Branding and Social Media Consultant Peter Shankman offers his take on the Paula Deen fallout.
New Day has its eye on Washington this morning, where an immigration reform bill may make it out of the Senate on the strength of a bipartisan compromise, steeply beefing up border security, and retaining a path to citizenship. But the fate of the bill is up to the House, and no one knows if it will pass.
Senator John McCain weighs in on the bill. “This is a border security measure which I think should suffice to satisfy any critic,” McCain says. “It is a… tough way forward so that we can resolve this and bring 11 million people out of the shadows.”
Meanwhile NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s whereabouts remain a mystery, causing major headaches for the White House. The administration believes he’s now hiding out in Russia and testing relations between the two governments.
A member of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, Senator McCain explains the diplomatic issues now at hand with Russia.
According to McCain, every shred of evidence indicates that Snowden is in Russia and the U.S. has to start dealing with President Vladimir Putin seriously. “He is an old KGB colonel apparatchik that has disdain for democracy and the things we stand for and believe in and if he sees a situation, he’ll take advantage of it.”
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A statue from an ancient tomb in the Manchester Museum appears to rotate on it's own while sealed inside a glass display case. Museum curators couldn't believe it, so they set up a time-lapse camera that snapped an image of the statue every minute of every day for a week.
Since the statue only moved during the day when visitors were walking past, curator Campbell Price concluded that vibrations caused by foot traffic cause it to move.
Celebrity chef Paula Deen continues to be in hot water after admitting to using the n-word under oath for a lawsuit filed against her. Her fortunes and her image are taking a major hit in the fallout.
Now her sons Jamie & Bobby Deen join “New Day” exclusively this morning to speak out in her defense.
The brothers say the case has led to character assassination of their mother and they want to dispel the impression of her as a racist. “We're here to speak out for our mother's character,” Jamie Deen says.
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