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House Vote Makes Shutdown Likely; Architect of a Shutdown; Pastor Shot Dead While Preaching; Bleacher Report; Small Businesses Worried about Obamacare; The Evolution of Walter White
Aired September 29, 2013 - 06:00 ET
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The truth? You can't handle the truth.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You have been hijacked by a small group of extreme folks who simply hate this president.
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VICTOR BLACKWELL, CNN ANCHOR: Overnight, while you were sleeping, as you heard, lawmakers were fighting. But for all that they accomplished, the House, well, they may as well have just stayed home.
DEBORAH FEYERICK, CNN ANCHOR: And remember when we showed you those creepy anti-Obamacare ads? Wait, until you hear you made them and the famous billionaires who helped pay for them.
BLACKWELL: And we've heard that justice is blind, but what about in football? We've introduced you - or we will introduce a judge who may not be able to see, but that does not stop him from calling games.
FEYERICK: And good morning, everyone. I'm Deborah Feyerick.
BLACKWELL: It's a pleasure to have you. I'm Victor Blackwell. It's 6:00 here on the East Coast. This is NEW DAY SUNDAY.
Now, lawmakers were on Capitol Hill last night, duking (ph) it out over the budget. And guess what was going on in New York?
FEYERICK: Well, in New York, the season premiere of "Saturday Night Live," hosted by none other than the very talented Tina Fey. The 39th season. Of course they had to give a nod to the drama, because who wouldn't, going on in Washington. Take a look.
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TINA FEY, "SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE": And let me start by saying, I am psyched for Obamacare!
UNIDENTIFIED MALE, "SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE": There you go. I love that enthusiasm.
FEY: Because now that I've got free health care, I can get sick all the time! Free medicine, y'all.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Well, that's not really how it works.
FEY: I've stopped washing my hands and I'm licking (INAUDIBLE) subway poles. Thanks, president.
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BLACKWELL: "SNL," you can always count on them to find the comedy in Washington, although I guess right now it's not difficult for anybody sitting at home to find some of this a little comical.
FEYERICK: Well, there's certainly a lot that's laughable, let's just say.
BLACKWELL: Yes, indeed.
Let's take you to something happening now. This is in Olympia, Greece. You know, we're just a few months out from the start of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and they have just lighted the torch, or lit the torch here. And the rely here begins. We know that this torch relay will have a record number of torchbearers, 14,000. However, this torch will not be traveling around the world as it did in 2004 and 2008. Instead, it's going to travel through the 83 or so regions of Russia. It's going to arrive in Moscow on October 6th.
FEYERICK: And one of the most interesting things is, this torch, it is going to be the first time that a torch is actually going up into space.
FEYERICK: So that's going to be interesting. I want to know how they're going to do that. But that will be something to watch.
BLACKWELL: So, February, the Winter Olympics, the 22nd Winter Olympiad. And we will watch this. And we're going to get to our Nadia Bilchik a little later in the show to talk about the history there as this relay starts and the countdown to the Olympics in Sochi.
New this morning, as we started right off the top, a House vote means it's almost certain, some would say, the federal government will have to hang up a closed for business sign come Tuesday.
FEYERICK: You know, and overnight the Republicans pushed through another bill that pays for government but it also delays Obamacare, and that is a no-go for the president.
BLACKWELL: And chief congressional correspondent Dana Bash has details.
Dana, good morning.
DANA BASH, CNN CHIEF CONGRESSIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Deb and Victor, the federal government is now on the brink of a shutdown. House Republicans defied the president's veto threat and Senate Democrats promised to reject any bill funding the government that does anything to change the president's signature health care law. On party line votes, GOP lawmakers voted to delay Obamacare for one year and repeal a controversial tax on medical devices that Republicans say would only be passed on to the consumer. Now, from the White House to the House floor, Democrats accuse Republicans of being irresponsible, and Republicans accuse Democrats of being unreasonable. Here's a taste of the heated rhetoric that went late into the night on Saturday night.
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REP. JOHN COLBERSON (R), TEXAS: The president of the United States, for the first time today since 1979, the president of the United States reached out to the dictator in Tehran, who has sworn to erase Israel from the map, the president of the United States will talk to the dictator of Tehran but he won't even negotiate with the House of Representatives.
REP. GWEN MOORE (D), WISCONSIN: And I agree with my other colleagues, this whole debate is a subdifusion (ph) or proxy for a strong desire to bring this nation to its knees and to punish the people for electing Barack Obama president of the United States.
REP. DANA ROHRABACHER (R), CALIFORNIA: Will you accept the compromise? If this government shuts down, it's because you have not accepted the compromise that Republicans have reached out to you and offered.
REP. STEVE ISRAEL (D), NEW YORK: Mr. Speaker, for people who are tuning into this debate, I want to make sure there's no confusion. This is not "Saturday Night Live." This is the Republican majority at work. Only they're not working, it is a game. It is a game that they have played since day one.
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BASH: The obvious question now is, now what? Well, even though the government runs out of money Monday night at midnight, a Senate Democratic source tells me they have no plans to come into session until Monday afternoon. And they vow to reject what the House sent them, even though many Senate Democrats have voted for repealing this medical device tax in the past. So, Congress is at a stalemate, which is why the House also passed a bill to pay men and women of the military should the government shut down.
Victor and Deb.
BLACKWELL: All right, chief congressional correspondent Dana Bash covering this growing likelihood of a government shutdown. Of course, we'll continue to stay on it.
FEYERICK: Yes, absolutely. Well, the House vote to delay Obamacare, it fell along party lines, except for four representatives who actually broke rank. Two Democrats, Mike McIntyre of North Carolina, and Jim Matheson of Utah. They voted with Republicans on the delay. And conversely, two New York Republicans, Richard Hanna and Chris Gibson, they voted against their party's bill. BLACKWELL: So those are the lines. Those are people who crossed those lines. But the late night vote, of course, was much more than a bunch of numbers. Before the final tallies, the House was a battleground, full of Republicans and Democrats in crisis mode, yelling as you heard, mocking their rivals and, believe it or not, even quoting Jack Nicholson movies. Check out some of the best sights and sounds from this debate.
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REP. NITA LOWEY (D), NEW YORK: You're bowing to the extremist, the Tea Parties, who really don't want to see this process move forward. We know that the Affordable Care Act is the law of the land. We know it's been affirmed by the Supreme Court of the United States. Let's move on.
REP. DANA ROHRABACHER (R), CALIFORNIA: It's not like the president says, there will be no negotiations, no negotiations. He'll negotiate with foreign dictators before he will negotiate with us.
REP. BRAD SHERMAN (D), CALIFORNIA: What if Democrats said, we're going to shut down the government if we don't get immigration reform, gay rights or gun control.
REP. ROBERT PITTENGER (R), NORTH CAROLINA: The truth? You can't handle the truth. Mr. Speaker, we have shown the other side how premiums are going up 200 and 300 percent, we've told them about the loss of jobs.
REP. DAVID SCOTT (D), GEORGIA: You have been hijacked by a small group of extreme folks who simply hate this president.
REP. DARRELL ISSA (R), CALIFORNIA: How dare you presume a failure.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Harry Reid -
ISSA: The fact is - the fact is, this country is based on people saying they won't do things and at the end of the day coming together for compromise.
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BLACKWELL: So you probably know that name, Darrell Issa, and you know Pelosi, you know Cantor, Boehner, but there's a name you likely don't know. You think of him now as the man behind the curtain. The wizard of Washington. The architect of the government's possible shutdown. He's a freshman Republican from North Carolina. And we've asked CNN's Erin McPike to work up a profile on Congressman Mark Meadows. There's a name you probably have not heard.
Erin, how does this lawmaker, again who's a freshman, how does he engineer a shutdown?
ERIN MCPIKE, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, Victor, as you know, Senator Ted Cruz is the one who's been firing away about this and been telling House Republicans that he wants them to be onboard, too. But Mark Meadows, who, as you said, was just - was just -- he came to the House in January after being elected in November. He's from western North Carolina. He's an evangelical Christian and he's a business owner. He's 54 years old. This August, when he was home in his district, he was hearing so much about how much all of his constituents hated Obamacare that he wrote the House Republican leadership a letter and said to them that they should tie the defunding of Obamacare to funding the government. Well, we listened to him at a Tea Party rally outside of Capitol Hill in early September. This is what he had to say about this.
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REP. MARK MEADOWS (R), NORTH CAROLINA: Ronald Reagan used to have the greatest line. He says, if you can't make them see the light, make sure they feel the heat.
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MCPIKE: Now, of course we hear many Republicans say things like that when they are railing against something and lots of Republicans like to talk about Ronald Reagan. But we also heard a little bit of him on the House floor yesterday. I think we can play that for you, too.
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MEADOWS: Indeed we did elect a president a mere nine months ago, but I want to remind you, Mr. Speaker, that I was also elected some nine months ago and we did not elect a dictator, we elected a president.
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MCPIKE: Now, of course, Victor, as you've heard Democrats say, many Republicans hate the president. Well, we don't know if they hate President Obama, but, yes, a lot of this is simply about opposition to President Obama and, of course, his signature health care law that was signed into law in 2010.
BLACKWELL: All right, Erin McPike, introducing Mark Meadows. I guess we're going to hear a lot more about him and more from him over the next few days. Thank you.
FEYERICK: A lot of very inflammatory language there, don't you think?
BLACKWELL: Yes, yes, back and forth.
FEYERICK: All right, the sides are not playing well together.
Well, we are just getting into the swing of fall but it's already looking a little like winter in Colorado, where a light dusting of snow fell outside Denver. BLACKWELL: Yes, let's go to Oregon now. Heavy rain and wind slammed the Portland area. But look at this. I mean you should never drive through the standing water. We've heard that. Trees are downed sometimes under that water. We know here, power lines were down. Thousands of people without power.
Let's bring in Pedram Javaheri in the CNN Severe Weather Center.
And the weather, as we move from the summer into the fall, still a big story across the country.
PEDRAM JAVAHERI, AMS METEOROLOGIST: Yes. You know it's that time of year, guys, when you're making that transition, as you said, Victor, from the summer into the fall. The weather pattern goes very quickly for some folks. And around portions of the northwest, certainly going to be the case. Just the menacing storm system pushing in at this hour. First band of wet weather came through in the last 24 hours. The second band comes in today. And look at these wind gusts. We're talking about hurricane force wind gusts and Garibaldi, portions (ph), they're on the coast of Oregon, Tillamook comes in with a 71 mile per hour wind gust. A full-blown winter like storm system coming in here in the fall season.
And this storm is not just like any other storm. It actually packs some moisture associated with the typhoon that was over Japan about five days ago, injected into this feature and pushing in. That's why so much rain is expected. And look at the feature (ph) pushed through later on this afternoon. The second band gets here, upwards of four to six inches of rainfall possible on top of this. And we're looking at areas around even Seattle and Portland. Areas that saw a record amount of -- daily records there on Saturday of rainfall. We had some 25,000 customers without power around Portland. That pattern of wet weather, gusty winds expected to continue. And the national picture looks something like this with high pressure dominating the southwest.
The northwest being the hardest hit area. We do have a broad feature pushing in through portions of the Ohio Valley, but scattered thunderstorms the heaviest rains, I think, going to be around portions of Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi. But all in all, it looks like a very soggy setup across the northwest portion of the country, guys.
BLACKWELL: All right.
FEYERICK: Pedram Javaheri, thanks so much.
JAVAHERI: You bet.
BLACKWELL: And still to come on NEW DAY, a Louisiana pastor shot and killed in the pulpit while preaching. Yes. Now police are looking into why someone shot him.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I can't see anything at all.
First down Warrior!
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FEYERICK: Plus, a blind man is the one calling the play by plays for one high school football team. And guess what? He's perfect at it.
BLACKWELL: Quarter after the hour now, and a father is prepared to plead for help to find his son's killer.
FEYERICK: And this is really so tragic. Later this morning, Jonathan Denver's dad will join authorities to plead for witnesses, anyone who may know who stabbed his son, the 24-year-old Dodgers fan, near Giant's Stadium last week. The two baseball teams, they've got a long-standing rival in California. This weekend, police released a man who was a suspect in the case.
BLACKWELL: All right, police are investigating the death of an experienced Idaho smoke jumper. Forty-year-old Mark Irving (ph) was killed Friday after his parachute malfunctioned. It was during a training jump. Now Irving was a member of the air deployed firefighting program for more than 10 years and smoke jumpers, they're used to fighting fires in remote areas. Irving's death is the first smoke jumper death since 2000.
FEYERICK: Well, a terrifying scene at a Louisiana church after a pastor was shot and killed while he was preaching. Police say 53-year- old Woodrow Karey walked into a Lake Charles church and shot the pastor, Pastor Ronald Harris, while he was addressing - speaking to his congregation. Karey is being held on $1 million bond after surrendering to police. Now investigators want to know what is behind this murder.
FEYERICK (voice-over): People gathered outside the Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana, after reports of the crime.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I got a telephone call from one of the members that was coming to the revival tonight, said there was a shooting.
FEYERICK: The Calcasieu sheriff's office says Pastor Ronald Harris was killed while he was preaching. They say this man, 53-year- old Woodrow Karey has been charged with second-degree murder in the case after he called dispatchers and admitted to the killing. Witnesses told police Karey walked into the church, shot the pastor once, then again at close range, after Harris had fallen to the floor. He then fled the scene. During his arrest, deputies say Karey directed them to two guns, a shotgun and a pistol, that were thrown in a wooded area. Police say Karey has no known criminal history and it's not known what relationship, if any, he had with the pastor. The motive is also unknown.
STITCH GUILLORY, CHIEF DEPUTY, CALCASIEU PARISH: We are just trying to piece together as much information as we can and find out what the cause of this was.
FEYERICK: Well, you just heard there from the Calcasieu Parish chief deputy, Stitch Guillory. Coming up, he joins us live in the next hour to discuss the latest on the investigation. I can't even imagine what the congregation was thinking to have witness this, to see this while he was preaching.
BLACKWELL: And, you know, there are a few places where you just think you are going to be safe.
BLACKWELL: Your church, when you send the kids to school -
BLACKWELL: And your home. And now we're seeing that, unfortunately, no place is safe.
FEYERICK: Yes. Go to wonder what - what made him snap.
BLACKWELL: Try to get to the bottom of that.
All right, so still to come on NEW DAY, this is a good one, possibly the coolest story you're going to hear today. A judge who is blind is also a football announcer, calling games that he can't even see.
FEYERICK: That full story, that is coming up just ahead.
FEYERICK: OK, all you college football fans, let's talk college football. Georgia pulled off an impressive win over LSU yesterday.
BLACKWELL: For the first time in a long time, Georgia seems to have all the pieces in places for a serious run at the national title. Joe Carter has more in this morning's "Bleacher Report" update.
Joe, they got the pieces, can they play the game?
JOE CARTER, BLEACHER REPORT: Oh, absolutely. I mean Georgia's certainly not a perfect team by any stretch. Their defense gives up a ton of yards, their defense gives up a ton of points, but are they a national title contender? You have to say absolutely after what you've seen so far this season. I mean especially because they have two wins over two top 10 teams.
Now, Georgia had a touchdown yesterday inside the final two minutes to beat sixth ranked LSU yesterday. It was an epic battle back and forth the whole game. In the first month of the season, Georgia has wins over South Carolina and, of course, yesterday's win over LSU. So they are in position, in a great position, to make another run at a third straight SEC East title. Number one in the lineup section of futureboard.com (ph) this morning, the Atlanta Braves head to the playoffs itching for a fight. Look at this, Chris Johnson gets thrown out at first base in the bottom of the ninth when they're down by a run and apparently Braves' hitting coach Terry Pendleton didn't like Johnson's hustle, so he let him know about it in the dugout. The Braves need a win today and the Cardinal's loss to lock up home field advantage in playoffs.
A great story here. Fans of Kentucky high school football may be surprised to find out that the announcer, the play by play guy, is calling a game he can't even see, and that's because David Holton is blind.
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DAVID HOLTON: I can't see anything at all.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Made a first down.
HOLTON: First down Warriors.
I try to get across what I would need to know if I were there in the stadium.
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CARTER: So Holton played football as a boy until a tumor caused him to lose his sight. Now, a friend says that he - or actually, excuse me, I should say a friend stands by him and relays what's happening on the field to him. And now he serves as a court judge during the day. And as you see there, he seamlessly gives the play by play, guys, of the football game. But it's amazing to think that somebody who can't see can actually tell you what's going on. And he says he got his start back when his son played football at that same high school. Guys.
FEYERICK: Well, he's an interesting guy. First, he's a judge and then he's doing a call by call. But what about the guy standing next to him? Doesn't he want to just grab the mike every now and again? You got to wonder.
BLACKWELL: I'd imagine he does want to just say, I can do this. But you know what, I think because he only hears, it's interesting how he probably relays to someone who's only listening to it on the radio and kind of can be a little more descriptive for those (INAUDIBLE) -
FEYERICK: And visualize it, absolutely.
FEYERICK: Be able to visualize exactly what's going on, on the field.
CARTER: Yes, he paints - he paints a much different picture here.
BLACKWELL: Yes. FEYERICK: For sure. For sure. Joe Carter, thanks so much.
CARTER: Thank you.
BLACKWELL: All right, so this morning there is a serious concern in Florida. It's a flesh-eating bacteria. And not just maybe this is happening. We're talking there are more than two dozen cases already. We'll have details on that.
FEYERICK: OK, yes, there's just nothing normal about that.
FEYERICK: Who is responsible for these Obamacare ads? Well, we followed the money. Wait until you hear what we found out.
FEYERICK: Bottom of the hour now. Welcome back, everyone. So glad you could join us this morning. I'm Deborah Feyerick.
BLACKWELL: I'm Victor Blackwell. As always, a pleasure to be with you.
Let's start with five things you need to know on your new day in this half hour.
Number one, the House passed a spending bill overnight to fund the government but delay Obamacare. Now, the bill also repeals a tax on medical devices that helps pay for Obamacare. Those measures make a government shutdown on Tuesday more likely than not.
FEYERICK: Number two, health officials in central Florida are sounding an alarm about a deadly flesh-eating bacteria that has been found off the coast. So far nine people have died, 26 others have gotten sick. And officials say the bacteria can be contracted by eating raw shellfish or through an open wound.
BLACKWELL: Number three now. Chicago Police have made a fifth arrest in a shooting that injured 13 people, including that three- year-old boy. You remember that story? Police say David Logan (ph) will face charges of unlawful use of a weapon and obstructing justice. Authorities believe the violence was gang related.
FEYERICK: And number four, 19 firefighters who died battling a raging wildfire in Arizona had difficulty reaching their command center by radio. That's according to a just-released report looking into what happened June 30th. It doesn't lay blame for the tragedy, it simply says the firefighters left a ridge to battle the flames when the wind suddenly changed trapping all 19.
At number five. Police sources tell CNN cabinet members and defense officials in Kenya were warned a year ago that a terror group, al Shabab was possibly planning to carry out an attack. At least 67 people died when the militants stormed Nairobi's West Gate Mall last weekend. CNN has also learned that the attackers viciously tortured some people who they took hostage.
BLACKWELL: So, we're maybe two days or so from a potential shutdown over the funding of Obamacare, but consider this, whether the government shuts down or not, uninsured Americans can still go online and shop for health care coverage starting Tuesday.
FEYERICK: Absolutely. It started like a perfect storm of things happening. Critics are airing hard-hitting ad campaigns hoping to derail Obamacare. They tried to defund it, that didn't work, so now they are going to derail it. Some call one series of spots downright creepy.
BLACKWELL: CNN's Brian Todd looks at the ads and the people behind them.
BRIAN TODD, CNN CORRESPONDENT: The president was fired up over an attack on his health care law.
BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Some of the Tea Party's biggest donors, some of the wealthiest men in America are funding a cynical ad campaign trying to convince young people not to buy health care at all.
TODD: Here is what he is apparently talking about.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Take your pants off.
TODD: Two Internet ads depicting young Obamacare customers at the doctor's office for exams. In this one called "The Glove", a young guy doesn't see a rectal exam from a creepy Uncle Sam coming. In another, an examiner gets a young woman into stirrups.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: OK. Let's have a look.
TODD: Then slips out, living the woman at the mercy of creepy Uncle Sam. Each ad ends with billboards saying, don't let the government play doctor. Opt out of ObamaCare. The videos have gone viral. Now CNN's gotten the first TV interview with the maker of the ads, a group called Generation Opportunity. I spoke with its president Evan Feinberg.
(on camera): Many call these creepy and scary, Senator Patty Murray calls this deplorable and sexist. What is your response?
EVAN FEINBERG, PRESIDENT, GENERATION OPPORTUNITY: Well, frankly, Obamacare is creepy and scary for my generation.
TODD (voice over): Feinberg also says the health exchanges, where people will go to buy private polices under Obamacare will get too much of customer's private data.
FEINBERG: That information is going to span from private information such as tax information and personal financial information, but it's going to also be health status -- pieces of information, such as whether or not I am sexually active.
TODD: Senior administration officials have told CNN that the exchanges will get some financial information, but not your medical history, except your age and whether you smoke. Feinberg says counter the President Obama's remark, Generation Opportunity's not encouraging young people not to buy any health insurance, but there is also controversy over who is backing these ads.
OBAMA: These are billionaires, several times over.
TODD: The President implies, and Democratic Senator Patty Murray says flat out, that it's the Koch brothers, Charles and David Koch, strongly conservative mysterious billionaires who are behind the ads.
Tax records show that the ads producer, Generation Opportunity got about $5 million from a group called Freedom Partners, between late 2011 and late 2012. We've also found that three out of the five directors of Freedom Partners are current or former executives of the Koch's firm.
When asked, if Koch has a lot of influence over them, an official of Freedom Partners said its directors have expertise in different areas and they rely on that expertise.
Koch Industries issued a statement saying, "Freedom Partners operates independently of Koch Industries." So, we pressed Feinberg.
(on camera): Is the money for your group coming directly or indirectly from the Koch brothers, yes or no?
FEINBERG: Well, we have a variety of donors and we protect their confidentiality. They are, of course, free to talk about their donations to us anytime, but as you know, in an era when the IRS is targeting the opponents of the administration all the time, I can understand why some of our donors want to keep that information confidential.
TODD: The total money spent on the ads is about $750,000, and Generation Opportunity is getting bang for its buck. So far the videos have gotten over 3 million hits on the web in about a week.
Brian Todd, CNN, Washington.
FEYERICK: It's just hard to watch.
BLACKWELL: You know ...
FEYERICK: Anyway --
BLACKWELL: It is. FEYERICK: It's just -- it's just ...
BLACKWELL: But the point is to generate a reaction and get people talking or doing something ...
BLACKWELL: And when you have Uncle Sam with that head kind of come up over the ...
FEYERICK: Yeah, it's like creepy clown.
BLACKWELL: Whatever it's called, stirrups.
FEYERICK: Creepy clowns and creepy Uncle Sam.
FEYERICK: Not to go unnoticed, the man in the fetal position, any who. But if you're an uninsured, we do want to hear from you. Tells us your story and how you think Obamacare is going to impact your daily life. Send your I-Reports here to us, at ireport.com.
BLACKWELL: All right, it came down to five ladies for the title of Miss World.
FEYERICK: And then came the moment.
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ANNOUNCER: Miss World 2013 is ...
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BLACKWELL: That's called a tease.
FEYERICK: Oh, a little bit.
FEYERICK: Who is it going to be? You will see. That coming up next. Look how nervous they look. Oh my gosh!
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ANNOUNCER: Miss World 2013 is -- Miss Philippines.
(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)
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BLACKWELL: Philippines, the new miss world. Her name is Megan Young, she is 23 years old. Actually, born in the U.S. She's an aspiring filmmaker, and Young, who is now, I guess I should call her, Miss World, she said she wants to be the best miss world ever. Protests, though, against the competition forced organizers to move it to Bali from Jakarta. Debra, over to you.
FEYERICK: Well, let's take a look. Let's take a look at what is happening around the world.
First, to Nairobi, Kenya where police and civilians are on edge after this terrifying attack on the Westgate Mall one week ago. CNN's David McKenzie is there. David.
DAVID MCKENZIE, CNN CORRESPONDENT: A week ago, there were hundreds of police and military here trying to take on the terrorists. This area was like a war zone, now people are trying to get back to normal here in Nairobi, but they worried about what could happen next. U.S. intelligence officials say, there could be further attacks by al Shabab, an al Qaeda-linked group.
FEYERICK: David McKenzie is there. Well, now to Seoul where Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived today. CNN's Paula Hancocks tells us more about that. Paula.
PAULA HANCOCKS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: It's an alliance that was forged 60 years ago after the Korean War and the U.S.- South Korean relationship remains strong to this day. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is arriving here in Seoul on Sunday to celebrate that anniversary, and also to preside over a changing command of the helm of the U.S. forces in Korea. More than 28,000 military personnel from the United States is stationed here in South Korea in part to act as a deterrent to North Korea. Back to you, Deb and Victor
FEYERICK: All right. Paula Hancocks there.
And now to London, where it's all about football, American football in the NFL. CNN's Jim Boulden is in the British capital for the big game. Jim.
JIM BOULDEN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, it's just hours to go before the seventh annual NFL game here in London, and the flags have been out on Regent Street all week, getting ready for the big game. It's, of course, the Pittsburgh Steelers versus the Vikings. What is new this year? Two teams that have yet to win are playing in London. Also, we get a second game in October. 49ers versus the Jaguars, and the NFL says both games at Wembley Stadium are pretty much sold out. Back to you, Deb.
FEYERICK: Football as it should be played -- well, no, not exactly. I love soccer. Victor.
BLACKWELL: All right, thank you, Deb. Let's talk a little more about sports around the world. We are about four months or so away from the Olympic Games in Sochi. But the countdown has already begun. The Olympic torch has been lit in Greece and now it starts its journey to Russia. CNN editorial producer Nadia Bilchik is here. We have today's passport.
So there was this elaborate ceremony this morning ... NADIA BILCHIK, CNN PRODUCER: Yes.
BLACKWELL: That started at 5:00 Eastern, but tell us about the ceremony.
BILCHIK: Well, we start off with the ladies. We have performers dressed in white and they represent the ancient Greek high priestesses, and what happened this morning, is one of them lit the torch using the sun's rays and a parabolic, which is an inverted dish- like mirror ...
BILCHIK: Then that torch then lights the very beautiful red and chrome torch that is going to be used for the Russia Olympics. There you see the parabolic mirror being lit, so it's not a match, it is the sun's rays. And there she is, gloriously holding the flame, which was revived in 1928. The actual tradition of a relay ...
BILCHIK: ... started in 1936, but this is an ancient tradition that was revived.
BLACKWELL: I think the parabolic for me is the most interesting part, because you just can't lean over with like a cigarette lighter and light the Olympic torch. It's this year, going to go -- it's actually setting some records.
BLACKWELL: The farthest distance and also the highest.
BILCHIK: That's right. October 7th, it's going to go around Greece until then. October 7th, it's transported to Russia, then in Russia it literally travels 40,000 miles throughout Russia, that'll be something like 14,000 torchbearers, and it will go through nine Russian time zones, then while in Russia on November 7th, it will be transported to the North Pole and then up to the space station ...
BILCHIK: ... the international space station, which is manned by Russian astronauts.
BLACKWELL: That's amazing. In 2004 and 2008 it went around the world, but this for the first time it's going beyond earth.
BILCHIK: Exactly. All the way up to space. And it's going to be transported by everything from dogsled to rain deer sled to hot air balloon, including planes and trains and buses and cars.
BLACKWELL: Well, OK, so let's talk about some planes and trains, and buses and cars, because people who are headed to Sochi, they have to work out some travel. Work out. Once they get to this country, what do you do once you get to Russia? BILCHIK: Well, the one thing you want to do if you're thinking of going to Russia, is to book your hotel room, because they are going to fill up quite quickly. And the government actually has a cap on hotel prices. The other suggestion from our travel expert Mark Murphy is to take a cruise line to Russia and simply use it as a hotel, bearing in mind either way that going to Russia you're going to need a visa, which can be quite a tricky and arduous process, so he suggests that you actually go to one of the online visa services to expedite it quickly, and I don't know about you, Victor, but I am not thinking of going to Russia, however, Brazil, 2016.
BLACKWELL: Oh, yes. Indeed.
BILCHIK: I know Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana, the beaches, and it's not as arduous to get a visa.
BLACKWELL: All right, Nadia Bilchik, thank you. Looking forward to that, to Brazil, especially.
BILCHIK: And still to come on "NEW DAY," will it be life in prison or death for Jodi Arias. This is the name we haven't heard in few weeks, I guess. We'll know the fate of the convicted killer soon. Details just ahead.
FEYERICK: It is a beautiful day. Good morning, Washington, D.C. A live look at the Capitol this morning as the sun tries to peek out. The time now is just before 7:00 A.M.
And it looks like it is going to be a gorgeous fall day there today. 76 degrees and sunny. Just perfect. OK, we're going to tell you now what is coming up in the week ahead. First of all, Monday, all eyes are going to be on Washington where the government shuts down if a new budget deal is not reached. Tuesday, well, of course open enrollment in Obamacare begins. You're going to be able to go to websites and sign up for insurance based on how much you earn. It's likely to be a day filled with a bit of confusion. So, check it out. At cnn.com, for guide on understanding it all. Also on Tuesday, if you are lucky, our very own Dr. Sanjay Gupta, you might bump into him, he will be traveling the country measuring the response and impact of the Affordable Care Act. Thursday, opening statements coming up in the Austin Sigg trial. The teen is accused of kidnapping and strangling a ten-year old girl. He's pleaded not guilty. And Friday, convicted murder, Jodi Arias, a hearing -- she's going to be back in court. A judge is expected to set the data for sentencing retrial. Jurors will then decide, whether she will live or die. Victor.
BLACKWELL: Thank you, Deb. One more thing, a Wall Street also has quite a big week next week. The job numbers for September are going to be released on Friday. Here is Alison Kosik with a look ahead.
ALISON KOSIK, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Hi, Victor and Deborah. It's that time again, the job market returns to center stage this week. The government's monthly jobs report for September comes out Friday and analysts expect U.S. employers to have added 180,000 positions during the month, in August payrolls rose by weaker than expected. 169,000. The unemployment rate fell to 7.3 percent, but that was mainly because so many Americans gave up looking for work altogether.
There is also a bit of concern that many of the jobs being added are in low-paying industries. Elsewhere on the calendar, figures are due on manufacturing, construction spending and the service sector. Along with auto and truck sales. Last month, each of the big three auto makers reported their strongest sales in years. Expert have pointed to several factors for the recent increase including easier access to loans, a slowly improving jobs picture and greater household wealth.
Meantime, just one week to go before corporate earning season kicks off. But we'll hear from a few big companies before the floodgates open. Marriott, Walgreen, Monsanto and Constellation Brands will all clock in with their latest results. And don't forget to join Christine Romans at 3 P.M. Eastern today for "Your Money," Obamacare is here, whether the government shuts down or not. Forget the politics, she's got the facts. Victor and Deborah.
BLACKWELL: All right, thank you, Alison.
FEYERICK: And coming up on "NEW DAY", "Saturday Night Live", it's back and it's good.
BLACKWELL: Yeah, but is it better, though, is it better than ever because some seasons you look back and you say, that was not the best one. Hey, we will have what they said about the whole government shutdown thing.
BLACKWELL: A live look here at New York on this "NEW DAY" coming up on the top of the hour. And it is going to be a beautiful day in New York, even if it rains. I feel somehow that it's just going to be a beautiful day in New York.
FEYERICK: You know, it's my city, I'm little bit harsh, though.
FEYERICK: A little bit biased when it comes to New York City.
BLACKWELL: Well, I would imagine that you would agree with me that it's going to be a good day in New York.
BLACKWELL: So, let's talk about the day in Washington. In fact, let's talk about last night in Washington because it's possible we are headed for a government shutdown, but last night they went at it in the House. Watch this.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: How dare you presume a failure? How dare you? How dare you presume a failure?
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FEYERICK: Yeah, OK. We will hear more from some rather animated lawmakers defunding, derailing, defending Obamacare. We are also getting ready for a big week with another story, not Obamacare related, Alex Rodriguez. There is a star witness who's crucial to the case against A-Rod, we're going to tell you about him. Those stories coming up in the 7:00 hour.
BLACKWELL: All right, so let's take a look at the must-see moment this morning. Google Maps comes in handy, of course, when you are looking for directions, but for a man in Oregon a recent search turned up a bit of a surprise. Dustin Moore typed in the address of his grandmother's house, the street view didn't just show her house, it showed her, sitting on the porch. OK, but here is the catch. She died a year ago.
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DUSTIN MOORE, GRANDMOTHER DIED LAST YEAR: I kind of made the joke with my brother, and I was like, I was like well, grandma is gone but she still somehow lives in Google and is like watching over us.
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BLACKWELL: It's interesting, because for some people that would have been reassuring, for others it would have been a little jarring to see your dead grandmother on Google.
FEYERICK: Yeah, the ghost on the porch, but at least now you know what you see on Google, you might want to take with a tiny bit of grain of salt.
BLACKWELL: Yeah, this updates every few years.
BLACKWELL: So, they are going to have grandma for a couple of years, but she won't be there forever, and Moore says he's going to appreciate it while it lasts.
All right, so back to "Saturday Night Live," it is back now, and you know what that means, of course.
FEYERICK: That's right. We're about to get a weekly dose of their twist on politics. We need that. First, Obamacare, take a look at how they started the 39th season.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Is there anyone here with something serious to say about the new health care system?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I am Senator Ted Cruz ...
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And I do not like you in a box. I do not like you with a fox.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Oh, no more Dr. Seuss, come on.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I speak for the trees, because the trees do not speak, but if they could speak they would say shut down the federal government or make you -- but the only thing I am hearing right now is socialism.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: People, it's not even in effect yet. There is no way you can already have so many complaints.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yeah, I already have a complaint about Obamacare. My iPhone 5S broke, and I took it to the Genius bar and they would not fix it, I mean what the hell is that.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: OK, all right, see, I believe you are confusing Obamacare with Apple care.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Either way, it happened on your watch.
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BLACKWELL: Oh, they do it so well. But here is the thing, there are a lot of people unfortunately who have no idea what it is. Our Zain Asher spoke with the man yesterday and just said -- what is Obamacare, he said -- well, I guess it has something to do with caring for people. That was all they mean.
FEYERICK: A couple of million people are going to quickly find out exactly what they are supposed to be doing going online and registering for some sort of an insurance plan so that they can get care ...
FEYERICK: And it's funded, it's law, so try as they might, we will keep an eye on it. Well, thanks everyone. We are so pleased that you started your morning here with us.
BLACKWELL: And we've got a lot more coming up on our next hour of "NEW DAY". It starts right now.
FEYERICK: And good morning, everyone. I am Deborah Feyerick.
BLACKWELL: Good to have you with us this morning. I am Victor Blackwell. 7:00 now at CNN world headquarters, 4:00 out west, so I don't know if you are just waking up or you're finishing off Saturday night, but good to have you on "NEW DAY SUNDAY"
FEYERICK: And it's a good new day. BLACKWELL: Yes, it is. So, guess what tonight is -- the must -- the much, rather, anticipated season finale of "Breaking Bad." Fans are going nuts. I have never actually seen it, I will admit that, but a lot of people here going nuts over the finale.
FEYERICK: Yes, as a matter, we're not even allowed to talk about what's been happening, because some have still DVR'd it. And so, they're trying to catch up season, because everybody is so busy. Well, just last Sunday, for second to last episode, 6.6 million viewers turned in. It takes place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and tourism there is booming. The big question, how is it going to end?
Well, we have an evolution of the main character, Walter White.
BLACKWELL: That's an interesting scene we chose to feature as we talked about this. And so, this guy is a chemistry teacher. You see white here.
He is diagnosed with cancer and in order to leave his family well taken care of, he wants some money for them. He becomes a crystal meth kingpin to make money so he can leave them cash after he dies. So, we'll definitely talk about that.
But also, the big story across the country, new this morning, a government shutdown, and come Tuesday, it's beginning to look like a forgone conclusion.
FEYERICK: Yes. Absolutely. And overnight, House Republicans pushed through yet another bill that pays for government, but it delays Obamacare, and that's a no go for the president.
BLACKWELL: Chief congressional correspondent Dana Bash has details.
Dana, good morning.
DANA BASH, CNN CHIEF CONGRESSIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Deb and Victor, the federal government is now on the brink of a shutdown. House Republicans defy the president's veto threat, and Senate Democrats promise to reject any bill funding the government that does anything to change the president's signature health care law. On party line votes, GOP lawmakers voted to delay Obamacare for one year and repeal a controversial tax on medical devices that Republicans say would only be passed on to the consumer. Now, from the White House to the House floor, Democrats accuse Republicans of being irresponsible, and Republicans accuse Democrats of being unreasonable.
Here's the taste of the heated rhetoric that went late into the night on Saturday night.
REP. JOHN CULBERSON (R), TEXAS: The president of the United States, for the first time today, since 1979, the president of the United States reach to the dictator in Tehran who've sworn to erase Israel from the map, the president of the United States will talk to dictator of Tehran, but he won't negotiate with the House of Representatives.
REP. GWEN MOORE (D), WISCONSIN: And I agree with my other colleagues, this whole debate is a subterfuge and proxy for a strong desire to bring this nation to its knees and to punish the people for electing Barack Obama president of the United States.
REP. DANA ROHRABACHER (R), CALIFORNIA: Will you accept the compromise? If this government shuts down it's because you have not accepted the compromise that Republicans have reached out to you and offered.
REP. STEVE ISRAEL (D), NEW YORK: Mr. Speaker, for people tuning into this debate, I want to make sure there is no confusion. This is not "Saturday Night Live." This is the Republican majority at work, although they're not working, it is a game. It is a game they have played since day one.
BASH: The obvious question now is now what? Well, even though the government runs out of money Monday night at midnight, a Senate Democratic source tells me they have no plans to come into session until Monday afternoon, and they've vowed to reject what the House sent them, even though many Senate Democrats have voted for repealing the medical device tax in the past.
So, Congress is at a stalemate, which is why the House also passed a bill to pay men and women of the military should the government shut down -- Victor and Deb.
BLACKWELL: All right. Chief congressional correspondent, Dana Bash, in Washington -- thank you.
Now, before the final tallies this morning, the House was as you saw, a late night battleground. Republican, Democrats in crisis mode. You heard the yelling, you saw and listened to them mock their rivals and even -- there were some quotes of a Jack Nicholson movie.
But listen to some more of it -- the best sounds from the debate.
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ROHRABACHER: It's not like the president says, there'll be no negotiations, no negotiations. He'll negotiate with foreign dictators before he will negotiate with us.
REP. DAVID SCOTT (D), GEORGIA: You have been hijacked by a small group of extreme folks who simply hate this president. And the majority of the American people elected President Obama, and you hate that. When you see that, because shake your head if you want to, you cannot separate Obamacare from the president of the United States. It's one and the same. You are the ones that are offering the shutdown.
REP. DARRELL ISSA (R), CALIFORNIA: How dare you presume a failure? How dare you? How dare you? How dare you presume a failure? The fact is, the fact is, this country is based on people saying they won't do things, and at the end of the day, coming together for compromise.
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BLACKWELL: Well, why take it out on the reporter?
Some small business owners are worried about the impact of President Obama's health care reform law on them and it will mean for their cash flow actually. What does this mean for business?
CNN's Margaret Conley joins us now from New York.
So, Margaret, you had a conversation with a guy who actually caused a pretty big stir last year when he said that he might have to stop hiring.
MARGARET CONLEY, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Victor, we spoke with Zane Tankel. He owns about 35 Applebee's restaurants in the New York area. He openly criticized affordable health care, and with that October 1st enrolment deadline looming, he sat down and he talked to us about what he's going to do.
CONLEY (voice-over): Zane Tankel, the owner of all New York area Applebee's restaurants sparked controversy last year when he threatened to stop hiring because of Affordable Care Act costs.
ZANE TANKEL, OWNER, APPLEBEE'S: We won't build more restaurants. We won't hire more people.
CONLEY: A year later, from his newest restaurant in East Harlem.
TANKEL: This wall is all living.
CONLEY: Zane says he'll find a way to continue with business and his best people are his full time people.
TANKEL: Am I going to penalize my best people because the president has put into play something that penalizes me? No. I've got too much at stake.
CONLEY: These crucial decisions facing business owners like Zane have dire economic consequences.
Or as (ph) John Goodman from the National Center for Policy Analysis.
JOHN GOODMAN, NATIONAL CENTER FOR POLITICAL ANALYSIS: Small businesses are being forced to provide a very expensive package of health benefits for their employees, and the new law gives them no additional help, there is no subsidy.
CONLEY: Costs is the biggest single concern for companies according to human Julie Stone. (on camera): What kind of impact is that going to have on this country?
JULIE STONE, CONSULTANT, TOWERS WATSON: I think it has seismic proportions, long term for our country. It's going to change the fabric of who we are and how we go about our daily lives ultimately.
CONLEY (voice-over): For Zane, he is taking each phase of reform at a time.
TANKEL: I don't think it's going to be so terrible. I think that people are not going to opt at least for this first year for 10 percent of their gross income going to Obamacare.
CONLEY: Now, Zane is just one example of a business owner that's doing the math or trying to calculate how much is this going to cost, whether their company should keep health care benefits or if they should go to private or public exchanges -- Victor.
BLACKWELL: OK. So, it's one company making this decision, and what are other companies doing?
CONLEY: Right. So, I have a list here. UPS and Delta, they say that Obamacare is definitely going to cost them more money. Trader Joe's, Home Depot, they are moving their part time workers to Obamacare exchanges. This is just an example of how complicated this all is.
Walgreen's, they are shifting all employees to a private exchange, IBM and this company, Time Warner, they are moving their retirees to a private exchange, and Starbucks, that's an example of the company, they're not going to change their plan even though Starbucks knows that Obamacare is going to cost them more.
BLACKWELL: All right. Margaret Conley, stay on top of it for us -- thank you.
FEYERICK: Interesting shift.
Well, on a day when so many gather to worship, a Louisiana church is mourning the death of their pastor. Police say a gunman walked into the church in Lake Charles Friday night and shot Ronald Harris twice as he was preaching. This is the man who's facing second degree murder charges, Woodrow Karey. He is the one in the orange. He surrendered after the shooting. He is being held on $1 million bond.
Stitch Guillory from Calcasieu Parish, chief deputy, he joins us live by phone.
Sir, do you have any new information, any motive of why this man shot the pastor?
STITCH GUILLORY, CALCASIEU PARISH (via telephone): You know, we have been told that Mr. Karey is a member of the church, and he was a deacon of the church. It appears as though this investigation is involving some issues that occurred with the church.
FEYERICK: So, Chief, was it a crime of passion? Was there some romantic issue? Was there financial issue? Or was he unhappy with how the church was being run?
GUILLORY: Well, we are still in the early stages of this investigation, and there are a lot of witnesses that have to be interviewed, and we have to interview every person in the church that night, which is about 50 to 60, 70 people, and we haven't taken all of the statements from everybody. So, we're really not releasing a whole lot of information about the case because it still is in the investigative state.
FEYERICK: This must have been so traumatic for the members of that congregation to see a beloved pastor gunned down right in front of them. How are they doing this morning?
GUILLORY: You know, it's a pretty tough situation. These people thought they were going to church to hear a message from God and instead they witnessed a pastor being gunned down in the middle of the service by the deacon. So, they are having a pretty tough time with it, and unfortunately, the victim's wife was in the audience at the time.
So, we are asking for prayers for this church, and for our community, and more importantly for the two families. This was a very tragic event.
FEYERICK: All right. Calcasieu Parish chief deputy, Stitch Guillory, thank you so much, we do look forward to the outcome of your investigation. Thank you.
GUILLORY: Thank you.
BLACKWELL: I think he made news this morning, that it was not just a man that might have known the pastor, but it was a deacon who came in and shot the pastor. Allegedly, he has been charged, has not been convicted, although they say that he called in and kind of surrendered.
FEYERICK: Yes. He's the one and he led them to the guns as well. So, clearly, they knew each other. Clearly, there must have been some issues. We'll see exactly what the motive was.
BLACKWELL: Of course.
FEYERICK: Well, you know those nesting dolls, one inside the other? That House bill to pay the other bills, kind of like that. We're going to look at something extra tucked inside.
BLACKWELL: A Tea Party Republican added what he calls a "Conscience Clause". We'll tell you what that means when NEW DAY SUNDAY returns.
(COMMERCIAL BREAK) FEYERICK: Well, if you are just waking up, the House approved a bill early this morning that pays for government but delays Obamacare. That bill also does something else.
BACKWELL: Now, it lets employers and insurers opt out of contraceptive care under Obamacare if they find it objectionable, of course, on moral or religious grounds. They'll call it the conscience clause.
CNN's Erin McPike joins us with a look at the congressman behind this maneuver.
Tell us about them, Erin.
ERIN MCPIKE, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, Victor and Deb, it's Tim Huelskamp, and he represents the first district of Kansas. Now, a couple key facts here: he was first elected in 2010 on that Tea Party wave that brought Republicans back to power in the House. He also has a PhD from American University in political science and agriculture policy and he's a farmer out in Kansas. And this is interesting, he has four adopted children.
Now, to give you a little more context, he is a socially conservative Republican so earlier this year after the Supreme Court declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, he introduced a constitutional amendment to restore it, and also let me tell you this, he ran unopposed when he ran for re-election last year, and that gives him some cover to move as far as he wants to the right, and get very heavily involved in the Tea Party, which he did at a rally earlier this month.
Listen to what he said there.
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TIM HUELSKAMP (R), KANSAS: I want to ask the president a few questions. Mr. President, if Obamacare is so great, why are you not signing up for it? Why not the president? Why not the cabinet? Why not members of Congress? How about your labor unions?
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MCPIKE: Now, you may remember when contraceptive care and the coverage for it came up as a big issue last year in the presidential election in February and March. Republicans really took a lot of heat and the phrase "war on women" was born. So, you can bet this kind of amendment won't pass the Senate when it gets there tomorrow, Victor and Deb.
BLACKWELL: All right. Introducing some of the names of the people behind these decisions -- Erin McPike in Washington for us, thank you.
FEYERICK: Yes, the thing is that religious groups already had the ability to opt out, but now, you're broadening it to insurance companies, and that could mean they could decide on some reason that, you know, they don't want to do it.
So -- all right. Still to come on NEW DAY --
BLACKWELL: Yes, there maybe not be a post-season for the Yankees.
FEYERICK: But A-Rod still has a big battle to deal with when he faces off with Major League Baseball. That story is next.
FEYERICK: Come this Tuesday, A-Rod may face the fight of his life, the fight for how his name is remembered in the history books.
BLACKWELL: The embattled slugger will take on Major League Baseball's historic 211-game suspension for doping. CNN's Jason Carroll has more on A-Rod's appeal.
JASON CARROLL, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, the star witness in all of this may not be the man a lot of people out there people are thinking of, it's a man from South Florida who ran an anti- aging clinic here, and his credibility will be key.
CARROLL (voice-over): Alex Rodriguez says he has something to prove, and not just on the field. His 211-game suspension, baseball's longest doping punishment, still very much in play, still a sore spot with fans.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Suspend him? I say fire him.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I believe he should not be suspended.
ALEX RODRIGUEZ, NEW YORK YANKEES: The last seven months has been a nightmare.
CARROLL: Arbitrator Fredric Horowitz will hear both sides.
Rodriguez claims Major League Baseball used unethical practices to target him because he was overpaid and underperformed, and Major League Baseball's claim Rodriguez took PEDs, performance-enhancing drugs, including testosterone and human growth hormone.
MLB's case centers on this man, Anthony Bosch, founder of the now defunct anti-aging clinic, Biogenesis. Is Bosch prepared to testify Monday that he gave Rodriguez PEDs? If so, it would be a different account of what he told ESPN last April.
ANTHONY BOSCH, FOUNDER, BIOGENESIS: I'm a nutritionist. I don't know anything about performance-enhancing drugs.
CARROLL: That was then. One of Bosch's former friends, Bobby Miller, suspects why Bosch may have now changed his story.
BOBBY MILLER, FORMER FRIEND OF BOSCH: He told me they paid him $5 million. That they paid him.
CARROLL (on camera): Who's they?
MILLER: Major League Baseball.
CARROLL (voice-over): Bosch's spokeswoman says he is cooperating with Major League Baseball but is not being compensated by the organization. MLB would not comment.
Bosch has not spoken to the press since that interview last April.
CARROLL: We tried tracking Bosch down at a hotel in Coconut Grove, Miami.
CARROLL (voice-over): No luck approaching a car connected to him, either.
(on camera): Can we have any sort of comment at all from Mr. Bosch?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Can I help you, sir?
CARROLL: Yes, we're just from CNN.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is private property.
CARROLL (voice-over): Bosch's spokeswoman says, "He looks forward to testifying at arbitration."
Rodriguez, in a fight to save his legacy.
STEVE EDER, NEW YORK TIMES: It's a big moment for baseball. It's a big moment for Alex Rodriguez, for Yankees fans, and, you know, there will be a lot of anticipation on what the arbitrator ultimately decides.
CARROLL: A high-stakes game, the reputation of one of baseball's greatest hanging in the balance.
CARROLL: If that 211-game ban is allowed to stand, that will effectively end Rodriguez's career. If it's allowed to stand, a lot of people would see that as being a big blow to baseball, ultimately, it will take several weeks before the arbitration plays itself out and we have a decision -- Debbie, Victor.
BLACKWELL: All right. Thank you so much, Jason Carroll, in South Florida.
FEYERICK: Thanks, Jason. Well, if you're not ready to break up with "Breaking Bad," you're not alone.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Veggie bacon, watching our cholesterol, I guess.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Not me. I want real bacon. None of this fake crap.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Too bad. Eat it.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This smells like Band-Aids.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
FEYERICK: Clearly you have had it before. Victor, we know --
BLACKWELL: Oh, that was funny to me.
FEYERICK: Well, fans are buzzing about tonight's final episode. Up next, we take a look at the evolution of chemistry teacher, Walter White.
BLACKWELL: I have gotten myself together, but that was funny. It was funny.
Hey, it's the end of an era for "Breaking Bad" fans. After five years, the hit show comes to an end tonight.
FEYERICK: So, now, fans are dying to know how's it going to end?
BLACKWELL: Yes. But before we break up with "Breaking Bad," let's look at the evolution of the show's main character, Walter White, from met chemistry teacher to a murdering drug lord is how it all started.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Chemistry is the study of matter. But I prefer to see it as the study of change.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You understood what I just said to you.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes. Lung cancer. Inoperable.
Maybe you and I could partner up.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You want to cook crystal meth.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: That's right. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Some straight like you, a giant stick up his ass, all of a sudden, at age, what, 60, he's just going to break bad?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I'm so sorry.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I know what happens. No more bloodshed.
You know why I do this? I want security for my family.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What's your name?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Heisenberg.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Heisenberg.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Who is it you think you see? I am not in danger, Skyler. I am the danger.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I'm in the empire business. Say my name.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Heisenberg.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You goddamned right.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You and your pride and your ego.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: How much, how big does this pile have to be?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We're done when I say we're done.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I want it all undone (ph).
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Then maybe your best course would be to tread lightly.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
FEYERICK: Clearly not a kids' show, but we will see you back here at 8:00 Eastern for another new hour of NEW DAY SUNDAY.
BLACKWELL: But, first, "SANJAY GUPTA, M.D." starts right now.