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MSNBC
Mar 30, 2012 2:30am PDT
, former president george h.w. bush officially threw his support behind the republican front-runner. after a private meeting in houston, the 41st president encouraged the party to start looking to the general election. >> barbara and i are very proud to fully and enthusiastically endorse and support our old friend, mitt romney. he's a good man. he'll make a great president. and we just wish him well. i do think it's the time for the party to get behind governor romney. he reminded me of kenny rogers, there's a time when to hold them, a time when to fold them. well, i think it's time for people to get behind this good man. >> bush 41 quoting the gambler. you've got to love it. rick santorum downplayed suggestions that romney has a lock on the nomination. he appealed to conservatives yesterday, urging them to stay true to their conservative principles. >> we're not going to concede to the moderate establishment who wants to convince everybody that it's over, it's time just to go aw away. we've now dumped in $100 million, we've beaten up the other candidates into a pulp and it's time t
MSNBC
Nov 7, 2011 5:30am EST
in the show. first let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. >>> greek prime minister george popandreou has agreed to step down halfway through his four-year term as greece takes the initial steps towards forming a new coalition government and securing bailout funds from the european union. now the focus of the financial crisis there turns to italy where the cost of borrowing has jumped to its highest rate since that country adopted the euro. let's take an early look at the markets. we go to geoff cutmore life in london. >> george popandreou was increasingly seen as a problem in terms of at least giving greece the next tranche of the imf/eu aid it was meant to get. he put his hand up and said the greek people need a further referendum on further austerity and how we'll get ourselves out of this financial crisis. that didn't go down too well with the eu or imf who were lining up to give the next tranche of aid. george popandreou is gone. we will get a unity government created, but still we don't know who will be in that government or exactly how it will be formed, but it is seen as very
MSNBC
May 2, 2012 2:30am PDT
dancing there would have been if george w. bush had been the president to get osama bin laden. that clip later in the show. >>> first, let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. >>> a new suicide attack by the taliban this morning underscores the long-term challenges that face afghanistan, challenges president obama addressed from kabul last night in the trip to the war zone to lay out what he called a new chapter in the u.s. mission there. at least seven people were killed by insurgents today, just hours after the president left the country. marking the one-year anniversary of the mission that killed osama bin laden, president obama met are u.s. troops on that unannounced visit and later with a national audience watching back home where the president outlined his vision for ending this nation's longest war. >> my fellow americans, we've traveled through more than a decade under the dark cloud of war, yet here in the predawn darkness of afghanistan we can see the light of a new day on the horizon. the iraq war is over. the number of our troops in harm's way
MSNBC
Apr 3, 2012 2:30am PDT
margin when ronald reagan collected 40% of the vote to george h.w. bush. >>> let's watch one of mitt romney's sons defend the family name. and good for him. it all started with this reference sunday night on the amc drama "mad men." >> want me to turn down the tv? >> it's fine. >> henry francis. well, tell jim he's not going to michigan. because romney is a clown and i don't want to be standing next to him. >> romney's a clown said the character. that's the supporting character henry francis who plays a republican political adviser taking a swipe at mitt romney's father george. george romney served as michigan's governor from 63 to '69 and also ran for president. mitt's son tagg did not appreciate that name check and took to twitter writing, seriously, lib media mocking my dead grandpa. george romney was as good a man as i've ever known. inspirational leader, worked for civil rights, promoted freedom. we node more like him. dad is fair game wrote tagg. grandpa is not. many members of the, quote, liberal media moved to defend the legacy of romney. >>> a tow truck attempts to pull a tr
MSNBC
Mar 2, 2012 5:30am EST
. maybe we don't have the video. how about former president george w. bush throwing out the president. here's the president, mom jeans on, floats one low. this is how it's done. and in the interview, president obama gave props to president george w. bush at the 2001 world series a couple weeks after 9/11. george w. bush threw one right down the gut with the flak jacket on. some other sports will ferrell has taken on perhaps the biggest challenge of his career, staring as a guy named armando alvarez in the movie "casa de padre" where he speaks entirely in spanish. to promote the film he showed up at the mexico/colombia stadium where he agreed to do an interview with univision. his strategy if you don't understand the question name a famous soccer player. [ speaking foreign language ] [ speaking foreign language brx [ perfecto. >> we're told the host was asking, what is the name of your character in the film. does he live or die in the movie. will ferrell responded with the name of a soccer player. >>> we don't show you a ton of hockey highlights but this one we have to. game goes to ov
MSNBC
Nov 9, 2010 5:30am EST
rock, in new york city. former president george w. bush, opening up about the most controversial aspects of his tenure in the white house. doing his first major interview since leaving office. ahead of today's release of his memoir "decision points" bush sat down for an exclusive interview with matt lauer. he stood firm on crucial national security matters like his response to the attacks of september 11th. he described that memorable moment when he appeared at ground zero. >> i call it the pit. i mean it seemed like we were walking into a pit. there was not only soot, grime, gray, but there's water. it was like you're walking into hell. i got down to the bottom of the -- into the area there, and there was a palpable sense of revenge and anger and, you know, i'm trying it to be the comforter and these guys are looking at me like, are you going to go get niece guys or not. i was overwhelmed by, you know, the palpable anger and emotion, and so i got on the rubble -- >> as we mourn the loss of thousands of our citizens. >> listen, we appreciate your service and this and that and the
MSNBC
Aug 29, 2011 5:30am EDT
. he is taking the same shots at george tenet, and he is also in some ways indicated he didn't always approve of what president bush was deciding. there's nothing wrong with saying he disagreed, but there's not -- it's not necessary to take these kind of barbs and then try to pump a book up by saying heads will be exploding. i think dick overshot the runway with that kind of comment. >> overshot the runway. politico also reports that dick cheney's book reveals the former vice president was unimpressed with john mccain's presidential campaign. cheney criticized mccain's decision to suspend his campaign in 2008 to deal with the financial crisis back in washington saying the arizona senator added "nothing of substance." mccain responded to those comments of cheney's book saying, "we've had differences, as is typical for anyone in public life. i wish the vice president well and that he remains in good health." of course, you can catch more of jamie's exclusive nbc news interview with dick cheney. that is tonight on "dateline" at 10:00 eastern time. by the way, this thursday the for
MSNBC
Nov 30, 2010 5:30am EST
wikileaks situation. and speaking of facebook, mark zucker burg zhuks it up with george w. bush. in an interview for facebook. you'll see their exchange of social awkwardness in a few moments. first let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. >>> later this morning, president obama will sit down with the new leaders of congress for their first face-to-face meeting since the midterm elections. the closed door session expected to include discussion on the expiring bush era tax cuts and ratification of the s.t.a.r.t. arms reduction treaty. that meeting set to take place later this morning. the meeting scheduled to last just about an hour or so. neither side expects to emerge with any big agreements on everything. this is a getting to know you deal. in his briefing yesterday, press secretary robert gibbs says he hopes the gathering will be, quote, the beginning of a longer term conversation. >> i think this is the first of many, many meetings over the course of the next several years, as democrats and republicans, the white house and congress, are going to hav
MSNBC
Aug 25, 2011 5:30am EDT
, also what he's done for animation. remember, he picked up a little animation shop from george lucas that really was doing side projects and turned that into pixar, which revolutionized animation, reinvigorated disney. he's now disney's largest individual shareholder. here's a guy who's shaken up not just personal computing and animation but also telecommunications and he's coming around to do it again with the ipad. so this is a singular individual. >> john fortt, live for us in cupertino, california, appreciate you calling in so early. >>> news of steve jobs' resignation having an immediate impact on apple's shares, while shares of apple suppliers under pressure in the asian marks. we bring in rebecca meehan, she's live in london. >> let's get straight to some of these numbers for you. apple is worth a lot of money, or it certainly was before steve jo jobs' resignation. with the market value of this business some $348 billion, it's vying to be one of the biggest valued companies in all the world. the record highs for the stock price of this business was $403 per share, the stock cl
MSNBC
Jun 13, 2012 2:30am PDT
finally made their charge -- highlights in sports. >>> plus, george h.w. bush muses about biebs. >> i don't know much about the bieber, never see him. i don't know what he does. >> have you ever heard his song. >> no, how does it go? >> the bieber, 41's complete breakdown of the bieber phenomenon and a check of the weather, when "way too early" comes back. >> he has accepted that appointment and the senate willing, he will become associate justice to succeed justice clark. mr. marshall is shehere with us tonight. will you stand, please? [ applause ] if you have copd like i do, you know how hard it can be to breathe and what that feels like. copd includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. spiriva helps control my copd symptoms by keeping my airways open a full 24 hours. plus, it reduces copd flare-ups. spiriva is the only once-daily inhaled copd maintenance treatment that does both. and it's steroid-free. spiriva does not replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms. tell your doctor if you have kidney problems, glaucoma, trouble urinating, or an enlarged prostate. these may
MSNBC
Mar 21, 2012 5:30am EDT
blacked teenager gunned down by a neighborhood watch captain. the shooter, george zimmerman, is claiming self-defense and has not yet been arrested. with public anger mounting, the fbi and the justice department also now investigating. as nbc's ron allen reports, newly-revealed phone conversations may be critical to the case. >> today trayvon martin's family offer what they claim is more proof that the unarmed teen was an innocent victim. they say his cell phone records show he was on the phone with a female friend at the moment he met zimmerman and she heard what happened. she heard trayvon say why are you following me? and that's when she said she hears the other voice say what are you doing around here. >> then she said she heard what sounded lying an altercation. sanford police say george zimmerman shot and killed trayvon martin in self-defense. but when zimmerman was calling police the night trayvon martin was killed, he described the victim using a racial epithet. >> which entrance is that that he's heading for? >> the back entrance. >> igniting more demands for an arrest.
MSNBC
Apr 12, 2011 5:30am EDT
mispublic. it upset the growing muslim community and some controversy here in the united states. george lewis reports. >> reporter: outside the notre dame cathedral, police arrested two female protesters who defied the new law. violate toors face a fine. this is an attack on my freedom of religion, this woman said. the law pushed through parliament last year is highly controversial. some call it bigotry directed against muslims. proponents of the law say wearing the veil toddemeans wom. >> in order to improve integration in the french society, we must take some measures against this extreme behaviors hike wearing a burqa in the street in in public places. this cannot be accepted. it is rejected.the street in in. this cannot be accepted. it is rejected.in the street in places. this cannot be accepted. it is rejected. >> reporter: muslims are a growing minority here, changing the face of europe. now france is insisting that face be visible in public. >> george lewis reporting for us this. authorities in france cannot actually remove the veil from a woman. they can just issue fines. it the
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2010 5:30am EDT
, including our first look inside george w. bush's upcoming memoir. plus, will ferrell gives a performance for the ages even by his lofty standard. ferrell sings celine a little bit later. let's get to the news live at a 5:30 a.m. >>> the florida senate race remains a crowded three-candidate campaign this morning after reports that independent governor charlie crist asked bill clinton's camp to persuade democratic congressman kendrick meek to drop out. in an interview yesterday, crist claimed he had several conversations with people very close to the former president. >> i don't know that i should reveal, you know, private conversations i had with people that were president clinton's very close associates, but i can attest to you that those conversations did take place. they began approximately a week ago a little over a week ago, and there were discussions about the fact that the congressman had agreed to do so and do what was right and i guess the president's opinion for the people of florida and the people of america and stop a right wing radical, if you will, from getting e
MSNBC
Jun 27, 2011 5:30am EDT
. >> a dire warning on the future of the euro. billionaire investor george soros. let's take an early look at your markets as we get up in your business. cnbc's steve sedgwick is live from london. >>> george soros warning exactly in his words says the euro had no provision for correction. there was no arrangement for any country leaving the euro, which in the current circumstances is probably inevitable. we're on the verge of an economic class, he's saying, which starts, let's say, in greece, but could easily spread elsewhere. in look at countries that have already had a bailout, greece is on the verge of its second bailout. portuguese are working on the terms of their bailout and the irish are looking for better term fers their bailout. they want to lower interest rate. in terms of who is the 10,000-pound gorilla is, it's spain. too big to fail. germany, their economy is doing really well but they even got huge exposure to what is going on in the greek and peripheral debt crisis through the fact that exports are locked through these countries and banks have financial exposure as well
MSNBC
Jan 9, 2012 2:30am PST
done. 2000 mccain again, '96 patrick j. buchanan. 1988 george h.w. bush and in 1980 ronald reagan. on the democratic side, hillary clinton famously came back to defeat barack obama here in 2008. i'll be joined shortly by mark halperin and mike allen. according to the latest public policy polling, romney has an overwhelming lead, up 17 points on his closest competitor, ron paul. but at 35% support, the former massachusetts governor has not of monthed in the polls since mid-december. ron paul holding steady at second followed by jon huntsman who jumped to third with 16% and essentially a tie for second if you factor in the margin fon error. newt gingrich and santorum in forth place. a poll released last night shows romney with a bigger lead. the race for second and third place is close. ron paul at second with 24 points behind romney followed by huntsman, santorum and gingrich in a statistical tie for third. the republican presidential hopefuls squared off in two debates this weekend in a span behavior 12 hours. yesterday morning on nbc, the gloves came off a little bit in a way they di
MSNBC
Mar 30, 2011 5:30am EDT
] >> lebron? lebron? we'll tell you where lebron was. >>> plus, george clooney called as a witness in the trial of italian prime minister/letch rouse creep silvio berlusconi. what do they want with our man:? that story and a check of weather coming up. [ gunshots ] >> judy, i'm star interrupt -- i beg your pardon. in front of me now are two bulletin was a.p. and united international that both say president reagan was shot in the chest and wounded by a gunman outside a washington hotel. ♪ i was diagnosed with copd. i could not take a deep breath i noticed i was having trouble. climbing the stairs, working in the garden, painting. my doctor suggested spiriva right then. announcer: spiriva is the only once-daily inhaled maintenance treatment for copd, which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. i love what it does. it opens up the airways. announcer: spiriva does not replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms. stop taking spiriva and call your doctor right away if your breathing suddenly worsens, your throat or tongue swells, you get hives, have vision changes or eye pain, o
MSNBC
Feb 28, 2012 5:30am EST
primary. 2000, george w. bush suffered a loss to john mccain on the strength of crossover voting. if you you want on sound smart, tell your friends in 2000 even with the democratic nomination also up for grabs, crossover democrats made up an estimated 17% of the vote in the michigan republican primary. george w. bush received 67% of the republican vote, mccain beat him in the final tally 50-43 after getting 80% of the vote cast by crossover democrats. enough of the real news. let's huddle up to talk about the most unexpected bromance of the 2012 political season. mitt romney and kid rock. kid rock joined romney on stage for his final event in michigan last night performing the campaign song born free live to open for romney. >> he said, first of all, he said if you're elected president, will you help me help the state of michigan. i said i would. he said if you're elected president, will you help me help the city of detroit. and i said i would. and then i turned to him and i said, by the way, given the fact i'm willing to do those things, will you come here and perform a concert oon for
MSNBC
Apr 23, 2012 5:30am EDT
in the garden state. >>> just after midnight george zimmerman, the man charged with second degree murder in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old trayvon martin was released from a florida county jail on $150,000 bail. you're looking at pictures we got in just a few hours ago of mr. zimmerman leaving jail. his destination, of course, being kept secret for his own protection. he will, though, be under constant surveillance by authorities. he was ordered by a judge to wear an electronic monitoring device and must observe a strict curfew. he already has surrendered his passport to the court. he could travel out of state, though. the $150,000 bail was set at last week's bond hearing during which zimmerman surprised the court by taking the stand and apologizing to the parents of trayvon martin who were present in the room. for trayvon's parents called the apology, quote, self-serving. an attorney for them said that. no date has yet been set for the trial. again, george zimmerman is now out on bail. >>> the united states and afghan governments have come to an agreement that will ensure amer
MSNBC
Mar 5, 2012 2:30am PST
, john mccain, not folks like george w. bush and ronald reagan. no, nominate the moderate. as we have seen, moderates do not have the best chance of winning. they're almost certain not to win. because they don't inspire with conviction. >> to that point, that new nbc news/wall street journal poll shows 28% americans have a favorable view of mitt romney. 39% unfavorable. at this point in the presidential race, sit worse than the last four nominees. mitt romney is facing a new round of attacks from conservatives over 2009 op ed where he called on president obama to adopt an individual health care mandate. he suggested the president could learn from the plan he enacted as governor of massachusetts. romney writing in part, first, we established incentives for those who were uninsured to buy insurance using tax penalties, as we did. that is a 2009 op ed written by mitt romney. he urged his rival to make a public apology for the massachusetts health care plan. later today, president obama will meet with benjamin netanyahu. yesterday president obama spoke to the pro-israel lobbying group def
MSNBC
Jan 24, 2011 5:30am EST
columnist george will dismissed the state of the union address entirely calling the event overrated. >> we've turned this into a panorama where every president try toes stroke every erogenous zone in the electorate. >> what do you think about george will saying that? >> as the house moves forward to repealing and replacing health care, republican mitch mcconnell is vowing to make health care an issue, as well. harry reid has said he will not bring the house bill to the senate for a vote where a democratic majority makes repeal unlikely. >>> the "new york times" is reporting that since the government took over fannie mae and freddie mac, taxpayers paid nearly $6 billion in financial fraud for the companies. reports say $132 million went to defend fannie mae in lawsuits and investigations into accounting irregularities that occurred long before the subprime lending crisis even started. your tax dollars at work. >>> jared loughner, the suspect in the tucson shooting spree will be arraigned in a federal court in arizona today. more charges expected in the case is likely to take years to
MSNBC
Aug 16, 2011 5:30am EDT
. and a former spokesman and adviser to president george w. bush, perry's predecessor weighed in, saying governor perry's comments about chairman bernanke are inappropriate and unpresidential. he said his comments were directed specifically at the fed. perry's comments come as vice president joe biden leaves for china today, hoping to smooth over the nation's fiscal problems and sell washington's debt ceiling deal to america's largest creditor. >>> turning to the financial markets, where the return of merger monday lifted u.s. stocks to their biggest three-day rally in more than two years, and we're talking here about google and motorola. for more, let's bring in cnbc's anna edwards, live in london. it's good to see you this morning, what does the big deal mean? >> thanks very much. we've certainly, we what saw yesterday, some strong leaps to the upside. partly driven by this talk of merger monday. just a word of caution, the futures for the start of u.s. trade today look a little more negative. the overall environment internationally has been weak overnight, the result of german growth
MSNBC
Apr 2, 2012 2:30am PDT
miami yesterday calling for the immediate arrest of george zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who admitted to killing the unarmed teen over a month ago. zimmerman claims he fired his weapon in self-defense after martin punched him in the face and slammed his head on the sidewalk. those facts have been in dispute. new questions emerging about whose voice is heard screaming for help on the 911 tapes on the night of the shooting. >> so you think he's yelling help? >> yes. >> all right. what is your name and phone number? >> there's a gunshot. >> so that's the 911 call. the "orlando sentinel" spoke to audio experts who say voice recognition software shows it was not zimmerman yelling on the tape. according to the report, the software used biometric analysis to compare the 911 audio to zimmerman's voice. the expert says there is, quote, reasonable scientific certainty that it's not zimmerman calling for help. a sample of martin's voice was not available for testing. one of the experts who tested the audio tells msnbc he believes the evidence is strong enough to use in court. >>> ov
MSNBC
Sep 13, 2011 5:30am EDT
richards 2.5% a year. under george bush, 3% a year. under rick perry, 1% a year. those are all good numbers. those are all good numbers. i was going to say, mitch, you were doing good until you got to talking poker. >> governor perry also forced last night to defend his use of an executive order as governor in 2007 to vaccinate sixth grade girls in texas against hpv, a common sexually transmitted disease that can lead to cervical cancer. minnesota congresswoman michele bachmann took issue with perry's decision to bypass the state legislature. >> what we were trying to do was to clearly send a message that we're going to give moms and dads the opportunity to make that decision, with parental opt out. parental rights are very important in the state of texas. we do it on a long list of vaccines that are made, but on that particular issue, i will tell you that i made a mistake but not going to the legislature first. >> i'm a mom, i'm a mom of three children. to have innocent little 12-year-old girls be forced to have a government injection through an executive order is just flat-out wro
MSNBC
Sep 7, 2009 5:30am EDT
bill clinton or ronald reagan or george bush the idea of hearing a president of the united states saying we should study hard and that's how we advance. we all need to get in on this i think it is an appropriate message. >> mayor giuliani you ran for president. one of the things i covered about president bush is the lack of respect for his presidency. does that trouble you? >> yes, it does. tom is right, but the difference is we looked at president eisenhower president reagan even up to about that point, president bush differently. there's a lack of respect for the president, there's a lack of respect for politicians. david axelrod said well this isn't politics. everything the president does nowadays is politics for a better word. people are distrusting the president's motives or the administration's motives. it is not just about the speech it is about the lesson plan. i think it is unfortunate. i think -- it almost seems a shame to say what's the harm in a presidency? i think the president should be given the opportunity -- >> the governor of minnesota said there's a sense that i
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2010 5:30am EDT
atop the nfc north, 3-0. >>> sad news from the football world. hall of fame kicker george blanda passed away yesterday. he played pro football for an incredible 26 seasons, more than anyone in pro football history. the average career today in the nfl, three years. blanda signed with chicago as a rookie in 1949 and retired in 1976 at the age of 49. it wasn't a gimmick. he was still getting it done at 49, just before his 49th birthday. at the time of his retirement, blanda held the nfl scoring record with 2,000 points. he played with the bears, colts and oilers but will be best remembered for his final nine years with the raiders. george blanda was 83 years old. >>> baseball last night. phillies looking to clinch their fourth straight nl east crown. the champagne on ice in the clubhouse. second inning, jayson werth gets the party started with a towering solo shot to left. phils go up 1-0. that's all they needed. roy halladay was dealing. here he is in the third striking out dunn. halladay pitched a complete game for a baseball best 21st of the season. phillies win 8-0. they clinch
MSNBC
May 18, 2012 5:30am EDT
photos show the gunman george zimmerman with lacerations and bleeding on the back of his skull, as you see there. and also on his nose. the photos would appear to support his claim that he was in a confrontation with mr. martin, which he says led him to use deadly force in self-defense. but a police report among several just released concluded that trayvon martin's shooting was, quote, ultimately avoidable. there didn't have to be that confrontation in the first place. another report, quote, reveals that martin was, in fact, running generally in the direction of where he was staying as a guest in the neighborhood. in other words, fleeing. zimmerman had called 911 that night to report a suspicious person in the gated community. the martin family attorney said if zimmerman had just stood down, as he was told by the 911 operator, then he wouldn't have had to plead protection under the stand your ground law. meanwhile the medical examiner determined martin was shot at an intermediate range. traces of thc, the active ingredient in marijuana were found in martin's bloodstream. the 17-year-ol
MSNBC
Nov 17, 2010 5:30am EST
leaving office, former president george w. bush and dick cheney shared a stage together in dallas yesterday. the pair reunited for the groundbreaking of the $300 million bush presidential library on the campus of southern methodist university. there bush said that a new public policy institute, a tax to the library, would not be used to second-guess president obama. >> and i believe that the ultimate responsibility of a leader is to not do what is easy or popular but to do what is necessary and right. the decisions of governing are on another president the's desk. and he deserves to make them without criticism from me. [ applause ] staying out of current affairs and politics does not mean staying out of policy. i strongly believe that the principles that guided our public in service office are the right principles to lead our country into the future. >> whatever tension there may have been between bush and cheney over the years was wiped out at least for yesterday as president bush praised his vice president. >> you know, i've been doing these interviews trying to pedal my book. i
MSNBC
Jan 18, 2012 2:30am PST
, it is the white house. here is jay carney yesterday. >> president george w. bush, president clinton, nominees for each party, for years and years and years, i think going back to 1976 this has been a very standard tradition. and obviously we think it is a good tradition and that's why then senator obama released his tax records going back i think six or seven years when he was a candidate for president in the 2008 election cycle. and i believe -- just -- i think it was a tradition initiated by then presidential candidate george romney back in 1968 who released 12 years of tax records in '68 as i understand it. >> romney's disclosure was red meat for newt gingrich who has been pushing for a 15% flat tax. the former house speaker suggested his plan should be renamed in romney's honor. >> well, first of all, you got to release your taxes and find out if the amount was really 15%. and second, i think that we ought to rename our flat tax. we have a 15% flat tax. so this will be the mitt romney flat tax that all americans could pay the rate that romney paid. that's terrific. >> as
MSNBC
Sep 20, 2011 2:30am PDT
, the pictures do show the moment of impact and could be disturbing. nbc news' george lewis has more. >> reporter: this new video provides the closest view yet of the p-51 mustang, a world war ii fighter, slamming into the ground. a man in the bleachers with his family shot the video. >> to be honest, it's hard to talk about. there's about one to one and a half seconds he was pointed right at us and i start to flinch. miraculously for my family, he pulls up and misses the bleachers. >> reporter: the video and some earlier released still photos show part of the plane's tail section called a trim tab missing. investigators from the ntsb found it over the weekend. the plane also carried a video camera and a flight data recorder. the information stored on memory cards like this one. investigators think they've recovered some of the card and they're hoping to final useful data. the plane had been heavily modified for racing and the engine souped up for speed. the pilot, jimmy leeward. >> i know the speed. the systems aren't proven yet. we think they're going to be okay. >> reporter: but w
MSNBC
Sep 8, 2011 2:30am PDT
jobs three times fast ever than you did, mitt. >> george bush and his predecessor created jobs at a faster rate than you did, governor. >> even michael dukakis created more jobs than romney. michel minnesota congresswoman michele bachmann attacked president obama's health care law. >> as a nominee of the republican party, it will be my business to make sure that i elect also 13 more republican senators who will help me repeal obama care. it must be gone now. and as president of the united states i won't rest until i repeal obama care. >> and tonight, as you know, president obama will lay out his plan for job creation before a joint session of congress. with details of his plan leaking out all week, republican candidates last night united in their attacks against him. >> this is a president so committed to class warfare and so committed to bureaucratic socialism that he can't possibly be effective in jobs. >> we need a president who is going to provide a little bit of leadership in giving us some direction and opening up the opportunities. >> this president has got to go. this presid
MSNBC
May 11, 2012 2:30am PDT
the president at the home of george clooney. the president spoke for about 19 minutes but it was enough to rake in $15 million. most of that money came through an online raffle where thousands of people paid for a chance to win a ticket to the event. the lucky winners included a new jersey science teacher and a utility worker from florida. they rubbed elbows with the likes of salma hayek, jack black, robert downey jr., billy crystal and many, many others. the president highlighted his public endorsement of gay marriage a day earlier, calling it a quote, logical extension of his vision for the country. he also alluded to the subject during an earlier fund-raiser in seattle. >> you should be able to give your kids the chance to do even better than you. no matter who you are, no matter where you come from, no matter what you look like, no matter what your last name, no matter who you love. >> aside from the fund-raiser the obama campaign also looking to capitalize on the issue through a campaign e-mail and video. the mitt romney says the president should not use his status on gay ma
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Nov 5, 2012 2:30am PST
similar. and george w. bush held the same lead over senator john kerry the day before the election in our nbc/"wall street journal" poll, that's in 2004. in battle ground states including colorado, ohio, virginia, florida, new hampshire, president obama has a slight advantage. he leads mitt romney by 4 points. again, that is within the margin of error. there's good news for president obama on his handing of hurricane sandy nationally, 67% say they approve of the way the president dealt with the disaster. back to the batting ground where tomorrow's election will be decided in iowa with the latest "des moines register" poll has president obama over mitt romney by five points. in new hampshire and pennsylvania, all tied at 47% in both those states. that's according to a wmur and tribune review polls. pennsylvania hasn't gone republican since 1988. virginia, ohio, colorado, statistical tie. the columbus dace patch has the president up two in ohio and the denver post has him up two in colorado. all three of those are within the margin of error. this is a tight race. i think you get the
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Jun 20, 2011 5:30am EDT
to the upper west side, the hudson river and the george washington bridge, all the way up top left. let's check in on weather from nbc meteorologist bill karins. hello, bill. >> happy belated father's day. >> same to you, bill. >> we were spoiled from boston, northwards, new england, probably saw some of the best weather in the country. everybody else was stormy or way too hot. this morning, rain moving through washington, d.c. and through maryland and delaware. this will be leaving us during the morning rush hour. as far as the forecast today, just the showers this morning in d.c. should be dry in the afternoon. chance of thunderstorms in pittsburgh later on this evening notice how nice it is from boston, hartford, providence and new york, a really nice monday. flooding is already underway in many areas, huge thunderstorms are rolling through illinois, iowa, heading for chicago, omaha today a risk of tornadoes. the northern half of the country, ending spring the way it was the entire time all along. stormy and very, very wet. the southern half of the country continues to be hot. d
MSNBC
Jul 28, 2011 2:30am PDT
others flocked here for his military advice. >> george s. patton got down on his knees on this rug and he was blessed before he went off to war. >> reporter: president dwight eisenhower died here in 1969. and for decades, every commander in chief has been drawn to walter reed in times of war. over the past ten years, 18,000 americans wounded in iraq and afghanistan have been treated here. critical care nurse rosemary ettinger is inspired by their spirit and determination. >> young soldiers, all they want to do is get better to get back to their troops. >> reporter: a scandal broke out for poor housing conditions for outpatients which led to improved care military wise. and where do the wounded go now? the more seriously injured will be moved to a new high-tech rehab center at bethesda naval hospital. and what happens to walter reed? the 113 acres here is prime real estate. the city of washington gets most of it for commercial development and housing. even a center for the homeless. >> but the colonel is confident the legacy of walter reed will live on. >> once you've been at walter ree
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Aug 22, 2011 5:30am EDT
the upcoming election adding the memory of george w. bush will revive the president and boost turnout for 2012. >>> back to libya, talk to a military man about how exactly the tide turned for the rebels. with the end of the gadhafi reign behind us. >>> and sunday night nfl. plaxico burress finds the end zone for the first time since coming back from a 20-month prison sentence. highlights and a check on weather when "way too early" comes right back. coffee doesn't have vitamins... unless you want it to. new splenda® essentials™ no calorie sweetener with b vitamins, the first and only one to help support a healthy metabolism. three smart new ways to sweeten. same great taste. new splenda® essentials™. listen to this. three out of four americans don't get enough vegetables. so here's five bucks to help you buy v8 juice. five bucks. that's a lot of green. go to v8juice.com for coupons. you can count on us. five bucks. that's a lot of green. ♪ ♪ free access to chase atm's wherever you are. that's a step forward. chase customers can avoid atm fees with over 16,000 nationwide. take
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Oct 17, 2012 5:30am EDT
with that? >> i would terminate his contract personally. i think george would have done that. i would terminate his contract on the bases that when he signed, he didn't say that he took drugs. he actually admitted that he took drugs. so now he's not taking drugs anymore and without drug, he's less than average. >> trump said he's never been a fan of a-rod and had a, quote, bad experience with him when a-rod lived in trump world tower. coming up at the top of the hour on "morning joe," a big night on on long island last night. the presidential candidates go toe to toe in their second debate. we'll kick around the big moments with our "morning joe" crew. and when we come back here, we'll huddle up around the water cooler to talk about how mitt romney single handedly made the term binders one of the most tweeted topics in the world. [ man ] ring ring... progresso this reduced sodium soup says it may help lower cholesterol, how does it work? you just have to eat it as part of your heart healthy diet. step 1. eat the soup. all those veggies and beans, that's what may help lower your choles
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Sep 24, 2012 2:30am PDT
george washington university poll of registered likely voters shows president obama making gains on mitt romney on critical economic issues. national polls. head to head the president up 50 to 47 among likely voters but that is a statistical tie when you consider the margin of error. romney has lost his edge on handling the economy and jobs. a month ago he led the president by 6 points and now they're dead even 48/48. president obama is leading about the handling of taxes. president obama leads mr. romney on nearly every issue polled including standing up for the middle class, foreign policy and medicare. the only issue where romney has an advantage is on the budget and on federal spending where he leads 50 to 45. >>> in what's considered a bit of a preview for the upcoming debates, president obama and mitt romney were both asked about foreign policy in the middle east including about the u.s. relationship with israel. >> the president's decision not to meet with bebe netanyahu, the president of israel when he's here is a mistake and it sends a message throughout the middle east tha
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Oct 23, 2012 2:30am PDT
four years of the george w. bush administration. 278 naval ships in 2007 marked the lowest active level since 1916. that exchange over the navy and the president's bayonet line is just the latest in a series of debate one-liners that blew up twitter in realtime. with more than 10 million tweets, the first presidential debate became the most tweeted about event in the history of united states politics. the exchange over big bird triggered 135,000 tweets per minute. romney's binders full of women remark boosted the number of tweets in the second presidential debate to 7.2 million. last night, 6.5 million tweets bounced around the web at more than 105,000 per minute. horses and bayonets led the way. >>> and the race to the white house is so close it's set to be decided by voters in just a few key swing states. conan o'brien gave some advice to the voters right here in the state of florida. >> if, yet, another presidential election is decided by the voters in florida i just want to make a quick plea to florida citizens to take their responsibility seriously and get out there and vote.
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Mar 15, 2012 5:30am EDT
samantha. it provided a performance by mum ford and sons. how good are they? george clooney was in the house. sir richard branson, harvey weinstein. the list goes on and on. but it was really about the toasts between the president and the prime minister. here they are, kind of a best man vibe to these things. >> now i'm so grateful for all the time david and i have had together. ♪ thank you for being a friend >> when we met two years ago we exchanged beers from our home towns. one news story said, david cameron and barack obama cemented their special relationship by hitting the bottles. when we had a barbecue at downing street for some of our service members david and i rolled up our sleeves, threw away the aprons, decided to flip the burgers ourselves. and finally when david and i got beat pretty badly in table tennis by some local london kids, one newspaper asked the head coach of the british olympic women's team to critique our performance. obama, the coach said, talked a lot. both of them, i'm quoting here, looked a little confused. >> you have to have a guy's night out because s
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Apr 10, 2012 2:30am PDT
presidency despite losing the independent vote. they were george w. bush in 2000 and jimmy carter in 1976. bush lost the indy vote to al gore by two points and independents vote forward gerald ford over carter by an 11-point margin. >>> let's gather around the water cooler to watch president obama kick off the 134th annual white house easter egg roll. unleashing his wild side. the president roared a growl during a dramatic reading of the children's classic "where the wild things are." >> and when he came to the place where the wild things are, they roared their terrible roars. and they gnashed their terrible teeth. don't blink. don't blink. >> who can do the wild rumpus? yes. it's the wild rumpus. oh, that's a good one. those are good claws. >> that will turn up in some mean ad, but come on. you like that as a father. what don't you do to make kids get into the act. even do it with dogs. it's a nice thing to see. that was followed by a painful performance on the basketball court where the president was forced to complete a few push-ups after missing three jump shot attempts during a
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Jun 26, 2012 2:30am PDT
been another recount, and george bush is president again. >> today the united states supreme court did what none of us expected -- sad news from washington, as the united states supreme court has committed octuple murder-sewer side, leaving only clarence thomas to rule on obama care, he has remained silent. the united states supreme court surpriseded many analysts today when justice samuel alito announced he will be stepping down from the bench to become the bass player for iron maiden. today the long awaited decision on obama care came down -- excuse me, excuse me, i said nobody in the break room. get out, out. >> iron maiden reference, you don't hear that enough. for his part, we should point out mr. murdoch's office said as the boy scouts say, be prepared. he said he fully hopes the supreme court strikes down obama care. >>> still ahead on way t"way to earl early", your tweets, texts and emails are up next. >>> we asked you at the top of the show what you were doing up. our producer has some answers. >>
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Mar 28, 2012 2:30am PDT
indicate the lead investigator in the case recommended the gunman, george zimmerman, be charged with manslaughter. the investigator says he was instructed not to press charges because the state's attorneys office did not think there was enough evidence for a conviction. zimmerman was questioned by police hours after the shooting, in which he claimed self defense. reports that the police department requested an arrest warrant for zimmerman are in conflict with statements made by police chief bill lee of sanford, florida, who has temporarily stepped down. written answers, lee insisted there was no probable cause for arrest. >>> today, the fbi is coordinating an investigation with the faa after a jetblue captain suffered some kind of a meltdown about 30,000 feet in the air. the airline describes the incident as a "medical situation," but as nbc's tom costello reports, the passengers on board left nothing to chance. >> reporter: on the ramp in amarillo, police and medics removed from a jetblue passenger plane the captain, restrained in a wheelchair. home video posted on youtube captures
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Jan 20, 2011 5:30am EST
. kennedy, ronald reagan, george w. bush, fdr, and our current commander in chief, barack obama. it was not always this way. if you want to sound smart, tell your friends inauguration day was on march 4 from 1793 until 1933. ratification of the 20th amendment in 1933 changed the start date of the president's term in office, pushed up to january 20. every inauguration since then has fallen on this date. >>> for the world news, let's huddle up and talk about last night's big dinner. boy, who wasn't there? you had your jackie chans were there, you had your chris christies were there, your y yo yomas, the clintons, bill and hillary. the list went on and on anna wintour. herby hancock. who knew he would be there? let's listen to red carpet arrivals. >> i just want to take some photos. >> are you going to show them any moves in there? >> not today. [ laughter ] >> thank you very much. >> how did you get invited tonight? >> i worked in a chinese restaurant. >> it's a great night for our country. doesn't matter whether you're a republican or democrat tonight. you're an american tonight, and we'
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Sep 12, 2011 2:30am PDT
, george w. bush raced to cash in on the horror. calling rudy giuliani a take hero there. strong words from krugman who kept his comments to his post for what he called obvious reasons. >>> today president obama moves ahead to tackle the jobs problem right here in this country and the president will push his $447 billion jobs plan calling again on lawmakers to pass the bill quickly. the president expected to announce he will send the bill to congress tonight, while reminding lawmakers his proposals to jump start the economy and to create jobs have been supported in the past by both parties. the president will be join in the rose garden by people from across the country who he said would benefit from the american jobs act, including teachers, veterans and small business owners. this all comes as the president's potential 2012 rivals gear up for a presidential debate in tampa, florida, site of the 2012 republican national convention. there's another debate tonight with rick perry still a front-runner in most polls. the seven other candidates expected to continue going after the texas gov
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Jun 4, 2012 5:30am EDT
at sarah jessica parker's home. a similar contest at george clooney's california pad netted the obama campaign several million dollars. go online with sjp. yesterday britain's queen elizabeth, maybe you saw this, traveling by barge. not just any barge, a totally iced-out, tricked-out barge. the river thames as part of her diamond jubilee, she's celebrating 60 years on the throne, she led a 1,000 ship flotilla. up to 1 million people expected to line the route in what was the biggest flotation celebration, if that's a term, in hundreds of years. since the 1600s apparently. crowd thinned out a bit when another british tradition, gray skies and pouring rain. the big celebration kicking off a busy summer for london that includes the olympic games. and they came out by the millions in lining the river to watch that festival. still ahead on "way too early," why are you awake? your royal tweets, texts and e-mails are next. [ male announcer ] if you think any battery will do, consider this... today training depends on technology. and when it takes a battery, there are athletes everywher
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Sep 15, 2011 2:30am PDT
? this time the fancy, super expensive restaurant jean george located in a trump apartment building in central park west. trump went from that $2 slice of pizza for her to a joint that zagat's rates costs the average guest 127 bucks for dinner. why did rick perry join donald trump? >> we're just going to be talking about, you know, how to create jobs in america. donald trump is pretty good about creating jobs. i've got to think donald's got some advice for me. >> i love donald trump, but let's give this thought. i'm not sure he's the symbol of hiring that you want out there, right? >> you're fired. >> you're fired. >> christine, you're fired! >> you're fired. >> you're fired. >> you're fired. >> heidi, you're fired. >> christine, you're fired. >> get out, everybody. out! >> you know what i'm saying? >>> one more for you here what does it take for an amish man to get arrested? well, in graves county, kentucky, there's one way to do it. they failed to affix orange safety triangles to the back of their horses and buggies because they say it violates their religion which bars themselves
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Aug 2, 2012 5:30am EDT
, the report was also co-authored by an economic staff member of president george h.w. bush. >>> now to the nation's ongoing debate over health care coverage. several provisions of the president's affordable care act kicked in yesterday, giving millions of american women a number of new benefits that must be covered by the health care providers without additional co-payments. these new services include access to contraception, annual checkups, breast-feeding supplies and counseling, as well as health screenings during pregnancies and for domestic abuse. under the new law, religious institutions can opt out of offering birth control as part of their insurance plans. >>> meanwhile, house republicans remain sharply opposed to the law, saying the mandate on new coverage infringes on americans' first amendment rights. >> this is not about women's health. this is about the largest assault on our first amendment rights. >> seriously, goodness gracious. the land of the free, home of the brave. we're no longer free in this country. >> religious freedom is one of the bedrock principles of our
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