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Bulgaria Bombing Suspect Had Fake U.S. ID; Zimmerman Sorry about Shooting; Sheriff Joe Arpaio Trial Begins Today; Where is Bashar al-Assad?; Piers Morgan Interviews Scalia; 2012 Campaign Turns Ugly; Chick-Fil-A Opposes Same Sex Marriage; Survival Guide to London Games

Aired July 19, 2012 - 09:00   ET

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CAROL COSTELLO, CNN ANCHOR: Happening now in the NEWSROOM, terror ties to America. A bus bomber with a fake I.D. from Michigan. New video of the suspect and new details on this brazen attack in Bulgaria.

Justice Antonin Scalia one-on-one with our Piers Morgan. Bush versus Gore, the power of the super PACs, and burning the American flag.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

JUDGE ANTONIN SCALIA, SUPREME COURT: Speech doesn't just mean written words or oral words. You could be semaphore. Burning a flag is a symbol that expresses an idea. I hate the government.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

COSTELLO: A rare interview on his interpretation of the Constitution. It is a CNN exclusive.

Eye in the sky. Drones over your neighborhood. New concerns this hour as Congress starts asking questions. Is this big brother or a necessary tool for police?

Social storm. Chick-Fil-A's president causing an uproar after his comments on gay marriage, saying he is, quote, "guilty as charged," when asked about his company's support of the traditional family. The biblical definition. The postings this morning on Facebook and Twitter blowing up both for and against Chick-Fil-A.

Plus, this.

NISCHELLE TURNER, ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER: The nominations are in. Now the question is, did your favorite show get the nod? I'm Nischelle Turner live from the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Nominations.

CNN NEWSROOM begins right now.

COSTELLO: Good morning to you. Thank you for being with us. I'm Carol Costello.

We begin today in Bulgaria, still reeling from what the nation's interior minister says was a suicide bombing on a bus filled with Israeli tourists. New developments continue to come in to CNN, but here's what we know right now. New security footage shows a man who Bulgarian officials say is responsible for the attack. You see him there.

In a surprising twist, this man was carrying a Michigan driver's license, which FBI officials have now identified as a fake. Seven people confirmed dead in the attack, including the bomber, 36 others wounded. Three of them serious.

Let's bring in Atika Shubert who is on the ground in Bulgaria.

So let's talk about this fake Michigan driver's license. Any idea how this man got a hold of it?

ATIKA SHUBERT, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: We really don't know. And of course we can't even tell whether or not he's American, it's a fake I.D. All we really know is what we see on that security camera video that's come in from the airport. And basically it shows a man who could be an ordinary backpacker tourist. And that's what's so eerie about it. It's somebody you might see in an airport just about anywhere.

He could be anywhere from in his teens to his 30s. And he just seems to be wandering around the airport. According to Bulgarian officials, the cameras basically caught him wandering around the terminal for about an hour up to the time of the explosion, looking up at the flight arrivals and departures.

But otherwise, not seeming to do anything particularly suspicious. Now the reason he's been singled out is because he is the only one who was killed in the explosion who has not been identified. He was the one closest to the blast, and apparently that was one of the reasons why it was so hard to identify him.

They were just barely able to get his fingerprints. And Bulgarian authorities say they've given all that evidence to the FBI, also Israeli security authorities and Interpol hoping to find out who he is.

COSTELLO: Atika Shubert reporting live from Bulgaria this morning.

George Zimmerman, he says he's sorry about killing teenager Trayvon Martin, but he would not do anything differently, he has no regrets.

Zimmerman, as you know, is accused of second-degree murder in the February shooting in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman granted his first television interview, appearing with his attorney, Mark O'Mara, on FOX News.

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GEORGE ZIMMERMAN, TRAYVON MARTIN SHOOTER: I feel that this is all god's plan. And for me to second-guess it or judge it.

SEAN HANNITY, FOX NEWS CHANNEL: Is there anything you might do differently in retrospect now that time has passed a little bit?

ZIMMERMAN: No, sir.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

COSTELLO: Joining me with more from Miami is CNN's John Zarrella. First off, Zimmerman obviously granted this interview to, you know, to up his image as far as public opinion is concerned. What's the reaction in Sanford this morning?

JOHN ZARRELLA, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, we're not in Sanford. But I can tell you that I think the reaction is this, Carol. I think the reaction is that if you went into this interview, this appearance that he had on FOX, believing that it was self-defense, believing that it was, you know -- there was self-defense, you probably came out of it thinking the same thing.

If you went into it believing he was guilty of second-degree murder, you probably believe the same thing. It's been a very polarizing case from the beginning. I don't think this has moved the needle.

COSTELLO: Do you have more sound? Can you give us a sense of more of what Zimmerman said?

ZARRELLA: I can tell you that what we have here is that when you look at what he said about the -- when he was asked if he would wished he could do anything differently, when he was asked about -- and he -- what the god question, he comes back and he says, no, I wouldn't have done anything differently. Of course, immediately the reaction from Trayvon Martin's family was well, you know what, your god must be different than hours. And we have some sound from Trayvon's family.

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SYLVIA FULTON, TRAYVON MARTIN'S MOTHER: I think it's absolutely ridiculous. God did not have a plan for Trayvon to die. And for George Zimmerman to shoot Trayvon for no reason.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

ZARRELLA: So, you know, at one point, Carol, he does go back, after he talks about having no regrets and that it was god's plan. He goes back later after a commercial break and says, you know, I want to correct something I said. So, you know, it's very likely that there may have been some intervention there by his attorney at one point saying, you know what, we better go back and change the wording there a bit.

COSTELLO: John Zarrella reporting live for us from Miami, Florida, this morning.

ZARRELLA: Sure.

COSTELLO: Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio under fire in court for what his critics call his penchant for racial profiling. A Mexican tourist detained by Arizona deputies for hours is suing -- is suing, rather, Sheriff Arpaio. He claims he was held simply because he was from Mexico because he had his papers with him. Casey Wian is in Phoenix outside of the courthouse.

Good morning.

CASEY WIAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Good morning, Carol. It's not just that Mexican tourist who is suing Sheriff Arpaio. It is also two other U.S. citizens, legal immigrants, and this suit has been certified as a class action lawsuit sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union, the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund, MALDEF, on behalf of all Latinos in Maricopa County, Arizona, who were either riding in or driving cars, even parked in cars, pulled over by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department.

What they are alleging is a widespread practice of racially -- motivated profiling to try to apprehend illegal immigrants, basically based on how they look, what their race is, what their physical appearance is.

According to the ACLU, the -- these actions by Sheriff Joe and his deputies at the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department are beyond what is permissible for any law enforcement agency.

Here's what the ACLU's attorney had to say about the importance of this case.

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DANIEL POCHODA, ACLU LEGAL DIRECTOR: It's important because it has become such a presence, and has impacted greatly, that the fabric of society here in Arizona, the hate and the bigotry have been impacted. I think many people, rightful thinking people and others, and certainly most directly the Latino communities, including lawful residents, who are very fearful.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

WIAN: Now Sheriff Arpaio would not speak with us before the court case is expected to -- is beginning later today. Neither would his attorneys. But in court filings, they have said that their offices were simply enforcing the law, simply acting on reasonable suspicion and doing what was allowed.

I do want to point out, though, Carol, that in a news release earlier this year, after announcing the apprehension of several suspected illegal immigrants, Sheriff Arpaio said that no matter what advocacy groups did, no matter what politicians did, he would continue to crack down on immigration.

I want to point out he said immigration, not illegal immigration. And that's what his critics say is the big problem here. He is targeting anyone, him and his deputies targeting anyone who appears to be Latino -- Carol.

COSTELLO: Casey Wian reporting live from Phoenix, Arizona, this morning. While the United Nations is trying to find a way to make peace in Syria, Britain's prime minister is speaking out. David Cameron telling reporters this morning it is time for Bashar al-Assad to go because if he doesn't it's quite clear there's going to be a civil war.

And while violence between rebel groups and government troops is escalating across Syria, President al-Assad has not been seen in public.

Arwa Damon is covering the story from Beirut, Lebanon. So where is he, Arwa?

ARWA DAMON, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, that's what a lot of people are asking, Carol, especially given what happened in the capital yesterday. And just to recap it for our viewers, there was that attack on a high level security meeting that left the minister of defense, the deputy minister of defense, who is also the president's brother-in-law, and one of his security advisers and most certainly a strike at the very core of the regime, leaving the country -- the capital in sheer and utter chaos, with violence raging across it.

Most certainly a time when one would expect a president to come out and try to reassure the people that he was still in control.

There's been quite a lot of speculation. There's been rumors circulating that perhaps he has fled to the port city of Latakia. This is an area where he still does enjoy a fair amount of support. But we again do not have confirmation of that. But a lot of people are wondering where the leadership is at this point in time. And of course there are a lot of fears as to what the potential ongoing response from the Assad regime is going to be -- Carol.

COSTELLO: Arwa Damon reporting live for us this morning.

To American politics now. Ann Romney on "Good Morning America" talking taxes and of course her husband, Mitt. Mrs. Romney says two years worth of tax filings is quite enough for public consumption. She told "Good Morning America," quote, "I think you should look at where Mitt led his life, where he's been financially. We give 10 percent of our income to our church every year. Do you think that is the kind of person that is trying to hide things? Then when he was governor of Massachusetts he didn't take a salary in the four years," end quote.

As for Democratic attacks on Bain Capital, Romney's old company, Ann Romney says such attacks are, quote, "beneath the dignity of the Office of the President."

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack briefing President Obama on the crop-crippling drought across much of the nation. Speaking to reporters later, Vilsack said the food price hikes consumers are seeing are not related to the drought.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) TOM VILSACK, AGRICULTURE SECRETARY: We'll probably see those higher prices later this year, first part of next year. And if in fact people are beginning to sea food price increases now, it is not in any way, shape, or form related to the drought, and we should be very careful to keep an eye on that.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

COSTELLO: Vilsack says we won't know the full impact of the drought on crops until after they're harvested.

A really scary moment at Yankee Stadium in the New York-Toronto game. Take a look. The Yankees' Mark Teixeira hits a high foul pop-up. The Jays' third baseman, Brett Lawrie, trying to make the catch. And you can see he went over the railing and into the camera well.

Lawrie was taken out of the game and sent for x-rays. Amazingly enough, he had no broken bones. But check out Teixeira's reaction at the plate. Lawrie is listed as day-to-day.

Oh, that looked painful.

More dramatic video for you. This is surveillance video showing the moment a predator tried to snatch a 10-year-old girl. Look at that. She's OK. But now the search is on for her attacker.

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COSTELLO: Fifteen minutes past the hour. Checking our top stories now:

The FBI sends a dive team to Iowa, to Iowa, that lake out in Iowa today, as part of the search for those two missing cousins. Eight-year-old Elizabeth Collins and 10-year-old Lyric Cook have not been seen since Friday. Their bikes were found near that lake that's become the center of the search operation.

A federal judge clears the way for a controversial Tennessee mosque to open just in time for the start of Ramadan tonight. The final hurdle: passing a county inspection. A judge issued a temporary restraining order reversing the county decision. Construction of the mosque has been a hot button issue in Murfreesboro for the past two years.

Police in Philadelphia are searching for a predator. Take a look at this video: a 10-year-old girl narrowly escaping an attempted abduction. This happened Tuesday afternoon. She was with her little brother there. Surveillance camera shows a man grabbing the girl as she walks down the street. The little girl falls down, and the man runs away.

Well, the mayor of Philadelphia has now announced that $10,000 reward for this man's capture.

In money news, the CEO of technology firm Lenovo received a $3 million bonus. But check out the cool way he put that to use. He distributed his bonus among 10,000 junior level employees, receptionist, workers on the production line, and assistants received about $314 each.

In sports, a solo home run from the Miami Marlins' Jose Reyes pegged a vendor at Wrigley Field in the back. Ow!

We'll slow down the video so you can get a better look because I know you want one. There it goes. Ouch!

It looks like he was OK, though. He was actually able to walk unassisted afterwards. But I bet he has a big old bruise.

And a first for women's gymnastics. The entire Olympic team is featured on the cover of "Sports Illustrated's" upcoming Olympic preview issue. That hits the stands next week. There hasn't been a gymnast on the cover of "Sports Illustrated" since Kerry Strug in 1996. And now the whole team is on there.

We'll be right back.

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COSTELLO: It was a rare interview and a fascinating one. Piers Morgan was the first to sit down with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Scalia has a book out, and critics say a lot of explaining to do.

Scalia is known for bold disagreement, conservative arguments, and the occasional crude hand gesture. He ruled Obamacare unconstitutional, and there have been rumors Scalia was upset that fellow Justice John Roberts voted with the majority. Scalia says not so.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

PIERS MORGAN, HOST, "PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT": You and Justice Roberts have had a bit of a parting of the ways. You've gone from being best buddies to warring enemies.

JUSTICE ANTONIN SCALIA, SUPREME COURT JUSTICE: Who told you that that?

MORGAN: I think I read it in some of the papers. Credible sources.

SCALIA: You should not believe what you read about the court in the newspapers, because the information has either been made up or given to the newspapers by somebody who was violating a confidence, which means that person is not reliable.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

COSTELLO: Carrie Severino is chief counsel to the Judicial Crisis Network. She previously clerked for Clarence Justice Thomas and she knows Justice Scalia.

Thanks for being with us this morning.

CARRIE SEVERINO, JUDICIAL CRISIS NETWORK: Thanks so much for having me.

COSTELLO: So, in your opinion, why is Justice Scalia so polarizing?

SEVERINO: I think he has very firm ideas. This is why he was willing to give this interview. It's really unusual to hear a justice speak for an hour on the record. But he's not afraid of his principles.

And he is a very principled man. And I think that came out throughout the interview.

COSTELLO: Justice Scalia often speaks before conservative audiences. Not so long ago, he held a closed door meeting with the Tea Party Caucus in Congress. He counts Dick Cheney among his good friends.

Piers asked him about that, too. Let's listen.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

SCALIA: I like to play tennis. And in my later years since I've been the circuit justice for the Fifth Circuit, I have gotten into hunting. So I do a lot of hunting of various animals.

MORGAN: You've been hunting with Dick Cheney, haven't you?

SCALIA: I have indeed.

MORGAN: What's that like? And you lived to tell the tale, which isn't always the case.

SCALIA: Dick Cheney is a very good wing shot.

MORGAN: Humans or animals?

SCALIA: Ducks.

(LAUGHTER)

(END VIDEO CLIP)

COSTELLO: So he has a sense of humor too. But is it coincidental Scalia often rules on the conservative side and has conservative friends? Could you say that is political?

SEVERINO: Not at all. I think actually one big lesson we saw from this whole interview is how Justice Scalia's philosophy allows him to vote differently from what his politics might be, a lot of the time. He said many times, if I were king I might do something differently. But his philosophy is judges are called to be fair and impartial and to set aside their political preferences to rule on the law, because that's -- that is the expression of what the American people have done.

He said if I were king, I might do something differently. But I am expressing the Constitution. That is the genius of our government.

Anytime you allow a justice to rule on their notion of what's good versus what the law says, that really undercuts the notion of democratic responsibility and the responsibility of government to its people.

COSTELLO: You know, he did say that. Piers Morgan asked him about free speech rights. I'll just shorthand it. And Justice Scalia brought up flag burning. And he said, clearly, in my personal opinion, that's wrong. But according to the Constitution, it's not.

So under our free speech rights, flag burning is perfectly OK. But he votes conservatively most of the time, at least that's what critics say.

So if you're a conservative at heart, how can you totally remove politics from the equation when you're making a decision? That's not so cut and dried in the Constitution.

SEVERINO: Well, I think there's a clearly articulated judicial philosophy that makes it a lot easier to remove your political preferences. That's why he votes pro-defendant in a lot of cases because the Constitution is very pro-defendant in criminal law issues.

I think the problem is with judges who don't have as clear of a judicial philosophy or don't have perhaps the strength of character to consistently apply their philosophy when it comes to results they don't want. That's where we see unfortunately judges that sometimes vote their politics or their notion, as Piers called it, of just decency and common sense. And allowing that to override what the Constitution and the laws themselves say.

I think if the judges were all trying to just look at that in the first place, and not have a philosophy that imported their own feelings or empathy as the president said, I think we would -- we would see a much more consistent application of the law.

COSTELLO: I was just amazed. He is 76 years old. He's so vital. And he says he has no intentions of retiring anytime soon.

SEVERINO: I don't think any of them intend to retire. It's a great gig. And I think they -- despite al of the tensions of these cases, they do get along really well. And, you know, I hope we see him on the court for many years to come.

COSTELLO: Thanks so much for being with us this morning. We appreciate it.

A horse is a horse, of course, unless that horse is owned by a certain presidential candidate. And then it becomes the latest character in the race for the White House. But do the candidates risk turning off the people they need to win the election by these -- well, these kind of mean ads?

I know we have talked about this before. But there is some evidence that people, voters, are tuning out already.

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COSTELLO: Good morning to you. Thank you for joining us. I'm Carol Costello.

Stories we're watching right now in THE NEWSROOM:

Opening bell on Wall Street. Stocks set for a higher open today as investors take earnings from Morgan Stanley, Verizon, and Nokia.

New fallout from the drought that's ravaging the Midwest. Some wells in Wisconsin are drying up, and that could cause homeowners thousands of dollars to replace them. Water levels are really low in the Mississippi river too, and that's causing salt water to begin working its way upriver. Ultimately, that could threaten water supplies.

Non-judicial punishment, that's what will happen to seven U.S. Army soldiers and two Marines for their misconduct during President Obama's visit to Cartagena, Colombia, last April. All were part of team along with nine Secret Service agents who were dismissed for spending time with prostitutes.

Non (AUDIO GAP) from confinement to quarters to forfeiting pay or losing rank.

Turning now to politics. While it may be a new day on the campaign trail, it's the same old story when it comes to negative political ads.

Here is the latest from the Democratic National Committee, and it features not Mitt Romney but the family horse.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Governor, will you release your income tax records?

MITT ROMNEY (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: If that's been the tradition, and I'm not opposed to doing that, time will tell. But I anticipate that most likely I'm going to get asked to do that around the April time period. And I'll keep that open.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

COSTELLO: The DNC calls it Mitt dancing around the issues in a nod of course to the horse, which is competing in the London Olympics in a sport called dressage, sort of horse ballet.

Mrs. Romney responded to the ad today on (AUDIO GAP) it makes me laugh. It's like, really? There are so many people out of work right now, and there's this guy right here that has the answers for fixing the economy. And all these attacks, they are going to try everything," end quote.

Not to be outdone, though, the Romney team is continuing to hammer President Obama on his remarks about who's responsible for the success of American business people.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: If you've been successful, you didn't get there on your own. You didn't get there on your own. I'm always struck by people who think, wow, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something. If you got a business, that's -- you didn't build that.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

COSTELLO: O course, Democrats say that's not quite what President Obama said.

Joining me now, our CNN contributors Roland Martin and Will Cain. Roland leans left. Will leans right.

Welcome to both of you.

WILL CAIN, CNN CONTRIBUTOR: Good morning, Carol.

ROLAND MARTIN, CNN CONTRIBUTOR: Glad to be here.

COSTELLO: I'm glad you're here.

We have this barrage of negative ads following a week where Romney, a surrogate, called Obama a pot smoker, anti-American. While an Obama rep intimated that Mitt Romney was a felon.

I mean, what names are there left to call each other? Roland?

MARTIN: Well, trust me, a lot more names left. A whole lot.

COSTELLO: Give me an example. Come on.

MARTIN: Let's see. How about crazy, completely out of touch, nuts? Take your pick.

Carol, understand, negative campaigning works. We do this dance every four years, every congressional race -- oh, Americans are so tired of negative campaigning.

No, they're not, because they work. Voters actually respond to negative campaigning. Polling data shows it. Campaigns know it.

When voters stop lying to themselves and all these polls we take saying they don't want negative campaigning, then we'll see the real deal. They work, Carol. That's why they continue.

COSTELLO: Let me run this by you.

There's a new CBS poll that shows 79 percent of voters already have their minds made up. They have already picked a candidate. So maybe people just don't care about any ads this year. Will?

CAIN: No. They care. And besides, the ads aren't only designed to swing independent voters, that elusive Mt. Rushmore reserved space voter we talk about, the independent swing voter. It's also used to energize your base.

I think the Obama campaign has done a masterful job of trying to energize their base across every single demographic. They have appealed some certain message to say, hey, let's go. Let's go vote. This is important.

So these ads are also used for that.

By the way, I do want to say this, Carol. I take issue with seeing those two ads the same way. That message President Obama gave a week ago about success and who owns your success, that's important.

That's deep. That's philosophical. That's at the core of the debate. I'm not sure that's just a negative ad.

COSTELLO: So, tell me why? What do you think exactly what President Obama said about small business people owing their success to others who helped then along the way? What do you think he meant to say, Will?

CAIN: I can't tell you what I think he meant to say. Actually I think he meant to say exactly what he did. And I think this goes to his core philosophy.

I think that there is a revelation inside that message that suggests, you know, your success is communally owned. Your success was communally achieved.

Now, no one argues that man exists in a silo and that there's some straw argument that out there that we none of us look to others for help. But at the same time, I'm not sure some other guy paying his property tax gives him some claim to 40 percent of my income because I got up early and busted my butt all day.

MARTON: Oh, Will --

CAIN: But I think President Obama disagrees with me on that.

COSTELLO: Roland?

MARTIN: Will, stop that - -stop that nonsensical dance. You know what he's talking about. What he's saying, you're a small business owner, and when you go out and get a loan, guess what? You're going through the SBA. When you're out there also building a business and then you're benefitting from improvements when it comes to roads and things like that, it's not just you. So you know what that's all about.

The fact of the matter is, when you're building a business, you have a customer base. You have marketing. You have all kind of things. And so stop this somehow philosophical deep rooted belief or whatever.

Look, I'm a small business owner. And guess what? I didn't do it by myself. There were others involved as well.

Yes, I got up. Yes, I worked hard. But there are other people who are involved as a part of your success. That's what he's talking about. And don't just follow the clip. Listen to the whole speech.

CAIN: No, I have listened to the whole thing, and that's not fair. No one said it. You forwarded the strong man argument right after I said --

MARTIN: I didn't forward anything.

(CROSSTALK)

CAIN: I didn't say that man doesn't exist on his own and does it all by himself. What I've suggested is the picture you painted doesn't equal the conclusion, well then we all have a claim to some percentage of that person's success. We owe it.

MARTIN: I'm just stating exactly what the deal is.

CAIN: Well, understand the purpose of the message. Understand the purpose of the speech, why he's saying it.

COSTELLO: OK.

MARTIN: OK. All right, sure.

COSTELLO: I don't think you'll agree on this, but it was an interesting conversation.

Will Cain, Roland Martin --

MARTIN: All right, sure.

CAIN: Better than negative ads.

COSTELO: True. At least it was a real issue.

MARTIN: And, Carol, this small business owner likely will be buying Will's breakfast next time I'm in New York.

CAIN: I'll take you up on that, sir.

MARTIN: Yes.

COSTELLO: The nominees are in for the primetime Emmys.

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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I don't really need to talk right now.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Bear with me.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I have to talk about something kind of serious.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

COSTELLO: Oh, but why so serious? The people behind "Mad Men" should be very, very happy. The period drama now has a chance of making Emmy history.

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COSTELLO: The Emmys are still mad about "Mad Men."

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I want you to know that the day you saw something in me, my life changed. And since then, it's been my privilege to not only be at your side, but to be treated like a protege.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

COSTELLO: Fans know that this is a pivotal scene from "Mad Men's" fifth season, but we won't spoil it for you. AMC drama is now up for its fifth best TV drama. If it wins, it will make Emmy TV history.

Right now, it's tied with "Hill Street Blues," "L.A. Law," and "The West Wing" with four wins. But there are fresh shows and fresh faces in the Emmy mix this year.

Our entertainment correspondent Nischelle Turner is in Los Angeles with a just announced nominations. I'm ready.

NISCHELLE TURNER, CNN ENTERTAINMENT CORRESPONDENT: Oh, there's lots. I've got them for you this morning, Carol. You were talking about "Mad Men," and you're right. That was nominated once again.

But first, I want to tell you how the Emmy nominations started this morning, because Michael Offerman -- or excuse me, Nick Offerman was supposed to come and announce the nominations but he got held up on the East Coast because of bad weather.

So they got Jimmy Kimmel to fill in. Jimmy Kimmel will be the Emmy host this year, and he came out in true Jimmy Kimmel fashion. It was very funny.

Jimmy Kimmel came out onstage in his PJs and slippers this morning. And I asked him, Jimmy, who gave you those pajamas? And he told me, some guy named Rodney. I just decided to wear them this morning. And then they got right to the nominations. And that began with the best drama series.

And you're right, "Mad Men" was one the nominations. Also in the category this year, "Downton Abbey" which entered from mini series. It was in mini-series category last year, but now it's in the drama series.

"Breaking Bad" also nominate, "Homeland," "Game of Thrones," and "Boardwalk Empire."

Now, in comedy series this year, "Modern Family" kind of ran away with nominations again. Last year, you know, it won. It kind of swept the comedy series. This year, every single adult actor from the show it seems was nominated. And also the show got 14 nominations. That's the most in the comedy category.

Along with "Modern Family," "Big Bang Theory," "30 Rock," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Girls" and "Veep" were nominated. Left out of that category, though, no "Glee," no "Parks and Recreation," even though Amy Poehler was nominated for best actress in a comedy series.

And also, it wouldn't be the Emmys without an appearance from Ms. Betty White. And Betty White will be there this year. Ninety years old. She'll get nomination. She was nominated for best reality show host for her show "Betty White Off Their Rockers."

You know, she's been nominated 18 times. I know. She's won five times.

The show is really funny. So I'm very excited. We are always very happy for whatever happens with Betty White.

Now we were kind of talking about some of the snubs or omissions this year. And there were a couple of big surprises. I told you no "Glee," no "Parks and Recreation."

Also in the actor in a drama series, no Hugh Laurie and no Kyra Sedgwick in actress category. Both of those shows are coming to an end, and everyone thought they would be nominated but they were not.

COSTELLO: They've got enough Emmys.

Nischelle Turner live in Los Angeles, thank you.

TURNER: All right.

COSTELLO: The man who runs Chick-fil-A is cooking up some deep- fried controversy this morning. Dan Cathy's candid comments about his company's stance on gay marriage is blowing up on social media, good and bad. The comments on fire.

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Checking our "Top Stories" now, the FBI sending a dive team to an Iowa lake today as part of the search for these two young girls. Elizabeth Collins and Lyric Cook have not been seen since Friday. As you know, their bikes were found near that lake and that lake has since become the center of the search operation.

In money news, you want to make a cool million dollars? Come up with a new winning flavor for Lay's potato chips. The winner will be selected by a Facebook vote. Lay's will select three finalists, all of whom will be developed into flavors and sold in early 2013. Then a Facebook consumer vote will decide which flavor is the winner. But of course instead of the like button, you have to click, "I eat that".

In sports, a first for women's gymnastics. The entire Olympic team is featured on the cover of "Sports Illustrated." Upcoming Olympic preview issue hits the stands next week. There has not been a gymnast on the cover of SI since Kerri Strug in 1996.

In weather news, more record highs in the Midwest with temperatures topping 100 degrees all the way from North Dakota to Tennessee. In the meantime, we could see some more severe storms sweep through parts of the northeast hitting Washington, D.C. the hardest.

For years, people have criticized the fast food franchise Chick- Fil-A for donating millions of dollars to groups that oppose same-sex marriage. Now the company's President Dan Cathy is responding to that criticisms saying, hey guilty as charged. Remember, the restaurant's founders are Christian and the restaurant pride itself on Christian values. And for instance, it's closed on Sundays. Cathy told the Baptist Press, quote, "We are very much supportive of the family, the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that."

And Cathy used even stronger language on the Ken Coleman radio show, saying, quote, "I pray God's mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we would have the audacity to try to redefine what marriage is all about", end quote.

Alison Kosik is at the New York Stock Exchange. So controversial topic, controversial remarks. Any backlash?

ALISON KOSIK, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Yes. Oh, yes. The tweets as you can imagine are flying and most of them against Chick-Fil-A, but there are a couple of supporters out there. And of course a fair amount of people in a group saying you know what we're just hungry, we want some Chick-Fil-A.

But you know listen, it's pretty well known that Chick-Fil-A's leadership supports right-wing Christian organizations, and it's not the first time that people have called for a boycott of the restaurant chain. On its Web site there is a Web site that is created that says boycott Chick-Fil-A; it has been posting since last September. So yes it's really nothing new.

Now a Chick-Fil-A spokesperson does tell us that the Chick-Fil-A culture is to treat everybody with dignity, honor, and respect regardless of sexual orientation. And that going forward, their intent is to lead the policy debate over same-sex marriage and to the government and to the political arena. So you're seeing a little bit kind of softening, trying to stop and dial back what the president said -- the president of Chick-Fil-A said a couple of days ago.

But you know this Carol, guess what? Companies -- they are allowed to say what they want, just as consumers can choose to buy or not to buy -- Carol.

COSTELLO: And there a lot of companies on the other side of the issue, companies that support same sex marriage right?

KOSIK: Yes exactly. And some companies recently Carol have publicly stepped out an say you know what, we support gay marriage and some of those include Google, Target, JC Penny, and General Mills.

But what that did when they stepped out and this has sparked calls by other organizations who are against same sex marriage to call to boycott those companies that spoke out, one organization the American Family Association has called for a boycott of Google responding to Google's new "Legalized Love Campaign".

But I don't know if you remember this, the controversy earlier this year, Carol, over J.C. Penny choosing Ellen DeGeneres as a spokesperson. The American Family Association called for a boycott and called for Penny to fire Ellen. It got a lot of social media attention on both sides of the issue but interestingly enough it didn't necessarily have any impact on Penney's sales in either direction.

So I don't know. Is it good for business, is it bad for business? This is kind of mixed little controversy with your business. That's the question.

COSTELLO: I don't know, I mean, J.C. Penny is not doing well. But there are so many other factors associated with that that you can't really tell if that issue made a difference.

KOSIK: We can't tell. Yes exactly.

COSTELLO: Alison Kosik, live at the New York Stock Exchange.

Are you heading to London for the Olympic games? Well, I'm really jealous then. I've also got a survival guide for you.

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COSTELLO: Ok. We share the same language with the British but that only goes so far. Doesn't cover stuff like bangors and mash, the tube and lorries. So let's bring in a native, our own Becky Anderson with an Olympic survival guide for us Yanks. Good morning.

BECKY ANDERSON, CNN INTERNATIONAL: Yanks and the rest. We're expecting 70,000 athletes, families, friends and officials and about half a million tourists over the next three-and-a-half weeks for the Olympics. Many of those will never have been to London before.

So this is Becky's guide to British etiquette.

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ANDERSON: There is no better way in the UK to start you day than with a good cup or good brew of a nice cup of tea. Now it's important whether you're in the stadium or out and about in London that you follow the rules. British etiquette dictates that you are polite everywhere you go. Now, I don't take milk in my tea.

Have a listen to this. I'm sorry would you mine awfully if I had that without milk.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Of course, madam.

ANDERSON: Thank you.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You're welcome.

ANDERSON: The roads are likely to be an absolute nightmare so buses and cabs are no-no. Now you may have heard about something called the London oyster. We do actually farm oysters here on the Thames estuary, those I believe are from the north of England.

But when people talk about the oyster here in London generally they are talking about this. This is a card you're going to need. Now if you don't have one of these, you could be stuck in one of these. Queueing is an Olympic sport in the UK, Britons love to stand in line. If only because it gives us an opportunity -- excuse me -- (inaudible). That's the back of the queue. Mutter under our breath and grumble.

If you can't do the queueing, don't want to use a tube and isn't raining you can use one of these to get around. This is a (inaudible) Now they are not -- oh. These are not easy to get out. Excuse me. When you get it out, it's very high, you can sort the saddle out.

After what has been a long day of eating, drinking, cycling and queueing, British etiquette dictates that if you want that quintessential pint of beer you have to go to the bar, but let me tell you when you get it, it is pure gold. Cheers.

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ANDERSON: Carol, I don't want the weather to deceive you today. You're going to need one of these if you come or you'll spend most of your time in that boozer because the weather is inclement and has been for about the last two months. If you got one of these, do remember, if you're on the tube not to prod people with it. When you're on that tube make sure when you're on the escalator if you're not walking stand on the right-hand side otherwise you'll find you're at the bottom quicker than you thought.

And the last thing for visitors coming in to England do not engage a black cabbie in whether he's looking forward to the Olympics unless you want a barrage of expletives about the traffic and the congestion that they are looking forward to. Your survival guide to London 2012.

COSTELLO: We so appreciate it. You're right. The sun is out. I thought you were in a different city. You cannot be in London. Becky Anderson, thank you so much.

The next hour of CNN NEWSROOM after a quick break.

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