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that's because you all have xfinity mobile with your internet. it's wireless so good, it keeps one upping itself. good morning, everyone. it's thursday, september 30th. welcome to early start. >> i'm christine romans. let's begin with you, laura jarrett. we are here together with a story that begins in washington. a mad dash to salvage a key part of president biden's economic agenda. democrats are furious at other democrats. can barely reach agreement with republicans on anything except baseball. so, last night as the nation careens toward a government shutdown, democrats and republicans took to the field for their annual match up. the democrats need a closer
right now in the final innings. >> that's right, capitalizing off the mound in the dugout working with lawmakers and the phones. all to shore up support for his transformative legislation. today what should be a home run instead could be a swing and a miss. house progressives and senate democrats still can't even get on the same team for mr. biden's larger social safety net plan, which means that bipartisan roads and bridges plan set for a floor vote today may be destined for defeat. house speaker pelosi spent her time at the ball game last night, look at her, feverishly working her phone. >> is there any chance that you call the bill tomorrow? >> the plan is to bring the bill to the floor. >> are you worried you may not have the votes? >> one hour at a time. >> one hour at a time. progressives are fuming that the 3 1/2 trillion dollar plan for human infrastructure isn't done.
they're threatening to sink the bipartisan bill on hard infrastructure. >> if we do have a vote, we'll vote it down and we'll continue the negotiations so that we can actually deliver the entirety of the president's agenda. >> progressives' frustration largely directed at two senate democrats who have not committed to a clear direction on the larger bill. one of them, senator kirsten sinema of arizona. >> what do you say progressives are frustrated they don't know where you are? >> senator sinema's house colleagues aren't amused. >> all we want to know is what does she want. there is this one senator from arizona who is stopping us from really making a difference. we can finally do something in this country for people who don't have child care, for people who can't afford college, for seniors who can't go to a dentist, and we're one senator away literally from doing that, and that's why i hope we'll be able to get this done. >> the other senator, the hold
up here is west virginia's joe manchin. he says he could be open to a deal on that huge social safety net plan by the end of the year. >> senator, progressives feel you're not dealing in good faith. they felt there was a deal made -- >> i never knew about that. never heard about it. >> you never -- you were never part of a deal that put this together? >> never heard about it. two of them are going to be together? >> yes. >> why do you think they worked so hard to separate them? >> is it possible -- >> no, it's not possible. no, it's not possible. >> not possible to give any framework? >> what is an possible is sit down, have good frank negotiations. >> cnn's daniela diaz joins us live from capitol hill where she is covering it all. daniela, today is the day. there's supposed to be a vote on the floor. how is this all going to play out? what's going to happen? >> reporter: well, there is one thing i can tell you, laura and christine, house speaker nancy pelosi will never put a bill on the floor that will fail. so it's to be decided how this is going to play out today. as of now she doesn't have the
votes for this bipartisan infrastructure bill to pass. now, again, you guys laid it out perfectly, but i do want to make clear there are two bills that were supposed to pass together in the house. the bipartisan infrastructure bill is $1.2 trillion bill that's hard infrastructure, roads, bridges, transportation funding. and then this $3.5 trillion economic bill that would expand the nation's social safety net. that the house will wrote, until sinema and manchin decided to, in a lot of progressives' minds, derail the whole time line. this is really tricky for president joe biden. these are two bills he wanted to pass together. one bill that bipartisan infrastructure bill has already passed the senate. and economic bill was supposed to pass the house and the senate together. it would be passed using a process using budget reconciliation which means they only need democratic votes. that's the problem here. president joe biden needs all
democrats in the senate to support this, which is why sinema and manchin have a lot of leverage. and house speaker pelosi can only lose three votes in the house. that is why you saw president joe biden last night having these conversations with members that were at this congressional baseball game. you saw house speaker pelosi on the phone. there is a lot of frustration toward these two lawmakers, sinema and manchin, for not getting behind this bill and waiting to voice their opposition so late, even after the house wrote this bill. so that is part of it. and it's not just democratic leaders who are frustrated at these members. it's also other senators, other house members, progressives voicing their opposition, voicing their frustration. take a listen to what senator dick durbin said last night on our air. this is what he said on the situation room voicing his frustration toward these two members. >> i think we've shown a lot of respect to our colleagues who obviously have a different point of view when it comes to reconciliation.
there's been meaningful negotiation that's gone on for weeks. the president has been involved personally. i've never seen a president engage this way since barack obama's days with the affordable care act. so we're all in, all aboard. now it's time i would say for both senators, make your mark and close the deal. what is it that you want? what is your final goal? it's time to stop talking around it and speak directly to it. everything is tied to it, the future bipartisan infrastructure bill is tied to it. the future of the debt ceiling is tied to it. it is time for us to make a decision and do our job. i would say to both of them, their point of view is different than mine, but it's been respected. it's been negotiated, and now it's time to close the deal. >> reporter: now, there are several things i want to make clear in this. president joe biden has been communicating with manchin and sinema many times. they have actually visited the white house several times this week. he's been on the phone with them. this is not a new relationship he's built with them. they've been talking all year since he entered office. so he's continuing to work that
relationship. house speaker pelosi is also dealing with navigating relationships in her own caucus because she can only lose three votes. parts of the problem here is that i did not mention earlier is that progressives will not support the bipartisan infrastructure bill on the house floor until there is a commitment from manchin and sinema on what the top line number is going to be on the economic bill because they are opposed to the $3.5 trillion price tag. so house speaker pelosi is trying to navigate these relationships with progressives because she wants their vote for the bipartisan infrastructure bill that is supposed to be on the floor today. again, i do want to make that point that house speaker pelosi is not going to put a bill on the floor that would fail. she is not going to do that. that is not how she operates. she has a lot of experience. she has a heavy hand with her caucus. it would be surprising if she did that dtoday. again, question marks. in a matter of hours the
hallways will be filled with lawm lawmakers and we'll get a sense of what the day brings. >> that's the question, is she going to go through with this vote today or not. we know you'll be watching it all for us. thank you. all right. now, about that price tag, a frenzied push for joe biden's legacy defining remake of the american economy, they claim the $3 trillion build back better plan isn't the spending spree his opponents deride. in fact, it won't cost a penny. they are echoing their boss, my build back better costs $0 and adds $0 to the national debt. these are closing arguments meant to take the build back better frenzy. he wants lower costs for child care, health care, improved home care. raising the corporate tax rate and higher taxes for rich people. on paper those tax increases and economic growth that goes along with tilting benefits to the middle class that would pay for it.
but, big but here. the spending bill is still a work in progress. meaning there is nothing for the congressional budget office to score. it's a framework. there is always a risk in washington if you water down the tax increases, it could add to the deficit. as the fact checkers at political fact note, it could balance new spending with new revenues. new spending paid for by those taxes. there is a reason why the so-called pay fors are often scrutiny when talking about spending. the 2017 trump tax cuts promised to be paid for by the ensuing economic growth, they were not. in a matter of hours they are expected to vote on a stopgap bill to keep the government open through december. republicans are on board. but if the measure doesn't pass, guys, that means furloughs for hundreds of thousands of federal workers in the middle of this national health crisis. we're talking parts of the cdc, fda, pentagon, even the national
parks will come to a stand still if there is a shutdown. and for all the talk from lawmakers, they're not the ones who would feel the brunt of this pain. >> a lot of the businesses around town also rely on tourists and tourism from the skyline drive and the parkway. so definitely missing that business, it's definitely impactful. it hurts. >> we've been through that a couple times at the food bank. it's not something we want to experience again if we can avoid it. >> according to schumer, the stopgap bill includes emergency funding for national disaster relief and help resettle afghan refugees. kristi noem is facing review. her daughter cassidy and state labor officials, this meeting took place at the time cassidy was applying to become a real estate appraiser for that same department. first reported by the associated press, cassy nome received her
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angeles with more. >> reporter: christine and laura, a legal major victory for spears in court when judge penny moved to suspend jamie spears the first time in 13 years. he is no longer the conservator of his daughter's $60 million estate. britney spears was not in court. we didn't hear from her virtually either, but her attorney mathew rosengart, he said that he -- that britney deserves to wake up tomorrow without her father being the conservator, that she doesn't want her father to be conservator for one more day. he also called jamie spears a cruel and toxic and an abusive man. now, jamie spears' attorney has maintained that jamie loves his daughter. that everything he has done over the last decade-plus has been in her best interest. but here's the thing. mathew rosengart also raising this issue, that perhaps jamie spears filed a petition to actually terminate this conservatorship earlier this month in an effort to not have to turnover the legal
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welcome back. planners of the pro trump rally that preceded the u.s. capitol insurrection now targeted by the house committee investigating the january 6th attack. the panel issuing nearly a dozen subpoenas. the key question here, why did organizers draw all these people to washington in the first play? cnn's ryan nobles is on capitol hill for us. >> reporter: laura and christine, the january 6 select committee announcing another round of subpoenas. this time 11 different individuals who were specifically involved in the stop the steal rally. that was the event that took place outside the white house that in many ways served as the prelude to the insurrection. so this group of people, they event planners for the most part, the people that have been connected to the former president donald trump either through the white house or through his campaign for sometime. i caught up with one of the
members of the select committee, congressman jamie raskin of maryland, to ask what they're hoping to learn by getting information from this group of people. >> we're trying to reconstruct the entire chain of events that led to the most violent assault on the u.s. capitol since the war of 1812. and 1814. so, it's important for us to figure out exactly what the relationships were between the official rally organizers and the white house and the violent insurrectionists who launched the violence on that day. >> reporter: and so one of the big things the committee is trying to zero in on is, was there some level of coordination leading up to the insurrection? and does it have any specific connection to the former president donald trump? the committee has said that they will use every resource they have at their disposal to force these people to comply with
their subpoenas. remember, they have already requested subpoenas for four different individuals that were part of the trump administration. they have yet to say whether or not those individuals are complying. laura and christine? >> all right, ryan, thank you so much for that. a gold medal olympic winning swimmer the latest to reach a plea deal in his role in the capitol riot. he wore his team usa jacket in the insurrection. he's pleading guilty to a felony charge of obstructing an official proceeding. he has agreed to cooperate with the government in the prosecution of others involved in the attack in order to have some of his charges dismissed. all right. a little progress to show so far, but president biden is sticking with his time-tested strategy. can he get democrats on the same page to pass two sweeping bills and save his agenda? it's a wishlist on wheels. a choice that requires no explanation. it's where safe and daring seamlessly intersect.
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this is early start. i'm christine romans. it is thursday -- is it thursday? >> i think so. it's hard to know. it's still hell week. i'm laura jarrett. 29 past the hour. time for our top stories to keep an eye on today. a vote on president biden's infrastructure bill still planned for today despite house progressives vow to bring it down. they're angry moderate democrat senators won't provide a top-line funding number for mr. biden's bigger social safety net package. the big question here, will speaker pelosi delay the vote for a second time this week? more on all of this in a moment. the fbi is now in possession of a cell phone brian laundrie bought september 4th that was after he returned home to north port, florida, without his fiancee gabby petito who was eventually found dead in wyoming. authorities in austin, texas, investigating an arson attack on the county's democratic headquarters. surveillance video shows the mass suspect throwing a rock to break the door.
a molotov cocktail inside. an investigation into richard branson's trip into space. they made the required safety changes and can return to flight operations. they are preparing for the next crewed launch, first paying customers as early as mid october. the u.s. postal service bringing new meaning to snail mail. expect slow downs and delivery as soon as tomorrow as usps starts rolling out new service standards. changes include longer delivery times to u.s. mail, and temporary price increases for packages. a senate hearing this morning, she will be questioned about internal facebook research that found instagram is toxic for teenage girls. facebook owns instagram. wednesday night's performance of the broadway show alladin cancelled after breakthrough covid-19 cases within the theater company. this is the first-known cancellation since broadway reopened this month after being dark for nearly 18 months. foreign spectators for the
2022 winter olympics including athletes' family members and friends. some chinese fans will be permitted to attend the games in beijing as long as they follow protocols and quarantines for unvaccinated participants and daily covid testing. to washington now as president biden's experience and powers of persuasion are being put to the test like never before this week. he is determined to make sure his agenda does not implode under the weight of democratic in fighting. right now it's house progressives versus senate moderates on two major economic packages. senator joe manchin dealt this blow, saying he's hopeful for common ground, but, quote, what i have made clear to the president and democratic leaders is that spending trillions more on new and expanded government programs when we can't even pay for essential social programs like social security and medicare is the definition of fiscal insanity. here's how top house progressive congresswoman pamela jayapal responded. >> i can tell you his statement
has probably created a bunch more votes on the house floor against the bipartisan bill. >> do you fear nothing -- >> he actually called it insanity, which is the president's agenda that he's calling insane. >> senator manchin is even getting push back from senate colleague dick durbin. >> i would say to him, we can't delay these things. simply delaying them is just inviting a bad result, to be honest with you. you know, we are one heartbeat away from losing the majority in the united states senate, and i've been in the senate long enough to see that happen. so i would urge joe, if you believe there is value and merit to the programs in the preckwinkle reconciliation bill, don't wait. >> cnn's phil mattingly has more from the white house. >> reporter: christine and laura, the three most powerful democrats in the country huddled in the oval office wednesday night fully aware of the reality they simply were not going to have the votes in order to pass
that $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package. it has been the subject of feverish behind the scenes work for several days now in effort to lock up the votes. perhaps more importantly, lock up commitments from two moderate senators in particular that would be able to lay the groundwork to pass that bill. but they aren't, at least doesn't look like they're going to heading into this day. and it's a critical moment for the president's nearly $4 trillion agenda. there is that infrastructure proposal and then there is that multi-trillion dollar climate package progressives are so keane on to have a pathway forward. this time the pathway for both is very unclear. speaker pelosi said the vote is still scheduled for thursday. whether that actually comes to fruition and gets pulled is an open question. white house officials making clear the president doesn't plan on ending negotiations. they are very much going to continue in earnest. this is how white house press secretary jen psaki framed things. >> the president has been clear
about his commitment to getting both pieces of legislation passed, both of them through. so right now what we're navigating through and we're working through is how we can get agreement, of course. 50 votes in the senate on a reconciliation package. that's what we're discussing here. we have to see what senators are comfortable with, and with everybody involved that's comfortable with it enough votes t get it across the finish line. >> reporter: for all the meetings that have gone through the last several days, meetings with senators manchin and sinema, for several hours, they do feel like there has been progress according to officials i've spoken to. the type of progress that could lay the groundwork for an eventual agreement. they're not there yet. obviously when you have a deadline that's a problem. very clear, though, they're going to blow past that deadline in terms of negotiations. guys? >> phil, thank you for that. it's time for three questions in three minutes, or maybe a little over three minutes. we have a lot to do today. let's bring in managing editor at axios.
margaret, good morning. president biden attended that congressional baseball game last night. he's talking with republicans and democrats while his plan to help american families ream i hangs in the balance here. is he going to be able to be the closer in chief that he wants to be? >> the closer -- it might feel like a baseball game, right? nine innings, infrastructure debate, it's like a 32-inning game. no base hits and a bunch of foul balls, four different presidents, you know. the way biden has handled this so far has been largely to focus on kind of who can unlock, you know, the key to this, which has been looking through the senate and looking in particulate sinema and manchin, these two senators who seem to be the biggest roadblocks. the thinking was after that, if he can get them to a place where they can commit at least verbally to something around the spending bill, that would give progressives the space they
need. that's just not happening. it's not going to happen by this afternoon. and so there is a real technical question for biden now. he's been working mostly through schumer and pelosi in the house, particularly pelosi to let her block and tackle. we've heard her tell lawmakers, if you're going to be mad at someone, be mad at me. don't be mad at the president. he's doing his job, right. but if that plan isn't working, we may see biden potentially try to engage more. i'm just not sure that it's going to make a big difference. many of these progressives who are the biggest hold outs were never biden fans to begin with. never wanted him to be the nominee for president anyway. got behind him when they needed to, but it's always been a fragile piece. and i think -- i'm not sure what the carrot is he can do to bring these folks on board if they're not ready to come. >> keeping that baseball metaphor alive, you look at the team which is the democratic party. wow, what a wide range of opinions on that team. they're all on the same team, but are they, progressives and
house moderates, agree on how to move forward? what do we know about communication, if any, between the two wings of the democratic party? >> yeah, it's been sort of all over the map and very tense just as it looks like in public. but, look, we've seen really detailed private efforts again to bring manchin and sinema on board. we've reported on efforts by western lawmakers to talk about the extreme weather problems in their state. he's been very reluctant, resistant on some of the climate change provisions talked about here. we've seen efforts to bring sinema on board when it comes to the corporate tax increases, tax increases for the wealthy. none of it's working. and then there's just a lot of the public messaging. and you've seen in recent days the public venting the frustrations about these two senators. but the truth is there are massive spectrums of splits in both parties, republican party as well as the democratic party. but when it comes to falling in
line behind their commander in chief or speaker or senate president, republicans are much more disciplined about doing it even if they don't want to. and that's just not the markers of this democratic party. pelosi and biden keep hoping that it will be, but at this moment, as you hear the speaker saying, it's going to be hour by hour if she decides ultimately that she has to pull this bill. there is just not that same kind of falling in line. it's a real concern for biden as he looks ahead at these midterms which look miserable right now. >> democrats do not stay in line the same way as republicans. you see how it plays out when you have a situation like this. margaret, then, bottom line, what does speaker pelosi do today? she's saying hour by hour. does she pull the vote? >> look, if i were a betting woman -- i am not. but if i were, i would say chances are more likely yes than no, that she has to pull it. again, she's trying to give herself as close to the edge as she can in case this can pull
together. at this point based on all the reporting that we know, there isn't a vote that could pass right now. and what she's saying is she won't put it up there unless she's got the votes. >> all right, political analyst, busy week. thanks for your expertise and analysis. nice to see you. >> thanks. nice to see you, too. the workers who keep ships and trucks moving say it's reaching a breaking point. the international chamber of shipping and other industry groups warn about global transport system collapse unless governments allow workers to travel freely and give them priority to get vaccines. fed chief jerome powell said glitches are lasting longer than they thought they would. >> it is frustrating to acknowledge that getting people vaccinated and getting delta under control 18 months later still remains the most important economic policy that we have. and it's also frustrating to
see, you know, the bottlenecks and supply chain problems not getting better. >> it's all part of a covid mix of factors driving prices higher. dollar tree said it will start selling items above a dollar the first time in some locations. sherwin williams is raising paint prices as raw materials get more expensive. and bacon prices have skyrocketed to the highest in 40 years, climbing 28% in the past year. so u, we talk about supply chain issues and red hot housing market. here is the proof. you can buy this 3 bedroom 1 1/2 bath home in melrose, massachusetts, that was badly burned in a fire last month for $399,000. again, a home that was in a fire. the single-family home features boarded up windows, no walls, no ceilings inside. firefighters reportedly had to rip those out to put out the blaze. that is how i'm going to bet the market is. >> i bet that's a good school system. that is the most important thing.
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joint chiefs chairman mark milley is placing the blame on the state department for the chaotic and deadly troop withdrawal from afghanistan. according to axios, general milley had a classified briefing with senators on tuesday and he told them the state department officials waited too long to order the evacuation of u.s. citizens and allies through kabul's airport. >> at another public hearing yesterday, the head of u.s. central command told lawmakers to let the u.s. military take over the city of kabul during the withdrawal. the taliban was already taking the city. >> i met in doha on 15 august to pass a message to him we were withdrawing. if they attempted to disrupt that withdrawal we would punish them severely for that.
>> would they allow you to have security of kabul? >> he said why not take security for kabul? that was not why i was there, that was not my instruction and we didn't have resource to undertake that mission. >> general milley said he thought the war reached a stalemate five to six years ago. military leaders acknowledged there is a real possibility al qaeda or isis could rebuild in the next six to 36 months. this morning an urgent plea for pregnant women to get vaccinated. only 30% of women have done so. the numbers for black women even lower. covid is not only a risk to mothers. the virus can cause pre-term labor babies born so sick they have to go straight to the i.c.u. >> what we don't want to do is see women who for some reason or other are hesitant to get vaccinated when they're pregnant or wanting to get pregnant, and then have a negative impact on their pregnancy. you could protect yourself, your
pregnancy and your fetus by getting vaccinated. >> at the same time, a bit of promising news. for the first time since the end of june, a decrease in new coronavirus deaths over the next four weeks. the key to keeping it that way, of course, more vaccinations. the white house said the administration vaccine requirements for companies with 100 or more employees are weeks away from being implemented. many companies seeing the upside to manage dates on their own. >> companies like united. united c.e.o. now says 99% of the airline's employees have been vaccinated aside from a small number who formally requested an exemption. he says other companies should follow united's lead and require the shot. >> there are united airlines employees who got vaccinated because of this, who will be alive a year from now who would not be had we not done this. i would encourage everyone, not just airlines, to think about this. there is no question this is the right thing to do for safety. when it's the right thing to do for safety, just do it and you
will feigure out all the complications like we did. >> he said it's all about keeping people safe. front line workers are going to great lengths to avoid their shots. an elementary school teacher in new jersey has been arrested, accused of forging a doctor's letter to avoid a school mask requirement. a nurse in michigan has been arrested for selling fake vaccine cards from the va hospital. the government is sending $1.5 billion to schools struggling to serve student lunches. supply chain disruptions are leading to food shortages, delivery delays and higher costs just as students return to classes after a year and a half of virtual learning. let's look at markets around the world this morning. you can see asian shares have closed mixed. europe has also opened mixed. and on wall street, stock index futures this hour are leaning higher here. it was a mixed day for stocks yesterday after fed chief powell said inflation may stay around a little longer.
the s&p managed a slight gain. nasdaq closed down. the restaurant industry still struggling to recover from the pandemic. it's in worse shape now than it was three months ago. 78% of restaurant owners say they have seen a decline in demand because of the delta variant. that is according to a survey by the national restaurant association. supply chain issues also mean restaurants are paying more for their raw materials for food, and they're dealing with worker shortage all at the same time. the national restaurant association said the recovery will continue well into next year and estimates 90,000 restaurants have closed during the pandemic. mary borrow will add a new name to her plate. she is the c.e.o. of general motors. the first female chair. the business round table has been opposed to tax hikes and president biden's build back better plan. gm said it would support the climate investments in the plan. the nba says players who don't comply with local vaccine mandates will not be paid for the games they miss.
coy wire has this morning's bleacher report. hey, coy. >> good morning to you, laura. while the nba does not require players to be vaccinated, new health and safety protocols will make life more difficult for the roughly 10% who are not. new york city and san francisco have mandated people must be vaccinated in order to attend indoor entertainment venues. this includes players on the nets, knicks and warriors. visiting players from different states are exempt, though. golden state warriors starter wiggins and nets star kyrie irving recently announced they haven't gotten the vaccine for personal reasons. it will be a very costly decision, laura. if both players miss 41 home games, wiggins would pass up $16 million while kyrie would lose out on about $17 1/2 million. new york knicks says their roster is 100% vaccinated. the longest september winning streak since 1935 is over. the st. louis cardinals taking the first loss since september 10th last night.
milwaukee shut out the redbirds 4-zip to snap the streak at 17 games. but the fans still gave their team a standing ovation. the cardinals have already clinched the second wild card spot and face either the giants or the dodgers in next week's winner take all playoff game. brewers relief pitcher devin williams will likely miss the playoffs after breaking his pitching hand when he punched a wall. the 2020 roork i of the year told reporters that he went out for a few drinks sunday night after the team celebrated winning the division, and, la laura, he said he got upset about something on his way home and punched the wall out of frustration. >> i'm very upset with myself. i have no one to blame but me. i feel like i let my team down, the coaching staff, the fans, everyone. how big of a role i play on this team, there are a lot of people counting on me.
>> for the second straight season, the road to the world series in the american league runs through tampa bay. the rays clinching the top seed in the al playoffs and home field advantage with a 7-zip shutout over the astros. tampa bay will face the winner of the single elimination wild card game. the yankees, red sox, mariners and blue jays all battling for those spots. the regular season wrapping up on sunday. finally, history was made on the airwaves last night. melanie and jessica mendoza become espn's first all-female broadcasting for a nationally televised major league baseball game. padres/dodgers game represent the first time the network had only women call the game for any mlb, nba regular season or playoffs. it was a great game, too. l.a. making a furious comeback, scoring five runs in the 8th inning to beat san diego 11-9. laura mendoza was at stanford when i was there, laura.
encoverageable work ethic extremely disciplined and talented. i saw her last month. she does not take lightly the role she's playing in helping shape the lives of future generations. >> that's awesome. it is about time though. it's 2021 come on already. >> right. >> thank you, coy. appreciate it. all right, the president's agenda faces a make or break day. can he bridge the gap between democrats at odds with each other? thank you so much for joining us. i'm laura jarrett. you will see christine on "new day" next. >> tech: every customs their own safelite story. this couple was on a camping trip... ...when their windshield got a chip. they drove to safelite for a same-day repair. and with their insurance, it was no cost to them. >> woman: really? >> tech: that's service you can trust. >> singers: ♪ safelite repair, safelite replace. ♪
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