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republicans being jack asses. he spent time focused on breaking national news in the speech yesterday but a lot happened in politics and we must about it all, and it fits a certain theme. i'm sorry, but that theme is republicans acting like jack asses. let's start in the u.s. house where an all male panel held a hear awning a proposal by trent franks to ban all abortions starting at 20 weeks. the ban originally would just apply to washington, d.c., but congressman franks announced last week to expand it to the whole country. abortion bans for everyone. never mind the fact that a similar state law from franks very own home state of arizona wag struck down an unconstitutional in a federal appeals court earlier this week. it was unconstitutional in arizona. why not give it a try everywhere else in the country too. but no, this is not the ak assery you are looking for. move along to the big sweeping
unconstitutional ban on abortions after 20 weeks. there is a woman who appears as a woman who had to go through the procedure. she gave truly soul-crunching, heart wrenching testimony about the horrible choice she today make p. >> when i was 21 weeks pregnant an mri revealed our baby was missing the central structure of the two part of his brain. our baby was also missing one side of his brain. if this bill had been passed before my pregnancy i would have carry to term and give birth to a baby whom the doctors concurred had no chance of a life. and who would have experienced near constant pain. >> after hearing that story, faced with that woman's testimony, republican congressman louis guantanamoer of texas, acting like a jack ass. >> just think having my great sympathy and empathy both, i still come back wondering,
shouldn't we wait and see if the child can survive before we decide to rip him apart? >> louie guantanamoomer is work republicans in congress to do exactly that pt. moving on to the great state of pennsylvania where we catch up with tom corbett. he is not as famous for his jack assery as he should be. >> i wouldn't change it. as long as it is not obtrusive. but we are still waiting it sneeze making t. >> even making them watch, is
that going too far? >> just close your eyes. >> you hear? ? just close your eyes while going under a government-mandated vaginal probe. no bigs. a spanish and english news organization in philadelphia, watch what happened when the government after state with nearly 800,000 latinos is asked if there are any latinos on his staff. >> do you have staff members that are latino? >> no. if you can find us one, please let me know. >> i'm sure that there are latinos that -- >> -- in harrisburg -- see? >> see, apparently the government thinks that joking on the spot job offer to a room full of latinos who offered to follow him to the capitol, somehow proved there are no latinos to be found in the state of pennsylvania. but compounding the jack assery,
his office put out a statement saying, we found one. including maria montero who is director of the governor's advisory commission. the 25-member advisory commissi -- david vitter of course is probably still most famous for this. >> there's news today in the case of louisiana's david vitter who you will recall taught us last summer, he was involved with an escort service. he is on the preliminary witness list for the upcoming trial of deborah paul fry, the dak madam. wh
>> since then i've gotten up every morning, committing to trying to live up to the important values we believe in. >> i have to say, i actually do not want to spend time, every time we talk about david bitter, i don't want to spend time playing that tape. because i agree with him full heartedly, that people who commit infracks, even crimes, should be allowed to seek forgiveness, pay penance and move on with their lives. but here is why we did play that tape tonight. because that same david vitter who should know a thing or two about redoes dejs, and fresh starts, introduced this week as an amendment to farm bill to people convicted of certain crimes, once you've paid your debt to society and you've served your time, i want to make you ineligible from food stamps for life. so david vitter want forgiveness from his wife and put his transgressions behind him, but does not want to offer other
people the same chance. there is a word for that, but it seems to have slipped my mind. tea party republicans want nothing more desperately than to up-end the budget process and threaten the country with financial ruin over the debt ceiling. the tea party does not want it wait until the next hostage crisis. they want it right now. they are prepared to do battle. whether harry reid or one time republican colleague and standard bearer, john mccain. >> senator from arizona urged this body to trust the republicans. let me be clear, i don't trust the republicans. and i don't trust the democrats. and i think a whole lot of americans like wise don't trust the republicans and the democrats because it is leadership in both parties that has gotten us in this mess. >> so this is in a category of its own. this is highly effective
strategically deployed jack assery. part of one of the fascinating stories developing this week. its affect it so severe it is about to break the broke yn united states senate or break it to benefit the jack assery. steve kornacki, most of the great up with steve kornacki on the weekend. saturday and sunday at 8:00. steve and i did not coordinate our outfits, believe it or not. >> and the jack assecy. >> i think what is brewing on the senahe is not senate floor between -- over whether they are going to allow this normal budget process. so i want to play john mccain
going after tea party colleagues and i want your response. take a look. >> four years without a budget, we finally get a budget, stay up all night and because somebody doesn't want to raise the debt limit, we are not going to conference. that's not how this body should funk that the american people don't like it. and i don't like it. and most colleagues and republicans here in the senate don't like it. >> we are here to vote, not block things. this is just a sad time. >> we are talking about a minority within a minority. because a majority of my colleagues in the united states senate on this side of the aisle with motions to instruct the conferees want to move forward. >> i find angry john mccain endlessly compelling. but steve kornacki, explain what is going on here. >> this is tea party in a nutshell. in the case of the senate, it is a body that operate on norms,
customs, courtesies, traditions. the ted cruzs and rand pauls of the world have taken the norms, normal functioning to the senate, have made it a test of purity. if you are a true believer conservative and you are part of the cause then you will join us in challenging this norm and shutting down the senate or change the functioning of the senate because it is essential to stopping creeping socialism or democratic agenda, whatever it is. and the problem for all this is for as john mccain as sensible as everything he said, if you are talking about the republican direct fund-raising or republic, ted cruz has this. >> i'm substantively aligned with cruz on this. but what paul and rubio are doing is probably the right thing to do. the fact of the matter is the he is quest are we have now, the
austerity we have is part of the budget control act and that was actually passed under duress of the debt ceiling so they are rerunning the most effective play they've had. >> i agree. i love angry john mccain too. >> yeah, you love john mccain, let's be clear. >> i do. i have a shot of spot for him in my head. but we have to be careful for what we wish for. this is the deal, they want it have all eyes on the republicans to test that purity. and also, i mean, steve sort of alluded to this, the way that our elections run now, is that vitter -- or not vitter, but cruz and rubio will not be punished for this activity. you know, there's not going to be a seasoning period for them. they are actually going to be rewarded with donations for due doing this. as people like john mccain who might suffer, might actually get primaried, who knows. so they won't undergo the maturing process this sometimes happeneds in the senate, like
after you've been there for a while. i'm curious how this will play out. you alluded to this as well. is this something that gets more and more extreme. that this fracture in the party that we already see in the last election will just widen into a gap? the republican party cannot hold. the weight of this now. >> it looked like it wasn't mold holding. >> right, it does. >> and this is one of those stories that i think on the left particularly an inkpli nation to tell the story about republican civil war and sometimes we have an inclination to overtell it, overread civil wars. but it is messy fraught, full of conflict. but this does seem different to me, steve. >> it seems different. >> but the thing to remember this is the senate and this isn't the house. in a senate you have six-year term and senators from swing states that have to be more
considerate to the objection ab able audience. >> you are also dealing in the senate. yeah, ann marie? >> the house are like children. they cry and whine and get what they want, pushily. usually. the senate usually does have people come to the center as they come to be -- as they get used to the authority that they have in the senate and they get used to the rules there. but here is what i want to say. we have people like citizens united. you don't have to play by the same rules you used to have to play by. you can be this extreme and win a primary. you can be this extreme and win a general election. i wonder if that will make a difference for the republican party to hold on to the moderate center. >> there is part of me that admires tactically what they are doing on that side. and wishes senators were as committed to their vision of
government as these gentlemen seem to be. i think it has been effective. if it is breaking the senate, my feeling is it is so broken, the sooner it breaks completely, the better. >> but it is a question of what is your goal here? what is the end to this? i think there are two major revolutions of taking place in the republican party roughly in the last 30 years. first one goes back to late '7 0s and the '80s. primary towns are the tool. jacob javits, clifford case, ed brooks, all of them were challenged by republican primaries. it was still a party interested in governmenterning. i think the effect of what, if you look at what mike lee is doing in the senate, what ted cruz is doing in the senate, other than basically destroying the senate, what is the objective here? >> the other thing that make mess me sympathetic -- or i'm not sympathetic to the goals. but it is so fascinating to watch john mccain do a full 360
back to vintage 2000 straight talk jorge posada. thorn in his party's side kind of thing. he has done, you know, he is now tweeting out links to articles about how he is taking on senate republicanis. his response to obama's national security speech yesterday was incredibly con ciliatory. victoria newman, the one a accused of being at the center of the benghazi scandal, has been appointed to the state department. and john mccain is supporting her and is getting blasted. so are you getting the full 3 60 of john mccain back to straight talk era john mccain? >> of course i am. there is a part of me that feels that guy never went away. he went through a pouting period, i would say, during the last four years. but if i could say that, i wouldn't be careful bb but i think this is the john mccain i know from covering him in the past. and this john mccain doesn't
like being called a republican. he always wants to be able to be a thorn in the side of whoever is in power. his consistency is sometimes intourating. but he is consistent here in a way we respect. though chris, i agree with you. sometimes bipartisanship or bipartisanship sake is --- >> i agree. and a john mccain identity is very much trasted into relation to who he hates the most. in a certain time he was in opposition to george w. bush. he was in opposition with barack obama. ana marie cox, thank you. and steve kornacki, i will be watching "up at 8 a.m." here in this building in msnbc. tell me if this is a bad idea. a rule if congress that lets
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earlier this month a bill passed through the house of representatives, a created a massive loophole for big banks. a loophole which will likely allow banks to engage in the same kind of derivatives training. who on earth would right a piece of legislation to allow big banks it run wild again? the banks would of course. who would pass a bill while lawmakers write their legislation. according to e-mail reviewed by the new york times, there were more than 70 lines of the 85-line bill.
they were copied nearly word for word. lawmakers changed two words to make them plural. that's why we have law makers to make sure that all of the pluralities are in agreement. this is the same committee whose chairman of texas went on a ski i havecation with banking executives just six weeks after he took over committee leadership. but it wasn't just the 31 committees on the committee that voted on the bill. all seven freshman democrats voted yes. if you are wondering where democrats voted for this bank written piece of legislation one answer might plausibleably be found. this picture on congressman beat oo's website. on the same trip they were treated to, according to the new york times, a tour of goldman's
lower manhattan headquarters and a meeting with the bank's chief executive. they went to j.p. morgan's office and chatted with jamie dimon, about dodd-frank and immigration reform. the trip, an fund-raiser, was to introduce the freshman class to the washington elites they hope will one day fund their campaig campaigns. the financial committee is allowing them to blow up dodd-frank from the democrats freshman class of 2013. joining me tonight, eliot spitzer. elliott, the house financial services committee, i have covered them before and you had run-ins with them. >> indeed i have. >> this is not the most shocking thing. nrs. >> no, this is par for the course. there is a degree of transparency here. the committee has corrected grammar, not passing substantive laws.
i have to tell you this quick vignette. when i was attorney general we were making cases against wall street. house financial services committee passed a billen by by morgan stanley. they took away information from my office to take away from the banks. it wasn't x, y or z, it was just get this guy out of our turf. it was written by morgan stanley, passed by house financial services. this is insane. >> here is citigroup's response. citi has taken a lead role to find a common sense solution. they don't like the regular lugs. the result of this club racing, i love that word, the result of this collaboration is allowing to an approach to the transaction -- >> they are right. this is a good thing because we had so much fun in 2008 and 200 the in the financial crisis when all tax dollars went to bail them out. they want it do this over again. >> and we should be clear. the thing that blew it all up
was derivatives and they were traded out of one office in london at aig. the thing that took it from, you know, a forest fire to like this threatened the world, was that. >> yes. that why they want to deregulate again -- >> they make so much money on it. >> how five years, six years later, we want to say, we want to go back to permitting them to do it in the opaque world of black boxes. it is insane. >> this is tough technical stuff. we sat around at an editorial meeting this morning. we thought, man, we are kind of like, keep this accessible to folks. and you have now the banks are doing a full spectrum assault on dodd-frank. >> they don't want regulations to be issued. so they appeal them, appeal them, appeal them. then in congress they try to repeal it. i think there's an answer. here it s what it is.
any amendment or legislation that is written, half of it or more by a bank, we don't call it the smith bill, it is the goldman sachs city bill -- >> and take the congressman's names off of it. >> i like that. >> it is not william shakespeare. put the real name on it. >> i won't dispute for one second the immense amount of fund-raisers. it is appalling, disgusting, waste full, conflict of interest and corruption. unfortunately the world we live if. >> but he is good. he lived at goldman. he understands conflict. as one of the bankers, what used to be a conflict of interest is now a synergy. they walk into the middle of it and enjoy it. it is a perverse world. i'm glad you made the point, both parties are playing this
game. we can't pretend to be sanctimonious. >> one thing about how the financial institution services committee is, it is a great place to raise money and they take a appreciateman who will have a tough re-elect. kirsten, and i like her a lot, i had her on the show. she is in a a/50 district. she is on the district to raise money. you have been told you're on this committee it raise money. how do you go about raising your job in the way that doesn't stalk you the whole time. >> isn't it amazing. these freshman that just come from new york, they meet with lloyd and jamie dimon who a mere few years ago were leading institutions that took us to the presspies and now they are given
the respect like it never happened. >> the word collaboration, i was thinking about today, i think it would be nice in food stamp recipient could collaborate with congress. ex felons, i think congress would benefit not collaborating so much with wall street. >> wall street is just appalling. >> eliot spitzer, thank you. enjoy your weekend. >> thank you. you too. an ordinary citizen who liked terror in the face and refused to succumb to the fear that terrorism feeds upon. amazing. it is coming up. she's always been able to brighten your day.
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last night there were two separate attacks on mosques in england intended, it appears, to strike terror into the heart of londoners. a device was sent in, a window broken and a book with copies of the koran was damaged. at times the protest grew violent. law enforcement tried to contain protesters. there were clashes, all if response to a gruesome, horrifying murder, act of terror on wednesday when a british soldier was rundown by a car and attacked by a meat cleaver. a father after 2-year-old was working in london as an army recruiter. he was near his barracks when he
was attacked. two british men were shot by police and are under armed got at hospital. two men are believed to be michael and michael obdewall. one confessed and declared his reason. this is graphic. >> remove your government. they don't care about you tp. >> you people will never be safe. >> that applies here, above all else the perpetrators were murderers, criminal. it was an act of terrorism.
ideological violence, intended to terrify the populous. planned to not site of kind of reaction it is now garnering from some quarters. terrorism as a category, a concept as a word, has been so stretched it almost lost its meaning. there is a reason why it is still a useful and specific concept. terror does something particularly horrible. it is designed to recite a reaction, one which people are put in their worse places, a place where they act out of fear. psychologistes have found that when people feel safe and secure they become for liberal. when they feel threatened, they are more conservative. we have seen al qaeda in the arabian peninsula grow stronger as drones rain down missiles on villages. what we are seeing in england
after this attack is right wing politics are gaining strength. the english defense league didn't just stage the protest. it's gotten thousands of additional likes on facebook alone. the defense league website declares we are at ward and its leader is getting a platform. >> islam is not a religion of peace. it is fascist and violent and we've had enough. >> what terror seeks to do is polar aye the world so everyone has to join different camps of extremist and those extremist feed off each other in a sim by oughtic relationship. it provokes, fear and reaction and it seeks out empathy and reason to liberty and calmness. but what made this story so incredible is a woman who confronted one of the alleged attackers, staring this man in
the face and engaged him in a conversation before the police arrived. >> were you not squared for yourself in that situation? >> no. >> why not? >> better me than a child. because unfortunately there were more and more mothers with children stomping around but so it was even more important ba i talked to him and then i asked him when a wanted because then thought well, usually they want something a car or what would you like. >> she didn't run or even succumb to rage. she looked terror in the eyes and essentially said, calmly, you will lose. that is how we should respond to terrorism. we'll be right back with click 3.
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else? a gif. >> so he says it's jif. gif is apparently pronounced gif as this graphic shows. get it? gif forever, dude. second awesomist thing, new pictures have emerged of the president as a teenager. these pictures were taken in 197 the by a school mate, kelly almond. when is the girl in the middle. >> she also included the note, the young barry, as he was known then, wrote in her year book, note sheg was extremely sweet and foxy.
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include a hotel for the basketball team, $173 million facility will include of course luxury suites and training rooms will come equipped with hydrotherapy stations. you may be asking yourself, does it make sense to build a brand new stadium for a team that playes a grand total of 18 men's games a year. not to mention a team that's gone a stellar 47 and 111 over the last five years. but here is what is outrageous about this, is that $55 million of this project is coming out of the city's money. property tax dollars that should be going to funding public schools. and mayor ron emmanuel's announcement to spend millions of dollars of the city's man to build a private institution came receive not days before chicago public schools announced on wednesday the largest school closing in the history of the united states. because ron emmanuel claims the city is it too broke to keep them open.
the teachers, parent, student, did everything they could to convince emmanuel to change his mind. this week saw some of the most heated protests and arrest. marchs, hearings, a movement against this. >> our children! our children! our children! >> to traake my children from a class of 25 to a class of 36 of is very alarming. she gave us the death sentence. >> frustration and anger was perfectly articulated by this 9-year-old student by the name of ashawn johnson. >> mayor emmanuel is not caring about our schools. he is not caring about our safety. he only cares about what he needs. he does not care about nobody else but himself. we are not toys. we are not toys. this is racism right here.
this is racism. we are black, we are brown, we are white and we are proud. >> amazing p that was monday. two days later after a five-hour meeting the school board met with folks and confirmed closing of 50 schools. yesterday a federal judge scheduled four-day hearing for july 16th to decide whether to stop the school closures. the teacher's union filed separate lawsuits. one saying the schools did did not set up a process of closures for special need children and that closure affect naf african-american student. also, the vast majority of the schools closing are in some of chicago's most distressed
communities. 33 school closings are in community that lost 23 percent of hosing to foreclosures. the unemployment rate is 10% or higher. nine community where schools have to be closed with the highest homicide rates in chicago. >> you can call us garvey and other schools. if they go behind gang lines, then you're set in danger for yourself. that's what emmanuel is doing. setting up danger for all the children. you say you try to protect the children but you are sending them behind gang lines. some kids have to walk. >> school are the tent pole of the community and the city of chicago just knocked down 50 of them. this something that has national stakes because increasingly this is a tactic mayors are using across the country chip away at public education. i'm going to talk to the president, chicago teacher's union, who not only plans to
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we're getting reaction it chicago's historic u unprecedented school closings just a week after the mayor of chicago ron emmanuel announced $55 million in taxpayer money going to build a gleaming new stadium. with me tonight, karen lewis, from the chicago's teacher's union and new york university education professor. we invited the mayor to join us but he was not available. the offer stand. i would love to speak to the mayor about this and other issues. carol, first to you. what is the justification and why is the city doing this? >> the justification keeps
changing, chris. the original idea was this would save money. then underperforming schools. so it get all muddled. the real issue is that it doesn't save money. that's what is so unfortunate about this. it won't save the money they claim it will. and when it does start to save money, the earliest will be in throw years. >> so you're head of the teacher's union. he said of course the each teach are's union doesn't want the mayor to close schools. they want the jobs. is that what why you are doing this? >> first of all, when the student move from one school to another, by and large teacher follow the students. that part of the bargaining collective agreement. but what it is about is that we will have a quality offed education severely compromise.
there will be an increase in class size. and it won't just affect those schools. it'll have a domino affect across the system. >> right, fewer amount of schools with the same amount of kid. pedro, there have been a fight over school closings in chicago and in new york. why are we seeing a trend of school closing? >> i think in the name of reform, many mayors have attempted to use school closure as a strategy, supposedly to get rid of the problem of the failing schools. what they don't seem it recognize -- >> closing is not a solution. >> an solution. so many go to school and it is not recognizing that schools play a vital role in provide thing stability to communities and in children' lives. i want to tip my hat to the teacher's union for their leadership in challenging the mayor. this initiative not only affects
teachers, it affects the entire community. >> we have been watching footage out of chicago. the footage out of hearings, community hearings, ro test that happened. explain to folks watching. what is it that get people so much in their gut. >> chicago is a city of neighborhoods and people are fiercely independent when it cups to their schools. their parent went, their grand parent went, the schools are the center of the community. to lose the school is a blow in a way that is almost personal. in addition, the majority of the schools are in the african-american community. and many of them are named for famous black heroes out of history. what we've seen is that we've got very wealthy white billion
airs having schooled named for them, living, bit way, and in terms of the charter piece. but chicago has had a huge increase in the number of schools they opened. they continue to open schools but also continue to close them. including three schools that closed when they first started the school closing piece that arnie duncan did ten years ago. >> is this a strategy to -- i'll put it on the table. school closings as a strategy to kill public education? seems to me like the most na fairus read is you've got school in the system. teachers in the system with collective bargaining agreement and kids to educate. and you don't like to have the public schools with the teachers with the collective bargaining agreement. you want charter schools funded by, god knows who, that don't have unionized teachers and the
way you get from point a to point b is you close public schools and open charters. >> right. >> pedro? >> if you were to hear mike bloomberg, or chicago or california, you say, the we have to close them. if we shut down the police department with be it makes no sense. we would try to understand, why are the schools not perm forming. close /* shutting schools down, just did what karen pointed out, crowds other schools. >> what does this say about the mayor's leadership, this school closing? >> i think if you look at the polls that have come out recently, as of last week, his neighbors are very, very negative when it comes to education. and people that have their children, parent that have their
children in public schools trust the union more than they trust the mayor. >> that's going to be politically problematic. >> you don't have a clear vision and you just keep using sound bites what it is you want to do. people are starting to get tired of that. it is wearing thin. >> pedro, karen lewis, teachers union. thank you. that's all about tp t"the rache maddow show" starts seven second late. sorry, my friend. >> i'll get it back from you, chris! happy friday. it is map time. this is the u.s./canadian border, here in the northeast. you can see, green is land and blue is water. you have the u.s. mainland. canadian mainland. and then a few really dramatic bodies of water. obviously the giant hulking atlanta ocean off to the east on the right side of your screen. but then those really big bodies of water inland. great lakes.