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Jul 3, 2013 6:00am PDT
there. good morning to you from sanford is, florida, just outside the courtroom where george zimmerman is on trial. it is wednesday, july 3rd, 2013. this is "the daily rundown." i'm craig melvin in for chuck todd today. right now, you are looking live inside the courtroom where we expect the jury to be brought in momentarily. right now, the attorneys are wrapping up a hearing on whether george zimmerman's school studies in criminal justice can be brought up in court. prosecutors are hoping to show that will zimmerman was familiar with florida's semifinal defense laws hoping that will help them bowl center their thoroughly zimmerman was a quote, wannabe cop. they've been at it for about 308 minutes now. the state as you can see perhaps using om power point slides to try and make their case. the defense, of course, wants to exclude the evidence including coursework and transcripts of classes that zimmerman took in college as well as his job application to the prince william county police department and there was an application to ride along with sanford police. joining me now l
MSNBC
Jul 12, 2013 6:00am PDT
doubt or no reasonable doubt to the essential elements of the crime and that george zimmerman is guilty of second degree murder. now, i said to you that i was going to take off all of my brethren and sisthren, if we call it that. i was going to say to you, i was going to say this to you doing something else. i was going to show you or prove to you that i've got not just my little conversation with you, we'll talk about that in a minute, of this. i'm sorry. again, this is what really matters for today. and that was this self-defense. and it's interesting because actually have another poster i'll show you in a little bit. trying to figure out how to make self-defense make sense to you. because it's sort of like disproving a negative. the state carries a burden, without question, of proving to you beyond a reasonable doubt that george zimmerman did not properly act in self-defense. and if i mystique, let mr. guy fix it. george zimmerman is not guilty if you have a -- just a reasonable doubt that he acted in self-defense. this is where i'm going, just so you know. we're going to spen
MSNBC
Jul 8, 2013 6:00am PDT
. live pictures of the courtroom in sanford, florida, where any minute, george zimmerman's lawyers will start calling witnesses. they put zimmerman's mother on the stand to make an assessment of the calls made on the night 17-year-old trayvon martin was killed. prior to that, prosecutors presented their final witnesses including trayvon martin's mother who testified it was her son screaming on the call. we heard from the medical examiner who performed martin's autopsy. >> i believe he was alive for 1 to 10 minutes after he was shot it. his heart was beating until there was no blood left. at that point, his heart stopped. >> are you saying he could move or he couldn't in terps of -- can you say it one way or the other? >> from my experience, on other autopsy i did three weeks ago, i don't believe he can move after shot. >> joining me now, craig melvin and legal analyst lisa bloom in new york. craig, starting with you what do we expect to see today from the defense? >> the defense, third witness, and over the weekend we learned from mark o'mara that at some point, perhaps as early as
MSNBC
Jul 4, 2011 9:00am EDT
anthony home. but here's -- so the argument then goes well, george anthony, having somehow discovered this drowning, which we'll talk to a few minutes ago, there's no evidence this actually happened, for some reason decides to dispose of the evidence of this completely innocent accident, and for some reason that no one can even propose decides to put duct tape on caylee's face. now, getting past the fact that there's just no conceivable reason why anybody would put duct tape on the face of a dead child, i said it before, people don't make accidents look like murder. that's absurd. nothing has been presented to you to make that any less absurd. >> judge, i object. >> sustain. >> motion to strike, your honor. >> motion to strike granted. >> you have heard nothing in the evidence in this case to make that proposition any less absurd. now -- >> same objection, your honor. >> overruled. >> but let us propose that we ignore all of that absurdity. and say that george anthony -- >> objection. paragraph 6 of your honor's order. >> overruled at this point. >> let's suppose that george anthony h
MSNBC
May 17, 2013 6:00am PDT
years. also set to testify today the treasury department inspector general russell george who released a report tuesday making it clear senior irs officials had been aware of the policy for over a year. yesterday the president trying to contain the damage from this scandal appointed daniel wuerffel a veteran civil servant in the office of management and budget tapped to replace miller as the acting commissioner and the president yesterday promised to clean up the irs. >> in addition to making sure that we've got a new acting director there we are going to make sure we gather up the facts and hold accountable anybody who was involved in this. >> the scandal already had another casualty. the irs announced yesterday joseph grant the commissioner who oversaw the tax-exempt division will retire in early june. just how rough has this week been for the president? consider this question from a reporter. >> how do you feel about comparisons by some of your critics of this week's scandals to those that happened under the nixon administration? >> well, you know, i'll let you guys engage
MSNBC
Jul 1, 2013 6:00am PDT
george zimmerman's second-degree murder trial scheduled to start literally at this moment. we have already heard from more than a dozen witnesses out of a potential 200 potential witnesses. prosecutors have called, i think the exact number is about two dozen so far. today the lead detective who investigated the case will take the stand. they'll likely ask him about the investigative report that he wanted to charge zimmerman with manslaughter. the defendant sitting down at his seat. i want to bring in nbc's ron mott covering this live in sanford, florida, as well as msnbc legal analyst lisa bloom. ron, very quickly, if detective ser eno is called today, and it could be a couple days worth of testimony, how significant is his testimony? it seems really the first contact, the first police contact with george zimmerman after the shooting took place. >> yeah, good morning, peter. if detective serino gets up here, it will be gripping testimony. almost from the beginning of his interrogation of george zimmerman, he had suspicions. george zimmerman made a statement to please, and then came
MSNBC
Apr 25, 2013 6:00am PDT
states and dedicate officially the george w. bush presidential center. i'm chuck todd. thursday, april 25th, 2013. special edition of "the daily rundown." there's at least one thing democrats and republicans can agree on. george w. bush has a consequential presidency. the agreement usually stops there. for years as bush's popularity plummeted with the public, bush himself said he'd wait for history to judge his presidency. for more than four years, he has stayed under the radar allows himself to be a political punching bag at times. first for democrats then for republicans. but today with the unveiling of the george w. bush presidential library and museum. he begins his effort to shape history's judgment. the former president is ready to defend his most controversial decisions from the iraq war to his tax cuts. social security reform to the wall street bailout and one of the largest expanses of the federal government in decades, homeland security. the library has been designed to challenge the conventional wisdom on his presidency. but will the public listen? the republican part
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2013 9:00am EDT
library for president george washington. it's a beautiful $100 million facility for research and preservation. we are live at mount vernon for the grand opening. they hope congress will use it to cool down when things get too hot. there is no time like the present. the speaker of the house is feeling the pressure. 24 hours to go. it looked like the shut down was not going to happen. now things are breaking down as only capitol hill can do. searching if are a solution on syria for the un action be on the horizon to deal with president assad. the security koubl is mocounsel in. it's friday, september 27th. this is "the daily rundown" live from the fred w smith library for the study of george washington. essentially the george washington library. the library 216 years in the making. we are going to spend a lot of the coming hours dpifing a behind-the-scenes look of what's here. we have a lot of work going on across the potomac. let's get to the first read of the morning. it's privately funded, not part of the national archive system. why is that approximate rnt? if the government sh
MSNBC
Jul 10, 2013 6:00am PDT
wednesday, july 10th, 2013. this is "the daily rundown." it's day 22 of the george zimmerman trial in stanford, florida, where the defense team appears to be winding down their case. the jury could be taking this case as early as tomorrow. you're looking at live pictures where any moment judge deborah nelson is expected to issue decisions. one is whether to allow jurors to see that computer animation we were telling you about yesterday which apparently depict's zimmerman's version of events. the second is whether to allow jurors to see the 17-year-old martin's text messages that purportedly discuss fighting. the court is hearing a holding on a potential sequestration violation by defense witness john donnelly. donnelly may have violated the judges order that all witnesses except members of the victim's family be excluded from the courtroom. we've got beten you caught up. joining me now, msnbc analyst lisa bloom who's in new york. craig, what is the status right now in that courtroom? >> right now, a familiar sight about this time of morning. there is another side bar going on. the att
MSNBC
Feb 20, 2012 6:00am PST
, today, how romney is both embrace and running away from his father's legacy. it is george washington's birthday, some places call it presidents' day. it is monday, february 20th n honor of chris matthews' obsession with this, we will stay is washington's birthday. get right to my first read of the morning, mitt romney's do or die week. romney now trailing in national polls and in the latest public policy polling, public polling out of michigan, he has got to reverse the momentum, catch rick santorum and stop the gop hand wringing. all comes down to this week for him. wednesday, the republican candidates meet for their only scheduled debate before super tuesday in arizona, which along with michigan voter is a week from tomorrow t is the first debate since santorum swept those con tests in colorado, minnesota and missouri. a weak performance by romney could ensure an upset in michigan and can santorum get under romney's skin? friday, romney lays out a modified version of his kmek economic plan, ford field of all places where the detroit lions play. romney is expected to argue he is the o
MSNBC
Jul 11, 2013 6:00am PDT
conference yesterday, chuck, mark o'mara guy us some insight into what we saw unfold yesterday. george zimmerman telling judge nelson after consulting with his attorneys he did not want to testify. come to find out, george zimmerman apparently wanted to testify, very much wanted to testify, according to o'mara, sit in that jury box, tell the jury, this is what i did, this is why i did it, and his attorneys essentially had to talk him out of it. >> interesting. lisa, i want to bring in -- you in here. i want to go through exactly the definitions in the state florida on the three different potential ways that george zimmerman could get convicted. second degree murder. death has to be caused by an act imminently dangerous to another. the act is, quote, done from ill will, hatred spite or an evil intent." it does not have to prove intent to cause death. then there is proving manslaughter. defendant intentionally caused the death or the defendant intentionally procured the death or the death was caused by the culpable negligence of the defendant. and then there's aggravated assault. there's
MSNBC
Jul 18, 2012 6:00am PDT
? >>> attention to all of you folks in the political swamp. former president george w. bush said he had a good time but is never coming back. what he thinks he can do for mitt romney. >>> good morning from washington, d.c. it's wednesday, july 18th, 2012. this is the daily rundown. i'm luke russert, filling in for mr. chuck todd. let's get right to the first reads of the morning. mitt romney is aggressively trying to shift the spotlight off his bane background and unreleased tax returns, escalating a counter attack on the president, out with a new ad, continuing the line of attack of croneyism. >> where did all the obama stimulus money go, friends, donors, campaign supporters, special interest groups. >> romneyng thatucce ere partly education and infrastructure or as the president awkwardly put it, if you got a business, you didn't build that. >> to say that steve jobs didn't build apple, that henry ford didn't build ford motor, that -- that papa john didn't build papa john pizza, to say something like that is not just foolishness, it's insulting to every entrepreneur, every innovator in
MSNBC
Jul 16, 2013 6:00am PDT
acquitted george zimmerman spoke out for the first time to cnn revealing when the six jurors first discussed the case, one believed he was, in fact, guilty of second degree murder. two thought he was guilty of manslaughter. and just three believed initially he was not guilty. >> do you think he's guilty of something? >> i think he's guilty of not using good judgment. i think george got in a little bit too deep, which he shouldn't have been there. but trayvon decided he wasn't going to let him scare him and get the one over up on him or something. i think trayvon got mad and attacked him. >> we also heard for the first time since the verdict from rachel jeantel, the florida teen who was on the phone with trayvon martin just before he died. she also spoke to cnn. >> racial. lets be honest, racial. if he was white, trayvon was white and had a hoodie on, would that happen? >> some civil rights group and lawmakers are calling on the justice department to pursue criminal civil charges against george zimmerman. >> george zimmerman identified trayvon martin as a potential criminal because
MSNBC
Aug 25, 2011 6:00am PDT
can mitt romney wait to engage him? >> george pataki might be joining the presidential field, there are still some changes and we still have a long ways to go, but what i find very interesting is his calendar strategy of what does he end up doing. does he decide to actually make a play in iowa now to deny rick perry some momentum because there's a possibility that rick perry wins iowa and he shoots off. >> we remember 2004, john kerry, he wins iowa. >> right. >> then he wins new hampshire, the race is over. but let's talk about, you mentioned, let's talk about the calendar because we don't focus enough on it. right now, the sanction calendar, what the republican national committee put out, has four races in february, iowa traditionally first, new hampshire, february 15th, nevada, which people are overlooking, february 18th, south carolina on february 28th and a bunch of states, super tuesday on march 6th. chances that what we laid out in terms of dates, chances that is when we're voting or should i be making my chrday after christma tickets to iowa? >> we should be making plans. des
MSNBC
Feb 22, 2012 9:00am EST
thinking in an election year? >>> but first, today's trivia question. what do george washington, ted kennedy, bill frist and david axelrod all share? tweet met answer at chuck todd at daily run down. the first correct answer will get a follow wednesday from us. the anticipate and more will not come from chris cillizza yelling or jay martin, coming up on "the daily rundown." be right back. shazi: seven years ago, i had this idea. to make baby food the way moms would. happybaby strives to make the best organic baby food. in a business like ours, personal connections are so important. we use our american express open gold card to further those connections. last year we took dozens of trips using membership rewards points to meet with farmers that grow our sweet potatoes and merchants that sell our product. vo: get the card built for business spending. call 1-800-now-open to find out how the gold card can serve your business. online dating services can get kind of expensive. so to save-money, i found a new way to get my profile out there. check me out. everybody says i've got a friendly
MSNBC
Jul 13, 2010 9:00am EDT
and the "new york daily news" reporting that a person close to george steinbrenner that the owner george steinbrenner has died this morning. ergency crews responded to the home of the long-time new york yankees own oer on monday night in the tampa st. pete area and he was taken to the hospital, which one was not immediately available. he celebrated his 80th birthday last week and he told the associated press he was feeling good. this man has been a huge figure for baseball. he brought the yankees back from what was basically a nonglamorous time from them when they were owned by cbs and he brought them back to prominence in a way, sometimes bombastically and sometimes in a huge way. he was a hugely influential person in baseball in new york and also in florida. >> that larger than life persona, again, the ap daily news reporting that george steinbrenner has passed away. when your eyes are smiling... you're smiling. and when they're laughing... you're laughing. be kind to your eyes... with transitions lenses. transitions adapt to changing light so you see your whole day comfortably.
MSNBC
Jul 15, 2013 6:00am PDT
nationwide reaction to george zimmerman's acquittal. in the second degree murder trial over the murder, over the death of 17-year-old trayvon martin. protesters poured into the streets across the country in a dozen cities including chicago, denver and washington, d.c. demonstrators, most of them peaceful, demanded justice for trayvon martin. in new york's times square, a virtual shutdown with demonstrators blocking streets. in los angeles, the mayor called for calm after about 200 protesters closed a portion of the freeway. and in sanford, florida, protesters vowed to demand justice and express their anger and disappointment. >> my biggest disappointment is the fact that the whole world know that george zimmerman committed a murder. >> that is the same system that let george zimmerman walk in the front door of the police department and out the back that night without being arrested is the same system that just let him walk. >> sometimes things don't always go your way. and you can't let yourself fall apart. but you've got to move on as best you can. >> zimmerman supporters took to soci
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2011 9:00am EST
that up as you made many things up. look, karl rove gave us george bush. and george bush crashed and burned and because of that, we have obama. and karl rove, i mean, the problem that this, frankly, that the republicans they have to get rid of the karl roves and they need fresh blood because karl rove is going to lead them into doom. believe me. >> he would like the rnc chairman to step in to stop this debate. are you going to call the rnc and ask them to sanction it? >> yes, the rnc was very positive. very nice. in fact, they had a big fund-raiser at my golf club this year at washington. a big, big fund-raiser. i think the most successful they ever had and you said that he made negative statements. he did not say that at all. >> if we're going to have a factual contest here, i said he distanced him, he appeared to distance himself from the idea. >> he said that's up to the candidates whether or not they go in the debate. that has nothing to do with us. he didn't make any negative statements. >> i didn't say it was negative, i said distant. you want to bring up some issues and i agre
MSNBC
May 28, 2013 6:00am PDT
palmieri. >>> in florida, george zimmerman is heading back into court at this hour to decide what evidence can be used in his defense in the case of trayvon martin's shooting death. we will go live to the courthouse. you >>> and dozen the senate need saving? find out why olympia snowe felt it was time to say good-bye to the world's greatest deliberative body last year a very good morning from washington, d.c. it's tuesday, may 28, 2013, this is "the daily rundown." i'm kristen welker in for my friend chuck todd. i hope odd great memorial day. >>> we are watch a courtroom in sanford, florida this morning, a pretrial hearing for george zimmerman in the second-degree murder death of trayvon martin more than year ago. it is getting under way this morning.. zimmerman is not attending. he pleaded not guilty and the trial is set to begin on june 10th. but first, the judge must rule on a number of issues this will shape that trial, including rules regarding the jury testimony and evidence. one of the biggest questions is whether newly released images and messages from trayvon martin's pho
MSNBC
Jun 29, 2012 9:00am EDT
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Oct 10, 2012 6:00am PDT
majority with or without governor romney winning. >> let me start with a virginia. can george allen win without mitt romney carrying the state? >> obviously it would be easier if romney won the state. the problem that tim kaine has is that this is a guy supporting sequestration, which is devastating the state of virginia. supports the president's tax plan which is devastating to him in northern virginia. >> shelly berkeley in nevada, is there any chance that she wins a senate seat? >> three months ago democratings only had a 30,000 voter registrati registration increasing the number of democrats. >> let's talk about these races where we in the media -- you guys are fighting in turf that you proerl didn't think dwrourp fighting. why is north dakota close. >> i think heidi is going everything she can do to prove she's not a democrat. she said she supports president kbaum's agenda. said the health care law she would save money in the health care law. recently it came out that she's been taking money from an anti-fracing -- the more people learn about heidi hyde camp, the less they like her
MSNBC
Mar 29, 2012 6:00am PDT
is how well? >> romney will get his fourth endorsement of sorts from president george h.w. bush today. romney appeared in this photo. perhaps only the dogs were endorsing romney at the time. he said romney was the best choice and planned to tape him. today kind of makes number four for mr. and mr. bush. i guess now it's official. >>> final note, sheldon adelson said newt is at the end of his line, something he's already signaled with his checkbook. but this was more interesting from the normally reclusive adelson. >> he's got the bold decision like newt gingrich. every time i talk to him he says, well, let me think about it. everything i've said to mitt, let me look into it. so he's like obama. >> how about that? finally, so much for bowles-simpson popularity. it finally got a real vote in the house. the house dealt a crushing blow to this bipartisan funding. it failed 38-382. just 16 republicans and 22 democrats voting for -- we've controlled it on the screen if you want to pause and see every member. in november, more than 100 lawmakers in every parties endorsed the idea of going bi
MSNBC
Feb 21, 2012 9:00am EST
george romney's impact on his son. today the other romney race, including a pivotal senate race of mitt's mother lanor. and the last name is not so golden. it's tuesday, february 21st. somehow i almost said 2010. let's get right to my first read of the morning. with the crucial michigan primary one week away, rick santorum is not backing off his hot rhetoric. he's been doubling down the last few days. what he says are the values that drive the president's politics. >> i was criticized by saying the president has a radical environmental ideology and theology. it's one that puts man just like any other species. this president has the priorities out of whack. >> he trusted the media before a boisterous crowd of some 600 packed into a ballroom in ohio. he added. >> i got criticized by some of our, well some members of the press corps. i was criticized yesterday. i know. mainstream media criticized me. what day is today? >> for all weekend long he's been serving up read meat. a lot different than just a month ago. here's a taste of a week ago. >> it's not about your job. it's about a ph
MSNBC
Jun 9, 2014 6:00am PDT
really beginning with your election in 1993, then george w. bush in 1994, and moving on, one of the staples of your success was doing well with hispanic voters. it was never a 75-25 proposition. many i think a couple of times you probably got a majority of hispanics. >> i did. >> rick perry, over 40%. george w. bush, majorities when he would run for governor. are you concerned that this push very quickly to the right, particularly on immigration, gives an opening to democrats? >>. >> i'm very concerned about some of the rhetoric. you are absolutely right. i got a majority. george w. did. rick came very close many competitive races with hispan s hispanics. we want to reach out to the wonderful hispanic population in our state. we're not for amnesty. we are for making sure that we do the right thing in dealing with the toughest of issues. i am worried about some of the rhetoric i'm hearing from kadz. they will come back and bite us just like it did in california. >> what advice would you have for -- in many ways i talked to some republicans who are quietly nervous, dan patrick, if he
MSNBC
Feb 17, 2011 9:00am EST
chance to see the new sheriff in town. >>> it's very interesting and we'll have congressman george miller on in a few moments. i want to ask you about one other thing. scott brown in a new interview with "60 minutes" makes a very personal confession. tell us about that. >> reporter: he does, and his office is right around the corner, i've seen him a couple of times in the last few days. he has a new book coming up, and in that book, he talks about his childhood, which we knew was filled with some violence in the home, poverty, tough times, but he is now revealing that he was sexually molested by a camp counselor when he was -- in the summer after fourth grade -- about 10 years old. and he sat down with "60 minutes" and revealed that. he'll be on the "today" show on monday. but here's some insight into what scott brown has to say. >> you were actually sexually abused? more than once? >> yep. he said, if you tell anybody, you know, i'll kill you. you know, i will make sure that no one believes you. >> and the picture you saw of brown in his red sweats, that was him heading out for a
MSNBC
Apr 27, 2012 9:00am EDT
george w. bush. >> this morning we'll turn back the clock and we'll have a preview of what to expect this time around. good morning from washington, it is friday, april 27th, 2012 and this is "the daily rundown." i'm luke russert in for chuck todd. >>> let's get right to our first reads of the morning. mitt romney appears to have a new attack dog on capitol hill. romney's back on the trail today in the battleground state of ohio for the first time since informally accepting the gop backer. boehner laid into the president with a blistering on attack -- >> i think this is beneath the dignity of the white house. to try to make this a political issue is pathetic. this is the biggest job in the world and i've never seen a president make it smaller. the emperor has no clothes. >> nbc's deputy political editor joins me now. speaker john boehner not leaving much out there, really going after president obama hard, kind of putting himself in the situation to be the top attack dog on capitol hill and with a house vote later today on this student loans push, using the house floor to benefit the
MSNBC
May 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
their side of the story and find out whether george zimmerman used an appropriate force or not. >> that's like saying we can't get convictions on any murders. we might as well give up in murders in general. we have lots of forensic evidence and witnesses who saw it from the side. this is not something that law enforcement has an unusual case in front of them. what i will say is no matter whose story is right the stand your ground law is not relevant to the george zimmerman, trayvon martin case. if george zimmerman is right that the wounds on the back of his head, that he was on the ground, trayvon martin was on top of him beating him, there was no place for him to retreat. and so the old defense even if he had the rule that you have to retreat as far as possible he still would have been able to act in self defense there. if the other side is right that somehow george zimmerman provoked the attack, attacked martin to begin with then he wouldn't be able to rely on the stand your ground law to protect him in that case either. the stand your ground law doesn't allow you provoke and
MSNBC
Nov 15, 2011 6:00am PST
about a couple other things. virginia, tim cain versus george allen. if it is not the marquee race it is one of them. the race is statistically tied. you have two former governors. kaine, allen, a former senate. 45% to 44%. rob, is this going to be within a point the entire time. and how do you differentuate. both of these guys are very well known. how do you win a race where people know basically everything about both guys. >> there is going to be a close race, no doubt about it. there will be a lot of money spept he spent here. most recently kaine spent the last couple years campaigning for the president's agenda. last year's election was widely put aside. so, we feel good about where we are here. this is going to be a close election. >> guy, i want to ask you about this. rob mentioned it. the president is targeting the state. it is the state he won for the first time since lyndon johnson was president. should tim kaine run with president obama. he was his democratic national committee chairman or should he run away from him given that president obama was less common. >> i would
MSNBC
Sep 1, 2010 9:00am EDT
today george mitchell is telling reporters that there's a window of opportunity now for a two-state solution between the israelis and the palestinians. the first direct talks in almost two years. the first thing on the table is some short-term business. that settlement moratorium on the west bank declared by israel expires at the end of the month. they have to figure out whether or not they are going to extend that. if they don't, that could poison the waters here. a series of by lateral meetings before the big group tomorrow at the state department. the president will sit down with benjamin netanyahu, then king abdullah of jordan. and finally, the long time president of egypt. the president will then make a statement late in the afternoon. the leaders will then join the president for a joint statement. they will have dinner in the white house private dining room. then the big direct talk, they sit down at the same table chaired by hillary clinton at the state department tomorrow, savannah. >> all right. mike on the north lawn of the white house, a busy day there. thank you. >>> in
MSNBC
Aug 20, 2010 9:00am EDT
shootout. no question about it. >> nbc's george lewis is following this story and it is kind of had you all over the map, george. yet, in the end, this couple was found where this all began in arizona. >> reporter: yes, savannah. the authorities say that often in these fugitive situations the fugitives often circle back to the area where they started and, indeed, that was the case. the couple caught in arizona. he and his girlfriend and cousin. the authorities said that he offered no resistance but that welch had a pistol in the small of her back. she reached for it and as she did, officers aimed their weapons and she decided that surrendering was a better course of action so it all ended very peacefully and not a hail of bullets ala bonnie and clyde. what they believe happened on july 30th is that he mcclusky and two other guys escaped from prison with the help of welch and authorities believe welch tossed them wire cutters and cut the way out of prison without the guards seeing it. a lot of questions of security at that prison in arizona today. >> right. >> reporter: as this wraps up
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Nov 13, 2012 9:00am EST
the relevant facts are determined. >> all right. that's pentagon spokesman george little. he's on a trip to asia with the defense secretary. more on that trip in a minute. allen, who is married, denied any wrongdoing and, for now, remains commander in afghanistan as the investigation continues. defense secretary leon panetta was informed by the pentagon's general counsel on sunday of this fbi investigation into general allen. panetta turned the matter over to the pentagon's inspector general and then told the white house that same day. the u.s. official tells nbc news that the chairman of the joint chiefs, general martin dempsey, called general allen monday night to inform him of the defense department investigation. this morning the national security council spokesperson tommy vietor said the president has put on hold his nomination pending the investigation of all allen. general allen continues to lead as a he has so ably done for over a year. meanwhile, the fbi is trying to wrap up the case involving paula broadwell. on monday night a team of fbi agents removed boxes and other it
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Jun 21, 2013 6:00am PDT
the trial of george zimmerman. the judge is expected to rule whether the jury can hear expert's testimony about whose screams are heard on a 911 call. the secret is out. hydration is in. [ female announcer ] only aveeno daily moisturizing lotion has an active naturals oat formula that creates a moisture reserve so skin can replenish itself. aveeno® naturally beautiful results. missing workouts because of sports injuries. runner's knee... ...it's right there. shin splints... ...it hurt right on this side. injuries like these can come from the pounding your feet take. but i found something that helps. dr. scholl's active series insoles with triple zone protection to help reduce pain from three sports injuries: runner's knee, shin splints, plantar fasciitis. i can feel the difference. i'm a believer. i'm back working out. i'm a believer. try dr. scholl's active series. i'm a believer. >>> a jury has now been selected in the murder trial of george zimmerman. he is the former neighborhood watch volunteer who says he shot and killed trayvon martin in self-defense. nbc's ron mott is i
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Jun 24, 2013 6:00am PDT
opening statements in the george zimmerman trial. we're going tore go live to the courtroom in sanford, florida, when the prosecutor begins his ing statement. good morning from washington. i'm chuck todd. special edition here of "the daily rundown." it's monday, june 24. virginia republican nominee for governor on set live. we're also monitoring the condition of former south african president and worldwide hero nelson mandela who remains hospitalized in pretoria. his condition is now critical. the country's president is calling for the world to pray during this difficult time. we'll bring you those updates as they happen this hour. first, it's florida. opening statements are set to start any moment now. the lead prosecutor will go first followed by the defense. we could even hear from the first witnesses later today. over the weekend, some important rulings by that judge. she ruled that the jury can hear a 911 call from the night that trayvon martin was killed but she said no experts will be allowed to help the jury on whose voice can be heard screaming in that call. martin's family sp
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Jun 6, 2013 6:00am PDT
. treasury inspector general for tax administration russell george and acting irs commissioner danny werfel are testifying again. the whole happiness consultant business. this hearing comes after that new report from the inspector general that found the irs spend $49 million on 225 employee conferences between 2010 and 2012. a time when the federal budget and everybody was arguing over things like sequestration. what were they thinking? >>> also developing now, lawyers in the george zimmerman case are back in court today. a two-day hearing ahead of the trial itself which is set to begin next week. george zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder for the death of trayvon martin next february. he's pleaded not guilty. these are live pictures of the courtroom in sanford, florida. this is an evidentiary hearing. the defense is expected to ask the court to ban the prosecution from using a list of terms and phrases during the upcoming opening statements. included on the list are words like vigilante, profile, and want to be cop. the court will hear arguments on whether to hear scienti
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Mar 9, 2010 9:00am EST
briefings, he has a lunch and then later he meets with george poppen day yew. we expect them to discuss issues like recovery reform, global proliferation, and the two countries work together through nato. we also know that greece's finance minister will be taking part in the meeting, so we expect them to bring up the country's debt crisis. but as we heard yesterday after the prime minister met with secretary clinton, greece is not asking the u.s. for any sort of direct financial assistance. so we don't expect that sort of ask to come out of this meeting. later in the day, the president has a bipartisan meeting with a group of senators to discuss energy policy. among that group, we'll expect to see john kerry, joe le lieberman, lindsey graham, susan collins, max baucus, judd gregg, among others. comprehensive energy reform or energy bill is one of obama's big agenda items. i don't know if you remember during the state of the union, it was one of the area where is the president sort of took pains to point out that the house has acted. he says the house has passed a comprehensive bill and
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Sep 21, 2012 6:00am PDT
al gore had defeated george w. bush in the disputed election of 2000? would 9/11 have happened? would we have plunged into a recession? we're taking a deep dive into a fascinating alternate universe that jeff greenfield wrote about. >>> but we start with the normal course of events. good morning from washington. it is friday, september 21st, 2012. this is "the daily rundown," i'm chuck todd. >>> mitt romney's week started with a plan for new ads and a newly focused message. that plan quick le went out the window. after a hectic week, all the soun and fury boils down to more missed opportunities for the romney campaign. less than seven weeks before election day. republicans are seizing on comments the president made thursday at a spanish language forum on his biggest failure in office. at first the president said immigration, and then he added this. >> obviously, the fact that we haven't been able to change the tone in washington is disappointing. i've learned some lessons over the last four years and the most important lesson i've learned is that you can't change washington fro
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Jul 17, 2012 9:00am EDT
this -- 50% of americans don't consider -- >> george will, bill crystal saying you should release six, eight years of taxes why not. >> pete sessions believes this is fair game. there are amount of republicans who want him fob honest. >> it's not working. >> i have said that in focus groups and this issue is getting out there? >> money and politics is an issue. harry reid said this yesterday on the senate floor which i wanted to throw to you guys. >> if this flood after the election continues, seven old angry white men will wake up and realize they just bought the country. about 60% or more of these outside dollars are coming from these 17 people. >> brad, we also understand that from an fec commission report, that the yg action report got a $5 million contribution from sheldon and miriam adelson. what do you think of harry reid who says that 17 men will have bought the presidency. >> that sounds his democratic caucus in the senate. yg action had a great quarter, we are prepared to go on offense with the young gun style candidates, we have open process, open disclosure and that's
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Aug 21, 2012 6:00am PDT
he has in common with other republicans. george w. bush, john mccain, et cetera. but it's the timing of this that is awkward and it's what the obama campaign is talking about. they have a reason to talk about it even more. now the real reason the president agreed to go in the briefing room is to defend the tone and tenure of the campaign. and maybe more distracting was the justification for why romney's tax returns are irrelevant. something i asked him about. >> do you think there's something mitt romney is not telling us in his tax returns? >> there's a difference between playing by the same sets of rules and doing something illegal. and in no way have we suggested the latter. and i'm not asking to this disclose every detail of his medical records, although, we normally do that as well, but, you know, this is sort of overly personal here, you guys. >> we haven't gotten health records for anybody in a long tim time. >> i put out all that is required by law and then some. the financial disclosures go back a number of years. my tax returns are extensive. the m thes are trying their bes
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Jul 8, 2011 9:00am EDT
was booming. democrats are are prepared to make hard choices. at george washington university the president put on a table a plan that did over $4 trillion in savings over a 12-year period, cuts orn the domestic discretionary but also recognizing that we have to deal with the defense side of the equation. we had a hearing in the budget committee yesterday which was somewhat promising because on a bipartisan basis people recognized there are savings to be made on the pentagon side of the equation. so tough decisions will be made. we have offered ways to strengthen medicare, for example, by giving medicare the same kind of bargaining rights that the veterans administration has when it comes to prescription drugs, things like that. >> had when it comes to this tax deal, it seems the idea of, quote, raising revenue woo come under the guise of lowering tax rates but eliminating some deductions and potentially popular ones, maybe lowering the percentage of deductions when it comes to charitable giving, lowering the amount you can deduct on a home. is that going to be -- will you be comf
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Aug 16, 2011 9:00am EDT
for president by the name of george w. bush. >> you know, i'm not going to sit here. george bush is not my opponent. i mean, he's a follower president and we give him all the respect for that. we're talking about how you create jobs. >> susan paige is washington bureau chief for "usa today," cynthia tucker, syndicated columnist and ron fournier, welcome all. i think we're going to dedicate an entire special to just stuff rick perry said. it's been quite the -- quite the 48 hours of all things rick perry. we just heard him doing that. ron fortier, though, i've got to play you this clip what the man you covered so long and so well had to say about rick perry. here's bill clinton on rick perry. >> i got ticketed by watching governor perry announce for president. he's a good looking governor. he said, know, i'm going to washington to make sure that the federal government stays as far away from you as possible. while i ride on air force one and that marine one helicopter and go to camp david and travel around the world and have a good time. >> ron, bill clinton, always sort of -- has a w
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Mar 1, 2013 6:00am PST
, george weigel, author of evangelical catholicism, also an nbc vatican analyst. good morning, george -- or i should say good afternoon/good evening, considering where you are in rome. on monday, if you are somebody that you believe should be a candidate for pope, how do you make that known for your fellow cardinals? explain how that process works? >> well, chuck if you believe you should be pope, you probably shouldn't be, not for lack of humility, but for lack of prudence. >> right. >> probably even lack of sanity. no one should want this job. i hope that the cardinals go into the first of these general congregations monday with an open mind, open spirit, and frankly a commitment to really candid conversation. there are a lot of problems that need to be addressed. there are a lot of possibilities that need to be explored, as the church crosses this threshold from reformation catholicism of the past to the new eadvantagelization of the future. so i think some frank talk is required and i expect it will happen. >> you think so before the sort of candidates are identified by the cardin
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Mar 4, 2013 6:00am PST
message to president obama. he told abc's george stephanopoulos that kim jong-un wants a phone call from president obama. >> he wants obama to do one thing. call him. he loves basketball. and i said the same thing. i said, became loves basketball. let's start there. let's start there. >> rodman called kim jong-un a very humble man who doesn't want war. rodman is the first american man to meet the newest leader of north korea. he went to film a documentary with vice media. hey, we used baseball with the cubans. why not basketball? taking a deep dive in one of the most corners of that country and of the world. it's a hot bed of activity and the last pliace many believe osama bin laden was hiding. she's going to be here to share her story. ♪ constipated? yeah. mm. some laxatives like dulcolax can cause cramps. but phillips' caplets don't. they have magnesium. for effective relief of occasional constipation. thanks. [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. something this delicious could only come from nature. new nectresse. the 100% natural no-calorie sweetener made from t
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May 3, 2011 9:00am EDT
harbor. a 15% bump for george bush that lasted seven weeks. the question is, do we live in a country that has political bumps? >> this is going to be the true test for that. i think he will get some kind of a bump. this was such a major thing for the last ten years. i mean, we haven't thought about it much. but it's such a big deal. this was the mastermind of 911. but, no, i would be very surprised six months from now if we're not talking about, you know, how bad the economy is still hurting president obama. but what it does do is talk about his leadership abilities and quiets at least for now the narrative that americans were trying to create that he's the spectator in chief, as newt gingrich has said, and does not believe in conceptualism. it allows them to interrupt this narrative. as far as a bump, i don't know. >> i love the reality check this morning in politico. george h.w. bush writes, my guy took down the berlin wall and won the gulf war but it didn't matter. this election is about three things. jobs, houses, and cars. my job, my house, my car, and putting gas in my car. do
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Jul 23, 2013 6:00am PDT
george washington. first today's trivia question, who is the only sitting member of congress born in the united kingdom? first person to tweet the answer gets a shout out today. answer coming up on "the daily rundown." look at this. i see the wheels turning over here. . >>> you want to feel a little patriotic, here we go. appropriate enough with baby news, today we're taking a deep dive into america's first president, george washington who decidedly avoided creating a monarchy in the newly form united states. guess what, he's finally getting his own presidential library. relatively speaking presidential libraries are a fairly recent development created by an act of congress during franklin roosevelt's teen you're, the 13 official libraries administered under national archive system and funded by a mix of public and private donations. the first opened in 1940 for president roosevelt, still president at the time. the newest opened this summer for president bush, in texas. all the presidential library system covers presidents since hoover. what about the first presidents. countless pres
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Mar 19, 2013 6:00am PDT
. launched a war in iraq. here's how george w. bush broke the news on march 19th, 2003. >> my fellow citizens, at this hour, american and coalition forces are in the early stages of military operations to disarm iraq and free its people and defend the world from grave danger. >> within a month, baghdad had fallen, but the war dragged on. casualties spike in subsequent years and in early 2006, the bombing of a mosque led to a wave of sectarian violence. president obama vowed an exit strategy to fulfill a promise and ended the mission before christmas, 2011. richard engle was there. >> after invasion, a civil war and a surge and a training mission, for the first time, u.s. military command no longer has a presence here in iraq. this is now a sovereign nation. >> richard spent eight years in iraq. he is in another key part of the region in israel. he is waiting for president obama who arrives in jerusalem tomorrow morning. good morning. >> good to be with you. >> i want to ask you, we sit here ten years later and you spent a tremendous amount of time in that part of the world. what is o
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Nov 7, 2012 9:00am EST
governor romney and i congratulated him and paul ryan on a hard fought campaign. from george to their son mitt, the romney family has chosen to give back to americans through public service. >> with the tough road ahead of governing a divided country the president pledged bipartisanship. >> you elected us to focus on your jobs not ours. and in the coming weeks and months, i am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties. to meet the challenges we can only solve together. >> on the 523rd day of his second campaign for president, more than 90 minutes after the networks projected the victory, he publicly conceded the presidential race. >> like so many of you paul and i have left everything on the field. we have given our all to this campaign. i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction but the nation chose another leader and so ann and i join with you to earnestly pray for him. >> romney spoke for just five minutes. he called on his party to accept the outcome of the race but now as a scitizen. >> at a tim
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May 31, 2012 6:00am PDT
republican turf. six critical battleground states obama carried in 2008 but george w. bush won in 2004. five of the six actually are ones that bush won in 2000. last week we had polls showing the president with small leads in three of those states -- ohio, florida, and virginia. now a new nbc/marist poll showed the race even closer in states like iowa, colorado, nevada where it is a virtual tie. in nevada the president leads mitt romney among registered voters, 48-46. colorado the obama lead is one. 46-45. in iowa it is tied at 44-44. i'll have more on that later. the last time we polled iowa in late november ahead of the republican caucuses, the president led by seven points. we just look at voters who tell us they have an excellent or good chance of voting, likely voters of sorts the contest moves slightly in romney's direction. he edges into a 47-47 tie with the president in nevada. he actually is up one in colorado and up one in iowa. one more thing. the most important takeaway from our poll, check it out again, the iowa number. 10% of voters undecided in the state. think about thi
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