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then back here at home a very frigid morning. dangerously cold temperatures for the eastern half of the country today. your forecast before you head out the door this morning, but bundle up. then making his case, president obama laying out his agenda as the clock ticks down to the state of the union. this is "way too early." ♪ >> hey, everybody. good morning. great to have you with me today. welcome to "way too early" the most temperature controlled show east of the mississippi which is true. even though it's so cold outside, we still have the fan going over here. jen always hook me up, always hooks me up. it's great to have you with me today. the very latest on the shocking and heart breaking terror attack on a satirical newspaper in france.
france is in a national day of mourning. the manhunt is underway as we speak for a pair of french brothers considered armed and very dangerous. the front page of "usa today" may best sum up the response from not just france, but the world this morning. je suis charlie. translation -- i am charlie. right now, there are two men that police have -- are doing all they can to find. there are the images right there. cherif and said kouachi. police say cherif may have ties to al qaeda. he was convicted of helping to fund militant fighters in iraq and spent 18 months in prison. several others are in custody, including an 18-year-old who was surrendered after he was named as a possible suspect. now, this all happened as a staff meeting was underway and that's when the masked gunmen came in and the carnage began. the men arrived with assault rifles in hand, they called out specific names of staff members. first targeting the editor. one witness says that he thought the gunmen were part of an
anti-terrorism squad because they were so calculating in this attack. another witness says in part, quote, they knew exactly what they had to do and exactly where to shoot. now, this video shows two armed men casually exiting the building just before they shoot a wounded police officer at point blank range in the head. the officer laying on the ground saying, no, no. officials say the suspects then carjacked a vehicle after their initial get away car had crashed. eight journalists and two police officers are among those dead. 11 people are also wounded. four in serious condition. now, this french magazine frequently faced threats for its depictions of islam and was firebombed in 2011. the paper's last tweet before the attack was a political cartoon of the leader isis. and france's terror alert is at the highest level following the attack and there's extra security at transportation hubs and places of worship as well. francois hollande called those
kill and wounded in the terror attack heroes who were killed in quote, an act of exceptional bar barrism. he urged the country to stand together. president obama called his french counterpart to offer condolences and he condemned the true gruesome attacks on the journalists and also john kerry. >> the fact that this was an attack on journalists, an attack on our free press, also underscores the great -- the undermining of the freedom of speech and of the press. those who carry out senseless attacks against innocent civilians ultimately they'll be forgotten and will stand with the people of france in this very difficult time. >> they may wield weapons but we in france and in the united states share a commitment to those who wield something that is far more powerful.
not just a pen, but a pen that represents an instrument of freedom, not fear. free expression and a free press are core values. they are universal values. principles that can be attacked but never eradicated because brave and decent people around the world will never give in to the intimidation and the terror that those seeking to destroy those values employ. >> so we are also following breaking news in a suburb of paris that is adding to fears this morning after that "charlie hebdo" attack. nbc has confirmed that a police officer was shot and seriously wounded while investigating a traffic accident. a street sweeper was also shot. the shooter was wearing dark clothes and not wearing a mask. he ran away on foot and at this hour is still at large. however, officials say there's no known link to yesterday's terror attack and warned people against jumping to conclusions.
i want to bring in now nbc news foreign correspondent aman aldean. we see the condolences coming in and this attack on the freedom of the press. this manhunt continues. we have one person in custody who could be the linchpin to kind of reveal what was behind this all. but it seems as if this magazine new exactly what it was facing because they had been firebombed in the past. >> yes. >> so explain the calculations that go in to trying to figure out why specifically they were so targeted. >> yeah, well, this is a magazine that obviously has its fair share of controversy. i mean, back in 2011 it published a series of cartoons inviting the prophet muhammad to come and be a guest editor so called guest editor or contributor to the magazine and as a result of that they were firebombed. the editor had police protection with him wherever he went and in 2011 when all of the cartoons
and the anti-islam videos were triggering all of the protests around the world ux the french government actually asked the paper -- the magazine not to publish any further cartoons, rebuked them for doing so. that forced the french government around the world to shut down schools and businesses so gives you a sense of the controversy and the amount of pressure this magazine was under. but among jihadists, this specific newspaper, this individual the "charlie hebdo," was listed among the people that jihad itself jihadists wanted to kill around the world. he was very much in the crosshairs of extremist militants. >> such a direct attack on freedom of speech. we saw such a rally through the streets of paris. i don't know if we have the shots that show the images of everyone standing up not afraid. look at that. this mass of humanity showing up to show their support to say we're not afraid and the je suis charlie banners that we have
seen trending throughout social media. >> yeah. >> so such a wide response to this, but we don't know what the connective tissue is and where this comes from except for that one link that we know from one of the brothers, who was a suspect to al qaeda. other than that -- >> and the french government have not made clear why they're want and what is their connection to this particular case. they have been named as suspects. the 18-year-old after hearing his name in the news turned himself in. there are seven other arrests according to local media reports in connection with the case. not clear who they are. and you talked about the outpouring of support. it's important to keep in mind, this is because of the value of what is being attacked here. people don't necessarily agree or sympathize with what this magazine represented. i mean, it offended everybody. it offended jew, politicians, it offended christians orthodox jews and muslims, but it's not about who they offended but the way of life that came under
attack. >> you make a great point. they were an equal opportunists in -- >> in the way they offended everybody. and the french government historically has had their fair share of problems with the magazine. i mean they have in the past criticized them and banned them and rebuked them, but at the same time, i think when you see the humanity of the people standing out there it's broader than what the magazine was publishing. >> okay. we'll ask you to stick around. you'll be here for the top of "morning joe." we'll talk about this from the point of view the expansive manhunt that's taking place to bring the suspects in and capture them, but so much more to be learned from this and such a tragedy. thank you, sir. turning to politics now, if you like the state of the union, but for some reason you can't handle the suspense of waiting until the speech is delivered in and of itself then pay attention to president obama this week, because he's trotting out the main policy points. earlier in a three-state tour of his -- what his staff is really calling the state of affairs state of the union that is
spoilers. yesterday in the detroit area ford plant that makes hybrid cars, he said that the economy is back and his administration is the reason why. >> one of my new year's resolutions is to make sure that more americans in michigan, more americans all across this great country, that everybody feels like they're coming back. and there is no doubt thanks to the steps that we took early on to rescue our economy, and to rebuild it on a new foundation, we are entering into the new year with new confidence that america is coming back. as a country we have every right to be proud of what we have to show for all that hard work. america's resurgence is real. don't let anybody tell you
otherwise. >> the president touted deficit reduction, obamacare and in particular job growth for the country calling it the best since the 199 0s. he is expected to push new initiatives on housing, and higher education. next on tap to red states today, phoenix and then off to knoxville, tennessee. the fbi is now investigating if an explosion outside an naacp office in colorado was a case of domestic terrorism. officials say the homemade pipe bomb detonated outside a barbershop right next door to the local naacp chapter. a gasoline canister did not explode and there were no injuries. the officials have not named any suspects but they're looking for a potential person of interest. shifting gears to business news for you, a popular retailer takes some pretty drastic measures to stay afloat and a possible new move to keep internet providers from
discriminating against certain websites. cnbc's jeff cutmore has more from london. jeff, start with the preview of tomorrow's job report because that's important. what are economyists -- economists saying? >> good morning to you. we had unambiguously good numbers out of the adp survey. a private hiring survey, and the figures were strong. 241,000 jobs added. you know what was really exciting in that number? the fact that the engine of the economy, smaller businesses put on most of those new hires. and i think that that's quite exciting, as far as the economists are concerned, going into the nonfarm payrolls number. so we are expected to see that reflected in tomorrow's jobs number. plus, we'll get some public sector hiring here and it will give us a good sense of just how strong this recovery is in the u.s. economy. just on a slightly bum note here, and it picks up on that
story that you headlined for us, wet seal, this is an orange county clothing retailer. very much focus on the teen clothing market and as a result of i guess changing fashion trends and also the way people are now using molds, they had to let 3,700 people go. they have shuttered 338 stores. they are trying to stave off bankruptcy at this point, but you know how fickle the teen fashion market can be. right now they don't have the right product in stores. back to you. >> all about the trends and jeff real likelyquickly, i understand the fcc is ready to put net neutrality to a vote. >> oh boy, this has been a huge thing. this issue as to whether the regulate ever has the right policy mix and whether it comes down to driving down the internet superhighway you're in the slow lane or in the fast lane because you're prepared to pay more. right now, tom wheeler it looks
like is going to give us in a couple of weeks time new rules that are based on the old telecom rules. in a way this would protect consumers and innovators and it would mean that this whole net neutrality issue calms down a little bit here. i guess a lot of consumers will be very happy with that because nobody wants to have to pay a whole lot more for internet access just to get faster download speeds. i know i don't. so hopefully tom wheeler can put this issue to bed. back to you. >> we'll see at the end of february. jeff, great to see you, sir. still ahead, a new low for the knicks. why new yorkers have even more to complain about this morning when it comes to their basketball team. see if bill caron can shine some light on this. plus, you're waking up to the coldest weather of the season. we'll have a check of the weather and maybe when we'll get some warmer temperatures? when "way too early" comes back. you're ready for that, jennifer.
hits the game winner off the glass and he actually draws a foul on that play. the hornets win it 98-94. and to the capital where the new york knicks hit a new low with the loss to the wizards. last night, go 101-99, the 13th straight loss a franchise record. they dropped to 5 and 33. 5 and 55 on the season? bill karins -- >> that's brutal. >> you can go to the garden, it's pretty cheap at least nowadays. >> yeah. but it's cold. so florida state needs a new quarterback next season. jameis winston is headed to the draft. he'll forego his eligibility and enter the 2015 draft. winston ended his redshirt sophomore season with a loss to oregon in the first round of the college football playoffs. meanwhile, the woman who accused winston of sexual assault in december of 2012 is now suing
florida state for breaking two title ix laws. they said they created a hostile educational environment and winston was never charge and in december was cleared of violating the school's code of conduct. all right. so we want to shift gears and get back with bill to talk about this weather because man oh man, it is really cold. >> as advertised, right? >> yes, as advertised. you have been talking about this. but i noticed the sea foam green is trailing closer to miami which makes me worried. >> it's almost down to lake ocoe chose bee. 180 million are under a warning or advisory that's why a lot of schools are cancelled for today, including providence, boston, chicago once again. so a lot of kids staying home today. they don't want the kids at the bus stops when it's this brutally cold. and the windchills are from negative 30 in boston to around negative 10 in areas of
kentucky. so it's cold. now that the cold is with us now we'll go to the next thing. we have snow coming once again behind this. and another cold shot for the midwest. this isn't going to be a huge amount of snow. but cleveland up to six inches tonight into tomorrow. grand rapids up to 7 inches. and this morning in chicago, it's negative 8 degrees. here you get another fluffy snow on top of that. minneapolis around 3. a little coating of snow friday around new york city and around albany, new york and burlington. again, this is the temperature, this is not the windchill factored in. only 31 with sun in atlanta. that is a cold air mass. only 57 down there in orlando which is cold for them. notice that we get up to 16 that's it, in boston. right now it's negative 1 in boston. so it will be a little better the winds won't be as gusty in afternoon. but still cold. into friday the dangerous cold
continues in the midwest. chicago in a stretch here. you can go 14 days in a row without hitting 32 degrees. little warmer on friday for the eastern seaboard. as we get into saturday thomas it's still chilly. there's no big huge warm-up in sight any time soon. next week we may have some snow out there. maybe a couple of snowstorms even. >> all right. we're in the thick of it. >> yeah, we are. >> winter is here. >> waiting for that groundhog. >> yeah. >> another couple of weeks. i'm going to go buy one. >> don't do it. >> jen, don't give me that look. yeah. all right, so coming up at the top of the hour, if you buy a groundhog and train it to see its shadow, what does that mean? it means you have too much time. that's true. coming up at the top of the hour, this is the biggest story of the morning. we'll go back to paris, live developments. the very latest in the manhunt that is on for the two gunmen on the loose after yesterday's attack. one person, a suspect, in custody. and then when come back here
we'll talk about the touching tribute to the victims that came from jon stewart and also what he had to say about free press. it's very, very inspirational. back after this. shopping online is as easy as it gets. wouldn't it be great if hiring plumbers, carpenters and even piano tuners were just as simple? thanks to angie's list now it is. start shopping online from a list of top-rated providers. visit angieslist.com today.
our hearts are with the staff of "charlie hebdo" and their families tonight. i know very few people go into comedy, you know, as an act of courage. mainly because it shouldn't have to be that. it shouldn't be an act of courage. it should be taken as established law. but those guys at hebdo had it and they were killed for their cartoons. stark reminder that for the most part the legislators and journalists and institutions that we jab and ridicule are not in any way the enemy.
for how ever frustrating or outraged the back and forth can become, it's still back and forth, a conversation amongst those on let's call it team civilization. and this type of violence only clarifies that reality. >> right on point there. that was jon stewart in a tribute to the paris victims. into bring you up to speed on the very latest from the paris massacre overnight and at this hour. the manhunt it does continue it is under way for these two suspects. cherif and said kouachi. two french brothers considered armed and dangerous. cherif was convicted in '08 of helping to funnel militant fighters to iraq. several others are in custody for association of the massacre at the satirical newspaper that left 12 people dead. an 18-year-old was named a person of interest. now an update on a story we brought you yesterday.
three more women came forward against cosby. phylicia rashad said she was mis misquoted when the show biz website said forget those women in regard to the accusers. roger friedman later posted an apology saying in part, i did not misquote phylicia rashad but she didn't mean it for it to taken how it was. there was never a meaning in forget the women to actually forget or dismiss them. she meant those women aside, as in she's not talking about that, she's talking about cosby's legacy being destroyed. it was conversation -- conversational and this got twisted. protesters outside cosby's appearance last night, the first of three in canada this week. bill cosby has never been charged with a crime, and his attorneys repeatedly denied all
allegation and did not address the claims of the three women. thanks for your time this morning. that's going to do it for "way too early." too stick around because "morning joe" is on its way. i make a lot of purchases for my business. and i get a lot in return with ink plus from chase. like 50,000 bonus points when i spent $5,000 in the first 3 months after i opened my account. and i earn 5 times the rewards on internet, phone services and at office supply stores. with ink plus i can choose how to redeem my points. travel, gift cards even cash back. and my rewards points won't expire. so you can make owning a business even more rewarding. ink from chase. so you can. does a freshly printed presentation fill you with optimism? then you might be gearcentric. right now, all printers are on sale.