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it's monday, may 2nd. right now on "first look," a chaotic scene. nine arrests as police and protesters clash in seattle during a may day parade. on the eve of the indiana primary, donald trump stands confident ahead of what might be ted cruz's last stand. >> the two last ones, they're, like, hanging by their fingertips. they're choking. "don't let me fall! don't let me fall!" then to a $5 million lawsuit against starbucks for putting too much ice in one woman's drinks. plus a massive church fire on one of the holiest days of the year. imagine getting paid $55 million to leave your job? and happy first birthday to a princess. "first look" starts right now. good morning on this monday.
thanks sofor joining us today. i'm betty nguyen. violence in seattle last night. peace much marches took a turn for the worse when an anti-capitalist group joined in. some protesters throwing rocks and flares at police. five officers were injured including one hit by a molotov cocktail and one who was bitten. police responded with pepper spray and flash bangs and eventually gained control. nine people were arrested. police posted this photo of weapons including wooden stakes, pipes and a molotov cocktail made from a beer bottle. we are on the eve of the indiana primary in what is one of the final chances republicans have to force a contested convention. the latest nbc news/"wall street journal"/marist poll has donald trump leading by 15 points while john kasich has all but written off the hoosier state. if that margin holds, trump could glide towards getting the delegates needed to win the gop
nomination on a first ballot. and he raised the stakes on tomorrow's outcome over the weekend. >> if we win indiana, it's over okay? >> however, it is the explicit language he used when discussing america's trade with china has raising eyebrows. >> we can't continue to allow china to rape our country, and that's what they're doing. it's the greatest theft in the history of the world. >> those comments came after massive crowds of protesters disrupted the california republican convention this weekend, forcing trump to scale a wall to get to his own event. trump had this to say about the protests that have followed him throughout california. >> we had a crowd, 31,000 people the other day. that's where they had some little problems outside where these thugs were jumping on police cars. you know, you have a thug like that bounding the car, causing, you know, totalling almost the car. he's jumping on the roof. and the roof is caved in and the
hood. you know, you've got to be tough. you can't let people do that. you can't let people do that. i mean, this guy should be put in jail for five years and he'll never do it again, i promise. >> now, that all comes after ted cruz enlisted the support of 82-year-old former california governor pete wilson. he and wilson told gop activists that failure to stop trump could result in the loss of both houses of congress. cruz also laid the future of the republic at the feet of indiana voters last night. >> across this nation, americans are asking that indiana bring common sense and good judgment to save this country from the path that we are barrelling down. i believe in the people of the hoosier state. i believe in the men and women gathered here and the goodness of the american people that we will not give into evil. >> indiana governor mike pence has also endorsed cruz ahead of the primary in his state. this morning pence published an
op-ed in "the indianapolis star" standing by his endorsement. pence will appear alongside cruz in indiana later today. meanwhile, heidi cruz may have gotten her husband in hot water when she told a crowd "ted is an immigrant. he is hispanic. he can unify this party" to which trump very quickly pounced. >> is an immigrant. and that's what i've been saying! except a lot of people -- i think she was trying to say -- she was trying to put the little bit of a latin turn on it. he was born in canada, folks. >> cruz also refused to answer "meet the press" moderator chuck todd's nine attempts to get cruz to answer whether he would support trump as the nominee. >> don't you think it's important to take a stand? you just said it's a time for choosing. if it's a time for choosing, say it. for him or against him as the nominee? it's a time for choosing, is it not? >> chuck, you're welcome to lobby for support for trump as much as possible. we are going to beat trump because trump's winning the nomination loses the country.
>> don't you think republican voters -- >> and i am not willing to give up on american. i'm not willing to give up on america. >> but if you care this much about it, don't you think you saying i can't support him if he's the nominee doesn't light a fire and send a sense of urgency to the republican party? >> as for the democrats, bernie sanders for the first time is making the argument that if clinton clinches the nomination with superdelegates and not with pledged delegates, there will be a contested contest at the convention. after a week of apparent shifting toward how he would try to influence the democratic party platform, sanders came out guns blazing on delegate math and switching superdelegates' preferences. he is determined to fight on for the democratic nomination. as for hillary clinton, she held one of her first campaign events in indiana this weekend. she continued her pivot toward the general and did not hold back attacking her republican opponents. clinton barely mentioned sanders. instead, though, she talked about the violence at trump's events. our latest poll out of iof indi
finds clinton leading. sanders predicted a win at an event in south bend last night. this weekend president obama made his last appearance at the white house correspondents' dinner. he took a bow and threw in some of his best lines yet. >> is this dinner too tacky for the donald? but in fairness, he has spent years meeting with leaders from around the world. miss sweden. miss argentina. miss azerbaijan. and with that, i just have two more words to say. obama out. >> with that, he dropped the mike. we're going to move on to this. a massive fire destroyed an historic church in new york city. it all happened just hours after more than 700 members of the serbian orthodox cathedral celebrated easter. luckily the cathedral which was originally designed in 1850 was empty when the fire started. the building's caretaker
suffered minor injuries. one parishioners said the church meant the world to the serbian community and that, quote, my heart is completely broken. puerto rico is set to default on debt payments at the end of business today. home to over 3.5 million u.s. citizens, puerto rico is about to miss a $422 million payment today. the u.s. territory has a total debt of more than $70 billion. puerto rico has been plagued by high unemployment and crushing poverty. a bill to help has stalled in congress. another payment of more than $700 million is due in july. massive protests by hundreds of anti-government activists in iraq have ended. those protests included an occupation of iraq's parliament building. it ended sunday as they peacefully exited the so-called green zone. this came shortly after iraq's prime minister ordered the arrest of demonstrators who sparked a state of emergency. roads to and from baghdad have also been reopened. as the protests waned, the iraqi prime minister appeared in public flanked by heavy security.
and this was viewed as an encouraging sign to u.s. officials. the protests started after a popular shiite cleric called on supporters to pressure the u.s.-backed government to introduce reforms. there is some fear, though, that the turmoil could hamper the continued fight against isis. on the fifth anniversary of the raid that killed osama bin laden, cia director john brennan spoke exclusively to nbc's chuck todd on "meet the press." he was asked about the 28 pages of a congressional investigation may indicate saudi arabia's potential role in the 9/11 attacks. here's what he had to say. >> i think there's a combination of things that are accurate and inaccurate. and i think the 9/11 commission took that inquiry and those 28 pages or so and followed through on the investigation. and they came out with a very clear judgment that there was no evidence that indicated that the saudi government as an institution or saudi officials individually had provided financial support to al qaeda. let's get down to business with cnbc's landon dowdy. good morning. >> reporter: good monday morning
to you. yahoo!'s ceo golden mayer, a government filing on friday mayer who's led the struggling tech company since 2012 is entitled to nearly $55 million in severance in case she's fired without cause. the payment would also be triggered if yahoo! is sold. it's currently seeking a buyer for its internet business. hulu wants to challenge cable companies. "the wall street journal" says it could launch early next year, and users would be able to watch live streams of channels including fox, abc, espn. disney, fox and comcast are joint owners of hulu and will also include a dvr-like function. and uber has teamed up with new york city pizzerias to give away free slices every day this week. it's to mark the ride-sharing service's fifth year in the city. to get a free slice, just show the uber app at participating locations between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. betty, back over to you. >> new way to get pizza huh.
okay, thank you so much for that. we have details on a major teacher sickout that will keep thousands of kids home from school. plus, crash after crash, it was a demolition kind of day at talladega super speedway. who came out on top? that's next. oh, look... ...another anti-wrinkle cream in no hurry to make anything happen. neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair works... ...in one week. with the... fastest retinol formula available. it's clinically proven to work on fine lines and... ...even deep wrinkles.
well, heavy rain was the story over the weekend. brought some serious flooding throughout the southwest portions of louisiana, especially lake charles. caused major destruction, stalled vehicles, stranded residents. if you saw any of the pictures at a jazz fest near new orleans, that was a washout, too. it was like a river going through the middle of the jazz fest. this morning unfortunately more rain in this flooded area. rivers are already at minor to moderate flood stages heading into major flood stages. so we're not done throughout this region. severe thunderstorm watch until 9:00 a.m. this morning. maybe large hail especially between alexandria and lake charles and a few strong ones popping up to the north of the houston area. in general in this region, we will pick up up to an inch of rain today, maybe up to three inches.
up around jack so, you could get some of the heavier rainfall. then later this afternoon, we'll have to watch out for the severe weather threat in the mid-atlantic region. the sun will come out finally. it will get warm and it's humid. 19 million people at risk of severe storms mostly north carolina, virginia up to washington. this morning there's really no issues whatsoever. as we go through the afternoon, about 3:00 to 4:00, showers and storms will pop up. the highest concentration of those storms over virginia, north carolina, even south carolina towards atlanta will be right around 9:00 to 10:00 this evening. strong storms on the east coast. and in new england, it is still cold and dreary. it wasn't a nice weekend either. >> come on, summer. bring it fast. >> not yet. not this week. >> all right, thank you. thousands of students in detroit will be staying home today after teachers across 43 public schools called it quits for the day. >> we are calling for a universal sickout on monday, may 2nd. while we recognize that this puts detroit's parents and
communities in a difficult situation, the district's broken promises and gross negligence leave us no choice. >> the mass protest is in response to the district's recent announcement that it has run out of funds to pay teacher salaries after june 30th. teachers say they were previously assured that a funding bill in march would cover their summer pay. the latest round of sickouts comes just months after teachers took to the streets to protest deplorable conditions in schools. starbucks is now facing a $5 million lawsuit over how much ice it uses in its drinks. an illinois woman says the coffee company purposefully gives its customers half the drink they are paying for. the class action suit was filed on behalf of any customer who has bought a cold drink over the past ten years. starbucks has reportedly called the lawsuit absurd. kensington palace, look at this, released these adorable new photos of princess charlotte to celebrate her first birthday today. how beautiful is that little baby? it was taken by none other than
her mom, kate, the duchess of cambridge. just gorgeous. it was demolition day in alabama. to talladega super speedway in the geico 500. lap 96 and this happened. >> buescher. >> oh, man. >> chris buescher on his lid. >> thankfully chris buescher lands on his wheels after flipping three times. scary moment there. on lap 28, a mash-up involving 17 cars. just incredible. when it was all said and done, brad keselowski won at talladega. big losses for the dnonald, and a first daughter taking a year off. "scrambled politics" is next. i think we should've taken a left at the river. tarzan know where tarzan go! tarzan does not know where tarzan go. hey, excuse me, do you know where the waterfall is? waterfall? no, me tarzan, king of jungle. why don't you want to just ask somebody? if you're a couple, you fight over directions. it's what you do.
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ask your doctor about non-insulin victoza®. it's covered by most health plans. 19 minutes past the hour. here is your monday morning dish of "scrambled politics." donald trump may be leading his opponents in indiana ahead of tomorrow's primary, but he lost big this weekend at the virginia and arizona gop conventions. ted cruz swept the majority of the at-large unpledged delegates there. a may day event was held in mexico yesterday featuring a string of donkeys in costume. but the most popular costume was -- look at that, donald trump. some of the donkeys were dressed up in suits and wigs to look like the billionaire presidential candidate. it might be the most highly anticipated college announcement of the spring, though. malia obama is going to harvard university, folks. the white house made the announcement this weekend. however, she won't be walking among the ivy-covered buildings of cambridge until the fall of
2017 because she's decided to take a gap year after graduating high school this spring. the democratic fight for the presidential nomination is starting to look like the republicans. bernie sanders vowing in no uncertain terms to have a contested convention this summer as he urged superdelegates to join his side. >> it is virtually impossible for secretary clinton to reach the majority of convention delegates by june 14th with pledged delegates alone. she will need superdelegates to take her over the top at the convention in philadelphia. in other words, the convention will be a contested contest. finally, president obama delivered his roast at the annual white house correspondents' dinner, and there wasn't a topic left untouched. he mocked the media, the rnc and, of course, donald trump. >> you all look great.
the end of the republic has never looked better. what am i going to do for two years? hey. it's barack. listen, can we get together? now, that is a great movie. >> yeah. >> my eighth and final appearance at this unique event. and i am excited. if this material works well, i'm going to use it at goldman sachs next year. what else is in his lexicon? baseball sticks. football hats. but sure, i'm the foreign one. >> it was funny. and that is your morning dish of
"scrambled politics." all right. 21 minutes past the hour. and look who we have here, best-selling author, ellis henekin, our political analyst. >> by the way, can i have a gap year like malia? wouldn't you like one of those? i'll see you in a year. how about that? >> well, right now ted cruz doesn't want any kind of gaps at all. he wants to win in indiana. is that his last stand, though? >> it's kind of feeling like it, yeah. listen, miracles are possible. the polls have been all over the place this year. but unless we get a real miracle in indiana, i think it may be curtains for ted. >> over. but will he accept it? >> no! nobody ever quits. this is the year, betty, where the concession speech sounds more like a victory speech, right? it's wonderful! i came in fifth place! >> and let me show you the map. this is how i can go forward. but, you know, when we're looking at these rallies for donald trump, we've had a lot of coverage of it. the protests in california, could that be a glimpse of what things could look like if he
gets the nomination? >> yes, yes. and the question is how much he has sparked this, right? i mean, has the tone that he sets on the podium affected the way people react in the street? not to justify some of the jumping up on police cars and that sort of stuff. you know, people break the law. they're going to get arrested. and that will be true certainly in cleveland where there will be a huge turnout of law enforcement. but yeah, i have every expectation that for months to come, we're going to be seeing a lot of that stuff, particularly around donald. >> when you talk about the tone, this thing in particular comes to mind. he really revved up the rhetoric when he talked about china, dealings are china, saying that america can't allow china to, quote, keep raping our country? i mean, those are really strong words. and is that something you want out of the mouth of a possible president? >> well, no. maybe better on the campaign trail than in real life. we actually do need to negotiate with those people in the long run. >> right. you don't want to burn the bridges before you get to the negotiating table. >> probably not. >> ellis, thanks so much for joining us. appreciate it. just ahead, it's been five
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i used to like that song. leading the news on nbcnews.com, five years after bin laden's death, what's changed? islamic extremism is still at large, though the leader of al qaeda has long been dead. in five years the world has seen the rise of isis, the possible rise of al qaeda in yemen and syria and new recruitment techniques especially with twitter and facebook. over the weekend the largest stockpile of ivory tusks in history was set ablaze in kenya. 105 tons of ivory to be exact. the move was meant to demonstrate the country's
commitment to protecting its elephant and rhinoceros population. the tusks were taken from about 8,000 animals. it was reportedly worth about $150 million on the black market. a race in key west over the weekend did not require getting out of bed. oh, no. eight teams of contestants rolled decorated beds down deval street. it's all part of the island's 33rd comp republic bed race. the fun and games was all for a good cause. what is that? >> "ghostbusters." >> it also raised money for the help aids organization. >> that looks fun. but i think the white house correspondents' dinner was a little more fun. >> that was so funny. although some members of the press didn't like what was being said. >> that's part of it, though, isn't it? it's a chance for the president to kind of give it back for once. >> i love when he just dropped the mike. he was, like, "obama out."
>> that was it. >> over and done. it was good, though. i'm betty nguyen, and this is "first look" on msnbc. don't forget to like us on facebook and, of course, "way too early" starts right now. i knocked out 17 people. i mean, the two last ones, they're, like, hanging by their fingertips. they're choking. "don't let me fall! don't let me fall! let me choose carly. maybe that will turn it around. but carly got out. she had zero. when somebody gets out, you have no popularity, it doesn't help, right? >> donald trump tries to seal the deal in indiana. this morning new numbers that have the republican front-runner up big in the state that's make or break for ted cruz. and on to the next one. hillary clinton makes another move in her pivot to the general election, but bernie sanders is not making it easy. and -- >> we don't want to get hurt! we don't want to hurt anybody!
>> may day marches turn violent in seattle. at least five officers hurt and multiple arrests. it's 5:30 on the east coast, 2:30 out west, and this is "with a too early." ♪ good morning. it's monday, may 2nd. i'm jonathan capehart. a new poll of indiana's republican primary is crushing ted cruz's hopes of halting donald trump's momentum in that state. the nbc news/"wall street journal"/marist poll finds trump near a majority 49%, 15 points ahead of cruz at 34%. john kasich has 13%. only 34% of indiana republicans approve of that shaky cruz/kasich alliance forged last week. 58% disapprove.