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describes the teen's attempts as an honest misunderstanding. according to the whoosh "washington post," the precinct said youngkin's son thought he could vote because he had a friend who was also 17 who had been allow today cast a ballot. now, it's unclear exactly what happened. obviously, you can't be 17 in a gubernatorial election casting a vote but you can in special elections. if you are turning 18. any rate, the top election official in the county says there was not an apparent criminal offense. thanks for joining us. anderson starts now. good evening. anybody wantsing to see a circular firing squad in action, need only visit the capitol tonight. there, you will find house democrats doing what they, themselves, acknowledge did not endear their party to voters on tuesday. yet, here they are doing it, anyway. they are, once again, yet again, at loggerheads over the same two, potentially legacy die fining bills. the same two bills they have
been trying to pass for months. yet, still not passing either one tonight. even though speaker pelosi said in a letter, they would hold a vote on the infrastructure bill, quote, now. they have yet to do that. the president's -- what's billed as the president's build back bill is hung up because moderates said at the last moment, they want to wait for more research on the budget impact. the roadblocks in front of the senate approved hard infrastructure bill because progressives apparently do not trust house speaker pelosi's maneuvering to get at least one bill passed today. they wanted to do both. the president started his day with some especially good you?s on job growth and who wanted to cap the day with two big legislative victories, instead has what is technical hi known as bupkis. he has been spending the evening twisting arms and phoning in to a meeting of progressive democrats and in touch with speaker pelosi. his earlier message? this one, now, seems almost quaint in its optimism. >> i'm asking every house member, member of the house of representatives, to vote yes on both these bills right now. send the infrastructure bill to
my desk. send the build back better bill to the senate. let's show the world that america's democracy can deliver and propel our economy forward. and let's get this done. >> well, they're not. not yet. as for speaker pelosi, she was optimistic even in the face of reports her majority whip, congressman jim clyburn, had yet to round up enough votes to bring anything to the floor. >> now, mr. clyburn has the official whip count. i have the speaker's secret whip count. i don't tell anything that people tell me, not even you, my dear good friends. but i have a pretty good feel. >> well, quite a night. start with cnn's phil mattingly at the white house and because he was also one of our best capitol hill reporters, perhaps he can tell us what on earth is going on at both ends of pennsylvania avenue tonight. so, phil, what's up? >> yeah, anderson, i have been trying to figure a way to distill this in some way, shape, or form that a normal person would understand. not totally sure i have come up
with it yet but to put it most simply, they don't have the votes. that was the case this morning when the president and speaker pelosi were trying to pursue both bills of his $3 trillion agenda and it is the same now after they pivoted to only trying to move one of those bills. just the infrastructure proposal. this morning, as noted anderson, it was the moderates. right now, it's proegszives. over the course of the last several hours, there has been an effort from the president to the speaker, both of their tams to try and figure out what it will take to get 20, maybe 22, 23 progressives to come on board and support that infrastructure proposal. they are not there, yet. they still have a lot of work to do, source tell me and my colleague manu raju. one thing they are considering at the moment is trying to draft a statement signed by moderate members and president biden that gives explicit assurances related to that second economic and climate package which could come up for a vote in a couple of weeks. that he is something that is being considered right now. whether it will work, though, sources say is still an open question, anderson.
>> started out as a day with the jobs numbers but with the back and forth with democrats on capitol hill, i'm wondering what are things like in the white house tonight? >> it's remarkable how the message was stip.ed on. right? you think about where tlings were at 8:30 this morning. you had 531,000 jobs added beating estimates. unemployment rate down to 4.6% and the very real possibility the president's long-stalled agenda, both bills, of a transformative $3 trillion agenda could get tlut through the house today. instead, once again, democrats are fighting with one another to try and find the path forward. what's interesting, we talked to white house officials they have made clear the president is unequivocal now and this is a shift from president biden based on discussions i have had withm withman members of the house and senate over the course of the last several months. he is being explicit in conversations. he had a phone call with pramila jayapal where he made clear he wanted a vote tonight. he called in to a meeting of the congressional progressive caucus, was put on speaker phone and made clear to the members of the cpc that he wanted a vote tonight. asked them what will it take? what will it take to get this
across the finish line? that's where the drafting of the statement came up. the president and his team closely coordinating with speaker pelosi and her team. trying to find the path forward. a but unlike past deadlines or past wreaks, they are not leaving open the possibility of this moving forward a couple weeks or setting a new deadline. they want this done tonight. how they get there just haven't figured out yet. >> phil mattingly, appreciate it. joining us now su congressman jaret huffman, democrat of california, member of the congressional progressive caucus. congressman, appreciate you being with us. so, are these voties happening tonight? >> well, it's good to see you, anderson. i think there is a good chance we could get to votes tonight. of course, we began this day not only expecting to put up all three votes, the rule, the build back better act, and the bipartisan senate bill. but um, we were enthusiastic. and the goal posts moved. so what we have been spending the last few mours on is trying to get it back on track with the help of the president. >> so when you say the goal post moved, you are saying what it went from moderate democrats who wanted more financial figures? >> yes.
a small cohort of our caucus. a cohort that had been eager to -- for us to cast a final vote on the piece of this package that actually does add to the deficit surprised us. blindsided us, frankly, by demanding this cbo score before they would put up their votes today and we have been trying to come up with something that can provide everyone the assurance and the certainty they need to still move forward as the president has asked us to do. >> just to be clear, are you willing to sink the bipartisan infrastructure vet vote if that happens first? i mean, will you only vote yes if these bills are together? >> many of my colleagues -- and i am -- i agree with them -- have been unwilling to put up a vote for that senate bill in the absence of more than just that because it's a final vote. it becomes law at that point. that's why we've asked that both bills move, together. now, what we're exploring tonight is something -- whether something short of an actual final vote on the build back better act can give us the certainty and the -- the
assurance we need to go ahead and put up that difficult vote and move forward. >> i mean, first, just for those of us who are watching this from the outside. is it that you -- i mean, do you just not trust your own moderate democrats to do what they say they'll do? >> well, i think you're casting a little too broad a brush there. 96% of democrats are in complete sync in both the house and the senate. on what needs to happen and how it needs to happen, frankly. a very small cohort of our colleagues, um, went off, frankly, on a tangent. demanding this cbo score on a bill that has been thoroughly scrutinized and assessed for fiscal concerns. and again, i say that they -- they were willing and eager to put up a vote on a bill that actually does induce the deficit. the senate bipartisan bill. so, if it's fiscal concern, it's kind of hard to understand, kind of hard to square that circle. but we're -- we need to work it out. we have got to get there because we all want to put up a win
tonight for the country and for the president. >> when you look at what happened in -- on tuesday in virginia and new jersey, those are certainly some warning signs, i would imagine, for your party. i would imagine, you probably agree with that. a lot of people are sigaying democrats are more concerned with infighting right now than getting things done. how critical is this for gyour party is this. >> we desperately want to get things done, anderson. again, we began this day enthusiastic about delivering a win for the congress, for the president, for the country. um, we were thrown a curve ball today and we are trying to regroup and at the urging of the president, with the help of the president, get this back on track and still get it done. >> when he called into the progressive caucus meeting tonight, what was his message to you and your fellow caucus members? >> well, his message is that he is determined to bring everyone together on something we can all count on and move forward together on that basis and he urged us to work with him in
good faith. not to trust him blindly. but to give him a chance to deliver that deal, frankly, between the -- the two sides who were disagreeing on this. >> congressman huffman, i really appreciate your time. thank you. thanks for having me. spektdive now from cnn senior political commentator and former top obama white house adviser, david axelrod. also, cnn political analyst and "new york times" washington correspondent maggie haberman. maggie, how much trouble are democrats making for themselves tonight? >> to phil's point, i don't know how the average voiter understands any of this. all they can see is that something is not getting done and what we saw as part of the results, you know, there are mixed results. you can -- you can read into what you want in different states and different races from tuesday but it was very clear that the fact that nothing has gotten done is having a competency message for this white house. and so, you now have the president phoning in. you had pelosi say there is going to be a vote. it's now almost 8:15. there is no vote. there is clearly not a sign of a vote. so they do need to get something done, at some point. but i have to say, at this point, they have really hurt themselves.
getting something done a couple months ago, even if it was a different, slimmer package would have helped them more, i think, politically than this will. >> david, speaker pelosi was asked this afternoon whether she worries it looks like democrats can't get out of their own way. she said no. what's your view? >> well, i mean, i think the -- the answer is yes. it's -- this is not a good look. this is not a good look for the -- the party in power. and i do think that swas -- she did say she thought that was part of the issue on tuesday. i think so, as well. you know, the country is restive right now, anderson. the country's anxious. they're -- we're still sort of in the grips of -- of this virus. the economic news today was encouraging. but, you know, people -- to -- to the degree we are out of it, they still have ptsd. things feel a little out of control. prices, you know, supply chain. all of that stuff -- gas prices -- and, you know, it -- it would be very good for the
president, for the country, certainly for the democratic party, if they were able to advance these bills and then begin to explain what's in them. the more they haggle about procedure and have intramural spats, the longer it will be before they can actually get to talking about what's in the bill and what they've dope fne for t american people. and so, i think this is the sense of urgency the president probably feels and that the speaker feels. what he is stunning is that the president of the united states could ask members of the house of his own party for this vote. and ask them to place their trust in him, and there are -- there are members who are unwilling to do that right now. >> yeah. i mean, maggie, it's certainly -- it -- it's incredibly damaging for the president, not only for, you know, political capital but just that members of his own party are kind of ignoring him. >> it looks infective and it's interesting i was thinking as david was talking, one of the things often said when president obama was in power was that some
members of his party were not afraid of him. more definitely were and more recognized him as leader of the party and were willing to do what he wanted to do. that is the opposite of what we are seeing right now and there is just this sort of disconnect in terms of how the white house -- at least from what they are saying -- a disconnect from what the current white house a saying about their understanding of this situation and where they see it headed versus this ser pension that as you said, you have a president literally asking members of his party, do this, i need this. and we are drifting on several hours now. >> david -- >> anderson, here -- here -- here is the thing. anyone who believes -- any democrat who believes that they can somehow separate themselves out from a president of their own party and be successful if he is not viewed as successful, hasn't studied history. if -- if -- you know, one of the problems on tuesday was that joe biden's approval rating was down there at 42, 43%. and that's a significant headwind for candidates of his own party. if that is the case a year from now, and it may not be.
the economy could improve. we could be through the virus. things can change. but -- but certainly, passing these bills would be part of making that change. if -- if -- if we're -- we are in a year where we were on tuesday, a lot of these members are not going to be coming back to congress. or at least some of these members are not going to be coming back to congress. so, you know, there is something to the you either hang together or hang separately. >> you know, maggie, some democrats will say well, look, this is, you know, capitol hill they will say at least this is going to -- watching how the sausage is being made once this is passed, all this stuff won't matter. um, does that still hold true? >> we will have to see what is actually in the bill once it's done. we don't know. it has changed many times. part of the problem that the white house and congressional democrats have had in explaining this package is that it keeps changing and there isn't an agreement. so this is all this sausage-making talk. i don't know how many of these programs are going to be in place before midterms so that's also another question. i do think there is going to be
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accusing cuomo of a sex crime, this was forcible touching, that this is potentially defective. and there are a number of issues that the da's office has listed in this letter. for one, he says that the complaint did not include a sworn testimony from the alleged victim. this is, as you will recall, brittany camisso, a former aide to the former governor. it also says that the complaint left out some testimony from her that could be exculpatory. it also says, quote, it states relevant law. so a number of issues the da is now raising and the result is now that cuomo's arraignment has been postponed until january. remember, initially, it was supposed to be later-this month. but presumably, this would give the da more time to complete his investigation. and i think just in the big picture, there are now serious questions and even doubt about whether this can move forward. but he says he is going to move forward with this investigation and that's why more time is necessary. >> and it is up to that district attorney. did -- did the district attorney
know the sheriff was going to file? >> no, in fact it's clear now the da had no idea that this complaint was coming in this letter, he actually writes that the sheriff's complaint last week was unilaterally and inexplicably filed. in other words, there was no heads up. there was no coordination. and remember, last week when we were covering this complaint, we noted how unusual it was, especially for such a high-profile case, that there was this lack of coordination. that the sheriff's office would not have told the da's office, and i think it's worth, you know, telling the viewers and reminding everyone, cuomo's team has been consistent from the beginning. they have denied some of these sexual misconduct allegations against him. they have said that, you know, he resigned because he didn't want to be a distraction to the state. but they deny these charges and i think it's -- you know, as you say, it's up to the da to decide whether to move forward. but again, this letter just highlights a lot of potential issues going forward. and just raises a lot of questions about why the sheriff
acted in the way that he did. >> mj lee, appreciate it. thank. now, to the trial of three white men charged with the killing of a jogger, ahmaud arbery, a black man. during open statements today, prosecutors argued the defendants tracked down the 25-year-old, cornered him and shot him without any knowledge that arbery had done anything wrong even though they claim they were making a citizen's arrest. also today, an emotional moment for arbery's mom who saw the video of her son's death in its entirety for the first time adve as it was played in the courtroom. >> state of georgia versus travis mcmichael, greg mcmichael, and william r. brian. >> reporter: in a trial where race and racism take center stage, the nearly all white jury heard two very different accounts of how a 25-year-old black man, ahmaud arbery, was chased and killed by three white men as he was running in a coastal georgia neighborhood. >> mr. arbery takes off running and the pickup truck goes to follow him. >> reporter: in the opening statement, the lead prosecutor
described arbery as under attack by the three defendants. who say they believed that he had committed a crime. >> in this case, all three of these defendants did everything they did based on assumptions. not on facts, not on evidence, on assumptions. and they made decisions in their driveways, based on those assumptions that took a young man's life. >> reporter: travis mcmichael, his father, and a neighbor william roddy bryan jr. are facing life in prison on murder and other charges, if convicted. it was brian who captured the killing on his cell phone. in their opening statement, prosecutors played the cell phone video. among those watching and listening in the courtroom, was arbery's mother. who said she had never seen it in its entirety and was clearly emotionally overwhelmed. >> i decided to -- to remain in so i can get familiar with what
happened to ahmaud the last minutes of his life. >> reporter: at no time during the five-minute chase, the prosecutor says, did the defendants tell arbery they were performing a citizen's arrest. instead, prosecutors say gregory mcmichael shouted threats. >> so, how do you know mr. ahmaud arbery was under attack by strangers with intent to kill him? because greg mcmichael told the police this. stop or i'll blow your [ bleep ] head off. >> reporter: in the defense's opening statements, travis mcmichael's attorney portrays a very different story. >> this case is about duty and responsibility. >> reporter: describing travis mcmichael not as a vigilante but as a ten-year veteran of the coast guard who felt a duty and responsibility to protect his neighborhood using his training. >> it's scenario-based training. you are rely ongoing muscle memory. >> the defense maintains arbery was seen on video on multiple different occasions inside a
neighborhood home under construction without permission. including, the day that arbery was killed. >> the evidence shows overwhelmingly that travis mcmichael honestly and lawfully attempted to detain ahmaud arbery according to the law and shot and killed him in self-defense. >> reporter: gregory mcmichael's attorney, also, argued his client's actions were well within the law. >> greg mcmichael was absolutely sure this was the guy. the same guy he had seen on surveillance videos inside a house multiple times where greg had sound reasons to believe theft had occurred. the state's first witness was the second police officer on the scene the day arbery was killed. his body cam video shows such a gruesome scene, the judge delivered a warning to the courtroom when it was played. >> what did that man covered in
blood seated over there say to you when you asked him are you okay? >> um, he -- it was a quick reply of basically, no, i'm not okay. i just effing killed somebody. >> martin savidge joins us now. on the issue of evidence, did the judge rule on the issue of the confederate flag image that was on the pickup truck? >> yeah, that's, you know, really a key piece of evidence. at least from the point of view of the prosecution. on the day that ahmaud arbery was killed, the pickup truck that travis mcmichael was driving, it had what they call a vanity plate on the front of the vehicle. and on that plate is an image of the confederate flag. the prosecution wants to show that to the jury. the problem is the defense was vehemently against it because they know what that could potentially imply. the judge listened to all the arguments, but this morning before it all began with testimony, he said, yep, that flag can be shown to the jurors.
and they will just simply have to make up their own minds as to what it means about travis mcmichael. >> i mean, i cannot imagine what it was like for ahmaud arbery's mom to watch that entire tape in -- in the courthouse. did they say anything after they left? >> they did. you know, and it wasn't so much what she had to say. it was how she looked and she was there with marcus arbery, who is, of course, ahmaud's father. but wanda cooper jones looked emotionally drained. i mean, she looked to a point that i had never seen her before and i have seen her many, many times. it wasn't just, of course, that she witnessed the killing of her son, this time in its entirety. but that body-cam video that i was just talking about there from the second officer that arrived on the scene. of the officer turns her son's body over and the wounds are horrific. and you could see that she just
buried her face into her hands. she couldn't bear to see that part. this was an extremely difficult day. it was a very emotional day. and it's only the first day. >> martin savidge, appreciate it. thank you. coming up next, what happens when a role model for so many people misleads them and his league about getting vaccinated genes covid, then explains it by basically veering into junk science at times. the strange new chapter in the life of aaron rodgers, ahead. for mike's retirement party. worth is giving the employee who spent half his life with you, the party of a lifetime. wealth is watching your business grow. worth is watching your employees grow with it. principal. for all it's worth. i brought in ensure max protein, with thirty grams of protein. those who tried me felt more energy in just two weeks! ( sighs wearily ) here, i'll take that!
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today began with word of what could be a remarkable next step in the fight against covid. pfizer announcing interim test results showing its experimental antiviral pill reduced the risk of hospitalization or death from covid by 89%. that was by any measure, incredibly encouraging. this, on the other hand, is not. a huge role model, green bay packers' quarterback aaron rodgers, today, trying to explain why he was misleading when asked back in august if he was vaccinated. as you know, he was recently diagnosed with covid. so this is what he said back in august. >> are you vaccinated and what's your stance on vaccinations? >> yeah, i am immunized. >> actually, no, he wasn't. today, on a sports radio show, he said he wasn't lying back in august but at best, he was misleading. he also said today that he is currently in quote, the crosshairs of the woke mob. and accused the nfl of being on
a quote witch hunt -- his word -- about vaccination status and justified his decision this way. >> i'm not, you know, some sort of anti-vax, flat-earther. i am somebody who is a critical thinker. you guys know me. i march to the beat of my own drum. i believe strongly in bodily autonomy and the ability to make choices for your body, not to have to acquiesce to some woke culture or crazed, you know, group of individuals who say you have to do something. >> rogers said a lot of study went into his decision not to get vaccinated. much like -- and i am quoting him again here -- the study i put into -- into hosting "jeopardy" unquote. he also said he had concerns about vaccines and sterility and that he couldn't get the pfizer or moderna vaccine because of allergies to an ingredient in it. as for not completely following all the nfl guidelines for unvaccinated players, he quoted dr. martin luther king jr.
>> it is an aside but the great mlk said that you have a moral obligation to object to unjust rules. and rules that make no sense. >> joined now by dr. peter hotez, co-director of the september for vaccine development at texas children's hospital, that you ever of preventing the next pandemic, vaccine diplomacy in a time of anti-science. so, dr. hotez, you have been very outspoken about misinformation. i am wondering when you hear aaron rodgers, who obviously a lot of kids and adults look up to and admire. what goes through your mind? >> you know, anderson, it's the context of this. let's remember what's happened this past summer and into the fall. 100,000 americans -- 100,000 unvaccinated americans lost their lives to covid-19, despite the widespread availability of safe and effective vaccines. these are individuals. 100,000 americans who unnecessarily lost their lives because of what some call
misinformation, others call disinformation, i call anti-science aggression. so it's -- you know, for aaron rodgers to dismiss that as wokeness is absolutely outrageous. and to then try to invoke martin luther king in order to bolster his argument when, in fact, you know, martin luther king said we must learn to live together or perish together as fools or that life's most persistent and urgent question is what you are doing for others. is -- is -- well, disingenuous, i guess, is the polite way of saying it. but it -- it was a -- it was some terrible things that he said today. >> so, he said he is allergic to one of the ingredients in mrna vaccines. that's the moderna and the pfizer. as for the j&j vaccine, he said that he -- he referenced that some people had had bad reactions to it. i -- from my memory, the vast majority -- first of all, it was a very small number but most of it was in women, was it not? >> yeah, and that was a little
puzzled by that. i mean, there are rare, rare anaphylactic reactions to -- to mrna vaccines. um, primarily to the peg component, which is, you know, peg allergy occurs in .04% of the population. i mean, four in 10,000. so maybe that's the case. but it's exceedingly rare. and the j&j vaccine is a good vaccine. it's a safe vaccine. and you're absolutely right that rare, rare side effect is predominantly seen in -- in young women. and so, you know, he's just making excuses. and by the way, he also cited some studies out of israel and others claiming that vaccines -- that you are infected and recovered, it's better than getting vaccinated. >> right. he said -- he said he is -- he said he is now going to have the, quote, best immunity possible. >> yeah he's wrong. and -- and both the study in israel that he quoted and another study out of kentucky from the cdc show that if you
have been infected and recovered and then you get vaccinated, you have a far less likelihood of getting infected by -- by half. so, he -- he's clearly getting his facts wrong. and then, he says he's consulted with joe rogan and i -- i know joe and, um, you know, why you would get your health advice from joe rogan when here he is in the state of wisconsin, home to two of the greatest medical schools in the world. university of wisconsin and medical college of wisconsin. he has the best people at his disposal. so the whole thing was -- you know, as i listened to this, anderson, i said to me, you know, what would have roberto clemente have said? what would walter payton have said? what has kareem abdul-jabbar said? and the -- this is what great individuals do when we're in a time of horrible crisis, as we are, they step up. >> he talked about body autonomy. of course, this isn't just about the individual. it's about the individual's
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a year on our cnn new year's rockin' eve show. >> that's mean. >> well, i just said contractually obligated. we see each other many other times but i invited andy here tonight because i have a bone to pick with him because one of his books is current hi higher on t "the new york times" best-seller list than my book, available now. and if that weren't bad enough -- >> that's a reverse plug. i'm here to plug my book. you just plugged -- >> and he is got another book out today. so potentially, two. his new book called "glitter every day, 365 quotes from women i love" features words of wisdom from everyone from the kardashians to ruth bader ginsburg to my mom, and he joins me now. >> i mean, look at this two shot. >> is that a two shot? >> america's voice of news. right here. >> it's -- we have stevie needy for the hour. so, um -- so this is -- boy. how long -- this -- a lot of work went into this, eh? >> yes. >> so, you picked -- >> find the quotes. write things about them.
>> explain what this is. >> it's 365 quotes from women i love. i have been shaped by women from my mom to divas, to mentors i have had, to the housewives. they are all in here. >> i spent a good-five minutes reading so far. just because i just got it so i just -- but i did i picked out a couple that i particularly like because first of all, this is one of the greatest quotes from last year. were you silent? or were you silenced? but you know what's missing? what oprah -- the fingers. what she did is she goes, were you silent? or were you silenced? >> yes. >> we all studied that. i love that. that had to go in the book. i have another quote from oprah about her love of bread in the book. >> really? >> yeah. gotten to that yet. >> there was another from -- okay. this decrease i also learned some new thing about you i didn't know. you have a quote from lucille ball saying i don't know anything about luck but you also write you add your two cents. >> that's where the work -- >> that's where the work is. >> yes. >> you had when you were a kid, every time you went to the public library, you would check out the same book about the
history of i love lieucy? >> yes, it was the inside story of i love lucy. my mom would get so mad at me. she's like you checked that lucy book out again? >> every librarian was like here comes the gay kid again. >> well, yes. >> i mean, what other -- what other kid? >> she was like you are going to grow up to be an airhead. and here i am on cnn. >> no comment there. >> big desk. >> so, there was -- oh, from your mom, i love this quote. what did -- this is what your mom said to you after you told her you were gay. >> yes, she said i probably would have hated your wife, anyway. she probably would have. but it -- it brought the house down, you know? >> literally, you told her. >> literally, i am going to say two minutes after as she sat in reflection -- thank you -- as she sat in reflection, that's
what she came up with. i mean, today's quote is shirley chism the great. service is the rent you pay for room on this earth. and then, tomorrow is tamara judge from the orange county housewives. why would you trust a girl that has boobs bigger than her head? and it's true. why would you? >> i -- june 3rd, my birthday, the quote is from my mom. which -- i mean, clearly -- you put a lot of work into figuring out when to put the quotes. i was very impressed with this. my mom's quote, i am always in love. if it's not with a man, it's something else. there is so much beauty in the world. very sweet. >> your mother was the great optimist. >> yes, she was. >> you are the great pessimist. >> i am not a pessimist. i'm a catastrophist. >> big difference. >> by the way, you haven't had a lot of traffic at cnn i think in a long time. >> there's been no one here. >> i was in the green room. there is a hollywood reporter from january of 2020 in there. >> well, you could -- because you are probably the first
person to be in the green room. >> i demanded to be in the studio. >> i am surprised they let you in the front door. like ft. knox here. >> unlike the football player, i'm fully vaccinated. >> is that right? >> good to know. that is good, as am i. that was all the quotes i really picked out. although, you have kristen wig. so what else should we know? >> well, you should know that -- >> what is the pitch -- because how many tv shows have you done today? >> no, i've done no tv shows today. it's been a quiet day. >> yesterday, how many shows did you do? >> yes, i have been schlepping around town. this is the pinnacle. >> just give me your pattern. >> no it's just about these -- this is high and low as i am. >> right. >> this is a little piece of glitter to sprinkle on you every day. >> i got to say -- >> at the beginning of the day. >> it's the most annoying thing on the planet. >> i know because you can't get it off. when you open a gift and there is glitter everywhere. this is metaphorical glitter. you don't have to wipe it off. it's just in the air.
you are like, wow, you know, even for a ka tas troe fist like you, it could maybe cause you to be a little upbeat at the beginning of the day or laugh. >> i did think that. so what is the plan for new year's eve? >> what is our plan? >> yeah. >> we are going to be drinking -- >> are you invited back this year? >> i think so. >> okay. >> if i haven't screwed it up tonight. but i'm going to -- i have the alcohol figured out. >> oh yeah? >> and then we just have to figure out the rest. >> okay. >> yeah. >> wow. >> it's a good place to start. >> so what else is going on in your life? >> well -- >> so, wait. what i don't understand, it is -- i do -- i mean, i was kidding but i am not really kidding. it's startling to me that you potentially -- if this book becomes a best-seller, you could potentially have two books on the best-seller list. you didn't write the other book but it's from your imprint. how do you get an imprint? how does andy cohen get an imprint? like, who -- >> i have a great relationship with holt. >> your publisher. >> and my publisher.
this is my fifth book on the imprint. >> so you just look around for who should write -- >> it's things that i'm interested in. >> you recruit others to write books and -- >> absolutely. >> i see. great. by the way, a book about the house wives and it is causing lots of trouble. >> i like your use of yiddish. here is some breaking news, by the way. going around like wildfire amongst all the kids. >> i beg your pardon? >> it is hand foot and mouth. it's got a terrible name. >> the worst name. >> i mean, let's be real. but it's -- >> i know a couple kids that have gotten this. >> yes, including my son. >> i didn't want to say that on tv. >> it's terrible. >> what do you do for it? >> there is almost nothing you can do. it is this one, by the way, is like -- you know, i bring my son over to play at his house. >> right well, not since this has happened. >> of course not. anderson will be like i think he
might have the sniffles a little bit. like, just be prepared when you unleash your child into the world. it's going to have a cold for like three years. >> i'm keeping my child medically sealed. >> i know you are, yes. glitter every day. >> the irony is in my mom's apartment, you know, my mom used a lot of glitter in artwork and there was always glitter. so whenever i visit her, i would come out with glitter. >> well, now we understand. yes. >> you know, if you -- if you are lucky, if you are in -- if you are in manhattan, late, late at night. you can see anderson cooper stumbling around with a little glitter on him. you don't know where it came from. >> andy, thank you very much. once again, the book is "glitter every day, 365 quotes from women i love." congratulations. i am really proud of you. >> thank you. >> coming up next. back to the serious stuff. breaking news. we just got designs that yes, tonight in fact lease than an hour from now house democrats are going to vote on a big piece of their and the president's agenda. >> i should stay to talk about that. >> no, you can go. we'll be right back.
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debate to consider the proposal. what is happening on the house floor means things are moving and things are close to a final agreement. they are starting the debate with full intent to have votes in 45 minutes to an hour. that is how close they are feeling they are. the president could just be about two hours away from a significant victory in that infrastructure bill. >> so, i understand there's a statement being finalized by a group of moderate and progressive democrats on the build back better act. >> we talked about it 45 minutes ago and we thought, i thought, i told you based on what sourceser were telling me, they felt it was progress, but it would take time because details matter. things have moved up in a major major way. the crux of the statement is km commitments and assurances. they will support it if the
congressional budget office both said that the proposal is paid for and matches up with white house estimates. we don't have the specific language yet. but moderates have made it clear they are happy with where it's headed and anderson, a key element, president biden will sign off and give his personal assurances appears well. white house officials have been deeply engaged in the process. in fact, the genesis of this idea came up in part during a phone call between president biden and the congressional caucus where he was asking what do you need to move it forward. the statement idea was kicked around and it started the process. to the surprise of many, it moved fast over the last 30-45 minutes to the point that they are ready to start. they have started debate and they are ready to have the votes. we will wait to see the final language on it. and every expectation on every democrat that i'm talking to, votes on the rule and perhaps more importantly the president's
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