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trying to invade. that's the new york values, and yes, senator cruz, new york value. that's "hardball" for now. join us at 7:00 p.m. monday for morhardball and have a great night. happy friday. there's lots going on tonight. we have a great show planned for tonight. i'm excited about tonight's show. we're looking ahead to the wyoming caucuses tomorrow on the democratic side of the presidential races. bernie sanders has turned out to be really, really good at caulks. heading into wyoming tomorrow, there have been 12 caucuses overall so far on the democratic side. of the 12, hillary clinton won the first two in iowa and nevada, but since then, bernie sanders has won ten straight caucuses. so, senator sanders, for obvious reasons, is also favored to win in the caucuses tomorrow in wyoming. but we'll be keeping an eye on that. we've also got footage tonight from space-x, as they politmiras
landed their rocket engine on a ship. the single best thing about the footage is how nuts they go over the fact they did it. we've got that ahead tonight. and some interesting rock 'n' roll news tonight. and political news for a real underdog in republican politics. we've also got some unexpected democratic political news tonight that's actually making a lot of democrats across the country really happy, really relieved, including some news that comes from the jane sanders' sbroou on this show tonight. as i said, lots going on, lots ahead tonight. it is really nice to have you here. but we start tonight with news that has what i consider to be, um, a grand canyon effect. ever been to the grand canyon? everybody says it's awesome, right? everybody says, it's amazing, it'll blow your mind. you've seen pictures of the grand canyon like these pictures. it's very pretty and very impressive. here's the thing about the grand canyon. no matter how much you've heard about how great it is.
no matter how prepared you are to be wowed or overwhelmed by your first view of the grand canyon in person, when you actually go there for the first time and look at it in person, it turns out, i promise you, that you are not prepared for what you're about to see. there is nothing you can say in any language to prepare a person for their first view of the grand canyon. it is so much more amazing than anybody can describe to you in words or show you in a picture. it's better than anyone says. even if you believe people when they tell you it's indescribely great. honestly, if you have never seen the grand canyon and you have any ability to get yourself there in your lifetime, just go see it. make it a plan for some time between now and the end of your life to go. it is so much better than you think. and so, the grand canyon effect. did you see these headlines today? this paul ryan video sure looks a lot like a 2016 ad. paul ryan's first national campaign ad. is this a paul ryan for president ad? paul ryan for president?
election video spurs rumors. does this video prove paul ryan is an undercover candidate for president? if you looked at the news today, you saw headlines like this. and from those headlines you get the story. it's not a complicated thing. house speaker paul ryan has done some kind of video that gives the impression he's running for president. i get it. it's simple. you see headlines like this on mainstream news sources, on left-wing blogs, on right-wing blogs, and you kind of think, okay, i got the point, not even sure i need to see it. but, behold. for this news story of all things, there is a bit of a grand canyon effect. you actually do have to see it, because even if you do believe all these headlines and think you've absorbed this information and therefore you think you understand that paul ryan has done something that makes it seem he might be running for president, having that information, believing that information does not do it justice. you actually have to look at it. just, just look at it. what is this? what is this for, if it is not
someone running for president? i'm going to show you the whole thing. i'm not editing it in any way. it's like 40-something seconds. just stand on the rim of this and peer into this scenic abyss. just watch this. >> what really bothers me the most about politics these days is this notion of identity politics. that we're going to win an election by dividing people. rather than inspiring people on our common humanity and our common ideals and our common culture and the things that should unify us. we all want to be prosperous. we all want to be healthy. we want everybody to succeed. we want people to reach their potential in their lives. now, liberals and conservatives are going to disagree with one another on that. no problem. that's what this is all about. so let's have a battle of ideas. let's have a contest of whose ideas are better and why our ideas are better.
>> that is not only obviously a presidential campaign ad, that is one of the better presidential campaign ads we have seen from any republican candidate this year. now, i guess, here's the supposeded caveat. if you are speaker of the house, it's not out of the question that you might make a video about you being speaker of the house. i get it. this isn't the first speaker of the house video that anybody's ever put out, but speaker of the house videos are usually like this. >> this sitz in my office on my coffee table, because this is neat. that's what i do all day! they wind me up about -- they wind me up about every 15 minutes. >> again, again. >> no, no, i got to go to work. >> my staff gave it to me. every 15, 30 minutes, they come in and wind me up and i do my thing.
>> so, yes, people who hold the job of speaker of the house in modern times, they make little videos about thelss, to humanize themselves and tell you about what they're like as a speaker. it's like the cymbal monkey thing or there was that really long video that john boehner did about how he brines his turkey. that is a speaker.gov video. what paul ryan just did today is an "i'm running for president" video. or "wouldn't it be awesome if i was president" video? and speaker paul ryan overtly says he is not doing that. he says he's not running for president. he told john harwood in march, on march 16th, he told john harwood, quote, i'm not run nin for president. the speaker is grateful for the support, but he is not interested. and paul ryan went to israel. he was in israel last week. again from israel, he told reporters, quote, i decided not to run for president. he repeated it on talk radio. quote, i think you need to run for president if you're going to be president and i'm not running
for president, period, end of story. and if that sounds familiar from paul ryan, it's because saying stuff like that is exactly how he got his current job, which is speaker of the house, which is something he also said he didn't want. >> are you running for speaker? >> i'm not. >> why not? >> was i don't want to be speaker. >> that was the day that john boehner, the monkey guy, quit as house speaker. he gets asked by reporters, paul ryan, are you going to run for speaker? he says, "i'm not." why not? "because i don't want to be speaker." people, nevertheless, kept asking. a couple weeks later, he followed it up by a formal statement. "while i'm grateful for the encouragement i have received, i will not be a candidate." the spokesperson underlined the written statement saying tlaf, "ryan appreciates the support he's getting, but definitely not running for speaker." not running for speaker. just like he's not running for
president right now, now that he is speaker. but after saying no, after writing no, after his spoexpeople say no on his behalf. back in the time when he was absolutely not wanting to be speaker of the house, no interest, wouldn't do it, on october 20th of last year, the answer actually from him ended up being, yes, yes, i will be house speaker. and by playing hard to get for so long, by saying he didn't want it for so long, he basically maneuvered himself into enough political capital to be able to say, yes, he would do it, with conditions. he said, he would only reluctantly agree to serve as speaker, since he'd made it so clear he didn't really want the job. he would only reluctantly agree to it if he didn't have to lobby for it, didn't have to do any negotiating for it, if he didn't have to meet with anybody or talk to them about it, if he didn't have to have a hard fight for it. he literally said he wanted all the house republicans to agree, to consensus on the fact that they would make him speaker without him having to actually have to fight for it. so he basically got to be speaker by saying, no, no, no, no, no, no, no -- well, if you
beg me, then, yes. now, beg me. >> what i told members is, if you can agree to these requests, and if i can truly be a unifying figure, then i will gladly serve. and if i'm not unifying, that will be fine as well. i'll be happy to stay where i am, at the ways and means committee. should they agree with these requests, then i am happy and i am willing to get to work. >> nice work, right? that is how he became speaker of the house, third most powerful position in the united states government, third in line to the presidency, right? he gets to run congress. the way he gotta gig was by setting up his own party to beg him to do and to choose him unanimously without him having to fight for it. and it's not like there weren't other people running for the gig at the time. we ended up with, on this show, a list of 26 people not named
paul ryan who were all actively campaigning for the gig or putting their hat in the ring or trying to make sure they were mentioned in discussions about who might be speaker or trying to round up support behind the scenes. lots of people were running and trying to be speaker. but for whatever reason, this giant field of republicans who wanted the speaker job, they were all somehow dissatisfying to the broader republican party. sound familiar? giant field of candidates, all vying actively for the job at the republican party finds none of them to be acceptable? paul ryan's name constantly being floated as a republican who would be very acceptable to almost everyone, but he keeps say he doesn't want the job and that just makes him all the more attract i hav attractive, right. he keeps say he's not running for the job, not sullying himself with this contest. but with antics like this video that his office has put out today, he is clearly if not keeping himself in contention, putting himself in contention. this is a presidential campaign ad. it's designed to make him look like a presidential contender, even as he says he is not
running. and this is not a crazy game. i mean, among the people who are running on the republican side, we now know the way their contest is going to end. it's starting to be a foregone conclusion. yes, there are more statewide contests in new york and pennsylvania and california, and some other big states. but regardless of almost any conceivable scenario in the remaining states, we know what's going to happen on the republican side. nobody's going to get a majority of pledged delegates before the convention, almost assuredly. we know that. and we also know that donald trump will assuredly be in the lead when the convention starts, in terms of pledged delegates, in terms of the number of states won, in terms of the vote cast. almost assuredly donald trump will be in the lead heading into that convention, but neither he nor anyone will have enough delegates to win. and in a normal year, in a normal party with a normal slate of candidates, one might expect the clear leader of the race to be anointed the presidential nominee once the convention started. but there are two reasons why it looks like the republicans are
not going to do that for donald trump. and one is just the issue of who he is personally and how badly he rubs people the wrong way. and i don't mean this as an ad hominem criticism. i mean it in terms of what's empirically testable about him. if you absorb nothing else about donald trump as a potential presidential nominee, just look at this from the associated press this week. look at the headline. americans overwhelmingly view trump negatively. and the lead in their write-up on this poll is just devastating. seven in ten people, including close to half of republican voters, have an unfavorable view of donald trump. it's an opinion shared by majorities of men and women, young and old, conservatives and moderates and liberals, whites and hispanics and blacks. even in the south, the region where trump has won gop primaries decisively, close to 70% view him unfavorably. quote, more than 60% of all registered voters, 31% of republicans, say they definitely would not vote for donald trump
in the general election. oh, and by the way, all of that's getting worse over time. quote, the number of americans who view him unfavorably has risen more than ten percentage points just since mid-february. so if for no other reason they do not want to pick him, if they don't have to, and if he doesn't win a majority of pledged delegates, day really don't have to so that's reason one. reason two, we're going to talk about a little bit later on in the show tonight, which is the delegate selection process. it has turned into a complete fiasco, we'll have a live report from that in just a moment. so, mathematically it's a foregone conclusion that the republican party is going to have to pick their nominee at the convention. ted cruz, apparently, thinks the republican party is going to go through the violently disruptive and potentially suicidal process of throwing out the leading candidate from their primary, so they can pick ted cruz instead,
who, let's be honest about it, who is more likely to get shellacked in a general election than donald trump is, but they'll go through that terrible upheaval and do that to themselves as a party to pick ted cruz? reasonably speaking, you would think the republican party would only do that, would only not just give it to the leader and grin and bear it and take the loss, they would only go through that upheaval if they thought they would end up after that upheaval with a candidate they thought they could win in november. the guy they believe could win in november has always been paul ryan for the republican party. speaker of the house. t and the difference now, the difference with this video is that paul ryan is obviously campaigning for that gig. and of course he says he's not running, but that's how he campaigned for speaker, as well. it's nice work if you can get it, right? we'll be right back. >> take a bucket, put a bag in there, put the turkey in there after i've rinsed it off, put the brine in there, put it
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if you're a guy and you're going to spend a good portion of your life doing entertaining videos straight to camera, wherein you hold forth on a variety of subjects and post them to youtube, one way to spice it up, give it a little visual interest, is to make sure that you have very interesting facial hair. another way to make it more visually interesting is to wildly vary your headwear, wear lots of different funny hats. that is the online strategy of this sometimes-shirtless, but always-amazing youtube star who was, until this week, in the running to be a donald trump delegate in colorado. he was one of four people that the donald trump campaign put forth today as a potential delegate for the fifth congressional district in colorado, which was picking its delegates today. the trump campaign wanted him,
that guy from youtube, to be one of their colorado delegates, but when they put out their slate of possible delegates, they spelled the guy's name wrong. they misspelled his name. he's number 53 there on the list. they gave him an extra "n." i won't tell you which one's the extra one. but that's a step up from which the campaign has been failing in right to get its delegates. they put out a slate with three names on telling people to find those three names and vote for those three donald trump people on their ballot. problem is, two of those three names were not actually on the ballot. even that, though, was a step up from colorado's first and sixth congressional districts last weekend, in which the donald trump campaign did not even get it together enough to give anybody any names or run any slate of delegates whatsoever. so at least that took care of the spelling errors problem. but even that was a step up from
the washington state organizing the trump campaign did today, in which they sent an e-mail to delegate candidates, not in washington state, but in washington, d.c., 3,000 miles away. and one last thing about that e-mail, the filing deadline to be a delegate candidate was two days ago, and they only sent the e-mails telling people to sign up today. tada! turns out the donald trump for president campaign is terrible at this. and colorado has been a case study in just how terrible they are at it, and tonight, just within the last hour, we have learned that donald trump, who before today had already lost 18 of 18 possible colorado delegates to ted cruz, just in this past hour, we have learned that donald trump has just lost three more, which means that in all of colorado's congressional districts, the trump campaign has gone 0 for 21. colorado does have more delegates yet to go, but ted cruz has won the majority of delegates on offer in colorado,
nay, let me say that ted cruz has won all of the delegates on offer in colorado thus far. and so ted cruz has won another state. nbc news is calling colorado tonight for ted cruz. joining us now is this network's very own delegate hunter, msnbc correspondent, jacob soboroff, who's in colorado springs tonight, covering this republican race. jacob, what happened here? it sounds like the trump campaign, like, set itself on fire and couldn't find a pool of water to jump into, to put it out. >> i guess the official sports terminology would be an o-fer. 0 for everything for donald trump here. and i don't think it's so much as political malpractice as not a keen understanding of what's going on out here. and in fairness to the trump campaign, the cruz campaign was very well organized out here. they have one more shot at this tomorrow to win the entire thing and not let trump win one of these things. as chuck todd said earlier
today, it has been decades since a presidential candidate showed up here for the colorado congressional district or state-level assemblies, because the state didn't matter before this year. the 1,237 delegates donald trump needs to clinch this nomination on the first ballot will most likely require some of these unbound delegates coming out of this state, wyoming, pennsylvania, and north dakota, which ted cruz cleaned up last week, and i was there for that as well. and the bottom line is, cruz is just doing a way better job of organizing, if you can say what the trump campaign is doing is organizing in these states. >> watching them get o-fered in all of these congressional districted in colorado over the last few days has been remarkable. 0 for 21, that's called shooting the moon. it's almost hard to do. but tomorrow there is another big bunch of delegates. it's 13 delegates being selected a to the state convention. that's also in colorado springs. any signs of any improved effort or organizing presence for tomorrow, or is it possible trump's going to go 0 for 34? >> reporter: as you said, if
what happened last night is any -- i'll just answer. 0 for 34 seems like it could be likely. the campaign told our colleague, benji sarlin, if they get one delegate in this state, that is an overachievement for the trump campaign. what we are going to see tomorrow is 6,000 delegates on the floor of a hockey arena, 600 candidates running for the 13 remaining delegate slates, and unbelievably, they're all going to go up there for ten seconds each and make a pitch. again, ted cruz is the -- i don't know what you can learn in ten seconds, but they're all going to go up there for ten seconds. ted cruz will come up there and talk to the assembled 6,000 and put down a slate, like they've been doing today, yesterday, and in the previous congressional district conventions out here. and again, all expectations are the cruz campaign is going to clean up, just like it did in north dakota. >> msnbc correspondent, jacob soboroff, covering this stuff in fascinating detail. jacob, enjoy the rubber chicken. thanks for keeping us apprised tonight. >> reporter: you got it, rachel. >> it is kind of amazing to think 600 people will be vying for those remaining delegate
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so here's an incredible thing that happened today. you just kind of have to see it. it's amazing. elon musk's company, space-x, successfully launched a spacecraft to the international space station today. it was carrying about 7,000 pounds of equipment and food and experiments for the astronauts that were already up there on the space station. but that was not even the exciting, amazing thing that happened today that i want to show you. the other big question today, other than the success of that
mission to the space station, was whether space-x would finally be able to send a rocket into space and then bring it back down and land it safely and securely on a ship, on a drone ship, are remotely piloted ship in the atlantic ocean. and the reason they want to do this is because then, space-x could reuse that rocket. and reusable rockets are the key to making space travel affordable. so, space-x has so far struck out, trying to stick the barge landing. they've been close. this was the first attempt, january of last year. the rocket came hurtling into the ship instead of landing on it. in april, almost exactly a year ago, they tried again. they got a lot closer this time. you can see the rocket came in a lot slower and more controlled and managed to actually touch down on the barge, but you can see, it's not quite straight. it's at angle, that doesn't look good, and then, oh, yeah, the big explosion. and a couple of months ago, it
looked like they had finally done it. it looked like success, which is why this video is just gutting. watch. >> so close. it landed, pretty much upright, but one of the legs didn't latch properly. just that one little thing and -- pkerr! then there was another failed landing just last month, we don't even have tape becausehe failed landing blew out the camera feed. so you can imagine at space-x today as the falcon 9 rocket was coming in for its landing, there was a lot of tension, a lot of excitement, a lot of like, "oh, god, not again." but here it is. the space-x live landing. the best part is how excited they are. it's just incredible.
>> our drone ship waiting for -- here's the engine, slowing down. >> that is sound of some very, very, very happy space-x employees. the bar across the street from space-x headquarters doing a very brisk business right now. and part of the reasons i know i work in the right newsroom, that made everyone in our newsroom very teary. elon musk says he thinks space-x should be ready to ferry american astronauts to the space station next year and nasa will not have to pay the russians to take them anymore. so, the dream lives. good news all-around. and if that is not enough to make your day. let me tell you one more thing. that barge, that football-sized ship where that rocket successfully landed today. it has a name and it's called,
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sharp, rhetorical turn to a place it had never been before. that's when bernie sanders unveiled a new line of attack in which he said his opponent, hillary clinton, was not qualified to be president. as nasty as things got in 2008 between barack obama and hillary clinton, they never went there. you're not qualified for the job. so that turn in the race wednesday night called a lot of consternation among democrats. both when it broke out that night and then particularly when it continued into thursday on the campaign trail. but now, as quickly as it started, it appears to have ended. >> i will take bernie sanders over donald trump or ted cruz anytime. >> on hillary clinton's worst day, she's 100 times better than any of the republican candidates. >> bernie has moved on. i mean, he has said, okay, let's not use the word "unqualified," let's use the word "contrast." >> she would be an infinitely better president than either of the republican candidates. >> she's qualified? >> of course.
>> that turn in the democratic primary had worried a lot of democrats, midweek. because it seemed like it would damage the party's prospects in november. that did happen this week, but it is very clearly already over. and now, a second big worry for democrats in the democratic primary process, which had also come to the forein the last few days, it, too, may also have ended. that possible sigh of relief for democrats across the country is next. to folks out there whose diabetic nerve pain...
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of everybody else in the field on that front is getting bigger and not smaller. bernie sanders is killing it. he has been killing it, fund-raising wise, specifically for the bernie sanders campaign, though. and one issue that has now up on the democratic side of the race, in terms of how they're going to use their pulling power as presidential candidates to also financially help their fellow democrats that are further down the ticket than they will be. hillary clinton has raised a lot of money for national and state-level democrats, while she has been running for president this year. senator sanders has raised a ton of money, but has not raised it for anybody but himself. amid criticism that he is not doing more to help the party that he wants to lead, senator sanders told me recently that he would consider raising money for democrats other than himself at some point, but he isn't ready to commit to that yet.
he told me, quote, we'll see. last night i asked his wife, jane sanders, about that. i talked to him just a few days ago about whether or not his prodigious fund-raising as a candidate may, eventually, result in him raising money for the dnc and the state parties the way hillary clinton has and he said, we'll see. >> well, i don't think he was even thinking about it. he's written a letter and his letters have brought in more money than anybody else's letters and he's done it every year. >> and plans to continue to do it now. >> and he gives money from his campaign to the right candidate. >> so that answer from jane sanders, she touched on fund-raising letters and what she described as sort of, i think she meant direct donations from his campaign. obviously, there's a couple of different things going on there. we have now asked the sanders' campaign for more information on the record about senator sanders' financial help for particular candidates, none of that is immediately apparent in his recent campaign records.
so we ask what had that reference was to. but mrs. sanders also suggested that senator sanders might be more open to helping down-ticket democrats than he has made a point of publicly. does this signal a change of heart? is the sanders' campaign about to start doing something in terms of helping other democrats in the democratic party, that they have not done yet in this campaign, which is emerged as both a point of convention and a point of some consternation in the democratic party. joining us now is yomisha sirnds. a national reporter for "the new york times" and has been following the sanders' campaign and was at the big sanders' rally earlier today on the waterfront in brooklyn. thanks for being here. >> thanks for having me. >> was it very cold at the rally? >> i'm from miami, so i'm always cold. >> you're cold right now? >> yeah. >> sorry. on this issue about spreading the wealth, about funding other democrats, what are you hearing from the sanders' campaign about his support for other democrats? >> so i talked to the sanders' campaign, senior campaign strategist today, and he said,
unequivocally, that bernie sanders is ready and will always kind of raise money for other democrats. he said he's been doing this for years, and kind of echoed what jane sanders told you, which is he's been writing these letters and they've been going out for the dscc and he's going to continue to do that. but when i asked, well, what are your plans for right now, he said, we have our hands full right now. we're trying to win an election. and as you know, they have a lot of work to do. so a lot of the money they're spending is on their own campaign to get their name out there and to really kind of get what was really not a national candidate at the time. so, it's just really trying to focus on getting people to know who bernie sanders is, and that's what they're telling me. >> and so the fund-raising that he is doing for other democrats is the same fund-raising he just did as a senator, before he was ever running for president. he's just continuing up those same efforts, basically signing letters for the democratic campaign committees? >> that's what i'm being told. i'm being told, that's what he wants to do. and he feels that that's kind of supporting the party. that he feels like that's kind of him doing the best he can do.
and that once, i think, as soon as he may be has the nomination or maybe has a little bit further down the line, maybe if he kind of knows what's going to be happening in the general election, he might change and figure out what he's going to do there. i kind of pushed his campaign strategist to tell me a little bit more what he would do if he didn't win the nomination. and while they don't like talking about that he said, and they've continuously said, he's a democrat and running as a democrat and willing to help democrats in the fall. i think that's their answer about what's going to happen if he doesn't win. >> so it's still sort of, we'll see. >> it's we'll see in terms of, we'll see what happens with this kind of pot of money and how we've learned to fundraise, the numbers you put up there are after or are from 6 million donations from 2 million people. so really they kind of gotten them this strategy that's got them a lot of money. and that strategy, i've been told, they're trying to figure out how to help the democratic party with that particular strategy. but he said to me, the campaign strategist, i should say, said that he is always willing to help democrats get money.
it's a we'll see in how he's going to help democrats with this specific thing that he's learned how to do and this specific thing that's getting him all this money. but if you ask them, they do say they are willing to give, to help democrats raise money. >> and you can't begrudge somebody who's running for president, you ask them to do an additional thing. but because hillary clinton has been raising millions of dollars for other democrats along the way, while she's been running, and now she's making it an issue between them, i think it's going to be a point of political pressure. we'll see. like they say, we'll see. thanks. we'll get you a little snuggy to take with you when you go. >> thanks. >> all right. so it's not every day you get your news delivered in a pink cadillac, crushed velvet seats, riding in the back. but this is friday night, so that is how your next news is going to arrive met foreically in your mind, where you were born to run. we'll be right back. cess, what does it look like? is it becoming a better professor by being a more adventurous student? is it one day giving your daughter
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weekend, sunday in greensboro, north carolina, but today mr. springsteen canceled in protest of north carolina's new law, just signed by the state's republican governor, which okays discrimination in that state against north carolinians. mr. springsteen said in a statement, quote, some things are more important than a rock show. and this fight against prejudice and bigotry is happening as i write is one of them. it is the strongest means i have for raising my voice in opposition to those who continue to push us backwards instead of forewards. he also said, where there's a fight against the blood and hatred in the air, look for me, mom, i'll be there. wherever's somebody struggling to be free, look in their eyes, mom, you'll see me. but that wasn't his statement, that was him quoting tom joe. if you did have tickets to the springsteen show in north carolina this weekend, you are going to need a refund. but hold that thought. we've got some exclusive news on that subject, coming up next. ♪
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to refuse to serve, even a stre straight person, if you believe that straight person is living in sin with another straight perp without a license to do so. in signing that new law, mississippi governor phil bryant became the second governor in the past couple of weeks to aprove a new law like this. a new law to roll back rights to overtly discriminate against gay people. and we have some idea about how this kind of thing plays out now. since north carolina's republican governor signed that state's discrimination law two weeks ago, some of the biggest companies that do business in north carolina have called on that state to repeal the law. the company paypal canceled a plan to open a new global operations center in charlotte, north carolina. those hundreds of good-paying jobs will now not be coming to north carolina, specifically because of that state's new discrimination law. film and tv companies have also been canceling plans for filming their shows in north carolina. this new discrimination law is going end to up costing north carolina actual money, real
dollars. and maybe not just from the private sector. over the weekend, "the new york times" reported that federal agencies are also now reviewing north carolina's new discrimination law to see whether the state is now in violation of federal anti-discrimination rules. if so, the state of north carolina could lose not just millions, but billions of dollars in federal funding. billions of dollars. because of this new discrimination law. that's north carolina law. well, now we can report here, exclusively, that at least two federal agencies are also looking at mississippi's new discrimination law, to see if mississippi might also be in violation of federal nondiscrimination rules. the department of housing and urban development told us directly, quote, we are aware of the mississippi law and are reviewing it. we're also told that a second agency at the u.s. department of transportation is also reviewing mississippi's new law. if these federal agencies find that mississippi is in violation of federal non-discrimination policies, then mississippi, too, like north carolina, they could
lose billions of federal dollars. which north carolina cannot afford, but which mississippi desperately cannot afford. and yes, mississippi's republican governor continues to defend this new law he just signed as right and fair and constitutional and not discrimina discriminatory at all, but laws have consequences and consequences that governors might not have imagined when they signed these things, as we hear back from more of the federal government concerning mississippi or north carolina and how many billions of dollars they might be about to lose for their states. we'll let you know. watch this space. working on my feet all day gave me pain here.
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risk with the income associated with that kind of job? >> yes. >> but you're a very calm person who learned how to be calm from having eight siblings, right? >> but he's good at it. >> obviously, clearly. well, welcome. very nice to have you here. you probably know how the basics work. you're going to get three questions about this week's news. if you get at least a couple of them right, you will win this piece of junk. nick, please show it off? >> we have the mini rachel maddow show drink mixer. >> not guaranteed not to leak. and if you get extra credit, which i can guarantee you will, what is our random office swag tonight? >> we have a combination, we have this soapstone shot glass -- >> that was from my desk. >> it's a double. and we also have our sign from the nevada caucus. >> i love that! >> all right. so we had to act out how the nevada caucuses went. that was when we had sneaky windy. >> that's right. >> that's right. >> pretty good stuff. weird, but good. so we also need to bring in the
disembodied boss of steve benen from maddow blog. he's the one who will determine whether or not you'll meet the right answer. >> good evening to you both. >> good evening, nice to meet you. >> all right, are you ready for your first question? >> i'm ready. >> on monday, two of the biggest states in the country simultaneously adopted one of the most progressive new laws in the country. the two states were california and new york. what did they both just do this week? did they, iowa, legalize the possession of marijuana for personal use, ban workplace discrimination, did they, c, raise the minimum wage toll $15 an hour. or did they, d, enact single-payer universal health care for household pets? dogs and cats. >> i'm sure it is "c." >> raising the minimum wage. steve, did shirrin get that
right? >> she sure did. the correct answer is "c." shirrin is now one for one. >> well done. i think single-payer ural health care for household pets not a bad idea. all right. second question. this is from last night's show. last night's show, we reported on ted cruz and the hard time he's been having campaigning in new york city. after he drieded what he called new york values earlier in the campaign, the city of new york this week has graded him with heckling and threats of a walkout at one of his events. and specifically, a set of insults served up on the front pages of new york city tabloids. which one of these was the "new york daily news's" front page headline yesterday welcoming ted cruz to new york city? was it, a, cruzzin for a bruisin? be, uninterest-ted.
c, forget about-ted. or b, take the f-u train, ted. >> take the f-u train, ted! >> i can't believe we just made you say that. steve, what is the right answer? >> let's check last night's show. >> the inset headline in red there says, honey, how do we get out of the bronx. and the big headline is, take the f-u train, ted. for the record, i take the "f" train all the time. i can verify, there is an "f" train in new york city. as far as i know, though, i don't think there is a "u" train. >> the delightful answer is "d," and shirrin is now 2 for 2. >> shirin, for your last question, do you want another ted cruz question, because you're demonstrable good at those or a john kasich question? >> ted cruz. >> another ted cruz. the answer to the john kasich question was all of the above. but here's the ted cruz
question. during tuesday night's election coverage, the donald trump campaign released a statement following trump's double-digit loss in wisconsin to ted cruz. in that donald trump statement, what did the trump campaign say about ted cruz? was it, a, that ted cruz is, quote, a soft, weak little baby? b, that ted cruz is, quote, worse than a puppet, he is a trojan horse? c, that ted cruz is, quote, the biggest liar i have ever dealt with in my life? or, d, that ted cruz is, quote, shorter than you'd think? >> i think it's "b," a trojan horse. >> steve, you got the answer for us? >> i do. the correct answer is "b." shirin is 3 for 3. >> nick, did shirin win all the prizes? >> she did. >> the soapstone shot glass, the dribblely shaker, the sign.
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