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we bring another week to a close, day 276 of the biden administration. tonight the january six committee appears to have scored a win in its fight against donald trump's claim of executive privilege that is to say that a federal judge has signed off on an expedited hearing for november 4th, about two weeks from now. trump has issued the committee over materials that were covered by executive privilege and therefore are confidential. there's also news about former justice department official jeffrey clark, sided in the senate judiciary panel report as a key player in trump's effort to overturn the 2020 election. the report says he was in direct contact with the former president and willingly pushed other justice officials to act on trump's false claims of election fraud. cnn reporting tonight clark will now testify before the january six panel next friday, a week from today.
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he will likely be the first trump white house official to actually comply with a subpoena. one committee member says the panel is eager to hear what led up to the insurrection at the capitol. >> he has information about what was planned and what's the intent was. >> meantime the justice department is not weighing whether to charge the insurrectionists steve bannon with contempt of congress. that decision expected to take at least a week, possibly longer. so far, been and remains the only witness to defy a committee subpoena. >> the vast majority of people we've called up for interviews or that we have subpoenaed have either come to testify and interview or are engaged in good faith negotiation with the committee. we're not trying to put people in jail, we're just trying to get the information we've been commended by statute about the worst attack on the u.s.
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capitol since the war war of 1812. people who are ready to come to washington to do violence to the capitol -- >> this was also the day and associate of another promoter of the big lie was found guilty in federal court of violating campaign finance laws. lev parnas you remember him, ally of former rudy giuliani, convicted of an meddling -- in the 2018 midterms to advance his business interest. he is now facing up to 45 years in the slammer. he worked with giuliani in a search for dirt on the bidens in ukraine during the 2020 presidential election. also tonight the legal battle over reproductive rights has a escalated to a new level, today the supreme court again refused to block a texas law that amounts to a near total ban on abortions. the court did agree to fast-track its review of the law, scheduling arguments for
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november 1st, ten days from now, but importantly, this means that the texas law remains in effect over the month it will likely take the supreme court to rule on it. the decision came on an unsigned order and only just so to my your filed a dissent writing quote women seeking abortion care in texas are entitled to relieve from this court now, because of the court's failure to act today, that relief if it comes will be too late for many. over the white house, president biden spent much of the morning strategizing with schumer and pelosi on his sweeping domestic spending bill after the meeting the speaker hinted they were closer to a deal. >> it's going to be bigger than anything we've ever done for the american people. for moms and dads who have family responsibilities, two children who take care of their senior parents, the women in the workplace. it's remarkable. for the children, and for jobs,
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it's remarkable. >> house democrats are now aiming for a vote on both the spending plan and that infrastructure bill next week, stay tuned. there are also signs tonight that covid vaccines could soon be authorized for younger children. the fda today released data from pfizer showing its vaccine over 90% effective in children 5 to 11 years of age. late tonight in fact, just before we came on the air, fda regulator said the benefits of the vaccine outweigh any risks of side effects in that age group, fda visor a patio, these things are all done in a certain way, meets tuesday to see whether proving the vaccine for kids, then it's on to the cdc. we're also following developments in the incredible story of the fatal shooting involving alec baldwin, officials say he fired a weapon on the set of an independent film he shooting in new mexico,
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killing the film cinematographer, injuring the director. the gun had apparently been handed to him containing a live round and not a blank. we will have more on the story later on in this hour. with that, we bring in our starting line on this friday night, eugene daniels white house correspondent for political coauthor of each day's addition political playbook, susan page veteran journalist and author of longtime washington bureau chief, over at usa today. cynthia alksne former federal prosecutor in the civil rights division of the justice department. good evening and welcome to you all, and counselor, i'd like to begin with you because the laws at the crux of so many of the news we cover today, the federal bench known for moving with the speed of molasses has fast-tracked this executive privilege claim, which is really fast for them. what do you make of that decision? >> well i think it's great news,
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we need to have a ruling on this, i expect that we will have one relatively quickly and i expect that the court will find that the documents are going to be turned over to the committee, after all this executive privilege under the presidential records act, the decision lies with biden. biden said it should be turned over. the issue is not whether protects trump, the issue is whether or not it's in the best interest of the country. biden has correctly spelled out in his electorate to the court and in the pleas that it is in the best interest of the country that we find out what happened leading up to january six, and knowing exactly what was the presidents involvement, we will have a ruling supporting getting the documents to the committee as soon as possible. >> susan, let's talk about this one six committee, it seems to me that committee has been out there and aggressive down to almost each individual member making public comments, early and often on cable news. is this, in your view, a
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reaction to the worry on the base that this thing is going to get tied up for months? the fact that the democrats have been straight-up played by the republicans for years now, and charlie brown repeatedly in terms of two impeachments and all of the trump justices who strolled on to the supreme court? >> yeah, we really see this january six committee trying to learn the lesson of the four years in the trump administration, when investigations were simply delayed until it was basically impossible to bring them to some kind of satisfactory conclusion. they moved very quickly, you saw that quick vote on holding steve bannon in contempt, that sent a message to the other people that they have subpoenaed, the idea that they are going to testify, that is interesting and a way to get into the trump side of things when it comes to january six. so i think that it is encouraging those who want to
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learn more about what actually happened in the days leading up to january 6th during the insurrection. clearly they are concerned about not falling into the trump's that democratic oversight has fallen to previously with the trump administration. >> eugene, president biden kind of stuck his neck out in voicing approval of coping after biden aggressively, they later walked back those remarks. it does indicate the sensitivity now, this is not trump in his justice department this is joe biden and an actual justice department. so, this does put the investigation though on biden's plate. >> yes, they had gone through pains to make sure that they had given enough room, more room than we had seen in years against -- from the biden administration, the white house, and the doj. you know, biden sometimes being biden grasp him a question and
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even if they told him not to answer, he might answer and that's would happen. they've walked that back. i think it will want to continue to put up a wall between the doj and the white house, and that's what they are focusing on now. let's be real, these are people who want to see this thing happen. folks that work in the white house, they are hoping that the january six commission, first of all, finds out information, right? jen psaki said that the president wants to see it move quickly. they want them to assert their power against folks who say they don't to come. that's a no-brainer at this point. knowing that those are the things that they want to see done. whether or not they can say that, we have obviously seen them go back to where they were, making sure they don't make comment on that, but this is about, for them, not yet we were a part of this 2020 election, we were part of being accused of the big lie of
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stealing the election, which obviously didn't happen. but more importantly they really do see it as protecting democracy moving forward. finding out what happened and then if there is some kind of ramifications that have to happen they're hoping that it happens as well. >> cynthia, back to you, back to the federal bench when the supreme court says they are going to fast-track something that is more like the amtrak reachable, that's a euphemism for fast-tracking. they have the choice today to stay that texas law be taken off the books, to free up abortion access while they considered it. cheryl and ifill tonight on social media begging people to read the sotomayor descend, sotomayor is merely sticking up for whatever one assumed to be settled law, so do they send a signal in agreeing to consider it and this decision could take months, the law remains in
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effect all this while. >> sotomayor very effectively articulate it's that this, if they don't stop this unconstitutional law from going forward, there are women that are harmed by it. this is not just a legal discussion, this is central to many women's a life and whether or not they will be able to control their own bodies. she was very effective about it. there is a lot of tea leaves about how this was written. here is what is important for the viewers to realize, the supreme court is going to take this case up on november 1st, the texas law, they are not going to decide though the meat of it which is whether or not it is unconstitutional. they will not take that up. but they are looking at is whether the lawsuit can go forward, and whether or not a state can actually use this a little tricky way to get around enforcement of a law. but the meat of the case, the
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real seriousness about the right of a woman to control her own body is going to come in the dobbs case in december, that's where people need to know. >> susan, what an eventful week in washington, we throw in the pile of other eventful weeks in washington. does the biden white house, in your view, and based on your reporting on your knowledge of washington have reason to be more optimistic as this week comes to an end about maybe the next week or two ahead? >> yes, absolutely, there's been a lot of discouraging feeling at the white house and among democrats about whether they would get this biden domestic agenda through to congress, democrats fighting with democrats no margin for error. biden's approval rating sinking at a high rate, some solid national public opinion polls. that was troubling news.
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now they are on their way to a deal on this big social spending, the reconciliation bill that we talk so much about. not as big as liberals, progressives had hope for eight will be one or 2.5 trillion, but they are down to talking about the specific content of a bill that would cost about that much. so i think, yes, you do want to bet against a congress, but democrats or ink incredible and courage of the end of this week that they will pass this bill. they have at least a framework for the reconciliation bill that they can deliver. and, it is true what president biden said yesterday, he said this is a very big deal if they do these bills. this is a huge amount of money, it includes new programs on things like climate change and childcare. he said it was bigger than the affordable care act, and that just may be true.
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>> eugene, that's exactly where i want to pick up with you. judging from your reporting and the mood of people you are talking to inside the biden white house, are there real hopes that any bill will be passed before joe biden leaves for europe? >> i think there are very hopeful, but as we've seen over and over and over again, they had the rug pulled out from underneath them by sinema and manchin, they are cautious optimistic. they are sure that they will get a framework on this reconciliation bill, and if they get that it's possible that progressives will go ahead and say we feel confident that we agree on this framework, we have the agreement of the moderate conservative democrats in the senate, we are willing to go ahead and vote on this infrastructure bill, this bipartisan infrastructure bill in the house and that's what folks wanted in president biden
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especially as he goes overseas as they start to have talks about climate change worldwide, he has to show that in this country we take justice seriously as he says, right? being able to say that we have a framework with however many billions of dollars finding in climate change in this reconciliation bill, taking that to other leaders and saying you put up whatever you guys have, that gives him a stronger case and i think that is something that the white house does know and a congress is also hoping to work towards as well. cynthia, before we ask you to a break, a quick closing question to you, while people in polite society may deny it, wherever people gather over this weekend, the subject is likely to come up. and it's a tragedy. someone hands an actual loaded gone on a movie set, they actually believe that the gun contains a blank round, a woman is dead, a man is injured,
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where to begin? assessing where the legal culpability might be in this case. >> well, it sounds like a civil case to me, number one. number two, the local authorities, obviously they've already issued search warrants, they're finding out who voted that gun and how it happened. whether the unrest on the set had anything to do with what was put in that gun. and, at some point there will probably be a civil negligence case. and such a tragedy, i would hope that we never find out there is a criminal court, the no one did this on purpose, and i'm confident that mr. baldwin, he was apparently told it was unloaded. so, my guess is this is going to civil route. >> we'll end on that route, eugene daniels, susan page, cynthia oxen, er starting light for this night. have a good weekend, thank you all so much for helping us to
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start a conversation off. coming up for us, sending a dire warning about what he says is a deceptive new trump venture under the banner of truth. steve schmidt standing by to talk to us tonight, and later more on the movie set tragedy new mexico, including new details on the weapon fired by a 63 year old movie star named alec baldwin. the 11th hour is just getting underway on this friday evening, in view of the washington monument. washingto monument monument it's a sunny day. nah, a stormy day. classical music plays. um uh, brass band, new orleans. ♪ ♪ she drives hands free... along the coast. make it palm springs. ♪ cadillac is going electric. if you want to be bold, you have to go off-script. experience the all-electric cadillac lyriq.
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that the post trump democrats are very different from the pre-trump democrats, we have come as close to fascism as we want to come to, and we're not putting up with anymore than nonsense anymore. >> a warning from january six committee member, the democratic congressman from maryland jamie raskin, but the nonsense he refers to seems far from over. the twice impeached retired former president attempting to amplify his reach within new social media platform called truth social. as former gop strategist steve schmidt, says trump's truth is a hideous deception and their age cloaked in citizen malice. indeed, back with us tonight is steve schmidt, longtime political strategist who led john mccain's await campaign, since left the republican party, he is among the founders of the lincoln project, which set out, of course, to defeat trump and trumpism, a job that goes until this day. great to have you with us, i'd
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like to ask you a dual question, both of which i've asked several guests this week. if democracy has a clock face, if it ends at midnight, what time is it now, the second part of the question is, are the democrats, in your candidate opinion, up to this. >> let me answer the second part of that first, brian, it's good to see you. objectively, since the insurrection on january 6th, the republican party is far more radical, far more committed to the lie that trump has fully committed to the authoritarian movement, and should the events repeat themselves, the republican party is in a much different place than it was this past election, in regards to being prepared to try to subvert the
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legal unlawful results. the democrats have done nothing, since coming into office, on repression of voting rights, they've done nothing to prevent any of the uses we've seen, done nothing to any harden any of the infrastructure. and so with democrats are going to have to do now in this next year, it's to lay out the case about a danger, and supporting to remember there's only been through three elections last 120 years where the incumbent president's party has picked up seats in the first part of election. the clock, brian, there is been a moment on a second day and gettysburg where that clock moves within 15 seconds of midnight. within a few minutes of the republican extinguish. we are in trouble. we have a real life autocratic
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movement, we have a political party that seems committed to the project of taking power, regardless of what the results are. -- marie and that's who have been poisoned over the last year. so we're in trouble. but, in the end, what is always been the case is democracies rallied late, in defense, facing these types of movements. but it's a series moment. >> why in your view, we've heard you ran throughout the just now, has there been such an appalling lack of consequences, and is it the cost of good intentions as always say is it because democrats, culturally tend to be former suiting council presidents, who just happened to be involved in a gun fight with killers every day?
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>> we've had some hard-core democrat leaders in this country's history, who haven't lacked for toughness in the moment. in the aftermath of the second world war when he was writing his memoirs, churchill described it as the unnecessary war, and when he talked about the rise of fascism, in retrospect he said the malice of the wicked wise aided by the weakness of the virtuous. none of this is unpredictable, we have hundreds of cases of man malice, legislation intended to deny people on the basis of skin color, the right to vote. we have hundreds of pieces of legislation that have been filed, aim to nullify the result of a legal election, to
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declare the looser the winner. and other extreme politics and policies as we've seen this and met ben mint of a commitment to small l liberal tradition and policies. to the american public, to the idea of democracy. again, it's important to understand, democracy is the only moral form of government it's ever been, because it's the only system of government that's ever been, the places the individual, the human being on top of the power of the state. all others place the state on top of the human being, and usually ends with disaster. >> steve, what are we doing wrong that we could be doing better, i have noticed in the news media business, this false equivalence reporting is sneaking back in like nothing ever happened. like we woke up in 1978, all the old rules, all the old
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politicians were back in action, what can the media do to better enforce the idea, this was an attempt to change the outcome of a presidential election, and as one of your colleagues but it tonight, only one political party now remains in service to that democracy you just spoke of. >> i think it's uncommon on the political leadership of the country been able to speak out in favor of these values, the reality is, these ideas have sustain the country through all manner of crisis, through more than 245 years, and they're being challenged, they're being contested. now the assertion of the values the bill to country, and calling out the dividers, it's an important moment. we have a real life extremist moment, in this country. a real life moments in this in
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this country, it has to be confronted, has to be confronted directly anonymously, and contextual. understanding that this isn't the first time we've seen movements like this arrives. we've seen this before. and the fact of the matter is, turns out there was some hot embers under these ash heaps that we thought were extinct. so this moment requires, as a previous moments, political leaders who can talk about, one, what we have in common. but be how the profound important defense of the governmental systems that protect human dignity, human life, the pursuit of happiness. that's what's at stake. >> democrats indeed, may need to channel the energy of this year over year soldier, in favor the donkey which is their longtime logo. steve schmidt, what a pleasure to have you as always.
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thank you very much, for joining us tonight. coming up for us, the president promises to get up to his ears and protecting voter rights. suggesting he could support tweaking the filibuster, it's almost as if the white house has recognized its entire indiana's stalled. indiana's stalled. indiana's stalled. ♪ 'cause it's the only thing i wanna do. ♪ turns out everyone does sound better in the shower. and it turns out the general is a quality insurance company that's been saving people money for nearly 60 years. ♪ 'cause it's the only thing i wanna do ♪ shaq: (singing in background) can't unhear that. for a great low rate, and nearly 60 years of quality coverage - make the right call and go with the general. >> my greatest regret is i have
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these three major pieces of legislation that will change the circumstances for working class folks and african americans that i've been busting my neck trying to past. what it has done it is that it prevented me from getting deep into my ears into dealing with police brutality, dealing with the whole notion of what are we going to do about voting rights, it's the greatest assault on voting rights in the history of the united states, for real. since the civil war. >> strong words there from the president during that town hall meeting last night on the need for voting rights legislation, and then some. this week's failed senate vote is just more proof there is no path forward for democrats as long as the filibuster remains and candidly as long as manchin and sinema remain in their ranks. back with us tonight, baritone de thurston author activists comedian former producer for the daily show with trevor noah host of the podcast how to
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citizen, he will also be hosting the upcoming pbs series america outdoors with bear today thursday and, we only seen him inside. and susan del percio msnbc analyst and a veteran political strategist, welcome gang, we are happy to have you. it's been too long since we've spoken with you, i would like to start with this, did president biden put his parties wrong? it was of the height of an uncontrolled pandemic and all the resulting economic damage, but as so many democrats have pointed out, voting rights are ball games, voting rights are about the casting a vote and the counting of votes where so many states have been quietly busy making sure, perhaps the fix may be in for next time. >> brian, it's so good to be with you, susan it's kind of nice to meet you this way, i
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still like that you use charlie brown as a verb, i can't get over that. i do go outside, it's where i get the clothes. so thank you for the question, thank you for bringing me back, we i sympathize a lot with what president biden is dealing with, we've all been dealing with a lot, delta kicked our butts, supply change or twisted in knots, we are burned and flooded and rained on and it has been hard. he's trying to push through this agenda and there has been some infighting, and i expect that, but there's also been this faction of people for, i think of the folks who lied about covid, they lied about the election, they blocked the investigation into an insurrection and they're blocking the freedom to vote act, it has the word freedom in, it is the one thing that unites us all even across our divisions, we should focus on the freedom part and remind ourselves of what we are here to do in terms of self governing. i think these people are very
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desperate, and they win only by cheating, they gerrymander and they cheat before the election, they stack the deck with people who won't count every vote and commit election sabotage. they try to cheat out of the election, i was happy to see last night that president biden is aware of and has a handle of how dire the situation is. i'm hoping that these principal politicians that remain can push this through and yes let's adjust the filibuster because without voting rights, without true legitimacy to the government, we can't do all the other cool stuff that a majority of people want to do, 70% of people want this stuff and were held hostage by 41 senators who represent 20% of the country, that's not a functional democracy. >> susan, then there is the state of texas, not content merely to restrict the right to vote, they moved on and restricted the right to an abortion. i want to play for you some of what texas state representative
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jasmine crockett said earlier with nicole walsh. >> it's sad that literally i have to laugh to keep from crying, right? and so, but i'm looking forward to is for aggression out of the u.s. senate, we have to expend the court and we have to get rid of the filibuster, these are the only ways that we are going to start to have some semblance of normalcy in this country, the fact that the supreme court is acting like this is an issue that we have to isolate, they're acting like roe v. wade it didn't take place before i was ever even born, that is a problem. >> so, susan, here's the question, provided votes will be cast and counted in 2022, can democrats get out of their own way and actually run successfully and in congressional elections on the right to choice? >> well, a lot will depend on what the supreme court does say
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and how they roll on the cases as well as the other cases that are coming up in alabama i believe. it is going to be essential but democrats have never gotten their act together as far as using the courts as a way of voter turnout. this should do it, if the court rules against roe v. wade, it should make the women's march that we have seen look like a picnic and a small turnout, there should be millions upon millions of women calling out that the court and saying that we need to have representation follow the rule of law. every one of the nominees that got confirmed under trump said yes, the president is important and that is what roe v. wade is and i want to overturn it. here they are, and they are literally causing so much pain and problems for women today by
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not putting a stay on that, and these women are confronted with real life problems that will affect them for their whole lives. ten days is not soon enough, and we know they're not gonna give a decision after they hear the discussion so hopefully the democrats will use this among other things including voting rights and say we must fight for the rule of law. that's it. full stop. go to the streets, get people registered to vote because turnout will be the thing that turns the democrats to lose the house and the senate. >> well, it's at the heart of the sotomayor dissent, the lone voice of dissent on this court for now. our guests have agreed to stay here with us this friday night, as we fit in a break and coming up what the only twice impeached, retiree in all of florida has been telling people about trying to get his old job
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>> on the likelihood of a trump 2024 presidential run, axios reported the former president is telling almost anyone who will listen he will run again in 2024 quote, almost every top republican we talked to said it would take a severe illness, death or criminal charges sticking to stop trump from walking away with the race before it even begins remaining with us are baratunde thurston and susan del percio. susan, let's play this out, if you're abbott, if you're desantis if you are mike pence, do you just say thank you sir, can i have another fade away and it's like you never existed? >> almost, at least you would do it for the next 18 months or so because you're not going to have any other choice, donald trump will continue to dominate
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the republican party field and the polls will continue to cause trouble whenever he can, he loves raising money, and he will also use, i think, the fact that he will run for office as a potential tool to help him legally meaning that some elected officials have actually agreed not to run using that as a chip within the legal system as to deflect the amount of potential crimes he is charged with. >> baratunde, i want to talk about the virginia governor's race as a pro springboard into a related conversation here's a quote from political he is betting on parents anger with local school boards to help an edge out a victory in the governor's race against terry, and if it works, he could be a playbook for republicans to seize on frustration over covid school closures paid worth
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culture fights over how race is taught in school and the rights of transgender children to recapture suburban voters, potentially rocketing fights over education to the top of campaigns across the country. we are attuned a, there is a larger issue here we always believe that we should be more critical of herself, the press corps the people we read in the people we see all day long on cable news tend to live in blue dots, no fault of their own it's where their employers are located but it helps explain why the press court largely was shocked at the rise of the tea party. shocked that the election of donald trump, out beyond the last exit from whole foods, people have been listening to steve bannon and trumpers have been running for town in the city council, and boards fed. and this is happening in town, after town, across what is still a very red country.
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>> i will just acknowledge your analysis there brian, it wasn't a question but i will share some thoughts, i think a lot of people are afraid, i think people have been sold about the power through a grievance, i think people have been feeling a little lonely and a lot scare one power shifts, and make no mistake, power shifting. virginia was the capital confederacy, and now they're taking down confederate flags, the racial makeup and the politics of that state have changed, it's becoming younger and brown or, oh kinds of colors that are white, but i want to see from the media, is not to pretend but like steve schmidt said earlier like they were in the before times. i want to talk about these challenges, especially in schools through a different lens. i hear people afraid of critical race theory, and i hear a democrat or republican on those terms, i think about
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it as the willingness to teach american history. are we willing to teach american history? do we trust our children and our students enough to handle the truth, do we love the country enough to see it's less than attractive parts, and paint a whole and more complete picture of who we are. i think in our personal relationships i find would we truly know somebody, that's real love, and we're stronger for it. but i think whether in the media or on the campaign trail, i want to stop engaging on terms of defeatism and of -- or an operative in some other state. i think we have a lot to gain from reminding people what they have to gain, and not just but they have to lose. we have to gain wholeness and strength, and that is a different way of talking about some of these quote on quote culture wars. >> well, we are stronger for knowing the both of you. before we got looked at least
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say goodbye to our desks. we wanted to note another project buried today is engaged in, he is a founding partner in putt, -- the tide, with that or formal thanks to borrow today thurston, susan del percio, have a good weekend, if you can. coming up for us, this study news that broke last night around this time. one dead, one wounded, after gun was far by alec baldwin on the set of a movie, apparently containing alive round, and not a blank. how you'll asked in in if
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whether horrendous story of this is, more disturbing details emerging tonight about that fatal shooting on the set of al appalled winds independent film called rest. ap indicates that baldwin was
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quote, handed a loaded weapon by an assistant director who indicated it was safe to use. the assistant director did not know the prop gun was loaded with live rounds. and the l.a. times says a crew member recently texted the unit production matt remember, we've now had three accidental discharges, this is super unsafe. we got our report tonight from nbc news correspondent miguel almaguer, shortly after the fatal shooting, a distressed alec baldwin outside the sheriff's department inside of faye, best ago to say the veteran actor fired a prop gun on his new mexico movie said, thursday, killing the film's director of photography, and seriously injuring the director. >> was it loaded with real bullet,. >> i cannot tell you that, we have to injuries. >> but just hours before the deadly shooting on the set of rust, the independent movie where baldwin is also one of the producers, nbc news has
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learned several key members walked off the set over safety concerns. including, multiple previous misfires of the probe gun, according to a source familiar with the matter. baldwin, who's 63, expressing or more. it's there are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of helena hutchins, a wife, mother, and deeply mired colleague of ours. i'm fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy card. >> one of the things about firearms on sets, the people don't realize, is that even if it's up to fire blanks, federally it's still a real gun. >> larry zanoff, i will hollywood weapons expert, who is not on the set of rust, said that when restrict safely guidelines are followed, accident should never happen. the industries safety bulletins says blanks can kill, treat all firearms as if they're loaded,
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live ammunition is never to be used, no one shall be issued a firearm until he or she is trained. >> the way we handle firearms, and the blank ammunitions on set, that seems very difficult to imagine how a blank would do that. >> in 1993, after brandon lee, the son of bruce lee, was killed in a filming accident involving a probe gun. >> this accident happened because someone missed some checked that they should've done. >> hutchins, who is 42, and posted pictures of horseback riding near the set was quickly becoming a hollywood actress. -- rest in paradise deer helena. tonight a trans big accident, and now mounting questions as to how something this could ever happen. >> the production company says they were never aware of any safety concerns, but said they are fully cooperating with
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investigators, back to you. >> our thanks to miguel almaguer for that report tonight, another break, and coming up another preview of a tough conversation that's been going on for a couple hundred years around here. years around here. years around here. beeping,) (engines revving, cars hitting one another.) (sfx: continued vehicle calamity.) just think, he'll be driving for real soon. every new chevy equinox comes standard with chevy safety assist, including automatic emergency braking. find new peace of mind. find new roads. chevrolet. last thing before we go tonight,
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we wanted to alert you to something special having to deal with an important topic, it's about race in our country. but so many regard as our original sin. it's a documentary, airing here on sunday night from executive producers brad pitt, and a harvard professor of henry lewis gates jr.. it's about how we portray race, it's about geography and history and tradition. it's about how we talk about
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the civil war, what divides us to this day, and the stories we refused to tell. here's a portion of what to expect. >> no one on the civilian side, all of the confederate presidency, was ever forced to concede and repudiate what they believed. and we allowed a group of people, that aged an armed insurrection against the government, to build statues to their heroes. so that has kept alive, we have never solve the core problem of the civil war. >> we never really had a racial reckoning, the problem started first immediately after the war, if you want north and south to get together, and get along again, you don't talk about causes and consequences, you talk about the mutual valor on that battlefield. the documentary is called civil war, it airs sunday night on this network, 10 pm eastern time. that, for us, is our broadcast
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for this friday night, and for this week with our thanks for being there with us, have a good weekend unless you have other plans. on the half of all our colleagues on at the networks of nbc news, goodnight. it was one woman's battle, with a shadowy tea church where teenage girls were ordered to marry a man old enough to be their grandfather. >> he was 85, and i was 19, it was horrifying. >> a place where they had no voice, and no choice. >> i finally just said, okay, with tears streaming down my face. >> but rebecca resisted, define the leader who ruled them all. >> he said you will be destroyed in a flash. >> instead, she got out, and help them uncover


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