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pictures of a comet from 300 million miles away after an astonishing touchdown ten years in the making. >> it's like trdropping a penny into the mouth of a bottle from a really great height. >> and jon stewart, filmmaker. taking on tehran in a break few film debuting tomorrow. >> violence had broken out. they arrested hundreds if not thousands of the reformist movement. it's not as though we viewed it as a personal oh, my got they are tracking down on daily show interviewees. >> good day, everyone.
i'm andrea mitchell in new york. they are seizing on the pipeline as a last minute campaign issue. scheduling votes in the house and senate to approve the long delay even if president obama may veto any action. senator landrieu said they are not giving up on the battle with bill cassidy. >> they pulled their ads and the leaders are not standing here. are you a lot of cause? >>. >> i don't believe i am and i stood against my leadership when i had to and this is one of the times. >> joining me is casey hunt and nbc correspondent luke russert. casey, first to you on the question of the keystone politics. the president saying they might not even sign. this is six years in the making
and up to the state department to decide whether or not it should proceed. it is all about louisiana politics. i am told that the senator awe an opportunity to push it through. she is running on the idea that she can get stuff done. not being able to get the senate on the floor. she angered republicans and democrats. republicans don't want to give her this win, but saw last minute maneuvering and stripped her name off the version of the bill in the house. she told reporters yesterday go right ahead, take my name off the bill. i just want this to go through. the question is whether or not she can get the 60 votes. democrats don't want this to go through. there questions that leadership has not been 100% with what she
is doing. that said, this vote will go forward on tuesday. >> on the house side, what are you seeing there with the decisions coming today? >> in terms of leadership elections, it will go forward more likely than not. they will be reelected and down the line. i would say what we would look at in terms of election is what happens in january. we could in fact see public defections when we had the vote for speaker. make no bones about it. there about 30 house republicans and we nicknamed them about the liberty caucus in opposition to most everything that has to do with the leadership. if they were to raise a stink in january, that could be deeply embarrassing for speaker boehner if he was not elected. they believe they will be just fine. one quick not on the keystone
bill that is expected to pass, landrieu's opponent. the leadership aids were lacking and couldn't believe harry reid would throw all the environmentalists under the bus for a hail mary task in the last minute. they are more than happy to pass the keystone bill in the house and over to the senate. they were dismayed that reed would allow that to occur for such a small opportunity and a chance of landrieu being able to win. >> on the senate side, speaking of harry reid, a lot of hail marys now that they lot of so many seats. what is this about elizabeth warren given a made up leadership post? >> it sounds like they created the post for elizabeth warren. she is going to be working with
the groups and have a seat at the table. it's a new role and she will be focused largely on policy issues, creating policy. i think if you look at this with a broad lens, this is a way to bring elizabeth warren into the fold a little bit more. heading into 2016 and democrats probably face issues with the populous wing of their party versus the more established wing represented by hillary clinton, this is a way to bring elizabeth warren closer. >> i wonder what hillary clinton thinks about all of this. >> you and i both. >> a big week on capitol hill and for climate policy with the upcoming votes in congress on the keystone pipeline and the new deal with china on global warming and climate change. changes are perhaps in the air, but republican leaders are slamming the china deal.
thank you very much, administrator for being with us. i wanted to ask you about keystone. i know you have no jurisdiction over it. there is an assumption everywhere in town and the white house's request and they didn't want it to come up before the election. the president may be faced with bills they will have to veto. >> i think the president is continuing to operate under the policies and procedures that have been dictated for many years and everybody else made similar decisions under. he did it in a deliberate and thoughtful and transparent way. i will leave it up to the white house when they see whether or not it adds value and whether the president needs to give consideration to.
>> have they rated on whether there is a negative environmental impact? >> we have to hold off until all the information in nebraska that we need to weigh on. clearly we have been weighing in as we are supposed to in a public fashion and we will be continuing to do that until the decision is made. >> i wanted to ask but the major breakthrough in china. criticism from many republicans including the incoming leader of the leader james inhoff who said in the president's climate change deal, the united states will be required to steeply reduce the rash on emissions while china won't have to do anything. it's a non-binding charade. what are you facing with climate deniers like this and others on the senate side and critics on the house side now that you have
republicans in charge? >> with all due respect, this is a big step forward. this is exactly the result of the leadership of this administration to recognize the need to take quick and prompt and aggressive action on climate and also tremendous opportunities for us to continue to grow the economy and create jobs and provide the public health protections that us and our children are looking to provide. it is a big step forward. we have to take action that we know we can do that are aggressionsive and affordable, but china will have to take immediate action if they want to achieve the reductions they will need to achieve and investments in renewable energy it will take to peek emissions no later than 2030 and bring the renewables to the mix. this is big on both sides that will pay off for the future of this world. the investments lopsided in china's favor?
>> i don't think so. we will all work to see what we can put on the table. the u.s. made a strong commitment. china is making a strong commitment. we are talking about two of the largest economies and two of the largest carbon polluters here. both are translating that responsibility and showing clear signals to the international community. we are actually going to take action that is meaningful in both countries and continue to work through the issues, but most importantly our domestic action under this president is sparking the international effort that we wanted it to spark. >> gina carthy, thank you very much. thanks for being with us. a new development in the fight against isis. in a new audio message, the leader is heard calling on supporters to erupt volcanoes of jihad. that's a quote. it is not clear when the message
was roared. this comes after speculation that he was wounded or worse this an air strike in iraq that was niche substantiated. promising that the battle against isis is only just starting. >> isil's advance is stalled. in some cases been reversed by iraqi, kurdish and tribal forces supported by u.s. and coalition air strikes. what isil continues to represent is serious to american interests and allies in the mideast. there is influence through the territory in western and northern iraq and eastern syria. >> nbc's chief correspondent joins me from turkey. thank you very much. it's too soon to analyze whether this audio message was released, we know when it was released,
but when it was record and what his state was and why it was released. >> i head a tribute of the recording and one indication could hint to when it was recorded, not necessarily by whom, but when. it makes a reference to recent pledges of allegiance by militant groups, particular lly group in egypt that decided to pledge loyalty tow the group isis or as it likes to call it, the islamic state. it makes a reference to the decision to snend an additional 1,500 trainers and advisers to iraq. if it is genuine, it does seem to be quite recent.
it's about four pages long and the first half is a rallying telling them that god is on their side and it is a war against jews and crusaders. it calls on other groups around the world like the group in egypt like the group that joined up with isis in libya. it brings the jihad to their own countries. it is a message to fighters and a call to other fighters. it joins this movement. >> what is the latest from kobani where you were embedded with the kurdish troops and profiled some of the women leading the fight there. we are going to talk about your special report tomorrow night. >> we will have more on friday at 9:00 p.m. we are preparing the reports
right now. a lot of that will focus on kobani. we have been speaking to the fighters and still getting support from the air strikes, but they are starting to run low on ammunition. they may need another resupply. if you remember there was an american air drop, palettes of food, water, and ammunition were dropped and almost all went to defenders. two palettes were blown away and ended up in the hands of isis. they might have to do another air drop because of the level of intensity that they are seeing at the fighting in kobani. the defenders of the city are burping through a lot of ammunition and if they don't have a supply, they could get overrun by isis and that would be a humanitarian disaster and a
blow to the american policy. >> thanks so much for all of that and join richard for his special report friday night at 9:00 p.m. eastern for the battle against isis on msnbc. 2/3 of the nation is under a deep freeze. denver and wyoming and montana and texas haven't seen such cold temperatures in 100 years. the arctic air is moving east, possibly bringing snow to the northeast. speaking of the forecast, al roker is on his roker thon, more than 14 hours and going strong. trying to set the world record for the longest weather forecast. >> it's a goofy idea, but i am a believer in folklore and we had a cat piller show up with red stripes. we had a bad winter. i have a house in upstate new york and i saw him again this year. i'm worried we are in for
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the family of michael brown is bracing for the grand jury's decision on whether or not to indict the police officer who shot and killed their son in ferguson, missouri and sparked marshal outrage. the brown family attorney called for the community to respond peacefully in the coming days. >> we want to make it clear that on behalf of the brown family we do not condone any acts of rioting, looting or violence and want to encourage all of those that support the justice for mike brown to remain vigilant, yet peaceful, calm, and dignified. >> this comes as michael baden,
the former medical examiner was hired to conduct an independent autopsy began testifying to the grand jury today. tre main lee joins us now. what is the mood as people are awaiting the decision and don't know when it's going come. have been told by the governor to be calm. how would you describe the community's reactions? >> there a number of things that are adding fuel to this fire of anxiety and anxiousness. the doctor is testifying for the grand jury earlier this week. you had governor nixon laying out the plan for law enforcement in lieu of an announcement. the community is on edge still. speaking of that press conference, the comments seem to be directed towards protesters and letting the residents and business owners know they will protect the residents from the protesters. you talked to protesters and
supporters, they say the police need to be urged toer and sids restraint. a lot of the vote came from the side of law enforcement. as both sides hunkered down and prepared for an indictment or not, there is this swirl of anxious energy and everyone is remaining on edge. >> tre main, thank you so much. the latest from ferguson, missouri. exploring the final frontier 24 hours after landing a probe on a comet called 67 p, it's giving us a glimpse of life in space. pictures like this of a comet's surface sent only this morning. katie has more from germany. >> like we were talking about yesterday, this was a very big deal. they like it to the moon walk. this is millions and millions of miles deep into space. they deep this a very big success, the landing didn't go
exactly as planned. overnight jubilation as a space frontier was smashed, quick low it turned to concentration as scientists crunched data to figure out if the washing machine-sized probe managed to hang on. >> it got jumped twice. it touched down and lifted off again and stayed flying for a long time. about two hours. then it touched down again. >> comet 67 p is 300 million miles away, deep in space. just landing on it for a moment made history. to land twice as they say is double history. it's been a long journey. a decade of chasing across four billion miles of space to find a piece of icy rock barely wider than manhattan to solve mankind's biggest puzzle. how did we get here and are we
alone. >> we are a water planet and where did the water come from? a lot of the water came from outer space through comets. >> this morning teams are analyzing the initial information. how long it will stay on is still unknown as the hander's harpoons were supposed to anchor it down didn't fire. the mission is being hailed as a success. for our greatest minds, a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn more about life itself. >> these are happy tears. >> let's look at the photo one more time. i will try to explain what we are seeing. in the corner you see the foot or the leg of the lander. then a big black and white cliff that is next to a wall or a border. it may not necessarily be
getting the sun light they wanted to get in the solar panel. it may not collect as much data for as long as they hope, but it's unclear. they are saying this is a big success and they will get quite a bit. >> what a great report. thank you very much. and up next, the man who never try shies away from securing us takes a stand with freedom of the press. you are watching "andrea mitchell reports" only on msnbc.
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on the daily show. >> as a spy, i'm trying to figure out why your country is so terrifying. >> the first thing to know about iran is it is not even. americans and iranians have more in common than different. >> what do i have in common with you? >> can you me about this american spy? >> he's not a spy. it's a show. a comedy show. it's stupid. he's a comedian pretending to be a spy. >> can you tell me why they have chosen to interview you? >> why would a real spy have a tv show? >> i talked to the daily show host about the film and his directorial debut. >> congratulations on the movie. take me back to 2009 and you had the student revolution. it was shut down and three people who had been interviewed on the daily show end up being
arrested. how did you feel? >> we were stunned. there was the journalist who ended up writing the memoire we did the film on and an old revolutionary and a cleric. within the context of it, we knew there was a larger sweep going on. violence had broken out & hundreds if not thousands of reformist movements. it's not like a personal oh, my god, they are cracking down on the daily show interviewees. it was in context of anyone talked to our show more than likely would have been involved in the reformist movement. this was something aimed at suppressing that movement. at that time. we viewed it within the context of that. >> how did you come to the decision to make this commitment
and to become involved enough to want to take time off and do the film? >> it was a very organic process. after he was released from prison and came on the show and he and i became friendly. he would come through new york as his work would take him. he is a documentary film maker and a journalist. he and i would meet for breakfast and talk about politics and family or culture or whatever was happening. he had a memoire and he was asking if i could turn it into a movie. having never done that, i thought sure. we tried for a year or year to get writers and directors to come on board. it turns out they were baize we other projects or had people who would pay them as opposed to us. we felt because it was a relevant issue for today, how
information is democratized and who is a journalist and who isn't, trying to suppress that information. we wanted it out rather than a history. i think to expedite it is when i decided i have a clear sense of that and a pretty good vision of how to do this narratively. we will write it and i will try to this done. the filmmaking process is much different from what we deal with on a daily basis. you are moving much more quickly. >> why has it been so difficult to focus on what's happened in iran? journalists around the world in business? >> i don't know. i think almost because of the number of them. i think many of these regimes and by the way, many of them align with the west.
egypt, turkey,there a lot of bloggers and activists. many of them are analog. they are 20th century dictatorships. they are much more accustomed to applying the level of pressure to those types of media whether it's television or radio or ham radio or whatever it is. social media and all those things is a very new and frightening medium for them and they expanded the reach and there many more. i think this is one of the most dangerous times for bloggers and activists that there ever has been. in the west you see that there pressures now put on journalists in a way that maybe we haven't seen in a while. >> do you think you will accomplish more by some would say downplaying the graphic nature of the torture that he experienced by making it more
subtle. was that part of your -- >> i think so. i also think that we have a tendency to view cinematic torture in a torture point. very graphic. an audience can become numb to that in the same way a prisoner can be numb to that. he talks a lot about how physical torture can only reach a certain point, but the psychological torture, the physical stuff is an a not noma. i tried to hold the physical violence done to him sort of in the way you would imagine the shark in jaws. an ever present issue, a suspenseful and imminent. you only see it in flashes and when it occurs, it's quite shocking. i think the threat hangs over
every interaction is more excruciating. what is interesting is the way he claims his humanity and the ka thasz he feels and the movie ends up opening up to that and the that returns to it is gratifying as we come through it. >> thank you and congratulations. this is such important work. thank you. >> thank you so much. thanks for having me. >> a very different side of jon stewart. special screenings will be happening across the country followed by a live simulcast. along with this special guest. still to come, we lot of our bag on flights. luckily for him it's a beautiful day. we will explain in a moment. you are watching andrea mitchell reports on msnbc.
mid-terms. he will announce executive actions to halt the deportations for up to five million people. joining me now is chris a lisz a contributor and managing editor and "washington post" national political reporter. chris, if the president follows through on this, this is going to be a big -- i guess what mitch mcconnell called waving a red flag in front of the bull. >> yes and john boehner said today if this happens, republicans will fight it. this basically might take all the things we have been talking about happening in the lame duck and just dump those in the trash bucket. the president made quite clear both in his press conference after the election as well as the wake of his meeting with top leaders late last week. he was going to go forward with this mitch mcconnell and john
boehner, this bill was moving through congress and you guys couldn't do it. i'm going to do what i can now. you hate to say a relationship that is this poisoned, it poisons the well further. if it could be, this will ensure that the 114th congress gets up to sort of a partisan start that may have always been true whether he did this or not. >> karen, you are reporting on a number of issues. take a look at the china deal. that was months and months before the election. the climate change deal which the republicans reacted so negatively to. he seems to be reverting to his pop lift barack obama. not against republicans, but also saying to the democrats, you want me to campaign for you, you shunned me and you lot of, i am going my own way. >> i think there is both the institutional sense. barack obama has his eye on the
fact that his presidency is waning. he is looking at his place in history and he doesn't want to be in the position bill clinton was having to declare he is still relevant. beyond that, there is a lit cal calculation going on. from the white house's view, it's in the democrats's interest to pick fights with the congress. at any rate as we gear up for 2016, they want to make it clear there is a very big difference between the two parties on a lot of these issues that are important to a lot of people who didn't show up. young people, latinos and environmentalists. they want to make them realize they have a stake in politics. with the decisions being made in both house and senate side, nancy pelosi was asked by a
woman correspondent whether it was time for her to step down. she took it as a front in a gender way. take a look. >> when was the day that any of you said to mitch mcconnell when they lot of three times in a row, lot of and taking back the senate, aren't you getting old, mitch. maybe you should step aside? have you ever asked him that question. i don't understand why that question should come up. it's interesting as a woman to see how many times that question is asked of a woman and how many times that question is never asked of mitch mcconnell. >> any thoughts some. >> i do think that the question here is not leader pelosi's age. she is vital and engaged. there is a question, i think, of
the leadership style when whether in fact as my colleague wrote in sunday's "washington post" whether there is a hollowing out and there doesn't seem to be a younger generation waiting to take over the offices. i think it's understandable. this is not an issue of age and to frame it that way is unfair, but there legitimate gez being asked. >> the next them tie sing their hit with our without you. after the lead singer lot of his luggage. he was traveling from dublin to berlin when a rear door fell off unnoticed. 15,000 feet in the air over germany and plummeting down with two bags. the plane landed safely and we
have more details. i want to know how the pilots or the passengers didn't know until they landed that a door had fallen off. is there an intricator life to let you know that the cargo door has fallen off? >> it's a good question and what the pilots say is that the jet was banging to the right and they seemed to think it was something like a rumble and it sounded like turbulence at the back. it was bono and four friends heard a thut. nobody realized how serious it was. there quotes that claim to be from people close to bono saying that he really feared if are his life when they landed and realized what happened what happened. luckily what happened was that the luggage compartment door came away and that is not pressurized. it doesn't have an effect on the
cabin, but they lot of this luggage somewhere in the german countryside. they need to find the door because that might help them figure out what happened. >> and the luggage already has a fake twitter account? >> right. exactly. when we go to get on a plane, and you also think am i going to see this at the other end? no one imagined something like this would rap. they must be scratching their heads. there no bono assistance or friends in the german countryside looking for it. i guess they would be grateful if someone found it and handed it in. >> i can only imagine. waiting for your luggage. this puts a new spin on it. we have this picture just in to us. secretary of state john kerry and jordan meeting with king abdullah and benjamin netanyahu which is unusual only because of
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the bank his no comments, but they have acknowledged transferring funs to iran. a lawsuit in federal court here in new york cites more than 50 attacks including an army specialist who was killed by an iranian manufactured ied in 2006. joining me is clay's father. the lead counsel on the lawsuit. first to you from california. what are you trying to accomplish here and what do you want to see in terms of making the bank pay? >> on a personal level as a father of a fallen soldier, i am seeking justice and satisfaction as these banks were willing participants in the circle of terrorism. i would like them held accountable for it. >> and in terms of the legal steps this has to take, you are trying to make law here.
this is a very big deal to take on these banks and accuse them. were they violating sanctions or getting around them? >> they actually have entered into deferred prosecution agreements with the united states government in which they admitted they actively work with and conspired with iran to strip transactions that they were passing through the united states. more than $300 billion worth of transfers that they removed the information identifying iran as the counter party. the lawsuit is trying to take it a step further than the government has done. obviously the government focused on the sanctions and tried to limit the amount of damage to the financial system by not prosecuting that. we want to focus on the consequences that led to the deaths of many americans in
iraq. >> one of the quotes from your brief is the defendants a played a means from which it can transfer $150 million to the irgc. they brought on special groups to plan and perpetuate the mothers. do you have to prove that that ied tragically killed clay was manufactured in iran? >> not necessarily lfred in iran, but by iranians or proxies. one of the under reported stories is the degree to which iran introduced weapons-great ieds that were more breathal and effective than anything that al qaeda or insurgents had been using. one of the most famous or infamous kinds is called an efp.
a military grade weapon designed by hezbollah in conjunction with the force that killed perhaps 1,000 or more service men. >> tell us about clay, your son. why he went to iraq and why he wanted to be in the service. >> clay was a very patriotic person. he was that way from kindergarten. he loved anything military. he loved anything law enforcement. he was hoping to pursue a career in law enforcement. clay watched the attacks on 9/11 on that day and he was 16 years old. he told me during the time he was standing in front of the television in shock he was going to go to war over this. he had informed me the army wouldn't take him at 16 years old and he needed to finish
school. i stated to him that the war will be over in six weeks and we wouldn't have to worry about that. it was going on when he graduated from high school. he joined the u.s. army. then he became a cavalry scout and he was on his first deployment when he was killed. my son enjoyed the army and enjoyed the time he was in iraq. he became very aware of the workings of the world and we had many discussions and phone calls, political matters that were going back. i was proud of him. he was maturing quite well. he really saw what was happening in iraq and told me after his enlistment was up, he was e enlisting. he wanted to go straight to afghanistan after his tour in iraq.
unfortunately he was wounded one week before he was killed in a separate attack. he was wounded on his 21st birthday. that was on a sunday. he called me on monday. i thought he was calling to me he got his birthday gifts, but he said no, dad, i'm wounded. i was scared and i asked him do you have all your fingers and toes. he said yeah, he had a concussion and shrapnel wounds, but the doctors were keeping him in the hospital for days and he was calling to tell me what he was going to tell the doctors to get out. he didn't want to be in the hospital and he was afraid to miss the action. i said the war would be there in days. about an hour later, he called again and said he was back in his unit. of course that was shocking to me. i told him if i could come to
iraq that i would get him by the neck and take him back to the hospital. he assures me he was fine and we talked a little bit and said our i love yous and seven days later he was killed in a separate attack. >> we are so sorry. this lawsuit -- >> he was a very special person. >> he sounds like a wonderful person and we are so sorry for your loss. we will follow-up with you and stay in touch. thank you very much for joining us. we'll be right back. ow, check m, add a car, ah speak to customer service, check on a claim...you know, all with the ah, tap of my geico app. oh, that's so cool. well, i would disagree with you but, ah, that would make me a liar. no dude, you're on the jumbotron! whoa. ah...yeah, pretty much walked into that one. geico anywhere anytime. just a tap away on the geico app.
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