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smuggle explosives on planes in tubes of toothpaste. we'll have all of the latest as the so-called ring of steel protecting olympic venues is put to the real test. the monuments men will go inside the treasure hunt and tell the true story to save the great works of art. >> you want to go into an war zone and tell our boys what they can and cannot blow up. >> that's right. >> aren't we a little old for that? >> yes. >> good night jay, the legendary host after 27 years after first appearing on the tonight show with johnny. >> please welcome jay.
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the opening ceremony is set for tomorrow but the games have already gone in sochi. i'm joined now by a dream team, pete williams and from sochi richard engel 25 miles outside of sochi, ann thompson. give us the latest on the security threat regarding the toothpaste alert. >> this was intelligence that was picked up by a european intelligence agency and u.s. decided the department of homeland security to tell other airlines that fly into russia, that they picked up a stream of intelligence, not a specific plot but rather a discussion of how it could be done to smuggle explosives in tubes of toothpaste or similar containers to get on to airplanes. now, as a result of this,
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there's been no change in any of the airline security or airport security protocols that we know of on any airlines that fly into russia or any airports that lead there. the only change this week has been one that the russians themselves imposed a ban on liquid and gels on flights within russia. that's the nature of the threat. no new information about it, andrea, other than the fact it was picked up by europeans and u.s. decided to distribute it to airlines. >> and richard engel, what the russians are saying, one of the russian officials said that russia is as safe as new york or boston. they are saying it's overblown that it's media hype. >> reporter: they certainly are. we heard that message again today with specifically referencing new york and boston. and that is clearly a message that has come all the way from the top when vladimir putin was here, he said the same thing, as secure as boston that sometimes
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tragedies happen when there are international sporting events, hopefully one won't happen here. as we've been digging into this issue, there are some cracks in the system, primarily because this is all so new. everything here is created. all of these staff had to be brought in. all of the personnel have to be housed. and when you have an olympics in what is effectively a prefabbed city that is gone up to host these games, you have teething issues and problems of breaking the system in. there have been a lot of these well documented about hotels and complaints from journalists but as we found today, they go well beyond that. security guards, for example, have been telling us that they are not getting paid, they are not getting fed, that they are living in substandard housing, that they are having to throw food over these perimeter fences to their colleagues who are on duty. we interviewed some of them and we'll talk to them later on nbc nightly news.
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this is an issue when you have guards protecting the athletes village who are complaining about their lack of conditions and telling us they want to quit. >> almost a throwback to the '90s when the soviet union was coming apart and we would hear real concerns about the dissolving army, weren't being paid and whether or not that would create other problems obviously with nuclear materials. that is really alarming. it's not a trivial matter, stray dogs, what about that issue around sochi? >> it has gotten a lot of attention from the international media. we haven't seen massacres of dogs. yesterday i was out at the airport and we were investigating a cyber attack supposedly happening against the airport and that was apparently overblown while we were in the airport, the cyber attack was supposedly under way. we saw planes taking off and
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landing no issue and all of these reports about stray dogs and just outside the airport there were maybe a dozen stray dogs looking very happy and care free. there have been reports that some of the images posted online of dead dogs supposedly exterminated by russian contractors were actually from other countries. so yes, russia has been trying to cull some of the stray dogs from the sochi area, but i don't think it is quite as extreme as it's being portrayed online. >> of course, any talk of culling dogs is very upsetting to a lot of people. you can understand. i think the dog we just showed looked like a german springer span yell which our family used to have. it's a wonderful breed and the thought of dogs being hurt that way, obviously would be very disturbing. but onto the games, ann thompson, let's talk about the snowboard slope style qualifying runs today and you've got news
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on body miller, bodie miller. >> they happened out at the extreme park today and andrea, i can tell you i was out there and somebody compared it to like, this is the extreme park is sort of like the beach volleyball of the winter games, it's a looser, freer, kind of crazier feel. and i went and watched the women's qualifying runs with the mother of one of the american athletes and i can tell you watching a mother watch her daughter go off these three heart stopping jumps was really remarkable. but i'm proud to tell you two american women made it through. and you'll see the story of carly shore tonight on nbc nightly news. there were training runs for men's downhill, bodie miller,
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2:70.75 and that sets him up and puts him in a good place for sunday's contest. tler training runs for women's downhill and there were problems with this course, the first three women got too much air and felt they flew too long in the air and postponed the training run and shaved the jump down a bit and continued on and now it's said to be safer. >> to all of you, there will be another travel warning, pete and richard, the state department will be doing that most likely. there are protocols for that and it will probably incorporate this latest issue about the toothpaste tubes, but that we will not see probably for another day or two. but i guess it's safe to say pete, that everyone is on alert and that everyone has done their job and they say that the communication has improved, that cooperation has improved and let the games begin. we're looking forward to opening ceremonies. richard, from your vantage
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point, that's going to be the moment when everything comes together? >> from a security point of view, opening ceremony is a symbolic moment and you have about 40 heads of state and government to be assembled right where i'm standing right now starting tomorrow extra security procedures go in place ahead of the opening ceremony. it will be very difficult to drive in this closed zone. you will need extra permissions to move equipment around. so security has already been tight ahead of the opening ceremony. in the inner circle where we are right now where this live shot is, tomorrow will be even tighter. >> and one final note, the jamaican bobsled team got their gear and were able to do their practice run. thank you all so much. as we say, this is our dream team, richard engel and pete williams and ann thompson. let's turn to another geopolitical strain on the russian/american controversy.
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joining me now chris cillizza, managing editor of postpolitics.com and "washington post" columnist, ruth marcus, we're talking about yogurt and chobani and i have to disclose, i eat it all the time. with that, chris cillizza, even chuck schumer has gotten into this. what is the problem with putin blocking our yogurt for our athletes. >> chobani made in new york and chuck schumer involving himself, it is basically at the airport for the u.s. winter olympic team being blocked according to schumer because of sort of unattainable demands being made by the russians to get it over to our people. but you point out, golly, this is the latest -- might be minor, but the latest in a long string of our not so friendly relations with russia in the last years.
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>> and ruth marcus, let's talk about this. yogurt is yogurt, but when it isn't when you have an international situation. >> international yogurt situation. >> tension between us and russians. >> and listening to the earlier report and the serious concerns about security, the notion of course, that while it's not more dangerous than boston and new york might not be so comforting to people and look, it is different than boston and new york. there's kind of home grown serious terrorist element. and the notion that in the midst of all of this and the toothpaste scare -- >> cooperating on security but can't cooperate on food? >> not to their own people, to u.s. athletes who want this yogurt, greek yogurt is packed with protein and i eat it too.
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it's so classic soviet, petty bureaucracy and one more potential element, chobani and its executives have been very o vert and supportive of gay rights. >> maybe that is the real story. >> or maybe it is just pettiness. >> i want to talk about the other issues, immigration, john boehner today, chris sill list saturd za saying his caucus cannot trust the united states to follow the law. if there's any immigration deal, they want to make sure border security is being enforced first before they go onto the rest of it. at the same time, many members of the democratic caucus are very concerned that there have been too many deportations, record numbers of deportation from homeland security, starting with janet nep nep pal tan no. >> i think we would talk about it and basically the point was
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you can take this for what it's worth but there is their argument, it is a trust issue, it is not a principles issue. the question i asked was, a week ago we were at the republican retreat and a set of principles were put out that included a path to legal status, which cheered many immigration reform advocates, that this -- if this blue print worked, there would be real agreement and the possibility of reform, that the principles aren't the issue, the issue is as you point out, the idea that president obama cannot be trusted to effectively enforce the border security provisions, which is a sort of absolute starting point for many house republicans, not just the most conservative house rpz, but many house rpz. i would also say, i don't think this is absolutely the end of the road put all the bills away, this could never happen. i think this was always a very narrow possibility no matter how it was covered. i think it remains a very narrow
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possibility, but still a possibility. >> and ruth, this would be the jewel in the crown for this administration, so few legacy things not complicated. health care is complicated by the downsides and immigration would be the real key to the second term. >> of an otherwise rocky second term and jewel in the crown for republicans, which is why i think a lot of this bluster right now over lawless obama, you're hearing that a lot from various people -- >> feels like base settling. >> it's kinds of we hear you, we're kind of puffing out our chest and we're announcing that we're going to be tough, but there's also simultaneously, signs that not just this white house but that republicans, including speaker boehner, would really like to see some kind of deal. this may be as much a settle down base move as anything else. whether it rils up the base or settles them down is open to
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question. >> every time you -- >> sorry, one quick point to add to ruth's argument here, remember that the debt ceiling increase is in this mix too. that the idea that there's the possibility that a clean debt ceiling increase is the only thing that can happen that would obviously need democratic votes, the conservative base of the republican party within the house is not going to like the idea of john boehner bringing it up. this may be a way to show them, i'm tacking more conservative on immigration. those two things you can't decouple them. >> thank you very much. chris cillizza, not to decouple you guys, ever. ruth marcus, thank you very much. at the national prayer breakfast, attended by lawmakers and president and vice president, president obama called on north korea and iran to release two americans who he said deserved to be free and victims of religious
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president obama offered candidates to run with or without him campaigning at their side in states where he would do
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more harm than good for endangered senators in red states. joining me now, debbie wasserman shultz, great to see you, thank you very much there was a meeting last night. >> the president has right along both during his own re-election campaign and as well as since then been focused on making sure that we can elect democrats to the house of representatives and hold onto the senate majority because he knows when it comes to implementing his agenda, focusing on creating more ladders of opportunity to join the middle class, that having a democratic majority in congress is going to be the key to be able to do that in a much more robust way. the president has been incredible, particularly helpful with the dnc and the dscc where he's going to be out there for democratic governors as well.
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i know that our candidates and our elected officials are very appreciative. >> you're playing tag team as democratic chair with chris christie, the head of the republican governors. you're heading to texas and you were in florida when he was down there for rga event. obviously trying to draw attention to christie's political troubles, do you really want to force him to give up the chairmanship, aren't you better off having him in a high profile republican role? >> whether he remains as rga chairman as up to the republicans. it's chris christie actually ha that's highlighted himself really held up a neon sign and said, look at republican governors and specifically said look at me as the model of good governance. and you know, if we're taking a close look at what chris christie's brand of good governance is, that isn't very pretty. we're just happy to help them out if they want to continue to highlight that chris christie's version of good governance is the direction the republican
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governors would take us. in texas today, just like a couple of weeks ago in florida when rick scott wouldn't be seen publicly or privately within -- five inches of a camera with chris christie, today we have the republican candidate for governor in texas who is literally hundreds of miles away from chris christie and not appearing with them even though he's doing san rga fundraiser in texas and to add insult to injury, rick perry, the current republican governor, former republican candidate for president is not anywhere within hundreds of miles of chris christie. really he's reached the point where the republican candidates and republican elected officials won't touch him with a 250 mile pole. >> i want to talk to you about john boehner's comments today. >> the american people, including many of my members,
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the reform we're talking about will be implemented as it was intended to be. >> he's saying border security before anything gets done. is he playing to his base or is this a legitimate issue? >> i think what he's playing is hide the cheese. what they are doing here is just trying to delay and draw this out and pretend that they are committed to the principles of presencive immigration reform. they released principles and president obama has said, that's great, there are things that we think and these principles we can work with where we're focused on making sure we can find common ground with the republicans on immigration reform. day before yesterday, mitch mcconnell says he doesn't think immigration reform will get done in 2014 at all. today john boehner is making excuses on why they are not going to make sure that they can pass legislation through the house of representatives that addresses immigration reform in
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a comprehensive way. that sends a very clear message that they don't care about this issue and it's not a priority. i think that's why we have enjoyed in part the support of hispanic voters and the democratic party will continue to. the democratic party is focused on the top priorities that are important to the hispanic community, making sure they can get the best educational opportunities that are possible so they can reach the middle class more quickly and comprehensively making sure we focus on health care and access to health care that is quality and affordable, that's going to accomplish the affordable care act which republicans forced us to vote almost 50 times to repeal. now making excuses and moving the cheese around to drag out whether or not we ever reach immigration reform, never mind whether it will be comprehensive. >> i want to ask you -- >> people see through that. andrea. >> an incident that just emerged, there's a high ranking state department official,
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victoria newlin been eavesdropped upon because a telephone call she made with our ambassador in ukraine was overheard and taped and on youtube, immediately tweeted out by the russians and this was on a u.n./american deal to do something about ukraine and she said something dispairaging about the european union. it looks as if the russians were eavesdropping on our own state department official. is this something we need to look into? >> i'm not familiar at all and just hearing this from you, but obviously, if there is evidence that our telephone calls by american officials are being listened in upon by the russian government or any government, that would be incredibly disturbing and absolutely should be looked into and i'm confident it would be. >> thank you very much. chairman debbie wasserman shultz, thank you. >> and an end of a remarkable era for late night television.
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finally, we have sergeant walter garfield. >> i worked with him on the world war i memorial in st. louis. >> how are you, old boy? >> hey, walter. how are they treating you? >> taking it pretty easy on him. i think they feel sorry for us old guys. >> i don't much fanty an obstacle course. >> it's not so bad, by the end you're crawling on your belly while teenagers shoot blanks over your head. >> yes, they are teenagers and no, they are not blanks. >> john goodman, two of the amazing stars. this is one of the most fascinating little known stories about world war ii. they went behind enemy lines to track down cultural treasures, art work that had been methodically stolen and hidden in salt mines by hitler.
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the monuments men is out in theaters tomorrow, directedly george clooney and previewed the film on the daily show for jon stewart last night. >> this is a story of art historians. >> here's the thing. apparently hitler was a pretty bad guy. and on top of killing everyone, he also decided that he would steal all of the art in all of europe. >> just to go super villain. >> to make sure he was a schmuck. >> thank you so much for joining us. first of all, the book is wonderful. >> thank you. >> and the movie, i can't wait to see, it's coming out tomorrow. and in this, you also did a book on the italian treasures. my most recent book which came out in may this year, "saving italy" tells the story there. >> that was frederick hart, the
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acclaimed art historian. but this book "monuments men" is really the war in europe and tell me about the story and tell our viewers who may not know about this. i was not familiar with the history until it drew attention. >> i didn't know about it either. audiences will come to it like that. monument's men is kind of a klunky name, museum directors and artists and who had great jobs and they had every reason in the world not to do this. most had families and many had kids, but they felt it was important to contribute to the war, that they could be a new kind of soldier, one charged with saving, rather than destroying. it was an epic concept, this idea of cultural preservation officers originally trying to protect monuments and buildings, hence the name monuments men. but as they move further towards germany, there was so much did he have vs tags and they found out about looting of millions of cultural objects and they became
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art detectives trying to track down what was the greatest theft in history. >> let's talk about rose, the woman played by kate blan chet, there was a scene with her and matt damon. she was the temporary curator in paris. what about this woman and real life woman, this french woman and her heroism? >> cate does a wonderful job. she works for four years at the museum, halfway between the con cord and the louvre, most of us in paris walk right by. it was the nazi looting headquarters where so many tens of thousands were brought and cataloged and photographed and taken to the rooik. the woman who was a custodian also understood german and making secret notes on backs of
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envelopes and pieces of paper and digging through trash cans ats night. almost caught her twice. she was very clever and trying to be obscure and working, getting out of the building every day. ultimately at the end of the war in france with the end of the liberation of paris in august 1944, she begins this courtship with matt damon's character, a man in real life who becomes the fifth director of museum of art. they have this dance, two people of destiny, each needing the information the other has, can go into germany, he's an american officer with a vehicle, rose can't but knows where the works are and doesn't trust him at the beginning. it's a great, dramatic element of story, this relationship they have and his efforts to try to win her trust and get this information from her. >> harry etlinger is one of the surviving men, 88 years old and
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he is -- there he is with a recommend brant. he discovered some drawings taken from his own family. >> he did. it is actually a poster copy of the actual painting by hem brand, he fled when he was 13 years old and last jewish boy to have a bar mits va before they came to the states and started living in jersey. he is drafted and goes back to the old country to fight a war for the new country. and miracles of miracles, one of the amazing things about this story, i spent so much years researching, he discovers this painting from the museum just blocks from where he lived. he could never see as a young boy because of the nazi laws and
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finds it in a salt mine and here he is one of our five living monuments officers. we're heading to europe for the premiere in berlin and several other stiz. it's a great joy to see the recognition he's now getting at this stage of his life. >> that's extraordinary. we should point out that monuments men foundation, the work still goes on, there's still art you're trying to track down. we'll put the website out and tweet that out as well -- >> we've created a toll free number for people to be able to call, wwwii art. we don't charge anybody anything. we're trying to find the path home brought home by soldiers sometimes as souvenirs, usual lip unknowing. but it's an important part of the monuments men and we want to create their mission. >> good luck with the movie and tour and all of the rest. >> thank you. >> stay with us, we have more legends, the legendary carol
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♪ >> that is an unlikely wonderful duet, between a legendary singer and student from egypt. carole king performed "home again" last month where she was being honored as music cares
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2013 person of the year. the performance will hopefully inspire a new connection, uniting young musicians from the united states and middle east. joining me now, what a treat. both of you, that was beautiful. now i want to hear the rest of it. what inspired you? i think the story began with you going to the berkeley school of music -- >> honored with a doctorate, along with willy nelson and annie lennox, his great response was, can i write my own prescriptions now? my student escort, we started to talk about music and the fact that where western music might have 12 modes arabic music has over 200. as we were talking, i thought it might be a great idea to do something with young american band and young egyptian band.
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i called john kerry, just been named to secretary of state, is it something you think you can facilitate but then as you know, he got a little busy. >> this week is his first anniversary of secretary. >> oh, my gosh, really? >> he spent most of the time in the middle east actually, a lot in -- going in asia as well. >> i knew that was going to be -- >> a few wars in between. >> for sure. it felt to me to invite her to perform with me and he chose the song "home again." the first rehearsal was magic and the people at berkeley, the president and all of the faculties were so supportive. >> definitely. >> and working out the arrangement. >> you contributed a lot to the arrangement, i didn't know what we were going to do. it was a great thing, the coming together. >> in first meeting you today, your third generation musician from egypt, your family has a
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wonderful tradition. what is your hope in this -- not only this collaboration but your future as a musician? >> well, as you mentioned, my grandfather specifically, he really influenced me a lot. he was so much into the culture and folklore, so original, from the earth. i wanted to inher it that from him and wanted everybody else to listen and to like appreciate this culture, which is very deep and very old egypt specifically, like what, 7,000 years old or more. >> we sometimes forget that history that extraordinary history because of all of the current crises. you were in tahrir square during
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the arab spring. >> i was, yeah. >> you've been through that experience. what about music and the culture surviving all of the turmoil in egypt? >> i mean, music in egypt specifically, it's what makes us happy, what makes egyptians just go through life and art in egypt specifically, music, through struggles, beginning like 20th century, 19th century has always been the driving -- the struggle was always the driving thing that makes such great music in egypt. and that's what is starting to happen right now in egypt. >> what's wonderful is for you to bring this to light here in the united states, to an american audience. >> a lot of people said it was one of the highlights of the whole array of performances, including gaga and pink and --
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so many people, yeah. but people had no idea and that's what music can do. it's like the introduction of something that's of another country and our country goes, well, yeah, i understand that now and the blending. it was such a joy for me to do that. >> how do you build on this now? you've started something. >> one thing i feel that i don't want to be on tour being the one to promote this, but i'm hoping it will inspire other young bands to come together and there are organizations that exist -- i meant to look this one up that i had heard of but i don't have it. but there are organizations that exist to brings these bands together. and i'm hoping that bands will play with each other in each other's countries together, inintegrate their music the way we did into this one performance. you can do one -- like james taylor and i did on the tour, just to be integrated and sharing everything about each other with the world.
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and maybe it will bring peace. >> which would be, of course, the greatest expression of music to bring people together. your life is so extraordinary and it's being told in a broadway musical now, beautiful. >> it is. >> which can be painful because you have had as we all do, ups and downs in life. you're at a very good place now. >> i am. but this carole king musical is about a small portion of my life when i was writing songs with other writers back in the old brill building days except we didn't work in the brill building. i knew about it and my daughter is my manager, overseen it and it is about her mother and father, so she was very careful. she relaid stuff to me, but i can't go see it. i give it my blessing and people tell me it's great. but i can't -- >> understandable. >> and what is your next musical
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adventure? >> i don't actually know. i'm still trying to recover from the last one but i'm -- i also do work on capitol hill to promote the northern rockies eco system protection act and protect ecosystems instead of bits and pieces of wild land. it's like our national parks, it took 100 years to get the national parks and local people that used to object, saying let us keep our national parks, don't touch them. we're trying to bring that consciousness to local people who think, i don't know, jobs versus wilderness. wilderness is jobs. it brings jobs. >> that debate is now being really encap sue lated in the pipeline controversy and that's right on john kerry's desk. he spent a lifetime as an environmentalist concerned about the climate and he's got to make a big decision. >> he definitely does and he know they are very strong to protect the environment. i think he has to evaluate if the claim of many jobs is
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actually true because from what i'm hearing, it's not as many as many claimed by the industry that wants this. >> from the report it would be only 50 permanent jobs once construction is finished from the report issued on friday, and it was a state department report. that's only one of the issues. you've got a lot on your plate. the fact you've helped to launch this young musician with so many talent. >> thank you. >> from egypt. your next date? you have another year or two of school? >> three years almost. >> he's a freshman. >> you're a freshman. >> oh, my gosh. >> i've been in this country for a year. this is my second year. >> he speaks amazing english, i mean fantastic. >> being in boston you have great music there -- >> it's amazing. the school also, like, it's crazy, i've been here just a year and the amount of opportunities, of course, this is the highlight, like all of it, it's amazing. >> great school. >> we know we'll be seeing and
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and looking toward the next 24 hours, chris, there's going to be a vote very shortly on temporary unemployment benefits extension. any whip count on that, how it's expected to go? >> andrea, look. things change, obviously. but as sort of noon today, it seemed as though this would not get the necessary votes to break the threat of a filibuster and therefore we would not have a deal. again, this is something that's been worked on for the last month or so, and it does not look -- at least at the moment, as though we are expecting this to be sort of the deal that we've been waiting to see if congress can find. >> and the jobs report tomorrow plus the signing of the farm bill in michigan by the president tomorrow. john kerry has tweeted out a picture. tonight he's going to hit the ice and do a ceremonial dropping of the puck wearing team usa garb. sending off our olympic hockey
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team. >> i remember during the '04 presidential campaign, primary and general election, he loves to play hockey, so there are plenty of pictures of john kerry playing ice hockey out there. >> that's right. okay, that does it for us for this edition of "andrea mitchell" reports. happy birthday tom brokaw. happy birthday to ronald reagan. we're thinking about nancy today. tomorrow, colin powell jr. and my colleague craig melvin next with a look at what's on "newsroom." >> hey, andrea. we continue to follow that senate vote to extend unemployment benefits to those who were abruptly cut off at the end of last year. the vote was already delayed once today. at this point, it is still not clear whether democrats have the votes to pass it. also, prosecutors have just started laying out their case against the florida man accused of shooting and killing an unarmed teenager during a dispute over loud music. today's opening statements down in florida.
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good thursday. i'm craig melvin in for tamron hall. "newsroom" is following the senate. any minute, the senate is set to take a procedural vote on a measure that would restore those benefits to the now 1.7 million americans whose benefits expired abruptly back on december 28th. a live look now inside the upper chamber. senate majority leader harry reid is proposing a

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