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you had a feeling one of these two guys is going to win the whole thing. >> it would be big for kyrgios if he could do it. >> carolyn manno, great to see you. "new day" continues right now. ♪ happy labor day, the semi-official kickoff to the fall campaign season. ready or not here they come. i'm john berman with brianna keilar. president biden is hitting two key battleground states today, wisconsin and pennsylvania. this will be his third visit to pennsylvania in less than a week. >> the keystone state appears to be ground zero for biden and donald trump with the former president holding a rally in wilkes-barre over the weekend, his first since the fbi's search of his mar-a-lago estate. trump took aim at the fbi, the doj and president biden. >> he's an enemy of the state.
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you want to know the truth. the enemy of the state is him and the group that control him. the fbi and the justice department have become vicious monsters controlled by radical left scoundrels, lawyers and media who tell him what to do. >> cnn chief national affairs correspondent jeff zeleny is live for us this pittsburgh. i want to ask you about one moment over the weekend about the former president's rally and it was very unusual. cynthia hughes who runs a support group for january 6th participants spoke, she was given this platform to speak at trump's rally and was telling the story of her nephew who is a january 6th rioter and a nazi sympathizer who once said that hitler should have finished the job, which, you know, makes it kind of tough for trump and his supporters to really push back on this semi-fascist moniker that biden is giving. >> boy, it sure does.
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i mean, of all the defendants from january 6th the former president could have invited to speak at his rally for all of the supporters this is who he chose. so certainly this was for a reason, this was to pander to his base, if you will, excite his base, energize his base. it's a -- the latest chapter and example of a pattern we've seen from the former president trying to, you know, really have it both ways in some respects by really not apologizing or tuning right into this type of rhetoric. it certainly drew some strong comments from california congresswoman zero lofgren who is on the january 6th committee. she told cnn this yesterday. >> well, when president biden warned that there were some elements in this extreme group that are really semi-fascist, maybe he didn't need to use semi. you know, being a support of adolf hitler does put you in the fascist category, there is no
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semi about it. i do think this is troubling. >> reporter: so for all of the outrage about president biden's comments about semi-fascism, certainly this does play directly into that. so this is why many republicans, republican leaders, republicans who are trying to win control of the senate and indeed the house simply do not want the former president front and center in this midterm campaign, but there's no question two months before the midterm elections that's exactly where we are. donald trump is right at the middle of all of this. >> and president biden is right in the middle of pennsylvania yet again because he is there for the third time in a week, he's also going to wisconsin. what's his message today, jeff? >> reporter: well, look, primarily location. going to wisconsin of course to try and win a senate seat there, that is the seat of republican senator ron johnson. democrats believe that is the most vulnerable democratic incumbent senator. mandella barnes is running
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against him. president biden going to wisconsin to rally labor union members, of course, milwaukee, wisconsin, has a strong labor tradition. so trying to reach into working class voters and doing the same here tonight in pittsburgh. pennsylvania, of course, ground zero for all midterm races, the governor's race, the senate race, there is an open senate seat. john fetterman running against mehmet oz to fill this seat of retiring senator pat toomey that is held by a republican. so democrats believe that this seat here in pennsylvania is a chance to pick up a seat. for all of that, brianna, it's more location than anything else. yes of course biden will be talking about the importance of working class americans, working class values, trying to get some some of those voters who have gone toward the republican side in recent years but more than anything it's location, location, location two months before the midterm elections. >> all right. jeff zeleny live for us in pittsburgh, thank you so much. one thing you need if you are running for office, money.
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new reporting from "the new york times" on a high priced gamble from the national republic senatorial committee to spend big on digital outreach and other tactics, a gamble that according to the "times" has not paid off. listen to this, by the end of july the committee had collect add record $181 million but had already spent more than 95% of what it had brought in. the republican group entered august with just $23 million on hand, less than half of what the senate democratic committee had ahead of the final sentence phase of the midterm elections. joining me now is the reporter behind that article, national political reporter for "the new york times" shane goldmacher. this is the committee of the senate headed by senator rick scott, they raise money to win elections for republicans running for senate and they don't have as much money as they thought they would have now. >> this is the exclusive purpose of this committee. it exists to elect a republican majority in the senate. what was so interesting is last
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year they were announcing month after month they were breaking every record, bringing in more money than they ever had done before, yet now they have much less than the democrats and they have even spent less on ads than the same committee did two years earlier. so i try to set out to answer the question how does that come about? how do you raise more than ever before and somehow have less? >> and the answer is. >> the answer is they tried to invest in a huge digital program. they thoughts we're going to spend tens of millions of dollars on google and facebook ads, get people to click, give you are your name, email address, cellphone number and we will hit you up for money. they did raise more money but the problem is it cost them more than they brought in. >> it costs money a lot of times to raise money and they're not seeing the return on the investment. let me just read the statement here because they say they are doing what you claim they said they were going to do, it's been our plan all along to spend early on and to grow the house file which is paying dividends
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now and will continue to in the future. we made the investment, we're glad we did, it will benefit the nrsc and the party as a whole for cycles to come, but not now. >> look, it's pretty unusual to say we've made this investment, it may not be helping now but it's going to help over the long term. and they might be right. maybe years from now this could benefit the republican party but right now it doesn't. and one of the problems is that these lists, the emails and phone numbers they've vacuumed up, the tactics they were using, the tactics they used to raise the money from these people, people inside the republican party have been telling me these are exploitative tactics. >> explain this in detail. >> so we found that there were text messages going out, this he would find somebody's phone number and know that they were a republican donor. so in this sort of win red online donating system your phone numbers, your credit card is all saved. so they would send you a text message and say a provocative political question, do you think joe biden should resign? would you vote for donald trump
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for a third time? reply yes to donate $25. and that's the entirety of the text. shows up from a 1-855 number. if you write back yes, if you are a republican and, again, a lot of the people getting these messages are older people, you write back yes you get a $25 donation processed immediately without a link to click to find out where the text was coming from to the national republican senatorial committee and this practice was actually blocked by win red which is storing this credit card information. they didn't provide any comment to me. the senate committee wouldn't even comment or defend the tactics they were using. they are no longer being able to do this but they did this by some estimates tens of millions of these messages went out to americans across the country. >> sand there is a metric for how much this has upset some people and that is -- >> that's how much you have to refund in money. if people ask for their money back it usually means they're unhappy. the volume of refunds that the senate republican committee is giving, it's quadruple what it was in the previous cycle and
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it's far, far higher than the democratic senate committee's refund rate. >> not only do you not get to keep the money, you upset the very people that you're trying to get to support you. >> yeah, so you look at that big haul, we brought in more money than ever but we had to refund more than ever. >> rick scott the senator from florida has run this committee, mitch mcconnell is the senate minority leader who would be majority leader. there's been tension between these two men already. >> quite a bit of tension and public tension which is really unusual between two leaders of the same party in the same chamber. they have disagreements over money and disagreements over candidates. mitch mcconnell for the last decade has said we have to intervene in these republican primaries to get people who won't lose in november and rick scott who the party opposed when he first ran for governor is very much against that. so what you have is a series of candidates who emerged from the primaries, many of whom were backed from donald trump, many of whom were first-time candidates and the mcconnell team are worried those candidates will lose in november and the only thing mitch mcconnell cares about is winning
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the senate in november. >> jay goldmacher, a terrific article. thanks for sharing your reporting with us this morning. there is a manhunt under way right now for two armed and dangerous suspects in a mass stabbing that rocked canada on sunday leaving at least ten dead and 15 injured. the attacks spanned 13 separate crime scenes in an indigenous community in central community. they have been identified as damien and myles sanderson. police have not said whether they are related or what their motive might be. authorities tell cnn some victims were chosen at random, some were specifically targeted. joining us now is cnn's senior law enforcement analyst charles ramsey, he is also the former philadelphia police commissioner and the former washington, d.c. police chief. charles, thank you so much for being with us. what stands out to you in all of this the most? >> well, there are a couple things. first of all, they were able to identify them pretty quickly. i think within a couple hours they knew who they were looking
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for. which is good because now at least they have photographs, they can alert the public and hopefully they can find this individual. but the fact that this is -- one, they're using knives, secondly, you know, it appears that they were just knocking on doors and stabbing people. now, some were targeted, the police believe, others were just random in the wrong place at the wrong time, but these individuals are on the run, the rcmp i'm sure is doing everything they possibly can, the search has expanded now to three different provinces. this is a remote area where this is occurring so it's going to make it very difficult in some regards to locate these individuals. i assume they know the landscape very well and probably can hide in a variety of different places, but there's a full-fledged manhunt and hopefully they can capture them before they're able to harm anyone else. >> have you ever seen anything like this, just the number of crime scenes, the number of victims, the fact that some were
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targeted and somer random? >> well, that doesn't occur in this country very often because the gun violence. we lose large numbers of people but usually it's in a very confined area because people are using assault weapons or whatever to submit mass murder. this is they're using knives, it is spread out over a wider area obviously. you know, so it's quite different, but, again, you know, canada is quite different from the united states in terms of a lot of things and certainly the way in which this kind of action takes place, the kind of violent action, they're not using guns, they're using knives, and that by itself makes it quite different. >> the number of crime scenes is just astounding here when you're talking about the number of victims and fatalities here. the assistant commissioner of the royal canadian mounted police actually sent the suspects a public message. they've been speaking directly to the suspects, and they asked
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them to turn themselves in immediately. in your experience do messages like that work? are they effective? >> well, i mean, you have to do everything you can to try to get people to turn themselves in, but they committed ten murders. i don't know if they were on drugs or what the situation was that caused them to commit a crime like that, but i wouldn't be surprised if they find them both dead. they take their own lives as a result of that. but, again, 13 different crime scenes, each one has to be protected, that's a lot of resources to use to process those scenes, but they're going to do everything they possibly can. they have been in touch with these individuals, again, that's a positive sign. they know who they're looking for, the question is getting their hands on them. >> we will be watching to see if this comes to a resolution here in the near term. chief, we appreciate your time this morning. chief charles ramsey, thank you. this morning a reporter from the "las vegas review-journal" is dead. jeff german a journalist whose career in the city spanned four
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decades was found dead outside of his home with stab wounds. he jund the review journal after more than two decades at the las vegas sun. one of his former colleagues describes him as a hard-news guy dedicated to his craft. another says he was the gold standard of the news business. jeff german was 69. the police in the city say this investigation is now a top priority. this morning a suspect facing charges in the disappearance of memphis teacher eliza fletcher. investigators believe that she was abducted while she was jogging. the suspect cleotha abston is charged with especially aggravated kidnapping and tampering with evidence. fletcher has still not been located. cnn's gary tuchman is live for us in memphis, tennessee, with more on this case. gary, what can you tell us? >> reporter: brianna, good morning to you. three mornings ago eliza fletcher was jogging on this street and was at this very intersection in the dark next to the university of memphis when
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she was kidnapped. the story is sad, the story is traumatic and the worst is feared. >> we want to find her. >> reporter: a major break, but still no sign of eliza fletcher. police have arrested a 38-year-old man claimed cleotha abston in connection with the tennessee teacher's disapp disappearance. he is now charged with kidnapping and tampering with evidence. it's unclear if he has an attorney. the arrest comes after u.s. marshals tracked down what a criminal complaint affidavit says is the suv seen in this surveillance video. it shows 34-year-old eliza fletcher early friday morning before dawn jogging next to the university of memphis campus. when the driver of this black suv forced her into the passenger's side of the vehicle. the affidavit against abston obtained by cnn reveals the suv remained in a parking lot for about four minutes. it said there appears to be a struggle between the two before the suspect drove away. u.s. marshals found the gmc terrain near abston's home. the vehicle had the same damage and partial license plate seen
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in the surveillance footage according to the affidavit. investigators contacted abston's employer to help confirm the vehicle believed to be involved in eliza fletcher's kidnapping belongs to a woman associated with his address. in addition, the affidavit reveals dna recovered from a pair of sandals found at the crime scene helped investigators identify abston. it said surveillance video from a local theater showed abston wearing the same sandals the day before eliza's disappearance. according to the affidavit abston has declined to share eliza fletcher's whereabouts. >> our concern is to locate ms. fletcher. if anybody knows where she's at call the police immediately. >> reporter: eliza fletcher who goes by liza is a wife, a mother of two and a junior kindergarten teacher. her school, family and friends, are pleading for help. >> she's a teacher and she has two young boys that obviously we're worried about and just great lady, really just the best
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mom. >> reporter: eliza fletcher is an heiress whose late billionaire grandfather ran a memphis based distributor in the field of home improvement. wmc posted a video statement from eliza's family members saying they have met with police and shared all the information they have. the family is offering a $50,000 reward for crime stoppers for information leading to her safe return. >> more than anything we want to see liza returned home safely. the family has sofrd a reward for any information that leads to her safe return. we believe someone knows what happened and can help. >> reporter: brianna, this chilling note this guy abston was found guilty back in 2000 of a kidnapping, kidnapping an attorney here in memphis, a man who was able to escape. he ended up serving about 22 years in prison. he was released from prison in november of 2020, a little less
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than two years ago. meanwhile, the search for this wife, mother and teacher continues. brianna? >> so terrible. gary tuchman, thank you for that report. former trump attorney general bill barr coming out swinging against his former boss and his handling of classified documents. even calling one of trump's legal arguments a crock of you know what. and the uk is about to learn its next prime minister. we will go live to london with the big announcement. and a performance that will just give you chills, an emotional tribute for late foo fighters drummer taylor hawkins. that was his son you saw before on the drums. ♪
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the fbi and the justice department have become vicious monsters. they talk about documents not being properly stored, yet they go in and take documents, dump them on the floor, stage a photo
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shoot. it was not just my home that was raided last month, it was the hopes and dreams of every citizen who i've been fighting for since the moment i came down the golden escalator. >> former president trump in wilkes-barre, pennsylvania, over the weekend lashing out at the fbi over its search of mar-a-lago. one january 6th committee member told cnn trump's attacks on the fbi could potentially amount to incitement joining us now natasha alford and he will knee honing. natasha, when you see the events saturday night, i heard from a republican strategist said that donald trump fell into joe biden's trap. biden went and gave his big speech calling out donald trump thursday night and this was trump responding to it. what do you think? >> i think that i was curious,
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actually, about whether he was going to back down a little bit, right? because we saw the increase in threats against the fbi, this is a law and order president, but the fact that he didn't and the fact that he's leaning into this, it does concern me a little bit. but i think it's part of a strategy. if you undermine the fbi you undermine whatever it is that they find. so whoever donald trump puts -- whoever donald trump mentions, he puts a target on their back. so it may not be logical to people who are on the left looking to see what the strategy s but for his followers this really works rhetorically. >> for his followers, but in pennsylvania which is observe a swing state, there is a contested governor's race, contested senate race there, what's the risk/reward calculation. it was supposed to be a rally for mehmet oz and mastriano and he barely mentioned those guys. >> i do think there is a risk in doing that. i think that donald trump, again, he is just somebody who is not traditional. he doesn't play by the rule book and so i think he's counting on
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putting this pressure on people within the gop so that way he remains the lead in that party and continues to have this joud sized influence. >> ellie, what about the legal risk in all of that? in the sound bite we just played you heard donald trump referring to the fbi dumping out cartons on the floor, which you can read -- actually you could infer, then, that's an admission that the documents were there to begin with. >> right, it undermines the whole they were planted defense, doesn't it? look, i have to object to the characterization of course as fbi agents and doj as vicious monsters. i'm going to say it anyway, that is utterly unacceptable. by the way, donald trump's whole categorization of this search is way out of line. the notion that his place was raided with no warning and it was this drastic step. i mean, that is completely contradicted by the factual record here. if anything you might ask why doj was to patient, was so solicitous by letting this drag out through informal negotiations through over a
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year, they asked politely, archives asked politely, they use add subpoena. this search warrant -- doj and fbi had no choice but to execute this search warrant. let's get that part of the record straight. >> but can any of this ultimately come back to haunt him legally? i mentioned the pouring out of the documents, he also had a statement on his social networking thing last week where he talked about these documents were headed to his library at some point. >> yeah, if there ever comes a day when donald trump or anybody in particular is charged, the statements that that person makes or his representatives absolutely can be used against him. we do need to distinguish because some of these defenses have been voiced by surrogates, you can't play, for example, lindsey graham making some excuse for what happened but if donald trump acknowledges, yes, those documents were in my place, the documents were spread across my floor, he's acknowledging possession of them, which is not the entire case, but, yeah, you would want to use that as part of a case. >> what about the changing justifications. >> oh, absolutely. you can show a jury, say, well,
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the defense went from a to b to c, there's six or seven different defenses now. why would someone change their story? what does that tell you. absolutely can argue that to a jury. >> bill barr the former attorney general of the united states did a round of interviews where he was just brutal toward donald trump here and defending the fbi and doj for what went on here. let's listen. >> i can't think of a legitimate reason why they should have been -- could be taken out of the government, away from the government, if they're classified. i think the driver on this from the beginning was, you know, loads of classified information sitting in mar-a-lago. people say this was unprecedented. well, it's also unprecedented for a president to take all this classified information and put them in a country club, okay? >> again, as a political -- i'm reminded the january 6 committee hearings. bill bar was a star, the committee they loved nothing more than to put video clips of bill barr criticizing donald trump in their hearings. >> it's fascinating.
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it feels like an alternate political universe. bill barr who to the end supported trump and was loyal finally just sort of saying some common sense things, right? why would you have documents past that time? why would you even declassified documents? i thought that was an important point. if donald trump was really being responsible, why would he just blindly declassify all these documents if he had done so. so it was fascinating to watch that bill barr is actually taking this stance and doing so on fox, by the way, reaching an audience that might not otherwise hear that different perspective. i thought it was fascinating that he's doing it now. >> i'm glad you pointed that out, natasha, because if you a person only started paying attention a year ago you wouldn't understand who bill barr is. you would think he is this principled guy who had a very important position and is speaking truth, sometimes often, against donald trump's interests, but let's remember he spent almost two years as attorney general as donald trump's number one cheerleader, number one protector, he bent the truth, he bent the law, he
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compromised his own integrity, compromised doj's integrity. it hits extra hard to hear him say this is nonsense. >> it's interesting as a matter of law, this is a guy who was a member of the federal society. he has been a supporter of executive power for ever. >> yes. >> i mean, no stronger supporter of executive authority than bill barr, but he does seem to draw a line legally when it is about a former president. >> yeah, he does. look, bill barr is a proponent and a major proponent of what we call the unitary executive theory which is this idea that the executive branch reins supreme and the president is the executive branch and he bent and distorted and use that had theory to its extreme while donald trump was in office to protect him. now it's different he's out of office. i also would note on the classification issue, i mean, bill barr if he is true to those beliefs would say, yes, a president can declassify anything he wants but bill barr has drawn an important distinction. he said but he didn't.
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there is no evidence that he did. when bill barr was first announced, you know, back in 2018 as the person who donald trump was going to select i quo myself in my book as saying he is a good pick, solid, an institutionalist. i quote other people who said the same thing. this is the bill barr we were expecting. he didn't do if while on office, we can't give him a pass but he's made a drastic turn around here. >> you can tell he did because donald trump tore him up on truth social. >> i don't think those guys hang out very much anymore. natasha and ellie, thank you so much for being with us today. scientists making a major breakthrough in the fight to save coral in the caribbean. the new and exclusive cnn reporting this morning. and harry enten is hard at work on this labor day. we have the numbers behind the holiday next. cool. because the tempur-breeze° transfers heat away from your body... you feel cool, night afafter night. for a limited time, save up to $700 on select*
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scientists at the florida aquarium say they've made a breakthrough in the race to save the caribbean coral. they have reproduced elk horn
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coral one of the most important reef-building corals in the caribbean which is critically endangered. this could help revitalize ecosystems while also offering protection from hurricanes. cnn national correspondent isabelle rosales is joins us now with this exclusive. this is fascinating and this wasn't an easy achievement for scientists, they had a really challenging time getting to this point. >> absolutely. it's such a fascinating story here and such a stunning achievement and scientists over at the florida aquarium they are thrilled about this big breakthrough. they have done what no others before them have ever done, what some peers called impossible but this is only the beginning. spanning about 350 miles florida has the third -- the world's third largest barrier reef but right now it is at risk from stressors like pollution, warming ocean waters and climate change, period. now the florida aquarium says it is the first in the rorld to row produce the threatened elk horn coral, you see this video of it
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spawning right here using aquarium technology. this spawning right here produced a couple thousand baby corals, up to 100 of them are expected to will i have no adulthood. now, what is to important about this elk horn coral is they're really in a risky category, they are threatened. there's 300 of them left around florida. they used to be the most dominant species in the caribbean. i want you to listen to what the lead scientist kerry o'neal had to say about the scientific success. >> it just makes me emotional because i've seen the destruction of this species in my career. there is hope for coral reefs. don't give up hope. all is not lost. however, we need to make serious changes in our behavior to save this planet. >> now, this breakthrough, this is only a first step, the scientists say this is not going to save the coral reefs but they do hope that it will buy them
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time so we can prioritize climate change and changing human behavior and helping that root cause to all the problems. >> i was reading the notes on your reporting ahead of time, this exclusive reporting, and i laughed because it said that the coral was having sex, they just weren't having babies. but the other interesting thing was that it had to do with the moon rise. >> right. >> that they were able to fix that. tell us about that. >> it is such a tricky business, part of the reason why scientists said that's impossible, they're not going to be able to pull this off, they are notoriously difficult to keep alive in aquariums and in the wild they're just not having babies successfully. >> they're trying but they're not -- >> they're trying. they're not capable of seeing it through. and it's so tricky. in the lab they had these led lights that mimic nature, sunrise, sunset and moon rise and back in 2021 they tried this, but they failed. the elk horn didn't spawn. they checked their notes, hey, what's going on here and they realized that the moon rise was
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off by three hours. that's it. that was enough for it to be a failure. >> this is fascinating, ace abel and this is great exclusive reporting. isabelle rosales, thank you. >> i think there are about to be a lot of google searches for coral birth control. it raises a ton of questions. all right. it is labor day, which recognizes the many contributions that workers have made to the prosperity of the united states. no one works harder than cnn's senior data reporter harry enten. >> i think you work harder than i do. >> no one besides a few people work harder than harry enten. unions in the united states, talking about the labor movement, there's been a little bit of a shift in public opinion towards unions. >> look at this 71% who approve of labor unions in the latest gallup numbers, that is the highest since 1965. what we essentially saw over the last, say, 55 years before this year was a continuous decline nearly for labor union support. you could see it bottomed out in
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2009 during the great recession at 48%, we have seen a clear recovery in the support for unions, but the thing i will point out is during this clear recovery for unions labor union participation rate has gone way down. it was 20% back in 1983, it is now just 10% in the latest numbers from the government in 2021. labor union support is up even as labor union participation is down. >> what are the most important questions that people face, how to spell it. >> how do you spell labor? do you include the u or not? so i did it worldwide because in this country obviously there is no u. i don't ever want to hear a u from anyone's mouth when trying to spell labor. if we go worldwide what do we see? we see that the correct spelling of labor is winning out at 66% and google searches just 34% are spelling it the wrong way at 34%. so right now on the american labor day i am happy to report that america's way of spelling
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labor is up and we are in fantastic position, we are getting rid of those us. we are being patriotic. >> we win. >> it's more efficient, first of all. all right. one of the things people like to do today is to bar could you, bar could you what, harry? >> after the show is done john has invited me over to his house, he doesn't know it yet, but he has invited me over to his house for a barbecue. beef at 39%, that is not where i want to go, john. i would much rather go in the chicken direction at 27% or the fish at 10%. do you know what, john, i feel a little fat this morning, how about some veges over here at 10% as well. >> i would just say that these two are wrong. these two shouldn't even be polled. it's not a barbecue unless these are the three things being offered. >> is it steak or a hamburger? >> it could be either. >> this is an all encompassing
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cass gore. >> or beef franks. >> hot dog. i like a turkey or a chicken frank. >> all right. what about the sides? >> if we are going to go to sides and heading over to john's house for a barbecue potato sald leads at 27% but i'm a bigger fan of corn on the cob. >> it's in season. >> it is the season, it is corn on the cob season. >> maybe post peak. >> we're close enough, i'm squeezing in extra days of summer. i brought my bathing suit to the office. >> you're not coming to my house, then. >> no, you just don't know what's happening. i also like macaroni salad at 6%. i like my carbs. also cole slaw at 13%. >> the correct answer is this, mac and cheese. all right. finally and actually i really like this question, how do people feel, what are their emotions, not about the holiday itself but i think about what this day represents on the calendar. >> yeah, so, look, we had this discussion last week, labor day
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essentially being the last day -- the unofficial last day of summer, though everyone at the barbecue i was at yesterday believed it was the last day of summer. how does labor day make you feel inside as a human being? happy, looking forward to fall leading the bpack at 61%. sad because it means the end of summer at 24%. football baby leads, kids back in school. >> harry enten, we will let you go get ahead of that one. thank you very much. this is lovely. happy looking forward to the fall. we're looking forward to the fall with you. >> thank you. so sweet. moments ago the united kingdom learned the name of its new prime minister. liz truss set to replace boris johnson. who is she? what does this mean for the uk?
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moments ago the uk getting a new prime minister, britain's conservative party voting for liz truss to succeed boris johnson after a series of scandals. here is the moment. [ applause ] >> cnn anchor and correspondent bianca nobilo is live for us outside of parliament. bianca, this is, you know, coming after a tough, tough leadership fight at a really critical time economically. this cost of living crisis that folks in britain are enduring. >> reporter: yes, brianna, because not only is the party in disarray because of all those scandals that you referenced but it is a real poisoned chalice that liz truss is going to
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inherent. first and foremost, toss liz trust truss? she is the current foreign secretary to become prime minister tomorrow, her supporters liken her to margaret thatcher. her detractors will say she's had so many u-turns and changed her political beliefs so frequently that nobody truly knows what she stands for. there's concern about her behavior on the international stage, she's quite gaffe-prone a little bit like the current prime minister boris johnson and shares some of his attributes. as to why it's happening today, that is because boris johnson after weathering scandals for a year finally the last straw came about two months ago which precipitated this leadership contest which as you rightly mention has been a bitter battle. but now we are at this point, it means that liz truss goes ahead without a mandate and that's because it's a real oddity in the british political system,
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one of the world's leading democracies that today the new leader of the country wasn't chosen by the british public en ma masse, but by a slither of the electorate, actually, less than 1%, just the conservative membership base and they are typically whiter, older and wealthier than the average voter. so that's probably going to plague her a little bit going forward. >> what are the mechanics now of when she officially starts the job and how boris johnson exits? >> reporter: so tomorrow will be the big day. unusually and the first time in the queen's reign she will be doing the prime minister changeover in scotland rather than in the heart of london, which is usually the case. we're told that's because of mobility issues. so boris johnson he will then resign as prime minister and the queen will fly to scott land, have photographs
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come back to london and hit the ground running. hit the ground running, she will have to because britain faces a myriad of crisis. first of all, it's the cost of living inflation. most economists have been quite pessimist about liz truss' plans. she'll quickly have to appoint a new cab bet. this will be a very difficult challenge because the conservative party is so divided now. she's been appealing to more of the right wing. she'll need to include a broad church if she wants any prospect of success going forward. so, this is going to be a very rough ride. and there's really not much time or cause for this new prime minister to celebrate with war in europe, this biting cost of living crisis and a party at its most vulnerable point really in the last few decades. >> and this is going to unfold so quickly as we'll be seeing it here in the coming day or so. bianca, thank you for that report.
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>> there on drums for the foo fighters, 16-year-old oliver shane, son of the late taylor hawkins, performing that song "my hero" in tribute of his father. they performed a concert in his tribute, the first time taking the stage since the drummer's untimely death in march. joining us is lisa france, cnn entertainment reporter. what did you think? >> i was so moved. as shane was playing, they were projecting photos of him and his dad up on the screen. the perfect song, the perfect moment. shane is an incredible drummer, just like his dad. he actually performed before with a dad called the alive earlier in the summer during laguna beach block party. he had done the same song and dedicated it to his father. we had seen a little bit of that on social media. to get an entire performance like that, it was so incredibly
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moving. >> look, it's stirring watching him behind the drums there. he is all in. you can feel the emotion pouring out of him as he's playing. remarkable to see. i get chills watching it. the weeknd walked off midstage and came back and said he lost his voice? that's a bummer. >> not just a bummer for the audience but also for him. he was super upset about it. i believe we have a bit of his statement about how upset he was that he had to cancel. he said, my voice went out during the first song and i'm devastated. felt it go and my heart dropped. my deepest apologies to my fans here. i promise i'll make it up to you with a new date. some thought it might be part of a show he's doing with hbo, "the idol" because they saw his costar on stage filming with the show. people weren't sure if it was really happening and some people
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stuck around after it was clear that the concert was done because they were like, well, maybe it's a bit because he's been known to pretend he's had plastic surgery, he loves to do makeup. people weren't sure if he was being serious. but he was very serious and extremely upset about it. he literally said during the concert as he was announcing it that it was killing him. he hates to disappoint his fans. >> i'm a big fan and so is my family. my 6-year-old is always saying, mommy, play that "save your tears for another day" song. and i do, often, in the car. more than 50 years after the beetles broke up, they're still making news. there's a piece of the wall from the ed sullivan show, autographed by all four members of the fab four. the bidding starts at $600,000. >> yes. not surprised by that at all. it was a pivotal pop culture moment. it basically sent the beatles
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into the stratosphere. you can love the beatles and rolling stones at the same time. i do. it's such a major deal. it's going to bring in tons of money. we only have two left, paul mccartney and ringo starr. it's the perfect piece of beatles memorabilia. i feel like the three of us should put in together and buy it. >> we can't even buy one letter of one of the names. are you kidding me? if someone wants to buy it and gift it to us, that would be wonderful. i'd be willing to accept it as a gift. >> or buy the letter p. >> i would like one of the faces, one of the caricatures. >> chip it out for us. >> why not? >> it's so great to have you with us this morning. >> thank you. "new day" continues right now. america's closestally
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getting a new leader moments ago. good morning to viewers in the u.s. and around the world. it is monday, september 5th. i'm brianna keilar with john berman. >> britain's conservative party just named liz truss as the next prime minister succeeding boris johnson after a series of scandals. this comes at a precarious time for that country. >> cnn international diplomatic editor nic robertson is live for us in london on this big day with big moment. >> reporter: liz truss has given us a taste of what to expect. she's not prime minister until tomorrow. she'll fly out to scotland separately to bother ris johnson, who will fly to scotland as well. they'll both meet the queen. the queen will accept boris johnson's resignation and she'll invite liz truss to become the next prime minister, which is what's going to happen. liz truss said she will govern the country the way she campaigned, on conservative


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