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a war debate overseas in london where prime minister cameron is hearing what his parliament is willing to do about isis. congress keeps its plan to campaign to election day. reaction on what's next this morning with the alliance with the state department spokeswoman. adam schiff who is calling for a vote here at home. also this morning, a conservative con fab in the capitol with prospects cruz and paul taking the stage just an hour from now. a very good morning to you
from washington. i'm kristen welker. it's friday, september 26, 2014. this is "the daily rundown." we begin on a very busy friday. first, we want to start with breaking news out of chicago. where both o'hare and midway international airports are in a ground stop after a fire at a federal aviation administration facility in nearby aurora, illinois. nbc's tom costello. >> this is a pretty serious situation. they call this atz-0. that's when nothing is active over the skies of chicago at this point. you mentioned chicago and midway. this started at 5:42 a.m. central time. what happened we're told is there was a fire reported in the basement of an air traffic control facility of essentially chicago center. they evacuated 15 people. the fire department responded. they found an individual in the basement of this individual who appears to have been suffering from smoke inhalation and was suffering from some sort of a self-inflicted wound, although
not a gunshot wound. several sources are telling nbc news it looks like this fire was intentionally set. when they then evacuate the main facility for handling air traffic in and around chicago and that portion of the midwest, essentially they have to ground everything. no departures and no arrivals into those two major airports. neighboring facilities, in other words, indianapolis center, now taking over control and handling that until those controllers can get back into the faa facility. southwest airlines says for its part it will probably not be returning to operations on midway until at least noon. we haven't yesterday heard about united and america, the two other business hig heavyweights o'hare. this is creating a huge zone of zero activity around chicago. if we can zoom in on that, i don't know if we can, but let me -- let's just take that full for a minute, the image. you'll see there is hardly anything happening in the air around chicago right now.
which is really an astonishing situation. and that's because all of that air traffic is having to divert. nobody allowed in and nobody allowed out of the chicago area right now. this is going to create a huge bottleneck and ripple effect across the country today. as we see flights canceled, flights delayed. and of course just because one flight out of chicago is supposed to make it to new york, then they have to go to charlotte and miami. that entire route could end up being canceled. you can see how this ripples across the entire country as the result of a fire now at the faa facility there in aurora, illinois. back to you, kristin. >> tom, you've been covering aviation for a very long time. this is obviously something that is very rare. i mean, when's the last time you saw an aviation map that looks like that? >> yeah, immediately, i think back to 9/11 in terms when did we last see such zero activity in the skies. thankfully, in this case, it's only one american city.
all those planes diverting to the north around chicago and then to the south around chicago. well south of chicago. being controlled by various other centers. it's going to take a while for them to get back up on their feet. again, several sources telling nbc news now that there's a -- this fire appears to have been intentionally set. >> tom ks specostello. we of course will be monitoring this story as it develops throughout the morning. now we head to the other side of the atlantic for more developing news this morning where british lawmakers are doing what american lawmakers have failed to to do. have a debate on the war. all morning, members of the british parliament have been going back and forth over whether the uk should join air strikes against isis. that's a big difference for members of the u.s. congress who left before the bombs started falling and won't be back for more than six weeks and even then there may not be a vote. speaker boehner told "the new york times" he doesn't think a vote will happen until next year. british prime minister david
cameron said he wanted to get a political consensus before joining the fight. >> i believe, mr. speaker, it is also our duty to take part. this international operation is about protecting our people too. and protecting the streets of britain should not be a task that we are prepared to entirely s sub contract to other air forces of other countries. >> that's not to say that everyone agrees. many of the questions being voicinged in the house of commons this morning are the same ones that the public is asking here in the united states. >> how long will this war last and when will mission creep start? >> well, let me answer that very directly. this is going to be a mission that will take not just months but years. >> killing extremists doesn't kill their ideas. to the contrary, it can often feed their ideas. >> we have to think of the consequences of inaction. how much stronger will they be
before we decide we need to take action as well. >> look at what the house of commons agreed to. iraq, afghanistan, and this gov, libya, none are success stories. >> whether we like it or not, they have already declared war on us. >> one important note here, the british parliament will only be voting on joining the fight in iraq, not syria. same thing from denmark which said it is sending f-16s to help attack isis in iraq but not in syria. meanwhile, the biggest domino yet to fall may be turkey. the white house said yesterday it anticipating turkey joining the coalition. a move which could bring one of the largest armies in the world into the fight. nbc's kear simmons joins me. which way do we expect this vote to go? talk a little bit about why they're focusing on iraq and not syria. why isn't that part of the discussion? >> kristen, good morning. it is basically a foregone conclusion that lawmakers will vote in favor of action over
iraq. it is a pretty stunning optics. congress not gathering, not voting, whilst the british parliament gathers and has this long debate. they've been discussing now for hours and they won't vote for another three hours. but, as you say, crucially, they are only talking about british warplanes being involved in bombing isis in iraq. the prime minister said that he would like to see action by the british over syria as well but that he hasn't put that before parliament because he's so anxious about how that vote might go. so it highlights one thing that unify unified both europe and the u.s., this legacy of the afghanistan war and the iraq war where lawmakers are incredibly nervous about intervening, and it's possible that britain will not decide to intervene in anyway in syria against isis. the british prime minister has said that part of this vote
would involve a few british soldiers on the ground. that might be special forces. that might be particularly useful for the coalition. >> absolutely. interesting last point there. kear, thank you for tracking that developing story for us. and back here at home, we're finally getting an idea about how much this war against isis might cost. here's what pentagon press secretary rear admiral john kirby said yesterday. take a listen. >> the best estimate i can give you now is between -- is between $7 million and $10 million per day. but that varies. >> so, do the math. if you multiply that number times the number of days until congress gets back, you end up with more than $300 million. that's on the low end. nearly half a billion on the high end. and that's all before congress walk, back in the door. joining me now, california democratic congressman adam schiff, member of the house
committee. thank you for being in studio, we really appreciate it. the images are striking. the british parliament debating this. they're going to vote on whether or not to approve air strikes. and you are all on recess. why not demand that the speaker call you back? i know it's up to the speaker. but you obviously are in favor of a vote. so why not do more? >> many of us are demanding going into session. at a time when another war's beginning, the war the president says will last years. we shouldn't be in recess. the british have a great deal to be proud of. that's exactly the debate we need at home. it's still my hope we can do that. the speaker's comments yesterday threw a lot of cold water on that idea. >> what are you doing to demand house speaker john boehner call you back? when's the last time you reached out to his office and say, hey, we need to get back here and vote on this? >> many of us spoke out before we went to recess and urged to
bring up a vote. i introduced legislation to allow the president to go forward in syria and iraq. that's the kind of vote that we need. in fact, i think it's deeply ironic for the speaker to say that the president -- well, actually, to go to the length of suing the president, saying he has too much power, too much authority. on the issue of war, he's going to say, well, the president hasn't asked us to do anything. it's our responsibility. the constitution doesn't say the president has to come to us. it says we alone have the power to declare war. >> why not get your other colleagues saying the same thing, come back to washington, sit in your offices, call house speaker boehner and say, we're here you come back, get the rest of our conference back. why not do that? >> certainly, some of us have stayed here to try to make that argument, to try to get congress to resume, go back into egs ses. when he said this won't be taken up until next year, measure not having much success. >> what's your reaction, he's not taking this up until 2015?
>> it's staggering. saying we need to vote on this, we need to take this up. he made the same point, let's wait until the next congress. i think that's a terrible abdication of our responsibility. if we can't through the congress make sure the american public is on board, it will affect this war effort, but it will also send a signal to future administration, they can go to war without the congress. and that i think is an incredibly dangerous press tece to set. now i'm joined by white house communications director jennifer palmmary. you heard what the congressman said. he believes he has the legal authority to act unilaterally. more and more, we are hearing voices from capitol hill saying they disagree. should president obama call congress back, give them a vote?
>> first of all, the president does have the authority to conduct the operation that he's doing now in both syria and iraq. there is, you know, he has the authority to take actions he needs to do to keep the american people safe. he has the authority that congress passed back in 2001 on combating -- on combating terrorists. so he has the legal authority. he has, you know, he has said going back a couple of years that he would welcome congress taking action on new -- on a new authorization use of military force to update that. and, you know, we've said -- we've been clear we'd be happy to have congress support this effort. we're glad that they did pass the authorization that they did before they left a couple weeks ago to give the president the authority to be able to train syrians, train the syrian opposition. >> jen, let me jump in and follow up on the point that you just made though. you made the point that president obama would like
congress to vote on that 2001 umaf, which gives him legal authority, he argues, to launch air strikes. that is a law that he said should be repealed. how can he use that as justification? >> because he has the authority. it give s him the staatutora st authority. we would welcome congress, as we said before, taking action that they would want to do to support this effort. we think that makes the effort stronger when that happens. and, but he has the -- what we come back to is he has this authority. he's going to do whatever steps he needs to take to keep the american people safe and to combat this threat. and, you know, it's not -- it's something that the united kingdom, they do need to take this vote. because they don't have that authority. but we have something -- we have something on the books that the president can use and he's
always going to take whatever action he needs to to keep the american people safe. >> let me turn to what happened yesterday. the iraqi prime minister said that he had intelligence to suggest that a threat was innent, potentially the new york subway system. that was knocked down pretty broadly by the administration. but i think the question on a lot of american's minds this morning, are they safe. are they safe living here in the united states, given the threat from khorasan and isis, which you all have laid out? >> right. as you know, we've said, for quite a while, from the intelligence, our intelligence community has said, is that they don't know of any credible threat against the united states. from isis. more broadly, they pose a threat. so we will -- the president, this is why we're taking the action in iraq and syria. from everyone in our intelligence community is going to take to keep the american
people safe. >> we've heard the fbi say that they don't believe the air strikes had a real impact. james comey saying he's not confident. do you think those initial round of air strikes were significant and did disrupt what khorasan is planning? >> obviously, i'm going to defer to our intelligence community to respond to the impact of the strikes. i would say that these strikes -- may be strikes that were intended to be -- we understand this is not a short-term effort. it's going to take some time. i know the strikes we have taken in syria were very strategic in what they were targeting. intended to get at refineries, which is how -- partly how isil
funds themselves. but by no means does that mean that the threat is fully combated here. this is obviously something we'll be at for quite a while. >> because we're running out of time. president obama needs to pick a new attorney general. i know you're not going to tell me who is on the short list. which characterists is he looking for in this next attorney general he's going to choose? >> i was going to tell you. >> well, if you want to give us the list, great. >> the president is looking for, you know, i think what he thinks about the attorney general, someone who is very committed to civil rights, very committed to executing on the letter of the law. someone with a lot of integrity. and, you know, someone who is always keeping in mind the people that, particularly in the civil rights era, these laws were designed to protect.
i think we're a while away from making the choice. >> meaning that it won't happen with this congress. >> oh, no, i didn't mean that. we're not -- i wouldn't expect that announcement in the -- i wouldn't expect the announcement very shortly. >> all right, jennifer palmeiri, thank you very much. >> good to be with you, kristen. >> we will keep our eyes on the uk where parliament is debating whether to join the u.s. in the fight against isis. much more on what turkey's role could be in that alliance. we'll have that later in the show. and another live event we're watching under way in d.c. attorney general eric holder is at his first public event this morning since announcing his departure as the congressional black caucus foundation conference. he'll be there with msnbc's own julian reid and congressman marsha fudge. chuck todd joins us next with a look at who might be on the short list to replace the outgoing ag. first, a look ahead at today's planner.
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right now, attorney general eric holder is speaking at an event. let's take a listen. >> as we gathered here today in washington, d.c. in 2014, there is a great deal of work that remains to be done. not only to defend those advances but to expand on the progress our forebearers and continue the march they courageously began. over the past six years, my colleagues and i have proven that at every level of today's united states department of
justice and every part of the barack obama administration, we are firmly commilthed to doing our part. as part of the initiative i launched just over a year ago, we have implemented important reforms. and evidence based strategies that make american's criminal justice system both more fair and more effective. which i announced earlier this month, we are striving to eliminate mistrust and to build strong relationships between law enforcement officers and the communities that they serve. so we can diffuse tensions -- >> talking about his legacy, including reforms the criminal justice system. chuck todd is moderator of "meet the press" so thank you for being here on a very busy friday. >> which friday isn't busy at this point.
>> good point. who are the names? >> the big three or four names to think about are people who have been confirmed recently. you have to look at solicitor general. even a cathy wemler is somebody who's been through vetting. former white house counsel. perhaps the first choice, i don't know if it's something she desires. then you have janet napolitano, former dhs secretary, who would have wanted this job. does he still want it today, is it still something the president wants to do? a couple of u.s. attorneys to keep an eye on. one is pri barara, u.s. attorney in new york city. and u.s. attorney jenny dirken out of seattle. that seems to be the large short
list. i would say front-runner is not the first word. perhaps the president's first choice. that was the first person he thought of. doesn't necessarily mean she ends up getting the job. she may decide she doesn't want it for two years. you know, so who knows. does she want to go back in. so we'll see. i do think the white house wants to do two things. name somebody fairly quickly so they can try and get it done in the lame duck legitimately. if they name it quickly and they truly leave seven weeks for a confirmation process, then yes. if they wait too long, and then try to do it in a shortened period of time. just like we had with the first time.
so i think it's incumbent upon the white house to nominate somebody fairly soon if they want to legitimately get it done during the lame duck. >> chuck, thanks. no "meet the press" this weekend. >> no, wait, phil mickelson, ro rory mcilroy. and it's lefty. i got a couple lefties. i'm kidding, phil. i know he's not a left yy in re life. >> thank you so much. appreciate it. we want to say that pete williams will have an exclusive interview with attorney general eric holder coming up tonight on "nightly news." still no sign of missing college student hannah graham who hasn't been seen for two weeks. police intensifying that search. new developments in the case against the man believed to be responsible. her abduction coming to light. those details are next. first, today's trivia question.
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what is the latest on the search to find her? >> the latest on the search to find her, as you indicated, the area itself has been expanded. charlottesville, as you know, 12, 13 square miles. the please chiolice chief telli virtually every square inch of this city has been searched. they're asking people to search their property. they're asking real estate agents to search empty houses that are for sale as well. we expect jesse matthew jr. back here in char lotsville this weekend. i was told perhaps later today. tomorrow, they very latest, he is set to face a judge here in charlottesville on monday to face two charges, abduction and intent to defile hannah graham, intent to defile here in the commonwealth akin to a section charge. we also learned yesterday that back in 2002, when matthew was a student at liberty university, there was a rape accusation against him on campus. the district attorney confirmed
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even after the hits they've taken, and they have been hit, they're still -- they still have financing at their fingertips. they still have plenty of volunteers. they still have plenty of weapons and vehicles and the ability to move around. they still control a wide swath inside iraq. no question about it. as i said the other day, this is just the beginning. >> the u.s. is certainly under no illusion that this war will end quickly. opting instead for a strategy of picking off targets one by one.
ten more air strikes were launched overnight. today, most of them hitting isis positions in iraq. joining me now, the deputy spokesperson for the state department. thank you for joining me this morning. >> happy to be with you. >> i want to get your reaction to something one of your colleagues said. the administration anticipates that turkey will, quote, be working constructionively with coalition to fight isis. does that mean in the form of air strikes, ground forces? >> we're still talking to turkey and other coalition partners about exactly what role they can play. not all of it has to be military action. when it comes to turkey, for example, there's a huge foreign fighter problem. they know that. we're working on ways they can combat that. there's a number of other things they can do. i'm sure as they make those decisions, they'll make them public. >> turkey has one of the largest militaries in nato. don't you need their military
assistance? >> we are confident we will have all the military firepower and support we need for this mission, regardless of exactly which country participates. i think it's extraordinary you saw five arab countries join us in making air strikes against another arab country. people in the region know this is a threat. each country will play a little bit of a different role here. >> it sounds like you're not anticipating military aid from turkey, is that accurate? >> i'm not anticipating one way or another. throughout this process, this will be a long fight, each country will continue to make decision about how they can best contribute to the coalition. not all of that has to be military. >> have you gotten assurances from other arab nations they would be willing to send in ground troops? >> in terms groundp trues, what we've been focused on is supporting the iraqi security
forces. and then in syria of course the moderate opposition we've continued to support. those are the ground forces we have to support here. for this to be a lasting situation where you have groups on the ground able to push back on isil, that's really who you need to be the ground forces. >> and of course the british parliament is voting later today on whether to approve air strikes in iraq. doesn't the united states need the uk, its closest ally, to also join an air strike in syria, against isis targets as well? >> as i said, we do think we will have all the air power we need for that component of that campaign against isil. the united kingdom has been an incredibly close partner when it comes to intelligence sharing, working together to determine, for example, who was the person on those horrible videos we saw from jim folly and steven sotloff. they've been working closely with us on key parts of fighting
is isil. i am confident in saying they will be part of this coalition in some way and they are part of it already. >> let's shift to talking about of course the administration has argued that they were planning threats against the united states. why are we just hearing about this threat now? >> we've been watching this group for some time. they have grown in strength, given the security situation that president assad has created in syria. obviously, it's been a little bit more in the public forefront recently because we made the decision to take air strikes against them. but the president said if we know of threats the united states, if we know of groups that are reconstituted parts of al qaeda that are threatening the u.s., we'll take action against them. i think we'll see some more of that. >> are there any credible threats that you know of right now coming from that group that americans need to know about? >> well, as many of us have said, we are watching that
group. we know they have the intention to strike at the united states. that's something that's ongoing right now. that process of looking at what the actual threat is. but what i will say is the action we've taken against them already has had a pact. it has helped degrade their capabilities. but this will be a long fight, as we all said. >> fbi director james comey told reporters in washington on thursday he's, quote, not confident at all attacks by coalition forces disrupted khorasan's plans. do you agree with that assessment? is he accurate? >> well, i think he was speaking to the fact that this is going to be a longer-term fight here. this is not just a threat that will be taken out with one set of air strikes on one day. this will need to be a sustained campaign, as we've done in places like pakistan and afghanistan, places like yemen and somalia, where we continue going after this group because we know there are members of it that want to harm the united states. >> did those initial strike s
interrupt khorasan's plans which were described as potentially imminent? >> certainly any time you bring that much u.s. firepower towards any target, it has an impact. when it comes to long-term planning, we know they're looking to attack the united states. i think you'll see more of that in the coming days and weeks. >> the emir sheikh said today they will not succeed as long as assad is in power. >> the president reiterated this week, assad has lost legitimacy to leading his people. the answer to fighting isis is not the assad regime and the bet thing the syrian people could have going forward is not isis, it's not the assad regime but a new transitional government that leads them to a better future and ends this horrible bloodshed
we've seen over the last three years. >> marie, thank you very much for joining us on what is undoubtedly a very busy day for you. nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel joins me live from the border of turkey and syria. what's the very latest there, richard? >> well, it's always good to talk to you, kristen. centcom says there are ten more air strikes against isis targets in both iraq and syria. that was taking place yesterday and today. in iraq, they were mostly isis military targets, vehicles in particular. three humvees being destroyed, an mram and several unidentified armored vehicles. in syria, armored vehicles, four isis tanks destroyed, according to centcom. some of them are improvised by isis but many of them were captured from the iraqi army earlier this summer.
they are american-made weapons. they've been very effective for isis to intimidate the opposition, intimidate the iraqi army in some cases, take over towns and cities, but they have a downside, too. these tanks and mraps are very big vehicles, hard to hide, and the u.s. military is expert at finding them and destroying them from the air. these are american-made weapons, after all. the u.s. air force knows certainly how to locate them and destroy them. the other part of this larger problem, however, that you were just talking about in that interview, is the unresolved here. who benefits from these air strikes? is it the syrian opposition? so far, the syrian opposition is still very, very weak, that moderate opposition. not in any position to take over a ground that is gained by these air strikes. so far, it appears it is the assad regime that will benefit. that as isis targets are
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inefficient of that. it's a model building for infrastructure. you can't buy the ticket. you have to perform actions advocating for a piece of legislation for more government spending can have a bigger impact than just going door to door and gets a few cents from individuals. >> i know it's something you have worked on, obviously, for a long time in your career. part of the effort to eradicate poverty has to do with the need for vaccinations. talk about that and how that's going to fair prominently in the event. >> it's an interesting thing that's one of the pillars they have chosen to focus on. it's at the core of savings the lives. i think it's 2.5 million killed a year because of lack of access to vaccines. it's important. it's a debate in crisis right now. internationally, obviously, we see polio backsliding all the time. this concert has focussed on
increasing polio spending. there have been people on the hill that attributed significant increases in spending on the this concert. celebrity activists pushing back against vaccines. what we're seeing as a result of that, it's extraordinary, in places like wealthy l.a. schools, some of them now have lower vaccination rates than south sudan, which is in a civil war. it's causing a resurgence of whooping cough, things you wouldn't expect. it's a critical time. >> tell me what you're looking forward to most. i know, a lot of the is near and dear to your heart. what are you looking forward to? >> it's going to be great musical acts. carrie underwood, even with her announcement, no doubt, jay-z, the roots. it will be good stuff. there's a mix of world leaders and corporate leaders there as well and, you know, not just chilling for sponsors here. if we're going to crack the sponsors, we have to get the
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good morning, i'm jose diaz-balart. we have breaking news this morning. a ground stop at chicago's o'hare and midway airports after a fire at the faa control center in aurora, illinois. these pictures coming in. stranded passengers inside o'hare. it's one of the busiest airports in the world. take a look at the flight map that is a big hole over the center of the country because of the ground stop. sources tell nbc news, listen to this, authorities are looking into the possibility that the fire was intentionally set. tom costello is monitoring the story. he'll join us with any developments on the breaking story. now on to our first focus, the international fight against isis. we're watching two live events on opposite sides of the atlanta. one in the u.k. u.k. the other at the united nations. what we're expecting to hear from vice president joe biden this hour. nearly five hours into a passionate debate on the floor