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i'm suzanne malveaux and this hour in "cnn newsroom," we are focusing on paul ryan, mitt romney's choice for vice president. i want to get right to it. paul ryan campaigns today as the number two man on the republican ticket and the man with the plan to remake medicare and medicaid and other programs. critics say it is a plan that will make things worse for the poor and the middle-class. we will also tell you about ryan's personal story and his personal experience. we will examine key parts of the budget plan and the proposed changes to medicare and medicaid. president obama comes out swinging against mitt romney's running mate, and the obama campaign calling paul ryan's budget proposal radical.
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the president says it is the wrong vision for the country, and in iowa a couple of minutes ago, he blasts romney team's economic plan. >> what is holding us back right now is washington politics. you've got folks on the other side who think that compromise is a dirty word. and whose main idea is to go back to the same old top-down economics that got us into mess in the first place. you know, this weekend, my opponent, mr. romney chose as his running mate, the ideological leader of the republicans in congress, and i have to tell you that i know congressman ryan and he is a good man and a family man, and he's an articulate -- he is an articulate spokesman for governor romney's plan, but that vision is one that i fun dalt
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alla -- fundamentally disagree with. governor romney and the allies in congress, they think that if we just get rid of more regulations on the big corporations and give more tax breaks to the wealthiest americans, if we end medicare as we know it, and make it a voucher system is, then this is somehow going to lead to jobs and prosperity for everybody. the centerpiece of mr. romney's entire economic plan is a new $5 trillion tax cut, and lot of it going to the very wealthiest americans. dan lothian is on the campaign trail with the president in council bluff. and we know that the romney ticket has selected paul ryan as the running mate and this is changing and no longer a referendum of the obama presidency, but rather the rolef government. we know in 2008, obama was
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saying it not necessarily arguing for government, but more effective government and how does he actually counter what romney and ryan are saying now which is an argument for less government? >> well, i think that you heard a little bit about that from the president just a few minutes ago and essentially the strategy is to rob mitt romney and representative paul ryan into one package and label them extreme. the president is addressing this and point ought the budget plans and how it will impact seniors which is important in battleground states like florida. the campaign, and everyone on the campaign are hitting paul ryan and this morning as he was talking to reporters and he wants them to lock together and go against what paul ryan stands for because that is what mitt romney stands for and it is bad for women, bad for the middle-class and it will be good for wealthy americans, because
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it will see their taxes, and they will see that tax break while the middle-class will have to bear the brunt of the burden, so this may be the strategy from the obama campaign. they believe now that before where they could talk about mitt romney being for the wealthy, and now they have a much sharper attack, because they believe they have the actual evidence in paul ryan's blueprint, and budget plan and to go after him on specific item s ths that wilt middle-class americans, suzanne. >> and we can hear you better now that the president has wrapped up his remarks and it is tough to talk over the president at one of the campaign rallies. tell us about specifically, the appeal to the farmerers and the fact that the drought, and the impact that it is having on the drought here. how he used that to his benefit when he compared himself with paul ryan. >> well, that is right. you know, this is something that
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probably hasn't gotten a whole lot of of attention that there are a lot of farmers across the country and particularly here in iowa who are suffering because of the drought, and the president's message today and the attack he launched against representative paul ryan saying that he is among the republicans who are opposing the farm bill or holding up the farm bill in congress, and so, the president pointing out that his administration is not standing by waiting, but that they are assisting and offering up some $30 million the provide water to fa farmers and ranchers and more than $100 million that they are going to use to buy beef and fish and freeze it, and buy it at the lower prices, and being able to sell it later at higher prices, and again, pointing out that this is something that the administration is doing on their own while congress isn't acting. in addition to the president making his campaign stops on the trip here in iowa, the president also expect ed to make a visit o
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a local farm and official visit where he will be meeting with some farmers and talking about some of the concerns that they have in terms of getting government assistance to help them in the difficult time. >> dan, good to see you, and thank you very much, and the romney team as well saying it is a false argument here and a false case saying that ryan does believe in disaster relief. of course, he has the first solo campaign trip since he was named romney's running mate in iowa and that is where obama is, and he has the next stop in the iowa state fair, and couple of details about his political background here, and he is a seven-term congressman from wisconsin and first elected in 1998, and chairman of the house budget committee and author of the ryan plan. and that plan is including cutting spending and revamping medicare and medicaid and in the speech earlier today, romney had high praise for ryan, and also taking a swing at the president. take a listen.
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>> now, when president obama was candidate obama, he promised everyone in this country the moon, but he never got off of the launch pad. and so we have a very different approach and i am delighted to have picked as my running mate paul ryan, a great leader. a man who has proven that he knows how to solve problems and he did not just go to washington and become involved in public service to make a name for himself and instead, he wants to make a name for the american people -- and we are bringing in wolf blitzer to talk about what is taking place on the campaign and specifically romney's choice as running mate, and wolf, it is a dramatic shift here if you will, because it goes from romney's campaign as a referendum on president obama fading into the background and now we have a robust debate where he is turning the campaign from running against something to running for something, and a choice over the role of government, and limited, big,
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small -- however you manage to actually characterize this. why do they think that it is paul ryan who is the right guy to deliver that message. >> because he is the what the president of the united states just said and you played the little clip on the air just now, suzanne. he is one of the, if not the ideological genius behind so much of what the republicans have in mind in congress. certainly in the forefront, he certainly is someone who is not afraid to spell out his positions on some of the most sensitive issues out there, and especially medicare which supposed supposedly, if you are a smart politician, you want to stay away from, but paul ryan has not stayed away from medicare and he is willing to talk about cuts and cuts in spending and changes in the entire program, and especially for those who are under 55 years old and that is supposedly a non-starter politically, and it was too tough to deal with, but he is willing to talk about it, and you know what, i think that the romney folks realize that just going after the president
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complaining about the record in the first 3 1/2 and four years was not going to do it. they needed to put an alternative agenda on the table, and now with paul ryan on the table, they have a fight. because there are differences between the republican and the democratic ticket are intense. >> and this is confusing me, because you have people out of work and the home mortgages under water and a general sense of malaise in the country, so why would romney's team belief that ryan's message of limiting aid would be appealing to the voters? >> well, this is a philosophical difference between the republicans and the democrats and the republicans believe the country wants limited government and less government in their backyards if you will, and you can do that except on some of the most popular government programs and even if you ask the tea party supporters if there should be cuts in medicare, no, no, because medicare has to be off of the table, because it is so popular out there, and it
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does so much important work for america's seniors, but there is a fundamental philosophical difference and what is encouraging the republicans to a certain degree is the mid-term 2010 elections. the tea party and the the supporters saw so many dramatic gains in the house of representatives and they had a lopsided walloping if you will of the democrats that took control of to house of representatives, suzanne, and they ran on some of these issues and a lot of the issues and did well in 2010 and they believe it will inspire and energize the republican base and go out to vote in big numbers and turnout is going to be huge. >> and wolf, i want to talk about the controversial plan of r ryan to overhaul medicare to that private insurers can compete with the traditional program and ryan and romney defending the plan on this interview on "60 minutes." >> what paul ryan and i have talked about saving medicare and providing people more choice and making sure it is for current seniors and no changes for the
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seniors or those nearing retirement, but looking for the young people down the road saying we will give you a bigger choice. in america, the nature of this country has been giving people more freedom and more choices, and that is how we make it work down the road. >> and if you succeed, you have to do a little selling on that. and explaining. >> well, our point is that we need to preserve their benefit, because government made promises to them that they organized the retirements around in order to make sure that we can do it, you have to reform it for those of us who are younger. >> and wolf, i want to ask you this, because the democrats are arguing that ryan is like cryptonite to seniors in florida when the truth is that there is nobody over 55 years of age that will be affected by the changes proposed by ryan to medicare. why do they believe that is a legitimate argument to make sheer? >> well, first of all a lot off people don't believe that argument, and this is the ryan's plan. what it simply suggests is that if you are 55 or older, you don't have to twor worry, becaue
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medicare program goes on as a public system is, and the government will pay for it if you are 55 and older, but if you are under 55, you can have that option, but if you want the voucher option, you can go to the private health insurer and buy your health insurance and then you will deal with the private health insurance company as opposed to the government, and that should be an option that should be available h. this is going to be a huge, huge debate, suzanne, and it is going to cause a lot of fireworks. >> thank you, wolf. this is what we are working on for this hour. his wife is a tax attorney and he likes to hunt elk. we have a lot more the tell you about paul ryan, mitt romney's pick for v.p. after almost 25 years in a michigan prison a judge reverses murder convictions for two brothers. today they find out if that means freedom. and are you in the market for a luxury apartment? this one is just a cool $100
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somewhat new to the american public, but he is a novice before it comes to the political scene. gloria borger takes a look at paul ryan's start and where he is headed for the future. >> the ryan road map is the way to the cliff and then over the cli cliff. >> the ryan proposal would destroy the government. >> i gave up fear for lent this year. >> you are not joking? >> no, i gave up fear for lent. >> you are not kidding me, are you? >> no. >> how do you do that? >> well, i'm working on it. >> until recently, paul ryan was a relatively unknown budget wonk. and now he is famous. as the face of a new brand of republican economics that includes the most sweeping plan to cut government spending in decades. >> there's a big test for this country. and whether we apply our country's principles, you know, liberty, freedom, free enterprise, self-determination, and consent of government and all of the core principles are being tested right now, and you
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can't have fear if you try to fix these problems. you know, there is a shoot the messenger stategy these days. and you can't -- >> you are the messenger. >> i'm the messenger, and you can't fear that. >> so who is paul ryan? >> i am fifth generation -- >> the path from the small town in wisconsin led to a conservative pedigree, first as a republican congressional staffer. >> i'm paul ryan candidate for congress. >> and then with a long shot bid for a house seat 13 years ago. >> well, paul ryan is maybe a rare thing in washington. he is what he seems. >> bill bennett is a conservative talk show host and cnn contributor. he was one of ryan's mentors along with supply-side guru jack kemp in the early 1990s. >> he is a guy without guile, without pretense. he likes to hang out with actuaries for relaxation, and he
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hunts elk with bow and arrow and he is an interesting character. >> reporter: he has had the d f deficit in his sights for years, but even the republicans steered clear of the more controversial budget ideas until the tea party became the rij. >> it is because of the circumstances that happened the recession and the resulting binge in spending afterwards and passing the entitlements like obama care and then the electoral reaction to that brought these ideas into the mainstream. >> reporter: because it is not like you had an extreme makeover? >> no, i have been doing same thing for a long time. >> you want a photo? yes. okay. >> reporter: ryan was popular by push i pushing the unpopular and things like killing his colleague's pork projects or trying to revampp social security and eventually change medicare into a program of vouchers for private insurers. so that is not only touching the third rail of politics as it is
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called -- >> i would like to say i'm a koala bear on the third rail. that is what i used to say. here is the problem, if you don't address the issues now, they will steamroll us as a country. the issue is that the more you delay fixing the problems the much uglier the solutions are going to have to be. 51% of medicare is funded with borrowed money. >> right. >> so if we keep that promise, you have to change the generation, and you have to change it for those of us in the next generation. >> and to be melodramatic, we thought it would kill people. >> and his ideas infuriate liberals like nobel prize winning economist paul krugman. >> the cuts in medicare and the p replacement of medicare by vouchers means that tens of millions of older americans could not afford central health care, and that counts as cruelty to me. >> reporter: ryan scoffs at the idea and the fellow republicans have joined in making the ryan
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budget the coin of the realm. ask newt gingrich who once dared take it on. >> i don't think that right wing social engineering is anymore desirable than left wing social engineering. >> reporter: gingrich called ryan to take it back. >> he basically said that he was wrong. >> reporter: and there are other ideas that ryan wants to reform the tax code. as for new taxes, no way. not even if a deal included $10 of spending cuts for every $1 of new taxes. >> the public wants compromise and a solution where the democrats and the republicans work together and the public won't accept -- >> the only compromise these days is that we take the tax increases and they do a little less spending. what is the policy? you see, this is ridiculous to talk about the ratios and where is obama care? and medicare and medicare reform? >> reporter: and when the president propose d to cut the
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deficit by taxing the wealthy, he called it class welfare, and he says that the president is wasting valuable time. >> we are in the middle of a lost decade. >> two brothers have been locked up in a michigan jail for more than 25 years and they have their convictions been overturned? it is all because of a facebook conversation. we have the amazing story.
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two brothers who spent almost 25 years in a michigan prison are find iing out today whether or not they are actually going to get out on bond. it is all because of facebook. raymond and thomas highers were sentenced to life in prison for the 1987 murder of a suspected detroit drug dealer. the judge threw out the murder convictions last week after facebook postings turned up witnesses. our jason carroll is covering the story from new york. this is fascinating. how did it play out? how did this happen? >> well, it is incredible and shows the power of social media with all of this. a bond hearing is taking place today to determine if these brother brothers will in fact be released. and the prosecutor has already indicated earlier today that she is not opposed to some sort of a reasonable bond, so very soon thomas and raymond highers could
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be released. the brothers are expected to speak in court this afternoon, and they did have some disciplinary problems in prison, bud they have always maintained their innocence well after a judge sentenced them to life in prison after the murder of a suspected drug murder. and the case got a reboot in 1999 when a woman posted on facebook saying how horrible it was that the brothers were in jail for a crime they did not commit, and that is what she said. and that one posting, suzanne, started a chainf of events for supporters to conduct their own investigation, and they found new witnesses including one who alleges four other men may have been responsible for the murder and ultimately, this is why a judge has tossed out the murder conviction last week. >> wow. how is the family reacting when you think about this? because they have been in prison for almost a quart-f a century? >> well, an uphill battle for the family and they say it is a roller coaster ride for them. since the brothers have been in prison, they have missed their
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mother's funeral and basically they are saying it is time for the court to allow the brothers to reclaim their lives. i want you to hear what the aunt had to say about it. >> they are grown men now, and as i said, it is a whole new world for all of us to get reacquainted with them. but it is a challenge that we are ready to take. >> so that's what one of the aunts is saying about this. i should also point out that the prosecution has not been buying any of this. suzanne. they do not believe what the new witnesses are coming forward and saying and the prosecution is saying that they will in fact seek a new trial. >> all right. jason carroll, thank you, jason. i appreciate it. now to durham, north carolina, where vice president bide zen speaking on the campaign trail. >> one of the president's favorite mayors, and i hope that helps you and doesn't hurt you. but he was complaining in the
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back saying that he brought you up to the state of the union and recognized you and forgot him. i am only kidding. he recognized you and he didn't forget. he didn't forget the congressman. and i understand that floyd is here sh here, the state senator floyd mckisic. good to see you. floyd helped me last time. floyd helped me last time. i want to el the you what, i am sure glad that eric is here, a t-shirt manufacturer, because literally, as i was drinking coffee, and drinking coffee as we pulled into the area where they have you shelter and you know, get you in and put you in, and we hit a bump and i got coffee on my shirt here, and so from here on out, i will be wearing one of your t-shirts that you gave me. thank you. >> and by the way, listen to the congressman, because he talks about voter registration. we are for voter registration, and not voter suppression.
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this is going on around the country. that is what we are for. registration not suppression. and i want to tell you though, that you did say that they can't reduce the deficit, congressman, by five or six -- they can't reduce the deficit, period, no matter what they do. no, no, i want to talk to you all about that. i want to talk to you all about that, look. i don't want to be repetitious, but the congressman got it right, this is really one of the starkest choices, not only important, but one of the starkest choices the american people, and it is good that it is a stark choice. when i called an kd congratulat congressman ryan, because he is a good and decent guy, and we talked about it, these are stark, stark choice, and the differences couldn't be more clearly laid out through the selection than you are going to hear, and the american people are going to make a choice. they will make a choice, and maybe once that choice is made, we can stop all of the gridlock
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and all of this obstructionism, and we can start to move on. because we have fundamentally different visions of how to restore america, and it comes down to a fundamental different set of values. it is what we value. it is not that -- these are good guys, by the way. no, no, i mean it. they are decent men. but they have a different value set than we have. look, now that governor romney has selected the running mate, those differences are even more stark. and the reason i say that is that congressman ryan has given definition to the vague commitments that romney has been making. there's definition to it now, and it is clear. congressman ryan and the congressional republicans as one person said, have already passed in the house what governor romney is promising to give the whole nation. and ladies and gentlemen, we
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know, we know for certain what i ve been saying for a long time, there is no distinction, and let's get this straight, there is no distinction between what the republican congress has been proposing in the last two years, and actual ly the last four yeas and what governor romney wants to do. so cut through all of this. we are running against or they are running on what the republican congress has been promoting for the past four years. and fundamentally, fundament fundamentally, the american people have rejected, already rejected that republican congressional initiatives. so, folks -- as my grandpop used to say, anybody can beat -- any team can beat any given team on any given day, so this is not cocky, because it is a heck of a race, but i truly believe that the american people will reject
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romney and ryan for attempting to impose on the american people what the republican congress has been preaching. our question is that we have is just getting the message out. as i said, they are both good men, but they have fundamentally flawed judgment in my view. they call when they talk about the plan and not just the budget plan, and across the board they call it gutsy. gutsy. no, i'm serious. now, look, what is gutsy about giving millionaires and others tax breaks? what is gutsy about gutting medicare and medicaid and education? what's gutsy? they talk about, they talked about what they are proposing is new. folks, this is only not new, it's not fair. it is not fair to the middle-class and the working poor. and it will not grow the economy or reduce the deficit. ladies and gentlemen, we have seen this movie before.
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and we know how it ends. look, there's nothing fundamentally different in what the republican congress and the governor romney have proposed than what the policy of the previous eight years was, literally. nothing. except to use president clinton's phrase, it is the last administration's policy on steroids. look n the end, because of the policies that they are proposing we inherited the great recession. in the end, it was a catastrophe for the middle-class. the middle-class lost a significant portion of their household wealth. they were devastated. look, the president and i are holding up banners forward, but literally the president and i have a different way forward. we will be taking a closer look at paul ryan's medicare plan and the others and the pros and the cons after a quick break. ♪
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hundreds of firefighters are battling two fires in northern california. the fires are forcing people out of their homes in lake county area which is 100 miles north of san francisco. both fires were sparked yesterday afternoon and grown to more than 5,000 acres. house oversight chairman darrell issa is not giving up on forcing attorney general eric holder to give up records on the gun running operation known as "fast and furious." they filed a 56-page suit against holder in an effort to get the documents. the house last month slapped holder with a citation for keeping the records quiet. paul ryan is the author of the budget plan to overhaul medicare, and economy paul krugman says it would end medicare as we know it. mitt romney say says it would n
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harm people over 55. and what is paul ryan proposing to do to change it? >> medicare is the federal program for senior citizens and you turn 65, and your insurance is through the government. and so what paul ryan says not now, but in 2023, how about we do this, you can do the traditional medicare if you want to, but you have another option, and you could get a voucher. we give the government gives you a voucher and you can go the buy private health insurance and if that private health insurance is more expensive than the amountf of the voucher, you, the senior citizen, have to pay the difference and if it is less, then you can pocket the money. >> who is affected by this? >> people who are joining medicare starting in 2023. so not people who are 65 now or turning 65 any time soon, but it would take a while under his proposal. >> and tell us about the difference between romney and ryan?
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any dilig -- daylight between t, because romney is first and ryan is second? >> well, to use a medical term mushy. i will explain to you what i mean, over the weekend a senior adviser to romney was asked that question and said this, he said it is the romney/ryan ticket and as president romney will be putting forth his own budget. so that is what the adviser said, but then he later when he was asked the same question, he said, well, if romney were president, and this medicare plan were part of the budget, he would sign off on it. so first it sounded like he was putting distance and then he sounded like romney liked the idea and he would sign off on it. so i am not sure what to think. >> well, there is a lot of debate on this, and clearly people are looking at both of the plans and the president's plan is health care reform plan as well as what romney and ryan will do. >> and there will be more plans before then. >> elizabeth, thank you. appreciate it. wasn't to take a second here to give a shout out to our own candy crowley who is our chief
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political correspondent and state of the union host, and she was tapped to moderate the second presidential debate this october. it is going to make her the first woman in 20 years to moderate a presidential debate. we know that she is actually home today celebrating with her mom. congratulation, candy. and grammy winning r&b singer serenading the democrats at the national convention, and we will talk to anthony hamilton about the honor and the personal fight to protect foster kids. [ male announcer ] if you stash tissues like a squirrel stashes nuts, you may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec® liquid gels. nothing starts working faster than zyrtec® at relieving your allergy symptoms for 24 hours. zyrtec®. love the air.
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and anthony hamilton is an r&b singer who will perform at the democratic national convention, and his views being
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an advocate for abused and foster kids. this is what he says. ♪ come get your right-of-way ♪ i can't wait to see you looking good ♪ >> this song is called "i'm so in love with you" and sang with another favorite jill scott. and his new -- ♪ deep inside, you better not do it ♪ ♪ but i done it, such a dummy >> and the new song is "back to love" and he joins us. nice to see you, anthony. some friends of mine got to see you at chastain park there, and great groove you had going on, and people dancing. >> we got down last night, and you missed it. >> i missed it. sorry i was out of town or i u would have gone. and tell me about you are obviously successful in the singing, but you have another important project that you do and that you are passionate
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about and that is protecting foster children. how did you get involved in. >> well, you know, being adopted at 15, i know what it is to be on that side, and to have those pains and i know how to encourage them to keep making it, you know, strive to be a better you in spite of it. >> what do you do? you are part of an organization that reaches out to kids? >> casa, it is court appointed special advocates, and we need more black males to come in to be a part of it and to show that this is our identity, and we need them to help lead these kids and protect them to make sure that the foster care system is putting them in the best place possible. >> why is it so difficult for young black men? >> i think it is a lack of confidence sometime going through a lot from way back to now. i think that, you know, you feel like maybe, maybe i'm not important enough or maybe they won't support me, but it is not true.
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i think that there are a lot of people who want to see black men do their best and be their best, and the kids need to see it as well. so i want to be a part of that campaig campaign. >> it is hard to hear you say that, because it is, you know, heartbreaking when you think about that, that young black boys feel that way. >> yes. >> when you were 15, and you, i understand that your mom was an alcoholic and you left and had to be taken care of by others, what was that like for you? >> well, you know, you feel abandoned a little bit and i knew whatever she was going through wasn't her fault, but at the time you need to be stable and you feel like everybody is looking at you and seeing what you are going through, and you know, it is going to make you want to go far away from it, and pretend like it never happened. and you know, but you get to a place where you have to face it again. >> okay. what is the one thing that these young foster kids really need in their lives? >> love. consistency with love and somebody to support them. and just to be motivated.
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to be loved on. >> you are getting a lot of love. the dnc, and you are going to be hosting a part of the part of the welcoming group for the president. >> yes. >> how were you select ed? >> well, it is my hometown, my city. >> there you go. >> who else better to do it than me? i have been there all of my life. it is where i moved to new york and moved back, but it is home. you can't come in here and step on the carpet without me wellm coming you. >> welcoming with the red carpet. anthony, tell me quickly, you are going to south africa, and you have a huge fan base in south africa, and what do you hope to see when you are there? >> well, i want to go and see the people and love on them. it is going to be going to a township of alex and meet some kids and read to some kids and babies and see the town. >> and i understand that you are going to robin island where nelson mandela was imprisoned for many, many years and you will have a chance to meet
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winnie mandela as well? >> i hope so. >> that is on the agenda? >> yes, it is. >> hopefully a concert or two, and you will sing? >> i am going to sing all of the way through that place. we will get down. >> all right. anthony, so glad to see you, and good to have you here. appreciate it. >> all right. thank you. mitt romney's running mate paul ryan has a tax plan that many consider extreme. we will take a closer look at the plan. . besides i get great gas mileage. what's that? it's eassist. helps the engine run really efficiently. it captures energy that assists the engine... so i'm never guzzling gas. oh -- that's hippie talk. it's called technology dad... here take two dollars. take the money. [ male announcer ] the all new 37 mpg highway chevy malibu eco. from conserving fuel, to the technology that makes it happen. chevy runs deep.
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paul ryan's plan to cut spending and revamp medicare. he plans the tax plan with him. alison kosik is at a stock exchange. how would the tax be distributed among american voters? >> what he's looking to do is simplify the u.s. tax code by cutting the number of tax brackets from six to two. take a look at how this would work. instead of smaller brackets beginning at 10%. it would climb to maximum rate of 35% for anyone that makes more than $388,000 a year. couples making $100,000 or less would pay 10%. as you can see that really mean a huge portion of the population would see tax rates go down under the ryan plan.
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ryan's original proposal called for the elimination of all taxes on capital gains, on interest and dividends and the corporate tax rate at 35%, that gets cut to 25%. >> explain for lower taxes will bring in less revenue. >> isn't that the money question. the plan says it would close tax loopholes making sure taxpayers would have more taxable incomes. which loopholes is he talking about? he doesn't say. that's the major criticism that call for simpler tax codes. most of those loopholes would be huge political hot potatoes like deduction for mortgage and charitable giving. taxpayers wouldn't be too thrilled to see them fooled
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for the past few years a lot of americans have been wondering where the value of their home has gone. new york seems oblivious for that. this place is listed at $100 million. what do you get? nine bathroom, a panoramic view and a dining room that seats 20 folks or so. if it sells, that price will be a record. i'm going to stick with my home. "cnn newsroom" continues with brooke baldwin. >> hi. the man of the hour is paul ryan. he is about the fly solo for the very first time as mitt romney's running mate. if he is running, if he is running, according to schedule
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right now, paul ryan is arooriig at the iowa state fair in des moines. romney spoke, it was one year ago yesterday. perhaps you remember it because that's where romney made his off quoted remark that corporations are people. peter, let me begin with is team romney pleased with the big paul ryan roll out? they seem pretty happy with their guy. >> they seem pretty happy. there were initial concerns among some advisors that it might be too risky to go with paul ryan because of the controversial position on medicare. a large ma jjority of voters dot want their medicare changed. some thought that tim pawlenty might be a safer pick. they've raised a lot of money on
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the web in the 24 hours since the pick was announced. they have been getting big crowds. the conservative base seemed to be energized. some are saying what happens when he does the plan becomes hung around romney's neck in this campaign and hurt him in some key states. >> when i think of paul ryan, when've seem him or read about him seems like a fairly earnest guy. this is paul speaking just last night in wisconsin. >> my veins run with cheese, and a little spot and some miller. i like to hunt here. i like to fish here. i like to snow mobile here. i even think ice fishing is
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interesting. >> okay. ice fishing and cheese in the veins. he's working the common man thing. they all do that more or less. perhaps it's also worth pointing out that ryan comes from a well to do family, not romney rich but he seems to have inherited quite a bit of money, right? >> he was put think college on his, his father died when he was 16 years old and his father's social security helped pay for it. he's not romney rich. a lot of republicans think he can go to lot offense different places. he's an avid hiker and he the go talk about hiking. he likes to noodle. it's where you stick your fist into water and let them bite it. some working class voters might connect with kind of like sarah
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palin. he might be a little more of a safer play than sarah palin. >> yeah. just a quick remine doer to our vi viewers, we are awaiting paul ryan in iowa. it's mitt romney who is the top dog on the republican ticket. this is when he was speaking in may about the importance of business experience for anyone running for president. here he was. >> i was speaking with one of these business owners who owned a couple of restaurants in town. he said, you know, i'd like to change the constitution. i'm not sure i can do it, but i'd like to have a provision that in addition to the age of the president and the citizenship of the president and the birthplace of the president being set by the constitution, i'd like it to say that the president has to spend three years working in business before he can become president of the united states. >> has paul ryan worked three years in business? any years in business?
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>> the short answer is no. he worked for marketing company back home in janesville. he spent his entire career in washington. he was a congressional staffer. he's been in congress. he was elected to congress in 1998. he is a washington insider. let's not make any bones about it. the romney campaign is framing it in the way he went to washington out of principles. he was scared of what was happening to our country, so he's been in washington. this is something that paul ryan will have to answer for. you heard president obama today going after paul ryan for being part of that house republican caucus holding up the farm bill. president obama is going to make house republicans an enemy in this campaign. he always was and now mitt romney has a house republican right on the ticket with him. >> if we think in terms of pure political calculations, ryan could help the romney ticket in his native wisconsin.
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has a republican governor but very much so voting democratic in every presidential election since 1998. on the other hand, could ryan's position on medicare, you think of florida, the elderly population there, could that hurt him on such a key state? >> it absolutely could. florida is critical with romney's campaign. plenty of seniors in florida among all the battlegrounds state, that's ground zero for se seniors, retirees. if mitt romney loses florida, the electoral map becomes next to impossible for mitt romney. he's got to win almost every battleground state that we have on our cnn electoral map. new hampshire, virginia, north carolina, nevada, colorado, iowa and then win wisconsin or pennsylvania or michigan. one of these blue leaning
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states. it's very tough. this is a risk for the romney campaign. romney not doing well at all among hispanic voters in florida. if the romney campaign can -- if the obama campaign can define paul ryan early on tho medicare issue, tie in to mitt romney, the one-two punch of that medicare question plus romney's troubles with hispanic voters, you could have big problems for republicans in florida in november. >> there was a lot of if he doesn't win florida then this and this and this there. we'll see what happens. do we know if he's taking questions? >> not yet. this is still in the roll out phase. when i covered palin back in 2008, it took a while for them to get to the regular questions from the media. we'll see if there are people in the crowd that want their
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questions answered. we saw that with mitt romney last summer. >> i'm sure there are people that will shouting their questions. thank you so much. paul ryan is stealing the spotlight. he doesn't have the state of iowa to himself because president obama making the rounds in the state that helped propel him to the democratic party nomination four years ago. he's on this three-day trip through iowa promising federal help for farmers suffering in the drought. he too has paul ryan on his mind. >> this weekend my opponent, mr. romney, chose as his running mate the ideology leader of the republicans in congress. i know congressman ryan. he's a good man. he's family man. he's an articulate spokesman for governor romney's vision. the problem is that vision is one that i fundamentally agree
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with. >> another key battleground state is florida. this is a must one for republicans. this is where mitt romney is going after president obama's record. romney told a crowd this morning that paul ryan's plan to reform the budget will protect, not ruin head carmedicare. >> the president's idea for medicare was to cut it by $700 billion. [ boo ] that's not the right answer. we want to make sure we preserve and protect medicare. the president's plan for our budget deficit was to make it worse. we will finally get us to a balanced budget. >> some great news to bring you today. i'll be anchoring this show live from tampa where republicans are holding their national convention two weeks from today. so excited to be there.
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it kicks off august 27th right here on cnn. i'll see you from tampa then. also since we're getting closer to the dedate, a quick out to candy crowley who will be the first to moderate a debate. she's moderate the second face off between president obama and mitt romney. a huge heartfelt congrats. this just in. we're learning that investigators have taken a gunman into custody after reports of an active shooting at or near the campus of texas a&m. the school said, i'm going to bring in the public nchgs officer with college station police. she's ronda seeton. tell me what you know and what happened. >> at this point i don't have a lot of information. we did respond to an active shooter situation on the street
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off of campus. it's near the campus but it's not on the texas a&m campus. our officers did respond. we have multiple people who have been shot. we have law enforcement that's been shot. i do not have any numbers at this point. i do not have injuries at this point. >> okay. about when did this happen? how recently? >> i can't hear you. >> how recently did this shooting happen? >> i believe the call came in around 12:00. i've not been able to get the actual time that we responded. i can tell you the pages started going out about 12:45. it was somewhere shortly before that. >> this individual who had the gun, who was doing the shooting, this person is apprehended? >> we have one suspect contained. i've not been able to get to the scene. i do not know if there's
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multiple suspects. we'll have the information shortly. >> when you say contained, this person is no longer shooting? this person is in the custody of police? >> that's correct. >> okay. multiple injuries. you're saying both in and around this community whether they are students or individuals on the streets and also officers, but you don't know the extent of the injuries? is that what i'm hearing? >> i do not at this time. hopefully i'll get this information shortly. >> finally, how close to campus? >> i believe that this portion is probably within a block or two of campus. >> okay. we'll let you get off the phone. sounds like you have phone calls to make. we'll continue following up with you. the public information officer with the police department there in college station.
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sledge hammer in the middle of the night to try to break him out. for more on the story we turn to lieutenant barry. the first thing i thought at 4:30 in the morning with a sledge hammer is not exactly the quiet way to go. how far did they get? >> not too far. obviously a sledge hammer makes a lot of noise and it only took a moment or so before the staff at the juvenile hall heard the noise outside. they immediately evacuated all the inmates from that area. they called deputies to come and investigate. >> how close did they get to reaching his cell? >> they were on the exact opposite was a of where he was housed. he was being housed alone due to his security status at the facility. the window and the wall that they were pounding on with the
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sledge hammer was the south exterior wall to his cell. >> so if they were that close to him, that makes me think they knew precisely where he was and was max wade himself in on the plan? >> sure. we're following a number of leads to determine who might have been involved in this, whether or not it was a conspiracy. we don't have any evidence to suggest he was involved in this plan. if they had been successful in breaking through the wall, he's the only person on the other side of it. it points to a deliberate attempt to free him from custody. whether or not he was involved, we do not know. >> what about the timing here? friday was max wade's 18th birthday. he was supposed to be transferred out of this juvenile detention into an adult jail. i have to wonder the timing of this was it not a coincidence? >> we don't think it was a
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coincidence either. the transfer was for a few hours later that morning. i believe that timing was an issue here. he's now in our main adult facility and they wouldn't be able to try something where he is housed now. >> final question, max wade, what has he said about this? where is he now? >> he expressed surprise friday morning that this was going on. he hasn't given any indication that he's involved in this. he's currently undergoing prosecution on a number of very serious charges from the marin county district attorney. they've asked us to be very careful with what we discuss so their ongoing case is not jeopardized. he's not made any statements useful in our investigation. >> thank you. >> thank you. now this. >> even the simple act of crossing the street requires a
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if a video on you tube is real, rebels in syria have shown signs in strength never been seen. take a look. rebels from the free syrian army say this amateur video shows their people shooting down one of syria's fighter jets. rebels say they brought it down. it's tough to confirm since the bloody uprising began last
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march. he's telling other pilots to oppose the government. >> translator: what's the task assigned to you? >> translator: it's to bomb. >> syrian state media report the jet had a navigation malfunction. they say the pilot ejected but he's not been found. from the air to the ground, i want to focus on the city ochf aleppo. aleppo is syria's new york city. it's under siege. ben wedeman got inside aleppo where empty sidewalks are now killing zones. a warning before we play this video, it's disturbing to look at.
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>> reporter: he wasn't a fighter or a revolutionary. he didn't live by the gun. the 45-year-old, a shopkeeper died from an unseen sniper's bullet. neighbors and fighters had to hoist his body over walls between apartment buildings in the back streets to avoid the snipers. his wife was by his side when the bullet ripped through his head. they had come to help relatives pinned down by the violence to escape to safer ground. >> ripped through his head. ben wedeman joining me now from northern syria. i feel like if i were to ask you about the fear among civilians in syria, fear just doesn't really seem to, it seems like an
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understatement. >> reporter: yes. these are people walking around the neighborhood which just a few weeks ago was completely peaceful. it's understandable why they don't want to leave their homes even if there's bombardment shooting all around. what saw this man, a 45-year-old shopkeeper had come with his wife to convince one of their relatives to bring that area to safer ground and he himself died in the process. it doesn't to appear that most of the people being killed by the snipers in that area are indeed civilians. they don't understand where snipers are, who they are shooting at. they may assume as civilians, they won't be shot at. what saw an this trip to aleppo and our previous one is they shoot at anything that moves. >> if civilians can't even walk through the streets, the streets
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are empty, how are they getting food, medical care? how are they surviving? can you hear me? >> reporter: they are very few civilians left in that area. what they are doing is they are lining up very early outside of the few bakeries that are functioning to get bread. they have very little in the way of -- i can hear you although i can tell there's some commune k commune kications problem. can you hear me? >> i can. the delay just must be very long. >> reporter: people are scraping by with what they can. we saw in other parts in aleppo that are under rebel control, in fact, there is food. many people haven't worked in weeks.
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these are very poor districts and they have spent all the money they have. even if there is food, they don't have the money to buy it. a lot of the people who stay in these neighborhoods can't leave because they have nowhere to go. they don't have the money to present an apartment somewhere else. they really are stuck in the cross fire. >> thank you. we're going to talk to ben next hour and tell more stories such as this 45-year-old shopkeeper. thank you. we are learning more today about the man mitt romney chose as his running mate. we'll speak with paul ryan's economic professor. why he says president obama is scared of ryan. some interesting facts. he's been married. he's a father of three. two boys, charlie and sam. one girl, liza. kind of a health nut.
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it's a big talker around many water cooler today. mitt romney has chosen wisconsin republican, paul ryan, as his number two on the ballot. we gave you so much pretty interesting facts about the possible vice president. he's a former frat guy. he was a member of the delta tao delta. he when he's not working he loves to go fly fishing. at this hour paul ryan is speaking at the iowa state fair
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in des moines. he's appearing solo as mitt romney's running mate. joining me now on the phone is one of paul ryan's mentors, richard heart. he's a professor at the miami university of ohio. welcome to you. you taught paul ryan. i understand you were quite close. you still are. did you see this coming? >> well, the career in politics, yes and once he got into the politics, i'm not surprised. he's clearly the intellectual leader of the republican party. i thought he was an excellent pick. he all knew he was on that list of four. one in four chances. i'm thrilled with the pick. i think it's an excellent pick. >> you met with him a couple of years ago. you were urging him to become president. how did you get the news he was the chosen one? >> my daughter who works on the
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hill, she's a staff for a congressman. she texted me and said, omg, it's paul ryan. >> as a democrat, is that a good omg or a bad omg? >> she likes paul. obviously, they are different sides. she's a democrat but he's rein. he's been very nice to her and she's talking b about how polite she is to her. when he found out that my daughter worked on the hill, he went out of the way to introduce himself to her. she frequently comments to me about how nice he's been. that's paul. he's extraordinarily personalable person. >> professor, i want to bring this back to you. it sounds as though paul ryan was an atypical student and that means totally absorbed in his studies and those involving wonky subjects like politics and economics. is that the case?
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>> certainly rare. he had this one characteristic that is increasingly rare among college students these days and that is intellectual curiosity. in addition to being bright and articulate and cerebral. that's one of the things that stands out and one of the things, i've had tons of students that have been curious and students in my class who are intellectually curious they the end to be attracted to me and i to them. they can come into my office and i won't rush them out. i'll spend hour after hour talking to them as long as it's a serious intellectual discussion where i think both parties to the discussion are benefitting. that's what happened with paul. he would come in during office hours and we would spend two, three four, hours mostly
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discussing political philosophy. >> what else? give me something that might surprise us. >> well, in terms of our office discussions? >> sure. >> we would discuss, he was reading john locke. my intermediate macro class, i don't know if i introduced him but i exposed him to writings of milton freedman. he was reading professional papers. i think from there he branched off into some of the philosophical work. what we talked about is these sorts of things. the role of government in this society. should the government play a large role or should we have small government and emphasize individual freedom and liberty and with individual freedom and
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liberty goes individual responsibility. when he came to miami, i think he had these core conservative beliefs and what he did at miami. he was reading a lot of this material on his own. he wasn't getting this from any courses he was taking. he was doing it on his own. the philosophical treaties that he was reading, i think what they were really doing is reenforcing his fundamental beliefs. he was trying to be certain that these beliefs were right. he found out they were. >> clearly this started early on for him. was there anything about him that just surprised you? >> other than the fact he was one of these really good outstanding excellent students, personalable and quick witted and a joy to teach. these are the types of students i love teaching. the ones that you can engage and interact with and you can push and prod to perform to a higher
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level. he was certainly that type of student. again, i've had a lot of students over the 38 years like that. most of them are running under the radar, building businesses. they've all been successful. when paul left miami, i didn't know where he would end up. i knew one thing, he'd be successful. >> clearly getting a lot of exposure thanks to now what's happened over the past 48 hours. we mentioned a moment ago paul ryan, this is his first solo appearance. he's been on the soap box at the iowa state fair. we'll turn that sound around and play it, next. read it
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as we mentioned we have a republican vice presidential candidate. paul ryan spoke a few moments ago. he attacked president obama and the lack of jobs in america. here he is on the soap box. >> president obama isn't making it here because he only knows left turns. as you see the president come through on his bus tour, you might ask him the same question that i'm getting asked from people all around america and that is where are the jobs mr. president. now, one thing we've got to get straight is we're not going creating jobs like we can in america. that's why mitt romney and i have a plan for a stronger
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middle class to get this country back on track, get this country growing jobs again and get us back on the path of prosperity in this country. there are five things that we're going to do right away that are designed to create 12 million jobs. we have energy in this country plus use that energy in this country. everything renewables bio mass, nuclear. oil and gas. it's here. let's get it. let's not keep buying from other countries. we also need our workers have skills so they can compete and thrive and survive. we also need to do is stop spending money we don't have.
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president obama has given us four years of trillion plus deficit. he's making matters worse. he's spending our children into a diminished future. we don't have to stand for that. we're not going to stand for that. november 6th, we're going to change that. we also need to have free and fair trade so we can make more things in iowa, make more things here. sell them overseas. 97% of the world's consume srs e out of this country. we need to grow and make things here. >> what scene. paul ryan. you just hear the shouts and it just made me wonder how large that crowd is. it seemed pretty significant.
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we'll ask him, there was some sort of scuffle that happened either before or after this wisconsin representative stood up on that soap box and spoke. i have a lot of questions. we'll chew on what he said at the top of the hour. now, one country designing a city just for women. no men allowed an it comes in a country ruled by strict islamic law. you have yet to master the quiet sneeze... ♪ [ sneezes ] [ male announcer ] you may be an allergy muddler. try zyrtec®. it gives you powerful allergy relief. and zyrtec® is different than claritin® because zyrtec® starts working at hour 1 on the first day you take it. claritin® doesn't start working until hour 3. [ sneezes ] [ male announcer ] zyrtec®. love the air. join zyrtec® rewards. save up to $7 on zyrtec® products.
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more than 100,000 foster children are waited to be adopted in the united states. today's cnn hero is fighting to find every one of them a family. after finally winning a 10-year battle to become a parent, he's qualified to help gay americans fill their dreams of parenthoods. >> i was adopted and i felt i wanted to adopt a kid that needed a home. my son was in foster care for four years. from the minute michael and i met i knew we were going to be a family. i thought everything was going great after after a month michael was removed from any house. i was cut off from him. >> finding that family for a child is nothing short of
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family. sometimes families are faced with a barrier because of a myth or misunderstanding causing the kids to stay in the foster care system longer. be that gay or lesbian individual or couple makes it much harder. my name is david wing-kovarik, i adopted from the foster system. now i help other gay and lesbian individuals realize their dream as parents. i'm going to make sure you get that family to family kind of support. i've worked hundreds of cases side by side with social workers. we covered a lot of information last week. i've trained thousands of foster parents. it doesn't matter if you're gay or straight. we do it for free. >> he figured out how to get us over that finish line. our family wouldn't have adopted each other if it hasn't been for nathan. >> i'm fighting for the right of that child to have that family. >> daddy, is tonight movie
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night? >> it's why i keep doing it every single day. >> you can nominate your cnn hero by going to cnn.com/heroes. forget the men. one country is designing a controversial city just for women. they would run it, live, work in it from the top to the bottom. it's happening in place run by strict islamic law. nic robertson has the story. >> reporter: right now saudi arabia stacks up poorly. barely 15% in the work force. close to 60% here. why don't they go ahead and just put women on the factory floor in the work force next to women. islamic law doesn't allow for that. that's why they are spending
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$130 million to create this women only work environment. up to 50 different businesses they are talking about to get women into the workplace. they are trying to expand the sectors that women can work in, textiles and pharmaceuticals. right now a lot of woman have been forced to work the education sector. the education sector is full of women working in it and female education, they can't teach boys. 95% of women are employed in the government sector. of those, 85% are employed in education. the market is saturated. they are losing many of those people. they are leaving the country to find jobs elsewhere. this isn't just about finding employment for the educated women. also hoping to put less educated women into the workplace. critics will say it isn't moving fast. the leadership would say this
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slow pace in the future would bring about change empowering women, giving them a role in the workplace empowers them to make more change in the future. thank you so much. now to this story. reading all my tweets and so many want to know more about the campus shooting off of texas m a&m. i can hear the reporter making phone calls. we'll talk to anymore on the other side of the break. stay with me. (train horn) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. [ dog ] we found it together.upbeat ] on a walk, walk, walk. love to walk.
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big banks who repossess properties during the height of the housing bust are finding themselves in trouble of their own. they're accused of failing to keep the repossessed homes in good condition. alison kosik is at the stoke exchange. >> they are starting to foreclose on the banks. what hope do they have to see the money? >> the moral of the story is the
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homeowners associations will get their money. they have to get them to pay up. we spoke to one lawyer in florida who is per suing cases like this. 90% is more than 1100 other cases have ended with the homeowners association getting their money plus legal fees were reimbursed. for them it's worth it. they rely on this money for their revenue. >> is it odd that the banks reclaiming property from people that don't pay up are now failing to pay up themselves? so have the banks responded. >> ironic. the banks don't have any incentive to pay unless they are forced to. there's a group in florida called community advocacy network or c.a.n. a spokeswoman said they need to create a downside, a punishment for these banks who don't pay. it's much easier said than done. we did reach out to two of the
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big banks that were named. j.p. morgan said they are committed to stabilizing communities that have been hit hard and they pay their dues on properties that have been owned. >> thank you very much. more news, breaking news coming out of texas. nick has been on the phone can college station police. we're learning several officers have been shot as well as civilians. this is a block off the campus. that story is next. your eye hea. would you take it? well, there is. [ male announcer ] it's called ocuvite. a vitamin totally dedicated to your eyes, from the eye-care experts at bausch + lomb. as you age, eyes can lose vital nutrients. ocuvite helps replenish key eye nutrients. [ male announcer ] ocuvite has a unique formula not found in your multivitamin to help protect your eye health. now, that's a pill worth taking.
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