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>> i think really the media seems to have given president clinton a pass on this. >> and mind the gap, with a focus on equalizing opportunity for all, can he hit the reset button in his state of the union address. he kick started on social media today. >> tomorrow night it's time to restore opportunity for all. >> and detour, it was a torch relay to nowhere as olympic flame did laps inside a soccer stadium under heavy guard rather than risking the streets of dagestan. ten days before the opening ceremonies one member of the olympic committee is confident the games will be safe. >> i don't worry about these games. i think the athletes who are the central focus of the games will have their chance for history and the spectators will be safe. it's something that we all have to work on and the team has been advised on what to do and how to
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stay safe. that's what matters. >> good day, everyone, i'm andrea mitchell in washington where president obama is trying to reboot his second term. some possible republican candidates are still facing challenges in how they talk about women and hillary clinton, still not ready to make that 2016 announcement. join me now for our daily fix, weap "washington post" editorial columnist ruth marcus. as the president tries to reboot, let's talk for a moment about hillary clinton -- there she was in new orleans and she's asked about 2016. she was also asked about any regrets she might have. she mentioned benghazi front and center. but the men, what about the men?
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let's take a longer look, deeper dive into what rand paul said to david gregory on "meet the press" when asked about questions that his own wife had raised in a vogue magazine piece, bringing up the impeachment. >> i think really the media seems to have given president clinton a pass on this. he took advantage of a girl that was 20 years old and intern in his office. there is no excuse for that. and that is predatory behavior and it should be something we shouldn't want to associate with people who would take advantage of his young girl in his office. this isn't having an affair. this isn't me saying he's had an affair we shouldn't took to him. someone who takes advantage of a young girl from their office, then have the gall to stand up an say republicans are having a war on women? i think it's a factor. it's not hillary's fault -- >> it should be an issue -- >> it is a factor in judging bill clinton in history.
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>> but is it something hillary clinton should be judged on if she were a candidate in 2016? >> no, i'm not saying that. this was with regard to the clintons and sometimes it's hard to separate one from the other. >> hard to separate one from the other. and all of these years later, what is the strategy here, is this a warning shot? is this rallying the base? what is rand paul trying to accomplish here? >> maybe just getting a little more attention for rand paul. he has quite the knack going on sunday shows and saying something that far over the line that it gets an enormous amount of attention. my mouth dropped open. i think that bill clinton's conduct was reprehencible, he said the media gave him a pass -- >> hardly. >> whether or not you think about that, i do recall going through a house impeachment and senate trial, so it seems to me there is a black mark against him in history. but i thought it's not a factor
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but it is a factor and you can't separate them. that was a little -- i'm going to say it snarmy. >> then you get to the fact that mike huckabee also with potential interest in the 2016 race what he said as keynote speaker reat the rnc, putting words in the mouth of democrats and saying democrats had an attitude towards women's libido. chuck todd asked reince priebus about what huckabee had to say. >> were you offering a mild rebuke of governor huckabee's choice of words? >> sure, i mean, yes, i was. and the reason is that, you have to accept the political world we live in in the sense that you cannot offer up words like libido, wherever that came from, you don't offer up these sorts of lobs and setup passes and
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serves that allowed the democrats to spike the ball. >> so, the republicans still have a ways to go in figuring out -- >> what i think they need to do -- sorry to interrupt. they need to write a list of words -- >> and libido should be at the top. >> don't talk rape or libido. i think it comes to something interesting that ties together the huckabee and rand paul comments, there's only two ways -- there seem to me a tendency to talk about women in two ways when it comes to sex and sexual activity, either they are terrible victims preyed on by older men as in monica lewinsky and president clinton did a bad thing, and monica lewinsky was not a innocent victim completely, i recall thong flashing there. or they are sexy promiscuous low
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life women. there's no women get to use sex and sexual activity and use contraception responsibly like men do. >> the president is going to try to talk about opportunity. income equality, inequality is not really the way they are framing it. he's trying to achieve some of the goals of last year's state of the union, incomplete. we have to mark him incomplete. he's using social media to try to drive attention to this and we're going to have very prominent guests with the first lady, tradition start the by of all things, all the way back in ronald reagan he is time. >> indeed. every second president has an uphill job. this second term president has a particularly uphill job with the congressional hand that he's been dealt. and not only is the to do list from last year incomplete, some items such as dealing with gun violence and measures to stem gun violence have kind of dropped off the to do list all
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together. i think the pivot and i think it's more a change in wording tone than in actual meaning, from inequality to opportunity is smart, inequality has those rings of class warfare that make people a little nervous. but the elements of what the president wants to do, things he talked about last year, expanding prek, making college more affordable. >> immigration reform. >> immigration reform is the one about which i and everybody else watching remain most hopeful because it was simultaneously in the self-interest of the white house and democrats and the self-interest of republicans and dare i say in the self-interest of the country. >> ruth marcus, thank you so much. for more on what democrats want to hear from the president tomorrow night, i'm joined now by wisconsin senator tammy baldwin. thank you so much for coming. it's great to see you. >> great to be with you. >> what's on your wish list for the state of the union and what have you been told the president is going to address?
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do they come together and match? >> absolutely. well, we know he's going to be focusing on opportunity and i couldn't be more delighted because that's precisely what is needed in my state where the middle class is really shrinking. and people have been working hard trying to get ahead. they playing by the rule and not getting ahead. and i think my constituency as well as the country is eager to hear the president embrace that again and again talk about how we assure that we have upward mobility in our country, how we have a strong and healthy middle class. and i hope he'll talk a lot about manufacturing as a piece of that as it is a real key part of the wisconsin economy to helping people get ahead. >> and when you look at the things that didn't get accomplished last time, guns and immigration reform, and now the minimum wage is still being fought by many people in the republican party, what do you think can actually be
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accomplished now that we've -- we've had a little breakthrough in that there is a budget. appropriate bills. something has been done in a bipartisan way. >> well, let me say generally that we've got to acknowledge that this is the central challenge of the united states right now. that our economy has been so slowly recovering from our deep recession and our financial crisis and we've got to speed that up. we've got to focus in on good paying jobs. and so congress has to continue to focus on, for example, extending emergency unemployment benefits and we're to take another try at that. raising the minimum wage so that people who work honestly full-time can get ahead and not fall behind. and then focusing in on the biltding blocks of a stronger economy and that is as the president said over and over again, education, infrastructure and innovation. famously he said a few years ago in a state of the union address. if we want to win the future, we
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must outeducate and outbuild and out innovate the rest of the world. that is as true today as it was when he said it back then. we have to rededicate ourselves to that effort. >> and senator, i want to also ask you about jason collins being invited to the state of the union by michelle obama. what's the significance of that for the lgbt community and you are an openly gay senator and very engaged in the issue and recognition. >> yes, absolutely. our attention is focused on lgbt equality in so many ways. obviously with congress, we've seen the senate pass the employment nondiscrimination act, which is something we're calling now on the senate -- on the house to follow suit. but it's also on the global stage. if i think about the fact that nigeria and uganda have passed such backwards looking laws and russia has passed its law on the
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eve of the sochi olympics, i think the highlighting is so incredibly important to talk about america as standing for equality. >> and i want to ask you about sochi as a member of the homeland security committee, your colleague senator angus king said he would not feel comfortable sending his family. how safe is sochi? >> you know, we've been hearing all of the reports. the united states is cooperating as close a as possible with the russian security authorities as they prepare for two weeks of olympics games. i keep hearing the olympic village and olympic structure itself is really quite secure. but they are very concerned about what they are calling soft targets outside of the perimeter. and you know, we want this to be a focus on our athletes and
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competition, on that sort of hard work. and we hope but we worry and that's where i am right now is certainly the increase in reported threat activity is of great concern to all of us, our athletes and fans to be safe. >> senator, thank you very much. could i also just ask you one quick question, a lot of talk about the way some republican potential candidates are talking about women, the most recent was the libido comment. do you have any advice for republicans in the way -- male republicans in the way they talk about women? >> i actually want to tie my answer to that question back into growing the middle class. if we look at the american dream in this country and strong and healthy middle class, we saw in the post world war ii years that our middle class grew and grew then stagnated. what really changed and added to growth again was women joining the workforce.
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now in very, very significant numbers women are in a part -- are a part of the workforce and have contributed greatly to allowing families to get ahead in the economy. what permits that is women being able to control when or whether they have children and how many. and it is so basic to our economic prosperity that women have that control. >> thank you, senator. tammy baldwin from the hill. thank you very much. the shopping mall shooting in columbia, maryland is reopening. the mall is reopening this hour with a memorial to the victims of saturday's fatal shooting. authorities say 19-year-old darion marcus aguilar armed with a shot gooun and large amount of ammunition shot two mall employees before turning the gun on himself. they are still searching for a motive behind the shooting and have not been able to find a link between aguilar and the victims. we asked people a question, how much money do you think you'll need when you retire?
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as president obama puts the finishing touches on the state of the union address. many goals remain unfinished. joining me now, michael waldman and former chief speechwriter for president clinton. great to see you. you did four states of the union addresses and other presidential speeches so you've been there, done that. you know the tension and pressure that they are going through. take me back stage at the white house right now. what is most likely going on? >> well, to quote my old boss, i feel their pain. a speech like this is a big production and involves many drafts, a lot of input, not just from the writers but from the policy aids and thinkers and the
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president because of the agenda, not just the speech designed to get attention in the room or applause, or even support for people at home, it is the agenda that what the country wants the president to do. bill clinton as we know reached out widely and went through draft after draft. used to write standing up at the lek tern rehearsing and kept writing as he rode the car to political and then ad libbed from the podium. >> we know he add libbed even when the teleprompter didn't break down as it did in his health care speech early in his administration. that business of writing in the car, that must have been driving people crazy. >> you know, we were riding in the car to the democratic convention in 1996. and the speech was not yet done and the president was supposed to work on it but every once in a while he looked out and saw
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the this rongs and the first lady, now secretary clinton, you work, i'll wave. >> that's a great division of labor. >> division of labor. i would imagine president obama is a writer and works with a text own on a laptop. i would assume the words that he has tomorrow night are going to be words that are his. >> there was another moment where the difference between president obama and bill clinton, bill clinton was such a smoozer and had such a sense of humor about reaching out, there's a memorable moment that newt gingrich had spoken about that they bonded. he was nervous himself. you're going to sit up there and everything you do or -- or every nod will be shown in that moment. bill clinton handed up his speech as is traditional in an energ envelope, the speech text. when newt opened it up, it was
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not speech text it was a fake letter of resignation, i president of the united states was resigning. it bonded them and had an influence on their ability to work together because he knew he was a funny guy and regular guy. >> they did actually work together. there would be consultations even at the height of the monica lewinsky scandal between bill clinton and newt gingrich about what would be in the speech and in what order. even this speech, in this time, i don't think the president today faces a host tile congress, faces a dysfunctional and divided congress. even in this one, there are bipartisan measures he can speak to. last year he talked about voting and what a disgrace it was. since then his own bipartisan commission put forward strong recommendations and there's a bipartisan bill to fix the voting rights act, which was gutted by the supreme court. he can point to that. there's bipartisan efforts on that can be taken even in terms
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of executive actions that would have bipartisan support such as moving to successor yented funding or criminal justice. there's still things in this toxic atmosphere that the president can do that might not get yells and years. >> speaking of toxic atmosphere, newt gingrich and bill clinton worked together despite all of that at the height of it. how about rand paul bringing that up as a potential issue for 2016 if hillary were to run? >> you know, i actually don't know. if this is an attempt at some kind of brushback pitch, it's a rather early in the season to do that. one would certainly think that most people watched that unfold and thought she was one of the people who was hurt by the whole thing. i -- if she runsz, if she runs,
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certainly her whole public career is going to be at issue but i thought that was a little strange. >> thank you very much. we'll watch the speech tomorrow night and we'll talk to you afterwards. before the big speech, we want to hear from you, from all of you, share with us, how would you funnish this sentence, the state of our union is, using hashtag sotuis. here's what a few already had to say, sunshine tweets the state of our union is under construction. gene writes it is struggling to hang on and durrell says the state of our union is changing for the better. hey guys! sorry we're late. did you run into traffic? no, just had to stop by the house to grab a few things. you stopped by the house? uh-huh. yea. alright, whenever you get your stuff, run upstairs, get cleaned up for dinner. you leave the house in good shape? yea. yea, of course. ♪ [ sportscaster talking on tv ] last-second field go--
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yet this comes after the latest wave of violence that left scores of people dead in a country that continues to struggle since the toppling of president mubarak two years ago. joining me now, ayman, you were in tahrir square and know what this means and the most recent protest. tell me the significance of general asiscy's resignation. he's representing for a big part of the egyptian society, a return to stability. now certainly activists and a lot of pro democracy and human rights organizations will look at this and be somewhat concerned egypt is paving the way for a powerful military general, who has support to return to power but what he is representing for a big chunk of egyptian society is stability and that is something that is very much on the minds of egyptians who over the past several months have been seeing tremendous acts of violence and terrorism and also a complete decline in the quality of life both economically and politically. it all comes against this back
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drop of tremendous uncertainty for the country wlorpt it can make a successful transition to a general democratic civilian government. >> thank you very much. and mean while, those talks going on in peace in syria. i'm joined by ann gearan for the "washington post" who just returned from switzerland and davos where secretary kerry was speaking as well. i have heard nothing but criticism so you were there and just watching the way the u.n. bungled the opening of the talks inviting iran then disinviting iran under pressure from john kerry. and everyone in foreign policy here this weekend from davos and people here on the ground, what is going on, what are we negotiating? >> after a year and a half of effort to get to these talks, it was clear just from the get go and you mentioned the rauk us
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over ban ki-moon, they are not ready to do business yet. they both agreed to come but they didn't get -- so far they haven't gotten anything done and didn't even want to sit down and directly talk on schedule on friday. they ended up doing it as proxy talks with abram hinny. >> the u.n. facilitator. >> the think that had been precooked, my colleague reported that there was a deal arranged ahead of time to have a humanitarian convoy to go into the city of homs as a confidence building measure. even that has fallen apart. now, we shouldn't get too far down the road of this will never work and this is awful and so forth because this does actually represent the first time in three years almost of really
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dreadful bloody fighting that any of the combatants have sat down together. so there is that. but whether they are actually ready to resolve anything and do business and whether they are on the same page about what the terms of that will be is really very much up to question now. >> and the state department issued a very sharp criticism today of the regime's claim that they were going to deal with homs, not by bringing aid in and having a cease fire corridor but by forcing people to be evacuated and be exiled. >> which the opposition worries will lead to two things, the splitup of families and evacuation of women and children and elderly -- women and children leaving elderly men and potential targets for the regime left behind. they would have a list of names and only people left would be civilian men of eligible age to be fighters. the opposition has a point. >> at this stage, there's also
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some agreement within the reg e regime, so you've had a lot of conflicts in this direction. >> that's part of the overall problem, isn't it? after three years, you're not even really talking about one side fighting another side. you're talking about a whole bunch of other stuff going on because the terms of the fight have changed so much. you've got the al qaeda linked groups and dissolution of some parts of the government. you've got certainly the splintering and factionalization of the rebel and opposition forces and a lot of political leaders of the opposition hadn't been in syria for two years. they are outside the country. this far on, their legitimacy on the ground is getting slimmer
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and slimmer. it's really peace talks between who is a really relevant question? >> what about the related criticism coming from the daf voes that the secretary of state defended against in his speech is focusing too much on pt israeli palestinian talks while this war is going on. >> you heard it a lot of davos, america not putting its pry ofrts in the right place. kerry had an answer for that. if you solve that, you will have gone along way to solving some of the many of the other conflicts and second, that this is actually something where american interest is clear and where american power might actually do something. he didn't go all the way down that road but that was the general argument he's making and it's an argument other official make, we don't have a core
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national interest in syria. it's awful what's happening there but as something that actually affects american -- has a real outcome and effect on the united states, it's of lesser importance. that's a hard thing to say out loud because it sounds like you're writing off the deaths of 120,000 people, which the obama administration doesn't want to do. what you heard at dave davos, y could, you would. and they are not. >> and relic containing drops of late john paul ii' blood have been stolen from a church in italy. it's considered to be significant religious value. one of the most popular popes in modern history due to be a saint in april. an unfortunate game of angry birds at the vatican, a sol bolic gesture of peace went
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volatile area. they took the torch through a stadium and ran it around the stadium with -- because they were so nervous about what would happen if they took it into public areas, if you like. that said, here in the games itself, it is incredibly tight security numbers we talk about are 37,000 and police to police this ring of steel around the actual olympic venues. when you walk around, andrea, here, the security doesn't feel like it is more than previous games in london, for example, but you do see a lot of police around, police with police dogs and bag searches so they are nervous, that's clear. >> we talk about the athletes themselves and their families here. what is their level of concern?
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we do read that some families are concerned about coming where this would be the moment to be with their athletes and be supporting them and excited about it. >> it's understandable that people would be worried. many experts you talk to think the threat level here where the events are going to be taking place is low, simply because all of the security that they have imposed here, the real concern is that in other parts of the country where people might be traveling to the olympic venue, but in terms of ordinary russians, the many volunteers now andrea who have been turning up here, young russians, when you talk to them, really they are enthusiastic and excited. i think that's partly because of the amount of security that there is here and also because russians are used to the threat of terrorism. there are attacks on semiregular basis in the country, so it is
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something that they have grown somewhat used to. the trouble is and this is always a problem when it comes to the olympics, is it is such a target because terrorists know it will cause so much publicity even if there is an attack during the games in another part of the country. that itself might well cause a good deal of publicity depending on how bad the attack is, so that's why there is so much worry. and anna, the black widows, you've written about this. you have experienced covering that whole issue and the threat from the black widows. explain more about the background and the origin of the black widows. >> well, you know, andrea, the term black widows was more invented by law enforcements in russia and women to the black widows.
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i've been talking to many women in dagestan and chechnya that pushes them to this ultimate measure. and they say that it is often despair. i talked with mothers who lost their children and children or sons were either abducted or killed during counter terrorist negotiations and young women who often by age 25 have been widowed by two, three times. and on the eve pushes them to join jihadist war. the women are supposed to go to war and some say allowing women to join war and these young women i've spoken to, they actually believe under islam they could fight the war just as men do. >> and anna, are women being
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particularly attacked -- not attacked but are the women now in dagestan and other areas facing also security concerns because they are now considered suspects as well? >> absolutely, here's what happens, when a woman say loses a loved one, son or husband, muslim woman puts on black -- and before the trouble, they are not necessarily strong believers but as soon as they feel pressure by law enforcement, they start to go into this community of radical believers and they become part of the family. so they sit around and discuss their troubles and pain and also the problems that they face on a
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daily basis. i saw a list of so-called black widows. as soon as women got on this list, in some cases their children were beaten at school and other cases they could not find a job. their lives became more and more complicated. unfortunately there were not psychologists or social workers to help them. and their despair and anger justin creased. i've seen this in the last couple of years, especially. >> thank you, anna, this is all obviously critically important. and keir simmons as well in sochi. here at home, "tonight show" host jay leno will pass the torch to jimmy fallon. when they sat down with matt
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joining me now is kenneth bae's sister. we talked before but it's so nice to meet you in person on the west coast in the past. tell any about reaction to the latest video. how did he look and what does it make you feel, any more hope? >> mixed emotions when i watched him and haven't seen my brother in well over a year so i have -- it's good to see his face but, you know, i see he's in prison uniform and has a number 103 over on his chest. i look at that, he has a family waiting for him and it's a visual reminder he's a prisoner in north korea. >> what do you want our government to do? >> i would like our -- kenneth has asked publicly for u.s. government intervention, has made it clear that is what it's going to take to bring him home. i know i appreciate all of the work that the state department has been doing and will continue to do and i believe in their
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advocacy, i want urgent action taken to bring kenneth home now after 15 months the longest detained american in recent history in north korea. >> he had made, you tell me as many as 18 trips to north korea over the last few years. this was at least an operating tour business. there was a lot of interest from korean americans and others. tell me about the interest in going to north korea, which to a lot of people is a frightening place. >> he saw a business opportunity when the special economic zone was set up. there's another side of north korea what he called untainted beauty, the place and people and wanted to really be a cultural ambassador of sorts and open doors and contribute to the committee. he thought he was helping to contribute to their economy. >> what did you think of the exploits of dennis rodman? >> you know, i think he's not a
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diplomat and he overstepped his bounds for sure. he made a mistake and we accepted his apology and let's focus on kenneth bae and make sure everybody knows there's an american citizen who has been in prison for 15 months already and time to bring him home. >> and most recently there are reports in the last 24 hours that kim jong-un, who has already been mysterious and frightening to people, executing his uncle, that the uncle's family members may have also been executed at this retaliation may have been even broader and more brutal. what does that make you think about this regime? >> we are concerned for my brother, he's a prisoner in north korea and he has -- he's the only one that served time in the labor camp until he had to be hospitalized and mentioned in a press conference he might be sent back there from the hospital. that is our worse fear and we
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want him to come home and get the treatment he needs back home. >> one hopeful sign is that the north and south korea exchange communications on friday about exchanges some of the closed, connected areas, the economic zone, so maybe there is a softening going on. >> we certainly hope so. we want positive engagement and peaceful negotiations to be able to bring kenneth home. >> terri, we will keep our focus on this, as well. thank you so much. our hearts are with you and the whole entire family of kenneth bae. >> thank you. >> and 50 years after the beatles won their first grammy for best new artist, paul mccartney and ringo starr brought down the house with a surprise appearance last night. a rare reunion for the two surviving beatles, at the grammy awards. even yoko ono was dancing in the aisles. nbc's kate snow sat down with drummer ringo starr to look back at 1964, the british invasion,
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and which political story will make headlines in the next 24 hours? ruth mashorcus, and a little gathering on the hill, called the state of the union. >> intimate little event. >> and the president on the world stage, and even if it's fewer viewers of the speech than in the past, it's a very important moment for him, and especially through social media. and one of the guests is going
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to be joey from the white house science fair. joey -- >> indeed. and he was the inventor of the marshmallow cannon. and he's going to be one of michelle obama's guests. >> don't you think it would really make the moment that much more excite federal government he brought his marshmallow cannon to the state of the union? >> could it get through the magnetomet magnetometer? >> probably not. but nothing but viewers. >> and jason collins, and a number of other guests. >> these are symbolic and symbolically important statements that you're making when you do your state of the union guests. so mr. marshmallow cannon guy is about the importance of science and technology. jason collins, openly gay basketball player, about the president's increasing emphasis on gay rights. >> and also the survivors of the boston bombing. >> and much more, sadly, in some ways more importantly, yeah.
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>> ruth marcus, we'll be there. you'll be there. we'll be talking about it tomorrow. thank you very much. and that does it for this edition of "andrea mitchell reports." tomorrow, we'll be live from capitol hill to preview the president's state of the union address. joining me will be senator roger wicker and congressman elijah cummings among others. my colleague tamron hall has a look at what's next on "news nation." >> coming up, more on the state of the union address and the warning that he'll work with congress when he can, but will bypass lawmakers if necessary. congresswoman marcia fudge will join us. plus, a new york hospital is responding after a man was found dead in an e.r. waiting room eight hours after his arrival. we'll talk to a doctor who says the system is failing to support emergency rooms. and how young is too young for colleges to recruit athletes? michael will weigh in on a growing concern despite rules from the ncaa to protect young
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her long day of pick ups and drop offs begins with arthritis pain... and a choice. take up to 6 tylenol in a day or just 2 aleve for all day relief. all aboard. ♪ right now on "news nation," a new york hospital defending its actions after a man who went to the e.r. for a rash is found dead in the waiting room. his family says he waited eight hours for treatment. dangerous detour. the olympic torch relay detoured into a nearly empty stadium as it goes through one of most dangerous parts of russia on its way to sochi. plus, new comments in the past few hours from hillary clinton on her 2016 plans. this, a day after senator rand paul goes after the clintons by bringing up the monica lewinsky scandal.

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