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couldn't see the camera the whole time. but that's fine. it's going to do it for us tonight. keep an eye out tomorrow for the timing on president biden's announcement on covid guidance. we're expecting new cdc guidance on masks. but due to the pandemic, there is now a nationwide chicken wing short and joe biden's rating just dropped 3%. >> the wing shortage is not part of the agenda but we'll soon get ideas of what is. new census data is in, with a shifting u.s. population comes a shifting map. what does it mean for the 2022 midterms? >> and the split widens between
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republican leaders. the question is, what's going to come of this? it is way too early for this. good morning and welcome to "way too early" i'm kasie hunt. the family of the north carolina man shot and killed by police last week were finally able to see some of the footage from the incident. family were only allowed to watch 20 seconds of video. even from that, it was clear brown posed no threat and both of his hands were on the hands of the steering wheel of the car. nbc news has not seen the video.
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the county attorney sought redactions. >> it is like we are death all odds in this world. my dad got executed just by trying to save his own life. the officers were in no harm of him at all. it is just messed up how this happened. >> speaking with brown's neighbor in elizabeth city, north carolina where she witnessed the whole or deal. >> he pulled up in that driveway. or he lost control. he went in that driveway. >> she is related to the victim through marriage. they shot up the back window of his car. he lost control and he ended up across the street. he hit a tree. they crowded around his car.
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they shot -- were shooting the front window of his car. >> from where you were standing, did it appear that his car speeding away could be perceived as a threat to the officers were they were standing? >> no. they were standing behind him. >> hours before family was allowed to watch the video, the mayor of elizabeth city declared a state of emergency and warned against focusing solely on the footage. >> this tragic incident was quick and over in less than 30 seconds and body cameras are shaky and sometimes hard to decipher. they only tell part of the story. >> brown was killed as deputies sought to serve a warrant for his arrest on felony drug charges. seven deputies have been put on administrative leave. the attorneys for brown's family are set to announce the results
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of an independent autopsy today. as this has gone on, the justice department has launched an investigation into the louisville police practices. it comes a year after the police shot breonna taylor. no criminal charges were brought as a result of her death. >> the justice department is opening a civil investigation into the louisville, jefferson county metro government and the louisville metro police department to determine whether lmpd engages in a pattern or practice of violations of the constitution or federal law. the investigation will assess whether lmpd engages in a pattern or practice of using unreasonable force. it will determine whether lmpd
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engages in unconstitutional stops, searches or seizures. >> louisville's mayor says the city will cooperate with the investigation. so president biden delivers his first address to a joint session of congress tomorrow and the white house says he is, quote, deeply involved in its development. the press secretary says the president will layout specific details of his american families plan that will address child care, elder care, education. we are told the president will not wear a mask during his speech but vice president harris and pelosi will be wearing masks. the latest monmoth
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university poll finds widespread support. 68% support of infrastructure and jobs. the president's spending plan, 64% support health care, child care and college tuition assistance. when asked which plan is more important, the majority polls said both infrastructure and health care are equally important. 21% said health care and 19% said infrastructure. when it comes to paying for it, 64% support raising taxes on corporations and 65% support raising taxes on those who earn more per year. >> with us now, msnbc contributor. eugene, thank you for being up
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early with us. i want to start with the police reform and investigation that doj is launching into the louisville police department. this is a pretty sweeping adjustment compared to the last administration is looking into these. as biden is set to address the nation. he does want to talk about domestic policy. frankly, we are still talking here about people who have been killed at the hands of police. >> and we are not going to stop. that is something you continue to see happening. you have advocates and activists with more power. you have a white house and administration that have promised to do something. that's what we are seeing with these pattern and practice. this administration came in and said we are going to fix police reform in congress.
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that has yet to happen. it is also clear they are going to use the tool of these investigation. i think they are going to ramp up what we saw in the obama administration. i don't know if we watched the press conference with the police chief and mayor there. what is interesting is that they kept saying the same thing, we welcome this type of investigation. we want them to come here and look at what we are doing. the chief there says clarity and uniformity is what she wants, to create standards that if it happens in louisville and minneapolis, we all will understand how it should have been handled. >> and to be mindful that the amount of attention the police departments and cities get, they are not used to that. what we are starting to see is
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vocal officials realizing that, hey, we can't handle everything that comes with one of these killings, so come in and look at what we are doing and fix it. i think that part of it is really fascinating there. >> it is a good point. let's turn to the speech, you've written about how the various factions of the democratic party have been vieing to get a mention in the president's speech. getting a sentence in the speech like this has been a huge win for people fighting for policy proposals. how do you think this will all play out especially on the question of health care? >> it is one of the funniest things to talk about. everyone trying to get that one sentence that is in almost every political show and drama on television. we haven't talked about health care in a while, actually when
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i'm talking health care, i'm talking outside the pandemic. you have these things that existed before the primary and for all that want to see more investment. they want to look for public option. i don't know if we'll see all of that. the factions and the push and pull is something that the white house has been able to keep them happy. you guys have done stories that you are surprised that the quote/unquote moderate president is the guys that been able to keep them really happy. we'll see if he's able to do that with health care in this speech he's going to be giving.
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welcome back. with 88 days to the opening of the olympic ceremonies. new details about how they will operate amid the pandemic. new daily testing and they are expected to drop a 14-day quarantine which will allow athletes to train when they arrive. athletes will stay in a bubble that consists of the training
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areas. tokyo and osaka have been placed under a third state of emergency. less than 1% of the population in japan fully inoculated. in the u.s., major league baseball's biggest start from japan is shining on the die mand. ohtani with seven. the last player to do that, babe ruth, nearly 100 years ago while leading the majors with 19 home runs. after giving up four runs, he found a grove to finish with nine. he tackled two rbi and picked up the first win since 2018 as the
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angels beat the rangers 9-#. >> to baltimore, starting six innings against the yankees. new york was held to a single run. on the play, aaron judge was thrown out of third before the runner touched home plate. new york manager boon was ejected for arguing an inability to review the play but later conceded the call was correct. orioles won 4-2 and move ahead of the last placed yankees in the al east. there you go. the nfl draft is just two days away. jackson is all but guaranteed to pick trevor launch.
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san francisco 49ers will have a big decision with the number three pick on thursday. things took a kind of dark turn when niner's coach shanahan was asked about the future of his current team's starter. >> i can't guarantee that anybody in the world will be alive sunday. i can't guarantee who will be on our roster on sunday. that goes for all of us. >> here is hoping we are all still alive on sunday. time now for the weather. let's go to bill karins? do we have in impending doom here? >> who knows if we'll all be here tomorrow,. we never know. >> hopefully we won't talk too much gloom and doom. typical of april. all because of the storm in the
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west heading east. also spreading very warm air that will arrive on the east coast. the area is at risk. we will see thunderstorms today. we could see some very large hail out of these storms. i thinkis okay and san antonio. tomorrow is when our severe weather threat will shift into those areas. we have two days in a row and this is how it is going to play out. nothing during the early daylight hours. really the overnight hours. st. louis will get some heavy rain. even towards tomorrow afternoon, that's finally when oklahoma city and dallas will be under threat. warm air is on the way. 84 degrees. chicago, washington, d.c. it looks like new york will have to wait until wednesday heading into the 80s for the first time
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since spring. it looks like april is progressing and the days are getting warmer. >> summer is on the way. bill karins, thank you. still ahead here, what new census data is telling us about the population of the united states and how it will impact how some states are represented in congress. we'll be back in just a moment. there's no such thing as too many adventures... or too many unforgettable moments. there will never be too many stories to write... or too many memories to make. but when it comes to a vehicle that will be there for it all. there's only one. jeep. there's only one. it only takes a second for an everyday item to become dangerous. tide pods child-guard pack helps keep your laundry pacs in a safe place and your child safer.
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congresson al seat. colorado, montana and oregon each gained a seat. texas was the biggest winner gaining two seats. florida and north carolina gained one. neighborhood counts really mattered. the census said if new york had counted 89 more residents, the state would have kept its seat and minnesota would have lost one instead. 89 people made that difference. to the coronavirus pandemic now, president biden is expected to announce today new cdc guidance in wearing masks outdoors. dr. fauci said over the weekend that new guidelines would be coming soon and stressed that risk of transmission outdoors low. there would likely be guidelines
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for those fully vaccinated and for those not vaccinated. >> the united states plans to ship millions of dozes of its astrazeneca vaccine overseas. tweeting yesterday that 60 million doses of the vaccine would be sent, quote, as they become available. this comes as public health officials and leaders have been urging the u.s. to release some of the astrazeneca stockpile to the countries that have cleared it for use, while the u.s. continues to test the safety and efficacy. a growing divide. we'll have the latest on the house gop conference. before we go to break. we want to know, why are you awake.
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do you believe president trump should be speaking, or former president trump should be speaking at cpac? >> yes, he should.
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>> that's up to cpac. i have said since he has not responded to january 6, he should not. >> on that high note, thank you all very much. remember that moment? there they go, walking in opposite directions from february. seems to be happening again. welcome back. 5:30 on the east coast, 2:30 out west. i'm kasie hunt. in orlando, florida, top republicans are leading the party into the 2022 midterms. not former president trump. here is what she told reporters yesterday when asked about trump's role in the party. >> i think right now, the republican party is headed by mitch mcconnell and kevin mccarthy in the house. i think our elected leaders are the ones in charge of the republican party. as we look at 22 and 24, we are
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going to be focused on substance and the issues. that's where we have to attract back voters we lost in 2020 by conveying to them that in fact we are the party that they can trust, we are the party of come tense and conservative principal. >> mccarthy offered up some criticism. said quote, there is a responsibility, if you're going to be in leadership, leaders eat last and when leaders go out and don't work as one team, it creates difficulties. >> also working over to investigate the riot. you including other instances of political violence. specifically black lives matter and antifa.
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congresswoman cheney disagrees. >> why not confine this committee to what happened on january 6 when you had an insurrection of the capitol. >> you've had a good friday officer killed there as well. >> you won't agree to that unless it is a broader scope? >> i am the one who asked. i think what happened on january 6 is unprecedented in our history. i think that it is very important that commission be able to focus on that. i'm very concerned as all my colleagues are about the violence, the blm, the antifa violence. i thinks that a different set of issues, problems and solutions. i think it is very important the january 6 commission focus on what happened on january 6 and
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what led to that attack. >> joining us now from punch bowl news. jake, you've been in orlando covering this. at the risk of repeating chris wallace's question to kevin mccarthy. whenever any of these people that were in that building on that day down played the significance of what happened on january 6, i sort of sit there in disbelief. are you going to defend your own house or not? because mccarthy seems to think that the issue or what occurred that day isn't something, as put it is unique in our history or deserves its own investigation? >> good morning. excuse the background. i'm in a hotel room in orlando. it was difficult to down play it
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because they were in a secure room with armed officers and we were not. >> a lot of them were on the floor and had to be ushered out. >> getting to that room was no picnic. there is a woman who died in the process of that. >> no. that's true. it was a seering incident for everybody. but cheney is taking a completely different tact than mccarthy. in addition to all of this, cheney was asked if the department of justice should prosecute donald trump for his role on january 6. she saids that up to the department of justice. so leaving open the idea that trump should be prosecuted and all the things agreeing on, it
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is stunning how split this leadership team is. >> it is remarkable. >> as they look forward to 2022, it is a challenge to see everybody on the same page of elections. how do you think that will play out between the cheney wing and trump wing and the parties? >> cheney has her own political situation. we talked about that on an interview that we'll post. the larger question is, how involved does donald trump get in these primaries. not only cheneys primary's and does he back candidates that will not win. what kind of candidate does he support? frankly, i can't overstate this enough, having someone like cheney in the leadership
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speaking out vocally against the people that most in the party is the leader is a distraction. i'm not passing judge either way but it is the continuing narrative in the gop leadership. >> punch bowl new's jake serman, lovely hotel room there. at least you don't have the horses that jonathan had. >> no horses here. >> stay safe out there. still ahead here, the totally different reaction to this year's oscar production from what the academy was expecting. g
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era academy awards received mixed reviews and record lows. averaged 9.85 million viewers. that is a 58% decrease from last year and the lowest ever from the oscars and scored a 1.9% rating in the fast national rating. that is a 64% drop from 2020. this follows a rocky year for the entertainment industry. the slump has been felt by all award shows with the golden globe and grammys also receiving record lows. a record has been broken by a pair of shoes. the nikes sworn by kanye west has sold for $1.8 million.
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>> be careful on those roads. now to a colder spot. the small canadian town lost internet over the weekend due to beavers gnawing their way through fiber cables. they chewed through a 4.5 inch protective layer to reach the underground cables. 900 people were affected and local cell service was impacted. the situation was, quote, a very bizarre and uniquely canadian turn of events. indeed. still ahead here, we'll speak to congresswoman hailey stevens in michigan about how her state is dealing with coronavirus infections. 39 years ago, the trial for the man accused of shooting president ronald reagan and
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we are continuing to look for a range of ways to help india. we are committed to getting them the assistance they need, whether it is oxygen, ppe, tests and vaccines. >> white house press conference voicing u.s. support for india. also one of the country's expected to receive doses from america's stockpile of the astrazeneca vaccine. president biden spoke with them
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to discuss the american assistance. reporting more than 323,000 new covid cases just yesterday. the country now only trails the u.s. in total number of cases since the start of the pandemic. >> joining us now, congresswoman hailey stevens from michigan. your district has one of the largest indian-american populations. how has this impacted your constituents and do you think the biden administration is doing enough to help india? >> i'll tell you what, alarm bells started ringing earlier this month and last month when i started hearing from constituents saying we are seeing an up tick of cases and
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people are losing loved ones, brothers, sisters, parents and we realized we were in a full-blown crisis when we started seeing the numbers come through, specifically a million cases in india in three days. we have to figure out how to get these materials over this is very personal where i have the largest concentration of indian-americans. i've been communicating with embassy officials and doing everything we can including joining in in prayer. >> so congresswoman, how underscore to americans that us, sending vaccines is morning them
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is an important thing to do. it seems that we have enough here in the u.s. should we be trying to explain more aggressively to people that, hey, it is going to benefit you if we help others? do you think that is a message we are are sending strongly enough? >> sure. we all remember at the start of this very new administration where we are marking almost 100 days in office where president biden moved quickly to make sure it had access to vaccines to vaccinate every single american. here in michigan, we are doing very well. we have almost 50% of the entire state 16 and up with that first dose. we are continuing to get people in, making those appointments accessible. they just want to be able to go into the pharmacy and get the
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shot. we have ford field vaccinating hundreds of thousands. this is a moment, one, of u.s. leadership particularly with an allied nation, india, to make sure we are supporting a country that is experiencing a crisis. this is about supply chain recovery and on. i think we can do both. this is obviously the moment for that. and any time there is a spike like this in the world, it is a threat to us all. we've been encouraging them to get the doses, the raw materials, oxygen, masks, ventilators over to india to prevent this crisis. >> you mentioned the vaccination rates in michigan. you have had a bit of a spike against younger michiganders.
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what can you do? >> michigan is a warning sign to other places about what happens when you flout social distancing and other health guidelines, particularly mask wearing. when you get a little too comfortable, the reality of what happens when the variant comes in, which is exactly what happened here in our state. and we have seen a very unfortunate spread among young people. and tragically, that's who's in our hospitals here in michigan right now. now, we're on a 31% decline in new covid cases from last week. that's good news. but our numbers are still too high and we're still communicating and i am, as an elected official, that we have got to wear our masks, social distance, and make sure that we stop the spread of this virus. and with that also comes the
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need for the vaccinations, as well. but it's certainly been a whirlwind here in michigan, as it pertains to this recent outbreak in covid cases. you know, we still had 3,000 day over day who are getting it. >> all right. congressman haley stevens, thank you so much for being up early with us. we really appreciate you being here. earlier on in the show, we asked all of you, why are you awake? darla writes, i am enjoying day two of vacation, but can't miss "way too early." that looks beautiful. and i really appreciate you spending part of your vacation with us. ben is a big rig driver who says, i'm listening to msnbc on sirius xm looking to find a parking place at a truck stop or rest area. they tend to fill up quickly, so hopefully this shortage will be addressed in the new infrastructure bill. stay safe out there, bill. and another viewer says, i get up way too early to watch the lobster votes leave for the day.
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having lost her 2020 campaign for president. she said it's the first time that she's ever really got lost to losing anything. but she also looks ahead to president biden's administration. and she says, even though she lost and even though joe biden as a candidate didn't look like a progressive firebrand, he won of the most aggressive and progressive campaigns that for the economy, for racial justice, and a lot of other progressive ideals. so she calls it a pivotal moment in history. she says that, you know, he won with 7 million votes, more than any other president in history and also did that while running against an incumbent and kind of applauds that moment. and she says that even though she lost her campaign, she's still smiling and she's shelving some of her key campaign ideals and frameworks for a future -- a potential future campaigns, but also to help other presidents. >> so, alayna, one other thing
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that i know you've been reporting on and looking at is the census maps and we could very easily nerd out on this. but there are some interesting trends. this could be a threat, the way the population is changing and as we head into a redistricting season into the very, very, very narrow democratic majority in the house. it was already going to be hard for them to hang on to it. it may have just gotten a little bit harder. why? >> 100%. and it's fascinating, because, you know, this only happens every ten years, it's a massive deal. and we saw changes in key states across the country. and you're right, the democratic majority is something that could really be affected by this. and i spoke with dave wasserman, who works for the cook political report. he has some of the best insights on this data and he made a good point that, yes, reapportionment is a huge deal. and what we saw from this data that came out yesterday afternoon, will kind of lead the way for a lot of these states to
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redistrict. but the redistricting fight that we're going to come in the coming months after september after more data from the census bureau comes in will be the key thing here. and how states redraw these lines and republicans really have the upper hand, they have the power to control the redistricting. and the democratic majority right now is very slim. they have six more seats than republicans in the house and so any changes really could make a huge difference here. i also think noting the timing, september 30th is when that new data comes out. and then we'll start to see some of the more redrawing of these maps. that's only a little over a year from the 2022 midterm elections. and so a very short timeline. i spoke with some of my sources on capitol hill and they said they're worried that giving this timeline, it could potentially create lawsuits that would delay some primaries, and especially primaries in key races. so it's something that i know a
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lot of people will be looking for as we head into the 2022 cycle more earnestly. >> axios' alayna treene, thank you very much for being here with us. i really appreciate it. and i have to say, as we wrap up this morning, i'm thinking about what liz cheney and kevin mccarthy were talking about and their split on what exactly should be investigated in this january 6th commission. and kevin mccarthy essentially is saying, we want to add additional things to this investigation. we want to look at other protests, other political violence. and my question is, if you're not willing to defend your own house, yourself, what are you willing to defend? thank you all for getting up way too early with us on this tuesday morning. don't go anywhere. "morning joe," live from washington, starts right now. we are announcing today and we have vetted this every way that we possibly can to be assured that we can use cares dollars to do exactly just this.
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we are going to give every single one of these people, the people that have already stepped up, our young people, our young people that have already stepped up and been vaccinated and every single one of our young people, we're going to give a $100 savings bond to every single one that steps up and takes their vaccines. >> now, that's one way to get it done. that's virginia's republican governor -- >> i like the cut of that guy's -- >> jim justice announcing that strategy to get 16 to 35-year-olds in his state vaccinated. okay. i'll take it! that's one way to do it. good morning and welcome to "morning joe." it is tuesday, april 27th. we're here in washington along with joe, willie, and me. we have former treasury official and "morning joe" economic analyst, steve rattner. white house correspondent for politico and co-author of the playbook, eugene daniels. he's also an msnbc contributor. and professor at the

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