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lives at the hands of police officers. the police are not above the law. >> rhonda williams, thank you for joining us, that is all for now. rachel madow is next. >> thank you for joining us, when he was running for election in 1992, president george h. bush famously flubbed an answer at a presidential debate. he was up there with bill clinton, and ross perot. remember him? a woman at the town hall asked a question about the national debate, and he just didn't understand the question and he started to answer it. and she interrupted him, and said no that was not my question. and the moderator tried to explain what the woman had been asking. and president bush tried again, and the woman was like no, again, you didn't get it. you didn't answer my question, it was very tense and awkward for a long time.
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and they just let it go for a long time where it got tense and tense and more tense. and president bush was the president at the time, with him screwing up at the debate it was a big deal in that campaign. the way that moment was crystallized in politics, the way it is remembered even now is not so much the back and forth that president bush had with the woman and the moderator there. it's the way the question happened. the way that that moment is crystallized in political science and political how-to even now is that while that young woman was asking president bush her question, this question that he didn't understand, at that time president bush was ostentatiously checking his watch. she was asking him a question and he was like oh, i have places to be, stuff to do.
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do not check your watch when you're running for president. especially when you're in a room with people who think that maybe you're not all that psyched about being there with them. nobody knew it had to be a rule until he did it. but that is the rule. don't check your watch. don't check your watch. resist the urge to check your watch. >> you know, medicine has always been my dream as a youngster. and fortunately living in this country, i was able to realize that dream. and our government is incredibly inefficient at this stage right now. and we need to think about that as we go forward. >> don't check your watch. >> president bush never lived down checking it once. but certainly don't check it one, two, three, ultimately four
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times in a speech that lasts only eight minutes. but that is what happened in iowa this weekend. retired neurosurgeon had a plane to catch possibly. possibly this is what he needed to go home to deal with. the washington post reported that his presidential campaign had a mass staff exodus, his national finance chair and his general counsel have all just quit the ben carson for president campaign. the deputy campaign manager apparently quit to return to his farm. the washington post said he is a part-time lawyer and farmer. he longed to return to see estate. as for the general counsel, a congresswoman said she quote, grew tired of the political game. she is now in africa on a safari.
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when is the last time a presidential campaign contender's campaign manager left in the middle of the campaign because they suddenly needed to go on a safari. you think you have covered everything in politics. one of dr. carson's last remaining staffers, though, his business manager does have a public explanation for all of this. for the general counsel going on safari and the deputy campaign manager going back to his far and the overall campaign manager quitting, the national finance manager quitting all at once. the official answer that remains for the team is this, i quote. things happen, man. that is the way life works. things do happen. ben carson right now, he doesn't get top tier media coverage but he is a top tier republican presidential contender. a poll puts him at number four, nationally, there are a lot of guys and even one gal behind him
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as the republican contenders. one post, keeping track of the national polls and who is likely to be even invited on the stage for the national debate, there are a lot of people way more well known than ben carson in the republican field who are not only running behind him but so far back in the pack they are likely not even able to make it in the debate. when the republicans finally get around debating all that makes it all the more remarkable that ben carson basically has nobody running his campaign. no wonder the man is in a hurry. he has stuff to do, find a deputy campaign chair and a national finance chair and a general counsel. only candidates with no immediate safari plans need to apply. things also apparently happen with jeb bush, and jeb bush in germany today. watch this.
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>> governor, why did you replace your campaign manager. governor? >> that was former florida governor jeb bush today on the first day of one of these turbo foreign trips that candidates make abroad when they don't have international experience. these trips are supposed to show they can handle foreign matters. jeb bush made stops in poland and estonia. he is replacing his campaign manager as well, shaking up the top tier management. nobody ever fires their campaign manager if it is going great.
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and the post was, a frank acknowledgment that bush's six-month exploratory phase had not met expectation. there was no clear manager to keep the trains running on time. quote, the surprise move came for several difficult weeks for bush, suggesting that his standing has fallen in both the national polls and the key state of iowa. iowa was important here, the guy just fired as jeb bush's campaign manager was a long-time ohio operative. even with this ohio guy serving as the campaign manager, though, jeb bush is not running well in iowa, though, running nine points behind scott walker, even behind marco rubio, and mike huckabee. and in this giant republican
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presidential race, this giant field, this is probably an exciting place to be if you're somebody who most people have never heard of. but if you're jeb bush and are supposed to be the frontrunner, that is basically your determined path to the nomination, that you will scare people out of the raise. and $100 million already raised, fourth in iowa right now pretty much stinks. and so his campaign manager from iowa is fired. i think the idea was that they could sort of shorten the life of jeb bush in trouble story, right? they shortened the shelf life of the story by announcing it ahead of his european trip and didn't count on reporters like chris jansing chasing him down to ask him questions about it. even though he was in germany with andrea merkel there. you can take the candidate out of the news cycle, but not anymore. there is one other candidate for
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whom there is a -- an unusual dynamic concerning jeb bush's father, the former president. and also jeb bush's brother, the former president. because in 2004, when president george w. bush was running for re-election as president there was one republican u.s. senator at the time who said that even though he was a republican and george w. bush was a republican and george w. bush was running for election, he would not support the election of bush. he said when he went to vote in 2004, he would write in the name george h.w. bush and cast in a write-in ballot. he was even serving as republican u.s. senator at the time. as a republican u.s. senator he was also pro-choice. he was pro gay rights, pro marriage equality for same-sex couples. he was against the death penalty and supported raising minimum wage and supported higher taxes
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on the rich, against drilling rights. senator he not only voted against the fiscally disastrous george bush cuts for the rich, and also voted against the war in iraq. he was the only republican senator who voted against george w. bush's war in iraq. he was of course u.s. senator lincoln chaffee, who was the last specimen on earth of the liberal republican. when he left the republican party in 2007, the whole idea of a liberal republican went extinct. by 2007 he had left the republican party and became an independent. by 2008 he was an independent endorsing independent barack obama over john mccain. by 2012 he was the independent governor of rhode island who was serving as barack obama's national campaign chair. by 2013, lincoln chaffee had officially become a democrat.
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in 2014 he said he would not run for re-election as rhode island's governor. and last week he said he would run for election for president. that was not exactly the most unexpected move on earth, but lincoln chaffee has surprised many. the only one who voted against the iraq war, he served as a mayor, a senator and governor, now the fourth candidate this year to declare a run for democratic nomination for president of the united states. thank you for joining us. >> thank you for inviting me, rachel. >> when i talk about your transformation to republican to independent to democrat, are you -- are you proud of that transformation about leaving those party labels behind? do you worry that democratic primary voters may hold that against you? >> yes, but my record and
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convictions are open to scrutiny, but my records as you mentioned, with regard to civil liberties or a version to quagmires overseas, so i've been consistent in the last 30 years. you can look at my voting record. it is completely consistent on the key issues that the democrats care about that you just talked about. also i have to add one more, the only republican to vote against sam olito for the senate vote. in a 5-4 vote, with justice alito casting the vote -- >> you feel like you essentially stayed who you are and believed in the same principles and the same things in terms of policy all along. but you feel like party affiliations have shifted around you? >> yes, absolutely. and the republican party more to the south the priorities became the southerners switch from being democrats, the solid south becoming republicans.
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i am fiscally responsible, and socially let people live as liberal. >> and you're thinking about why it's important to be in the race. when you cast the vote against the iraq war in 2002, your whole party lost their minds they were so mad. i remember, they tried to make your constituents mad at you. what did it cost you at the time? >> i had set my path in the 2002 vote against many of the bush initiatives that they talked about. the tax votes being the early one. the republican colleagues understood i would stand up for my convictions and actually understood i felt strongly about this. i went to the cia and saw everything they had about weapons of mass destruction. i came back to my colleagues, i
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said this was insanity. the train was going down the tracks and you were considered unpatriotic if you didn't support the war. people were angered after 9/11, they were scared and those were two dangerous emotions. so yes, that was not a hard vote for me. there was a lot of pressure obviously back home. everybody was mad at me for not supporting what they thought was weapons of mass destruction, but i just didn't believe it. and when you said i voted against -- or did not vote for george w. bush in 2004, i learned not to trust that administration based on the campaign promises they made. governor bush at the time said i'm going to be united, not a divider. we're going to regulate carbon dioxide, the climate change pollutant, very arrogant, not humble. they were going to have clean air rollbacks.
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so i didn't trust them. and that was another factor for me not voting for the war and for him. >> when you look at that time republican field this year, obviously the first thing that strikes you, if you had to pick based on money alone, my guess is that jeb bush would be their nominee. my feeling is if you preferred the younger bush versus the older, do you have a sense of which of them jeb bush is more like? if he ended up being a nominee, do you think he would be a second george bush presidency, or an older one? >> those primaries really pull you. john mccain saw that, he was unsuccessful in 2008, he was completely different than what he was as a senator. mitt romney of massachusetts, he governed well and instituted a
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health care change policy. americans don't like flip-floppers. but those republican primaries make it difficult for the nominee than to appeal to the purple states. >> so do you think jeb bush is running more to the right than when he got elected? >> absolutely, i can already see it. >> can i ask you a question, i think, i may be wrong that you went to andover. >> yes, we were friends. it's a strange world, isn't it? >> it is a strange world. have you maintained a friendship? >> he went off and married his senior year, met her his junior year, and married his first year in college. he had a different life. but we've crossed paths since. >> and you may yet. one last question for you. bernie sanders says he wants to debate more, and wants to debate
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more republicans. do you like that idea? >> let them get their issues out on their side and let get ours out on our side. there is so much to talk about ours on our side, where we're going in the world and just these endless wars. and the republicans are in the direction. the democrats need the nominees that want to stop these wars. we direct these resources to more beneficial use at home. so many good areas we could be sending the money. >> lincoln chafee, you are an unpredictable person in your political choices. and it's fun to talk to you because i never know what direction you're going and it's always fun to talk to you. see, i want everybody to spend time here. it can be fun i am telling you, you will have a good time if you come here, talk to lincoln chafee, it has been fun everybody should do it. we'll be right back.
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so it is day four now, which historically speaking is a long time to have not yet found two prisoners who escaped friday night or saturday morning from a maximum security prison from the canadian border in upstate, new york, today, everybody went on alert when it looked like they may have been captured. turns out it was not imminent, these guys are still not in custody. but the manhunt continues, the story about why they thought they had them cornered is itself a fascinating story. we'll have more on the manhunt in just a moment. stay with us.
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so this is new york earlier today when the u.s. marshals and police deputies all flooded into willsboro, in response to a tip that they hoped would lead them to the prisoners who escaped from a maximum security prison this weekend. two sources told the news they were driving and saw two men walking along the road in the town in the middle of a rainstorm earlier that morning. the driver said after they saw the men walking, they then ducked into the nearby roads. in response, the authorities blocked off the roads and made their way into the field along willsboro, at times during the middle of really heavy rainstorm and thunderstorms, they trekked through very deep water to locate these prisoners. the town of willsboro is about 40 miles southeast of the clinton correctional area where
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they escaped this weekend. willsboro sits on the banks of champagne. but it was an incredibly extensive search. they had a great tip and thought they were on to these guys but didn't find them. in addition these days are on the loose in addition to two others. police have named two people in conjunction, a civilian who works at the prison tailor shop. both of the escapees worked in the shop with her. police say on that day she had a case of nerves and checked herself into the hospital. she has since been checked by police. we should be clear that while she is described as a person of interest and police are talking to her she is not under police custody, or is not under arrest. but she could be a clue in how they escaped. however, they have stayed at
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large for four solid days. joining me, jesse mckinley, a reporter who spent time at the search site. jesse, thank you for joining us. i appreciate your time tonight. >> yeah, of course, rachel. >> how good was the tip that led all of these law enforcement personnel to willsboro today? were they quite sure they would find these guys in the search today? >> well, it was strong enough that they put a lot of boots on the ground today. this was by far the biggest kind of action on a point of interest that i have seen in the four days i've been here. we were talking about literally hundreds of corrections officers. there was fbi on the scene. u.s. marshals on the scene. there was heavy, heavy armored men and heavily armed people, people in camouflage, helicopters. you really did get the sense that this was going to be
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fruitful, which of course made the fact when they came kind of clamoring out of the woods at about 5:30 p.m. in the pouring rain completely emptyhanded, obviously they have not caught the escapeess. but also they have not seen the trail where these guys have been. >> well, the state police put out a statement a couple of hours ago that was intriguing about the fact that they were getting a lot of tips in this area. that there were a lot of leads. keep in mind this is an investigation four days old. they're going through all of these tips, that is painstaking. in talking to one of the troopers today he put it very plainly. he put it clearly, saying we were going to investigate every possibility. and this was a strong possibility. that they didn't flood the zone as it were with people looking for these two criminals.
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but as near as we can tell they did not find anything determinative. there was a sense that they may have caught a scent with some of their bloodhounds, but as of yet that has not borne fruit. >> and what they have to go on, obviously the tips coming in from the public, possible sightings out in the world. but then there were two other things described by authorities, in some cases, anonymous sources. one case, the person of interest who worked in the tailor shop which apparently both of these prisoners also did, that she may have been a link to them and through the outside world. there is also discussion today that there may have been an attempt in an arrangement for a getaway car, providing these guys with an automobile for when they got out of prison. can you shed any light on either of those for us? >> well, the two, the first you mentioned is probably more important and the state police did come out today and said
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listen, we have been talking to two people. they did not identify this person particularly but they did say we have been talking to both civilian and uniform guards about possible involvement. and as you cautioned, nobody has been arrested but they have reason to be suspicious of. in terms of reports from the scene that there may have been a getaway car that did not show up. there is a report that somebody saw the two escapees walking through their yard at night, those have not been confirmed. but as we're trying to put it together some of it will be chasing ghosts. there will be bad rumors and leads. but you do get a sense of perhaps this is supposedly an ingenious plan, possibly they didn't have somebody waiting for them, that they fled on foot. and today's activities, they did not flee nearby, or they could
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be nearby. >> justin mckinley, thank you for your reporting. >> absolutely. >> and it is interesting to see what happens in this case, because it is about 25 miles of the canadian border. the intensive search was south, so that implies they were going to a totally different direction. in fact if they're making those miles on foot and had a stolen vehicle or didn't have a getaway car, even making it that far and not been seen. historically speaking, guys in these circumstances always, always get caught. four days is a long time for them not to have gotten caught. fascinating story. we'll be right back.
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in theory, these are the states that still kill prisoners, that still execute prisoners in this country. lately in practice it is only these two states. texas and missouri, they're the only ones still doing it because the drugs have become harder to obtain. as states have run out and found it harder to get more supplies, texas still has them. saying they have enough drugs to kill all the people they plan to kill between now and october. and in missouri, they have suddenly come up with their own mysterious plentiful source of drugs, which may or may not be
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the pharmacy that supplies drugs for veterinarian purposes. since no human source supplies them, the drug companies themselves won't do it either. well, wherever missouri got their supply of lethal injection drugs, and whether or not those drugs were made for humans or animals, tonight, the state of missouri dipped into the mysterious supply and carried out another lethal injection, happening just over an hour ago at 6:58 local time. it is possible that this execution that happened in missouri tonight may end up being the last lethal injection in the united states. as soon as monday but definitely before this end of this month the united states supreme court is set to rule on the constitutionality of lethal injection of killing prisoners. that ruling will happen again, perhaps as soon as monday. if the court rules against the lethal injection as many expect
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so we have some breaking news to report tonight, coming from "the new york times" and "the washington post" regarding isis and iraq. this is a big deal. at the end of last month you will remember that isis, which has been on the move in both iraq and syria, last month isis captured the major iraqi city of ramadi in western iraq, anbar province. that victory at the time seemed to stun the u.s. military officials. the defense secretary said they showed no will to fight isis there. and said that iraqi troops turned and ran in the face of those isis fighters advancing on ramadi. however it happened that isis victory in ramadi appears to be the trigger for what appears to be the u.s. shift in major strategy of that war. "the new york times" and "the wall street journal" reported there will be a major increase in the u.s. military personnel to iraq, and effectively a new u.s. military base in iraq. both of these developments reportedly aimed at retaking the iraqi city of ramadi in anbar province. they report they're planning to
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establish a brand-new military base in anbar, where ramadi is located. they say that president obama will announce that hundreds of u.s. additional military personnel will be deployed there to help iraqi forces retake that area. isis right now is in control of huge swaths of iraq, and this increase in u.s. military personnel ultimately means that u.s. members will be stationed on the ground in iraq in really close proximity to isis fighters. now increased numbers, right? "the wall street journal" reports now that all the fall of ramadi president obama asked the pentagon for new options on how to reclaim that city. they say that new options were presented to him last week and is essentially fine-tuning the plans. the position calls for 500 new personnel to be based in anbar province, and again, the specific mission will be to train the iraqi military to take on isis, the same iraqi military that has been turning and
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running in the face of isis advances in that part of iraq. the last time there was an increase was november of last year. there are now more than 3,000 military personnel in iraq serving in this mission against isis, that is before this latest reported increase. i should note that msnbc has not independently confirmed these details. the details are coming from "the new york times" and "the wall street journal." joining us now, the national security reporter for "the wall street journal." thank you for joining us. >> thanks for having me, rachel. >> am i right that it is about 500 more troops? do we have a clear sense of how many more troops will go and what exactly they will do? >> i think that is one thing they're trying to fine tune. because when you send in more advisers you need to provide more security for those people to move around. we're looking at 4 to 500 more advisers going to this new base. what is especially interesting
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is they're not there to train the iraqi forces as much as they are there to help to craft the plan to re-take ramadi. and that is really the significant shift in the strategy. >> and they're crafting the plan versus advising them. do you mean by that they will be actually more involved in the actual fighting in. >> they're not going to be more out-forward as some critics of the president's plan calls for in terms of helping to target islamic station positions. but they're going to have a hands-on role in devisiing the strategy in terms of sort of the basic soldiering. >> the other news here is the idea of a new u.s. military base on the ground in iraq. why is that so important to this type of escalation? >> what the military officials
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are saying is they established one base in anbar where they're doing this training. they want to replicate that with a second base which is a little further out. a little closer to the front lines and it does put americans probably at a greater risk of being directly drawn into direct conflict with the forces as they move into the base. >> how much would this be under the islamic state control? obviously, i'm just thinking about the job of keeping personnel safe in that area? will that become in effect a combat mission just because of the presence of the islamic state fighters in that region? >> that is definitely a concern. the battle lines are shifting. and the presence of the u.s. military force, they feel like they have enough root there and are big enough to go back and forth.
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this is a fast shifting battlefield. this does put u.s. forces closer to the front line. >> part of the team that broke this story tonight. thank you for helping us understand, i appreciate you being with us tonight, thank you. >> mr. nussembaum joining us live from istanbul. i have to say it is one thing as a u.s. citizen to see the presence in iraq balloon. to see this fight against isis escalate as much as it has, both in iraq and syria, but particularly in iraq. it is enough to see this escalation happening without any american political process around it at all. with no debate, certainly, with no vote, or military authorization we're seeing a big military escalation, according to this new report, new presence in iraq with no american political debate about it whatsoever. congress has not authorized it or debated it or voted on it. it is just astonishing, i don't
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know how long they can keep going while pretending this is the president's problem that has nothing to do with them. amazing.
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if you are the type of person who gets a little squeamish about bruising and a little blood, i hereby give you a moment to look away. okay, here it comes. one, two, three. okay, don't be alarmed. it is a little gross, i know, it is a nasty photo, but not a serious medical emergency. what this is is a sports related injury. and technically it's like a sports day at the office when this particular sport forces its players to play in really terrible, dangerous conditions. luckily though, the players are screaming bloody murder about it. or at least screaming bloody murder and shins about it and it is therefore getting better because they have made so much noise. and that story is ahead. stay with us. ready to leave sticky sunscreens behind? new neutrogena cooldry sport.
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thank you. thank you so much. everybody, please have a seat. thank you so much. well, i don't know whether this is appropriate. but i just told sister carol i love her. on a big stage. it is true, though, i do. she is just wonderful. you know, her dedication to doing god's work here on earth, her commitment to serving the
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least of these. her steadiness and strength and steadfast voice have been an inspiration to me. and it's true, i just love nuns generally. i'm just saying. >> everybody loves nuns. seriously, everybody loves nuns. statistically speaking, you are probably not catholic, you love nuns, admit it. even the president of the united states loves nuns. everybody loves nuns. today, president obama spoke to the catholic health association. he says he loves him some sister carol. by which he means sister carol kean, the member of the order. also the head of the catholic health association, which the president addressed on the 100th anniversary of the founding of that organization. he also thanked them for supporting the affordable care act, and obamacare, which is maybe on the verge of going
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away. seriously. president obama talked about it in blunt terms on his trip abroad. saying the supreme court never should have taken up the case they are about to rule on, which could throw 6 million people off their health care. that ruling is anticipated later this month. but in anticipation of the ruling the white house has built this new health care in america website, this big elaborate website. they're also talking about the benefits of the health care law and i think trying to dramatize to congress if the supreme court strikes down the law and throws millions off their health care and congress could very easily fix the law in the face of the supreme court's ruling if they wanted to.
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politics aside, if the supreme court strikes down obamacare on this technicality before the court right now it's not the president who would lose. my knees couldn't straighten at all. i was in constant pain and then you got us the health plan. i was able to get both knees replaced. it was hard work but so worth it. i bless you every night. i'm able to walk the dogs again. i walk with my husband and hold hands. it's like a new world for me. you are responsible for this wonderful gift. please don't let the republicans bully you. we at the bottom of the ladder
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love you for the hand up. now i can cook without worry of being burned, i can food shop by myself and go to the doctor when in need of assistance temperature i'm a strong irish woman. keep pushing. let them know you won't take any gulf. you will always be in my prayers you and your family. god bless america and god bless you. >> if you are the president of the united states you have to love a pep talk like that any day of the week on any issue from someone in your country. now the white house is putting stories like that to work. they are telling stories like that. they are basically trying to use personal stories like that to make the country brace ourselves for the fact the supreme court might be able to take away healthcare for 6 million people and they are making the case that congress might want to save the law which they could do if the supreme court moves to strike it down.
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>> remaking debra's world only took health care coverage. five years ago while i said i was not the first president to take up this cause i was determined to be the last. now it is up to all of us, the citizens in this room and across the country to continue to help make the right to health care a reality for all americans. >> president obama today rallying support for obamacare whose fate hangs in the balance of the supreme court right now and on which a ruling is expected any day. as i mentioned earlier, we are expecting rulings on the constitutionality of lethal injections and the small matter of whether the constitution requires equal marriage rights for same-sex couples coast to coast. the supreme court has a lot of really huge issues on their plate right now. all of those decisions and more are due by the end of the month and could come anytime. tick tock.
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the women's world cup started this week. the cheers you heard last night from every house on your block, those were for the u.s. women's team beating australia 3-1 in this first game last night. the world cup this year is in canada. kicked off with canada versus china. wit was played in edmonton on saturday. near perfect weather, 75 degrees, clear. it was beautiful. look at this even though the temperature in the air was 75 degrees, the temperature on the field, the temperature of the field itself was 120 degrees for the opening day on saturday. following day, on sunday for the games in ottawa, the field was 130 degrees. 130 degrees. just astonishing heat. you know, grass doesn't heat up like that. only artificial turf heats up like that because it is plastic.
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plastic with rubber backing and even on nice days it gets incredibly dangerously hot. the other thing it does, it shreds your skin which is nice. here's u.s. forward sydney leroux showing her legs. she said this is why soccer should be played on grass. australian player samantha kerr posted this #turfburn. abby scored more goals in international games than any player in history, man or woman and when she does she usually slides on both needs. she will only do that on grass not on turf because if you do it on turf it will shred you. >> playing on turf effects everything. affects the way the ball rolls and bounces and whether you go to a side tackle, slide in to a
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goal and deal with bloody knees, bloody hipbones. it's kind of a nightmare. >> playing on artificial turf, it's kind of a nightmare. burns, bloody lacerations, layers of skin sheered off for doing normal play stuff. women have been pulling their socks over their niece and smearing vaseline on their leg s and wearing compression shorts to keep their thighs covered when they slide trying to protect themselves from this turf. soccer is inherently a rough game and a lot of sliding around. part of the worry is an increased risk of concussions from banging their heads on this unforgiving artificial turf. world cups are normally on grass. men's always has been and will be. before this year the women's world cup had been on grass but for the women it is on artificial turf, all six venues, every game. frankly because it is cheaper to maintain than grass and
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apparently fifa doesn't care as much about the women's game as they do the men. the fifa president said in the past the women's game would be improved if women wore tighter uniforms while they played. he said he thinks artificial turf is the future. with added benefits such as cheapness. ahead of the world cup, the players sued trying to get grass fields instead. they withdrew their suit when it was clear fifa wasn't going to budge. but fifa promised they would never do it again for women or men. it is ridiculous this year they are making the best women's players in the world compete on a 120, 130 degree rubber and plastic on top of concrete but because of the way they stood up for themselves and fought it this world cub will be the last time this happens. they will never again play on turf after this world cup
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because they fought it. next u.s. game is against sweden on friday. i believe we will win. play on that because they fought it. "first look" is up next. it is wednesday, june 10th. right now on "first look." president obama is considering sending more american personnel into the fight against isis. the man hunt for two murderers on day four of their escape. what triggered highest levels of government at the u.s. capitol. a hero cop saves a man from a fiery inferno. "first look" starts right now. good morning. i'm dara brown. could america be


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