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and that does it for us tonight. we'll see you again tomorrow. "way too early" is up next. i think you're going to find the patience of businesses and the patience of a lot of other people running thin because the fact is if you had high vaccination rates, we wouldn't be in this spot right now. >> what i'm trying to do is keep people safe. i mean this sincerely. so if, in fact, you're unvaccinated, you present a problem. to yourself, to your family, and to those with whom you work. president biden rolls out an aggressive new plan to ramp up
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vaccination requirements. the fact is will now requirements and $100 incentive payments drive down infections. plus, the house protests over mask wearing rules. the question is what exactly do they accomplish by walking off the house floor? and picking up where simone biles leaves off. suni lee wins olympic gold. is there a chance biles will be back next week? it's "way too early" for this. ♪♪ good morning and welcome to "way too early," the show that is expected to be traded for a player to be named layer. i'm jonathan lemire on this friday, july 30th. we've got a lot going on. let's get started. faced with a surging number of coronavirus cases, president biden has announced sweeping new requirements for millions of federal workers. under the new policy, federal government employees and members of the military will have go sign forms acknowledging they've
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been vaccinated or else they'll have to comply with new rules for masking, weekly testing, social distancing, and more. the president is also urging state and local governments to offer $100 to anyone will ig to get the shot voluntarily. speaking from the east room yesterday, biden delivered a sharp rebuke to those still unvaccinated and emphasized the fight is still far from over. >> nearly all of the cases, hospitalizations and deaths due to covid-19 today, are from unvaccinated people. last month a study showed that over 99% of covid-19 deaths have been among the unvaccinated. 99%. this is an american tragedy. people are dying and will die who don't have to die. if you're out there unvaccinated, you don't have to die. right now, too many people are dying or watching someone they love dying and saying, if i just
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got vaccinated. america's divided between the majority of eligible people who are vaccinated and those who are not, and i understand that many of you in the majority are frustrated with the consequences of the failure of the minority to get vaccinated. but i want you to know i'm going to continue to do everything i can to encourage the unvaccinated to get vaccinated. >> i know people talk about freedom, but i learned growing up in school and my parents, with freedom comes responsibility. your decision to be unvaccinated impacts someone else. unvaccinated people spread the virus. they get sick and fill up our hospitals. and that means if someone else has a heart attack or break as hip, there may not be a hospital bed for them.
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>> it's an american blessing we have vaccines for each and every american. we've made it our first and top priority to have available vaccines for every eligible american, and that's never going to change as long as i'm here. and it's a shame, just such a shame to squander that blessing. >> in my conversation with white house officials yesterday, they expressed a reluctance to mandate the vaccine. but this is an encouragement to get the vaccine and to set an example for the rest of the public while hoping american businesses continue to push for their workers and sometimes customers to get the vaccine as well. also the president said the pentagon will be looking to add the covid-19 vaccination to their list of required inoculations before long. the president also praised some republicas in their recent push to get more vaccinated. >> the vaccine was develop and
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authorized under a republican administration, and it's been distributed and administered under a democratic administration. the vaccines are safe, highly effective. there's nothing political about them. look at all the people who took a shot at it. later we learned a lot of them were already vaccinated from the start. i have to compliment republican senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. he hadn't made it political. he's encouraged people to get vaccinated, and he continues to do so. his state is in pretty good shape. alabama republican governor kay ivey spoke out on vaccination and even commentators on facts belittling this for a long time -- some haven't, but many have -- are arguing get vaccinated. look, this is not about red states and blue states. it's literally about life and
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death. >> turning to the debate over voting rights on capitol hill, a group of house democrats is launching an internal push on new voting legislation. 35 house democrats elected in 2018, many of whom are now facing tough re-election fights sent a letter to house speaker nancy pelosi and chuck schumer. some push for a new tailored version of a voting bill to reinstate protections and eliminating proposals not directly related to ballot access. according to "the new york times," democratic leadership will meet with president biden today on the issue amid passing infrastructure bills. it comes as a small group of senators work on scaled down legislation spearheaded by georgia senator raphael warnock. >> i think we can walk and chew gum at the same time. we have to work on the physical
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infrastructure of our country and the infrastructure of our democracy. it is the responsibility of congress to provide baseline federal standards for voting. >> senate democrats hope to unveil a new bill in the coming days. joining us now, author of the "washington post's" early morning news letter "power up," jacqueline alemany. good morning. thank you for being here. walk us through the new proposal by democrats around is it possible it could sideline the voting that is in the works that seems to have stalled? >> yeah, jon. a small group of senators met on the hill to talk about the back-and-forth of the bipartisan deal revised on thursday. this revised legislation is bill around a framework that senator joe manchin had provided and released earlier this year after he came out against for the
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people act, which has fallen into the legislative graveyard in the senate after it was unable to get through the 60-vote threshold in the senate in move on, but this legislation that manchin has drafted along with chuck schumer and amy klobuchar and raphael warnock is asking for a mandate of 15 days for voting and mandates at least two sundays people can vote souls to the polls, a national extension of mail-in voting, national voter identification requirement and a provision that would require super pacs to disclose identities of bigger donors. basically it's a more narrow version of the for the people act, the sweeping voting rights bill that democrats have come
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out in support of. even so, with this narrow bill being discussed, it's still unclear how this doesn't boil down to a fight about the filibuster even if garners support of all democratic senators in the senate. they still need the support of ten rupp votes, and considering the opposing side of this is the began vallizing issue of the republican party. that's probably unlikely to happen without scrapping the filibuster entirely. >> there's certainly calls on the left do that and many are reluctant to take that extreme, in their words, step. jackie, we just heard the president speak rather emotionally about those who have yet to get vaccinated. we saw him unroll a lot of new incentives yesterday to try to encourage people to get the jabs. what's the early political reaction to what the president did yesterday, stopping short of a mandate, but really
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encouraging people to get these shots, making it more difficult for those who don't? >> i think the political reaction is similar to the backlash we've seen throughout the pandemic following partisan lines. republicans in the house especially yesterday were not happy with this, what they view as an infringement on their freedom. several house republicans told me they were looking forward to getting home, recess, to discuss with their constituents who said the number one issue they've been raising lately is fears of a federal legislation mandate, which biden has said he wouldn't do, but there is this very unscientific conversation that continues to play out from a political standpoint about freedoms as opposed -- you know, again, basically this idea that vaccination/mask wearing should be a choice, not a mandate, and
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not from a scientific perspective, even as the data has continued to shift. look, the biden administration has admitted they need to be better about communications from a p.r. perspective and do a better job at communicating the shifting in data and how public policy aligns with the evolution of science, but like a lot of things we see in washington when this boils down to political rhetoric, it becomes a bit more simplistic. and so that's why, i'm sure, you've seen the photos of maskless house republicans protesting on capitol hill, incurring huge fines for going onto the house chamber without masks. you can expect this to be a big galvanizing issue going into the -- at least going into recess. we'll see what the status is going into 2022 midterms.
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>> a real mature response to be sure. the "washington post," jacqueline alemany. thank you so much. still ahead, with simone biles out of the individual all-around, 18-year-old suni lee wins gold. we'll go live to tokyo for the very latest on team usa. plus, even amid rising covid numbers, president biden calls for schools to be open this fall. what he's saying about safety measures for students and teachers. we're back in a moment.
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there's the olympic torch in tokyo. there's been delivered another dramatic twist with a gold medal in the all-around. the u.s. was expected to dominate with biles as the
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favorite, but with biles still out focussing on her mental health, it was the 18-year-old from minnesota, suni lee, who stepped up to become the fifth american in a row to claim gold and the sport's most coveted title. her home state is celebrating the new champion today as both minnesota's governor and the govern of st. paul sign a letter. let's start with that remarkable win by suni lee. is it a reminder to the world the u.s. is still dominant in gymnastics even without simone biles? >> reporter: it's definitely a reminder to the world of the strength of u.s. women's gymnastics. i think it's also interesting, isn't it, that simone biles has dominated so much over the years that effectively other women gymnastics have been competing
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for silver and bronze. you saw other competitors, not just suni lee, really step up because the potential for a gold medal was there. such an accomplishment for suni lee and the asian-americans. you have the dominance of simone biles in recent history. >> swimmer ryan murphy has won gold for the backstroke. >> reporter: it's interesting, isn't it. you can see the russians still competing here despite the ban under the roc, russian olympic committee banner, if you like, not the flag. it's kind of a head scratcher. the principle is this.
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is it fair to penalize individual russian athletes for the reputation of their country? that being said, it's also -- i mean, having the controversy is also a spotlight on just how damaging and devastating those accusations were against russia of doping, of state-sponsoring doping. just think back to what was alleged all the way back to the socci olympics. the russian state was involved in covering up doping by russian athletes. you know, that cloud remains over those russian athletes despite effectively russia doing so well at the olympic games even now, not being able to compete, you know, as russia under the russian flag. my issue, i guess, with those claims is that there's no evidence against that particular russian athlete who took gold. but having said that, this is the problem with doping. once there is an allegation, an allegation that has been proven
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against a whole nation, all the athletes competing for that nation are kind of targeted, if you'd like. the other story is the pandemic. there have been a rise in cases all over the world. we're seeing them at the olympics. tokyo is in a state of emergency. give us the latest there, and how concerned are olympic officials right now? >> reporter: i think the japanese are concerned. we've now seen a third straight day of record infections here, so, clearly that is worrying. the testing does seem to be working. you know, vis-a-vis, the number of people who have come into this country for the games, the number of positive tests is kind of a fraction, if you'd like. one of the things, jonathan, to reflect, i think the japanese as the sport has gotten under way, have gotten more enthusiastic, just to give you an example from our perspective. you look at the olympic
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merchandise store not far from here, it was pretty empty. i went there today and a lot of japanese folks are there trying to buy merchandise. the enthusiasm has increased, but there are still concerns with infection even, i guess, with over a week to go. >> nbc's keir simmons live from tokyo. thank you very much, sir. still ahead, with a moratorium set to expire, congress trying to keep people in their homes. that story and so much more when we come back. and so much more n we come back kin, we switched to tide hygienic clean free. it's gentle on her skin, and out cleans our old free detergent. tide hygienic clean free. hypoallergenic and safe for sensitive skin.
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infection, and it is anticipated that it will heal nicely. >> i'm late for a very important date. if i miss getting out to see my wife, i'm in trouble. the country face as surge in coronavirus cases. in response, democrats in both the house and the senate are working quickly to try to pass something that would cover the rest of the year. the time is limited. the cdc issued a stop on elections back in september. last month they ruled 5-4 to keep it in place through july. however, justice kavanaugh said he would block any further efforts. there is a setting off of alarm bells. in a letter obtained by the
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"atlanta journal-constitution," two dozen state senators signed off on a performance review in fulton county. fulton is georgia's largest county and played a key role in joe biden winning last november and democrats retaking the senate in january. under the law, a temporary superintendent would have voting over the voting process. democrats have blasted the attempt. state republicans have justified the audit by claiming, quote, repeat and systemic election process failures. despite those claims, multiple recounts have discredited any allegations of voter fraud in this state. still ahead, a new push to get more women in the u.s. capitol. only not in the way you might think. plus, members of congress marched to the senate to protest mask wearing. what it says to their constituents back home. their stories and more right after the break.
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welcome back to "way too early." it's just before 5:30 on the east coast, 2:30 out west.
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i'm jonathan lemire. some congress members marched out in protest. they spoke out against nancy's push to mask up. >> that's not a speaker for america. that's a speaker only concerned about her own wealth, her own direction, her own control. this is the speaker's house, not nancy's house. >> this is not nancy's law. this is tierney. this is tierney. somebody has to say something. tyranny. >> there was a passage of more than a $2 billion security bill. nearly half the bill is for capitol security, including for capitol police who are facing furloughs due to a lack of funding. the rest of the money goes to the special immigrant visa program to assist with
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interpreters coming to america after the u.s. troops with draw from afghanistan. this comes days after four police officers testified about the trauma they endured during the january fth assault on the capitol. joining us now, white house correspondent for politico and author of account can't miss: the playbook." there are counterparts in the house, republicans and gop calling masks tyranny. walk us through this and how do you see this playing out? >> the house is always a more active picture of america at large, more people going to more places around the country. that is one of the reasons why the capitol physician is
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recommending that they wear masks, especially on the house side because they're going out. it's important for people to understand this came from doctors, right? this isn't a pelosi mandate these ooh coming down on them is. when it comes to the house, it's all connected. the masks were the very first thing that got politicized, and that's continued with the vaccine. their concern is you watch people in the house not wearing masks, call it tyranny, and their constituents do the same thing, push back as the delta variant plays out. in 2022, what that means is, that's what they want to run on. a lot of these house republicans want to run on. they've made it very clear they want to run on them fighting against a nanny state as the
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state of texas called it or nancy pelosi, according to many house republicans, is some kind of tyrant when she's following, you know, doctors' orders essentially. those are the things we're watching because it looks like it's playing really well with the base. >> right. so obviously washington is deeply divided and polarized. but we should give credit where it's due, on the heels of the infrastructure bill. there's now been another bipartisan effort here, this funding bill we've just outlined here for capitol police, afghan interpreters, the first of which have just returned to the united states t white house has just announced. so in terms of that, is there any hope here this could yield momentum for something like perhaps a police reform, setting aside voting rights, perhaps, and does it play into president biden's pitch who said, i'm the guy who can reach across the aisle, i've known republicans for decades, i can white house and many democrats
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want us to believe, that this is the glimmering hope and ideas of a newbie partisanship in washington, d.c. i have a hard time believing that. i'm getting a little more cynical. only because these glimmers pop up and then they go back, right? this bill about capitol police funding, the afghan interpreters, was kind of -- it had to happen, right? the funding was supposed to be for capitol police, and there was going to be furloughs, according to reports some of that's one thing. and the other thing is you have these other divisive areas that they're not working on very well, voting rights, for example. that's one area, like you said, we're not likely to see anything. and the police reform bill has been kind of slow going, right? the june or bust date put out by south carolina for the republicans who's leading the effort. and then he said in july, it's
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almost over here as well. but that group, i think, is kind of almost insulated from some of the divisive issues on capitol hill because we have been working on it for a really long time and all three have been saying they've been having good conversations. that's not what you hear during negotiations. one thing i will say and it's important for people to note about this capitol police funding bill is that the negotiators said something that really helped, that they were really quiet. they've had houses close to the senate, that there wasn't a lot of like floor time. that's one of the reasons some folks voted against it. but that speed at which they went and the quietness at which they worked didn't allow for a lot of chest beating, all of that kind of stuff. so that's something, i think, congressmen and women and senators should keep in mind if they want to get their bills passed, the quietness of which
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reminder a woman's place is everywhere and it shows a huge debt of gratitude. scarlett johansson is suing disney. her contract was breached when the disney giant released it on the streaming service. johansson said her agreement with marvel entertainment guaranteed an exclusive theatrical release and her salary was based in a large part on the box office film. it was written her lawsuit has no merit. the sequel is now in danger. meanwhile, british prime minister boris johnson has faced his fair share of adversity since taking office, but this week he may have faced his biggest option yet. johnson looked to follow the lead of prince charles and open his umbrella. watch along. after a major struggle he's feeble able to do it and politely offered it to a woman
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behind him. she rejectsed it, but the wind was more than happy to take it away from the prime minister. watch this here. you couldn't script that as a gag. that is spectacular. boris johnson is not the first leader to struggle with an umbrella. you may remember in 2018 donald trump decided he'd had enough and left the umbrella outside the door of air force one. rick ashley's "nerve gonna give it up" rolls past 1 billion views. it was debuted over 12 years ago and has been the subject of an interpret prank in which one calls it a rick roll. a person is promised one thing but sends them to rick ashley's video. it's behind guns n' roses and
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we can and we must open schools this fall, full time. it's better for our children's mental and emotional well being, and we can't afford another year out of the classroom. every school should be open, and we're giving them the tools to be able to do so safely. >> president biden is renewing his push for schools to be open this fall. according to the white house, nearly 90% of teachers and school staff have received the shot. joining us now, mental health policy expert and president of well being trust, dr. benjamin miller. dr. miller, thank you so much for being here this morning. what do you make of the president's renewed push to
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reopen schools, which now comes, of course, alongside the rise in delta variance and a concern over kids not getting vaccinated and teachers getting shot, and we've heard the president outline new incentives to get people vaccinated. does this push make sense? in your estimation, can schools open safely and how critical is it? >> it's critical that we open safely. but a lot of it comes back to us. we've seen the vaccination rates continue to be on the rise slowly and surely b we've got to get more people vaccinated. as members of society, parents of society, we have to be the ones to step up. we can't get our kids back to school if the delta variant continues to run rampant. the number one thing we need to do is get vaccinated. i hope everybody hears that. number two, we do have to get our kids in the school, because it's better for their own mental health and our mental health,
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frankly, as i have children running in the halls behind me as i do countless interviews like this. i'm a better father and they're better kids because they're interacting and able to come home and have something beneficial to them e. i think the president is right. we can do it safely, but it comes back to us and our responsibility to ultimately get vaccinated. >> yeah. the mental health as spoefgt this cannot be overstated. speaking of mental health, let's turn to the olympics and gymnast simone biles. what are your takeaways concerning her decision? what sort of message does this send? what sort of example does it set? >> well, simone biles reminds us yet again why she's the greatest of all time. on center stage before as many eyes as we can imagine, she highlights the power and
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importance of mental health. so i think there's the three big takeaways here. number one, simone biles reminders us our minds and bodies are connected. while we've known it for your centuries, we know that. way they're connected. number two, she's given us permis you and i, "way too early," mental health. never mind we've been under this lockdown for 18 months and everyone's mental health has been suffering. let's bring that to the attention and talk about it. number three, we need to be comfortable talking about it. we need robust change in this nation to make it easier for people to get access to care. we need our congress to move on this. thankfully they've been paying a lot of attention and there's bipartisan support for doing
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mental health, but we've got to find a way to make it easier for people to find a way to take care of their own mental health. >> even having discussions in the media or around the family dining room table, it's important. dr. mill eric thank you so much. earlier in the show, we asked all of you this question. why are you awake? terry writes my latest sampler is so beautiful i jumped up early. another writes, because these weights aren't going to work themselves. barbara shares this. yogi, the terrier, needs extra love after surgery. tiffany tweets, i'm a cubs fan. of course, i'm up too early. i had to see what you had to say about rizzo. quick deadline take. yankees help themselves. rizzo and gallo, they need better bats, better defense.
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not happy about it. the red sox need another hitter. i like i. still two weeks ago. and the dodgers are getting everybody. up next, minority leader mitch mcconnell gets onboard with the democrats in a bipartisan infrastructure deal. and coming up on a very special "morning joe, wts we'll hear from three house democrats on the
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in our last block we talked about the mental health aspects of covid. there's also economic impact and the dramatic escalation of corporate america's approach to stopping the spread of the virus. stephanie rhule has the details. >> reporter: add uber to the fast growing list. the ride hailing giant now making vaccinations mandatory for u.s. employees coming to the office. and delaying their global return to office by a month. >> employers are responding to and reacting to colleagues in the work place saying i want you to provide as reasonably safe of a work place as you can. >> reporter: they join netflix, google, morgan stanley, lyft,
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united all requiring vaccines for at least some employees. and even the nfl, which doesn't mandate vaccines said it will hold teams financially responsible for a covid case cancels the game. >> i wouldn't have gotten the vaccine without the protocols, to be honest. >> danny mire to going a step further. >> we're going to require that 100% of our staff members be vaccinated and any guest who wants to dine in doors will be vaccinated as well. >> how are you going to challenge customers that handle this? >> the same way we would challenge somebody who refused to show their id if they were under age at bar. we won't serve them. >> he'll look for proof via a vaccination card or digital passport. >> is mandating vaccines the
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clearest way to help people with concerns? >> it explains why it's in their best interests and the best interests of their colleagues will go a long way. senate minority leader, mitch mcconnell gave an endorse m of the bipartisan infrastructure bill yesterday in a speech on the senate floor. >> yesterday i joined a number of my republican and democratic colleagues and voted to begin floor consideration of bipartisan compromise legislation for our nation's infrastructure. guaranteed to b of legislation that no member on either side of the aisle will think is perfect. but it's an important, basic duty of government. i'm glad to see these discussions making progress. i was happy to vote to begin moving the senate toward what ought to be a robust bipartisan floor process for legislation of this magnitude. >> mcconnell was one of 17 republicans to join every democrat in agreeing to move
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forward with the legislation. joining us now, co-founder of punch bowl news. john, with the senate moving forward on the infrastructure bill and we just heard from mitch mcconnell, let me ask you this question, what is the senate minority leader up to? >> listen, it's this bill. senate majority leader chuck schumer said the president of the united states, joe biden and this is an important piece of legislation. let's be clear here, there still isn't a bill. we're still waiting on legislative text for this proposal for this agreement. it's supposed to come out today. we're told it may not be until the close of business today. it may slide until tomorrow. it's still confusing. but i think mcconnell is playing it straight. he has a bunch of his members who really want this bill. and, you know, he's got a lot of projects in kentucky he wants to
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see some funding for. this is an old appropriator, this is how mcconnell came up, came up on the appropriations committee. he's interested in this. there's not a bill, hearing rumors there's problems with the pay fors and certain titles in the bill. so we're waiting to see what happens. but i think mcconnell is playing it straight right now. >> earlier in the show we talked about the eviction moratorium. give us an update. does it look like the democrats will be able to pass an extension to cover the rest of the year? >> the eviction moratorium runs out on saturday, it does not look like democrats will be able to do this. the house is taking up this issue today. we're not sure it can pass the house. it's clear it will not get through the senate. there's not going to be any republicans -- or most republicans are not going to vote for it in the house. there's not enough support in the senate. we think the congress is not going to extend it so the
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moratorium will expire after july 31st, this weekend. so millions of american families may be exposed to eviction now for the first time since last year. thank you, so much for being here this morning, john. and thank you all for getting up way too early with us on this friday morning. and we hope you enjoy the weekend. "morning joe" starts right now. i think you're going to find the patience of businesses and the patience of a lot of other people running thin. because the fact is, if you had high vaccination rates, we wouldn't be in this spot right now. what i'm trying to do is keep people safe, i mean that sincerely. so if, in fact, you're unvaccinated, you present a problem. to yourself, to your family, and to those with whom you work. >> president biden pushing for
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vaccines as speaker pelosi sets the tone on mask wearing. how do some republicans respond? with a show of defiance that could drive their supporters straight into a hospital bed. >> way to go, fellas. >> what is it going to take to stop the partisanship and paranoia from the fight against covid? >> i don't know. they defend violence on september the -- or december the -- let me -- >> january 6th. >> i'm going to go through the entire calendar. i'll get there, on january 6th. the most jarring day for this country since 9/11. but they defend the violence by covering up the violence, trying to say it's nothing but tourism on january 6th for the most part those house members do. and on vaccines, they're practicing voodoo. i don't know what polls they're looking at. but not good for the republican party. so we're going to be talking
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about all of that. jonathan lemire, though, you know, the old rfk stadium they used to put up those signs when the old washington redskins would play football and we'd say bring baseball back to d.c., they'll do that again this fall for the washington area football team or whatever they call themselves now. because, man, fire sale yesterday. while nobody was looking, they basically sold off the nationals. and red sox and the dodgers were benefici beneficiaries. >> this was a nationals team that won the world series two years ago. it's shocking how quickly they dismantled it yesterday. and they have the richest owner in major league baseball. it's always been a sore spots

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