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tell nbc news those two american contractors were killed and a third american contractor, all three civilians, was wounded at the king abdullah national police training center outside of amman jordan, overnight. the shooter was a jordanian, apparently a disgruntled former police officer recently fired. what's important here is the motive. and so far officials say there's no indication that he was targeting the americans, had no political agenda, that it may be because he had some grievances against the jordanian police, a police force from which was reportedly recently fired. now, in addition to americans, there are reports that two others of two different nationalities were also killed in the shooting free. we are told by officials that the shooter then took his own life and was not shot dead by
security force there is. the officials also stress there are no u.s. military at that base or involved directly at this time in any of the police training there outside of amman. jose. >> so it's at least four dead plus the shooter that we know of so far. >> that's as far as we know. >> jim miklaszewski at the pentagon, thank you very much. >> i want to turn to politics where ben carson is facing scrutiny over his life story, even saying he tried to stab a friend named bob. carson has since acknowledged some of the names were made up. he pushed back against reports he fabricated claims he was offered a full scholarship. >> i do believe this is a crazy
obsession over incredible detail from 30 and 40 years ago. i think people need to move on to the next question. i'm not saying questions aren't appropriate. people can ask questions. but i think you get to a place where all the questions have been asked. >> good morning to both of you. peter, let me start with you. ben carson says it isn't vetting but targeting that's going on. >> reporter: he insists nobody has been vetted the way he's being vetted, his views of history, the his thoughts of the egyptian pyramid and his claim this he received the offer of a full scholarship to west point. but carson remains defiant on this front. in terms of the vetting, our
colleagues already today saying there has certainly been tough vetting for a lot of presidential candidates in the past, recounting 165 articles in the "new york times" and "washington post" focusing on president obama and senator obama, and his former path are jeremiah wright. hillary clinton with dozens of articles on hillary clinton and her e-mail server. he was asked his opinion of this process so far and he said it doesn't appear to be something he's having all that much fun with. he said this is not something he always wanted to do but he felt called to do it to help the country. >> so what do you think is going on? why you? >> because i'm a threat. >> to? >> to the progressives, the
secular progressive movement in this country. would i have preferred to be doing something else? certainly. but it is important to me. when i think about the sacrifices made before us to ensure we have the freedom we have now, it's the very least that i can do. >> reporter: ben carson insists the media and others are showing desperation to try to tarnish imhim. >> what are rivals like trump or others of the party saying about the scrutiny? >> it's a little bit of a range. you talked about reince priebus calling this a crazy obsession but some of this many believe this is part of the deal. donald trump has been one of the fearest critic of ben carson recently, he's questioned the
authenticity, the voracity of the details that ben carson talks about. he has built his campaign on his very compelling become ground. listen to what donald trump had to say about this. >> when you say hitting your mother oaf the head a hammer, hitting a friend in the face with a padlock and you talk about stabbing someone and it got stopped by a belt buckle, which belt buckles doesn't stop stab beings be they turn and twist and things slide off them so it pretty lucky if that happened. >> donald trump not the on one talking about this. chris christie was talking about this this morning, incredulous that ben carson would be saying he's getting the most scrutiny saying a candidate has to be held responsible for their on
story. >> on the other hand, carson may get some campaign contributions out of this. >> he's benefiting being at least in the short term receipt now. he remains one of the co-front-runners with donald trump. in the course of the last week, a jaw dropping figure that his cam pan received $.5 million in campaign contributions. again, that was in just one week's time. that's the kind of money his opponents would envy taking in at this point in the campaign cycle. beyond that he then went on twitter writing "thank you biased media," making it clear that his conservative supporters believe he's getting a raw deal right now. >> on the other side of the race be the three remaining democrats are all trying hard to stand out. rachel maddow hosted a forum friday. the candidates attempted to connect with voters on gun violence, justice reform and other important issues.
while there weren't any bombshell statements, there was this from hillary clinton. >> there are some really heinous crimes that are in my view still arguably ones that should potentially have the death penalty. >> the charleston massacre that happened in south carolina, racially motivated killing of those church goers? >> racially motivated and that's the kind of case that would cause people to have a legitimate discussion about whether or not it's appropriate approximately but there have been too many cases put into the capital offense category than what i think is merited. jonathan is with us this morning. is hillary clinton trying to distinguish herself from others here? >> yes, there are a lot of people in this country,
particularly democrats, particularly progressives who don't like the death penalty, and think it shunting something that civilized society should m employ. it is a moment where she's going against the base of her party and saying, look, this is what i think, this is how i feel about the issue and you can judge me based on that. >> and schoofs pretty clear on how rare it should be administered. and i think she was very careful about that. what about bernie sanders? was this his type of crowd friday night? >> i think for all of them, this forum was terrific in that they were able to answer questions that were aimed directly at them. bernie sanders was able to continue his message about trying to, you know, strengthen
the gap in income inequality, bring his socialist ideas to the forum to have them get a clear airing with rachel. again, with all of them, i don't thinking in that deviated from what we've seen on the campaign trail. if anything, i think the sort of less political questions that rachel had in those envelopes provided the most revealing moments, especially for best. >> and o'malley was passionate, he was focused and i think sharper in some of his criticisms than we've soon him in the past. >> yes. this forum actually -- they all benefited from this format but i think martin o'malley probably benefitted most because it allowed him time and time given to go back to his central message, which is the democrat being party base believes in a
certain set of principles and as governor of maryland, i didn't just talk the talk on these things, i actually got things done. from gun control, minimum wage, marriage equality, you name it, i've done it. time and time again he was able to come and hammer home that message. whether that prings him from third place up to bernie sanders territory, that remains to be seen. >> and rachel mad ow! him how haven't you gotten any traction and there isn't any answer for that. >> i've written about this, how is it possible the one guy had in the race who has signed legislation into law in his only state, nt why isn't who toing better? i think that's something that
mart o'malley hats it popped, w why. >> an egyptian investigator is telling reuters they're 0% certain a noise heard in the final seconds of the cockpit recorder was a bomb but egyptian officials are calling that a lie, saying it's too soon bill, what's the latest you're hearing there in? >> good morning, jose. a second monday morning and still no solid answers. egyptian officials this morning seem to be denying suggestions of an inside job at the airport. but you know they're getting so annoyed at a lot of the suggestions that they are now hitting back. they're saying at that that
report is an outright high and it is denying allegations of lacks security at the airport from where that plane took off. >> jimmiegyptian officials say security footage show -- this official clearly wasn't used to being thoroughly searched. >> no, he said, i don't tack off my shoes when i come here. fine, then i won't go in. the suspicion that a worker put a bomb in the cargo hold has
isn't shock waves through the airlines. >> reporter: israel wouldn't confirm reports that its intelligence heard isis fighters boasting about taking town the plane. one reuters agency said they are 90% sure it was a bomb. they are searching sand for explosive residue. >> i hope it's a wake-up call for putin and i hope it a wake-up call to us. and the world may have to wait quite a long time. egypt is leading this investigation and is no hurry to confirm any theory. breaking news here in egypt concerning isis and the murder
of an american. egyptian police say they tried to arrest a man outside cairo this morning. they say he is a very senior leader of isis' affiliate here in the sinai peninsula and one of the thing he was responsible for was the murder of an american "worker, a man called been hender san, 5 years old from oklahoma. he worked for the u.s. apache oil company. and his death was report in december of last year. he was the first western are be. police now saying his murderer was shot dead in a shoot-out and his co-worker beheaded a croatian and for those who have been following the case of bill henderson from oklahoma being
egyptian police claiming his killer has been shot dead. >> bill neely, thank you very much. i want to bring in msnbc contribute oar in charge of the fbi joint task force. good morning. >> good morning. >> does it normally take this along to get some initial statement yes, it was a bomb or no it want a bomb? >> you have to deal with the egyptians in charge of the investigation, they're going to be very slow coming out and confirming whether or not it was a bomb. sharm el sheik was a big boone for their economic engine. all indicators point to the fact this looks like it was a bomb that brought down the plan. if you look at the analysis of the flight recorder, what the
british and americans have been saying picking up on chatter and the fact that isis claim that they did it and all indicators look like it was a bomb at this point. >> what is the role of the fbi? it been called in now. >> the fbi has a vast amount of experience in analyzing -- or doing pos one of the great assets the fbi can bring to bear is the terrorist explosive detection center. the fbi has been analyzing them, cataloguing this many and in many cases can tell the type of device that was used, where it was manufactured and in some devices, is there a concern --
or does it not matter how bad things are, people people are going to find it if it's out there. >> you'd be surprised. you think a bomb blows up and everything is disintegrated. amazingly enough, there are a lot of pieces left behind that investigators are left behind and investigators can put together. you've got a debris. it going to take a will the of time. it also dependent on weather. and hopefully they can contain the crime scene and keep it pristine long enough that they can collect all that evidence and then sift through it and analyze it. it does tack a long time to analyze these blast sites. >> developing now in new york citys are one person is dead, two others injured after a shooting near manhattan's busy
penn station. dozens of officers responded to the shooting around 6:00 this morning. witnesses tell wnbc they haefrd the shooting may have st. >> in high wattsville, maryland, these are some of the pictures of the aftermath. within of those killed was a kwloung child. crossing the center line and into the path of the van it members of a clnl football team are going on streak demanding the university president resign. >> a yoold boy that and take a
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this morning leaders of the university of missouri are holding an emergency meeting to address calls for the university's president to resign. the football players say they won't play again until the president is gone. sarah? >> reporter: good morning, jose. the chorus of voices calling for university president tim wolf to
step down continue to grow. it now includes lawmakers on beau sides of the aisles, staff here and many students, the football players and coaches, the head coach tweeting out this photo of players with their arms linked with the message we we are united. we are behind our players. at least one of these instances in a videotaped message online. >> hate and racism are alive and well at ms. u. it's enough. let's stop this. let's end hatred and racism at
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hattiesburg, mississippi to lay him to rest. >> he and his father, chris few, had recently moved to louisiana. on tuesday night jeremy was buckled into the front seat of his father's suv when he was shot five times and killed. his dad remains hospitalized in serious condition. nbc news has learned from witnesses he'd had an argument with his girl friend outside this bar leading someone to call 911, though it's still not clear why the officers opened fire. two of the officers have been charged with second degree murder. they have not cooperated yet. >> those two have not. we'll have that conversation at some point. if not, they'll have it in court. >> stafford worked for the police department but that time was working part time for the
marshals. their primary duties were to serve warrants. but there was no warrant in this case. >> greenhouse and stafford are both names in at least within pending civil lawsuit involving excessive force. in court documents, they argued that the subject was resisting arrest. jose? >> gabe gutierrez, thank you. >> police in austin texas are stepping up their manhunt for the person who shot a district judge in her own driveway.
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it's the first conversation since netanyahu tried to convince congress to kill the iran nuclear deal, a move that infuriated the obama administration and added more tension to his relationship with the president. ron al i don't knlen is live at house with more. >> it's a very tightly controlled stage. this is a very difficult relationship between the two leaders. we don't express the press conference or public conference, just a quick photo at the beginning of the meet. the iranians are livid about this iranian nuclear deal. they think the sanction relief will give the iranians money. they fundamentally degree about this issue. one common ground is discussion about a long term military agreement assistance between the
reasons. they want to try and iron out the beginnings of a long-term agreement that may cover the next decade. another issue is the peace talks between the israelis and palestinians, which frankly are not happening. last week a number of white house officials made a point of saying they have determined there is now no possibility of a two-state resolution before president obama leafs office. this was a priority for the obama administration when he came into office and now we've reached another juncture in this road where there is no hope for a peace deal. >> ron allen at the white house, thank you very much. >> i want to bring in jane harmon, congresswoman. good to see you. >> you, too. >> what happened to the relationship between these two men? >> the important thing is for these two to work together. they don't have to like each other. i'm more positive in the report
you just aired. two weeks ago or so the israeli defense minister came to washington to receive the yitzhak rabin prize and his comments were very positive about the obama administration. point two, i think that this is the incredible make-up tour and i think both men want to put grievances behind them. sure, this new defense package will be a sweetener, but i also think the fact that the treasury department announced increased sanctions against the revolutionary guard last friday for aid to hezbollah didn't escape notice and i also think the fact that bebe netanyahu is speaking to democrats, one of the things he's doing is speaking at the center for american progress, is signs that he wants to make up the fractured relationship that occurred when he spoke at john boehner's invitation to the joint session of congress without informing democrats. >> but how do you go about doing
that? >> you go about doing it by doing it. less talk, more action. i think it's good they're not having a press conference where everybody with slice and dice whether they smile, didn't smile, every single word. it more important that bebe netanyahu is speaking to democrats, that paobama is offering an enhanced package. these are all good markers. both leaders will move forward in a positive direction. >> so then on that, let me ask you about netanyahu's new communications director, the prime minister says his appointment will be reviewed because of a facebook post in which he criticized john kerry and accused president obama of anti-semitism. >> i thought that was dreadful. prime minister netanyahu apologized for it. bad move but there was a quick apology. maybe that's a sobering event
and will change some of the tone here. tone has to change. i'm dismayed to hear the two-state solution is off until the obama administration ends. i think that's a mistake on everybody's part. a one-state solution hurts everybody. >> jane harman, thanks for being with me. >> thank you. >> up next, tackling the deaths of high school students on the football field. >> plus princess diana's former love letters revealed and for sale. we'll discuss this controversy.
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now to a disturbing story from our nation's high school football fields. since july of this year, a total of 11 children have died on those fields. the latest on field death happened less than two weeks ago in western kansas when luke chen collapsed on the field after scoring. three congressmen have
introduced a bipartisan bill in hopes of making the game as safe as possible. joining me now one of the representatives pushing for the bill, and the father of the boy who died during the game. what can be done to make football and all sports safer without stopping kids from playing? >> good morning, jose. yes, we can make it safer, but there needs to be a fundamental change in how we look at football. parents need to change. coaches need to change. referees need to change and players need to change. everyone needs to be accountable for their actions on the football field. that's why we have rules. and if rules are not enforced, there's no point even talking about them. >> when you say, for example, parents and kids have to change, what do you see those changes being? >> well, just the climate in the game. we've all been to sporting contests where parents behave
inappropriately in the stands and that is a distraction to the referees. it's a problem. we can't ignore that. and i think that the coaches and the referees may sometimes be influenced by that behavior but they all have to look at themselves and collectively change. otherwise i'm saying to a sport that i once loved and a sport that my son adored, if we don't change, i don't think young children should play football anymore. we have to look forward and make a change. >> congressman, according to the national center for catastrophic sport injury research, an average of nine football players have died each season in the last decade. not all were due to contact during football. why push for change now? >> well, i think part of what we have to do is look at each and every fatality and figure out the causes of it, whether it was medical treatment after the injury, was it the manner of tackling, was it -- figure out what happened and have the
experts analyze it, then make recommendations. we've seen football change a lot over the years in terms of the manner of tackling, penalties for spearing and other things. but my fear is that in high school football, we are not servicing the players well in terms of the medical treatment that they receive after injury on the field. now in new orleans i have a benefit. i have tulane sports medicine. i have saints, doctors and other things. but my concern is rural areas and other areas, do they have the state of the art medical technology after an injury to make sure that our kids are safe. but part of what i'm doing is that i think congress and this country will be better if people focused on what they knew and let experts deal with what they don't know. i'm not a medical expert and i'm not a football expert, so what i want is the presidents council on fitness and the center for the disease control and other
medical experts to look at it, study it, analyze the deaths over the last two years and make us some hard recommendations on how we can do this. football is a great game, but when we start losing our young people because of football and the manner that it's played, i think we all owe an investment to figure out how to make it safer, including the nfl have region a stake in making sure that high school, little league and junior high school is safe. >> you said a little while ago football was a sport you loved and that your son adored, all in the past. is there anything you think could have been different that maybe wouldn't have caused what tragedy you've had to go through? >> well, my family and i are not blaming anyone. it does no good for us to blame the other player, the coaches, the school district, the referees. it's not what i'm about, it's
not why i'm here. our forgiveness was complete as the last of our sons is organs were donated to save lives. but changes have to be made. you can't look at it and say my son was killed from an illegal hit, a helmet to helmet hit from a player that he probably never saw coming. not one flag was thrown on that play. we can't allow that to happen. we can't allow these children to think that that is okay. pund nea underneath that helmet is another human being. i think if we don't change that, there's really no point to play. but i think we have hope. i just don't believe in lip service. i think actions speak louder than words. i am in contact with the football authorities in my county and my adjoining county and they support my efforts, and i'll be addressing every athletic director in the state of new york in march and i hope that changes that we've
privately talked about, they're going to assist me with. >> you know you're wearing your son's name on your shirt. tell me a little bit about tom. >> tom was a special, special human being. he cared about his country, his friends, his family, his community. he was the son that looked after his siblings. loved his parents, his grandparents. was smart. wanteded to go to west point. was heading in that direction. i couldn't tell you the leadership qualities or i have not met anyone who was more of a leader than him. i commend the congressmen for proposing legislation. we need leaders like that and my son was that kind of leader. >> thank you both for being with me this morning. i so appreciate it. much more ahead right here on msnbc. i'm going to go back to our own
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debate is just a day away in wisconsin. hallie jackson is in milwaukee right now this morning for us. hallie, good morning. carson pushing back over questions about his past but is this that unprecedented? >> reporter: according to our political unit, our friends at first read, it's not, jose. you look back at previous cycles, previous elections, and this is part of the vetting process when folks who are running for president get on the national stage or get into a position like, as ben carson is, the front-runner in this race. he's leading in some polls nationally and in states like iowa. so, yes, he's going to get more scrutiny. carson says it is unprecedented but our friends at first read found 165 instances where "the washington post" and "new york times" investigated president obama and his relationship with jeremiah wright. for example, when president obama was running for president. chris christie this morning talked about how this is a process that candidates go through and that he doesn't feel a lot of sympathy for ben carson right now. that said, carson's angry. he's lashing out. he's attacking the media. for him, jose, it seems to be
working. he's raised more than $3 million in the last few days, in the last week since these questions started coming up about the accuracy of his life story essentially, some of the anecdotes that he's described in his autobiography. so it is working for carson and he's getting some support from his own party, from the republican party. listen to what reince priebus said on the "today" show this morning about all of these questions about carson's plamcl. >> i do believe that this is a totally crazy obsession over incredible detail from 30 and 40 years ago. i think people need to move on to the next question. i'm not saying the questions aren't appropriate. of course, people can ask questions. but i think you get to a place where all the questions have been asked. >> reporter: and so this strategy of attacking the media, jose, again working for carson. you see folks like donald trump doing similar things when he gets coverage that he doesn't particularly like. trump, worth noting though, is questioning the veracity of some
of carson's stories. we talked last hour about trump kind of saying, hey, is this real? is this not real? as we look ahead to tomorrow night at the debate here in milwaukee, that is a story line to watch. >> also someone getting some scrutiny, marco rubio over his credit card use. what can you tell us about that? >> reporter: yes. so this all stems from his use of a state party issued credit card back in 2005, 2006, '07, and '08 when marco rubio was speaker designate and speaker of the house in florida. a couple of years of these credit card statements hadn't been previously released, jose, until this weekend when the campaign rolled out nearly 22 months worth of credit card statements. that had been a lot of speculation in political circles about what these statements might hold. turns out that rubio spent about $65,000 worth of party money but $7,000 of that was for personal expenses. so this question was how is he co-mingling his corporate credit card use, his party credit card use with his personal use. so the campaign has accounted
for what it says are the personal charges related to marco rubio's credit card use for things like a vacation that pig gee bagybacked off of a bus trip that rubio paid american express directly for. there is an example for -- marco rubio says he pulled the wrong credit card out of his wallet to paper for papers, for example, about $3,700 worth. frankly, the story seemed to make not quite as big of a splash as some folks thought it might have. yet again though, this probably is not an issue that's going to go away for marco rubio any time soon just given the fact that some of his rivals have seized on his credit card use and have continued to ask questions about it. >> hallie jackson, thank you very much. democrats running for president are fanning out across the country today. but on friday the three candidates gathered in south carolina. bernie sanders, martin o'malley used the forums to at times target hillary clinton even if they didn't mention her by name. >> i believe that we're actually on course and in fact this race is now narrowed to three people
and only one of us actually has 15 years of executive experience. not just talking about progressive things, but actually get being progressive things done. >> i believe we have got to be extremely aggressive. now for me as opposed to maybe some other unnamed candidates, the issue of keystone was kind of a no-brainer. it never made sense to me from day one as to why you would extract and transport some of the dirtiest fuel on this planet. >> with me now, msnbc political report reporter, alex, this wasn't a debate. was there a winner? >> i think each of the candidates had a nice moments that will pay them dividends going forward. bernie sanders drew a nice contrast with hillary clinton but he also showed a lighter side. he said that the biggest misconception about him is that he's grumpy, that he's too serious, which he only has himself to blame because he's always been a very dour, serious
politician. but he makes jokes about his underwear, he made jokes about larry david. that's a new side of him we haven't seen. hillary clinton talked about this meeting she had with the mothers of african-american teenagers who were killed by police during gun violence. she spoke very movingly about that. that shows her strength for that community. martin o'malley took very sharp shots both at hillary clinton and bernie sanders, threw some red meat to the crowd attack the george w. bush. if anyone surpassed expectations i think it was o'malley who's really disappeared in moments like that. granted, this are low expectations but i think people are taking a second look at him after friday's forum. >> he acknowledge ld he's registering very low in the polls. it's pretty obvious. is there anything you can do to gain some traction? seems like not much is moving on his behalf. >> well, i think he's really got to take advantage of moments like this. he can't attract a crowd the way hillary clinton can or bernie sanders can so he's got to piggyback off them at moments like this.
people who maybe have never heard of him or seen him before, he can kind of try to introduce himself and hope that a couple of those people break away from sanders or clinton to his camp. if you talk to his campaign, as i have, i've talked to him about it, they really think they're overdue for another look for some kind of rise in the polls. there's really nowhere to go but up from 1%. >> alex, thanks very much. we're following several new developments right now into what brought down that russian passenger jet in egypt's sinai peninsula more than a week after it crashed. a member of the egyptian investigation tells reuters the group is 90% sure a bomb is to blame but egyptian authorities are publicly calling that quote a pure lie. urging people not to jump to conclusions. investigators are working to identify a noise that apparently was heard in the final seconds of the airbus a-320's data recorder. msnbc's ayman mohyeldin is in cairo for us this morning. what are you hearing today? >> reporter: egyptian officials
continue to be very critical of these media leaks. they're not coming out from egyptian members of this investigation and they're very blunt about criticizing those leak being the investigation. we heard from an investigator of the team on saturday and said that, yes, there were some confirmations that this was a mid-air explosion that brought down the plane. he said just the geographic dispersal of all of the plane suggests it was broken up in mid-air. he confirmed there was specifically a noise that was heard in the final second of the recording. that noise is now being sent to a lab for further analysis. and they are continuing the investigation on the scene of that plane crash. they're going to slowly start to transport some parts of the plane here to cairo for further forensic analysis and metal tests to try to determine if there's in he explosive residue on the plane. for now though the egyptian government is saying that all scenarios are on the table. we heard from that chief investigator saying that it
could have been an explosion that was triggered by several things. a metal break-up of the plane, a fuel explosion, even suggesting that it may have been batteries that were stored inside the cargo of that plane. another important development that has happened in terms of that investigation, the closed-circuit television footage of the airport has been analyzed by egyptian security officials. they say there was no suspicious behavior while the plane was on the tarmac, there was no suspicion behavior of any personnel approaching the plane while was in sharm el sheikh airport. so as far as the investigation goes, no clear answers yet from egyptian officials here who say that they will make those results public once they have some answers to those questions. >> ayman mohyeldin in cairo, thank you. let me bring in msnbc terrorism analyst, also the director of middle east and north africa research for analyst flash point. what do you make of one egyptian investigator telling reuters they're 90% sure a bomb is to blame but egyptian authorities
saying that's a lie? >> look, i think investigators are now sifting through all the scenarios and we are coming down essentially to two main scenarios. one of them is possible bomb plots. the other possible scenario might be a tail strike which they have not ruled out yet. so of course, the investigations are still ongoing. there are going to be probably several weeks, if not a couple of months before certainty comes out of this story. but the officials who spoke spoke on conditions of anonymity. we don't know where these reports are coming on that the bomb plot is more likely. we are still watching, of course. >> laith, isis referred twice to this incident, once taking initial responsibility and then kind of clearing up things. have we heard from them about this since? >> you know, isis has released multiple recordings and videos claiming responsibility for the downing of the aircraft. i believe so far we have about four different claims of
responsibility from the various isis factions but again, just because they claim credit for it doesn't mean we know exactly how the plane was downed if they were actually indeed behind it. but if they were, they have to at some point release some sort of document or video or some sort of propaganda piece explaining how exactly they took that plane down. until then, it all remains speculative. >> the fbi's role in this is being described as modest. what's that mean? >> i don't believe any involvement with be "modest." i think they have the best technology, they have the best forensic analysts and investigators. that's why they are being called on the scene. so i believe they're going to have a bigger role in uncovering the mystery behind this crash. >> thank you very much, appreciate your time. back to the breaking news out of amman where a former jordanian police officer opened fire at a training center killing two american contractors and their south african
colleague. nbc's jim miklaszewski is following this from the pentagon this morning. jim, what more have we learned today? >> reporter: jose, u.s. defense officials and military officials are reporting that two american civilian contractors were killed and at least one other civilian contractor was wounded in that shooting spree at a police training center outside of amman, jordan, overnight. now according to the officials, the shooting spree was carried out by a former jordanian police officer who was apparently recently fired, and that there is conflicting reports here, jordanians say that jordanian forces shot and killed the assailant while defense officials here are saying that the shooter apparently killed himself. now as many as two others were possibly killed. it is important to point out, there were no u.s. military at this base. the big question, however, is, was this motivated by some kind of a political position? was this shooter aligned with
some kind of group that of course may be anti-american? or was this simply an act of revenge for any kind of possible grievance that this individual had? both the u.s. and jordanians have launched investigations to figure out exactly what did happen here and why, jose. >> jim miklaszewski, thank you very much. lots ahead on this busy monday morning. up next, while some gop candidates are getting ready to face off in the next debate tomorrow night, the rnc completely rethinking the rules of who qualifies for the big stage. but first, we're tracking tropical storm kate which formed in the atlantic very near the bahamas. it is the 12th named storm of the hurricane season and for now it is expected to turn out to sea and spare the east coast. but, a completely different storm system over north florida will move up eastern seaboard bringing drenching rain to the carolinas today, and then up towards new england on tuesday. more on that soggy forecast right here on msnbc. takes a lo. to run this business.
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isn't it an insult to the people of new hampshire that you actually have a poll that matters, first primary and you and marco are moving faster up than everybody else and yet they just ignore new hampshire? >> i don't ignore new hampshire, joe. they can if they want but i spent the last three days up in new hampshire, got back on sunday. i'm going to continue to work real hard up there and i'm going to iowa this week. iowa and new hampshire as all of you know will be the folks who will decide who in this field can win. not anybody in an office building in manhattan. >> that was republican presidential candidate chris christie discussing his strategy for the nomination on "morning joe" banking it all on the very early state of new hampshire. "new york times" running that at new jersey governor may be lagging nationally but he's hoping winning here will be
enough to keep him in the race. he can already count 20 days in the state since august ahead of most of the field. msnbc's steve kornacki is here to look at the strategy and if it can work. >> yeah, jose. this is interesting because you are sort of testing the way politics has always worked, the way presidential nominating contests have always worked with maybe the question of are we in a new era where it doesn't work that way anymore. what chris christie and some of these other second-tier candidates are saying, ones that maybe aren't going to be on that debate stage tomorrow night because their national poll numbers aren't high enough is that, hey, we can go camp out in new hampshire or camp out in iowa, we can go meet voters one-on-one at diners and town halls, we'll move up in the polls there, catch everyone by surprise there and that's how we'll get in the game nationally. the question is, is there any reason to think that's working? this is the latest national poll, this is fox news. this is the basis on which chris christie was denied a spot on that debate stage. fox news said you got to be averaging 2.5% nationall lynati.
bobby jindal is not even registering! this is the latest new hampshire poll. you see here very different story. chris christie's barely registering nationally but all those trips to new hampshire, all those town halls, you see there was that viral video last week. he does very well in those settings. in new hampshire, chris christie's been running ads, he's been doing town halls, he's quadrupled his support. this fall, 8% in a field this big. that is nothing to sniff at. john kasich, governor of ohio. doesn't register that much in national polls. he's sitting there at double digits in new hampshire. it's not just happening in new hampshire. take a look in iowa. we can put the latest numbers up from there. bobby jindal. you hear nothing about bobby jindal nationally. he has yet to be on the main stage in a single one of these republican debates. and yet in iowa, he is going hard after the evangelical vote,
meeting with christian leaders across the state. he's trying to really corner the market on the christian vote, the evangelical vote in iowa. in iowa he is ahead of jeb bush right now. otherwise, he's completely absent from this race. we'll have another debate tomorrow night. bobby jindal, chris christie, mike huckabee won't be on the stage. but they all believe and they are betting on the fact that -- the idea that you can go into these early states and it doesn't matter if you're not on the national stage because if you meet the voters one-on-one, that's how you can get into the race nationally. we'll see if it works. >> steve, thanks so much. up next, a quick check on wall street. right now the dow is off, down about 150 points. meanwhile, christmas controversy for starbucks. stemming from their new holiday cups. but first, a snowstorm strangling drivers yesterday in california's sierra nevada
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what happened, if you've been into a starbucks lately, starbucks took off a lot of the traditional holiday symbols such as leaves and reindeer and instead they opted for a more minimalist look of just simply this red cup. these stores have actually been in stores since late october but it wasn't until last week until a media personality, a social media celebrity based out of arizona posted a video to youtube in which he said this, jose, he thinks is the latest example in the so-called war on christmas. he's inviting everybody to try to help him start a movement by telling baristas that your name is merry christmas so they have to put that on the cup. starbucks put out a statement saying our core values as a company is to create a culture of belonging, inclusion and diversity. they are sticking by their cups. i would just point out it is
still red and green. >> but it's 12 million people have seen that? they sat down and watched the video about a complaint about a cup? >> yeah. >> 12 million. >> incredible. >> the other day i asked for a cup and they put jose, hosay. let's talk about snapchat and potential game changing videos on its video views and net worth. >> we are just talking about how popular viral video can be. snapchat is proof of that. a "financial times" story over the weekend says snapchat now has 6 billion daily video views. that's incredible for a lot of reasons. first of all, because just six months ago snapchat said they were getting 2 billion daily video views. it also means snapchat is closing in on facebook. 6 billion daily video views from snapchat. facebook is getting 8 billion daily video views. that's incredible.
important because video advertising is the most lucrative form of advertising for these social media companies and it's also very important therefore to their valuation. in 2013 snapchat was valued at $3 billion. everyone thought the 20-year-old founder of snapchat was crazy for now taking the over from facebook. now it is worth $16 billion according to the latest round of valuations. in hindsight that decision doesn't look so silly. one important caveat, different platforms count a very view differently. google, which owns youtube, says a video has not been viewed unless a user is looking at it for 30 seconds. facebook says it hasn't been viewed unless the video has been viewed for three seconds. snapchat says a snap or video can be counted as viewed if it just simply upload odd. back to you. >> and the owner and creator of snapchat is 20 years old? >> he's in his mid 20s. >> mid 20s. by the way, i put the cup with my name hosay on my instagram.
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time they meet as well. on the agenda is the iran nuclear deal which the israelis vehemently objected to and the united states was incensed by the fact that prime minister netanyahu came over here and made a very personal campaign against the deal. so that's one thing on the agenda that's certainly going to come up. another issue where there is a lot of common ground however is this question of a long-term security and military agreement between the two countries that's likely to be discussed as well. currently the united states provides some $3 billion in assistance. that number may be increased, is likely to be increased. to be extended over a long period of time. that's something these two leaders clearly agree on. the other issue is peace talks or non-peace talks between the israelis and palestinians. the white house has said they don't see a possibility of a two-state solution while the president is still in office so that will no doubt come up. but a lot will be made of how these two individuals, these two
powerful leaders get along or don't get along. there's no press conference planned. there are no public remarks after the meeting that are going to be made, although mr. netanyahu will make some comments on a number of other occasions during the day that he is here in washington. we'll see what he has to say, if anything, to give some indication of what's happening between the two leaders. but of course the relationship between the united states and israel is much larger than these two leaders and i think they will probably try to focus on that. the expectation is that there will be a very business like transactional encounter between the two leaders. the most tangible result could be progress we would think on this long-term security arrangement. billions of dollars between the two nations over the next ten years or so. the one big area where there is a lot of mutual agreement. >> ron allen at the white house, thank you very much. steve clemmons is the washington editor at large for "the atlantic" and an msnbc contributor. good morning. >> good morning, jose. >> even before netanyahu got to washington the administration basically admitted hopes for a
two-state solution are dead. >> well, i mean it is very frustrating for this president because in the first two years of his administration he invested just about everything he had in trying to get abu mazen of palestine and netanyahu to cook up something. this was a consistent and constant theme. we even had two envoys dedicated to it. this is a white flag that the administration has waved and said we give up and it kind of defines for the obama administration that it was less transformational in the world than it had set out to be. >> there was meanwhile another stabbing attempt in the west bank that resulted in israeli troops shooting and killing a palestinian woman. are we reaching some kind of a tipping point there as far as violence? it just seems like this is almost a daily occurrence now. >> it seems like every few years you get to a point where it feels like we're at a tipping point with balance. the frustrations with the occupation, frustrations with the settlements. israeli frustrations with their security also very high and
palestinian frustrations with their own leadership deficits and the vacuum of leadership on the palestinian side are all part of an equation that's not that very few people have been able to untie. and so the violence is part of that. netanyahu's going to ask president obama for a lot more money and i think the president is going to say we're committed to israeli security but you've got to keep a pathway open to a two-state solution or this is going to continue to boil. >> let's talk about that security agreement because it is one of the things that they both i think agree is important. but how much. ron allen was talking about $3 billion. how much is enough? >> well, what netanyahu's done -- the richter scale sf prime minister netanyahu's opposition toward iran is sort of off the charts and as an ally, in a sense it is good in that it gives him leverage saying look, we oppose this
deal, we're committed to your security, we're secure and we're allies. they are working on a potential ten-year program. what netanyahu would like to walk away with is a level closer to $5 billion a year. many analysts think they'll settle for somewhere between $4 billion and 5 billion mr. but netanyahu's reluctance on the iran deal and the continuing kind of open question about a two-state solution allows for some horse trading in there but nonetheless, israeli leverage over getting more assets for its security is very high right now and they'll most likely be able to do that. >> steve, i want to before you go just pick your brain a bit about how iran is doing. we're seeing them be a bigger player in syria. we're seeing that the russians are involved in syria. and yet iran seems to be getting kind of a bigger voice in the region. >> well, iran has been getting a much bigger voice in a lot of parts of the region which is part of the insecurity of
israel. but i think the question on iran is we clearly see in the iranian leadership a kind of commitment that they want to be more constructive in big problems like yemen. they want to discuss security with the saudis and they possibly want to be potentially more constructive in syria. there is another part of the regime that is about as nasty and dark as you can get that is trying to undermine them, that has arrested more iranian-american citizens and is holding them in the darkest most horrible prisons. and to the point where rowhani and zarif have both attacked them publicly. while iran's role in the region is an incredible instability and fraltty in tehran over the course that it is going to take. there are some winners and losers from this iran deal and it is not clear yet whether iran's forward and more constructive posture is anything the united states can depend on. >> steve clemmons, thank you
very much. developing now, we head to the south where heavy rain and flash flood threats are in place through tomorrow on the heels of a very rainy weekend. the weather channel's mike seidel is here with more on what we can expect. mike? >> reporter: good morning, jose. another dreary, damp overcast day for a lot of the southeast. here in atlanta, this is the tenth day in a row of clouds and more rain. this is eight days out of ten with measurable rainfall. so far just under seven inches of rain officially. charlotte, north carolina -- ninth day with clouds. they've had over five inches of rain. raleigh-durham, this is their 9th day out of 10 with clouds. five days with rain. charleston, south carolina, they've had nearly six inches of rain and this morning more flooding downtown because of the rainfall and the high tides bringing water back into the streets of charleston. but we're going to get out of this finally after today. we're going to get the sunshine back out across the southeast. now we'll take some time in
raleigh, charlotte and points into the carolinas but in atlanta we expect sunshine on tuesday and wednesday, and temperatures back up around 70. it has been unusually warm for the most part, the clouds acting as a blanket so many of the overnight lows until saturday night and sunday were in the 60s. it's been a very warm november but as i mentioned, extremely wet. that's about to change. in fact, by the weekend we're going to be looking at more sunshine and the coldest temperatures so far this season, be we could actually see some frost in suburbs of atlanta. jose, back to you from marietta square in metro, atlanta. in just a couple of hours, hillary clinton will make it official in new hampshire, the national democratic front-runner is going to file paperwork to put her name on the primary ballot. new polling shows her regaining a slim lead over bernie sanders in the granite state but she's going to have to work for a win just like she did last time around. nbc's kelly o'donnell is in concord, new hampshire where clinton will be later today. kelly, good morning. >> reporter: a beautiful day
here in concord. this is part of a campaign season where even the most perfunctory things become an event. filing for the ballot itself, that period is now open for candidates where they come and they present their credentials, sign to be a part of the actual voting in this first in the nation primary. and because that is so critical in this election phase, it for many candidates has become something extra special. not just stopping at the courthouse to do it but actually turning it into an event. so we're at that phase now where they're waiting to sweep everyone and get the excitement going later which is why it is pretty quiet behind me now. but secretary clinton will be here to make that official formal step in becoming a candidate officially for the new hampshire ballot. she'll address a crowd here and spend two days in new hampshire. and this is so important because her challenger, bernie sanders, from neighboring vermont has always had real strength here in new hampshire. and at the same time for secretary clinton back in '08,
new hampshire was that one bright spot after a very tough time in iowa at that critical period when barack obama sort of overtook her candidacy and kept on going. so for hillary clinton now showing much greater strength in polling, having been tested in different ways in this campaign season, new hampshire will be critical and the polling suggests she's got a real shot here, even though bernie sanders is the neighboring senator, well known here, and also has a lot of strength and energy behind his campaign. so there's a long way to go still but this is one of those critical moments when candidates say i'm in. jose? >> kelly o'donnell, thank you very much. up next, emergency meetings you understand way at the university of missouri. a group of students, including dozens of football players, protesting way racially charged incidents are being handled on campus. they want the school's president gone. with jublia. jublia is a prescription medicine
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university of missouri are calling for a walk-out today, the latest action in the protest calling for the school's president to resign. planned walkout taking place as university leaders try to resolve their racial tensions at the missouri campus. dozens of football players are also protesting, they're saying they will not take the field until the president of that university is gone. nbc's sarah dallof joins us from columbia, missouri with more. >> reporter: good morning, jose. the emergency meeting with the university's governing board gets started in about 15 minutes. this as more voices join the chorus calling for university president tim wolfe to either resign or be fired. this call for action comes after a number of racist incidents on the campus and what some describe as a woefully inadequate response by the university. now these incidents range from racial slurs being shouted at students to a swastika drawn on a dorm wall. over the weekend what will likely be remembered as a
tipping point in this fight, some 30 football players announcing they will boycott all team activities, practices and games until the university president is no longer on campus. their next game is saturday against byu. cancel it could cost the school $1 million. but the head coach tweeting out what appears to be his support of his players' actions. he sent out a photo of players with their arms linked, along with the caption "we are united, we stand behind our players." the university president has released several statements. the latest discussing that there is cause for concern and that they are working around the clock to figure out how to address these concerns and move forward. >> then also now others are getting involved. michael sam, an alumni of the university is zbegetting involv. >> reporter: this incident is spreading like wildfire throughout social media.
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movie geeks. sports freaks. x1 from xfinity will change the way you experience tv. uniform carried out an attack at a training facility in which it appears that there may have been two or three u.s. citizens killed and a number of other individuals injured. obviously a full investigation is taking place. we take this very seriously and we'll be working closely with the jordanians to determine exactly what happened. but at this stage i want to just let everyone know that this is something we're paying close attention to and at the point where the families have been notified obviously are deepest condolences will be going out to them. i also want to extend my
condolences to the israeli people on the passing of former president nabum. he obviously was an important figure in israeli politics and we extend heartfelt condolences to his family. this is going to be an opportunity for the prime minister and myself to engage in a wide ranging discussion on some of the most pressing security issues that both our countries face. it's no secret that the security environment in the middle east has deteriorated in many areas and as i've said repeatedly, the security of israel is one of my top foreign policy priorities and that has expressed itself not only in words but in deeds. we have closer military and intelligence cooperation than any two administrations in
history. the military assistance that we provide we consider not only an important part of our obligation to the security of the state of israel but also an important part of u.s. security infrastructure in the region, as we make sure that one of our closest allies cannot only protect itself but can also work with us in deterring terrorism and other security threats. in light of what continues to be a chaotic situation in syria, this will give us an opportunity to discuss what's happening there. we'll have an opportunity to discuss how we can blunt the activities of isil, hezbollah, other organizations in the region that carry out terrorist
attacks. a lot of our time will be spent on a memorandum of understanding that we can potentially negotiate. it will be expiring in a couple of years but we want to get a head start on that to make sure that both the united states and israel can plan effectively for our defense needs going forward. we'll also have a chance to talk about how implementation of the iran nuclear agreement is going. it's no secret that the prime minister and i have had a strong disagreement on this narrow issue. but we don't have a disagreement on the need to making sure that iran does not get a nuclear weapon and we don't have a disagreement about the importance of us blunting with destabilizing activities that iran may be taking place. so we'll look to make sure we find common ground there and we will also have an opportunity to discuss some of the concerns that both of us have around violence in the palestinian
territories. i want to be very clear that we condemn in the strongest terms palestinian violence against innocent israeli citizens, and i want to repeat once again it is my strong belief that israel has not just the right but the obligation to protect itself. i also will discuss with the prime minister his thoughts on how we can lower the temperature between israeli and palestinians, how we can get back on a path towards peace and how we can make sure that legitimate palestinian aspirations are met through a political process even as we make sure that israel is able to secure itself. so this is going to be a lot of work to do with too little time which is why i will stop here
and just once again say welcome. >> thank you. thank you. >> mr. president, first let me express the condolences of the people of israel for the loss of american lives. we're with you. we're with each other in more ways than one and i want to thank you for this opportunity to strengthen our friendship which is strong, strengthen our alliance which is strong. i think it's rooted in shared values. it's buttressed by shared interests. it's driven forward by a sense of a shared destiny. we are obviously tested today in the instability and insecurity in the middle east, as you described it. i think everybody can see it.
with the savagery of isis, with the aggression and terror by iran's proxies and by iran itself and the combination of turbulence has now displaced millions of people, has butchered hundreds of thousands it, and we don't know what will transpire. i think this is a tremendously important opportunity for us to work together to see how we can defend ourselves against this aggressi aggression, this terror, how we can roll it back. it's a daunting task. equally i want to make it clear that we have not given up our hope for peace. we'll never give up our hope for peace. and i remain committed to a vision of peace, of two states for two peoples, a demilitarized palestinian state that recognizes the jewish state. i don't think that anyone should doubt israel's determination to
defend itself against terror and destruction, but neither should anyone doubt israel's willingness to make peace to any of its neighbors that generally want to achieve peace with it. i look forward to discussing with you practical ways in which we can lower the tension, increase stability and move towards peace. finally, mr. president, i want to thank you for your commitment to further bolster israel's security and the memorandum of understanding that we're discussing. israel has shouldered a tremendous defense burden over the years and we've done it with the generous assistance of the united states of america. and i want to express my appreciation to you, the appreciation of the people of israel to you for your efforts in this regard during our years of common service and what you are engaging in right now, how to bolster israel's security,
how to maintain israel's quantitative military edge so israel can, as you have often said, defend itself, by itself, against any threat. so for all these reasons i want to thank you again for your hospitality but even more so for sustaining and strengthening the 2re78d dtremendous friendship ad alliance between the united states and israel. thank you very much -- mr. president. thank you. thank you. >> just moments ago, at the white house, that wraps up this hour on msnbc. thank you for the privilege of your time. tamron hall's up next. i'll see you tomorrow. good morning, everyone. i'm tamron hall. we begin with breaking news from the main campus of university of missouri. right now faculty members at that university are about to stage a walk-out in support of student activists calling for ot university president to step down. also this hour the