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first live video appearance. >> he is of course living in russia under temporary asylum. >> the nsa, this global mass surveillance that's occurring in all of these countries, not just the u.s., setting fire to the future of the internet. >> let me start with the bob gates pronouncement. >> you think crimea is gone? >> i do. >> you think we are to some extent returning to some sort of cold war division. >> i worry one would begin to address a crisis by the first thing we do is take options off the table. i don't think the administration should do that. >> have they done that? >> vladimir, watch closely, we're going to speak to you now in a language that you can understand. ♪ that's right.
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>> today the mystery of a vanished malaysian jetliner keeps getting deeper and deeper with pretty troubling implications for global security. there's still no trace of flight 370. investigators are ruling out nothing, including mechanical failure or pilot error or even terrorism and they have nothing. an oil slick and debris spotted off the coast of vietnam turned out to be totally unrelated. >> we have not found anything that appears to be object from the aircraft, let alone the aircraft. we will be intensifying our efforts. >> investigators are now widening the search area, perhaps most troubling, two passengers boarded that flight with stolen passports. malaysian authorities are working to identify exactly who the passengers were. while investigators search
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families are still waiting for word. nbc news correspondent tom costello has been following the story around the clock since the jet disappeared. thank you for being with us. >> my pleasure, this is really per plexing because they are at ground zero at this very moment. the trouble is that the fuel slick turns out to be not in any way related to the plane that went missing. in addition the debris they thought they had over the weekend turns out not to be related and now the military radar suggests that this plane may have taken a bit of a turn back towards malaysia. you mention they are expanding the search zone, it means not just in the south china sea and not just in the gulf of thailand, but also now over land and in fact also on the west coast of malaysia according to malaysian authorities. that would suggest that they really don't have at the moment any idea where this plane is. not only that, we have no emergency locater transmitter, which you would hear if the plane were head crashed on land.
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and there's no underwater pinging sound which sonar would pick up if in fact the sonar -- those listening to sonar were in the right region. we have no debris. no transmitters or pinging and no known last location. >> tom, let's talk about that transmitter. this plane broke contact very abruptly, what do you make of that? >> the experts are suggesting that that would suggest there was a sudden decompression or sudden emergency that incapacitated the crew. if you suddenly lose all contact, no radio communication whatsoever, no mayday distress call, then for some reason that crew was unable to communicate. their first obligation is of course to afiate and navigate and communicate. an air traffic controller can't help you if you are trying to hold your plane together. the fact there was no conversation whatsoever and the plane left the projected trajectory of the radar path
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suggests this plane really deviated significantly and nobody knows where it is. i would hasten to add, the radar coverage is not very good. it's difficult to say would another radar have picked up this plane elsewhere? so far they have no images. >> all right, tom costello, thank you for that report. >> we're 13 years after 9/11. how exactly did two people manage to board a flight with stole an passport. a lot of people are complaining about this. interpol maintains a an international data base but four in 10 passports are never screened against that database because many countries and airlines don't bother to check it. interpol released this statement, for years interpol has asked, why should countries wait for a tragedy to put prudent security measures in place at borders and boarding gates? joining us is michael lighter
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and msnbc terrorism analyst, thank you so much for joining us. >> good to be here. >> tell us what your reaction was when you first heard there were two passengers on board with stolen passports. >> this went from an event which was all right suspicious to very suspicious. as tom and others have said, we don't know what it was, but certainly if you're in the counterterrorism business, you have to take small bits and try to understand the full picture. having two people with stolen passports who buy those tickets together, that's extremely suspicious and makes you look at this crash in a whole new light. >> where do you think the process broke down? explain what should happen and what failed to happen here? >> this was a complex endeavor, not as easy as some people may think. you have to make sure the stolen passports get reported to interpol. that may not have happened. and interpol sends that out to countries and the countries have to check that. ha happens pretty regularly but not always. last but not least, airlines
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have to check the passports when they check someone in and my guess is malaysian airlines was not doing this on a regular basis. >> could this happen in the united states? >> i don't think it could happen in the united states. over the past 13 years the u.s. has invested huge amounts in a consolidated watch list system and screening for lost and stolen passports in something called security flight allows anyone flying in the united states or to the united states that that information is immediately compared in real time by the airlines and by the department of homeland security. it's not perfect but it's the best in the world. >> we contacted the department of homeland security and the tsa today, both refused to comment on this case right now. do you think there's more the u.s. could have done, should be doing? >> i don't think in this case there really is. this really is a fact -- an issue about malaysia and china and that transit. the u.s. globally can help set the standards with interpol and the u.s. has invested money over
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the past several years to get this advanced technology and screening in key areas, whether it's east africa or the caribbean, places where there's a lot of transit to the u.s. >> we're training and giving technology. >> we're helping people build the technology and build the wires between interpol and governments and airlines but can't do that all over the world. this is a global issue, tht interpol. the international civil aviation administration. the u.s. can do a lot and focus some resources but we can't cover the globe. >> thank you, michael lighter of the national counter terrorism center. we'll be coming back to michael on another issue, surveillance, later in the day. >> first coming up, we turn to that very topic nsa leaker and international fugitive, edward snowden stirring up controversy about a big video address to the united states. what did he reveal? we'll look at all facets and 30
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and important to remember this is a global issue. they are setting fire to the future of the internet and the people who are in this room now, you guys are all the firefighters. and we need you to help us fix this. >> nbc's sara dollof has more from washington. what was the main message? >> reporter: good afternoon, the main message that edward snowden had to the audience, encryption is key and accountability is very necessary in this point. when he first hopped on the screen it was to a very receptive audience who applauded and cheered for him, several thousand people watching in person and countless others streaming online now. snowden appeared before a background of the u.s. constitution and spoke about the need for accountability for government agencies doing this mass surveillance. he also discussed the need for
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people to take their own steps, some internet browser plugins to protect themselves and stand up to government agencies and against this surveillance to send a message to other countries who may feel the nsa or other agencies continue, it will be a green light for other countries to start their own programs or to up their scrutiny of people's private lives. >> sara dallof, thank you so much for that briefing. president obama has said that snowden had other avenues he could have actually pursued before he went to the option of leaking. he pointed to executive order 19, which he signed in 2012 which protects intelligence whist whistleblowers, that executive order does not cover government contractors which is what snowden was at the time of the leaks. snowden recently responded that he tried to report through legitimate channels ten separate times. and that the leak was a result
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of his not being afforded legitimate channels due to his status as a contractor. pulling back, 1.1 million u.s. government contractors have some kind of security clearance and access to see kret. are they all fertile ground for these leaks? i'm joined by william binny, long before edward snowden rocked headlines, and michael lighter, former director of the national intelligence center and can give a different take on this. william, you approve of what edward snowden did, correct by going to the media. but you think he went too far. why is that? >> i don't necessarily condone any kind of implication on our successes on any of the intelligence programs that we had. the fact that we are doing these
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kinds of intelligence programs is no secret. every government in the world knows we do this and do it better than others because we got better and more resources to do that. otherwise, if he stays away from specific things that we are succeeding at, that's getting very sensitive then. >> in your own experience, what needs to change about the channels afforded to people trying to do that? >> you actually have to have something that really works. nothing works. the intelligence committees, none of the courts work. they claim national security and you don't have standing and things like that because any of the material that you're talking about is all kept secret and away from the courts and also from congress. >> all right, thank you very much. let's turn to you for a second. michael, snowden started out as an employee but eventually
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became a contractor. >> right. >> how important is that to this issue? >> i tend not to think that it is that important frankly and i do want too make clear, i don't speak for nsa, i'm not working for them now. >> point taken. >> the fact he was previously hired as an employee suggests as it should that employees and contractors go through the same security clearance process, but the real question then is was something different about status as a contractor and he doesn't have the same whistle blower protections as an employee. but i don't think he's a standard whistle blower. when he talks to the government, they say we are following the rules and talking to the fisa court -- >> he ran up against a wall. >> he did and i think at that point, what is a supervisor do when they say the judges are involved and congress is involved? he's not the sort of whistle blower we normally think about, a rule is being broken here. >> i'm going to push back on the
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idea that his being a contractor isn't that relevant. he is saying he leaked because of protections he wasn't afforded, the protections the president said are at the center of preventing leaks. and i can tell you in my own experience, staffing and office at the state department, for instance, you know as well as i, it's contractor after contractor after contractor. we gave that number earlier, 1.1 million have security clearance. they do go through the same vetting process but then don't have the same channels to blow wistles. my question to you, do you think there are too many contractors and why do you think that is sns. >> i do think there's become an overreliance on contractors and it's for two reasons. the surge since 9/11. there's lots of money put in and you can't hire quick enough. this is a congressional issue. congress has talked about keeping the government small and the way you do that is to keep the federal employee head count low and the executive branch
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hires contractors. i think there's an overreliance on contractors but there's certain things that contractors do better than government employees, short term searches and information technology, these are areas we want our government to rely on in the private sector more than having federal employees. >> there are specialized reasons to bring people in if they have a certain skill set but this is a great point made to infrequently, there are political pressures where there's almost a cheat going on. we say we want small government and the way to do it is reduce federal head count but we're ballooning the head count like people like edward snowden. i'll get the last question to you mr. binney, what would you most like to see change for the next whistle blower who goes through a process like this? >> i would like to see a real program run by the administration that would actually do something about what whistleblowers are talking about. after all they are trying to
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address problems that exist inside the government, either corruption, fraud, waste abuse or ill legality. if they don't do something, there's no real protection there whatsoever for any of us. after all, the fisa court oversight of nsa is a joke as is the senate and house intelligence committees. those people have no way of verifying what nsa is telling them. >> there have been reveal questions raised by the transparency of those courts and we'll watch closely to see whether that's a subject of reform. some on the hill are pushing for that. these are both very interesting takes on this issue. michael lighter and william binney, appreciate you're joining. >> the battle of the day, we want to know from you, do you think snowden is a traitor or hero? weigh in by choosing one of two hash tags rfd traitor or rfd
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camps and losing friends and family members to starvation. this conflict so often seems far away and that is exactly why the group save the children released a startling video conveying these takes in a relationship western setting. take a look. >> i'm joined here today by sara crow from unicef and you have the numbers on this and you have the sense of what unicef needs in the field. please tell us first of all, what's the overview of this crisis? what are you hearing from people on the ground? >> first of all, ronan, it's devastating impact on children. the numbers are astonishing, we're looking at 5.5 million children impacted by this. if you can imagine it happening here on the east coast of the u.s., that's bigger than several states children's population of
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several states here. it's not just about the numbers. it's about so much more than that. often it's about what you can't see and the statistics hide so much of that. in many ways, what happens to children, it's like the canary in the mineshaft, they are the first to suffer the affeeffects last to be considered. they are the first to become ill, we're seeing devastating polio outbreak in syria. there hasn't been polio in syria for many years. universal education, 85% of the children were at school. now we're looking at 3 million children out of school. so it's extraordinary numbers and we're trying to now use new platforms as you've seen with the video to shout it out and say to the world, join us on this call to action because enough is enough. we're risking an entire
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generation here. >> let's talk about that. people want to do something and we have a proposal. give me a second and i'll explain. increasingly these victims are slipping from the radar and unicef and ourselves and the u.s. government are all teaming up this week and turning to you to help stop it slipping from people's radars. that's why this week our call to action will ask people to fade out their facebook and twitter avatars. here's an example of what that looks like, all of the tools to do that will be available on ronan farrow daily facebook page. you can check in there and join this conversation. you have the opportunity to join this call now, only here on "ronan farrow daily." the rest of the campaign will launch later in the week. what is it unicef needs most in terms of resources? people will white out their avatars on social media and weigh in and we'll have a
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variety of polls and tools and all of that will flow from the statement. what on the ground does unicef need? >> this is bigger than any one agency, bigger than the u.n. entirely. we've reached out to a number of different partners and using this critical mass, david beckham and more doing what you've done just now because we can now through the marvel of the 21st century join people so remote with new york and anywhere you are in the world and create this critical mass. participating in this call to action and using the facebook sites and twitter accounts to bombard the digital platforms to say stop this war before it spirals out of control. we're not talking about one country, of course, we're talking about an entire region.
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and the impact of that. this is the third year into this. i hope we're not going to be here in a year's time saying the same thing with this critical mess, we can turn the course of history. >> thank you very much. that was sara from unicef. we hope all of you will check in on our facebook page and we'll have more information as this week's call to action goes on and we hope to see your avatar faded out osh social media as a starting point for an important conversation. on tuesday and wednesday nbc news will present a documentary, forgotten, syria's children of war, going about the stories of this vulnerable population. keep an eye for that on the "today" show and "nightly news." first, nearly 30 senators are demanding action by congress and plan to take over the floor tonight all night. they are pulling an all nighter and bernie sanders is going to
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the floor at 3:00 a.m. the way you're in the news this week for your announcement you said you're prepared to be a candidate for president. a lot of people cheering to that and strong reactions. that will mean a whole lot of fund raising and campaign finance reform is a big issue that you have championed extensively this week and this is why i wanted to ask this a supreme court decision could come and change fundamentally the way that campaign finance is handled orn the basis of individual contributions, it would end the limit orn how an individual can give over a two-year period. you were there when the court heard its first oral arguments on october and spoke at a rally afterwards, tell me why it's so important to you? >> ronan, here is my great fear. my great fear is both economically and politically, this nation is moving toward an form of society where a handful of billionaires are going to
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control the political life and economic life of this nation. and what this supreme court case is about and what citizens united is all about, is saying to large corporations and billionaires, you can spend as much money as you want on the political process. you can buy and sell candidates and do everything you want to create a right wing agenda which will benefit the wealthy at the expense of everybody else. this is not what american democracy is supposed to be. this is why among other things i believe in public funding of elections and we're working hard to try to overturn citizens united and fear very much this new supreme court case. >> who in congress are standing in the way of campaign reform in your opinion? >> virtually all republicans, not all but virtually all.
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they understand that at the end of the day, when you have families like the koch brothers or addleson, people who make billions and billions of dollars every single year. their wealth is increasing. they can spend hundreds and millions of dollars on campaigns and by and large benefit republicans. are there some billionaires who help democrats? yes, there are. the vast majority of the money are going to go to right wing extremist candidates. so from mitch mcconnell's perspective and he himself as minority leader has been very active on these issues. he understands opening up the flood gates of corporate money, billionaire money will help the right wing and republican party. >> i have to caveat there and we have a lot i want to get to. the numbers are big for both parties on this. we have billionaire as you said money flowing into both sides.
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we'll come back to that question of partisanship. some suggested lifting the two-year donation limit would be helpful since more individual freedom could offset the role of outis the groups encouraged by citizens united. what do you say to that argument? >> i don't. at the end of the day you do not want a political system which is heavily dominated by wealthy individuals. that's not what american society is supposed to be about. ronan, i think people have no idea, no idea, about the amount of time that members of congress in both parties, they spend half of their lives raising money. you've got to go where the money and it's with wealthy people. if you're going to the wealthy to ask for campaign contributions, your political views are going to be shaped by that reality. you're not worry d there the high unemployment in this country and need to create millions of jobs. you're not worried about the
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fact we have more people living in poverty than any time in you're history. what you're worried about are needs of wealthy and powerful. i believe very strongly, we have got to junk the campaign finance situation we're in right now and move the public funding of elections. >> thank you for spending time on that issue, something too few on hill focus on. it needs to be talked about. thank you for that. quickly, returning to the all nighter, democrats control the senate. wouldn't it be a better use of term to introduce legislation rather than making a statement? >> you've got to do both. and we have introduced legislation, barbara boxer and i have introduced probably the most comprehensive climate change legislation ever introduced which calls for a tax on carbon, which would invest very, very substantially in energy efficiency and sustainable energy. i think what we're trying to do
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now in terms of tonight, is to make the american people aware that the debate about climate change really is over. that the scientific community is virtually unanimous in agreeing that climate change is real and caused by human activity. that it is already causing devastating problems in the united states and around the world. what we're doing now is speaking to the american people and saying, you have got to be involved in this process because if you are not, the planet we're going to leave to our kids and grandchildren will be significantly less habitable than the one we have today and will cause enormous problems at great expense in terms of trying to address. we've got to act now and that's what we're trying to do. >> thank you so much. bernie sanders, we'll watch your work closely. >> thank you. >> let's check back on today's battle of the day.
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we asked, do you think edward snowden is a trait or or hero? here's where we stand, 62% picked rfd traitor and 38% rfd hero. shawn shared he sacrificed everything to expose corruption in his own government and don't forget the nobel nomination. hunter picked both options, this is interesting, sending this explanation, the two options are extremes, not enough gray area. i actually agree with you, sir. and from kevin who picked rfd traitor, he is compromising our national security, simpler point of view, keep them all coming. they are all interesting to hear and we'll be crunching numbers at the end of the day. first up, next, a gutsy showdown lasts six hours and 95 rounds, why is it making our heroes and zeros? find out next. eliminate odors and reduce allergens with new febreze allergen reducer. >>wanna see some allergens?
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welcome back. the head of ukraine's new government is going to pay a
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visit to the white house on wednesday. it's a controversial move many worry about the effects on america's relationship with russia. this news followed a pro-russian demonstration in crimea over the weekend. the administration has already gone on the record against an upcomi upcoming rer referendum that could result in crimea breaking away from ukraine. >> if there is a referendum and it votes to move crimea out of ukraine and to russia, we won't recognize it and most of the world won't either. >> nbc news correspondent peter alexander is at the white house. always a pleasure to see you, sir. what is the administration saying about the purpose of the visit? >> reporter: it's designed as a prominent show of american support for the leader of ukraine right now. joe biden is actually going to be shortening a trip to latin america, skipping over dominican republic to participate in the conversation to take place on wednesday. he has been the go-between with
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ukraine over the past several weeks. it's also designed to help boost the legitimacy of the ukrainian prime minister ahead of this weekend's referendum which the white house in a briefing just moments ago reiterated its view that that referendum is not valid. the president has been trying to unite international support behind his efforts in that region, speaking to folks from brita britain, italy, and from france just momented a go we heard from john kerry that we need to see concrete evidence that russia going to be prepared to engage in diplomatic proposals. that language coming out of a briefing just moments ago. >> that's a helpful update. thank you, peter. we'll come back to you. obviously a very important visit to keep watching. last week we brought you a more human side. an american family trapped in ukraine, four children they had just adopted, some with special needs. we are happy report that done and lisa generjenkins and four
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children arrived back in the u.s. late saturday. a reporter was there and spoke to one of the children. take a listen. >> so happy that we are here. it's my dream to be in america. i'm so excited that i'm in this fami family. i'm ximexcited that i'm a jenki and i lo them very much. >> somebody who comes from a family of adoption, that hits me right where i live. don and lisa jenkins, i appreciate that you're joining me from missouri to talk about your family's incredible journey. lisa, how does it feel to be back home with your children now? >> it's wonderful. it's wonderful. we're so happy to be home. >> don, we were particularly touched of this story of your youngest, 8-year-old roman. tell us a little bit about his life before you adopted him. >> i don't want to get into too
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much detail but he was pretty much just not allowed in his home when they found him at the age of 5. so he was living outside. went into custody and everything he's learned pretty much learned since he was 5, for the last three years. any language skills, just your everyday things, eating off a plate, using silverware, things like that were all pretty new to him even at the age of 5. >> it's really moving story. i'll look forward to watching what his life is like in the united states. lisa, you waited for weeks for the passports you so desperately needed to bring your children home. you updated friends and family on your facebook page throughout. tell me, what has this experience taught you about the difficulties of international adopg. would you do it again? >> absolutely. i think my husband would tell you the same thing. there was a lot of turmoil along the way. we leaned on each other. our faith is very strong. our church was there to support it as well as our family.
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facebook is our friend. that's what got us through is our faith and people pray for us and our family doing the same. >> don, your relationship with your children was forged in this incredible moment of crisis. do you plan to keep your children informed about what's happening in their home country? >> you know, if they start asking questions about it, i will. but primarily our concern is -- and our desire is to keep this adoption on a positive note. we want this to be a joyous time in their life just like it was for us. we don't want it lenked to bloodshed and violence and things like that going on. eventually they may want to know the story. we'll kind of go with it as it comes up. >> it really moves me and i'm so glad to hear you say that because international adoption itself isn't something that should be linked to bloodshed and heartache which obviously surrounds this situation and there are so many children all around the world that do need homes. so thank you for doing that and thank you for emphasizing the positives of this. is there anything you would say
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finally to other parents who are considering this kind of adoption from this kind of difficult part of the world? >> yeah. i would. don't let a situation like this discourage anybody. i mean, you know, our -- even the kids we've adopted. they're leaving friends behind and a lot of those kids are, you know, close t to the -- close to 16 and, you know, there are still a lot of kids out there that would love to have a mom and dad. you know, it's just heartbreaking to leave them behind because they're walking away from their friends although they're going to have a better life. they can't help but wonder if their friends will go somewhere where they can have a family or age out of a system which is a miserable thing to do in ukraine. >> i appreciate you sharing your story with us. people watching around from country. we may come back to you for an update as you settle into this incredible new life for your family. thank you again. >> thank you so much. that brings us to our final
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update on today's "battle of the day." remember, we asked, is edward snow snowden a traitor or a hero. the winner to my surprise, rfd, traitor, 61%. if you look at the numbers around the country, it skews very age specific with people under the age of 30 in a majority vote saying that his actions were good for national security and people over 30, less certain of it. thank you, everyone, who weighed in. a lot of passionate opinions on that and this is a story on surveillance in this country that we will keep coming back to again and again. that wraps things up for this edition of "ronan farrow daily." you can watch us at 1:00 p.m. eastern time right here on msnbc. now it's time for "the reid report" with my colleague joy reid. you're back. friday, you were gone. >> it's been too long, ronan. >> i missed but you happy, monday.
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