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special report that airs tomorrow night at the familiar time of 9:00 p.m. that does it for us. time of 9:. "first look" is up next. it's friday, december 1 1th. right now on "first look," breaking overnight, four killed in a medical helicopter crash. new details ahead. we have the latest in the trump show as the rnc prepared for a convention battle and the latest on where the donald stands. and fbi divers searching a lake for new clues in the san bernardino terror investigation. good morning, i'm gigi stone woods. the seemingly unshakable rise of donald trump marches on. his popularity is exploding in a new national poll taken during the time surrounding the announcement of his proposed muslim ban. doubling second place, ted cruz. his lead is widening despite this figure. according to a new nbc
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news/"wall street journal" poll, almost six in ten americans oppose his proposal, with only 25% supporting it. but among republicans, support for the ban outnumbers the opposition, 42-36. still his rivals are on the attack, and last night hillary clinton said she does not find donald trump funny. >> but now he has gone way over the line, and what he's saying now is not only shameful, and wrong, it's dangerous. >> even ben carson's getting in on the action. he wrote an op-ed in the uk's "the telegraph" saying donald trump may be afraid of muslims but he needs to face that fear. and just hours ago, after being endorsed by a key new england police union yet another bold proposition. a very strict executive action. >> anybody killing a police officer, death penalty. it's going to happen. okay? can't go. we can't let this go. >> but there could be trouble on the horizon. early signs of a fracture in the
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unofficial cease-fire between trump and the fast-rising ted cruz. nbc's tracie potts is in washington for us this morning. tracie could that detente between trump and cruz actually be over? >> well, it's possible. and if you take a look at the numbers, cruz certainly has a reason to take on trump. especially with ben carson out of the way in some of the latest polls. now we're taking a look this morning at a bunch of numbers when it comes to donald trump, as you said, for people who thought he'd be off the radar by now he seems to be defying the odds. his numbers are growing. as signs declaring him a racist go up at donald trump's d.c. hotel, and rivals urge him to leave the party -- >> don't let the door hit you in the butt. >> reporter: our new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll show 77% of republicans like trump's style. >> people are saying, you know, trump is right. but more than half of americans think his plan to ban muslims is wrong. >> the front-running candidate for president, he's not a serious man. >> reporter: trump canceled his trip to israel amid criticism. >> most people are relieved that
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he's reconsidered. >> reporter: a cbs/"new york times" poll gives trump 35% support. more than double ted cruz. >> ultimately, the decision is, who has the right judgment? >> reporter: but, can he win? >> i believe the republican nominee is going to be someone that can win the general election? and i don't believe donald can. >> reporter: last night trump got a major police endorsement and rolled out a new idea. >> anybody killing a police officer, death penalty. it's going to happen. okay? can't go. we can't let this go. >> reporter: donald trump gaining popularity, with ideas most voters oppose. and the bottom line about these polls seems to be that while people do like the issues that donald trump is bringing up, and some even like his brash style, or at least aren't offended by it, there seems to be a split on whether or not people really like the solutions that he's proposing. gigi? >> he's nothing short of polarizing. tracie potts, thanks. as the u.s. comes to grips with donald trump's plans for immigrants and refugees, a different approach from our
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friends up north. just hours ago a canadian military plane carrying 163 syrian refugees arrived at toronto's airport. prime minister justin trudeau was there to greet them. after processing, the refugees will get a meal, and winter clothing. trudeau plans to resettle 25,000 syrian refugees by the end of february. quite the contrast. the u.s.-led airstrikes against isis have taken out the terror group's finance minister. a u.s. military spokesman says recent strikes killed abu salah who is described as one of the most experienced members in the group's financial network. a senior leader responsible for the group's extortion activities, and another senior leader, were also killed in recent weeks. now this comes as a new "new york times"/cbs poll shows americans are more fearful about the likelihood of nor terrorist attack than at any time since the weeks after 9/11. 44% of americans thinking an attack is very likely in the next few months. meanwhile, officials are
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continuing their investigation into the san bernardino shooters. and now, new leads have pointed investigators to a lake only a few miles from where the mass shooting happened. the fbi has deployed dive teams to search for possible new evidence. nbc's miguel almaguer has the latest. >> reporter: the fbi sent divers to search a lake three miles from where the shooting took place. authorities said it was related to their investigation, but declined to say how. >> we're seeking evidence of anything that had to do with this particular crime. >> reporter: mean time, investigators continue to question syed farook's friend enrique marquez. officials say he's speaking freely to the fbi after going on a drinking binge following the massacre, and now feels remorse. police say he bought the two assault rifles that ended up used in the shooting. he has not been arrested or charged. investigators say he told them that farook discussed staging an attack in the l.a. area in 2012.
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possibly at a university or a big public gathering, but got cold feet when four southern california men were arrested and charged with plotting to kill u.s. soldiers in afghanistan. authorities are looking at whether farook knew one of those men. marquez and farook once lived next door to each other in this neighborhood and were close friends. and officials say farook's brother, also named syed, is married to a ukrainian woman whose sister is married to marquez. officials tell nbc news they're looking at whether that marriage was a sham, a favor he did for farook. neighbors say they had no idea marquez had a wife. marquez's mother has told nbc news she didn't know her son was married either. she says all she wants to say is as a mother is, quote, he was a great kid. nbc's miguel almaguer reporting. first lady michelle obama is many things. now she can add rapper to her resume. check it out.
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♪ south side chicago we all know we had to do overtime every night to make it tomorrow ♪ ♪ and everyone can really make their dream kid listen that could be you ♪ >> yes, that's the first lady rapping with jay farrow who happens to do an amazing impression of her husband. it's for a college humor video encouraging kids to go to college. the video which has been viewed a million times is part of the first lady's reach higher initiative. let's get down to business with landon dowdy. >> good morning. really tempted to rap the business news. we're talking about janis joplin who once sang about wanting somebody to buy her a mercedes-benz but she had a nice ride in her driveway. this 1963 porsha painted in psychedelic colors sold for $1.76 million in auction on thursday. that's well above the $600,000 estimate.
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the car has been on display for 20 years at the rock 'n' roll hall of fame museum. a rare baseball card hits a home run on the auction block. this 1952 mickey mantle rookie card going for $525,000 thursday, a record for a mantle rookie. only a few cards from this set featuring the yankees slugger remain as many never reached stores in 1952. and florida's moving full speed ahead on a new strategy, it will invest $4.5 billion on electric and hybrid cars by 2020. the automaker plans to launch a new electric version of the ford focus next year that has a 100 mile range and can recharge in 30 minutes. back over to you. >> sounds like some exciting new developments. in sports, to thursday night football in phoenix, vikings adrian peterson takes his handoff for a nifty and shifty wiggle as the star gets his 100th touchdown. then carson palmer third and long connects with a wide open michael floyd who goes the distance to score on a 42-yard pass. late in the fourth teddy bridgewater from the shotgun
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hits mike wallace to tie the game. then with just over a minute to play, the cards nail this 47-yarder for the win 23-20 as arizona becomes the second team to clinch a playoff spot. it was a battle in chicago. bulls-clippers. gibson powering up inside blake griffin goes for the block but cuts gibson across the head. the refs called it a flagrant two foul automatic injection for griffin -- ejection who was l.a.'s leading scorer it proved costly. bulls win 83-80 at home. in college hoops fourth ranked iowa state needed a huge rally to beat unranked iowa who led for most of the game. this floater lifted the cyclones with the winning hoop. final score 83-82 as state remains unbeaten. connecticut cracks down on gun control in a way that congress refuses to. but first, the dramatic lightning storm lighting up the night sky over sydney, australia, giving residents a pretty spectacular fright show.
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good friday morning. the storm we've been talking about all week long in the northwest is on the move this weekend. still very impressive on satellite imagery. here's how it's going to affect the country this weekend. east coast no problems at all. middle of the country, you're the one that's going to have a chance of some severe weather, maybe even a few rare december tornadoes. those two words don't usually come together. for today, very warm, possible record heat in areas from oklahoma through areas of the ohio valley. d.c. near 70 degrees. all the stormy weather there in the northwest and into the rockies. by saturday our storm is now pushing into the middle of the country. notice denver drops into the 30s, with chance of snow. very warm and stormy. we will have a chance of some severe weather on saturday afternoon into the evening. area at risk, about 10 million people in this area of yellow. that's i-35 from wichita southwards to oklahoma city, dallas to fort worth. isolated strong storms, san antonio to houston. not a tornado outbreak but we
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will have to watch out for a few strong storms. then into sunday. heavy rain moves from arkansas to st. louis to chicago to michigan. we're still very warm up the east coast. should have a record high in new york city of 67 degrees in the middle of december, gigi. that doesn't happen very often. the record for new york city 64. it should easily break it. >> i'm going sun bathing. thanks for the tip. >> you won't be the only one. >> all right. we do have some breaking news from kern county, california this morning. a medical helicopter crashed in a field while flying to a nearby hospital. there are no reported survivors. four people confirmed dead. a search was started last night after ground control lost contact with the chopper. the fire department official stated the chopper went down in dense fog. connecticut governor danielle malloy announced plans to issue an executive order yesterday. people on the no-fly list will be banned from buying guns in the state. these individuals will also be denied gun permits. governor malloy will be the first to sign an executive order
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of this kind. former oklahoma city police officer daniel holtzclaw was found guilty by a jury yesterday. he was convicted on 18 counts of sexual assault, rape and other offenses. the jury recommended a total of 263 years in prison, served consecutively. sentencing set for january 21st. . michael cavallari, brother of reality star kristin cavallari was found dead in utah yesterday. according to the local sheriff's office, search crews found a body believed to be michael's about five miles from his car. kristin cavallari posted a photo of herself as a child with her brother on instagram stating, quote, you had such a good heart and will be forever missed. on a lighter note a must-see jon stewart imitation of donald trump. and harrison ford's reality check. "scrambled politics" up next. you don't want to miss it. it's a fact. kind of like ordering wine equals pretending to know wine. pinot noir, which means peanut of the night.
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hey. these 9/11 first responders are the most top notch first class diamond encrusted heroes american can produce. don't let congress play politics with this necessary bill. if i'm elected, and i will be elected, i will build a wall around politics around i will make politics pay for it. tweet. >> you got to love the cheetos on his face. the real donald trump is the target of a new attack add from pro-kasich group new day for america. >> but with the u.s. economy struggling, the government deep in debt, here is the president in the east room of the white house. >> when it comes to great steaks, i've just raised the stakes. trump steaks are the world's greatest steaks and i mean that in every sense of the word. le. >> good news for trump, a new study from harvard university finds if it were up to millennials, ages 18 to 29, he and bernie sanders would be the presidential nominees.
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trump also now saying he was not frightened by that eagle in that "time" magazine behind-the-scenes video which really gives us another chance to show it to you. the very symbol of the u.s. attacking trump. apparently he's a big f fan harrison ford, though. your response, mr. ford? >> he said he's a fan of you. that he loves the way you stood up for america in "air force one." >> get off my plane. >> it's a movie. >> i know. >> donald -- it was a movie. it's not like this in real life. but how would you know? >> oh, that can't be true. now, meanwhile president obama calls it a christmas miracle yesterday. the signing of bipartisan legislation. the every student succeeds act. we'll let jimmy fallen take it from here. >> more political news the senate voted in a bill that overhauls much of the no child left behind act so that the federal government has less responsibility. so instead of being called the
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no child left behind it's now don't blame us if your kid is dumb. >> that's your morning dish of "scrambled politics." in washington, i'm joined by bloomberg reporter kevin cirilli. good morning, thanks for being here. >> happy friday, gigi. thanks for having me. >> we do have several new polls out there. one showing americans are more afraid of a terrorist attack than any other time since 9/11. is this sense of dread propelling donald trump forward? >> well, i think that what it's doing is really forcing the issue of foreign policy and national security to the front of the political debate and discourse in our country right now. you know, after paris, after san bernardino, a lot of questions being raised about president obama's foreign policy proposal, and, of course, some tough questions that former secretary of state hillary clinton's going to have to face in a general election match-up. but no question that the billionaire celebrity is once again drowning out all political headlines and sucking out all
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the oxygen in the room. >> and tapping into national anxiety. we know trump supporters are more passionate than ever, but new nbc numbers showing most americans do actually oppose his proposed ban on muslims. is that going to hurt him in your opinion? >> well, i'm not going to predict, you know, the demise of donald trump. i think that there are enough of my colleagues in the media who have been doing that for months. but i think that there is no question that this again is going to force a debate for amongst all the republicans in the primary about their own foreign policy proposals, and their own commander in chief experience. the bottom line is you're seeing tea party favorite senator ted cruz rising and surging in iowa polls. what you're seeing in new hampshire is people like senator marco rubio and new jersey governor chris christie starting to come on strong. let's wait until election day to see whether or not donald trump supporters will show up and propel him to carry the nomination, or if we could have a situation, which i've been saying for awhile now, where you could have a different winner in many different states, and that
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could lead to one heck of a super tuesday on march 1st. >> yeah. absolutely. you know, on a bigger picture trump has offended everyone, muslims, latinos, among others. let's say he's not the nominee. how damaging is this to the gop brand long-term? >> i mean, i think americans have a short-term memory, and i'm not sure what that, you know, that whoever the standard bearer of the republican party is going to be taking talking points from someone who is saying that they want to ban an entire religion from coming in. that doesn't really sound conservative, and it also doesn't really sound american. >> okay. kevin cirilli. you said it. i didn't. thanks for being here. >> thank you. have a good weekend. >> a week in review is just ahead. you're watching "first look" on msnbc.
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it was a wild week in politics that started with president obama's oval office address, and never got away from donald trump. take a look. >> the threat from terrorism is real. but we will overcome it. >> calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on. >> this is not conservatism. >> donald trump sounds more like the leader of a lynch mob than a great nation like ours. >> instead of showing leadership, some candidates in this race are resorting to ugly, hateful rhetoric. >> we're going to ask a question -- >> all i'm doing is giving you the facts and you don't want to
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hear the facts. >> go to break right now. we'll be right back. >> feel the bern. >> feel the bern! >> trump's not a serious person. he's not a serious candidate. he's inflammatory. and he makes the task for the next president a lot harder. >> after his recent comments about muslims, donald trump was fired as a global ambassador for -- which was ironic because if there ever was a human version of bagpipes it's donald trump. >> when i went this week they didn't find any cancer at all. so i have good news. >> wow. >> comparisons to donald trump keep getting more scathing. stalin, mussolini. >> i think that next week will probably be trump focused also. >> you think? >> i don't know what the reason will be yet. we'll find out soon enough. >> at least he's provoking emotion from people, whether or not you like him or hate him. >> yes. emotion is a good way to --
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i'll -- large range. >> what would you rather the country be talking about? >> i don't know. maybe policy sooner or later. >> i like it. important. the eroding middle class. i'm gigi stone woods, this is "first look" on msnbc. don't forget to like us on facebook, "way too early" starts right now. bring the noise, bring the trump. >> hi. 9/11 first responders -- >> bring the trump! >> these 9/11 first responde responders -- >> stephen cal bert pulling out the cheeto dust and turning john stewart into donald trump. a stunning transformation, and this is only the beginning. plus, floor fight? it has been mentioned before but could trump's success actually lead to a brokered gop
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convention? we'll have more on the high-ranking strategy session. and courtroom breakdown. a former oklahoma city police officer on trial for raping several women during traffic stops falls into tears as the guilty verdict is read. it is 5:30 on the east coast it 2:30 out west, this is "way too early." good morning, everyone. it is friday, december 11th, i'm shiba russell. national security and terror is are in the front of voters' minds in a way they haven't been since the terrorist attacks of september 11th. a new york/cbs news poll finds 79% of americans believe an attack in the u.s. is very, or somewhat likely, i


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