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of you. then that will be it. i'll be gone. >> you and your sex robot will ride into the sunset. >> my sex robot has a headache. >> way too early. "morning joe." but stick around. "msnbc live" is coming up next. i took my time. good morning. i am josé díaz-balart. ten american sailors have been released by iran a day after their boats were stopped in the persian gulf and they were taken into custody. the nine men and one woman were held on farsi island in the gulf overnight. these pictures were distributed by the iranian revolutionary guard. the navy says the sailors were allowed to leave just before 4:00 a.m. eastern and were picked up by the u.s. military. we have this covered at home and abroad. nbc's tehran bureau chief ali arruzzi is live in iran. what does the fact that they
were released quickly tell you about the balance of power in iran? >> well, josé, it tells you that the balance of power is very delicate here and shifts according to the political landscape and the needs of the ruling establishment. right now the ruling establishment need this nuclear deal to be implemented. the iaea inspectors are in iran and we're hearing talk of the deal being implemented as soon as this weekend. now, if the situation with the u.s. sailors had escalated it would jeopardize the deal, and that's the last thing a pragmatic administration of rouhani would have wanted. he is a moderate. he doesn't want things to escalate. he wants a diplomatic solution to all of these woes that iran is having. so he probably went to iran's ruling clerics and military rulers, and it didn't take much convincing to say, listen, guys, it's probably a good idea to get these guys out of here so we
don't hurt ourselves in the nuclear deal. if the nuclear deal was to be hurt, it would open up new economic woes for the iranian people, opening up a new can of worms for the administration. i think they got these guys relatively quickly out of iran to avoid this blowing up in their faces. but they didn't send them on their way without a warning. the chief of iran's army said, let this be a warning to troublemakers in congress if they want to impose more sanctions on iran. josé. >> and jim, what kind of details are we getting about the circumstances for their arrests and this morning's transfer? >> well, josé, according to the u.s. military officials, those ten sailors, the nine men and one woman, are now safe and sound at the u.s. navy base in bahrain. they were transferred -- they were actually left the farsi island in their own riverine boats but were quickly
transferred to other ships and finally on to bahrain where they'll undergo a p.o.w. hostage release protocol. anybody believes that they were in any way tortured or abused at this point. no evidence of that. but it's absolutely routine anytime you get any military person that's removed or is released from a captivity that they go through this protocol. so that's what they're doing now. and the latest from u.s. military officials is that the boat strayed into those territorial waters on farsi island by mistake because of some kind of apparent navigational problem, breakdown, error. who knows what that means. we still don't have the details on that. were they not paying attention? was some of the equipment bad or malfunctioning? we'll try to figure that out later. yesterday they called it a
mechanical malfunction. today they're calling it a navigational error or problem. and, to follow up on what we heard out of tehran a moment ago is that i don't think we're going to see any overt high-fiving over this, you know, this situation. it turned out as best as it could for the u.s. and iran, but i don't think we're going to see the u.s., at least the u.s. government, the state department, white house, or pentagon, shoving it in iran's faces. they're happy to get out of this with as little damage as could possibly have been inflicted here. and move on to implementing this nuke deal at the end of the week, josé. >> jim miklaszewski and ali arruzzi. thank you. want to bring in retired army colonel jack jacobs. good to see you, sir. >> what were the boats doing out there exactly?
>> they were patrol boats. you can see in the pictures they were quite small. a different configuration than the boats that are normally used for special operations. typically you'll have boats like this surveying waters, making sure there is no obstruction. don't forget we have got a big fleet in the region. we've got some very large capital ships in the region. normally we're up and down the straits all the time. and these kinds of boats provide some semblance of security. a little bit of early warning. and also check out the waters. these are basically river boats that have been adapted for international waters like this. they weren't spying. there was some accusation that they were spying. it's hard to envision that these boats were out there spying on anybody. >> yeah. what's interesting is that -- we just saw the map there, colonel. those are territorial waters claimed by iran.
yet the united states and others have been in that area for a long, long time there. and in other words, is it just the choice -- farsi island is apparently iranian. you see the territorial waters there. is it something unusual that these boats are around there? why did the iranians decide to arrest these people now when they were just on the brink of, as you say, you know, a hundred million plus coming into their coffers thanks to this agreement with the united states and other countries? >> two things about that. first of all, we're in and out of there all the time. we stay in the international waters. some of those areas are claimed by saudi arabia as well. so it takes a little bit of navigational skill to get through that in the fairly tight quarters, especially when you have large capital ships. if there was a navigation problem -- if you put yourself -- i'm not trying to pat the iranians on the back, but put yourself in the position of the iranians, and now we have an iranian ship that drifts in, for whatever reason, into american tactical waters.
american-claimed waters. we would probably do the same thing. we'd haul them off to the nearest port, and we'd await further instructions from washington. but the other thing, ali talked about. when you were talking with ali. very interesting. there is something of an internal discussion inside iran that revolves around "the deal." there are hard-liners on their end that say the deal they made with the united states is really a rotten deal, and iran shouldn't have been involved in this. and they would like to scuttle the deal. this demonstrates that the progressives, at least for the time being, have gained the upper hand and the deal is going to continue to go through. if this could have gone the other way, in which case the deal would have been scuttled, but the progressives inside iran actually held sway here. >> colonel jack jacobs. thank you for being with me this morning. appreciate your time. in a couple hours president
obama will hit the road, part of the presidential sales pitch. he'll visit omaha and baton rouge, louisiana. last night president obama touted the economic recovery, tackled isis and took aim at the partisan divide. including veiled shots at donald trump. >> it's one of the few regrets of my presidency, that the rancor and suspicion between the parties has gotten worse instead of better. i have no doubt, a president with the gifts of lincoln or roosevelt might have better bridged the divide. when politicians insult muslims, whether abroad or our fellow citizens, it doesn't make us safer. that's not telling it like it is. it's just wrong. all the talk of america's
economic decline is political hot air. and our answer needs to be more than tough talk. or calls to carpet bomb civilians. >> the republican response, south carolina governor neighboringy haley criticized the president's record on health care and national security. but she also had a message for the republican frontrunner. >> when you were talking about those loudest voices, those angriest voices, in that context you were referring to donald trump, correct? >> he was one of them, yes. mr. trump has definitely contributed to what i think is just irresponsible talk. >> we're now joined by msnbc political correspondent kasie hunt and nbc's luke russert who covers capitol hill. you've been talking about the republican establishment versus outsiders. should we be surprised she was so direct specifically saying trump indeed was one of those
she was singling out? >> in some ways this was pretty remarkable. don't forget the speech is carefully crafted by people on capitol hill. it's not as though she would have not had sign-off on these words that she had last night. and for her to really kind of put her foot down a little bit into this presidential race, that's a striking thing to have happen in one of these responses, especially because she in many ways dispatched with president obama's speech right away at the top of her remarks and then got into this. we've already seen some conservatives expressing concerns about this speech. you have had some of the talk radio, right-wing commentators tweeting things about it. on the establishment side you have seen a ton of support. i think that this really underscores the battle that we're going to see playing out over the next couple of weeks. the republican establishment at this point, people who have long worked in washington, people we've both talked to in many cases for years are suddenly coming around and starting to
grapple with the idea that it's more likely than not that donald trump becomes their nominee. there are some real questions for a lot of them about what that means for the party as a whole. does it mean that the gop itself changes and becomes more the party of trump, or is there going to be a wedge that's driven so deep that a lot of these people will have to find a new political home, and if that's the case, what does that look like? it could be a pretty fundamental change. >> interesting that not only the republican response, you know, alluded to donald trump, but a lot of what the president talked about last night at the state of the union was also about the semantics that people like donald trump have been using on the campaign trail. so it's not just the republicans that are speaking out about trump. obama about trump in a state of the union address! >> pretty remarkable, right, josé. in many ways nikki haley's response and the president's
state of the uni state of the union mirrored each other's. they ticked a laundry list of policy differences in washington. whether it's climate change or a whole host of issues. at the end of the day they both were urging for a level of political calm that just isn't quite there. i'm out on the campaign trail every day, and the reality is the president also talked to matt lauer about how he believes washington is so divided and the country is actually more unified. i have to say, if you're out there with people at donald trump rallies or ted cruz rallies or the other political events that i go to. the reality is the opposite. people in the country are in many ways more divided than people in the capitol. what they're unified on are that the people in washington are part of a system that they don't like. it's driving the trump supporters and some of the bernie sanders numbers. >> luke, talk about the reaction
on capitol hill. >> i think last night was especially fascinating because you started to see the emergence of what are going to be parallel campaigns, but they operate in a very different manner. because trump is near the top of the polls and because ted cruz is near the top of the polls there is a real fear among the establishment wing of the party special on capitol hill that they're going to have to differentiate themselves from those two to maintain their congressional majorities. i think paul ryan's fingerprints were all over nikki haley's speech. what you saw last night was the emergence of the paul ryan part of the party that says we can disagree with the president. we don't have to throw missiles and barbs at him in a way that's completely not respectable. however, we also do not have to go down to the language of somebody like donald trump or somebody like a ted cruz. how these parallel campaigns operate going forward is going
to be fascinating because you heard last night nikki haley talk about big, bold agenda items similar to what paul ryan is trying to do in congress, saying the gop can governor in close. you don't hear a lot of it from the campaign trail. it's more decrying the current state of the nation and talking about how there will be massive upheaval and massive change. i think last night was especially important because this is the opening salvo in a real different strategy from top people in the republican party and who wins out eventually. i know the ryan wing would very much like to see a rubio or chris christie emerge at the top versus trump or cruz. that's not where they're going right now. nikki haley offered the ability to show, hey, we're more than trump and cruz. that came to a lot of people on capitol hill as a good thing. >> luke russert and kasie hunt, thank you very much. good seeing you both.
in his nearly one-hour address to the nation the president touted the health of the u.s. economy. >> all the talk of america's economic decline is political hot air. the united states of america, right now, has the strongest, most durable economy in the world. >> msnbc business correspondent olivia sterns here with us. state of the union reality check. good morning. >> well, on the economy you are right. this was something of a victory lap for the president. and as you know, the truth is, when it comes to the economy, he does have a fair amount to cheer. so most importantly, 70 straight months of job creation under his administration. we talked about this yesterday. this is the longest streak on record. unemployment slashed in half from 10% to 5%. auto industry, he also pointed out, just wrapped up its best year ever. now, at the very same time the president was speaking the twitter account of the stone-faced speaker was actually sending out responses. paul ryan saying, quote, our
economy is weak. wages are stagnant. 45 million people are living in poverty. this is not good enough, mr. president. and, josé, the speaker has a valid point here. if you look at wages, the truth is they have stagnated under president obama. while more people, yes, are working, they're not making any more money. median incomes have fallen and the poverty rate has climbed by a little more than 1%. you're looking at nominal wage growth from 2007 to 2015. this is where it's been. focus on the darker number, which is all non-farm employees. the president spoke about the new economy and talked about how technology is changing the labor force, how workers nowadays have less leverage for a raise and how companies take less responsibility for the communities that they operate in. one of the best lines of the night is when he cracked a joke about how politicians in washington might be the only people left with job security.
>> it's not too much of a stretch to say that some of the only people in america who are going to work the same job in the same place with a health and retirement package for 30 years are sitting in this chamber. >> and, as a consequence of the fact that most people don't keep the same job for 30 years anymore the president also spoke about the need for benefits to be more mobile or portable. one of the few lines of the night that truly got bipartisan applause, the president actually saying, quote, i believe a thriving private sector is the life-blood of our economy. i think there are outdated regulations that need to be changed and that there is red tape that needs to be cut. and to that line, even speaker ryan smiled. josé. >> olivia sterns, thank you very much. with president obama's final state of the union in the books, the political conversation now shifts to the next president. and who that may be. this morning there are new
indications that the nominations for both parties are pretty much up for grabs. in iowa the republican race is once again tightening up according to a new poll. after a surge by ted cruz, the senator's lead in that state is shrinking. leading donald trump by just three points. also this morning, hillary clinton's grip on the democratic nomination may be weakening. a "new york times"/cbs news poll shows her lead just outside the margin of error. dropped four points since december. senator bernie sanders has gone up nine points. the new numbers comes as clinton continues to hammer away at her chief rival. >> don't talk to me about standing up to corporate interests and big powers. i have got the scars to show for it. and i am proud of every single one of them. we have a big difference over guns. you know that. and i think it's a telling difference. because if you're going to go around saying you stand up to special interests, well, stand up to the most powerful special
interest. stand up to that gun lobby. >> here with me now nbc senior political reporters. how telling is it that hillary clinton is now saying what she was basically saying in 2008 when then senator obama was climbing in the polls that she has the scars to prove that she has been in the battlefields much more than others. >> it tells me, josé, that the pressure is on and that she is in a much bigger fight than many would have expected even a month ago right before the christmas/new year's break that we ended up having. i am reminded by a line that peter hart, the democratic half of our nbc/wall street journal poll made to chuck todd last summer. he made the point that hillary clinton is so much better when her back is against the wall and she is throwing punches. we're seeing her doing that. whether or not this can help her position in what's become an incredibly tight race is an open
question. but we have a fight on our hands. it's going to be fascinating. josé, i think maybe the biggest takeaway is that the 19, 20 days until the iowa caucuses will seem like such a long time. there are so many more twists and turns ahead of us. >> mark, what the clinton folks will tell you is that, if you look past iowa and new hampshire, the situation nationally and in the other states, nevada, south carolina and everywhere else bode not as well far senator sanders. is it that we're focusing way too much on these two relatively small states and not really seeing what's going on outside of those two states with hillary clinton? >> yeah, josé. i don't think we're focusing too much on iowa and new hampshire. because if she is able to win iowa and maybe even iowa and new hampshire, the democratic contest is over. i think that that is what is significant here, that an iowa win for her and end up adding new hampshire pretty much closes the book on the democratic race.
under the scenario you laid out where hillary clinton has an advantage in the states like south carolina, the sec primary states that have many more minorities, it's a much more diverse population, she is much stronger and probably will end up beating bernie sanders. that means the democratic race goes into march, april, maybe into may. that's not somewhere where democrats want to be. >> nick, if these numbers continue and there is, you know, iowa and new hampshire does give the advantage to senator sanders, what can we expect from hillary clinton as the underdog candidate? >> some panic, first of all, i think, josé. it's incredibly hard to sell defeat to your supporters and your donors. if she loses two in a row it's just harder for her to say that i am the de facto nominee or i will definitely win. what we're seeing in the polls, josé, is some evidence that voters are beginning to see sanders as a possible nominee, as somebody who could carry the day, who might even have better
appeal with some independent voters than hillary clinton. it's sort of surprising giving his politics but that's what the polls say. >> interesting that hillary clinton is losing support among some of the key constituent groups that you would think would be her strongest supporters. >> you would think that young voters might be more drawn to hillary clinton, but on the other hand, she has been in politics for a very long time and bernie sanders is the new flavor. he talks a language about the 1% and inequality that is in vogue among younger voters. they have a lot of passion for him. so you do see a passion gap among the younger voters. the real question i think in a state like south carolina is black voters, african-americans, who do they break for? can bernie sanders make in-roads into that community that's supportive of hillary clinton. >> appreciate your time. presidential candidate senator rand paul will be live
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guzman escape from prison a third time. so they're moving him from cell to cell inside the maximum security prison where he is currently being held. nbc's jacob rascon is live outside the prison. jacob, a lot to talk with you about this morning. we're learning more about life has been like for el chapo since being recaptured on friday and a whole lot more. >> reporter: government officials are saying that he has been moved eight times since he got here. that would be more than once a day. to help prevent another escape, of course. el chapo's attorney is also saying yesterday outside the prison that el chapo is cold, he is in a cold part of the prison, that he is in solitary confinement and that he hasn't had any visitors as of yet. we also have to talk about this newspaper article in a local paper that talks about intercepted messages between el
chapo and kate del castillo using el chapo's attorney's phone. we'll characterize the messages since we've not confirmed them for ourselves but this is the first conversation we know of apparently between kate and el chapo. she seems surprised. she is described as being emotional. they talk about logistics on how she'll get there and how many days she'll be there. they talk about actor sean penn, that she wants to bring him, who he is and what he's like. he's described as one of the best-known actors in the united states. the messages go on and on like that through the middle of the night. we're working to get confirmation on those messages which were taken and intercepted, the newspaper says, in september before sean penn and kate del castillo met with el chapo in the jungle here in mexico. josé. >> jacob, the newspaper there, which is well respected here in mexico has -- the cover is kate
del castillo apparently telling el chapo in the apparent communications that people are -- she is probably being listened to and she is being pressured to take authorities to el chapo. but when you read these accounts, still unconfirmed by nbc news, about the communications, apparently kate was -- he was infatuated with kate. kate was happy to be infach weig infach waited. and sean penn is drooling. salivating at the possibility of meeting joaquin guzman. these are interesting communications if they're true. >> reporter: yeah. you get -- you get that sense. it definitely -- el chapo says to kate through the text messages, according to the newspaper, that "you are the best in the world. we will become the very best of
friends. you bring the tequila. i can't wait to meet you in person." kate responds and says, according to milenio, things like anybody has ever taken care of me like this. another way to translate what they talk about sean penn is that he's foaming at the mouth or drooling to be able to meet el chapo. so we'll work on that confirmation. we're reach out to kate del castillo's attorney to try to track that down. it's interesting. >> thank you very much. i spoke with kate del castillo's sister yesterday here in mexico city and among other things said that they were just awaiting. they had full confidence in the mexican judicial system. she says she feels her sister has done absolutely nothing wrong and that the last time she saw her sister was over the new year's celebration when they were together. she says that she had no idea that the family had no idea that kate del castillo had been communicating with "el chapo"
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winter has final arrived for the great lakes region. lake-effect snow is starting to pile up from the ohio valley to the northeast. this was the scene in erie, pennsylvania, as crews plowed the airport to try to keep it open. the area is way behind, however, average snowfall for this year. nbc meteorologist dylan dreyer, driving along i-81 north of syracuse with us this morning. >> want to point out to you that we're driving in the blue mobile right now. if you lose our signal, that has a lot to do with it. we've been driving because it is the easiest way to show you what lake-effect snow does. if you look out the front, you can see that right now we're not really seeing the heaviest of the snow. we just came out of whiteout conditions and then you run into totally clear conditions and then all of a sudden we'll run into whiteout conditions again. that's the way the setup works. if you look at the radar you see the banding. we're on i-81 north of syracuse.
when you drive through the bands of snow, the snow comes down very heavy. it's blowing snow and that's what causes the whiteout conditions. we're about to go under a bridge. i'll send it back to you, josé. you'll probably lose our signal right about -- >> oh, she was so right. dylan dreyer knows exactly when they're going to lose the signal. let's see if she gets out of the bridge because i have some tech-nerds questions for her. dylan, are you back from the bridge? >> yes. we are back. can you see me? >> yeah, i can seeyou. you look great. let me ask you. because i am a little bit of a nerd. tell me about the technology in this vehicle. we've got a camera facing forward and a camera facing you. i see you repetitiously behind you in a monitor. what kind of a technological vehicle are you in? dylan? no? we lost her. see, this is what happens. we see you perfectly, dylan, i
see you, but i can't hear you. sorry. thumbs up, though. sorry we missed her. i have to tell you, how cool is that technology? let's wave at each other at least, yeah. dylan, thank you so much. we got everything in. turning back to 2016 politics. there she is. 2016 politics after a break. bernie sanders poll numbers rising, hillary clinton's seem to be dropping. how the clinton campaign is responding to that and a lot more. next here on "msnbc live."
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only fair that voters know what the differences are. one of the big ones, as you are aware, is on gun safety where senator sanders has been a pretty reliable vote for the gun lobby and i have been standing against them for a long time, voted against them when i was a senator. so these are the kinds of differences that people deserve to know about as they make up their minds. >> joining me now is lily garcia, president of the national education association and a hillary clinton supporter. good to see you. >> good to be here. thank you for the invitation. >> thank you. three weeks before iowa and the new poll numbers, what's the state of the clinton campaign? >> we're educators. i represent three million members of the national education association, and what we are looking for is a great debate on education issues from preschool to graduate school. we are supporting and recommending in the primary hillary clinton for her life-long devotion to public
school kids. and so we're interested in the debate. we're involved in iowa and in new hampshire and everywhere. we see that we have friends in a lot of these positions. we're not afraid of getting in there and saying, how do you feel about toxic testing? how do you feel about empowering the people who work in those school buildings to do what they need to do with their kids? how do you feel about engaging parents in a new way? so this is all part of the process for us. >> and i guess the more debates in general, the better it is for everybody. the new national poll out today shows bernie sanders up nine points in a month. hillary clinton down four. so is it that bernie sanders is just gaining more momentum going into the final weeks before the caucus, you think? clearly something is happening. >> well, i think, from our perspective, what we're looking for is that debate on education
and empowering educators and parents. so, as we get into these presidential debates, our folks are there. they're on the ground, and they're encouraging folks to listen. when you ask about the debate, i am thinking of what the president said last night in his state of the union message that to us is really important. he said you can have good people disagree without des moinmmenize other side. especially on the democratic side all three of the candidates out there in the great debate, they've all been supported by the educators in their state. government o'malley, senator sanders, and when it was senator clinton, we saw senator clinton, secretary clinton, hillary clinton, rising to the top of that list that said who has really given that life-long,
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the persian gulf. earlier this morning, secretary of state john kerry released a statement expressing gratitude to iranian authorities for their cooperation in resolving the matter swiftly. i am joined by tehran bureau chief and chief pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski. the latest on nine men and one woman safe on a u.s. air base? >> that's right, they're back in bahrain, the u.s. naval basin the persian gulf after being held less than a day, about 20 hours or so by the revolutionary guard on farsi island. there's no evidence they were harmed or suffered injuries, but nevertheless as precaution they'll go through reintegration protocol. this is protocol for any pows or hostages released just to make sure there's no hidden psychological damage, no concern there may be, but it is sort of
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threaten that nuclear deal with the u.s., set to be implemented in days. >> don't want to see that escalating jeopardizing that nuclear deal. let's talk about that. give us a view on this from the iranian side and also the debate on what to do with the soldiers and sailors. >> well, it was a short debate among ruling establishment what to do with them. there are a hard line with anti-americanism, they would have want to kept this. the more pragmatic strain in the country realize this would be a major international crisis and could seriously have hurt iran's nuclear deal, due to be implemented any time now. iae inspectors are in iran, hearing it might be implemented by saturday or sunday. if the crisis spiralled out of control, it would have seriously jeopardized that and made the
situation here very different. as it is, it was contained. >> and a warning from iran to troublemakers in the congress trying to impose new sanctions on iran. thank you very much. next hour, president obama takes his state of the union speech on the road, visiting omaha, nebraska, baton rouge, louisiana tomorrow where he is expected to talk about benefits of obamacare. in his final state of the union, he touted the economic recovery, decried the partisan divide, pushed back on republicans who say he hasn't done enough in the fight against isis. >> the american people should know that with or without congressional action, isil will learn the same lessons as terrorists before them. if you doubt america's commitment or mind to see that justice is done, just ask osama bin laden. >> on morning joe, chris christie was having none of
that. >> i commend the president for authorizing that action but you know, that was a long time ago now. since that time, we have dead bodies in paris, in san bernardino, dead bodies in turkey, and this president believes that we are right where we need to be on this, and the only reason we are anxious and worried because we watch too much cable news. he lives in his own world. >> let me bring in "the wall street journal" white house correspondent kara lee. the president is trying to sell the speech, knowing how he made clear his regret given the partisan divide there. what can we expect? >> well, you'll hear a lot of the same notes today and tomorrow that you heard last night. the president, they want to follow through on various things he said last night, so he'll take that show on the road, so to speak. one of the interesting things is that at the same time the
president was saying that one of his biggest regrets is that he did not change the politics in washington. there was a lot of politics in the speech and had sharp rhetoric for republicans in particular, and without naming them by name, you know, took aim at their -- particularly donald trump saying america is on the decline. the president directly rebutted that, said the u.s. has never been stronger. he addressed without naming names senator ted cruz who was talking about carpet bombing to deal with the islamic state and he said that's not how americans should lead in the world. so i think what you heard last night is kind of an opening salvo of what you'll hear as he defends his legacy and remain relevant as the 2016 campaign takes over in terms of where the spotlight is. >> when you say staying relevant, as far as congress is concerned, what can he
realistically do to get something done as far as the bipartisan ship in concrete terms. >> not much anyone expects that will get done this year. it is an election year. the president put forward a limited legislative agenda, called for criminal justice reform. there's some talk that that's a possibility but not guaranteed. he wants the trade deal finalized, that also could happen. again it is not guaranteed. he asked congress to pass an authorization for use of military force against the islamic state, but that's a very controversial issue and not one that anyone thinks congress wants to take on, particularly during an election year. one of the interesting things is the president wants congress to lift the ban on transfers of prisoners at guantanamo bay coming to the u.s. that's also unlikely. if you notice what he said last night, he didn't call on congress to do that. he said we must close the prison. thinking in washington is he may
take executive action in that area and also take executive action in other areas, particularly on climate change this year. >> carol lee, thank you very much for the perspective. talking about what the president mentioned, one of the first things he talked about in the speech was changing the criminal justice system in this country. >> i hope we can work together this year on some bipartisan priorities like criminal justice reform. >> it is an issue he pushed hard for. there's support from both parties to get it done. bring in msnbc chief legal correspondent ari melber. talk about changes to the system that have bipartisan support. >> you and carol were discussing, this is one of the few areas there's a feeling that the president didn't need to speak that long about it last night because there is bipartisan interest. there's a bipartisan bill that's already moved through the senate judiciary committee looking to release elderly prisoners, reduce recidivism, the revolving
door, people go out and come back in, and reduce some mandatory minimum sentences of let's be tough on crime, automatically send people to prison a certain amount of time. in the area of nonviolent and drug offenses, that's more controversial and expensive which brought republicans and democrats looking at making changes. we can show you as well beyond the president's words, here's a look at some of the bipartisan support from people in both parties talking about justice reform. >> personally in favor of criminal justice reform. >> we have a severe problem in our country. we are notable for being the most incarcerating nation on earth. we have seen the federal population in prison explode. >> that's a utah conservative, showing the breadth on the issue. >> beyond the president, the attorney general, this is a big
issue a few hours from now. >> loretta lynch on the road, touting these events. we will hear from her and fill in the details. i think politics of it are striking. just a few years ago in the early obama era, the notion you were going to somehow radically change the way we do crime and punishment would have been seen as a polarizing issue and something if the president wanted to push it, he would have to say a lot about it, would take a few paragraphs in the speech, they meticulously debate what gets in. it was a throw away at the top. we all want to do this, we want to do it this year, now moving into difficult stuff and rebutting trump and fireworks where it is up to the attorney general and others to fill in the details on something that could happen this year. >> we'll see. msnbc ari melber, appreciate it. more reaction to the state of the union address.
appreciate you being here. we talk about the president when he spoke of regrets that he couldn't change the partisan tone of washington, also taking several shots at 2016 republicans in his speech, that unveiled shot to donald trump there. is there a sense of a mixed message in that? >> i think there's no denying partisan rank in congress and national politics has gotten worse the last few years. the president is speaking to reality, some of the proposals out of the hopefuls are ridiculous, juvenile, clownish, and many dangerous. you heard the president express reservations about what he's hearing on the campaign trail. >> that's something that a lot of people, that moment with republican response south carolina nikki haley finding common ground with the president. let's take a look and listen.
>> i am the proud daughter of indian immigrants who reminded my brothers and sister and me every day how blessed we were to live in this country. we must fix the broken immigration system. that means stopping illegal immigration and welcoming properly vetted legal immigrants regardless of race or religion, just like we have for centuries. >> her words there, and saying, warning against following the siren call of the angriest voices, she admitted that she was referring to donald trump. your reaction to her words? >> first, i think most people think she did a good job. i think it is telling, frances, that the person republicans asked to give response to state of the union is essentially critical of what she's hearing from the harshest, angriest people running for president on the republican side. in every election cycle americans are going to have grievances with the political process with the candidates in front of them and with the
government. but we have gotten to a point where people are solely trying to create outrage for political benefit. some on television, radio, for their own entertainment and commercial benefit, and that's really not what's best for the country. >> heard that when it comes to immigration and donald trump. the president touching on immigration in his speech saying we need to fix a broken system but didn't go much more than that. were you hoping for more? >> we had gotten word this would be more of a theme speech. it is about his legacy and what he accomplished. this is a president that literally brought the nation back from the brink of disaster, of another great depression. it was part about his legacy but also a prescription for the road ahead. i would have loved to have heard more on different issues but it was a different kind of speech. >> appreciate your look into it. joaquin castro, thank you for being with me. >> thank you. >> for more on governor haley's
response, we turn to kasie hunt and steve kornacki, and robert costa of "the washington post," an msnbc political analyst. casey, start with you. to the response from nikki haley and the moment, yeah, she went there in that moment acknowledging she did call out donald trump in that response. interesting also how that will be received. >> that's right. i was talking with some of haley's advisers ahead of the speech, they said she didn't want this to be just a generic state of the union response, she wanted to say something here. keep in mind this is something that was carefully crafted with paul ryan's team on capitol hill. what you heard from her is in many ways paul ryan's vision for what he wants the republican party to be. but she's someone that clearly stepped into the spotlight and found a comfort zone as a
national politician on issues like this in a way she maybe hadn't before, when she was first elected governor of south carolina, but she stayed out of the spotlight. when the confederate flag issue came up, she stepped to the forefront, found success and continued it with the speech last night, being that politician willing to say hey, i am going to put my foot down, say this is not something we should be talking about. she has personally experienced when she was campaigning racial slurs from some of her -- from those talking about the primary. in many ways personal for her. she faced back lash, had conservative commentators, one tweeting trump should deport her. a little back lash there. that said, a lot of report from establishment saying they feel that donald trump is going too far. >> as expect, donald trump responding to governor haley. this is what he had to say.
>> she's very weak on illegal immigration and i've known that for a long time, but she's weak on illegal immigration and she certainly has no trouble asking me for campaign contributions because over the years she asked for a hell of a lot of money in campaign contributions. sort of interesting to hear. perhaps if i weren't running, she'd be in my office asking me for money. but now that i'm running she wants to take a weak side on immigration. >> we have to pay attention to the timing here. saying this, going after nikki haley the day before republican debate in her home state. >> you see trump doesn't feel he needs governor haley's support to win the primary. this is a message from the republican establishment, they have not spent a lot of money against donald trump, don't have ads in the states about him. it is about a message to counter trump's populous appeal. >> when it comes to the national
poll and reason for hillary clinton to be concerned with her down, bernie sanders up, and hillary clinton told the "today" show she's not nervous, here she's criticizing bernie sanders over health care. let's listen to that. >> he has been talking generally about a single payer system. introduced legislation nine times that laid out a very specific plan to take everybody's health care and roll it into a great big bundle, hand it to the states, but my view is we shouldn't be ripping up obamacare and starting over, we should be building on it. >> she goes on to say when it comes to tightening polls that she's excited where she is. is that the case? is there a sense of panic with the hillary camp? >> i don't know if panic is the word, certainly concern about the direction the race is taking on the democratic side. how close bernie sanders is nationally. he's ahead in new hampshire, may be ahead in iowa now.
back to the first bill clinton campaign when he lost new hampshire to paul tsongas, his career was hanging in the balance. it was hillary clinton in that brain trust in the '92 campaign that pushed to go after paul tsongas, go after him on issues like social security and medicare, hit him hard, and bill clinton did that, turned around the campaign. may be seeing shades of that same instinct now. when you think back to how the clintons went on the attack in the campaign years ago, they were attacking from the left, attacking opponents saying he is not liberal enough. i am curious how it will go over. attacking bernie sanders, she's doing this from the right, trying to convince democratic voters that bernie sanders who basically caucuses with democrats, the most liberal person that caucuses with the democrats in the u.s. senate, she's trying to convince
democratic voters he wants to gut obamacare, that he wants to do to obamacare what republicans would do to obamacare. that's the effect of the rhetoric she's using here. i am not sure she can sell that to the democratic base. >> using her daughter chelsea clinton in talking about bernie sanders and health care. robert to you, talking about the poll out of iowa showing the state up for grabs. ted cruz was leading, look how close it is. does it surprise you how fluid the race is in the past two weeks? >> it is striking to see the des moines register poll, trump is gaining in iowa. senator cruz is looking for a bump. if it is a narrow victory for cruz or defeat, it could be debilitating for his campaign moving to new hampshire. trump has a ground game, bringing in new voters. the question is how many new voters will he bring in. as you see from the poll, he's certainly closing the gap.
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the parties has gotten worse instead of better. i have no doubt a president with the gifts of lincoln or roosevelt might have better bridged the divide. i guarantee i'll keep trying to be better so long as i hold this office. >> that was president obama last night promising to seek a better brand of politics over the coming year. illinois republican congressman adam kinzinger said after the speech he looks forward to more positive and productive rhetoric in washington. appreciate you being with me this morning. >> you bet. >> let's talk about that. how is that something you achieve while the 2016 race is going on. >> it is going to be tough, i am not going to sugar coat it. it will probably take a couple of years to change the tone in washington. from before obama under bush and then under obama, it has gotten worse. sides are more divided. less is the day people act as statesmen and have good debates. we're supposed to have fiery
debates, but try to find common ground and not hate each other. i hear about people sitting around thanksgiving dinner table that disagree on a political issue and don't talk about their kids because of that disagreement. we are one country united with the same mission. >> let's talk about this in the election year. how can you separate inflammatory rhetoric of the campaign trail that we are seeing and hearing from the business there at capitol hill. >> we're just going to have to do it. capitol hill, a lot of cliffs and stuff we looked at last year are gone this year. we have appropriations bill, we will go through appropriations process, some will be divisive, some not. it will be important as the republicans settle on a nominee, i am a jeb bush supporter, i like his tone and outreach, i think he would be a great leader. as we settle on a nominee, we have to build as republicans a
positive vision, that shining city on a hill, and reach out to democrats, hillary or bernie and our nominee will fight it out. at the end of the day, still get things done. then the next president comes in with whoever controls the house and senate and achieve big things. >> if that person is donald trump, will you support him? >> that's something i have to look strongly at. i want to support the republican nominee. i have to look long and hard at. see what the tone is. he said you can't ban a religion that vielts the constitution as somebody that understands how important our moderate muslim friends are, i would like to endorse him, but i don't think he will be the nominee. >> look long and hard to see what his tone is, many argue his tone has been clear. >> i agree. i condemned it. i think it is wrong. but let's see how he talks in the future. that's dealing with a lot of
what ifs. i don't think he is going to get there. we have a lot of great candidates besides donald trump. i think he topped out at 30 some%. as people drop out, they'll consolidate behind not donald trump, and hopefully i won't be put in decision to make that decision. >> thank you for your time. >> you bet. take care. still to come, details inside the prison holding el chapo guzman. communication between the drug lord and indicate decastillo. and the image after sean penn and el chapo met. the shirt was available in dallas, it is completely sold out of the website. crashed after it hit the world spotlight. the future belongs to the fast.
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constantly moving him cell to cell in the maximum security prison where he is held. jose diaz-balart spoke with the actress believed to have secured the meeting with sean penn and el chapo. third, learning about text messages between kate and el chapo before they met, published in the paper. nbc news hasn't verified the authenticity of those messages. jake, these reported text messages, fascinating to read, the code name for el chapo and for kate. what more can you tell us about texts? >> they're very interesting text message conversations. nbc news hasn't confirmed them, millenial reported them, the local newspaper, highly respected newspaper.
they say the government intercepted this message on the phone of el chapo's lawyer. and the text messages are sometimes funny to read. el chapo and his attorney appear to go back and forth many times about what kind of phone to buy kate decastillo. need to find the prettiest one, in a woman's color, which is the best, blackberry or iphone. that sort of talk. and kate decastillo is talking with el chapo first time in text messages, saying she's excited to meet him, can't wait to talk about her project and can't waiting to in person. el chapo responds and says things of the nature you can bring the tequila, i don't usually drink but i'll drink with you and that sort of thing, they talk about logistics and talk about sean penn. he's described as the most well known actor in hollywood, he knows all of the producers and directors and that he is foaming
at the mouth is the translation to see el chapo. >> fascinating to read. i'll bring the wine, i like tequila, i like whiskey. and jose diaz-balart spoke to kate's sister and what did she tell him? >> his sister veronica says she had no idea of the conversation between kate and el chapo, that she has been with her sister but the topic was never brought up. kate decastillo brought it up that she sent an open letter, that was known. but her sister told jose she had no idea. take a listen. [ speaking foreign language
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tomorrow night's republican debate will be excluding one of the more unique voices from their party this primary season. republican rand paul failing to meet minimum polling criteria before monday's deadline. new poll in iowa shows the senator may have reasons to be ups upset. steve kornacki is here with senator rand paul. steve? >> that's right. the new wrinkle, the new des moines register, bloomberg iowa
poll, shows rand paul in fifth place in iowa behind ted cruz, donald trump, marco rubio, and ben carson. ahead of jeb bush and chris christie, and those candidates will be on the stage for the debate. senator rand paul joins me. thanks for taking a few minutes. let's be clear what's going on. rules for the debate say you have to be in the top five in average in iowa or naps or top six nationally. if this poll were included in the average monday night, you would be in the top five in iowa. >> i think it is just more evidence. we think it is mounting evidence maybe we need to reassess what happened here. even last week, your poll had me in the top five as well in iowa. there's a lot of evidence that there's motion in the polls up and down. it is a mistake when people are close within the margin of error to exclude people. we have a national campaign. last week i was in iowa
announcing a thousand precinct chairs. it isn't fair to exclude some people from the debate. >> practically thinking, you were at fox news across the street. any indication they would reconsider the criteria at this point? >> it is brand new, the poll just came out from des moines register. it fits within the criteria. there was a window to accept polls. it was done within the window but released after the window. >> completed on monday and released today. had it been released monday, you make the top five. >> depends if you count release or poll. looks like it was done within the window of time. the interesting thing is several polls show this. when it is that close, we think it is a mistake to exclude people from the debate, we're going to discount your candidacy because you were .2 off. right now, looks like if you count this poll, we would be in. >> if you do not get on the stage for thursday, you don't want to be part of that
undercard debate. we are three weeks from iowa, four from new hampshire. what does that do to the campaign? >> we will take it to the voters. i will be in new hampshire and iowa. we have a strong organization. right now, our public organization is stronger than any other candidate's in iowa. we deserve to be first here. we just can't accept artificial designation that tells supporters or voters in iowa that we're not in the first tier. everything indicates we ought to be in the first tier. >> want to ask you about the state of the union, first of all response to the state of the union. rare the response generates the interest that this one from nikki haley is. we are seeing reactions from republicans. she took clear shots at donald trump it seems, and trump is seeing plenty of republicans saying i am glad she did that, that's my republican party, that's somebody i want speaking for me. what did you think of nikki haley's message? >> i don't want the party
represented by anger toward immigrants or anger toward people of certain ethnic groups. that's a big mistake. we are an increasingly diverse country, we need to be republicans an increasingly diverse party. it is a mistake to characterize all immigrants as drug dealers or rapists. i object to that. it is important that we make sure the republican party has a face that says we are a welcoming party, want liberty voters, people of every race in our party. we will see. it is good to have a variety of voices. >> do you think there's one theory that donald trump's rise and staying at the top of the polls, part of it is seen as republican establishment attacking and ganging up on him. does something like that where the official republican response end up being more response to trump than to obama? does that end up helping him? >> i don't think anybody considers me to be part of the establishment, i ran against establishment amongst most republicans wanting to choose
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we know the boats in the video have three 50 caliber machine guns on them, one in front, two in the rear. this is first video of the incident taking place. there are the sailors in that room which we had photos of. at one point you see them eating. >> even a slight smile from sailors, nothing alarming from this video. cal perry. they're now safe and sound at a naval base after the vessel strayed into iranian waters. the rams franchise headed to los angeles first time in more than 20 years. those details when we come back. at ally bank no branches equals great rates. it's a fact. kind of like ordering wine equals pretending to know wine.
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that. we know what's happening with the rams, but a lot of uncertainty for football fans for san diego and oakland. >> what team and mascots will be on the jerseys there. joe fryer, thank you very much. oil prices briefly rebounded before plummeting to a 12 year low. in the state of the union address, president obama says drivers are getting a cut at the pump. >> cut imports of oil 60%, cut carbon pollution more than any other country on earth. gas under two bucks a gallon ain't bad either. >> it is a nice to fill up. bring in olivia stearns. is there a bad side to any of this? >> the president is right, $2 gas ain't bad, conventional wisdom is cheap gas is good and it is true, only up to a point. right now, gas prices average about $1.95 a gallon nationwide. good news. you'll have more money in your
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bp was going to layoff 4,000 people, energy companies including chevron said last year going to layoff 7,000 people. shell says 6500 people. in total, 100,000 energy jobs lost in the u.s. last year. >> interesting to see how it comes into play. meantime, keep planning road trips as long as prices stay that way. olivia stearns, thank you very much. appreciate it. that wraps up this hour of msnbc live. i am frances rivera in for jose diaz-balart. erica hill is up next. time for the entrepreneur of the week. he is owner of paul's photo has reshaped his father's business. after digital killed film, lots of camera stores went bust, but not paul's. he rebuilt the business with hands on workshops that the camera geek community can't resist. watch your business sunday at 7:30 on msnbc. when your type 2 diabetes numbers
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iranian revolutionary guard. nine men, one woman. they were in two patrol boats shown in the new video just in from pentagon and state department, saying it all started when one of the boats experienced mechanical problems in the persian gulf. on route from kuwait to bahrain. the seizure came at a sensitive time, not only hours before the state of the union address, but days before the nuclear deal is formally put in place. under that deal, the u.s. is to unfreeze $100 billion in eye iranian assets. all of this prompting an urgent call by secretary of state john kerry to his iranian counter part with whom he negotiated that deal to resolve that crisis quickly. jim miklaszewski joins us from the pentagon and ali arouzi live from the iranian capital. mik, i will start with you. do we have any sense what was taken from