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at worked? american express' timeless safety and security are now available on apple pay. the next evolution of membership is here. in 2012 in mid december just before christmas, andrea mitchell was on the state department beat at the washington bureau for nbc news when andrea mitchell reported some dramatic, very unexpected news about then s soecretary of state hillary clinton. >> nbc's andrea mitchell is in our washington bureau with more. >> good evening. officials say hillary clinton was never hospitalized but has been home forcing her to cancel a trip. tonight her doctors say extreme dehydration from the virus caused her to faint and over the
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week they determined she also sustain add concussion. >> that was surprising news. that was december 15 2012. shocking news, right, the reason hillary clinton had been out of the public eye t reason she had to cancel a trip as secretary of state. was because she had fainted and she had sustained a concussion. well andrea mitchell in that report, she was careful to say secretary of state clinton was resting at home. but then more than two weeks later, two weeks after the fall secretary clinton was hospitalized. this was new year's eve, 2012 two weeks after andrea's initial report, she was recovering at home, two weeks after that report secretary clinton was in the hospital. and this already worrying story looked like it was something more serious. >> let's start with that health scare for secretary of state hillary clinton.
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andrea, good morning. >> hillary clinton was set to return to work later this week before her sudden hospital iceation sunday for what her spokesman called a blood clot from the concussion she sustained earlier. >> she is the administration's most high profile frequent flyer. 1 tell countries, nearly one million miles, more than 400 days of travel grounded under doctor's care. after her spokesman says physicians discovered a blood clot sunday. on a whirl wind trip in december clinton picked up a stomach virus causing dehydration that led to a fall concussion and now her aide says a blood clot. >> she had a very real accident and she's recovering from it and she will be back. >> secretary clinton is recovering from a serious virus, and concussion, all of you who know hillary know that she would rather be here today. >> clinton's spokesman has not said where the bloud clot is
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located. dock sers say if in her legs it's treatable, if in the lungs or the brain it would be potentially more dangerous. and doctors of course want to make sure there is no other underlying condition that led to the clot. as she prepares to leave office clinton has not announced her future plans but is widely considered the democratic front-runner if she chooses to make another run for the white house in 2016. >> so that was new year's eve, 2012. these health worries arounds so hillary clinton, she had to be hospitalized. doctors said she could rest at home with the concussion, then it turned into a blood clot and she did have to be hospitalized. in a few days we had more information about her condition in terms of the location of the clot. it turned out that the blood clot they found wasn't in her legs or one of her extremity, it was in her head. which was sobering news. >> doctors say secretary of state hillary clinton is making excellent progress today as she recovers from a blood clot in her head.
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nbc's anne thompson is at new york presbyterian. good morning. >> good morning. this is day four in the hospital for secretary of state hillary clinton as doctors continue to use blood thinners to try and dissolve that potentially dangerous blood clot behind her right ear. the clot is in a vein on the surface that carries blood to the heart and lungs, the fear is if it grows blood could back up in the brain causing a stroke. using blood thinners doctors hope to slowly dissolve the clot. >> that was just after the new year, january 2, 2013. it's serious news about secretary of state hillary clinton. right. people were worried about her condition. but then just a few days later, a few days after that report she was not only out of the hospital, she was back at work. and her colleagues at the state department were giving her a football helmet as a gag gift to welcome her back and to tease her about her fall. so in the course of that three-week period from just
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before christmas until the first week of january, as 2012 turned to 2013 there were serious worries about hillary clinton's health. she was out of office for about a month, she was hospitalized for several days when she came back to work in her first public appearances she attracted attention for wearing glasses that had a sort of prism effect. she seemed fine but was wearing these glasses used to deal with the consequences of her concussion. in one of his classier moments, i mean classy with a k, those glasses led karl rove to lie publicly how long secretary clinton had been in the hospital and to publicly suggest she was unfit for the presidency because of her obvious traumatic brain injury she was able to diagnose. karl rove did not know what he was talking about but echoed what others were saying about concerns or conspiracies around
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her health. >> karl rove asked yesterday or raised the question over the weekend i guess about whether hillary clinton is well enough to run for president in 2016 and whether in fact she had suffered a brain injury. dr. rove wants to know as much as we do whether that's true and whether it will affect her decision making. >> well first of all i got to give him credit you know that that embodies that old saying that consistency is the hob goblin of little minds. first they said she faked her concussion, and now they say she's auditioning for a part on the walking dead. i mean you know whatever it takes. look. she works out every week she is strong, she's doing great, as
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far as i can tell she's in better shape than i am. >> that was last spring. secretary clinton's husband these jobs from the right that hillary clinton's health was going to be a disqualifying factor for her run for the presidency. today 2015 she stands as the prohibitive front-runner for the presidential nomination and today in that capacity she did something that no other candidate has done yet at this point in the race. her campaign today released a detailed narrative statement from her personal physician describing exactly what is going won her health and what has happened with her health in the past. so detailed i was thinking looking at this, this is the sort of thing that would feel rude to know about another person if that person had not volunteered the information to you. also if they were not running for president in which case their health really is the nation's business. but now we know. thanks to this unexpected
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release from the hillary clinton campaign now we know that her physician believes that she is a quote healthy 67-year-old female who is in excellent physical condition and fit to serve as president of the united states. the statement today released from secretary clinton's personal doctor in new york who has been her doctor more than a decade and in the doctor's own words, in this document today, we get a very detailed description, i think for the first time of exactly what happened in that scary medical episode back in 2012 that led to years of both real worry about her and also politically opportunistic mongering. looking back at that time around 2012 and 2013 this is what her doctor now says happened. in december 2012 mrs. clinton suffered a stomach virus after traveling. she became dehydrated fainted and sustained a concussion. during follow-up evaluationings secretary clinton was found to have a transverse sigh nuls
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venus thrombosis. that means she had a blood clot on the brain. because of that she began anti-coagulation therapy, to dissolve the clot. as a result secretary clinton experienced double vision for a period and she therefore benefitted from wearing glasses with a frinel prism. here is the part the doctor says she is all better. secretary clinton's concussion symptoms including the double vision resolved in two months and she discontinued the use of the prism. she had follow-up testing, she hatd follow-up testing which revealed complete resolution of the effects of the concussion as well as total dissolution of the thrombosills, the blood clot. she tested negative for all clotting disorders so that's the doctor saying there was no underlying condition that led her to get the clot she is not going to get more blood clots. but the doctor says it was decided to continue her on daily
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anti-coagulation. which means that secretary clinton now to this day takes a daily blood thinner pill. so do most of my in-laws. she takes a blood thinner. also thyroid medication vitamins and takes anti-histamines when she has seasonal allergies. the statement from hillary clinton's doctor even goes so far as to give us her exact blood pressure and all of her exact vital signs. like respiratory rate and temperature, 98.7. all from her last physical which apparently happened in late march. cancer screenings are negative she eats well lifts weights, reading this made me get a salad for dinnerment not true i had fried chicken for dinner. that is true. but this release from the clinton campaign you had it too. good, right? this release from the clinton campaign was unexpected.
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nobody knew this was coming. and no other candidate has done this this year. but the clinton campaign along side this very detailed review of her health both current and past, they also released at the same time for good measure, 38 years of her tax returns. technically from 1977 through 2006 was already released from previous runs for office by both her and her husband. they released the rest. 2007-2014. that means in total secretary clinton has 38 years of her tax returns available for your prying eyes if you are so interested. that's a lot of years of tax returns. but she's not alone. among this year's presidential candidates releasing returns though she is the only one who released health information, jeb bush has also released 33 years of his tax returns this year. you'll remember in 2012 there was lots of controversy over a long period over how many years of tax returns mitt romney would release and what he would let people know about his very
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considerable family finances. leading candidates in both democratic and republican party this year are both trying to avoid that kind of mitt romney controversy this year. even though they are very, very rich they are trying to seem very transparent, very open very undefensive about all of their personal information. honestly, mostly what we are able to tell from their tax returns, at least so far, is that they are both really freaking rich. that said this year jeb bush and hillary clinton kind of feels like at least contextually the universe gave them kind of a break on that issue. right. because this year isn't the year that mitt romney's running. this year is the year when people are talking about candidates who are really rich it's not a criticism, it's not seen as weakness in the campaign the way it might have been in the past. this year it's a campaign slogan. >> i'm not using the lobbyist, i'm not using donors i don't care. i'm really rich.
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>> having donald trump as the front-runner for the republican presidential nomination really has sort of changed the dynamics around candidates in the way they talk about their money. republican voters seem to love that about him, though. kind of the basis on which he is running. look how rich i am. doesn't that tell you how much i should be president? and that dynamic in the republican presidential race led by their front-runner turns out it's having one unexpected effect locally for this show. making our mail much more fun to open on a daily basis. uh-huh. so we started send it to rachel.com to give you ways to send us stuff that you -- send us stuff you see that might be news worthy. we opened our mail there we go and look what we got. the original 1989 edition of trump, the game. we got this from beth in frederick, maryland. she mailed this to us today like as a gift thank you, beth. she says she got it from her
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local thrift store in baltimore which is the value village on collins avenue. shout out to the value village. i don't know how much beth paid for this but whatever beth you made the is a steal. as far as i can tell has never been played. it's pristine for up to four players. it is a board came there's a lot of don at trump's face on the board. right. there you go. you ended up having a dice the dice is great. the dice is -- look likes a regular dice. except it goes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, trump. the 6 is a t, and everybody gets as their game piece, everybody gets a capital t game piece to move around. that's what you are. everybody is trump. it's just what color trump you are. the money all has donald trump's face on it. it's 10 million donald trump dollars or 50 million donald trump dollars, all with his
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face. i think this makes him the second presidential candidate i have ever heard of who has minted fake money with his own head on it. the other one of course being david coch when he ran for vice president in 1980 he minted cold dimes with his own head on them. trump the game. it has long complicated instructions. they do boil down to what you think they boil down to. they boil down to the player with the most money wins. the single best part of this the part of this that should sort of i think make this classic in the long haul that should hold true as long as we have donald trump as a public figure. the deep contribution of this archaeological find which we got from beth in maryland go up a little bit. scan up. there you go. look. it's the game has a sub -- who subtitles a game. trump the game is the big name. look at the subtitle. it's not whether you win or lose, but whether you win.
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isn't it though. it's amazing. a lot going on in the news. a lot still to get to. there is another presidential poll out. rasmussen poll that shows donald trump leading by a mile in the republican rails for president. he's 26%, second place is scott walk e 12 points behind donald trump. jeb bush at 10 everybody else in single digits. on thing draic side hillary clinton gave one of the best speeches in ages today on an interesting topic. we have tape from that coming up. there is big news in members of prison going to congress or members of congress going to prison, sometimes it's easy to mix them up. there is a lot to get to. but honestly it's friday. and there's joy in mudville about having trump the game in our hot little hands. this actually exists. we'll be back in a moment with lots more. what i'm going to leave you with here now, though is the ad that our friends at mother jones dug up the television ad that first
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ran on tv to try to sell you this game when it first came out in 1989. oh, my god. i can't believe this is actually the presidential campaign this year. but it is. we'll be right back. >> everything's set for tonight. i wonder what trump's game is. trump's got a new deal. what it's the game. trump has a new game. what is it. a new convention. mr. trump. mr. trump. >> my new game is trump the game. trump the game where you deal for everything you ever wanted to own because it's not whether you win or lose it's whether you win. play trump the game from milton bradley. mr. trump's proceeds from trump the game will be donated to charity.
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>> i think you start -- you start on his face and you have to win the property. you have to buy a property to move off his face onto the board. let's start with him. all right.
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funny statement. ben carson is a doctor making it to the debates. crazy, maybe even dangerous. jeb bush official joke. jeb bush back in his home state speaking at a conference in ft. lauderdale, a big annual gathering of the urban league african-american activists from all over the country. governor bush spoke there. also as governor bush mentioned the only the african-american candidate from either major party this year dr. ben carson spoke. he was politely received. none of the other republican candidates spoke at the urban league event but all three major democratic candidates made it. martin o'malley spoke with a lot of passion on the issue of racial justice talking about time as mayor of baltimore, governor of mad. he laid out criminal justice reform. bernie sanders, he also spoke. his remarks stood out for giving a very specific list of specific
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policies he would pursue if elected and how. from how he would run the justice department to his proposal for free public college tuition for everyone. then the democratic front-runner hillary clinton she also spoke at the event. hillary clinton had two major speeches both in florida today. one of them at florida international university, she gave a serious speech about cuba, kind of a hard edge speech on an issue that is more controversial in florida than anywhere in the country. she said that congress should follow up president obama's overtures to normalize relations with cuba by passing a law to get rid of the american trade embargo on cuba. part of the reason the speech was a big deal for secretary clinton, that proposal is a big deal from her, is because it was the clinton administration it was her husband, president bill clinton, who signed that law sha she now wants congress to undo. he signed the bill that put the cuba embargo into u.s. law and made it something that congress
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has to overtly repeal if it's going to go away. today, hillary clinton said congress should repeal that law which she supported and which her husband signed. so really interesting proposal and that was a serious speech. and secretary clinton of course can give a very serious speech. she is good at public speaking. she's not known as the orator that president obama is her cuba speech reflected that today, it was just the facts, ma'am. news worthy, not owe vefrly exciting though. but when she went to the national urban league conference today to give her other major speech of the day, hillary clinton dare i say it was kind of exciting. this was one of the most rollicking speeches i have seen her give in a long time. she was fired up today. this was -- it was a great speech. and all of the presidential candidates speaking there today of all of them speaking the only one of those candidates who resteved a standing ovation from the crowd at the urban league
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was hillary clinton. and i think that may have been because she pushed the envelope a little bit. she really pushed it in terms of what top tier politicians are usually willing to talk about when it comes to not just the issue of race in the abstract but the divergent experience of black people and white people in this country and what it means to live on either side of that racial divide. >> the opportunity gap that america is the facing is not just about economic inequality. it is about racial inequality. that may seem obvious to you but it bears underscoring because some of the evidence that backs it up would come as a shock to many americans. a lot of people don't realize that our schools are more segregated today than they were
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in 1968. or even that african-americans are sentenced to longer prison terms than white people for the same crimes. or that political operatives are trying every trick in the book to prevent african-americans from voting. race still plays a significant role in determining who gets ahead in america and who gets left behind. and yes, while that's part pli a legacy of discrimination that stretches back to the start of our nation it is also because of discrimination that is still ongoing. i'm not saying anything you don't already know. you understand this better than i do. better than anyone. but i want to say it anyway.
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balls i'm planning to be president and any one who seeks that office has a responsibility to say it. and more than that to grapple with the systemic inthe equities that so many americans face any one who asks for your vote should try their hardest to see things as they actually are, not just as we want them to be so i want you to know i see it and i hear you. >> presidential candidate hillary clinton speaking today at the national urban league giving one of the best received speeches and delivered in a long time. hold that thought though. there is more on this. the american express card. don't leave home without it! and someday, i may even use it on the moon. it's a marvelous thing! oh! haha! so you can replace plane tickets,
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we're at a time in our politics there are two different political things happening equally intensively at the same time on separate tracks. this presidential campaign which is absolutely in full swing and yes, it looks early on the calendar but a lot of the republican candidates are going to be basically out of the running and out of the race next week when the debates start without them. so we're really into the campaign. it's as intense as ever. that's on one level. at an equally intense but totally separate level though we're also having a remarkable political moment around race. and most specific pli around race and policing.
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the wave of protests and organizing and national clamor around this issue of how african-americans are treated by american law enforcement that issue spiked obviously around the case of trayvon martin when he was shot in florida in 2012. but since then it has spiked and spiked and spiked again with each new killing, each no outrage. and this week in cincinnati for the third time in recent months we got news that was previously almost unheard of this week in cincinnati, for the third time in recent months we got word that a police officer would actually be criminally charged for shooting a black driver who in this case he pulled over for a missing license plate at the university of cincinnati. the university of cincinnati police have only been wearing body cameras since late last year. it was the body camera video from the officer who did the shooting, the officer who was charged, which that video led to the prosecutor's decision to bring charges in that case.
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it started with dozens and then became hundreds, now it's thousands of american police departments that are issuing body cameras to their police officers. and that poll i, that technology has been around. it's been available to police departments sort of good government option for years now. but police departments by and large didn't feel the need to use body cameras. didn't feel pressure to. until literally street protests and the organizing that sprung from street protests forced the issue. angry communities and the local talented organizers and leaders and activists able to channel that anger and grief into demands and change they have brought about change. it is the start of change but it is change. and that is a really powerful current in american politics that has been flowing along side but separate from big time presidential electoral politicings which is happening at the same time in the same country.
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so today at the urban league the five candidatings three democrats, two republicans, agreed to speak. they tried to in different ways each tried to cross that divide between those two political currents in our country, to bring big time national politics and this real powerful grass roots movement at least a little closer together. and none of these candidates have any claim to be leaders in that grass roots movement that accomplished so much already. but it was powerful to see these candidates if not join that movement, at least show that they know what that movement means. credit them for what they have accomplished already. and say that they know it's a big deal. >> we've arrived at a moment when all these challenges are in sharp relief and we have to seize it too many times now americans have come together in shock and horror to process a violent, senseless tragedy. like trayvon martin shot to
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death, not in some empty desolate street somewhere but in a gated community. he wasn't a stranger. he had family there. or sandra bland, a college educated young woman who knew her rights who didn't do anything wrong but still ended up dying in a jail cell. together we mourned tamir rice and eric garner walter scott, and freddie gray and most recently sam dubose. these names are emblazened on our hearts. young people have taken to the streets, dignified and determined urging us to affirm the basic fact that black lives matter. >> joining us is the president
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of the national urban league. it's a pleasure to have you here. >> good to be with you. >> nice to see you. having five presidential candidates including leading candidates from both parties must be important to you at the urban league in terms of what you want this annual convention to accomplish. what does it mean to you to have them there? >> i think what it meant is that these candidates are not going to either take us for granted or ignore us. and that is the constituency of the urban league. the african-american community and communities of color. and to have them there, not only there, but they are addressing racial justice issues in economics, in police violence in criminal justice, in voting rights. i think is a watershed moment for this campaign because these issues have not been fully aired and today i think was the beginning of these issues becoming a part of what the conversation about who is going to be the next president really
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ought to be about. >> we are having a moment in this country of where a movement that started with street activism has become a big powerful consistent force in this country that's really changed expectations particularly around race and policing, race and criminal justice, i think around some racial issues more broadly. is that putting candidates more on the spot to be specific to not just do platitudes, to come up with some specific yes and noes they can give you on what they'd do? >> you know you're right, rachel. today was about an opportunity by giving each candidate 15 or 20 minutes to expand their thinking, to lay out their thoughts to the you will bare their feelings a little bit upon these issues. i think we contributed a lot. a lot of presidential campaigns are about talking points, slogan sloganeering. well worn messaging. today we i think, pushed
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encouraged and indeed forced this conversation. but this is only the beginning. all of the candidates are going to get a detailed questionnaire from us that questionnaire will ask them to expand their thinking on the issues contained in the 21st century agenda for jobbings and freedom. one of the urban league's roles in the civil rights and social justice community is to point to the policy recommendations and the solutions that activists and activism want to see take place. and i think this presidential campaign is going to be one of the things that's going to spur this broader debate. so today was a start, today was a beginning, today was a good way. people heard from of course hillary clinton who has been to the urban league many times. they also heard from candidates like bernie sanders, martin o'malley jeb bush and ben carson that they hadn't heard from before so. the idea and the thought that we had a nice array of candidates
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there. i think speaks to the power, not only of the black lives matter movement but the continuing influence of urban voters and african-american voters in this upcoming election cycle. >> big success today in terms of getting attention to your agenda in terms of the policy agenda you are wanting to nail down these candidates on also success in terms of the showcase today. thanks for being here. >> thanks, rachel. >> nice to see you. it will be interesting, talking about that questionnaire he is describing with specific policies, getting candidates on the record, that doesn't just go to the people that show up. that goes to them all. the right has mastered that. the left and the center do that less. i think on race issues you'll see candidates getting pinned down way more than in previous years because the street movement action because the grass roots movement is making that possible and necessary. direct action matters. it annoys everybody but it always gets the goods. stay with us.
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raises sheep. rachel meet frederick. >> sergeant williams nice to meet you. thank you for being here. >> nice to meet you. >> four deployments over how many years? >> not enough. i can't recall. since 2003 2006 2009 2011. >> wow. well thank you thank you for your service and welcome home. that's a lot of deployments. i have to ask you, about even though i don't know them i have concern for your sheep. are they very hot? >> we shave them. >> you shave them. >> yes. >> which helps them in the hot weather. >> correct. >> we should try that with the interns. okay. i'm going to give you three multiple choice questions. all of the questions are obviously about this week's news, stuff we covered this week. if you get at least two right you'll win a tiny piece of junk we're a little embarrassed about, kent. will you show everybody. >> the rachel maddow somehow cocktail shaker.
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it's very small. >> if you get them all right and you need a consolation prize we have something else that has been cluttering up our office which is way nicer than the usual junk. >> this is good. this is a u.s. women's soccer team t-shirt, three stars. >> and used as part of the backdrop of our world wake-up corner thing. >> very special. and because they were sitting around these 3d glasses. >> which go with nothing. >> exactly. >> you never now how those work with the sheep. that's what you're playing for. let me introduce you to the disembodied voice of steve beenen. steve will determine whether you got the right answer. steve, frederick, frederick, steve. >> good evening. >> you ready for the first question? >> i am. >> from tuesday's show i believe. tuesday. on tuesday, we reported that constricted spy jonathan pollard is going to be set free this november. he was arrested 30 years ago for spying against the united
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states. here is the question. when jonathan pollard was first arrested, he phoned his wife and he used a coded phrase to tell her to get rid of some of the evidence. what was the coded phrase jonathan pollard used in that call to his wife? was it a, john has a long mustache. b, a wet bird doesn't fly at night. c, go see our friends and give them our cactus. or d, go see our friends and give them our ficus. >> c, give them our kak tugs. >> let's check tuesday's show. >> he told his wife to go see our friends and give them our cactus. >> it's the correct answer. frederick is one for one. >> well done. you got to get two right to win the really lousy prize. on this one actually you have a choice. they are both from last night's
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show. and you can have a politics question or a not politics question. which would you prefer? >> i'm going to have to go with politics. >> the answer to the not politics question was, a guy on a para glider. here's the politics question now. last night's show we reported on the latest gambit by rick perry to try to get headlines before next week's presidential debate looks like he will not make. which of these did rick perry do this week to try to get attention for his campaign? a, challenged donald trum toop a pull-up contest, b, he challenged hillary clinton to a one on one debate on the iran deal, c, he took a paper printout of the tax code and cut it in half with a chain saw, or d, he wore his texas a&m and it still fits. >> the answer is a, challenged trump to a pull-up contest.
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>> steve, is frederick right? >> let's check last night's segment. >> lets get a pull-up bar out there and see. >> glad he didn't challenge me but the correct answer is a and frederick is right. >> i think it's amazing he thinks like the brain power issue can be resolved with chin-ups. >> i guess i'm really really dumb. okay. on last night's show we reported on news from the iowa state fair. the iowa state fair put out a statement saying that although one republican presidential candidate had promised to give iowa children a very special treat at this year's state fair the state fair would not allow the candidate to do it. who was the candidate and what was the treat that candidate promised to give iowa kids at the state fair. a, dr. ben carson promising to give kids free checkups. was it b, scott walker promising to give kids free rides on his
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harley. at the state fair. c, donald trump promising to give kids free rides in his helicopter at the state fair or d, jim gilmore promising that him just showing up at the state fair would be a real treat and real thrill for the kids of iowa. >> all of them are awesome but the answer is c, donald trump helicopter. >> is that right? >> let's check. >> but the state fair has had to put out a statement saying mr. trump is welcome to lend his helicopter outside the ground and take people on rides or whatever he would like to do but that will not be happening on iowa state fair grounds. >> unfortunately for mr. trump the correct answer is c. >> did frederick win the prize? >> sergeant, these are yours. he did. >> you are perfect in every way. thank you so much for playing. >> thank you. >> say hi to the sheep for me. >> i will. >> bye. that was awesome.
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if you want to play whether or not you have sheep to shave and talk about on television, send us e-mail. rachel@msnbc.com rachel@msnbc.com, why you want to play, and we would like to send you junk from our office that we no longer need. "weekends with alex witt" starts now. this morning, too close. a drone spotted right near the wing of a delta flight on final approach, and it happened in the skies over one of the busiest airports in america. peaceful protest in cincinnati as the shooting death of samuel dubose puts no discuss on campus police. the state department releases a batch of e-mails while she releases tax returns and information about her health. good morning everyone. welcome to "weekends with alex witt." peaceful demonstrators march through the streets of cincin

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