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MSNBC
Dec 6, 2010 11:00pm EST
tomorrow? in the red to china. >> we won't be able to compete with countries like china if we keep borrowing from countries like china. >> tonight a "countdown" special report. how much we'll have to borrow from china to keep the bush tax cuts. and what the government won't tell us about other countries we'll have to borrow from. >>> deal with it. the president announces a framework to extend all the tax cuts. the consolation prize? extending unemployment. temporarily. the democrats not too happy. our guest sam stein. >>> "don't ask, don't tell," just follow the maverick. senator mcconnell's plan of attack for fighting repeal. >> my personal view is that senator mccain is correct on this. i intend to follow his lead. we'll find out when we finally get around to debating this ç bill, which i think will not be before the end of the year. >>> assange's insurance file. the poison pill threat. and scotland yard issues a warrant for his arrest. controversial wikileaks founder julian assange promises a release of another batch of uncensored documents. quote, if something happens to us,
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2010 8:00pm EST
, they run up a huge national debt and send their jobs to china and give tax breaks to billionaires? is that the future that kids have to look forward to? >> if there were any doubt of sending the jobs and the ious to china, the latest republican became the latest attack line, and quoting that obama's deal will pump $1 trillion chinese economy into the united states in the next three years. they say that american manufacturers have found it cheaper and profitable to send china their jobs, and he did not mean to singling out g.e. this network's parent company, but he brought out an old quote from before the recession from the ceo. >> when i am talking to g.e. managers, i talk china, china, china, china. five chinas. you need to be there. you need to change the way people talk about it and how they get there. i am a nut on china. gee, when g.e. recently had a couple of years ago some really difficult economic times, and they needed $16 billion to bail them out, i didn't hear them going to china, china, china, china. >> other u.s. companies were singled out for growing. >> what the ame
MSNBC
Nov 30, 2010 2:00am EST
, wikileaks cable reveelts china ready to abandon north korea. >>> supposedly one of the few remaining sane republicans, yet she won't vote for the treaty with the russians until two presidents named bush tell her it's okay. >>> and he had already played at least six serious doctors, including two different ones on the unbearably serious series "ben casey." it was when dr. womak came along that the world turned. >>> you may have noticed that the big headline about wikileaks dump of 250,000 state department records is that it happened. in our fourth story tonight what these cables reveal is that most of what you think about america's foremost boogiemen is wrong. north korea did not stand alone as a rogue state, that china had kim jong-il's back. china seems to have had it up to here with north korea's ways calling it a spoiled child after the missile testing in april of last year. two chinese officials were ready to face the new reality that north korea had little value to china as a buffer state. china would be comfortable with a reunified korea controlled by seoul. here's the kicker,
Current
Mar 30, 2012 5:00pm PDT
and problematic role being played by china and russia whereas in libya they permitted us to go forward. >> i would say for the russians. the russians used to have a big role in the middle east, and now it doesn't. syria is its foothold. it's a client for its armament will youbut also political ally. russia is not going to abandon them. but the chinese are just coming along. iran, the syrians cannot do anything without iran's say so. >> so this then leaves the obama administration in something of a bind. it wants to see assad gone for many legitimate reasons but feels it has no real tools right now. what are it's options and why do they not work. >> everyone is so aware of what does not work in syria that it produced a sense of despair. what will not work is a libya-styled bombing campaign. libya wound up being divided in half and in effect the good guys, our guys, the rebels, were behind the walls. n.a.t.o. in effect enforced that wall. it meant that those guys, the eastern half of libya, could organize over time, form a government, form a relationship between the government an
MSNBC
Dec 16, 2010 2:00am EST
plug countries like china." sherrod brown tried to get bipartisan support to attach to the tax cut bill, a deal that had already passed the house, that would address china's manipulation of its own currency, which keeps the prices of chinese product well below that of u.s. competitors. even though such a move would create jobs estimated in the hundreds of thousands, the administration opposes it, depending on china to keep financing our growing debt. even sending the secretary of state there last year to vouch for america's credit. in new figures todd s today, the treasury revealed that china alone had acquired another $26 billion in u.s. debt and holds more than $900 billion in u.s. treasury. the treasury denying our request to reveal how much debt held by saudi arabia and possibly even iran. speaker pelosi's office telling "countdown," quote, we continue to discuss this issue of disclosure with treasury. as we reported last week, in 1974, the u.s. treasury got saudi arabia to start buying billions in u.s. debt in exchange for keeping it a secret. in a statement to "countdown" ton
MSNBC
Nov 29, 2010 11:00pm EST
british paper, wikileaks cable reveals china ready to abandon north korea. >>> supposedly one of the few remaining sane republicans, yet she won't vote for the treaty with the russians until two presidents named bush tell her it's okay. at least two presidents named bush. >>> and he had already played at least six serious doctors, including two different ones on the unbearably serious series "ben casey." but it was when dr. rumak came along that the world turned. so we're on the serengeti, and seth finds a really big bone. we're talking huge. they dig it up, put it in the natural history museum and we get to name it. sethasauraus. really. your points from chase sapphire preferred are worth 25% more on travel? means better vacations. that's incredible. believe it...with chase sapphire preferred your points are worth 25% more on travel when booked through ultimate rewards. what's that? oh, you mean this giant check for 522 big ones? it's just the staggering amount of money i save people on average when they call me, "the saver," to switch their car insurance to esurance. you mean the s
MSNBC
Nov 1, 2010 2:00am EDT
for senate from delaware believes she was cleared to read secret classified documents about china because she has been working for non-profit organizations. she also believes china is plotting to take over the united states and the first evidence of this is that, "china is drilling for oil off the coast of florida." this fear of the chinese does not extend to mark kirk. one day he feld a hund raiser with american business men in china and the next day he voted against closing to places like china. the tea party and republican candidate for wisconsin ron johnson is also in fair of relocating employees. he testified against toughing laws on pedophiles. in utah the anti-bail out senate dand date insists on not raising the liability limits from $75 million to $10 billion. you have a set of settled expex tagss that you give to a business when it didss to make an invisment in this. ask by the -- if that leaves taxpayers on the hook leed a milted yeah it probably does. >>> kentucky called the pressure on bp. he is also opposed to federal mine safety regulations. the bottom line is i'm no
Current
Mar 13, 2012 11:00pm PDT
to cut or drastically reduced. >> the programs so critical it's worth borrowing money from china to pay for it. you get rid of obama care, others planned parent hood we're going to get rid of that, the subs die for amtrak, i would eliminate that, the national endowment for the arts and humanities. >> the question was about deficit reductions and programs that romney would reduce as president. you heard he specifically referred to a subs defor amtrak. he did not say amtrak, we'll get rid of that. he did not add such a qualifier to planned parenthood, calling for the elimination of not funding for planned parent hood, but "planned parenthood, we're going to get rid of that." we're going to continue to cover that statement throughout the hour. the polls just closed in the southern states, alabama the candidates winning 20% tonight or winner takes owl if a district majority. 26 elected at large proportion anotherly unless a candidate wins a majority. plus those not bound to the winner. >> 37 delegates, 25 more elected at large again awarded proportion nay with a 15% threshold. add 3r.n.
MSNBC
Sep 30, 2009 10:00pm EDT
bring that nation and that state some jobs when the president took a four-day trip to china to sit on his as and watch the olympics. the best persons in the world. the best embarrassing mistake caused by not bothering to check john cooke the website gawker writing that in additions of "countdown" written this month. we know where he was on saturday. saturday's red sox game in yankee stadium as broadcast by fox. the local position just on top of olbermann's head. we have it on good authority that we are not keith olbermanns. the same tip and the same images this week. he didn't use it. we knew that. what we didn't know is that it's been checked with olbermann to confirm it's him and found it was not. we should have checked two. doesn't that look like keith olbermann down to the glasses. should we look at the screen grab. that's supposed to be me as opposed to the woman on the far right. that's sarah palin. is that the blond kid? maybe the camera. none of those people is me. confirmed that to corporate parents. they didn't bother to confirm it again. i was not at the yankee game on satu
MSNBC
Oct 21, 2010 11:00pm EDT
candidate's fund-raising with american business people in china. the next day he votes no on closing tax loopholes that encourage american corporations to ship jobs to china and other foreign countries. this while the united states chamber of commerce campaigns against kirk's opponent with this. >> does anyone think he can create jobs? >> here or in china? rove's latest job, his pac at $7 million from the puppeteer of the swift boaters. n delaware, she insists she won the debate about separation of church and state. >> we were high-fiving each other thinking we had exposed he doesn't know the first amendment. then when we read the reports that said the opposite, we were all like, what. >> in ohio, rich hyatt is even more trouble. >>> the strangest election in nearly a century and a half. my special guest on the mid-terms, on the tea party and the threat to democracy from secret and foreign campaign spending, on the re-emergence of george w. bush in the campaign. >>> the speaker of the house, nancy pelosi, all the news and commentary new on "countdown." >>> good evening from new york.
MSNBC
Oct 31, 2010 11:00pm EDT
was cleared to read secret classified documents about china because she's been working for nonprofit organizations for the past 15 years. she also believes china is plotting to take over the united states. and the first evidence of this is that china is drilling for oil off the coast of florida. this fear of the chinese clearly does not extend to the tea party and republican candidate for senate from illinois, mark kirk. one day he held a fundraise we are american businessmen in china. the next day, he voted against closing tax incentives for outsourcing american jobs to places like china. the tea party and republican candidate for senate from wisconsin, ron johnson, is also in favor of relocating employees. he testified against toughening laws on pedophiles and employers who shield them. he argued this could damage a business. a business like the catholic church. in utah, the anti-bailout senate candidate, mr. lee, insists on not raising the liability limits for the next bp from $75 million to $10 billion. you have a set of settled expectations that you give to a business when it de
MSNBC
Apr 13, 2010 10:00pm EDT
were talking about china and nepal settling the long-standing dispute. china claims mt. everest was 12 feet shorter. both were in the range of 29,000 feet, not 20,000. typeo. i apologize to mt. everest, i did not mean to diminish 9,000 feet. scientists disagree about how tall mt. everest is and if it is the tallest mountain in the world. summer ash who has been doing explainers online told us this today. she said while everest is the highest mountain above sea level, it's not the farthest point from the earth. the earth is fatter at the equator, it bulges like a beer belly, and therefore there's a mountain in ecuador whose center is farther from the center of the earth than everest. little known fact. also if you measure a mountain from the base no matter where the base is, from the base to the summit, the hawaiian volcano is 4,000 feet taller than mt. everest, it's just more than half of it is under the ocean. that's the apology to mt. everest for our demeaning type-o, and also that's the end of the show. moment of eek. i'll be on "the daily show" with john stewart tonight and the mar
MSNBC
Sep 18, 2009 1:00am EDT
than that, because what happened is, he comes back from china. the itt charge that he had settled an antitrust case with the itt corporation in exchange for a large campaign corporation, he's being battered with that after he get back from canada -- or china. he's convinced the democrats are using this to try to hurt him and tarnish the centerpiece of his campaign. and so he writes memos on this and says, this is a problem. they've obviously planned this. as it happened, that wasn't true. there wasn't -- hadn't been a corrupt settlement, so he's looking for something that he can use to counter this negative publicity he's getting, that is tarnishing his centerpiece of his campaign, the china trip. >> was there a kickback scam going on? >> no evidence of it. i can't believe the man who was in charge -- a man named richard mclaren is not the type who would have settled an antitrust case for anybody. if it weren't justified. >> i gather your conclusion is it was kind of thomas of beckette thing, who will rid me of these meddlesome democrats or document. what did he think would happen wh
MSNBC
Sep 30, 2009 8:00pm EDT
trip to china to sit on his ass and watch the olympics. best persons in the world, dateline new york. not bothering to check john cook, writing about the fact that eight editions of "countdown" have been hosted by lawrence this month, concluding update. we know where he was on saturday, a tipster sent in the above screen graf. the logo of which is positioned just about on top of olbermann's head, and we have it on good authority that it is not in fact keith olbermann. they got the same tips earlier this week and didn't use it. we knew that, what we didn't know is that debts been checked with olbermann and confirmed that it was him and found that it was not. we should have checked too. although we didn't think so because doesn't that look exactly like keith olbermann down to the glasses? should we look at the screen grab, i guess that's supposed to be me on the right in the middle picture, as opposed to the woman on the far right, that's sarah palin, i think, maybe it's the blond kid, maybe on the camera. none of those people is me, and we confirmed that yesterday for their corporate
MSNBC
Oct 20, 2009 8:00pm EDT
volunteering. or -- >> it's almost like we're living in china right now. >> uh-ha. publicity stunting. he already wrote a theme song. ♪ tune into the show and watch richard heeny. >> all that and more on "countdown." >> this is fantastic. good evening from new york, the day after a new poll confirmed not only do most americans want a public option, they want it even if a single republican doesn't vote for it. harry reid gets cute about it. americans are going bankrupt dying, first, the new poll has senator chris dodd and baucus hashing out whether it will have a new public option. we had discussed this news hour. americans want a public option. 57% more elected mr. obama. more than one out of three want the public option. support up five points since they went on a rampage. the numbers opposed is down four points. senator olympia snowe granted her say, most americans would rather have a public option than senator snowe's vote. 51% preferring a democratic only bill. 70% of the country saying a bipartisan support. the notion that americans consider health care reform too much government,
MSNBC
Dec 14, 2010 11:00pm EST
geithner pitched it to buyers in saudi arabia last summer, hillary clinton did the same in china last year. thanks to the tax cut deal, years from now our kids may have to pay more in interest on the money we're borrowing from china and others to finance tax cuts. moody's, quote, the deal will boost economic growth in the next two years but adversely affect the government budget deficit and debt level. keeping the existing tax rates would not provide an impetus to growth. more, it should have a positive effect on government revenues and reduce payments related to unemployment. the magnitude of this effect will be considerably less than the foregone revenue and increased spending resulting in substantially higher budget deficits than would have otherwise been the case. the likelihood of democrats caving again even factors in. quote, there is a risk the two-year extension may be renewed at the end of 2012 given that period coincides with the presidential election. moody's analyst steven hes wrote the report telling reuters, quote, we have long-term concerns about the outlook, waiting to see
MSNBC
Apr 14, 2010 10:00pm EDT
actually nuclear weapon. as to sanctions, mccain disputed bill byrd who said china, and russia would not agree to meaningful sanctions and russian has been playing rope a dope with the u.s. finally mccain asked why doesn't the u.s. and its allies simply act unilaterally and place sanctions that could have effect on iranian behavior. you may recall the senator sang a little ditty about bombing iran. back then it was just a joke. right? >> you know that old beach boys song, bomb iran. bomb, bomb, bomb -- anyway. i think iran is a great threat. the iranians are continuing their efforts to acquire a nuclear weapon. >> let's turn now to the director of the american strategy program at the new america foundation and author of the washington note, steve clemens. thank you for your time tonight. >> great to be with you. >> we pull the trigger on iran and what happens afterwards? >> well, first thing that happens, what we've been hearing death to the dictator goes back to death to america again. the cia was involved in overthrowing a democratically-elected leader in iran in 1953 and i think t
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2009 10:00pm EDT
people's republic of china. >> come on. >> we don't do politics? we only do china? come on. "countdown" starts right now. >>> which of these stories will you be talking about tomorrow? the health care crisis for americans, the clear and present need for reform as thousands stand in line in texas for the chance to see a doctor. the health care crisis for some democrats. progressives go after senator baucus for not backing the public option. >> senator baucus, i have to ask, whose side are you on? >> and other groups are now telling blue-dog democrats if you won't help achieve reform then we'll find a different democrat who will. president obama's growing foreign policy problems. days after iran's secret nuclear facility is revealed, they start test firing missiles. in afghanistan as the commander in chief faces criticism for still working on the strategy, the commander on the ground hints just how badly the war was run under president bush. >> sounds like you're trying to deprogram eight years of bad habits. >> exactly. there's an awful lot of bad habits we've got to deprogr
MSNBC
Apr 13, 2010 8:00pm EDT
material. china might join in pressing for sanctions for iran's nukes. south korea will host the next nuclear summit two years hence. >> i am very pleased at all the nations represented here have endorsed the goal that i outlined one year ago. to secure all vulnerable nuclear materials around the world in four year's time. >>> and what about making this country safe from militias? the oklahoma tea party with conservative members of the oklahoma legislature. they meet to formulate their own armed militia the week before the 15th anniversary of the oklahoma city bombing. who is the alarmist now? >>> financial reforms. suddenly the same republicans who insisted on surrendering billions to save the banks too big to fail are saying -- >> we won't solve this problem until the biggest banks are allowed to fail. >> our special guests, professor paul kirkman of princeton and the "new york times." the wall street meltdown and the mine disaster in west virginia. the same root cause, a broken regulatory system says arianna huffington. she connects the dots. >>> martha stewart fixes a wardrobe mal
MSNBC
Sep 25, 2009 1:00am EDT
the view of the current administration. she also disparages the foreign policy against china. today, howard berman saying that, leaving aside criticizing the president, the assertion that the united states is ignoring areas of disagreement with china is flat wrong. and after palin explained faith euthanasia to a room full of bankers as opposed to youth in asia, it was time for tea parties and her own employment status. >> meanwhile on her way out of town, she had this to say about her own political ambitions. >> i wish i could predict the future. cannot answer that question right now. look for more opportunities to send good messages from the u.s. and hopefully help meet some of the challenges that we're all facing today. >> kind of got lost in that last sentence there. joining us now craig crawford. >> you got a pretty good palin impression going there. you've got a future. >> i listened to tina fey very, very carefully. did we just get a glimpse at the future according to palin even though she said she can't see it. can she go out and be as inflammatory as she damn well pleases? >
MSNBC
Sep 24, 2009 8:00pm EDT
reduced from current levels. palin also disparaging the u.s. policy toward china. today the chairman of the house foreign affairs committee congressman howard burrman saying, leaving aside the propriety of crediticizing the government, ignoring disagreement with china is flat wrong. and after palin explained fake euthanasia to a roomful of bankers as opposed to youth in asia, it was time for tea parties and her own unemployment status. it's part of a growing grass roots consciousness among ordinary americans who decided if they want real change they must take the lead, not wait to be led. real change, and you know, you don't need a title it. on the way out of town she had this to say about her political ambitions. >> you know, i wish i could predict the future. can't answer that question right now, but look forward to more opportunities to send good messages from the u.s. and hopefully help meet some of the challenges. >> kind of got lost in that last sentence there. joining us political analyst, craig crawford. good evening, craig. >> you've got a pretty good palin impression there.
MSNBC
Oct 21, 2009 1:00am EDT
china right now. >> uh-ha. publicity stunting. he already wrote a theme song. ♪ tune into the show and watch richard heene. ♪ >> on the american family heene. >> all that and more on "countdown." >> this is fantastic. good evening from new york, the day after a new poll confirmed not only do most americans want a politic option but most americans want a politic option and not a single republican would vote for it. harry reid gets cute about it. americans are going bankrupt dying, first, the new poll has senator chris dodd and baucus hark out whether the senate's final health care bill will or will not include the new politic option. the earlier poll we discussed, mainly that americans want a public option. 36% strongly wouldn't the politic option. 21% somewhat want the politic option. the numbers strongly opposed since august went down 4 points. senator olympia snowe granted her say, most americans would rather have a public option than senator snowe's vote. for a plan without the politic option. 51% preferring a totally partisan democratic only bill. only 37% of the country sayi
MSNBC
Apr 1, 2010 10:00pm EDT
in china, the red army is preparing its new recruits for china's eventual dominating of the globe. this young man is learning the grenade toss, which is a crucial skill, because their grenades explode 3.5 seconds after impact. if it happens to bounce back into your bunker, run away. the trainer later re-enacted how he hoisted the new recruit behind the wall. let's see that one more time. boom goes the dynamite! >>> meanwhile in chicago, this 7-year-old beluga whale wouz the crowd with his painting skills. he holds a brush in his mouth, nods his head and a masterpiece is created within minutes. he also enjoys painting landscapes and is partial to watercolors. he can also speak chinese. >>> rush limbaugh admits he is uninformed. now you and i helped a hedge fund manager make a nice living last year. we bailed out banks. he bought the banks' stock cheap. his income was $4 billion. making him a great contender in this bout... against mid-morning hunger. honey nut cheerios is coming in a little short. you've got more whole grain in your little finger! let's get ready for breakfaaaaaaaa
MSNBC
Apr 2, 2010 1:00am EDT
china, this young man is learning the grenade toss which is a crucial skill because their grenades explode 3 1/2 seconds after the impact. you have to master the toss. if it bounces off of the wall and back in to your bunker, run away! the trainer reenacted how he hoisted the new recruit behind the wall. in case you thought you had a tough day at work, see that one more time. boom goes the dynamite. >>> meanwhile, the artists and residents in china. the beluga whale wows the crowds with his painting skills. he holds a brush in his mouth. nods his head. the masterpiece is created in a minute. he enjoys landscapes, partial to water colors. this whale takes criticism in stride and brushes it off. he can also speak chinese. >>> rush limbaugh admits he's uninformed and how you and i helped him make a nice living. he bought the bank stocks cheap and the income for 2009 was for $4 billion. >>> while the u.s. economy are what used to count as the u.s. economy continues to languish with unemployment hovering below 10% officially, never mind those giving up on finding work, the shadow econom
MSNBC
Apr 23, 2010 1:00am EDT
extreme consequences. >> but despite the risks, china, argentina, congo, india, vietnam, and mexico are all planning massive super dam projects. this is in western mexico. when it's complete, this hydroelectric dam on the santiago river will be one of the tallest in the world, more than 700 feet high. >> we are installing 750 megawatts of power here, enough to give energy to the city of guadalajara which is 5 million people. >> ensuring a 700-foot high wall of water stays in place is an overwhelming priority for mr. menendez. >> safety is high. we can't allow any minor divisions because we will have two more dams and lit be work as a cascade and it will be a disaster. >> engineers design dams to meet the most extreme conditions, like a rainstorm that might come only once in 1,000 years. but global warming is forecast to make unpredictable weather more frequent and more extreme. experts now say the world's 45,000 large dams need to be upgraded to protect them from the effects of global warming or the consequences could be dire. china, 2015, the country leads the world in hydroelectric po
MSNBC
Oct 7, 2010 4:00am EDT
dozens of middle east companies, dozens of middle east oil interests. they are collecting from china, india, egypt, japan, saudi arabia, brazil, russia, to name just a few. they normally, regularly put out what they call action alerts, telling those businesses and those countries that democrats are trying to force local hiring, trying to force local job creation and encourage them to donate to them. this is outrageous. the chamber has been responding by saying they put it in a general fund and they have processes. let me say this. that's an insult to the average american's intelligence. if i put all the money in the pot and the money i used to pay for rent or used to use to pay for coffee, now, i don't have to pay for that. i can use my foreign money to pay for coffee. that releases my money to run attack ads. who do they think they are kidding? they should be held accountable, made to say every single donation from every single country from every single company. america is not for sale to the chamber of commerce or foreign corporations. >> what do you make of the chamber's response
MSNBC
Apr 7, 2010 1:00am EDT
contract with nations like russia and china, bringing the international stewards together while still keeping pressure on outlier nations. i think it's a very deft move. >> but the devil's advocate question pertaining to those nations, if you say we don't use nuclear weapons to respond to a nonnuclear situation, and then you caveat out north korea and iran which are the two likeliest perpetrators of a nuclear situation, did you really change anything? >> i think they changed a lot. i think you heard it in secretary gates' comments. in one case, with negotiations with north korea we want to bring back to the nonproliferation treaty. this was a treaty that john bolton, you may recall, spent a lot of time trying to undermine and break that apart. with iran, which remains part of the npt, but not in compliance we're also keeping the door open there. they are making a comment that i think broadly this global social contract, this weaving of nations together, back to work together, in reverse, would be a very likely nuclear weapons breakout around the world, particularly if iran does acquir
MSNBC
Apr 6, 2010 8:00pm EDT
with china and russia trying to create greater stability keeping pressure on outlier nations. it is a definite move. >> if you say we don't use nuclear weapons to respond to a non-nuclear situation and caveat out north korea and iran the likeliest perpetrators of a nuclear situation, did you change anything? >> i think they changed the climate. i think you heard it in secretary gates' comments. north korea we want to bring back to the nonproliferation treaty. john bolton spent a lot of time trying to undermine and break that apart. with iran, which remains part of the npt, but not in compliance we are keeping the door open there. they are making a comment that i think broadly this global social contract, this weaving of nations together back to work together and to reverse what otherwise would be i think a very likely nuclear weapons breakout around the world particularly if iran does acquire a weapon. this shows america is serious about trying to hold a common good of security and balance and putting muscle behind it. i think it is both a blunt force instrument with north korea and
MSNBC
Jun 15, 2010 10:00pm EDT
inaction are now in plain sight. countries like china are investing in clean energy jobs and industries that should be right here in america. each day, we send nearly $1 billion of our wealth to foreign countries for their oil. today as we look to the gulf, we see an entire way of life being threatened by a menacing cloud of black crude. we cannot consign our children to this future. the tragedy unfolding on our coast is the most painful and powerful reminder yet that the time to embrace a clean energy future is now. now is the moment for this generation to embark on a national mission to unleash america's innovation and seize control of our own destiny. this is not some distant vision for america. the transition away from fossil fuels is going to take some time. but over the last year and a half, we've already taken unprecedented action to jump-start the clean energy industry. as we speak, old factories are reopening to produce wind turbines. people are going back to work installing energy-efficient windows and small businesses are making solar panels. consumers are buying more efficie
MSNBC
Feb 3, 2010 8:00pm EST
-- ellen page. hi, ellen! hi, ellen! hi, ellen! hi, ellen! we're going on a field trip to china! wow. [ chuckles ] when i was a kid, we -- we would just go to the -- the farm. [ cow moos ] [ laughter ] no, seriously, where are you guys going? ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! [ female announcer ] the new classroom. see it. live it. share it. on the human network. cisco. >>> simplyrput, the intensity f health care reform may have dimini diminished, the need for health care reform has not. as evidenced by another free health clinic funded by your generosity that today drew 1,000 people, exactly, in hartford, connecticut. more on that in a moment. >>> first, the president telling senate democrats today, there is a direct link between what you guys did on that and the reason why you got into the public office in the first place. we've got to finish the job on health care. house speaker nancy pelosi said both chambers out of to pass the cleanup bill first. that would fix some of the issues the house has with the senate version
MSNBC
Oct 11, 2010 11:00pm EDT
in china with a pig showing what it's made of. he was born with only his two front legs, but his farmer owner refused to get rid of the pig. instead wang trained his impaired piglet to balance and walk on his two front legs. since then the hog of hope has become a major attraction and wang has received many bids from people attempting to buy him. but he continues to turn them down because some things are more important than money, like bacon, sausage, pepperoni. >>> to taiwan and a thriller of a story. he got tired of telling the crows to beat it, so he came up with an idea that he didn't think was bad. he decided to quote, since michael is good at grabbing his bird, i'd invite michael to grab birds in our fields. that is some off the wall thinking. surprisingly, the crows saw the mannequins and decided, this is it, and departed. lee follows the old adage of, don't stop until you get enough and continues to make more scarecrows, although it is only a matter of time before the crows return to rock his world. time marches on! >>> the man called himself reinhart ferdman and particip
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Dec 8, 2009 1:00am EST
, ellen! hi, ellen! hi, ellen! we're going on a field trip to china! wow. [ chuckles ] when i was a kid, we -- we would just go to the -- the farm. [ cow moos ] [ laughter ] no, seriously, where are you guys going? ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! [ female announcer ] the new classroom. see it. live it. share it. on the human network. cisco. >>> funny doggone thing about sister sarah palin. in quitting as governor of alaska. night before last, she told a huge political dinner in d.c. that she'd been so busy lately running a big state. and her dad says she blew off a hawaiian college because there were too many natives there. >>> also, beck's movie sells no tickets and his tv audience suddenly has dropped by 30%. >>> the wildest, latest, stupidest obama conspiracy theory, dumber than the birthers. >>> and mrs. tiger moves out after the number of affairs hits nine. oops, ten. somewhere in america, there's a home by the sea powered by the wind on the plains. there's a hospital where technology has a healing touch. there's a
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Apr 1, 2010 8:00pm EDT
better. >>> meanwhile in china, the red army is preparing for the eventual domination of the globe. this plan is learning the grenade toss, which is a crucial skill, because their grenades explode 3 1/2 seconds after impact. run away. the trainer later re-enacted how he hoisted the new recruit behind the wall. just in case you thought you had a tough day at working let's see that one more time. boom goes the dynamite. >>> meanwhile, in qingdao city in china, this 7-year-old ba lug ga whale wows the crowd with his paint brush. a master piece is created within minutes. he also enjoys painting landscapes is partial to water colors. most love his work but this whale takes criticism in stride and just brushes it off. he can also speak chinese. >>> rush limbaugh admits he is uninformed and how you and i helped a hedge fund manager make a nice living last year. we bailed out banks, he bought the bank stocks cheap and his income for 2009 was $4 billion. ♪ but i am holding half an acre ♪ ♪ torn from the map of michigan ♪ ♪ i am carrying this scrap of paper ♪ ♪ that can crack t
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Mar 27, 2012 8:00pm PDT
which was news probably relative to north korea, iran and china. president medved he had responded it's 2012, no matter what candidate a party represents, he has to take the current state of affairs into account. is that as much of a slap to mitt romney as it sounds or something mitt romney can say look, i got insulted by the president of russia. >> the fact that he thinks russia is the number one geopolitical threat does hearken back to a different era. there isn't a number one threat like there was in the cold war like soviet russia. but this underscores anyone running against president obama in that the president of the united states has this vast foreign policy experience, even if he didn't have it when he was running in 2008 has it now and there aren't a whole lot of openings with the death of osama bin laden and other foreign policy success to go after president obama on on foreign level policy. >> which brings us to the split level four car garage, he has hired a lobbyist to hire officials in san diego so he can built a flit level four vehicle garage and it has a car lift th
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Nov 24, 2010 8:00pm EST
access-- china and beyond. ben is a smarter supply chain. ben is higher margins. happier customers... everybody wins. logistics. exactly. see you guys tomorrow. stella: hmmm. we're getting new medicare benefits from the new healthcare law. jane: yea. most people will get free cancer screenings. and 50 percent off of brand name prescription drugs if you're in the donut hole. stella: you read my paper. jane: i went to medicare.gov. it's open enrollment, you know. so i checked out all the options and found a better plan to fit my budget. stella: well, you know what they say...knowledge... jane: knowledge is power. >>> the headline on the "new york times" home page read, pat down dispute shows mistrust of government. in our third story look for tomorrow's headline, lack of pat down shows pmistrust of government. today, a handful of full-scale protests at the airports today. there was also the guy in the speedo and the dude in the kilt. two dudes in kilts. no word on how many people usually travel in speedos and kilts. one woman traveling predawn out of l.a.x. said she wasn't taking par
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Dec 23, 2010 2:00am EST
cue. we begin with robot masters. it opened in china where the waitstaff is composed of robots. using sensors to avoid obstacles they move from a tray to a bike riding bus boy. they can deliver food but still fail to comprehend human emotions. the restaurant has 20 tables. i still wouldn't send a dish back. might end up with motor oil in your moo goo gai pan. >>> we move on to sports where the yu uconn lady huskies won. after game coach aury emma received a congratulatory call from president obama. >> no, you're not interrupting anything. you're taking -- you know, if i was calling you when you had all those reporters in front of you, you'd be dying to take my phone call, right? >> either take the call or get another former president to take the questions. >>> finally we go to spokane, washington, where old man winter has struck yet again. once again we fwol the plight of some helpless drivers as they struggle against gravity and snow, car after car comes flying down the hill. only being stopped by another car. one truck driver tries in vain to floor it and go back up the hill. not so
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Jul 2, 2010 1:00am EDT
. we begin in china, home of the nation's first upon ever religious games where participants with the first time religions have competed with each other. bicyclist racing where the slowest won. ping pong where you got to hear the sound of paddle paddling. chess where 1 prayed hard for the pieces to move by themselves. winners got a ride rope and losers got eternity in a lake of fire. in england, a race between a man and a man reincarnated as a horse. or a horse reinkarnate as a man. man on the outside. the horse coming up on the outside and this is man. no, horse. they are neck and neck and it's going to be -- a photo finish. she not even in the picture. the replay with horse by a nose. a huge nose as long as 13 horses. the insane republican posse, next. those symptoms who's in ch. this isn't even floor. [ elevator bell dings ] - sure, cake or pie? - pie. - apple or cherry? - cherry. oil or cream? oil or cream? cream. some use hydrogenated oil. reddi-wip uses real dairy cream. nothing's more real than reddi-wip. >>> the guaranteed health care reform would not pass and after they l
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Oct 27, 2009 8:00pm EDT
with gongster john and dick trickle. he does. happy birthday. let's play odd ball. we begin in china. these high wire artists are practicing their craft while scaring the crap out of everybody who watches. the high wire magic begins. how is he doing? i don't want to look. one guy balances blindfolded. the teacher lays down and calls it agent. show off. what keep as man like this focused? probably the desire not to plum tet 1600 feet to his death. just a guess. they do it in australia, too. hot enough to boil a monkey's bum in here. would you like orange juice with your fear of heights? it's here. thousands of locals toss a shrimp on the barbee. it was closed for traffic, we think. most enjoyed the dining experience. they gave it a ten. the amenities got zero and that guy passed out. >>> republican civil war continues. newt gingrich called autosarah palin. if not by name, by geography. best persons in the world. number three, one of our justices brains may be missing. he told an audience being an originalist, he rejects everything not written in the constitution. the evolutionists use
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Mar 1, 2012 11:00pm PST
build the pipeline and refine the oil and send it around to massive markets in india and china and it's not like we get all that oil and gasoline. so, you know, for republicans they can sort of make this connection if only obama did this one thing that involved sucking more fossil fuels out of the ground your prices would be lower, but it's not true. >> the economists and the specialists in the price and distribution of oil point to the fact that speculators force the price up. in the absence of a middle eastern crisis, it's speck speculators that do that. why is that point not being pounded by the president even if he is not behind it? >> i think the president is trying to say there is nothing he as president or the government can do to lower fuel prices in the united states. they are going of going up around the world and can't do anything about that either. that's the tact he is taking. democratic members of congress, on the other hand, are will haaring away at oil speculators. one, to the extent we have control over oil speculators and the other thing is that the speculators ma
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Mar 8, 2012 5:00pm PST
united states is lobbying for sending north american energy to china and lobbying against american jobs. >> the key stone vote seems to be part of a growing trend on capitol hill, anything the speaker likes will not pass. mr. boehner has been pushing a highway bill which he claimed was paramount in his plan to create jobs, a bill the speaker was forced to strap today after having failed to convince members of his own party to support it. failing to rally support around a pet bill may end up being small potatoes compared to trying to prevent a government shut down. appropriations would be capped $20 billion below what boehner agreed to as part of last summer's debt ceiling deal. >> is boehner actually a kiss of death at the moment or are these failures of these measures coincidental? >> i think it's coincidental in the sense that it's not just bane are, anyone in boehners position would be in trouble now, no matter who they were or how skilled. the problem is he does not have control over his own party the way he would like and the democratic nat is not going along with whatever he
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Dec 1, 2009 9:00pm EST
graphics artist in china. their version of puppet theater. that's next. take 2 extra strength tylenol every 4 to 6 hours?!? taking 8 pills a day... and if i take it for 10 days -- that's 80 pills. just 2 aleve can last all day. perfect. choose aleve and you can be taking four times... fewer pills than extra strength tylenol. just 2 aleve have the strength to relieve arthritis pain all day. - ( whirring ) - oh, you know what? let me call you back. announcer: you don't drink every time you smoke. yet you smoke every time you drink. drinking and smoking don't have to go together. re-learn life without cigarettes, free, at becomeanex.org. a new way to think about quitting. >>> the long term consequences of failure farout weigh afghanistan. if pakistan is the real risk, the president suggested something like that tonight. what is gained by directing u.s. resources to afghanistan? one senior administration official before the speech told "the washington post" we can't succeed without pakistan. they said our leverage is very limited. the president did, in his speech, address the role in his
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Nov 24, 2009 8:00pm EST
, awaiting the toast from the president. they will dine on china. the purple floral centerpieces. it brings me to the grand pew baa of crying foul. claiming the obama administration ruined turkey day. has any president tried to hijack thanksgiving? i'm surprised he didn't do it wednesday or thursday night. the president gave a toast earlier. later, rather. for the record, 39 seconds of research finds that president johnson had a state dinner for the president of west germany five days before christmas in 1965. president bush held six state dinners in eight years, one for the japanese prime minister, one was five days before the fourth of july in 2006. joining us now, columnist, craig crawford. good evening. craig. >> looked like those folks thanksgiving hasn't been hijacked. they have having a good time. >> is there nothing left, not even state dinners that the ultimate pomp over meaning? >> the only thing left is politicizing a state funeral, i guess. this is part of a plan that the political parties do quite often. it's intense in this round of trying to dely jit mies of the presid
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Feb 6, 2012 5:00pm PST
. >> this is a young woman in china who is speaking english. that'site an achievement. >> seriously. >> and if history is any guide equally poor adjustment will encroach on the presidential race as well. the willie horton ad which helped to topple michael dukakis is now reeding leading the ad wars. >> good evening, keith. >> first point, so that was a compliment. i mean, apart from the fact that the rice paddy that she's in looks like a nice country rode in the the upper peninsula of michigan and sounds like an american actress using a bad dialect, that is a compliment to bilingual? >> even his explanation is so bad tells me he had no idea he was going to get this kind of push on his ad. it was amazing to me that almost immediately it was republicans who were attacking this ad. they immediately saw it as a problem. remember this nation is getting brokenner and less white every single day and republicans if they're going to compete long term cannot be turning up every group that is not a white southern male. they've gone through african-americans. they've done a number on latinos. no
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