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good morning to you. i'm richard liu. first on "the rundown," several new developments in the search for the wreckage of air asia flight. says a total of 30 bodies have now been recovered from the java sea. during a news conference today, indonesian officials showing pieces of the plane that have been recovered so far. they say the focus of the search is, quote, under water detection and morrisoner equipment is being brought in to help. rough weather continues to make for challenging conditions.
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rain strong winds and waves up to 13 feet are all in the forecast until sunday. those new pieces of what they've been recovering we showed part of that video, as they found some of the pieces of the wreckage. what more do we know about that and what it means? >> well from what we understand, they found what we believe is the inflatable evacuation slide from the plane. also pieces of the aircraft wing flaps. those were recovered on the sea surface. what does it tell us about how the plane crashed? we can surmise that obviously parts of the wing have come apart. earlier, there were reports that an exit door had been recovered as well. you can make suppositions about what that says. what they don't have is the main fuselage, the main body of
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wreckage. that's really what they're focused on. the weather was so rough today, they haven't been able to make much progress. >> as you look at the efforts and the rough seas you're describing here this as french investigators are now joining the effort there in the java sea. what capabilities does this new french team have what will they be bringing to bear here in the search? >> well they've brought this specialized listening equipment that has been used in other similar crashes. these hydrophones which drop down into the water. you may recall seeing these used during the search for mh 370. these devices have to be dropped into the water and they listen for the pings from the black boxes. because of the sea state today with 13 feet waves, you can imagine, it's very difficult to use any of this equipment. we're told they're not able to
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lower it down into the sea so they weren't able to listen for the black boxes at all again today. so no progress there, richard. >> again, there's 162 on board. we now understand that you have more developments. and what they've been able to find in the last 24 hours. >> well they've recovered 20 more bodies which is significant progress really in the recovery for bodies. that's as many as have been found in the past few days. they've just in the past hour or so, less than an hour they brought ten bodies here to the identification center in sur surabaya surabaya. they brought them one by one in ambulances. they'll begin the identification process here richard. >> thank you so much nbc's kelly cobia in indonesia. now to the other top story today, former new york governor mario couplo has died at age 82.
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the three-term democrat died just hours after his son andrew was sworn in for his second term as governor in the state he covered longer han anyone outside of nelson rockefeller. a politician whose eloquent kept him in the national spotlight for more than one decade. flags in new york city will remain at half-staff for 30 days. in cuomo's honor, statements came from both sides of the aisle. calling him an unflinching voice for dignity and opportunity. new jersey republican governor chris christie called him a giant and a role model for future generations. as nbc's harry smith remembers, cuomo's political legacy is still being felt in the state he loved so much. >> mario cuomo passed away on the same day his son andrew was sworn in for his second term as governor of new york. earlier, his son spoke about his dying father. >> inspiration and his legacy
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and his experience is what has brought this state to this point. >> mario cuomo was the son of the american dream. born in queens new york to italian immigrant parents who came through ellis island with little more than the clothes on their backs. always active in politics cuomo became new york secretary of state in 1975. two years later, he ran against ed koch and lost his bid for the democratic nomination for mayor of new york. cuomo was elected new york's lieutenant governor in '78 and became governor '82. >> we won because people -- people and the passion of belief are still more important than money. >> reporter: he electrified the crowd at the democratic national convention in 1984.
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his words aimed at president reagan. >> there is despair, mr. president, in the faces that you don't see, in the places that you don't visit, in your shining city. >> reporter: the speech won him an instant following. many a democrat yearned for a cuomo presidential run. >> he's kind of the italian stallion of democratic party politics at the moment. >> reporter: two years later cuomo lost to george pataki. >> i've surely made mistakes as governor. but i'm as proud as i can of what we have accomplished together. >> reporter: governor cuomo joined a law firm and remained a visible force in new york politics, including the support for his son, andrew who became governor as well. cuomo leaves behind his beloved wife of more than 50 years, matilda and children chris,
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madeleine, margaret maria and andrew. >> nick, he has meant so much to the democratic party. the loss of him yesterday. he made some very key decisions early on. in harry smith's package there. saying i'm not going to run for president. says a lot about the way he was thinking. what do you think about who mario cuomo is? >> he was a towering figure in state and city and national politics. very principled. he was also the road not taken for progressives in a lot of ways. he was going to be the inheriter of tradition that went back to fdr. the guy who did run was bill clinton. and he became the person who set the tone for democratic politics for 20 years. >> how different history could have been. >> could have been very
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different, yeah. >> this is a very famous address at the 1984 dnc. we he made a powerful case for liberalism. it's in the midst of the reagan years. let's listen to that first. >> we believe as democrats that a society as blessed as ours the most affluent democracy in the world's history, one that can spend trillions on instruments of destruction, ought to be able to help the midclass in its struggle. ought to be able to find work for all who can do it. room at the table. shelter for the homeless. care for the elderly and infirm and hope for the destitute. >> you can't help but think in his passing what it means for who he is and where the democrat party is today. what's your thought? >> he is the best spokesman for liberalism. it was replaced by centrist liberalism by bill clinton changing the welfare state. now, barack obama, to some
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extent, you know pivoted back to progressivism in a very different way. some of the issues that divided the country back then like, you know, crime and welfare are not like the same big issues that they were back then. politics has changed a lot. it's fascinating to me i think for a son, for andrew cuomo, his two biggest influences were his father and bill clinton who he worked for. >> right. i'm going to pull up some of the headlines. says super mario on it and "the new york times," an eloquent liberal beacon. who is that today? >> that's a great question. elizabeth warren in some ways seems to be the person who wants to hold up that tradition. her concerns are really about the economy and a fair shake for all and taxation. in some ways hillary clinton is the one who wants to take over some of this mantle. you know kind of a broader way,
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broader politics. there really is no person like that today because times have changed and there is no politics with that direction these days. >> quickly, "the new york times" puts it this way. he had this disdain for politics as much as he embraced it. an opinion some might say of the current administration. >> he also was a cerebral guy. he and his family were great strategists and tacticians. he did not shy away from getting his hands dirty when he had to. >> thank you so much. well said. appreciate your time today. 2015 is starting with a bar only of nasty weather across the country. freezing rain snow and northern new england could get hit with at least 6 inches of snow. nbc meteorologist bill karins is here. we have a lot of headlines over the past couple of days. >> some of the pictures just gorgeous. the grand canyon had snow
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covering it. beautiful stuff. of course if you're on vacation there trying to get away from all the cold you didn't love it. this morning we're watching the worst of it in oklahoma. winter storm warnings and ice storm warnings for west texas to oklahoma city to wichita area. this is one of the first ice storms we've had. very careful. bridges, overpasses. you'll need that big old ice scraper. we're actually at 34 oklahoma city. maybe we'll dodge the bullet there. it's going to be a close call. also rain is soaking in this morning. it will for the next two to three days. atlanta's got some rain too. that is all going to slowly shift northwards. it does look like in areas of tennessee, kentucky indiana. of course we have the steelers game outdoors. in a cold rain. temperature mid-40s. winds gusting about 20 miles per hour. not enjoyable sitting in the stands there in heinz field. when that storm heads northwards
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into the northern great lakes and also northern new england, you're going to get snow changing to ice. we'll watch you. milwaukee milwaukee, grand rapids, burlington vermont. ski country will like a little additional snow. the weekend forecast, the rain and the snow the next big story is going to be the cold. it comes down sunday in the northern plains. and then it's a big cold blast. great lakes and northeast, it will be the coldest air in the season. >> the warning has been given. thank you, appreciate it. we're just getting started. jeb bush has been the talk of the gop town when it comes to 2016 but there are a lot of other names out there certainly. and some you might not have ever thought of. the number of illegal border crossings from mexico down to a record low level not seen since richard nixon was in the white house. and a surprising new statistic about who is crossing the border. plus bono is making a striking
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it's all about 2016. in the months ahead in the new year this very new crop of potentials will make decisions on whether to pursue the white house. some have said they've actively considered a run while others have been coy about their intentions. nbc news senior political editor mark murray. you saw that mark. you have identified at least 22 republicans here who have been mentioned in the 2016 conversation. want to start with those we know
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are making active decisions. jeb bush chris christie and rand paul and marco rubio. >> you start with jeb bush richard. he's the one out of everybody on that list and on that full screen of 22. we can pretty much say seems to be pursuing a presidential bid. said, he's actively exploring. he set up an committee. and he's starting to distance himself with a lot of boards and other businesses that can complicate things if you do decide to run for the presidency. so every single sign every move that jeb bush has made over the past month has been one of somebody who seems to be running for the presidency. >> christie rubio as well. >> a lot of people say that jeb bush, if he decides to run, could complicate things for christie. one other potential complication for christie is wnbc and other outlets in new york have reported that we could end up seeing some indictments in that
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bridge gate scandal. come january this month. so that will be an interesting factor. rand paul, you mentioned, he is somebody who i think all signs are pointing to another presidential bid. if he does decide to run, this will be his family's fourth presidential bid. this will be one for rand paul. >> and then there is other -- 18 that are not necessarily, you know, the top four we're going to talk about. you've got governors, you've got senators. there's always that argument about whether one is better than the other here. >> there are some very viable republican governors. scott walker. the republican governor of wisconsin. you also have john kasich. two very important battleground states in the all-important midwest. there's bobby jindal in louisiana and outgoing texas governor rick perry so republicans have a lot of potential governors to pick from. >> as you look at that list we're showing right here mark there are those who ran last time and will be running again. is there any candidate that you might be looking at rick perry,
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for instance that might do better this time around or worse because their name's already out there? >> the biggest name on that list is mitt romney. think jeb bush's seemingly -- seeming decision to run in 2016 pretty much shuts the door on mitt romney making a third bid. there's the mitt romneys, paul ryan's, can they run. it can be the year of the political spin-off. certainly his father and his brother both successfully won the presidency. so you're going to see a lot of familiar names. some who ran in 2012 some whose famous family's run in the past. >> a big part of this, timing. when and when? >> timing is always so important. you're going to see some people try to announce pretty early to be able to steel some headlines.
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jim web, the virginia senator, was the very first person to create an exploratory committee. others are going to be trying to bide their time maybe as late as this spring. >> thank you so much. nbc's mark murray. you'll be back next hour to handicap the field of 2016 democrats. giving a head not to right now. after the break, we'll zoom through some of today's other top stories. after a strong online opening, "the interview" exened spaing its movie reach. later, millions of us got the flu shot. now there are some real concerns about how good those shots really are. shopping online is as easy as it gets. wouldn't it be great if hiring plumbers, carpenters and even piano tuners were just as simple? thanks to angie's list now it is. we've made hiring anyone from a handyman to a dog walker as simple as a few clicks. buy their services directly at angieslist.com no more calling around. no more hassles. start shopping from a list of top-rated providers today. angie's list is revolutionizing local
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chief on administrative leave. she was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. chief mccull lum says it was an accident. there are no charges at this time. police are still investigating officials saying he's fully cooperating. we just don't know. there are a lot of things we don't know yet about what took place that we need to know before we can make any decision. >> will and maggie are really nice people and he was out patrolling christmas eve. that means one of his rank and file guys got to be home with his family. he's good people. >> the first circuit court of appeals in boston is expected to make the final ruling later today on suspected bombing suspect jo har tsarnaev's appeal to move his trial out of that state. his lawyers are also asking for the trials to delayed. jury selection set to begin on monday. the 21-year-old tsarnaev could face the death penalty if convicted. in a verbose 6,000 word online essay, the 54-year-old u 2 frontman saying he may never be
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able to play the guitar again. you see, bono broke his hand shoulder, elbow and a bone in his face in a bike crash in central park in november. releasing this x-ray of what he calls his titanium elbow. following the $18 million release, "the interview" is getting even more exposure today. dish network making it available on pay-per-view and it's opening in more than two dozen theaters across canada. the movie allegedly sparked a hack attack of sony pictures by north korea. north korea denies that allegation. we're just minutes away from the opening bell on wall street and the first trading day of 2015. cnbc's mandy drury. as we look at 2014, i've been like a broken record. i know you've been watching it too. >> it's incredible what we've achieved in 2014. and at least for today, it looks like that bull run will
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continue. you know what you ask whether or not we can have as good a year as 2014. already the s&p talking up its third straight year of double digit gains. so can we do it again? most people we speak to think yeah 2015 for equities will be a positive year. but not necessarily a great year. and if you look at the positives, you can see them. we've got growth picking up steam. great gdp recently. inflation not out of control. we have low energy prices thanks to the big drop in oil prices that we've seen recently. we have still low interest rates. you probably ask, what is the risk going to be cab you guess? >> interest rates. >> yeah interest rates. when the fed starts to move on interest rates. that could mean a bit more volatility in the market. it's been well flagged. we know it's coming. if it's priced in that's a good thing.
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nonetheless, that is something to watch in this year. >> not to put you on the spot 20,000 in 2015. >> you know we can't make predictions, richard. you are putting me on the spot. >> don't answer. don't answer. i just like who beto be hopeful. of course we'll be keeping an eye on that opening bell. more bodies have been found in the java sea as crews prepare to search deep under water for air asia flight. as families protest in mexico, new questions about what the government in mexico city knew about the dozens of missing college students and when they knew it. hey! guess what day it is?? >>hump day! hummmp daaay! it's hump day! >>yeah! >>hey mike!
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capital ringing the bell. we'll be watching the markets throughout the morning so we can see, does it break 18,000 on january 2nd, 2015. and indonesian official says a total of 30 bodies have been recovered from the java sea. looking for the wreckage of air asia flight 8501. search teams deploying morrisone sonar equipment to scour the seafloor. managing ed areitor of "sea power" magazine richard burgess. you've been covering the story since it broke on sunday. we have some new pieces of the plane that have been discovered by the search team. one of which is believed to be part of the escape ramp and other parts also from the flaps from the wings itself. what's your thought about what they found in the last 24 hours?
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>> what they found is the plane broke up either in the air or upon impact in the water. because they found 30-some bodies in the water indicates the break-up was catastrophic and they may be able to find some more bodies underwater trapped in the fuselage. it looks like a considerable number were thrown clear of the aircraft. >> indonesia officials are saying they recovered some of the bodies still strapped or belted into their seats. is that an indication they're getting closer to the key fuselage wreckage site? >> yes, that would. they should be able to find the aircraft probably before the pingers on the black boxes will run out of battery life. there's a good chance they'll be able to find the main wreckage. >> let's talk about what they're using. they're using those hydraphones, also magna nomer it er itnometers
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and video. is there any one that works better than the other? they're saying hydraphones are perfect for this? >> that's right. they can use passive sonar to listen to the pings from the black boxes. they can use active sonar which radiates a beam of sound and listens for a reflection back to locate large pieces of wreckage. they also have unmanned vehicles that can scour the ocean floor. and side looking sonar gives you a digital image of the ocean floor. >> what we're learning in the last 24 hours, a french team is arriving. bp ea. they were involved in the air france recovery and search. they're bringing some new capabilities. one of those is the hydraphones. in their report they issued after the 447 search is that they delynnated the levels the depths they could use certain
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abilities and efforts. one is divers up to 60 meters. that's what we're really seeing. divers. they don't have to use diving suits. any of those remote controlled submarines. that's not required here. on the flip side here there is the problem of how murky this area is. it is full of lots of debris perhaps garbage. heavily traveled by ferries. talk about the complexities based on all that i just mentioned. >> right, the water depth workings to their advantage because divers can get down there. sometimes if you have a towed system like a towed sonar or unmanned under water vehicle that has tv cameras, you can do a much more thorough and fast-moving search. the fact that there's a lot of debris in this area a heavy shipping channel, there could be shipwrecks down there. a lot of other debris all these
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things can complicate the search greatly. >> which is unlike perhaps deeper depths because it might be, if you will cleaner water with less debris potentially. >> richard burgess, thank you for your time today. >> thank you. >> i want to turn to a development over the last several days. a major health alert growing across the country. we're expecting some new numbers today on the flu season. the cdc saying an epidemic has now spread to 36 states. at least 15 children have already died from the virus this season and it could get worse before it's over. with me now is our guest from the nyu school of medicine. the cdc saying the flu shot this season is not a great match for the h 3 n 2 is what this is. so if it wasn't a good match for battling h 3 n 1, we know they have to kind look forward right and kind of guess -- >> like a weather forecast. >> but months ahead. what can you do then? >> so there are a couple things. the flu vaccine is still pretty
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effective. it's not that it's completely ineffective. it has about a 50% chance of protecting you. if you think about all the missed cases of flu where people didn't get the vaccine and they got sick we can still make a lot of headway and prevent people from getting the other types. >> 50/50. >> well 50/50 makes it sound like chance. 50% is more like if you're going into battle and you have armor. if you just have the top half or bottom half. it's a little bit better than chance. the other thing is people have symptoms right away. if they go see their doctor or carry something, an anti-viral medication, that can protect them as well. we don't usually use those because the vaccine has been so effective. these anti-virals can be effective at preventing complications if you take them early enough. >> to that point, doctor at what point do you go see the doctor? >> if you're someone who has asthma kidney problems anything else your body might be fighting or anything else that might affect your immune system it's worth having a plan before you develop any symptoms.
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otherwise, if you start developing any types of cold symptoms or that feeling like suddenly you've been hit by a truck, immediately go see the doctor. one of the things we talked about is epidemic what do we have to take from that -- >> well the point there is we can pull up the visual again. when you hear the word epidemic that's a pretty heavy word. it's covering all these states we're seeing. of course there's unfortunate loss of life. children have died. >> yeah so we have to be concerned. there are deaths and there are preventable deaths as well. the word epidemic actually the way it's defined is you look at how many deaths are caused by flu related complications. there are two ways of reaching an epidemic level. you can have more deaths from complications. so it's hard to really gauge what this means. we have to look compared to previous years. we have more hospitalizations, that's true. but that may not -- >> what is that ratio? >> it's 6.8%.
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>> so if 6.8% of deathings aress are related to the flu, it's an epidemic? >> exactly. >> it's a very low number. by percentage. >> there are a lot things that can affect it. we have to be careful exactly what we interpret with the word epidemic. but i do think there are a lot things we can do to prevent them from getting worse. which is number one, get the vaccine. >> and do what it takes to stay healthy. on this day, one year ago, few knew this term. isis. today, the extremists control a huge part of iraq and syria. ♪[ soft holiday music ]♪ can you help me up? [ snow intensifies ] [ sleighbells ring in the distance ]
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an update on a story we've been covering on this program for the past four months. the fbi is now helping analyze dna evidence in the case of 43 college students who disappeared
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in mexico. relatives of the missing students marched through the streets on new year's eve demanding answers about what happened to their loved ones. this morning, there are new questions about what the government in mexico city knew when the students vanished in september as mexico's president prepares to visit the white house next week. nbc's gabe gutierrez has more on that. >> reporter: at times it is a country in chaos. last month, more violent clashes between police and protesters in mexico after new allegations of corruption. >> nothing was an accident that night. >> reporter: anabelle hernandez is a reporter now working as a fellow at uc berkeley. she says she's uncovered thousands of panelges of documents from the state investigation. prosecutors alleged corrupt local officers turned the students over to a drug gang following orders from the town's mayor. but hernandez believe also federal authorities played a role. >> the government knew exactly
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what was happening. >> reporter: they slams these cell phone videos taken by some of the surviving students and the documents reveal federal police were also at the scene that night and had been monitoring the students before the confrontation. based on your investigation, has the federal government been lying? >> absolutely. >> reporter: the mexican federal police referred all questions about the allegations to the attorney general's office which repeatedly declined to comment to nbc news. but the attorney general told cnn he had not seen the evidence hernandez cites and he did not know where it came from. >> there's frustration here on streets -- >> reporter: in november we were in mexico city as protests shook the capital. the father of one of the missing students told us his son had recently enrolled at the teacher's college in search a better life. now after these latest allegations he and his relatives are demanding answers from
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mexico's president. as he find his himself in the middle of a growing crisis. >> 2014 brought two new milestones for border apprehensions. new pew data shows a number of mexicans at the u.s. border has hit a low not seen since the 1970s. versus a high of 1.6 million in 2000. for the first time the number of nonmexicans apprehended was greater than mexicans last year. writes about that in her latest article on msnbc.com. why the drop? >> it's part economic and part likely because of border enforcement with the border. we saw that that's been a massive immigration flow from mexico particularly during the 90s when the economy was strong and wages were strong. when there were a lot of constructions that were open. now weem been seeing it over the past five years. there's been a dramatic plunge in the number of people who have
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been caught along the border who were from mexico. it's likely because of the great recession. we can talk directly. there are fewer construction jobs. you can see it plunge. ever since then we've been seeing there are more unaccompanied minors. meaning there are more people from central america who are being caught along the border. this is at a time when the enforcement funding has skyrocketed. we've seen a 94% surge. and so this is a likely correlation that they're swooping in and really apprehending these people turning them away. >> we look at that precipitous drop. it's also because many of them went back. those here undocumented in the states also returned. there's also the reverse flow to be considered. >> there's definitely a reverse flow. you need to think about the mechanisms and conditions inside of mexico that are pushing people out or drawing people in.
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there's the low birth rate leading to this decline as well. but noticing for quite some time the people who come to the united states, they tend to stay here for a very long time. the average is now over a decade of some sort for people who are here with their families and have u.s. born children. >> the other part of this story line the other really interesting dynamic from the pew data is now there's more nonmexicans being apprehended. >> exactly. we saw this over the summertime when there's a huge amount of attention on unaccompanied minors caught along the border. many advocates want to say this is because there's a large amount of violence and gang violence inside of these countries that were pushing these children out of this country. so they're making the journey on their own and being caught at the border. this has been an issue for maybe about three years or so. it's really reached a head this summer when it really exacerbated all of the federal resources in trying to handle and process and make sure these kids get due process but also
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make sure that they are deterring others from making the journey as well. >> i think 2015 will be an important data year when we look at some of the political themes that came out of 2014 now moving into this year. thank you so much. still to companye, remembering the man who many said should have run for president but chose instead to focus on the budget woes of his own state. >> that was my hope and prepared for it. but it seems to me i cannot turn my attention to new hampshire while this threat hangs over the head of the new yorkers that i've sworn to put first.
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2014 was one of the deadliest years for iraq and syria. one of the major causes? the rise of isis and expansion
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of civil war against president assad. in syria, more than 76,000 people were killed during 2014 the highest toll since the war began four years ago. in iraq government officials put the death toll at more than 15,000. that's double what it was last year. just shy of where it was at the height of the sectarian war in 2007. steve clemons is an msnbc contributor and washington editor at large for the atlanta. thank you for being with us. as we look at the new data we've got, is there anything to say from your perspective that 2015 will be different? >> i think 2015 is going to be a very true tal time as well. i think the numbers will be harsher, thankfully on the isis side. i think the united states and the allies are planning a major spring offensive. we've begun to see isis in the news. in part, because it'sless of a jugger nothing you had impactive bombing runs by u.s. forces and
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bombing run against mosul where 15 leading isis figtures schurures were allegedly killed. i think you're seeing a roll back now. that will continue. this is a very resilient group that keeps popping up in different places. i think it will get nasty in 2015. >> as you see isis and the ability to be mitigated. and there are smaller militant groups that are popping up and gathering energy around isis. what does it say about the environment? what does it say about the ability of isis to bring them into their coalition, if you will of efforts to overtake the areas of iraq? >> well,ic that's one of the big challenges we have. one of the reasons isis was able to sweep through so quickly was there was a lot of disaffection and alienation particularly among sunni tribes in northern iraq because of the government
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and failure of al maliki in government. they were willing to throw their bid in with anyone else that was going to take on that administration. that is in part shifted and changed. but part of the gain in these areas who keeps things running? who provides governance. who provides utilities. how does oil and money blow. to the degree it looks like isis, it doesn't right now, you have groups that coalesce around them. they're the reigning power. what we're seeing is isis is a terrible manager. terrible governance, the cities in which it has great control are not functioning or operating. so i think the chances of that becoming a profound problem in 2015 are low. >> does the winter does the first quarter of 2015 give them the time to if you will gather their forces and then reallocate and move into the space you're talking about, which they're not good at nation building. >> they're good atmosphere and
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embedding right now in urban settings and urban cities and building infrastructure for themselves there. that has us concerned. if you read the new york times yesterday and what we're planning in terms of the spring offensive. we're telegraphing to isis what we're going to do and how the cool coalition forces. that's a real problem. >> yeah. we're talking about what 150 advisers? some 3,000 troops will be put out this coming year. increase about 50%. is that enough to reverse the trend? >> i hope so. because otherwise you begin imagining a slippery slope snare scenario. we center gone with other allies in the area that are considerable and important. if the number begins to tick upward, it reverses what i think president obama's intention was. to get the u.s. extracted from syria's combat roles and a
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mission creep that the focus here is to try to get the iraqis. all the resources and training they need to make it their own problem not the rest of our problems. so i hope the 3,000 troops does it but there's no certainty in that. >> steve clemons, thank you so much for your insight on this topic. appreciate it. >> thank you. coming up as we take the turn on "the rundown," up next remembering a liberal. former governor mario cuomo dies at the age of 82. and new laws for a new year including restrictions on what you can and cannot do with drones in skies over some states. after more than half a century, this man finds something unbelievable inside his arm. it will make you wonder how did he live with it for so long. on "the rundown" next. at. but your erectile dysfunction - that could be a question of blood flow. cialis tadalafil for daily use helps you be ready anytime the moment's right. you can be more confident in your ability to be ready. and the same cialis is the only daily ed tablet approved
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welcome back to the rundown. at the top of the hour richard lui in for jose diaz-balart.
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new details on the search for air asia flight 8501. a total of 30 bodies have been recovered. at the same time search continues in rain fierce winds, and hay waves. kelly kelly, is there would be anything as of note as the search ongoings here? >> well, it's interesting, richard. the chief of the search and rescue for indonesia said that two of those bodies were recovered at the sea surface still draped in their seats. nbc news hasn't been able to independently verify that. if true it raises interesting questions about the state of the main body of wreckage and what the fuselage looks like. if it is mostly intact on the sea floor. search and rescue folks weren't able to establish much concerning the main body of wreckage.
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the sea state was terrible. the waves 13 feet high. they were having a tough time just identifying the wreckage and keeping an eye on pieces of debris and bodies at the surface in terms of, you know finding the wreckage at the sea floor. it was impossible today. they weren't able to use any of the specialist equipment. >> even though the depths we're talking about here fairly shallow compared to previous wreckages or searches this is a very murky bottom isn't it? >> well, it's a difficult operation because of the weather. it's not a good time of year here for this kind of an operation. the heavy winds, rain, and the seas which are terrible. what you need according to the experts, is a calm sea so you can get that equipment that listens for the black boxes down below the surface so you can listen for the pings for the
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black boxes. they haven't been able to do that. on top of it you have the strong sea current which are moving the wreckage for the past couple of days. not a technically complex search but whether you add in the weather factor it is prolonging things richard. >> yeah. it's the monsoon season. we're looking at here at the equator and when the storms hit they're sudden as they come and sudden as they go. they have to pounce on the time they have in the recovery areas. a political giant, a liberal lion, those are the phrases you've heard being used in describing former mayor cuomo. he passed away last night. he spent three terms in officer from 1983 to 1994. along with his son andrew cuomo lead the empire state for half of the last 32 years. he made headlines when he delivered the dnc speech many wished had come from the nominee
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walter monodale. it was cuomo who challenged president reagan and his vision of america. >> there is despair, mr. president, in the faces that you don't see, in the places you don't visit in your shining city. mr. president, you ought to know that this nation is more a tale of two cities than it is just a shining city on a hill. >> that speech inspired repeated calls for cuomo to run for president himself. he flirted with that idea twice, he did not do it. today new york city is lowering the flags to half-staff in honor of the former governor. steve corp. knack key covered northeast politics for over a decade. to understand who cuomo is or was is to understand what reagan is. >> and what the reagan era was. you think of the san francisco,
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california the democratic convention. there wasn't a person a delegate in the hall that night. there wasn't a party dignitary on the stage who thought that walter monodale was going to beat reagan. he was well over 60% in the polls. reagan won 49 states. this was the darkest hour of american liberalism for the last half century. what reagan had done was taken the old democratic coalition, the new deal coalition fdr, great society coalition and split it in half. the old fdr people had become reagan people. reagan himself was an old fdr person who had become a republican. there was mario cuomo delivering the speech. it was not about a speech of shying away from our traditions. that was about maybe the new deal missed the overreach. the poorest in this country, the people like his own family he spoke with the pride of an immigrant. >> the son of an immigrant. italian immigrants. he spoke of coming to america of
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struggling in their grocery store, being helped by a government and a country that believed in people like them. sort of rekindling people's belief in that style of government at a time when it totally had gone out of fashion politically. when mario cuomo was at the best. something about the nobility of a lost cause. his political career began running for mayor of new york city in 1977. 1977 was the year of the son of sam. there was a mass murder on the loose on new york city. what was mario cuomo talking about? principled opposition to the death penalty. when mario cuomo didn't run for president, the one time he almost ran when he left the plane idling in 1981 could have entered new hampshire. that was supposed to be the unwinnable race for democrats. george h.w. bush was at 90% in the polls after the gulf wars. all the big name democrats were taking pass. only then when it looked hopeless mario cuomo suddenly got interested in the race. it was only when bushes numbers
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started to fall and the economy got worse, it was only then he took his name out. a lot of people say there's something about mario cuomo and the nobility of a lost cause. >> nobility of a lost cause. he embraced the era of liberalism. let's talk about today and the same perspective. is there something that mario cuomo was that -- >> there's a parallel to president obama. what barack obama did what made barack obama famous. nobody knew him. he got up at the 2014 democratic convention and a revelation to everybody watching. his name was a revelation. this is hard to imagine now. but the name mauro cuomo ethnic italian name standing inging that was a revelation. the message from '84 and the message from 2004 was a revelation. what barack obama did was took the next step that mario cuomo never did. he said look i captured the country's imagination. i captured the country's
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interest. this party believes me. they believe in me. i'm going to try to turn it into something. he did. he fulfilled that step that mario cuomo never took. >> and both cerebral. you campaign in poetry and govern in prose. >> thank you for stopping by. i appreciate your insight. a big decision expected in the months ahead from hillary clinton considered by many considered to be the frontrunner in the democratic bid for the white house. also considering a run here vice president joe biden, jim webb we are any sanders, and martin o'malley. back with us is mark murray. there again we have the opportunity to lay out all the faces for you. we went over the crowded republican field last hour. there are fewer, certainly, on the democratic side. but this what hillary clinton decides to do and when.
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>> that's right. she has effectively frozen the field. you look at any poll out there and she's leading all the democratic competitors, even the sitting vice president by some 40 to 50 percentage points. she's sitting pretty if she decides to run. it's interesting to contrast the two different fields. a lot has to do with hillary clinton. the republicans, you and i last hour were talking about as many as 22 maybe 25 republicans that can run. it's a deep diverse field. the democratic field will be smaller, particularly if she decides to run. if hillary decides to run. and in a lot of ways if she decides to run there's nominal opposition. effectively she would be almost running a presidential re-elect campaign more than necessarily a campaign for the presidency that normally you have to go through the primary and general election. she started running a general election right off the bat. >> who benefits here? if she decides not to run? which many don't think she's going to do >>well so a lot of democratic
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names you mentioned would end up benefitting. a joe biden, martin o'malley the outgoing maryland governor. you end up having jim webb who formed an exploratory committee. it if she decides not to run there would be a democrat we're not talking about who can benefit. but the biggest beneficiary if hillary clinton decides not run would be the republican party, richard. hillary clinton, you look at everyone in the democratic party. she's best positioned to carry the obama coalition in 2016. all the other democrats aren't as well -- the course of things can change. someone can come out of the blue. you were talking about bill clinton and his ability to run for the presidency over cuomo in 1992. he came out of nowhere and won. most people seem to suggest that hillary clinton gives the democrats the best chance to be able to win a third consecutive term. >> you have the conversation elizabeth warren you also have jim webb when you mentioned in the last segment. >> that's right. and elizabeth warren created so
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much speculation. there are parts of the democratic base who love her populism, her attacks on wall street, and income inequality. she said she's not running. now people parse that saying she is talking in the present tense and she hasn't given the famous statement knocking that down. i would argue that's her ability to apply pressure and have influence still in this debate. i don't think anyone thinks she's going to end up running in 2016. but having her name out there a little bit you have influence and can put pressure on hillary clinton if that's her goal. >> thank you very much, mark murray. still ahead new year new laws including a raise in minimum wage across dozens of states. it's been a cold and snowy start to the new year across the country including places that do not see a lot of snow like al
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albuquerque, new mexico. a man finds something inside his arm 51 years after a car accident. i was reported being dead by one of the radio stations. four or five ribs yep. busted out the backside. >> coming up on "the rundown."
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. okay. we're 45 minutes into the first trading day of 2015. the dow is almost 100 points up. we're watching the emotional threshold of 18,000 which it hit toward the end of the year. it should be a good year. we're up by more than 100 points at the minute. we'll be watching and keep you posted on that.
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developing now on msnbc getting word from the office of nevada senator harry reid who is hospitalized yesterday after falling while exercising. msnbc's kasie hunt following the story. getting the information now. what do you know? >> hey, richard. we only know what their officer told us so far. reid was exercising at his home in nevada on new year's day when he fell after the equipment broke. he broke several ribs and several bones in his face. so obviously going to be a pretty visible injury. they say he's going to be back at it pretty soon. he's going to come back to washington this weekend, be here when congress gets started on tuesday and his doctors expect him to make a full recovery. >> do we know how long he'll be in the hospital or how long he has been in there? you may have just mentioned that. >> he was hospitalized on thursdays. he moved hospitals to go to a different facility that could better assess his injuries. he was kept overnight for observation. they haven't yet said whether he's going to be -- where he has
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been discharged. i'm sure we'll find out shortly. >> and you were mentioning some fractures. do we know yet, is it too early to say how many boeks issue broken? >> they said several ribs and bones in his face were broken. at this point we don't have an exact number of ribs broken. it sounds like a pretty significant injury. >> okay. we have a statement from the office of nevada senator harry reid says this here. that in from senator reid's office. with the latest information on that. we have that statement. we originally scheduled to speak with you because of this as we
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look toward 2015. you had the developing story for us. thank you very much for that. i want to look at the future fights of 2015, and there's some key dates out there, for instance, february 28th. funding runs out for department of homeland security. it's one piece of funding that isn't solved by the cromnibus. and this is related to the immigration debate. >> absolutely, richard. as republicans want to start out as they view as a positive growth focus agenda on energy policy and other issues there are several of these fights you mentioned that are set up already and this fight over this immigration related is from left over from the president's executive action on immigration. this is sort of what republicans promised they would do in an attempt to combat that. they left dhs funding out of the bill. they'll be it's ltussleing over it in february. it sets up tension between conservative members of the
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republican party and republican leadership maybe mcconnell. republicans have to tread carefully as far as appealing hispanic voters and looking toward 2016 presidential race. >> and another key date is the debt limit crisis. mid year we're looking at that to be another key date. a key point in the calendar. >> sure. obviously with the debt limit it can be a little bit flexible as far as exactly when it runs out. at this point looking at mid year maybe late summer. that's something you saw it last time republicans struggled to get the numbers they needed to raise the debt ceiling. this is an issue that creates tension with the party's right flank. you've heard mcconnell say repeatedly it's focussed on government funding. he said we will not shut down the government. as you can imagine, this will be another fiscal area where many of the establishment are republicans. those running the show are want going to be tagged as allowing
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the u.s. government to give up the faith and credit. >> and a final date we're watching january 12th. that is the ncaa football championship. you being a michigan grad who are you picking. ohio state or oregon? >> you know me. i can't possibly route for ohio state. i don't know how you feel about the subject. it's personal to me. i had trouble with ohio state-alabama. >> mixed feelings shall we say both being michigan grads. thank you very much. up next zooming through the other stories making news including a major upset in college football that sets up the first championship game. live pictures right now from rockefeller center outside our window here in new york city. ice skaters bundling up but a warm up and big storm on the way as well. the details next. ring ring! progresso! i can't believe i'm eating bacon and rich creamy cheese before my sister's wedding well it's only 100 calories, so you'll be ready for that dress uh-huh... you don't love the dress? i love my sister...
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most of the united states. the southwest under winter storm warnings and on the east coast new england could hit with snow rain and freezing rain. bill karins is here with more on the national forecast. is there any place across the country we can get a little bit of warm here? >> florida never got cold. they were probably the only spot in the entire country. i got myself a new screen saver. look at the beautiful shot. you can never take a bad picture with the grand canyon. with the coating snow it looks more gorgeous. it's rare for it snow all the way down to the floor of the grand canyon. all the way down the base camp it snowed. i'm sure people are taking a million pictures. it doesn'thappen that often. we're about 60% of the country is frozen. we're not bad from new york to d.c. to florida. the cold stuff is west texas, oklahoma, north wards through the northern plains. that's where the trouble is right now.
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we have ice that is breaking out here with 31 in wichita flaws. 32 in lawsuiten. it's heading toward oklahoma city. around ice storm warning. the worst after the sunsets. we'll lose a couple of degrees as the sunsets and temperatures will drop a little bit. instead of liquid it will start freezing on the surfaces. power lines, sidewalks, bridges, and overpasses will be the problems. there's a lot of rain now. there will be rain this weekend, too, heading to the ohio valley. we could see a little bit of snow? the northern portions of new england. not looking at any big snowstorms. we haven't had a big coast to coast snowstorm yet. the bottom line no big snowstorms but next weeks will be brutally cold. like the coldest we've seen since last winter when we had all the trouble. we're talking negative 40 windchills in minneapolis. northern new england could be down to negative 20. windchills in new york city below zero. it will be cold next week. >> go to florida or california.
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>> california was up to 75. back to normal. >> yeah, back to normal for them. missing in mexico. the boston bombing trial, and the ncaa football championship. let's zoom through the top stories. georgia police chief on administrative leave after shooting his wife in the bedroom. she was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. chief william mccull lum said it was an accident. there are no charges at this time police are investigating. officials say he's fully cooperating. >> we just don't know. there are a lot of things we don't know yet about what took place that we need to know before we can make any decision. >> will and maggie are nice people. he was patrolling. that means one of the rank and file guys got to be home with his family. a yoga teacher goes missing during the four day retreat in mexico. he was last heard from tuesday when he sent a picture of himself to a friend. he was hiking in the mountains.
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his wife was on the retreat. search teams and the mexican federal police are looking for him. she's worried he may be hurt. boston marathon bombing suspect lost his final appeal to move the trial out of the state. jury selection begins on monday. the 21-year-old tarnz could face the death penalty. what would the new year be like without football? the two games that determine the national championship. the ducks crushed florida state 59-20 at the rose bowl. then number four ohio state buckeyes upset alabama crimson tide 42-35. oregon and ohio state meet on january 12th in the first ever college playoff championship game. they last met in 2010. odds makers seem to be favoring the ducks. talk about the surprise of a lifetime.
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the illinois man found himself wondering if needing a doctor or mechanic when he discovered the cause of the pain in his arm was a piece of a car. it had been inside him for more than a half a century. >> no one was sure what they would find when arthur had surgery to remove an object from his arm. he a pretty good idea. >> it was a god awful accident. >> 51 years ago, arthur rushed his 1963 thunder bird head on into a truck. >> yeah. i was reported being dead by one of the radio stations. glass in the forearm, four or five ribs hip busted out. >> because of the severity of his injuries doctor didn't know a seven inch turn signal lever logged into his arm. neither did arthur when it set
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off a metal detector. weeks ago his arms started to swell. he felt pain. while looking through old photographs he realized the metal lever was missing and the surgery confirmed his suspiciouses. >> i was maded to see how corroded it was. it's almost got all the chrome on it. arthur is recovering. when he was asked what he would do? >> i don't know. i thought i was going to try to make a key chain out of it. as awful as it looks, i don't know. >> how about that. arthur's surgeon saying he removed all kind of foreign objects in the past. he hasn't seen anything like that. another step forward for same-sex marriage in the u.s. i'll talk with a couple at the center of the florida case paving the way for the 36th state to legalize same sex weddings. and new year new session of congress with a republican majority. who has the political capitol to start 2015? we'll frame the debate next.
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tuesday florida becomes the 36th state to recognize same-sex marriage. yesterday federal judge broke down one of the final barriers for gay couples in the state. all court clerks must issue marriage licenses to couples applying for them. florida republican attorney general pam bondi said she will not fight the decision. emma is here with us now. what was the issue here? some clerks were refusing to sign the licenses? >> yeah. it was a confusing situation. a federal judge struck down florida's same-sex marriage ban in august. he put the ruling on hold until next week but earlier in december, a tallahassee-based law firm sent out a memo advising florida's 67 clerks not to issue marriage licenses. and attorneys said that the ruling applied only to one clerk, the defendant, and one same-sex couple the plaintiff. and anybody else issued marriage
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licenses to same-sex couples next week they would be in violation of the state's prohibition on same sex marriage, which in florida actually carries a pretty strict penalty. it's up to $1,000 in fines and one year in jail. so naturally a lot of clerks were pretty spooked and confused. they told the associated press they wouldn't be issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples and yesterday we saw the ruling from the same federal judge saying his ruling compels all florida clerks. >> adding clarity to the confusion. >> adding clarity. absolutely. >> this might be the last chapter for this particular battle, but what else are you seeing when it comes to the battle here for proponents of same-sex marriage? >> well, the case still has to go through the appeals process. the 11th circuit court of appeals will hear oral arguments in this case in florida. same sex couples will be able to marry. and the fifth will hear to
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challenges to texas, louisiana, and mississippi. incidentally, on the same day the supreme court has the january conference. they'll be discussing whether or not to grant credit to take up marriage equality cases out of the sixth circuit, tennessee, michigan, and ohio. let's bring in two of the plaintiffs in the florida's case that emma was telling us about. have a necessary . you filed the suit along with five other couples. tell us what it was about. how you came about the suit and what you did. >> so a year ago, we filed -- we went to the clerk of court to file for our marriage license. we were denied. so we filed a lawsuit against the clerk of courts in miami, and we've got through the process and had the lower court rule in our favor, which has been appealed. and we're currently in the third district court of appeals waiting for something to happen
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there. but with the case that has been lifted as of monday hopefully we can apply for our a marriage license. we're going to be having a hearing with our judge on monday and we're excited to see what happens. >> so it sounds like basha mixed in terms of this latest piece of progress that emma was telling us about. you don't know what might be next. you're talking about the case being in the court of appeals. maybe it's too early to ask you, but is this the outcome that you want that you needed? >> so far i think that it's optimistic that as of january 6th because of this decision yesterday, this was on new year's day, which was amazing, we're pretty confident we'll be getting married really soon. you know, there might be bumps in the road but we're confident that florida is there. >> are you concerned -- because you say that if you get married that some future decision may annul it?
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>> if that happens, that's part of the process. we have gone through these ups and downs. we're prepared for it. you know, we've been together for almost nine years, and we've fought a few things throughout these nine years, and if that happens, we will just go through the process. >> i think ultimately, i mean, the fact that we filed this suit about a year ago and it's taken one year. that's major progress for florida. i think that no matter what 2015 is going to be the year for marriage equality in florida. >> 36th state. you have a son, right? >> we do. we have -- he'll be 6 next week. >> what is his name? >> ethan. >> have you talked to ethan about the latest development or the battle overall? how does he discuss it with you? >> well, he realized a year ago we weren't married. we started talking to him about us not being married and why. for a 5-year-old he understands.
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and we told him that we are going to be getting married soon. he's excited because he understands that he'll be a part of us getting married. he's really looking forward to it. >> he's looking forward to it. to you, have a necessary is a vanessa you smile clearly when talking about it. what do you say to him? >> yeah he's just, you know, he's just excited. so we're as excited as he is. he's feeding off our energy so he just wants to make sure he's there. we reassured him he'll be there. >> sounds like he's a go getter. >> yeah. >> thank you so much! >> thank you for having us. the same-sex marriage slated to begin as early as tuesday across florida. also beginning tuesday, the new republican dominated congress gets to work in washington. the republican party wants to contain a pair of controversies just days before their set to take control on the hill. gop congressman michael grimm resigning after pleading guilty
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to felony tax evasion and steve scalise saying in a statement it was a mistake i regret and oppose the devisive racial and religious views that groups like these hold. president obama's approval rating is at the highest point in a year and a half. now stands at 48% up 5 points since october. that according to gallop. joining me now is angela rye and chris wilson. good morning. angela starting with you, how do democrats leverage the early developments. the controversy brewing at the moment? >> well, richard, as you know these things happen all the time. i think bigger thing we need to focus on is the gallup poll that said politicians are the biggest problem facing america. not even the economy all though it was a close second. the reality is that, you know, human frailties are fine but the
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way in which you deal with them is abundantly important. i think folks are tired of this you know, either this or that type of political atmosphere in washington. it's a frustrating place to work. it's a frustrating place to be on the hill if you're elected and can't get anything done. it's a frustrated proposition for the president who has had to move solely almost through executive action because he can't get anything from capitol hill from the house or the senate side. i think a lot of this -- we have a lot to see in this upcoming 114th congress. i think we're going to have to wait to see. i know, people are tired of the stalemate. >> you're tired of the stalemate and hopeful, it sounds like angela. and you know what is needed. chris, i think you might agree. how do republicans quiet the stories. as angela saying this always happens. you move on. >> it happens and you move on. i think the way steve scalise and republicans need to deal
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with this the same way president obama dealt with the jeremiah wright. he was not aware of the hateful rhetoric and moved on. i think the media granted that. i think that will happen with scalise. as long as there's nothing else that develops i think it becomes yesterday's news. where we go from here is up to president obama. does he choose the path that bill clinton, does he work with the republican house and senate and pass things like clinton did like welfare reform or take a hard core no approach and veto anything that comes out of the republican-led congress. if that's the case we'll have two more years of gridlock and it will be unfortunate. i think you'll continue to see the politicians are seen as the number one impediment to getting things done. i'm hopeful there will be a new spirit of conciliation as we move into the new year. and president obama will take the opportunity to learn from the lessons of bill clinton coming out of the '94 elections and hopefully accomplish things moving into 2016. >> quickly responding to chris
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and the point to the president and him taking action moving forward. congress needs to be part of this, too. >> sure. two things i think folks can learn from president obama at this point. we saw the gallup poll numbers and the numbers are higher than bill clinton's were at this time. secondly, just on the scalise thing. scalise was taking donations from this same man that introduced him to the white supremacist group. that's not jeremiah wright this please. >> obama was meeting with wright going into -- >> you know it was far more complex. >> let's not talk about that. >> i'm not going to -- >> they're not parallel. >> i want to move on what was talked about. are the approval ratings that the president is getting toward the end of the year here. you're alluding to those, angela. i'll go to you, chris, on the numbers. does that mean that congress has to deal with the more popular president coming into 2015 here and we'll see more things happen because they'll be willing to come to the table >>well as low as they have
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gotten i don't think they're going anywhere but up. i'm actually -- i mean that sincerely sincerely. i'm hopeful there are opportunities for the president and congress to come together and fix some of the issues that have not been dealt with over the last couple of years. frankly, that have been stopped the democratic senate. the biggest impediment was between harry reid and president obama. hopefully it will be spirit of bipartisan ship conciliation and take some of the issues that have been sitting there and languishing for the last couple of years and the two can work together to give the example of bill clip ton and welfare reform. i think there a lot of issues that easy that they can address together. >> the president liking numbers not only from gallup the orc poll that showed the numbers are rising. is as the president moves forward, does he feel like he has the electorate behind him.
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he can make a prove. and on the flip side looking at the waning months of his administration and he has to balance both. >> i think he's demonstrated contrary to what other folks anticipated he's not planning to lose any ground whatsoever. he's continued to move his agenda forward. i think there are two places where the republicans and the president can work together. certainly on the trade agenda. if they can move appropriation issues. not the crisis continuing resolutions we saw often. there are two things that should be off the table. that is obamacare and it is also the keystone pipeline. if we can move to pack the issues on something far more productive. i think you'll see a good 114th president with the congress. >> i don't see any question obamacare has to be on the table. people are hurting the fact they have to pay more. if he tries to take obamacare off the table, you'll see his approval ratings plummet and american people revolt against what they have to pay in higher
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fees. losing their doctors. people are hurting. i think to try to suggest it should be off the table is a complete incensivitysensitivitycensesensitivity to the american people. >> thank you for your perspective. still ahead on msnbc. some new laws in effect across the country including minimum wage hike. we'll talk about the states that will feel the impact most and which may be next. alright, so this tylenol arthritis lasts 8 hours, but aleve can last 12 hours... and aleve is proven to work better on pain than tylenol arthritis. so why am i still thinking about this? how are you? aleve, proven better on pain.
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makes sense because drivers should know state laws. >> people are driving with licenses from their countries or other states with different rules and they are not properly trained in california driving safety. >> one catch the new licenses will be marked to show they cannot be used as a federally approved id to board an airplane. under a new law in illinois employers must provide accommodations to their pregnant workers such as more frequent rest and bathroom breaks with lifting and moved work schedule. >> we should be putting women in the position of choosing between their work and a healthy pregnancy. these are not -- most of these accommodations with no cost or low cost to employers. >> most states are limiting the use of drones with camera attaches. north carolina is the latest state to ban them for use by hunters or by animal rights act activists to spy on hunters. similar effects in alaska, colorado, montana, and
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california bans them to capture images that could only be seen without a drone by trespassing. you can buy a hike safe guard and if they're injured or get lost they won't have to reimburse the state for the expenses which can run up to $50,000. people on social security will see a slight boost on their checks. 1.7% cost of living adjustment. the average retiree gets about $22 more a month. pete williams nbc news washington. and the california department of motor vehicles said it expects more than a million people they will apply for a license in the first three years of the program there undocumented immigrants taking advantage of that new law. and the new year also means a pay raise for some 3 million minimum wage workers. the smallest hike in florida at 12 cents more an hour for them there. the biggest increase in south dakota an extra $1.25 per hour. joined by alicia fruman who
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about this. as we look at the differences across the country getting a 5% increase versus a 20% increase in your wage that can mean a wholly different existence. >> of the 20 states 11 because of adjustments because of inflations. we're seeing anywhere from 12 cents to about 23 cents. which isn't a whole lot. in the other 11 states that's a result of direct ballot initiatives or actions by state legislature legislatures. we're seeing a bigger bump in places like south dakota where workers are going to see a bump of $1.25. if you're making minimum wage $7.25 it comes out to $15,000. the average worker will see themselves making an extra $2,000 a year which is real money. >> that's right. that's a good 12 to 13% increase
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you can go out and use. economists, obviously, mixed on what it might mean for the economy. does it create jobs? reduce jobs? increase consumer spending? >> well, it depends which economist you ask. some exist hadconomists will say it hurts businesses operates on thin margins already. they have to cut back on hiring because they have to pay workers more. there's a lot of economists who say it's a good thing. we're giving our workers more money. they'll pour it into the economy. the economy will grow. it's the thing to do if we really want to bridge the gap between the middle class and the poor. thank you so much. you can find her article on msnbc.com. thank you. still ahead high times in colorado. after a year of legal pot, what have we learned? what might change going forward? that's ahead on "the rundown." e huh, fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. everybody knows that. well, did you know you that
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. it has been just about a year since colorado became the first state to legalize marijuana for recreational use. it brought a lot of money and controversy to boot. gabe gutierrez is in denver with more. >> reporter: on january 1st, the lines were long and the hopes were high. a year later at denver's cannabis center the frenzy has calmed but business is booming. >> i had five employees now i have 40. >> through october recreational and medical marijuana sales topped half a billion dollars. that's raked in more than $60 million in tax revenue, licenses, and fees. colorado's governor said that's only a drop in the bucket for the state's budget. >> so far has it been worth it? >> i think we're making significant progress. >> you sound skeptical. >> i'm cautious. law enforcement agencies report a 65% decrease in black market
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marijuana see accident occurs since 2012. statewide crime data for the year is not available yet. the denver post reports marijuana dui arrests in the city have more than doubled and police have issued more than 600 citations for public consumption of pot. more than triple last year. have been accounts of more homeless people flocking to colorado and several children rushed to emergency rooms after eating pot edibles. there we're in a new world of insanely potent pot in colorado. it's a real concern. >> reporter: the war over sweet playing out in denver neighbors like south broadway where other businesses say they're being overrun by pot shops. >> to say that colorado is just about marijuana now is outrageous. we're so much more than marijuana. we're so much minnesota pot. >> reporter: for decades this has been known as antique row. dispensaries want to call it the
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green mile. >> it's been an incredible experiment. i'm proud colorado stepped up to the plate and let it happen. >> thank you so much for the report. colorado's annual demand for marijuana is estimated at 130 met trickric tons. nebraska and oklahoma sued colorado saying this pot turned up in their state. this wrapping us. "the rundown" on msnbc. "newsnation" with tamron hall is up next. stick around. it's time for the "your business" entrepreneur of the week. anna joyce of portland oregon opened her hand crafted clothing line five years ago. she used the marketing power of the site to expand and become a finalist in martha stewart's american-made awards. watch more on sunday mornings at 7:30 on msnbc. if i can impart one lesson to a new business owner, it would be one thing i've learned is my philosophy is real simple american express open forum is an on-line community,
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good morning everyone. i'm ayman mohyeldin in for tamron hall. this is "newsnation." we begin with developing news about harry reid. we're learning that senator reid was hospitalized yesterday after he broke several bones during a workout. nbc's kasie hunt joins us from washington, d.c., with the details. what happened? >> hey ayman. according to senator reid's
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office, he was exercising at home yesterday on new year's day when a resistence band snapped, hit him, and caused him to fall. reid's office said quote, a piece -- senator reid will return to washington this weekend and be in the office tuesday as the senate prepares to reconvene. his doctors expect a full recovery. so it sound like a pretty nasty injury. one that we'll be able to see as soon as he comes back to work. it's not the first time senator reid has been involved in an exercise-related injury. he dislocated his shoulder a couple of years ago during a run and appeared on the senate floor looking injured at that point. >> you mentioned he's expected to make a full recovery. do we have a time line on any of those ailments when he'll be able to recover? >> they haven't said that as of yet. we know he's
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