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Jul 14, 2013 9:00am PDT
women that found their client not guilty. >> we are ecstatic with the results. george zimmerman was never guilty of anything except protecting himself in self-defense. i'm glad the jury saw it that way and give everyone thanks, particularly those who doubteded george's reasons and doubted his background now understand the jury knew, everything they knew, was enough for them to find him not guilty. >> that reaction came moments after the prosecution team expressed their disappointment with the verdict. >> we truly believe that the mind set of george zimmerman and the words that he used and the reason that he was out doing what he was doing fit the bill for second-degree murder. >> want to go straight now to msnbc's craig melvin live for us in sanford. you've been outside this courthouse throughout this whole thing and you were there when the verdict came down. what was the reaction like for those court observers that came out to be there for the verdict? >> reporter: by the time the verdict came out last night, thomas, roughly 250 in front of the courthouse. they spent the better par
MSNBC
Mar 24, 2012 12:00pm EDT
shooter george zimmerman is talking. and we're hearing from zimmerman for the first time since this became a national issue. ron allen joins us in florida. >> reporter: someone is speaking out on george zimmerman's behalf. he is maintaining that zimmerman did, in fact, shoot trayvon martin in self-defense. nothing changed there. he also said there are going to be more friends and supporters of zimmerman's coming forward in the coming days to tell his side of the story. on local television news, his attorney said george zimmerman is feeling a lot of stress, well aware of the outrage across the nation and the demands for his arrest by trayvon martin's family and legions of supporters. zimmerman is also very much aware of death threats. >> i have advised him to stay out of the public eye as much as he can. i don't know where he is. >> reporter: he said zimmerman's nose was broken and the back of his head injured, wounds that zimmerman told police he suffered when the unarmed teenager, trayvon martin, attacked him. in a sign of the escalating tension here, police arrested a minnesota fo
MSNBC
Jun 29, 2013 4:00am PDT
night. los angeles mayor presided over that ceremony. the second-degree murder trial of george zimmerman continues today after a first week of gripping testimony for several witnesses for the prosecution. ron mott is following this story from sanford, florida. >> hey there, richard. it's all quiet here on a saturday morning. yesterday they were focused on the fight. who was on top and who was on bottom. a gentleman who testified said he could clearly see on the dark night that the person on the bottom had lighter skin, george zimmerman. >> here's what i'm going to do. >> i could not hear that, no. >> could you hear this. >> no. >> following the prosecutor's lead. >> was he like this? >> defense attorney mark o'meara dropped to the floor. he saw him in a fighting stance popular in mixed martial arts. >> trayvon martin was on top. >> correct. >> he was reigning blows on on the person on the bottom, george zimmerman. >> that's right. >> the prosecutor questioned how well he could really see in the dark. >> did you ever see the person on top slamming the person on the bottom's head
MSNBC
Jul 5, 2015 9:00am PDT
. george walked hand in hand with his father prince william. the ceremony itself is on going. it's private. it's very small. only about 21 people. charlotte wearing the same gown prince george wore for his christening. being baptized in an elaborate silver basin called the lily font with holy water from the river jordan. all in the same chapel where princess diana was baptized. and, richard, we should note another nad to william's mother today, diana's niece has been named as char lot's god parent. >> it's a fun sunday in london in buckingham palace. thank you, kelly. the pope is heading to south america for a trip to promote solidarity among the poor. he is trafficking to ecuador, poe bolivia. they have 40% of the world's catholics. the pope is skipping his homeland of argentina partially to avoid papal engagement in the upcoming presidential election. two people dead after a pontoon boat capsized in the ohio river near louisville kentucky. authorities are not sure what the boat hit britefore it was pinned under a barge. two people were taken to the hospital. >> we were able to re
MSNBC
Jun 9, 2013 9:00am PDT
terrorist attack happening? >>> the trial of george zimmerman starts tomorrow. there's one key issue that remains unresolved. >>> it's official. one city on the west coast is at the top of a category that might make you want to go there, but not alone. >>> hello, everyone. it's high noon in the east, 9:00 a.m. out west. welcome to "weekends with alex witt." we begin with new details about the government's controversial surveillance program involving phone calls and internet usage. >> my concern is this is vast. it hasn't been proven that it works, uniquely valuable intelligence hasn't been proven to disrupted plots. finally, it's only another step to take that computer data and involve human beings and further taking a look at it. >> i do believe that if this was september 12th, 2001, we might not be having the argument that we're having today. and, yes, perhaps there's -- there has been some overreach, but to somehow think that because we are having phone calls recorded as far as their length and who they were talking to, i don't think that that is necessarily wrong if they want to go fu
MSNBC
Jul 6, 2013 4:00am PDT
local hospital. opponents will sue to block that new law. >>> president george w. bush is slated to give a speech on immigration reform. he's expected to explain why immigration reform is good for the country. >>> and vice president joe biden will travel to arizona tuesday. he'll be attending the memorial service for those 19 firefighters who recently killed while fighting a wildfire in that state. >>> let's go to egypt now where in cairo, the situation remains relatively calm with groups of protesters. but yesterday a much different story. clashes between the military and supporters of ousted president morsi left dozens dead and over 1,000 wounded. joining me with the latest a eamon. let's talk first about yesterday. extensive violence. what happened? >> absolutely. it was really a very bloody day across egypt. it started shortly after friday. it was the first day of the weekend here. thousands of people, supporters and opponents of the president took to the streets. yesterday was really a day for the supporters of the ousted president morsi to show their support to demand he be re
MSNBC
Jul 13, 2013 4:00am PDT
. >>> waiting for a verdict. the verdict in the george zimmerman back to deliberating in matter of hours. >>> in texas, while you slept, a fight over an abortion bill that ends in a dramatic and sweeping way. we will take you to austin, where it all happened, just hours ago. >>> and place your bets. london and the world anticipate a royal birth in some unique ways, including putting money on it. >>> and in business news, do women pay more than men when it comes to car repairs? a new survey with some surprise results. >>> good morning, everybody. welcome to "weekends with alex witt." i'm betty nguyen. alex is off today. now here's what's happening today. the jury in the trial of george zimmerman begins its first full day of deliberations this morning. it was handed the case yesterday afternoon, but did not reach a verdict and recessed in the early evening. sarah deloff joins us now from sanford, florida. we understand deliberations get underway in just a couple of hours from now. >> reporter: that is correct, betty. deliberations begin at 9:00 a.m. this morning. and after that, the
MSNBC
Apr 7, 2012 9:00am PDT
the trayvon martin case. new word from the foreiattorney george zimmerman. any day now, the special prosecutor could decide whether to bring charges against zimmerman. today zimmerman's attorney says he worries about public opinion possibly influencing the wheels of justice. >> that's a troubling thing because in the court of public opinion, it appears that he's just ready for sentencing. and it's going to be a hard road. that's why we're here today, to get people to stop and see the marches and so on and stop screaming for justice and let the court system work, get all the information and all the facts and let's see what happened then. >> the very latest, let's go to nbc's kerry sanders in sanford, florida, for us. kerry, it doesn't seem to be going away. this is further just percolating. where's the end point here? >> reporter: that is a good question. there are a lot of people who are wondering when the special prosecutor will have a decision on this. she has options. she can go to a grand jury if she chooses to present the evidence. or she can just make the decision on her own.
MSNBC
Mar 25, 2012 12:00pm EDT
, george zimmerman. also today, a more recent picture of george zimmerman from a mortgage firm where he worked as a loan review analyst. >> through his family members, i learned that right after the shooting, he couldn't stop crying. he's at the point now where he's just now realizing not just how big this is for him, but how big this is for the country. >> it's always been my opinion that he's been in danger from someone, for the whole time. and i think to not take that seriously would be a mistake. and i think he's been advised by law enforcement and by me to keep a low profile until you know, we get something resolved. because i believe his life is in danger. >> nbc's ron allen is live in sanford, florida. hello to you. that is an issue with this man having to hide out now for safety concerns. >> exactly, alex, he's afraid for his life, according to his attorney and his friend there. and the passion, anger and outrage continues to boil here and across the country. people demanding his arrest. but there's now a are very aggressive counteroffensive, a pu push-back from the zimmerman ca
MSNBC
Jun 3, 2012 12:00pm EDT
evidence yet that george zimmerman cannot be trusted either with his talking about his finances or talking about what happened the night trayvon martin was shot and killed. >> alex? >> that's been the discussion about bringing his credibility into question here. all right, charles hadlock, we're keeping an eye on things, when there's some activity you can let us know. this is joanne reed here on set with me, managing editor of t thegrio.com. let's talk about whats when he comes in. he'll have to have another bond hearing now? >> george zimmerman's lawyer can request and has indicated he probably will request another bond hearing at which he'd have to go back and talk about his finances. he'd have to answer for the discrepancy between what he and shelly zimmerman, his wife said between the april 20 hearing and the truth about how much money they have. >> what does this do? the issue of credibility comes up. how long-term can this, can the reaction be because of this? >> well here's the pro be for george zimmerman. he will almost certainly have to testify at trial. he's the only pers
MSNBC
Apr 1, 2012 12:00pm EDT
is similar he claims to what the nsa and the cia do. he gets a sample of george zimmerman's voice. he did that because george zimmerman dialed into 911 and identified himself, so he has that. he takes that and puts it in a computer and eliminates all of other conversations from in this case the 911 operator and butts it all together. then he takes the scream sound and puts that on the same time line on the computer and puts it into a program which is called ez voice biometrics. it sounds a little high techie, but he says it has been used for quite some time to get into the details of determining whether that is, indeed, somebody's voice. he says the analysis comes back with a 99% certainty that the voice heard in that scream is not george zimmerman's voice. george zimmerman, of course, is the white hispanic man month who had the gun who shot 17-year-old trayvon martin. now, another expert also contacted by the "orlando sentinel" now also contacted by nbc news, says that he uses a different technology. his name is ed primeau. what he does is he took the audio recording with that sc
MSNBC
Jul 20, 2013 9:00am PDT
network and they're calling on the government to pursue federal civil rights charges against george zimmerman. moments from now trayvon martin's mother sabrina houlton will be speaking at the vigil here in new york. then a short while ago trayvon's father tracy martin had this to say at the rally in miami. >> my message this morning is simple. i'd like the world to know that trayvon was my son. he was a love child. he did nothing wrong and we're not going to let them persecute him the way they have. nbc's michelle franzen is at the vigil here in new york city. michelle, a good day to you. we hear there from tracey martin. we know sybrina fulton will talk shortly. talk about the mood. is there excitement, apprehension? what is the feel? >> reporter: you can probably hear the clapping in the background right now. we just had a speaker turn out for this. a short time ago we watched -- we heard cheers as beyonce and jay-z walked out of the federal building courthouse building here and they're starting to work the crowd. it is supposed to be more of an upbeat sort of day, a call to actio
MSNBC
Jun 16, 2013 12:00pm EDT
dad. >> aw. well, president bush arrived home. president george w. bush arrived home safely in dallas this morning after a less than routine trip home from philadelphia. the president was headed from philadelphia international to dallas love field airport when his pilot reported the smell of smoke in the cockpit. at that point the gulfstream 4 aircraft that was carrying them was diverted to louisville, kentucky. the plane landed safely without incident. >>> a survivor of military sex assault. new reaction on a setback in congress that may change nothing for those wanting to report a sex attack. i'll talk to her next. can be. [ crickets chirping ] but did you know that the lack of saliva can also lead to tooth decay and bad breath? [ exhales deeply ] [ male announcer ] well there is biotene. specially formulated with moisturizers and lubricants, biotene can provide soothing relief and it helps keep your mouth healthy, too. [ applause ] biotene -- for people who suffer from dry mouth. to prove to you that aleve is the better choice for him, he's agreed to give it up. that's today
MSNBC
Mar 24, 2012 4:00am PDT
witt starts now. >>> new the morning, the attorney for george zimmerman is talking. will he be charged with a crime? >>> and what's next in the investigation? >>> fight for the big easy. louisiana votes in the gop primary today, but how much will it matter in the bigger battle? >>> talking like "madmen." a new study looks at how people spoke in the 1960s and does the hit tv show really use the language of that era? >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "weekends with alex witt." we have new developments to share in the shooting death of trayvon martin. the lawyer for the ad mitted gunman george zimmerman spoke out last night. the attorney says he has not talked to his client at the night of the shooting and where the evidence points. >> well, the ultimate issue is that there was some kind of scuffle that took place and there was a gun that was discharged and now there's a gunman dead. so the issue is whether the ultimate issue is, was it self-defense in this case? that's what all the evidence will pull, hopefully it will lead a jury to discover. >> the newly-appointed lead prosecutor
MSNBC
Apr 21, 2012 12:00pm EDT
florida, george zimmerman could walk free on bond at any time as he awaits trial for second-degree murder. now we hear from zimmerman for . here's what he said to trayvon martin's parents and the response from their attorney. >> i wanted to say i am sorry for the loss of your son. i did not know how old he was. i thought he was a little bit younger than i am. i did not know if he was armed or not. >> it was devastating that he got to give a self-serving apology to help him get a bond. they were very outraged at that. >> kerry sanders is live for us in sanford, florida. any sense when zimmerman might leave? >> reporter: the timetable is really not set in stone. he will eventually leave the $150,000 bond appears to have been arranged. i think what's really going on is his lawyer and the team that will assist him in his departure are trying to figure out where we h will go. at the same time, the sheriff here is going to be responsible for the ankle monitor that will go on him. that is set up to show where he goes. it's hooked into a gps and the sheriff and the company that provide tha
MSNBC
Jun 1, 2013 9:00am PDT
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MSNBC
Apr 22, 2012 12:00pm EDT
where else, weather.com. >>> new word from florida on george zimmerman's bail prospects. his family is apparently struggling to fund his $150,000 bond. meanwhile, zimmerman's lawyer worries about his client's safety after he's released from jail. nbc's kerry sanders has more. how soon could zimmerman leave jail? >> well, i'm out here in front of the court complex and the jail complex here and it's possible it could all go together today. the attorney, mark o'mara has suggested it could go as late as mid-week before his client is released from jail here. and once he is released, as you said, what he's looking for is a sense of privacy,ç they'd likeo put george zimmerman in some sense of hiding. and it likely will be outside of the state of florida. where he's charged with second-degree murder. alex? >> let's talk about the ankle monitor. why is that not ready yet? what's the hold-up? do you anything about it? >> reporter: i do, it's a routine piece of equipment they've used here for some time. but in this particular case, they're doing some double and triple checks to make sure it
MSNBC
Jun 15, 2013 4:00am PDT
states. >>> also, the jury selection saga at the george zimmerman trial. are jurors telling all they know about the case? >>> one airline company plans to pack more people on to every plane, but how? that's in the morning's business headlines. and spilling more secrets? edward snowden may be sharing information with china. what does that mean for him? what does that mean for the united states? welcome to weekend with alex whitt. alex is off this morning. here's what's happening right now. new reports on the u.s. decision to arm syrian rebels as that conflict escalates. kristin walker joins us from the white house. kristin, are we getting any clearer picture at this point as to why now? >> well, craig, we know that president obama has been considering can arming the rebels for several months. we also know that back in april he first started sending military aid to the opposition forces. nonlethal aid. things that would help them in the field, for example. but in terms of why now, the pressure has been mounting on all fronts. on the one hand, you have members of congress, senator john
MSNBC
Jun 3, 2012 9:00am PDT
>>> hi, alex, well the freedom is ticking away for george zimmerman, he's expected here this afternoon. so he could arrive at the seminole county jail any time. the judge in this case on friday ordered a revocation of zimmerman's bond, based on the fact that he may have misled. zimmerman and his wife may have misled the court about how much money they actually had in their accounts. it turns out that zimmer marn had at least 135,000 in a pay pal account that was attached to his website where he was raising money for his defense. but he told the court and his wife did, too, that they were basically broke. on friday, state prosecutors presented evidence telephone conversations between zimmerman and his wife, while he was still in jail here. in which they discussed money and their bank accounts. the state says they were talking in code. hiding the amounts of money they actually had. the judge was not happy about that. and he said that zimmerman benefitted from the fact that he had a lower bond. $150,000, when in fact the family had more money. attorneys for trayvon martin's fami
MSNBC
Mar 18, 2012 9:00am PDT
security. one neighbor said that george zimmerman would circle the block and circle it. that it was weird. on january 1 on new year's, he called 911 46 times. clearly he volunteered for this job. something he was passionate about. now that raises questions about his -- i-can't say motive -- but raises questions about everything surrounding the shooting. the reason why he has not been arrested is because he claimed that he fired in self-defense. police say that they don't have any evidence to prove the contrary. martin's familiar sly challenging that and asked what could have been so threatening about a 17-year-old boy walking back from a convenience store unarmed. when police found his body he was carrying no more than a bag of skittles, some money, and a can of iced tea. now we have these 911 calls. all the calls that we will listen to in a knew seconds, first call is george zimmerman talking to a 911 operator. the operator urges him not to follow suit. not to get out of his car. not to follow this allegedly suspicious person but clearly he ignored that operator's request and proce
MSNBC
Feb 16, 2013 4:00am PST
vapt cannon list george weigel. it is very good to see you. as we get to the process of selecting the new pope, how soon can that begin and do you hear these reports as well that it may go earlier than expected? >> i do. i prankly think that's a very wise idea. the 15 to 20-day provision in the current constitution that govern it is election of a pope, was created to allow time for a i did any tied funeral mass, a period of mourning for the deceased pope, and a set of meetings among the cardinals and then the enclosure of the conclave. of course, there is no funeral this time. so when the seat becomes vacant at 8:00 p.m. rome time february 28, i would imagine, indeed i would hope, that about a week would pass before the conclave would be enclosed and the voting process would begin. this is simply a matter of amending the apostolic constitution which is the pope can do or he can assign the authority to the dean of the college of cardinals to do that himself. >> so we have welfare days or so leading up to february 28. what happens to benedict in this period and immediately afterward
MSNBC
Mar 6, 2016 9:00am PST
first summit between reagan and gorbachev, and it was in 1985. he helped with george schultz, the then secretary of state and others in the administration to promote the atmosphere at a guest house in geneva that would vee y create a real conversation where they would walk about, there was a fire set in a small room and they then had their first one-on-one conversation without all of the others hanging on and it became a template for the future talks. some went well. the one in iceland was a terrible summit. the fact is they were on a glide packet f packet for any goigs yags. we were sometimes on a hair trigger with nuclear weapons aimed at each other and all of that changed with conversations and summits. a lot of other people, not only schultz but jim baker who were interested in negotiations despite efforts at the pentagon by the defense secretary and casper weinberger and others in his close circle whole tried time and time again to stop those engagements, and there were military deployments which were controversial, intermediate range missiles. the green party grew up. there were
MSNBC
Feb 26, 2012 12:00pm EST
conservatives by sneering at president obama for apologizing. remember, this is something george w. bush did in a similar circumstance during his war on terror when he was the president. and to say that there is nothing that radical islamists can do to get barack obama's attention, i think osama bin laden got barack obama's attention and that's something you'll hear about from the white house during the campaign. >> we have rick santorum commenting ability the need to revive the manufacturing sector. let's listen. >> president obama said he wants everyone in america to go to college. what a snob. he wants to remake you in his image. i want to create jobs so people can remake their children into their image, not his. >> what's your reaction to that, perry? >> two problems with the comment. the first one is, the president's budget, if you look at it, is full of money for americans to do more, get into more trade jobs, electricians. he doesn't require a college degree. sanitorium is factually wrong. the president is four people finding jobs and doesn't require a four-year degree. the second proble
MSNBC
Apr 14, 2012 12:00pm EDT
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MSNBC
Jul 20, 2013 4:00am PDT
verdict of the george zimmerman trial. here's the president in his own words. >> when trayvon martin was first shot i said this could have been my son. another way of sating that, trayvon martin could have been me 35 years ago. there are very few african-american men in this country who haven't had the experience of being followed when they were shopping in a department store. that includes me. there are, frankly, very few african-american men who haven't had the experience of walking across the street and hearing the locks click on the doors of cars. that happens to me. at least before i was a senator. there are very few african-americans who haven't had the experience of getting on an elevator and a woman clutching her purse nervously and holding her breath until she had a chance to get off. that happens often. and i don't want to exaggerate i ask people if trayvon martin was of age and armed, key have stood his ground on that sidewalk? and do we actually think that he would have been justified in shooting mr. zimmerman who had followed him in a car because he felt threatened. and
MSNBC
Apr 18, 2015 4:00am PDT
protocol will look a lot like it did for the birth of prince george. it's all over but the waiting for kate and the rest of us. the only hints about her due date are on the no parking signs outside the hospital. a two-week special event. it's a royal rerun just like with george the world's cameras will be focused on the window of st. mary's hospital. a tweet and enmail will tell us she's is there in labor. prince george was the first to have his birth tweeted out to the world. this time we'll be anxiously refreshing @kensingtonroyal for the announcement. a girl favorite name is alice. but even the parents don't know. the queen will be first in line to hear the new baby news along with the grandparents and then the world. the rest will happen just as it has for decades. the official paper proclamation rushed to the gates of buckingham palace and the waiting crowds. >> people have been excited about royal babies you know since way before henry viii's time. there's always been the tolling of bells, firing of guns great celebrations in the streets when a royal baby is born. >> reporter: li
MSNBC
Mar 7, 2015 4:00am PST
. george w. bush won here in 2000 and obviously went on to the white house. santorum, who ultimately won the caucuses, though he was not declared the winner on caucus night, it took them longer to actually count the votes correctly. he went on to lose the nomination to mitt romney. >> all right. there's perspective for you. let's get you some weather right now. the big chill. after what many hope was the last big storm. philadelphia remains covered in snow. about seven inches in fact fell thursday. snow still covers the steps that rocky once ran up at the museum of art. and look at these kids. they made the most of it by getting out the sleds. but there is still a warmup in the works. reynolds wolf has more on that. >> that's right. let's talk about some changes we're going to deal with all blamed on the jet stream. a trough out to the east, ridge in the west. temperatures will be warming up. for millions of people in the central plains. it will keep the cold air locked well to the north a lot of people breathing a sigh of relief. a shift towards a spring-like pattern. that's going to be
MSNBC
Jun 8, 2013 4:00am PDT
away, the george zimmerman trial begins monday but a pretrial hearing is not over, it's on again today. what's the hangup? >>> super power summit, a late night meeting between president obama and chinese leader one key topic stood out there. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "weekends with alex witt." what's happening as we have breaking news. nelson mandela is in the hospital this morning with what government officials are calling a serious lung infection. nbc's ana bell roberts has been monitoring the latest for us and is live in london. what more can you tell us? >> good morning, alex. it's a recurrence of the lung infection that has plagued nim recent months. he was being treated for this at home over the last couple of days but he took a turn for the worse in the middle of the night and doctors looking after him decided he needed to be transferred to the hospital immediately. he's in the hospital in pretoria. his condition is said to be serious, but stable. mandela is 94 years old. 95 next month. he was last in hospital just over a month ago. then he was treated for pneumonia
MSNBC
Feb 13, 2016 4:00am PST
, george h.w. bush and former first lady barbara bush that came out in new hampshire. he's got his brother george, his sister-in-law, former first lady and jeb being the first son, himself, there is a deep family members from here on out. >> you are right about the popularity of bush, 43, however you want to distinguish him from his father. kate dawson did a private poll. he comes in at a whopping 84% popularity in that state. he is right up there with the popular governor nikki haly and others. it will be interesting to see what effect he has. also, we're going to have you back, thomas, i know you spoke with some young voters there. i want to hear their take on the campaign. i'll have you back in a bit. don't go anywhere. appreciate it. paul singer is joining me now. palm, we talked about the popularity there. you heard the numbers with the former president in south carolina. of course, he won the 2000 primary. goes on to win the state's general election in 2000 and '04. do you think this is the only state we can expect to see w campaigning for his brother? >> no, i doubt i. remem
MSNBC
Jun 2, 2012 9:00am PDT
george zimmerman's bond revoked after prosecutors say he and his wife both lied to the court about their finances. nbc's kerry sanders has more from sanford, florida. hi, kerry. >> reporter: alex, florida prosecutors say it's because george zimmerman and his family misled, deceived and outright lied to the court when they said they were essentially broke. the only way they could reach a bond would be to get second mortgages on george zimmerman's parents' and grandmother's homes. 28-year-old george zimmerman, released from jail here six weeks ago, is headed back behind bars. >> at this time i revoke his bond. >> reporter: florida prosecutors argued the accused murderer, released on bond in april, deceived the court when he failed to reveal $135,000 balance in a paypal account he had set up through his website. >> it was misleading and i don't know what other words to use other than it was a blatant lie. >> reporter: at the bond hearing in april, zimmerman's wife, shelly, was allowed to testify by phone to avoid cameras in the courtroom. >> do you have any estimate as to how much mon
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Oct 17, 2015 9:00am PDT
president george bush share blame for the 9/11 attacks. whatever you want to say, the twin towers came down when he was president -- >> wait, you can't blame george bush for that -- >> well, blame him or not, the twin towers came down during his reign. >> and jeb bush said, how dare he attack my brother for 9/11. we were attacked and my brother kept us safe. and then the donald trump said, no, you are pathetic, because you said nothing happened during your brother's term when the world trade center was attacked and came down. carly fiorina has two more campaigns in iowa including one next hour. and also, hillary clinton is going to the address democrats, and donald trump is going to meet with the family council. and meanwhile, hillary clinton addressed more questions about the e-mails and something in the debate as far as bernie sanders was concerned. >> and coming up in a moment, we will tell you what question made her laugh about the question about her e-mails. >>> and this hour, coming out of israel, and the west bank, and two palestinians were killed in hebron and a third in jerusalem,
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Jul 13, 2013 9:00am PDT
richard lui in for alex today. it's day two of jury deliberations in the george zimmerman trial. jurors deliberated for 6 1/2 hours and are just starting their one-hour lunch break right now. the all-female panel is deciding whether to find him guilty of second-degree murder, guilty of manslaughter, or acquit him on all charges. joining me here in new york city is msnbc legal analyst, leas a bloom and msnbc's craig melvin is outside of the courtroom in sanford, for us. craig, have you seen more activity on the ground over the last 24 hours? i know you were saying that you've seen a maximum of three people, at least, up until yesterday. >> reporter: yesterday we saw some demonstrators and today we have seen more demonstrators. i would say about 75% of the demonstrators are with a group, especially with justice for trayvon, trayvon martin. and there are actually a handful of folks who are demonstrating in front of the courthouse right now, who are holding signs, holding posters, holding posters in support of george zimmerman as well. so we have seen an uptick in the number of demonstrator
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Apr 28, 2012 9:00am PDT
. >>> a new battle is brewing between the family of george zimmerman and the parents of trayvon martin. the family wants the court to evoke zimmerman's bond because he claimed not to have enough money. his attorney called it an oversight. but trayvon's family wants the court to take action. >> we believe that george zimmerman not only deceived the parents of trayvon martin, he also deceived the court and that the court should revoke his bond. the family wants the court to revoke his bond and remand him to custody. >> alexis stodghill is joining me now. can you break down this dispute? >> yes, basically when zimmerman's band was set -- he presented to the court a picture of himself as being completely indigent, as though he and his family had nothing. it turned out that actually his website had taken in over $200,000 a mere three days after he had been released from jail. his attorney, mark o'mara, claims he didn't even know that zimmerman had this money. and that is why crump is saying that he might have intentionally misled the courts. >> well, you have to think perjury. is that somet
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Mar 31, 2012 12:00pm EDT
arrest of george zimmerman, the man who admittedly shot the florida teen. thousands hitting the streets carrying trayvon signs. ron allen is live there. let's get the latest. what's happening there? >> reporter: alex, it's getting loud here. a huge crowd of people just walked through a neighborhood in sanford and they've just arrived here at the police department. you can see behind me perhaps and you can hear certainly it's a crowd in the hundreds, maybe 1,000 or more. i can't see all the way down the street. but they're still coming. leaders of this march are reverend jesse jackson, reverend al sharpton and other activists across the country who are here to press for the demand of the arrest of george zimmerman. a lot of families are here, a lot of children are here, a lot of young people are here. some students from the high school that trayvon martin attended in miami are here. they're trying to keep the momentum of this public demand, this public outrage for the arrest of george zimmerman. similarly tomorrow afternoon in miami -- of course this is happening while this case has beco
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Nov 27, 2011 10:00am EST
republicans, including gingrich. supporting george w. bush's immigration plan. at the time conservatives called it amnesty. >> what the letter shows today is that he's fully in support of president bush's amnesty program. this is something that i have been against throughout my career. and i have always said that we need to uphold the laws of the land. >> during his own book signing in florida, gingrich responded to the ongoing attacks. >> i clearly did not call for amnesty tuesday night. i clearly did not suggest 11 people -- i'm happy to debate all of my friends in this race. it would be nice if they stuck to the facts and were willing to work at being honest. >> and the dream is still alive for hardcore sarah palin supporters. the group conservatives for palin says it's raised enough money to run a tv ad in iowa urging her to reconsider a white house run. >>> meanwhile, gary johnson is hinting as a run as a third party candidate. he feels abandoned by the republican party and may run as a libertarian. >> the candidates are on the road today. michele bachmann signs books in iowament he
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Oct 17, 2015 4:00am PDT
. bush is firing back at trump who suggested george w. bush shared in the blame for the 2001 terrorist attacks. >> talk about george bush. say what you want, the world trade center came down during his time. >> hold on. you can't blame george bush for that. >> well, he was president. don't blame him or don't blame him, but he was president. the world trade center came down during his reign. >> with well on twitter, jeb bush said how pathetic for donald trump to criticize the president for 9/11. we were attacked and my brother kept us safe. after initially dodging reporters' questions, donald trump said, no, jeb bush you're pathetic for saying nothing happened when the world trade center was attack and came down. >>> and on capitol hill, huma abedin met behind closed doors with the committee. >> i spoke with the committee's staff and today and i answered the questions to the best of my ability. with that i'll be making no further comments. >>> and the joe biden 2016 watch is reaching its peak this weekend. sources say he could make a decision within the next 48 hours. clinton campaign c
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May 17, 2015 9:00am PDT
a question that wasn't asked. >> joining me now governor of vermont howard dean and former george w. bush administration official leslie sanchez. leslie, i'm going to reach out to you first. assess where jeb bush stands after this week. still the perceived front-runner overall or has he fumbled that away a bit? >> we have a strong lineup of gop contenders. it's very disverse and it takes about four months for any of the candidates to get up to speed and understand the cadence of a presidential campaign. we used to start this in the fall. now we start it two years before that. the truth is, he's out of practice. he misstepped. i think there's a more important issue here. there is such an imprint on the american psych can i right now it's continued to remain how people feel about the iraq war. i've been doing focus groups across the country, a lot of independence voters. that is very real and a lot of people feel and see that connection with his brother regardless of whether the brain trust inside the bush campaign has really thought about that. >> the fact is you're getting polling a
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Jun 8, 2013 9:00am PDT
for george zimmerman right now going on in a florida courtroom. the trial starts monday, but now the judge is listening to testimony from voice experts to determine if their analysis of a 911 call from the day of the shooting should be admissible at trial. nbc's ron mott is joining me from sanford, florida. with a good day to you, i know you have been at that post all day. what's the latest on this? >> reporter: hey there, alex. good saturday to you. you can see the second of three scheduled defense experts on the stand right now, and as one might predict, we're getting some pretty dramatic contrast between what defense experts are saying about the utility or usefulness of this 911 call and what the state's experts are saying about the 911 call. the state experts were up yesterday, and basically they are saying that that screaming sound you hear on the 911 call is actually trayvon martin, and they have gone even a step further to identify speech as what he is screaming. so let's take a listen at two of the state's experts and then we'll talk on the other side. take a listen. >> t
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May 2, 2015 9:00am PDT
happy news, moments a ago the duke of cambridge returned to the hospital with baby george who is about to meet his new sister. we saw a glimpse of prince william as he left to pick up george earlier. here he is sounding like a proud father. >> going to pick up george. >> nbc's kelly cobeyeah is joining us from london. got to be a jubilant mood in london today? >> oh, such a wonderful surprise that the baby was born first of all today, a princess was born and also the british public got to see prince george for the first time really in months. just over an hour ago, prince william left the hospital 15 minutes later he returned with prince george in the back seat of his car. he brought him out as you saw in the video, then put him down. prince george took a couple steps, turned around looked across the street one look at all of us across the street and went right back to his father's arms. prince william taking him to the steps, telling him to give a royal wave the first of many royal waves probably in his lifetime. he's now inside meeting his little sister the princess of cambridg
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Jul 27, 2013 9:00am PDT
the white house. what does he want for his son? >>> starr jones, her legal take on the george zimmerman trial and her personal reaction to the verdict. are they one in the same? >>> hello. it's high noon here. welcome to weekends with alex witt. president obama is wrapping up the push for his economic agenda today. he's making a call to congress to support job growth with the goal of strengthening the middle class. >> repealing obama care, gutting critical investments in our future, threatening to default on the bills this country has wracked up or shutting down the government just because i'm for keeping it open. none of those things add up to an economic plan. none of that will take this country where it needs to go. >> let's go to the white house. kristen welker. what is the president doing to turn the talk of all this economic agenda into a reality? >> reporter: well, i think his strategy at this point and of course it's not clear that it's going to work but the strategy at this point is that president obama is getting out of the white house. out of washington, d.c., takin
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Jan 11, 2014 4:00am PST
breached. >>> more than 2,000 documents related to the scandal of the george washington bridge scandal. >>> will a polar vortex chill the economy? surprising numbers. >> my conversation with kathie lee gif ford. she helds me how she and hoda came to be. good morning and welcome to weekends with alex witt. here's what's happening out there. the new jersey state assembly released thousands of pages of e-mails, text messages and documents related to the traffic jam on the george washington bridge. it's the biggest scandal of governor chris christie's tenure. they demand the lanes be reopened. he wrote he was worried state and federal laws had been broken. the documents revealed governor christie, appointee david wildstein showed up to witness the traffic jam in person. we are going to michael isikoff who has the report for us. michael? >> reporter: good morning, alex. these e-mails are rife with details about the hardships created by the lane closures on the george washington bridge in september. the executive director of the port authority is furious about this, calls them abusive, a thr
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Oct 7, 2012 9:00am PDT
state. >> yeah, i think you left out george clooney, because for some, that is a headliner, just saying, as well. thank you. >>> as mike said, mitt romney is in the sunshine state. t nominee there for a second day. and a good sunday to you, peter, how is mitt romney coming off to the crowd there is? >> mitt romney prepares to head out to another swing state, boarding the plane with his wife, ann, last night trying to put an emphasis on the state of florida, which they think will be a significant path. the new sense of confidence has been within the campaign, enthusiasm among the crowds, particularly trying to counter the attacks, trying to cast mitt romney as an out-of-touch executive. usually he sort of out sources that opportunity to speak about himself to others. now he is speaking about his own life story, and here is one story about an old friend of his who was disabled. >> he stayed active, active in his business, active in spinal cord research, doing everything he could to try to keep other people from experiencing the suffering he had had. so i was happy to put my hand on his sh
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