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Kerry to Congress: No New Sanctions; Help Slow to Arrive to Philippines; Snapchat Popular Among Teenagers; New Toronto Mayor Video;

Aired November 14, 2013 - 06:30   ET


CHRIS CUOMO, CNN ANCHOR: Kate was listening to Macklemore this morning, you know, the rapper. And he has a line in his song, "change the game, don't let the game change you." The Democrats need to listen to that right now.

KATE BOLDUAN, CNN ANCHOR: Very good point, Chris. It's a very good point.

CUOMO: That's a tasty lick, that song.

MICHAELA PEREIRA, CNN ANCHOR: Do you have more rap lyrics for us.

BOLDUAN: She did.

PEREIRA: I heard it. I heard it.

Let's take a look at our headlines and the rap lyrics, I don't think.

Secretary of State John Kerry pressing Congress to hold off passing a new wave of economic sanctions against Iran. Nuclear talks with Iranians resume in a week. Kerry says any new sanctions would send the wrong signal. Many lawmakers believe a new round of sanctions would give the U.S. better leverage.

A confirmation hearing today for Fed chair nominee Janet Yellen, she is expected to tell senators that the Fed must do more to help the economy recover. In written testimony, Yellen says unemployment is still too high, that inflation is running below the goal of 2 percent. That justifies continuing aggressive monetary policies. If confirmed, she'll replace Ben Bernanke on January 31st.

An Air Force colonel has been acquitted on charges that he groped a woman in a Virginia parking lot. Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Krusinski had been the chair of the Air Force's sexual assault prevention program after serving tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Krusinski's lawyers say it's unclear what the verdict means for his clients career in the Air Force.

A pair of teen girls in Florida are accused of stealing jewelry and other items from a classmate's house and then burning the home down. Police say one of the girls laughed about it when she was confronted. Both of those teens are in jail now and charged as adults with burglary and arson. I want to show you video of a firefighter in Arizona. Look at how close he comes to falling off that balcony. The charred railing apparently gave way after he slipped and fell. Thankfully his boot got stuck on the ledge. And that's what kept him from landing on his head. His fellow firefighters were able to get to him and we're told he is OK.

But I'll say it again, ice in your belly when you see something like that happened. Those boots saved him.

CUOMO: Remember, they do this every day.

PEREIRA: Every day.

CUOMO: They'll go out tomorrow and do it again.

PEREIRA: They never know what it's going to turn into.

CUOMO: Coming up on NEW DAY: have you ever seen a roll cloud? That's what's forming in the skies over Texas. Indra knows all about it. She's going to explain exactly what's going on here.

BOLDUAN: Also ahead, you're about to find out why a 23-year-old CEO just said no thank you to a $3 billion offer from Facebook, #problemswewishwehad.


BOLDUAN: Wow. It's beautiful view of New York, the Freedom Tower.

CUOMO: The tallest building the country.

BOLDUAN: Officially.

It's been a pretty cold start of the week.

How's it looking now, though, Indra?

INDRA PETERSONS, AMS METEOROLOGIST: It could be so much better, but literally just have the morning to get through it. It's the last couple of hours we have a chill out here.

And I wanted to add in a wind chill. So, you can actually get a feel for what it feels like. New York City feels like it's in the 20s. Let's compare this, Minneapolis feels like 37. So, we're a lot cooler than even Minnesota right now.

Chicago, you feel like you're in the 20s as well and even into the South Atlanta right now, 30 degrees. So, they are below freezing. With that, really all along this morning, we do have freeze warnings in effect. It should be the last night they see this, though, because temperatures will be quickly rebounding.

Regardless, though, what are they feeling right now? Jackson City is looking for 25. Atlanta right now 30, Charleston 34. Here's the change. High pressure is moving offshore. This time that is good news, because we're pulling in the moisture off of the gulf and the warm air off the gulf. So, temperatures, they're rebounding pretty much for everyone. So, even into Ohio Valley, straight down to the south. Temperatures a good 15 degrees warmer than what they were yesterday.

I do want to show you some video, though. This is impressive, not something you see every day. About a week or so ago from Amarillo, Texas, we saw this guy.

Have you ever seen this report? This is a roll cloud. A lot of people say, what is this guy? The easiest way I can tell you, a cold front was making its way across. Cold air wants to sink, warm air wants to rise. So, when that happens, you build a cloud, and as that cold air was making its way across, it literally horizontally rolled that cloud.

And voila, pretty impressive if you actually catch one, especially if you get to catch it on video. So, that is a little bit of science for the day -- Chris and Kate.

BOLDUAN: I love it. That's impressive.

CUOMO: Science.


BOLDUAN: He was caught off guard.

CUOMO: I was making a transition. I'm going to transition to a more difficult story.

BOLDUAN: We have to tell you now that it has literally been a week without adequate food, water, shelter or medical care for far too many in the Philippines. It is not getting better fast enough. A crumbling infrastructure is slowing delivery of supplies and everything people need.

So, they are taking matters into their own hands, desperate acts that are raising security risks.

CNN's Nick Paton Walsh is in the Tacloban province this morning with an update.

What do we know, Nick?

NICK PATON WALSH, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Chris, behind me that darkness, that is Tacloban City where the storm hit the hardest, very little signs of life. You see at night, very few lights. People still living amongst the debris. Today, we saw signs that aid is starting to come through but it's very slow and far too little.

(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) WALSH (voice-over): Desperate hands are at last being filled while thousands flock to Tacloban's airports begging to escape. In the storm's wake, a massive humanitarian crisis with the U.S., Germany, Israel, all sending reinforcements.

DR. DAVID DAGAN, HEAD OF PROPOSED FIELD HOSPITAL: We plan to build a hospital in the Philippines. We have all the facilities, all the necessary professionals. We can operate there.

WALSH: The pope leading the faithful in prayers for the victims, some seeing their prayers answered.

NICK STANFORD, U.S. CITIZEN STUCK IN THE PHILIPPINES: It was the most beautiful sight I've ever seen. God bless the USA. When I saw the American flags on the uniforms, I knew we were going to be taken care of.

WALSH: Hundreds of U.S. Marines are on their way to the region expected to arrive by week's end. The U.S. military already making its footprint with the cargo planes bringing in aid and evacuating residents.

This elderly woman on a remote island of Samar, north of Tacloban, taken to safer ground by the U.S. Army, getting supplies to the most devastated parts remains a challenge. The U.S. government pledged $20 million in aid as the U.N. appeals for hundreds of millions more.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Is the food enough? No.

WALSH: In the meantime, security tightened outside, supply depots, after eight people were killed and a stampede in a government food warehouse on Tuesday. At this makeshift clinic inside Tacloban's airport, hope for a way out.

The Philippine military reading names off a list of people who get to be evacuated. And yet the nightmare is far from over for most.

MAYPLE NUNAL, DAUGHTERS DIED IN TYPHOON: We were holding at the time our daughter. She was 1 year and 5 months old at the time and then my 2 years and 9-month-old, they died. They were our two daughters.

WALSH: There are some glimmers of hope: Baby Haiyan, a newborn named after the storm, now a symbol of the resilience and strength the Philippines will find.


WALSH: Before this darkness fell behind me, I drove through the town, saw for the first time a large government truck handing out food directly to people, a big cue forming in the street for that. The first sign, too, I saw of the government collecting the many corporations littering the road for days. The government say the people keep bringing out new ones every morning, but we've seen the same ones on the road for a long period of time, that cleanup finally under way.

But the task enormous behind me, just carrying away the debris from the storm is going to take months.

Back to you, Chris and Kate.

CUOMO: All right. Nick, thank you for the reporting from the ground. We're going to take a break on NEW DAY. But remember, you can go to to help out in the Philippines.

Now, who's this young man? Twenty-three years old. CEO, can $3 billion ever not be enough? Well, he's saying exactly that to Facebook. We'll tell you why. Maybe if Zuckerberg threw in a hoodie.

PEREIRA: We want to introduce you to a little fellow who means business. He's not that tall, but he measured up when he took the field with a high school marching banned in Florida. He's part of our "Must See Moment" today.


PEREIRA: Welcome back to "NEW DAY". I'm thinking about when I was 23. Would I have turned down $3 billion? That's precisely what Evan Spiegel, this young CEO of Snapchat has done. Facebook reportedly offered the multibillion dollar acquisition deal only to be rebuffed. Was this a smart move by the photo messaging app company or a costly mistake?

We're going to figure it out with Brett Larson, host of Tech Bytes and Christine Romans, our CNN chief business correspondent.

Let's start with you, Brett. First, for the old fogies like us, explain what Snapchat is and why this technology is so sought after?

BRETT LARSON, HOST, TECHBYTES: I think what happened was he waited ten seconds and the Facebook deal went away.


LARSON: No. They -- I think he's waiting around to see who's going to bring the better deal. Snapchat is this explosively popular messaging service that lets mostly teenagers communicate in short messages and photos and videos that only last for ten seconds. So, if I send you a picture, you're going to see it for ten seconds and it's gone. It's like mission -- it's gone. It disappears.

CHRISTINE ROMANS, CNN CHIEF BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT: And that's what they love about it. Young people do not want a track -- they don't want something that potential employer, their parents can look at and see, so it's this really kind of --

CHRIS CUOMO, CNN ANCHOR: That's progress.



ROMANS: Private. And young people is what Facebook needs, young people. That's why it was a multibillion dollar offer. BOLDUAN: So, Facebook, you would think would offer -- make an offer you could not refuse. $3 billion sounds like an offer you can't refuse. Why did he refuse?

LARSON: If he wants to give me $3 billion cash, I'll find a way to make teenagers interested in Facebook.

CUOMO: Where does the number come from? What's the argument that this CEO could hold out? What's the number?

ROMANS: They must think that they could get more or they're going to do another round of funding that's going to give the owners and the founders more of a stake.

CUOMO: Are there comparables that give this sanity, though?

ROMANS: If they would eventually go public, maybe they could get even more money than this.

BOLDUAN: Or is there a chance this guy is making a bad business decision?

LARSON: There's definitely a bubble chance on this. But I think the money comes from the fact they have 300 million exchanged photos now. That's what they're up to and in a very short period of time. So, they have several million users. The users that translate into lots of eyeballs on a product.

ROMANS: How do they make money, though?


PEREIRA: Here's an interesting question because we know in business, things kind of move at lightning speed. You flinch. Somebody else has got similar technology and can come in and take your space.

LARSON: And this is where it's a little risky for Snapchat, because it wouldn't be difficult for Facebook with the kind of money they have after going public, $100 billion of value, it wouldn't be difficult for them to just create a similar product, appeal to the Facebook users, and maybe pick up a few hundred --

CUOMO: You got brand identity. You have that they have infrastructure in place. You have that they have a buyer base in place, their customer base in place. Those things take time. And as you said, lightning speed, you want to get it done now. That's why they'd acquire. But I still want to know, are there comparables out there that justify this CEO saying, look what they got, look what this was worth.

ROMANS: This is all new territory. I mean, they don't make any money.


ROMANS: I mean, I don't know who's on his board, but they still are at a beach front bungalow in Venice Beach, California.


LARSON: -- was offered a million. And it was the similar -- it was Facebook --


ROMANS: And we thought that was crazy. We thought that was crazy money for a billion. Now, you're talking about three billion for something that's 2 1/2 years old.

CUOMO: So how cool is this Snapchat?

LARSON: Very popular with kids.

BOLDUAN: How many?

LARSON: With teenagers. There's 300 million messages is what they're --

BOLDUAN: And how long has this been around?

LARSON: A little more than a year and that's what's kind of crazy about it. They got their first round of funding just this past year in February.

PEREIRA: But the other thing that's really troubling about this space, right? We're talking about teenagers and we're talking about technology. It's a fickle combination.


PEREIRA: Six months from now, they're on to something else.

ROMANS: If they start to see ads, will they be turned off and go to something else? This is the trick trying to monetize socialize media. I mean, Facebook, that your parents are on Facebook, right? So, Snapchat, no one can see the pictures you're sending to each other, and yes, there are those kinds of pictures that are --

CUOMO: Especially now, if you tell me it's going to disappear in 10 seconds.



CUOMO: What if you take a picture of the video that I just sent you?


ROMANS: The other person gets a notice saying that that has been -- there's been a screen grab of that. So you know if someone has kept the message. It can be kept. Look, the idea is these are consenting, not adults, kids who are trying to have off the record conversations. And they love that.

BOLDUAN: And the problem is, if everyone starts using it, the growth question, I think, is a problem, because if everyone starts using it, that's why teenagers started moving away from Facebook. So they can start --


PEREIRA: We're talking about kids. I want to show you some good kid video. This is not going to disappear.


PEREIRA: I will never too young to live our dreams. You're watching five-year-old (INAUDIBLE) made his debut at drum major this weekend. Taken to the (INAUDIBLE) Florida Glades Central High School marching band during half-time. Boy did fellow put on a show.

He caught the drum major bug watching videos apparently the band performing and he started mimicking the steps. The banned director actually says Taranza (ph) picks up the moves quicker than some of his high school students. It's exuberance, right, when you got the fire in your belly and you want to dance. You really -- look at him go.

CUOMO (voice-over): Five years old.

PEREIRA: He's no joke.

BOLDUAN (voice-over): He makes the suit look good.

PEREIRA: I know he does. The problem is, you know, kids of that age, they like to wear those costumes on off days. He'll be wearing that to school.





PEREIRA (on-camera): You know, he's like wearing Superman and cowboy outfits when they're going --


CUOMO (on-camera): They spend most of their day examining what comes out of their nose. That is amazing what he's able to do.


BOLDUAN (on-camera): He can multitask.


PEREIRA: Parents of little boys understand what you're talking about.

CUOMO: I'd offer him $3 billion.


BOLDUAN: And guess what, he does not have it.


BOLDUAN: Coming up next on "NEW DAY", another black eye for the secret service. Unfortunately, two agents taken off the president's detail. We're going to tell you what one of them left behind in a woman's hotel room.

CUOMO: And the Obamacare numbers are out and they ain't pretty. So why does one high-ranking Democrat think the law will help the party? Debbie Wasserman-Schultz to talk about it. She's here to defend when we return.


CONAN O'BRIEN, HOST, "CONAN": Rob Ford, the mayor of Toronto who was recently caught smoking crack has now been uninvited to the city's Christmas parade. Yes. Ford said, "Too bad; I was going to bring the best snow."


JIMMY KIMMEL, HOST, "JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE": A member of the mayor's staff claims he saw him on St. Patrick's Day last year with what he believed to be a prostitute, and later that night, a waiter at a local bar said he witnessed the mayor snorting cocaine. So, really, at this point, the only shocking allegation you could make about Mayor Ford is that he was caught eating a salad, but --


CUOMO: A fat joke on top of the addiction jokes.


CUOMO: Only the comics can get away with it.

All right. So, last night, you watch the Clippers and the Thunder, boy, almost came to blows. And you know what, one of the best parts about is, nobody fights as badly as NBA players, even with Matt Barnes in the middle of all of it, the Clippers player. Andy Scholes has this morning's "Bleacher Report." Come on, you know, the NBA guys never hit each other when they throw -- what happened last night?

ANDY SCHOLES, BLEACHER REPORT: You know, Matt Barnes, though, he's no stranger to getting into it on the court. He's known as a bit of a hot head. And what he did on and off the court last night is actually going to cost him some money. Second quarter is when it all went down. Blake Griffin and Serge Ibaka get tangled up onto the basket. Now, Ibaka is going to shove Griffin. So Barnes comes in. He shoved Ibaka.

Ibaka and Barnes would get ejected from the game. Griffin received a technical foul. And check it out, on the way out of the tunnel, Barnes grabs his twin boys, he says let's go home, kids. But then, from the locker room, Barnes tweeted, "I love my teammates like family but I'm done standing up for these (EXPLETIVE DELETED) all this (EXPLETIVE DELETED) does is cost me money.

So, this is a really -- turns out to be really bad night for Barnes. He's likely going to get fined for being ejected, tweeting mid-game, and for what he tweeted.

All right. There may now be someone tougher than Chuck Norris. That's Russian president, Vladimir Putin. While in South Korea recently, Putin was awarded the highest rank in Tae Kwon Do, giving him honorary grandmaster status within the martial art. That means he has a higher ranking in the sport than Chuck Norris.

But guys, while he might have the higher ranking, he's definitely not the legend that Chuck Norris is. I don't know if you know this, but Chuck Norris has already been to Mars. That's why there's no signs of life.

BOLDUAN: Thumbs up, Chuck Norris. Thumbs up, Chuck Norris.

CUOMO: That's strong. Look how much Andy likes his joke.

SCHOLES: Chuck Norris is also the reason Waldo is hiding.

CUOMO: Oh! That's good. Look at Andy.

BOLDUAN: I saw him like looking at something. I'm sure it was Chuck Norris jokes. Well done.

SCHOLES: Chuck Norris is also counted to infinity twice.


SCHOLES: I can go on forever.

BOLDUAN: All right. Keep going, Andy.

CUOMO: Andy's the most interesting sports guy in the world.

BOLDUAN: He is the most interesting sports guy in the world. What's your favorite one? Think about your favorite. Interesting man in the world, we'll get to it.

We're now at the top of the hour which means it's time for the top news.


CUOMO: New just this hour, two secret service agents under investigation for misconduct. A bullet left in a hotel room, sexually suggestive e-mails, and more details that seem right out of a spy novel.

BOLDUAN: The health care enrollment numbers are out and it's not looking good for the White House. Democrats are losing patience, but are they turning against the president now?

PEREIRA: A class-action suit filed by actor, Rob Brown, alleging that racial profiling is all part of doing business at Macy's. The "Treme" star says he was targeted for shopping while black. He insists he's not alone. He joins us live.

CUOMO: Your "NEW DAY" starts right now.

ANNOUNCER: This is "NEW DAY" with Chris Cuomo, Kate Bolduan, and Michaela Pereira.


CUOMO: Good morning. Welcome to "NEW DAY". It's seven o'clock in the east.

And here is a look at what happened while you were sleeping. Desperately needed manpower, resources, finally reaching the people of the Philippines. The "USS George Washington," that's what you see right there, it is now in the gulf in the area and that is helpful. It brings with it 80 aircraft, 5,000 sailors, all ready to deliver food, water and medicine. But remember, it's been a week since that typhoon. People there are desperate. So it cannot come soon enough.

People in the devastated city of Tacloban still waiting for the first delivery of food and water. The official death toll right now 2,357 lives lost. But remember, so, difficult to measure. It's such an emerging situation. 3,800 more people are injured. All these numbers, 77 missing, they're just going to go up. We know that.

BOLDUAN: An investigation is under way this morning into what killed four marines at Camp Pendleton in California. Right now, base officials aren't saying much, but they do tell CNN that it happened while the marines were clearing an area where various bomb strikes were during training exercises.

And a military spokesman said it could have involved artillery suddenly detonating. The incident comes eight months after a mortar blast killed seven marines during a training exercise in Nevada.

PEREIRA: And new this morning, we want to show you some amazing live pictures, a sinkhole swallowing up part of a home along Florida's Gulf Coast. In fact, right now, you're looking at an image of a boat that is literally teetering on the edge of that sinkhole.