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and president obama's message of hope and change convinced young people to support him more than any other democratic candidate in 30 years, but a new poll shows they may be slipping away. we'll dig into what's going on and how important millennials are to both obama care and the obama presidency. good morning. i'm chris jansing, and this morning we're looking at what the president calls the defining challenge of our time, income and equality. he's got a lot of statistics to back him up, but consider just this one. between 1978 and 2011 worker compensation has gone up by 5.7%, on average, for most of us, for a ceo, they've gotten a 725% raise. fast food workers say they are living examples of the effect of income and equality. today thousands of them are walking off the job in more than a hundred cities off the country demanding to be paid $15 an hour. >> i actually work two jobs. i work mcdonald's and wendy's
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and it's still not enough. the cost of living still seems to be rising over my head and still making difficult, daily sacrifices and i work two job, minimum wage is just not enough. >> president obama gave those protesters a boost yesterday. >> we know that there are airport workers and fast food workers and nurse assistants and retail sales people who work their tails off, and are still living at or barely above poverty, and that's why it's well past the time to raise a minimum wage that in real terms right now is below where it was when harry truman was in office. >> nbc's katie toure is live in brooklyn where a protest is scheduled to begin in the next hour. what are you hearing? >> there is a lot of debate on this issue. on the one hand you have the fast food workers and a lot of support out here for them who say they need to be raised to
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$15. that $7.25 just isn't enough. you hear that woman say she works two jobs even though they're making $7.25 an hour. they're capped out at about 35 hours a week. they say $15 would be a living wage. on the other hand, corporations say $15 is just completely a non-starter. that it won't happen that if that raise happens or any sort of raise happens it will be passed down to the consumer in terms of higher prices for food. there are no hard numbers on this, but it's estimated that a burger would go from $3 to $3.50 and some labor economists say that's not a big deal, because ultimately you will be paying more for food, but not more for welfare services. a lot of these fast food workers are using social services. they use $7 billion in public assistance. if you're paying more for a burger, they're getting more
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money and they won't need as mu much. walking out of here at 11:30. it happened over the the summer as well. it was sort of effective in some placeses and not effective in others and we'll have to see how it pans out today. >> nbc's katy tur. one of the sites of the protests. dorian warren is associate professor of public affairs at columbia university. >> she touched on that, katie did, that the argument from the fast food industry is that $15 an hour is just not workable. let me play some sound for you. >> doubling the base wage, the starting wage and of course, would dramatically increase the cost of operations for the business owner. prices would have to go up and less jobs would be created. >> to more than double the federally mandated wage wouldn't be bad for white castle.
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it would be devastating. >> he would have to close half of his 400 stores. what's the argument? >> the argument is that the fast food industry is a $200 billion industry and one of the most profitable industries in our economy today. mcdonald's, for example, which pays its workers a median wage of less than $9 an hour posted $5.5 billion in profits last year and compensated its ceo almost $14 million. so clearly, the money is there in the corporation and the question is how do we get that to trickle down to workers above poverty wages. >> it makes sense and on the other end, the way the business models is set up, that's not the way the world is working right now and they've talked about this debate. you heard katy say it, and economists that i've seen crunch the numbers have said the cost of a burger and fries would go up 10% to 20%. the franchise association says 25% to 50% and that ultimately, though, their big argument says this will lead to the loss of entry-level jobs.
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does it have to? >> it doesn't have to, and we know that when you give workers a wage and especially low-wage workers. wage increase and they spend that money and put it right back into the economy. those are the workers that eat at the establishments they work at. you might think of walmart wokkers buying more goods at walmart so this is a form of economic stimulus, but aside from the economic argument, chris, when half of all american workers make $27,000 or less that is unsustainable for our economy. it's unsustainable for creating a broad, middle class and it's a moral issue as well as an economic issue. >> kendall who is organizing this today was on my program a couple of days ago and he talked about the fact that it was a moral imperative and we heard about it yesterday who was facing a loss of pension, but he sees these issues in those same kind of moral terms and here's something else that kendall fell
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said to me earlier this week. >> the thing is they work for some of the richest corporations in the world. mcdonald's made about $5.5 billion in profit and that's after they pay all of the bills and pay all of the salaries and these workers, a lot of them are living in homeless shelters? >> is that true they're living in homeless shelters? is this true that a large number of these folks who are affected, single parents and family snoops right, because you can't make ends meet on $15,000 which is what a full-time minimum wage salary gets you. so there are a lot of workers. half of fast food wokkers in this country have to rely on public assistance to make ends meet. president obama yesterday said this income inequality gap between the ceos and workers is the defining issue of our generation and it really is because in the last decade we've seen the bottom 60% of our workforce. we've seen their wages stagnate or decline even as these companies are enjoying record profits and so we have to figure
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out a way to raise wages in these industries that many more americans are spending in their careers and there are millions of retail workers in this country and these are jobs that adults ary spending their careers in. they're not the teen, entry-level jobs they used to be. we just put this graphic up and maybe we can find it again. minimum wage workers in 1968 when you adjust for inflation $10.60 compared to $7.25 today. upon can something happen on the national level or we saw, for example, that workers in seatac which is where the airport is, they did a referendum for airport workers that is $15. is this an hour that will have to move to local city councils or maybe to state legislatures? >> i think we're seeing it already. d.c. passed a minimum wage for the district of columbia of $11.50, coordinating with the two counties surrounding d.c.
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and maryland who also raised the minimum wage and hopeful three that can spur some national level. >> will will they be able to look at that and say look what it's doing for the overall economy of these areas. >> historically, they've always led the way on this. so there was a decade-long period in the late '90s where the minimum wage was stuck at $5.15 an hour and dozens took steps on their own to raise the minimum wage and that spurred congress finally to raise the minimum wage and we'll see the same thing happen again. we had examples, and the state of washington had before a few months ago, the highest minimum wage in the country had over $9 an hour and california will go over $10 and san francisco will be at $10.55. the sky has not fallen in those places. >> massive layoffs. >> and you know what? we've been here before in our history. manufacturing jobs in the 30s were like fast food jobs today. they are were low-wage jobs and
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the same arguments were made. oh, no, if we raise wages like steel, auto, rubber and textiles. the sky will fall and we'll have to lay off people. no, we created the middle class and those low-wage industries before and it's the 21st century of the labor movement. >> come back again. we'll continue to follow this. >> thank you so much. this fight over the minimum wage is part of the president's larger push on income inequality. in his speech yesterday president obama called for broad change, not just a living wage, but stronger labor laws, more funding for education and a social safety net. >> but the idea that a child may never be able to escape that poverty because she lacks a decent education or health care or a community that views her future as their own? that should offend all of us. the combined trends of increase and equality and decreasing
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mobility pose a fundamental threat to the american dream, our way of life and what we stand for around the globe. >> susan page is the washington bureau chief for usa today. clarence page, no relation, pulitzer prize-winning columnist and it's the first time we've had the pages squared on my show. >> it's great to have both of you. the president ticked off the statistics to how a growing number of americans face the reality of lower, real wages and higher costs. the prospect of a next generation with fewer opportunities for economic advancements that all to me sounds like, susan, a lot of the rhetoric from his 2008 campaign. why this push now and why the prospects of change now? >> i think it dates back to the 2008 presidential campaign and these their is what barack obama struck during his senate campaign in illinois. it's an issue of long-standing interest to him. i think what president obama is trying to do is set some themes
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not just for the state of the union in january, but for the final three years of his tenure and that said, these are proposals that i think will have a very hard time getting enacted by this congress or in the next three years, but it's a theme that i think we'll be hearing more broadly in the 2014 midterm elections and in the 2016 presidential election and therefore, we see president obama going back to his political roots in trying to raise this as an issue for the nation to debate and consider. ? clarence, how do you see this playing into 2014. >> i thought it was an aspirational speech meaning one who sets goals to aspire to without giving you formula for getting there. it was an important pep talk for his base. he spoke at a liberal think tank and he's got a lot of people as he mentioned who, word of the white house came through there, the center for american progress and he's speaking to folks across the country especially in
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the wake of the whole meltdown of the obama care website. this gives him more of a positive message to give to democrats, and to a working class people certainly who have been suffering on the losing end of a rising income and equality. >> you pointed out, susan, that this is not unique to his campaign either for barack obama or period. it's been used before this income inequality theme. john edward his the two americas. most recently here in new york bill de blasio's two cities theme, and in one case it worked and in another case it didn't if you talk about being elected. maybe that message can work on a local level and not too effective nationally? >> the nation is divided on whether these proposals on whether the government can make things better or whether you need to rely on the private sector and democrats have a firm view that, yes, that's one of
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the roles of the government including the federal government and the the republicans would disagree and that's one reason why higher minimum wage, and stricter investment and early childhood education have such a tough sledding, but even in the wake of coming out of this terrible recession as the economy's getting better and encouraging growth numbers for the third quarter revision this morning and it's an encouraging issue and that has not solved this problem. it has not become easier and he continues to get harder out of the income to get the state. if you talk at what the american dream means. the circumstances allow you to work hard and get a better life and that's what's threatened here. >> that is the big question, but also the living reality clearance for americans. >> the question is are we
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talking about nothing less than preserving the american dream and is it alive and well? >> i ng of myself coming from a factory worker family in john boehner's district in southern ohio and i was able to get affordable college education and to rise up into the middle class along with most of my baby boomer generation and that was the american dream. that should still be the dream and not wing a lottery. most lottery winners spend that money in a few years, unfortunately and certainly, right now we have less upward mobility and we are are down there as president obama mentioned with brazil and jamaica. this is not the american dream that everybody aspires to, and i think this is certainly a message that needs to be put out there. >> clarence paige, susan, thank you very much. >> you can watch chris matthews'
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exclusive interview with president obama, and that's at 7:00 eastern on msnbc. nbc news has learned that former new york police commissioner bill brattin is returning to the job he had decades ago. the mayor is expected to make the announcement in new york. bratton held the top cop position in new york, and los angeles. he is also an nbc and contributor. the crime rate in new york city under his watch went down. we'll keep an eye on that. >> an american teacher in texas has been shot to death in libya. it happened in ben ga gassy. a former principal at the school said the teacher was killed while jogging near his home. no one has claimed responsibility, but we will keep you posted on any developments. brand new numbers on obama care are encouraging, but is it too late for the president's new
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almost a year after the heartbreaking shooting at sandy hook elementary school, a new poll shows support for gun control is fading. we got a vivid reminder of the horror of that day yesterday when the 911 calls made from inside the school were made public. nbc news has chosen not to broadcast those tapes. 20 children and six adults were killed in the massacre, but the resulting push for stronger gun laws went nowhere. congresswoman debbie wasserman-schultz is the chair of the democratic national committee. good morning, congresswoman. >> good morning, chris. >> 49% of americans are in favor of stronger gun control, down
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just after newtown. you and i talked after newtown about a ticking clock and we did that after your close friend gabby giffords was shot. the nra would be able to stall things long enough and a window of opportunity would pass. my question is, thz? . >> no, it has not because the majority of americans, when asked do support common sense gun safety laws. the majority of nra members support common sense gun safety laws. they want to make sure that when a person wants to purchase a weapon that they are only able to do that when they've submitted to a background check. my good friend mark kelly, gabby's husband, proved numerous times this year by submitting himself to a background check, how easy it is, how quick it is and what kind of a safety measure that would be because if you look at all of the shootings that have occurred and there
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have been 26 since president obama has been in office, mass shootings in which multiple people have been killed or injured by murderous criminal who should not have had a weapon in the first place if we have laws in place to ensure that that would not have happened whether it was because of their mental illness and because of the criminal background check to prevent them from having access to a weapon. >> we are also getting new information on obama care. the numbers are good. health got 29,000 people signed up on sunday and monday. that's more than in the entire month of october and that's the good news. the the challenge obviously is that the numbers are smaller to hit targets and the targets are about making this economically feasible. we've seen this big push by the president. what has to happen in your mind? technically, politically and in term of pr because it all got off to a very bad start in terms
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of public relations to make this all work. >> we've had more than 2 million people in the first three days of this week able to get on health, shop around, compare plans and thousands and thousands of people have been able to sign up. every passing day is seeing more and more people who have the ability to get on and see that they can get access to health care, quality, affordable health care that they couldn't before, access to preventive care like mammograms and colonoscopies, people with pre-existing conditions like me no longer will be worried about dropping coverage. more people are aware of the benefits that are available to them, get them signed up for coverage and make sure that we take the angst of not having your health off the table because we will be able to keep people well, catch illness early and for me, i can can tell you as a breast cancer survivor knowing that i was able to catch my breast cancer early, early detection was the key to my
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survival and for so many people because they don't have access to health care now and were unable to get themeses to a doctor, they're diagnosed at later stages, their health care costs more and often, too often, they don't even survive and that's what the affordable care act will turn around for millions of people. >> this is going to be a big issue in 2014, as you know. >> sure will. >> i want to get your take on a political report this morning that gop is teaching its male candidates for messaging not to use phrases like todd aiken did and a legitimate rate and there are ten races in 2014 where republican men, incumbents will face democratic women, but as politico points out, these women will have a lack of a name recognition and difficulty with media coverage and as always against an incumbent, a fund-raising gap. so were you given props and was that a smart move by the republicans? >> this is just so funny.
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really, the trepublicans still think that it's about their words when it comes to whether or not women voters are going support their candidates. it's about their policies. i would think that they were making a smarter move if they actually decided to have some sessions with their republican candidates for congress on the issues that were important to women, you know, like maybe not delaying for two years the reauthorization of the violence against women act. maybe not about 10 or 12 times trying to defund planned parenthood, perhaps not trying to prevent women to get access to birth control without a deductible and supporting having people's bosses, women's bosses decide what kind of health care coverage they're going to get. i mean, the republicans have not been able to get the overwhelming support of women and democrats have because we're right on the issues that matter to women and they are wrong. that's the kind of education that they need to give to their candidates and until they do, they're not going to get much support from women voters in
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in just a few hours the president will answer questions from an audience he needs badly right now, young voters. it's a tough audience. a now online survey found 47% of millennials would recall and replace president obama if they had the chance. 52% would clean house in congress. an increasingly disillusioned generation, but a group the president needs to make the affordable care act a success. let me bring in aisha moody mill, political analyst at the center for american progress. rick tyler is president of the strategy group and a spokesman for newt gingrich. good morning. >> good morning. >> 60% ever young voters, 18 to 29 backed president obama in 2012. aisha, 47% now like him so little they'd replace them if
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they being. where did the enthusiasm go? >> i think young people are just a microcosm of america at large. most of america is completely disenchanted with what's happening in washington and the partisan gridlock and all we're seeing is the numbers declining for young people are the same as those declining across the board for all americans. >> the harvard institute of politics found 57% of millennials disapproved of the president's health care bill. more than half expect their costs will go up. rick, how are republicans helping young people get health care? i mean, what we're hearing is we want to repeal it. >> i'll say it over and over again especially on this network, the republicans need a vision, one that includes keeping children on the family plan and crossing state lines and lots of things. the reason young people have rejected obama care is really quite simple. this is a generation that has grown up in a world that works characterized by google, ebay, twitter, facebook and all of the apps and it's all tailored to
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them and it has worked. president obama has become a representative and emblematic as the obama care failure offer conformity which is the iron plan, the tin plan and the rust plan and it doesn't work, and this is a generation that doesn't tolerate things that don't work. what he is suffering now is a wholesale rejection of the plan and it's a little like blackberry. this is a generation that said we don't like blackberry more and we don't like the iphone and it's tailored to what we do and obama is unfortunately, i think, suffered this wholesale rejection of his brand. not only was it false advertising. go ahead. >> i was going say, aisha yesterday, he was going to be with chris matthews at american university today. how does he turn it around? how does he win them back because they loved him in his two elections. >> i just want to clarify something. the harvard poll got a couple of things wrong. gallup and kaiser found millennials out of every group
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have the highest favorability for obama care, number one and they report the least that they want to actually repeal it. number two, let's be clear about the population we're talking about. i remember my first job when i was about 24 years old and i got this huge benefits package in front of me that was so overwhelming to sort through to understand health care. these young people between 18 and 25 or 18 and 29 haven't had to deal with that yet so they're the least educated about the consumers of all healthcare. they're stoill on their parents plans. the idea that they're rejecting something just isn't true. they just don't understand or have had to engage with the healthcare system. >> to be realistic, i was thinking about that study that the rnc did over the summer and when you talk to the leaders of -- of college republicans, you know, they were using words like bigots. they were saying things like the
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republicans don't understand our generation. so, really, is the fact that you guys are doing any better? >> let me say this. the first party whether it's democrat or republican that understands this generation has had everything in the private sector tailored to them and that they're operating with government bureaucracies that didn't work in the industrial age and they're not going work now and notice what she just said. the millennials are not smart enough to understand this. that's why it's dumbed down. >> you said it was too complicated to understand their plan. let me tell you, they understand way more than you give them credit for. this is always the reality -- >> did you get your own health insurance at age 21? answer that question in the private sector. upon. >> yes -- >> i don't remember what i was doing when i was 21. it was so long ago. it's a provocative question. >> they'll say, you're not experiencing what you're experiencing. if you were smart like us, you'd understand it. you'd say obama care is better,
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but they're not saying that and most people are not signing up. >> to your point, chris, actually, the harvard poll did show one thing definitively and that is that young people can't stand republicans. >> here we go to name calling and characterizations. >> so we know that the republican ideas that he's talking about are certainly not the ones that young people believe will carry us into the future. >> freedom! >> both of you come back and bring a little passion next time. thank you both. >> big night for "hardball," the president's interview at 7:00 eastern time. a trifecta of trouble coming to the rockies right now, snow, ice, frigid temperatures. in two harbors, minnesota, they got two feet of snow. temperatures are dropping below zero tonight, deadly ice threats from texas to ohio, a real winter wallop. bill cairns is watching it all. >> i had my whole segment planned out and now i'm trying to remember what i was like at 21. >> you have no idea any more
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than i do. >> we don't want to remember. >> this storm is a nightmare for travel out there. look at the temperatures, montana, minus 47 windchill. i lived in maine for a couple of winters and i never felt that. that's really, really cold air. denver is at minus 28 and you still have the shovel in minnesota with windchills at minus 20. >> this is the critical line over the next couple of days because that will sink to the south. already ice being reported and that's the pink on the map. this is the area of greatest concern just north of little rock from tulsa to fort smith and tomorrow in areas of memphis. that's why we have ice storm warnings this area in purple here. this is where we have power outages and downed trees and where you see the power lines just sagging and the areas of purposel a eand i've heard the y store shelves in this area of
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purple. you're under winter storm warnings, but you may get more snow and sleet in oklahoma city and more sleet in dallas. we will see snow with this, but this isn't blockbuster snow, two to three inches and a lot of that will be crunchy, too, because it will be the freezing rain, the sleet and snow on top of it from indianapolis to st. louis. a lot of people in the east coast are asking, is it coming here? as rain. >> thank you so much, bill. check the news feed this morning. keep a close eye on your email and social media accounts. merely 2 million facebooks from sites like facebook, twitter, google and yahoo were stolen and posted online. facebook and twitter have reset the passwords of affected users. the most common password was 123456. really? 16,000 accounts. big concernses about the threat of al qaeda in yemen after a suicide bomber killed at least 20 soldiers. the suspect blew up a car
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outside yemen's defense ministry and then a fire fight broke out between militants and troops. the attackers were said to have been wearing yemeni uniforms. al qaeda leaders have been targeting government installations there recently. secretary of state john kerry reassured benjamin netanyahu that sanctions against iran will stay in place despite a temporary nuclear deal. kerry emphasized that israel's security is key to any negotiation with iran. the two leaders talked for more than three hours this morning. they also talked mideast peace. kerry then met with palestinian leader mahmoud abbas. the secretary of state says progress is being made in peace talks. super bowl ads soaring to a new record high. cnbc's michelle caruso cabrera is here with what's moving your money. good morning. they're sold out already? >> you and i, chris are out of luck and we topped the team up for one as soon as we got the $4 million that they cost this year
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and that's for 30 seconds. that's 5% higher than last year, it was $3.8 million last year and no surprise, the biggest buyer, anhaeuser busch, $248 million is what they'll spend on their ads and as always, and as make sense during the super bowl. >> cnbc's michelle caruso cabrera. thank you. >> see you later. the holiday season is officially here at rockefeller center in new york. take a look. >> three, two, one! >> that's what 45,000 multi-colored led lights look like. that's the 75-foot tree lit last night live on nbc. it's a tradition that goes back 81 years. this year's tree was donated by a family in connecticut. and there it is this morning topped with a 550-pound swarovski crystal star. if you're in the holiday spirit "usa today" has a list of the best places to get a look at santa. on the 8th, sunday river maine
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likely to be morbidly obese. wrapping up his tour of asia, vice president joe biden is in south korea where north korea's nuclear am bigs will be high on the agenda and the veep surprised chinese citizens waiting for a visa at the u.s. embassy. >> hello, everybody. vice president biden. i'm the vice president of the united states. >> is that sojo biden. it's time for the reputation of the weekly look of who's hot and who's not according to social media with our exclusive analysis howard brattin, chairman of 15 minutes public relations. >> that was vintage biden. he's out and about, you know, trying to build some bridges. what is social media saying? >> he's a pretty low-key guy on social media. we don't see him much. when we do see him, he's usually made a gaffe. he's very much tracking, and about half like him, and about
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half don't and he's very mixed and calling him on the move. >> is any publicity good publicity if people are talking about you? >> it's not obama care so the administration does this and he's looking very press deshlg. he's meeting with the premiere of china, big deal for him. >> this is, i think, one of the most talked about stories that i've heard in a long time. so jeff bezos goes on 60 minutes and he has these drones and they'll drop packages with a new pair of shoes on the front doorstep and what's your social media reaction? >> it's very negative. three to one against. >> why? >> we did what we call symantec analysis. the word drone is not a positive connotation for two reasons. number one, the militaristic uses of the drone and number two, it feels very big brother and it feels a little forced, the night before cyber monday
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and the night before he's out talking about this and a lot of people felt like, well, he's pushing this, but we're not going to see it and it was a little creepy for some people. >> well, did you see this picture on twitter? i think it's been retweeted thousands of times. it's a mock attempted delivery slip. they checked off, drone resurgence and against mankind. >> don't wait for on your doorstep to come by drone, chris. >> it is so funny to hear how many people are talking about this. the hills are alive with the sound of music. take a listen. ♪ raindrops on roses, and whiskers on kittens ♪ ♪ bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens ♪ ♪ brown paper packages tied up with strings ♪ ♪ these are a few of my favorite things ♪
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♪ >> carrie underwood, there she is. she will do maria tonight on the live nbc "sound of music." people are passionate about this. what's social media saying? >> let me tell you, nbc executives are chilling the champagne. >> really? >> 98% positive. >> what? >> which is a crazy high number and there's really three factors. people love carrie underwood. she's in the mid-90s herself. people love "the sound of music," that's in the mid to high 80s and finally the timing, the holiday season. if this is as big a success as we imagine, if social media is telling us, you will see a replay of it next year and you'll see a different version of it. >> that's interesting to me because carrie underwood has talked about the fact that she's getting hate mail because people love julie andrews so much. >> and people in the social
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media don't know who julie andrews is. >> nbc did a good job with the promos because one of her producers said her 4-year-old wants to see it and she obviously has no idea what the "sound of music" is. >> it is going to be huge. >> you heard it here first. >> howard, it's always great to see you. thank for coming in. we'll do it again next week. >> today's tweet of the day dollars carrie underwood. yesterday i had a startling run-in with a bat. yes, i said bat. i wonder what today's rehearsals have in store. #, where's ozzie, #, justkidding. was getting him to wellness. without angie's list, i don't know if we could have found all the services we needed for our riley. from contractors and doctors to dog sitters and landscapers, you can find it all on angie's list. we found riley at the shelter, and found everything he needed at angie's list. join today at
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to politics now where elizabeth war insists she's not running for president. she will serve out her term in the senate. speculation has been rampant after a warren run after a piece in "the new republic" profiled her as a liberal champion. president obama said the same thing when he was a senator.
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and a very cute little girl from alabama getting a lot of attention. first it was from sunny, the white house dog and bo's partner in crime and then sonny knocked the little girl down on the visit to the white house. >> the first lady was -- oh! the first laid was quick to make sure she was okay and all was well just a moment later and you can see sonny is lick the little girl's face. to ronald ford, still making headlines and documents showed ford tried to buy that video that shows him doing drugs. the documents allege the mayor offered $4,000 and a car to the guys selling the video. stephen colbert took a shot at the least productive congress in history. >> the 113th congress is about to go down as the least productive in our american history. >> if you can believe it, only 55 bills have been signed into law this year, that makes this the least productive congress ever. >> the least productive congress in the history of the american
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republic. >> it literally is a do-nothing congress. >> oh, that's not fair! they're doing something! they're getting into the guinness book of world records! and, folks, that makes it twice if you count jon boehner's fingernails. >> what would stephen colbert be without us, thomas roberts? >> i don't know, but i need change more often. i think i'm in the same exact outfit. >> that was two days ago. >> yeah, i need to wear more clothes. >> i need to wear more clothes. >> change them, you know what i mean. spice it up a little bit. i'm very upset that i was not a part of your sound of music conversation. >> oh, go ahead. >> i was friedrick von trapp in the eighth grade. >> sing a little. >> so long, fairwell -- my voice was so much better then when i was 12. >> is it me or is that the weirdest thing you've ever heard? ♪ ♪ >> and now for the serious side of the news. >> right.
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hold on, i'm going come back again. the incredible thomas roberts wearing the same outfit again from two days ago. >> thank you, chris. >> thanks, chris. don't laugh at me. >> can the president win back skeptical millennials and get invested in the aca. chris matthews will join me for a preview of his exclusive sitdown. that interview with the president tonight. fast food workers at some of america's most popular fast food restaurants are walking out tonight to protest low wages. we'll speak to a woman on the strike line who works at mcdonald's and still needs food stamps to get by with her family. an american teacher killed in benghazi. what they're saying about benghazi. the details as we have them next. [ female announcer ] only aveeno® has an active naturals total soy formula that instantly brightens skin. and helps reduce the look of brown spots in just 4 weeks. for healthy radiant skin. try it for a month. then go ahead and try to spot a spot.
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the president joining msnbc's chris matthews for a town hall at american university. it's part of hardball's college tour. one day after the president held a youth summit at the white house and addressed the low numbers among that very group head-on. take a look. >> i do remember what it's like being 27 or 28, and aside from the occassional basketball injury, you know, most of the time i kind of felt like i had nothing to worry about. of course, that's what most people think until they have something to worry about. >> so this also comes on the heels of sobering poll numbers from an online harvard university survey showing more than 50% of adult, 18 to 29 disapprove of the affordable care act and more than 50% of respondents in the same age group now disapprove of how the president is doing his job. >> they look at the landscape and they say, well,


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