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new iowa poll puts bernie sanders within striking distance. will 2016 be the year of the outside candidates? plus -- >> popcorn with movie. >> i'm getting ready to watch a video. >> really? what? >> just some scary movie. >> do you like scary movies? >> uh-huh. >> what's your favorite scary movie? >> i don't know. >> you have to have a favorite. what comes to mind? >> we'll look back on some very scary movies as we remember the life of iconic horror movie master mind wes craven. it's 5:30 on the east coast, 2:30 out west and this is "way too early."
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good morning, everybody. it's monday, august 31st. i'm amy holmes. we begin with presidential politics. a new poll from iowa shows trump has completely transformed his perception among the early nominating states likely republican caucusgoers. bloomberg politics des moines register poll finds trump leading the field with 23%. ben carson is just 5 points behind, nearly within the poll's margin of error at 18%. far behind both of them are senator ted cruz and governor scott walker. carson tops iowa republicans second choice and when they're first and second choices are combined carson and trump tie at 32%. outsider rise is best explained by congress. as for trump 61% of iowa republicans hold a favorable
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opinion of him now, more than doubling his standing in may and over the weekend donald trump gave a preview of what the general election might look like with a scathing attack on trusted aide to hillary clinton. it happened at a donor gathering outside boston which, despite signs saying to make checks payable to his campaign, the front-runner insisted it was not a fund-raiser. >> we are -- i guess they're paying for some of the basics in terms here. we have food. i guess 1,500 or 2,000 people. this is not a fund-raiser. we're not doing anything in terms of fund-raising. >> what about the checks payable to you? >> many people are coming in. they can pay whatever they want but i think they're doing something to offset the food. but this is not a fund-raiser. >> taking aim at huma abedeen saying she's at the center of the e-mail scandal and had
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choice words for her husband. >> it all sort of came through huma. who is huma married to? one of the great sleaze bags of our time. anthony weiner. did you know that? she's married to anthony weiner. you know, the little bing, bing, bing. bong, bong -- i love you very much. do you think there's a 5% chance she's not telling anthony weiner now with a public relations firm what the hell is coming across? do you think there's even a little bit of a chance? i don't think so. are there any women in this room who are in love with their husbands who wouldn't be telling them everything? you would or wouldn't? she said i wouldn't but i'm in love. no, you will. >> the clinton campaign responded saying, quote, donald trump has spent the summer saying offensive things about women. but there is no place for patently false, personal attacks toward a staff member. he should be ashamed of himself.
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and others in his own party should take a moment to stand up to him and draw the line for once. it's embarrassing to watch frankly. republican governor chris christie is the latest hopeful to come under criticism for an immigration policy proposal. he generated headlines saturday during a town hall in new hampshire after he suggested that the government should track immigrants ear in the united states like fedex tracks packages. >> and at any moment fedex can tell you where that package is. it's on the truck. it's at the station. it's on the airplane. it's back at another station. it's back on the truck. it's at her doorstep. she just signed for it. yet people come to this country with visas and the minute they come in, we lose track of them. we can't -- so here's what i'm going to do as president. i'm going to ask fred smith founder of fedex, come work for
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the government for three months. we need a system that tracks you from the moment you come in. when your time is up, whether it's three months, six months, nine months, 12 months, however long your visa is, we go get you and tap you on the shoulder and say, excuse me, thaunnks for coming. time to go. >> he doubled down on the plan yesterday. >> my point was this was a situation where the private sector laps us in the government with the use of technology. let's use the same type of technology to make sure that 40% of the 11 million people here illegally don't overstay their visas. if fedex can do it, why can't we? >> you don't have a number, a label on their wrist. >> we can do it and bring in the folks from fedex to bring in the technology to do that. there's nothing wrong with that. and i don't mean people are packages so let's not be ridiculous. bernie sanders suddenly within striking distance of hillary clinton in iowa. bloomberg politics poll, sanders
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trails clinton by just 7%, 37% to 30%. in may he trailed more than 40 points. clinton is below 50% of this poll for the first time all cycle. here is the vermont senator talking about his iowa surge yesterday. >> i don't know if her campaign is in trouble. our campaign is doing great. the gains that we are seeing and the enthusiasm and the huge crowds we are seeing this is not anti-hillary clinton. this is pro bernie sanders and pro a message that says enough enough. this country and our government belong to all of us not just a handful of very wealthy people. >> meanwhile 61% of iowa democrats say the controversy surrounding clinton's use of private e-mail as secretary of state is not important to them. while just 10% say it's very important. now let's turn to business. it's a new week. we can already feel the anxiety after last week's roller coaster
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ride on wall street and across the globe. u.s. futures aren't looking so good either. steve cedric joins us live from london. steve, what are investors watching this morning? >> well, they're watching china, of course. china was down again in session, neared flatline by the close of trading. they'll crack down on those they believe are destabilizing the market. it noelt it they fell 7.9% last week. but the dow is on course of having its worst month in three years. now the futures are pulling us down on the s&p, .8% on the nasdaq. lots to account for in the states, big numbers on factory output, trade and key payroll figures at the end of the week. people have been worried very
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much about china and concern about the slowdown of this economy it's as much, i think, of actually when the u.s. gets its first rate hike as well. in wyoming over the weekend we heard stanley fisher saying, look, we cannot be asleep. he's saying maybe a september rate hike in the united states is still on the cards. that's what many people in the markets have been very concerned about. that leads to a stronger dollar which hurts some of the earnings of the big u.s. companies. all kinds of other countries as well. twin fear force the market remaining this week. one is china and the second is the fed. we'll get a lot of implications -- indications of when the fed will raise rates this week when we get all that data coming out. at the moment it's not looking too good at the start of the trading week. back to you. >> steve sedgwick from on done. thank you. now to the latest in the execution-style killing of a sheriff's deputy in texas. more than 1,000 people descended upon the gas station in cyprus
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where the officer was gunned down. shannon miles is charged with capital murder and is expected in court later this morning for an arraignment. his more says he can't be the gunman because he was out shopping with her at the time of the shooting. at this time ten years ago, new orleans and the gulf coast was dealing with the brutal aftermath of hurricane katrina. the tenth anniversary of the storm's land fall was marked saturday with a ceremony at the memorial that houses unclaimed and unidentified katrina victims. they celebrated the rebuilding efforts with a parade in the same neighborhood where the levies gave way. president bill clinton speaking on saturday and urging leaders to make sure the recovery is fair and felt by everyone. >> you've got a lot to celebrate tonight. the celebration must be leavened by rededication. the people who died left behind
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memories and loved ones and legacies that deserve to be fully redeemed. by erasing the lines that divide us. >> the new orleans saints also commemorated the anniversary wearing the katrina "x" symbols on their jerseys at the super dome. 300 refugees arrived in greece last night. the day before about 4,000 more refer ewegys arrived on a greek island. many, however, aren't that lucky. a ship near libya sank killing at least 30. late last week another boat sank there, killing an estimated 200 people. five people have been arrested in connection with the deaths of more than 70 migrants found dead in a refrigerated truck in
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austria. those who do make it try to make their way to central europe. countries like hungary are putting up a razor wire fence to keep their border secure. >> explosives to blow up part of a temple in the agent city of palmyra. telling the associated press it was total destruction. calling it, quote, an explosion the deaf would hear. in act the u.n. has called a war crime. nearly two weeks after the group beheaded an esteemed archaeologist who looked after palmyra's ruins for decades. still ahead on "way too early" dodgers on the wrong side of a no-hitter for the second time this month. more on the right-hander who put them on the wrong side of history.
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from freddy crougar to the killers who were scarier with the mask, we remember wes craven when "way too early" comes right back. ♪ hi, tom. hey, how's the college visit? you remembered. it's good. does it make the short list? you remembered that too. yea, i'm afraid so. knowing our clients personally is what we do.
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my name is anne. i'm one of the real live attorneys you can talk to through legalzoom. don't let unanswered legal questions hold you up, because we're here, we're here, and we've got your back. legalzoom. legal help is here. >> time now for sports. jake arrieta in los angeles needing one more out to complete a no-hitter last night. >> and he has done it. he strikes out the side in the ninth inning. and jake arrieta -- >> struck out 12 dodgers and walked just one en route to his first career no-hitter. meanwhile it's the second time in the last ten days the dodgers have been no hit, making them the first team in 92 years to be blanked in the hit column twice in that short a span.
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now to sad news ought of the baseball world from turner field in atlanta, long-time braves fan greg murrey died after falling 50 feet from the ballpark's upper deck during a game saturday night. paramedics performed cpr and took him out on a stretcher. he later died at a nearby hospital. his family said he had been a season ticket holder with the same seats for 23 years. the team held a moment of silence before yesterday's game against the yankees. the associated press reporting that his death is the third from a fall at turner field just since 2008. >> now let's turn to williamsburg, pennsylvania. some 42,000 spectators gathered yesterday to watch the championship game of the little league world series between lewisberry, pennsylvania, and japan. it was lewisberry early on. a grand slam to put his team up five runs. couple of batters later jaden
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henline a home run of his own. >> stop there. we don't want to say anymore. >> no more? >> that's enough. >> sorry about that. we have to keep going. little leaguers from japan would come storming back for roughly 22 hits and five home runs and go on to beat the team from pennsylvania with a final score of 18-11. i'm sorry. fourth title for japan in the last six year. >> just feel for those kids, you know? they won the u.s. championships. congratulations. best team in our country. 10-26789 they're thinking they've got t then they just got tramped. >> a heartbreaker for you? >> i like the little league -- i was a little league umpire back in the day. >> were you? >> yes. little soft spot in my heart. >> little something new to learn on monday. >> when you woke up this morning that's what you wanted to know. exactly. let's talk about what happened with erika over the weekend. thankfully, it dissipated and never regenerated. it brought rain to florida. we avoided any really bad flooding.
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florida needed the rain anyway. a lot of flood watches have been dropped in south florida. we could still get a couple of downpours from the tampa area, ft. myers. i-4 corridor later this afternoon. even in jacksonville you can get some, too. summer heat is right there over in chicago today back to the east. it is going to be a steamy couple of days as we go throughout this week. we're looking at temperatures midsummer like all the way from chicago to new york. new york city will be in the 90s for much of this week. >> what about the humidity? >> high. just how you like it. >> really high. what a night at the vmas. host miley cyrus went wild with the wardrobe and kanye west admitting he smoked weed before announcing his 2020 run for president and it was too much for the biebs, who broke down in tears. oh, dear. when "way too early" returns. it's back to school time you think your car smells fine, but your passengers smell this...
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>> did you think you were going to get away from me? >> i know you too well now, f d freddie. >> now you die. ever play skin the cat? >> no, please don't kill me, mr. ghost face. i want to be in the sequel.
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cut, casper. that's a rap. what the hell are you doing? >> those are just a few of wes craven's horror fums that are still scaring audiences today. he pass add way yesterday after a battle with cancer. he is remembered most for creating freddie crougar. he also happened to be an avid bird lover. he gave sharon stone her first starring role in the film "deadly blessing" and better-known actor johnny depp's death scene in the original "nightmare on elm street." >> big questions, which i think
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is the most positive thing about it. there is -- the fact that men and women have religions, it forces you to ask the ultimate questions. i've never really gotten away from that. in most of my films i'm asking life and death questions all the time. >> wes craven was 76 years old. now the morning's other headlines. for that we head to music video correspondent minus the music, lewis bergdorf. hey, lewis. >> we're here to recap the night's best moments starting at the top. nikki minaj and taylor swift, who apparently mended fences over their nominations last month. she brought swift on stage to perform "the night still young" at the top of the show. still plenty of tension between nikki minaj and miley cyrus, in which she called the hip hop
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artist, quote, not too kind and not -- she used her speech to confront the host. >> and now, back to this [ bleep ] that had a lot to say about me the other day in the press. miley, what's good? >> hey, we're all in this industry. we all do interviews and we all know how they manipulate. nikki, congratulations. >> that looked tough. but the night's breakout performance has to go to kanye west. swift presented him with the show's highest honor, the vanguard award. after a lengthy standing ovation, west made amends for the infamous mike grab moment and admitted, quote, he he rolled up a little something before the show. >> i think about when i'm in the grocery store with my daughter
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and i have a really great conversation about fresh juice at the -- you know? and at the end they say, oh, you're not that bad after all. i think if i had to do it all again, what would i have done? if i had a daughter at that time, would i have went on stage and grabbed the mike from someone else's? after that night, the stage was gone but the affect that it had on people remained. i don't know what's going to happen tonight. i don't know what's going to happen tomorrow, bro. but all i can say to my artists, my fellow artists, just worry how you feel at the time, man. this is a new mentality. we not gonna control our kids
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with brands. we not gonna teach low self esteem and hate to our kids. we're gonna teach our kids that they can be something. we're gonna teach our kids that they can stand up for them self. >> in a twist ending that no one saw coming west announced his plans to run for president in 2020. >> i don't know what i'm gonna lose after this. it don't matter, though, cause it ain't about me. it's about ideas, bro. new ideas. people with ideas. people who believe in truth. and, yes, as you probably could have guessed by this moment, i have decided in 2020 to run for president. >> the vmas do not disappoint, amy.
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>> thanks a lot, louis. that does it for me and "way too early." coming up on "morning joe," bernie sanders continues to gain on hillary clinton. first new hampshire. now a new poll puts him within striking distance in iowa. is this 2008 all over again? meantime donald trump previews how a general election race against hillary clinton might look. he's not just going after the democratic front-runner but also one of her top aides. >> the obama administration set to change the name of north america's tallest mountain, symbolic gesture to alaska. why is ohio all upset? that and much more coming up next on "morning joe." i hate cleaning the gutters. have you touched the stuff? it's evil. and ladders. sfx: [screams] they have all those warnings on 'em. might as well say... 'you're gonna die, jeff.' you hired someone to clean the gutters. not just someone. angie's list helped me find a highly rated service provider to do the work at a fair price. ♪
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