Face the Nation transcripts May 1, 2016: Cruz, Sanders, Graham, Manafort

JOHN DICKERSON, CBS HOST: Today on FACE THE NATION: Has the campaign 2016 roller coaster had its last dip? The front-runners sure are acting like the ride is over? Donald Trump started the week on a high note, dominating his competitors in the Northeast. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) DONALD TRUMP (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Now I'm winning it. It's over. As far as I'm concerned, it's over. (END VIDEO CLIP) DICKERSON: Then he looked like traditional candidate for a minute. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) TRUMP: A Trump administration will lead a free world that is properly armed and fund it, and fund it beautifully. (END VIDEO CLIP) DICKERSON: But the week ended on more familiar note, dodging protesters on a trip to California. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) TRUMP: That wasn't the easiest entrance I have ever made. (LAUGHTER) TRUMP: We went under a fence and through a fence. And, oh, boy, it felt like I was crossing the border, actually. (END VIDEO CLIP) DICKERSON: Ted Cruz is trying to put up a wall to stop him. He named Carly Fiorina as his running mate, but faced obstacles of his own from former House Speaker Boehner. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) REP. JOHN BOEHNER (R-OH), FORMER SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: Lucifer in the flesh. (END VIDEO CLIP) DICKERSON: We will hear from Ted Cruz, then turn to Bernie Sanders, who faces a decision about where to take his movement next. Donald Trump's convention manager, Paul Manafort, and South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham will also be here. Plus, a look at Washington's big weekend with the press. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: I don't want to spend too much time on the Donald. Following your lead, I want to show some restraint. (LAUGHTER) (END VIDEO CLIP) DICKERSON: It's all coming up on FACE THE NATION. Good morning, and welcome to FACE THE NATION. I'm John Dickerson. We begin with the Republicans. Donald Trump now has 80 percent of the delegates needed to win the nomination. Efforts to stop him seem to be fading. And we sat down with Ted Continue Reading

Face the Nation September 3, 2017 Transcript: Mayor Turner, Brock Long

MARGARET BRENNAN, CBS News: Today on FACE THE NATION: Breaking news overnight, as North Korea says they've tested a hydrogen bomb, and Texas struggles to recover following Hurricane Harvey. Just hours after his return from Texas and Louisiana where he toured the devastation caused by Harvey, President Trump faces yet another escalation in the North Korea crisis, as the country says they've conducted their most powerful nuclear test yet. It was the President and the first lady's second trip to the state since Harvey struck nine days ago. In Houston they spent time with evacuees in the Convention Center and handed out relief supplies. President Trump pledged quick financial aid from the federal government. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: About seven point nine billion. We signed it and now it's going through a very quick-- hopefully, quick process. MARGARET BRENNAN: And he had plenty of praise for recovery officials. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: And, Brock, come here a minute, Brock. What a job you've done, huh? What a job. And the water is disappearing and, though, we do-- we have a long way to go, but the water is disappearing. MARGARET BRENNAN: The floodwaters are disappearing, but the clean up and recovery facing millions of Texans is just beginning. We'll get updates from our team in Texas as well as the mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner, and the head of FEMA, Brock Long. Plus, we'll look at the potential health risks as a result of Harvey and we'll hear from Texan himself, Bob Schieffer, about the spirit of the Lone Star State and its ability to get through tough times. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: As tough as this was, it's been a wonderful country, I think even for the country to watch it, for the world to watch, it's been beautiful. MARGARET BRENNAN: But as Congress heads back to Washington and faces battles over funding the government, will that spirit of unity prompted by Harvey last? We'll talk about that and the President's plan to potentially overturn an Obama Continue Reading

Mets fans are right to have hope entering this season, no matter how many ifs surround team

PORT ST. LUCIE — This was the other day in spring training, at the point when the spring training days start to run together in the run-up to the season. Mickey Callaway, the new Mets manager, was talking about what it was like last October when he was the pitching coach of the Indians, what it had been like to game-plan against the Yankees in the postseason, even before the Yankees put Giancarlo Stanton in their batting order. And Callaway, who can talk about pitching with you all day, talked about how well the Indians did against Aaron Judge in that division series they ended up losing in five games, and how hard it was to pitch to guys like Didi Gregorius and Brett Gardner because of how many pitches they see. “Guys like that schooled us a little,” Callaway said. Then he grinned and said, “The fine line you walk is giving your pitchers the information they need without creating anxiety.” Now that Callaway manages the team across the city from the Yankees, he knows that the anxiety around the pitchers he has with the Mets doesn’t involve giving them too much information. It is simply keeping them healthy. Because if Noah Syndergaard and Jacob deGrom and Steven Matz and Matt Harvey – yeah, him, artist formerly known as the Dark Knight – do stay healthy, the Mets are going to be really good again. You always start here: In a city that loves baseball the way ours does, a city that saw a rising of the Mets in October of 2015 as they became the first New York team in six years to make the World Series and then saw the Yankees make a rising of their own last October before the Astros smacked them around in Games 6 and 7 of the American League Championship Series, the best season is one in which both the Yankees and Mets have a chance. That means even with the Yankees so often making more noise, and generally taking up most of the air. There are fewer questions about the Yankees, for sure, even as they Continue Reading

Eddie Jones dodges Six Nations rap for his verbal ‘scum’ and ‘s***’ attack

EDDIE JONES has dodged a Six Nations rap for his verbal 'scum' and 's***' attack on Ireland and Wales. Championship officials are less than impressed with Jones' attack. As the incident happened outside of the tournament window they have decided not to take any action. But the England boss isn't out of the woods yet following the revelations of his latests outburst. The sport's governing body, World Rugby, are aware of the situation but told SunSport they would not be commenting. And on Thursday morning BBC Radio 5 Live dedicated a whole HOUR of their phone-in to the scum-gate saga. TOP STORIES FROM THE WORLD OF RUGBY'Very Sorry' Shamed England boss Eddie Jones issues grovelling apology to Ireland and Wales unsteady eddie England coach Jones has an acid tongue and just doesn't know when to zip it FRENCH FINALE Wales vs France rugby: TV channel, live stream, kick-off time and team news PREVIEW Italy vs Scotland: Live stream, TV channel, team news and Six Nations kick-off time IGNAWED Maro Itoje loses biting row despite showing off 'teeth marks' during France loss One caller from South Wales branded Jones: "Disgraceful, disgusting, ignorant, appalling. It's a step too far. He's an idiot. Can you imagine Theresa May saying that? It wouldn't go down well." Jones was being paid to give a talk on LEADERSHIP by Fuso - a Japanese truck company with close links to Red Rose sponsors Mitsubishi - when he dropped his latest clanger. The 58-year-old said: "We've only lost one Test to the scummy Irish. I'm still dirty about that game, but we will get 'em back, don't worry." And recalling a story about Japan's youth team being hammered by Wales, he added: "Wales! Who knows Wales? Wales is this little s*** place that has got three million people." Jones was also named a brand ambassador for Mitsubishi in 2016. The car giant pay the Australian boss thousands of pounds a year and would have never dreamt of publicity like this. How to win £1MILLION with Sun SixSUN SIX is Continue Reading

Utah Royals trade for U.S. Women’s National Team defender Kelley O’Hara

United States' defender Kelley O'Hara (5) plays against France during the first half of a SheBelieves Cup women's soccer matc... United States' Kelley O'Hara in action against Brazil in a friendly soccer match Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, in Seattle. The ma... United States' Kelley O'Hara (5) looks on during the second half of an international friendly soccer match against Colombia, ... United States defender Kelley O'Hara looks at the scoreboard during the second half of an international friendly soccer match... United States' Kelley O'Hara (5) in action during the second half of an international friendly soccer match against Colombia,... United States' Kelley O'Hara in action against Brazil in a friendly soccer match Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, in Seattle. The ma... United States defender Kelley O'Hara dribbles upfield during the first half of an international friendly soccer match against... United States' Kelley O'Hara (5) acknowledges the fans as she walks around the stadium after the SheBelieves Cup, Wednesday, ... England's Demi Stokes (11) tangles with United States' Kelley O'Hara (5) during the first half of a SheBelieves Cup women's s... U.S. defender Kelly O'Hara (5) plays against New Zealand during the first half of an international friendly soccer match in C... France's Elise Bussaglia, right, controls the ball past United States' Kelley O'Hara during a group G match of the women's Ol... U.S. National Soccer Team members Carli Lloyd, left, and Kelley O'Hara, and others, watch as President Barack leaves the Sout... Japan's Shinobu Ohno, left, and United States' Kelley O'Hara, vie for the ball during the women's soccer gold medal match of ... United States' defender Kelley O'Hara (5) plays against France during the first half of a SheBelieves Cup women's soccer matc... United States' defender Kelley O'Hara (5) leaves the game during the second half of a SheBelieves Cup women's soccer match ag... United States' defender Kelley Continue Reading

North Korean national soccer teams in Japan for tournament

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea's national soccer teams have arrived in Tokyo as an exception to Japanese sanctions against Pyongyang's missile and nuclear development.North Korea is competing against Japan, China and South Korea in the E-1 Football Championship, which starts Friday.The arrival of North Korea's men's and women's teams comes amid growing tension in the region. Pyongyang test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile that landed within Japan's 200-nautical mile exclusive economic zone, which experts said could hit Washington if launched on a standard trajectory. The U.S. and South Korean militaries are holding a major air force exercise.Japan has banned North Korean nationals from entering the country as part of its sanctions against Pyongyang's nuclear and missile tests. Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Continue Reading

What Team Israel means to American Jews watching the World Baseball Classic

If forced to sign a loyalty oath, I would root for the United States in a baseball game against Israel, OK? But until the two nations ever square off, I, like most American Jews, am pulling for Israel in the World Baseball Classic. We're all in for the affectionately self-titled Jew Crew, as Israel's baseball team, which has more American Jews than actual Israelis on it, engineers an underdog sports story as unlikely as the Miracle on Ice. If you follow Jewish history, you know miracles have never been in short supply, from the burning of the oil for eight nights of Hanukkah to Moses parting the Red Sea. But there has been far less magic in Jewish sports, and that's partly the reason Jews in the United States are gleaning so much pride from a rag-tag baseball team draped in the Star of David. Simply, we have never had many sports heroes to look up to. "It's a great story for people back home who follow the game and who are in our shoes — have Jewish heritage — to look up to players like us who may not have otherwise had that opportunity," Team Israel pitcher Jason Marquis said this week. Outside of a very small group of players, Jewish sports fans have never had many athletes they can identify with. While there are miles of Catholic athletes and black athletes and even Muslim athletes, there have never been many Jewish stars on the field. One apt comparison is the lift Jeremy Lin's rise during the height of Linsanity gave Asian-American sports fans. He was one of them. For Jews, there have never been many of us. That's why names like Sandy Koufax and Hank Greenberg, the only Jews in Cooperstown, resonate. It's why Ike Davis, the former Met and Yankee who is now a member of Team Israel, meant something to fans in line for kosher hot dogs at Citi Field. There was Olympic swimmer Mark Spitz, former baseball players Gabe Kapler and Shawn Green, footballer Sid Luckman, Kevin Youkilis of the Red Sox, wrestler Continue Reading

Nigeria men’s soccer deals with flight issues that forces team to arrive for Olympics on day of 1st game

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Nigerian men’s soccer team had its trip to the Rio Olympics delayed by a mix-up at the airport, forcing the club to board a last-minute flight from Atlanta to Brazil just hours before its opening match in the games. The team boarded a Delta Air Lines jet out of Atlanta on Thursday morning for the jungle city of Manaus, where it plays Japan later in the day. The team’s spokesman posted a picture on Twitter of the team boarding the plane with the message “here we go” and said they were scheduled to arrive in the city in time to play the match. Still, the team faced the uncomfortable situation of spending the day of its debut at the Olympics aboard an airplane on a more than six-hour flight and facing a Japan team that has been in Brazil for several days preparing for the contest. There are conflicting reports about how the team ended up in this position. Bunmi Jinadu, founder of United Soccer Africa, disputed reports that the team missed its original flight because of a money issue between the Nigerian government and a charter company. Delta Air Lines cited a “communications mix-up” that grounded the team’s original Friday flight. Jinadu said the problem stemmed from poor planning and coordination on the part of the Nigerian team in leaving Atlanta, where it has been training to prepare for the games. He said the team had assumed it could simply buy plane tickets to Rio at the last minute — just like Nigerians do in their home country to book travel. They then encountered a crush of travelers and lack of flights at the busy Atlanta airport, where several Brazil-bound trips are originating. The team thought it had a backup plan on Wednesday, but the plane wasn’t big enough to accommodate the team, Jinadu said. The flight the team finally boarded was on a chartered Delta jet. A spokesperson for Atlanta-based Delta Air Continue Reading

Is team USA a ‘sleeping giant’ in the Rugby World Cup?

As the Rugby World Cup kicks off in the United Kingdom, the buzz across the pond in the United States is about the American national team: Will the Eagles finally make an impact on the world stage? Can one nation possibly excel at more than one oval-ball sport at once? Don’t put more money on it than you can afford to lose, sports fans, because lose you will. USA Rugby has historically had a dismal showing in the World Cup, winning only three games in their six tournaments to date. An optimistic view might turn up several factors indicating American rugby is ready for a turnaround. Rugby has become one of the fastest-growing sports in America, with almost half a million players nationwide. The sport has a higher international profile lately thanks to a crossover Aussie rugby star Jarryd Hayne making a splash in the NFL this season, and more football coaches looking to rugby to learn about the art of tackling. VOCATIV: NFL FANS, YOU'RE SERIOUSLY OVERESTIMATING YOUR TEAMS Will this bubble of American rugby buzz be complemented with wins for the USA national team, whose stated goal is simply to make it out of the initial group phase of the tournament? Well… let’s just say the Eagles will be flying into a strong headwind. They’ve landed in a group with Samoa, South Africa, Scotland—teams the USA has never beaten—and Japan, against whom they have a mixed record, and who are riding the crest of a wave, having beaten South Africa in an upset that shocked the rugby world. In short, there are no easy games here. It didn’t help that the Eagles lost their opener to Samoa on Sunday, albeit by a small nine-point margin. On Sunday, Sept. 27, Team USA plays Scotland, a side that’s handed out consistent spankings to the Eagles. In two of their five meetings, Scotland outscored USA by more than 40 points. But there is a bright side–the points differential has been narrowing. USA lost its most recent Continue Reading

Japan’s World Cup champion women’s soccer team stuck in economy while men’s team gets business class … on same flight!

TOKYO - Japan’s world champion women’s football team has taken exception to flying economy while their male counterparts sat in business class on a flight to Europe for the Olympics. The women’s team was assigned seats in premium economy for the 13-hour flight to Paris while the nation’s under-23 men’s team was up front on the same flight. Homare Sawa, the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year said “it should have been the other way around.” The Japan Football Association said the men fly business class to the Olympics in consideration of their status as professionals. The association upgraded the women’s team from standard to premium economy in recognition of their status as gold medal contenders. Join the Conversation: Continue Reading