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of ukraine slipping in to russian control. the new call for action. and back here at home, joe just being joe. the vice president's new moment when talking about teachers. will his wife give him an a for effort. this is "way too early". good morning, it is tuesday, april 8. welcome to "way too early". can the ladies do it tonight is this we'll talk about it coming up. but we start with oscar pistorius who is testifying this morning for the second time in his own trial at this stage. prosecutors are hoping to shed more light on the relationship between pistorius and his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp. and speaking to the court, pistorius said, quote, if anything, i was more into her at times than she was with me. pistorius also tried to explain a text message previously cited
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in which steenkamp stated, i'm scared of you sometimes and how you snap at me and of how you will react to me. pistorius defended himself by saying, quote, it was a bad day in our relationship. i think i was just being sensitive. maybe i felt a bit insecure, jealous. i wasn't kind to her like i should have been. the dull amputee runner is accused of murdering his girl friend last year on valentine's day. officials are shedding new light on what may have caused that deadly shooting last week at ft. hood. the u.s. army says the rampage followed a dispute over a request by the gunman ivan lopez to take leave from the post. officials say lopez got into arguments with fellow soldiers in his unit over that request. however, they did that state whether lopez was granted the leave or not. the army has also released a detailed time line of the shooting spree which left three dead and 16 injured. authorities say lopez first opened fire in an administrative building before getting in to his car. he then traveled two blocks, shooting at whomever crossed his path. officials say the attack
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unfolded within a matter of minutes. >> the entire scenario lasting approximately 8 minutes from when the first 911 calls were received until the shooter allege aedly took his life and we received calls that the shooter was down. at this point in the ongoing investigation, we have collected more than 235 pieces of evidence. we believe the subject fired more than 35 rounds of .45 caliber ball ammunition. >> president obama and the first lady are planning to attend a memorial service at the base tomorrow. now let's get to developing news overseas where there are new concerns that russia may make another move in the eastern part of ukraine. overnight ukraine's interior minister says the pro russian protesters were driven out of the country's second largest city. just hours earlier, protesters set fires in front of a regional assembly building. police had to chase the demonstrators away. about 70 were arrested. pro russian protesters seized
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control of a government building. the demonstrators asked putin to send soldiers to the area as peace keeping forces. however, the white house is saying there is strong evidence that many of those protesters were paid to be there. the events bear a strike resemblance to what unfolded in crimea last month prompting a warning from the obama administration. >> if russia moves in to eastern ukraine either overtly or covertly, this would be a very serious escalation. we call on president putin and his government to cease all efforts to destabilize ukraine. and we caution against further military intervention. >> meanwhile secretary of state john kerry says he will hold a new round of talks with top officials from ukraine, russia and the european union over the next ten days. the senate is pushing forward a bill to stepped benefits for the long term it unemployed. the bill passing 59-38 after three honesmonths of back and f. if it can make its way through
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the house, it would retroactively restore benefits to workers. president obama praised the bill, but john boehner remains skeptical saying he'll only take up the legislation if it creates jobs. a recent poll found 52% of americans have never heard of the koch brothers. senator harry reid is doing everything he can to change that. >> mass car fans can easily find favorite drivers by simply looking at the cars as they fly by. because there are corporate emblems on the hood of the car. here in the senate, we don't bear any commercial logos. >> in case that wasn't enough, his office tweeted an image of men in suits covered with the koch name sake on it. reid had come under heavy fire for his continuing bashing of the group calling the brothers unamerican. also in politics, jeb bush
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knew he was stirring up quite a backlash when he said many immigrants come to america illegally as an act of love for their family. so now senator ted cruz of texas responding. >> no doubt immigrants come to this country because they're seeking a better world and they're seeking a better life for their kids. and all of that is positive and beneficial. what isn't positive and beneficial is breaking the law to do so. and -- >> he said it's not the a felony. >> in my view, we need to be a nation that welcomes and celebrates legal immigrants. >> bush said it wasn't a felony, but still a crime. senator cruz was also asked about 2016, whether an establishment candidate would be good for the gop. >> you know, i do think there are folks in washington who want to peck the party's nom me. and they inevitably want to pick a nominee who they think won't rock the boat. and in my view from the perspective of a republican who believes we need to win and we need to win because the
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country's on the wrong path because we're facing enormous fiscal and economic challenges, i think the only way republicans win is to have a candidate who runs as a strong conservative with a positive hopeful optimistic message. that's the path to victory. and i don't think washington elites will be very effective picking the nominee. i think it will be quite rightly a decision for the grass roots to pick. >> is jeb bush a strong cop ser cop serve difference? >> that's a question for the voters. >> some say bush has recast the race. smith writes the notion that skreb bush will be the nominee is a fantasy nourished by the people who used to run the republican party. bush has been out of a game that changed radically during the 12 years since he last ran for office. coming up on "morning joe," ben smith will debate politico's ben white who went on twitter yesterday with a different take on jeb bush's prospects. so don't miss that. senator elizabeth warren is
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trying to capitalize on an unforced error made by congressman paul ryan. recently ryan made these comments about innercity poverty on bill bennett's radio show. listen. >> we have got this tail spin of culture this our inner cities in particular of men not working and generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and culture of work. and so there is a real culture problem here that has to be dealt with. >> so ryan eventually offered an apology calling his open words inarticulate about the point i was trying to go make. regardless, it made for a tough moment at a recent town hall in his own hometown. >> bottom line is this. this statement was not true. i'll point it out to you why it wasn't true. as a code board for black -- >> this is not a race thing. it's a poor thing. poverty knows no racial boundaries. that's the issue i'm trying to get at which is we have to rethink our war on poverty in our program so is that it always pays to work.
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because we have these incentives to people pot to work. that's the whole point i'm trying to make. which grant you -- race -- you don't know me. i get it. you don't know who i really am. >> you said this. >> read the next paragraph. don't take my words out of context. read the rest of the interview so you can see it in its full con test to see the point i was making. >> so now elizabeth warren has released this video of her speaking about a week ago in minnesota accusing ryan of being more sympathetic to corporations than americans in need. >> paul ryan looks around, sees three unemployed workers for every job opening in america. and blames the people who can't find a job. paul ryan says keep the monies flowing to the powerful corporations, keep their huge tax breaks. keep the special deals for the too big to fail banks. and put the blame on hard
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working play by the rules americans who lost their jobs. let me tell you, that may be paul ryan's vision of how america works. but that's not our vision of this great country. >> so we all know that vice president joe biden has a way with his words. and yesterday was a prime exam a spell of that. his wife, dr. jill biden, was discussing her role as a community college educator during a convention in washington and that's when the veep offered his own take on what it's like being married to a teacher. >> i thank you for what you do and i mean that sincerely. jill is probably right, i think i have the same attitude did i not sleep with a cutie college professor every night. the same one. the same one. >> good recovery there. so we want to shift to our twitter question. we want to find out if this will freak you out a bit. check out human barbie doll. gq interviewed the 20 something
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ukranian model who looks just like the fashion doll. and we simply want your reaction to seeing her. she's getting quite a response on soerl media. so tweet us your most creative answers using the #way too early. no, i'm not trying to be a sexist. i just wanted to find out what is your reaction to this. and the real life barbie has very interesting things to say about feminism, about race internationally. very interesting things. anyway, still ahead on "way too early," shabazz napier carries the huskies to the title. the best moments from the action packed match jump. and napier's surprising comments after that game. and rob ford in the wild. the documentary that jimmy kimmel can't wait to see for himself. that story and a check on weather when w"way too early" comes right back.
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we didn't get into business to spend time managing receipts, that's why we have ink. we like being in business because we like being creative, we like interacting with people. so you have time to focus on the things you love. ink from chase. so you can. welcome back. time to get to sports where only 3% of espn's 11 million brackets -- 0.3% picked uconn. a correction here. 0.3%. if you were one of them, kudos to you. we have the highlights from at&t stadium. huskies got off to a fast start. check out that power move there. uconn's guards dominated the ball. and watch this stutter step. there we go. all right. so putting them up by nine.
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a minute later, andrew harrison gets stopped, but they get within striking distance with that dunk. most outstanding player, shabazz napier, was pretty much unstoppable for the huskies. uconn up 4 1/2. and we have former presidents bush and clinton enjoying the action hoping for an exciting second half. after the half, it was a big boost with that nasty dunk. the lead is single digits. and now the put back. there we go. wide cats stayed in the mix, just down four. to the final minute, though, kentucky down by six, needs a score. uconn's defense locks it down grabbing the loose ball. the huskies become national champs, 60-54. then time to celebrate.
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>> ladies and gentlemen, you're looking at the hungry huskies. this is what happens when you banned us last year, two year. we worked so hard for it two years. hungry huskies. >> i thought at halftime we were going to win. i thought the start of the half and then i sought game kind of go a little wild. as the coach, it's your job to get them over the top. we didn't give them enough to get them over the top. >> it's a great feeling. unbelievable. it's unbelievable because those guys, my players stayed with the program. i'm the first one to deflect all the attention. those players that was up here, they should get all the attention. because if it wasn't for them, this program wouldn't be here. >> so uconn's fourth national title. both the men and women were crowned ten years ago. so could it happen again tonight as the undefeated huskies battle
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kn notre dame. >> that's must watch tv if you like sports. >> history bodes well here for uconn, the school is 12-0 in title games. so after an incredible run in the tournament, it look like shabazz naper is headed to the big money of the pros. but oever the weekend, he revealed surprising information. >> student athletes definitely, you know, we're definitely best to get a scholarship to our universities, but if he he said of the day, that doesn't cover everything. we do have hungry nights that we don't have enough money to get food and sometimes money is needed. but i don't think you should stretch it out to hundreds of thousands of dollars for players. because that's not -- a lot of times guys don't know how to ham themselves with money. there are hungry nights that's go to bed and oom starving. >> we switch gears there basketball to baseball. a programming note, we will be celebrating the 100th
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anniversary of wrigley field right here on way too early and morning joe on wednesday, april 23. we'll be live from chicago. bill karins, what will the weather be like on april 23 in chicago? >> isn't matter. you'll be at wrigley field. doesn't hear. >> nothing better than a hot dog at 5:30 a.m. in the morning at wrigley field. >> sounds like an awesome trip. this morning is soggy, foggy, kind of an ugly morning. you may get the impression it will be one of those days sort of like yesterday in the mid-atlantic and middle east. but it is not. it will he said fantastic. yesterday was the other way around. started okay, then ended bad. now we're dealing with a lot of fog and downpours. almost tropical downpours through new jersey, just exiting philly. new york city, it will pour on you about a half hour from right now and that will continue up into connecticut right through boston. so be prepared for that. still dealing with downpours in florida and heavy rain, too, now on i-10 and now heading down the florida turnpike. eventually tampa, orlando, day toe made beach right during the
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end of the morning rush hour is when it all pushes down towards you. so we have a large storm, the one that gave us the flooding in the deep south, tornados in eastern north carolina. but it will exit during the day today. and finally for the first time in like, i don't know, two or three months, there are no big storms coming. not even in the next four or five days. we are looking at mild air starting to finally move across the country. we call this pacific air instead of canadian air. we like the pacific air. it's a lot warmer. it will finally move in and we'll have spring fever commencing from coast to coast starting late tonight da and into tomorrow. look at phoenix today, 94. that's a taste of the warm air that will start going across the nation. by the time we get to wednesday, barnicle is breaking out the tank top and jean shorts again. it is looking nice. >> does he ever put them away? >> i'm ready to go. >> are you going to use sunscreen this year? >> no sunscreen for me. i tan perfectly. >> do you ever put away the tank top and cutoff jeans?
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>> i got it on underneath. >> that's what i out. >> like a super hero uniform on. coming up on "morning joe," senator ted cruz talking about the potential nomination of jeb bush in 2016. what he wants to see from the nominee if the gop wants to take back the white house. and when we come back here, we'll huddle around the water cooler together. the numbers are in. that and much more when "way too early" comes right back. [ yodeling plays ] worst morning ever. [ angelic music plays ] ♪ toaster strudel! best morning ever! [ hans ] warm, flaky, gooey. toaster strudel! [ hans ] warm, flaky, gooey. the was a truly amazing day. without angie's list, i don't know if we could have found all the services we needed for our riley. for over 18 years we've helped people take care of the things that matter most.
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earlier we talked about the uconn men's basketball team winning the ncaa tournament. . if you want to sound smart, tell your friends uconn is the lowest seeded team to win since villanova in 1985. in addition, kevin ollie is the second head coach in history to win the title during his first appearance at the tournament. time to huddle around the water cooler. a lot of great stuff from late night. >> that's right, let's get right to the late nights where jimmy kimmel has high expectations for a documentary under development by the cbc. >> you know that i'm completely in love with mayor rob towaford. so you can imagine how excited i am about will new documentary one of the canadian cable channels is running. >> discovery canada presents a rare glimpse at one of the most
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powerful predators, the great white ford. savage. cunning. ford has a thick beefy hyde to insulate him from the elements and provide cushion when he falls. in the spring, the ford does an elaborate mating dance. but once he has chosen a suitable partner, the coupling is quick and vital. the great white ford, only on discovery canada. >> oh, high gosh. >> love that. >> just reminds me so much of chris farley. and the gatorade went on him and he freaks out just like tommy boy. >> it's priceless.
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now, meanwhile, seth meyers can't wait for the return of mad men. and he's even working on his own ad pictures. >> gentlemen, hershey's doesn't sell chocolate. hershey's sells childhood, hershey's sells memories. when you eat that hershey bar, all of that happiness, all that joy, is gone. so you make a choice, a moment of instant a do you make a memory that will last forever. hershey's. when you put it in the pool, it looks like a turd. right some it's good. >> bad men. >> it's really a baby ruth bar, not a hershey bar. but he is a -- >> caddie shack, yeah. >> now, the new season of gain of logame of thrones got off to
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thrilling start. 6.6 million viewers. 2 million more than the pre-meefr the third season. previous record belongs to the sopranos finale. >> i watched yesterday on demand when i got home, so i don't understand how the crashing is. but i did a little bird right over your shoulder named justine, she told me how the crashing happens. >> yeah, well -- >> people steal their parents' account information and log on. >> yeah. all those teenagers, right? >> yeah. justine, i ratted you out. sorry. >> can don't steal your parents' account the. >> it might be true. but they know about it, so i don't feel too bad about it. >> all right, guys, thanks so
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there she is. the real life barbie. earlier in the show we asked but your best and most creative to human barbie doll. she's blowing up on the internet after her "gq" interview. we have some of the best tweets. >> so ann marie told us her eyes remind me of this cute little guy. >> a bush baby, right? >> yes. definitely looks like him a lot. >> and it didn't go so well when they met. >> no. he didn't like her. >> there they are. that's the end of "way too early." "morning joe" starts right now. ♪ saved by harrison. takes the shot. back out to andrew f

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