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-- captions by vitac -- on this saturday morning, fbi agents raid homes in the midwest. could they be linked to terror? plus 38 days away from elections. already potential cants are vying. this is cnn saturday morning.
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it's 6:00 a.m. here. 5:00 a.m. in atlanta. i'm in for t.j. holmes, thank you for starting your day here. keeping a closer watch on new york and the potential for terrorist attacks there. the city ramping up the efforts in the supway system. 500 new cameras watching 5 million people every day. the role of dads is changing. josh levs is going to take a look at a changing generation of fathers in a special report. how do you get dairy cows to give milk? we're going the tell you about an experiment in the making. the critical midterm elections coming up in 38 days and presidential hopefuls looking for ways to gain support
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in an important state. mitt romney gives the keynote address at the new hampshire republican party at the state convention. they hold the first presidential primary, which is still 16 months away. romney is the first of three potential republican candidates targeting new hampshire. former mississippi governor hailey barber who is a republican chairman and fund-raiser with john stephen and former minnesota governor tim pawlenty will be there thursday campaigning for stephen. they all point to a dramatic shift. republicans could take control of the house. maybe the senate as well. that's fueling the drive toward the change. here is brian todd with the report.
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>> reporter: it looks like a brawl in taiwan's parliament. this was in suburban las vegas after heckling got to a boil. supporters of sharron angle and backers of harry reid hauled off and hit each other. an isolated incident? what do you make of this? >> it's happening audiotape over the country. it's been happening for more than a year. people are upset with politics and the fact that washington hasn't fixed anything. >> they say when so many americans have friends and relatives that lost jobs during the recession, fears for their own outbeing lead to angry outburts. one poll shows republicans and independents are angrier than democrats. politicians are a popular target. take this smackdown from new
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jersey's republican governor chris christie when they heckled at meg whitman. >> hey, listen. hey, listen. you know what? you want to yell, yell at me. we are here talking about the future of the state of california and the future of our country and you know what? you know what? let me tell you this? you know what, it's people who raise their voices and yelling and screaming like you that divide this country. we are here to bring it together, not divide it. >> how does it translate into a vote? >> it's going to play out well for the republican party. poll after poll after poll show republicans are animated and they are angry about what's going on in washington, d.c. midterms are the opportunity to change the direction of the country. >> reporter: angry voters turn out at the polls. this year, the republicans, the
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angriest voters out there now, seem to be successful in motivating angry voters like the democrats did in 2006 and 2008. brian todd, washington. a lot of people didn't think was funny, but it was supposed to be. migrant workers were there. stephen colbert was there. he was testifying about his experience before congress yesterday in character. the chairwoman of the subcommittee wanted to call attention to the problem saying celebrities add pizazz and controversy. >> picking beans, packing corn for hours on end, side-by-side in the unforgiving sun, i have to say, and i mean this sincerely, please don't make me
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do this again. it is really, really hard. for one thing, when you are picking beans, you have to spend all day bending over. it turns out, most soil is at ground level. if we can put a man on the moon, why can't we make the earth waist high? come on. where is the funding? >> they criticize it as a stunt. lamar smith said they drive down wages and take away from those who are here legally. as a reminder, you can get your political headlines at our ticker, you have heard of mommy bloggers. now, daddies are getting involved. >> this role is being completely reinvented. lots of men are out there wanting to talk about it. >> from changing diapers to sex after pregnancy, the daddy bloggers don't leave any topic
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back in the studio after covering igor was it? in beautiful, beautiful, bermuda. not the best time to go there. try to pick a time when you are not dealing with a storm 1,000 miles wide. >> even if you get a tee time, the wind -- >> it makes it into a par 20. no question about it. interesting times. we have video to share with you. three, two, i come here from bermuda sharing -- it's breathtaking you can see. okay, you know what?
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♪ >> reporter: tree limbs all over. you can see them come on shore. notice how big they get. back in 2003, that was going to cause all kinds of damage on the island.
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we're feeling the effects of the storm. hard to believe we have been following this since september 8th. it's not going to work. >> it's not going to work. just as i remembered it. the beautiful pink sand beeches of bermuda. >> they were shooting a look live. i had my iphone right about here. >> where was your iphone? >> right in my chest pocket. my iphone died. >> it is now a shell. >> it's now a shell. that was igor. we are watching a couple other ones. that happens to be lisa. lisa, thankfully for us and everyone else is expected due north and should die out. the storm we are watching, this one is matthew. this is fairly strong moving
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through honduras. it's in parts of the caribbean. it may strengthen a little bit. heavy rainfall, mud slides in parts of central america. it's an area to watch out for. we are watching for changes here at home. changes in the southeast would be cooler weather. the rest of the nation cooled down with the exception of the desert southwest. it's been warm in the southeast. we have a frontal system moving to the south and southeast. we have a transfor mags that will involve somewhat cooler temperatures by tomorrow. that front is going to come in, with it cooler and drier air as we get to sunday. chicago, and portions of michigan where we had heavy rain and flooding, drier weather for you today with highs in the 60s.
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86 in salt lake city, san francisco and l.a. mis in the low to mid-80s. that's a quick snapshot of your forecast. drew, back to you. >> great stuff from bermuda. >> thank you. a christian concert is getting a lot of attention. why some are protesting the location of the concert. forbes magazine list of the 400 richest americans is out. we're going to have a lot of fun with it. who is at the top of the list. warren buffett, christy walton or bill gates. take your pick. we'll tell you after the break. [ female announcer ] sometimes you need tomorrow
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well, which one was it? who was the top on the forbes magazine list of richest americans. the answer is bill gates. founder of microsoft. he's listed as $54 billion. checking the top stories now. more problems for an atlanta pastor at a megachurch. a fourth teenager accuses him of forcing him into a relationship. it continued for four years.
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long is bishop of the new birth missionary baptist church. the congregation has more than 20,000 members. they will rally and pray for him. >> i don't know what the outcome is. i just don't know. but, i do know the church. i do know the impact and i do know that as a believer that somebody needs to make a stand. and to say something. that's all i'm doing. i'm calling for the church to come together. >> eddie long will say something at the church. you will see it here at 8:00 a.m. agents searched homes and offices in minneapolis and chicago yesterday. it's part of an investigation of groups allegedly supporting terrorism. they confiscated computer hard
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drives and cell phones. no arrests. they say the groups have done nothing wrong. they are part of an umbrella organization called fight back. sarah shourd finally got a meeting with the president of iran. she thanked him for the meeting telling president ahmadinejad she has no animosity but wants it to be finished. her fiance and friend are still in jail in iran. they insist they accidentally crossed the border while hiking more than a year ago. trogena® cl skincare helps restore collagen depleted skin to undo the look of a year's worth of skin aging in just 4 weeks. clinical skincare. neutrogena®. key lime pie, pineapple upside down cake, raspberry cheesecake... ...yeah, every night its something different. oh yeah yeah...she always keeps them in the house.
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kneel feel like we should be talking football. for the first time ever, dads from across the country came together for a summit. what are they talking about? how the internet can help make them better dads. josh levs led up the group. >> give them a shot. we are all dads here. what i found is this is a new business. more and more guys are focusing on blogs about being fathers. they have a summit. first ever summit. i got a group of them together and asked them what are guys looking for online. >> they are really looking for other dads going through the
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same things they are. looking for some support. looking for funny stories and wanting to share the magic that is being a father. >> guys are responding the same way women are. they look for articles on potty training, how to get them to sleep, how to name the baby. there's a lot on relationship issues. there's a lot of things guys don't talk about with anybody after the baby is born. articles about sex after pregnancy. relationships change with the first baby. >> you don't hear about this a lot. go ahead. >> this role is completely reinvented. lots of men want to talk about it. there's not a previous generation to go to. you can't go to your dad. his form of fatherhood is different than today. it's new media and new fatherhood. >> this is a place to present
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information about have a conversation with other dads about it to share the experience. they need to know there's other guys out there going through the same thing. >> we're not the peter griffin or homer simpson we are portrayed as. we are working, trying to provide. we are working at home, in a lot of cases. our role in the family is being real men. >> what real men means? right? that's part of what it means to be a real man now. guys get together and have poker night and talk. guys call each other. what it is about being online that's offering dads something? what do they want from the web? >> we are not going to pta and meeting other guys in the neighborhood as often as we should. the nights of poker night are not that easy. it's one quarter of the guys. on the web, you talk to guy that is you will never meet in person
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and you can share ideas. >> when are they getting on blogs? my day is so busy. if you have kids, are they staying up late at 2:00 in the morning because they couldn't have sex? when are they getting online? >> they are saying i'm on the computer at work, but they are also say tlg's a huge segment of time, 30 minutes to two and a half hours a day where they are going online. >> what are the biggest things that you think in general people in society don't understand about dads? >> dads are so active in their kids lives. my kids come home, i help them with their homework. i'm the one doing it and signing forms and going places. i love it. i would have it no other way. that's the thing people miss. you see all the advertisements, the literature. itis always with the mom's slant on it. it's a slight. >> we are active and we are
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competent. we are good fathers. >> i like changing my baby's diaper and getting the milk at night. it's a human thing whether a woman or man. it's a very human emotion. we want to promote that same feeling or that acceptance to other men to promote men being involved dads and also the larger society to see us that way. >> to give you a sense of how fast it's growing. a couple guys dropped their jobs. they are getting enough traffic and advertising on it, they are keeping busy enough for a full-time job. i have facebook and twitter. i have my page for you. you can check them out and post ideas. >> blown away. have we ever seen a greater transformation that what's happened over 20 or 30 years. my dad, my grandfather would come home from work and expect a
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fresh baby presented on their lap. then you fast forward to my life, dora the explorer, sesame street. it looks like a hurricane. the kids running every place. >> look, a friend of mine, the other day, he's my age and his dad never changed a diaper in his life. he never changed a diaper in his life. this is a reminder of how much things changed. it's why dads are reaching out to each other. they need ideas. they want advice. you look like you are in shock. >> i had a different experience. my father was there and changed the diapers. i grew up with three boys. we learned how to cook and do laundry. >> there was cooking in your house? >> yeah. >> wow! >> i wonder who actually is visiting the site. i bet there's more women
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checking up on what guys are doing than guys checking up on what other guys are doing. >> there are. i said how much of the time is it women wanting to know what should i expect out of my husband or how did you start doing these things. i can't get my husband to do that. they know, in a lot of cases who they are talking to. whether over skype or online. maybe secretly they are more comfortable on their own on a computer reaching out. i need help, i want to maximize my bonding time. it's divorcing, dating all this stuff. >> get off the web and xwo see your kids. >> hopefully, they are asleep by that hour. >> all right. >> good stuff, man. >> certainly interesting. brought us something new. that's for sure. thanks. >> you got it.
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welcome back. i'm drew griffin. thanks for starting your day with us this saturday. here are some of the top stories. new details on yesterday's bank robbery. it began as a home invasion the night before. what you are seeing are rob bers.
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they strapped a bomb to a bank teller. the employee took out money and gave it to the bad guys. they fled. a bomb squad disarmed the explosi explosive. they are still looking for the thieves. a deepening sex scandal at one of the largest churches in the united states. long is denying the accusations. he says he will speak to his 25,000 followers tomorrow from the pulpit at new birth missionary baptist church. three astronauts back on earth after spending six months aboard the international space station. they landed safely this morning. the return came a day later than scheduled because of a technical glitch during undocking. a christian outreach concert scheduled for tonight at ft.
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bragg, north carolina is crossing the line. general david petraeus worries muslims overseas may believe the military, the u.s. military represents the christian faith. the perception alone could put the lives of u.s. troops in danger. he's talking people that support islam calling it evil and wicked. it's held by billy graham and his son franklin graham. he said islam is evil and wicked. given the record, how will it play in the muslim world? will it be a problem for the commanders overseas? here is a special report from chris lawrence. >> reporter: it's called rock the fort. it's living up to its name. the billy graham evangelistic association is bringing
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christian rock bands to ft. bragg. some say it's crossing the line. >> it's to spread the gospel. soldiers are given a piece of paper to put seven names on. >> reporter: they advertised on thear website. more than 100 soldiers complained military religious freedom sending e-mails saying please help us. this is wrong. >> i'm going to give you a chance to make a decision. it's your choice. >> reporter: they have been to several other bases including recruit training at ft. jackson. >> we pray not only that they become soldiers but come into god's army in the sense of giving their life to jesus christ. >> reporter: critics say it's a dangerous message to bring into basic training. >> we are not supposed to use the u.s. army to develop new soldiers for christ. >> our goal is, again, not to
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prosttize anyone from their particular faith they are a part of and the goal is not to co-hearse anyone. >> reporter: the chaplain says the event on his base is open to the public. no one has to come, except the thousands of soldiers and families who are excited to do so. >> really, it's up to the individual. people like any message or faith can choose to accept or reject. we are offering an invitation. it's only voluntary and of the free choice of that particular individual. >> reporter: the chaplain wrote on ft. bragg letterhead promoting the event. they wrote it's designed to channel new believers into your church. americans united for separation of church and state wrote the secretary of the army urging them to stop the endorsement of
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the event. they said it's prohibits and the army is breaking the law by endorsing religion. he said it's for anyone who wants to come. the chaplain also told me sharing the faith is part of the christian tradition. he's not obligated but happy to provide the same on base if they want to put on a similar event. critics say, when it comes to religion, all the army is to do is officiate religious events and provide a place for worship. these concerts go way i don't think that. other military news, a federal judge reinstated an openly gay air force major. she was dismissed under the don't ask don't tell policy. she sued to get her job back. the air force honorably discharged her in 2007 over a relationship with another woman.
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she spent 20 years as a decorated air force flight nurse. >> i'm absolutely thrilled. all i have ever wapted to do is go back to my unit and do my job. so, just for that chance, i'm really excited. >> as for the air force, their called it consistent with the law. she was held in prison in iran for more than a year. american sarah shourd got a chance to meet the country's leader yesterday and thanked him. ♪
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how about a good game of dodge ball. check out this game. university of california 1,075 players taking part. they set a record doing this. the previous record for the number of dodge ballplayers, according to the folks at guiness was 1,200 at the university of alberta canada.
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hard to tell who is winning and losing. >> looks like they were drinking guiness. >> somebody won. look. they are holding up a trophy. so, this is fall? >> it is. in some places the temperatures are going to drop like a hammer. other places, we have to wait. some places doesn't feel like fall. as we get into sunday and monday. today, it's definitely going to feel like summer. let's get to the forecast. as we walk over, one thing i want you to notice is this area of low pressure here, north of the great lakes and moving to the east. the reason i want to talk about this is because of what this storm did to parts of wisconsin. let's go to the video. they had heavy rainfall. when it falls at a rapid rate, you get flooding. the caters are going to recede. we see another storm system developing farther to the southwest across portions of the
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corn belt. that could bring more rain to parts of wisconsin. be advised there. now, as we make our way back to the southeast, here is the frontal boundary i was talking about. you get the muggy and moist air. on the other side, a shot of fall-like weather we have been expecting. it's a day or so away. if you are in st. louis or washington, it's going to be muggy. temperatures cooler. raleigh, one difference in the southeast, a shower or storm will make things cool down a bit. chicago, 52. 58 in minneapolis. still, fairly warm for you in parts of the desert, southwest. las vegas an phoenix, they say it's a dry heat, but hot is hot. the tropics have been relatively unstable especially with regard to tropical storm matthew. heavy rainfall. mud slides. flash flooding.
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it could be a big mess there. another storm is a hurricane. hurricane lisa, is about to move farther to the north with cooler water. at the same time, sheer. this small hurricane with winds of 80 miles per hour expected to stay out of harm's way. it should die out in a matter of days. it's a quick snapshot around the nation. drew, back to you. >> thanks. we are going to up new york city now. they are adding hundreds of cameras to increase surveillance in the subway system. some argue if it's big brother taking over the big apple. first, another quick quiz from the forbes magazine list. the 400 richest in america. mayor michael bloomberg is worth which, 20 billion, 18 billion or 25.5 billion. you make the call. we'll have the answer after the break.
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all right. before the break, we asked you how much new york mayor michael bloomberg is worth. if you guessed b, $18 billion, you are correct. michael bloomberg is the founder of the financial information service that bears his name, bloomberg l.p. more problems for the pastor of the atlanta area megachurch. a fourth person is accusing him of coercing him into a sexual relationship. it started in 2005 while on a trip to africa.
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continued for four years after that. he's the bishop of a baptist church. a congregation of 25,000 people. the church is going to rally by him and pray for him. >> i don't know what the outcome is. i just don't know. but, i do know the church and i do know the impact and i do know that as a believer that somebody needs to make a stand. and to say something. that's all i'm doing. i'm calling for the church to come together. >> scary ride for airline passengers. they had a make an emergency landing. they had 260 people on board. a caller said one of the passengers was carrying explosiv explosives. everybody is safe. the bomb squad is still investigating.
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freed american hiker sarah shroud finally got to meet with the president of iran. it came hours after she requested the meeting. she thanked the president for the meeting saying she has no animosity toward him or the iranian government but wants it to be finished. what? her fiance and friend are still over there in prison. they were charged with spying. they say they were hiking and crossed the border more than a year ago. new aveeno nourish plus shine with active naturals wheat smooths damaged cuticles for 75% more shine in one use. real shine, for real life. yours. i really didn't see it coming. i didn't realize i was drifting into the other lane. [ kim ] i was literally falling asleep at the wheel. it got my attention, telling me that i wasn't paying attention. i had no idea the guy in front of me had stopped short. but my car did.
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trying to get more milk from the herd. you have heard of music being used. how about a plasma tv in the barn? this farm put up six screens for a month-long experiment with ten cows. they are watching scenes of alpine pastures. ten other dairy cows had to go without. the tv-watching cows produced, on average a little bit more. just over five pints. the general manager says over a year's time, the investment in the screens could pay off. >> alpine scenes? >> i'm thinking they need -- >> movies. hot cows. something that would stimulate. >> why don't they just let the cows roam around in the alpine? >> that's a good idea. >> you are never too late to go to high school class.
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>> were you ever late? >> every day. >> it will cost you at east salt lake city high. a new policy went into effect this week. if you show up late, you are fined five bucks. if you don't want to pony up the money, you can serve a half hour in detention. the principal has seen a change in behavior already. good idea. i don't know why kids are coming to school late, anyway. take a look at this video. for all you dads out there. this video making the rounds on the web. this guy has got to be dying. don't you love a dad that gets involved in his daughter's lives. ♪ >> are you kidding me, dude? you have got to be crazy.
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>> he's having a ball. i mean, you look at this wonderful dance he's got. it's amazing. there's a time we are living in caves and dads were hunting for saber toothed tigers to save their children and now they are dancing to justin bieber. >> it's not just the dance. look at the outfit. the low-button shirt. i think i saw the gold chain. his daughter's did not inherit the boogie woogie. look as these girls. i feel sorry for them. they have to be so embarrassed. dad, dude, turn the camera off. >> well, you can check that out on youtube. probably our website, too. maybe it's on the daddy blog thing josh had. enjoy this. we'll be right back after the break.
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new york's police commissioner says roughly 40% of terrorist attacks target transportation systems. now, the city is going to ramp up coverage to prevent that sort
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of attack. here is mary snow. >> reporter: under ground at new york times square or penn city, cameras are now watching you. police may be as well. >> this is a coordination of in lower manhattan where we bring in thousands, literally, of video feeds. >> reporter: this is where we met up with new york city police commissioner, the goal to prevent terrorist crime. they monitor the surveillance cameras 24/7. 500 cameras have been added. the subway system has 5 million riders a day. terrorist attacks are focused on transportation systems. it's something, given the size and scope of the transit network we have here, we have to make it high priority. >> reporter: it has the nypd learning lessons from london where mayor bloomberg inspected
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the cameras. sur valuens cameras are crucial to identifying people in bombings. they had detectives in london at the time. one is the recreation of the bombers homes. >> the rooms here are the two rooms in their apartment they used to make their explosives. >> reporter: he's with the counter terrorism unit. they look for ordinary items used to make bombs. >> you may think it's a narcotics lab. in fact, you may be inside an explosives lab. >> reporter: they hope technology will help prevent future attacks. one explained how software is programmed to seek out specifics. >> if he were to drop his backpack, the system would alert users, bring this camera up for them, we get a box and say hey,
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this is new. >> reporter: the civil union is raising concerns about privacy. all the tapes are purged after 30 days unless they are part of an investigation. >> we are not looking at private spaces. we are looking in places where the public has no reasonable expectation of privacy. >>reporter: it doesn't satisfy donna lieberman. >> you don't expect and you shouldn't have to expect that every move you make, when you are in times square or penn station or grand central will be recorded, perhaps forever by the government and distributed to who knows who. >> reporter: mary snow, cnn, new york. >> the surveillance is only expected to expand. the goal is 3,000 cameras with live pictures into the nypd command center.
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fbi agents raided several homes in the midwest. homes of antiwar activists that could be linked to terror. 38 days until midterm elections. 38 days and two year frsz the 2012 election. potential candidates vying for the spot. this is cnn saturday morning. it's 7:00 a.m. in atlanta. t.j. is off today. thanks for starting your day with us. time for the top stories from the best political team on television. mark preston is looking at what's making news this weekend. >> reporter: hey, good, drew. very busy saturday in the political world for massachusetts governor mitt romney. he's in new hampshire. he's headlining the state convention. some would say he's going home. others say he's really looking ahead to 2012. after all, new hampshire plays a
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very important role in picking the next presidential nominee for the republican party. romney is going to be in new hampshire. mike huckabee is going to be in kentucky. he's going to be raising money, campaigning for rand paul. rand paul, the republican nominee. the son of ron paul, the congressman who ran for president back in 2008. let's talk about some really important numbers that have just come out from cnn and the opinion research corporation. the numbers are disturbing for democrats. republicans are happy. let's go to the president's approval rating. his approval rating right now is 42%. it's the lowest ever in a cnn research poll. it's down eight points from last month when cnn asked the same question. compare it to past presidents at this time in their presidency. jimmy carter, 42%. ronald reagan in 1982, 42%.
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president become, back in 1994, 42%. we know what happened in 1994. democrats lost control of congress. even more disturbing as well for congressional democrats ton ballot in november is the likely voters choice for congress on this question is republican at 53%. only 44% democrat. voters voting for republicans, drew, or voting against democrats? we dug a little deeper. is your vote most likely to express support to republicans or opposition for democrats. 44% said support for republicans. an awe sounding 49% said opposition to democrats. let's leave you on this. took a look into the pledge to america and compared it to president obama's economic policy.
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a brand-new story. you can go to it gets you to cnn money. it shows interesting figures and facts and similarities. drew. >> maybe this was supposed to be funny. it was sarcastic. some people say ill-advised. a hearing on capitol hill. testifying was a comedian, stephen colbert. he was in character. he spent a day in the fields working alongside immigrant workers. he taped it for the comedy central show. he tried to be funny and made a joke about gay men in iowa and the best way to prevent abuse is to stop eating fruits and vegetables they pick. the chairwoman wanted to call attention to the problem says celebrities like colbert add pizazz and controversy.
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>> picking beans, packing corn for hours on end, side-by-side in the unforgiving sun, i have to say, and i do mean this sincerely. please don't make me do this again. it is really, really hard. for one thing, when you are picking beans, you have to spend all day bending over. it turns out, i did not know there, most soil is at ground level. if we can put a man on the moon, why can't we make the earth waist high? come on, where is the fund sng. >> they called it a stunt. lamar smith said undocumented workers lower wages and take jobs away from those here legally. a reminder for the latest political news go to the sex scandal at a church
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deepening. a fourth man is filing a lawsuit on eddie long. this happened when the person was a teenager. long denies the accusation. he plans to speak to his 25,000 followers tomorrow at new birth missionary baptist church just outside atlanta. did you hear about lottery winners that are already well off? kind of bugs you. in new york, a $54 million prize went to someone who's been through it all. she's pretty deserving. we are keeping an eye on the weekend forecast. >> we'll keep an eye on two systems. one through the atlanta and one in central america. we'll look at the storm system moving through the central u.s. it may bring a cooldown. it's moments away. you are watching cnn saturday morning. see you in a bit. at ge capital, we're out there every day with clients like jetblue --
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here is one to make you smile. check out the new york post cover story. jailbreak is the headline. that woman, she's not a fugitive. she's a reichers island prison guard. she won $54 million in a new york lottery. how about that reynolds? the 34-year-old single mom says she's been homeless, bankrupt,
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robbed and assaulted on the job. when she bought the ticket, she meant to play the power ball lottery, not the megamillions. she learned she held the megamillion ticket while waiting for the bus ride home. she ought to be able to put a few more rides on her metro card. not bad. i wish he luck. >> it's good she went through the rough things. it gives her perspective to appreciate the good times. >> she better get advice. $54 million dumped on your lap when you have nothing? we wish her luck. >> we may have trouble brewing in parts of the atlantic. it may stay offshore. we are watching another system in parts of central america. it could bring mud slides. >> this hurricane season is flittering by. i know bermuda is beaten up. the u.s. has been unscathed.
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>> we have been fortunate. we have had major hurricanes out there. they haven't made contact with really anyone. it's good. most of them have been fish storms. we had a storm that hit bermuda, but it was in a weakening state before it hit shore. >> we are on the dying end. we have to remember, it extends to november 30th. we could see things heat up. there's that potential. now, it looks like we are doing well. let's rock and roll and show you what we have. we are keeping eyes on a couple things. not just the tropics. watching these rain drops in the nation's midsection. this is part of a boundary moving across parts of iowa back into say, portions of missouri before the day is out. this boundary is going to bring rain to the southeast. it's having tough times in terms of drought. it could be coming later tonight and tomorrow.
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it could be coming to parts of the southeast. 93 in raleigh. 74 in st. louis. 79 in denver and 86 in salt lake city. 81 in san francisco. let's wrap things up with a check on the tropics. lisa is going to stay out to sea. the next one we are following, of course, this happens to be matthew. it's a tropical storm that may move right back over parts of the caribbean an gain strength before moving. bringing heavy rainfall and maybe flash flooding in that part of the world. it's something to watch out for. something else we have been seeing, heavy rainfall in haiti. flooding there recorded a short while ago. certainly good news. as we talked, drew and i mentioned, we have a long way to go. there's a good possibility. we may see many storms in the
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caribbean and gulf of mexico. back to you, drew. >> thanks. all over the country, officials are collecting drugs, your drugs. >> today is national precipitation drug take-back day. the dangers of expired drugs in your medicine cabinet. we are going to talk to you about that. also, how to find a place near you to turn them in safely. it's a matter of hours you can do that today. i'll have the details for you after this. >> okay, we are going to continue on with the "forbes" richest americans quiz. listen up. which of these billionaires sold running shoes out of the trunk of his car. phil night founder of nike key. arthur blank owner of the atlanta fall cones of jones owner of the cowboys. the answer, right after this. [ female announcer ] any hair shines in the spotlight. aveeno hair shines in real life. new aveeno nourish plus shine with active naturals wheat smooths damaged cuticles for 75% more shine in one use.
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it was called blue ribbon sports. he named it nike after the greek goddess of victory. if you have expired medications at home, today is the day to get rid of them safely, right josh? >> i thought there was going to be a surprising answer to the quiz question. i thought it was going to be a triple logic thing. >> smart people out there. you got me. it's all good. moving on. today is actually national precipitation drug take-back day. it's actually important for homes all over the country. it's a great day to go through the medicine cabinet, find expired or unwanted medications. having them in your home or the way to get rid of them can bring about serious problems all over the country. here's a little bit of what officials are saying. >> we are trying to take away a source of abuse. it's where a lot of teens are getting the precipitation
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medicines they are abusing. we want to take that source away. number two, raise the awareness as well. >> here is the problem. if you just take the drugs you have and put them in the trash, then people rifle through the trash or kids get their hands on drugs that way. put them in a toilet it can contaminate the water supply. what happens to the water supply in america when they expose of drugs even when you chop them up. what officials are doing is creating locations in cities and towns all over the country. there are 3,400 locations. they are open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. it's east time zone. you should have a good chunk of time in your day to go through your medications, figure out which ones you don't want. where the drugs are brought, authorities are watching over to make sure nobody does anything
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bad with them. we have more information on there's an official website about today. this is it from the u.s. department of justice. it's called got drugs. as part of this, you plug in your town, your zip code, whatever you want to dochlt it will give you a location. i randomly plugged in allentown, pennsylvania. it's where my editor happens to be from. i typed it in and it gives all these locations and addresses nearby. you can do the same thing for your city and your town. i'm on facebook and twitter and i'll put this link on for you. i have been learning more this morning about the scope of this problem. the d.e.a. said, drew, listen to this, one out of ten high school seniors now abusing prescription painkillers. we have a war on drugs going on. they are seeing that abuse go up each year. the more families can do to get rid of the medications, the better off we all will be.
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in today's tough economy, dozens of companies trying to help out their customers by teaching them about financial literacy.
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some companies offer services like these to attract new customers and new employees. bank of america teamed up with 100 black men of america to present a financial literacy job fair. it's right across the street. not only did they offer financial literacy tools, but 20 companies were on hand to recruit workers. more than 2,000 people showed up. clyde anderson was in the crowd. thanks for joining us. >> interesting, the topic with the recruiting involved. >> definitely. it's important right now. unemployment is at an all-time high. it's great to have an opportunity to have the employers out and compare them with employees or potential employees. it's great. right now, in these economic times, we need to understand how to manage our money. >> what happened over there. what were they getting out of the program? >> i think there's a lot of
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things. we have a clip here. one of the ladies talked about why it was important. let's look at that. >> because we think it's very important that this generation understands financial responsibility and understands how they need to manage their finances, learn early so as they grow, they can manage credit, learn how to invest and plan for their futures, responsibly. >> i understand that whole heartedly. the founder of sims says an educated consumer is a better consumer. if they understand your programs, at the end of the day, they want more customers. for bank of america, it's crucial to have people understand their finances to be the ideal customer they are looking for. >> totally get that. you could come there to get a job. >> right. >> what was the recruitment angle of this? >> it's that they have these employees that are looking for
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positions. people have been out of work for 12 months or 24 months or six months. it's interesting seeing someone that got a chance to talk to these employers. we have a young lady to look at here. >> i have been working on obtaining better education skills. improving interviewing skills. i come to find out you have to have a degree. very important. i have many years of experience with administrative work. however, the degree is what's stopping me because the fact that so many people are out of work right now. the ones that have the degree with the experience are the ones getting the jobs. >> that's true. it's what people are finding. the pool is huge. you are competing against a lot of people. stand out. dot your is and cross your ts. >> people are sharp and serious
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about it. in terms of looking at it with a silver lining, savings are up. >> yeah. >> credit is down. is there a change in how we, the american consumer are looking at finances and maybe positively, when we do pull out of this? >> i think so. i think it's very crucial. right now, these times, desperate times call for desperate measures. they aren't focused so much on their money. they are trying to stretch their dollars. we are getting at american people are starting to understand the value of a dollar and how to make the dollar stretch. we were doing a lot of overspending in the past. hopefully, it's been cut down and we have learned our lessons. >> they can't bank on their homes, which was their bank when refinancing. credit is tight. how do you find these job fairs, these financial fairs? >> we talked to someone from the department of labor. look into your department of
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labor. they are everywhere. you can go to them. their job is to pair employers with potential employees. check on the internet. go to the website. the companies you are interested in. american red cross, tyson foods. the border patrol was hiring. go to the website of companies you may be interested in. they are looking at the applicants online. >> clyde, thanks for being with us. take care. >> good to see you. >> these companies are hiring in other cities. if you are looking for a job, write down these websites. check out all of them, please, get a job. good luck to you.
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child abuse covered up. guilty priests relocated. the sex abuse scandal that rocked the catholic church. what did the current pope know and when? you can watch this cnn investigation tonight and tomorrow 8:00 p.m. eastern here on cnn. gary tuckman with that report. checking our top stories, more
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problems for the pastor of an atlanta area megachurch. a fourth teenager is accusing eddie long of coercing him in a sexual relationship. he says it happened in 2005 and continued four years after that. he's the pastor of a baptist church with a congregation of over 25,000 people here in atlanta. he denies the allegations. they say they are going to rally around him and pray for him. >> i don't know what the outcome is. i just don't know. but, i do know the church and i do know the impact and i do know that as a believer that somebody needs to make a stand. and to say something and that's all i'm doing. i'm calling for the church to come together. >> there's a developing story, some political and antiwar
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activists are accusing the fbi of harassment. why? the fbi searched their homes and offices in minneapolis and chicago yesterday. part of a terror investigation. looking into groups supporting terrorism. they confiscated computer hard drives and a cell phone. no arrests made. one of the activists is tom burke. they say they have done nothing wrong. it's part of an investigation called fight back. a pakistan airline's flight had to make an emergency landing. there were 260 people on board. it was heading from toronto to krach chi. police report everybody is safe. the plane is sitting on the tarmac in sweden. more stories when cnn saturday morning returns. it's about time for a mouthwash that lasts even longer.
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