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that is going to happen. senate sources saying that a floor vote on her is likely to be next week. there has been no official announcement on this. junior texas senator ted cruz has been campaigning that the republican leadership in congress should. even allow a vote on her on the floor. but again, our sources telling us tonight that the republican leadership in congress is blowing off ted cruz on this matter and loretta lynch will get her vote to be the next attorney general of the united states next week. we'll see. that does it for us tonight. see you again tomorrow. now it's time for "the last word with lawrence o'donnell." >> you've been great about pushing the loretta lynch vote in the senate. and insisting that there's no reason for delay. finally we have movement. >> there is movement. and our sources tell us it's going to happen next week. no official word on that. ted cruz is saying it should never happen. we shall see. >> we heard it from rachel first. a vote next week that means she's going to be sworn in at the end of the week.
thanks rachel. with funding for homeland security running out tomorrow night, republicans in the house and senate are still arguing about exactly when they should surrender to the democrats and president obama. and rand paul is opening up a new campaign attack against jeb bush. jeb's use of drugs when she was in high school. >> every mayor, governor police chief, sheriff and police commissioner should be concerned about this. >> funding the department of homeland security. >> it's absolute insanity for republicans if we don't vote on a clean bill. maybe if their state was attacked they would knock it off. >> this is all about time. >> time is running out. >> when they make decisions, i'll let you know. >> it's about time for them to grow up and pass this pill. >> i want a commander in chief who will do everything in their power to ensure that the threat
from read call islamic terrorists do not wash up on american soil. >> the annual gathering of the conservative political action conference. >> we have a job to do. >> men and women gathered here today are gathered to fight for freedom in our country. >> and that job is not just to find the guy who can shout freedom the loudest. >> the people want freedom online. >> the future of the internet may have just been decided in a land mark vote today by the fcc. >> onto important news now. the llamas are still on the loose. doesn't want to be caught. we should probably move on with the news. >> when the clock struck midnight, pot became legal in the nation's capital. >> when jeb was a very wealthy kid, he used marijuana but didn't get caught. the law seems to target and seems to go after poor people often people of color. three out of four people in jail are black or brown. >> today on the individual anniversary of trayvon martin's
death. >> today marks three years since trayvon martin was shot dead in florida. >> history belongs to all of us. >> i want to go and meet the people. it's a politically charged situation. >> when does it air? >> oh it will never air. i don't know. >> let's just read it because it appeared right there. >> as you asked me i saw it right there and i thought, there's a reason you're leaving. for six weeks, house republicans have been clinging to a hopeless strategy for funding the department of homeland security. they have mistakenly believed until tonight that they could force president obama to sign a bill funding the department of homeland security, a bill which would include provisions that would nullify the president's executive actions on immigration. they foolishly believed president obama would sign such a bill because funding the department of homeland security is so important. of course house speaker john
boehner never believed any of that stuff, but he had to publicly pretend he believed it so that the amateur right wing of his party would not rebel against him. as it happens, senate democrats filibustered the house bill in the senate and have now forced republican senate majority leader mitch mcconnell to advance a clean bill that democrats can vote for and the president can sign. house republicans have stopped clinging to the wreckage of their failed strategy and are finally offering a new idea. a time-out of sorts. the house republican plan is now to vote tomorrow on a clean, three-week extension of homeland security funding, which, if past will do nothing more than delay the inevitable republican surrender by a few weeks. the republican delayed surrender strategy would mean another few weeks of the secretary of
homeland security explaining things like this to the congress and the country. >> if you look at photographs of the immediate aftermath of the boston marathon bombing, much of the first responder communications equipment portable radios fire helmets, high visibility vests, response vehicles, life saving equipment, and mass casualty supplies were things paid for by grants from the department of homeland security. this is not just an inside the beltway political jousting. a failure to fund the department of homeland security fully has real impacts on public safety. >> joining me now is nbc news capitol hill respond luke russert. also joining us the senior editor of the atlantic david frum, and blake seth. luke, you created today one of
the great performance art moments in the history of the speakership of the house of representatives. let's take a look at that. >> homeland security funding runs out on friday. are we less safe as a nation in >> if ands and buts but candy and nuts -- >> are you going to kill it, have you even had this discussion? >> when they make decisions, i'll let you know. >> luke i'm speechless. but can you translate for us? you know the speaker. you've listened to him. can you translate, if ands and butts were candy and nuts every day would be christmas, what does that mean? >> it's something that the speaker often says when -- >> really he's done that line before? >> he's said that a few times when he has his back against the wall and we say, why don't you pass essentially the way forward. but i will say that the comparison i've used for john
boehner this week, lawrence is marshawn lynch. john boehner has repeated the same thing over and over again a variety of times, essentially that the house acted, the ball is in the senate's court and they're awaiting to hear from the senate. even though mitch mcconnell made his intentions known on monday. so john boehner is doing exactly as he's done since he started his speakership. he's allowing for the conservative faction of his conference to beat their chest, to scream and yell to try and figure out a way to quote unquote stand up to the president regarding this issue of immigration in the past. it's been different issues, but at the end of the day, especially when mcconnell cuts this deal we know that john boehner is going to have to take what mcconnell is giving him from the senate. it's just a question of when not a question of if. so in this case john boehner today at his press conference was trying to move it along, coming up with different marshawn lynches, just saying the same thing over and over. around 5:00 today, came to the
realization that, okay we're going to have to do something because we don't want to allow homeland security funding to expire. the one thing i will point out, lawrence that came to my mind during that press conference, if the shoe was on the other foot and a democrat had done something like that over the issue of homeland security the outrage from conservative media, i don't think anybody would have been able to hear themselves speak it would been so loud. but it shows you, the issue when they decide to fight immigration, dhs, as one republican said to me earlier, they say we lower your taxes and kill terrorists. i don't know why we're giving away one of those two things. >> in 2011 and 2014 when republicans forced debt ceiling battles over issues that were not relevant to the debt ceiling, republicans were behaving in a way detrimental to american institutions. that is not true this time. the cause of this is president obama's executive amnesty, that
his determination to wave enforcement of immigration laws on a massive scale and to issue social security cards to people who are not legally entitled to bear them. the republicans are looking for a way to stop this. what the president is doing this time that is an attack on american institutions -- >> but david, there's a way to stop it. they're going to have a separate vote on stopping it separate than funding the department of homeland security. that's a way to stop it. >> as you know from your days in the senate there's nothing more traditional that congress does than to say to the president, you may not spend any money to do this that or the third thing. and congress does that all the time. that is what they're doing here is they're attaching on the bill that is relevant to the u.s. citizenship and immigration service, they're saying no nony may be spent to further this purpose that's never passed the house or the senate and -- >> but david, the votes aren't there to pass that bill. so the adult choice is to move
to the next possibility, isn't it? >> but what the president has done here he didn't have the votes either. the president did something that's a prerogative of congress. he's not exercising prosecutorial discretion he's simply stopping enforcement of a category of law and entering people into the social security system who should. be there. and congress is saying you don't have the power to do that and we're looking a way to stop it. >> let's listen to a republican who understands your argument david, and who would like to stop all those things that you would like to stop but also recognizes that the department of homeland security has to be funded. let's listen to what peter king says about this. >> it's absolute insanity for the republicans if we don't vote on a clean bill. if the senate sends us a clean bill, we have an obligation not just a political obligation but a moral obligation to vote on that to be defunding the department of homeland security at a time when the terror threats are greater now than any time since 9/11 to me is just
living -- it's a fantasy world, a delusional world. time has come for a decision to be made. just put it on the house floor. people can vote any way they want. i have no doubt that a solid majority of the house of representatives would vote yes. just give us democracy and let us vote. >> he's absolutely right, that it would pass. >> i think david comes from a good philosophical place, but the problem for david is that mitch mcconnell disagrees with him. mitch mcconnell said the game is over. we played this little stunt. we tried to appeal to our far right base. the deadline is here. so mitch mcconnell is saying let's do a clean bill. this isn't about president obama anymore. mitch mcconnell chose president obama's side over john boehner's side. >> luke russert, how many peter
kings are there in the republican house and how many people not facing reality as peter king would describe them are in the republican house? >> i asked leadership aides and a few members a few days ago what they thought the number would be if a clean homeland security bill would go on the floor, the number i got was 65 maybe as high as 85. so there's no doubt they could have moved it forward, but it would have violated the rule that says whenever you have a gop majority you want to get the majority of the majority before you put something on the house floor. that has been the story of the boehner speakership, that he does not want to violate that rule until the last possible moment. one last thing that i would tell you about this whole fight, lawrence, that i found fascinating is here you have the new republican majority. they have spent two months on keystone and this and more likely than not, going to spend most of march on this and a
medicare doc fix. so any new ideas they were trying to show the american public have been pushed to the back burner. a lot of senior republicans have told me that's what they hate the most, they're not having an opportunity to express what they're for. >> quickly, david. >> president obama also had the option of putting the department of homeland security first. he didn't. he put it second to his quite lawless, now struck down by federal court executive amnesty. that was his top priority. homeland security was second for him. >> we'll hear more speeches like that on the house floor as they go through the surrender floor. before we leave, one thing about this so-called hastert rule i know everybody in washington calls it that it's not a rule. there is no rule of the house that says this. it was just denny hastert's preference, his political preference when he was speaker, and there's nothing that binds any speaker on that. >> it's not in the constitution.
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when jeb was a very healthy kid in a very elite school, he used marijuana but didn't get caught and didn't go to jail. i'm talking about the hypocrisy of evading the law, because the law seems to target and seems to go after poor people, often people of color. >> that was rand paul talking about jeb bush's drug history on fox news last night. tomorrow, rand paul and jeb bush will address the conservative political action conference where rand paul has won the straw poll for the last two years. back with me luke russert, david frum, and blake zeth. david, how is that line of argument going to go over with republican vote sners >> the republican party is divided on the marijuana issue, but let's remember what rand paul is advocating.
he is not a friend to the groups he's speaking for. he's not a friend to people of color, he wants to make marijuana legal. the consequences are dangerous and they are going to fall on the people who will be exposed to all kinds of life risks. it is made easier to start taking drugs, easier to keep using drugs. >> blake, what i find so fascinating about this line of attack there's the obvious side of look at this guy, he gets away with it and he wants to put people in prison for what he got away with. there's also a clear line of attack about bush privilege. just bush life privilege in general. high school is not exactly the way we describe the school. this is andover, one of the most elite boarding schools in america where he was. let me just read to you, this was all revealed in "the boston globe." let's just read this description
taught you how to hold your hits better? >> i think rand paul would be a good teacher. but he's bringing up this idea of privilege. but rand paul is the son of a congressman and doctor. he's hardly some guy who had to work his way up from the boot straps. but the other big point is that this feels to me more than marijuana. this is rand paul taking a shot at jeb bush, who is the big dog in the establishment lane of the gop primary. tomorrow he's going to be speaking at cpac a very right crowd, the libertarian types tea party. it's like hitting a pinata. i think rand paul doesn't like jeb bush and sees this as an opportunity to score some points with his base. >> luke russert, jeb's brother had maybe the most charming answer when he said when i was young and foolish, i was young and foolish. jeb is not quite the both. what he said was, i drank
alcohol and smoked marijuana when i was at andover. it was pretty common. luke how do you see this particular line of attack playing out by rand paul? >> well it's interesting, because i think the real purpose of it is he's trying to grow the gop brand and talking about criminal justice reform. the thing about washington, d.c. where i am right now, which we just legalized today, there was a report that was really this sort of catalyst for the legalization which was when there were drug possession arrests in washington this was in "the washington post," even though blacks and whites use it equally, nine out of ten arrests were for blacks. so rand paul is trying to tap into that and a byproduct is going against jeb bush saying are you going to arrest a 65-year-old man for medical marijuana? kind of showing this idea that jeb bush is trying to overreach here, at least legally to panld
tore -- pander to a base. rand paul, more so than other candidates, has been throwing the hammer down at his opponents. he's not holding back. >> david frum? >> it's a nightmare version of gop extension. the way you want to extend the gop brand is making health care more affordable. the libertarian message reports to be the solution to the republican party. what the party needs is a health care and economic message. >> thank you all for joining me tonight. coming up next one of the islamic state fighters who has been photographed beside a beheaded corpse used to have only one dream, becoming a fitness instructor with his own fitness studio. the extraordinary story of how that dream turned into fighting for the islamic state is next.
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success to fighting for the islamic state has been done with a company video on "the new york times" website. joining me now is mona a video journalist for "the new york times." this article that you wrote in "the new york times"," absolutely stunning. when i read it i knew we wanted to talk to you about it. it's the case study, his first name is islam, and i just want to read your introduction to this. this is an amazingly tight paragraph that takes him from what was his life into the islamic state. and you begin by quoting his father who you found and was able to talk to, and his father said to you --
>> that is as -- and then you lay out in great detail how that all happened. how did you first of all get this story and get all these people who knew him to agree to be interviewed? >> right. well, he was fortunately for us very vocal through his social media -- on his twitter account, on facebook at first. and he would just post pictures and tweet out where he was, what he's doing. and of course a lot of people
found that shocking and local egyptian media became aware of what he was up to and there was a focus on his specific case because it was out there. so i was intrigued by his sort of -- i was intrigued well how did he get there, really? and that's what made me pursue the story. >> his father was very disappointed when he became not so religious during his body building pursuits. >> true. his father used to push him to pray because he wasn't very on servant. >> does his father now regret he pushed him to pray? >> i didn't ask him that specific question. the father is really struggling with the entire situation, but he does -- he did, you know i remember he -- you know he's struggling with his own feelings really and one of the things he's struggling with is how did his son get there?
he said you know at one point he's like this is -- i'm trying to remember exactly what he told me. but he said basically this cannot mean that i feel as a father even is responsible for this. the system is responsible for this. the leadership is responsible for this. what he really was trying to say is that there's so many different factors that have basically pulled his son toward this direction, toward isis eventually. and he can face the fact that he could have somehow possibly been entirely responsible for how he raised his son and how his son ended up with isis. >> you do mix in all the various elements in the article, including religion. and there's something you touch on in here that i have not read specified in any other kinds of accounts of this. that is the kind of sexual repression that these young boys are living with. you prefer to it as in the
piece you say there are some more delicate subjects not often publicly debated, let alone dissected, like the conservative thinking that defines the faith for many muslims today, or sexual repression among young people who are taught that their physical and emotional desires can bring them eternal damnation. we see later in the piece, as he becomes religious, where he used to chase girls and proudly talk about having had sex with girls, he then will push his friend we have to walk faster so i don't have to look at that woman walking in front of me. >> right. i think what we were talking about earlier, being pulled in different directions and trying to figure out what moral code he wants to observe and live by it manifested itself in this issue of women, as a young guy. you know a lot of young men everywhere are thinking about women and pursuing women, not pursuing women, what's the best
thing to do, not to do? >> and what is their religion telling them about women at that same timesome sometime? >> well the religion is telling them broadly they should not be in a relationship with a woman unless they're married to her. >> his mentor he starts to follow lectures that if you see women in class and school and you become fond of them and you never say a word to them you have still sinned. that's how repressed this is. >> that's a very ultraconservative view. so some religious leaders may not go to that extent but they would still tell you that if you're in a relationship with a woman who you're not married to that's a sin. of course this particular religious leader has taken it to the next level and saying just merely looking at a woman or just platonically falling in love with a woman is still a sin, which is a very difficult lesson for a young guy to process and live with.
>> uh-huh. and at the same time incredibly difficult for them in the culture they're in to move into a more western view of this and so there's just this incredible frustration. >> there is an incredible frustration, but it's also happening in a certain context of a region that's mired in conflict and war. and that's a very important component. and also in a country where, at one point, these young men, you know, had this very strong sense of hope. there was a revolution there was this brief moment that really sort of motivated people and made them feel like they could matter, that he could be a somebody, he could really sort of you know change his life take charge and then that sort of collapsed. >> what do we know about -- all of that i think i can follow and the part that i haven't heard anyone describe is how we get from that recruitment point to now you're a member of this fighting force. >> right. >> to it's now your turn to
behead someone. that actual act is so strange that there are all sorts of soldiers around the world who would refuse to do it. they say that's not the way we're going to do this. >> right. so from just you know speaking and reporting on the story basically we have the look at this it's stages. he started as someone as slightly dissatisfied with his life and turned to religion is not the same person who is now with isis and committing these killings. so there's a progression there. when he turned to religion he was looking for some sort of definition in his life and he acontinuea adopted this ultraconservative view that made it difficult to live in this society and be happy. when he was waiting for a political transformation, he had
a vision of an islamic state in egypt, and that did not happen. and the country sort of turned around and went in the opposite direction and he became very sort of desperate and looked for something else. and at this point, you know he's watching what's happening in syria. he's thinking maybe there's a calling there. maybe he can go fight the forces of bashar al assad and be a constructive force against evil. that's part of what is going on there. and he thinks he's fighting for a just cause. >> i get all that and i get the taking up arms -- >> but as soon as you're in syria, things change. now you're the dominant sort of group is isis. he joins isis and he becomes indoctrinated with you know even more conservative even more radical views of what his role should be as a muslim. and how to define his religion
and to live by his religion. and he takes it all the way, and basically within that sort of militant ideology anyone outside of their very sort of specific definition of islam is considered an infidel. >> mona -- >> and i mean the vast majority of muslims clearly would not -- >> of course. >> -- see that as being the proper definition of their faith. >> exactly. thank you very much for your report. thanks for joining us tonight. we will link to this very important "new york times" article on our website. >> thank you. coming up texas sports caster dale hanson has a deeply personal response to some high school basketball fans holding up signs that said "white power." and robin williams' daughter zelda does her first television interview since her father's death. that's coming up.
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dale hanson is back with a guest rewrite of sorts. he's well known to texas sports fans having done 33 years as the sports guy at wfaa tv in dallas. dale hanson first appeared on this program when we showed you his very positive reaction to college football player michael sam revealing that he's gay just before the nfl draft. something happened at a recent high school basketball game in texas that dale hanson felt compelled to comment on. the game took three overtimes for the flower mound jaguars to beat the plano east panthers 75-73. but dale hanson wasn't interested in what happened on the court. he wanted to talk about what the
flower pound high school fans did during the game. they held up two signs, one sign saying white, the other sign saying power. he had a very personal reaction to that including the memory of growing up under the spell of racism. >> that basketball game at flower mound a week or so ago has changed some of the rules now, but it hasn't changed nearly enough. kids were seen holding up signs saying white power, and too many parents tried to defend what you cannot defend. some parents actually argued that it was just a mistake. they had five signs, had two and when held accident, it said white power. school officials say now it was no accident and how could it have been? they're taking their signs away but there's a history in flower mound. when my granddaughter would be
at a game in now flower mound, they would hear the chant, welfare babies do you know who your baby is because we know ours. i don't blame the kids as much as some of you might. maybe because i used to be one of those kids. i was raised if a small iowa farm town that had only one black family in the county. and raised by a man who used the n word like it was a proper noun. i think i was 12 before i realized the n word wasn't the first name of hank aaron and so many more. my dad always referred to the black athlete and any person of color he didn't know that way, but he loved the matthews family. henry and billy matthews were good people. the whole family was. my dad always said, they were different. the one black family he knew were good people. all the others he didn't know they were the bad people.
the ignorance and that reasoning will twist your mind and it twisted mine. kids have to be taught to hate and it's our parents and grandparents and our teachers and coaches too that teach us to hate. kids become the product of that environment. i was and they are. the kids who hold the signs and chant their racist slurs, and it's not all of them it never is. but their ignorance perpetuates the stereotype of all of us in texas as a racist ignorant people. but that ignorance will be replaced some day by the wisdom they learn, when they live in the real world, when they meet the people who don't look like them, didn't grow up the way they did, the poem who make this life worth living. they will change. not all of them. it never is. but they will change. i did a long time ago. they can, too. but not if we try to defend what you cannot defend and not if we stay silent and think taking
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last year the organization american atheists was not allowed at cpac. this year they got a booth and speaking slot. reporters say atheist run jamilla bay got a tepid response among the mostly christian conservative audience. >> embrace me. let me vote for gop candidates. let's do this as americans, one and all. thank you. [ applause ] >> hmmm. wonder why they didn't embrace her? what could it be? we'll be right back with the first tv interview of robin
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he was one of a kind. kind gentle and funny beyond belief. shocking. that was a text i received from a dear friend of robin williams the day he died six months ago. his 25-year-old daughter zelda, has done her first television interview since her father's death with nbc's kate snow. >> laughter was incredibly important to him.
>> you wrote last summer that your father was one of the most kindest and gentlest souls you've ever known and i want to quote what you wrote, the entire world is forever a little darker, less colorful and less full of laughter in his absence. we just have to work twice as hard to fill it back up again. >> yeah. >> is that why you're doing this? >> i don't think it's sadder in general that he's gone. i think a lot of people feel his absence, but for me especially, yeah, it's going to take a lot of work to allow myself to have the sort of fun and happy life that i had. >> when everything happened last summer i'm curious how it felt to be you, because it seemed like everybody was so stunned by it. and there was so much outpouring of -- i hope there was outpouring of support to you. did you feel that? >> it is to the something that's
even easy to put into words, for as much as i love words and have a lot of faith in them. there was an enormous outpouring of love from every corner of the world, and it's not to say that people didn't know dad. they knew a dad that he was proud of them knowing, because he was an incredibly kind and incredibly caring man. he was also very private and very calm and very subdued. and so the side of him that people know and love and is attached to their childhood is the characters that he had so much fun being. >> hello! >> and that's what's important and that's what a lot of people will hold on to. that's not going anywhere. it's lovely when poem say things like, my condolences. but it's nice to have our private life be our private life. >> i lost somebody to suicide too, so i know that there's often that sort of why did this happen question. >> i don't think there's a point.
>> because you'll never know. >> no and it's not -- it's not important to ask, because it's -- >> it's done. >> yeah. >> that seems to me like what all the people who knew your dad as a fan, all the people who loved him and his work when it happened everybody wanted to know why. how could this happen? >> diseases are until we find out exactly how they work we don't have an explanation. so there is no one that offer -- >> a lot of people who have been through it and lost someone, the ones that i found that have gone on to lead very full lives found that they just had to know that there's no point questioning it and there's no point blaming anyone else for it. there's no point blaming yourself or the world or whatever the case may be because it happened. so you have to continue to move
and you have to continue to live and manage. >> and while it won't be easy for her, on friday night, zelda williams will honor robin williams and his legacy of giving back by presenting an award to her father and teammates at the challenged athletes foundation who joined him in a triathlon every year. >> dad was an extremely athletic person. >> he was a huge biker. >> robin williams met rudy when he was just 10. >> they were on team braveheart. and rudy who just won the gold last year tagged dad and dad would do the biking leg, then he would tag scott. and that was the team. >> zelda remembers her dad always taking people under his wing. >> he would feet guys there that would not participating, that just lost limbs, maybe a family friend brought them because they were depressed or because they needed to witness something remarkable. and he would go and talk to them
and he would be like next year i want you to do this. he's done charity as long as he's had the ability to do it. >> tonight on "all in" -- >> when i make decisions i will let you know. >> the republican house prepares to shut it down. then the cpac royal rumble begins. >> i went to my priest and said i'm giving up the "new york times" for lent. >> the highlights from day one. a massive surprise for democrats in chicago. >> nobody thought we would be here tonight. >> meet the candidate that forced an upset runoff on rahm emanuel. and meet the two l