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conservative secretary of state that has never done anything that i've identified with ever. turns out he has a soft spot for >> well, we begin with breaking news tonight. another nfl player has been deactivated after being arrested on domestic violence charges. phoenix police arrested arizona charles running back jonathan dwyer today for two separate incidents that allegedly took place at husband home july 21 and july 22, involving his
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18-month-old child and the child's mother. . >> after she was physically assaulted, he took a shoe and threw it at their 18-month-old child. when she attempted to call police on july 22, he took a cell phone that she was attempting to use for that and ultimately threw it from the second floor of their residence, preventing her from calling police. shortly after both of these incidents occurred, the vick tum fled the state with their child in common, alleging safety concerns for herself. he has been sfwer viewed by our detectives. he has admitted involvement in the incidents, however, has denied allegations of physical assault. >> jonathan dwyer is charged with aggravated assault for causing a fracture, assault involving a minor. assault preventing someone from calling 911 and two counts of criminal damage. almost immediately after the news of dwyer's arrest broke,
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the cardinals released this statement. we became aware of these allegations this afternoon. when notified by phoenix police and are cooperating fully, given the serious nature of the allegations, we have taken the immediate step to deactivate jonathan from all team activities. we will continue to closely monitor this at it develops and evaluate additional information as it becomes available. an nfl spokesman said tonight, this will be reviewed under the nfl's personal conduct policy. joining me now is the sports director at kpnx tv in phoenix, bruce cooper. co-host of the morning show on cbs sports radio, dana jacobson and editor for the huffington post john shultz. tell me about this news broke in arizona? >> i was absolutely stunned and shocked.
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given the nature of what we've seen here recently with the ray rice and adrian peterson situations, you would have thought the players would be on their p's and q's and stay low profile. that word early this afternoon that a few plain clothes police plen went to the cardinals facility this afternoon and led a player away. they didn't identify who that player was. later through contacting the local police department here, we learned that that player was jonathan dwyer. and, you know, regardless of if it was a star player or not, and keep in mind jonathan dwyer is not a star player. he doesn't bring that same star value that the petersons and rice brings, but he is an nfl player that's added to what has already turned out to be just the season from you know what. >> well, let's listen to what the sergeant had to say about this. some people are wondering why if this just happened in july are we just hearing about it now.
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>> both of incidents that occurs in july were reported to phoenix police and they were reported by neighbors who heard the fights that were occurring at that location. on the first occurrence when we were called to that residence on the 21st, officers were met at the door by the victim who denied that there was anyone else in the home with them and had indicated that she was in a verbal argument on the phone only at that point. and those officers ultimately left the home after a short discussion with the victim. we later learned that the arrested person or suspect in this case was in the home at that time and he was hiding within a bathroom of the home until the officers left. >> dana jacobson, an awful lot has changed in the nfl since july 21 when these incidents happened. and one wonders if the events of the last week have had something to do with this information coming out now. >> and especially hearing it
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wasn't reported until september 11, which was in the midst of all of this going on. you have to wonder if the woman possibly felt the courage to go forward. from what i read, she moved out of the state after the incident happened. and they started gathering this information once the report went through. but it is so much piling up on the nfl right now. you really are -- i joked this afternoon with somebody, i couldn't even get through a workout without something coming up. tonight, i left here, before i was home, it had all changed again. it needs to stop at some point. it just feels like we're still in this tornado of a cycle. >> and jordan, bruce's first point, you think these guys would be extra careful in their behavior now. they may be right now, but this is a reach-back to a july incident, and that indicates that you could get reach-backs to other people's behavior in august or may or, you know, at anytime. >> well, the firestorm, as david mentioned, 57 arrests during roger goodell's teen you're, eight years for domestic violence.
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and that tells you all you need to know. and i think there's been so much covering up here, lawrence and dana, about what's going on and it's not just this, it's obviously with concussions, with head trauma. and the nfl needs -- roger goodell needs to create institutions for victims of domestic violence and to show -- send a message to his guys, not only to his guys but to his fans and players and his organization that this cannot be tolerated. >> at least we finally had a team who this happened and they did something right away. at least the cardinals in this case -- >> yeah, but they had an advantage. they watched the other -- >> two teams, three teams who haven't gotten it right. but at least finally, somebody has done that. and in talking with some people who have been in the nfl and covered the nfl for a long time today. this idea of the cover-up or how things were getting shoved aside, it's more the idea of what's the structure that's there now? we know what the world used to be.
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you didn't have twitter, you didn't social media. things weren't getting out on video. you have that ability to say maybe this happened, it gets pushed to the side. we don't live in that world now. who's in that nfl front office making commissioner goodell, saying let's wake up and look at these teams now and these problems in the world that we live in. >> the problem is commissioner goodell can't come down as the emotional high ground as that hammer he has for so long because of how he mishandled the situation with ray rice. he can't be that guy and that's why i think you see him in hiding. >> all these cases of social media plays into it. video, as we saw it in the ray rice case. we saw it in the adrian peterson case. he was texting the mother of that child, texting with some pride about his skills as a disciplinarian. let's listen to sergeant crump again talking about that. >> yes, they were threatening text messages and most of them were an indication that he was
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going to harm himself because of what had been going on. the suspect's threat of committing suicide, at least as it's reported to us, occurred in an attempt to keep her from calling the police on the night that the first incident occurred. it is my understanding that when that text message was sent to her, that was the same type of insinuation that was being given when the photograph of the knife was sent to her. >> what was jonathan dwyer's image generally? >> jonathan dwyer is a very quiet guy, very unassuming. we're talking about a player who entered the nfl in 2010 as a sixth-round draft pick out of georgia tech. didn't come in with a lot of high value to begin with, but he was a hard worker who made his way on to an nfl roster, played four years with the steelers before arriving here in arizona in year number one. now, i do need to ask this, the
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cardinals cently signed a practice player who was also a teammate of dwyer's in pittsburgh. rainey, we looked up him and we found he had a domestic violence issue. bruce arians said we talked to a couple players who vouched for him. >> dana, can you explain to me what's going on with the vikings situation? >> how much time do you have? >> by the way, they're kind of, like -- they were going to be the big nfl story tonight because they versed the policy. now adrian peterson is out. but he's getting paid, what is this getting paid, not playing? >> so this exemption list has existed for a while. and it's one of those special things, we have this list where just in case we need to put somebody to the side for a while but it doesn't fall within the
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bylaws that the nfl players association would necessarily be okay with. we'll put them there, they'll get paid so the nflpa will leave us alone, but they won't be associated with the team. it's rarely used. now we' seen it used twice, not only minnesota, but greg hardy in north carolina. he's still getting paid. his contract is almost $12 million. so he's getting a lot of money, but the idea is at least they've removed him from the team. >> how can you get a suspension, just as a financial matter, if you're not going to play the game for me, why am i paying you? >> that's what a lot of fans are asking now. this exempt list is not used a lot. it's happened twice now in a very short period of time. i think teams are saying hey, we're falling on our sword by not playing guys, deactivating them. we'll lose and we'll also pay them and somehow it's better than the other. >> it's the due process word
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yesterday we were talking about. i will say this also. there's an idea at least in some of the team front office, they are somewhat afraid of the nflpa and what they do. i may do a wonderful thing and suspend him without pay. they. -- they come back. i'm going to have to pay him any way. >> if the players association comes at you and they win it's not going to cost you any more money. just pay the guy his salary -- >> at least the rest of the team can have some semblance of normalcy of he's gone. we don't have to deal with it. it's not what he did to himself. he's here he's gone, he's here, he's gone. >> the organizations have been so reactive to the fans now, not proactive enough. they keep getting behind in this. you mentioned arizona, they have a week head start in this. let's see what happens now. they're not getting it right time after time. >> thanks for joining us from arizona tonight. thank you all.
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coming up, meredith viera told her story today about staying in an abusive relationship and why she stayed. we will hear meredith's story next. and the house of representatives today, overwhelmingly voted to arm syrian rebels. authorized the president to do that. we will be joined by one of the congressmen who voted against it. and in "the rewrite" tonight, i find myself in rare agreement with the head of the new york city police union and the president of that union spends an awful lot of his time depending some of the indefensible things that police officers do. and now, he's criticizing the civilian complaint review board, and i am, for once, i'm in complete agreement with him. we're right where you need us. at the next job, next adventure or at the next exit,
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>> kuj staying in a relationship where you're physically abused? meredith viera did that. and
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>> i think my wife has something to say. i don't want to be the only one who, you know, we're in this together. so janay, you got something? >> yes. first i want to say thank you for all of those who have supported us throughout this situation. i do deeply regret the role i played in the incident that night, but i can say that i'm happy that we continue to work through it together. >> last week when tmz revealed video of what ray rice did to
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his fiancee and now his wife. women took to media with hashtags, why i stayed, why i left. today, meredith viera shared her story of abuse. >> i wanted to explain to you why i stayed. i was in an abusive relationship many, many years ago as a young woman. i talked about this. it started out, we would have a fight and he would sort of grab my arm. i didn't think a lot about it. and then it turned to pushing me into the wall. then it went so him taking my hand and grabbing my face, i could ruin your career and no one would want you. now, i'm a smart woman. who would stay in that swiegs?
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situation? someone who didn't have the wherewithal, the means to get out? i had that. i had a job. i think part of it was fear. i was scared of him. if i left, something worse would happen to me. part of it was guilt. bewould have after fight and he would start crying and i would think i somehow contributed to this. it takes two to tango. there was the night, we shared an apartment, and he threw me into a shower naked in scalding water and threw me outside into the hallway. and i hid in a stairwell for two hours until he came crying saying i promise i won't do it again. and i continued to stay in that relationship until i had a job offer in another state.
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that's when i felt i had the ability to get away. when people talk about domestic violence, it's really a complicated issue. it's not so easy to just get away. you think it would be. if my daughter lily who is now 21 was in an abusive relationship, even if she thought she loved this man, i would say go. we didn't have shelters when this was happening to me. i would say call the hotline. get yourself to a shelter. but my all means, tell somebody what's going on. let somebody know. that's just my experience with it. and i just know that it's rampant in this country and we all have to accept the fact that it's not just an issue with the nfl, it's an issue in all of our lives. until we take it seriously, more and more women are going to get abused. no question about it. >> joining me now, the creator of the #whyistayed. it's been extraordinary hearing these stories emerging.
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watching them on twitter, just amazing little accounts that could be squeezed into the size of a tweet. and then you hear someone like meredith viera. it seems there's been an opening that this has created for these stories. like nothing that's really ever occurred in our public discussion of it before. >> yeah. definitely. when i created the hashtag i didn't figure it would be this much of a movement. i was angry at the response to the video how everyone was asking janay rice why she stayed and putting the blame on her for her being the victim of a crime. i was just kind of angrily responding to that response. i think that speaks to how big of an issue this is. how intricate it is. how it affects people from all income levels regardless of race or socioeconomic status.
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and so it's welcome something that's really important. i'm excited that everyone is talking about it now and listen togt voices of people who survive. >> one of the big things that i think is one of the easiest things for people to understand, what meredith was talking about there involves a complex set of romantic and complicated and psychological interactions. but what it doesn't include is the economic problem of i cannot i ford to leave. if i walk out that door, i'm homeless. >> right. >> i've talked to many people over the years, that was the problem. the economics of leaving were prohibitive. >> and it's a reality. it's reality a lot of people face. in my situation, he was the breadwinner. he controlled the finances. if i left him, i left everything i had. i had nothing without this person who funded our whole
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life. it's a reality. i think it's important and it's valid. it's something that people really have to take into account. when someone is saying i can't leave, that may be the issue. it could be financial, it could be economic. it could be love. it could be fear. all of these reasons that we've seen come out via the hashtag. they're all important and all valid. >> and there's also, i think, in some cases an issue of identification. where the relationship is a large part of a person's identification. i am the wife of the head of this hospital. or in the case of a football player. i'm a wife of this nfl star. i'm an nfl wife. there's a unique status to that. and you see that in some of the things that janay had side where she says things like, i love you ravens nation. it's almost like, these are the perfect nfl wife phrasings that
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are going on there. and being an nfl life may be -- and i can't speak for her, but to generalize it to other, but something like that could be a very large part of a person's identification, and you know walking out the door ends that particular part of your identification. >> right. identity is important. especially when you built a life with someone, and that person is who you're with and who you plan to be with. it's not so easy to say walk away when this person is part of your identity. that's definitely an issue. it's yet another reason why people stay. >> and beverly, quickly, the part meredith was talking about, now suddenly the guy is crying. there's a very, very dramatic response on the guy's part going to the height of drama to be able to hol on to her and pull her back in. >> it speaks to how the domestic violence situation can mess with
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your mind. on one hand, you have someone who's hurting you, but on the other hand, you have someone you love and you see is hurting. so you want to take care of them, you want to hold them, you want to fix it. so it's very complex. i love that meredith said it was complicated because it is. there was so many elements and we have to start addressing all of these elements before making a judgment. >> thanks for joining us. and thank you very much for starting the why i stayed stories that we've all been reading. >> thank you. coming up, one of the members of congress who voted against arming the syrian rebels today. and in "the rewrite" who judges the people who judge police? this is a very important rewrite tonight. [ breathing deeply ] [ inhales deeply ] [ sighs ] [ inhales ] [ male announcer ] at cvs health, we took a deep breath... [ inhales, exhales ] [ male announcer ] and made the decision to quit selling cigarettes in our cvs pharmacies. now we invite smokers to quit, too,
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thank you to house members, republican and democrat, who came together today to pass an important component on our strategy for dealing with this terrible terrorist organization known as isil. i want to in particular thank speaker boehner and democratic leader nancy pelosi for showing us that when it comes to america's national security, america is united. >> here's what secretary of state john kerry has to say today. >> is it your view that the syrian opposition is viable? hello. >> hello, senator. i'm taking you so seriously. >> it is your view the syrian opposition is viable? >> the syrian opposition has been viable enough to be able to survive under difficult
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circumstance, but they still have some distance to go and we need to help them go that distance. >> right. they obviously need our assistance in weapons and training which you're going to embark on. are you surprised sometimes to the degree of disinformation members of congress will swallow hole put out by isis. does that surprise you sometimes? >> sometimes, sometimes. >> obama once again said he will not commit combat troops to that region. >> forces that have been deployed to iraq do not and will not have a combat mission. they will support rebels from
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their own country against these terrorists. i will not commit you and the best of our armed forces to fighting another ground war in iraq. >> congressman, why did you cast that vote? >> well, with the experience that we've had, lawrence, with the invasion of iraq, the tremendous cost being entangled i think we have significant disagreement here. there was bipartisan agreement today that we do need a firm response to the atrocious savagery of isis. and we all hope that the president will be successful in the response that he delivers. but some of us are very concerned about becoming entangled in a long-term
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conflict in which americans do all the dying and all the paying. >> congressman, much has been made of general dempsey saying yesterday it could come to the point where he does recommend to the president that he send in troops, the dreaded boots on the ground concept. but to be fair to the president, it remains the president's public resolve not to accept that recommendation if he's given it. do you have confidence in the president's resolve to hold to that position? >> well, i'm hopeful about it. though he is the leader of the free world, he doesn't control all the players. and i think if he has significant input from advisers that he must bring in ground troops, that there's a real danger that that could happen. you know, when you refer to boots on the ground, i refer to it in my speech today to a communication from a constituent in san antonio texas, gloria flores who said although we all use those terms, that she
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doesn't. because it's someone's son or daughter, like the nephew she lost in afghanistan. that load is being put on young americans. it ought not to be americans carrying all the load. on a questionable venture. >> congressman, did this vote feel connected to the vote you cast against the iraq war in 2003? >> well, i think we can't keep making the same mistake over and over again. and yes, i strongly opposed this war of choice by bush and cheney. we learned that there's not a military answer, as brave as our military may be, to some of these issue, and that's very true here in iraq. i don't believe that the
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president's prudence is a weakness. i think it's a virtue. and i want to encourage him to continue exercising that prudence. and i think that was true certainly of the 85 democrats who voted today. we wanted to send a strong message to the president that for every rant that he might here when dick cheney comes out from his bunker and starts yelling bomb somebody, shoot somebody when something bad has happened, that there are those of us who very much resist long-term entanglement inform iraq, and know that have it will not make our family safer any more than it made us safer to invade iraq in the first place 37. >> congressman, thank you very much for joining us. >> thank you. >> coming .uh, an actor who i thought was my friend has done the most creative ice bucket challenge yet. and in the process he challenged me. he will be joining me at the end of the show and he better not
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and no doubt cleaned up what his private version of this statement must have sounded like when he told reporters, quote, i'm sick and tired of giving into minority groups with their whims and their gripes and shouting, end quote. major lindsey appointed four civilians to the civilian complaint review board and the police union started to collect signatures for a ballot measure to stop civilians from being on the board. the ballot won and once again, the board had no civilians on it. in matters of public relations, police officers can be counted on to be their own worst enemies. over the years, public opinion slowly swung towards having civilians on the board after highly publicized cases of police misconduct, including a police riot in tompkins square park when police officers hiding their badges were caught on
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video beating defenseless people on the ground who posed no threat to them. in 1993, new york's first and still only african-american mayor finally created the civilian version of the civilian complaint review board in which all of the board members are civilians. the mayor has appointed a new chairman of the civilian complaint review board who may become the most effective chairman the board has ever had. veterans civil rights attorney richard emory is their new chairman. but he is still stuck with some board members who have been there too long and one who shouldn't be there one more day. and on this, i find myself in rare agreement with the police union. last month, civilian complaint review board member richard taylor was caught on videotape starting a fight in a hotel lobby. in the video you're about to see, mitchell taylor is the man
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in the suit coat talking to the man in the orange shirt. this is silent surveillance video. it's from the hotel lobby. there you see mitchell taylor highlighted there. that was him throwing that first punch push, getting this fight started. now you see this crowd gathering of workers at that hotel. and this is going to stumble out of the lobby door, outside there. you will see as this goes on that mitchell taylor is going to end up knocked across that pavement a bit where he will then pick up a pickax right here when he gets knocked down there. he's going to get himself back up. this time come back at these people with pickax. enough people, though, have gathered. he drops the pickax and this fight starts to break up right
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about there. and after this story broke and the video became public, taylor issued a statement saying i let my passions get the better of me on august 8. while champions for jobs for the people of queensbridge and have apologized to the people of the community and the paid yeah. mr. taylor says he was at the new hotel trying to get jobs for people who live in that skbrabd. the new york daily news reports that the hotel owner says mitchell taylor tried to extort his company for a percentage of the salaries paid to the neighborhood residents. the new york post and new york daily news reports that the nypd is conducting an extortion investigation. mr. taylor said, that is unequivocally not true and absurd. that's not how we do business. mr. taylor explained what sparked the fight this way to the "daily news."
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at that split moment, the queensbridge came out of me. it was like, don't get in my face like that. in mitchell taylor's position on the civilian complaint review board, he is supposed to sit in judgment of police officers like officer daniel pantellio whose chokehold technique killed eric garner. >> don't touch me [ bleep ] don't touch me. >> i can't breathe, i can't breathe, i can't breathe. >> that's a video about how important the civilian complaint review board's is. the work on the civilian complaint review board is way too important to be left to people who lose their tempers and start fights because someone gets in their face.
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their job is to judge police officers. their job is to among other cases judge police officers who lose their tempers because people get in their faces. the president of the police union patrick lynch says mitchell taylor cannot remain a member of the civilian complaint review board because, as a graphic video makes clear, he hasn't the judgment or temperament to pass fair judgment on the actions of new york city police officers. pat lynch is absolutely right. and i may never say that again about anything. but don't expect pat lynch to be terribly disappointed if much which he will taylor continues to cling to his position at the civilian complaint review board because there are few things than the president of the police union enjoys more than attacking the credibility of the civilian complaint review board. and no one has done more to undermine the credibility of the
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see car insurance in a whole new light. liberty mutual insurance. >> speaker john boehner explained today he has a tough time lining up votes in the house of representatives because, quote, and this is a quote you can't believe, but it's true, on any given day, 16 of my members decide they're going to go this way and all of a sudden i have nothing. you might notice i have a few knuckleheads in my conference. end quote, his words. boehner added that, quote, dealing with democrats is one thing. dealing with the knuckleheads is another. i have a knuckle head to deal with, my next guest, an actor friend of mine who has challenged me on this ice bucket thing. and he better not have an ice
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>> come on! this is, like, huge! this [ bleep ]. >> if it were an oscar, maybe i could give you something. an academy award. but tv? what else you got? >> i don't know. i got a laptop in my car. >> yeah, okay. cool. i'll check that out. >> that was tim daly playing my worst nightmare in "the sopranos" in a role that he was nominated for an emmy. and just when i thought i was going to escape the als ice bucket challenge. i mistakenly thought he was my friend. he posted this. >> hi. i'm tim daley and i've been nominated for the ice bucket challenge. i'm going to be a little less douche and accept your challenge
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and write a check to project als. i would like to nominate to the ice bucket challenge my friend lawrence o'donnell, dana bash and the one and only morgan freeman. morgan freeman. do it. >> that is the most creative ice bucket challenge i have seen yet. the one big horrible offense in there -- what have you got in your hand there? this is very threatening. surprise threatening thing going. >> you have nothing to worry about. tim dailey, you know, other friends of mine, a couple have e-mailed me, texted me and said hey, i'm going to do the ice
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bucket challenge and i was thinking of mentioning you but i don't want to do that if you don't want me to. i said don't, don't, don't. i don't remember -- i check mid e-mail. i don't remember getting something from you saying hey,s a friend, which is a word we used to use with each other. >> you know, i thought that this was would be like christmas and halloween and fourth of july on your birthday all wrapped up into one beautiful present. >> uh-huh. >> you could give back to something that's important. >> as i understand the deal, you can just come up with money. that's what the dignified and graceful president obama did when he was hit with this thing. you don't disgrace the office, right? he just wrote a check. but you did the money and a -- >> i did both. i humiliated myself and was dig anied if. sort of a unique position. >> how is morgan freeman doing on this?
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>> i'm going to see him tomorrow and put a little pressure on him. >> will you have one of those cups with you? >> oh, yeah. i thought about our strategy in iraq. so i went in with shock and awe, but i didn't have an exit strategy, so literally if the camera had kept rolling you would have seen a bunch of people like high fiving. that's awesome. that was really cool with me screaming. >> i know a little bit about, you know, film stuff. i can't figure out how you did that. >> that's good. >> that's amazing. >> no, no, it all came together in about 15 minutes. >> was your genius son involved in this? >> he was not. although we did something similar on "the daily show" not to be confused with jon stewart, the rip off. >> the daly show." >> it's sweeping the nation. >> a little less douche bracelet.
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just snap like this. >> thank you very much. i'm going to buy my way out of this thing. this whole -- i don't get that. on this side of the table, i have two things. my water cup and something else that only these guys know about. sometimes during commercial breaks as an actor, you would know this, you have to clear your throat, but you have to really clear it. a new one of these is every night. the official "last word" spitoon. so in the bottom of that cup -- >> is this going to be a spit bucket challenge? >> this spit cup challenge, would bring this into matt damon territory. >> you're going to have to think of another charity and do the spit bucket challenge. >> why don't we do this.
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talk about the new show you have coming up instead of me pouring something on me. >> that sounds great. >> a washington based thing. >> it is called "madame secretary." a woman who under unusual circumstances becomes secretary of state. >> you play that woman? >> i play mr. secretary. >> that's starring with? >> tia leoney. >> she's on every bus in manhattan. >> you can't miss her. that blond girl. >> all right, to see what we do with the ice bucket challenge, join us after the show at the very last word at the website. you know where it is. because we're going to finish this on the very last word on video that you can only see at our website. can you do me a favor. he's going to tell you what's next.
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the vote for war. let's play "hardball." good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. so we're off to war. for the third time in a decade the united states will be bombing peel in the islamic world, killing muslims and wondering as we dump another payload into the sanlds of afghanistan, iraq or coming soon, syria, why those people down there hate us so. the u.s. congress has voted to do this, sort of. what they agreed the vote on was the army of the free syrian army. the people we hope will be fighting on our side. they refused to vote at least until after the election on air strikes we are delivering in iraq and will soon delivering over syria. before we get to this big next war we walked the the latest republican sortee against hilary over benghazi. also, how well she is doing in her rollout that really got rolling this sunday in iowa. anyone who thinks he may be

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