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MSNBC
Jan 16, 2011 9:00am EST
prepares for an important state visit from china's leader as congress takes up its repeal of the health care law. right now 40% of voters support the health care law. 41% oppose it. strong opposition to the law is at 30%, close to the lowest level in more than a year. nbc's mike viqueira is live. what can we expect? >> reporter: it's called a state visit. it's the third one. it involves survival ceremonies on the south line, fife and drum core, things of that nature. there are very serious issues that are going to be on the table when president hu jintao will arrive on tuesday. it will start with a private dinner and two of his closest advisers, hillary clinton, secretary of state and the national security adviser, tom don't. and then wednesday the conference will begin. there's l be a conference and a state dinner. the united states has a lot of beefs with china, on the economic side. they want china to make their currency stroenger. there is a longing trade deficit with that country. we're doubling our exports there. the united states over the course of the next five years and
MSNBC
Mar 16, 2011 11:00am EDT
china syndrome" was released days before the accident, show thing a hollywood version of a nuclear meltdown and set the tone for the real world emergency playing out in pennsylvania. >> the biggest concern, can i get back? >> a presidential commission ordered sweeping changes at three mile island and the government agency that oversees it. today, 32 years later, officials here say it is safe. >> we want people to know we have redundant and numerous safety systems at three mile island. >> we're in your backyard now. >> right. >> you're in the shadow of this nuclear power plant. >> correct.รง >> make you nervous? >> no. no. i can't say it does. we had -- we have family and friends that all worked on the island and it was part of our lives. >> in fact, at the local cafe, we found many of the same people who experienced the accident as kids still live here as adults. >> we don't think about it day to day. but now that this is in the news, it makes you wonder what really did happen then and what could happen in the future. >> you think about this? >> yes, we have iodine pills in our ho
MSNBC
Feb 4, 2010 11:00am EST
the u.s. are going to say good-bye for good and going home to china. at 12:05 p.m. departure from dulles airport outside of washington, dnc.c. these are live pictures of the fedex airplane that tai shan and mei lan, they're actually on. we saw video in the last hour of them in their crates. and they're actually on the aircraft we are looking at. tracee wilkins is with nbc station wrc. and she's live at the national zoo. and tracee, you know, not to minimize this at all, tai shan was very popular to the people, to visitors of washington, d.c. and i read one person's quote saying that it was like tearing her apart, ripping the heart out because of the popularity of tai shan. >> reporter: you would be amazed at how people felt about this panda. for folks who live here in the washington area, they have seen the people who came here every day to visit tai shan shortly after his birth. the folks who watched him online. and would just come and hang out every day. i have seen people cry over this panda leaving. and i remember talking with one woman a few months ago after they made the ann
MSNBC
Nov 28, 2010 9:00am EST
while north korea remains poised to strike there. will china's renewed overtures diffused tensions? >>> the waiting and worrying and warning. the u.s. braces for another wikileaks release, but what damage could it cause? >>> holiday dollar signs. are folks across the country buying into greater spending? >>> should it be a national selection or fake one. the great debate. what kind of tree should you choose if you want to go green in morning? we'll break that down. >>> welcome to msnbc sunday. it's 9:00 in the east, 6:00 out west, and here's what's happening at the moment. first off, the u.s. and south korea are standing side by side in the face of new aggression by the north. right now, war games just hours in at the moment are under way in the yellow sea. a u.s. aircraft carrier and a south korean destroyer are both part of today's military exercises. north korea says if these vessels or any others come too close to its territory, it will attack them mercilessly, and china is saying it's time for diplomats to come together to diffuse that situation. nbc's adrian mong is live in b
MSNBC
Nov 25, 2010 9:00am EST
to send a message to china that the united states will increase its presence in the east asia unless china does more to try reign in north korea. >> we're looking at images of the u.s.s. george washington moving into the area. doctor, explain why this is so pivotal? >> the united states has pushed china for a more active role, but it's important not to overstate china's role in this case. the north koreas are independent. they want stability on their northeastern flank and are at a real strategic disadvantage. it's a very difficult strategic reality for all of the partners and players in the area. china's very concerned to see a u.s. carrier in its yellow sea and the west sea off korea, so they are watching closely and urging negotiation, but the white house is calling on china to do more to pressure and create the leverage where it can. >> dor tok, i want to thank you for joining us and richard, wish you both happy thanksgiving and thanks for joining me. >>> take plenty of time to relax after all of the turkey you're going to have because the black friday shopping marathon, just aro
MSNBC
Feb 20, 2011 11:00am EST
morning. really? >> yes. highest since the civil war. really, we're seeing a huge demand in china and you know, a lack of cotton, people have been able to put in clothing like t-shirts and jeans especially and lower priced dress shirts. >> we're talking everything from wrangler jeans, brooks brothers, steve madden was supposed to raise prices. >> it is. what's interesting is how the manufacturer is going to pass on that increase. a lot of the times, they're working with their clients i.e., walmart, j.c. penny's, macy's. what are they're going to do is eat that cost so the price doesn't get passed on. that price is going to get passed on to the consumer. >> steve madden, you're looking at cotton. what relevance does that have? just an overall retail hiking the prices up? >> you have synthetic material also going up. a 40% increase in synthetic material. nylon, plastics. >> does this also mean things like the embellishments? the rhinestones or fansy stitching? or those going to have to be done to keep costs down? >> that is a labor cost. another cost we're talking about and so yes, havi
MSNBC
Dec 19, 2009 9:00am EST
believe china, india and brazil, their delegates meeting together and president obama, i've read reports that say he burst in, was not supposed to be there. came in and said basically it's too late an hour to negotiate in secret. we need to reach a deal altogether and the accounts i've seen say he stayed in that room and together they worked out this agreement. so as weak as this agreement is, it seems like it was his intervention and that kind of late-night diplomacy that produced some kind of agreement at all. >> the united states and china really had a back and forth. talk a little about that and what does that say about china/u.s. relations at this point? >> well, the u.s. and china as everybody probably knows, the world's two biggest emitters and neither bound by the kyoto protocol of 1997. it's a result that didn't work nearly as well as it could have. very important whatever happens, u.s. and china both be be on board for this agreement. all week, though, there was a disagreement, all two weeks, disagreed between the u.s. and chinese primarily over the issue, if china comm
MSNBC
Jul 30, 2011 6:00am PDT
rippling across the globe now, but nowhere are they as intense as in china. the chinese government holds $1.6 trillion in u.s. treasuries. the concern is growing that those investments may not be safe as they once were, and that the country may be forced to slow down its buying if the u.s. loses its triple-a credit rating. the reaction has not been positive to the wrangling in washington over the debt limit. here in new york the stock market was down friday because of uncertainty over what will happen. the dow dropped 97 points and the government starts running out of money on tuesday. >>> earlier i spoke with annie lowery, economic and business reporter for slate to see how the markets are, indeed, reacting. >> they are not freaking out, but they are not happy either. if you look at what happened in the stock market, it was the worst week for the stock market in a year. they're not pleadsed, but they are not panicking either. i think that the stock market beliefs that there is going to be a resolution to this, and we'll see that before the august 2nd or august 10th deadline. whene
MSNBC
Nov 24, 2010 3:00pm EST
continue to isolate them. i think it's going to call into question china's decision-making at this point. china is considered to be their -- you know, great chess players. master chess players. long-term strategists. and they have to decide whether it's in their long-term interest to have a relationship of this kind with the north koreans at a time when the -- the world, i think, is -- sees them for what they are, and that is a stalinist regime that doesn't concern itself with its citizens but it only interested in producing more and more military weapons including nuclear weapons. i think china is going to have to make a choice here at some point. n they have resisted taking strong action against north korea. i think they have to make a decision as to where their interests lie. i don't think it lies with the north korean regime. >> i want to ask you one more serious question about china. i was amused by the message that north korea sent out. here's here, we're weird, get used to it. but it's hard to keep up with them. but china should be more reliable. i mean, they're not necessar
MSNBC
Jun 24, 2010 2:00pm EDT
china, you have already welcomed the decision on the war. how will this influence your judgment on whether china is the consummate manipulator and when will you report to congress on this matter? >> i think that china made progress by making its announcement that its going to be returning to its phased in market based approach to the rnb. the initial signs were positive, but it's too early to tell whether the appreciation that will track the market is sufficient to allow for the rebalancing that we think is appropriate. i'm going to leave it up to secretary tim geithner to make a determination as to the pace. he's the expert which it comes to examining the currency market. i will say that we did not expect a complete 20% appreciation overnight, for example. simply because that would be extremely disruptive to world currency markets and to the chinese economy and ultimately, not surprisingly, china's got to make these decisions based on its sovereignty and it's economic platform. but we have said consistently that we believe that the rnb is under valued, that that provides china wit
MSNBC
Jan 16, 2011 8:00am EST
global recovery and just the future in general run through china. we're talking about things like global manufacturing. that's a relationship -- that's something that depending on the relationship of u.s. and china, imports and exports of both countries. certainly on a different note, the future of north korea, china and china's leaders are really the only ones who can shed light on what's happening in the country and what the future looks look there. the president and president hu have met about seven times before, but most of the tension will be on those three issues in trying to sort out the future of all of them. >> absolutely. each one very, very important. we move to senator john mccain who praised president obama's speech in tucson. one columnist is suggesting that this could thaw the relationship between the two men. do you think that's realistic? >> what's realistic is there's probably not that much daylight between them. but, yes, this is the most complimentary language we've heard from senator mccain about president obama ever. the way it will help their relationship pu
MSNBC
Apr 30, 2010 12:00pm EDT
horrific attack on youn kids in china. this time, a farmer attacked kindergarten students with a hammer and then tried to light two of the kids on fire. we have the latest from beijing. >> reporter: in today's attack, again, it was early in the morning when a farmer on a motorcycle broke into a school in eastern china. he struck five children in a kindergarten class with a hammer, before grabbing two others, pouring gasoline on himself and trying to set them on fire. teachers were tibl save those two children. this was a third attack in a school to take place in china in three days. on thursday, a 47-year-old, unidentified man walked into a primary school in central china and stabbed 31 people. most of them 4-year-olds. the motives for these assaults is not clear, but experts here are warning that copy cat attacks could continue to follow. local officials across cities in china are looking into ways to step up security at schools. back to you. >> thank you. >>> people are started to spend their hard-earned cash and that's translating into growth in the economy. but is it out of t
MSNBC
Sep 12, 2009 11:00am EDT
china. the united steelworkers union says thousands of american jobs have been lost because of the imported tires. china's calling the new u.s. measure protectionist. >>> representative joe wilson's outburst during president obama's speech has gotten the cash flowing in south carolina's 2010 election. since shouting "you lie" during president obama's health care address on wednesday, he's raised more than $700,000 for his re-election campaign. but if you think that's impressive, wilson's opponent may be the one benefiting more from the outburst, as democrat rob miller's raised more than $1 million, again, just since wednesday. >>> the health care debate continues tomorrow on "meet the press." dick durbin and john corn yirn, howa john cornyn, howard dean and newt gingrich will be guests. so check your local listings. >>> a major development in the fight against swine flu. a study shows that the vaccine appears to work in just one injecti injection. they call the results very important. >> the data and information we released yesterday in washington, d.c., indicates some really good
MSNBC
Jan 28, 2011 3:00pm EST
china, we have a whole host of bilateral issues that we deal with countries on, as we did in the recent trip, there were economic, security and basic human rights issues that we discussed when the president meets with his counterparts. our belief is, it is important to have those conversations very directly with those leaders. if you walk away from the table of engagement, you can't deliver that message in a face-to-face manner, and the president believes obviously that is tremendously important. >> you talked about urging restraint. has that message been communicated from the united states directly to the egyptian military, to refrain from violence, or is it just from the podium? >> it has been communicated the not just from this podium, not just remarks from the secretary of state but lefr levels within pentagon to the egyptian military, from the state department, from the words and conversations that have been had by ambassador scobee. all levels, and also the words most importantly of the president yesterday. >> one last question. do you believe that the time has passed for mubarak
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2009 8:00am EDT
iran on its nuclear program. and with initial signals that russia and perhaps china will back tougher sanctions this time, the president now says the ball is in iran's court. >> i've always said that we do not rule out any options when it comes to u.s. security interests. but i will also reemphasize that my preferred course of action is to resolve this in a diplomatic fashion. it's up to the iranians to respond. >> reporter: alex the president also said at that press conference in pittsburgh, this serves as a vindication of the policy of diplomacy when it comes to iran citing unlevel unity among allies temporarily in facing down iran and the new threat this presents. >> mike, thank you very much. >> certainly. >> former president clinton is weighing in on the controversy with iran. he's supposed to meet press moderator david gregory. >> i always think it's a good idea, if possible, to look somebody in the eye and have a chance to have a conversation before there's a total breach. i think this is actually healthy this has broken. the iranians must have known the americans knew. somehow
MSNBC
Nov 19, 2009 3:00pm EST
the job done. that is the promise i make to you. >> despite a lack of progress in china and mixed reception in japan, the white house is trying to put a positive spin on the trip. presidential adviser, david axelrod said "we didn't come halfway across the world for ticker tape parades. we came here toly a foundation for progress. we've done that. this is not an immediate gratification business." that is the topic for today's making their case, was the president's trip to asia a success? >> here to make their case, liberal blogger jane hampshire, founder of fire dog lake.com and conservative blogger, john mccormick, deputy editor for weekly standard. john, i'm not sure anybody really expected or should have expected that president obama would suddenly reach a trade deal with south korea or some sort of agreement with china with iran just based on this trip, shouldn't they? >> i think the white house did their best to lower expectation bus clear they came away with nothing for this trip. >> nothing? >> no nothing. came away with no agreement on sanctions for iran, came away with not
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2009 9:00am EDT
previously-scheduled meeting. the united states, great britain, france, china and russia and germany on the other side of the table wanting to see concrete results, they're going the see the words, these promises are iran and iran has promised to allow international inspectors on site. they're going to want to see the promises met with actions, contessa. >> okay. so we go in to these talks on thursday. how high level are they going to be? and really, mike, is there much optimism now after we find out about a secret nuclear facility which iran says was not secret? these test firing of missiles. i mean, really, is anybody going in optimism to come out and iran's going to cooperate? >> well, ironically enough, there is optimism on the part of the west. simply because they believe that iran is now on the defensive. they have been caught red handed and russia and china seemingly on board with getting tough with iran. iran has no excuse. of course ahmadinejad did come forth in the moments after, at least the hours after the revelation saying, look, we're following the iaea conventions, following
MSNBC
Sep 20, 2010 3:00pm EDT
product, their total economic output, on infrastructure. china spends 9% on infrastructure. we're spending 2%. which is way our bridges fall down and our roads are messed up and our sewer systems and our airports -- all these things are in a bad way. there's no such thing as a free lunch. we've got to make long-term investments and we've got to do so at a time when the economy is in a tough situation. we've got to identify those things that don't work, programs that aren't working the way they're supposed to, tax loopholes that aren't encouraging economic growth and we've got to eliminate those. and we've got to do it -- here's the biggest challenge. we've got to do it in a way that doesn't risk the current recovery. we've got to think medium and long term and look at these long-term projections and say to ourselves, are there changes we can make that may not take affect this year but will take affect five or ten years from now to get a better budget situation. >> let's go to our audience. >> good afternoon, mr. president. thank you for coming to speak with us today. my name is an
MSNBC
Jan 30, 2010 8:00am EST
arrange. >> okay. always a pleasure. thanks so much. >> thank you. >>> new this morning, china is a spending military exchanges with the united states in protest of the u.s. plans to sell $6.4 billion in arms to taiwan. china sees taiwan as an illegitimate breakaway province and threatened to invade them if they tried to pursue independence. they plan to sell them black hawk missiles and mine hunting ships to taiwan. >>> and the third day of an annual conference. the highlight so far, the back and forth between president obama and house republicans. one exchange on the budget was particularly pointed on both sides. >> at some point i know you're going to let me answer. >> that's the question. you were -- >> with all due respect, i've just got to take this last question as an example of how it's very hard to have the kind of bipartisan work that we're going to do. >> nbc's capitol hill correspondent luke russert joins me live from the conference with the very latest. another good morning to you. that exchange we just heard, how much is it indicative what goes on? this butting of head
MSNBC
Mar 9, 2011 11:00am EST
washington in exchange for english lessons. he went back to china, had a family, so my father was also born in china and came over as a teenager a few years later. he then enlisted in the united states army before the outbreak of world war ii and became part of that greatest generation and saw action on the beaches of normandy and march to berlin and came back to seattle to raise a family and start a small business. my father never imagined one of his children could ever serve as second of commerce in the united states of america and he was beaming with pride, mr. president, the day you presided over my ceremony. sadly he passed away this past january but you know if he was still alive it would be one of his proudest moments to see his son named as the united states ambassador to his ancestral homeland. i'm going back to the birthplace of my grandfather, my father, my mom and her side of the family. and i'll be doing so as a devoted and passionate advocate for america, the country where i was born and raised. >>> good morning, i'm thomas roberts. great to have you with me. watchin
MSNBC
Nov 26, 2010 10:00am EST
. they were accelerated really to send a message to the north koreans, as well as to china because china also doesn't want these exercises to occur and because we didn't conduct them in july when the chinese didn't want us to. we were trying to get the chinese to sort of help with north koreans. but they didn't, as we saw on tuesday with that horrific incident snp. >> senior u.s. officials who are telling nbc news this morning that they have not seen any large movement of troops by the north koreans or any additional details that would back up this rhetoric that we're on the brink of war. but what does the u.s. need to be concerned about? >> i think the u.s. needs to be concerned about a number of things. one of them is that north korea has been selling nuclear weapons technology and long-range missiles to iran, syria, burma and it has links with terrorist groups and north korea has sold conventional weaponry to hezbollah, for instance. this is really the most important item but sort of occurring that same time as all of these other problems with south korea. so, north korea is pre
MSNBC
Aug 16, 2010 2:00pm EDT
economic milestone to report today, it's getting a lot of attention. china has surpassed japan has the world's second largest economy, that is bassed on the total of goods and services produced during the second quarter, it follows three decades of continues economic growth by china. the u.s. is still by far the world's largest economy, but expers predict china could pass the united states by the year 2027. >>> and mel gibson making headlines again, and this time is not what you probably are thinking. it's apparently car crash, tmz.com is reporting that gibson crashed his maserati last night in malibu, tmz also reports that gibson lost control of his car and slammed into a rocky hillside. a malibu canyon road just last month, of course he made headlines when his alleged tapes showing mel gibson on a rant, sometimes racially abusive rants towards his ex-girlfriend were made public. no word at least in this report on mel gibson's condition, but we can assume that he's okay. first snooki and then -- they're getting arrested left and right. let's get the scoop, courtney haslet is off t
MSNBC
Dec 16, 2009 4:00pm EST
clinton comes tomorrow. she is going to have some meetings with china, brazil and other key countries as she tries to hammer out a path between the u.s. and developing countries and particularly major developing economies such as china, india and brazil. also there is no agreement on long-term financing, no agreement on emissions cut, but today there is a ray of hope regarding deforestation. the united states pledged $1 billion for developing countries to stop the destruction of tropical rain forest. that contributes to 17% of the greenhouse gases in the world. that money is an olive branch and could help push these negotiations forward. as i talked to one long time observer he told me, it is always like this in the final days. they never go smoothly. it never seems like it's going to work out but what's going to make this one work out is that over 110 heads of state are coming, are either here or will be here by friday and these heads of state, particularly president obama, are not coming here to announce a failure. they're coming here to announce a success. what that success will be, w
MSNBC
Aug 6, 2011 7:00am EDT
. cyber security experts said the intrusions may have originated in china. joining me now is daniel lyons. good morning to you. >> hi, alex. >> this has been called the beggest transfer the wealth in terms of intellectual property in history. that is saying something. do you agree with that? was it that big, and if so, what is it the hackers are looking for? >> well, if it's not the biggest, it's certainly one of them, and i think what you have to do is look at all of these separate attacks as one thing. really what the picture we're seeing now is that there's a persistent and advanced attack on virtually everything, and it's happening all the time. we're basically being robbed. what they're looking for are technology secrets, defense contractor secrets, plans for submarines, avionics. basically everything. it's intellectual capital, and it's just being drained out of our country. >> among the things we said were targeted, the u.s. department of energy. the power grids most of them are on-line right now. could this mean that someone could cyber attack the power grids and put us in t
MSNBC
Nov 2, 2011 12:00pm EDT
do view china as a potential military united states, and they have indicated that they are trying to develop nuclear capability and they want to develop more aircraft carriers like we have, so, yes, we have to consider them a military threat. >> herman cain taking hits for his lack of foreign policy prowess fighting back by questioning the president. >> and the guy we have there now does have foreign policy experience? >> i think at this point what herman needs to do is to step off the media stage. >> thank you, thank you, thank you. >> cain is doing well numbers-wise. one poll shows him and mitt romney in a statistical tie for first place in florida, and a national poll shows cain leading romney, 33% to 23%. >> the most extraordinary thing is that he is at the top of the field. there's a certain basic foreign policy credentials that you've got to have if you're going to be president. >> sarah palin would have been massacred by the national media, and i just don't know why herman cain is getting a free walk, not only by the national media, but by republicans. >> let's bring in paul s
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2009 2:00pm EDT
the pressure on iran. they like the statements they're hearing particularly out of russia. china's a little more of a mixed bag, unclear. they feel they are going to be able to have a good, strong consensus to get to sanctions if they need to and because that exists they hope that puts the pressure on iran. gibbs said in his briefing a new minutes ago they want full unfettered access from the iranians to international inspectors. anything short of that and they will walk away displeased. i think they feel good in a sechbs they have partners and allies on board and hopes that puts pressure on iran. >> all right. savannah, thank you so much for bringing us up to date. >>> here's the question. what's the relationship among iran and other countries? the big question. has iran's actions casting the short and long-range missiles over the weekend lowered the hope and expectations for the talks on thursday? can sanctions be crippling if you don't have china behind them? unemployment stands at 40%. let me pose the questions to camilla, an iranian journalist and once in prison in iran. the aut
MSNBC
Jul 27, 2009 11:00am EDT
china's potential willingness to help with north korea. because that's a big deal. >> absolutely. absolutely. and i think that if she could do that, then that would also be really important in establishing her as a foreign policy force. i mean, it seemed to me that her appearance over the weekend following some of the drama that we had around people reporting on what she really a force in foreign policy or not, i thought that she was trying to use her appearance and her appearance maybe was orchestrated to establish, yes, she really is secretary of state, yes, she really is setting policy in some areas. >> let me take you to the economy. we're going to talk more about this in a moment. but you know, stock market up some 40%. actually positive territory for the year. north of 9,000. is it real? what do you make of this recent search? >> it's absolutely real and i think that there are two really positive things going on. one is the recession does seem to be coming to an end. >> you really believe that? you don't think that is hopeful that is pie in the sky, that's people, me includ
MSNBC
Jun 9, 2011 12:00pm EDT
them here rather than in china, brazil or any of the other fast-growing markets overseas. >> why aren't they spending that money? >> well, because workers and china and brazil are more productive, increasingly more productive and cheaper. so we have to make the u.s. more competitive. >> this as the u.s. worker becomes more productive, as well, one of the highest productivity rates in the country. >> absolutely. but technology advances mean you can fire more people and still keep productivity levels high. so a lot of challenges. >> rona, we've got 20 seconds. we'll continue talking. we can't. thank you so much. great article in "time" and i appreciate your time today here. >> thank you. >>> the official number of dead has gone up in the aftermath of the massive tornado in joplin, missouri. 150 people are confirmed dead from the ef-5 tornado. janet napolitano is in joplin to survey the damage and joins me live on the phone now. secretary, thank you for taking your time out of work there in joplin. >> well, thank you. this tornado was invading in scope and bred and get it's interesting to
MSNBC
Aug 6, 2009 11:00am EDT
hiilsenrath from the wall street and talking about your recent trip to china. i thought it was interesting where you were heading with that. >> when i think about where the next bubble in the economy will show up, china. when i think about the money we've pumped in, the chinese has been aggressive because it's a command control economy, they are good at getting banks to loan when they want them to. did you see any signs that economy would overheat. great second quarter numbers. >> huge gdp as you well know. jon, what i saw was a lot of people employed. people working on roads, picking up litter, a government obviously that is spending as much as it can on public works as well. no real signs at this point. hard to tell when you walk in beijing or walk down the south hard to tell what's ultimately going to happen there. as you said, the banks this year are going to lend 60% of gdp, an astounding sum. one has to wonder if that is ultimately going to result in a bubble that's going to end in who knows when. at some point end badly. >> david favor of cnbc, thanks for joining us. >> my pleasure.
MSNBC
Aug 5, 2009 11:00am EDT
reporters there along the china/north korea border. he was, obviously, overwhelmed as well. >> finally, any sense what is next for the two women for euna lee and laura ling? >> yeah. only in the sense that they say they're going to have some quiet time with their family, that they are going to retreat, spend some time getting reacquainted and really just basking in the emotions of their return. >> jay gray in burbank, thank you so much for joining me. >> you bet. >>> i have a guest co-host every morning and this morning karen finney is joining me. former press secretary for hillary clinton. good to see you. >> good to be with you. >> a lot of big news including this north korea story. i want to play for you andrea mitchell who is in africa with secretary of state hillary clinton. listen to a conversation they had and then i want to get your thoughts on it right after this sound bite. >> sure. >> i want to be sure people don't confuse what bill did, which was a private humanitarian mission to bring these young women home with our policy, which continues be one that gives choices to north kor
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Apr 13, 2010 10:00am EDT
terrorists. president obama's summit had two major achievements on day one. china agreeing to pursue economic sanctions against iran and ukraine saying it will get rid of all weapon grade nuclear material by 2012. president obama stressing the urgency of the summit just moments ago. >> just the smallest amount of plutonium, about the size of an apple, could kill and injure hundreds of thousands of innocent people. terrorist networks such as al qaeda have tried to acquire material for a nuclear weapon. and if they ever succeeded, they would surely use it. >> joining me now, msnbc political analyst richard wolffe. richard, i'll ask you about a couple of victories but first i want to ask you about something the president said before we got into the breaking news news about the missing girl in florida. the president introduced the leader of south korea saying this will be where our next summit is held. no accident on location there. >> reporter: no accident. you're looking at countries that have got nuclear technologies and kept them on ice. if there is going to be a nuclear arms race in
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Jan 15, 2011 10:00am EST
she's turning 47 years old. on tuesday president hu jintao of china will be here, the beginning of a state visit. a private dinner in the residence of the white house just over my left shoulder in the private dining room. with the national security adviser and the secretary of state. on wednesday, all the pomp and circumstance of a state visit. there will be a south lawn arrival ceremony. a meeting with business leaders and a big state dinner, the third such event of the obama presidency. on friday, thursday, the president here for some private meetings, on friday, the president heads to schenectady, new york, this is one of the many events and legislation that was canceled over the course of the last week because of the tragic events in tucson. he'll be there at the general electric corporation. should we mention that is the parent company, as of this moment, of nbc universal. this is the birthplace of ge. the president will be focusing on clean energy and the new economy. friday night he heads to a retreat of democratic lawmakers in beautiful cambridge, maryland, on the shores of t
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Apr 30, 2010 10:00am EDT
msnbc, another horrific attack on young school children in china. this time a farmer attacking kindergarten students using a hammer as his weapon. this is the third such attack in three days. adrian mong joins us with details. >> reporter: today's attack early in the morning when a farmer broke in in eastern china. he struck five children with hammer, before grabbing two others, pouring gasoline all over himself and setting himself on fire and burning himself to death. teachers were able to save the two children. this the third attack in a school to take place in china in three days. thursday, a 35-year-old unemployed man walked into a primary school in central china and stabbed 31 people, most of them 4 years old. the motives for this assault are not clear. experts here are warning copy cat attacks could continue to follow. local cities across china are looking up ways to step up security at schools. back to you. >> that was adrien mong. we're keeping an eye. the oil has reached the shore. some believe the spill could be worse than the 1989 exxon valdez disaster. oil tycoon t.
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Jul 4, 2009 7:00am EDT
that, and you can bet this wii be on the agenda b bause russia, china, s south korea, japan, , the united statas where thee cocountry's ading the wayay on e sations and now theyeyave to rereassess, alex. >> tnk you very much fofor that reportrt, we'lspeak to you agaga on thiss fourth ofofjuly.y. >>> ththe toug economic conditns are puttingng a daer on fourth of july celebrations across the ountry dozens of citieses are either canceling their irewor or aling back significantntly. expected to fall aboutut% to 5 >> ty're looking for a al. they wanant t get the most they n for the dollars thatat they are spendingng. >>> and inin nework cicity, e natition'sbiggest displalay moving from ththe east rivero thth hudn river.. this is goioing to be th first time the ireworks w wl be held on manhnhattan se west side since 9/11. >>> another firsrs sce 9/11 is happening thisorning athe statue of liberty. the crown of lady liberty willl open to the publblic. ckets sold out, thoughgh, for the first wk of september. wel be right back. dddddddddddddddd >>msnbc is the place for politi
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Aug 7, 2011 11:00am EDT
china and to a guy who makes a sport out of walking tightropes. watch this. he's more than 300 feet in the air and trying to traverse a long steel wire. but that happens because of the strong winds there. and a teather, he manages to pull himself back up there. the balloons started descending as he tried it again. and why not. he did successfully make it to the other side without falling and probably thankful that he wore his tether. i'm just wondering why. i remember the days before copd. my son and i never missed opening day. but with copd making it hard to breathe, i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed symbicort. it helps significantly improve my lung function, starting within 5 minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. with symbicort, today i'm breathing better, and that means... game on! symbicort is for copd, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. it should not be taken more than twice a day. symbicort may increase your risk of lung infections, osteoporosis, and some eye problems. tell your doctor if you have a heart co
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Feb 20, 2010 9:00am EST
with china when relations were just beginning to warm up with china and it was a very dicey situation navigating between china and taiwan. look in recent weeks, it's actually become tense again. so many some ways things never really change. so he was really a wonderful personality. great tennis player, great colorful figure, but when you think back -- i was just going back to the final days, and the president's son-in-law was concerned that the president -- that president nixon might take his own life. he was worried about mrs. nixon. he said he was walking in hauls, talking to pictures of former presidents, giving speeches and talking to pictures on the wall. you can only imagine what it was like to hold the white house together. >> yeah, that's right. >> you're mentioning he was a west point graduate and had such military career. >> he was called a patriot. do you think that was an appropriate name for him? >> his personality did not mesh with the people in the reagan white house and eventually he did have to step aside as secretary of state. but he will certainly be remembered for
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Feb 20, 2010 8:00am EST
. they've already beat their first opponents. next, they face china on monday. tonight on msnbc, we're going to bring you a behind the scenes look at the team in an eye-opening documentary, blood, sweat and cookies. >> reporter: no variable is too small to measure. linemen, core strength, flexibility. i did pretty well at that one. >> 43. 17. >> getting that? >> reporter: even everyone's least favorite, body fat. >> 13. excellent. >> reporter: but the mother of them all, the threshold treadmill test. the lack tad threshold is the point in which lactic acid builds up faster than your body can remove it. >> we'll get the rest of that from claire duffy. she joins me live from vancouver. good morning to you. >> good morning, alex. >> i'm glad you're here. tell me about the name, first off. what's up with the cookies? >> reporter: well, blood and sweat the obvious, not blood was sweat, but it felt like it. i would say it involves a tribune to the minnesota state fair and a serious defuation from the nutrition plan at training camp. >> that's sounds fun. how about in terms of promising, thes
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Sep 20, 2011 12:00pm EDT
owing more and more money to foreign countries, especially china and it's hard for us to stay a strong and independent nation with that kind of debt. we need to be focused on jobs, the economy, the debt and the spending and the addiction is to spending. >> let's talk really quickly about what you just alluded to. i want to call your attention, i'm sure you're familiar with these polls. a recent "washington post" poll 72% favored raising taxes on individuals who make more than $250,000 a year. nearly 60% of folks polled in a bloomberg survey don't believe that super committee can reduce the deficit without racing taxes on high income earners, 63% asked in a cnn poll want the super committee to raise taxes on high income earners. are all of those polls wrong or is your position on raising taxis on the wealthiest americans out of step with american opinion now? >> what's important is that the president's plan can't pass this senate. there is going to be bipartisan opposition to what the president is proposing. you know, he said pass this bill now. i say bring it to the vote today a
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Nov 3, 2010 3:00pm EDT
of investing it, that either prohibits the type of trade policies that we have with china that are subcking muneoney out our country -- people are thinking i've lost my mind. >> people at home are thinking mail me the money. don't let it seep it to me. send it to my house. >> this is the final kicking of the can down the road. this will end when there's still joblessness in this country, unfortunately, because of the failure to deal with the lack of investment, to deal with the incentive to take money out of america, whether to china or the gambling parlors here in new york instead of investing it in businesses in america, which there is very little incentive to do that and until we change that fundamental fact, do you, thomas roberts, feel it is a good idea for you to take your money from your job and invest it in america or is it easier for you to make money either with a gambling scheme here in new york that's run by one of the investment banks or by taking your money out of our country and buying -- investing in places like china, brazil and others who are rigging, particularly
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Jan 22, 2011 8:00am EST
a global economy in which we'll have to compete against rising powers like china. >> yeah. we know when you raise children, you're a parent of two and i'm a parent of two and you're always wondering if you're doing it right. with so many different philosophies coming at you. she describes some seemingly harsh episodes. she tells one daughter trying to learn a piano speice, stop being lazy, cowardly, self-indulgent and pa tht ek. then she tells the other daughter, if the next time's not perfect, i'm going to take all your stuffed animals and burn them. what is she trying to do? >> she's clearly trying to motivate her children to work harder and to do the best they can. psychologists are united in saying stress and name calling are not the way to do that. that may enforce compliance in the moment, but over the long-term, that's going to kill a child's natural curiosity and love of learning and it's going to do damage to the parent/child relationship. >> you write on the flip side that she's saying, we slather praise on kids for the lowest of tasks, drawing a ziggel. are westerners ov
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Jan 22, 2010 2:00pm EST
something special and different. that's how you compete, because that's something a steel mill in china or brazil can't do. they can't compete with you being on the spot working closely with customers. so finding ways to develop specialty steels so far, that's the key. our manufacturing folks will be working with people here in town to see what we can do. all right? thank you. back to this young lady here. >> first i want to start by saying that i am very grateful, excuse me, to be here to meet you in person. i absolutely support you and back you. i feel like rome wasn't built in a day, and i know that everybody is really impatient, but i know that with time, things can be turned around. and i believe your intentions are really honorable in that. >> i appreciate that. thank you. >> i'm a single mother of three, and i have two quick issues that are very important to me. one being that i have a three-year-old who just turned three, who got led poisoning last year and almost died. i've called everyone, including the epa of ohio, and i cannot seem to get any response to this. >> guess what, i
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Feb 16, 2010 3:00pm EST
calls for sanctions have been met with skepticism by the saudis. it's unlikely that china would go along. so what are the options for the obama administration? >> china is definitely one of the wild cards and that was the subject of the meeting that secretary clinton had yesterday. afterwards, if you read the saudi foreign minister's remarks, he said in that wonderful diplomatic language that can be interpreted in many ways that cha s thas that their will act responsibly. and behind it you might read that chinese friends will know exactly what to do. and there have been reports from washington that the saudis have reached out to china and said that in the event of such sanctions, that china will not be punished by missing out on oil suppliers and that the saudis may well pick up the slack. >> interesting stuff. craig unger, thanks for joining us. >>> coming up, the latest on a winter storm hitting the northeast right now. plus, you're top three today. the best winter olympic movies. you might have guess this had one, miracle. but who else would you guess would make the list? do you
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Sep 26, 2009 7:00am EDT
along. china, less certain. if he can get that done that might be a very strong first step especially if you can have a much tougher sanctions regime that would put real pressure on mahmoud ahmadinejad. but then the question is if you don't get the sanctions or the sanctions don't work what do you do? military openings are not off the table as the president said. what does you want get you? does it slow down the iranian program and how much can you actually achieve the goals you want? >> you bring military thoughts into there, what about the american public, because all the recent polls show the white house is losing support for the war in afghanistan. can the white house afford any other sort of military engagement? >> it's very tough. the american people are turning more skeptical about the war in afghanistan. it's interesting, alex, over the years when we polled on the question of iran and the appetite for military action even when the iraq war was in real difficulty for president bush there was a surprising level of support for being aggressive about iran. you start linking the threa
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Aug 24, 2010 12:00pm EDT
has crashed in northeast china. rescuers are rushing to the scene. we don't know whether there are fatalities, how many casualties. we're working on getting that information. >>> seaworld faces a potential $75,000 fine for safety issues brought to light after a trainer was drowned by a killer whale. the most serious violation. it shows intentional disregard for an employee's safety. seaworld plans to contest those findings. we have home video that shows trainer dawn brancheau playing with the animal that killed her. the video was shot weeks before her death. and now, a former health and safety director at sea world says the theme park stonewalled the investigation and then she was fired. linda simons is the former health and safety director at seaworld. good to see you. you say that seaworld blocked the investigation. what did you see? >> there was requests for documents from osha, interviewing of trainers, team members that seaworld either changed the interview people, blocked the documents from being released, wanted to block osha altogether from being on-site to investigate. >>
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Jul 8, 2010 10:00am EDT
, it's not about china, it's about winning championship. lebron's brand is in china. if he doesn't win championships soon where nike is selling their most shoes and where future orders are up 15% versus in the united states, he's not trying to get car deals in miami, he's trying to get big money. >> i'm not talking about car deals, darren. i'm talking about real legacy going down with bird, magic, jordan as one of the all-time nba greats. you can't do that every night if he's not the alphadog on his team. >> sure, dwyane wade has the advantage having been there seven years -- >> and he won a championship in miami. it's dwyane wade's town. >> well, you know what, they said that when shaq came and shaq shared it pretty well with him. >> but shaq was also past his prime. >> let me make an argument for you, let me make an argument for you. if he cares about china and a dynasty and making a difference, the city doesn't matter. so, it is about whatever players they're going to bring in to the mix and it is whatever coach is there. so, we're all going to acknowledge that where he thinks he ca
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Sep 27, 2009 8:00am EDT
. >> what do you think from russia and china and expect? because they have really been the ones who have been digging the heels in the sand and saying, no, we are not going to go with sanctions against iran. might that change at this point? >> it might. i mean, you know, president obama has been really -- the key negotiator a little bit many this and you have seen him have these private meetings with world leaders and weps russia and china. i don't know how it works out, obviously, but i think they have been laying the ground work to strengthen the position and get global cooperation on this. >> let me ask you about another topic on president obama's foreign policy plate right now. afghanistan. the pending request from general mcchrystal on sending more troops. what's the conflict for the white house about that request? >> well, i think part of it is president obama wants to get as much information as possible. on the campaign trail he talked about how he believed afghanistan was the war that the united states must win, the real front to the war on terror and the way that he's changed th
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Apr 26, 2011 12:00pm EDT
huntsman, the ambassador to china, the former ambassador to china, john thune, the senator from south carolina, chris christie, the governor of new jersey, these three candidates all potentially could win, i think, not just a primary but a general election, but it looks like the republican party doesn't want to embrace the viable candidates. this is -- you don't want to be caught as a democrat, but it looks pretty good. >> chris christie, i'm not sure that they aren't being embraced by the party. i think if you look at chris christie, he said, no, he's dedicated to new jersey and haley barbour apparently went moving forward said, look, this is a ten-year commitment. his wife reportedly looked at this and said why would we want to give away ten productive years of our lives for something like this? >> i think christie thinks he can win the primary. >> go ahead. >> i think chris christie could win the primary. the question, could he win the general? i was just talking to a republican gop pollster who splits her time between here and washington and new jersey. and she said, you know, one
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Oct 16, 2010 9:00am EDT
, here are your headlines. there's yet another mine disaster. an explosion today in central china has what the has killed at least 20 miners and trapped 17 others. mining accidents last year in china killed 2,600 people. >>> in chile, all 33 miners with the exception of two have been sent home. >>> the wife of the american mastermind of the mumbai terror attacks reportedly warned the fbi that her husband was in an active militant group. the fbi looked into the tip, but there's no indication what action if any was ever taken. >>> president obama returns to the campaign trail today. he's going to be stumping to massachusetts this afternoon for democr the democratic governor. >>> in nevada sharron angle and harry reid are in a statistical tie. those are your fast fact headlines. >>> there's new information that officials knew about the plans for the 2008 mumbai attacks long before they ever happened. federal agents were tipped off three years ago before the shooting and the bombings occurred. >> explain this. what more can you tell us? >> an american man was training with this extremist
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Jan 16, 2011 10:00am EST
be a catastrophe to this country. a lot talk about the fact that china holds the united states debt. it's not china, it's state and local government. their pension funds, your pension fund and your pension fund and union pension funds. they would be in deep, serious trouble if congress neglected to raise the debt ceiling. the statutory is $14 trillion. it's moving up very fast. most experts say that the united states' debt will exceed $14.3 trillion at the end of march or early april, and congress has it to act. congress acts almost every year to raise the debt ceiling. given the feeling in the country about the spending and debt and deficit and economy, a lot of republicans are not going to go along without some tradeoff, some plan to overhaul the tax code or reduce government spending. that's where we are right now. chuck schumer is a democrat in the senate from new york. here's what he had to say on the subject on the same program this morning. >> we are going to have to come together on spending. narz no question about it. we democrats agree there ought to be spending cuts, but
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