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hamm. >> the star of "madmen" john hamm crawls his way to a long, overdue emmy, we'll have the highlights. plus fresh calls for republican presidential candidate ben carson to drop out of the race after tell our chuck todd that he's opposed to a muslim becoming president. and dr. jill biden says she's all in if her husband decides to run for president. the latest indication that the v.p. might apply for the promotion. this is "way too early." ♪ good morning, it's monday, september 21st, i'm jonathan capehart reporting from washington, d.c. we begin with presidential
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politics and the comments from republican presidential candidate ben carson that are now drawing criticism. the renowned neurosurgeon and devout christian saying on "meet the press" that a muslim should not be elected president of the united states. >> should a president's faith matter? should your faith matter to voters? >> i guess it depends on what that faith is. if it's inconsistent with the values and principles of america, then of course it should matter, but if it fits within the realm of america and consistent with the constitution, no problem. >> so do you believe that islam is consistent with the constitution? >> no, i do not. i would not advocate that we put a muslim in charge of this nation. i absolutely would not agree with that. >> the comments drew condemnation on the council for american relations who said his statements disqualified him as a
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candidate. "you cannot hold these kinds of views and at the same time say you'll represent all americans of all faiths and acgrounds." he added in "the hill," muslims feel your religion is part of your public life and what you do as a public official, inconsistent with our principles and our constitution. he'd make an exception if a candidate publicly rejected all the tenets of sharia and lived consistent with that, then i would nt' have any problem. fellow republican candidates also reacted to the question about whether a muslim could be president. >> to me i think the american people are going to decide who the president is based on the merits of their positions and qualifications, not based on their religious beliefs. >> i think this shows that dr. carson is not ready to be commander in chief. he said he didn't believe someone of the muslim faith could be loyal to the constitution. my believe is that the 3,500,
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approximately, american muslims wearing the uniform of the united states military are loyal to the country, they're fighting and tying for their nation. >> can you imagine supporting or being comfortable if a muslim ever became president of the united states? >> i can say that it's something that at some point could happen. we'll see. i mean, it's something that could happen. would i be comfortable, i don't know if we have to address it right now but it is something that could happen. some people have said it already happened, frankly, but of course you wouldn't agree with that. >> questions regarding heated rhetoric toward muslims came up last week after donald trump refused to correct a supporter who painted all muslims as extremists while rejecting president owe pa ma's state of religion and place of birth. he responded friday in a series of tweets "am i morally obligated to defend the
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president every time somebody says something bad or roefrsial about him, i don't think so." this, "this is the first time i've caused controversy by not saying something. if someone made a nastier conversation about me to the president do you think he'd come to my rescue, no chance. if i challenged the man the media would have accused me of interfering with that man's right of free speech." he also talked about the questionnai questioner's statement on muslims in an interview yesterday. >> we can be politically correct. are you trying to say we don't have a problem? i have friends that are muslims, great, amazing people and most muslims like most everything, these are fabulous people but we certainly do have a problem. you have a problem throughout the world. >> what's the problem? >> you have radicals that are doing things. it wasn't people from sweden that blew up the world trade center, jake. >> i get that but to say we have
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a problem and it's called muslims because there are some extremist muslims is tarring all muslims, you would agree that the -- >> no, i don't agree with that at all but you have extremist muslims that are in a class by themselves. it is a problem in this country and a problem throughout the world. all you have to do is look at europe. >> last week's debate has shaken up the republican presidential field. donald trump still leads but has fallen eight points pre-debate and carly fiorina rocketed past ben carson into second place with a game of 12 points. senate marco rubio is now in fourth place, past jeb bush. more than half of republican voters who watched the debate said fiorina is it the best with rubio distant second at 14%. 11% said trump had the best
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showing, 22% saying rand paul had the worst night. donald trump tis appeared with this to say about fiorina's performance. take a listen >> she's got a line of pitter patter i've heard many times from her. she starts off by saying the first thing i'd to is call my dear friend bebe netanyahu. she said it last night, too, like a robot, everybody said isn't that wonderful. if you've heard her, somebody accused her of being robotic, i think she's very robotic. >> cnn/orc poll the total collapse of wisconsin governor scott walker, widely considered a top tier candidate, no longer registers half a percentage point. he was at 5% before the debate. yesterday he commented on the new numbers and the rise of outsiders.
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>> if people are asking to hire someone doing a interview i wouldn't be your person to be, to build condos in new york city. i wouldn't be the person you hire to be a neurosurgeon or run hp but i do have experience taking on the washington base special interests and people want an outsider, someone who has taken on washington before and been successful. we're in the best position. now to the democratic side of the presidential race a new flurry of headlines surrounding vice president joe biden. biden aides have called donors and support hes in recent days suggestingss he is "more likely than not" to enter the 2016 race. they have now shifted toward the timing of an announcement, as chuck todd tells us despite recent reports expecting otherwise, dr. jill biden is
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fully behind another run. spokesperson for dr.ed my biding released a statement "of course he would be on board if her husband decides to run for president but they haven't made her decision yet. hillary clinton in her first sunday show in four years said her campaign is not preparing for a biden bid. are you doing anything to prepare for joe biden potenti potentially in the race? >> no, we are not, because this is such a personal decision and the vice president has to sort this out. he's been so open in talking about how difficult this time is for him and his family and he's obviously considering what he wants to do, including whether he wants to run, and i just have the greatest rpgs and if affection for him and everybody ought to give him the space to decide what's best for him and his family. >> hillary clinton and vermont senator bernie sappeders held events in new hampshire over the weekend.
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difference in crowd side appeared to affect sanders lead. clinton spoke to an audience of about 600 people at the university of new hampshire friday and last night, sanders drew a crowd five times large he on the same campus, around 3,000 people according to "the washington post". aides told the paper it was not meant to draw a rally sized crowd and the candidate was more focused on having a discussion. most of the attendees at sanders speech were college students a demographic he noted has a reputation for apathy in politics. >> you may not know this but what you are part of tonight is the largest turnout for any presidential candidate in new hampshire. thank you. you know, some people say that young people and students are apathetic and they don't want to
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get involved. it sounds to me like you are ready to transform america. thank you! [ cheers and applause ] >> despite his surge in the polls and consistently large crowds, hillary clinton is promising not to attack sanders this primary season. >> i want this to be about ideas and about policies. i know personie. i respect his enthusiastic and intense advocacy of his ideas. that's what i want this campaign to be about. i hope people who support me respect that because this is a serious election. obviously i'm running because i think it's better for the country if a democrat who has the kind of approaches and values that my husband had and barack obama has follows this presidency. >> so you can mark that down as a yes you'll pledge not to? >> i have no interest in doing that. >> clinton may not be planning on attacking bernie sanders but
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isn't having problems hitting republicans. clinton took on the taupe saturday of a general election candidate going after front-runner donald trump and the rest of the gop field. >> don't be distracted by their flamboyant front-runner trying to bully and buy his way into the presidency, his latest outrage, the way he handled the question about president obama was shocking but not surprising. he's been trafficking in prejudice and paranoia throughout this campaign. but i got to tell you, if you look at the policies of the other republican candidates they are just trump without the pizazz or the hair. who watched the republican debates the other night? oh, you gluttons for punishment, you. 15 candidates, five hours, not a
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single fighter for the middle class. >> the new hampshire democratic convention also brought to the surface some simmering unrest in the party over the number of presidential debads this primary season. the tnc is under pressure from candidates and party officials for its decision to schedule only six debates. debbie wasserman schultz saturday was repeatedly erupted by chants of "more debates" as she tried to keep the focus on donald trump and the gop. >> we want debates! >> trump was at it again. one of his supporters in the audience called president obama a muslim. my friends, what's more important, drawing a contrast with republicans or arguing about debates? let's focus on our mission and the task at hand. enough is enough! enough is enough! we have aion -- >> house minority leader nancy
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pelosi is joining the gwing rachkz of lawmakers, she'd like to see more than six currently scheduled debates. as europe grapples with its largest influx of initiation migrants since yesterday the u.s. will increase the number of asylum seekers it accepts from 75,000 to 85,000 with the number rising to 100,000 in 2017. kerry who was in berlin to meet with his german counterpart to discuss the crisis said a large number of the 85,000 who come to the u.s. next year will be from syria. >> we're doing what we know we can manage immediately, what we feel we can do by working in the system we have and within the challenges that we have budget wise, but as soon as we have an opportunity to up that we're welcome because america always welcomed bringing more people in, in these kinds of
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circumstances. >> the announcement is unlikely to relieve. of the pressure on european countries. nearly 11,000 migrants desperate to reach western europe walked into u.s. rena in one day yesterday adding to the 10.5,000 who made the journey the same before. two americans held by rebels in yemen for sex months have been released. 45-year-old scott warden of louisiana and 54-year-old sam ferrin in sweden. they were greated by the u.s. am pass for after arriving in the country's capital. no word on what led to the break-through. third american remains in captivity in yemen. pope francis is spending his last full day in cuba before headed to the united states. mass was attended by tens of thousands of cubans.
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anne thompson has more. ♪ >> reporter: past the icons of the communist takeover, pope francis rolled into havana's revolution square to celebrate sunday mass. 'livian's symbol of inspiration for many of the cuban people. what is driving that enthusiasm? >> i guess hope, the hope. we have a lot of hope in him. >> reporter: why do you have hope? what makes you hopeful? >> it's not only what he's saying but what he's doing. >> reporter: dora low pose is impressed by the pope's efforts to improve relations between cuba and the pus. >> they are trying to help to lift the cuban embargo effecting the community. >> reporter: 300,000 listened to francis encourage them to serve others. three protesters rushed the popemobile, taken into custody their leaflets tossed into the sky and one man thrown to the
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ground. it is not clear what they were protesting. the relative freedom of the if, in this once atheist country has be been hard, with programs like this for children with mental and physical challenges, the approach of encounter instead of confrontation embodied by francis is criticized by some. cuban dissident and human rights activist calls it wise. >> that's the way to be able to exchange views, to get close to the people, to interact when to influence. influbs on the people but influence on the government. >> reporter: this past oral visit had its political moments. meeting president raul castro and half-our private meeting with his brother, former cuban leader fidel castro. more of how francis' appeal seems to transsent the church.
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>> the pope of the people not only catholic but the entire world. >> the pope heads to rural cuba today, expected to land at andrews air force base tomorrow afternoon. the pig apollee from the ceo of volkswagen after the epa revealed the german automaker skirted green goals from more than half a million cars. what is the latest in. >> reporter: good morning to you, john. this is a serious issue. shares are off by roughly 20% last time i checked. in a statement published yesterday, he said i'm personally sorry we've broken the trust of our customers adding the automaker record ordered an investigation into this matter and are cooperating with authorities. t epa says the fine could be as
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high as $18 billion. we'll keep you updated on the store ye. the migrant crisis many companies around the world want to help. mcdonald's is one of them, it is has signed up to the u.n.'s world food program, their response to the migrant crieses, this is interesting, job than, because it previously rebuffed a deal to work on a peace burger. burger king has a cup the other restaurant chains and working on fusion burgers all for a good course. >> carolyn roth, thank you. still ahead on way too early, highlights from sunday night football. plus we'll relive the best moments including the moving peach from viola davis that everyone is talking about.
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sets the protection when you make that call. >> second and 10, edelman and he dives to the pylon! caught t touchdown! third and eight, carr feeling pressure, has his man it's cooper inside the 10! into the end zone for the raiders' touchdown! >> on first down they pitch it back to palmer, looking to the end zone, and it is a touchdown for larry fitzgerald! >> winston end zone, catch, yes, no, yes! touchdown vincent jackson for the bucs. >> third and two. from the 8. pressure comes, dropped from behind and sacked, ball it out, what an enormous turn of events. >> here comes the pressure. he rolls away from it, sets up in the pocket, goes long to the middle of the field for
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benjamin, he's got it! touchdown cleveland! >> in the slot here, romo loses the ball. and romo is down. we weedon has a man, that's williams, he's gone, touchdown dallas. >> those were some of the highlights from around the envelope yesterday. let's get a check on your weather now nbc meteorologist bill karins. >> good morning to you. we're looking at a cold, chilly morning. it's amazing how much it changed over the weekend. we have temperature as low as 31 degrees, below freezing in nosh new england this morning. put your kids in the jacket, sweatshirts probably do it for everybody else but it will be a beautiful afternoon from the great lakes to the north southeast. the only bad weather we're going to see out there today and tomorrow is the kezert southwest, heavy rain arizona and new mexico, watch out possibilities of flash flooding. otherwise looking like a nice weather map across the country, no problems.
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after 16 nominations, john hamm finally took home the emmy for lead actor in a drama series for his turn as "don draper" in "madmen." viola davis became the first african-american woman to win an emmy for outstanding actress in
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a drama for her performance in "how to get away with murder." "game of thrones" made emmys history winning the most trophies ever in a season including the top prize for best drama. that does it for me and "way too early." morning joe is just moments away. proud of you, son. ge! a manufacturer. well that's why i dug this out for you. it's your grandpappy's hammer and he would have wanted you to have it. it meant a lot to him...
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donald trump, of course, is running for president but i've got to say sure, donald trump s seems racist, what else? is it just me or does bernie sanders always look like his flight is delayed? >> i think it would be appropriate at this moment to quote our political satire. what a great honor it must be for you to honor

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