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detroit. his name is familiar from the papers and tv here. andrew arena was the head of the fbi office in detroit. he's somebody with a heavy reputation here. people are happy to see some serious inquiry taking place. they also were happy to hear the attorney general say two things in particular. one, if you have a baby, don't be bathing that baby in this water. that's a reminder to people who are still not getting the message. we have gone door to door, and there are individuals still bathing in the water, still drinking the water. the second point, this is a very popular one, if you can't drink the water, you shouldn't pay for it. one of the dark ironies in flint is it has one of the highest water rates in the country, and individuals are still having to pay for it even though they can't use it. it attorney general saying that can shouldn't be the case. it wins applause around here. and finally, residents are looking not only for talk, though, for action as well. we're on the north side of flint. in one of the hardest-hit neighbors. more than 50% of the water samples from this area came up with lead in them. residents say they have not seen
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the national guard in their community. they don't have knocks on their door. no one is checking on them. this is only part of it. >> and tony, going back to what the attorney general said here, they haven aggressive team, a no-nonsense team, the repeated question heard from people who live in the community and those who have observed this and been outraged is whether or not there could be eventual charges here. >> there's deep skepticism that this individual because ultimately he's reporting to the attorney general who is a political figure and who is close with the governor. there's skepticism that any serious independent inquiry is possible here. now, the attorney general is trying to reassure people by creating these two tracks. on the one hand, there's a group looking at charges against the governor and the governor's people, potentially. on the other side, there is the state's defense against lawsuits brought by the people of flint. there's an awkward conflict of interest here that the attorney general is trying to separate, but there is really tarnished trust in the community.
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deep skepticism. it's doing to take more than a press conference to overcome it. >> thank you. to talk more about the potential conflict of interest, ari melber has been following that part of the story as well as some of the class action lawsuits that lie ahead. let's talk about what we heard here this morning, ari. >> sure, tamron. the most striking thing, and tony just touched on it, is the question of a conflict of interest. let's be clear, doesn't mean there's something wrong with the lawyers. it means there's something wrong with their assignment. just to phelthis out, you have several people including todd flood, who we talked about, who is a pretty respected former prosecutor there. the question is what happens if in this attorney general investigation he finds things that go all the way up to the governor, who the attorney general is a member of the same party in michigan, and basically represents him legally in other matters. their answer that we just heard in the press conference is essentially that there is conflicts that they have dealt before and they do that by separating people. we have brand-new sound from that if we can play it.
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>> the separate legal teams operate with iron-clad, operate with iron-clad conflict walls, and are managed by an experienced ethics counsel. now, most recently, during the detroit bankruptcy, as an example, i defended the pensions of cops and firefighters while a separate firewalled legal team represented the governor and state departments and officials. >> you hear it there. i was watching that. to be fair, the argument there from attorney general bill schuette is they have done this before. this can work. that it will be fine. and certainly, people in michigan are going to welcome some kind of investigation as opposed to none. but i don't think they have sufficiently answered what happens if things go all the way up to the governor, what the true conflicts policies are. just like in anyone's office, if someone says we have an ethics department to advise you on that.
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okay, but that's not necessarily more important than your boss. >> let's go now to 2016 politics. new information coming in with just one week left to go before the iowa caucuses. donald trump is out with a new ad on facebook, just this morning. it's getting a lot of attention and traction. it's actually garnered more than 200,000 views in just one hour. here's a portion of it. >> the establishment, the media, the special interests, the lobbyists, the donors. they're all against me. i'm self-funding my campaign. i don't owe anybody anything. i only owe it to the american people to do a great job. they are really trying to stop me. >> that video shot obviously from trump's office. trump also continues to go after rival ted cruz on his canadian birth. tweeting, it's time for ted cruz to either settle his problem with the fact that he was born in canada and was a citizen of canada or get out of race. this as a new iowa poll shows
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trump with an 11-point lead now over senator cruz. 34-23. that's a 15-point swing in trump's favor in just the past two weeks. the last time the fox news took that poll. now this morning, senator cruz picked up the endorsement of former tex techgovernor and two-time presidential candidate rick perry. also over the weekend, cruz picks up a big endorsement, glenn beck, the first ever presidential endorsement by the conservative media personality. joining me now is von. obviously, when you look at the huge swing, how or what way are you hearing the cruz campaign explain this big swing in the last two weeks? do they believe it's the birther issue? >> well, this is what happens when you get a week out from caucus. the question is, the cruz campaign all through the winter, they wanted a two-man race. but the question is, did this two-man race come too early for them? suddenly now what happens is
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donald trump, marco rubio, everybody is focusing their attacks on ted cruz. what are the effects of that? suddenly, ted cruz's negative advertising from pro-farming group, from trump himself going online and on tv. suddenly, the attention is there. there's this giant swing. the question is over the next week, ted cruz is going across the 99 counties across iowa, and can the ground game, him going from rural county to rural county, can he convince these people to turn out on caucus night? trump is still holding the big rallies across the state. and really, his pitch is, i am the guy. whether ted cruz's messaging of saying donald trump is not this liberal he has made himself out to be is the question. if donald trump is effectively able to knock ted cruz down, what does he affect? is donald trump running away with this, win iowa, new hampshire, or does somebody like marco rubio become more viable. joanni ernst is going to appear
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with rubio today in des moines. supporters from bush, fiorina, christie, see him as a guy that could ultimately come within striking distance of ted cruz. >> i'm curious if the campaign has told you or if you're able to get insight on how negative ted cruz is willing to go over the next week. when you look at the trump ad in tone, he's a person bringing eve everyone together. the tone of the tweet far more aggressive. how aggressive, how negative is cruz willing to go at this point to defeat donald trump in iowa? >> ted cruz will paint the contrast, but i don't think he's going to go negative. why? if you look at november, looking ahead at the general election, the people ted cruz needs in order to win a general election against hillary clinton or bernie sanders are the trump supporters. he wants to expand his electorate. if he attacks trump too hard, suddenly the question is you need the donald trump supporte
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supporters. to attack too aggressively could hurt him in the long run. the super pac just released two ads they're going to run in iowa and south carolina. they released those. it's in ted cruz's interest to point out donald trump's history but not to attack him too aggressively because it could hurt him in the long run. as you saw in the poll that was released by fox news, there's a swing, just like every other candidate, is ted cruz the next one to go down. >> let me bring in "washington post" opinion writer, jonathan capehart. we're looking at this huge swing in favor of donald trump after trump really started to hone in on ted cruz being a person who can't get along with others, with a bad personality, so much that he said there. and of course, the one-two punch of the birther issue. is that why we're seeing the swing, you think? >> i think so. first, let's say that senator cruz early on, we were talking about the fact that ted cruz would say wonderful things about
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donald trump every time the big apple billionaire would say something outrageous about one person or a group of people. but ted cruz was also very complimentary of him. what we're seeing now is -- and it's because of what vaughn was talking about. ted cruz made the calculation that donald trump would disappear and he would get trump's supporters. what no one figured out was that any attack against donald trump was not something that hurt him but something that made him stronger. and also, donald trump is a very unpredictable candidate, and so ted cruz, who thought he had a friend in donald trump, is now seeing donald trump using every vulnerability that ted cruz has against him and doing so very, very effectively. >> i don't think he ever thought he had a friend with donald trump. i think he was strategizing on when to strike back. it's clear no one has a friend with donald trump when he is looking at the "w" or victory there. let me play what trump said over
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the weekend. i'm curious what you think. he was in sioux city, iowa. describing how loyal his supporters are. let's play it. >> the people, my people are so smart, and you know what else they say about my people? the polls, they say i have the most loyal people. did you see that? where i could stand in the middle of fifth avenue and shoot somebody and i wouldn't lose any voters. it's like incredible. >> also, politico writes that trump has cracked cruz's lock on conservatives. they talk about rush limbaugh, they talk about brightbart. all of these websites and conservative commentators seeing the traffic increase as a result of the trump factor. so that explains why they want to talk about him. how do you explain, though, his comment? >> yeah, i can't explain donald trump's comments. look, since his announcement in june when he made the comments about immigrants coming over from mexico being rapists, we have seen donald trump say one thing after another disparaging one group of people or types of
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people after another. and watching his poll numbers go up. and so you know what. the sad fact is what donald trump said there, as offensive and outrageous as it is, he's probably not wrong, given everything that we have seen over the last six months. >> let's talk about quickly some of these endorsements that have rolled in. the "des moines register" endorsing marco rubio. joni ernst will be with ted cruz later. perry on "morning joe" talking about cruz. he's endorsed him. does this matter anymore or the statement we heard repeatedly with trump being in the race is all of this has changed. his access to the media, his high profile seems to eat up a lot of these endorsements that may have counted in the past. >> when you're running especially in the iowa caucuses where it's more involved than going to a voting booth and then leaving. at a caucus, you have to really pull out people to go and stand in someone's living room or a school cafeteria and publicly
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pledge their support to you. so if joni ernst helps, if glenn beck helps, every little thing these endorsements, people question whether they're effective or not. but when you're the candidate on the line, especially in iowa, you will take every amount, little bit of help you can get. especially in the 2016 race, when you've got someone like donald trump in the race, you have to pull out all the stops. nothing is too small here. >> quickly to pick up on what vaughn mentioned, ted cruz is not expected to go negative, but the super pac supporting ted cruz, mentioned he spent the weekend in iowa, and all of the ads coming out against him. it appears the super pacs supporting cruz may dig a little deeper and hit him a little hodder. >> yeah, and that's what a super pac is for, to do the dirty work so the candidate can remain clean and above board. >> thank you very much. interesting weekend. countdown continues.
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turning to the democratic side, both hillary clinton and bernie sanders are hitting the trail in iowa, where tonight, they will make their closing pitches to voters at a town hall, and the stakes could not be higher. look at the latest polg out of iowa just this morning. this one is from cbs, it shows sanders with just a single point lead over clinton. it comes after clinton picked up the endorsement of the "des moines register" over the weekend. she got another one this morning from the boston globe. and appearing on the "today" show sunday, clinton made it clear she's confident the outcome in iowa will not be a repeat of 2008. >> look, i think it's actually good for the debate that we're having that there is so much interest and energy, that i feel on my side and i know obviously so does senator sanders on his. i feel great that we have the level of enthusiasm that we do. and we also have a really good team on the ground, that has
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been working for months to make sure that it's not just here today, gone tomorrow. but people are involved. they are really reached out to, and yes, we believe they're going to come caucus. >> and senator sanders was also on "meet the press" sunday where he again addressed his lack of support from the so-called establishment. >> not a single democratic senator has endorsed your candidacy. not a single democratic governor has endorsed your candidacy. what does that tell you? >> it tells me that we are taking on the political establishment, we're taking on the economic establishment, the financial interest in this country. and we're taking on the corporate establishment. that is what is unique about this race. that in fact we are trying to make a political revolution bring millions of people into the political process that washington and all of these politicians have significantly turned their backs on. >> and adding to the drama this morning, of course, is that
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report that former new york city mayor michael bloomberg is weighing an independent run. we'll talk much more about that in a bit. let's talk more about bernie sanders and hillary clinton with alex. he is in west des moines. and alex, let me talk about this new interview with president obama, with politico. he's now discussing bernie sanders and hillary clinton. some see this as a slight turn toward what i think is expected, eventual support of hillary clinton. let's play what the president just said. >> i think bernie came in with the luxury of being a complete long shot. >> right. >> and just letting loose. >> right. >> i think hillary came in with the both privilege and burden of being perceived as the front-runner. and as a consequence, you know, where they stood at the beginning probably helps to
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explain why the language -- >> do you feel -- >> why the language sometimes is different. >> do you feel it's a little unfair to her, to some extent the way this is stacked sph. >> yes, but i think that hillary's tough and she has been through this before, and she could anticipate it. if you are a front-runner, then you are under more scrutiny and everybody is going to pick you apart. >> and speaking of picking apart and scrutinizing, alex, a lot of people doing that to the president and these remarks here. >> right. and very interesting. i think paul krugman of the "new york times" put this well, that hillary clinton is trying to be the candidate who is embracing the legacy of president obama, but bernie sanders very much here in iowa, trying to embrace the legacy of candidate obama. everywhere he goes in the state, he's trying to invoke the 2008 really unexpected win that obama defeating hillary clinton. he put together a very similar coalition of young people, first-time caucusgoers hoping to
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fundamentally change the electorate that turns out. but it's a little trucky for him when you have the president himself coming out and saying to glen thrush that i'm not sure that bernie sanders is the heir apparent to my legacy. still, sanders' message is all about uplifting, having people dream their biggest dreams and he wants them to come out. hillary clinton kind of bringing people back down to earth we have to be feasible, realistic. she's emphasizing experience, just like she did in 20008. key differences and similarities there. >> one of the differences you pointed out is the geography, and it likely gives hillary clinton a big advantage in iowa where you are right now. >> yeah, tamron. this has been missed, but i think it's really important. because iowa is a caucus and not a primary, a supporter in one place is not necessarily worth as much as a supporter in another place. think about this just like the general election. we know that extra democrats in vermont are not worth that much, but an extra democratic vote in
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ohio could be really valuable. same thing here in a college town, in a college precinct, you could turn out a lot of people, but there's only so many delegates at stake. so bernie sanders' support is really concentrated in a handful of places, especially these college towns. there's a "des moines register" poll, 27% of his support state-wide across the entire state, is concentrated in just three university counties. that's out of 99 counties total. the sanders campaign realizes this is a problem. they realize they would much rather have their supporters dispersed across the state. they're trying to deal with that by sending as many of these college students home as they can. the top official in the state told me yesterday they think they have rented every van in the four states around iowa to get them home, but one key difference, obama in 2008, students were on college break. they were home. this time, they're on the college campuses. >> alex with great information out of iowa. geography matters. thanks, alex. >> we have much more on what
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happens if michael bloomberg decides to enter the race. including what sources claim will push him in the race and while candidates -- who he would take the candidates votes from, and we'll have the reaction from hillary clinton and donald trump. they were both asked about michael bloomberg. >> still ahead, the big dig-out continues. several cities still paralyzed from the blizzard. the federal government shut down, some airports struggling to gets flietsz in and out. now word of a new storm brewing this week. we have team coverage coming up after a break. plus, it could be the first proof isis directly carried out the paris terror attacks back in november. a new video just released from the terror group appears to show the attackers preparing themselves for the massacre. we have images from that video. we'll be right back. if you have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis... isn't it time to let the real you shine through? introducing otezla, apremilast.
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welcome back. we're back with breaking news. in the past hour, the supreme court rejected an appeal from north dakota to revive its proposed restrictions on abortions which would have been the strictest in the nation. the ruling centers on the state's law passed in 2013 intended to make abortions illegal after a fetal heartbeat is detected. that's about six weeks into the pregnancy. today's decision upholds a lower court's ruling which found the law unconstitutional and blocked its enforcement. and now, to the big dig. the struggle to recover from the historic blizzard that buried the northeast under record or near record snowfalls. in washington, d.c., federal government workers are off, and schools are closed. schools are also closed in maryland, virginia, and parts of pennsylvania. including philadelphia. but they are open in new york. along the shore in southern new jersey, they're cleaning up from
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massive flooding, as high tides during the storm sent icy water rushing into homes and businesses. another 1700 flights have been canceled today, and now nearly 13,000 flights have been canceled. that's since friday. sadly, the storm is blamed now for at least 31 deaths. some from shoveling. others from car accidents. and in new jersey, a mother and her 1-year-old son died in their car while watching their family shovel, apparently because snow blocked the tailpipe. and now, get ready for the possibility of another nor'easter hitting later in the week. a system now developing in florida is making its way up the east and hit the northeast potentially as early as friday, possibly dumping more snow. we'll get more on that in a second. let's go to some of our reporters on the ground for more updates. let's begin with nbc's luke russert in washington. how are things looking there, luke? >> well, it's a slow, arduous
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process, with the mayor is calling the d.c. dig-out, and i have to tell you, right here in downtown d.c. by a lot of the federal office buildings as well as some retail spaces and some private office spaces. and the dig-out is going slowly. it's going slowly for a few reasons. number one, they were a little delayed. this part of town did not get plowed out yesterday. now they brought in private contractors, these dump trucks and tractors to get this out. a lot of folks are driving around, and it's causing somewhat of a traffic jam. you'll see these plows trying to do their job, and they run right into private vehicles that are out, cab drivers swerving all over the place. the police are trying to get a hold on it and they're doing better than a few hours ago, but it's going to take some time. in terms of how the dig-out is going, we talked last week about how this is not something that d.c. does extraordinarily well. i have lived here my entire life. i want to show a picture that our picture at the "washington post" and msnbc friend, he tweeted this from his
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neighborhood in northwest d.c. still waiting to see a plow. my mom lives up there as well and she says she has not seen a plow on her street either. we're starting to get reports from residents in different quadrnqua quadrants of the city that their streets have not been plowed and they haven't seen a plow. the main thoroughfares getting plowed, but the residential areas are looking bad. >> luke, that's usually the story no matter what. i lived in chicago for ten years. i remember 27 inches of snow. you have these major streets that are clear, and then the people in the neighborhoods are left wondering when their turn will come. so that's kind of how it works, unfortunately. thank you, luke. let's check in with dylan dreyer in new york, in the borough of queens where yes, a lot of people are asking that question. what is it looking like for you there, dylan? >> well, tamron, you know, the thing -- the difference with new york city is the fact that new
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york city is back up and running. schools are open. and there are a lot of boroughs surrounding the city that are still snowed in. we are on one of the main roads in queens right now, but all of the side streets, you just see people digging and digging and digging and trying to get their cars out from all of this snow that has been plowing them in. you know, 26.8 inches in this area is no joke. the second biggest snowstorm ever to hit this area. if we look ahead, we're on a two-lane road, but it's difficult when our truck, the blue mobile, runs into a truck like we're about to come up to. you kind of have to share the road, and a lot of side streets, two-lane roads becoming one-lane roads. we're going to see a lot of improvement because temperatures will be getting above freezing today and tomorrow, as temperatures get closer to 40 degrees, we'll start to melt away some of the snow. keep in mind, because things are back up and running, you have delivery trucks slowing things down. some people resorting to walking in the middle of the street because the sidewalks are still
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in pretty bad shape. there are a lot of kids that will be out and about. they were out to catch the school bus earlier, and they'll be out once they get out of school later on this afternoon. these snow banks on the sides and these snow piles are taller than a lot of these kids are. that's going to be a major concern for folks who do have to walk around or do have to drive around. you need to really watch out for the kids because it could be dangerous if you can't quite see them. so melting will help this afternoon. >> all right, it's looking at least on that one street you're on, reasonably clear. but we certainly know there are many other problems on side streets and in those neighborhoods. thank you very much, dylan. let's go to nbc's jacob rascon. he's in new jersey, one of the shore communities in the southern part of the state, hit hard by the flooding there. what's the latest from your vantage point, jacob? >> so the water is gone, of course. it was at its peak up to where i am. what neighborhoods are returning to is damage like this. at this home, you have three docks that were floating around. hundreds of feet, and they
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landed on this driveway. up observe, you see the folks are awake. they say they haven't seen this damage ever. this area, of course, is prone to some flooding. they're right by a bay. we have an nbc drone overhead to show you some of this. there's a seawall here that usually protects the neighborhood. sometimes a little water gets over, but never like this. as you can see, it's mangled. it's basically gone. it's not protecting here anymore. and so the entire area of about 1,000 homes was surrounded by water. what you have now is some worry that this storm this weekend could bring the tide up enough where it could flood again. and they have no seawall. so what they're doing now is rushing to see if they can get an emergency fix. a temporary seawall in the next few days, which isn't easy. they usually take a lot longer than that. they're making calls, trying to make that happen. at the height of the storm, as i said, the water was chest high. you had dozens of rescues. it was a very dangerous situation. it was much worse here than
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expected. even though up and down the jersey shore, a lot of it dodged a bullet, but of course, not here. >> jacob, thank you very much. and back to politics after a quick break. could two billionaires be facing off in the battle for the white house? we'll have to see about that. meanwhile, hillary clinton responds to the speculation over michael bloomberg jumping into the race. what clinton is saying. what trump is saying. and is this real? could michael bloomberg jump into the race? we'll have the latest information. hey! this is lloyd. to prove to you that the better choice for him is aleve. he's agreed to give it up. ok, but i have 30 acres to cover by sundown. we'll be with him all day as he goes back to taking tylenol. yeah, i was ok, but after lunch my knee started hurting again so... more pills. yep... another pill stop.
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instructed his advisers to draw up plans for a possible run. now, many of the candidates are weighing in on the prospect, including the other billionaire, donald trump. msnbc's steve kornacki joins us now. both donald trump and hillary clinton have reacted. i think the other question is, is this a story that gets more, i guess, headlines in the northeast as opposed to throughout the rest of the country? >> it might, although i guess any time a guy with a net worth of $30 billion to $40 billion is threatening to spend a big chunk running for president, it's a national story. every indication we're getting is mike bloomberg were to do this, it would only be under a narrow circumstance. that is either donald trump or ted cruz wins the republican nomination and this is the big one, bernie sanders knocked off hillary clinton and wins the democratic nomination. otherwise, he doesn't see the path. but hillary clinton and donald trump were both asked about this. as you say, they both weighed in. >> he's a good friend of mine. and i'm going to do the best i
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can to make sure that i get the nomination and we'll go from there. >> so you're not worried about him getting in? >> well, the way i read what he said is if i didn't get the nomination, he might consider it. i'm going to relieve him of that and get the nomination so he doesn't have to. >> then i'm going to have to deal against hillary if she doesn't go to jail or deal against bernie. or somebody, or bloomberg comes in, which would be great. i would love to have him come in because i love the competition. i would love bloomberg to come in. >> so they're both saying not too worried about this. trump says bring him in. hillary clinton says won't be necessary. there is a little polling on what he would do for the race. this is a morning consult poll taken in the last few days. it shows trump would win, trump versus sanders. if bloomberg is in there, trump would win by a point. he would beat clinton by a point if bloomberg was there.
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12% to 13% for bloomberg is where he would start out. >> potentially if this happens, this would be march. is that enough for michael bloomberg to have a major imprint on the race? >> the question there becomes ballot access. i think by march, it should be clear if hillary clinton really is in danger of losing the democratic nomination, and if trump and cruz, one of them is going to emerge. timing wise, probably a good time to make a decision for him. again, with the kind of money he brings to the table, some of these states, it's really difficult to get on the ballot. when you bring that kind of money to it, you can pretty much buy your way onto the ballot. >> he brings baggage as well, including of course, his strong stance supported by some and half the country not supporting gun safety. >> this is it. if you're in the middle as an independent, he's socially liberal. he's going to lose republicans on that. at the same time, he's very favorable and friendly to wall street. that bernie sanders and elizabeth warren wing not going to be thrilled about that. >> still ahead, disturbing new
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video reportedly shows isis showing how the paris attackers were trained before they launched their assault back in november. we have the new images from that video in just a few minutes. >> plus -- >> whether it's an impending storm or whether it's the scourge of radical islamic jihadist terrorism, you have to make people be safe and secure. >> presidential hopeful chris christie is back on the campaign trail. boasting about his response to the blizzard in new jersey. even comparing it to the fight against isis. it's today's first read, and we'll take a look at some of the pushback that christie is receiving. and to help you accelerate, we've created a new company... one totally focused on what's next for your business. the true partnership where people,technology and ideas push everyone forward. accelerating innovation. accelerating transformation.
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aftershock of the storm. here's what chris christie said on "morning joe." >> what do you say to the critics who say why did you go back up to new hampshire so quickly? >> sam, i don't even know what critics you're talking about. there is no residual damage, there is no residual flooding damage. all the flooding receded yesterday morning. there was no other damage. people were driving around the streets yesterday morning. this is just what they wished would happen. unfortunately for them, we know how to do that. i have not heard that criticism, i haven't seen that criticism, and i think you're making it up. >> joining me now live, mark murray. so mark, there are some also who say the governor used this as an opportunity to boast about his record in new jersey of leadership and comparing it even to the war on terror. we played that before we went to the break. >> this is where chris christie has to thread a needle. we saw it by him suspending his campaign activities on friday,
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going back to new jersey, leaving new hampshire and being able to really get his state prepared for the blizzard. of course, then all of a sudden, he's back in new hampshire. to me, the only trouble that would end up coming is if there is residual damage that we end up seeing coming from new jersey. he says there's no damage. if someone, a homeowner in new jersey says look, there's still some issues going on in my state, and my governor is out in new hampshire, that's where he could end up getting criticized. of courseeri, it's also importa to note that chris christie became a political star and one of the early front-runners in the 2016 race after he handled superstorm sandy in 2012. that catapulted him to an easy re-election victory in 2013. made him seem like a person who would be a republican front-runner. that was before bridgegate and a whole host of things before donald trump. how you would be able to take care of your state in times of tragedy and natural disaster is a big, big part of the job. >> absolutely.
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let's look at some of the other names on the camtain trail who are not getting as much attention as the front-runners. john kasich, new hampshire, seems to be rising in the poll. what's going on there? >> really just a bottleneck, of what has gone on there. all the polls that i have seen pretty much have marco rubio, john kasich, chris christie, jeb bush, all around 10% or so. sometimes higher, sometimes lower. those are your four establishment republicans. what has happened is no one has really been able to break ahead of that when donald trump, particularly in new hampshire, is sitting at around 25%, 30%, 35%. >> and that real clear politics average, recent new hampshire poll shows kasich virtually in a tie with ted cruz. so again, he's not in the big headlines, but clearly, he's getting the attention he wants and may turn into more successful run for him than some have anticipated. >> yeah, and tamron, second place in new hampshire could end up mattering if someone like
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john kasich, like marco rubio, end up having a very good competitive race. if donald trump ends up winning that state. i'm not necessarily sure if third place gets you anything. to me, that a john kasich finishing second, boy, all of a sudden now he can go into some other contests. the question, though, i have for john kasich and also to chris christie is looking at the map. if you do well in new hampshire, where else do you go? the next contest would be in south carolina. not necessarily tailor-made for a john kasich or crihris cryy. there's also nevada. if you get second place, how do you capitalize on that? >> mark murray, thank you very much. as we keep an eye on the aftermath of the storm, a live look just outside philadelphia. this is our nbc station there. still ahead, clearing the backlog of flights throughout the nation from this weekend's blizzard. we're live in d.c. where travel is almost still at a standstill. we'll have the latest information on the big recovery after the storm. we'll be right back.
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there's new indication from isis this morning that points to the terror group having planned the direct -- or played a direct role in the paris massacre last november. isis has released a new video that includes footage of some of the men, the terror group says carried out the paris attacks. the video shows the men before the attacks carrying out isis killings in what appears to be syria or iraq. joining me now with more on the video and some images we have been able to show, ayman mohyeldin. what can you tell us about the video? >> it's about 17 minutes long. we have kind of gotten a sense from a magazine, the 13th issue that came out not too long agone previewing this, that this video was in the works and was going to be released. it was released over the weekend. shows several of the paris attackers including the ringleader. he was the person that is widely considered to be the person who put this group together and carried out the attack. what was interesting is that it
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also shows nine of the other attackers or a total of the nine attackers that isis claims were responsible for the attack on both the theater, the stadium, and all the other subsequent shootings that took place. it showed two other attackers. what was also interesting about the video, in addition to showing them, it shows them on the battlefields in either iraq or syria, hard for us to independent verify where. it shows them engaged in the beheadings and executions we have seen from other videos isis has released. what it really suggests is these individuals were part of the organization who ultimately went to paris to carry out the attacks as isis is claiming. it does not, and what is interesting about it is it does not seem to be amateur video of these individuals like we have seen in the past. he in the past had had cell phone video footage of him inside syria and iraq. in this one, they're in military gear. they're speaking to the camera. they deliberately reported these
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types of messages. and in the final, it show shows there's a clip referring to the british parliament and british prime minister. an indication they want to target britain in the same targ they targeted france. >> two things. the timing, the release of this, being able to access anyway and absent is the lone individual that they're still seeking who played a part in the attack. >> yeah, this individual believed to be on the run last spotted, according to authorities, somewhere in between france and belgium. he was not featured in the video. french authorities in the past identified him as one of the attackers or looking in connection with the attacks. it was interesting that isis did not show him in the material they released but right. the timing of this is very significant because it's been several months since the paris attacks. isis had this material for so many time. >> thank you very much. up next, thousands of flights delayed today as airports throughout the east
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tien. tien. welcome back. we're getting new numbers on the number of fatalities as a result of the awful weather throughout the northeast. 37 people now confirmed killed. and in different incidents related to the weather, whether it's shoveling or automobile accidents but now the death toll, is number people killed. 37 fatalities here and on the recovery effort after the weekend's blizzard, certainly on the minds of many people when will it get back to normal? kelly o'donnell is there. we look at the airlines trying to get it up and running but we know there's a potential storm coming perhaps thursday or friday. that is when they were supposed to be back, you know, fully operating around the country.
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>> for t >> reporter: for the moment, it's sunny here at washington reagan national airport and there are about 200 flights here today that are cancelled but we are beginning to see normal come back. as i look off to the right, we watch planes take off. they've done a lot of work here to clear the runways and taxi ways, moving the mountains of snow to a sort of farther point on the airport grounds to free up some of the space. one of the issues here is getting people out with aircraft in many ways that had been taken out of this area, but it's starting to pick up, starting the get back to normal. tamrin? >> when you look at the board there, how many cancellations do you see there? >> reporter: well, it has been kind of a mix. a lot of cancelled but you do see an occasional on time, on time and watch people excited about the fact they can get out. in new york f y, if you fly her
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there, two cities hard hit by this and that's difficult but cancellations. but starting one runway here an it's working. the main runway and it's starting to help out. although, there will be some cancellations tomorrow as well. so for people traveling, you know the watch words, check with your airline. >> kelly o'donnell. thank you so much. that does it for this hour. up next, andrea mitchell reports and talks live with former texas governor rick perry. i'm mary ellen, and i quit smoking with chantix.
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