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have. go shockers. if it's way too early, mika, what time is it? >> it's time for "morning joe." but now it's time for "msnbc live." have a great day. and right now on msnbc, the doctor is in. one year to go until the presidential election and we've got our new nbc new/wall street journal poll out overnight showing ben carson jumping to the top of the republican field. donald trump is now in second. he's up and early attacking the front-runner. we're going to show you his reaction. and this morning president obama has something to say about all of the gop candidates after they banded together to try and revamp the debate process. >> if you can't handle those gu guys, you know, then i don't think the chinese and the russians are going to be too
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worried about you. >> good morning. i'm jose diaz-balart. happy election day. let's show you that new snapshot of the ever changing presidential race. we have our team here. good morning to all of you. mark, you've got all of the numbers. what are they saying? >> it has been carson in the lead in the republican race at 29%. that is the highest percent we've seen any republican have in our poll. and when you add in republican voters first and second choice, it has been carson at 50%. a majority of republican primary voters. again, we haven't seen a republican cross that threshold yet as well. you have to conclude from our brand new poll that ben carson isn't just your front-runner right now, he's your very strong republican front-runner. anything can happen. if you include ben carson's poll
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position, the amount of money he's raised, more than any other republican in the last quarter and maybe this current quarter, you do that, you look at his social media presence and you have to conclude that ben carson is in a very strong position in this republican race with still months to go. >> i imagine donald trump who constantly cites polls on the trail isn't very happy about this. is he doing anything? >> right now he's trying to take don't his opponent, ben carson. he hasn't done it in the normal way with personal attacks. this is more about substantial, a little built about substantial at least. listen to him this morning on abc. >> i think that ben just doesn't have the experience. i'm going to make the greatest deal you've ever seen on trade. i'm going to take care of the military. ben can't do those things. >> why not? >> it's not his thing.
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he hasn't got the temperament for it. it not it right thing for him. >> he's not necessarily calling him low energy. he saying he don't have the right temperament for it. he's saying he's the one that will create jobs and boost the economy. one of the chapters is entitled "it's still the economy, stupid." he also says that you should be golfing with smart people, not just your friends. in that way he's trying to take down the current president, president obama. jose? >> and, chris, let's talk a little bit about this new front-runner, ben carson. the consensus was he didn't have a breakout debate performance last time but he didn't have a slip-up either. is he staying under the radar? is this kind of being low key work for him? >> yeah, low key all the way to the top i guess is how you could put it, jose, as you might
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imagine his campaign is energized and they are strategizing, yesterday, today, trying to figure out how do you build on this kind of momentum? how do you take what was originally a base of support that came from his book sales and we're outside of barnes & noble where people lined up at 5:00 in the morning for a 2:30 book signing. yesterday he got as many as 3,000 people at his book signings, three or four day. out on the campaign trail, his managers say they're going get him out there even more. >> i'm not a politician. i don't sit around and strategize what do i do next, what do i do next? and if i become president, you'll notice i don't age as fast as everybody else does. they've always got their finger up in the air trying to figure
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out what to do and i'm just going to do what is right. >> he clearly knows what his appeal it. people like his consistency, talking to people in line. they love the idea that they think he's somebody who is going to go to washington and stick to his guns, that what you hear him saying now is what he's going to do if he is elected president. and a really diverse crowd here is the other thing that struck me, jose, in terms of age, in terms of professional a doctors and nurses inspired by his book "healing hands." he's building on what has already been a jaw dropping ability from small donors. last month alone, $10 million, jose. >> let's talk about the electability issue that chris was just bringing up.
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what do you the polls show? >> we'll have some brand new head-to-head numbers. but right now the numbers in our poll that we have been able to release is this election tied on the generic presidential ballot, 43 prefer a democrat in the white house and looking at congressional generic ballot, you end up having 45% who want democrats to control the congress and 45% who want republicans in control. so one year out, jose, it's looking like it's going to be a very close election, though we have a long way to go. >> thank you all for being with me this morning. apprecia appreciate. >> kristen welker is traveling
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with the campaign this morning. it's a bit of a mixed bag for hillary clinton this morning. >> reporter: it is a mixed back. our latest poll shows she's increasing her lead over her top opponent bernie sanders. it's not all good news. she still struggles with the general electorate. 53% of registered voters give her poor marks for being honest and straight forward wonl 27% giving her high marks. these numbers are significant because they underscore that voter perception is still an issue for clinton, even after that first debate, the benghazi hearing and biden's decision not to get into the race. she's releasing this new ad, it focuses on gun safety. it comes after she met last
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night with the mothers and familiar lip members of a number of african-american men and boys who were mostly killed during interactions with law enforcement, among those, the mother of michael brown, trayvon martin. secretary clinton according to campaign officials will be focused on all of that a little bit later on today. by the way, this is bernie sanders country, very heavily in favor of him. so she's trying to court some of his voters here in iowa today. jose. >> kristen welker, thank you very much. speaking of that senator from vermont, andrea mitchell interviews bernie sanders today at 12 p.m. >> and the president talked some
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politics on the 2016 election. this time is silly season, as the president calls it and points out right now voters aren't really hearing a lot of specifics. >> i think the problem with election season is sometimes folks want to devote a lot more time to sloganeering and stirring folks up emotionally but they're not spending enough time explaining to the american people what exactly are you trying to do? >> you can see a lot more of that exclusive interview with president obama tonight on "nbc nightly news with lester holt." there's so much more ahead. after the break we'll have more questions and answers after the crash of that plane in -- and a
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rare interview with the koch brothers about money and politics and why they're such big names in the game. >> the whole system is one to reelect incumbents. and so somebody's got to fight it. do you see a lot of other large companies fighting this? >> no. >> we're about it. so if we didn't do it, who would be trying to stop this racket?
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a key new development in the search for what caused that russian passenger jet to crash in egypt's sinai peninsula. a official official tells nbc
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news an infrared satellite detected a heat flash in the area where that plane went down, killing everybody on board. bill, what's the very latest they're saying about this? >> yeah, good morning, jose. a lot of significant developments. u.s. defense officials are telling nbc news that heat strike -- sorry, that heat flash rules out a missile strike but nothing else. and we've got the first hint of what might have been heard from the cockpit voice recorder. the heat flash was detected over the desert at the exact time of the crash. but the brief bright light seen by the u.s. military satellite could have been caused by many things. it could have been a missile or a bomb on the plane. it could have been an engine or fuel tank exploding in mid air or even the plane hitting the ground. the infrared satellite detected a flash, not a heat trail.
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so defense officials tell nbc news a missile is not the cause. a russian news agency says one black box reveals routine conversations, then unusual sounds in the cockpit, but no distress signal. the debris field is also yielding clues. the russian news agency says investigators have found what are described as elements not related to the aircraft structure. isis claims it downed the plane. egypt's president dismisses that. it's propaganda, he says, and warns about jumping to conclusions. the u.s. is cautious, too, about a terrorist link. >> it's unlikely but i wouldn't rule it out. >> reporter: investigators are working on the two flight recorders, extracting information but still releasing none. the airline metro jet claims a technical fault couldn't have
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caused the crash. riggs officials insist that isn't based on fact. among the this family leaving for egypt. their deaths, like all the other, still unexplained. >> so they are ruling out nothing, not mechanical failure. two developments within the very short while. investigators from five countries will be involved. and also u.s. officials going back to that infrared capture of a heat flash, they are saying that it seems it was at 31,000 feet. now, what that means is that it probably was not thexplosion of the plane hitting the ground. so u.s. officials almost certainly ruling out a missile strike and they now seem to be
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suggesting they're confident enough that that flas was at you a so we're moving forward but until the analysis of the black boxes is completed, we won't know for sure. back to you. >> turning now to the "el faro" targ owe ship, the next step is to figure out how the ship went down. investigators confirmed yesterday that "el faro" is sitting upright under 15 feet of water in the bahamas. next up, trying to find out what went wrong when the ship sank when it set sail during hurricane joaquin. the company is asking the jj to absolve them of any financial liability, preventing any lawsuits from moving forward. >> after a quick break, as obamacare begins its third
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the health care law. good to see you. >> thanks for having me. >> in your "washington times" article, you say "unless something dramatic happens, this may be the year of the health care law's collapse." why this year? what are you basing that on? >> the department of health and human services are only expecting about half as many people to be signed up as they had originally projected. we're still talking about 30 million people without insurance in the united states, in spite of all the president's promises and fewer and fewer people are signing up because it's really not a good deal for them personally. the insurance being offered this year is worse than the insurance in the past in that it's more expensive, fewer choices, narrower networks. the co-pays and deductibles are much higher. that's why young, healthy people are refusing to sign up so we're looking at greater costs next year. >> the obama administration
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defending the health care law saying 17.6 million people got coverage, either because of the private plan, medicaid extension or the ability to stay on their parents' plans. all those millions of people that didn't have access to health care. wa that's an extraordinary number. >> the president talks about heath coverage. he really doesn't talk about care. so much of this expansion is medicaid that pays doctors so little, it much harder for those patients too get an appointment to see a if they want to keep what's going on with obama care in california and new york, fine. but if in wyoming and texas we want to make our own decisions, get rid of the employer mandate,
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over 30 million american without insure. i can't imagine him saying there would still be 30 million uninsured under his plan -- >> 17 million didn't have it three years ago. >> it's unpopular across the country, people are saying it's too costly, too confusing. >> let talk syria now. president obama spoke to lester holt about this in an exclusive interview. here what's the president said whether he broke his promise about boots on the ground. >> this is just an extension of what we were continuing to do. we are not putting u.s. troops on the front lines fighting fire fights with isil. i've been consistent throughout that we are not going to be fighting like we did in iraq with a battalions and
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occupations. that doesn't solve the problem. >> senator, you're on the foreign relations committee. you voted against the use of milita military. >> certainly i voted against a pinprick. he said assad must go. today assad is stronger than he's been for years because russia is now on the ground in syria. i want to know what the president's strategy is in syria. at the best it scattered but i don't think he can tell the american people what his strategy is. now there are discussions going on with secretary kerry. we have iran involved in those discussions. so many things are a surprise to president obama. he was surprised with the invasion of ukraine, he was surprised when russia took over
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race so far. donald trump falls to second place, followed by marco rubio, ted cruz and jeb bush. let me bring in republican strategy for jeb bush. good morning. >> good morning. >> what is ben carson going to have to do to keep the numbers up and can he do that? >> i think the next step is the ground game, organizing in key states. we know he's doing that in states like iowa and new hampshire. when you start breaking it down into the different states, it really shows that trump continues to lead in a lot of these states except in the case of iowa. then it's carson and then it's rubio. so those are kind of the top three that are popping up in these individual states. so organization is going to be key. and, again, i mean, he does what he's doing effectively is that ben carson is raising a lot of money off these small donors.
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over 60% of his donations in the last quarter were from small donors, jose. >> let's talk about the state of the race right now. it seems like the person who most gained from this last debate is rubio. he really shot up, right? >> that's right. i think it just shows that these debates do matter. senator marco rubio had a very strong performance. i think that's what's happening is you're starting to see the establishment looking at rubio as a potential candidate. we know that senator cory gardner just came out and endorsed senator marco rubio. a billionaire up in new york said he was going to back rubio. we're starting to see a bit more of the establishment individual, republicans, liking this rubio option. with that being said, cruz is still in play and i think jeb bush, although he's in the process of, again, reintroducing
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himself when we saw him in the latest poll, a lot of the gop voters, believe it or not, are uninformed about jeb bush and that gives him a chance to basically reintroduce himself. >> so he is now on this jeb can fix it tour. the question is and we've still got some time before the first votes are cast, can he fix his own campaign tour? >> you know, jose, i think this race is incredibly fluid. what we do know is that over 60% of the gop voters at this time have not committed to a candidate. just think, it's like we're in the dating process. so i think like as my mother would say, in order to -- we need a chaperone to join us on these dates. there's no clear candidate that really is -- although we have carson at 29%, jose, it's only 29%. that's not that much. so these changes -- these numbers could definitely change
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in the next coming months. >> to bring you back to your dating analogy, if that were the case, jeb is the boy who has knocked on the door a few times but still doesn't get in the door, chaperone or no chaperone. >> he's having a tough time. we can see this. the campaign has been struggling. with that being said, could he be the comeback story? could he reassure those out there, donors and voters, look, i'm the guy, havei have the rec i have the policies laid out. it's going to take that you're able to perform on stage in these debates, something that you're able to connect with the voters, something that marco rubio has done effectively, and ben carson has done effectively, even donald trump. for jeb bush, i never underestimate jeb bush for him i think it's going to be a bit of
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an uphill battle right now. >> it's good to see you. >> thank you, jose. >> and on morning joe, the koch brothers spoke about the field. >> do you see a candidate out there? >> not in great measure. >> not in great measure? >> i'm trying to be diplomatic here. >> that is a very tactful way. that's very good. >> i'm retired on that answer. >> let's do some word association. i take it it's not donald trump? >> listen, i've made a vow i'm not going to public live comment on any candidate. david said some nice word about walker and that was written up that we were giving millions to his campaign. you know how much we've given to his campaign? >> i hope none.
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>> zero. >> good profit right there. >> zero. >> i like scott an awful lot but things don't turn out -- >> another example, ted cruz, we haven't given any money to him but some other people who support some of our things gave money, gave 15 million to him so that was attributed to us. we had nothing to do with it. >> joining me is "new york times" political reporter nick, good to see you. so the koch brothers aren't endorsing anyone yet, what does that tell you? >> not much. it's dangerous or difficult for the kochs to personally get behind any one candidate. it could anger someone in their
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network of groups that they personally fund. the groups are going to spend a ton of money on behalf of whoever the nominee is and that's the bottom line. >> so it's all about waiting for the nominee. >> yes. i think there's some cost for intervening in the primaries. if you get too involved in the primaries, you could turn them off. i think the kochs are dedicated for building a long-term apparatus for lobbying on government issues and when the type comes, that apparatus is going to be in the race in a big way. >> charles koch talked about the influence of wealthy families on elections. let's listen to that. >> that's not a way to run a democracy, is it, like 150 families are basically funding most presidential campaigns? >> see, to me it depends on to what end. if it's to get policies that will create -- open up opportunities for people and get rid of all this corporatism and
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corporate welfare wherein, what, seven out of the richest counties in the country are around washington, d.c. and have two-year presidential campaigns where that's all anybody's focused on? why is that? that isn't random. it's because the government's picking winners and losers. you want to be a winner more than you do a loser so you give to slant it your way. the money that we raise, which we hope to raise $250 million for all elections, not just presidential next year, whether we can or not because i'm going to give very little to that because most of mine goes to my foundation and other things to advance these ideas. so what we're working for is to get that -- picking winners and losers out of it.
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>> so just to disstill that answer i guess is he saying, yeah, as long as it's the right reasons, ie. that's what we think are the right reasons, that's a good way of big money families being involved? >> it was a bit garbled, i think what he's saying is he's fighting for a level playing field, he doesn't want any favors from government and if the government was out of the business of subsidies and tax breaks, it would be good for the country. people who are wealthy have more influence regardless of their political views. with so much of the money coming from so few people. >> he's hoping to raise $250
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million next year. >> that was surprising. you've seen figures they're going to raise a billion dollars for the cycle and that was a mix of philanthropic dollars, nonprofit dollars, advocacy dollars and i think what he's saying is a quarter of a billion dollars is going to go towards politics, which is a lot of money. >> it's mucho deniro in a lot of languages, buddy, thanks. >> also causing a buzz, the high-profile names backing legislation and are among those who want in on the green. erica hill, good morning. >> reporter: you mention those big names. there's nick lachey of the boy
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bands, nba great oscar robinson. if issue 3 passes, ohio would become the fifth state to legalize marijuana, it's the other part of this ballot measure being pushed by a group called responsible ohio. a number of folks were recruited, including nick lachey and others to push that ballot measure through. it would create ten parcels of land designated throughout the state as having exclusive commercial rights to grow the marijuana, which would then be sold at 1,100 state-run stores. a lot of folks are saying you're pushing through a constitutional amendment that would allow us to create a monopoly in the state. and there's a countermeasure called the anti-monopoly amendment. but this parcel of land behind me, 29 acres, it is zoned for agricultural use and responsible
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hai o'told us that if this passes, they're interested in this site and this could be one of those places where nick lachey is an investor where they would grow some of that pot. >> and this is both medical and recreational you were saying? >> yeah, it is. it's medical call and for recreational use, it would be for those 21 and over and if this passes, it could be legal in 30 days. >> hey, can i check in with you in the next hour? i want to talk a little more about the story. >> i'm here for up. >> good to see you. >> ever wonder why iowa gets to be the first to cast a vote for president? but first take a look that tat . a dust storm known as a haboob caused visibility issues and at
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presidential candidates focus on iowa. iowa always gets to vote first. are residents there ready? jacob has been talking to people there. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, jose. iowans always seems to be per pe -- perpetually ready for elections. people are voting over there but three months from now, it will be an entirely different story. iowa, it's home to just over 3 million people. it's america's third most productive agricultural state,
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home to the biggest cereal plant in the world and the on state to start with two vowels. it's also ground zero for american presidential politics. do you get any idea what state gets to vote first when it comes to picking a president? >> i thought it was iowa. >> you're right. doesn't doubt yourself. >> you take a map and fold it in half this way and this way and it's iowa. where else would you want to be rather than in the middle of everything. >> how come iowa gets to go first? >> i have no idea. >> iowa gets to go first because of an accident. the hotels were all booked up so iowa got to go first. they liked it so much that they made it a state law. >> we had rand paul. >> we saw the trump bus.
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>> a lot of pressure because you guys have to go first in voting. you feel stressed about that? >> not anymore. >> we do have a responsibility. hopefully the rest of the nation follows that. >> they don't exactly hold up when it comes to presidential candidate. since iowa moved to first only three nonincumbent candidates have won. >> i vote for hillary. >> dr. ben carson. >> would you let any presidential candidates take a ride in this car? >> probably ben carson. >> would you let carly fiorina in this car? >> sure. >> who are you going to vote for? >> bernie sanders. i like the fact that who hasn't been bought. >> not a lot of big money behind bernie sanders. >> i like it's organically
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grown. >> what do you mean? >> no, i'm serious. >> what are the issues you want to hear the candidates talk about this time around? >> education. >> abortion. gun rights. get the economy stable and on track. >> what if hillary really wanted a ride? >> she would have to walk behind us. >> you guys, have a great day. jose, hillary clinton herself will be in this park in coralville, iowa later today. 1 of 2 rallies in the state. that comes on the heels of some good news for her. according to our new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll, her lead over bernie sanders has expanded nationally to a 2-1 margin. some folks i med yesterday would be very excited about that news and others probably not so much. >> jacob soboroff, thank you very much. coming up, health officials say the number of people who have gotten sick linked to an e. coli outbreak at chipotle -- next after the break.
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this morning one of the nation's fastest growing food chains, chipotle, is looking for the source sf an e. coli outbreak affecting dozens of its stores. the chain closed more than 40 stores spanning two states in the wake of the scare. dozens of people have gotten sick, including one who filed a lawsuit against the food chain and many more are being tested. nbc's miguel almaguer is in portland with the latest. >> reporter: jose, good morning. it is unclear when this popular fast food chain will re-open here in the pacific northwest, this as you mentioned at least one person is filing a lawsuit against chipotle. this morning, health officials are trying to track down the origins of the chipotle e. coli outbreak that's already affected 22 people. while they expect to know the source and strain of the outbreak later today, with at least one official suggesting the outbreak could have been caused by a contaminated produce. they've also been bracing for even more cases of sick diners in the days ahead. chris collins is 1 of the 8 who
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were hospitalized. >> this was intense pain that just would never stop. it just wouldn't stop to the point where i couldn't sleep at all. >> reporter: chipotle says the outbreak may be connected to one of its locations in portland and seattle, but it voluntarily closed 43 restaurants, including all of those in washington state, out of a "abundance of caution." buying local is a proud part of chipotle's business model sourcing its ingredients from location farms whenever possible. >> we're buying great ingredients and making sustainably raised ingredients available to everybody which i think is a really important mission. >> reporter: but this e. coli outbreak is the fourth health care. the norovirus was traced back to a location in southern california. weeks later in minnesota, a salmonella outbreak that affected dozens of people was linked back to tomatoes served at 22 of its restaurants.
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health officials say e. coli can cause very serious health issues. we should know later on today if those numbers do balloon after health officials announced their updated numbers. jose, back to you. at the top of the hours here on msnbc, paul ryan holds his first weekly news conference as speaker of the house along with the rest of the gop leader. we'll have that for you live. plus, it is election day. when you are away, brand-new poll numbers show a new leader at the top of the gop race. next right here on msnbc.
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leads the crowded republican field. he's pushing long-time front-runner donald trump to second place. jeb bush remains stagnant in single digits on this, the first full day of his campaign reboot. chris jansing and kasie hunt are here with us this morning. good morning, both of you. chris, you're with the front-runner in tampa. >> reporter: i am indeed. this is where he is doing the latest stop on his book tour. doesn't start until 2:30 this book signing but people were lining up at 5:00 this morning. obviously the carson camp is very, very happy with these numbers but the question is how do you then build on the momentum. i just got off the phone with ben carson's senior strategist who tells me they're not going to take the focus off those early states. they know it's one thing to lead in the early polls, another to get the votes in the polls that count. so they've already put a half a million dollars into advertising in four early states. iowa, south carolina and new hampshire, nevada. they say they're committed to
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keeping those ads up until voting day in those states. in the meantime, they're taking a look at the polling and saying where are we building support? who are these people? what are the demographics and how do we engage them? and a big part of that support comes from the book community, people who knew dr. carson before he got into politics. we spoke to a few of them who were online this morning. take a listen. >> very calm. he's not -- one of his big things is not politically correct. like we need to get rid of that. this is just ruining so many things in this country these days. >> he's forthright. he's honest. it's a breath of fresh air, so to speak. >> he is a real individual. he's not a politician. he is not a career politician and we need somebody in office that is not a career politician. >> reporter: if there was any doubt about this up until now, this is ultimately the year of the outsider. people sick of business as usual. they're concerned about the future of the country and here's
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one more significant statistic from that poll. 77% of republicans say they would consider voting for dr. carson, by far the highest number in the republican field, jose. >> then you have jeb bush who has a lot of work to do, kasie. what's he doing? >> reporter: that's right, jose. jeb bush is starting off his day in south carolina where he is doing an event with veterans. but then he's going to kick off a three-day tour here in new hampshire. it is billed as the "jeb can fix it" tour and it will start right here at this barn with a scott brown no-bs barbecue. but of course bush' real challenge right now is combating a lot of those polls that show him further down than he would like to be. obviously our poll shows him way back of the two front-runners. his communications director, tim miller, tweeted that memo to the political press corps -- this tour, this reboot of the campaign is going to take a little while to actually start to show up in those polls. in the meantime, bush himself is
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trying to cast this as a situation where he's going to be going forward, being himself, presenting substance instead of some of what we're seeing from people like donald trump and ben carson. he was asked about the polls on the campaign trail yesterday. take a listen. >> i don't know what that is, be honest with you. that's all process stuff that i would be like kryptonite for me. i'm not into all that. that's tim. that's his world. my world is about campaigning hard. >> reporter: so this is part of what's been so tricky this cycle for jeb bush, the way the media landscape has changed. one person once put it to me that he is in some ways a paragraph candidate in a twitter world. that's something -- that's something that he's been battling both on the debate stage and on the campaign trail. >> then, chris, you also reported on the gop debate overhaul. what's going on? >> reporter: yeah, that whole thing seems to be blowing up a little bit. it started with donald trump yesterday. then you had kasich, christie,
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fiorina all saying they were not going to sign the letter that was put together in that meeting that involved all the campaigns except for fiorina on sunday night in virginia. so what happens next? well, i talked to several of the campaigns this morning who are sticking with this. they all say, look, we all have very diverse agendas here. we all want to push for the things that are going to benefit our candidate. we knew that this wasn't going to all come together very easily. they're all talking individually in the ways that we have in the past. but also a few of them taking a shot at donald trump saying this is trump being trump. he can't stand not to be in control. some of the others taking advantage of it to say things like carly fiorina, i don't care what the temperature in the room is because part of that letter said that there had to be a control so that it wasn't too hot in there for the candidates. and so there's going to continue to be this back and forth as we move forward, and as each individual campaign comes up with their own set of criteria for what they want to see happen
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going forward. we'll see if a lot of the control over this shifts back to the republican national committee, jose. >> chris jansing and kasie hunt, thank you both for being with me. turning now to the democratic primary, new poll numbers show a mixed bag for hillary clinton. nbc's kristin welker is traveling with the clinton campaign in des moines. a packed schedule for the front-runner today, kristin. >> reporter: jose, good morning to you. secretary clinton has two town halls here in iowa today and it comes as our latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll san jose she's increased her lead over her top challenger, vermont senator bernie sanders. according to our poll out today, clinton now leads sanders by 31 points. that's up from her 25-point lead in october. but it is not all good news. she still struggles with the general electorate. 53% of registered voters give her poor marks for being honest and straightforward with only 27% giving her high marks. now the numbers are significant
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because they underscore the voter perception is still an issue for clinton even after that first debate, the benghazi hearing, and biden's decision not to get into the race. this morning, secretary clinton released this new ad here in iowa and new hampshire. it focuses on gun safety and it comes after clinton met last night in chicago with mothers and family members of african-american men and boys who were mostly killed during interactions with law enforcement. among those at the meeting, the mothers of trayvon martin, michael brown and tamir rice. now this issue of gun violence and also the black lives matter movement increasingly pressing issues in this democratic primary. clinton aides tell me she will focus on that here later today. by the way, she's campaigning in an area that very heavily favors vermont senator bernie sanders, so she's trying to dip in to some of his support here as she continues to surge in this democratic primary. jose, back to you. >> kristin welker, thank you
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very much. join rachel maddow for the democratic candidates forum this friday at 8:00 p.m. eastern right here on msnbc. now to break down our new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll numbers, we turn to msnbc host, steve kornacki. >> very good news here for hillary clinton, she's leading the democratic race at 2-1 margin. that's a significant improvement for her since september. again, if you look closer inside the numbers, some warning signs with general election voters but one piece of encouraging news for clinton, after the benghazi hearings, the very highly publicized benghazi hearings, you asked is swing voters the question if they were satisfied with the explanation, the responses hillary clinton's given about benghazi. before that hearing, 84% of swing voters were saying no, we're not satisfied. they held the hearing, she was there for 11 hours. she gave all those responses. now only 40% of swing voters -- these are swing voters -- saying they are not satisfied with the
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answers she gave. that's the clearest polling evidence yet that those hearings were a boost for hillary clinton. now we can turn to the republican side again. the headline, ben carson, the new front-runner in the nbc news/"wall street journal" poll. the new front-runner on the republican side leading donald trump by six points here. marco rubio, ted cruz, the only others in double digits. keep in mind, some people look at this and are saying, well, all that talk about marco rubio and the big break-out debate performance. you're not seeing it here. he's unchanged since september. keep in mind, this poll with a mostly conducted before that debate last week. two things to look for in subsequent polling will be, did the people who watched the debate that night come away having a better opinion of marco rubio. also, the coverage in the last week. there's been a lot of news about apparent momentum for marco rubio. does that translate into anything. a look deeper on the republican side, big encouraging news for donald trump, it's this. in this same nbc news/"wall
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street journal" poll back in september a majority of republicans said just theoretically we could not see ourselves voting for donald trump for the nomination under any circumstances. now that has flipped around. in just about a month or two's time, 60% now say they could see themselves voting positive traction there for trump. some of the other candidates on this same question, ted cruz -- again a jump for ted cruz. in september the party was split. yeah, 45% said maybe we could support him. 44% said no. now a big margin there saying yes for ted cruz. how about this though -- bad news for jeb bush. we heard about the bad debate performance last week. in september a majority said they could see themselves voting for him. now a majority say they could not see themselves voting for him. look at this, for ben carson, again this number continues to be astronomical. 69% back in september. now it is nearly 80% of republicans who say they could see themselves voting for ben carson under some circumstances.
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again, that number all year, he's been outpacing rest of the field. whether they end up voting for him, we'll see. but we can certainly say republican voters like ben carson more than any of these other candidates. >> steve kornacki, thank you very much. there is a potentially crucial piece of new information in the deadly crash of that russian passenger jet in egypt's sinai peninsula. a senior defense official tells nbc news an american infrared satellite detected a heat flash at the same time and in the same area where that airbus a-321 went down killing everyone on board. let's go live to cairo and nbc news chief global correspondent, bill neely. good morning. what's the very latest on this? >> reporter: good morning, jose. potentially, as you say, this is a fairly big revelation. it can rule out a possible cause or two. basically it's this. at the exact time of the crash, a u.s. military satellite high
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above 31,000 feet detected a heat flash. there are a number of possible explanations for that. it could be a fuel tank or an engine on board the plane exploding. it could be a missile strike. it could be a bomb on board. or it could be the plane hitting the ground. at least that's what you would imagine. but u.s. defense officials have gone further and ruled out a couple of those. they say this was a heat flash. it wasn't -- it wasn't a trail that might have been caused by a rocket or a missile. and they also say it was detected at altitude so it was not from it the plane hitting the ground. so it really does narrow the range of possible causes of this crash. but we won't really know more until those two black box flight recorders are analyzed.
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egyptian officials say finally that analysis is going to begin tonight and there will be, as well as egyptian and russians, irish, french and german investigators there. now they're not confirming a report from the russian news agency, interfax. they said that they had read transcripts of the cockpit voice recorder and that those transcripts showed routine a conversations with air traffic control, followed then by unusual sounds in the cockpit and no distress or mayday call. there is no official confirmation that that's what the transcripts show. and from what we know, jose, those transcripts have not actually been made public yet or even been shared among the investigators. but i think from the u.s. defense source telling nbc news that that flash rules out a number of possibilities.
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i think that is possibly the biggest development in this mystery so far. >> bill neely in cairo, thank you very much. lots ahead on this super tuesday election day edition. we're watching house speaker paul ryan and gop leaders about to speak live on capitol hill. you see all the flags, the podium's ready. first weekly press conference led by the new house speaker. also, it is a super surge for ben carson causing some concern for some republican rivals. the candidate leading in the latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll. at planters we know how to throw a remarkable holiday party. just serve classy snacks and be a gracious host, no matter who shows up. [cricket sound] richard. didn't think you were going to make it. hey sorry about last weekend, i don't know what got into me. well forgive and forget... kind of.
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street journal" poll. carson is enjoying the highest support percentage any gop candidate has obtained thus far in the survey. what does this mean for the future of the gop in the coming months? joining me now, a republican representative from florida -- zblr tha >> thank you, jose. >> what does it mean to when you see these polls that show candidates who aren't life-long politicians beating your colleagues with two times support. look at that, carson and trump have a whole lot more support than cruz, rubio and bush. >> sure, as one of your analysts pointed out, this is the year of the outsider. but jose, i am optimistic when election time comes, not just in iowa, new hampshire, south carolina, but the other states, people will look at substance. and i am a jeb bush supporter. i believe that he was a great head cheese for florida. he was a great crisis management team put together.
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he had great policies for resolving our state's problems. and that's the kind of innovation that he's going to bring to the white house. what jeb has to do is to rebrand himself as a problem solver with this. jeb can fix it. but to show that he's got the experience as an outsider. that's his problem right now. he is one of the establishment folks and people are saying we've had it with the establishment. we want an outsider. so he's got to bring that outsider outlook. >> congresswoman, as we are speaking, i understand paul ryan is about to start his press conference. when he does, if you don't mind, i will go to him. >> you just get the hook. no problem. no problem. >> let's listen in for a second, if we could, congresswoman to what's going on just right very near where you are. stay with me. >> -- that's why we must rethink government from the top-down,
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restore representative power to congress. because as we restore that power to the people, we, the people -- that means every man, woman and child in this country -- will have greater opportunities to fulfill their version of the american dream. >> first, let me just say that i am humbled, honored, eager and excited to be here with this fantastic leadership team in this role. thursday was a great day. thursday was a day where we came together as a conference and unified and agreed to proceed together with a vision. this week you will see the highway bill is a good place to start. we're opening up the process. we're allowing members to participate in a way that the founders intended, and we're advancing an issue that is a big priority to the hard working taxpayers of this country, fixing our roads and our
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bridges, improving our transportation infrastructure. chairman schuster has done a phenomenal job putting this together and that's why we're going to have an open process on the floor with lots of amendments considered by all members from both parties. i think it is a good example of how we are going to do the people's business. i have told people we're going to do more of this. i'm very committed to a complete set of changes to the house rules to make it a more deliberative and participatory process. we're going to do this as a team and we're going to get this right for the american people. this is, as kathy said, the people's house and the people's house has to do the people's business. this week we're getting started by doing the people's business by working on issues near and dear to the working americans who need to see progress here in washington. i'm excited about getting to work, i'm excited about this leadership team and i want to now turn it over to our capable majority leader, kevin mccarthy. >> well thank you. we're excited about speaker ryan and all the new changes.
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i want to take one moment -- >> and we just heard paul ryan with his first weekly press conference statement. i want to bring back the florida congresswoman. one of the things that the speaker said that he agreed to in order to be able to get this consensus support behind him was that he would not tackle immigration, the broken immigration system that exists in the united states until president obama was out of office. is this a responsible thing to do? >> well, i think that's the promise that he had to make to our gop conference. i just came from that meeting where speaker ryan was at. i value the close ties i have with him. he's a person of integrity and principle. now we know that he was with us in our battle to restore some fairness to this broken immigration system. however, not everyone in our caucus, republican caucus, agreed with that. and what ryan said is, look, now i was before an individual
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member. now as the head of our caucus, then i represent you. what is the will of the republican caucus? sadly, i'm sad to say that they're not with us yet on immigration reform, until we get border security, until we get that part of the puzzle first. so that's what ryan says. we're going to maybe tackle border security, gaining the trust of the american people. he's not going to be moving any immigration reform until we get that piece. and so i think that's the way that he was able to gain the trust of the gop leadership. some of us are way ahead of the pa trade rade on that but most guys are way behind and back in the other direction. so he has to get the trust of the gop conference, and we'll have the housework its will. and he says as the leader of the conference, he has to be representing the point of view of the majority of our gop caucus. he's been flat-out straight with the people. one thing is what i believed
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before and still believe, but now i represent the entire caucus. so i think he's a man of his word. he's not going to be pushing a lot of those ideas. but he is going to key in on border security. if he can do that, i think that we can earn the trust of the american people, jose, and then people will say, well, we can look at other issues later on. >> i want to turn to syria. the president announced about 50 special operation forces will be spent into syria, not based there but working in the northern area of syria. what is your reaction to that? >> well, this is president obama's -- not quite pregnant strategy in syria. what does it mean? what is our overall assessment of what our strategy is? is it to remove assad? is this really our response to the aggression of russia? because what russia's been doing has been targeting our guys, as well as maybe a little bit
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against isil. but russia really has its heart set on keeping assad in power. now we've got iran in this dynamics where we have iran, where we have russia and syria all pulling for assad to stay in power. this is madness. so 50 of our greatest heroes, of course, they're wonderful special forces guys, but is that really going to make a difference long term? and what is our strategy? unless we have a strategy we don't know what we're doing. >> i mean it seems as though these 50 special operating folks are not in there to deal with the assad dictatorship or with iran or with russia, but specific will i to fight isis and the threat that isis poses to american national interests. >> jose, but -- >> but not syria, not assad, not the russians, not the iranians. >> but a lot of these forces are now in cahoots. you have the al nusra forces
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joining up with people who we thought would never be aligned with. really the guy who's calling the shots there is putin. for us to think that 50 special forces heroes is going to tilt anything in that battle is ludicrous. we need to have an overarching strategy, know what our objectives are. then you flesh out whether it's 50 or whether it's 500 guys and who are our allies, what are they doing, who's funding a lot of this operations, who's got what equipment. it is such a muddy situation in syria and i don't think sending 50 guys looks like we're desperate to look like we're a player, and president obama seems to think that, oh, we've got assad and putin just where we want them. really? they're in the driver's seat and we're leading from way behind. it's pathetic. >> congresswoman from florida, thank you for being with me. appreciate your time. now take you back to paul ryan's weekly press conference. >> on issues such as border
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enforcement where i think we all have consensus, i think that would be fine if we could advance that. i do believe if we try to move in a comprehensive way with a president who's proven that he wants to go it alone i don't think that works. >> luke russert. only half of the transportation bill is paid for over the duration of 60 years. what do you say to conservative leagues that say that's business as usual that washington is going forward with a six-year bill only paying -- >> it is a three-year bill that has three years of financing. if we can come up with more financing down the road we can add more years to the bill. >> what about the exporter -- >> how difficult is your job given the job that most of the republican presidential candidates are running around the country down talking republicans, you're the problem, bigger than obama. >> i'm not concerned about the presidential election. that's going to work itself out.
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what i am concerned about is making sure that we do our jobs here. we were elected by our constituents to represent their interests here in congress. that's what we're going to do. also, i've said this on thursday to my colleagues and together we're going to go on offense. we're going to go on offense on ideas and give the country a bold alternative agenda because we don't think the country's heading in the right direction right now. we think the last seven years have been bad years for advancing the american idea, for helping hard working taxpayers, for helping working people who are struggling to get ahead. we need to go a different direction and we owe it to the country to show that different direction so that's what we're going to focus on. we're not going to worry about who is doing what in a presidential election. >> craig gilbert, milwaukee journal sentinel.
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>>. [ inaudible question ] >> i think we need to be more specific, we need to be more bold. i truly believe the next handful of years will determine the kind of country we're going to have for a long time. we're in a generational defining moment. that's why if we don't believe the country's headed in the wrong direction -- we don't think that it is. we think the president has been leading it in the wrong direction. we think a hillary clinton presidenty will continue leading the country in the wrong direction. that is why we feel that we have an obligation to the hard working citizens of this country to show them how we would do things differently to tackle our country's problems before they tackle us and to get things fixed to advance our principles, to show how we can make things better for people who are struggling in america. >> speaker paul ryan in his first weekly press conference. we'll take a short break and be right back. much more on msnbc. well, right now you can get 15 gigs for the price of 10. that's 5 extra gigs for the same price. so five more gigs for the same price? yea, allow me to demonstrate. you like that pretzel?
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at hot issues out west, proposition f is a measure on the san francisco ballot that would limit short-term rentals to 75 days and require companies like air b and b to remove listings that violate the limit. joining me now, msnbc business correspondent olivia sterns. what's at stake today in san francisco? >> this is a really interesting one. you can sort of think of it as the first public referendum on the sharing economy on a big tax start-up. today residents in san francisco are being asked to vote on proposition f. it is a proposal to put curbs on air b and b in the city to limit the number of nights that you can put your property on air b and b to just 75. critics in san francisco say that it is exacerbating the housing crisis by turning apartments into hotels instead of having landlords actually lease their apartments out to longer-term rentals. supporters, many of whom include landlords themselves, say actually it is great that i can make this extra money through
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air airbnb. what happens in san francisco doesn't matter to the bottom line of airbnb. san francisco is a relatively small market. there are about 5,000 rentals in that city compared to 20,000 here in new york city or 60,000 in paris. but, as a potential legislative president, this sort of does pose an existential threat to airbnb's whole business model to one of the fastest growing companies in the country with a $25 billion valuation. airbnb has spent about $8 million on advertising and lobbying against proposition f. an interesting one to watch that raises lots of questions about how regulators can and should be regulating the so-called sharing economy. >> amazon just announced the opening of a new book store but not the type you would expect from amazon? >> no, that is incredible. this really feels like amazon after 20 years of e-tailing, after building up this online
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juggernaut of selling books has come full circle. today they are opening a brick and mortar store in seattle. lot of people on social media are saying this is kind of ironic because amazon is credited with putting many independent book stores out of business. they're credited with putting borders, the big book chain out of business in 2011. amazon has built up about 30% of the total book market here in the u.s. now they're going to actually set up shop in seattle. they'll put a lot of what they've learned online into use on the store. you'll actually be able to go into the store and try out the hardware. another interesting one to watch whether this is a one-off or the start of many actual physical stores for amazon to come. >> olivia, thanks. a top strategist for bernie sanders joins me live to talk about immigration and how the democratic candidate will go up against front-runner hillary clinton for the crucial latino vote. plus, we now know when pope francis will be going to mexico next year. the catholic church confirms the pontiff's long-awaited trip will
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begin the 12th of february in mexico city. the last pope to visit the country, benedict in march 2012. back after this.
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to national headlines today as voters head to the polls. nbc's erica hill is in hudson, ohio with the latest. erica, good morning. >> reporter: jose, good morning to you. we're here because of issue 3. it is a ballot measure that, if it passes, would make ohio the fifth state to legalize marijuana. it would legalize marijuana for recreational use for those 21 and older and also for medical purposes. but there's another part of it that involves this plot of land behind me here. it could make this land incredibly lucrative and that has one ohio native expressing interest in buying the land and also using his star power to help convince voters to stay yes. >> i'm nick lachey. ohio is my home. >> reporter: the reality tv and former boy band star is hoping
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to cash in on that connection with voters in a campaign that has him singing the praises of legalized marijuana. >> proud to be a part of the moment. it is going to create jobs, reinvigorate our economy and improve the safety of our communities. >> reporter: lachey, along with a fashion designer and nba great oscar robinson is part of a small group of wealthy investors backing responsible ohio, which claims legalizing pot would create 30,000 jobs in the state and spur a billion dollar market. the catch -- the constitutional amendment would give exclusive commercial rights to all of the marijuana grown and sold in 1,100 stores in the buckeye state to just ten groups. one is lachey's. >> it is a good deal for nick lachey and his rich cronies who would have control over this marijuana monopoly but it is a bad deal for ohio. >> reporter: that concern sparked the addition of another ballot measure, issue 2, which would prevent any constitutional amendment from create being a monopoly. if both pass, there could be a
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conflict. most polling shows voters are split on the issue of legalization. >> i care very deeply about the people here. >> reporter: well funded proponents like lachey's group are doing their best to frame this as a business decision, one that could make them very, very rich. >> those rich folks are investing a lot of money to not only change the system, creates 30,000 jobs and generate $554 million a year. >> reporter: nick lachey declined our request for an on-camera interview. we did confirm with hudson, ohio that this land is zoned for agricultural use and responsible ohio, that group of investors that's backing the push for issue 3 also confirmed to us its investors are interested in this land that we mentioned to you. one note though that's interesting is nick lachey who has been really the face of this in ohio with ads and those youtube videos won't be voting here today because he recently confirmed, while he is registered to vote, that registration is in the state of
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california. >> ooh. erica hill, good seeing you. thank you very much. joining me now to discuss the legal aspects of this amendment and the impact it could have on constituents is msnbc chief legal correspondent airy member. >> good morning to you. we will he look at the big board. it is a super tuesday sort of for pot as far as ohio is concerned. the law of the land, basically when you think about marijuana state by state you already have about 23 states -- you see them there -- that allow medical marijuana. basically they say it is legal for doctors to prescribe and they do that a couple different ways. we're talking about ohio today as we just saw with erica out in the field is something bigger. ohio today if they vote the right way in the view of nick lachey and those who want to sell pot, well, ohio could join the just four states that already allow a full decriminalization or legal sale and use of pot. these are sometimes known as the hippie states. i'm from one of them out in washington state. this is going a lot farther. you look at this politically as well as legally, jose, ohio is a
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bellweth bellwether. it is one of the states that both parties always fight over because it is seen in the middle. so goes ohio, so goes the nation, it is said. we have our affiliate who talked to a couple of people on both sides of the issue out there getting ready for today's vote. let's take a listen. >> people who have been placed in jail for marijuana offenses i would vote for it. >> i came from inner city and i saw the devastation of the drugs and stuff so i would be highly against something like that. >> i have no problem with the marijuana. i just think that it's wrong to create a monopoly in the state. >> you hear there the issue both being about weather pot should be used and how they are doing it because they are setting up under this rule in ohio a potential monopoly. that's the question mark, what will ohio do today. this breakdown from the national conference of state legislators gives conflicting opinions. the obama administration under
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the previous attorney general eric holder say it is not a priority to go avid pot use. feds have been saying, sure, let this experiment run free. >> what does the federal law say about marijuana? doesn't it say it is illegal? >> it says it is illegal and you can get jail time for it. >> so it's not that they're making exceptions to this, they're just simply not following it? >> it's not that they're not following it. it is that they're not prioritizing it. that means you think about what most people's interactions around drug use and the law, it is with automatically local officials, local police. so if you go up to washington state where it is legal and you interact with a police officer with a bag of pot, that's legal. there isn't a way that that would usually happen with the feds but if you went up to a federal agent at the state border, tsa, or an fbi agent and brandished it, you might still get arrested. it is not that they're not going to ever enforce but they're not prioritizing it and that's what's basically allowed all this experimentation to happen. we'll see what happens in ohio
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today. >> ari melber, born and raises in a hippie state. thank you. house speaker paul ryan spoke at his first weekly news conference as speaker of the house and he weighed in on immigration reform blasting the president for taking executive action on the issue. >> my positions are very well known and unchanged on this issue, but i think given the fact that the president tried to do an end run around congress to go it alone, to try and write laws himself u.n. will the rnil proven himself untrustworthy. on border enforcement where i think we all have consensus, i think that would be fine if we could advance that. but i do believe if we troo i to move in a comprehensive way with a president who's proven that he wants to go it alone, i don't think that works. >> those comments come after ryan said earlier this week he's ruling out passing comprehensive immigration reform as long as president obama is in office. he pretty much re-affirmed that today. the white house is responding
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with presides secretary josh e n earnest calling the comments disappointing. joining us, co-founder of the dream action coalition. great seeing you. >> thank you so much for having me. >> you're a dreamer so what's your reaction to speaker ryan talking about immigration and comprehensive immigration being out until obama's out of office? >> i definitely agree with the white house. it is disappointing that a leader of congress who represents the entire people, not just one state, would actually say that. an issue of such importance as immigration will not be dealt with. this is something that's urgent. we have a broken immigration system that no longer serves our economy and really doesn't serve the community, doesn't serve latinos, doesn't serve the country as the way it should be. it is very disappointing. i think that's why the -- senator bernie sanders will actually commit to taking executive action because i think most important we need to see
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leadership from our president, from our speaker and from our elected officials. i think it is really to the point where we need to take action and we need to see it immediately. >> but president obama did take action. he took executive action not only, for example, in dha daka. while that situation remains frozen in the courts, people are still being disrupted, families are being separated. so isn't it about legislative work so that this deal can happen permanently? but it needs bipartisan support? >> absolutely. immigration reform through congress is definitely a priority. but what we cannot do is focus on what congress cannot do and focus on what we can do right now and what our president can do. this is what senator bernie sanders as a presidential candidate has said, that he will
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move continuously to expand whatever the president didn't do. there's much more things that the president can do now. for example, the private prison industry is making billions of dollars of incarcerating communities of color, especially immigrants. for him he has led the effort of eliminating private detention prison and actually focusing on really protecting families. i think there is a lot that the president can do and a lot that the senator bernie sanders will do. but what we cannot do is wait on a dysfunctional congress and wait for speaker ryan to take the cues from the tea party. i think what we're seeing now is really having a president who will lead. and bernie sanders is that candidate who's demonstrated he's going to be able to take action on this issue. >> talk to me about why it's bernie sanders when you have hillary clinton who has been working nonstop specifically on latino outreach, who has decades of work with the latino
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community. why would she not be more it prone to deal with this issue than bernie sanders? >> you know, senator bernie sanders has been consistent on immigration. he has always supported a path to citizenship for immigrants. he has supported dreamers. not only including dreamers into his campaign, but actually leading the conversation of ensuring that private prisons are ended. he's a candidate that doesn't take money from private persons. we are seeing excitement from young people. here in our campaign headquarters in movie we have 15-year-old young latinos walking by themselves saying i'm here to change the nation. we're not seeing kids saying, i'm going to come to volunteer into this campaign. young latinos are coming here and saying we need to change the nation. we're seeing this across the country. he's drawing large crowds, he's raising money from small donations, not from super pacs. we are seeing an excitement from
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while it works out a local issue in nebraska. but the timing of move just as president obama was expected to reject the permit makes many believe they're trying to avoid a permanent denial. it is hard to overstate how big of a deal this is. it shows how far the country has come in addressing climate change and how far president obama has come. when this project began, it was seen as such a sure thing that the company moved the pipeline to the route, it mowed the route. hillary clinton's state department was on the brink of approving it. but then hundreds of thousands of people protested and the politics changed and we're seeing the result today. >> thank you for keeping us updated on that. appreciate it. we'll take a short break and be right back right here on msnbc. i'm on the move all day long... and sometimes, i just don't eat the way i should. so i drink boost® to get the nutrition that i'm missing. boost complete nutritional drink has 26 essential vitamins and minerals, including calcium and vitamin d to support strong bones and 10 grams of protein to help maintain muscle. all with a great taste.
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exactly one year out from the next presidential election, donald trump is about to take the stage for a news conference in new york city to tout his new book. it comes as a new national poll confirms that trump is no longer the front-runner. our new nbc/"wall street journal" poll shows ben carson has surged past trump with the highest number yet in the gop race. 29%. carson up seven points from just a month ago, now six points ahead of trump who's at 23%. rounding out the top five, marco rubio in third, far behind trump with 11%, followed by ted cruz with 10%, jeb bush sits at 8%. trump was on abc's "good morning america" a short time ago and he was asked about carson's new surge. >> i think that ben just doesn't have the experience. look, i'm going to make the greatest deals you've ever seen on trade. we're going to run the military properly. we're g

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