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later. 1:42. >> everyone have a great day. ♪ >> good morning to our viewers in the west. tuesday, april 30, 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning. "president obama about to hold a news conference and we'll bring it to up. >> a turning point in american sports. the nba's jason collins tells the world he is gay. will it make a difference on the court? the widow of a boston terror suspect under krscrutiny. and what experts are doing with the suspect's gps device. >> we begin with today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> i think he will make a huge impact on a lot of people. sent a great message for society and our culture.
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>> jason collins becomes the first active athlete in major sports to announce he's gay. >> 34-year-old free agent made the announcement in an essay for sports illustrated. >> i expect more people coming out now. i hope there is not that much backlash. >> if you openly living that type of life-style, the bible says, you know, that is a sin. >> knowing there is a gay player in the nba, think anybody who thinks they didn't play with a gay player is an idiot. they should get to be who they want to be. female dna found on a bomb fragment from the boston marathon bomb. congressional candidate elizabeth colbert busch jabbing mark sanford about his notorious affair. >> protecting the taxpayers, it doesn't take the money we have saved and take it for a personal purpose. >> i couldn't hear what she said. >> two single engine planes
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collide, one crashed killing the pilot. the other landed on a golf course. virgin galactic completed its first rocket powered flight. >> screw everybody. >> all that -- >> and it is gone! bottom of the ninth! >> yourself or me? >> i'm talking to you in there, but you're right here, so you heard it twice. >> and all that matters. >> 69-yard touchdown run in front of 60,000 nebraska fans made him an interest internet celebrity. >> yesterday, he met the president. >> he came out as a player for the washington wizards. you have to wonder how his parents took it. >> this morning's eye opener, presented by prudential. >> welcome to "cbs this morning." good morning, norah.
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>> good morning, charlie. >> a lot of live interviews. a revelation. jason collins announces to the world he is gay. >> and reaction pouring in from the sports world and beyond. james brown of cbs sports is in washington. j.b., good morning. >> good morning, charlie and norah. it's considered the third rail of professional sports and no current athlete in the nba, nfl, nhl or major league baseball has ever come out as gay, until now. i'm a 34-year-old nba center, i'm black and i'm gay. with those three short sentences, jason collins made history with his first-person article in "sports illustrated" on monday. >> i think he wanted to have a forum where he could tell his story, start to finish. >> jon weitheim was in the room when he was telling his story. >> there was had you morehumor,.
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>> there was a wave of support. like steve nash. >> think it's great jason is strong enough to come out. >> reporter: to the rich, famous, powerful, who took to social media to offer support. the president called collins personally. >> the real importance is that when you have somebody like a kobe bryant, paul pierce, saying i accept this person, he is a brother of mine, everyone else will fall in line. >> wade davis, a former nfl player who made headlines when he came out last year. he spoke to jason collins after the announcement. >> i think the thing i took from it, he still wants to play basketball he understand the impact this is having but he understand he is still an athlete. >> collins has played for six teams in 12 years, currently a
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free agent and a man without a team next year. >> his free agency, interesting. playing two weeks ago. a serviceable player, on the other hand, 34 years old. a team that needs a backup center, interested in him yesterday and will be interested tomorrow. >> reporter: today, jays soson collins words resonate. if i had my way, someone else would have already done this. nobody has, which is why i'm raising my hand. one interesting piece of information is that jason has a twin brother, jeron, also an nba player and jason only revealed to his brother that he was gay last summer. it will be interesting to see how this evolved. form eveer classmates like chee clinton have come out in support. >> j.b., thanks. now with us, bill rhoden, thank
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you. >> good morning. >> what is your reaction to this? >> first reaction, i am really kind of wrestling with this. it's great. if it saves any kids on the playground from being teased or beaten because of sexuality, that's all kind of good, you know. i also feel it's kind of silly, in 2013, that this kind of stuff -- people will look back on it years later and say are you kidding me? i think's a positive thi? >> do you think it will start other people coming forward because of jason's courage? >> i think that parade will be off a couple decades. locker room culture is a granite wall. for all of the positive stuff we've heard, there has been a lot of unundercurrent, you know, michael wallace's tweet is all of these beautiful women, why -- so there is a lot of that, a lot of fundamental kind of christian
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kind of people who otherwise may be blapulled back, but when it comes to this, they draw the line. jason is at the end of his career. brittney griner has come out as gay. why is that not as big of a story? >> that's the flipside of sexism. she makes her announcement. greatest college player in the history of women's basketball. she makes the announcement, and it's of course. that's the thing. of course you are gay. probably half of them are probably gay. but yet one guy comes out and it's -- we're here, and it's news. and i think that, a, it shows how long we have to go in terms of how the sort of equality between men and women. >> jason collins, a free agent what is the chances he will get picked up by a team? >> i think they are great. it's a political thing, may not have had a job, i think now it's
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almost like, you know, some teams, i think stern will get involved. he has to be playing somewhere next year. >> and fans will react how? >> i think some are going to like him. i think they will be -- get a couple boos, but, remember, there are people who do have issues with this. so i think next year will be fascinating. >> and people who have some issue will be crucified. >> i do agree. if we have an honest dialog, let's have an honest, nonpolitically correct dialog. follow the truth where it leads. >> always, thanks. >> reaction from mark cuban, outspoken owner of the dallas mavericks, he joins us later on "cbs this morning." a new focus on the widow of tamerlan tsavraev. investigators may have found a vital clue. bob orr in washington. >> reporter: good morning.
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investigators have identified female dna on a fragment of one of the bombs used in boston. it's not clear what any of that means. the dna could have come from an injured spectator or a clerk that sold materials used in the bombing. but it also could lead the fbi to a female accomplice. fbi agents monday visited the rhode island home of katherine russell, widow of tamerlan tsavraev. they were there to collect a dna sample from russell to compare it to female dna found on a bomb fragment it could help determine if she had any contact with the device. >> any comment? >> reporter: russell is not a suspect and has not been charged in the plot. her attorney says she is fully cooperating with the investigation. and at the same time, investigators are in russia and dagestan, trying to find out if tamerlan and dzhokhar had any foreign terrorist connections.
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a russian born canadian militant named william plotnikov, both men were in dagestan last summer and was a boxer. he was killed in a shootout between muslim radicals and police in july 2012, days before tsavraev returned to the united states. they don't known plotnikov and tsavraev knew each other. dzhokhar remains in a federal medical center lockup. he has not answered any questions since being read rights a week ago. the defense team has added a veteran death pent opponent, attorney judy clarke. she has represented several high-profile defendants in the past, including ted kaczynski and jared loughner. it would be no surprise at all if tsavraev seeks some kind of
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cooperation deal to avoid the death penalty. charlie, norah. >> bob orr, thank you. with us, john miller, former assistant fbi director. >> good morning. >> the fbi spent several hours at the home of tamerlan's widow yesterday taking dna evidence. do they think she was involved? >> they don't know. but they have female dna on a bomb and a bomb that came from parts of it probably came from the apartment where they lived and this becomes a critical moment, because if that's her dna, their relationship with her may change and then the question what do you do with that? she's already represented by a lawyer, but it certainly become as a circumstantial evidence piece that says she may have handled the device or parts of the device and that opens the door to she may have knownful. >> has she been cooperative thus far with investigators? >> cooperative to the fact that she has been cooperating, but i would think they had a court order for the dna sample.
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what they found in the apartment was black powder and parts. but they did not find the kind of work bench would you have needed to make these bombs. so they are still looking for that other place. one way is they recovered a gps device belonging to these guys after the big shoot-out. and the carjacked vehicle that could tell them some things, depending on what they saved, got rid of. may have had trips outside the city where you could have tested the bomb. to a location where you could have made the bomb and even if they wiped everything out, they are going back through the systems of the cell phone carrier to say 60 days, 30 days, 90 days, is there a trip to the berkshires, to the woods, to some remote area? even if you follow the instructions perfectly, you don't -- you don't put those two devices down on the marathon without having taken them somewhere first and tested them out to make sure, does my main charge function with the initiator? does my remote control make it go? >> john miller, thank you with
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that information. ahead, the unseen documentary showing tamerlan tsavraev, his boxing coach reveals more about the dead suppo suspect's teenage years, coming up. an israeli air strike killed a palestinian in the gaza strip. the victim was an islamic militant involved in a rocket attack. palestinian officials say he was a police officer. first deadly air strike by israel since the cease-fire reached in november. in syria, a deadly bomb blast rocked damascus this morning. at least 13 people killed, and about 70 others injured. the explosion hit the central part of the city. the second blast in as many days. a new cbs news/"the new york times" poll out this morning. show 62% of americans do not believe the united states has a responsibility to intervene in the civil war. 24% think it does. the obama administration is
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delivering aid to the region tonight. margaret brenner at the state department. >> good morning, charlie, norah. cbs news has learned the first shipment of aid tormed syrian rebels happened today. delivered to the supreme military council. including military food rations and medical supplies. so this is the aid the obama administration promised two months ago. so while the administration says it's helping the rebels, help takes quite a while to get there. the request for gas masks and chemical weapons training has not been followed by the u.s. or european government. >> a piece in "the wall street journal" about secretary kerry meeting with other arab leaders. what do they want? >> publicly, secretary kerry did not address the syrian situation behind closed doors, senior administration officials say he spoke to six arab ministers, six different countries about severe consequences for use of chemical
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weapons. but what that means isn't clear. israel has made clear, though, their intelligence minister told me, they will get militarily involved if the syrian regime transfers weapons to terror groups. short of that, at this point, they say it's not clear who is winning this war, but clear who is losing it, syrian civilians. >> what other options do they have is that is the context? >> the syrian rebels have asked for military training, something like republican bob corker supports. doesn't ask for military intervention, something that senators mccain and graham have advocated. the white house looked at options, bombing runways, syrian airports on the grund. no fly zones, but reluctant to take those options because it would likely involved further u.s. troops. >> margaret brennan, thank you. an update on the health of former south african president nelson mandela the first video in nine months. he did not talk and appeared
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weak. his head propped up by pillows, seen with south africa president, jacob zuma. he was released more than three weeks ago from the hospital. treated for a lung infection. he is 94 years old. dow is down after fizer reported weak earnings. there was a bogus report of a white house attack. mistake or not it sent the stock market into a nose dive and wiped out $200 billion worth of value from the dow in minutes. cbs news and contributor mellody hobson joins us now. i'm glad you are here. this story has far-reaching consequences. have you been talking to regulators. what are they most concerned about? what are they going to do? >> they are concerned about high-frequency trading, where financial companies have written computer programs that scour the web for any kind of information and execute trades in milliseconds based upon that. we're not talking about
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millions, we're talking about billions of trades. billions of dollars. >> computers making these decisions. >> computers. so the commodities futures trading commission is having a meeting today with about 2 dozen of the largest high-frequency traders to determine what kind of safeguards they can put in place to protect against the issues. >> what might they be? >> the basic thing they are thinking about, you cannot rule make around cyber attacks, not possible. what they are trying to do, because they recognize they can't rule make around technology is prosecute. so if they find out that there have been any kind of ill-gotten gains that have come from cyber attacks, they will prosecute to the full extent of the law and use prosecution as the deterrent. they will be studying trading anomalies that occur cyber attacks. >> i think is the beginning of this. the s.e.c. has loosened restrictions to allow companies
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to report financial earnings on twitter. what is to say that they don't hack and report erroneous earnings? >> there isn't. a good thing, they put rules around using twitter, lik linkedin, facebook. we have been operating in the dark several years. now that there are rules, people understand how to follow them. that's a good thing to lock that down. >> mellody hobson, thank you. and tired baseball fans in california this morning. brendan moss of the oakland a's hit a walkoff home run in the bottom of the 19th. yes, the bottom of the 19th. oakland beat the los angeles angels 10-8 and the marathon game lasted 6 hours, 32 minutes. longest game ever played in oakland and the longest game in angels' history and a couple people still in the stands. just a few.
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>> how long was it? >> like six hours. >> time to show you this morning's headlines from around the globe. "the washington post" says the fbi is looking into virginia governor robert mcdonnell and a campaign donor. agents want to know about gifts from johnny r. williams sr. paid $15,000 catering bill for mcdonnell's daughter and also questions about gifts to his wife. and jan brewer signed a bill preventing destroying buyback guns. the money will go into the city treasury. los angeles times looks into a man hunt following the death of an 8-year-old girl. layla fowler, stabbed to death at home on saturday. her brother saw an intruder with a long, gray beard leaving the house. and "the wall street journal" says the federal government will pay down a small portion of the national debt. first time in six years that has happened.
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start exploring at arrest, accused of putting tainted orange juice on a display shelf at a good morning. 7:26. i'm frank mallicoat. we'll get you updated on bay area headlines now on this tuesday, a san jose woman now under arrest, accused of putting tainted orange juice on the shelf at a starbucks, an isolated incident. an oregon man under arrest for a carjacking in sonoma county and attempted carjacking in marin, the suspect's mother called police to say his son was on the way to the russian embassy in san francisco to seek asylum. a record setting baseball game in oakland, 6 1/2 hours, oakland won in the 19th with brandon moss' home run, 10-8,
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>> as new york city says good-bye to another great athlete, we prepared this touching farewell. let's take a look at tim tebow's new york jets career. ♪ nobody does it better >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, the final frontier may not be so final. sir richard branson's spaceship 2 breaks the sound barrier. we'll show you why it could be one giant leap toward commercial flight in space. your kids may get a bigger caffeine jolt than you think. not from coffee or soda but from snacks. the fda is launching an investigation. that's ahead.
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and former south carolina governor mark sanford tried to take another step toward political redemption last night. in 2009, he lied about taking a trip to argentina to visit his mistress. he's now trying to win next week's election for a seat in congress. >> sanford is going against elizabeth colbert busch in their one and only debate. at times it got spirited. nancy cordes is in charleston. nancy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. everyone wondered whether that infamous trip to argentina would come up in the first and only debate and it did. in fact, sanford even referenced it himself a couple of times. sanford's democratic opponent elizabeth colbert busch brought it up first in an answer about sanford's record as governor. >> when we talk about fiscal spending and we talk about protecting the taxpayers, it doesn't mean you take that money we saved and leave the country for a personal purpose. >> she went there, governor sanford.
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>> i couldn't hear what she said. >> reporter: sanford went there too. >> you don't go through the experience i had in 2009 without a greater level of humaniility. >> reporter: he tried to cover up that visit with a story about hiking the appalachian trail. his attempts to move on hit a road block two weeks ago when his ex-wife filed a trespassing complaint in february when she ran into him leaving her house. sanford took out a full page ad to explain he was simply watching the super bowl with one of his four sons. how do you convince voters when you go into the voting booth not to focus on your marital history? >> i've been through two elections. you saw what happened in the primary. >> reporter: sanford bested 15 other republicans in the primary and is now trying to shift the focus to the democrat, colbert busch. the sister of comedian stephen colbert by highlighting some of
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her liberal backers. >> reporter: colbert busch is funded by special interest money. >> reporter: sanford even toted a cardboard cutout of nancy pelosi to an event. when he mentioned pelosi again half a dozen times last night. >> nancy pelosi. nancy pelosi. >> reporter: colbert busch was ready for it. >> i want to be very clear, mark. nobody tells me what to do except the people of south carolina's first district. >> i'm an independent tough businesswoman. >> reporter: it's the case that this democrat has to make if she wants to have a chance to win in this district which stretches from charleston down the coast of south carolina and went for mitt romney in the presidential election by 18 points. this ele from
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concord, a privately built vehicle beat the strong barrier. it flew at supersonic speed at a test flight over california on monday. as john blackstone reports, branson says it could carry passengers into space by next year. >> reporter: shortly after sunrise, high above the desert, spaceship 2 went supersonic. >> i've had magnificent days in my life. this must be the most magnificent of all today. >> reporter: that's quite a statement from a man who has had adventures around the globe while making billions of dollars building the virgin empire. spaceship 2 was lifted to 47,000 feet. after it was dropped, the motor ignited for the first time. the burn lasted only 16 seconds but spaceship 2 reached 55,000 feet and broke the sound barrier.
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>> over the next few months we'll go from breaking the sound barrier to breaking it twice to breaking it three times and at the end of the year we'll be ready to go to space and obviously that's the ultimate goal. >> reporter: going more than three times the speed of sound, spaceship 2 would travel 2,000 miles an hour. the spacecraft won't go into space but passengers will get a sense of space travel. >> they'll look out giant windows and when they're ready they'll pull themselves back into their seats and buckle in and get ready for return to earth. >> reporter: 580 people have already signed up for flights that cost $200,000 a ticket. you're going to be on one of the first flights with some important people? >> i'm going to be on one of the first flights with the most important people in this world which happen to be my children. i'm sure they'll have a little bit of nerves that it's going to
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be a voyage of their lives. >> reporter: branson suspects they'll make that flight before the end of the year. >> we'll fulfill this dream. it's a dream come true. >> reporter: always a man of soaring ambition, branson's hopes perhaps have never before quite been this high. for "cbs this morning," john blackstone, san francisco. >> would you do it, charlie? >> if you loaned me 200,000. >> i bet you could get a journalist ticket onboard that flight. >> i would do it. >> now to this story as we continue to follow the investigation out of boston. we have chilling video of the boston bombing suspect. it shows tamerlan tsarnaev. we'll look at how his life may have gone into a spiral of destruction. that's ahead on "cbs this morning."
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one of the marathon bombing suspects wanted to be a boxer. tamerlan tsarnaev saw his dream fall apart. he was disqualified from competing. "entertainment tonight" uncovered an unfinished documentary. rob marciano talk to his former boxing coach. >> can't wait, you know. >> reporter: tamerlan waiting to fight. calm. calculated. talking to the camera as if ice water ran through his veins. this exclusive video from an unfinished documentary reveals the power of the man. the sport is violent but tamerlan's boston area trainer told me the chechen never appeared angry when he fought but did tamerlan have a secret agenda that had nothing to do with boxing. at the time you thought he was just being unemotional and
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respectful. what do you think now? >> i think he was being unemotional and if at that point he had already hatched a plan, he's doing what he had to do. appear to blend in. i think let's face it. if you were a terrorist, wouldn't you want to turn your body into a weapon? i mean, he turned himself into a . this is a cbs news special report. president obama is about to hold a white house news conference. >> this is the first time since march 1st that the president has held a white house news conference. it's only the second white house news conference this year.
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bill plante is at the white house. bill, good morning. >> tkpwofrpg to you, nora. there's no particular reason for this news conference. the president thought it would be a good idea to answer some questions before his trip to folks colater this week. this is the 100th day of the be second term. there's been a lot of criticism that he hasn't gotten much accomplished. he may see this as a way to relaunch his efforts. we know he will be asked about syria, immigration, gun control which failed miserably. immigration is live only because he managed to stay out of it. and other topics certain to come up, the debt, the coming limits on spending which will be a big fight in congress this summer, and who gets blamed of course is always a major concern of the white house. the public either blames congress or the president. the president is going to do his best to make sure that he is not the one getting the blame. we expect he will probably talk to us for 30 minutes or so. and we will see what he has to
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say. >> the president has a busy day meeting with the vice president, meeting with the secretary of state and later with the secretary of defense. is he expected to announce anything new? i know there's a trip coming up to mexico in may and to costa rica. >> one of the things about that trip, charlie, is it will focus strongly on immigration. in mexico, there is widespread disbelief that anything can be done about immigration. here's the president. >> good afternoon, everybody -- or good morning, everybody. i am here to answer questions in honor of ed henry as he wraps up his tenure as president of the white house correspondents association. ed, because of that, you get the first question. congratulations. >> thank you, sir. i really appreciate that. hope to go back to business in a little bit. thank you. >> you may be mad at me. >> i'm not.
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a couple questions on national security. on syria you said the red line was not just chemical weapons being spread. it was a "game change"er. it was cut and dry. now you are suggesting that line is not clear. do you risk u.s. credibility if you don't take military action? and then on benghazi, there are some suffer sraoeufrs of that terror attack who say they want to come forward and testify. some in your state department. they say they have been blocked. will you allow them to testify? >> well, first of all, on syria, i think it's important to understand that for several years now what we have been seeing as a slowly unfolding disaster for the syrian people. and this is not a situation which we have been simply bystanders to what's been happening. my policy from the beginning has been that president assad had lost credibility, that he
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attacked his own people, has killed his own people, unleashed a military against innocent civilians and that the only way to bring stability and peace to syria is going to be for assad to step down and to move forward on a political transition. in pursuit of that strategy, we have organized the international community. we are the largest humanitarian donor. we have worked to strengthen the opposition. we have provided nonlethal assistance to the opposition. we have applied sanctions on syria. so there are a whole host of steps that we've been taking, precisely because even separate from the chemical weapons issue, what's happening in syria is a blemish on the international community generally. and we've got to make sure we are doing everything we can to protect the syrian people. in that context, what i've also said is the use of come weapons
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would be a "game change"er. not simply for the united states but the international community. and the reason for that is we have established international law and international norms that say when you use these kinds of weapons, you have the potential of killing massive numbers of people in the most in humane way possible, and the proliferation risks are so significant that we don't want that genie out of the bottle. when i said it was a "game change"er, that wasn't a position unique to the united states and it shouldn't have been a surprise. we have evidence that chemical weapons have been used inside of syria but we don't know how they were used, when they were used, who used them. we don't have a chain of custody that establishes exactly what
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happened. and when i am making decisions about america's national security and the potential for taking additional action in response to chemical weapon use, i've got to make sure i've got the facts. that's what the american people would expect. and if we end up rushing the judgment without hard effective evidence then we can find ourselves in a position where we can't mobilize the international community to support what we do. there may be objections even among some people in the region sympathetic with the opposition if we take action. so it's important for us to do this in a prudent way. and what i said to my team is we've got to do everything we can to investigate and establish with some certainty what exactly has happened in syria, what is happening in syria. we will use all the assets and
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resources we have at our disposal. we'll work with the neighboring countries to see whether we can establish a clear baseline of facts. and we have also called to the united nations to investigate. but the important point i want to make sure is that we already are deeply engaged in trying to bring about a solution in syria. it is a difficult problem. but even if chemical weapons were not being used in syria, we would still be thinking about tens of thousands of people, innocent civilians, women, children, who have been killed by a regime that's more concerned about staying in power than the well-being of its people. so we are already deeply invested in trying to find a solution here. what is true, though, is if i can establish in a way that not
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only the united states but also the international community feel confident is the use of chemical weapons by the assad regime then that is a game changer, because that what portends is more devastating attacks and raises the strong possibility that the chemical weapons can fall into the wrong hands and get disseminated in ways that would threaten u.s. security or the security of our allies. >> by game changer do you mean military action? >> by game changer, we would have to rethink the range of options that are available to us. we are already, as i said, invested in trying to bring about a solution inside of syria. obviously there are options that are available to neither on the shelf right now that we have not
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deployed. and that's a spectrum of options. as early as last year i asked the pentagon, our military, our intelligence officials to prepare for me what options might be available. and i won't go into the details of what those options might be. but clearly that would be an escalation in our view of the threat to the security of the international community, our allies and the united states. and that means there are some options we might not otherwise exercise that we would strongly consider. >> and on the benghazi portion, i know pieces of this have been litigated. but people in your own state department say they have pwhpb blocked from coming forward. they survived the terror attack and they want to tell their story. will you help them come forward and just say it once and for all. >> and i'm not familiar with this notion that anybody has been blocked from testifying.
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so what i will do is i will find out what exactly you are referring to. what i have been very clear about from the start is that our job with respect to benghazi has been to find out exactly what happened, to make sure that u.s. embassys not just in the middle east but around the world are safe and secure, and to bring those who carried it out to justice. but i will find out exactly what you're referring to. >> the attorney said they are being blocked. >> i'm not familiar with it. >> mr. president, there's a report that the director of national intelligence has ordered a broad review, this is wrarpd to the boston bomb, they you ordered a broad review of all the intelligence gathering prior to the attack. there's also a series of senators graham who acknowledge all these years after 9/11 there
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wasn't enough intelligence shared after the fact. now lindsey graham, a senior member of the armed services committee said benghazi and boston are both examples of the u.s. going backwards on national security. is he right, and did our intelligence miss something? >> no, mr. graham is not right on this herb, although i'm sure it generated some headlines. i think what we saw in boston was state, local, federal officials, every agency rallying around the city that had been attacked, identifying the perpetrators just hours after the scene had been examined. we now have one individual deceased, one in custody. charges have been brought. i think that all our law
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enforcement officials performed in exemplary fashion after the bombing had taken place. and we should be very proud of their work. as obviously we're proud of the people in boston, all the first responders and the medical personnel that helped save lives. what we also know is that the russian intelligence services had alerted u.s. intelligence about the older brother as well as the mother indicating that they might be sympathizers to extremists. the fbi investigated that older brother. it's not as if the fbi did nothing. they not only investigated the older brother, they interviewed the older brother. they concluded that there were no seens that he was engaging in extremist activity. so that much we know. and the question then is, was there something that happened
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that triggered radicalization and an actual decision by the brother to engage in the attack that -- the tragic tack we actually saw in boston. and are there things, additional things that could have been done in that interim that might have prevented it. now what director climber is doing is standard procedure. when an event like this happens, we want to go back and review every step that was taken. we want to leave no stone unturned. we want to see is there, in fact, additional protocols and procedures that could be put in place that would further improve and enhance our ability to detect a potential attack. and we won't know that until that review is completed. we won't know until the investigation of the actual crime is fully completed, and
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that's still ongoing. but what i can say is based on what i have seen so far, the fbi performed its duties. the department of homeland security did what it was supposed to be doing. but this is hard stuff. and i've said from -- for quite some time that because of the pressure that we've put on al qaeda corp.because of the pressure we have put on these networks that are well financed and more sophisticated and can engage and project transnational threats against the united states, one of the dangers that we now face are self-radicalized individuals who are already here in the united states. in some cases may not be part of any kind of network.
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but because of whatever warped, twisted ideas they may have may decide to carry out an attack. and those are in some ways more difficult to prevent. so what i have done for months now is to indicate to our entire counterterrorism team what more can we do on that threat that is looming on the horizon. are there more things we can do, whether it's engaging with communities where there is a potential for self-radicalization of this sort. is there work that can be done in terms of detection. but all of this has to be done in the context of our laws, due process. and so part of what director climber is to go learned from what happened.
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>> are you getting all of the intelligence and information you need from the russians? and should americans be worried when they go -- >> russians have been very cooperative since the boston bombing. obviously old habits die hard there, are still suspicions, sometimes between intelligence and law enforcement agencies, that date back 10, 20, 30 years, back to the cold war, but they are continually improving. i have spoken to president putin directly. committed to working with me to make sure that those who were are brought to us cooperate fully, not only in this investigation, but how do we thwart count every intelligence in general.
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everyone wican take a cue from boston. no one is intimidated when they go to fenway park a couple of days after the bombing, there are joggers right now, i guarantee you, all throughout boston, cambridge, watertown. one of the things i am most proud of in watching the country's response to the terrible tragedy there is a sense of resilience and toughness, and we're not going to be intimidated. we're going to live our lives. and, you know, people i think understand we have to do everything we can to prevent these kinds of attacks from taking place. but people also understand in the same we they understand after a shooting in aurora or newtown or virginia tech, or after the foiled attempts in
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times square or detroit, we won't stop living ourlis because some twisted individuals try to intimidate us. we'll do what we do, go to work, raise our kids, go to ball games, run in marathons, and at the same time, we're going to make sure everybody is cooperating and is vigilant in doing everything they can without being naive to try to prevent attacks from happening in the future. >> mr. president, are yyou are days into your second term. the gun bill, put everything into it to try to get it to pass, obviously it didn't. congress has ignored your efforts to undo the sequester. my question to you is do you still have the juice to get the rest of your agenda through this congress? >> you put it that way,
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jonathan, maybe i should just pack up and go home. golly! i think it's a little -- as mark twain said, rumors of my demise may be a little exaggerated at this point. but we -- we understand we're a divided government right now. the republicans control the house of representatives. in the senate, this habit of requiring 60 votes for even the most modest piece of legislation has gummed up the legislation there. it comes as no surprise to the american people, but even members of congress themselves, things are dysfunctional up in capitol hill. despite that, i'm actually confident that there are a range of things we'll be able to get done. i feel confident that the bipartisan work that's been done on immigration reform will
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result in a bill that passes the senate, passes the house, and gets on my desk, and that will be an historic achievement, and i'm -- i've been very complimentary, efforts of both republicans and democrats and those efforts. it is true that the sequester is in place right now, damaging our economy, hurting our people and we need to lift it. what's clear is the only way we will lift it, we do a bigger deal that meets the test of lowering our deficit and growing our economy, at the same time and that's going to require some compromises on the part of both democrats and republicans, i've had some good conversations with republican senators so far, and those conversations are continuing. i think there is a genuine desire on many of their parts to move past not only sequester,
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but washington dysfunction. whether we can get it done or not, we'll see. but i think, you know, the is he que is he quekw sequester is a good example or the faa sequester is a good example. you will recall even as recently as my campaign, republicans were saying sequester is terrible, a disaster, will ruin our military, disastrous for the economy, we have to do something about it. then when it was determined that doing something about it might mean that we close some tax loopholes for the wealthy and well connected, suddenly, well, you know what, we'll take the sequester, and the notion was somehow we exaggerated the effects of the sequester. remember? the president is crying wolf, he's chicken little, the
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sequester, no problem. suddenly white house tours this is terrible. how can we let that happen? meat inspectors, we have to fix that, and most recently, what will we do about potential delays at airports. so despite the fact that a lot of members of congress were suggesting that the sequester was a victory for them, it wouldn't hurt the economy, what we know is that what i warned earlier, what jay stood up, warned repeatedly is happening. slowed our growth, resulting in people being thrown out of work and hurting folks all across the country. and the fact that congress responded to the short-term problem of flight delays by giving us the option of shipping money designed to repair and
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improve airports over the long term to fix the short-term problem, well, that's not a solution. essentially what we've done is said in order to avoid there as this summer, we'll ensure delays for the next two or three decades. >> why did you go along with it? >> hold on a second. so the alternative, of course, is either to go ahead and impose a whole bunch of delays on passengers now, which also does not fix the problem, or the third alternative is to actually fix the problem by coming up with a broader, larger deal. but, you know, jonathan, you seem to suggest that somehow these folks over there have no responsibility and that my job is to somehow get them to behave. that's their job. they are elected. members of congress are elected
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to do what's right for constituencies and the american people. so if, in fact, they are seriously concerned about passenger convenience and safety, then they shouldn't just be thinking about tomorrow or next week or the week after that, they should be thinking about what will happen five years from now, ten years from now, 15 years from now. the only way to do that is for them to engage with me on coming up with a broader deal and that's exactly what i'm ftrying to do, continue to talk to them, are there ways to continue to fix this. frankly, i don't think that if i were to veto, for example, the faa bill that would somehow lead to the broader fix. it just means there would be pain now, which they would try to blame on me, as opposed to pain five years from now, but either way, the problems aren't
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getting fixed. the only way the problem does get fixed is if both parties sit down and say, how are we going to make sure we are reducing our deficit sensibly, i vesting in thin rebuilding our rows, bridges, investing in early childhood education. all of the things that will help us grow and that's what the american people want. just one interesting statistic when it comes to airports. there was a recent survey of the top airports in the country, in the world, and there was not a single u.s. airport that came in the top 25. not one. not one u.s. airport was considered by the experts and consumers who use these airports to be in the top 25 in the world. i think cincinnati airport came in around 30th. what does that say about our long-term competitiveness and future? >> and so when folks say, well,
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there was some money in the faa to deal with these problems, the money is this pool of funds that are supposed to try to upgrade our airports so we don't rank in the bottom of industrialized countries when it comes to infrastructure and that's what we're doing. we're using our seed corn short term, and the only reason we're doing it is because right now we've got folks who are unwilling to make some simple changes to our tax code, for example, to close loopholes that aren't adding to competitive ness andadding to middle class families. that's a long way of answering your question, but the point is, that there are common sense solutions to our problems right now. i cannot force republicans to embrace those common sense solutions. i can urge them to, i can put pressure on them, i can -- you
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know, rally the american people around those -- those common sense solutions, but ultimately they themselves will have to say we want to do the right thing, and i think there are members certainly in the senate right now, and i suspect members in the house as well who understand that deep down, but they are worried about politics, it's tough. compromise with he me is seen as somehow as a betrayal, worried about primaries and i understand all of that. and we're going to try to do everything we can to create a permission structure for them to be able to do what's going to be best for the country. it will take some time. >> bill plante. >> the president, as you are probably aware there, , there i growing hunger strike among prisoners at guantanamo bay.
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any surprise that they would prefer death over having no end in sight to theirtivi captivity? >> no surprise to me that we have problems at guantanamo. in 2008, i said we need to close guantanamo. i continue to believe we need to close guantanamo. >> you do? >> i think it is critical for us to understand that guantanamo is not necessary to keep america safe. it is expensive. it is inefficient. it hurts us in terms of our international standing. it lessens cooperation with our allies on counterterrorism efforts. it's a recruitment tool for extremists. it needs to be closed. now, congress determined that
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they would not let us close it. and despite the fact that there are a number of folks who are currently in guantanamo, who the courts have said could be returned to their country of origin, potentially a third country, i'm going to go back at this. i've asked my team to review everything that's currently being done in guantanamo, everything we can do administratively, and reengage with congress to try to make the case that this is not something that is in the best interest of the american people. and it's not sustainable. the notion that we'll continue to keep over 100 individuals in a no-man's land, in perpetuity, in a time where we've wound down the war in iraq, winniding down the war in afghanistan, success
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in defeating the al qaeda corps, kept up on these transnational terrorist networks, transferred authority in afghanistan, the idea that we could still maintain, forever, a group of individuals who have not been tried, that is contrary to who we are, contrary to our interests, and it needs to stop. now, it's a hard case to make, because, you know, i think for a lot of americans, the notion is out of sight, out of mind, and it's easy to demagogue the issue, that's what happened the first time this came up. i'll go back at it. it's important. >> meanwhile, we continue to force feed these folks. >> i don't want these individual to die. obviously the pentagon is trying to manage the situation as best they can. but i think all of should
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reflect on why exactly are we doing this? why are we doing this? we have a whole bunch of individuals who have been tried who are currently in maximum security prisons around the country, nothing has happened to them. justice has been served, been done in a way that's consistent with our constitution, consistent with the process, consistent with rule of law, consistent with our traditions. the individual who attempted to bomb times square, serving a life sentence. individual who tried to bomb planes in detroit, in prison, serving a life sentence. and somali, who was part of al shahab, whom we captured, in prison. we can handle this and i understand that in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, with the traumas have that taken place,
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why for a lot of americans the notion was somehow that we had to create a special facility like guantanamo, and couldn't handle this in a normal conventional fashion, i understand that reaction. but we're now over a decade out. we should be wiser. we should have more experience in how we prosecute terrorists. and this is a lingering problem that is not going to get better. it's going to get worse, going to continuanfester, we're going examine every organization that we have administratively to deal with the issue, but ultimately we need help from congress and i'll ask some folks over there who care about fighting
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terrorism, but also care about who we are as a people to step up and help me out. chuck todd. >> mr. president, thank you. max baucus, democratic senator, referred to the implementation of your health care law as a potential train wreck. other democrats have been whispering nervousness about the implementation and the impact, so reflect the impact it might have on your own political campaign. why -- just curious, why does senator baucus, who ostensibly helped write the bill, believe it will be a train wreck? why do you believe he's wrong? >> i think any time you are implementing something big, there is going to be people who are nervous and anxious about, is it going to get done until it's actually done. but let's just step back for a second and make sure the american people understand what
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it is we're doing. the affordable care act, obama care, has now been with us for three years, it's gone through supreme court tests, efforts to repeal -- a huge chunk already implemented and for the 85% to 90% of americans who already have health insurance, they are already experiencing most of the benefits of the affordable care act, even if they don't know it. their insurance is more secure, insurance companies can't drop them for bad reasons, kids able to stay on health insurance until they are 26 years old. they are getting free preventative care, so their there are a whole host of benefit. for the average american out there. 85% to 90% of americans who
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already have health insurance, this thing has already happened. and their only impact is that their insurance stronger, better, more secure than it was before. that's it. they don't have to worry about anything else. the implementation issues come in for those who don't have health insurance, maybe because they have a preexisting condition and the only way they can get health insurance is go out on the individual market and they are paying 50% or 100% more than those of us who are lucky enough to have group plans. people too poor to get health insurance and the employers don't offer them. maybe they work for a small business and the small business can't afford to provide health insurance. so all of the implementation issues coming up are implementation issues related to that small group of people, 10% to 15% of americans, still 30
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million americans, but relatively nafa narrow group wh don't have health insurance or in an individual market paying exorbitant amounts for cover rage that isn't that great. what we're doing, setting up a pool so that they can all pool together and get a better deal from insurance companies and those who can't afford it, we are going to provide them with subsidies, that's it. that's what's left. to implement. the other stuff has been implemented, working fine. the challenge is that, you know, setting up a market-based system, basically an online marketplace where you can go on and sign up and figure out what kin of insurance you can afford and figure out how to get the subsidies, still a big, complicated piece of business, when are you doing it
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nationwide, relatively fast, and you have got half of congress who is determined to try to block the implementation, not adequately funding implementation and then have you a number of members of -- or governors, republican governors who know it's bad politics for them to try to implementation this effectively and some who have decided to implement and republican controlled state legislature saying don't implement and pass enabling information, when you have that kin of information, it makes it harder. but having said all of that, we've got a great team in place, pushing very hard to make sure that we're hitting all of the deadlines and the benchmarks. i'll give you an example, a recent example. we put together initially an
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application form for signing up for participation in the exchanges. initially 100 pages long. immediately everybody said this is too long,estlongest, especia the name of the internet. we cut a 21-page form now down to a form 3 pages for an individual. a little more that for a family. well below the industry average. those kinds of refinements we'll continue to work on. the main message i want to give to the american people is despite all of the human cry and the sky is falling predictions about this stuff, you already have health insurance, then that part of obama care that affects you, it's pretty much already in
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place. and that's about 85% of the country. what's left to be implemented is those provisions to help the ten 0% to 15% of american public unlucky enough that they don't have health insurance and by the way, you know, some of you who have health insurance right now, at some point you may lose health insurance. if you have preexisting condition, this structure will make sure you are not left vulnerable. but it's still a big undertaking, what we're doing is making sure that every single day, we are constantly trying to hit our marks so that it will be in place here and last point i will make, even if we do everything perfectly. there will still be glitches and bumps and there will be stories that can be written, look at this thing, not working the way it's supposed to, and this happened, that happened. and that's pretty much true of every government program that's
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ever been set up. but if we stay with it, we understand what our long-term objective is, making sure that in a country as wealthy as ours, nobody should go bankrupt if e they get sick, we would rather have people going to the doctor for regular checkups rather than going to the emergency room. we can drye doive down costs, ie efficiency in the system, we can get people better health care and it will save money as a hole. >> large states like florida, you can fully implement it. >> i think it's harder, no doubt about it. we will implement it. we have a backup federal exchange if states aren't cooperating, we set up a federal exchange, but, yes, it puts more
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of a burden on us, and it is ironic because people say we believe in empowering states, but they will have the federal g. do something that we'd prefer states to do if they were properly cooperating. how are we doing on time? last question. there you are. a couple of big guys to get out of your way. >> there are concerns in the house -- [ inaudible question ] is there room for more conservative bills on both sides rather than the one we saw on immigration. second, on mexico yesterday the mexican g. said all contact with
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law enforcement now will go through a single door. the federal imperial ministry. do you see a layer of security and cooperation? >> all immigration reform, i've been impressed by the work that was done by the gang of eight in the senate. the bill this they produced is not the bill that i would have written. there are elements of it i would change, but di do think it meet the basic criteria i laid out from the start which is we have to have more effective border security, although it should build on the great improvements made on border security over the last four to five years. we should make sure that we are
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cracking down on employers that are gaming the system. we should make the legal immigration system work more effectively. so that this is not as burdensome, the bureaucracy not as complicated so we can continue to track the best and the brightest from around the world to our shores in a legal fashion. and we want to make sure we've got a pathway to citizenship that is tough, but allows people to earn over time their legal status here in this country. and you know, the senate bill needs that -- those criteria. in some cases, not the way that i would, but it needs -- a testament to the senators to the
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senators involved. they made tough choices and tough compromises in order to hammer out the bill. i haven't seen what members of the house are yet proposing. and maybe they think that they can answer some of those questions differently or better and i think we've got to be open minded in seeing what they come up with. the bottom line is they still have to meet the basic criteria. make the borders safer? dealing with employers and how they work with -- with the g.s to make sure that people are not being taken advantage of or taking advantage of the system. are we improving our legal immigration system? and are we creating a pathway for citizenship for the 11 million or so who are undocumented in this country?
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if they meet the criteria, slightly different than the senate bill, i think we should be able to come up with an appropriate compromise. if it meets those criteria, i had not support such a bill. i am looking forward to taking a trip to mexico to meet the new president. this will be the first more extensive consultation and it will be an opportunity for his ministers, my cabinet members who were participating to really hammer out some of these issues. a lot of focus on economics. we've spent so much time on security issues, between the united states and mexico, sometimes i think we forget this is a massive trading partner, responsible for huge amounts of
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commerce and huge numbers of jobs on both sides of the border. we want to see how we can deepen that, how we can improve that and maintain that economic dialog over a long period of time. that doesn't mean we're not going to be talking about security. i think that in my first conversation with the president, he indicated to me that he very much continues to be concerned about how we can work together to deal with transnational drug cartels. we've made great strides in the coordination and cooperation between our two governments over the last several years, my suspicion, things can be improved. some of the issues he is talking about really had to do with refinements and improvements in terms of how mexican authorities work with each other. how they coordinate more effectively, and it has less to do with how they are dealing with us per se.
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so i'm not going to be a judge how this will alter the relationship between the united states and mexico until i've heard directly from them to see what exactly are they trying to accomplish. but overall what i can say is that my impression is that the new president is serious about reform. he's already made some tough decisions, and i think he's going to make more that will improve the economy and security of mexican citizens and that will improve the bye lateral relationship as well. and i don't want to leave out that we're also going to be talking to during my visit to costa rica, the presence of central american countries, many whom are struggling with economic issues and security issues but are important partners for us. the vision is we want to make sure that our hemisphere is more
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effectively integrated to improve the economy and security of all people. good for the united states, that will enhance our economy, improve our energy independence, hole range of opportunity and that will be the purpose of this trip, and i'm sure those of you who had a chance to travel with me will have a chance to discuss this further. thank you very much, everybody. thank you, guys. >> and president obama marking 100 days into his second term. >> jason collins, had a chance to talk to him yesterday. seems like a terrific young man, and i told humim i couldn't be prouder. an extraordinary measure of progress we've seen in this country has been the recognition that the lgbt community deserves full equality. not just partial equality. not just tolerance, but a
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recognition that they are fully a part of the american family, and, you know, given the importance of sports in our society for an individual who has excelled at the highest level to say this is who i am, i am proud of it, i'm still a great competitor, i'm still seven-foot tall and can bang with shaq, you know, deliver a hard foul and, you know, for i think a lot of young people out there, who, you know, are gay or lesbian who are struggling with these issues, to see a role model like that, i think it's a great thing. i think america should be proud this is one more step in this
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ongoing recognition that we treat everybody fairly. and everybody is part of a -- part of the family and we judge people on the basis of their character. and their performance and not their sexual orientation. so i'm very proud of him. all right. >> and the president of the united states returning to the press corps to answer that question about jason colin who's told the world yesterday that he is gay. a wide-ranging press conference by the president, charlie, who made news on syria, guns, immigration and also i think was trying to prove, if you will, or answer questions about his relevancy, saying, just like mark twain said, rumors of my demise, greatly exaggerated. >> the thing that i was struck, we need more evidence on syria, continuing, talk to the neighbors, benghazi, deflected that question, but in boston, said he was supporting the
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investigators so far. >> okay. all right. and bill plante is at the white house. he asked a question about guantanamo. more of this tomorrow on "cbs this morning." have you,,,,,,,, cinderella.
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>> the nominees for best musical are bring it on, the musical. a christmas story, the musical. kinky boots, matilda, the musical. >> anything that surprised you? >> the most nominations for musical, kinky boots 13 ov
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ovove over matilda, which had 12. katie holmes wasn't nominated. a a al pacino was overlooked. >> it's so interesting that you have big names in hollywood that don't make it on broadway. i think a lot of people thought that bette midler was a shoe in for her performance. >> there's something to be said that people who aren't wildly famous in theater get acknowledged. the trend is still increasing with big famous people being brought in. obviously bette midler is a great performer and was on broadway on "fiddler on the roof" a long time ago. it's nice that just because you're wildly famous doesn't guarantee you a nomination.
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>> excited for tom hanks. that play means a lot to him. >> the play was nominated. >> very excited. >> nominations mean a lot. movie reviews are here. theater reviews are here. they really matter. if you're a theater and your show closes, you could sleep in central park within a couple weeks. there's not a lot of money. >> you have the passion. >> yeah. exactly. which makes it worth it. >> so, mo, what would you recommend to go see? i want to see "matilda." it's not adorable. it's about the little girl with bad parents. point of view of crucifixion from mary's point of view and i should point out that "matilda"
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would have met the nominations but couldn't because there are four women in the lead role. >> you can watch the 67th annual tony awards on sunday, june 9th, here on cbs. mark cuban is with us in studio. we'll get his reaction to the big story in sports this morning. the announcement by jaceson collins. >> let's get reaction to the tony's as well. how can something deadly be good for you? we'll look at the benefits of snake venom. mo is not doing that story. we may ask him back just to get his perspective. that's tomorrow on "cbs this morning.",,
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>> been reporting this morning on jason collins longtime nba center confirmed yesterday he is gay. the announcement is a first for players still active in an
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american team sport. with us now mark cuban, owner of the dallas mavericks. welcome. >> thank you. >> what's the significance of this do you think for major sports? >> it's set the platform for athlete in professional sports to realize that you can be you. it's acceptable to come out and to be yourself. i think it's great. >> this is a very significant deal for him to do this because it may give an opportunity for other people to follow suit. >> no question. there are now openly gay athletes in high school and college and it really i think they might have looked at it as being a ceiling to go into professional sports because of the fear. i think that's gone now because of jason. he deserves a lot of credit. >> he's getting a lot of support. the president tweeted him. the first lady. david stern. friends and family. charles barkley said something interesting. if you feel differently, it's okay for you to speak up and you shouldn't be criticized. what do you think of that? >> he's right. we're in a different generation now. this isn't the world war ii generation. this isn't the baby boomers. this is a whole new world where you be yourself.
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you are able to communicate in so many different ways whether facebook page, other social media, you are expected to come out and say who you are. charles is exactly right. >> do you think others will come out? >> yes. no question about it. >> why are you so sure? >> i just think that the support element either you win or lose and support elements are there at a younger age and there aren't -- i'll give you a perfect example. one was raised by two moms. it's crazy. he doesn't get any grief and doesn't have any problem with it and he's proud of that fact. >> bill rhoden said he doesn't think that will happen because locker room culture is still the locker room culture. >> when is the last time bill was in a locker room? if you can win, they don't care if you're from planet mars. it really has changed. the only place you're going to see hate continue is on twitter.
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i think we have to be very careful not to take what people say on twitter literally because it's so unanimous. >> collins says i want to play for the mavericks, you say? >> fine. if you can play, you can play. period. end of story. >> you think he'll be picked up? >> i don't know. jason has been a journeyman. teams have had him have loved him but he's a backup center. and it's not like those are super difficult to find. where he's gone, he's performed well. any team with that need won't hesitate. >> we're in the playoffs. who is going to win? >> you have a game on thursday. it's 3-2. you have a game on thursday. >> i don't know. it's interesting with all of the injuries but you have to say that miami defending champs are the favorite. >> what's the shirt? >> live live. it's one of my businesses about live television. i love the shirt. live live. be yourself. be who you are. >> there was a note this week that huffington post was going to start broadcasting.
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will we see a lot of that with online people finding access on cable television? >> you'll see folks transfer from online because doing live television as you guys know better than anybody really drives social media and social media drives live tv. it's well integrated. that doesn't happen online. so i think we'll see online content providers transition to tv. this is the first step. >> why did you decide that partnership? you're known to do all sorts of different things. you like thinking outside of the box. why did you pick them? >> they were open to change. they were open to trying new and different things and it's an experiment. we'll see what happens. i really think that the online audience and the television audience particularly during the day is a very distinct audience. if you are out of your home, you're going to use a phone or tablet. in your office you'll use a pc. in your home as you know, television is the primary device. i think they were open to recognizing that. people love to watch television. >> the fact is people are more
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and more watching television online especially on tablets. >> you want to get the easiest way to watch a show. you want to live live. >> i like that. >> we didn't intend to make this a commercial for you. >> i like it. i'll give you a tag line. by the time you see it on youtube, you've already missed it. you have missed the conversation. >> if you don't want "cbs this morning," you've missed it. >> that's what i tell everybody. >> and he scores. >> shoots and scores. >> nothing but net. thank you, mark cuban. good luck thursday night. >> it's not us. we got bumped. we're done. way to rub it in. thanks, gayle. >> i'm always cheering you on. can a new car have too many features? we'll see how technology could make you com moreangeroon "s th" why are 8 million people , sleeping better tonight?
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to find your store, visit >> the news from congress last week was so surprising and so welcome. >> both houses of congress moved quickly to give federal aviation administration more flexibility in cutting their budget allowing them to bring back air traffic controllers staffing to 100%. >> a few hours after voting, members left capitol hill and headed to the airport for a week-long recess. >> right. >> it's the problem from the sequester that affects them. they don't care about meals on wheels unless it's rolling down
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an aisle. >> people say jon stewart is dead on with that. driving while distracted can kill. we know that. in 2011 it was blamed for more than 3,000 deadly crashes. now attention is turning to car makers. government officials worry high tech cars can add to the risk. brian cooley, good morning. part of the fun of a cool car is having a very cool dash. that always leads to distracting bells and whistles. >> we see fed guierlines voluntary guidelines so soft, soft. lots of carrots. a few sticks. the idea is they give automakers a few basic guidelines. first of all, get rid of text entry while you're driving. you would enter text for things like destination or nowadays to even reply to a text. that's showing up in the dash. they say no video playback in the front row whatsoever. which can happen right now. and also no support for web apps whic'r
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facebook and twitter and yelp and open table are now in some dashboards. in dashboards. car makers will vary almost by region of the world whether they let you do this when you're driving or not. german cars let you know whatever you want to do. american cars are different with legal teams that advise them. >> what about talking through bluetooth technology. >> the idea that talking on the phone is distracting is mostly about cognitive distraction and not hands free thing. that was the first red herring early on. it's not about having both hands on the wheel as much as having both lobes of the brain on the task. that's the distracting part about a conversation. conversations will vary widely based on the emotional content of them. we get wrapped up in some conversations. angry. in a fight. your mind goes elsewhere. something fairly routine, maybe not so much. >> should this be mandatory? >> i think we're going to see that the government is going to avoid that, charlie. in the past mandatory regulations about technology have failed pretty miserably.
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the government is not great at figuring out tech. they learned that. these are voluntary guidelines that they are asking the automakers to adopt over the next three model years and this is the first of three phases. this has to do with tech installed by car makers. next phase will affect tech we bring on phones and tablets. next report i talk to you about will be looking at us and our smartphones. >> we all think we can do it. research shows that we cannot talk and drive. we can't text and drive. what is it going to take for people to get help? >> the stigma has to raise. it went from being wrong with lower case w to wrong in upper case w in a space of less than ten years. part of that was madd was involved. this is going to be part of that story. >> brian cooley, thank you. >> that does it for us. up next your local news. we'll see you tomorrow on "cbs this morning."
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headlines... good morning, everyone. 8:55. i'm frank mallicoat with your headlines on this tuesday morning. a north bay crime spree ended in marin county where a 30-year- old jeffrey boyce from oregon was arrested. he's accused of carjacking and attempting another in greenbray where a mill valley woman tried to keep the man calm. boyce's mother called police to say her son was on the way to the russian consulate in san francisco. oakland police are making progress in reforming the department. a court appointed monitor said there's a slight improvement now in meeting reforms required in a 10-year-old agreement stemming from a brutality case, the monitor expects more
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progress as compliance directors take charge of that department. here is lawrence with your forecast, and more of the same i guess, right? >> yeah, windy as we head towards the afternoon, frank, maybe cooler too. the sea breeze kicked in overnight a bit. still, clear skies as we look toward mount diablo, hazy as well, cooler towards the coastline. towards the afternoon, sunshine for most, the winds will kick up in the latter part of the day, 70s and 80s inside the bay, 60s along the coastline. wind advisories and a red flag warning going up this evening around the bay area, expecting strong gusty winds tonight. much warmer weather, less wind towards thursday and friday. your time safer traffic is next. ,, ,,,,,,,,
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good morning. we're watching a fatal accident happening now, northbound 280, they are saying a traffic alert will be in effect for a couple hours, till 10:30. three lanes are blocked, northbound 280, approaching john daly boulevard, super slow speeds through daly city, use 101 for a while if you're trying to get into san francisco. a quick look at the nimitz, 880 in oakland, it's really stopped right now, sounds like there's an incident approaching high street. ,, ,,,,,,
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