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heather: i know you get up and watch every morning. bill: how's it going? heather: it is good. bill: are back with us tomorrow morning. heather: i am, looking forward to it. bill: "happening now" starts right now. jenna: brand-new stories and brand-new news. jon: they do not have enough evidence to charge this woman the brazen murder of her husband wilbut will pursue other options and consumer when this sensational trial finally gets underway. world-famous hackers gather in las vegas. a hot topic of discussion, how it can hurt or even kill people. why the computers you rely on could put you at risk. one detective calls it a crime of opportunity. investigators charge to people with stealing from san francisco's airport in the wake of the deadly asiana crash
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landing. it is all happening now. the same old irs caught up today in a breaking news scandal. and now considering a bill to rein in the agency. welcome to "happening now." i am jon scott. jenna: the good old irs. hi, everybody, i am jenna lee. a vote on that bill could come in the next few hours. talking with a sign of for the tax man. house republican republican thet hitting targeting scandal. now charge the president's top official at the irs has been systematically obstructing their investigation. first things first i must start this vote. what we know about the
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legislation they're taking up in some isolated to the irs? >> republican from the state of ohio, essentially common sense but he will have the house go forward with voting to stop the targeting of people for their political beliefs or their philosophies as we saw with the irs, going to immediately terminate workers engaged in singling out specific groups as b cell with the irs targeting of conservative organizations. eric cantor talked about it, the house is expected to vote 10 times to cut red tape and stop what they call government abuse. >> we also are engaged in a very robust discussion this week about issues that i think should be bipartisan from the get-go. and that is stop the overreach and come down on the side of the people.
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several bills in the stop government abuse package that uses that. a bill that says we have to put an end to the bonuses for government employees. put an end to the lavish congresses footed by the taxpayers. we also have a bill that will say if an individual at the irs is on unpaid leave, she is on paid leave under investigation, the taxpayers should not be paying for her. >> the tax bill say if you target taxpayers the political belief, you will be terminated immediately. jenna: quite a list by eric cantor. we're talking a lot about the irs because the health care law is close to being implemented. house committee is doing something related to the presidents health care law
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related to the irs, what are they focusing on? >> they are looking at, a lot of alarms went off in washington because the controversy is going to enforce the presidents health care law. essentially take a look at that, taking a look at the irs ability to collect taxes and subsidies as part of the health care law and obviously a lot of lawmakers concerned about expanding the power of the irs after it has been an agency that has gotten so much negative attention recently and so the question will be is this nibbling away at the health care law, are they saying essentially they don't think the irs should expand its powers to enforce the law? jenna: another busy day for you, thank you very much. jon: the proposal to rein in the irs one of several bills republicans are sponsoring to
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and what they call government abuse. our next guest says the g.o.p. could get more support from democrats looking for ways to fix systemic problems instead of focusing on scandals. washington bureau chief of the chicago sun-times. you think republicans are tilting at windmills here? >> if you want to get something passed, he has to get democrats in the house to go along with it because he maketh the senate run by democrats. one of the things to think about here is a lot of people agree including the white house with senior white house advisor, they say there are problems in the irs, but different from the scandal. jon: when you look at the imbalance of the groups targeted for extra scrutiny by the irs versus the number of liberal and progressive groups, it seems this is not a kind of imbalance that can be explained away by
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they got a couple of things wrong. >> look at how this story got started a few months ago. the irs auditor, the inspector general did not even include progressive groups were also targeted. the issue of imbalance, why more conservative groups and progressive groups are targeted but when this started with the scandal label the conversation started without even knowing progressive groups are targeted. jon: they looked at 111 of the reviewed organizations, 104 of them had tea party or patriot in the names, seven of them were progressive or had the names progressive or progress, that is not just a small admiration,
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that is a huge imbalance. >> there may be an imbalance, i am not sure all of the work of looking at the applications and getting the final numbers on that has been done. democrats on the ways and means committee suggested the research is not complete. do you want to stop and fix the irs? jon: yes. >> house republicans cannot go at it alone. if you cannot go at it alone in the proposal by the house republicans will not pass the senate, what happened to me the only thing that happens is to figure out a way to approach this irs problem and problems that could get it passed the senate. jon: a fact of the matter is pleaded the fifth, we don't know
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what she knows or what she was told or who told her to do whatever they did. a woman who was then promoted to go on and had the office that handles obamacare in the irs, is she not? >> the moment of having the discussion on the irs, i don't want to agree with you that we should start intervening with the affordable care act with the irs situation. admitting there was a program. agreed to have a planted question that lawyers conference. what could be worse judgment than that? jon: you don't think that is a scandal? >> there are problems right now in that you're positioning in this a scandal that led to the white house, no, i don't agree
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with you. there is problem in the irs, i do agree with you. jon: when she is taking the fifth and will not answer questions in front of congress, don't know where it is. jenna: why wouldn't inspector general at the beginning, the independent entities that so many people rely on to get to the bottom of this story, seems could have had a bigger view, got a little more view, in the beginning had laid out some of the facts we discussed today may be the tilt is massively toward conservatives, the public civil discourse would have been helpful from the beginning. jon:'s seems to enhance it is trust in government that is such a problem these days.
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good to have you on. >> thank you. jon: thank you. jenna: information on the benghazi attack that left for americans dead. a former u.s. commander in north africa briefing the house armed service committee behind closed doors. saying the status of the investigation is "unacceptable." details from washington. reporter: good morning. he wants more benghazi hearings to take place after the august recess. making the comments to fox news this morning after a closed-door briefing of the house armed services committee by marine colonel commander of a task force in northern and western africa. taking affect tomorrow. lawmakers long sought his account on the absence of a military response to the benghazi attacks. other republican lawmakers continuing the personal pursuit of the mysteries surrounding benghazi. taking to the house floor to
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post related questions everyday while the house remains in session. >> even less known is about the cia annex. what was the annex, when was it established and how many people workework at the annex? how many were direct agencies to employees and how many were contractors? what was the ratio of cia staff to security contractors? why was the facility operated in the benghazi? >> recently confirmed with one vote, looking for more information on the bureau's investigation into the benghazi attacks. a draft of a letter the g.o.p. leadership is planning to send the new fbi director. it has been more than 10 months since the attack. no closer to knowing who is possible today an than we were n the early weeks following the
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attack. we encourage you to be aggressive in your investigation to hold accountable those that attack and ghazi and asks for status reports within 30 days. jenna: more on this an in just a bit. thank you very much. we will get more perspective later this hour when ambassador john bolton joins us to talk about the significance of today and what to expect next. jon: some new information on the terrifying gas plant explosion that injured eight people in florida and scared so many others. investigators say human error and equipment malfunction are likely to blame for the blast. sending a 20 by 20-foot fireball through the sky. authorities have ruled out sabotage. four of the eight workers are in critical condition. 50 homes nearby were evacuated, none were damaged. jenna: the court-martial of manning turning to the sentencing phase today. although he was acquitted of
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aiding the enemy, most serious charge, analysts still faces stiff punishment for leaking government seekers to wikileaks. plus, another interesting video, that woman tried to hire a hitman to kill her husband. find out how much time with his wife and mother of two will serve for the crimes and the surprising request from her husband. next. >> if you can't, i understand. >> i guess i am not understanding. >> it would be messy in the house.
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jon: some information on crime
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stories we're keeping an eye on. the kentucky teenager charged in the beating death of his 14-year-old stepbrother. last week young's father was sentenced to life in prison for his role in the killing. in michigan man thinking for leniency from his wife after try to have him killed. even calling her a godly woman. receiving a minimum of five years after being caught trying to hire a hitman in a videotape sting operation. and a desperate search for an 18-year-old girl in southern california. she was last seen in the supermarket surveillance video. jenna: the former intelligence analyst was acquitted of the most serious charge against him aiding the enemy, but still faces 136 years in prison for
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leaking government secrets to the website, morsi. live in washington on this story. when we expect the sentencing to be announced? >> jenna, to possibly take a few weeks. they will learn a lot more about this 25-year-old private person's life, the impact of his leaks. the judge cannot let you decide to talk about the specific ways the weeks did or did not harm national security and deployed american groups. that is fair game as is evidence of his motive. we have not seen one shred yet. it will be sometime before this judge with a thoughtful, prudent lawyer will be able to take into consideration the appropriate sense. a wide range of options.
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>> even though he did not testify during the trial, there's a chance he can testify during the sentencing phase which started this morning about an hour and half ago. jenna: that would be interesting. what is the white house saying about the conviction here? >> nothing from the white house yet or from the attorneys arguing either side of this case, but wikileaks are the ones who published the classified files is blast in the white house writing out to their almost 100 followers. on the charges convicted of today dangerous national security extremism from the obama administration. he no longer faces the prospect of life in prison without parole because prosecutors could not prove manning knew it would aid americans. jenna: very interesting. thank you.
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jon:'s new information on the benghazi terror attack that left for americans dead. lawmakers talking with a key witness this morning. they hav had wanted to interviem for months. investor john bolton weizen on the test my next. plus, a georgia woman's former boss is convicted of murdering her husband. the move by prosecutors that has changed everything. >> there was no affair. who kills somebody else's husband?
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jon: there's a new twist to tell you about now in a love triangle murder trial. the most serious charges dropped
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against a woman accused of being involved in the murder of her husband. rick is live with the breaking news with that. rick: this was a crime that made national headlines mainly because of how brazen and shocking it was. a father shot and killed in broad daylight while dropping off his son at daycare. the victim, 36-year-old georgia resident snyderman. his killer, a man who turned out was also the boss of snyderman's wife andrea and almost from the start, there were rumors that newman and andrea snyderman were having an affair and that the moan behind the killing was to get rid of rusty so that andrea and her boss could be together. newman was charged with the murder and part of his defense centered on the claim that andrea snyderman was actively involved in planning the whole thing. she testified at newman's trial explaining why she was in florida at the time of the murder and denying any role.
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>> we were married in florida at a synagogue in florida. i was down there with my family. whose boss kills swunl's husband? i don't care if there were no affair. there was no affair. who kills someone else's husband? >> newman was convicted and sure enough, six months later, andrea snyderman was charged in connection with the murder of her husband. jury selection is underway right now, but in a surprise move, the prosecutors asking the judge to drop the most serious murder charge. essentially admitting they don't have the evidence to back it up. instead, she now faces a bunch of lesser charges, including lying to police and lying while on that witness stand. rusty snyderman's family very upset the murder charge was dropped since they say all along, they've been sure she played some kind of a role. meantime, andrea snyderman lives with the two children that she and her dead husband had together and she apparently has
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a new boyfriend and she's also apparently already come up with the hollywood actress that she would like to play her in the movie version of this whole case. sandra bullock was the name she mentioned while talking on the phone to a friend during her brief stay in jail. this could be one to watch. >> so no murder charges despite the boyfriend who has gone to the slammer, despite his testimony, et cetera. >> exactly. they originally indicted her. a grand jury handed down an indictment on murder charges and then they just didn't have it. so they had to go to the judge and say, we need to drop this charge and the judge agreed. >> that's some case. thanks. >> key witness testifying about the terror attack in benghazi that left four americans dead. colonel george bristol appearing before a closed arms services sub committee to share what he knows. he wassed commander of a task force in northern and western africa at the time of the september 11 attack.
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there's frustration in the slow pace into the investigation of this terror attack insisting the f.b.i. has never talked to certain people and lawmakers are saying it's unacceptable. they want more hearings now. ambassador bolton is the former u.s. ambassador to the u.n. and a fox news contributor. so ambassador, we don't know exactly what was said in the closed hearing but why is colonel bristol important to the broader story? >> well, i think it's one more witness who has been withheld by the administration who can fill in some of the specifics as to what we were capable of doing and what we might have done while the attack was in progress and why orders were given not to do more, even if they couldn't have reached a benghazi in time, obviously we had no way of knowing when the attack was going to finish. so this witness and others who have been withheld, i think, should be examined by congress. i think the key point here is whatever we might have done or could have done on september 11
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is a piece of the much bigger question, why were we in this situation to begin with with? why was there a consulate in benghazi without security? why was the administration pretending that everything was fine in libya, the situation was normalizing and no extraordinary security prekaugs were needed? and then to me, the real part of this that is phony, no doubt about it, is the famous story about the muhammad video getting a mob excited and having them charge the consulate as opposed to what is uniformly believed now and was believed by every american on the scene at the time, that this was a terrorist attack. where does that story come from? >> so many questions remain, some riots immediately following this attack in libya and here we are coming up with a year since the attack actually happened. why so many questions still remain, ambassador? and who do you call at this point? after so many hearings and so
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many questions being asked, where did the g.o.p. lawmakers go next? >> well, i think they have done a very thorough job against the determined administration effort to withhold documents and witnesses, to build from the ground up. understand the specifics of what happened, i think the hearing they had with the deputy chief of mission, gregory hicks and two other witnesses did an extraordinary big part of laying the foundation and i think before they come back to the people who are ultimately responsible, secretary of state clinton, secretary of defense p panetta and the president, continuing this administration is important. i don't think the american people have given up on this by any stretch of the imagination. i think they understand very well the consequences when four americans, especially the president's personal representative in a country like libya, are killed with no retaliation, no justice being done. they want answers because they know this is a direct attack on
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the united states, on the pre prestige of the united states and risk further attacks. jenna: the g.o.p. remain alone primarily in the quest for answers and they are upset, not feeling they have the full story. we have this draft letter that is being sent to the f.b.i. there's a new director of the f.b.i. is the f.b.i. the right agency to investigate this crime? >> no. and this is a critical question. people say, oh, but the f.b.i. can't go into benghazi. they can't apprehend people. the security situation is too dangerous and i think that's probably true but this case doesn't require the sheriff to be sent in. this is a case for the marines to be sent in or special operations. this was an attack on a u.s. government facility. it was an act of war. it's part of the larger war on terrorism. whether president obama wants to acknowledge it or not, we're not
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going to bring these guys to justice by putting them on trial. we're going to bring them to justice and put them in gtmo for a long, long time with or without trial. it should be responded to as an act of war, not as a kind of jumped up robbery of the local coffee store. jenna: i'll bet there's some marines and special ops guys raising their hands right now, volunteering for that job. we'll continue to watch this as a story that continues to develop even 10 months later. thank you, sir. >> thank you, jenna. jon: they are supposed to keep all of us safe when we fly but how well are they doing their jobs? t.s.a. employees coming under the micro scene after a new government report suggests a spike in serious misconduct. we'll explain the slipups that may be happening at airport security screening and what it all means for you. plus the threats to your personal security go way beyond your computer. we'll talk next to a hacking expert about some of the newest
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passengers. that's my personal worry. doug is live in washington with that. why did the g.a.o. do the study in the first place? >> there's been highly publicized cases where passengers made claims of being groped, where infirmed senior citizens are asked to get up from wheelchairs and that's really what this hearing was about today. >> stop with the napping, stealing, tardiness and the disrespect and earn americans' trust and confidence. >> these kinds of cases are resonating with the travel public and they're taking a real toll on the reputation of the t.s.a. the g.a.o. report released yesterday undertook to quantify the problem. bottom line, while misconduct is a real problem, it's a bit less alarmist than the public may perceive. the largest category of misconduct was showing up late for work and improper cases of leave that comprise 32% of misconduct. screening and security issues
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accounted for about 20% of infractions. among those found to have engaged in misconduct, 40% were reprimand reprimanded, 17% were removed from duty. more troublesome for congress was the lack of a standard for misconduct enforcement. screeners who failed to detect bombs in covert testing are not dismissed but are usually allowed to retake training and in some cases repeatedly. >> someone fails multiple test and a simulated bomb is able to get through security and on to an airplane, what should be the penalty for the individual? if the goal is maximizing security. >> some believe it could be better done by private sector employees, john. jon: is there any indication that private screeners can do the job better? >> one thing is that private sector workers can be more easily fired for misconduct. >> however, there's no
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indication that this place of 47,000 federal employees would result in less misconduct or result in lower costs. >> representative thompson pointed out that because private sector employees often enjoy proprietary protection and private sector companies cannot comment on disciplinary procedures that misconduct is harder to gauge in the private sector. jon: wow. doug, think about this the next time i go to the airport. thank you. jenna: only happy thoughts. jon: only happy thoughts, yeah. that's the only way you get through. jenna: with all the revelations of government spy programs, americans are on heightened alert about their personal privacy and security. with targets going way beyond our luggage, to our phone and our computer. this week some of the world's best hackers are exposing some of the new threats out there so we wanted to find out what those were. david is an ethical hacker.
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he's a c.e.o. of immunity and company. he's also a former n.s.a. computer scientist, a past contractor for the u.s. cyber weapons program and a coauthor of the hackers handbook so quite a resume. you're a qualified person to talk about hacking with. so this conference is happening in las vegas. best hackers in the world, apparently, are going there. what are some of the topics they'll be discussing? what should we know about what these hackers are talking about? >> it's interesting because what's happening right now is the director of the n.s.a., keith alexander, is giving his key note and he's doing it in the context of the bradley manning and edward snowden and the prism revelations you mentioned and all of that. what you see here, he's going to probably be trying to resell the whole concept of the n.s.a. to the american people and to the security community at large that gathered at black hack today.
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so it's almost a gathering of both the intelligence and the information security commercial communities and what you're going to see is the new embedded attacks. you're going to see car attacks, you're going to see things that work against home automation systems and factories and all of the little things we call them embedded computers that you actually don't see as computers at all but, in fact, play very big role in your life. and that's sort of the -- jenna: sorry to combrupt you there but let's talk about a few of those. we did a segment on the show about this so-called car hacking as our cars are becoming more computerized. there were reports that people can actually hack into your car and control some of the things that you do. first of all, is that true? and what are you hearing as far as the technology for that type of hacking? >> well, there have been a couple of good pieces of research on car hacking but i can assure you this is not something that's going to happen to you or to me. a lot of this stuff is
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realistically only targeted at high value target. you would have to know the brand of car people are driving and attack it from very close so it's not necessarily research that is threatening to you but it is showing the overall theme of the research and reality is, if you're a high value al qaeda target, this is the kind of thing you're going to worry about, that or giving you a bad day in benghazi. so the -- you know, the embedded things are really where cyber war becomes scary, right? that's the thrust of a lot of this conference. jenna: we'll pay attention to any headlines as far as any kind of new developments on that end because a lot of us are turning to, again, our cars and to our home security systems and the like. quick final question to you. one of the topics we'll talk about a little later in the show is called the hug and it's a new development from the health care law and apparently it's not a storage data base but it's a place where our government is going to have a lot of our
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information so they can cross reference. you know, our i.r.s. filing with our citizenship, for example. as someone that's worked inside government as an ethical hacker, how much of a risk does something like that pose our personal security? >> any of these data bases is by definition a huge risk in terms of personal security. but it's also a huge benefit in terms of optimizing your experience because i don't know about you, but i've always hated going to the doctor's office and entering a thousand forms before i see a doctor. jenna: that's true. >> so these are both good and bad things and the pandora's box has been opened and we've already decided we want to share all of our information all the time with facebook, with the c.i.a., with everybody around us. and there's really no way to pull that back into the box. jenna: we would love to have you back on to see what you do, dave. for you and your family to make sure that there's some control because it's easy to feel a little out of control with the data out there but i hope you'll
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come back and talk about that. thank you for joining us. thank you. you know, coming up next hour, we'll talk more about some of these concerns about your potential lack of privacy when it comes to personal information. it is the hub. that's what it's called. it's coming into effect in the wake of obama care and we do have a guest that says this may be easier for thieves to identify your personal information but as agents point out to us, perhaps a lot of our information is already out there. is it a new risk or just another risk? jon: nothing more private than your health care records. that's pretty scary. jenna: they say the health care records won't be there but in your doctor's office, your health records could be electronic. jon: an inmate in an arkansas lockup slips right out of jail. he's now on the run. considered armed and dangerous. the entire escape caught on tape. how this guy got away. new developments in the growing controversy regarding anthony
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weiner. he releases a new campaign ad and guess what? he insists he will not drop out. next.
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jenna: a manhunt for an escaped inmate considered armed and dangerous. his getaway caught on tape. he was talking on the phone when an accomplice distracts the guards and there he goes. he slips out a window. an officer follows him but he gets away, running from the jail to a car that was waiting for him. sheriff's department says it's following numerous leads but quite an escape we haven't seen before. >> there are people all around new york city who get up in the morning with a pretty tough day ahead of them and they don't quit, but it's really not about the campaign and not about the candidates and this isn't about me. this is about helping new yorkers because they understand this is about them. this campaign reminded me of
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that again and again in all kinds of ways. if someone wants to come out embarrassing about you, you have to talk about that for a little while. jon: are you touched? that's a new ad from embattled new york city mayoral candidate anthony weiner. he said he will not quit despite growing troubles for his campaign. julie is here in the new york news room for that. weiner said he would stop talking about the sexting scandal? >> we had hoped so. his campaign yet again on the defense today, apparently is tackling yet another public relations nightmare. first his campaign manager quits and then he dropped dramatically in the polls and now this. his communications director, barbara morgan, apologizing for calling a former intern a slew of choice words we're choosing not to repeat on television today. former intern wrote an early
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which appeared in yesterday's new york daily news stating most of weiner staffers were either very inexperienced or only interested in weiner's wife connection to hillary clinton. when news blog talking points memo reached to the weiner campaign for comment on the story, they quote morgan as saying things like this. i'm dealing with like stupid bleeping interns who make it on to the cover of the daily news even though they signed non disclosure agreements and/or proceeded to trash me. morgan later apologized saying in a moment of frustration, i used inappropriate language in what i thought was an off the record conversation. it was wrong and i am very sovr. but talking point memo's editor, i should mention here, writes on twitter the interview was clearly on the record. jon: it usually is in politics, isn't it? i guess weiner had a few choice words last night for one group of voters, huh? >> he's on damage control. that's basically what his campaign has turned into. former congressman was out on
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the campaign trail and while at a community center, he was asked why people should trust him, especially after it became public that he continued sexting after even after a scandal forced him to give up his congress two years ago and he refused to quit. his mayoral campaign is going full steam ahead. jon: we'll see what the polls say about his chances. >> he's trailing now. jon: yes. badly. thank you. jenna: as the world greets a new heir to the british throne, a new report on the baby's grandmother is out giving some new insight into princess diana's love life in the months before her death. we'll tell you about that and a california couple is charged with stealing from travellers. airlines were trampling to sort out travel arrangements in the wake of the asiana airlines disaster. can you believe this? we have the details ahead.
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jenna: new information on a few stories around the world today including this out of brazil. water blasting through the streets there. a pipe burst near rio. one child was killed and 17 others injured. on the deadly train derailment in spain, a newspaper posting the police version of the conductor on line, in it he admits travelling more than twice the speed limit as he approached a dangerous curve. 79 people died in the crash, many others injured. and vanity fair reporting princess diana was having a secret love affair shortly before her death in 1997. the relationship reportedly ended that year because the pakistani heart surgeon she was dating did not want to endure the public spotlight.
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jon: rick is here with details on the asiana flight. rick: you can imagine the chaos at san francisco airport after the tragedy that left three people dead. luggage belonging to passengers on the flight apparently sat in the baggage claim area for days and the agentses here are that a united airlines baggage claim employee noticed the luggage piling up and decided to help himself. >> surveillance footage we saw rifling him through the bags and the bags were being passed out to two women, one of them being his girlfriend. he arrested him at the gate leaving for hawaii with the girlfriend and two kids. rick: they were busted when thomas took $6,000 of clothing stolen from the suitcase and returned it to a local department store for cash. a store employee, who knew the
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woman who had bought the clothes, called to see why the woman's sister was returning it all. the woman who had been on the fateful asiana flight said she didn't have a sister and that's when police began investigating it. both the baggage video and the girlfriend facing charges of grand theft and burglary. back to you. jon: what a story. rick, thank you. jenna: what a victory there. an amazing survival story to tell you about. a monster mudslide swallowing your car. how the three people trapped inside that car made it out alive. plus with congress just days away from summer vacation, the president is trying to jump start his stalled agenda. we'll look at the ground he's covering on both sides of the aisle ahead. hi. i'm henry winkler. and i'm here to tell homeowners that are 62 and older about a great way to live a better retirement. it's called a reverse mortgage.
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rick: happening now control room, a brand new hour and brand new stories coming your way the
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next 60 minutes, including mr. obama goes to washington. capitol hill more specifically. reports surfaced he's getting ready for an end run around congress, possibly bypassing republicans to push through his agenda. also is the medical world getting set to re define cancer? what it is, what it isn't and what these new definitions could mean for you and your family. also, friday could be d-day for alex rodriguez. the world about to learn the punishment for the yankees slugger who has been snagged along with other players in a performance enhancing drug investigations. are a-rod's playing days over for good? all of that and breaking news in the second hour coming up right now. jon: the president wrapping up closed door meetings on capitol hill. he's huddling with senate and house democrats about his legislative agenda but there are some prominent folks he's not
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meeting with. the question is why? jenna: welcome to the second hour of "happening now." and lawmakers have just a day and a half before the summer recess begins for them with the bulk of the president's agenda seemingly installed, including reform, the president is looking to bargain directly with lawmakers making a rare appearance on capitol hill. he did not sit down with any republicans. he did meet with democrats. this a day after he unveiled his grand bargain to rewrite the tax code. today the republicans react to all of this. senior white house foreign affairs correspondent is live with the stories. so why did the president meet just with the democrats but not meet with the republicans? >> he probably figures they wouldn't have much to talk about, the republicans, since those in the house at least, basically rejected his proposals on taxes, the budget and immigration and are trying to repeal or defund the affordable care act.
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what the president wants to do with his visit to the capitol going on now is rally democrats so they can defend the proposals and the law when they go back to their district for five weeks on friday. president talked with house and senate democrats in separate meetings. texas congressman left the house meeting early. he said mr. obama promised that obamacare will roll out on schedule. >> as we know, there have been a lot of talking points on the other side about the train wreck. he made the commitment this will roll out. >> august is when the administration plans to begin its push to en gurj young people to sign up for the health care exchanges which begin enrolling in october. jenna: what about the republican reaction to the news today? >> senate minority leader accused the president of hanging a gone campaigning sign on the oval office door. he doesn't even think the corporate tax proposal the president unveiled yesterday is a starting point for compromise
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and john boehner went a step further. >> if i had poll numbers as low as his, i would probably be out doing the same thing if i were him. if i were him. listen. we have spent more than what we have brought in for 55 of the last 60 years. this year the federal government will bring more revenue in than in any year in our history and still have a nearly $800 billion budget deficit. >> congress' job approval rating is lower than the president's. it's around 15% which is about a third of mr. obama. jenna: just like journalists. just for the record, if you come up to new york and you meet with john but you don't meet with me, my feelings are going to be hurt a little bit. i want to be on the record with that. >> i would never do such a thing. jenna: thank you. latest news from d.c. thank you. jon: wendell keeps it fair and balanced. president obama may have another strategy to help move his agenda
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forward. a new article suggesting if congress can't do it, he's willing to bypass that institution altogether and do things himself. politico writing, quote, with the clock running on obama's time in office, he's even started marking the number of days left in public speeches. the president is done caring about congressional republicans, calling him a dictator or calling him at all. obama cannot ignore republicans forever. there's no way for the president to avoid negotiations to get continuing resolutions to avoid a government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. depending on how things go, rebuffed g.o.p. efforts to defund obamacare and possibly a compromise on immigration reform. joining us now, a fox news political analyst. so put on your political strategist hat. what about the president just basically ignoring republicans? what do you think of that as a presidential strategy? >> well, i think in part, it's a play to the idea and you see it in the poll numbers, congress'
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numbers right now are historic lows. "wall street journal" has him at 11% approval rating last week. it's to play the idea he has no choice. the republicans refuse to work with him and therefore, he's going to take executive action, issue executive orders during the recess. last summer did he -- he did this to allow young people here, who came to this country illegally but came here with their parents at a very young age and are now in the military or college, to have a pathway to stay here legally, to avoid deportation. he also did something like this with regard to gun control and mental health treatment and facilities for people who have problems. this is what he's going to use as a model. that's what he's talking about today up on the hill with democrats is he's not giving up the fight and he's not going to go back and negotiate with people who won't negotiate with him. jon: but why not use bill clinton as a model? bill clinton pretty successful,
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democratic president, had newt gingrich as a foil who could not be more opposite and yet, those two sat down, negotiated welfare reform, came up with balanced budgets, all kinds of good things happened in the clinton administration because, in part, he worked with the congress, the republican-led congress. >> you're exactly right and the point is being made around town from the republicans' perspective that no matter what obstruction republicans try to put in the president's path, it's going to be the president's legacy that determines if he fails to actually get the ball moving here. if people -- if alle can say is oh, those mean republicans wouldn't work with me, people are going to hold him responsible for the failure of this government to get the basic jobs done on immigration, jobs production in our country, to make sure the country is well cared for and that would be a failure under president obama's watch so they're saying, president obama, rather than
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bringing back the same plans and proposals that republicans have rejected, why not move into a new phase and let's talk to republicans about new ideas that you might find some support for. right now, though, the president and democrats he's meeting with are in the phase of simply saying, you know, we want to put a finger in their eye and tell them they're the problem. jon: the observation, and it has been made in many corridors, is that he essentially has disdain for congress as a whole and not necessarily just the republicans and he would rather just pass these executive orders or issue executive orders and not even have to deal with those 535 people in that building behind you. >> now we're getting to something that's been a long standing complaint about the obama administration and the president in particular. you hear this from democrats and republicans, jon. they don't have a sense that the white house comes up to the hill, talks to them, works with them, that more and more what they have a feeling is that the
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white house is out there by themselves, even on obamacare. you hear democrats say, you know, they're supposed to be working with us, informing us. we don't see the white house chief of staff. we don't know what's going on. the fact that the president came up to the hill today for democrats was a treat. they don't feel that they are seeing all that much of this president. jon: so when he blames congressional republicans, there might be a bit of disingenuousness in there. >> well, look. i think most americans understand republicans are strongly opposed to this president coming from congressional districts that did not vote for him as president but disingenuous is born of the idea that he has made proposals where he thinks there are opportunities to get republicans to work with him rather than simply feed the fire where republicans say we're going to stand in direct opposition and that's where we are right now. if you're just going to, you know, look for the faceoff,
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you'll get it. but the question is, could the president be doing more to find the deal, find a compromise? jon: we'll see what happens after the august recess. thank you. >> thank you, jon. jenna: senate lawmakers are hearing testimony from a panel of surveillance critics right now looking how to improve your privacy while keeping the nation as safe. careful balance in that. after that after the fugitive nsa leaker edward snowden. here is the judiciary chairman of vermont as well as the n.s.a. deputy director from earlier this morning. >> has anybody offered the master resign or offer to resign? >> no one has offered to resign. everyone is working hard to understand what happened and put in place the necessary mechanisms -- >> how soon do we know who screwed up? >> i think we'll know over weeks and months precisely what happened and who should then be held accountable and we will hold them accountable. jenna: steve is live in washington with more on this story. steve? >> well, as congress tried to
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reign in the intelligence community with the hearing, there was suddenly new light shed on the n.s.a. surveillance program. congress and the public have been demanding transparency and today the director of national intelligence released documents related to the n.s.a. spying including updates for congress and an official order for the data gathering. declassified documents mostly emphasized that reasonable suspicion must exist before any of the data is actually used at today's hearing by the senate judiciary committee. there was a question about the timing about the release of those documents. >> no one in a situation where the government is transparent only when it's convenient for the government. an hour ago, odni defied a class order. again, it's a step forward but when it's ad hoc transparenctra that doesn't gender trust, i don't think.
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>> all this after edward snowden talks about internet activity. some say government has gone overboard and new controls need to be imposed but defenders of the program point out the data gathered by the n.s.a. only supplies the government with a limited capability. >> the haystack of phone numbers, there's no ability to go back and listen to any of those conversations that occurred at a previous time, is there? >> no. we don't even capture through this any conversation so there's no ability, no possibility of listening to conversations to what we get in this program. >> there was talk add today's hearing of revealing more information about secret surveillance to build public confidence and having the phone companies keep those electronic records instead of the government. jenna: steve live from d.c., thank you. >> you bet. jon: imagine flying around the world and getting paid for it. american airlines announces it is looking to fill some 1,500
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right? jon: car company making a commercial out of that. saving lives. happening now, you'll want to see the world? american airlines is hiring flight attendants. a lot of them. casey is live from fort worth, texas as part of our new series on the new economy. >> jon, good to see you. 1,500 flight attendants to be exact and this is where they come to learn. welcome to the flight attendant training academy here at american corporate headquarters in texas. we're on board a boeing 767 simulator. american operates five different types of aircraft in its fleet and obviously the flight attendants have to be well versed on all of them and it is so realistic, they can do things like simulate on board fires, each aircraft has a different type of emergency exit, they have to learn that. all of this, of course, to prepare them for the real deal.
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the flight attendant training academy tucked away on american's massive world headquarters campus in fort worth, texas, hasn't seen this much action in ages. >> the airlines have been regrouping after the economic downturn followed the september 11 and the consequence, we're now hiring again. >> it's here where new recruits get trained on everything from evacuating a jumbo jet to handling in-flight medical emergencies. >> stay clear of patients. >> following that doomed asiana flight in san francisco, it became clear that flight attendants can actually save lives. >> it's not just coffee and tea for us. it is the safety very important to us and the company itself. >> the academy is a gruelling 8 1/2 weeks.
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multiple classes rotating through at one time and upon graduation, they'll take to the skies right away. >> one of the greatest challenges of my life, happy to get through it, happy to get in the air and fly. >> and back out here live, you can see they have a gigantic swimming pool that's 9 1/2 feet deep and they will practice water evacuations in here, in the event they would have to evacuate the plane in, say, the middle of the ocean. right now i'll give you an idea how selective the program is. some 50,000 people applied for the 1,500 jobs open but they have not completed filling all of those positions so very selective in terms of who gets in, in the first place. if you would like to learn more, visitors can go to aa careers.com. but pretty cool to be out here and see what it takes before they get up in the skies to serve us. jon: and those flight attendants
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do not get enough credit for the work they do. a lot behind the scenes, the training and so forth. jenna: interesting new information on the jury in the whitey bulger trial. what the judge is refusing to do plus reaction from our legal panel straight ahead. and the waiting may almost be over. when we can expect major league baseball to hand down suspensions in a far reaching, long coming doping scandal and what will happen to the man at the center of the scandal? that's a big question. what is next for a-rod? the postal service is critical to our economy. delivering mail, medicine and packages, yet they're closing thousands of offices, slashing service and want to layoff over 100,000 workers.
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the postal service is recording financial losses, but not for reasons you might think. the problem? a burden no other agency or company bears. a 2006 law that drains $5 billion a year from post office revenue while the postal service is forced to overpay billions more into federal accounts. congress created this problem, and congress can fix it.
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jenna: right now the doping
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scandal swirling around major league baseball is developing quickly. the associated press is reporting that league officials have told the players union which players it intends to suspend and which one will get hit with lengthy suspensions and which will not. an official announcement is reportedly coming as soon as friday. rick has more on this now. rick: it could come tomorrow but friday is most likely the last day, the longest it will take for us to finally hear the official announcement because the league has been trying to work out deals with some of the players involved here. they're going to be punished. it's just a matter of how long the suspensions are and the biggest name yankee third baseman alex rodriguez. conflicting reports on whether he is looking for a deal, willing to cut a deal. a long suspension or even a lifetime ban have been talked about. but a-rod is not the only star player wrapped up in this. three former all stars also in trouble, texas outfielder nelson
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cruz, padres short stop he have raet crabera and johnny parotla. 14 players in all have been linked to the florida clinic bio genesis that's alleged to have provided the players with performance enhancing drugs. brewers slugger braun went for a suspension the rest of the year admit to go using the performance enhancing drugs less than two years after denying it and winning his appeal. major league baseball has been investigating this florida clinic for awhile now. we've been reporting on it. tomorrow or friday we could finally hear the details behalf -- of what they uncovered. jenna: we could know at least the next chapter m it all. thank you. jon: as the trial of whitey bulger winds down, the judge makes a key decision, rejecting a request to sequester thethe d that newspapers are, quote, sensationalizing the story. imagine that. they don't want jurors to read
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bad headlines about their client. but the judge saying she will not inconvenience these jurors. defense attorneys also calling a retired f.b.i. agent to the stand, trying to prove whitey was never a rat. the trial could wrap up this week. bulger might still take the stand. the judge saying she will ask his defense team at the end of the day whether he will testify or not. joining us now, our legal panel, a criminal defense attorney and phillips snyder, a former prosecutor. if whitey bulger were your client, would you put him on the stand? >> no. i wouldn't except that he's 83 years old and it seems like he's very strong willed and his lawyers may not be able to control him if he wants to take the stand. taking the stand in your own defense is a right, specifically given to the defendant. a lawyer can give their advice but can't prevent their client from testifying. so if i were him, if i were his lawyer, i would not want him to testify but he may not have any control over his client.
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jon: but phillip, his defense attorney has already said in opening arguments he's guilty of several crimes, supposedly his goal is, you know, if he's going to prison, he doesn't want to go in there being known as a snitch and a killer of women. if that's the case, why not testify? how much more harm could he do to his own case? >> that's true. you know those big scissors that people have when they open up for business snz that's what the prosecution is going to do to him. they're going to cut him up. but here's the thing in this case. you're right. he's already likely going to prison. he might want to go down fighting and say, do you know what? i didn't kill those women and i'm not a rat. i'll spend the rest of my life in prison but i'm not a rat and that might be his sole reason for taking the stand. jon: the judge decided the jury should not be sequestered during deliberations. what do you think of that decision? >> i think if there's a case that screams out for jury sequestration, it's this case. you not only have a highly profiled, highly sensational case but you have the upper
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echelon of dirt. you have corrupt f.b.i. agents, you have former mafia. you have legal muscle and illegal muscle. i would be concerned about any of those characters reaching out to potential jurors in their deliberation. it's almost like a movie and but for the fact that 19 real people were murdered, this would be a movie. it has been a movie. but it's unbelievable that they wouldn't sequester with so much at stake and with such highly terrible characters in play. jon: what about it, phillip? why not put the jury in a hotel room until they come up with a decision? >> well, here's the thing. i would agree with her had this discussion been made at the beginning of the case. we're at the 11th hour. these jurors have prepared not to be sequestered and that wasn't mentioned in jury selection, it's my understanding, so at this point it's too late. that ship has sailed. the jury will not be sequestered and i think at this point in time, it's the right call.
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jon: we will continue to watch the whitey bulger case. thank you. >> thank you. jenna: don't call it cancer. why a team of scientists is trying to change the way that doctors detect and treat some forms of the deadly disease. they want to use maybe some different terms here. we'll talk about what that means for all of us. and a stunning new report on waste somehhowing the agricultu department paid out subsidies to thousands of deceased farmers. we hear about these stories. how can this happen? who claimed all that money? that's next. hey kevin...still eating chalk for heartburn?
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audit, finding that several agencies within the department of agriculture were involved in this. the natural resources conservation service for example, sent out more than 10 1/2 million dollars in payments between 08 and 2012 to more than a thousand people who had been dead for more than a year. the department's risk management agency which overseas crop insurance paid $22 million to 3400 people who have been dead at least two years. agriculture officials admit the agency needs to do a better job identifying who is alive and who is not. the gao's report suggests that the department actually begin using a database, called the death master file. that is the same list that the social security agency uses to i.d. dead people. sound like a good idea, don't you think, jon? jon: sound like it would be a pretty inexpensive way to save some money. >> reporter: a no-brainer. jon: hard to find that in government. thanks very much, rick folbaum.
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jenna: "happening now," a new medical effort to redefine the way doctors detect and diagnose cancer. a panel of top scientists came up with several new recommendations including eliminating the word cancer all together from some common conditions which they say technically, technically not cancerous. they also want to reclassify certain low-risk lesions as quote, idle conditions, ones that maybe you don't need to act on right away and are asking doctors to place a greater emphasis on monitoring the disease's progression with things like diet and vitamins instead of turning to surgery or chemotherapy right away. we thought this was an important discussion to talk about further that we talked about yesterday. we have the chief medical officer for the american cancer society. hi, there, doctor. we'll be to you. and dr. aulden is on set with us. oncologist that focuses on the liver and pancreas. doctors, welcome. when we hear the word cancer, it
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is scary. dr. aulden, you deal with it on a regular basis. so what do you think about the recommendations hesitating the using the word cancer in an initial diagnosis? >> i think it is very important to understand for many years, over a century we've been putting more than 200 diagnoses in one basket and labeling them askancer and we have to understand that all the cancers are different. diseases are different and their behavior is different and we have to really start to individualize more the behavior of the individual disease and how it is treated, how its diagnosed and how its mostly presented to the patient because a lot of people may be burdening with the diagnosis of cancer when they don't have to. jenna: of course. if i came to you and i had an issue and you saw something that was concerning and you used the word cancer, the instant reaction would be get it out of me. i don't know what it is. i don't really care. i don't know if it is slow-growing, it doesn't really matter. how do you navigate those conversations now?
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do you use the word cancer? >> cancer is a high-charged word and a big burden on someone. so we have to be very careful. what is important that patients are in charge of their own health. patient is like pilot in command of an airplane but the physician is like an air traffic controller like a gps navigator in a way. we have to provide the patient with all the necessary information, give them charts, give them the path and make sure that they navigate and land safely. so when someone presents to me with a diagnosis like that it is my job to carry this person through safely and give them the most important information so they can make a judgment call. jenna: doctor, dr. aulden sounds like the right type of doctor you want in these type of situations right? >> i agree with you. jenna: he will be calm and explain things to you. obviously not all doctors are created equal and all cancers are not created equally. what do you think about a change? maybe not use the word cancer right away, how could that affect a patient's ability to
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make decisions on their health? >> i would agree with the doctor. in the mid 19th century we got our definition what cancer are, and using those for 160 and 170 years. with all the new technologies for screening and early detection we're finding lesions that look like cancer under a biopsy using that 1850s definition but if we left the cancers alone, they would never grow, spread or harm the patient. what we need are 21st century definition of cancer and tests that will allow us to say, mrs. smith, you have breast cancer, slow-growing or not growing at all. we need to watch you. mrs. jones, you have a breast cancer that's small. if we don't do something, it is going to harm you, so let's treat you. jenna: dr. braley, are we good enough yet in general when it comes to cancer to know, reliable way, if you said to me, for example, you have cancer but we can watch it, that you're going to be 100% confident that
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it won't suddenly just start to spread even though we thought initially, you know, this is slow-growing and you don't need to worry about it? >> very good question and it varies from cancer to cancer. in the case of prostate cancer, many prostate cancers that are small and slow-growing can be watched and far too many prostate cancers are being treated in this country right now. in the case of breast cancer, right now for breast cancer we don't have super good tools for predicting the slow-growing from the fast-growing such i would be willing to watch a person. i have to result to the fact i've got good data to show if i treat breast cancer i cure some people or treat some people who need treatment. i unfortunately do treat some people that don't need treatment. so it will vary from cancer to cancer. jenna: so doctor -- >> versus lung and versus breast. jenna: it goes back to the patient, what you say,
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dr. aulden, about all of this. one wonders if we need a pr cam insomething like that to explain cancer to people. one might hear the conversation, it is all interesting to hear that about cancer but if someone told me it was even slightest possibility of being dangerous i would still want the most invasive surgery and be the most aggressive with it. >> well it is very important to understand that we have to divide the p.r. campaign, the campaign that's addressed to the patients and the campaign that is addressed to the medical community because we also have to change the way the medical community thinks and approaches these diseases. it is highly dependent on the access to care because in various parts of the country, we have various ability to provide significantly sophisticated diagnostic tests that are used to determine and to establish the proper diagnosis. so we have to unify the system first before we can clearly say to patients that -- jenna: easier said than done, right, dr. aulden?
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dr. brawley, quick final point, access to care when it comes to the health care law, if we change the way we talk about cancer, will that change our insurance coverage then suddenly we're in the realm with where we could get a more invasive, more aggressive procedure but our insurance says we'll actually not cover it for you? >> keep in mind very aggressive procedures often times cause harm. people are actually harmed by overtreatment in this country. we lose probably 8,000 a people a year to cancer because they can't get treatment yet we have other people who actually die because they get overtreated already. i agree with the good doctor we need to talk to our patients. doctors themselves need to understand that this overtreatment issue has been a real problem. and this really, this paper is really a p.r. campaign to get doctors to really realize this is a problem because a lot of doctors don't realize this is a problem. jenna: it's a really fascinating conversation. we appreciate both of you coming in.
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dr. allen, dr. brawley thank you very much. we'll watch the story and meantime great information for your viewers. >> thank you. >> thank you for having me. jon: there are big changes on the horizon with the president's health care law. what the government is getting ready to do with your personal information that is raising serious new concerns about privacy. we'll take a look. plus, a daring tightrope walker going for a new world record between two hot airball loons. we'll tell you how it turned out out. ...and a great deal. grrrr! ahhh! let's leave the deals to hotels.com. perfect! yep, and no angry bears. up to 40% off. only at hotels.com
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insurance will be registered in the hub and the hub links together the department of health and human services and seven other agencies and department of homeland security for example, and the irs. what this hub will do, it will contain your personal information, including your social security numbers. it will contain your income and family status, your immigration status, your incarceration status or lack thereof or as well as health coverage status. we have a former bush administration chief information officer. she is coauthor of, protecting your internet identity, are you naked online? that is a loaded question. thanks very much for joining us. >> thank you for having me. jenna: we were speaking to a cybersecurity expert last hour and we asked him this question. should we be more worried about the hub or is most of our information out there? it is a little bit like pandora's box, most of it voluntarily we released online. is this really that big of a deal? >> you're right, there is
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absolutely more data out on us than we realize. this is unprecedented of all this data in real time across all the departments and agencies at the federal and state level. that is what make this is different and that is why there are some concerns how we will protect your privacy and your security. jenna: is there anything we can do personally? >> absolutely. i mean other than talking to your legislature at the local and federal level, there's something you can do today and that is, create your own e-mail address for your health insurance. don't use it for banking. don't use it for any social media accounts. and that way if the data is compromised, it is only linked to that e-mail account. jenna: interesting. that is one thing to be proactive about. if we don't do it this way, i mean we, if the government doesn't set up this type of so-called hub hough would we go about cross referencing some. information that needs to be cross referenced? >> there is different ways to do this and if you think about it, insurance companies, financial
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services companies they have had to figure this out and they have to think how do you connect all the dots across all this data while at the same time protecting it? maybe it's a multistep process. maybe you only look at one piece of data once you get affirmation on that then you look at the next piece of data. so there are some strategies that you can deploy so you're not getting all of it in real-time, somebody's entire life where it could be compromised. >> that is something we should talk a little bit. social security number is out there when you file our taxes and immigration status is probably already out there. there are a couple things we already know government has access to but there is misinformation whether or not the government would be able to launch right into our health records you know, dating back whether or not we've been vaccinated or anything like that. can you set the record straight about that? when it comes to the hub is there direct access to our health care files or not? >> i think there's a lot we still don't know about the design of the health care hub. some have called it an database.
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some have called it an interface. regardless what people need to walkway way with, data collection in real-time is unprecedented and that is where we need to take accountability for our own individual data, ask questions, even asking your doctor the simple question about how do you protect my records is important regardless where obamacare goes. jenna: some great information for us today. theresa, thank you very much. >> thank you. jon: walking a tightrope is dangerous enough. running one, even scarier. a chinese acrobat going for the guinness world record for fastest high wire walk between two hot-air balloons. balances on a 59-foot beam only two inches wide. the shifting winds pushing balloons off course potentially knocking him to the ground. he amazing he made it in 3.5 section. yes that was fast enough to put him in the guinness book. anthony weiner just will not
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quit. the new york city mayoral candidate may be dropping in the polls but his new tv ad shows just how he rolls and he is only, he is also not the only one on his campaign apologizing these days. also green energy products put on the backburner as costs pile up for panels and new technology. has solar energy been eclipsed? we'll have the report coming up. hey linda! what are you guys doing? having some fiber! with new phillips' fiber good gummies. they're fruity delicious! just two gummies have 4 grams of fiber! to help support gularity! i want some... [ woman ] hop on over! [ marge ] fiber the fun way, from phillips'.
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jenna: news on the case of o.j. simpson. we're just hearing that o.j. simpson has been granted some parole for a few of the charges in the 2008 kidnapping and armed robbery convictions. for a few of the charges he is receiving parole, however he still has to serve out the term of some of the remaining charges. so that puts him in prison at
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least another four years. at which point again there will be a decision whether or not he will be released on parole. we'll keep you posted as we hear more. jon: well there are new concerns the sun might be setting on the solar boom as more than half of the large-scale solar projects on the table in 2009 have since been sold off, postponed or canceled. william la jeunesse live in l.a. with that story. william? >> reporter: jon, when the solar industry was small the subsidies provided to those giant plants in the desert and as well as smaller installations like this one at occidental college, those were insignificant. when panel prices have fallen and you have people, hundreds every week installing systems in their own backyards, suddenly rooftop solar is a real competitor and the subsidies it receives, a controversy. >> we produced a power exactly
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where it's needed and we produce it and we sell it for example in parts of california at a fixed-rate. >> reporter: from hawaii to arizona, utility executives are now pushing back, arguing that solar subsidies now are too generous and expensive for rate-payers who can't afford a rooftop system to pay or subsidize those who can. >> we can not sustain this rate of expenditure for one particular sector. it is about time that they get off the training wheels and run on their own. >> reporter: now l.a. department of water and power, bwp, manages america's largest rooftop system solar program. it says every roof could be a possible power plant but it limits what it will pay people to generate their own electricity. >> we buy all the power that's generated from these facilities so anytime that you see the sun out, we are getting energy from these systems.
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>> reporter: so the days of rooftop solar being dismissed in favor of those giant plants, jon, well that is over. secondly utility executives say, listen, if too many people leave the grid, there will be no one left to pay for it. that is a little bit of an exaggeration but the point is they say that people can no longer afford these generous subsidies because renewables as of yet, can not stand on their own and you need the grid. back to you. jon: william la jeunesse in california. william, thank you. jenna: proof that even pro athletes are not always, always light on their feet. the fist pump that goes way wrong at a pitcher's finest moment in the the game. that's next. ♪ [ female announcer ] can it get any cleaner?
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he takes a little tumble right there. >> did you see the recovery? right there. >> he was the pitcher. >> that's happened to the best of us, every once in a while, you take a stumble when you least want to? >> tiger has the fist pump down. but maybe not the guys that you see there. >> how do you live that down? what's the follow-up? >> there we go again. >> that's an excellent recovery. it could have been a lot worse. >> points for the recovery. and unfortunately, the marlins
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ended up losing the game. he got the strikeout, got the fist pump but lost the game. >> this is why we stay seated, because it always happens at the worst time that you take a spill like that. >> i was a little league pitcher and didn't get that many fist pumps. >> "america live" starts right now. president obama makes a rare appearance on capitol hill for a pair of meetings with democrats and what happened behind closed doors could lead to a make or break moment of the 2014 midterms. today's meeting's just wrapping up. they come as congress prepares to do battle. the president expected to ask his fellow democrats to stand firm behind him and refuse to give an inch to republicans. a short tim

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