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girls in nigeria as the u.s. is offering flights to help locate the girls. >> when i say that we are offering to help the nigerian government to find the girls, it is about the size roughly of new england, so it is not a short task. and cameroon released a video of a cache of weapons seized are from boko haram after the girls were kidnapped. they seized hand propelled grenades and other deadly weapons. welcome in, congress. in addition to the manned surveillance vehicles, there are
five state department officias s and ten defense department planned advisers and four kidnapping agents all assisting the nigerian government, and what are you making of these new developments, and this assistance? is it enough? >> well, it is a painful experience. and it is painful to talk about it. but when have we seen nations all over the world with compassion coming there to try to help, because it is not 200 nigerians, but it is an atrocity against human kind. and we all pray and hope those of us who have children that this ends up with all of the girls being safe. but it is remarkable that the voices of the spirit chual lead, because this is not a political issue, but it is man versus humanity, and we have experiences where the people have been murder and the church has been quiet and apologize,
but now is the time for all of the spiritual leaders all over the world to say, this atrocity, it is against everything that human kind believes in. and all we can do is to pray and hope that the expertise that we have will join in with the international community and save these young ladies from harm. >> and there is a political component to it, though. u.s. policy always is that we don't negotiate with the hostage takers, but there are reports this morning, just really within the last several minutes that the nigerian government is considering some sort of negotiation with boko haram, and as you know some of the things that they have asked for is the freeing of what they consider to be political prisoners. what do you make of any decision that would allow for some sort of e negotiation with the terror group? >> well, the experts have proven that if you have caved into the terrorist demands, it is going to encourage them to demand more
and more people to utilize the effort to achieve the goals, but every kcountry has to decide on the merit exactly what they believe is in the country's best interest to do. so you can have the blanket that is to never e negotiate with the terrorists, but we know with the certain administration, and as we talk now that we negotiate with the other countries, and we are not doing it publicly. >> and there is a controversy here in the united states that i know that is close to you. the american legion in phoenix is going to be holding a meeting with the veterans and their families tonight, and it is the local v.a. hospital that started the controversy over whether or not patients' records were falsified in terms of the wait crises that has enveloped eric shinseki, and as a distinguished korean war veteran who was in battle, what needs the be done
about this, and not that so many veterans have needed to wait for a long time, but they have died in the process. >> first of all, if it is true that the v.a. official in arizona did hide the facts and the american heroes did die because of the lack of care, they should be treated like a traitor. when people are offering their way of life and indeed to protect the free world, and they are treated like dirt, it is an attitude that can countries, especially our countries should never have. most people don't even know or care when presidents and people are sent into harm's way, and young people are sent into harm h's wa harm's way, but the truth of the matter is that nobody is aware that we are losing the veterans to suicide in battle there. is something wrong with the picture, and it is not just health care and not just mental and physical care, but we treat them like dirt after they have completed the battle and in save ourg great country.
so i hope that this is wrong what is happening in arizona, by it should focus can attention on everybody as to once you have done your duty for your country, and you expect decent treatment, and not to ticker tape parades, but the rehabilitate and get your family together and go to school like i did, but, why is it that every day veterans are committing suicide? and no one is concerned about it? when i say no one, i mean nobody. >> when you say, congressman, that you feel that if it is proven that some of these administrators deliberately hid the facts about the wait iing time, and in particular some of the veterans died as a result, they should be treated like a traitor, and what do you mean by that? >> well, i mean that what they have done violates their allegiance to the united states of america. and that they in fact indirectly and constructively killing those
people who have served our great country. hey, if you are waiting for a do doctor, and there is to doctor there, maybe you should be screaming out loud that you need the funds and the resources in order to save a life. but if what you are doing is to cover up the fact, then you are an accessory to murder. i really think that, too, and i hope it is not true, and i really do, but if it is true, they should be made an example of, because sometimes when you find these things that are happening sim tymptomatic throut the v.a. system, but i know one thi thing, the veterans of these wars in iraq and afghanistan have been mistreated throughout this system. and the only thing that we can hear that may make some sense is that the congress, the united states congress is not providing the money and the resources to take care of these people. now, whenever anything breaks
out, we always find somebody to send the troops all over the world to continue to put them in harm's way. i just cannot figure that if we look at them as a part of the family, then we are sending out the kids some place to find enemies that we don't know and to find them in places that we don't know, and then they come home, and they are homeless, and alcoholic and suicidal and sick and they don't have access to health care? there is absolutely no moral excuse for this. so when i say traitor, everything that that word means if you love this country and some one would cover something like this this and not run to somebody to say, this should not happen in the great country arkped it is too sad and too painful to discuss, so we will see what happens, but it pained me to hear about it, because there's so many people that can't even get into the veterans
hospitals today. >> and let me ask you about a political controversy coming from page 6, your hometown newspaper. >> not mine. >> and so, it is that sources tell the "post" at a kconferenc in los angeles that karl rove suggested that hillary clinton may have brain damage. he cited her health care in 2012 when she fell and suffered a blood clot, and here is a quote. 30 days in the hospital, and when she reappeared, she is wearing glasses that are only for the people with traumatic brain injury, and we need to know what is up with that? >> and the clinton folks say please assure dr. rove that she is 100%. >> and if we are going into the psychiatric evaluations of the potential candidates, then the republican party, they are completely out of business, because the potential patients that they put up for president of the united states, was embarrassing to me as a democrat as a patriot to believe that
some of them had support from people that are to the right of everything that we believe in. as a matter of fact, most of them dixiecrats that we managed to get out of our party into their party. i so i would like to see what would happen if they go to use that standard for hillary clinton who is not in office. i would say, i will call a break and do it for all of the republican candidates. >> and would you say that questions about her health are fair game if she runs? >> what are we talking about? they are off of the affordable health care, and now going into benghazi and all hillary clinton and now saying that she is mentally ill. they are grasping for the -- you know, what is really happening is that the tea party has destroyed the republican party in the house, and destroyed the congress, and they are out to destroy the president, and right now, they are e are destroying party at a national level. they have to change.
they have to change and they will or they are out of business. >> congressman charlie rangel, it is always good to have you here, and we are never at a loss of where you stand. thank you, sir, for coming in. >> thank you. and this afternoon, president obama will present the medal of honor to kyle white who saved one soldier's life, and helped to get other soldiers out of the line of ambush, but he does not consider himself a hero. >> well, when you are in that situation that you have people that you care about and you serve with and your brothers and they are wounded and need your help, you won't stop at anything until you get them that help. >> we will have the full coverage of the medal ceremony right here on "the cycle" at 3:00 p.m. on msnbc. clay aiken has temporarily s suspended the campaign after his challenger keith chris coe
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nine hours from now in huntsville, texas, the first lethal injection in the u.s. since clayton lockett's botched execution in oklahoma. and the lawyers are working for a long shot reprieve. robert campbell is on death row convicted for the rain and murder off a 20-year-old bank teller. two sets of lawyers are on the case, and one is appealing to the supreme court after a federal court denied his lawyer's request for a stay of execution last night. those papers will be filed at
noon. the argument is that the drugs used are shrouded in secrecy, and creating the potential for another death chamber debacle. and in the past hour, attorneys have lost a close vote at the texas board of pardons and paroles saying that campbell's iq was low enough to make him ineligible for the death penalty, and that information was not shared. and today, the "time's" details the state's execution history, and sit by far the most extensive. this is governor rick perry on "meet the press" last weekend defending the policy. >> for a long period of time our citizens have decided that if you kill our children, kill our police officers, for those very heinous crimes that the appropriate punishment is the death penalty. >> i'd like to bring in one of robert campbell's lawyers, jo jonathan ross. good morning. >> good morning, chris. happy to be here. >> give us what is now in the
hands of the supreme court. what do you believe is the best argument to help your client avoid lethal injection tonight? >> well, i think that the best argument is the secrecy argument. about a month and a half ago, the state of texas stopped providing the information that lawyers like myself, like my partner need in order to determine whether our client has 8th amendment rights. i liken it to my children who are teenagers now, and years ago i was able to read their e-mails and see their texts, and they didn't have a problem with that, but now that they are teenagers, they do, and they are trying to hide the information from me. but the state of texas has found themselves in a quandary, because they cannot get the drugs they use to execute the inmates from the legitimate sources. so they are now hiding how they go about trying to find that information. under the law, we can get relief if we can show that our concerns are not speculative, and the state is keeping from us the
information that would show that are concerns about these compounding pharmacies are far, clearing the bar over any kind of speculative nature, and i don't believe that the supreme court is going to stand for that, and twice in the last month, we have had district court judges who have agreed with us on the principle, and one who granted an injunction and one who wanted to the in this case, but unfortunately found that the 5th circuit case law from the previous case prevented him from doing that. >> and as you know the court of appeals ruled that texas has a right to secrecy, and even the long-time defenders of the death row inmates and looking at particularly through "the new york times" article of david dow of the university of houston e said that when you do something a lot, you get good at it. and let me play you another clip from governor perry. >> our execution is different from oklahoma, because we use one drug, but i am confident in
the way that the executions are taken care of in the state of texas are appropriate. >> and humane? >> and humane. >> and the key here is cruel and unusual punishment as it is written in the constitution, and how does this play into it? >> well, here is how it plays into it. the current batch of the pent bash toll which is what the state uses, they have just done three executions. in one of the executions, one of the inmates said that it was burning. he had a burning sensation before he died. pent b pentibarbitol has been used in oklahoma and other places where they have said that they have had a burning agent, and this is made by a pharmacy that has no fda oversight and could have incredible contamination in the
facility that they make it, and not a reputable drugmaker, but we are introducing cruel and unusual punishment into the proce process. the attorney general of texas said that this information should be made public in three opinions, but now because they have trouble with the sourcing -- >> they say it is potent and free ofcontaminants, and i want to hear your argument that the execution does not mean it is free of pain and execution. >> well, his argument is not evidence. in any case, you can discover evidence regarding whether or not in fact it is free of contaminants, and they have p potency on the face, and it is a cause for concern, and you are not supposed to be that high. and that is all of the information they have given. with the information -- yes?
>> go ahead and finish. yes, sorry. >> with the information that we are seeking, we can determine whether a proper 8th amendment claim can be brought, but to hide the information and say that you are not going to be able to determine whether or not in fact we are subjecting your client to cruel and unusual punishment smacks more of the closed societies than it does like a great state of texas. >> and supreme court does not issue stays often or light ly, and they did, you mentioned in the case of the missouri inmate just in january. there was a stay, but he has since been executed and what is the reasonable expectation in this case? do you have a hope that there is a stay? >> we have hope. obviously, you are correct that the supreme court does not get involved, and the 5th circuit's opinion in this case was devoid of any reasoning other than we are following a month ago, but i am not sure that the supreme
court would accept it, but they would like to see more reasoning. and just recently in a procurian situation, they did reverse it, and so we do have hope that the supreme court will see issues here to at least take a quick look at before allowing this execution to go through. >> jonathan ross, we are following this case closely. thank you so much, sir, for coming on the talk to us. >> thank you, chris. i appreciate the time. >> and i'd like to bring in e.j. dion, the washington post columnist, and msnbc contribu r contributor. and e.j., a huge legal question here, but a political one as well. we have a president of the united states directing the attorney general to review how states execute death row inmates and three years ago when a case was in the news, you wrote a column saying that the democrat s can not lead this fight, and only conservatives can, and i wonder if you still believe that
and are you talking largely about the religious conservatives? >> well, first of all, i'm against the death penalty, and i'm clear about, that and i would like the democrats to lead the fight, but i would also like the conservatives and particularly the religious conservatives who have shown great restraint on the penalty, because there are a lot of religious conservatives who are pro life on abortion and said that we want to be consistent on this, and they have come out against the death penalty, but in the cases that we are talking about here, i think that whether you are for or against the death penalty, there is something d disturbing about the government secrecy that is vunding something that is not a private matter. these executions are carried out in the name of the people of the states where they happen. and in oklahoma, when things went wrong with that execution, they pulled the curtain. in texas, that i they don't wan to reveal what the drugs are, and there is a cross of the ideological lines that if we have the death penalty, let's be open of what is going on and
then we can debate whether these approaches make any sense or not. >> and it is true that the secrecy is not just about the drugs, but when they pulled that curtain, we don't know what happened in the minutes of when the inmate died. we will have an important discussion about climate change in a few, so stay tuned. >> okay. >> and we will go to chris christie whose assistant is testifying. tigers, both of you. tigers? don't be modest. i see how you've been investing. setting long term goals. diversifying. dip! you got our attention. we did? of course. you're type e* well, i have been researching retirement strategies. well that's what type e*s do. welcome home.
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potential 2016 candidates marco rubio and rand paul have denoun nounsed it. >> i do not believe that the laws they propose that we pass will do anything about the climate change, and except that it will destroy our economy. >> and al gore who was at the forefront of warning about the climate change says that there is a simple reason why the republicans are running away from acknowledging it. >> i don't think that it is particularly complicated. why they have all been cowed into abandoning that position. they will face primary opponents financed by the koch brothers and others who are part of their group. if they even breathe the slightest breath of sympathy for the truth about climate science. >> i want to bring in national journal correspondent , lahe
izadi as well as e.j.dionne. and what is the political calculation for a potential presidential candidate? >> well, if you look at the polling around climate change, and specifically of the voters who identify as republican or lean republican, a ma jjority o them either they don't believe that the climate change is happening or they don't believe it is a major concern. if you look -- >> so no risk, essentially? >> sorry? >> no risk sense shall for the a republican in saying what marco rubio is saying. >> true. and the reverse is true in a primary facing a huge slate of republican candidates who are trying to position themselves, and we know that the more con e ser vative voters will come out in the primaries and more activity, so it is endear yourselves to the voters. and remember that marco rubio used to be a conservative hero
and darling and now that he has pushed in immigration reform and working with the democrats, he has lost some clout. so it is not at all surprising that he has made the comments over the weekend that really conservatives by and large agree with him. >> and e.j., a second part of the argument beyond the science part of it which is the economic argument which is that you don't do some of the things, because of climate change, and it hurts our economy. many point to other industrialized countries not play big the same rules, a san diego that a m-- and is that a that can resonate? >> well what is troubling is is there are two parts of the argument. i don't understand why so many republicans have chosen to abandon the sinls on this. the science is quite overwhe overwhelming that something is going on potentially dangerous. and senator mccain had aggressive ways of dealing with the climate change as recently
as four or five years ago. they don't have to take that and say, we are for x or y liberal solution. but let's have an argument at least over what we ought to do about this. i think that in marco rubio's case, you are right, it does not hurt you in a republican primary, but there are a lot of the middle of the road voters who may not feel all that strong about the climate, but they do know what the science says, and says, why are these guys just denying the facts. why don't they accept the facts, and then have an argument over what should be done about the facts. >> well, that leads me to the n next point which is that the latest climate clashes are coming as the future of the keystone pipeline has been delayed again, and the senate voted down the energy efficiency bill, and the liberal groups have been lobbying hard gaiagai the pipeline citing environmental concerns, but it is necessarily, and i want to ask you both the question quickly, is it black and white? can you still elahe be for the pipeline and the environment? >> well, sure. you can say that the pipeline is not going to have that big of an
impact when it comes to the climate change, but it is a touchstone issue for the environmental activists and emblematic for the larger fight. >> e.j., is this either/or? >> well, i think that what is going to happen is that eventually the president is going to approve the pipeline, but he is going to accompany it with strong measures on climate change, and that is how he is going to try to walk this line. but he is unlikely to walk this line before november's election. >> and thank you, both. >> good to be with you. >> thank you. we will talk about the collision of sports and politics. we will talk about donald sterling and michael sam next. really... so our business can be on at&t's network for $175 dollars a month? yup. all five of you for $175. our clients need a lot of attention. there's unlimited talk and text. we're working deals all day.
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embarrassing that the commi commissioner embarrassed for the league. >> and what has he done, big magic johnson? >> well, he is a business person -- >> he has aids. did he do any business? did he help anybody in south l.a. >> well, he hayes hi -- he has hiv and not full-blown aids. >> and well, he goes to every city and has sex with somebody in every city, and is that somebody that we want our kids to look up to. >> and shelly sterling watched it with savannah guthrie, and she says that she was stunned. >> why would he bring magic johnson into the issue happening now? that is where i feel pity, because he couldn't get all of the dots together. he could not connect the dots. >> and we are talking about the principle strategist angela rye
and also hogan gidley. while magic does not need me to, i feel compelled on behalf of the entire nba family to apologize to him, and that he is continually dragged into the situation, and to be degraded by a malicious, and personal attack. and angela, there was a column with the pittsburgh "courier" who said that this is indicative of a segment of the kun tcountrt will not accept a diverse america. what did you think when you heard what he said? >> well, a couple of things. one, i'm trying to wrap my mind around the fact that he continues to berate and downplay all of the things that magic johnson has done whether it is the tremendous record in the nba or the fact that he now owns or has ownership in several sports team, and the fact that he brought starbucks and t.g.i. fridays and theaters into communities underserved and his
foundation is working hard to shore up hiv prevention, and hiv-aids prevention and what that condition can do to communities and families and providing college access, and for him to say what has magic johnson done, and what has he not done? and he was not doing it because donald sterling is watching, but because it is the right thing to do. i commend commissioner silver for doing it. but i wish that donald sterling would put a cork in it, and have a seat. >> and why would anybody let sterling do this interview or at the very least tell him bluntly, apologize and then shut up. >> i have no idea. it is very obvious that this guy has a problem keeping his mouth shut and not the mention the fact that he is a creep. he has said some deplorable things, and what i found funny about bringing magic johnson into the story is that he was deriding magic johnson for having sex with a lot of people and contracting hiv, but yet in his own tapes, released on radaronline and he said, i would
tell anything to a girl to try to have sex with her, and so he is deriding magic johnson for getting girls that he couldn't get, and so, you go out to apologize and say you will get some counseling, and go on, and this guy cannot shut-up, and he is digging himself deeper. it is sad to watch. >> it is painful. >> and meantime, what about michael sam, because he is going to be taking questions at a news conference and this is the first time since he was drafted in the nfl, but the kiss got reaction with his boyfriend. and the player from miami dolphins was fined after saying, oh, my god. and so people should have the right to speak out gaiagainst g if that is what they believe. angela, do people have a right to say, i don't want to see that kiss? >> they can say whatever they
want, but it was not their choice. espn aired it, and it was michael sam's moment, and he should have the opportunity to en joy his moment the same way that heterosexual football players and basketball players and baseball players do. he celebrated with the person he loves the most and the person next to him and that happened to be the boyfriend and everybody else, they don't have much to say. at least it does not matter to at least michael sam or the boyfriend because of the tweets later on who commented about the moment. >> and this is part of what was written today, whether it is the kiss or the impact that he is going to have on missouri's anti-gay employment law as a member of the st. louis rams or how good he is for business in the nfl, sam has made a stunning debut in the most popular sports league in the country. and hogan, what kind of impact can michael sam make off of the football field? >> well, it may be more off of the football field, the impact he can make as opposed to the one on the football field.
most of the analysts at espn say he was good at the fifth, but went in the seventh, and the nfl is a performance league. if he can perform, he is going to play, and if he is am loued to play and can do the job, he is going to have a much bigger impact, because he can use the celebrity that he can gain in the nfl to push some issue s that he finds important to himself. look, the nfl quite frankly, it is not a homophobic league and it is not a christian phobic league, but it is a distraction-phobic league, and anything that distracts from playing football games and winning is going to be a distraction. and this guy is a positional player and he can be an outstanding defensive lineman, and if he is successful on the field, it is a much bigger platform, but at the end of the day, there are tons of gay pl players to play in the nfl, but the news worthiness here is that he is openly gay, and that is
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reduced risk of progressing to obesity. right now in a new jersey legislative committee investigating the george washington bridge scandal is hearing from the second witness. he is michael drooniak who is a spokeman for the christie administration and he was part of several e-mails as the lane closures unfolded last fall and he had inquiries about them. this is what he told the committee members so far. >> in particular, the personal portrayal of david wilestein came from somebody i trusted and considered a friend, and somebody who i knew worked very long and hard hours seemingly and convincing with new jersey's and the public's best interest always in mind. >> and joining me is the politics editor for the "business insider" hunter wal r walker, and welcome back. and so mr. drewniak is throwing
david wilestein and others under the bus. >> well, he is throwing them under the bus, and that has been the administration's party line so far. these were sort of rogue people who did what drewniak said were idiotic things with the lane closures, but he is going to have to face some difficult questions with the legislative comm committee which is interested in showing the communications that he was advising wildstein with how to handle this the night before he resigned. >> and later, committee members will hear from patrick foi whth executive director who ordered those lanes reopened, and what will they hear from him? >> well, i heard that he was postponed, but when he does come up, it is going to be interesting to see what the cuomo edadministration did when they found out about this situation. we know that foye immediate ly
reopened the lanes, and sort of blasted everybody on the jersey side saying this is a bi-state agency and the bridge goes from new york to new jersey. and so we want to know what foye said to the higher ups and how they responded. >> we know that the governor chris christie has repeatedly said that he has had no wrongdoing in the bridgegate and it all came as a surprise to him, and governor christie, of course, he is considering a bid for president in 2016, but there are other questions that have nothing to do with the bridgegate, and they are about the economy in new jersey. this is from the new jersey.com. a gaping $807 million hole in the state budget, and the warnings that the state may not be able to make the promised pension payments and the threat of slashing the property tax rebates or the school funding and yet another downgrade of the new jersey already low credit rating the fifth one under the republican governor's watch. and even if chris christie navigates the bridgegate and it
does not stick, how big of a problem with the economic questions for the governor if he decides to run? >> well, the credit downgrades are extremely damaging. one of christie's big talking points leading into the presidential bid or the potential presidential bid is that he was a pension reformer, and the guy who stuck by the conservative principles and turned around jersey. the credit down grade from fitch which is the most recent agency to do it to new jersey said specifically that christie's pension rele for -- pension re not all it is cracked up to be and that is going to annihilate one of the best narratives. >> thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you. and we got in addition to the president's schedule, in the next hour president obama is will discuss the importance of passing immigration reform and be with leaders from around the country. it was a year ago that the senate passed a reform bill, but the house has not acted on it. if i told you that a free ten-second test
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good tuesday morning. i'm craig melvin in for tamron hall and this is "newsnation." military officials telling nbc news that the united states is now flying manned surveillance flights over nigeria to help find the nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted by the islamic extremist group boko haram, and they snatched the girls four weeks ago today, and meanwhile, the intelligence officials are pouring over the video released by boko haram yesterday that shows some of the kidnapped girls, and the parents are also desperately trying to identify their daughters in the videos. we will get the latest now from stephanie gosk in neighboring cameroon. >> craig, it is difficult to
imagine how painful as a parent to look at the video and search for your daughter, because that is what the parents have tried to do in the last 24 hours. >> reporter: these videos could be the best intelligence yet with more than 100 of the 276 kidnapped schoolgirls reciting the koran. the leader says they are liberated after forcing the mostly christian girls to convert to islam. tell that to a desperate father who sat down with nbc's british partner itn. >> it is terrible, i nknow. >> reporter: he recognizes that two of the girls from the school, but he cannot find his daughter. >> you cannot see your daughter or your nieces in there now? >> i cannot see them. >> reporter: the u.s. state department says that the intelligence experts are working with nigeria to pore over every detail of the hostage video hoping to be some clue, but e