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the united states began administering covid-19 vaccine doses to people ages 5 to 11 just one week ago, on november 3rd. and more than 900,000 children have now received their first shot. white house, covid-19 coordinated jeff, gets tonight's last word. he is not going to get, it because we have a little piece of video for him that we do not have time for because you know, it is time for the 11th hour with brian williams. that starts right now. >> good evening once again, day 295 of the biden administration. the breaking news on our watch tonight is that a federal judge has denied this latest request from trump to keep those
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documents and records from january six away from the committee investigating january six. those records, that trump doesn't want scene, our with the national archives. but they could be just days away from being turned over to the committee. >> we hope that these can start to be transmitted on friday. the national archives as indicated that they have the material ready. they are ready to transmit. they are following the presidents request to turn those over to the january six committee. president biden has said that the president that gets to decide on what is privileged. and he has indicated that the national archives should cooperated. our expectation is that, on friday, we can get this documentation and start to go through. it >> indeed, as we've been covering here, over these past few days, the house committee appears to be widening its reach, it is showing subpoenas to some of trump's closest allies and advisers. meanwhile, ten months now, after that capital sacking, the
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first sentence for assaulting a police officer has been handed down. scott fairlamb of new jersey received 41 months in prison. that is the longest sentence in the case of january six. scott fairlamb, was captured on video pushing an officer on camera. punching that officer's face shield as well as injuring the complex itself. scott fairlamb pleaded guilty to assault, and to obstructing an official preseason. today after the proceeding, he said that he was willing and ready to talk to the january six committee. >> he would still be happy to do that. he wants to be part of the solution. not just the problem. they believe that he has information that could help them get a better understanding as to what some of the people we're thinking, i'm what led them to those actions on that day. you cannot speculate, but you can certainly discuss his thought process and what led to
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that process. and what led to his side on that day. >> the so-called qanon, shirtless tribeca, otherwise known as jacob chansley is also known to be sentenced, he is pleading guilty to obstructing a proceeding island. prosecutors have asked for the maximum penalty, that would be 51 months in prison, for him. this comes as homeland security has warned us again, issuing its latest intelligent, foreign and domestic threat on domestic extremists who quote,, promote violence and a call for violence against elected officials, political representatives, government facilities and law enforcement. meanwhile, a group of house democrats, moving to censure paul gosar hard for posting that edited animated video showing him killing and attacking the president but.
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here is something every american knows, inflation hit a 6.2% from a year ago. that is simply unsustainable. today, president biden toured the baltimore where he promoted his bipartisan infrastructure bill which he will sign on monday. he also made a case, that the legislation could eventually help reduce inflation and fix the supply chain problems. >> many people remain unsettled about the economy and we all know why. they see higher prices. they go to the store online and they can't, they go to the store online, and they can find what they always want. now when they want. it we are tracking these issues, trying to figure out how to tackle them head on. when this bill is going to reduce the cost of goods. the consumers and businesses. and get people back to work. >> it is a big problem for this white house, we will talk about a here tonight. president also talked up his social spending plan which
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democrats on the hill hope to pass next week. hope, is the operative word because of senator joe manchin. he supported his key to the passage of that bill, well, hope you're sitting down. he has sided rising inflation is the reason to hold off on some aspects of the presidents domestic agenda. today, he sent this out. by all accounts, the threat posed by record inflation to the american people is not transitory and is instead getting worse. from the grocery store to the gas pump, americans know the inflation taxes are real and d.c. can no longer ignore the economic pain americans feel every day. there is promising news tonight about the pace of vaccination for our children ages 5 to 11. the white house says, nearly a mere 1 million american kids have already received their shot. we will have much more on that topic later in the hour. this comes, by the way, as a federal judge in texas rules governor abbott's role to ban school mask mandates. it violates federal law. it sets the stage for school
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districts to know whether they really want to impose mask rules across the country. with that, let's bring in our starting line on this wednesday night, they happen to be three friends of. ours yamiche alcindor, white house correspondent for pbs news moderator week. also on pbs. susan page, veteran and journalist. also for usa today. and joyce alene, who spent 25 years as a federal prosecutor. notably, she is cohost of the podcast sisters in law. along with their friends,. >> but good evening and welcome to, all counselor indeed, i have to start with the. you this day has been denied. the same judge who ruled so forcefully that donald trump had no standing to keep these documents away from the committee. she won as far in her ruling as to say, presidents are not kings. the way the federal system
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works, you have to go to that same judge that just ruled and ask for a stay and then it gets bumped up the line. long story short, question, what is the real chance that we are going to see these documents handed over to the committee in the matter of days? >> it is hard to assessed. there is some reason to believe that when the court of appeal gets to take a look at this either tonight or tomorrow morning, they may slow it down a little bit and put some sort of temporary stay in place while the evaluate the case, of course, it will likely go from that up to the supreme court for that to say that they will take a look at it or take a pass. but the wonderful thing about the order that it was written by this district judge, we judge chutkan, and the district of columbia. is it's remarkably clear. it is very precise. she takes the standard that a moving party like the former president has dummied in order to be entitled to get the relief that he seeks getting an
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injunction against releasing these papers. and she proceeds to make all the use of technical legal terms. she proceeds to make mincemeat of the former president's arguments. there is simply nothing left, and so, when she reaches the point where she writes this beautiful line about the fact about the presidency doesn't go on forever, a former president doesn't have the right to be a king. there is no legal argument left for trump to stand on. the circuit court for easily look at her order and stamp in a firm and permit release of the documents. >> interesting. we will be watching for that. yamiche alcindor, i'm curious as to your reporting in the increasing pace of wall democrats want consequences most of, all the increasing pace, i would argue, aggressiveness, of this one six committee. in addition to folks being warned never to underestimate benny thompson, what else are you reading into this latest trash of subpoenas?
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>> it is absolutely picking up pace. the house select committee investigating the capitol attack has doubled the number of subpoenas, that has been issued just in the last two days, they are up to at least 35 subpoenas, now and you see them targeting, not only individuals that were sort of in the white house with president trump on january six, those that could tell us what the president was, saying what he was doing, what the white house response was to january six. you also see them targeting campaign officials, like bill stepien. the campaign manager for the trump 2020 reelection campaign. you also see them going after, spokespeople who worked for president trump, former president trump, after he left office. this is the committee saying, we are very serious about this. also, i think what is interesting is that, these individuals not have to make a decision about whether or not they want to go to the steve bannon route, which is deny refuse and possibly be held in contempt of congress. or, are they going to try to engage somehow with the
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committee, which is what we have heard someone like mark meadows is doing. he was the former chief of staff to president trump when he was in office. i think it will be very interesting to see what these individuals do. but it really just tells us that this is a committee that is not going to be swayed, that is not going to be moved by anything. you point out that friday is going to be a big day. of course, a judge could stop the national archives from putting out those documents. but it friday comes, those documents are put, out that is also a sort of new treasure trove of information to go after new people for this committee. >> it is going to be hard to disagree with that evidence, that's for sure. >> susan, i am wondering what you think americans will care most about in 2021. the one six committee results, the investigation, or perhaps, what they are paying at the gas pump? and i will add a third. aaron rodgers vaccination status. >> that is a hard choice, but i would say americans are worried
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about what's affix them at home, at their kitchen table. so the price of gas, the price of groceries, those are lucky to be the most compelling issues -- those are the issues that are not dragging down president biden to the lowest global rating of his presidency. there is a sense among some americans that the white house is not focused about what matters most to them. those are things like inflation. and that there is this disconnect between what the white house is trying to do and what they want to see happen. this is a big challenge for president biden, he wants us to think of him as an fdr figure, but if inflation is a big concern, and americans feel like he is just not addressing what worries him, it will look more like jimmy carter. >> yamiche alcindor, let me bounce right back to, you before i go over to joyce. do they not get this? have they not seen the price on top of every pump in this country?
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we talk about the supply chain. we talk about the importance of the tracking industry and the shortage of truck drivers. but what they are paying for diesel, what we are paying for gasoline, that is just one component. inflation has been known to crush past presidents. >> that is right, when i talk to white house officials, i do sense this sort of growing sense of urgency, and the president has said that he is trying to direct the national economic council as well as the federal trade commission to do what they can to deal with inflation. president biden, ran on, being a president for someone understanding working class issues. he also sorts of talk about his upbringing in pennsylvania and in delaware. so this is a president has to understand, just because of his background, that people are very much worried that the plan that they're going to put on the table, that it will cost more than it would've cost if they decide to put hot dogs on the table instead of turkeys. when you see the prices of everything going up, the president has in some way, have
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to understand, that is directly tied to the sort of peoples feelings about this administration. i will say, there are some critics out a pointed out that the white house, they feel, is to focus on long term goals. the build back better act, and what it can do in a couple of years. the sort of these short term problems. i put that question to the decent economic council. and he said that the biden administration is thinking about. this is that they are trying to deal with this inflation issue. >> joyce alene, back to you. a piece you wrote, that i read, is that the gist of it is this bannon rolling at doj is taking a long time then we could take, that is a good thing, that is the line that caught my attention, made me read the piece. bring our viewers into your reasoning. >> well it is a good thing, we know that the last time congress made a referral like this, took doj just a couple of days, more than a, leak to act.
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they went ahead and they indicted former administrator at the epa, and they lost that case that trump. hence, a result like that could be devastating here. so, i'm not discouraged by the fact is taking a few weeks. ultimately, doj, in my judgment, will have to indict this case. there is not another good remedy around that permits congressional subpoenas to retain any thing. and if doj is not ultimately choose the act in the committee will be hand strung at every turn by witnesses who choose not to comply with their subpoenas. but giving d.o.t. a little bit of grace here so that they can compile the evidence and work through the legal issues, ultimately will lead to a stronger case. what is going to be a very difficult prosecution. it might look simple on the surface, but there is some complicated legal issues. and bannon, is certainly not going to go without a full fledged fight. so good on doj for taking its time here.
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joyce, a question that calls upon your legal judgment and just what we've all watched these past five years. i see increasing numbers of democrats who want to see consequences, whether it's the fact that it's been ten months since we saw that disgusting display at our capital, the fact that there is a republican congressman from arizona showing a video that is animated of his congressional colleagues and his siblings are on tv and saying he is unfit to hold office, if you look at the world, given your legal background, do you see areas where consequences are lacking? where the possible is not being reached for? >> trump lowered the standard so thoroughly and so many fronts, that a democratic institutions are strained. i think in many cases, really to the breaking point.
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the issue here is whether or not the american people can regain their confidence and trust in those institutes. that's a tough path forward. the american people did not have one unified view of who we are and where we are going and what those institutions should look like but simply restoring them to simple democratic values is a heavy lift and it's one of the primary jobs for this administration's whether it's something we talk about a lot or not. ultimately, the gorilla in the room here, and it may not even be that, we just live with it every day is, will doj hold the people who were the most responsible for the insurrection accountable? doj has done a remarkable job of working through the low level and mid level cases. we have seen nothing from the people who were there on the ellipse, who were involved in promoting the big lie. they may be criminally liable but the doj has to find some way to communicate with
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americans with what will be radical transparency for an agency that's not used to being very transparent, to tell us what they are doing, whether decision-making processes, and most importantly, why americans can still trust the institutions of our government. >> i am so glad i asked. >> i apeople on the saw the trup administration will be forgiven for assuming the attorney general was the presidents personal a lawyer. that was not supposed to be, that is no longer the case. thank you for our starting line tonight yamiche alcindor, susan page, joyce alene. we appreciate you three so much. the republicans who voted for infrastructure in their home districts are under attack by the former president of the united states who happens to run their party. how dare they vote for roads and bridges for the folks back home. and later, one of our top doctors is here with us tonight to talk about what we need to know about this increase of covid cases in some areas from
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most, we are also confronting a domestic threat that we have never faced before. a former president, who is attempting to unravel the foundations of our constitutional republic, aided
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by political leaders, who have made themselves a willing hostages to this dangerous and irrational man. >> so, she is talking there about donald trump who is the head of her political party, like it or not. he is now leading the charge against those 13 house republicans who had the temerity to vote for president biden's infrastructure bill to bring stuff back to their districts. from the new york times we quote, the vicious reaction to the passage of the bill, which was negotiated by a group of republicans and democrats determined to deliver on a bipartisan priority, reflects how deeply polarization has seeped into the political discourse within the republican party, making even the most uncontroversial legislation a potentially toxic vote. thankfully for ice, back with us tonight, among the first friends of this broadcast professionally known here as long haulers, eugene robinson
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pulled surprise went for the washington post and michael steele, former lieutenant governor of -- also happens to be the host of the michael steele podcast. good to see you both. it turns out democrats are not the only divided party. how are republicans going to sort this out? imagine, it you vote to bring infrastructure money and jobs, good jobs, back to your district. you get attacked viciously and ostracized by the former president who somehow runs your party. how does this work? >> ryan, the kicker is that what these 13 voted for was less than what trump wanted to spend for his infamous infrastructure weeks. i don't know what they were voting against, and i don't think anyone in their districts fully know what they were voting against other than it has -- other than donald trump.
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so if that's the way the party will operate, they will become even less relevant as they are going forward. it will be up to democrats working with the administration to maximize that opportunity. in the meanwhile, the republic is going to have to figure out how did they go back and not sell everything in their district when they see those shovel ready projects going on? no, that's not a good project. that bridge should not be repaired. no, no, no. people get them crazier than they already do. i don't know where they think the upside is here. i really wish someone would put a microphone in front of one of these individuals, and asked them, so, how will you not sell this good thing to your community? what will you say to them when they say, i'm glad we got these resources because now, my husband has gone back to work
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on the construction site and company that he was furloughed from? i'm glad this is money coming back into our community because we can make improvements to the community center. i mean, how do you answer that? that's the problem republicans find themselves in when they follow someone who is leaderless. >> eugene, it is a little dicey. on the other side of it, have you heard much criticism for members of the squad who, in kind of a protest no vote, voted no on infrastructure? i've been to aoc's district in new york city. it is an urban new york city congressional district. you walk around, it occurs to you, you know with this place could use? some infrastructure. how did she explain that to the folks back home in her district, even though she is not under attack by her party like the other side of the aisle? >> i think she will figure that out. listen, you asked if i heard a
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lot of criticism and, in fact, i have not because, you know, the bill did pass. it got through. so, what we will see, i suspect she will say it is a good thing. she will applaud it and say, i just wanted the build back better bill to pass before this passed, and that's the only reason i voted against it. but of course i supported, and of course i support all the projects. i think it is an easier, not as heavy a left, for her to get on the right side of this issue as it will be for the likes of kevin mccarthy, and others who voted against bringing home the bacon in the form of steel and concrete for their constituents. that used to be a really stupid thing to do for a member of congress. i think it still is a really stupid thing to do for members of congress.
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>> it was unheard of back in the day, along with so many other things. michael, i have about 45 seconds. michis there any middle ground n the house. you talk to a lot of people. does anyone like me in a parking lot, democrat, republicans, moderates, to work together? is there a flag in a flowerpot signal when they are going to talk? does any of that happen anymore? >> you put the king underneath the mat outside of a remote hotel and, you know, in its in some dark part of d.c.. no, there is no incentive created by the leadership to go across the aisle, and get some things done. numbers do find ways to craft, you know, a relationship around some legislation. the stuff that you are not seeing or hearing about, brian, every day, but on the big things that really metaphor helping the country move forward on covid and the
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economy, no. that incentive is not in place right now. it is a very tough spot in washington to be if you a member that wants to get some good stuff done. >> eugene is just happy because i worked in an oblique washington post reference. eugene and michael are remaining in place. coming up, joe biden says he intends to get prices done and store shelves stopped and more people back to work. but our citizens also known as voters, hearing him? >> m? >> don't just put on a light show—be the light show. make your nights anything but silent. and ride in a sleigh that really slays. because in a cadillac, tradition is yours to define. so visit a cadillac showroom, and start celebrating today. ♪ ♪ i've been telling everyone... so visit a cadillac showroom, and start celebrating today. the secret to great teeth is having healthy gums.
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and the steps we are taking to reduce -- at home, are set to make significant progress. we are already in the midst of extort economic recovery. and before those steps are taken, we are going to see the supply change start catching up and demand. so, not only will we see more record breaking job brought. we will see lower prices infested delivery as well. >> that is the president, on the road, baltimore, this afternoon, promoting his plans. but some democrats worry that the white house is not doing enough of a sales and messaging campaign for what they consider a victory for all americans that the white house is hiding under a bush. still with us, eugene robinson and michael steele, and eugene, that, right, there is the messaging democrat of new york, head of the dccc, says yes. and now 24 more stops in at the
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state in the union. keep going, tell people what we are doing for them, how their lives are going to be improved. and speaking of messaging. i want to show, you this, we have edited a clip of a trump -- i'm sorry, a lincoln project ad. about infrastructure that just might met chen the former president. >> for four years, donald trump promised us infrastructure week. >> one trillion dollars in infrastructure investment. world-class infrastructure. infrastructure, we infrastructure, week. >> the so-called builder said only he can deliver on new roads, bridges, and airports. >> i alone can fix it. >> but who got the job done? >> finally, infrastructure week. >> joe biden. >> so eugene, here's the question. have -- like the lincoln project, which
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is made up of last republicans, have they become the video production wing for the democrats who are recording for one of the founders of the lincoln project bring a copy of proves to a gunfight. >> you know, they do actually and they also bring a briefing book to a culture war, but maybe that's a discussion for another segment. look, absolutely, the president needs to, if i were advising the white house, to do it in baltimore, and everywhere. two or three of these a week. all around the country. and point to the project. go to the site. go to the project and say, this is going to happen. this is what it's going to mean for this community and for you and for jobs and for development and everything else. he needs to do that. the other thing, if i were advising the white house, i would say that they need to,
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right now, packed urgently and be seen to act urgently on gas prices. i know that tanks in the supply change in everything, they can't solve all of that immediately, gas prices are so visible. they affect everybody and i think the frustration that the foster -- the white house is working on, it but it's not being seen to have an effect. if you need to release something from the plan, do. that work at an international agreement to do. that bring in the executives into the white house, tomorrow. and say look, what do we need to do to get these prices down. i think that is an important thing, and i think that in and of itself would do wonders for the president's approval rating. >> i feel a column coming, on
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michael, perhaps you too. so michael, the speaker says that they are going to vote next week on the second bill. can you say joe manchin, is he turning up his maserati to roll right over that document? >> -- the speedboat brian. it's the speedboat. brian >> the motor yacht. >> rollover that bad boy, backup, rollover it again, back up. >> look, i mean yes, it is going to have a long treacherous road ahead of it, but look, they are going to do what they need to do in the house and that is going to be the first big important step. whether or not that translates to affirmative action, if you will, in the senate, we will see. but i think for the lot of the progressives, a, they want to have the bargain that they made honored, that there will be a vote.
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and, the, i think that you will probably find that there is movement there for that bill to pass. the problem and the challenge will still remain in the senate, but, the first steps are first steps. and i think nancy is going to honor that commitment that she made to the progressive wing of her party and her caucus. and you will see it get the next week. then the real work will be on manchin and sinema to come around. the problem remains that it is a lot of money, even though, and this could be a little bit of a leverage, the american public has warmed up to the idea of what is in this bill. i think they are kind of looking at what they are getting on the hard infrastructure, and saying, yes, we could use a little help on the soft infrastructure. the problem goes to a jean just mentioned, prices, cost, and with gas prices going up. it is just a reminder that the economy may be a little less
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stable and therefore they are spending that much much more money, could be problematic. >> it is rough out there. these are too nice guys, ladies and gentlemen. two non covid related long-haulers around. here, eugene robinson and michael steele, always a pleasure, will do it again. coming up for us after this break. a segment that is so very 2021, sadly. the good news, nearly 1 million kids have rolled up their sleeves, the bad news? over 1000 souls are still dying of covid in our country, every day. doctor vin gupta, standing by when we come back. when we come back. do you struggle to fall asleep and stay asleep? qunol sleep formula combines 5 key nutrients that can help you fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and wake up refreshed.
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estimated over 900,000 kids ages five through 11 would have already gotten first shot. 700 additional appointments are already on the calendar all
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local pharmacies. families across the country are breathing giants sighs of relief. >> despite the good news there from the white house covid chief, the cdc warns the level of community spread in our country is still too high. from the washington post quote -- doctor van ghouta, critical care in seattle who has advised us. throughout this pandemic, i also wish he would top speed. she's also an faculty at the university of washington institute for health mid -- metrics and evaluation. doctor, i know must seem to our viewing audience like we are always talking scary stuff, and we don't emphasize the good
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news when we get it. from the stories we are hearing though from colorado to vermont, where they did such a good job at mitigation at the height of this thing, it is scary to listen to these spikes. >> good evening, brian, so good to see you. it is. you talk about colorado for example and the colleagues there last week, there are fully vaccinated at 66%. we know with the sarah and delta variant, even if your adult population is unvaccinated, it's enough to cause hospitals to get overloaded. we have minimum room for error. to your point, we are not through this pandemic. for all your viewers, we are so very much in the midst of this continued delta surge, likely through the end of 2022. that's why i think we will really put this behind us. we are still looking at 10,000 weekly deaths week over week, well into the wintertime.
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that's just the reality. >> you mentioned your travels to colorado, tell me about your travels down to oregon to talk to workers about the vaccine. was that about? >> i was invited by warehouse workers, farm workers, their employers that are facing a big decision, as you know, brian. do they mandate? did they do weekly testing? because deadlines are motivating, they said less talk about it. i was invited. i had the privilege to talk to organizations. i was down there earlier this morning, we had a great conversation. there was engagements among this group that previously i had not seen. really probing questions. pregnant women, for example, asking questions that the previously didn't really have an opportunity to ask. according to them, what is natural immunity? now we actually have answers, brian. we know national media gives you some options. and protects your 5 to 10 times much more robustly from
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hospitalization. we can cite actual documentation don't have concrete discussions, and this is reassuring to people. >> is it axiomatic in your line of work that the percentage of kids we can get the vaccine into is only as good as the percentage of parents who believe in it? >> that is absolutely the case. we were training our air force we reserve unit this week, a lot of my fellow members have kids. they were saying, hey, doc. we finally got over the hurdle, we vaccinated ourselves. it is a different discussion when we are talking about kiddos. that's where it's going to be really good to dive into the data, brian. it speaks matters. the pfizer vaccine, the data we have, incredibly reassuring. a third of the adult doses, no issues with my al-qaeda -- myocarditis, extremely safe at keeping covid at bay.
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we need to have accessible ways to get to it, a tougher hill the cohen. >> often enough, in the doctor spare time, he served his country in the air force reserve and is no stranger to the interior of a c-17. dr. vin gupta it has been our guest tonight. doctor, thank you for all of it. we improve shiite it. coming up for us, kyle rittenhouse. this man takes the stand to defend in self against homicide charges. today, it got dramatic. y, it got dramatic
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kyle kyle rittenhouse took the rittenhouse took the stand in his own stand in his own defense today, in defense today in kenosha kenosha wisconsin, wisconsin. he is he is a young a young man who man who brought an brought an ar-15 ar-15 to to a racial a racial justice justice protests last protest last year year, as, as one does, one does, apparently. and he apparently. he is on is on trial for trial for killing killing two people two people and and injuring injuring a third. nbc news correspondent gabe a third. gutierrez has our report from wisconsin tonight. >> do you speak the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help you god? >> yes. >> he talks about the intense moments before he went -- and he broke down. >> there were people there. >> take a deep breath, kyle. [noise] >> the judge calling a
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short break, some juries appealing sympathetic as they walked. out rittenhouse's mother in your shot, sobbing. it was a dramatic seven day of testimony where the now 18-year-old faces six charges, including intentional homicide, after shooting and killing two men and wounding another during last year's protest in kenosha wisconsin, following the police shooting of jacob blake. i didn't do anything wrong. i defended myself. rittenhouse speaking publicly at length, describing how he came to kenosha to provide medical aid in protect property from rioters, and how the first man he shot, joseph rosenbaum had chased him. >> i didn't notice mr. rosenbaum until he came out from behind the car, and ambushed me. >> he says rosenbaum had threatened him earlier, at least twice, yelling. >> if i catch any of you -- alone i will -- -- kill you. they then began an aggressive
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cross examination. >> everyone you a shot at that night you intended to kill? >> i didn't intend to kill them, i intended to stop the people who were attacking me. >> you made an intentional decision, in the middle of that incident, to turn and point the gun at mr. rosenbaum, correct? >> yes. >> with the jury out of the room, the judge suddenly raised his voice. >> don't get brazen with me. talking to the commissioner saying -- the judge has >> you telling me when the judge says i'm excluding, this you just take it upon yourself to put it in, because you think that you found a way around it? come on! [inaudible] after this tense exchanges, the defense is now asking for a mistrial with prejudice, meaning the request was granted they cannot be retried. the judge has not moved. yet >> our thanks to gutierrez from wisconsin for that report. another break coming up, our
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tonight, something of a history buff myself, i've wrote a ton of books on history. for all the stuff i don't know, which is a lot, we have my
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friends like best slaw and niche him to come on the line to give us their spacious brains. this might stump even them. we have a history quiz for us tonight. i will read you a quote. they are the words of a member of congress from the deep south. as i read it, here's the question. is it from 1861, or 2021? here's the quote. powerful words there. were they spoken in 1861 or 2021? here's your answer. >> ladies and gentlemen, the oppressors intent, is for you to comply with their mandates
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and commands. they don't expect for you to comply with their commands until the end of covid. they expected to comply with their commands until the end of time. let me be very clear, to all you oppressors, you have drawn a line in the sand, be prepared to defend your position because some of us are free americans, and we would rather die on our feet then live on our knees. if you want to get a vaccine, get it. if you don't, don't. that is called freedom. freedom is what's at stake, and some of us are prepared to carry that fight, with every drop of our blood. on jerry where the third 2023, republicans will be sworn into the majority and this house, in
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january of 2023, the shallow shell of congress will be under conservatives. >> that fella in the snazzy black hat is clay higgins. an actual member of congress from louisiana. all that talk about blood, dying, defend your position, that reminded us that just today, homeland security warned that members of congress, along with educators and health care workers, are under increased threat from domestic extremists who have been whipped up after being fed a steady diet of lies. when a country with 400 million guns, give or take, now it would be a good time to start paying attention. that is our broadcast for this wednesday night. with our thanks for being here with us on behalf of all the colleagues on nbc news, goodnight. c news goodnight.
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tonight on all in, >> i didn't want to kill anybody. >> then why are you shooting at somebody with an ar-15 in a close range? >> kyle rittenhouse takes a stand in his own murder trial. >> you didn't pick up the ar-15 for any other reason? >> i thought it looked cool, but, no. >> tonight from calling buying to sandy hook, to kenosha. the radical gun culture that brought us


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