prosecute at all. and that decision is expected to come perhaps sometime this week, certainly soon. so there are a number of things that are in the works here, jim. >> amazing story to follow. martin savidge on it. joining me now the jennifer rogers. she's a lecture at columbia law school. so a case like this, first of all, you said unprecedented? >> that's right. >> and it's related legally to the claim that life begins at conception, so in other words, the fetus is viewed as a person like you and me? >> that's right. so now alabama law and the constitution says that life begins at conception. the fetus is a person. and that's how this woman has been charged, at least by the grand jury, with doing something wreckless to cause the death of another person, according to
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alabama law, her fetus. >> on the one hand, let's say that someone had shot her. why not charge the woman who shot her? you could make an argument for that. they're saying she's responsible because she started the fight. legal principle there? >> factually it's hard to sort it all out. the grand jury decided not to charge the other woman believing that she was acting in self-defense. you can retaliate using deadly force. so hard to know what the grand jury was thinking. it will be more important to see what the prosecutor decides to do. >> legally under alabama law, do the prosecutors have a case? >> it's interesting. the manslaughter law in alabama is very similar to other manslaughter law. the issue is is it constitutional to charge this woman because her fetus died? norjly under current supreme court precedence women have control and choices their own bodies, including if there is a fetus inside it. that's really the issue is under the federal constitution to
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bring charges against her for this. >> so row v wade gives a woman private choice about whether to terminate a pregnancy. you're saying it would encompass other choices by a pregnant woman as to whether she gets into a fight? >> and everything from can you drink one or two glasses of wine? all of the choices that women have the ability to make when they're pregnant could potentially be called into question if a person is inside you and you have to protect their life more than your own even. >> and then face consequences. so how does the defense argue here? >> so they make a motion saying that under the federal constitution it's unconstitutional to be prosecuted in this way and we'll have to see how that plays out. many observers are concerned that with the current supreme court, with justice cavanaugh now on the court that they may be looking to overturn row v
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wade. and for antiabortion advocates, is this the case you would like to see go up or would they rather have a traditional abortion case do that. >> in the short term does state law or federal law apply here? which makes precedence, i should say. >> the federal constitution applies to everything that we do, so both apply. they still have to comply with the federal constitution so that will be the argument they're making here. >> remarkable circumstances. something to watch. jennifer, thanks for helping us understand it. civil rights groups suing the state. we'll follow the story. another story we're following, health experts have been given the all-clear to enter detention centers holding migrant children in texas. the border patrol is routinely missing signs that those children are sick when they come in. we're going to speak to that doctor next. [tv sfx]: where have you been all my life? but then anne laid on a serta perfect sleeper.
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sanitary. last week a team of lawyers, doctors and advocates said the children at one facility were being held in deplorable conditions. our next guest has treated dozens of migrant children in the el paso area and he says that medical screening process at cbp areas is, quote, absolutely unequivocally inadequate. doctor, thanks for joining us this morning. >> good morning. thank you for inviting me to discuss what's going on down on our border. >> you've been down in el paso for the last ten years treating migrant children. how many cases are you seeing now compared to years past? >> i'm seeing a lot fewer now in the last few weeks. in the few weeks past we were seeing literally border patrol and ice were releasing anywhere from 600 to 1,000 patients. now we're seeing about 100 a day. and prior back in 2014, it was being run by the office of
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refugee resettlement, the migrants were going to places that were being run by the baptist children family services, so it was more controlled. at the time we were seeing about 600 people there. >> you made the point that customs and border patrol agents are required to have trained health care staff on site to evaluate the children. but i say the agency is doing a poor job of doing that. what have you seen? >> well, let me start off. the individual agents that i've worked with both at the border patrol, ice, homeland security and now federal police officers, i've seen these agencies risk their lives to save children. so my issue are more infrastructure and at a higher level. i would like to see physicians, nurse practitioners who are pediatric trained examine these children at an earlier time. i would also like to see the conditions in which they're being housed change.
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representative escobar made a good comment when she's talking about how they're collected together. i haven't been inside the centers because they haven't allowed it, i can tell you something about what's going on. i'm seeing illnesses on what people call ring worm. this comes from people in close contact. and i have some worries that we need to intervene because there's other transmitted infectious disease thas we can cut down on the transmission of. additionally many of these children are ill from dehydration or diabetes and they need ongoing care and meds. >> i'm curious as you watch the political debate in washington the question has been about allocating money. here of course you have the dispute over the bill to send billions of dollars, and some democrats opposing that. they want more comprehensive plans here. from where you are, are those resources needed immediately? >> yes. again, i do have some trouble with the word crisis. because i am very proud to be
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here and we had no migrants, we've had no pediatric debts since we organized the group back in october. so i'm very proud of that. but i would like to see something ongoing and established. for example, take that money and help educate doctors. a lot of these children are coming and they have diseases, which american doctors aren't used to treating. let's create education for them. let's also establish a more organized system where these people can come into the hospital centers so we can have more organized screening, including for tuberculosis and other illnesses. >> final question, and i know you say, and rightfully so, you praised the work of customs officials, border patrol, people doing their best. but do you think that the policy, the current policy is mistreating these children? >> i'm glad the way you
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articulated that much better than i would. i agree. i think the issues are at higher leadership levels and policy. i'm proud to be an american. i'm the son of immigrants. and we can do better than this. this is the america that my grandparents and parents immigrated to. >> we appreciate the work you're doing on the border there. we know your focus is taking care of the children. thank you very much for taking the time this morning. >> thank you for having me on board. >> still to come, dramatic dash cam footage. a sheriff's deputy dragged during a traffic stop. next what led to these scary moments. the best network is even better? best, fastest, best. enough. sprint's doing things differently. they're offering a new 100% total satisfaction guarantee. i mean i think sprint's network and savings are great, but don't just take my word for it. try it out and decide for yourself. switch to sprint and get both an unlimited plan and one of the newest phones included for just $35 a month.
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today a law making it harder for florida felons to vote goes into effect. it requires that felons pay all fines, fee and restitution before they can register to vote. you'll remember that last year florida voters approved an amendment that restored voting rights to about 1.5 million felons who had served their time. but last week the republican governor, ron desantis, signed a bill that set new conditions on that amendment which was not in the referendum. civil rights groups are suing the state saying it amounts to a poll tax which is ill loyal. >> a man will be in court this afternoon facing attempted murder charges after police say he dragged a deputy nearly 100 yards with his car. investigators say the deputy pulled over the suspect on saturday because of his tinted windows but the situation turned tense when the deputy said he spelled marijuana and questioned the driver and that's when this
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happened. >> i'm telling you right now, stop, stop, stop! put it in park. put your hands up! put your hands up! you're trying to take off with me. sir, i'm telling you, put your hands up! put your hands up! put your hands up! i swear to god, put your hands up! put it in park. >> goodness, what a standoff there. the deputy did shoot the suspect in the leg before rolling into the median. authorities arrested the man several hours later. the deputy expected to be okay. just remarkable video there. thanks so much for joining us today. i'm jim sciutto. at this hour with kate baldwin
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starts right now. hello, everyone. i'm kate. thanks so much for joining me. this is a very big day in the 2020 race. as the race now enters a new phase, the first debates in the past, and a new bar now for the staying power of these campaigns has been set. second quarter fund-raising numbers and mayor pete buttigieg is the first of the democratic contenders to announce his totals, and they are very big. raising nearly $25 million in the last three months, tripling what he brought in in the three months before. how does that compare to the other candidates? we will have to wait and see as

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