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view." "msnbc live" is coming up next. call it the battle in boulder. gearing up for another showdown in the race for president. this is the stage where the top ten republican candidates will be facing off tonight. ben carson, the new gop frontrunner. has been in large part marginalized in past debates. that no doubt will change. first time donald trump enters a debate without, well, bragging rights. there are four polls now knocking him out of the top spot in the state of iowa. here is how he's handling it so far. >> until iowa came along, i said every poll. and then iowa came -- what the hell are you people doing to me? from the time i announced i've been at the top of the polls, almost at the top. you know, we're doing well. iowa, will you get your numbers up, please.
[ cheers and applause ] good morning. i am josé díaz-balart. i want to get you to colorado as we begin our political coverage. chris jansing and peter alexander are standing by tonight. good morning to you both. peter, let's look at these iowa polls. trump is falling pretty far behind carson. what is this dip doing to mr. trump and his campaign? >> well, i think that's what we're all going to watch for tonight, isn't it? how donald trump, now in second place for the first time in months, how he handles this sort of moment of adversity, as it were. here is what we do know. the latest national poll. this may be as telling as any right now. it shows as he acknowledges, if not scientific, it shows a trend. he is now trailing by 4 percentage points to dr. ben carson right now. the number that's the standout and what everybody on the stage realizes tonight is more than 70% of republicans stay they still haven't made their mind up about who they'll support in the
race. 28% of them say they believe they are locked in. in fact, about a half of donald trump's supporters say they're locked in on trump the rest of the way, which is good news for him. it's the fluidity, the softness of the support right now that makes tonight so critical for the candidates. >> it's not just any candidate that's overtaken trump. it's carson who nearly every poll says is the most respected and revered candidate among republican voters. >> that's their goal tonight, to reinforce what they call their brand. they say we can't go out of brand, which is to their mind, thoughtful, soft-spoken but intelligent. they want to make sure he looks presidential. still one of the most interesting developments over the last couple day ises to see kasi kasich, just yesterday. over the weekend jeb bush who seemed so confounded by what's happened with the rise of donald trump and carson that they've lashed out about it. i went to colorado christian university, which is where dr. carson will go tomorrow right
after the debate, to find out what is the appeal. here is what folks told me. >> he is a candidate who is full of truth and grace. he is not afraid to say what's wrong with our nation. he is not afraid to tell them the truth. but he does it in a way that is gentle and humble. >> if you look at what our country was founded on, it wasn't lawyers. it was lawyers, doctors, professors, people from all -- all sorts of life. and it's almost -- that also brings like this newness to ben carson that i think is so important. >> i think right now he is doing it very well in just playing the -- playing his cards low, just not exerting himself extremely. but i think at this point, once we get a nominee and if he is the nominee, i think he just has that newness, the brand-new spunk that would be enough to win the presidency. >> it's that i'm not from washington part of it that is also fueling his fund-raising. brand-new numbers late
yesterday. his campaign has raised money from 750,000 donations. 450,000 individuals. they've got 4.5 million followers on facebook and they're bringing in $600,000 a week. they think that this is something that they can sustain throughout the campaign, those kinds of numbers. >> peter, let's talk about some of the other candidates. pretty fair to say that someone like bush or rubio needs an important performance tonight. >> that's right. that sort of relationship between bush and rubio will be one of the things we'll be watching tonight, the showdown of sorts. bush donors have insisted that he needs a strong debate night. they said it the first time around. second time around. maybe three strikes you're out some suggest. they'll close their wallet if he doesn't perform tonight. as chris alluded to, the frustration he demonstrated as a voyeuristic moment for the rest of us into the way jeb is feeling right now, his frustration, saying i can do something else if i like. you vote for donald trump if this is what you really want.
how will he handle the stage tonight? for marco rubio, scrutiny from a major newspaper in his home state of florida, a paper that endorsed him in 2010. basically saying if he doesn't want to do his job, the fact that he's missed so many votes in the senate then he may as well just resign. john kasich with the howard beal type of moment? i'm sick and tired of this. how will he do tonight? a establishment candidate. he is a candidate that could actually make things difficult for the democratic ticket. how will he do tonight? he's been lagging in the polls, been on the side of the stage for most of the campaign. will he get into it tonight? i look for him to go after some of the others. chris, if we had to pick a sound bite to play tomorrow, who will it be coming from, do you think? >> easy selection is always trump. but there are a lot of people out there who, as peter pointed out, the stakes are so high. when i talk to the carson people
they say, look, all you need is the one little line like he had in cleveland where he talked about half a brain. i think the possibility of carly fiorina, chris christie, jeb bush. again, we'll see how much he pushes back. i think that will be the story of this. remember, everybody thought the last debate carly fiorina was the hands-down winner, right? she did bounce in the polls. look where she is now. so i think the closer we get to iowa the higher the stakes without a doubt. chris jansing and peter alexander, thank you to both of you. great seeing you. ahead of tonight's debate. members of more than two dozen top latino conservative groups are issuing a stern warning to the republican presidential hopefu hopefuls. they gathered in boulder last night with a united front and this clear message for the gop candidates. stop offending the latino community. >> heed our warning. don't expect us to come to your side during the general election. you are not with us now.
we will not be with you then. you don't need our vote now? you won't have it then. you insult us now, we will be deaf to you then. you take us for granted now, we will not recognize you then. joining me now from boulder, colorado, the president of the hispanic leadership fund, mario lopez. good seeing you, mario. >> thank you for having me on, josé. >> is there a specific candidate that you conservative latinos have in mind or is it pretty much to any and all who are running for the gop presidential hopeful right now? >> right. well, clearly i think in our discussions with the leaders that you mentioned donald trump was, of course, the main concern. i think his incendiary comments are legendary at this point. and that was, you know, the main
concern. but there was also some concern expressed with the trump people who would enable and strengthen donald trump and lent credence to his candidacy, which we of course know is far from a conservative on many positions. and so there was a little bit of concern expressed about those candidates as well. >> what are those candidates? let's get to some of the names. let's talk about the people that are helping trump that way. >> sure. well, i mean, there was some discussion, and in the headlines leading up to the meeting, you know, ted cruz, his name was bandied about. one of the big concerns there was his flip-flop on the 14th amendment, protecting the entire constitution. that was a topic of discussion. but the fact is that, rosario pointed it out really well. it's foolish to think that you can come across as sort of
anti-latino and have this insane rhetoric and policy positions to back it up and then expect that in the general you're going to have the support of the community and that you're going to rely on leaders like those that were in the room to communicate your message because the frustration level with those leaders is -- we're saying, look, that's not going to happen. you need to get right now and be consistent. >> mario, you know, trump has said over and over again that he wasn't speaking about the immigrant community or the latino community in the united states. he was talking about those that cross illegally from other countries and the mexican border into the united states. he says that that's so specific and that everybody is taking his words out of context. >> well, i mean, i think everyone saw what he said, and that's -- it was clearly -- it was -- that's clearly not correct for him to go back and say that. i think he pointed out that a majority of the people in the community are rapists and
criminals and any other epithets that he used. so he can try to pull the wool over people's eyes after the fact, but his words are there. they're crystal clear for anyone to see. >> mario lopez, thank you for being with me. appreciate it. >> thank you so much, josé. be sure to watch tonight's republican presidential debate on cnbc. 5:00 p.m. eastern, 2:00 p.m. pacific time. turning now to the democrats in the race. they'll be on the trail today because they're going pretty much across the country. hillary clinton heading to new hampshire after coming off what many view is a very strong week for the candidate. new polling shows her pulling away from her closest rival, bernie sanders, in iowa. kristen welker is with the clinton campaign in manchester. good morning. >> that's right. these new numbers that we're seeing are an indication of just how strong of a stretch secretary clinton has had, that dominant first debate performance, her testimony before the benghazi committee
and of course vice president biden's decision not to get into the race. take a look at the poll numbers, out just yesterday out of iowa. they're staggering, josé, the monmouth university poll showing secretary clinton with a 41 point lead over bernie sanders. she gets 65% to his 24%. take a look at another poll. very similar. she gets 62% to sanders, who gets 24%. meanwhile, today her focus is going to be on the republicans. she is not going to be on the debate stage, but she will be pre-butting them. the campaign releasing four new ads to air in iowa and new hampshire tonight during the gop debate. they're going to paint secretary clinton as a champ for working class women voters, promising that she'll fight for things like equal pay, higher wages, college affordability. look at one ad that features a woman named sarah. >> on average, women need to work an extra two hours each day to earn the same paycheck as
their male co-workers. join the fight for equal pay. join the fight for sarah and women everywhere. i'm hillary clinton, and i approve this message. >> campaign official tells me secretary clinton will be pre-butting republicans when she campaigns here in manchester a little bit later on this morning. she is going to argue that their top-down economic policies favor the wealthy for hers favor the middle class. she'll also continue to make a play for the progressive voters in this state. it's a tight race in new hampshire. a recent poll shows her running neck-and-neck with vermont senator bernie sanders. he is of course from neighboring vermont. he has a lot of traction here. she will try to gain more traction with a two-day campaign swing today and tomorrow. >> kristen welker, thank you very much. developments from capitol hill, a big day in the house.
the house expected to vote on the new two-year budget deal in a couple hours. republicans expected to select paul ryan as the next speaker. here is congressman ryan arriving on capitol hill in the past half hour. right now republicans meeting behind closed doors at a candidates forum. let's get the latest from capitol hill with nbc's luke russert. we've learned ryan says he'll support the new budget deal despite saying to you yesterday that the process stunk. >> yeah. it's the old washington adage, right, josé, we hate how the sausage is made but at the end of the day this is pretty good sausage. and i think that paul ryan came to the realization that john boehner had, in his words, cleaned out the barn for him and that is why he ultimately came to support it, because it was very similar to a deal that he crafted a few years ago with washington senator patty murray. this does give stability for paul ryan in his first two years as speaker. specifically with the issue of the debt limit as well as the budget caps.
they still have work about how the money is allocated but they know how much money they have. that's always the hard part. what's happening today? behind me right now, josé, paul ryan is actually speaking to the house gop conference. he is giving his pitch as to why he should become the speaker. the only person he is running against is florida congressman daniel webster who left here. we're told there are not a lot of members in the room behind me because this is so much of a slam-dunk for paul ryan. that's what the schedule is today. at 1:30 p.m. today paul ryan will then go over to the longworth building where the gop conference vote will occur. tomorrow is the full vote on the house floor. it's a very important vote for paul ryan. he would like to see his number around 235, 240. he doesn't want to have to worry like john boehner did, can he get 218. he doesn't have to, but the more support he gets on the house floor the more support he can say that he has from the entire conference and use it as a mandate to move forward under his leadership. >> luke russert, thanks for
being with me. developing news out of chicago where former how is speaker dennis hastert expected to plead guilty today. the admission of guilt would spare hastert from a trial which could bring the secrets to light. it's unclear if a judge will sentence the 73-year-old today or at a later date. much more ahead this morning on msnbc. in south carolina, we're waiting to find out whether the officer involved in this classroom confrontation will get to keep his job. a live report coming up on that. also, speaking of live, take a look at this. american astronaut scott kelly, about an hour into a six and a half hour space walk outside international space station. i'll be speaking with scott's twin brother mark on terra firma later this hour. so far no aliens observed from up above. late-night laugh. candidates making their rounds
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today we could learn whether a sheriff's deputy in south carolina will keep his job or be fired after he was seen on this video flipping a student backward in her desk and then tossing her across the floor for refusing to leave a high school math class. the sheriff's deputy expected today to release the results of an independent investigation on
deputy ben fields. at the same time, the justice department and the fbi are now looking into the incident. let's go live to columbia, south carolina. craig melvin is there. good morning. where does the situation stand at this hour? >> josé, good morning. as you indicated. the long-time sheriff telling me he'll reveal his decision regarding the deputy's fate by the end of business today. we're actually hearing it will probably be sometime early afternoon. meanwhile, the 16-year-old albra 1 student was tossed to the floor in her classroom behind me monday morning. the student, we're told by her attorney, is not doing well. across the country growing outrage this morning. the video now viral. social media still lighting up. school resource officer, ben fields called in when a student refuses a teacher's request to leave the classroom. >> are you going to come with
me? >> she was tossed like a rag doll. >> todd rutherford is a lawyer representing the student in the video. he says there is no way she'll be okay. >> she has a cast on her arm. injuries to her back, neck, forehead and arm. >> reporter: tuesday night a tense school board meeting. >> you do not treat a child like that. >> that student was given ample opportunity to do the right thing, and she chose to not do that. >> please stop blaming victims when they're the victim of excessive force. >> reporter: ben fields is a senior deputy and received a culture of excellence award from one of the district schools last year. this woman shot one of the videos. >> i was like, get your cameras out. because like we already know his reputation. >> reporter: what was his reputation? >> he is known as officer slam. >> kinney is out on bond. other students have a different view of fields. >> he is a really good officer. sometimes he can be pretty mean,
but he can also be a really nice officer. >> leon lot says some say he did what he needs to do. >> this video shows the student hitting the school resource officer with her fist and striking him. what she does is not what i'm looking at. what i'm looking at is what our school resource officer did. >> nbc news tried multiple time to reach fields, unsuccessfully. >> what would you say to those who say she's clearly resisting arrest? >> i would say to those that this officer had no business in the classroom. there were multiple things he could have done. nothing justifies what he did. >> so, the sheriff says that his officers are taught to first try and de-escalate situations, especially in school settings. that officer is on administrative leave without pay. and again, we expect to learn his fate here in a few hours. meanwhile, there is one thing that both the sheriff and the lawyer who is representing the
young lady who was tossed to the floor -- one thing they agree on, josé. it's that we're not necessarily seeing more instances of excessive police force. it's that so many people have camera phones now and the quality of that video is improving. and every time there is a situation where an officer and someone interacts, people take out -- situation where an officer and someone interacts he people. after the break, royal visit to washington. why are so many 2016 candidates heading to light night? hillary clinton just the latest to hit one of the talk shows. we'll talk about the strategy and also the risks for these presidential hopefuls next. what a way for the mets and royals to kick off game one. 14 innings total?
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>> hold on. let me grab my pen. >> so you better be really nice to me tonight. >> my goodness. >> get ready, everybody. >> how are you going to create jobs in this country? >> i'm just going to do it. >> i promise to put meatloaf on the $10 bill and give little john a cabinet position to send the message that this great nation will never turn down for what. ♪ ♪ >> i want to lie back down in my nice warm bed ♪ you're going to have to carry me ♪ >> they say you're too old, too far left. they say you don't bother to brush your hair. i am joined by a "washington post" reporter by day and stand-up comedian by night. good seeing you. >> great being here. >> how do you think hillary clinton did last night?
>> i think she did fine. she was able to joke around a little bit about watching "house of cards" with bill clinton and had the subtle jabs at republicans. she was also actually to make a little bit of news. she spoke about the big banks and how she thinks that they should be allowed to fail. and most of these light-night appearances the candidates and the hosts are not looking to necessarily make news. what they're looking for is a humorous bit that maybe can go viral the next day. >> let's play another clip from "the late show" for you. >> madeleine albright was on an episode a few weeks ago playing herself. >> are you jealous? >> a little. >> who would you rather run against? donald trump or ben carson? >> i'm going to leave that to the republicans. you think? >> you could picture either one of them in the office, right? you can picture either one of those guys in the office.
>> well, i can picture them in some office. what's the strategy to appearing on one of these late-night shows? for her or the other candidates. >> especially for hillary clinton but for all the candidates it's to look relatable, down-to-earth, that you're able to poke fun at yourself a little bit. that's the real benefit of going on these shows, right? not appearing stiff. that's the down-side, if you go on you have to be able to show off that you have a sense of humor. i thought she did a pretty good job of thinking on her feet and keeping up with colbert's rapport. he also is not trying to look to make her look bad either. he does have a reputation as a light-night host to be a little more substantive and ask more policy-oriented questions but at the end of the day they're not looking to make the candidates come off as bad. >> right. and all the clips we're showing it looks as though that's pretty much the reason they go on these
shows because they know there are going to be no real tough questions and they can highlight aspects of their personalities that you don't normally see. is there a risk for the candidates to do this? >> the risk is inherent in anything else they do. the risk for a gaffe. especially a comedy show, you don't know what you're necessarily be thrown. you have to think on your feet. the benefit really is, aside from just looking relatable, is that they don't have to share a stage with any other candidate, and the longevity of the interviews is so much greater than a stump speech on the trail. there is the late-night broadcast, but the next day they're looking for the clips to go viral and all the news organizations and websites are posting the clips and writing about it. so really you're reaching a different audience the next day too. >> the comedy shows, there aren't any surprises really. they're pretty much produced segments. thanks for being with me. >> you too. thanks. a royal visit today to our
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countdown is on for tonight's debate in colorado. the dynamics will be a bit different this time since the polls have shifted away from donald trump to ben carson. as we've seen in the previous two debates, lesser-known candidates can shine while frontrunners fend off attack. kasie hunt is in boulder. great to see you this morning. >> it's great to see you. that's exactly right. these debate stages are so potentially unpredictable. any one of the candidates standing up there could have either a breakout moment or make a major mistake. the last time, of course, that cnbc's john harwood moderated the debate we got an oops out of rick perry. i want to point out some things that we've seen to give you a sense of what might happen.
for chris christie, for example, he'll be standing between ted cruz and rand paul. he has gotten into some back and forths with paul in previous debates. he's had moments because he seemed to rise above the fray. take a listen. >> while i am as entertained as anyone by the personal back-and-forth about the history of donald and carly it's career for the 55-year-old construction worker in the audience who doesn't have a job and can't fund his child's education, they could care less about your careers. they care about theirs. let's stop talking about that on this stage and stop playing the games. >> that generated chatter, of course, after the debate in christie's favor. he is somebody who really needs some sort of moment to push himself forward in new hampshire. josé, i also want to point out, this is a real make or break night for jeb bush. the former frontrunner. no longer so. meeting over the weekend with donor ands family members to try to show them the path forward
and make sure the money keeps pouring in. his challenge has been how to show he has the fight in him to take on candidates like donald trump in particular. he has struggled a little bit to take trump head-on in the debates. here is jeb bush in a previous debate. >> to subject my wife into the middle of a raucous political conversation was completely inappropriate. i hope you apologize for that, donald. >> i hear phenomenal things. i hear your wife is a lovely woman. >> she is fantastic. she is the love of my life. why don't you apologize. >> i won't do that because i said nothing wrong. but she is a lovely woman. >> a tricky situation there for bush. the fact that he is falling back in polls means he's no longer going to be on one side of donald trump. donald trump will still be in the center of the stage but flanked by ben carson and marco rubio, josé. >> kasie hunt in cowlboulder. new negotiations set to get
under way to discuss the war in syria. the question remains, are the countries attending part of the problem or part of the solution? starting tomorrow secretary of state john kerry will be at talks in vienna along with representatives of several countries, including russia and turkey. we're just learning this morning that iran will be attending as well. meanwhile the u.s. may be getting for deeply involved in the fight, at least according to defense secretary ash carter. >> we won't hold back from supporting capable partners in opportunistic attacks against isil or conducting such missions directly, whether by strikes from the air or direct action on the ground. joining me now california congressman adam schiff. great to see you. how big of a shift is it when you have the united states dealing with syria as a strategy with russia and iran and then the issue of maybe getting more involved boots on the ground
wise? >> it is potentially a big shift. i am not sure what's productively to be gained by having iran as part of the conversation right now. they're definitely part of the problem. at some point they will be part of the discussion on the end game. but right now i don't think that's where they're going to play a constructive role. their interest is in changing the dynamic on the battlefield. i am concerned, i guess, with the impact this will have on our allies the saudis and others. how they'll perceive this. i have concerns about that. in terms of the potential for military escalation -- go on to further targets and, if we don't do them a certain tempo, we might risk american lives without getting much of a strategic benefit on the battlefield.
>> and then what happened in iraq where actually an american, you know, soldier died while in an operation against isis. i mean, that seems to be a change. >> well, it is a change if we're going to be much more aggressive on the ground like this, we're going to have to expect casualties. i would like to see, frankly, more buy-in by the iraqi government that they are willing to make the kind of political compromises to bring the sunnis in. because until that happens, and it really hasn't happened yet, josé, but until it does we can throw more special operators in, we can participate in more of this combat on the ground, but it is really not going to change the dynamic very much. >> congressman. >> yeah. >> i'm sorry to interrupt. i wanted to get your thoughts, if you could expand a little bit on what you were saying about iran being part of the problem and yet apparently they're part of these meetings, along with russia. how is iran part of the problem? and if they're part of the problem, how can they be part of a solution? >> well, you know, they are,
just like the russians, trying to prop up bashar al assad. they, like the russians, are going after the wrong people, the moderates, the moderate opposition in syria, but their aim is to preserve this ally. frankly, i would be concerned about the optic of reaching out to iran and the russians. it seems to reward them for their military interventions, for doubling down in support of bashar al assad. so i am concerned about the timing of it. i don't think they'll be all that constructive a player in this. i think we ought to be upping our support to the kurds, our only really reliable ally on the ground. it may offend the turks, but we ought to do it anyway. >> last question. about the budget deal struck earlier this week. hearingkr criticizing. rubio is against it. rand paul saying he'll filibuster it? what do you say? >> it's a good deal for a congress that's been so
dysfunctional. we removed the problem of the impending crisis over the debt ceiling. we get a budget for the next about two years. it -- you know, i think it lifts the caps equally for defense and non-defense spengd. a spending and makes important reforms so those on disability and medicare won't see dramatic cuts in benefits or increases in premiums. it's a pretty good deal. the one liability from my point of view is it pays for this in part by going after the hospitals and doctors, and there is not much to spare there. they're really, i think, struggling to maintain the relationship with patients and provide quality care. >> congressman schiff, always a pleasure to see you. appreciate your time. >> thanks, josé. after the break we'll speak with the man whose identical twin brother is in the middle of a 6.5-hour space walk. live pictures outside the international space station. you don't want to miss this. so far -- so far no ufos have
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let's go live to space, where right now u.s. astronaut scott kelly and kell lindgren are conducting a spacewalk. nearly two hours into their six and a half hour spacewalk to perform repairs and maintenance on the space station. this is a 30-second spacewalk conducted by nasa. i'm joined by nbc news space analyst, twin brother of scott kelly, mark kelly. great to see you. talk to me about the mission and some of the challenges. six and a half hours out there. >> yeah. it's a standard length of a spacewalk. but being outside in the vacuum
of space and the hazardous environment in a suit that's full of 100% oxygen really increases the risks. so they try to minimize the length of time. six and a half hours, hopefully they can get everything that they need to do, get it done in that amount of time. >> what are they doing? we were seeing this on part of the screen. looks like a screw driver or something like that. what are they doing? >> yeah. that's -- we call it a power tool. a couple of the main objectives of this spacewalk is to put some insulation around this big looking magnet thing, the round thing you see outside, which is a cos mic particle detector called the alpha magnetic spectrometer. myself and my crew installed this in 2011. we brought it up. it has thermal issues. they're trying to address that. they're also trying to make reconfiguration of the ammonia system which we've had problems with. that's a system that cools the inside of the space station.
>> talk to me about what the spectrometer does. >> yeah. so this alpha magnetic spectrometer is a $2 billion, 15,000-pound cosmic particle detector that's looking for any matter, dark matter, dark energy in the universe. it's collecting billions and billions of particles, you know, every single week. and the organization -- well, the physicist -- it's a nobel prize winning physicist named samuel tinge is the investigator. it's mannered at serc, the physics research center in switzerland. >> you're saying that they're in 100% oxygen. is there a reason for that? what's the explanation to have 100% oxygen in the suit? >> the suit is at very low pressure. it's at low pressure compared to like right now they're in a vacuum. the suit is in a vacuum. the suit is only at about 4 psi,
not 14.7. for physiological reasons they're in a suit that provides 100% o 2. ifhigh-speed particle like a mic micrometeoroid and there is a risk being outside. not only that, glove pop out, hole in your suit, you always minimize the time you're outside your vehicle. >> tons of particles out there, right? >> there's all kinds of stuff. all kinds of space junk in orbit around the earth and then you have particles that are coming from, you know, our solar system, things hit the space station all the time. and it has a bunch of holes in the solar rays and other places. fortunately, we haven't had any major, any issues with the habitable volume of the space station. >> mark kelly, it's great seeing
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time now to talk a little sports. the longest opening game in world series history was only one chapter in the drama that played out in last night's game between the mets and the royals. first, there was the power outage. >> we have lost our picture. hi, we are having some technical difficulties. >> and then royal pitcher whose father unfortunately died shortly before the game, but wasn't told about it until after pitching a solid six innings. joining me now is cindy. good seeing you. >> thank you. >> so, five hours, but all of them dramatic. talk to me about that. >> it was quite some telecast, i'll tell you that. the social media snark was out in full force. someone was saying, geez, we can put matt damon on mars and can't broadcast a world series game from kansas city. you also have to remember you
have to feel a wee bit sorry for fox sports because fox sports was the network that was broadcasting the super bowl when there was the blackout. so, you've got to be thinking, oh, geez, what now. >> yeah, really. in a statement about the power outage fox sports said, "before the start of the bottom of the fourth inning of tonight's world series game one a rare electronics failure caused both the primary and backup generators inside the compound to lose power, the issue immediately addressed, although it resulted in the audience missing one at-bat during the time." during to replay rules, the loss really impacted more than the vure at home. how did it affect the game on the field, if at all. >> it wasn't available to anyone after that. the replay is done in new york. that's unfortunate. the game went 14 innings and both team husband a chance to win it. i'm not sure that anybody is going to be screaming that there
was an outrage over any kind of injustice done. >> then there is the whole issue of the royals pitcher. volquez the death of his father decided not to tell him until after he left the game. that is a pretty extraordinary thing. >> it really is. it is amazing that it really managed to happen given social media. but he's starting game one of the world series. his head was somewhere else. he was actually, you know, thinking about his start rather than talking to his family and it appears in various reports have said that it isn't true, he did know. but it appears that he didn't know. so, that's a pretty amazing thing. he didn't see anything about it. and, also, it was extraordinary for the fox broadcasters not to even talk about it during the broadcast. >> cindy, great seeing you, thank you for being with me this morning. at the top of the hour, breaking news out of south
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seen monday in an algebra 1 classroom approaching a female student in class and we've all seen the video over the past few days. i spent about 30 minutes with long-time sheriff leon lott yesterday and he told me when he first saw the video he watched it through the eyes of a father. he has three daughters, in fact, i went to school with two of his oldest daughters but the video, "made him want to throw up." i got the impression yesterday that this was the decision that was probably farther along than we realized. but senior deputy ben fields expected to be fired, relieved of duty shortly after noon today. as you know, the video itself has gone viral and the reaction to that video has been swift. lots of folks weighing in. at this point we have reached out to deputy fields on numerous
occasions. we have not heard back. we'll continue to follow this storey and have an update for you shortly. >> craig melvin with breaking news on msnbc, thank you very much. turn to politics and tonight's gop debate. one will emerge as the nominee. who that nominee will be is anyone's guess right now. new polls are shaking up the national race as well as campaigns in the key state. ben carson up, donald trump down. right now we'll go talking about what you need to know. john harwood is in boulder along with katie tur. look, katie is the only one with a cap on. you have a deal with the new dynamic and the new frontrunner and according to a new poll, 71% of republicans aren't solidly with one candidate or the other. what do you make with all this fluidity in the race?
>> something i've never seen before. the traditional anchors that structure races in the past and a dominant frontrunner and a clear outsider candidate are just not there. this is an exceptional amount of uncertainty and fluidity. there is no one on this planet right now who knows how this primary process is going to play out. donald trump has been leading. we have a national poll showing him falling behind ben carson. we have polls showing him falling well behind carson in iowa. last night donald trump was at an event in iowa and he said, iowa, get your poll numbers up. that shows some of the urgency that is going into this debate not just to try to find their foot hold in this race. >> and, katie tur, let's talk about that. trump has been over and over again for 100 days talking about how he is number one in the polls. now that the polls are changing, how is that changing for him? >> i think we're seeing a very different donald trump. he is admitting that he was now
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iowa, will you get your numbers up, please. >> now, the campaign does not release details about how they prep for debates. in the past they've said they don't prep in any sort of traditional way. we've seen prep papers for the first debate, stuff that donald trump was supposed to hit, talking points that he did not hit for the second debate experts and critics say he really didn't do well on foreign policy. will he need better prep tonight? we just have to see. the campaign is needing to rangel donald trump in the past. he's just been himself and that's worked so far. right now they need a change of plan. back to you. >> haley jackson, let's talk about some of the other candidates. rubio comes in with solid support and here in florida one newspaper is expressing some frustration with him saying he should resign and not rip us off. talking about his performance or lack of it in the senate votes. >> yes, pretty strong words out
from the "sun sentinel." this editorial out calling on marco rubio to resign. let me show you a piece of this. the editorial says you are especially paid $174,000 a year in order to represent us, to solve our problems and to fight for us. you are ripping us off, senator. this is an attack that marco rubio has seen over the last couple months, really, as other campaigns and others in the media has pointed out that he's missing senate votes to be out on the campaign trail. how to fight back against this. a couple interesting points. this is the same paper that endorsed marco rubio in 2010 going after him and a paper that endorsed john kerry and senator barack obama when he was a senator and also missed a vote. rubio in the past pointed out that, yes, he's missing senate votes and there for the important ones and out on the road and running for president is almost a full-time job, essentially. but it does open him up from attacks to people like jeb bush and other establishment candidates like john kasich and
chris christie who may go after him tonight. interestingly, it does rnt feel like people like marco rubio and ted cruz have as high stakes like ben carson who has to prove themselves and face up to the pressure that they're now facing in carson's case for the scrutiny and in jeb bush's case to show that he can actually try to improve his standing here in the polls. >> john, tell me how you're preparing and the economy is going to be front and center how are you preparing and what will p be a successful debate from your perspective? >> i have been preparing all year because i've been interviewing these candidates in the speak easy digital series we started on cnbc. so, i have a sense of their views on the issues and how they respond to questions. but there's a lot of homework beyond that. we had long meetings to talk about the best questions we can ask these candidates to draw them out on what they're going to do about the economy and make americans better off, especially
the americans in the middle of the income spectrum who have not seen the wages move ahead but over the last 30 to 40 years. so, to me, a successful debate is one where people can watch and have a better understanding of what are these guys going to do for my pocketbook and for our country's economy. >> thank you very much. >> haley jackson indoors and katy tur outdoors. i don't quo hoy you got that assignment. thank you for being with me. coverage of tonight's debate begins at 5:00 eastern and the main debate starts at 8:00. meanwhile on capitol hill, following two big developments in the house this morning. big day for paul ryan who in just a couple hours will be chosen by republicans to take the reigns from john baner to be the next speaker of the house and a big day for the budget. vote on the new two-year deal this afternoon and just learning that the house freedom caucus says it will oppose a deal. let's get the very latest from
capitol hill and nbc's luke russert. luke, good to see you, again. let's talk about what is ahead in the speakership election. >> yeah, so, the candidate forum just wrapped up and it was two people talking. daniel webster the long-shot hopeful from florida and paul ryan, the heavy favorite who will become the speaker tomorrow and the formal conference meeting to decide the gop nominee for speaker will happen at 1:30 p.m. today and ryan is expected to do very well on that. his goal is to get 245, 240 votes and he wants a resounding mandate and this all plays out against the backdrop of that budget deal you were mentioning, jose. paul ryan coming out oin favin f the budget. annex tension of the debt limit and also a lot of the things
they used in this budget were actually crafted by the ways and means committee that he was che chairing over the last year and change. something that he spoke out against the process but welcome the peace in how he can deal with the more far right members of his conference. >> luke russert, thank you very much. we also have breaking news out of chicago this morning. former house speaker dennis hastert has pleaded guilty to evading banking laws. offering millions of dollars to an unnamed individual in order to hide secrets from the past. the admission of guilt will spare hastert from a trial which could bring those secrets to light. hastert sentenced on the 29th of february and faces up to six months behind bars. lots ahead on this jam packed wednesday, starting with a major strategy shift in syria that could, could put u.s. boots on the ground in the fight against assad. richard engel is live from
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and now to the latest on talks designed to address the war in syria. we're learning this morning that iran will be attending the discussion scheduled for later this week in vienna. this after the u.s. said it would step up missions in syria to help rebels fighting the government. but south carolina republican senator lindsey graham warned yesterday that current u.s. strategy will not get rid of assad.
>> how do we leverage assad leaving when russia's going to fight for him, iran's going to fight for him, hezbollah is fighting for him and we're not going to do a thing to help people take him down. and you all both know that. so, when kerry goes over to geneva, he's turning over syria to the russians and into the iranians. >> richard engel is following all of this from istanbul. great seeing you. so, do you see a way to get these talks possibly to reach a resolution there in syria? >> it actually makes a lot of sense that iran is taking part in these talks to deny that iran has an influence in syria or in iraq, for that matter, is to deny reality. right now it is iran and vladimir putin who are backing up the government of assad.
backing him up personally. and some in the u.s. intelligence believe that russia and iran are both backing up assad perhaps with short-term goals. they don't want to see him run out of town. they don't want to see him collapse. but that in a few months time perhaps there is a time when assad could be forced to leave and a transition government put in place. that is certainly what the united states would like to see. and we've spoken to arab diplomats familiar with the thinking in moscow and they think that russia is also inclined to that strategy. they want to see that moscow would like to see some stability in syria for now, but that it is not entirely wedded to assad staying permanently in power in damascus. >> that's interesting, richard, if you put aside russia, let's talk about iran, for example. they have not been a, you know,
temporary ally or friend of assad. you can say maybe turkey has because he switched between the support to assad and complete opposition to assad. but iran has been pretty consistent in their support of the assad regime. >> yes, but not entirely. because let's look at the example of iraq. the iranians were thoroughly backing the previous government in iraq, the government of prime minister malaki and didn't want to see any changes that would threaten malaki. one of the reasons they were pushing him not to have any kind of deal that would allow u.s. troops to stay in iraq. malaki was ultimately removed and a new government was put in place. but iran's influence didn't get diminished. iran actually emerged from that transition of power unscathed. so, there are those in tehran who think they can risk a
similar scenario in syria where assad, the man, and perhaps his inner circle are transitioned out but iran would still maintain and russia will still maintain a great deal of influence in the next government. so, if iraq is an example that iran might follow in syria, it's not set in stone that iran would only back the family of the assads. >> interesting. richard engel, always a pleasure to speak with you. thank you for your time. take care. up next, prince harry will pay tribute to wounded warriors and meet with president obama. today at the white house, we'll have more details on that royal trip. first a quick look at wall street. let's look at how the dow is performing. up 70 points. a whole issue of the federal reserve's big announcement on interesting rates that is coming up. we'll be talk about that with our cnbc colleagues after a quick break. we're here on msnbc.
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the british royal family is planning to meet and prips harry will join president obama. keir simmons is in virginia where the trio will head later today. good morning. >> hey, good morning. we're expected, they're expected here shortly and we think that they will watch some wheelchair basketball take place in the court behind me here. you can see folks arriving for the opportunity to meet them all and it is all about promoting the invictus games next year which will happen in florida in may of next year. they happen in 2014 in the uk. they are for our wounded warriors and how terrific to see the first lady, dr. jill biden
and a member of the royal family promoting. meanwhile, jose, harry is here just for 24 hours. he flew in yesterday, flies out again tonight. he will meet with the president. there will be a party at the british embassy. women of america, you have 24 hours to meet prince harry. hasn't escaped the notice of some that he is still single. >> really? >> indeed. >> how long are you here for because you fly in and fly out with the same kind of speed as i guess the prince does. >> yeah. that's the only way you can compare me to him in any sense whatsoever. i'm here for a little longer. he has a busy schedule. he is trying to find a part for himself because, you know, he's not, well down the line now for the throne. he's trying to figure out what it is he wants to do. he's doing a lot of charity work and this is really important to him because he served in
afghanistan. he made such great allowances there and he's determined to not forget people even though he doesn't serve any more. >> great to see you, thanks for being with me. >> you bet. now, to developments from wall street where stocks are higher in the first hour of trading. not by much, but were up about 69 points. ahead of this afternoon's big announcement from the federal reserve. we're joined by nbc. nbc kate raunleogers. what are investors expecting from the fed today? >> busy news day and stocks are seeing gains 0.5% and nasdaq seeing the lowest of the three but investors are really closely eyeing the fed. will conclude the two-day monetary policy meeting today and release its statement at 2:00 p.m. eastern and most expect the bank to keep its historically low interest rates unchanged, again. while the fed could potentially hike rates this year, experts say markets are leaning towards the delayed rate hike. a slower economy could make that
less likely. fed chair janet yellen has maintained the central bank would like to hike those rates for the first time this year and we'll all watch her statement very closely this afternoon. back over to you. >> kate, some big news from the drugstore world. walgreen's is buying rite aid. >> $9.4 billion. this move creates a true drugstore giant. two of the country's three biggest drugstore chains and together they represent 13,000 u.s. stores across the u.s. walgreen's will pay $9 in cash a share. rit-aid stocks soared yesterday on the news and walgreen's was up, as well. today both stocks are in the red. >> thank you very much. time now for some other stories on our radar. officials say an american airlines plane was truck by a laser light last night while approaching landing at san diego
airport. the flight from phoenix, arizona, was carrying 174 passengers and crew when a green beam lit up the cockpit. no injuries reported. this is the second laser incident reported near san diego in just a month. take a look at this video. a man falling backwards on the subway tracks after being tazed by the people who stole from him. the man was asleep on the train when a man and woman grabbed something from him and ran. he chased them down the platform where he stunned him causing him to fall backwards. led to the seizer of 1 small planes. it began after el chapo escaped in july. netted drugs, weapons and vehicles. they located guzman in a mountainous area that stretches from dur ango state and wounded while escaping their raid. take a look at this.
costa rica's volcano yesterday. the latest in a series of eruptions in recent days. but this one is said to be the largest so far. can you believe that? significant emissions have been reported at the volcano in recent years, but magma has rarely been seen in its crater. been shut down since 2009 due to increased activity at the site. coming up, debate night in boulder, colorado. while the economy will be front and center on stage, we'll take a look at local life outside the stadium in boulder. meanwhile, members of a crucial voting bloc are out with a tough warning for gop candidates. stop offending latino communities. more on this and how it might play out, next. ♪jake reese, "day to feel alive"♪
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the best economic plan. jacob is taking a closer look at the reality and the changes, as well as the challenges, of our economy just outside the debate hall in boulder, colorado, by talking with the locals. >> it's undeniable that parts of the county are doing great. who are all you guys? where are you all going? >> having a company. >> tell me about your company? >> distributed block storage company basically a new way to store data on the cloud. >> you guys are coming in and stimulating the economy. is it affordable here in boulder? >> not quite. >> you don't even live in town. >> i'd say most people don't. >> it's about 8:30 in the morning in boulder and we're outside a food pantry. these are people who live in houses and have jobs. >> can you tell me what you got? >> so far i got salsa, butter,
fruit, honey, hot dogs. and milk. >> why are they coming here? >> there's a need. a big need. the thing that really has surprised us, we've been open for three years. we're surprised we have almost tripled the amount of people that we're serving here in boulder. >> why? >> the economy. >> how long you lived here in boulder? >> bouldernative, actually. >> born and raised? >> yeah. >> what do you do for a living? >> work in elementary education. >> what brings you to harvest to hope? >> i'm not making a ton in my education field and just enough to pay rent. >> that's an elk. >> forgive me. >> forgive me, it's an elk. >> you're showing your l.a. >> the stats i've seen about boulder. one of the happier places to live in america. one of, what else, mitch? >> fittest people. >> fittest people. anything else? >> most hipster. >> hipsters. why do you think i came here.
>> start ups. >> bike friendly. >> we are the start-up capital of the nation and why do they say that? because thwe have the highest start up in ontripneural ventures. >> it's pricy, in boulder, in particular. what do you do about that? >> i tell you that it is something as a progressive economy we think about. income inequality is an economic issue that we need to address as an entire country. but here in boulder we understand that we want folks to be able to live productive lives, but at the same time, lives that aren't overstretched because they have to work two or three jobs. >> i actually ran a presidential campaign back in 2009. >> for who? >> me. >> no. >> the common man for president. >> we're talking to a boulder presidential candidate, former presidential candidate. what was your platform on the local economy? >> my main thing was putting the
power back in the hands of the people. >> you hear a guy like that understand the challenges. >> yeah. >> of being a working guy in a place like bolder. frustrating. >> diversity of opinions here and part of the mix of what makes this place special. >> donald trump has to go have a hot dog. >> exactly. >> and jacob joins me now live from los angeles. good morning, jacob. what was the resounding message you heard from all the people you talked to in boulder? >> as the candidates get ready to talk about the economy in boulder, the facts on the ground there is that life in boulder is great, but it's not cheap. boulder is routinely ranked as one of the top cities for happiness, for being a bike-friendly city and the healthiest city and a tech friendly city to startps, but unemployment is low and unemployment is low in boulder, but many people there are struggling because they have to work multiple jobs and wages are stagnant and housing prices are going up and the middle class
and the working class are struggling there and that's something that they want to hear the presidential candidates talk about tonight. >> yeah, that's probably a picture that you hear throughout the country. >> absolutely, jose. >> not just in boulder. >> jacob, thank you very much. good seeing you. >> yes, sir. as the candidates prepare, a group of two dozen latino conservative leaders met last night in boulder and issued this warning. >> heed our warning. don't expect us to come to your side during the general election. you are not with us now. we will not be with you then. you don't need our vote now, you won't have it then. you insult us now, we will be deaf to you then. you take us for granted now, we will not recognize you then. >> joining me now is general elections president.
>> thank you for having me. >> you spoke what are you calling on the gop presidential candidates to do or not to do? >> well, first of all, we're saying donald trump, we're done with you. you're ex-communicated. if you are the candidate, we are not going to support you. you're not going to have our support to help engage the latino community. we believe that he wouldn't get the support of latino voters and he would lose the general election. but to the other candidates we're saying, don't follow donald trump's path. don't embrace his fapolicies an don't embrace his rhetoric. if you do, we'll eventually single you out, as well. so, we're telling them to be constructive on immigration. look, we want a conservative in the white house, but we want a conservative who wants to be constructive on the issue of immigration. just making ridiculous generalizations about the undocumented population and making proposals about immigration that are hard line enforcement only is not what we want to hear from republican
candidates. >> what do you want to hear from republican candidates? and, you know, i think that everybody on all sides of the immigration issue agree that the issue of immigration is an issue, immigration is broken. but, you know, the border and its nature is important. what do you want to see? >> well, first of all, we agree with that. let's ensure that the border is secure. the obama administration hasn't done enough to secure the border. let's strengthen domestic enforcement of immigration law and let's focus with what to do with undocumented immigrants. we need to hear from the candidates -- >> what do you do with them? >> well, i think you heard proposal, i think you've heard proposals from letting them get a path to legal status after they pay back taxes and pay a penalty and also let's create a guest worker program so we can facilitate the flow of workers that our economy needs. what we need is for candidates to say exactly what they're
going to do with the undocumented population. when a candidate says i'll talk about border security and i'm not even going to mention the undocumented, we secure the border. what does that mean? how do you? when do you finally secure the border and then what exactly do you propose to do with undocumented immigrants? let me tell you another thing, like hillary clinton who generalize and say that all republicans are like donald trump. there are many good candidates who have good proposals on immigration. jeb bush, marco rubio, even ben carson in the last debate talked about the need for a guest worker program. so, i just want to be very clear that we want a conservative in the white house, but we want one who is constructive on the issue of immigration. >> thank you for being with me, it's good to see you. appreciate your time. >> good to see you. thank you for having me. >> thank you. i want to take you to latin america now and an update on a story we have been following on
msnbc sat down with former guatemalan president and he has been in jail for his suspected involvement in a multi-million dollar corruption scandal that rocked that central american nation. he told telemundo he believes the united states is behind his arrest. >> earlier this week guatemala elected a new president jimmy morales. now to the big game. if you join millions of people watching the world series last night, you got more than a game. you got to see a little tv chaos in realtime with game one between the royals and mets. fox sports suddenly lost the feed. the game itself had to be delayed, as well, seven minutes for the feed to come back. then they lost it, again, in the fifth inning. social media went crazy.
our own francis rivera joins me with more on that. francis, good morning. >> good morning to you, jose. what do you do? you're watching this little thing called the world series and then suddenly the feed goes out. well, after screaming at the television, what do you do? of course, you start tweeting or facebooking on social media. here were some of the ones that started going around when like #foxfail a lot of sarcasm and humor, as well. take a look at peter who tweeted his amazing photo of the game. yeah, that's pretty much it. black screen. all in black. and then you have eric burke casey who sent out his version of what was going on inside the fox trot. simple as that. overloaded outlet there. and then you have one who offered a little advice. did you try unplugging it and plugging it back in.
when all else fails, jose, you unplug it and plug it back in and it fixes it. from the movie "airplane." pretty popular photo. says it all. 374,000 tweets about this trend. it was considered one of the moments, you know, that new feature on twitter. it was a moment. then 400,000 people talking about it on facebook and then all the countless everyone from kermit the frog to griswold from vacation. what happens when you plug too much in. when it comes to fox, they had their explanation. here's the statement they put out just after 11:00 last night. it reads in part, "a rare electronics failure caused both the primary and backup generators inside the fox sports production compound to lose power." not everyone was convinced bill
simmons. thinks fox did this intentionally to get more people to talk about the world series. but, jose, you can imagine when it comes to game two tonight fox, no doubt, will probably have power cords, extension cords, you know, all those things needed just in case this happens, again. when was the last time you saw that put up? we're experiencing technical difficulties, please stand by. >> i know. it's very, very weird. francis, it's amazing. >> great thing. up next, the federal investigation into the owners of hobby lobby and whether they illegally imported ancient artifacts. first opening night of the nba. six teams in actions. president obama was on hand to cheer on his hometown team. during the second quarter the president offered his take on the bulls' chances this season. >> well, these are two of the top teams in the east. i think in the west, it's a free
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bible, a museum funded by the greens expected to open in washington in 2017. "the daily beast" reports ceo steve green says his family's extensive collection may have illegal but denies knowingly having ever done anything wrong. the vice president saying, hobby lobby is cooperating with the investigation related to certain biblical artifacts. it is a separate, not for profit entity made in part by the contributions of the green family. hobby lobby made headlines on an unrelated issue last year when it won a landmark decision no cost contraception for its female employees. joel baden. professor, thanks for being with me. >> thanks for having me. >> what does your report has
investigations looking into hobby lobby. >> well, in 2011, a shipment of a few hundred small clay tablets written with this ancient language from syria which is now present day iraq came in, we're told, into memphis probably via fedex. and these tablets, as all antiquities from iraq are very heavily scrutinized. a lot of antiquities and looting going on in the middle east right now. this particular shipment, we are told, was not described quite accurately in the paperwork that accompanied it, we're told, that these ancient tablets were described as clay tile samples. and valued at approximately $300 for the entire shipment, which vastly, of course, undervalus the actual cost of these antiquities.
>> professor, was this shipment controlled by the green family or hobby lobby or was it one of the shipments that they later bought? >> no, this was coming in to america. they purchased it through an israeli antiquities dealer and this was coming directly to the green family to hobby lobby. eventually, eventually to be the museum. >> so, talk to me about that. if there is an antiquities dealer involved then that person, you would think, would be the first filter, the first level of filter between lawful and unlawful merchandise, right? >> yeah, there are a number of steps here. the israeli dealer involved who, as always the case in these, is unnamed and anonymous. the israeli dealer certainly would have had to know whether the antiquities we're talking about were clean or dirty in terms of coming out of iraq. as for when they go from the
dealer to hobby lobby, it's a question. is it simply a case of the hobby lobby people trusting the dealer and the dealer saying, no, these are fine. it's possible in cases like that that they could say we simply trusted somebody we shouldn't have trusted. but if it is the case, the customs forms were filled out deceitfully. describing them -- >> that's what the difference would be. >> a second step of problem. >> professor, when you look at latin america. europe plundered the gold, the antiquities of latin america and in many ways you're still seeing that happen every single day. this is a problem that is occurring throughout the world, really. >> this is a problem that happens, in modern day, especially in places where there are civil wars or governments are collapsing. we saw it, actually, in cambodia in the wake of the vietnam war as antiquities came out of
there. seeing it heavily in the middle east as iraq, syria, egypt all go through inner turmoil and we go through a lot of looting. what happens is the groups that are sort of taking control will, isis is doing this, we know. they will pay people to loot arkia logical sites. essentially pay them money so they can live, these relatively poor people under their control and they'll turn around and sell the antiquities into the black market for antiquities. it's a real problem. >> it is, indeed. joel, thank you for being with me. really appreciate your time. fascinating article. >> my pleasure, thanks. some fascinating video from outer space this morning. live shots. this is from earlier. scott kelly beginning their first ever spacewalk from the iss. up next, five things you may not know about space. when a wildfire raged through elkhorn ranch, the sudden loss of pasture
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