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president biden's expensive and ambitious plans unveiled in his first address to congress. in moments i'll speak with transportation secretary pete buttigieg about the massive proposals. he's leading negotiations for the jobs plan and he will have a tough time selling it today republicans and even some democrats, are skeptical about buying it. we're covering every angle of this story. kaitlan collins is in georgia, we'll start with cnn's manu raju on capitol hill, about how much support there actually is for these ambitious proposals in a closely divided house and sen senate. >> good to be back. >> after lying out a sweeping agenda to expand the net that would cost trillions, the white house has to rely n a narrowly
divided house and 50/50 senate to deliver. a single member, like democrat joe manchin, could derail the biden agenda. are you concerned about this push for a more expansive government? >> most certainly, i am. i want to see the details. >> reporter: after approving nearly $2 trillion in covid relief last month, some in congress are getting sticker shock with biden's $1.8 trillion american families plan, which includes expansion of the child tax credit, funding for universal pre-k and billions to reduce health care premiums. on top of that, $2.25 trillion jobs plan, which calls for historic investments in roads, bridges and broadband and a sweep of other measures. to pay for it, tax hikes, including on corporations and capital gains. manchin is not so sure. >> we can't overreach to the point that we stymie investments and stymie growth for 2022, '23, '24 and on. >> and the price tag?
>> it's a lot. we don't spend money for the sake of spending money and causing more debt and maybe increasing inflation. we can overflood the market. >> reporter: bipartisan infrastructure talks are ongoing. it's anyone's guess if the two sides can find any agreement. if they don't, senate democrats may use a procedure to pass a budget along party lines. >> we're moving forward, wherever we can, in a bipartisan way. >> reporter: manchin is resisting democratic calls to go it alone. yet republican opposition is stiffening. >> our president will not secure a lasting legacy through go it alone radicalism. >> reporter: during his speech, biden made an appeal for. including making it easier to unionize and renew the assault weapons ban. one measure could win broad bipartisan support, to overhaul policing laws, after episodes of deadly violence in black communities with the goal of
enacting the law by may 25g9, the year anniversary of george floyd's death. >> went really well. >> reporter: lawmakers in both parties expressing optimism after closed-door talks on thursday. >> i'm always optimistic, and nothing deterred me from being optimistic. >> reporter: despite the optimism in that police reform group there's still a number of sticking points to work through. one of them is lowering the threshold in which police officers can be charged of crimes. democrats want to lower that threshold so officers can be ch charged with reckless conduct. tim scott today said that is a red line for him. he has been saying it's off the table. a source familiar with the talks, jake, tell me it's still a live issue in the talks and nothing is done until the deal is done. >> state of play on capitol hill. manu raju, thank you so much. kaitlan collins is in duluth, georgia. in minutes we're expecting president biden to hold a drive-in rally. of course, that's a very small
part of what the white house is calling getting america back on track tour. >> reporter: it is a very small part. it is the first step you're seeing president biden take after he unveiled that american families plan last night during that congress ional address man was just reporting on. it's also one of many. next week you'll continue to see president biden and his other officials on the road selling this plan. i think the white house understands it's not just important to sell it to lawmakers in washington, those skeptical moderate democrats, republicans who are coming out, saying it's too much, too expensive and too quickly, but they also want to sell it to vot voters, jake. they realize how critical that was. that was something they leaned on with that coronavirus relief bill. but, of course, this is fundamentally different here, because the plans you're seeing president biden lay out now between that infrastructure proposal he already unveiled and the american familyies plan las night, which focuses on education, child care, paid family leave, that would really transform the way that you see
the government play a role in that aspect of your life. and the way that president biden is framing that as necessary is because of what's happened in the wake of the pandemic and the economic devastation that followed. and so, of course, there are major questions on the price tags, the way he wants to pay for it by raising tacks on corporations and the wealthiest americans. so, there's a long way to go from here, but that is at least where they're starting here in georgia, selling it to voters who, of course, delivered president biden that narrow majority be that he has in the senate which helped him get that covid relief bill passed. what do these legislative priorities look like, what does their future look like? that remains to be seen, jake. >> kaitlan collins, thank you so much. >> joining me now to discuss is secretary of transportation, pete buttigieg. mr. secretary, thank you for joining us. we heard president biden promise bipartisanship. republicans say he's not really trying enough. utah senator mitt romney says,
quote, i think with the experience we had with the $1.9 trillion rescue plan, he would like republicans to vote for his plan but in terms of meeting in the middle that's not something that the biden administration has shown. what is your reaction to that sentiment, republicans feel like the biden white house ultimately does not want to compromise, especially when it comes to the price tag? >> well, when you have a plan that has the support of a strong majority of the american people, in a sense we're already in the middle. we're just trying to get washington to reflect that. and that does mean a very natural back and forth. we welcome the fact that republicans have come forward with their plan. we take that as a starting point for conversations. and the president is deeply engaged. matter of fact, i was in the oval office with senator romney and others from both parties just last week with the president leading a discussion about the jobs plan. we're not going to agree on everything. we get that. but the president really believes, and we really believe in a bipartisan approach, seeking to earn support from
across the aisle for proposals that the american people know are long overdue. >> but that doesn't contradict what senator romney said, which is basically that the idea of bipartisanship from the biden administration seems to be, you should vote for our bill and make it bipartisan, as opposed to, well, we'll compromise on this and you compromise on that and instead of a $2 trillion plan, we'll pass a $1.2 trillion plan. i'm just making up numbers here, but some sort of compromise. >> well, look, we can certainly talk about the numbers, but there's more to compromise in bipartisanship than trying to split the numbers. we should look at the principles we agree on, elements that need to be in the bill. maybe there's things we should do more of. those are the kinds of conversations that are launched by the counterproposal they initiated. the president is not a my way or the highway kind of person. as you saw in the joint address
to congress, he believes passionately in america and believes we can go big but that can take a lot of different forms. that's why we're welcoming the good faith conversation with republicans. they're not going to get everything that they like. nobody does in a compromise or negotiation, but we do think this is a great chance to really see where the areas of common interest are. >> so, you would need all 50 democrats and 10 republican senators to vote with you to get the infrastructure bill passed in the traditional way. do you have a commitment from even one republican that they are willing to vote for the bill, or at least leaning towards that? >> we certainly have a lot of interest in the content of the bill. of course, it's early for them to telegraph how they're going to vote. that's exactly why we have this process right now, the give and take, the dialogue. remember, the things we're talking about here command such support among the american people. not just doing things like improving our roads and bridges and ports and airports, but safe
drinking water for every american, making sure that every american can get access to broad band. i would point out that the electric vehicle elements, which are probably more popular on my side of the aisle, but if you live in rural areas, less dense areas, where a lot of republican legislators come from, that's where there's often the most to benefit from the fuel sasks, because people are driving more. you look at pickup trucks, not just the smaller vehicles you're used to seeing going around urban neighborhoods, and there's a ton of this for parts of the country in so-called red states. we think it's a great time to have this conversation, directly with the american people and legislators in both parties and both houses. >> last time we spoke i asked if the biden administration was willing to get this passed in the senate by using a special budget rule known as reconciliation, which would allow it to pass with just 50 votes, for budgetary and economic matters. your response is inaction is not
an option, which is basically also what we heard from the president last night. it sounds like you're actively considering using the reconciliation rules so that you really only need to win over joe manchin and kyrsten sinema. >> there's a strong preference to do this in a bipartisan way and work with the committees who have been working on these po polishes for years, way longer than i've been on the scene. they have a lot of expertise and bipartisan goodwill built up. that's the process we prefer to use. as i said last time we discussed this, inaction is not an opg. failing to meet this moment would be a terrible mistake. the president is determined to see something real happen here. >> the thing is, manchin, the democratic senator from west virginia, really wants to be bipartisan. he's not on board with this $2 trillion infrastructure proposal. he called his fellow west virginia senator shelly moore
ca capito, her proposal, called it a good start and that he would want to have any eventual deal to focus on conventional infrastructure, roads, bridges, et cetera. it sounds like as far as manchin is concerned, you're going to have to compromise. >> well, look, he and the president don't disagree on the idea that a bipartisan approach is better. that's exactly what we're doing. i've had great conversations with senator capitow and welcome the start that her proposal represents in terms of the conversations that we're having. this is the way that we want to get this done. but in terms of these definitional arguments over what's conventional or what's not, what we want to call infrastructure, let's hope that doesn't take away from the point that americans need this. we need these investments. call them what you want. child care needs to be more affordable in this country. elder care is holding people back from being able to
participate in the economy. we know that broadband is as important as a road connection is today in terms of being able to relate to the rest of the community and compete in the economy and even be able to do well at school. we know that we need to do these things and the wrangling in washington is as it always is, convoluted and complicated. one way or another, we've got to get there. >> transportation secretary pete buttigieg, thanks for joining us today. we really appreciate it. >> thanks for having me. up next, cnn is live on the ground in india, where one hospital administrator says they only have enough oxygen supplies to last an hour or two. and without that oxygen, more people will die. plus a bipartisan push, two senators from across the aisle want change inside the military. senators kirsten gillibrand and joni ernst join me coming up. eng nothing but pizza. your expenses look good,
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pileup of dead bodies. cnn's chief international correspondent clarissa ward has been following this on the frowned in new delhi. you went to a hospital earlier. tell us what you saw. >> reporter: this morning we woke up and saw on twitter this hospital saying essentially they were about to run out of oxygen and 70 covid patients in their care might die potentially if they didn't get some soon. we went to talk to them. take a listen to what the administrator had to say. how much longer do you have before you run out of oxygen? >> today, we have just -- every day, we are facing this problem of oxygen. >> reporter: i can hear these people coughing. they're obviously desperate. what happens if the oxygen runs out? >> if they don't get oxygen, they can die. that's for sure.
they will not survive for long. >> reporter: are you dealing with this every day? >> yes, we have been dealing with this every day for the past ten days. every day, we have to fight for the oxygen. every day, we have to keep messaging. every day we have to say we are running short of oxygen. please give us the oxygen. please give us the oxygen. >> reporter: this say question of life and death. >> yes, it is a question of life and death. >> reporter: we've been trying to get in touch with this hospital to find out if they did get the oxygen. we haven't been successful so far. hope hopefully, they managed at least to get a few cylinders to tide them over. these are some of the lucky ones who end up in a private hospital like this one gives you a sense of how dire the situation is, jake. >> that's what was going on inside the hospital. tell us what was going on outside. >> reporter: so for the people who don't make it into the hospitals, who get kicked out, they might try to line up for hours, like we were
talking about yesterday, these long lines forming when people find out on twitter, online that there's going to be an oxygen sale somewhere. other people don't even get the oxygen that they need from those long lines and end up relying on charity. these photos are graphic and disturbing to see. these are people gasping, potentially some of their last breaths, jake. they have arrived at this sikh temple where they hook up to a large oxygen pipe that is set up and given masks for an hour, two or three, just enough to get them out that perilous zone, just enough get their objexygen levels back up to a place where their families can potentially take them home again. but this is a stop gap measure, jake. this is not necessarily going to allow them to survive in the long term. it's not proper treatment. it's absolutely the last resort,
the last chance that these people have to survive, jake. >> we've been seeing horrific images, clarissa, of crematoriums burning bodies throughout the night. how is india handling the influx of dead bodies? >> reporter: we spent the day at a crematorium. honestly i haven't experienced anything quite like it. the system is completely overwhelmed. you have people waiting for hours on end to try to get dignified last rites for their children they might be burying, for their loved ones, their parents, whoever it is. you have workers in these crematoria who don't get a chance to take a break. the heat here is sweltering. on top of that, you have maybe 50 funeral fires burning at the same time. the crematorium we visited, they had to extend the area into a parking lot because they've run out of places to build new funeral pires.
there's a sense as they continue to try to build more pires and create more space that this is not sustainable, jake. yet no one knows when this peak will really hit and when things will finally start to abate. >> just absolutely horrible. clarissa war, doing the important work in new delhi, ina, findia, for us. appreciate it. some vaccines may go to waste because not enough americans want to get their shots. nearing 100 million people fully vaccinated. we're starting to see how effective these vaccines are at preventing the spread. can as remain city or are down in all but three states. as cases are declining, so are vaccination rates, regrettably, at the lowest they've been since march, as nick watt reports.
>> we are rae for stores to open, businesses, offices, theaters full strength. our plan is to fully reopen new york city on july 1st. >> reporter: one-time hot spots have cooled, prepping for a return to normal. here say large chunk of why. >> people have gotten vaccinateded, 6.3 million vaccinations in new york city to date. >> reporter: los angeles says they might move into lowest level restrictions next week when, in atlanta, braves will allow fully pack stadiums. >> just opening up like we have has meant the world, i think, to everybody here. >> reporter: nationwhy, average daily new case count, the lowest it's been in over six months. tennessee declared mission accomplished. i am not renewing any public health orders, tweeted the governor, because covid-19 is no longer a health emergency in our
state. jumping the gun? tennessee has one of the lowest rates of vaccination in the land. not quite one-third of americans are now fully vaccinated and the pace is slowing, dropped nearly 20% the past two weeks. >> go get vaccinated, america. go and get the vaccination. they're available. >> reporter: supply? no longer the issue. it's demand. in our new poll of the not yet vaccinated 58% of adults said they won't try to get a shot. think again say the experts. think ahead. >> one critical way to prevent long covid is to prevent covid it itself, even for young people who consider their risk of severe covid to be low, the long-term consequences can be quite serious. >> reporter: now jake as we get into the hesitant and the hard-to-reach the way this vaccine rolls out is changing.
pfizer used to send out massive boxes, 1100, 1200 doses in each. now they are going to offer much smaller boxes, 450 doses that can go to smaller sites, rural sites, even to individual doctor's offices. jake? >> nick watt, california, thank you so much. >> he says he's just an awful skeleton. kremlin critic alexey navalny makes his first court appearance since ending his hunger strike. what did he have to say about putin? scuff defense. i love our scuff-free life. behr ultra scuff defense. exclusively at the home depot. wayfair's biggest sale of the year is here. it's way day! right now, april 28th & 29th, get the lowest prices on thousands of best sellers for your home. shop bathroom upgrades up to 65% off. rugs up to 80% off and outdoor furniture up to 65% off. plus get bonus savings with a wayfair credit card and free shipping on everything.
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navalny appeared in court for the first appearance since ending his hunger strike. he used his appearance to launch a tirade against putin, comparing him to the naked king in the emperor's new clothes. he began a hunger strike march 31st, demanding medical care. he ended that strike last week once he did receive care. fred pleitgen joins me now from moscow. tell us what happened in court today. >> reporter: jake, first of all, the people in court really didn't know at the beginning whether or not alexey navalny would be able to handle that hearing. he looked extremely weak. his head was shaved, in that black prison uniform at one of the toughest jails here in russia. he currently weighs about 140 pounds, a man of 6'4". and he says he's currently only eating 5 tablespoons of porridge a day. that's it. his wife was also inside the court. that is something i think that
gave him a bit of strength. you're absolutely right, he did then rip into vladimir putin and the court. i want to read you some of what he said. he said, quote, you are all traitors, speaking directly to the court there. you and the naked king, speaking about vladimir putin, are implementing a plan to seize russia and the russians should be be turned into slaves. their wealth will be taken away from them. they will be deprived of any prospects. you have implemented that plan, no matter how hard you try to steal the victory, you will not ski. jake, it takes a lot to say that when you've just overcome a hunger strike and you're sitting in one of the toughest jails in russia. needless to say, alexey navalny lost that appeal, fine was upheld for allegedly defaming a world war ii veteran. his organization has had to disban their regional offices, as they have been ordered to suspend their operations. a court is currently in the process of deeming their organization an extremist organization, and just today,
alexey navalny also found out he and two of his associates are currently being targeted in another criminal investigation that apparently has been going on since february that they didn't know anything about, jake? >> fred pleitgen in moscow for us. they don't normally agree on much. two senators are pulling together for an important issue. they'll join us live in studio next. stay with us. t-mobile america's largest and fastest 5g network. that's why at america's beverage companies, our bottles are made to be re-made. not all plastic is the same. we're carefully designing our bottles to be one hundred percent recyclable, including the caps. they're collected and separated from other plastics, so they can be turned back into material that we use to make new bottles. that completes the circle, and reduces plastic waste. please help us get every bottle back.
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in our politics lead, a push to change how the military handles sexual assault. it's been nine years since the documentary "the invincible war" exposed widespread sexual assault in the u.s. military. since then, 2012, not much has changed. according to the pentagon, about 7800 reports of sexual assault involving service members in 2019 but only 7% of those result in a conviction.
that's the lowest rate since the department began reporting this in 2010. now there's a bipartisan group of senators who believe if you remove commanders from the decision-making process of which cases to prosecute, more survivors will come forward and be able to get justice. joining me now, democratic senator kirsten gillibrand of new york and joni ernst. good to have you here. senator ernst, you have resisted a change like this for years. what changed? >> i have. starting years ago, of course, i served in the military. i was a commander. so i understand how important this issue has been for military commanders and the desire to keep these types of decisions within the military chain of command. but i'm also a survivor of sexual assault and i have done everything i can think of in the
past six years, in my first term of office to work within the existing structure and system to do better for sexual assault survivors. we are not seeing a dent in the numbers. and after the report that came from ft. hood this last year, we saw very toxic leadership climate that allowed horrible things to happen. and we have to see a shift. senator gillibrand, be who has been a very dear friend of mine and a relentless advocate on this issue, she approached me again this year. we sat down and thought let work through this. let find a way forward that will work for those of us that have concerns about keeping some authorities with the chain of command, but then also moving forward and making sure that those survivors get justice. >> i can't think of a better ally for you to have than senator ernst. you've had republicans support you before, but here is one who is a veteran, a republican, a
woman, a survivor. what does it mean? are you going to be able to get 60 votes now that you have ernst on your team? >> yes. it's that sich. joni's advocacy really does matter. she understands how important the command structure is but also understands it's not working. we've been looking at ways to put more prevention in our bill to prevent these crimes from happening in the first place. one of the best ways to prevent these crimes are more convictions. unfortunately all the data and information that the d.o.d. gives us every year, it's going in the wrong direction and we've had the lowest rate of conviction in the last eight years since i've been working on this issue. we think this one simple change after the investigation is completed, the case file, instead of going to the commander, will now go to the military prosecutor, and he will be able to review the case, decide whether there's enough evidence to go forward and make a decision. if he decides there isn't, it will go back to the commander and the commander can do
nontra -- nonjudicial punishment. it's a change that creates a perception that justice is possible. decision maker is unbiased and highly trained. these are some of the most complex cases in the world. you want a trained military prosecutor to decide them. >> senator ernst, one former military lawyer told "the new york times," quote, these are very complex, difficult cases that have very little to do whether it's an attorney or commander making the decision to prosecute them. do you disagree? >> these are crimes of a very intimate nature, and that's why i think it's so important that we do have someone that is trained in this area, someone that can work through the very human issues of he said, she said and be able to discern whether to move forward with that or not. again, as kirsten said, these are complex issues, and it really does take a specialized
training for those prosecutors. and that's why we bolstered that training through this bill. it's important that we have the right people with the right eyes on these cases. >> and you both compromised in order to come up with a bill that you both liked. this is something that there could be more of in washington, but you gave a little, she gave a little. she wanted more prevention. >> yep. >> and what did you give? >> well, so we looked at the bill and thought how could we tighten it up? how can we make sure the right crimes are coming out of the chain of command? we decided on all felonies, but we carved out unique felonies that commanders know how to do, like going awol. those military felonies stay with the commander. we want to make sure and joni wanted to make sure as something as minor as a bar fight wasn't included. so the assaults that would go under a bar fight are not part of this bill. we honed it to be the exact serious crimes that demand professionalism and an unbiased judgment and put a bright line
at all felonies, giving a year or more of, if convicted, jail time. and we decided to add a bunch of prevention and added that prevention to the training of not just service members but commanders, something that is desperately needed because of the ft. hood report. seeing a report from the d.o.d. saying the command culture was so toxic that it was not only perfect misper missive for harassment and assault, we needed to do something about it. >> a real template for a 50/50 bill. tim scott, who gave the republican response, he called it a liberal wish list of big government waste. he said the president is pulling us further and further apart. what was your take on the speech? was there anything in there you heard that you could get behind? elder care, child care, community college? >> thank you for pointing out, is there anything that we can
come together on? yes, there always is. and i think kirsten and i have proven that time and time again through our years in the senate. i want to focus on one particular issue that the president brought up. he actually said he is hopeful democrats and republicans can work together. that's infrastructure. something that is so important to all of our constituents. we have democrats, republicans working on this issue. we're all speaking to the president and white house staff. and i do think this is something that we can get done together in a bipartisan manner in this congress. >> do you think that the template of your work with senator ernst and the idea of let's find the areas of agreement would be a better way to pursue it than through the reconciliation rules, which mean you only need democratic votes? >> so, yes. i believe there's lots in this bill that can be mofbed forward on a bipartisan base, particularly infrastructure, and some of the care economy.
joni and i both worked on national paid leave before. we got very close to a compromise on that as well. so, these ideas are ideas whose time has come. if you polled america on do you support paid leave, 55% of white male republicans support paid leave. i think we can continue to work on a lot of issues that were raised in that speech. and i do believe, though, that we can use reconciliation, particularly for a ten-year timeframe that's budget related, but the day-to-day work of the senate is even more than the president talked about. and those are the areas where i think we can work continually. >> thank you so much for coming in. good to see both of you. >> thank you. federal prosecutors indicting three men accused of killing ahmaud arbe are. y, who was just out for a jog.
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>> in our national lead today, federal authorities are planning to indict derek chauvin and the three other officers involved in the death of george floyd on federal charges. a georgia sheriff was also indicted wednesday on federal civil rights charges for ordering his employees at a county jail to use excessive force. let's discuss. elliott, let me start with you. there seems to be a lot more federal indictments in these types of cases under the biden administration than under trump's. how do you interpret that? >> yeah.
look, if there's anything the last year has taught us, it's that the public has, and including law enforcement, has less of an appetite for the way policing used to be conducted. and that's policing not just, jake, by law enforcement individuals, but policing by members of the community. the whole arbery case, as you know, were people who felt they were deputized by a georgia citizens arrest statute to go out and shoot a black man. it's not just the biden administration, there's a changing public consciousness around this issue and now you're starting to see the fruits of that. >> phil, what do federal prosecutors look for in these c cases compared to state prosecutors? how will this be different? >> what's called pattern and practice, jake. when you're looking across these jurisdictions, for years the department of justice has had a responsibility basically to raise for the american people trust in law enforcement, a responsibility to look at whether there are patterns of
behavior in police departments that might be either hidden or simply unacknowledged or unknown in local jurisdictions, patterns that suggest that local police departments or state called pattern and practice. the reason is pretty simple. a majority of americans, both black and white, do not believe -- and this is nonpartisan polling -- do not believe that blacks are treated equally. the inspector general at the department of justice said we need to do more and the attorney general said we need to do less, under former president trump. clearly what's happening here is doj said we've got to get on the move. >> what's the difference in severity for federal versus state charges? >> that's going to vary from state to state. the justice department carry very serious penalties.
you're talking about the federal sentencing guidelines that, depending on the nature of the crime, could be years. in the case of arbery, it's a death eligible offense because of the fact that the victim died as a result of that crime. it remains to be seen whether they end up being prosecuted and getting the death penalty. however, these are serious offenses. the justice department clearly is taking them seriously. we should separate out what phil was talking about and this question of pattern and practices within police departments and they have behaved over the years and individual charges against officers as you're seeing both in the chauvin case for violating someone's civil rights generally by excessive policing, and in the arbery case of hate crimes. it's a few different buckets of misconduct, all of which could carry serious charges. >> phil, the lawyers for the clayton county, georgia, sheriff
who was indicted this week say he was shocked by the charges, noting that using a restraint chair is common practice across the country. until a policing reform bill is passed, what do you think about those that argue that officers should not be charged, except in extreme cases where life is lost? >> i don't buy it. i mentioned the fact that americans don't trust police departments. that is across whites and blacks. this is one of the reasons why, when you kneel on somebody, when you use the force you just described, people, including people like me, say that's inappropriate. you put your finger on one thing, jake. that is this is the department of justice taking steps that congress has let us down. police officials, including leadership, police chiefs will tell you they want congress to move on things like why don't we
have a federal registry of policemen or women removed for cause, so they can't be dumped in chicago and hired in florida? there's a lot we can do. congress isn't moving. coming up, what rudy giuliani is now saying after the feds raided his home and office. that's ahead. ♪ ♪ from the moment i laid eyes on you ♪ ♪ this is what i said, i said ♪ ♪ i see it ♪ ♪ and i like it ♪ ♪ and i want it ♪ ♪ yes, i do (do, do, do) ♪ ♪ i need it ♪ ♪ to make me happy ♪ ♪ baby, yes i do mean you ♪ ♪ i see it ♪ ♪ and i like it ♪ ♪ and i want it ♪ ♪ yes, i do ♪ ♪ woo!
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"the story of late night" examines not only how it kept night owls laughing but how it shapes the way many keep up with politics. tom foreman has a preview. >> for years they've been on a collision course, politics -- >> i don't know if he's ready for a second term, but he's definitely ready for the second grade. >> -- late night -- >> apparently the first rule is safety in numbers. >> -- and comedy. the notion is not really new. steve allen, jack parr and johnny carson all took swipes, but in 1992 when then-governor bill clinton played sax phone on the ar seven know hall show, the comedy grew tougher. >> you deserve better than corruption and torture chambers,
yes, you do. >> reporter: no one ran harder with that idea than jon stewart who turned the"the daily show" o a nightly skewering. >> "the daily show" put him in the role of straight man. >> similar shows soon appeared, some hosted by stewart's former contributes. >> i do not like that man ted cruz. i do not like his far right views. >> reporter: now late night and politics are so intertwined, when jimmy kimmel's newborn son arrived with a serious heart condition, the host went on air to plead for affordable health care for all taking both parties to task. >> if your baby is going to die and it doesn't have to, it shouldn't matter how much money you make. whether you're a republican or democrat or something else, we all agree on that, right? >> reporter: and he made it clear, late night is not just playing for laughs anymore.
tom foreman, cnn, washington. that little kimmel boy just had his birthday. our thanks to tom foreman for that report. be sure to tune in to "the story of late night." it premiers sunday night at 9:00 only on cnn. our coverage continues with wolf blitzer right next door in "the situation room." ♪ welcome to our viewers here in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room." happening now, rudy giuliani breaking his silence about the federal raid on his home and office, denying any wrongdoing. this, as we're learning that federal authorities now expect president trump's personal lawyer to fight in court over the files seized during the search. also, president biden is making a tough sales pitch in the south on his