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governor but hope definitely does have a little more spring in its step than it used to. this is a case we followed since the beginning. tomorrow may very well be the biggest day in this case yet. watch this space. watch this space. "first look" is up next. >> it's friday, january 15th. right now on "first look," the republican candidates squared off, taking shots and landing punches squarely on one another but almost universally going after president obama and the person they fear most. >> you cannot give hillary clinton a third term of barack obama's leadership. >> hillary clinton would be a national security disaster. >> hilly clinton is disqualified from being commander in chief of the united states. a federal judge orders the release of video showing a chicago police officer shooting and killing an unfarmed teen. the husband and manager of celine dion has died after a long battle with throat cancer, and this on the heels of the passing of the great alan rickman known for roles ranging
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from "harry potter" to "die hard." "first look" starts right now. good morning. i'm gigi stone wood. it was a bare knuckle brawl for republicans served up southern style. the hits came hard and heavy during last night's south carolina debate. the candidates taking on each other while also unleashing vicious attacks at president obama and their democratic rivals. donald trump and senator ted cruz's short friendship appears to be over. here's just a taste, starting with the texas senator's take on new yorkers. >> there are many, many wonderful working men and women in the state of new york. but everyone understands that the values in new york city are socially liberal, are pro-abortion, are pro-gay marriage, focus around money and the media. and, you know, the concept of new york values is not that complicated to figure out. i guess i can frame it another way. not a lot of conservatives come
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out of manhattan. i'm just saying. >> when the world trade center came down i saw something that no place on earth could have handled more beautifully and more humanely than new york and the people in new york fought and fought and fought and we saw more death and even the smell of death. nobody understood it. and it was with us for months. the smell. the air. and we rebuilt downtown manhattan. and everybody in the world watched and everybody in the world loved new york and loved new yorkers and i have to tell you that was a very insulting statement that ted made. >> you know back in september my friend donald said he had had his lawyers look at this every which way. and there was no issue there. there was nothing to this birther issue. the constitution hasn't changed but the poll numbers have. listen, i've spent my entire life defending the constitution
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before the u.s. supreme court and i'll tell you, i'm not going to be taking legal advice from donald trump. >> ted cruz you used to say you supported doubling the number of green cards. now you say that you're against it. you used to support legalizing people that were here illegally. now you say you're against it. i saw you on the senate floor flip your vote on crop insurance because they told you it would help you in iowa. that is not consistent conservatism, that is political calculation. >> that is the question on entitlements. you had your chance, mark, you blew it. >> we don't have to have refugees come to our country. but all muslims, seriously? what kind of signal does that send to the rest of the world that the united states is a serious player in creating peace and security. >> the guns don't pull the trigger. it's the people that pull the trigger and we have to find out what is going on. >> that's a case we're going to win every state. bernie sanders is the nominee, that's not even an issue. and i know bernie and i can promise you he's not going to be president of the united states. >> i'll tell you what, donald, you very kindly just a moment ago offered me the have slot.
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i'll tell you what. if this all works out i'm happy to consider naming you as have. >> i like that. i like it. i'd consider it. but i think i'll go back to building buildings if it doesn't work out. >> i'm very happy to get a question this early on. i was going to ask you to wake me up when the time came. >> just a warm and fuzzy love fest. so who won? the response on facebook seems in line with the polls. trump was the most discussed candidate on the social media site followed by cruz, marco rubio, ben carson and chris christie. now while most candidates are focusing on iowa, it was new hampshire voters who were most engaged in the debate on facebook. bernie sanders' home state of vermont was second most followed by south carolina, virginia, and new jersey. iran was the most discussed issue followed by immigration, isis, the economy, and guns. and check out this head line in the new york daily news, which i would say speaks volumes about their opinion of the texas senator. drop dead, ted. and go back to canada with a
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pretty unique statue of liberty salute. you don't want to make new yorkers mad. this just in. bloomberg reporting a houston attorney has filed suit in texas, saying senator ted cruz should be disqualified from the presidential race because of his birth status. now the suit also asks the supreme court to define and clarify the term "natural-born citizen." a cruz campaign spokesman has responded saying, quote, i don't think there will be any standing for the lawsuit. on the democratic side, presidential front-runner hillary clinton was on "the tonight show" last night where she joked around with jimmy fallon about her routines for watching the republican debate. >> last time you were here was the second republican debate. and tonight is the ninth. and you're here again. >> is that a coincidence, you think? >> i think you're dodging watches these debates. you'll do anything to not watch the republican debates. >> yeah. i think you nailed that. >> yeah. >> do you watch with bill? does bill watch, as well? >> sometimes, yeah. he does have a running
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commentary. >> he does? >> we both do. can you believe what he just said? >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> what does that mean? i have no idea. >> you should have a drinking game, every time they say your name you do a shot. >> well, it's fun. >> i don't think i'd make it past the first half hour. >> and they don't say her name with a smile. on sunday, it's the democrats' turn to square off in charleston, south carolina. now in their final debate before iowa, and nbc's lester holt will be moderating. you can watch it live on 9:00 p.m. eastern, 6:00 pacific time right here on nbc. celine dion's husband rene has died after a long battle with cancer. he discovered the singer when she was just 12 years old and served as her manager and mentor. he even mortgaged his home to pay for dion's first record. their relationship turned romantic in 1987. they married in '94 when he was 52 years old and she was 26.
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angelil was first diagnosed with throat cancer in 1999. in 2014 dion took a leave of absence from her las vegas show to care for him. celine announced on facebook he died thursday at their las vegas home. they have three sons together, and angelil has three children from previous relationships. he was 73 years old. meanwhile, hollywood is mourning the death of beloved actor alan rickman known for his roles in the harry potter films and "die hard." nbc's harry smith will have a look back at his life and career later in the show. the fbi says there's no indication the man who attempted to assassinate a philadelphia police officer was part of a terror cell. fbi director james comey also says there doesn't appear to be any more threats of violence against police relating to the january 7th ambush that severely injured officer jesse hartnett. this contradicts earlier reports that an anonymous tipster told police the shooter edward archer was part of a group that included three other people
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something comey is now calling gash. archer previously pledged allegiance to isis. he's been charged with attempted murder but has not yet entered a plea. officer hartnett was shot three times in the attack. he is continuing his recovery. the flint, michigan, water crisis continues as aid from the state national guard begins. protests have erupted over the contaminated water. demonstrators marched to the capitol building in lansing to ask governor rick snyder to resign. governor snyder is seeking aid from president obama asking for genesee county to be declared a federal emergency. if federal aid is granted possible assistance includes temporary housing and home repairs as well as low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses. snyder declared an emergency in flint earlier this month. really sad story. and we're learning more about video released of a chicago officer involved in a shooting in 2013. now we're warning you some viewers may find this video disturbing.
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it shows police chasing 17-year-old cedrick chatman circled here. he's suspected of stealing a car. one of the officers believes he the teen has a gun in his hand. chatman was killed after the officer fired three shots. chatman's family contends he was unarmed and that his iphone box was the only thing found at the scene. the independent police review board found the officer was in compliance with department deadly force policy. the statement released by the attorney for both officers said in part the suspect turned with a dark object in his right hand, causing one officer to open fire. going on to say an expert report found the shooting to be justified. the chatman family is filing a wrongful death lawsuit. let's get down to business with cnbc's landon dowdy. good morning. >> hi, gigi, good morning to you, as well. goldman sachs will pay $5 billion as part of a state and federal probe into its role in selling off mortgages in the years leading up to the financial crisis. as part of the settlement the
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wall street bank will offer $1.8 billion in relief to consumers in the form of mortgage forgiveness and refinancing. the white house unveiling a plan thursday to spend nearly $4 billion over a decade to speed up the development of self-driving cars. the government aims to unveil a model state policy on autonomous cars within the next six months. and that could lead to national guidelines down the road. meanwhile, there's a big deal in the consumer product sector this morning. china's air is buying general electric's appliance business for more than $5 billion. ge had a deal with electrolux but that fell through. haier has a large presence. the latest on the powerball winners next. i know you want to know more.
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the azores. 250,000 people dealing with a category 1 hurricane moving to the north at 23 miles per hour. not going to do a lot of damage but just the fact they're dealing with a hurricane it's just crazy this time of year. down in the southeast thunderstorms rolled through panama city. now heavy rain is moving into areas of georgia and also florida is going to get a soaking rain. maybe even a few strong storms. we time the rain during the day today through the carolinas. this evening it arrives through virginia, lighter rain through kentucky and ohio. tonight the soaking rains move along the mid-atlantic and tomorrow morning from new york city through southern new england. and then it's cold enough as the storm bottoms out for a snowstorm in maine especially as we go throughout your saturday. today's forecast, the other thing we're going to be watching this weekend is the cold returning. we get a break from it yesterday and also today. but watch minneapolis. 22 degrees today. temperatures will be falling. and then tomorrow, a high of only 1 degrees in minneapolis. then the cold spreads into the great lakes and then by sunday, chicago will have a high of 4. minneapolis, negative 7. so gigi, it's -- the cold will
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return. in a big way next week. it starts this weekend. >> okay, bill karins. hurricanes in january. it's the end of days. >> a little rare. isis has claimed responsibility for thursday's terror attacks in jakarta. seven people were killed. five of them militants. and the other two victims who were canadian and indonesian. earlier today, police officers arrested three men with suspected links to isis. they also found an isis flag at the home of one of the attackers. a chemical explosion released a massive plume of toxic gas in brazil yesterday. it started when rainwater seeped into tanks filled with industrial detergent, setting off a chemical reaction. at least 66 people were taken to the hospital because of breathing problems. the gas also reportedly causes skin irritation and fainting spells. so far none of the three winners of the $1.5 billion powerball jackpot have actually claimed their prize money. there's still time. now several of the 70 smaller winners have stepped fooshd to cash in on their winnings.
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one million dollar winning ticket is being shared among 11 employees at an elementary school in paducah, kentucky. i hope they spread the wealth with the children. now the big takeaway from last night's gop debate. who won? who is in big trouble? coming up next, stay with us. when a wildfire raged through elkhorn ranch, the sudden loss of pasture became a serious problem for a family business. faced with horses that needed feeding and a texas drought that sent hay prices soaring, the owners had to act fast. thankfully, mary miller banks with chase for business. and with greater financial clarity and a relationship built for the unexpected, she could control her cash flow, he
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>> tonight marks the eighth year that i've come here to report on the state of the union. and for this final one i'm going to try to make it a little shorter. >> we can't be the stupid country anymore. we're laughed at all over the world. >> i have a beautiful head of hair. >> i know. i noticed that, yeah. >> things are looking up for jeb bush. oh, no wait they aren't. things are looking down for jeb bush. >> well i'm very happy to get a question this early on. i was going to ask you to wake me up when the time came. >> i know some of you are anxious to get back to iowa. >> continually returned to the theme of hope being you noticed that he did stuff. >> new polls found that bernie sanders is ahead of hillary clinton among democrats in both iowa and new hampshire. i don't want to say hillary is upset but this morning she was spotted shouting into a volcano, you said we had a deal. >> listen, i've spent my entire
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life defending the constitution before the u.s. supreme court, and i'll tell you, i'm not going to be taking legal advice from donald trump. >> you don't have to. >> snap, snap, snap, snap, snap. we're snapping. >> every person here is better than hillary clinton. >> -- was mention -- >> he said everybody. >> i thought he said everybody. >> and that's why i stand here as confident as i have ever been that the state of our union is strong. >> seems to be some discord. political analyst, best-selling author ellis henican is here. good morning. >> good morning. the state of our union is lucky to be here, right? after all of that. >> i know. a lot of differing opinions out there. last night's debate, i don't think i have ever seen, in my lifetime, political rhetoric so vicious. >> rich, rich. i would say, first of all, the bromance between donald and ted is over. >> you think? >> just say that right now. for months they were so nice to each other. the gloves were all very gently
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handled. >> very polite. >> these guys hate each other i would say by now. >> at least they're expressing it for the first time. but is the vitriol ever going to have a back lash from the voters? >> well, you know, you got to look at it in two ways. it does seem to appeal to the core republican voters who want these folks to be tough and vicious and particularly to be anti-hillary, anti-obama, and anti-washington. will it draw in people in the middle, independent voters they need to win in november? i don't know. that's going to be pretty tough. >> it really is the question. and now there's a real lawsuit about this birther argument. does this have legs? >> well, you know, probably not. but the fact that there's a little bit of doubt there, gigi, is exactly what donald trump is trying to do to ted cruz. he's not really making the case so strong. but he is saying well, you know, you don't really know. just casting that little doubt in there. >> and over at -- in iowa, democratic side, i mean, it's getting closer and closer between bernie sanders and hillary clinton. how is he gaining so much
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traction? >> well, you know, in the same way that there is republican energy kind of on the far right, on the far left the progressives, you know, really are more liberal than hillary clinton is. and so bernie has done a good job of stirring that up, of getting people's passions, encouraging them on issues that they really care about, income inequality, particularly. and you know what? it seems to be working among core republican voters. give bernie credit for that. >> clinton herself doesn't seem to be sweating it, though. unlike some people in her camp. >> yeah. she may be sweating it a little bit. i mean, you know -- >> she's playing it well? >> she's gotten a little rougher and i think it's getting a little more personal between the two of those. listen, iowa is february 1. the voting begins. all of these people are right at crunch time. >> we talked about the mean rhetoric that's flying around the gloves being off, no more niceties. how much further is this going to go? how much further can it go? >> what are you doing between now and november? let me put it like that. this is -- we get a lot of this. come on, you've got to admit from our chair, from the media's
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side, from the people's side, it's been kind of entertaining. >> entertaining and frightening at the same time. >> you care about your country. i guess that's the other question. >> yes, if you are a passionate voter then entertaining is only so -- will only take you so far. >> that's right. but in the midst of all of it you do have to say we are finally getting to some issues, hashing out some stuff that actually matters. it does matter what happens with the tax system and what goes on with immigration. a lot more fun to come, i promise you. >> watching the democratic debate on sunday on nbc. >> you know, when is that on again? i forget. they put them on at these times you can never remember. >> martin o'malley, watch him. >> the republicans frankly are more fun. >> ellis henican, thank you so much. just ahead, remembering a beloved actor a look back at british actor alan rickman's long, distinguished career. next up. style... ...reinvented. sophistication... ...redefined. introducing the all-new lexus rx and rx hybrid.
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it's business 2.0 at the 2016 global hope forum. head secretary julian castro opened the event yesterday in atlanta, discussing income security and financial inclusion. chelsea clinton and treasury secretary jack lew also participated in the annual event for operation hope. tune in to msnbc.com today to watch the livestream of today's events. he was a beloved presence who balanced his love of estate with the biggest of hollywood blockbusters. british actor alan rickman has died at age 69 after a battle with cancer. nbc's harry smith looks back at some favorite moments from his career. >> i can teach you how to bewitch the mind, and ensnare the senses. >> reporter: it is impossible to imagine professor severus snape as anyone other than alan
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rickman. >> what are you doing wandering the corridors at night? >> reporter: he played evil with a twinkle in his eye. he found joy in malevolence. >> i'm going to cut your heart out with a spoon! >> reporter: an actor with a voice that matched the venom of his dialogue. >> yippy kai-yay. >> but rickman was in on the joke. >> wax on, wax off. >> reporter: villains and foils never get top billing. >> that's your problem jason, you are never serious about the craft. >> reporter: but he was also a romantic lead. >> thank you so much, colonel. >> remember "sense and sensibility" and there was "love actually." . >> very pretty. >> reporter: the boss who falls for the office temptress. we knew he knew who he was. >> a classic fool. >> reporter: his co-stars praised him for his loyalty and kindness. proving he was playing against type.
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a tribute to how good an actor he truly was. harry smith, nbc news, new york. >> one of the greats. i'm gigi stone woods and this is "first look" on msnbc. "way too early" starts right now. you have a big lawsuit over your head while you're running, and if you become the nominee, who the hell knows if you can even serve an office. >> well listen i've spent my entire life defending the constitution before the u.s. supreme court and i'll tell you, i'm not going to be taking legal advice from donald trump. >> you don't have to. >> i hate to interrupt this episode of court tv. >> you already had your chance, mark, you blew it. i hope the president is watching tonight, here's what i'd like to tell him. mr. president we're not against you we are against your policies and we are going to kick your rear end out of the white house come this fall. >> i will gladly accept the mantel of anger. >> my name was mentioned here. my name was mentioned as well. everybody needs to discount some
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of the things you're going to hear in these ads and discount the back and forth here because every person here is better than hillary clinton. >> neil, i was mentioned, too. >> you were? >> yeah, he said everybody. >> so much for southern hospitality. things go south quickly in north charleston as ted cruz, donald trump, and marco rubio turn center stage into a cage match. plus carly fiorina tries to power her way back to the top tier attacking hillary clinton right out of the box. but was it a cheap shot? and speaking of clinton -- >> we had donald trump on the other night. i don't know if you saw. >> i didn't. >> the democratic candidate laughing it up with jimmy fallon last night. but what did she have to say about her battle with bernie sanders? it is 5:30 on the east coast, 2:30 out west. this is "way too early." is

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