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making sure that we try to reduce demand even as we try to choke off supply. i am looking forward to continuing to have that conversation and based on the best evidence and best ideas out there. hopefully we can don't strengthen these efforts. >> if i understood your question, correctly, why did we place drugs on the agenda when there are other more important things for the summit or things that we should such as the progress we have achieved economically in strengthening our democracy. the question is well put, but
the answer is in your accord. the media placed such a high level of attention on this one. many times in the interviews i conducted before the summit, i don't want the issue to be the summits issue. this is one of many issues that some countries want to put on the table. there were no issues that were left off the table and the this was one of the issues that we discussed. we heard from president obama and the united states. i think this was a positive step in that we can find paths that will provide more effective and
cheaper meganisms to fight against drug trafficking and organized crime. let's work on that. but it was never our intention for this issue to be the issue of a summit. >> president obama, good afternoon. president santos, good afternoon, sir. president obama you are the first u.s. president who comes to columbia and stays three days and two nights in this beautiful city. how should co-bum bee ya and the world interpret this gesture. is it acknowledgment of the level of security? is ate gesture of trust in what president santos has done or is it a new phase beginning in relations between the two countries? and president santos, there are
small business people who are very concerned about the fda. what is your plan to deal with that. >> the answer is all of the above. it is -- it represents my con if i dmens the security of columbia and the progress that has been made. it represents my confidence and the works that we have done together. the efforts when we first met. it highlights not just the free trade agreement but all the other work that has been done. the increase in the length. and is consistent with the approach that i indicated i
would take when i came to office. this is a fast growing part of the world. it is one of our largest trading partners in the entire region. column beeian americans, americans who originate from the dominican republic, from guatemala, mexico, who are constantly contributing to the vitality and strength of the united states. and so there is a natural bond that already exists. to the mutual benefit of both nations. in subsequent meetings that we
had with columbia. precisely because it went through difficult times can end up being a role model for a lot of countries around the region because they will see there is hope in the midst of violence and difficulty. there is a possibility of breaking through to the other side and achieving greater citizen security and prosperity. let me just mention. one of the things that i brought to the summit was a proposal that i think that is that we focus on small to medium sized businesses, women's businesses. making sure that the benefits of trade don't just go the largest companies but also smaller ent pe nears and business peer.
there is an opportunity or medium sized business and grow rapidly and that means more jobs here in columbia and in the united states. we don't want trade to be like taking place in this layer up here. we want it to be taking place at every level. we think that will be good for both of our economies. >> do you ask me about what contingency plan we have to people who were going be adversely affected by the fta. they all have winners and losers. in this case we have many more winners and losers. employment. we will create jobs in columbic.
because thus far colombia has per capita exports that are very low. which have been identified as vulnerable are the focus of a series of policies and efforts that will help them weather the storm, to be transformed, to be more competitive and to be able to face the competition that will open up with this new fta. that has happened with every free trade agreement that has been signed in the past. what is important is the final results yields more benefits than otherwise. >> i wonder how you think that
apply applies -- where it is not always warmly greeted. and how, for example, if w this do you make sure that the benefits are widely shared. the comment that the p 5 plus 1 had given iran a free bie with this akigsal time. have for helping to bring cuba into the democratic fold. >> the goal of any government should be to create security for its citizens and to give them opportunity to achieve prosperity and to pass that
prosperity on to their kids. the best tool ever invented to create wealth but what's true in every continuery is we always have to think is getting a fair shot where they actually have opportunity is everybody doing their fair sure to support the common efforts that are required to create a platform by growth. is everyone playing by the same set of rules? and i think the history of the united states, the reason we became an economic super power is because not always perfectly and not always consistently but better than any other country on earth we were able to give opportunity to everybody. that is what the american dream is all about.
our tax policy. when we have debated now about the buffet rule where if you make a million dollars a year or more, you should not pay a lower tax rate than your secretary. that is not an argument about redistribution. that is an argument about growth. we grow best when our middle class is strong. when everybody has opportunity. that means somebody who has a great idea, selling a great product or service, we want them to get rich. that's great. but we also want to make sure that we are investing in that young kid who comes from a poor family who has incredible talent
and might be able to get rich as well. that means we have got build good schools and make sure that child can go to college. and we also want to make sure that we keep our scientific edge. we have got to invest in basic research. >> traveling south america, colombia specifically today with president manuel santos. addressed the secret service issue that happened earlier this week. we will keep an eye on this press conference and bring you any news that comes out of it. >> here we go again, another dangerous round of storms firing up in the midwest. the first system killed at least five people last night. we are live with that for you. a white tourist beaten and stripped naked by a group of black youth. and bill cosby is usually funny
and outspoken. this time he is not. >> thank you so much for joining us. it has been a recurring theme recently. lives destroyed in a matter of minutes. it happened again just last night and this evening the danger is far from over across a wide swath of the united states. >> this car is going to get hit. come on dude, you got go. book it, dude. >> for many the damage is already done. 122 reports of possible tornado touchdowns yesterday and overnight. most of them hit kansas but parts of nebraska, oklahoma, and iowa are in rubble today, too. and the most impacted community
has to be wood word, oklahoma. five deaths were blamed. they include a father and his two young children who died inside their mobile home. two others died in a car. the storms knocked out part of the emergency siren system. we want to go first to the ground in the town of woodword, oklahoma. that's where we find our rob marciano. the damage there is incredible. >> reporter: it is. luckily it is a narrow swath but that narrow swath got hit incredibly home. we are at the lord household where they managed to bring in heavy equipment and trying to get this one car that is somewhat drivable out. this is a home of almost 3,000 square feet. four bedrooms, two or three baths, completely blown away by this.
dad was telling us how you were holding on to his hand. tell us how your experience went down. >> the sirens started going off. we were goipg across the street to get into shelter. paul got to about the middle of the street and i was in the middle of the yard and i looked over my shoulder and of course if you look right over here, the debris was right there. and storm was already here. so i told my mom, my sister and her husband and my kids, get into the bathroom. it's too late. it's here. and dad started coming in. and you know, i grabbed him to start pulling him into the front door and we were approximately about right there where the bricks meet and the storm took him away from me. i got thrown into the house, down the hallway. when i hit the end of the hallway, i finally made it to the bathroom door and there was nothing on the other side of the
door. something knocked me down. all of this took place in 10 to 15 seconds. it was super quick. >> what is going through your head right now? you got to be? n shock? >> a little bit of shock. it has not quite set in yet what all is gone. we were searching through the rubble. my mom found a teacup that was her mother's. that slowed her down for about ten minutes. the whole house is gone and the teacup is absolutely harm free. >> we are so pleased that everybody made it out. you have a lot of workload ahead
of you. thank you very much for sharing your story. i want to point out one thing. see the look at this truck. beautiful brand new dodge 4 and 4. this was in the driveway. it was hooked up to a flat bed trailer. it was backed up because, well, they were supposed to move out of this house. they were getting ready to start moving. the sale of this house, supposed to close this friday. not sure that's going to happen right away. back to you. >> thank you so much for your reporting. our thoughts and prayers are with the folks there. it left a path of destruction ten miles long. some watch as their homes were obliterated in a matter of just seconds.
>> that piece of iron had to come from a building. you know, no straight wind. it was a regular twister. wind was blasting out and out and out. fwranted the bathroom like they always say and what we got here the roof went here the good lord was with us. he sure was. it's about more than you can bear. >> also some very scary moments in the small town of creston, ohio. a hospital is among the buildings that the tornado hit. the sheer force blew out windows and damaged the roof. thankfully there were no major injuries. patients were relocated to other hospitals. the twisters mainly struck rural areas except for the city of wichita, kansas.
>> some of the most striking came from is a lie that. the emergency management director says that three tornados touched down in the span of an hour and a half. the person overseeing all of this coverage is our meteorolgist. later on we will talk about the crazy weather. they are not out of the woods yet. >> we do have one tornado warning in effect.
as the atmosphere continues to explode in this area and the tornado threat will be highest here to the west of the twin cities. we are also tracking storms that have been going on all afternoon. for the most time we have been seeing straight line winds. >> we have one overseeing it right here. >> moving the last hour. >> 90 seconds. they have names like idle time books and smash records
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experiencing there? >> we started hearing loud blasts again. a spokesperson had said there was still an attack ongoing in this part of the city. in hopes of trying to scare them out of that building so that they could capture them. to find outd exactly what was going on. these attacks, these coordinated
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she has not dealt with the economic issues in terms of how do we feed our kids, how do we spend them to school and why do we worry about their future? yes, it's about these positions and yes, there will be a war of words. he just -- he seems so old fashion fashioned he just doesn't really see us as' kwal. >> i am wondering if anyone heard anything that she said after that and would it have caused as big a controversy do you think it would have been that big of a deal? >> you know, i think she might have just -- a smaller.
>> sit wealthy women who are not valid to speak on the economy. that is what she is really saying. here is the thing. you can say that housewives, women that work should not speak. men that work should not speak on the economy. and men should not speak on the economy either. because no one really understand s should participate in giving sound economic advice. what you can't do is say this person -- this person is sanctioned. this person is valid. this person is invalid and this person should keep their mouth shut. that is what you can't do. you can't see what you want to
hear from and who you don't. >> well, you know, i saw the interview when it actually happened the first time. i will admit that when she made that first statement, i was like whoa and i missed the latter part because it was shocking to hear. the thing that will is missing and that a lot of other people are missing. if you watched the entire sper view. she didn't use the right words this is get that out there. she should have said had never worked outside of the house a day in her life. that's what she really meant. she didn't say that. by clarifying that and let people know that she has never worked ooutside of the house. mitt romney has touched on. to understand women is an authentic one.
she has never had that experience. >> is this a reuation? quite honestly, i haven't heard that many women talking about it. my mom and sisters. no one is saying that i can't believe that. no one is talking about this except for media and political types. i wonder if rich women understand how hard we work just to survive. did they ever run out of food on
wednesday and payday was friday? one more said if i were hillary, i would not apologize. and is monumentally wealthy. you can be sure she was not skruping the toilets. some people don't have that choice, will. that was the distinction and most women understood that and what he has done, your two e-mailers have done, double down on the idea. we meant to offendwetty women
this is why it matters. you divide us on class. and you divide us on jender and you start dividing us so many ways, you will get internal firing. the cross fire. now that you want to say it's just about wealthy women. >> nobody is saying that. >> go ahead. >> no one is saying that it is just about wealthy women. what she was doing was saying that the source that mitt romney was relying on most does not know anything about the 60% of the wip in this country. she just said that she was not able to speak about the 60% of
what women are going through. >> this is a comment by mitt romney back in january. >> and i wanted to increase the work requirement. i said even if you have a child two years of age. people said that's heartless. i said no no. i'm willing to spend more giving day care to allow those parents to go back to work. it will cost the state more providing that day care. >> okay. so is he agreeing with rosen here? what is going on? >> one is about who should
receive welfare. >> lz? >> i think will should run for office. he might be busy from all the spinning that he is doing right now. >> i tell it like it is. >> he is essentially saying that if you are a stay-at-home mom, you are not working. he said back to work. because in his mind if you are a stay-at-home mom you are not working. those are his words, not some sort of spin fwhauz is what you are getting from the republican party. >> moving welfare recipients into work was one of the biggest principles that president clinton signed into law. the poverty rate among women rose in 2011.
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also oklahoma and parts of nebraska. jacky, i want to say that all five deaths blamed on the storm system happened in one place and that is woodword, oklahoma. allen, you address the damage there for us. what's going on? >> well, we lost 89 homes, 13 businesses. we had a tornado stay on the ground approximately a mile and a half as it tracked to southwest to northeasterly through the west half of our town. we did lose actually three people in town and two people in the rural area near town. >> can you elaborate on the supposedly the siren system failed in woodword. did that cost lives? >> it was not a failure but the fact that the storm system itself took it out first.
it took out the transmitter to the activation system to the storm sirens. we were able to sound one siren and then lost all power to the entire town as the tornado took out the power grid there. and we still had about 5300 customers without power at this point. >> right. there are multiple storms that move through woodword and the worst one came through after midnight. do you think -- what was the sense of the community in terms of preparedness? do you think the earlier storms may have left people let their guard down a little bit when the next storm came through? >> i think that was -- i think all things worked against us that that regard. the fact that you just described, we had seen a number of storms come through the area. we had dodged those bullets. and the fact that this one occurred after midnight when
people are typically asleep or not necessarily watching weather. the fact that our warning system was taken out first right off the bat. this was a fast moving storm. it stayed on the ground and traveled through that community in less than three minutes. it was moving at 50 to 70 miles an hour. it was a quick moving storm. >> that is why it is so important to have that battery operated noaa weather radio. >> it's probably about 5%. when you take into consideration the population. 13 businesses is a problem certainly for those people but
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all started with a motorcycle crash. senior investigative reporter for sports illustrated. there's bubba watson on the cover. i'm obsessed with that guy. john, bobby petrino turned around the arkansas football program but now he is unemployed. he where he courecked the bike riding with his mistress, the whom who he had just hired and given thousands of dollars in cash. that is a costly motorcycle wreck, isn't it? >> yeah, we were talking. we said if you wreck your motorcycle, it's only the third worst thing that happened to you that week, you know things are bad. you just marvel at this story. even if there hadn't been this wreck, you're the highest paid figure in the state, you're known everywhere. just the fact that you would ride around everywhere with someone other than your wife on the back of your motorcycle tells about the hubris here. you and i talked about the corruption of power in sports, and this is a good example of
that. >> he took the arkansas job just hours after telling the atlanta falcons he was going to remain their head coach. a coach like petrino who keeps winning, will he keep getting hired? >> i mean, look, the guy won football games and never und underestimate our capacity for comeback games in sports, but this is sort of sports, earth and burnt bridges, here's a guy that basically cut his ties very disgrace fully with the nfl and now he has this scandal at the college level. he'll get another chance, he's a proven winner as a coach, but another job with this prestige, that will take a long time. this guy is going to have a long climb to build his reputation back up. >> let's talk baseball. the last time we talked about the l.a. dodgers, a big surprise so far this season. the l.a. dodgers are 8-1, best record in the majors.
maybe it's the "magic" johnson effect. >> this has been the story this year. it's a great story, and they're sort of done with the distractions of last year. they have good players, they had the cy young winner, they've got the previous owner, frank mccord, they've gotten this divorce, this bankruptcy, now in the past. they've got a new owner coming in and this suddenly looks like a great baseball agency. it's been a nice, early baseball story, definitely. >> you said 2 million. $2 billion. 2 million would be a deal, right? we could probably get a bunch of bruins together for that. kamikaze golf caddy takes on an alligator. his name is chip henley. in case you're