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tony and grammy. and serena williams got three code violations on saturday. it started when the umpire warned of the coaching from the box. and then got a violation for smashing her racket. and ramos issued a full one-game penalty for calling him a thief. players are calling it sexism. >> for me to say thief and for him to take a game. it made me feel like it was a sexist remark. he never has taken a game from a man because they said thief. it blows my mind. >> williams also mentioned the incident last week when alize
corn cornet removed her shirt. this is, i think, a little bit of a double edged sword. there are two sides of the story. serena acted like a super brat there. i don't know if that is a good example for young girls. >> what about the player who won? >> naomi osaka. >> she defeated herre hero. cindy mccain, the wife of late john mccain, serving as the head of the cardinals. she met with larry fitzgeralzge
and participated in the coin toss. the cardinals tweeted a photo of cindy mccain hugging larry. speaking of football. packers and bears with a new chapter of the oldest rivally. it will go down -- rivalry. it will go down in history. rodgers went down with a knee injury in the second quarter. he had to be carted och the -- carted off the field. at one point, packers were down 20-0 late in the third. then rodgers returned. the two-time mvp throwing three touchdowns in the fourth quarter. capped by this. >> are you kidding me? >> 75-yard touchdown run. green bay stuns chicago with the comeback for the ages. listen to the crowd.
24-23. packers plan to run more tests on rodgers. he plans on playing next week against the vikings. what a game. >> i'm sorry i missed that one. >> you were sleeping. let's get a check on cnn money. asian markets mixed as trade tensions between u.s. and china escalate. u.s. stocks expected to open higher. the s&p 500 fell 0.2% on friday. that is basically standing still. nasdaq and dow down a little bit on friday. concerns of trade dispute and nafta's future expected to influence the market in the week ahead. changes for asia's alibaba. jack ma is handing over the company he founded two decades ago. alibaba is a $420 billion company which grew from a web
page to a top global enter prize. an -- enterprise. affordable care act is looking wethealthy. it is appearing to be stabilizes. modest premium increases next year and some will get price cuts. this is a contrast when insurers were fleeing among gop uncertainty. next year, americans will not have to pay a penalty for being uninsured. "early start" continues right now. white house on the offensive. aides slamming the senior official who wrote "the new york times" op-ed and bracing for the bob woodward book which comes out tomorrow. and the east coast is bracing for a hurricane when
florence hits this week. and cbs's long time chief executive is out amid new allegations of sexual misconduct. reports from damascus and the white house. >> good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm dave briggs. >> i'm christine romans. we start with the author of the scathing "new york times" op-ed. appearing on the sunday talk shows supporting the president's claims saying whoever wrote it is guilty of criminal behavior. vice president mike pence is denying any involvement and calling on the one to come forward. >> let me be very clear. i'm 100% confident that no one on the president's staff was involved in the editorial. i know my people, margaret. they get up every day and they are dedicated as much as i am as advancing the president's agenda and doing everything for the people of this country. whoever this was, they should do
the honorable thing and resign. >> the author claims white house aides discussed trying to remove the president from office. the vice president was asked about that. >> one of the claims made in the op-ed is discussion of invoking the 25th amendment to remove the president from office. have you ever been part of a conversation about that? >> no, never. why would we be, margaret? >> a source close to the white house tells cnn aides believe they narrowed down the search for the author to just a few individuals. we get more from ryan nobles. >> reporter: dave and christine, hello from the white house. no doubt it is driving the administration crazy to a certain degree. kellyanne conway, one of president trump's senior advisers, on the sunday morning talk shows attempting to spin and destroy the credibility of the individual before the identity is revealed. she took it a step further when she suggested perhaps the media may be partially to blame for the problem.
>> what does concern me, jake, apart from everything others have said, for a media constantly talking about facts and accuracy and transparency, the authority was viewed as long as the message is anti-trump, it is believed to be credible. that should concern everyone. i'm with the vice president on this. the person should resign if the person truly is an appointee and taken an oath to the constitution. >> reporter: the question is this week is how far will the president and administration go in attempting to find out who this person is. vice president mike pence suggesting over the weekend that perhaps a crime may have been committed. if that is the case, does the department of justice get involved? the president has suggested he believes attorney general jeff sessions should look into this.
at this point, the justice department will not comment. dave and christine. thank you. the white house is bracing for the bob woodward book which is due to be released tomorrow. the early excerpts have been released already. here is how the author sees it. >> you look at the operation of this white house and you have to say let's hope to god we don't have a crisis. >> in his book, he describes a white house where top advisers removed documents from the president's desk to prevent him from enacting dangerous policies. >> woodward also weighing in on the anonymous "new york times" op-ed saying he would not have issued the claims if they were presented to him. -- not have used the claims if they were presented to him.
>> if there was a person in the white house or administration who wanted to tell me what's in that op-ed piece, i would say okay name me who was there, what is the specific incident as you know from having read my book. their dates and times and participants. i wouldn't have used it. it doesn't have the standards of describing specific incidents. specific incidents which are the building blocks of journalism as you know. >> president trump calling woodward's book a con on the public and accuses the author of being a democratic operative. barack obama on the campaign trail. former president heads to ohio this week after a stop in california. over the weekend, mr. obama calling the mid-term elections a critical moment in our american history. >> where there's a vacuum in our democracy, when we are not participating or paying attention or stepping up, other voices fill the void. the good news is in two months, we have a chance to restore some sanity in our politics. >> some republicans believe mr. obama's reemergence will fire up gop voters.
the president and vice president pence are trying to neutralize the impact. >> i was very disappointed to see president obama break with tradition of former presidents and become so political and roll out the same tired arguments that he and liberals have made over the last eight years. >> i'm sorry i watched it, but i fell asleep. i found he's very good, very good for sleeping [ laughter ] >> i think he was trying to take credit. take credit for this incredible thing that's happening to our country. >> president trump heads to missouri and mississippi to campaign for republicans this week. florence bearing down on the east coast as a cat two hurricane. there are concerns it could make landfall thursday night or friday morning as a category
three or four. florence is expected to rapidly intensify over the next few days and forecasters are fearing it could bring catastrophic flooding. we have meteorologist pedram javaheri with the update. >> we have an update on the category two hurricane florence. 1,500 miles east of the united states. we think this has everything to become a category three or major hurricane by tonight. you notice very little going on ahead of the system. we know with the water level, warm waters. lower 80s. the mid-80s where it is slated to move and it will move into upper 80s. it has a chance to become a major hurricane. the steering environment is such that it guides the system directly toward the east coast of the united states. we still are looking at potentially a strong category three or a category four
landfall with the system. the model guidance is high confidence heading in to the state of north carolina or down to south carolina. the variation is shifting to north carolina or virginia. i got a note within a four-day period before landfall, on average, a 200 mile margin of error. the guidance wants to shift it farther north and the concern beyond that is what happens after landfall as we think it slows down dramatically. if that is the case, with a slow moving system, it could produce tremendous rainfall which is the highest threat of life is flash flood potential thursday night and friday and saturday. as much as 10 to 15 independents into the weekend. -- 15 to 15 inch into the weekend. guys. thank you. ford says it will not move production of the hatchback
wagon to the u.s. despite the business advice from the president of the united states. building the focus in the united states is not profitable because sales are fewer than 50,000 u t units. ford responding to the president's tweet. new taxes on the chinese impo importing meant it could move to the u.s. the car can now be built in the u.s. and ford will pay no tariffs. ford will not do that. this doesn't make business sense. ford is cancelling the plan to produce in china. it says pending tariffs would make the cars too expensive. he says the tariffs are necessary to punish china. the president says if they can make that car here and sell it in the united states. ford says no. >> quick push back. ahead, the ceo of zbcbs is
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back in late july when ronan farr farrow's reporting came out, the cbs board stood by moonves. he wasn't suspended for forced -- he wasn't suspended or forced to step down. two law firms were hired to investigate. all of this was going on amid a corporate tug-of-war with moonves and shareholder of cbs. now fast forward six weeks. farrow heard from more women who were concerned that cbs was not taking action. not holding moonves accountable. farrow published a new story on "the new yorker" web site. within a few hours, moonves was out. the caveat here is that negotiations for him to leave were already under way at that point. it seems clear the new harassment allegations which included allegations of assault, which were more disturbing than the first set of allegations. all of that is a major factor in the sunday night announcement. moonves is one of the most powerful men in tv.
one of the highest paid executives in the media business. this is leaving a lot of aftershocks. there will be developments for days to come. including about how much moonves will be paid on the way out the door. normally he would be paid over $100 million if he just been forced out one day. because of the allegations against him, it is a more complicated and legal conversation. moonves has admitted to mistakes in his past, but denies abusing his power and appalling allegations of assault of forcible sex that were detailed in the story on sunday. all of this happening at a time of dramatic change in the broadcast business and now cbs moves into a new era without moonves in charge of the company. more to come on this story, but it is a climactic moment in the me too moment. brian stet stelter -- brian
stelter, cnn, new york. >> thank you, brian. president trump praising north korea for the lack of missiles in the parade on sunday. he said this is a big and positive statement from north korea. thank you, chairman kim. there is nothing like good dialogue from two people who like each other. in case of military might with the intercontinental ballistic missile, the north's 70th celebration focused on development and future of the people. cnn's will ripley is live in pyongyang. you are live there. what a difference a year makes. >> reporter: it is extraordinary, christine. when you think about the parade i watched here in pyongyang, intercontinental ballistic missiles were on display. and now you have the glowing tweet over the weekend. think for a moment about what kim jong-un has managed to pull off just by not putting his nuclear-tipped missiles on
display. he still has them. he hasn't agreed to give them up or agree to be transparent with the united states of how many weapons he possesses. he just did not put them in the parade. by doing that, he gets praise from president trump. he and xi jinping with a show of solidarity with north korea and china. saying it wants to increase economic cooperation with north korea. by the simple act of not displaying the missiles he still possesses, he wins points with two super powers, united states and china. he hasn't had to give anything up. it is extraordinary if you think about it. the message here in north korea is deliberate. another moment at the mayday stadium with the mass games. almost like an olympic opening ceremony. they played a video of kim jong-un embracing moon jae-in who is coming next week for a
summit. the crowd erupted in applause. now you talk to people in the streets, christine, they say they fully support what is happening. a complete 180. only in north korea can this happen. >> will ripley, thank you. >> remarkable developments there. the first sunday of the nfl season in the books. aaron rodgers made sure it was one packers fans will never forget. lindsay czarniak has the bleacher report next. intece, ge covering virtually every part of your business. so this won't happen. because you've made sure this sensor and this machine are integrated. atta, boy. & yes, some people assign genders to machines. & with edge-to-edge intelligence, you'll know your customers love this color, & don't love this one. never getting grape again. & you can adjust in near real time. & if someone tries to breach your firewall in london & you start to panic... don't.
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claims saying whoever wrote it is guilty of criminal behavior. vice president mike pence is denying any involvement and calling on the author to come forward. >> let me be clear. i'm 100% confident that no one on the president's staff was involved in the editorial. i know my people, margaret. they get up every day and they are dedicated as much as i am as advancing the president's agenda and supporting everything that president trump is doing for the people of this country. whoever this was, they should do the honorable thing and resign. >> the author claims white house aides discussed trying to remove the president from office. the vice president was asked about that. >> one of the claims made in the op-ed is discussion of invoking the 25th amendment to remove the president from office. have you ever been part of a conversation about that?
>> no, never. why would we be, margaret? >> a source close to the white house tells cnn aides believe they narrowed down the search for the author to just a few individuals. we get more from ryan nobles. >> reporter: dave and christine, hello from the white house. no doubt it is driving the administration crazy to a certain degree. kellyanne conway, one of president trump's senior advisers, on the sunday morning talk shows attempting to spin and destroy the credibility of the individual before the identity is revealed. she took it a step further when she suggested perhaps the media may be partially to blame for the problem. >> what does concern me, jake, apart from everything others have said, for a media constantly talking about facts and accuracy and transparency, authority. the authoritativeness was viewed as anti-trump and is believed to
be credible. that should concern everyone. i'm with the vice president on this. the person should resign if the person truly is an appointee and taken an oath to the constitution. >> reporter: the question is this week is how far will the president and administration go in attempting to find out who this person is. vice president mike pence suggesting over the weekend that perhaps a crime may have been committed. if that is the case, does the department of justice get involved? the president has suggested he believes attorney general jeff sessions should look into it. at this point, the justice department will not comment. dave. thank you. the white house is bracing for the bob woodward book which is due to be released tomorrow. the early excerpts have been sending shock waves through the administration. here is how the author sees it. >> you look at the operation of this white house and you have to say let's hope to god we don't have a crisis.
>> in his book, woodward describes a white house where top advisers removed documents from the president's desk to prevent him from enacting dangerous policies. >> he is also weighing in on the anonymous "new york times" op-ed saying he would not have used the claims if they were presented to him. >> if there was a person in the white house or administration who wanted to tell me what's in that op-ed piece, i would say okay name me who was there, what is the specific incident as you know from having read my book. the dates, the times and participants. i wouldn't have used it. it doesn't have the standards of describing specific incidents. specific incidents which are the building blocks of journalism as you know. >> president trump calling woodward's book a con on the public and accuses the author of being a democratic operative.
>> let's go live to washington and bring in politico reporter rachel. what is your sense of the op-ed and the woodward book on operations in the white house. how do they get this in their rear-view mirror? >> it is devastating. there is a reason they are trying to find the writer of the op-ed. it is not to oust someone from the white house, but continue to do the work to consult with the president and advise him and have him listen. republicans right now have tried to walk the president back on a number of issues that his gut instinct runs counter to the party. russia and nato. and to shut the government down weeks before the midterms. and the ability to trust him and walk him back.
if he thinks somebody in the room is out to get him and sort of stifle his agenda or has it out for him, which clearly he does, because he doesn't know theauthor. to get that person out of the room and get them to trust him again. >> and it is fascinating to listen to the bob woodward book excerpts and then "the new york times" article. that was not sourced properly enough for him to have used it. he gives the fascinating real world example in the book where he talks about the president with the tweet and pulling all of the dependents out of south korea. and then that would be seen as an act of aggression by the north. i dropped my pen. that could lead to action. that is a real example of the crisis from the behavior of this
president. >> that is right. the op-ed would not give a lot of specifics, but bob woodward's book would. it is a narrative and what we heard all along. senator bob corker said i'm not surprised. i have known about this a long tim time. there are groups who are concerned about the white house and the president. i'm curious if this affects the mid terms. the economy is doing well. this is totally drowned out by the drama in the white house. we heard great reporting by "the new york times" where mulvaney said if it weren't for the president, they could keep majority. he seems to be a drag right now. >> it will be framed with the midterms as obama versus trump. he was speaking out harshly
against donald trump and policies and demeanor and decency in the country. here is what mike pence said to cbs yesterday about all that. >> i was very disappointed to see president obama break with tradition of former presidents and become so political and rollout the same tired arguments that he and liberals have made over the last eight years. >> pretty rich for president trump's vice president to speak about past political decorum. >> breaking tradition? >> yes. let's try to put that aside for a moment. clearly president obama is personally popular. are his policies popular? will it help? >> he is revered by liberals and progressives and democrats in general across spectrum. he can drive out the democratic base which is what they need to take the house right now. it doesn't hurt to bring him
out. it helps them. i think it begs a question going forward. what will they do without obama? we don't have a clear 2020 figure. nancy pelosi has her issues with the moderates not liking her. who will lead the democratic party? they are looking at fall and obama is the best bet to turn out the base. >> rachael bade thank you. 45 minutes past the hour. florence bearing down on the east coast as a category two hurricane and there are growing concerns it could make landfall thursday night or friday morning as a category three or worse. florence is expected to continues phi -- to intensify over the next week. we have meteorologist pedram javaheri tracking the storm for us. >> good morning, dave and christine. an update on what is now a category two hurricane florence.
1,500 miles east of the united states right now. strengthening quickly. this has everything to become a category three or major hurricane by later on tonight. you notice very little going on ahead of the system. what we know with the water level is warm waters. low 80s where it is situated. mid 80s where it is moving on and upper 80s as it closes in on land on thursday afternoon or evening. still has the potential to become a major hurricane and remain there for the foreseeable future. the steering environment is such it guides the system directly toward the east coast of the united states. we are looking at potentially a strong category three or category four at landfall with the system. with the model guidance, very high confidence at this stage, heading in the state of north carolina or south carolina. the variance is shifting to north carolina or maybe virginia. i have a note within a four-day
period before landfall on average there is about a 200-mile margin of error. the guidance of this wants to shift it farther toward the north and the concern beyond that is what happens after landfall. we think it will slow down dramatically. if that is the case with a slow moving system, it could produce tremendous rainfall which may be the highest threat to life with the flash flood potential coming in from thursday night through friday and saturday across the region as much as 10 to 15 inches. guys. thank you for that. 47 minutes past the hour. dozens killed in syria. air strikes and shelling. observers are very worried for civilians. we will go live to damascus. atig will treat your stomach right. nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea.♪
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27 people killed. more than 60 injured in air strikes and shelling in the idlib province since tuesday. that's according to the spokesperson for the volunteer group white helmets. the senior official telling cnn the air strikes were conducted by russian and syrian forces. the official claiming the strikes are surgical targeting an affiliate with al qaeda. we have fred pleitgen live from damascus with the latest. fred, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dave. so much happening here in syria over the weekend. you had vice president mike pence this weekend warning the russians and syrians not to use chemical weapons if there is offensive on idlib province. they are blaming rebels for false flag chemical attacks to try to draw the u.s. into the
syrian conflict. we have the offensive in idlib which could kickoff soon. over the weekend, it is interesting after the summit we covered on friday with the turks and russians and iranians where no deal was reached for a cease-fire. there were more strikes on idlib province over the weekend. oppositions say civilian targets were hit and the government saying it was the groups affiliated with al qaeda hit. there is grave concern that a lot of people could be at risk. the estimates are 3 million people still inside idlib province. civilians inside idlib province. the united states is very concerned about them. again, warning russians and syrians if they take military action in idlib province, they have to make sure somehow those civilians are protected. at this stage, it is difficult,
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