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republican establishment is lining up behind another bush in 2016. but we begin with the high drama at the oscar pistorius murder trial. hearing for the first time from the olympian now charged with murdering his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. he was emotional and tearful, and after the judge said that pistorius looked exhausted, the court was adjourned until tomorrow. he chose not to be on the camera for his testimony, so only the audio is being broadcast. >> it is a lot of things obviously going through my mind, and -- the weight of this is extremely overbearing, so i think that it is a lot of to think about. >> well, he does look exhausted and he does sound exhausted. >> it had already been an exhausting trial for pass tisto who in recent weeks has been cry ing and covering his a ears and eyes and praying and vomiting, and we are still wait ing ing tr
his version of what happened the night that steenkamp was killed. joining us with avo.com is legal analyst lisa bloom. congratulations on the best seller "suspicion nation, the inside story of trayvon martin." >> thank you. >> and now back to the trial of oscar pistorius, and we are not used to defendants taking the stand here in the united states, but with the legal system there, and given what the prosecution p presented, did he have to? >> yes, he almost had to. this is not a whodunit. it is that he shot and killed his girlfriend through that locked door. and the question is why? did he think that there was a burglar, and acted too quickly thinking it was a burglar or filled with rage and killed her. and so that is the issue, and he has to testify. what happened today is an emotional apology, as you say, and lot of discussion about how hard this has been for him since that shooting.
he has been emotional, and sad, and he could not sleep, et cetera. and most of that would not come in, in an american courtroom, but it is clearly designed to generate sympathy for him. >> and that is interesting part to me, because when he has been talking about what it is like for him since the shooting, and talked about being on anti-depressants and not being able to sleep, and one time he woke up so scared that he locked himself in a closet and had to call his sister to calm him down, and when you don't have a
jury, and you are trying to appeal to the emotion when you just have a judge, why this kind of testimony? >> well, a judge is still a human being, and she may be moved by this, and look, she has seen him in the courtroom sobbing, crying, vomiting on two occasions, and so she knows that he is a very emotional person, but ultimately, the judge is someone who hears a lot of awful case cases, and terrible facts all of the time, and presumably can put this thing asood, but more broadly, this is addressed to the court of the public opinion,
and the worldwide court of public opinion following the case and trying to drum up feelings for oscar pistorius in the hopes that people will want him to get a lesser sentence if not entirely acquitted. >> we talked about how he comes on the stand and apologizes to reeva steenka reeva steenkamp's family. >> i would like to apologize, and say that there has not been a moment since this tragedy happened that i have not thought about the family, and i wake up in the morning and you are the first people i think of and the first people i pray for. i can't mention the pap and the sorrow and the emptiness that i have caused you and your family. i was simply trying to protect reeva. i was simply trying to protect reeva. and obviously, that sets the stage for what is going to be the most dramatic part of the trial. only two people were there that nig night, and we have never heard before from him what happened. what are you expecting? >> well, so right.
cross-examination is what is to come, and that is where i expect the prosecutor really take him through nano second by nano second through the incident, and re really, you were trying to protect reeva, and you heard a noise in the bathroom, why didn't you turn to the woman next to you in bed who you thought that was next to you in bed, and make sure she was there and okay, and when you grabbed the gun, wouldn't you have had to face her and know that she was not there, and when you heard the screams from the bathroom that five neighbors have testified about, didn't you real realize it was viva in the bathroom? the devil is in the details, and i can't wait to see how he does on cross-examination. >> lisa bloom, always good to talk to you. >> thank you, chris. meanwhile, a break that we have been waiting for possibly with the time running out in the batteries of the black boxes, a ship in the indian ocean picked
up underwater the sounds that could be pings n. fact, the ship detected two separate signals in the last 24 hours, and the first was 2 hours and 20 minutes, but lost when the ship made a return, and then another one on the return trip for 13 minutes. and so now the search is focused much more closely to that area where the pings were detected. >> clearly, this is a most promising lead, and probably in the search so far, it is the probably the best information that we have had. >> and nbc's tom costello is live for us in washington. what happens now, tom? >> well, they go back to try to triangulate this more, and they will goo back with the pinger locator device being towed by the australian ship, and see if they cannic ic pick it up yet a and if they k they will drop in
the rov, the unmanned submer submersible submarine, and down to the maximum depth of to a submarine, and coincidentally, that is the depth of the ocean right there, and so it is the limiting of the submersible vehicle. if they can go down there to begin to map out the bottom of the ocean, and see if they can identify anything that is unusual, any anomalies and if they can, is it in fact this particular ship. and now the pinger, as you know, it is on each end of these black boxes, and they are not black, but orange as we have said many times, and that was changed in the 1960s, but the old name stuck around. and these pingers are good for 30 days, as we have said over and over again, but we have talked to the manufacturer of the pingers who said they can go for 45 days, so maybe some
wiggle room to find and listen for the pinger, and then hone in on the pinger, they can hopefully then start to identify debris field, and then search for this all-important black box. the cockpit voice recorder is one box, and the flight da ta recorder is like this. and on the flight data recorder, it can record 1,000 parameters of flight. if they can recover this, and even if it had been sitting in salt water for the better part of a month or even longer, years, the neshgs ttsb says the get the data that will provide information of how that plane went down. >> and now, let's bring in aviation analyst john cox. >> good morning. >> it is clear that the australians who are leading the ch church feels like this is a breakthrough to find the black
box. does it sound like it is right? >> well, the frequency is right, and the pulse rate is right. with the australian ship having had the opportunity to listen to it for two hours, two hours and 20 minutes to record it. they can upload that to the manufacturer who can definitively tell us, is that from the pinger. but this is over the last couple of days, i have become more hopeful than at any point previous in the mystery. >> let's talk about if they are
recovered, and again a that is a very big if, because it is a process that can go on for days, weeks, months, and we need to give that bit of caution first. but tom was talking about the flight data recorder, and 1,000 parameters of flight, and what bottom line for the uninitiated could that possibly tell us about what happened here? >> well, it is going to pretty much tell us everything that the airplane did from the systems standpoint, and whether the autopilot was engaged and electrically, the airplane was functioning normally, and if there were valves and pneumatic valves moved or not moved and
all of those things are recorded parameters and they will have 25 hours of flight data on it, and it is going to tell the tale to a large degree on what happened to malaysia 370. >> and what about the voice recorder, because it recycles every two hours? >> well, the voice recorder is two hours in duration, and then overwrite
overwrites so it is the last two hours of the flight will be recorded, and the, but the previous hours before that will not be there. >> and so, if they are recovered, and if we are able to get the information off of them, how closely do you think that we will come to being able to find out what happened to this plane? >> i am confident that we will find and come to conclusions about the cause. if you look back in history, and equal pay fight for women. >> and is there a chance that democracy is winning in afghanistan? 1,200 feet per second. [ man #2 ] you're looking great to us, eagle. ♪ 2,000 feet. ♪ still looking very good. 1,400 feet. [ male announcer ] a funny thing happens when you shoot for the moon. ahh, that's affirmative. [ male announcer ] you get there. you're a go for landing, over. [ male announcer ] the all new cadillac cts, the 2014 motor trend car of the year.
this is the week ha the democrats are rolling out the plan to take on the republicans and it starts with president obama making another bold and divided round of congress. he will have two executive orders of pay equity followed up by a bill in the senate. >> we have a whole agenda now called the fair shot agenda aimed at average middle-class people paying for college, minimum wage, and keeping jobs in america. it is going to be, i think that it is the past two to three weeks has been a turning point. >> and so now, one executive order that the president will sign will be to bar federal
contractor contractors to retaliate from workers who discuss their pay. and now there be new legislation to break down contractors according to sex, and race. and of course, the namesake for the first bill that president obama ever signed in law giving women more power in recovering lost wages due to discrimination, the lilly led better law. and in the meantime, the senate will be working with employers to eliminate the pay gap between men and women. want it to bring in eleanor holmes norton, a member of the oversight committee, and women's caucus for women issues and equity issues. good morning. >> good morning. >> and now, tomorrow, these will be coming tomorrow on the equal payday, which is when a woman's pay catch up to what a man makes
in the same job in the previous year, and you know that a woman earns 77 cents for every dollar that a man make, and so what is the message that you want to get out there? >> well, as he has done in other areas, the president is using the executive power to do what to do-nothing congress will not do. i am the sponsor of two equal pay bills in congress, and they have been pending for more than ten years. what the president has done with these executive orders should not be underestimated. the most important is the part that for the first time would make only federal contractors, but it is an auspicious start report on their compensation. i enforced the equal pay act and the 1964 civil rights act. both of the bills require employers across the board to report on the race and the gender of those they hire, and
neither of those bills require that you report on the pay of men and women, so this is a giant step of a breakthrough, because what we don't know has been hurting women. and what we don't know are these differences between men and women wages that clearly exist or else hat 77% disparity where we have been stuck now for many years would have moved. >> and you talk about the bills that you have been push ing fin ten years, and you have been talking about the gender gap for a very long time, and we have a picture of you from july of 1971, and there you are with gloria steieinham and betty fredham, and i want to play a gap of you on "today" show in 1982. >> sure. women have in fact penetrated corners of the workforce that they were never in before. but the wage gap has remained stationary, and that is very bad
news, because the american family now depends upon the second wage, the wage of the woman. >> and i feel, congresswoman, that you could come out to say exactly the same thing, and here we are in 2014. why are we still here? >> well, the talking point, if that is what they were haven't changed, because i think that women have not done what we did to get the 1964 civil rights act. the 1964 civil rights act was a tremendous breakthrough and as much a breakthrough for women as men, because it meant that you could look at, and enforce the act, and the first enforceable act for hiring men and women. but people were in the streets ten years before that happened. women's issues are across the board. and equal pay has become a kind of motherhood issue. everybody says they are for it, and you put a bill in the congress, and you can't get it passed, because the women have not demand ed that it be passed.
and that is one of the reasons that the democrats have made such inroads with women in the united states, because they are willing to press these issues, and in effect form a movement to get congress to do something about it. at least we have a president who is setting the pace by doing something about it with those employers, federal con trtracto that he in fact controls. >> and so if i am reading you right, congresswoman, obviously, the president is going to sign the two executive orders, but you are not particularly optimistic that between now and november congress will take action on any of these things? >> we are talking about a congress who can't pass appropriation bills and budgets, so don't expect the congress to pass a fair pace, the fair pay act or any of the bills pending. but i say that the women can make it happen, and i hate to put it this way, but things don't happen, because members of
congress and there are an increasing number of us who are women say it must happen. it happens because the group that is most effective makes it happen, and women have to organize around equal pay to get the pay check fairness act passed, and then it will be passed. >> congresswoman, it is good to see you again, and thank you so much for coming on the program. >> and now you have heard my words from the movement as well as a public official. >> we have, indeed. thank you. and let's bring in jonathan alter and betty fouhy. you know, there is a letter going to speaker boehner saying that we need to do something about this, but jonathan, she was not encouraged by the do-nothing congress, and is anything going to be done beyond the executive orders? >> well, on the unemployment iss issue, the senate is going to act, and the house still will
not act, because they have in the past. i interviewed a republican congressman not long ago who said that in my district, we call it fun employment insurance meaning that his attitude was that people took this money to have a good time and play golf or whatever, from the government which is a ridiculous notion, but that is what we are dealing with, with the republican congress. >> and there arm so republicans who want this under no circumstances. >> and on the women's issues, and this is where the white house and the democrats are getting clever, because there is an opposition to the president on these executive orders, and saying it is a power grab, and imperial president, and you will hear the talking points from the republicans these days, but if he does them on the issues that are broadly popular with women, they really can't object in the same way. because if the republicans say that the president should not sign these executive orders for women, they are increasing
democratic turnout for women. >> and beth, we are hearing from the republicans on the pay check fairness and they say it is window dressing and a political statement and not doing anything. >> right, and getting too much federal involvement in something that it should not be, and i agree with jonathan, it is way around the long term unemployed insurance where a lot of those people are women, and the pay check executive order does not affect that many people, but contractors of the federal government, but it sets up some controversy around areas of gend gender. so this president's base is tis and the fact that the republicans are not going along and getting out there on equal pay, and chris christie at his town meeting in may said that he did not think that going for the fair check protection is a good idea. why would they do that with a gap in these issues. it is a problem for them to motivate the people in the
election of two years. >> why would some republicans think it is a think it is a winning issue for them? >> well, it is the ideology, and as eleanor norton holmes indicated for more than a decade, they have been blocked advances in this area, and they are also very confident that the single women, the ones most affected in these issues won't show up at the polls, because so many of them didn't show up in 2010. what has happened is that obama coalition has been showing up in presidential years and not the midterm midterms. so in 2010 only 80 million americans voted, and so 50 million people stayed home. it is mostly democrats, single women, minorities, republicans are betting that they won't come back to the polls, and the democrats are trying to do whatever they can, and this is a big part of it right here, to
motivate them to come out to vote. >> and to hang on to senate, and start right there. >> yes. it is short term gain for them, but long term, it makes no sense. and the republicans are well positioned to pick up the senate in 2014 and they don't want to do anything to screw that up. so they are going to go ahead to make it their focus, and yet the longer term prospects are just getting narrower, and narrower, and if they are the party of the o older white people, they can't win at the national level. and perhaps jeb bush thinking of getting into the race is giving them a glimmer of hope, because he is talking about being more compassionate to minorities and immigrants, and he is stepping into the tent where a lot of people in the party don't want to go. >> and if the democrats can go to what schumer called a nationalized agenda, and everybody understand that the democrats are for a fair shot agenda, and the republicans are not, and if they nationalize it that way, they can hold the
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the family. i honestly think that is a different kind of crime that should be, there should be a price paid, but it shouldn't be, and it should not rile people up that they are actually coming to the country to provide for their family families. >> and let me bring in the host of msnbc "disrupt" with karen finney, and columnist for the hill karen finney and former contributor to the bush/cheney presidency, robert raynham. so, robert, can someone with this position win the republican nomination? >> absolutely. because conservatives trust jeb bush and they know his record as a strong conservative as two team terms as governor and walks the walk and talks the talk. and some of the republicans i have spoken to said that jeb bush may be moderate on the immigration to a degree, but he is fairly conservatives in other areas, and he is a republican who could win the nomination no doubt about it. >> and karen, do you see it as a
trial balloon he is sending up? >> well, it is a trial balloon and a little bit of wishful thinking on robert's part, because as we know from the last few cycles, it is the republican primary electorate that is a challenge for people like jeb bush, and particularly with regard to immigration, one of the problems is that the party, itself, and a lot of my republican friends will admit this has basically messaged themselves into a corner, because their messaging has been so harsh for so long, that part of the base and the electorate is doing mattic th -- dogmattic going to be in a different place. >> and he says by the end of the year, he is going to make a decision about if he runs, and he says that if he does, there are two critical considerations to make. >> can a candidate run with a hopeful optimistic message, hopefully with enough detail to give people a sense that it is not idle words, and the other thing is, is it okay with my
family, and something that is not a huge sacrifice for the family. >> i think that to be fair, that is consistent with what pretty much every candidate says in the decision-make decision-making process, but in the nitty-gritty, robert, what is important for jeb bush as he is figuring this out? >> the most important thing is his wife. his wife, as you know, he has a blended family and his wife is from mexico, and she has been very, very reluctant to get into the limelight and very quiet when he ran for governor twice or three times, and she was very quiet when her father-in-law, bush 41 was vice president, and president, and she is a reluctant campaigner, and the question is whether or not she has the appetite for this. and secondly, noel bush, his daughter has had substance abuse problems in the past, and he is going to be listening to her as well. >> and it was not so long ago that we were hearing from people close to jeb bush, he did not have the fire in the belly to run for president, and his
mother, former first lady barbara bush saying on the "to d "tod "today" show, come on, go somewhere else, we have had enough bushes. and this is what "the new york times" says, a few months ago, the veteran courtiers of the bush dynasty thought that the second son was not planning to run, many in the same people left sunday saying he seems more engaged than in the past. >> and so they are frustrated by the tea party, and jeb bush and bobby jindal, and the new republican republicans, and so there is conversations of viability and path for someone who is more moderate, and one of the questions in addition to the family that he has to ask himself is, how am i going to handle my brother's legacy. because he is going to have to talk about his brother's record, like it or not, there is no way around it.
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albuquerque, new mexico, a couple called and asked if you would shoot our marriage ceremony, but they said, we will shoot your portrait, but not same-sex marriage, because i don't have your beliefs, and so they sued and the supreme court ruled gaiagainst the photograph saying that the photographer's refusal violated the state's anti-discrimination law, and today, the supreme court declined to take up the photographer's appeal. they had appealed it to the supreme court based not on religion freedom, but first amendment freedom of expression, and claimed that if even a photographer business has a right to choose what to shoot, because it is a matter of artistic expression, but the court refused to take it. if they had taken the case, it would have been a signal that the supreme court would look at the issue of whether the businesses can decline to serve certain clientele based on the religious beliefs, chris.
>> what does this mean going forward? >> well, it means that the new mexico ruling stands, but there are other cases pending involving the same claim of freedom of expression mixed in with the freedom of religion. there are case cans working their way up here, and whether the court will take them is another matter, but involving bakers who refuse to bake cakes for same sex weddings and flo l florists who refuse to make floral arrangements for same-sex marriag marriages. and this morning a sick 1-year-old girl and her family are on board the "uss vandergriff." they are headed back to the united states. the family was sailing off of the coast of mexico, and their baby got very sick. a pararescue team plunged into the pacific to save the family. the kaufmans defend the decision to make the trip, and they say, we are proud of our decision and
preparations, and even though we lost our sailboat and our home, we remain grateful to those who came to our aid and the family and friends who continue to encourage us. >> and what started out as a friendly charity game between the police department and the fire department turned into a brawl. the crowd was egging it on. no word on what started it all, but the nypd won the game, 8-5. and prince george has arrived in new zealand with the duke and duchess of cambridge. he is only going to go to a few selected engagements with his parents, and the young family is visiting in australia for three weeks, and he is cute. >> and stocks are trying to bounce back after taking a beating to end the week. and mandy drury is here with what is moving your money. and some concern that the stocks have lost the momentum, and how are they today? >> well, they are down again today, chris, but particularly,
concern over certain stocks in certain sectors and the so-called momentum names and these are the high-flying names in the internet name, and the social immediamedia space, and biotech space, and there was a sell-off friday afternoon, and we have to know this week if they can stabilize or whether or not they are going to pull down the broader market in a broader way. and the sell-off did cause a worst day since november 2011, and to put it in context, some say it is a late cycle signal, and so with the high volatility stocks lagging, and relative to the low volatility stocks, and it does not mean we aret and the end of the run, but we need to exhibit more caution here. >> and we will keep an eye on that, and meantime for the fliers out there, the new yearly airline quality survey is out today. is it getting any better? >> well -- not really. it is a strange combo. apparently fewer flights arrived on time, and airlines mishandled more luggage, but the customer
complaints declined and apparently the industry's on-time rate was 78.4% which is down from 81.8% from 2012. american eagle was the worst performer in that category. hawaiian airlines had the best showing at 93% in both 2012 and 20 2013. always, you know, sunny weather might help, i don't know, might have something to do with it, and the industry's largest improvement last year came in the area of denied boardings where eight carriers got better from 2012. so as i say, it is a mixed bag, excuse the pun. >> and some people feel that complaining does not do anything. >> and that is part of it, you complain and it goes to the ether maybe. >> than ing you, msnbc's mandy drury. >> and there is a startling look at obesity from a gallop survey. the adult obesity rates are above the targeted goal, above 15% in all but one city,
boulder, colorado. it is the thinnest city, and just 12% of the people who live there are obese. naples, florida, is number two. and ft. collins is the third of five colorado cities. and the most obese city is huntington, west virginia, and nearly 40% of the residents there are obese. a look at the full list is up at chris email@example.com.
>> the votes are being counted in afghanistan after a huge turnout that far exceeded expectations. after 39 suicide bombings in two months leading up to the presidential election, "the new york times" called it a victory for determination over intimidation, and it is a massive step some believe toward democracy. one u.n. official said that 40% turnout would be a success, but 60% of the eligible voters actually came to the polls. with e won't have -- we won't
have the results for a week, but it is seen as a public repudiation of the taliban. and joining us is chief correspondent richard engel, and i would like to bring in david rohde of roeuters who was kidnapped by the taliban and held captive for eight months. it is good to have you both here. and richard, i want the take on the election, but there is breaking news that there was an explosion in kandahar? >> yes, it appears that an american convoy was target bade car bomb, and then several afghan civilians, 13 civilians were killed. they were not killed by the actual explosion, but a bus was diverted off of the road after the americans set up a convoy, and then crashed, so it appears that it was a secondary knock-on effect of this official attack by the taliban.
a number of afghans thought that the election went better than expected, and they were particularly happy that the aft afghan security forces were able to do it by themselves. a lot of the afghans are worried what will happen to the country in the future as the american troops drawdown and not in evident on the streets across the country, and this time, while the american forces were still providing logistics and intelligence and overwatch with aircraft, they weren't actually on any of the locations securing any of the polling stations, and so that gave them another boost of confidence. >> and david, no large scale attacks, and even on the election eve there were 23 deaths. so what is your read of the election? >> well, it is a big success for the afghan security force s s i particular, and there were 500 attacks in the last election day, and roughly 100 this time around and it was as richard said, afghan security forces in the lead, and not americans on the streets doing any of this,
and this is maybe a positive sign as the terms of the training by the u.n. forces, and it is a positive sign that afghans don't want american-style democracy, but they want to run their country, and the taliban are not popular. there was a well known attack in a luxury hotel before the election, and i was speaking to a friend of mine where the taliban killed several afghan children, and that helped to drive up the vote in the cities, and people do oppose the taliban. >> and is this the message that the taliban will get? >> no, this is what we face with extremists and insurgencyies to have suicide bombers and attack a convoy today. you don't always see in the attacks what the average afghan wants, and you are seeing it here. to me, afghan is two countries, a world component that is more conservative and mortalban, but the country has changed dramatically, and urban afghans
want to be part of the world. they love the technology, and they have iphones and they watch the indian soap operas, and they are proud of the muslim afghans, but they want motiv mod dernity wel well. >> and tell us about the results affecting hamid karzai. >> well, the election results won't be in for a few days, but in the next days we will get a better indication of who is in the lead. the indications so far the two main candidates abdullah abdullah and ashrah rawny, and if so, they will possibly have a
runoff and not have a new president in place before the summer. right now, they are counting the votes, and some allegations of irregularities and corruption, but nothing like 2009. and just going back to the conversation that you were having with david. in 2009, the election was widely considered corrupt, and 20% of all of the votes had to to be discounted, because they were considered fraudulent, and that gave the taliban and other extremist groups, because it is not just the taliban operating here, but moral authority, and ammunition, that we are fighting against an unjust illegitimate government propped bip the united states. if there is a real election, and the afghans feel that their votes were counted and counted properly, it is harder for the taliban to explain why they put bomb s bombs in the roads. >> thank you both so much. today's tweet of the day comes with this photo writing, afghan children are playing election
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is going to launch into this with us. first up, the dsition regarding this photographer who said that based on the religious beliefs she did not want to photograph the same sex couples in cerem y ceremony. >> right, and the new mexico supreme court said that she violate the anti-discrimination laws. she argued on the 1st amendment law laws that because she is a photographer, she is creative artist, and the government cannot tell her what to shoot and not shoot. and now they say there are similar cases in the pipeline e regarding bakers and florists who decline to use their skills on the behalf of same sex couples, but it is unlikely that the supreme court if it would not take this case, it would take those. >> and regarding the campaign finance, and pete, less than a week, that we heard from the justices regarding money and politics in a different case, and talk to me about what happened