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the start of a new hour, thanks for being with us. i'm victor blackwell. >> as his agenda back home is still in limbo.
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told president biden just the second catholic u.s. president met with the pope for an unprecedented 90 minutes. he also sat down for a fence mending discussion with french president emmanuel macron. biden telling president macron the u.s. was quote clumsy in handling that nuclear submarine deal that caused a diplomatic upa uparrow with the long time american ally. >> it has put his agenda on hold. for how long we'll see. also today, though, republican congressman adam kinzinger, outspoken republican critic of donald trump announces that he will not run for reelection. >> i stand in awe at the courage of the other nine members in the house who voted to impeach a president of their own party. knowing it could be detrimental to their political career. most importantly, though, i admire those everywhere that put their country above their party. >> joining us now, gloria borger, cnn's chief political
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analyst, and astead herndon, national politics reporter for the ”the new york times”. former president trump's statement was two down, eight to go. this one, does kinzinger have outsized significance considering just how vocal of a critic he was of the former president? >> i think it does. first of all, you know, kinzinger made it very clear that he was not going to leave politics. he said, you know, this isn't the end effectively, this is just the beginning, and when you look at adam kinzinger, what i think is really unfortunate for the republican party, this is exactly the kind of candidate that they wanted to attract to congress. he has served six terms. he's a veteran. he's conservative. he fought in the iraq war. he's a national security specialist, and he has decided because of donald trump that this really isn't a place for
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him. now, we should also point out that he got redistricted into a very tough race against a candidate who is pro trump, and so he knew that would be an up hill battle, of course, but i think you're going to see kinzinger try and find a way to stay in politics, whether he decides to run for the senate or governor or some have suggested today maybe team up with liz cheney at some time in the future. >> how is the senate a more welcoming place for a truth teller like adam kinzinger. the republican party doesn't have room for the adam kinzingers anymore as they have made very clear time and again. >> yeah, the electoral landscape wherever the kinzinger's and cheney's find themselves, if they have to run in the republican are primary and they're not going to be openly full throated supporters of donald trump, they're going to have a tough time, whether that is in the house or the senate or wherever, i think it's good to
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point out that he did get redistricted in that illinois kind of reshaping of the maps that also contributed to this. but i think this is a long time coming. you have those ten republicans who voted for impeachment that donald trump has his eye trained on, but even more so than that. you have a base that is simply unwilling to emit the truth about what happened on january 6th to admit the truth about the results of the 2020 election, and has created a litmus test within their own party for wanting politicians who side with them on those things. if you are a republican who is not there, that is the number one driving issue for them, and you're going to have a tough time existing in this version of the republican party which shows no signs of changing. >> gloria, let's turn to president biden, and speaker pelosi told her caucus yesterday that they should not embarrass the president as he heads overseas. there was no vote on the infrastructure bill last night. was that an embarrassment or an
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embarrassment of any significance? >> in the short-term, yeah, it was an embarrassment. this is a president who has been to capitol hill twice, delayed his trip to europe to go to capitol hill, then gave a speech about the measures, leaves and then nothing happens. nancy pelosi had said there was going to be a vote. that didn't happen. that's short-term. long-term what they got yesterday is the progressives saying, you know we can buy into the spending bill. we're going to do it. we're for it. we know they're going to vote for infrastructure. we know they're going to vote for spending, we have to figure out how they're going to do that, and when they're going to do it. it's kind of a complicated gastone routine. in the big picture, they're going to get something done, but they didn't look like the president was leading them and saying, i need this, he said this is existential for me, and then he goes off, and they still
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don't do it. it didn't make the president look strong yesterday. let's put it that way. >> that's why it's been so hard for us and i think a lot of people to understand, was this a win or a loss yesterday? i mean, it was definitely a short-term loss, we get it, but it seemed like they were getting closer. it seemed like maybe they were on the path to progress. >> but these statements from sinema and manchin still aren't yeses. they're still not a we're in. >> i mean, that's the question here is you can focus on the house side where the progressives have been clear that they want a commitment from sinema and manchin before they vote on that infrastructure bill but i think it is a sign of the just the changing nature of how our politics works right now. the president had such an iron hold on the party in previous years but these are now empowered lawmakers in congress who feel frankly free of that political capital. you have progressives on the house who feel fine telling the president we're not going to do that before you go over into europe, and you have two senators who don't feel the need to explain their positions
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largely in the public, and so this is a president with a unique set of actors in this congress to have competing interests, but in the bigger term, they will make both of these bills happen. the problem is they have spent the whole summer talking about what they are cutting from these bills, and the question will be can they pitch to the american people that what remains in these bills is enough when we look ahead to the midterms and eventually obviously reelection. >> that's interesting. go ahead, gloria. >> i think that's what the president was trying to do yesterday. he was just trying to say, look at what's in this bill. it's going to be transformative. it doesn't have everything i want, it doesn't have everything a lot of members want. this is going to really change the country, so they have to continue to try and make that case and stop talking about the produce tag, and stop talking about what they had to cut from it. but rather talk about what is in it, and i think they're going to, you know, they're going to try and do that. i honestly don't understand why manchin, and sinema could not
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have put out statements last night that were a little more positive about what had occurred because they're doing pretty well. the bill has changed dramatically because of them, and this is how they thank the president by kind of shrugging and saying, well, it's coming along. we think it's looking pretty good. >> interesting. gloria borger, thank you both. let's go to rome now. here was the moment president biden admitted that the u.s. fumbled its handling of a deal that really outraged french officials. watch. >> the answer is i think what happened was to use a english phrase, it was clumsy. it was not full of grace. i was under the impression that france had been informed long
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before that the deal was not going through. honest to god. >> cnn's wolf blitzer joins us from rome, great to see you. that was interesting on many levels to hear the president be so candid, and he was under the impression that france had been informed. that seems like a major diplomatic faux pas. >> he was telling the truth. he was acknowledging there was a major u.s. blunder in the relationship with a france, america's longest ally going back to the lrevolutionary war. the france were totally taken, a stunned surprise when all of a sudden the u.s. made an agreement with australia and the u.k. to sell australia nuclear powered submarines, the french had a deal worth, what, 60 or $70 billion to sell diesel powered submarines to australia, and that has gone away. and what really upset the french and why they recalled the french ambassador to the united states, this was the first time in
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u.s./french relations that a french ambassador has been recalled even as as consultation as a means of protest to underscore how upset they were and today the president of the united states acknowledged that there was a mistake. it was surprising to me to see that mistake because biden, as you know, alisyn, he had a lot of history, a lot of background in foreign affairs. he was chairman of the senate foreign relations committee, vice president of the united states, the secretary of state tony blinken has a lot of experience in foreign policy, and he was raised in france, speaks french fluently, and he missed it. the national security adviser, jake sullivan, they all missed that france would be as upset as they were understandably so, and today the president acknowledged it. now they're working feverishly to try to improve the relationship. that's why the president went to the french embassy in rome for the meeting, and why kamala harris, the vice president will be going to paris in a few days to further try to patch up that
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relationship. >> yeah, it really was a remarkable moment. let's turn to china now. we know that the chinese delegation will not be traveling in person to the summit, but it comes after cnn's reporting and the acknowledgment by taiwan of u.s. military advisers there. of course the supply chain issues, climate as well. a lot to discuss, what can get done when it comes to the u.s. china relationship? >> well, the u.s. china relationship is critically important, but it's in trouble right now, in part because of taiwan. the u.s. is deeply concerned that china might try to invade, take over taiwan, the taiwanese, very nervous, the taiwan president, she spoke the other day in an exclusive cnn interview with will ripley, and made it clear how nervous they are and acknowledged for the first time that there are at least some, very few, but some u.s. troops giving some advice, giving some training to taiwan.
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that makes the chinese very very nervous and anxious. this relationship is in trouble right now. there's a lot of work that needs to be done. i know that president biden would have loved to have sat down with president xi of china and had this face-to-face meeting. i'm told they're going to have a phone conversation very soon. the president of china has not left china since covid erupted. he stayed put at least for now. they would have liked him to come. would have loved putin, the russian president to come here. he's skipping this g20 summit as well, as there are several other leaders from the g20, so the leaders may not be here, but there's still a lot of work that needs to be done, and from here, the president biden will be going to scotland for two days for the climate summit, the cap 26 climate summit which will be critically important as well. >> and one leader or at least former leader, president obama unexpectedly is going to be going there as well to push on climate issues.
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how unusual is that, wolf? >> it's sort of unusual, but, you know, he does have a good -- president obama and president biden, they have a good relationship. president biden was vice president under obama for eight years. they have a very good relationship. it is unusual for the former president to show up a few days after the current president undertakes a mission like this, but this is so important, and president obama has so much credibility on this issue especially with world leaders that the biden administration thinks this will be helpful in getting these talks going and getting some specific steps going to deal with climate change, so they're welcoming it, but it is unusual to see a former president show up and potentially upstage the current president. >> wolf blitzer, great to see you, thank you so much. >> thank you. okay. a brand new study just out from the cdc is a big deal because it looks at the protection from covid vaccines versus the
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any moment now, we could get major news from the fda, which is expected to grant emergency use authorization for pfizer's vaccine for 5 to 11-year-olds. >> and a short time ago, the cdc issued a report that says that vaccines offered more protection than a previous covid infection does. cnn senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen, tell us more about this report. >> yeah, victor, a very interesting study, they looked at patients in more than 150 hospitals in the united states and what they found was that folks who were vaccinated never had covid before, but were vaccinated, they were five times more protected against hospitalization. in other words, five times less likely to be hospitalized compared to folks who had prior infection but no vaccination. so this is yet another study that shows that vaccination is more powerful than prior infection. obviously everyone needs to get vaccinated, and in addition,
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even if you have been infected, you should still get vaccinated. >> elizabeth, i think this is huge. i mean, i just want to emphasize this because this is what we hear so many people who are reluctant or resistant to getting vaccinated say, well, natural immunity is better. people with huge platforms as we know have said, i just, i'm going to catch it because natural immunity is better. it turns out it's not true. it's just not true, and the studies suggest, science tells you, it's five times better to get vaccinated. >> right, and people are saying all sorts of things without having any science to back it up. it might sound good, natural infection is better. that's based on nothing. it's based on air. it's based on nothing, and so instead, look at these studies like this most recent one from the cdc that shows that vaccination gives you vostronge protection. >> we got in the breaking news from the fda they've just authorized the pfizer vaccine for those younger children, 5 to 11, when a lot of parents have been waiting for. what are the next steps,
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elizabeth. >> so the next steps here, now that the fda has authorized the vaccine is that this now goes to advisers for the cdc, outside advisers, external folks, professors, they will look at monday and tuesday of next week, and then very soon thereafter, possibly even the next day, we'll hear from dr. rochelle walensky, the head of the cdc, these are expected to be -- these are going to be rigorous reviews looking at what the fda has done. i want to emphasize here how many reviews this vaccine has had for children. first, external advisers for the fda that happened earlier this week, and they have a team of experts and the cdc itself, every little piece of evidence, every clinical trial, everything that's been done that shows so far that this vaccine is safe and effective in children. if you want to save your child's life, get them vaccinated. nearly 800 children have died
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from covid-19, and plenty of them were perfectly healthy children, you would have had no way of knowing that covid would kill them. that's in addition to thousands who were hospitalized and that's in addition to even more who got covid and had long-term effects like fatigue and brain fog and other issues. why you wouldn't want to vaccinate your child, truly as a mom is beyond me. >> one step closer to protection for young children, again, the fda has now authorized pfizer's covid-19 vaccine for children 5 to 11. elizabeth just laid out the steps between this and getting those shots into children's arms. elizabeth cohen, thank you. >> okay. now to that raging debate over school curriculum. the president of ohio's board of education is losing her job today over a controversy involving anti-racism curriculum. laura kollar is resigning from the position she has held for the last five years at the
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request of ohio governor mike dewine. she is a republican, and helped draft guidance for the schools in the wake of george floyd's murder that condemned racism. it urged the ohio department of education and local school districts to take a hard look at how implicit biases, test questions, and disciplinary records and textbooks could impact students of color. and laura is here with us now. thank you so much for being here. i know this is a busy day for you and important day for you. why are you resigning today? >> i am resigning because i, after careful consideration, i thin of education, and the children at the school. >> because you thought that basically this battle that you became part of through no desire of your own was a distraction, and as i understand it, at issue
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was something called resolution 20, and it was something that you helped draft, which urged the ohio department of education to look at its implicit racial bias. here's just a portion of it. the state board of education, sorry, condemns in the strongest possible terms, white supremacy culture, hate crimes and violence in the service of hatred. these immoral ideologies and actions deserve no place in our country, state, and school system. why was that controversial? >> i wish that somebody could tell me. i really struggle to understand why those concepts are controversial. particularly when you are in the business of educating every student and providing the support and the opportunities that each child needs in order to find success once they
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graduate from high school. >> here might be a clue, here's what they changed the resolution to. okay. they weren't comfortable with that three-page resolution that you had helped draft. here's a portion of what they wanted included in it. the state board of education declares that critical race theory and its tenets have no place in kindergarten through 12 education. the state board of education similarly condemns any standards, curriculum or training programs for students, teachers or staff that seek to ascribe circumstances or qualities such as collective guilty, moral deficiency or racial bias to a whole race or group of people. would you have signed that resolution? would you be comfortable with that language? >> no, no, i wasn't. and it was particularly difficult in the debate because none of those concepts were included in the original
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resolution, the original resolution does not speak to critical race theory, it certainly does not speak to making any one race or child feel guilt or uncomfortable about their own ethnicity. these were each items that had been ascribed to resolution 20 by, i believe, people who were trying to make a political statement rather than figure out what is the best course of action. >> i mean, as i understand it, critical race theory is a misnomer, it's not even taught in kindergarten through 12th grade public schools but obviously as you know, it's become a lightning rod and a catch all phrase for things that parents don't like.
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do you understand how it's become such a lightning rod since you're on the front lines of this? >> that's an interesting question, i will tell you personally, i've never heard of critical race theory when i helped draft this resolution. i didn't hear that term for the first time until several months later. i think that if you ask people on the street what is the definition of critical race theory, you're going to get ten different answers. no one seems to understand what it is, beyond, the legal construct that is not generally taught, and instead, is considered a gradual study in how the justice system has been impacted by race. >> look, somehow as we know, all of this curriculum has become so heated for parents right now. we see it in state after state,
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and laura kohler, you have been caught in the cross fire after o of all of this. we appreciate you telling your story, and we will watch what happens next in ohio. thank you for telling your story, and thank you so much for being here. >> thank you very much. the brother-in-law of north carolina senator richard burr, former senator, sold off thousands in stocks minutes after receiving a call from the senator. this was at the beginning of the pandemic. now, the s.e.c. is investigating. we'll be joined by the reporter who broke this story, next.
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new details are emerging from an investigation into republican senator richard burr, and allegations of insider trading. >> a new filing by the securities and exchange commission reveals that burr sold more than $1.6 million in stocks just a week before the market crashed at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. after a phone call with the senator, burr's brother-in-law also sold off his stocks before the markets dropped joining us now is the reporter who broke this story for propublica. robert, thank you so much for being here. that sounds suspicious. what has your reporting revealed about that phone call? >> yeah, the way this began was
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last year during the beginning of the pandemic, we learned that about a week before the market crash, senator burr sold up to $1.7 million of stock. and this was as he was, you know, saying publicly that, you know, the u.s. government was prepared for the coming pandemic. a few weeks after that we learned that on the very same day his brother-in-law also off loaded potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars of stock. what we learned yesterday from an s.e.c. filing is that not only did they both dump stock on the same day but senator burr had material non-public information that he had derived from former staffers about the economic impact of covid, and he, after he had dumped his own stock, he called his brother-in-law, and then, you know, they spoke for about 50 seconds, and literally the next minute after the call, senator
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burr's brother-in-law called his own stockbroker to begin the process of dumping stock. what he said during that call, we don't know. but, you know, the timing looks really bad for senator burr. >> it certainly does. 50 second conversation and then the very next minute, the brother-in-law makes the sales. what is their explanation, how are they explaining away what seems like a clear equation here? >> so i would love to get their explanations. i actually called the brother-in-law. i told him why i was calling and who i was. he hung up on me. i have reached out to senator burr's office. you know, in the past they have provided comment. silence now. >> do we know what privileged information or special intel senator burr was looking at in those days before he sold off all of that stock? >> so we don't. the s.e.c. said it was material,
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nonpublic information, which is sort of the crucial, you know, element to an insider trading investigation. we do know that at the time he was chair of the intelligence committee. he was sitting on the health committee, which was, you know, getting briefings about covid, and more importantly than that, he had staffers who were, you know, former staffers who were in federal agencies who were specifically working on preparing for the coming crisis. and, you know, according to the s.e.c., you know, he was getting information from them. >> senator burr has announced that he will not be running for reelection. prosecutors decided not to file charges but are he and his brother out of the woods? what liability still is out there potentially? >> so at the very end of the trump administration, it was announced that the federal criminal investigation by doj
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was not resulting in charges against senator burr. we thought that meant it was sort of the end of the story, but apparently, you know, since our stories ran last year, the s.e.c. has been investigating this. and you know, has been trying to get the brother-in-law to comply with the subpoena. he's been saying, i'm too sick, i can't sit down for an interview, but at the same time he's, you know, chairing the national mediation board which is a federal post, you know, he was appointed to it again by president biden. so he's still working but saying, oh, i can't -- i'm too sick to sit down for an interview. >> all right. robert feddericci, thank you for sharing your reporting with us. >> thank you so much for having me. a mayor candidate in minneapolis is looking to chase
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they would have changed their outcome after hearing from him. >> for me, no, not at all. the evidence was the evidence. i don't think it would have changed anything. it would have been nice to hear, but it wouldn't have changed the outcome, i don't believe. >> it would not have changed my decision at all. still trying to understand 9 minutes and 29 seconds why, and i don't think that derek chauvin could explain that to me ever. >> well, now, six months after chauvin's conviction, the city of minneapolis may overhaul its police department. on tuesday, voters will decide if they want to shift the police department to a department of public safety with a quote comprehensive public health approach. sheila nijan is trying to unseat current minneapolis mayor jacob frey. she coauthored, the ballot question. thank you for being with us. >> my pleasure, thank you for having me. >> let's start with what
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question to the ballot proposal is, it would remove the requirement of a police department, and the police chief from the city charter, also remove the minimum funding requirement, instead replace it with this department of public safety that could include police officers. now, you know that fits neatly into the narrative for better or worse of the defund the poli poli police mantra. why do you believe this is the appropriate way to go, and is that an appropriate characterization of what you're trying to do? >> actually, it's a pretty simple change because our state and federal government all have departments of public safety that have police as one part of the approach. and in minneapolis, it's actually a little bit of an outlier to have a police department required instead of the department of public safety. so what this amendment allows us to do is have more types of responses for health, so more
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mental health responders, more domestic and sexual violence advocates, and by removing the minimum funding requirement, it also opens up budgetary pathways, which is my area of expertise for funding more violence prevention and restorative and transformative justice services. >> so when the language says it could include these public safety officers, police officers, you do or do not envision that there will be armed police officers as part of this public safety department? >> so we are required to have licensed police officers respond to some kinds of crimes under minnesota state law, so police will be a part of the department. however, we want to build up more options for different types of help because many people in minneapolis are afraid to call 911 right now because they are afraid of who will show up when they call, and everyone deserves
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help and that's why i'm running for mayor because i know we can build up responders who are going to meet the needs of the people of minneapolis, and also put more resources into preventing violence, and crime before it happens. >> so let's talk about violent crime, the numbers in minneapolis aren't great this year, the number of homicides up, the number of robberies up, aggravated assault, up, reports of rape are down. what's your rebuttal to the argument that these numbers would suggest that this is the time to raise the ceiling on police departments, not eliminate the floor of funding. >> absolutely, so what we need right now is solutions to gun violence. and the reasons why gun violence is happening is often boils down to economics or in the case of interpersonal and domestic violence, right, a lack of
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ability for people to be able to leave dangerous relationships or a lack of education on consent and healthy relationships. policing does not address either of those causes, right, what does address those causes is individualized wrap around services for people who have been involved in gun violence or who are at risk of being involved in gun or gang related violence. we have a program like that here in minneapolis called "the group violence intervention program," very effective at reducing gang-related violence in minneapolis. but we're only funding it at $100,000 a year. and our city's police department budget is $170 million a year. >> it sounds like you have a plan, but one person who has not heard it is the minneapolis police chief, dahe says he woul settle for a sketch on the back of a napkin.
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let's listen to what he says about ballot question 2. >> i can't tell you what ballot question 2 will achieve for your public safety if it passes, because no one including the authors of the ballot or those supporting it have clearly stated that either. it will not eliminate tragic incidents between police and community from ever occurring in our city. it will not reduce the disproportionate violent crime disparities involving african-american victims, involving public health crisis in decades. it will not change the culture of a police department that has been in existence for 155 years. >> so we don't have much time left, but what's your response to what you heard there from the chief? >> so i think what we've seen in minneapolis is people took to the streets, they took to city hall, demanding solutions, right, and there are solutions to violence and crime and policing has failed to address what we need right now. and has created enormous harm in
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minneapolis and in cities across the country, and so in order to develop real safety, we have to create a city where everyone has a home, kids have a safe place to be. people don't have to fear the help they get when they call 911. >> the chief is asking if this plan that's on the ballot on tuesday is the way to change many of the stats and trends that we've seen sheila, thanks for being with us. >> yeah, thanks for having me. we also reached out to mayor frey to have him on the show. his office said he was not available to join us right now. now to this. a huge majority of active duty service members are getting their covid-19 vaccines. this is according to the pentagon. 97% have received at least one dose. 87% are fully vaccinated. the small percentage that have yet to get a shot, though, still
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number in the thousands. >> the air force specifically, at least 12,000 airmen are unvaccinated. the branch has the earliest deadline to get the shot. it's this tuesday. oren liebermann is live at the pentagon. so what could happen to those members who are not vaccinated or if they don't get vaccinated? >> the air force and other services have made it clear if you continue to refuse to accept the vaccine for whatever reason, you could very well be separated from the service under the uniform code of military justice because the order to get a vaccine is a lawful, legal order and refusing it could lead to effectively you getting the boot. that's not the first option. there will be guidance, counselling. they can apply for religious or medical exemptions. but eventually, yes, this could lead to separation. that being said, the numbers for the military are very good. much better than, for example, the general population. air force, 96%.
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navy, 99%. marine corps, 93%. the army, the oldest number from earlier this month, 91%. that's come up as well. and the military already requires service members to get a long list of vaccines and that regularly when it needs boosters. take a look at this list. anthrax, chicken box and much more. all of that part of the military's argument for getting the vaccine and getting it over with. >> oren liebermann, thank you. the sheriff investigating the deadly shooting on the set of alec baldwin's movie is asking the armorer to come in and talk to detectives. why he wants to question her again.
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here at cnn, we are proud to salute our cnn heroes. here are the top ten cnn heroes of 2021. >> i'm anderson cooper. we celebrate a milestone. the 15th anniversary of cnn heroes. for a decade and a half we've introduced you to extraordinary everyday people who are changing the world. and at a time when we need kindness and courage more than ever, we're thrilled to announce this year's top ten cnn heroes. from philadelphia, pediatric surgeon, illa stanford saw
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covid-19 ravaging communities of color so she brought testing and vaccinations to people. david flink is building understanding and confidence using his journey with adhd and dyslexia to help skids with learning difficulties thrive. hector guadalupe uses fitness training to help formerly incarcerated men and women like himself get family-sustaining jobs and build careers. from colombia, jennifer culpas brings safe water and sanitation to struggling colombians living in remote areas. linda dowdy of maine monitors 2,500 miles of coastline freuding life-saving support and medical dire thousands of marine animals. from bali, indonesia, exchanging plastic waste for rice. restaurant owner madeyasa has
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sent tons of plastic for recycling and provided foods to families during the pandemic. in simi valley, california, michelle hernandez turned her profound grief into sustaining support for the widowed. on colleges, patrician gordon walked away from her private practice to save women around the world from dying of preventable and treatable cervical cancer. on l.a.'s skid row, shirley reigns brings dignity and respect to thousands of homeless people every week, rain or shine. and in nigeria, zena educates orphan children from both sides of a violent extremist conflict providing support to more than 2,000 boys and girls a year. congratulations. the top ten cnn heroes of 2021. now it's time for you to choose who inspires you the most. who should be named cnn hero of the year and receive $100,000 to continue their great work? go to to vote and
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be sure to watch the 15th annual cnn heroes all-star tribute as we announce the hero of the year and celebrate all of this year's honorees live, sunday, december 12th. most inspiring night of the year. and you can help decide which one of these will become the cnn hero of the year. the 15th annual cnn heroes all-star tribute airs live on sunday, december 12th. we can't wait. so halloween is this weekend. >> yes. >> i posted a question of the day. >> you caused a controversy online. >> so my instagram account a asked, favorite or least favorite candy, right? i want to know your favorite candy. >> anything with caramel and chocolate. $100,000 bars, snickles. caramel and chocolate. >> reese's cups. >> can't go wrong. >> the classic, the simple. >> least favorite? >> mounds. >> oh, really? >> mounds.
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i don't like all that gooey, what is that, coconut? >> it's coconut. >> and then there is dumdums. it's a waste for me. now candy corn, we both love candy corn. >> it only comes out around thanksgiving and it's so delicious. >> people have called this sweetened candles. it's delicious. >> it really is. it's like a vegetable. it is candy corn. >> i'm just going to sit here and eat. >> "the lead" with jake tapper starts right now. pfizer can now start shipping vaccines for young kids. "the lead" starts right now. 28 million children in the united states could soon get a covid shot as millions of adults in the u.s. continue to refuse to get theirs. even at risk of losing their jobs. with tens of thousands in new york city alone, fighting a vaccine mandate that goes into effect in minutes. the final days of virginia voting. in a tight


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