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washington. what happened in the courtroom today? >> it's still going on. it started 15 minutes late as these are prone to do in the federal courts. it will be a double-barrelled hearing because he'll not only be heard on the detention issue but since he was last in court, the government has now filed an indictment, so he'll probably enter a plea today. we expect he'll plead not guilty. he faces three charges, one federal charge of entering a federal building without authorization while carrying a weapon. that's a reference to the knife that he had in his pocket. and then two district of columbia charges. one that has nothing to do with the white house incident itself. whether the fact he had ammunition in his car. and we have pretty strict laws against that in the district and then one related to the white house incident. he's in court now, we expect pleading not guilty and then the judge will decide whether he can be released on bail or whether
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he'll stay in court pending the next hearing. >> do we know if he's being represented by a court-appointed attorney or whether or not he has hired counsel, what kind of counsel he's hired? >> he does have a court-appointed counsel or a public defender, is my understanding. whether that will change after this hearing, i don't know, but he will have representation. >> all right. pete williams, thanks very much. >> you bet. now to the secret service, even after that bipartisan skewering of its director, julia pearson, still has its primary client, the white house. >> are you telling me this morning the president of the united states and first lady have confidence of julia pearson and an agency to protect them and their two daughters? >> yes, they have confidence in them. >> that line hasn't changed since omar gonzalez jumped a white house fence and went past white house security on september 19th. >> i appreciate it, guys. >> ultimately, the president
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does retain confidence in the leadership of the secret service and in the men and women of the secret service. the president does continue to have confidence in the men and women of the secret service. >> given the breadth of experience the president has in dealing with the secret service, the people to protect them, he maintains confidence in them. >> the reports keep coming. they seem to be getting more alarming, not less. an armed contractor was allowed to get on an elevator with president obama in atlanta two weeks ago. while these lapses are truly shocking, it's important or more alarming to know white house security breaches have happened before. in 1974 a man in a stolen helicopter was able to land on the white house south lawn, take off and then come back. secret service officers finally shot at the chopper. in 1978 a man dressed in a karate uniform carrying a knife scaled the white house fence and fought with secret service agents while trying to charge
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the north portico. in 1985 a few hours before president reagan's second inauguration, a man followed the marine band into the white house and wandered around for 15 minutes. in 1994 an unlicensed pilot, who happened to be drunk, crashed a plane onto the south lawn. in 2001 a man with mental illness fired shots outside the white house. after a ten-minute standoff, secret service officers shot him in the knee. and in 2009, mychal crashed the white house. these reports come at an undeniably unique time for the white house and country with the first african-american president who from the moment he declared his candidacy has been a safety worry among his constituents. evy was assigned to the white house residence on the day of
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the 2011 shooting. evy, i think that is really sort of kind of, first of all, putting it into perspective. some people are worried there's something particular to this president causing these problems, but from time to time there have been problems before. just your understanding of the agency you used to work for, after these incidents is there a comprehensive review and is that followed up with some training or the way the secret service agents operate in the field? >> every time there is an incident they do stop and look what happened, what did we do wrong? what on could we have done better? they absolutely do that. i think what's happening here is -- i hate to say it, it just really took a downturn because that had to do more with the ethics and culture and that took away from the prestige. when you thought of the agency, you thought of the men and women. you held them to a high standard, as you should. not everybody is that way. it's interesting what you played before about the president
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making the statements that he has confidence. truly, he has to say that. what he feels may be internal on a personal level, but he'll keep that and they'll work with him. he's the president of the united states. it is a conflict of interest for him to say anything negative. it also will -- it won't make anything better if he did come out to say anything negative. it doesn't solve the problem. so i think the stance the white house is taking saying they have confidence, they're doing the right thing. they're looking to solve this problem, not exacerbate it and make it worse. >> you don't want the tension in the relationship of people he has to work so intimately with. you mentioned the culture. i want to talk about that. inside of the secret service, a, is there a sense of almost invincibility you will leave the door locked because, we got this or is there a culture that i as an agent feel uncomfortable with the procedure, i feel uncomfortable speaking up. >> those two different things. the first with the door being unlocked, a lot of people don't realize that the secret service doesn't control everything
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because it's a compromise between staff and even the usher's office. so, there were times where you'd say, i want to do this and they would say, no, for aesthetic reasons we don't want to do it or it doesn't look right. specifically with that door, they've changed that as a result of this. with regard to communication, subordinates being able to speak up, because it is a paramilitary organization, there's a chain of command. usually like the military, you're not -- they don't want to you speak up or speak out of turn. they want to you follow protocol. often it does force individuals or subordinates to keep the voices down. so i think that's something they'll have to correct. the lower rank and file, usually you don't feel very comfortable to speak up or push back. it's also not welcomed. >> i just want to report that we just learned that the man who jumped the fence, omar gonzalez, has pleaded not guilty as pete williams said we should expect. you talked about the fact that the white house needs to
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continue to be in a posture of support but the congress obviously does not, right, and provides the funding. i want to play you what elijah cummings had to say. take a listen. >> i am not impressed and i was extremely disappointed. to be very frank with you, it was very difficult for me to sleep last night. i've come to the conclusion that my confidence and my trust in director ms. pearson has eroded. i do not feel comfortable with her in that position. >> you now have nancy pelosi, former speaker of the house, ranking leader in the house saying she agrees with elijah cummings' recommendation there should be a full review. now john boehner also talking about ms. pearson's leadership. actually, i'll just read it to you. secret service is beset by a culture of complacency and
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incompetence. is there a sense, you looking at the agency, that the problem is at the top? the leadership may need to change? >> should i say something first? congress is doing a good job. that's congress' job to protect the president. i like the fact we have both sides coming together to say, look, let's put our differences aside. having said that, a lot of these problems, it's almost like you have a leaky dam. you have a hole here and trying to fix this hole and another hole, trying to fix that hole. when you have so many holes, have you to look at the dam itself and say, do we need to replace that dam? i think that's what we're dealing with here. it's the management style, so to speak. the leadership has been there for a very long time. when you have an agency who's gone through and had a great reputation for years, what happens su start to think, well, what we're doing is right. you're less inclined to change. you become a bit more rigid. pitts having a progressive mind set, being open to change.
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what they need really is to bring in people from the outside. >> that haven't come through the culture. >> because if you do an internal review, even if you try to be objective, you're not going to be. you're going to be biased. people from the outside have to come in and -- they can look at it cleanly. >> right. >> when you're on the inside, you're less inclined. >> and you're starting to see a lot of people leaking, talking to the washington post. i agree with you. evy, thank you for being here. tens of thousands of protesters meanwhile are back on the streets of hong kong as the country celebrates china's national day. they're vowing to stay until china gives into their demands for democratic reforms and a flag-raising ceremony earlier today, hong kong's embattled leader was heckled by pro democracy demonstrators who demanded he step down. a short time ago in washington, china's foreign minister met with secretary of state john kerry who spoke about the protests. >> we have high hopes the hong
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kong authorities will exercise restraint. >> china's foreign minister responded saying hong kong's affairs are china's internal affairs. all countries should respect china's sovereignty. also a basic principle governing international relations, unquote. coming up, an update on the condition with the first case of ebola diagnosed inside the u.s. do you need to worry? plus, time for your checkup, obamacare. one year after a much maligned rollout, it turns out the affordable care act is working and helping millions of people. i know what you're thinking... transit fares! as in the 37 billion transit fares we help collect each year. no? oh, right. you're thinking of the 1.6 million daily customer care interactions xerox handles. or the 900 million health insurance claims we process. so, it's no surprise to you that companies depend on today's xerox for services that simplify how work gets done. which is...pretty much what we've always stood for.
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to welcome mls, sporting kansas city won over real salt lake. meanwhile, a day after the first person in the u.s. was diagnosed with ebola, there are still a lot of questions surrounding the unnamed patient and who he may have come in contact with after he got here, including some school-age children. at a news conference moments ago, texas governor rick perry told us he's confident in texas health officials to contain this case. >> today we learned that some school-age chirng had had contact with the patient. let me assure you these children have been identified and they are being monitored and the disease cannot be transmitted before having? i symptoms. >> still despite the cdc's reassurances of zero risk to anyone on the flight from liberia to dallas, it seems there's still a lot we don't know. what we do know is that on september 19th an unnamed man
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flew from liberia to dallas to visit family and arrived on september 20th with no symptoms. approximately five days later he began feeling sick. on the 28th he was admitted to the hospital and yesterday he was diagnosed with ebola. nbc's charles hadlock is outside the hospital in dallas. we know the patient is in serious condition but what are you hearing from hospital staff? >> reporter: the news conference just concluded at the hospital. i'll expound on what the governor told us. school age children have been exposed to the patient in the days he was in dallas. five students from five different dallas area schools. those children have been taken out of school and are being monitored by the county health department. the county health department estimates between 12 and 18 people total were exposed to this man between the time he reported symptoms a week ago today and the time he was admitted to the hospital on sunday. now, he did come to the hospital
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last friday, complaining of symptoms. and was given antibiotics and sent back home. people may be wondering why that happened. apparently it was a slip-up and an admitting nurse wrote this man had been to africa, he was from africa, but that information did not get passed along for some reason to the physicians who were attending this man in the emergency room. if the doctors had had that information, perhaps, they would have admitted him last friday and his exposure to more people would have been limited. >> thanks very much, charles hadlock. appreciate it. now, at cdc headquarters in atlanta the chief gave two reasons he's confident the u.s. is not at risk for an outbreak. >> first, make sure that the health care that he gets, not only does everything we can for the patient but minimizes the risk that anyone else will become infected. second, the tried and true public health measures of
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identifying everyone who might have come into contacts with him, when he might have been infectious and monitoring them for 21 days. if they do become ill, have symptoms, have fever, isolate them, track their contacts and stop it. >> an assistant professor at both lsu health sciences center and tulane medical center. doctor, thank you for being here. >> thank you. >> you know, we have that absolute definitive statement by the cdc there's no -- there's zero risk on commercial airline flights from that dallas ebola patient. that statement you just heard, you know, they're going to go back and try to monitor everyone this gentleman has come in contact with. you also have that gap charles hadlock talked about. he wasn't symptomatic at first but that question of where he had been, where he had just come from, didn't seem to register with health care workers. is the real risk of ebola the human error risk, that people won't track a patient properly? >> i've been talking about this since -- this ebola outbreak. we have to make sure we don't
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use that old adage we learned in medical school. the old adage is, when you hear hoof beats behind me, think horses not zebras because common things are common and uncommon things are uncommon. my health care cokacare compadr there, i'm asking you to look at the uncommon thing. we're living in the land of zebras. you have to ask questions you don't normally ask. the great nurse in dallas that documented that fact did not let the doctor know that that patient had been to africa. we could have stopped this long before the patient actually had symptoms, so that's the big deal. >> let's put up -- can we put the clarnd back up? we have the calendar of the timeline of when this patient left liberia on the 19th, lands in texas a day later, feels ill about a week later, and then goes to the hospital on the 28th, is hospitalized, isn't diagnosed with ebola until the 30th. this could have been arrested
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somewhere in the middle of that process just listening to the nurse. >> exactly. the reason it's so important is because there's an incubation period of about 21 days. something people aren't mentioning, either, there's an incubation period, it can live in semen for 70 days. we haven't even talked about that. but the reality is 21 days of incubation period. all those people have to be quarantined. i have no problem agreeing with the cdc and dallas. their public health group. we know this isn't going to spread because we have the infrastructure to handle any kind of outbreak that isn't spread by respiratory droplets but it's not about that. it's like you can't treat something unless you know that it is there. that's the most important thing. no matter if you are a medical office assistant or doctor in the hospital, every level needs to be aware this is a very serious situation. >> in west africa the deaths are much higher. the number of cases are
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extraordinarily higher. 6500 cases, 3,091 deaths in africa. let's switch gears for a moment and talk about interovirus. what is the risk of that? >> now, once again, this is very uncommon but we have to ask those questions because the similarities between the enterovirus and ebola, you have the same symptoms. cough, fever, body aches. this is affecting children. one death in the united states now. it's affecting children in 46 states. so, the issue is this -- you must -- if your child has asthma especially, if they have cold-type symptoms and they have this runny nose, cough, congesti congestion, body aches, have you to get them to the hospital and the health care workers have to take it a little more serious than they would take a regular cold. and that's what's most important here because this can kill people. and it has, obviously, taken the
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life of a young person today. but the point is, we deal with this all the time. this is spread by respiratory droplets. the things i want people to remember more than anything else, two words -- don't panic. wash your hands like you are supposed to do all along and this will not be a problem as well as the ebola virus. will not be a problem. >> whenever you're on, we should put up #commonsense because you always bring it. we appreciate it. three things to know this wednesday. authorities in lynch berg, virginia, to see if the suspect in uva student hannah graham is suspected with other murders. investigators say recent forensic evidence in the graham case has linked it to two other sexual assault cases. now they are seeinging if he's linked to a 2009 murder. daniel crespo, suburb in
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anyone who may have come in contact with him. all three members of the dallas ambulance crew exposed to the ebola patient tested negative for the virus. a federal judge in oklahoma ruled those who signed up for federal health care on the exchange in the state are not eligible for the subsidies that made the insurance affordable. the rule affects 73,000 oklahomans and could thrust the case back to the supreme court. not exact lit way to spend your birthday. yes, in addition to former president jimmy carter and happy 90th birthday, mr. president, healthcare.gov is blowing out the candles today. one year ago today the white house shut down the government over the rollout over the health care law they opposed. but despite their dire warnings the number of insured americans has actually increased by more than 10 million. according to a new study by the new england journal of medicine. however, this year's enrollment date is about 45 days away and conservatives are questioning the stul constitutalty of the
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subsidies and looks like president obama may need to lay down the gauntlet again, like one year ago. >> the affordable health care act passed the house, the senate, supreme court ruled it constitution it will and it is here to stay. >> perry bacon, you wrote a great piece, i highly recommend people read, on our website, msnbcnews.com. but affordable care seems to be working. >> we looked at this website and peechl were worried, would this not work? would the market it is not work? would the prices be too high? would young people not sign up? most of those concerns have not turned out. younger people have enrolled. the markets have worked. you've seen more insurers are joining the program now than last year suggesting insurance companies are comfortable enough to be involved in. by most measures, there's still
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a lot of americans uninsured. by most measures so far the law is working as it was intended to. >> it's working as it was intended to in states that are cooperating. that's an interesting look. 21% were uninsured as of september 2013. that number is 16.3% now as of april 2014. as you said, primarily, you know, in that age range they want. you've seen a decrease. in states that are refusing the medicaid expansion, you've seen a smaller decree in the uninsured rate. is this a case it's become political hostage taking at the state level. states are refusing to be involved despite the data. >> it's very striking. republican voters, the common wealth for nonpartisan group showed republican voters actually like obamacare who have gotten it. what you find is republican politicians still don't. so, actually kansas is one of the states that has opposed the medicaid expansion and their insurance rates went up, versus in arkansas, kentucky, states that are republican and very
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anti-obama in many ways but they have democratic governor and their insurance rates have plunged down in the last year. so, what you're seeing isologic two americas of politics. we have two americas of health care, governors setting up their own exchange, doing well, and then the texas, kansas, who are very resist ant to this law so their politicians are. >> and florida, too. can we put back up the map. you have the dichotomy where some states are doing their own exchanges. some states are not participating. and that judge's ruling gets right at the ruling. you also have this interesting thing where in some states the kids are getting obamacare and the adults are not because there's been this expansion of medicaid automatically for kids. >> yeah. a lot of states are interested in enrolling children as well. but what you're seeing in most of the states, red states particularly, texas has 6 million people who are uninsured. their medicaid program has grown
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israel. >> we think everybody should support this. >> of course, away from the camera, the history between the two leaders is fraught, to say the least. there was the hot mike incident in 2011 which caught president obama and then french president nicolas sarkozy commiserating about having to work with netanyahu. in 2012 when the israeli pm not only welcomed mitt romney to israel, months before the election, but gave statements that year all but endorsing the republican candidate. it's no wonder an op-ed headline in israeli newspaper haaretz says this, obama looks forward to netanyahu chat with all the eagerness of a dentist appointment. steve clemens editor-at-large and bob franken is a syndicated columnist. bob, i want to start with you because the relationship between obama and netanyahu not good. everyone pretty much knows that. has that actually impeded their ability to work together as two politicians, two political leaders? >> i'm going to go out on a limb
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here and say these guys will never be bffs, but it certainly doesn't help much of the diplomacy that's done at that level is supposed to involve some sort of personal rapport. and you certainly don't see that there. and as a matter of fact, in the opening statements, you saw both sides really taking subtle shots at each other. president obama with netanyahu sitting right there mentioning the death of palestinian children and the war with hamas. and netanyahu lecturing a little bit about what kind of deal would be acceptable with iran. in addition to which in jerusalem, just as the meeting was starting, the local government there announced the creation of a new settlement. at least with the administration regards as a settlement, which is something that has been a bone of contention between the two sides. >> and steve it's been the bone of contention. the settlement really annoyed the united states, particularly annoyed the obama
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administration. i want to play you what the president said at the u.n. did seem to be a dig at just that issue. take a listen. >> the violence engulfing the region today has made too many israelis ready to abandon the hard work of peace. and that's something worthy of reflection within israel. >> the second part of those remarks were off the script. does that is that a subtle way of rebuking -- >> you have to realize the first three years president obama spoke at u.n. general assembly meetings, the dominant theme was trying to resolve the israeli/palestinian relationship. that's a big unchecked box for president obama who threw him into this deeply, two enjoys and he's very upset about the mutual immaturity of both sides moving that forward. when you look at that picture, the only thing that came to mind is the only other leader that president obama has to meet that he likes to meet less than netanyahu is vladimir putin.
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that had that frosty tone of it. he's disappointed in them and trying to hold them to account. and the mention of the children were very powerful. >> on the point of iran, you've also got the united states political situation, which americans have no interest in going and trying to deal with iran military. >> well, you have that. you also have in israel, that is very, very concerned about iran, for good reason. iran questions the existence of israel. so, what the worry of netanyahu is, is in the process of trying to eliminate isis, or isil, as i prefer to call it, there might be accommodation with iran that would be harmful to israel. >> exactly. all the alliances working with qataris and other things that are annoying to israel. inside israel, netanyahu has some detractors as well as. in haaretz, the prime minister
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has no vision besides. the main thing is to funnel more money into the defense establishment, weaken his political rivals and preach morality. did netanyahu's really in your face speech in the u.n. help him inside israel politically or just hurt him there as well as making international community sort of say, wow? >> there are a number of people inside israel that are not happy with netanyahu. they just aren't the majority right now so he's been able to hold this together. a couple years ago at u.n. he held up the ticking time bomb of iran. he likes comments that hamas is the same as isis. when he spoke in congress, he said hamas is the same as al qaeda. of course, that's not true. he's painting the big fear picture on the side and wanting to keep a fear culture going. at the same time, as someone who is no apologist for obama, he
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chastised netanyahu and said if you want to get peace in the region, do a deal with abbas. step forward. netanyahu hasn't done the constructive things but he's very good at identifying what israelis should be scared of. >> bob, you've been covering washington for a long time. what does it say about the ability or inability to move forward on israeli/palestinian peace doesn't seem to be a political issue for a president anymore? >> well, the president has staked out his position. remember, netanyahu is speaking not just to president obama but to the american political -- the body politic in the united states and passions right now are very high, particularly in the jewish community and particularly with the jewish holidays that are going through right now. the other thing f there is a ray of hope, have you netanyahu saying to president obama, maybe now is the time to bring in some of the arab states. this is something relatively new and he seems to be advocating that. >> bob franken, welcome to the show.
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we have breaking news from the pentagon. the u.s. navy and marine corps are conducting a search for a missing marine who bailed out of the helicopter in northern persian gulf today. it took off from "uss macon island" at 9 a.m. when it started a rapid sdee sent into the water. two marines bailed out. one was safely rescued from the water. the second marine is still missing. now to our series "generation to generation" which brings together current leaders and the people who influenced and inspired them for frank conversations about policy, politics and the state of our culture. recently we sat down with andrew young, former atlanta mayor, civil rights activist, congressman and u.s. ambassador. current atlanta mayor, reed, a
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young protege. we talked about the possibility for the future. >> i'm andrew young, i was mayor of atlanta from 1982 to '90. before that i was at the united nations and before that . >> i'm the 59th mayor of the city of atlanta and a person from southwest atlanta. >> well, the first time i remember meeting him was at howard university when i was serving on that board and he was running for the student seat on the board. he won. and i said to him back then, you hurry up and finish what you're doing. and come on back to atlanta and run for something because we're going to need a male like you in 20 years.
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and in exactly 20 years, we elected him mayor. >> martin luther king used to say that hell is good giving you what you thought you wanted. >> ambassador young would check on me. >> you as our communicator in chief, come as well prepared as any of us ever were. >> there's no question that i would not be sitting here as mayor of atlanta were it not for ambassador young's support. >> that's because i'm a pree preacher. so, i'm always looked out for talented young people. >> congratulations. >> the future of politics is performance. what do you think i should do next. >> i don't think you or i should decide.
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one thing about my career is i have november known today what tomorrow would require of me. the world is in turmoil. and there are two types of leader i found in government. there are leaders who govern according to theory and ideology and leaders who have had practical real world, on the ground experience in governance and in reconciliation of problems and challenges. you're pretty young, but you've had about 25 years of practical on the ground leadership experience. everywhere you've been. and that can't be wasted. >> atlanta's black community was central to andrew young's victory. >> you did a beautiful job. >> his win in a city that is two-thirds black continues to shift in political power but the new mayor says he wants
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conciliation. >> one of the differences in atlanta is that people worked at learning to understand and get along. >> i made the decision to be mayor at about age 13 because i'd always had an interest in politics. i just didn't know what space i was going to be in. then you identify somewhere you admire and you do everything that you can to model that behavior. he went to howard university. i went to howard university. he got involved in politics as a relatively young age. i got involved in politics at a relatively young age. he has a model that has been deeply bipartisan and biracial. i've tried to do that exact same thing. >> i came from the u.n. so i knew there was no money in washington and i said for atlanta to succeed, we've got to become a part of the global economy. >> and i believe in a stewardship model of leadership. the question is, where were
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things when you found them when you got there and where are things when you leave? to the extent they're verifiably better when you exit than when you walk in, i think you have honored the people that proceeded you, sacrificed for you to get there and you've honored the city that you serve. >> i think that's a model for the world. >> and that wraps things up "the reid report." i'll see you tomorrow at 2 p.m. visit us online at thereidreport.msnbc.com. "the cycle" is up next. what do have you have going on on this wednesday? >> we'll cover ebola, a look at the secret service report, talk michigan football, my alma matter. an author saying there's a crisis in the soul of elite colleges and then i have a closing editorial on something i think you know about, which is that we in the media are pretty bad at covering good news. we do cover a lot of bad news. there's a lot of good news on
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obama care right now as we head into the midterms. i'm going to touch on that. >> bad news, ari? >> absolutely. i'm still stuck on the idea that elite colleges have soul. this is something shocking to me. >> just like corporations. >> they're people, too. i'm confused. the important thing is "the cycle" is up next. >> important message for women and men ages 50 to 85. please write down this toll-free number now. right now, in areas like yours, people are receiving this free information kit for guaranteed acceptance life insurance with a rate lock through the colonial penn
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purposely brought here for treatment. the unidentified man fell ill after traveling from liberia through brussels to visit his family in texas. we do not know whether this was a previously scheduled trip or if the man feared he had been infected with ebola and came here in case he needed treatment. regardless, he only started showing symptoms after arriving in texas. >> the people on the plane are not a problem because he was not symptomatic while on the plane. he only became symptomatic after being in the united states for four days. he landed on the 20th and started developing symptoms on the 24th. so, those people are not at issue because you don't transmit ebola if you have no symptoms. >> and some good news here. the three men dallas emt crew who treated the patient have all tested negative for the virus. health officials will continue to monitor them and five school age children this person was in contact with, for the next three weeks. how long it will take before they're completely out of danger. the challenge now, identng

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