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CBS News: Ted Koppel Maps A Polarized America, ‘Fake News’ And New Media


CBS: Increasingly, we Americans occupy alternate universes, with very little common ground — only battling perceptions of reality. A Pew study finds 81% of voters say they cannot agree with the other side on basic facts, and in this age of the Internet and cable TV, very little is out of bounds. Ted Koppel talks with Fox News host Sean Hannity, New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, and Norman Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute about the state of political discourse today.

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Gayle King to Planned Parenthood: Do You Ever Think About Ending Abortion To Stop Funding Fight?


CBS NEWS: One part of the GOP proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act would cut federal funding for any organization that provides abortions, with a few exceptions. The provision would essentially defund Planned Parenthood if it continues providing abortion services. Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards joins CBS This Morning to discuss how the federal money is used now and why she thinks the proposed policy is a "war on women's healthcare." This Morning co-host Gayle King asked Cecile Richards if the thought has ever passed her mind to drop abortion services, especially since they claim it counts for less than 3% of the services they provide. "There are so many people that think when you you think of Planned Parenthood, you think of abortion, and yet as you point out only 3% of the services offered at Planned Parenthood involve abortion. Do you ever think well maybe we should let the abortion part of our practice go rather than to list losing all of those money?" King asked. "Well, of course that's sort of what I guess the president has said," Richards replied. "We just feel it's really important, Gayle, that 2.5 million women come to us every year for health care services and they depend on high quality, affordable care that includes family planning, cancer screenings, wellness visits. For many women, we're their only doctor." "We also provide access to safe and legal abortion," she added. "And we just simply won't turn our backs on American women."

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Latina vs. Luntz Group: I Came To U.S. To Work, People Coming Are Not Working And Take Welfare


A Frank Luntz focus group on President Trump's address to a joint session of Congress erupted when a first generation Latina immigrant said she came to America for an opportunity but people who come to the U.S. now "they have [a] kid and they start collecting money." "The problem here is that, you know, anybody comes in they have kid and they start collecting money," she said. "That's every single person that I know, that's what they did." "I go to schools everyday," a black panel member said." "White people are on welfare." "I don't care about white people," the Latina woman said. "My point is we came here for an opportunity and not handouts." Transcript from the CBS News focus group helmed by Luntz: FRANK LUNTZ: You're Latina right? WOMAN: Yes. LUNTZ: Did you vote for him? WOMAN: Yes. LUNTZ: Are you first generation here? WOMAN: Yes. LUNTZ: Where were you born? WOMAN: Guatemala. LUNTZ: And yet you support him. WOMAN: Yes. LUNTZ: Tell me why. WOMAN: For jobs. I came here because I wanted an opportunity, not a hand out. And the problem here is that, you know, anybody comes in they have kid and they start collecting money. That's every single person that I know, that's what they did. MAN: But there are a lot of other people here. WOMAN: Yes, there is a lot of — yeah. I don't have any kids and I didn't collect. MAN: — who are in school, or in the military. WOMAN: I haven't collected. MAN: Right. And neither have these people. They're working. WOMAN: No. But the minority is. MAN: I don't believe that's true. WOMAN: Well go to school and ask who has the benefits. Go into the schools. BLACK WOMAN: I go to schools everyday. White people are on welfare. LATINA WOMAN: I don't care about white people. BLACK WOMAN: Right, you don't care. LATINA WOMAN: My point is we came here for an opportunity and not handouts.

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