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>> thank you both very much for your time tonight. >> thank you. >> thanks, jonathan. "politics nation" with reverend al sharpton starts right now. right now on "politics nation," donald trump launches a new attack on jeb bush, some are comparing it to willy horton and dick cheney trying to sell books by bashing president obama. the white house wants to know what the kanye west campaign slogan would be. and tennis star serena williams already making history today. welcome to "politics nation." we begin with the political attack some are comparing to the infamous willy horton adds from the first president bush but this time it's donald trump
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going after jeb bush on immigration. >> yes, they broke the law, but it's not a felony. it's kind -- it's an act of lov love. >> donald trump smearing millions of undocumented immigrants for the crimes of just a hand full of people, but apparently, this message is working. trump is once again at the top of a new poll. of iowa republicans, he's tied with dr. ben carson who we'll talk about more later, but jeb bush is down to single digits. trump wants to make this election all about immigration, and the other candidates are taking notice with some trying to out trump trump.
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here's what scott walker's attempt looks like. >> why are we always talking about the southern border and building a fence? we don't talk about the northern border if this is about securing the border from potentially terrorists coming over. do you want to build a wall north. >> people asked about that in new hampshire and raised concerns including law enforcement folks that brought that up a week and a half ago. that's a legitimate issue for us to look at. >> yeah, talking about building a wall along the largest border in the world and chris christie is now saying immigrants should be tracked like fedex packages. >> i'll ask fred smith to come work for us, we need a system that tracks you from the moment you come in and when your time is up, three months or six months or nine months or 12 months, however long your visa is, we get you and tap your on
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the shoulder and say excuse me, thanks for coming, time to go. >> seriously, is this what the immigration debate come to, tracking people like fedex packages and building a wall between us and canada? this is not a path to the future for the gop. many republicans know it. but with trump leading the way, this is where the debate is at. joining me now are maria teresa kumar and rich gayland, thank you both for being here. >> thanks, rev. >> maria, how are latino voters responding to this new willy horton attack by trump? >> they are basically saying folks don't get it. normally latinos wouldn't be paying attention to this except for on the evening news being piped in through telemundo or univision. he was listening to the radio
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station and replaying the trump comments and replaying crist christie. this is definitely on the latino radar and the last thing the gop wants. >> and, you know, when you talk about on their radar, rich, a lot of it, most of it is geared towards mexicans but the smear has been to many latinos and for blacks who have become part of the immigrant community. the americans citizens, but the smear seems geared toward any one of latino background even on specified. >> sooner or later, i've been saying this since the middle of the summer and i've been wrong every time but just have to think that sooner or later, trump will get over the line and people will say okay, that's enough. i mean, the thing you showed was a 15-second instagram submission. it wasn't even an ad. so i think the news media has a
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lot to do with this. in terms of the walker idea about a border, almost 50% of the u.s. border, which is between nine and 11,000 miles, depending upon the perimeter, depending upon how you count inlets and bays and things but almost 50% is water, the pacific, atlantic and gulf. so at what point do we surround the entire country with a mote. it doesn't make sense. it makes a lot more sense to -- >> if you get down to how we pay for it and all of that it's even less sense. let me go back to this, maria. the fact is as nonsensical as it sounds and impractical as it is, if it were to become policy, the candidates are buying it. trump is setting the agenda and they are all out here dealing with it. another example of the influence, the debate over birthright citizen ship. scott walker is taking at least three positions on it. watch what he said over the
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weekend. >> secure the border, enforce the laws, no amnesty, provide for a legal immigration system that puts priority in american working families and wages. i'm not talking about changing. >> you want to keep that in place? >> i'm not talking about changing the the constitution. >> now, he doesn't want to change it, but doesn't the fact that he wants to deal with this and that he's having trouble shows trump's unflew wednesday on t -- influence on the race? >> a lot of the things trump said and spewed out, was silly politics and non-sense, the people that want the highest office of our land, that they are buying into this rhetoric, that is racist and spiteful is unfortunate and they will have a longer problem because sure, the short-term sound byte sounds good to rally the base but no
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way they will be able to get to the white house if that's their ultimate goal and not just the latino community that finds this offensive. allies find that offensive and just main stream americans can't believe this is coming out of presidential candidates. >> absolutely. and you know, rich -- >> it's not coming out of all the presidential candidates to be fair. >> it's coming out of many and there is not a denouncing by the others and let me say this, jeb bush while trump is surging, jeb bush is struggling, political reports three top fundraisers have left his campaign and trump attacks on bush have been constant. here is a sampling. this is just since friday, just since friday. >> if you want a nice person honestly, you should vote for jeb. the country will go to hell but -- what would you rather have negotiate with iran, trump or jeb? >> trump! >> i would say jeb bush is a
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frequent target because when this whole thing started, i thought he was going to be the primary competition, but he's drifted for much to the middle of the pact and rapidly disappearing, so we're going to have to look at somebody else. >> rich, how much are these attacks hurting bush? >> they are hurting in august and i think one -- i haven't talked to them but one of the precepts of the bush campaign is to let all this stuff happen. if they have enough money to keep on going, they never had to win in iowa. so they are not nearly as concerned as somebody like the walker campaign might be. but it's certainly, it gets everybody's attention because the bush people are fighting a two-front war they didn't think they were going to have to be fighting. they will be at the top and just keeping up with the people back. before we go, i want to say something about sunday mornings, reverend. that you are going to have the ability to drive the conversation every sunday morning because every one of those other shows will listen to what you're guests say at 8:00
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eastern and have them react, have the guests on other shows react to what you say so i think you're really going to be a big-time influence on sunday morning talk shows. >> i always said some republicans make sense, some. [ laughter ] >> thank you for that, richard. that is exactly our intention, that's exactly our intention. let me go back to this show, though, while we're still weekdays, maria. i want to ask one more question, john mccain's, one of his chief strategist weighed in on this whole debate about the campaign of donald trump and jeb bush. i want to play this for you. >> donald trump is emasculating jeb bush and they won't default to the establishment candidate whose being weakened by attacks that go unresponded to. >> i think smidt is not a guy
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you can discount. he was a major republican strategist. how do you think about, what do you think about what he said? >> i think it's absolutely right. steve is even kill and calls the shots as he sees them and what he's saying is absolutely right and the person waiting in the wings as we see jeb bush falter one time after another is john kay and i can i think that every single criteria that jeb bush says why he should be president, kasich can fill that easily. that's a reason you hear him threatening the needle but he's waiting in the wings. >> is kasich viable? i saw a piece in a new york times over the weekend that kind of said the same thing and i'm beginning to see a gentle push for kasich going forward, not too aggressive. is that the hidden possible candidate that could be the consensus? >> i've known governor kasich since he was a freshman in
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college. he's talented. let's go back to the bush situation. steve is a friend of mine for a long time but here is one of the things you have to remember that politics is, you know, we keep talking about a war and things like that and any war you fire off all your ammunition just because you have it. you save it for when it can make the most impact and what the bush people are waiting for is for the trump wave to sort of crest over and then race in with what they have got. either bush or kasich will be a very informative opponent to whoever democrats are, joe biden. >> maria and rich, thank you both for your time tonight. >> thank you, reverend. still ahead, president obama makes a big move to respect native american heritage in alaska. and some republicans are freaking out. also, he's back. dick cheney predicts that president obama's iran deal
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could lead to a nuclear strike. >> they need to reimpose sanctions and make certain that you only lift them when you achieve those conditions originally hoped for and you need to be repaired for example to make the threat of military action very credible. will kanye west run for president? wait new mexico you hear the reaction from the white house. and serena williams chases a grand slam making history today before even taking a swing.
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what did iran's supreme leader get in the nuclear deal? to start with, $100 billion. they keep their nuclear facilities and ballistic missiles. there won't be surprise anytime-anywhere inspections. and after ten years, restrictions are lifted and iran could build a nuclear weapon in two months. congress should reject a bad deal. we need a better deal.
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in the next few hours, more headlines for hillary clinton when the state department releases a new bach of her e-mails. we expect to get 7,000 pages about 150 pages contain classified information, but the state department says that information was not classified at the time she sent or received it. it's still not clear the what the fallout would be but there is one thing you can bet has grabbed the the attention of the clinton campaign and that is this new poll in iowa that has senator bernie sanders hot on her heels. 37% of democrats say clinton is
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the top pick but sanders is now within striking distance with 30%, just seven points back and it comes right after another poll puts sanders on top in new hampshire with 44% clinton had 37% in the same poll. today msnbc's andrea mitchell asked sanders about clinton's campaign and the e-mail controvers controversy. >> this campaign i'm running let me reiterate is not against hillary clinton or anyone else but american people sick and tired of seeing the middle class disappear. i've known hillary clinton for 5 25 years and she's a hard-working intelligent person i worked with in the senate. i'm sorry, i'm not going to get into the media game of making personal attacks against hillary clinton. >> joining me now is joan walsh of salon.com.
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thanks for being here tonight. >> thanks for having me, rev. >> joan, the last two days, another bach of e-mails and an eye-popping iowa poll. should the clinton campaign be getting a little nervous? >> you know, i think they are a little concerned. it's still very early but senator sanders is running a great campaign and it's resinating. he's getting across the message of economic fairness and college affordability, expanding health care, single payer health care, things that progressive would want to be in the mix for a long time and hearing it and it's resinating. i think that's good for the party in the long run. you know, the iowa poll on top of new hampshire, those have to be somewhat troubling. >> let me stop you right there. the iowa poll, i mean, we would expect bernie sanders to do well in new hampshire but iowa for him to start surging. >> right. well, you know, we'll see if he can turn the surge into organization. a very good ground organization when people compare him to senator obama and say he could do that kind of come from behind
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victory, he could. he absolutely could. senator obama had a number of incredible number of people on the ground. he was running a ground game that no one had seen before. she was counting on turning out reliable caucus goers. he was counting on bringing in new folks and did it, can senator sanders bring in new folks? that remains to be seen. she's doing much better in more diverse states, iowa, new hampshire 90% white. >> if she is defeated in iowa and new ahampshire, she goes ino the state with a serious problem. >> it could change the perception and momentum. >> the des moines register in iowa they asked democratic voters if the e-mail serve issue
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was important. 61% said no. why are poll numbers dropping? does this suggest a deeper problem? >> i don't know if it suggest as deeper problem. i think even if people say the e-mail doesn't bother me or understand it or don't and they think it's being exaggerated, i think there is a perception she's under siege constantly and always question and error of scandal that is hyped. >> even though some of the e-mails were not classified when she -- >> fox is going crazy about these 150 e-mails, again, they were not classified when she sent or receive them and that's basically true. this is mainly a turf war between the state department and intelligence agencies over what should be classified and what shouldn't. >> donald trump got really deep in it by this weekend going after one of her aids with his attacks and let me show you what
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he said about uma. >> who is uma married to? one of the great sleaze bags of our time anthony weiner. did you know that? she's married to anthony weiner, the little bing, bing, bing. she's married to anthony weaner who is a perv. >> do they risk too far going overboard with these personal attacks when you're dealing with secretary clinic toton or her s >> this is the trump brand that's doing well so far. we haven't seen anybody go too far for the republican base. the idea a man on his third marriage and has said all kinds of reprehensible things about women would be trashing somebody else's marriage and calling someone is perv is outrageous but again, trump gets, this is
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the kind of thing that donald trump gets away with. i don't know, i don't see it hurting hillary clinton because anyone who is likely to vote for her will tune it out but it's kind of disgusting. >> let me ask you quickly, dick cheney, the former vice president weighed in on the to herbal democratic field. let me show you what he said about the field specifically what he said about vice president biden. >> i would love to see joe get in the race. >> because? >> go for it, joe. he tried twice before and he is obviously interested. i think there is a lot of support for him in the democratic party and stir things up. they are short candidates on their side. joe would have a shot at it. >> what is cheney up to here, joan? >> nothing good. he's never up to anything good, so that's easy to say, rev. i wish vice president biden all good luck in making a very tough decision but as he makes it, he probably has to put that on the
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no side because dick cheney is wrong about everything major in american political and international life so i think the vice president was not happy to hear that endorsement. >> all right. joan walsh, thank you for your time tonight. >> thank you, rev. still to come, more on dick cheney, also lobbying against president obama's iran deal, warning of a nuclear strike. will republicans let him, that is chaney, with the agenda. president obamajor mountaing some republicans into don't's got ya. ♪
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president obama began a historic trip to alaska today to call for sweeping action on climate change and to help mark the visit, the obama administration is renaming america's tallest mountain,
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alaska's mountain mckinley was named after william mckinley but now goes back to the original native american name denali with respect to the heritage of native alaskans but some on the right don't like it especially republicans from mckinley's home state of ohio. senator rob portman said it was yet another example of the president going around congress and governor john kasich says the president once again over steps his bounds. but guess what? most people in alaska including republicans have been calling it denali for years. check out this video from alaska's republican senator. >> we're honored to be able to officially recognize the mountain as denali. i'd like to thank the president
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defenses and when you say all options are on the table you got to mean it and barack obama gave that away before he got down to the final package and believed and operated a based on the proposition that multiple concessions in areas that had nothing to do with nuclear weapons but will significantly increase iran support as the chief sponsor of terror in the world. >> in his new book, cheney goes even further writing quote, the obama agreement will lead to a nuclear armed iran, a nuclear armed race in the middle east and more than likely the first use of a nuclear weapon since hiroshima. it's strikingly similar to the claims about nuclear threats that cheney made to justify the iraq war. >> now we know they are out there looking for ways to develop deadlier weapons to use against us that they would like
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to get their hands on our nuclear weapon. >> dick cheney has zero credibility. it led to over 30,000 american soldiers being killed or injured but republicans listened to him. will they listen again? joining me now is john nickles of the nation and author of "the rise and rise of richard b. cheney" and ryan grim. thank you both for being here. john, do dick cheney's frantic washings about a potential nuclear strike sound familiar to you? >> they sound very familiar. 13 years ago in august of 2002, dick cheney was out on the speaking circuit talking about iraq and he was using very similar language to this, and it was really the first signal of how aggressively the bush administration would go to
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promote a war in iraq. we know how that turned out, we know how wrong dick cheney was that time but i would emphasize if you look back at dick cho choir -- cheney's history he's been wrong again and again and again on central america, on his votes to regard to south africa and apartheid through the first gulf war when he was secretary of defense and yet, many generals were very concerned about misguided strategies and approaches he proposed through his time at halliburton where there were terrible mistakes as regards to business judgment and as you had pointed out in the run up to the war with iraq. >> yeah. >> so you have this long list of not getting the right. >> now, ryan, cheney is giving a speech on iran next week. how much influence does he still have with republicans on foreign
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policy? >> he doesn't have a ton of influence anymore. you know, the republican party is kind of, you know, kind of split now over how to handle this kind of behavior because it backfired so badly. you know, the only thing that cheney does really is actually help democrats, if the vote on the iran deal were still at all in doubt in the senate, cheney coming out strongly against it could only help democrats, it could only help unify them in support of it but there are a lot of republicans, i think, at this point saying okay, i'm going to go forward with this policy because i know dick cheney is behind it. >> you're saying that, ryan, but john cheney was asking and said he's actually advising some of the republican candidates. watch this. >> have any of the candidates asked you for your advice? >> yes. >> you've given it? >> private conversations, yes. >> you're not formally advising
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candidates? >> i haven't put my name to advising any candidate. occasionally i get calls and i'm happy to answer them but on the basis it's not something we discuss with the press. >> i mean, isn't it alarming that they would even be calling asking for counsel from dick cheney given the record you cited of how he's been mostly wrong over and over again on foreign policy? >> well, i have to be honest, i'm not sure all of these republicans necessarily thing he was wrong. they live in an echo chamber where they believe certain things and push certain concepts. i think that what ryan said is important. they certainly aren't going to publicly say yeah, i'm taking my counsel from dick cheney because his approval rating isn't very good but the truth of the matter is if you look at, for instance, scott walker's foreign policy, the things he had said they are exceptionally similar to what dick cheney is saying, lindsey graham, you're not going to find it that much different and as you move up that political food chain into the republican field, you're going to find an awfully
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lot of echoing of dick cheney, far more than you would expect considering his record. >> now, let me go back to you, ryan, because dick cheney's daughter liz made a comment about her father that i want to play to you. watch this. >> i know of no one who has been more courageous and dedicated and honorable than my dad in terms of being willing to is ab to do. the gratitude as americans is matched by our loved one. >> liz cheney think we might see the gratitude for being courageous in coats or honorable was the other term but the american people don't quite agree. i mean, when you look at the fact that the month before he left office, 61% of americans had an unfavorable view of the vice president. ryan, should americans feel
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gratitude to dick cheney? >> i mean, calling him courageous is boarder line offensive. this is somebody who had four deferments in the vietnam war. >> exactly. >> and said that he had, i think quote unquote other priorities unquote at the time and so he didn't bother to serve and then spent the rest of his life sending young men into war and, you know, what john says is important that people like liz and dick cheney do have a remarkable ability to kind of look back and say we weren't wrong, if only, you know, they listened to us just a little more. sure, okay, maybe ten years wasn't enough in iraq but if you gave us another ten years, it would have certainly flowered. they have for all their talk about personal responsibility, they have an adaptability to blame others for their failures. >> john, let me give you this one, dick cheney weighed in on the e-mail controversy around hillary clinton. listen to what he said.
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>> i found it surprising that somebody as high-ranking secretary of state dealing with close f classified and sensitive information would think it's okay to have a private server in your home, it's sloppy and unprofessional and lack of understanding how easy it is for many adversaries to tap into communication and get involved for example into reading e-mails as we know now is extensive. >> do you think this undermines or disqualifies her candidacy? >> i think there's a very real possibility of that. >> now, today valerie weighed in and this is the former cia officer whose cover was blown by cheney's chief of staff. watch what she tweeted. she says "that's rich coming
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from a man who goes so far as to betroy covert agents in his quest for political advantage." isn't it ironic to see him raising questions about confidential information, john? >> it is of course iran in this case -- ironic, if you didn't bring it up, we would have. when dick cheney was vice president, the pressure he put on the cia to come up with information that might justify the war in iraq, the pressure he actually put on secretary of state colin powell to make an over the top case for a war with iraq is well-documented. we know that dick cheney is somebody who has really gone across the line and way out of bounds as regards to how you deal with intelligence information and how you manipulate it, frankly, for political purposes and for him to try to play this political card, i think is getting the
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reaction that it should. it's blowing up on him because it's inappropriate. >> john in this canickels and r thank you for your type tonight. ahead, punches a hole in got op field and ben carson are rushing in. and serena williams is a smash hit at the u.s. open, helping to set a record before even taking a swing. 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. ♪ everyone can shop, but members get more with reviews, live customer support, and better pricing. visit angieslist.com today.
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donald trump is not the only washington outsider rising in the gop race. dr. ben carson is having his moment in the sun, too. he's tied with donald trump for the lead. in iowa with 23 points, that's an increase of 15 points for carson since mid july and he's not the only one gaining ground. businesswom businesswoman carly fiorina is in third place with 10% and b behind her at % a momentum even kth noticed. >> a poll came out today, actually dr. carson is second. he's a nice guy. i can't hit him, he's been so nice to me. it's true. i cannot hit him. [ applause ] >> and ted cruz, senator cruz
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has been so nice to me, i can't hit him. i may have to if he starts getting really close, i may have to. >> joining me now are msnbc contributors victoria desoto and james peterson. thank you both for being here. >> thanks, rev. >> thank you, reverend. >> james, how surprising is this surge for ben carson? >> it's a little bit surprising, rev. i mean, i think it depends how we define outsider. sure, trump is sort of outside the beltway and outside of politics but when i look at ben carson and carly fiorina, they are figures outside of the scope of what we traditionally see from republican candidates. in much the same way herman cane was to popular success, i feel like dr. carson has the same he can play which is essentially the republican party politics says hey, we're trying to be a
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big tent and diverse and women and people of color and dr. carson fits that mold in a way that makes his attack and critique of president obama i think resonate with a lot of republican caucus voter skbls vehic -- voters. >> victoria, trump says he comes off as a nice guy, he spoke at the convention, my civil rights group was better received than i thought he would be. no support really but cordial but the stuff he says is as far right as he can get. he's saying what they want but he's, he puts it in a more acceptable package? >> well, reverend, i would say that he's the anti trump solution for conservative republicans. so one of the issues where he's very republican, very conservative, rather is on
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women's rights, on pro-life issues and so what he does is he puts down a stake on these very conservative issues but not that angry trump in your face type of politician and i think for those republican whose haven't gotten onto the trump band wagon, they see carson as an alternative and again, as james pointed out, carson is about as much as an outsider as you can get. yes, trump never held elected office but always been in the circles of power. he's always been in the circles of fundraising. ben carson has never held office and never been a ceo like carly fiorina who has more experience with politics. he's a surgeon and a fresh pafa and that's what people love. some things that people liked about barack obama was freshness but when you dig beneath that, that's when problems arise.
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>> let's dig beneath it because he said things as extreme as trump's views on immigration and let me let you hear some of the things he said about the war on women. >> there are those who are always trying to stir up trouble. they are always trying to drive wedges between us, and, you know, they tell you that there is war on women. there is no war on women. there may be a war won what inside women. >> is the gop primary voters going to reward this kind of rhetoric? >> they are, rev. the way that republican politics has worked in the modern era is, you know, kind of like a game of got ya. so they actually love having someone from the medical field, having a surgeon sort of retro grade views about reproductive rights gives them a stronger claim over women's bodies, which i think is ultimately the sort
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of mission of some conservative republicans when it comes to reproductive rights. having a surgeon say it is the equivalent of having dr. carson as a black person say he doesn't like black lives matter or doesn't like the way black folks vote. they love having that kind of got you space from which to articulate their position. him being a surgeon and saying that rings authentic for republican voters. >> victoria, you know when you lock at gop fundraising so far, jeb bush and his outside groups have raised nearly $120 million. he's won of seven republicans whose raised more money than ben carson, whose raised $10 million. for people like jeb bush does this suggest that money can't buy your love, let's put it that way in the republican primaries this time? >> i agree, reverend. you know, we're seeing it right
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now and i think what is going to be most troubling for candidates like jeb bush and scott walker is this anti establishment where so we see trump and carson and f many iori nr iorina doing well. in the 1990s we saw a strong e -- push and so interesting because it's an 180 from what the republican party usually does. they always end up nominating that candidate who is the establishment, whether it's john mccain or bob dole or george w. bush it's the establishment candidate but this may be the election where they break the mold. >> victoria desoto and james peterson, thank you both for your time. >> thanks, rev. ahead, serena williams
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lives lost, a parade marched through the ninth ward a section once buried in water, and at the saints' preseason game, head coach sean payton wore the katrina x symbol on his jacket. it was the same symbol used by rescue teams to record home searches and document whether people were found inside. the team also released a thank you video ahead of the game. >> thank you, new orleans. >> thank you, new orleans. >> thank you, new orleans. >> new orleans, thank you. >> for refusing to give up and always believing in the city. >> for inspiring our success and supporting each other like the family we are. >> for being there for us and rocking the dome, supporting us, win or lose. >> for giving us something greater to play for than ourselves. >> and today there is new attention on a lesser known story from the the katrina
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aftermath. "the washington post" revealing new details about how the mexican military helped in the recovery effort shortly after the hurricane, a mexican army convoy working with u.s. officials crossed the border and brought drinking water, medical supplies and mobile kitchens that could feed 7,000 people a day. they helped out for three weeks, critical aid at a chaotic time. ten years later, that story is worthy of being told and keeping in mind as the nation debates immigration and politicians toss around offensive terms. it's a reminder that all people deserve respect, including our neighbors in mexico. i still cannot figure out why some in washington at that time could see weapons of mass destruction in iraq that were not there, and couldn't see the impact of hurricane katrina and
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the levees breaking that was live on all of our television sets that was right there. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. the front runners stumble and outsiders surge. let's play "hardball." good evening i'm steve in. that's what is couple surprising polls show and might as well sum up the state of play in the 2016 race as we approach the end of summer on the democratic side the new bloomberg register poll shows hillary clinton remaining at the top but her lead has slipped dramatically. bernie sanders

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