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i figured out how to make conservatism connect with middle america. ronald reagan won 49 states because he had the ted cruises and the colin powells. >> i talked to republicans who say let's have this fight. is it going to be that or is it going to be a fight. >> do they want to win or lose? i'm an alabama fan. there is a reason why nick saban keeps winning national championships. he obsesses on winning national championships. >> the book tour continues. chicago today. we will be there. that's it for "morning joe." here's chuck. >> temperature rising. president obama gets an earful from fellow democrats as secretary sebelius stays out of sight and more democrats go behind congressional
intervention. virginia is for lovers. counting that is. a deep dive into the razor thin margin that separates them for attorney general in virginia with with a man who helped correct the count. also this morning leader are are turning on each other. faction of the party breaking off, we are not talking about the gop of today, but a century ago and the lessons teddy roosevelt and his frenemy have for today's republican leaders. all that with the story from washington. it's november 14th, 2013. a very packed show, but let's start with the big story of the moment. that's health care. the mood among democrats on capitol hill has gone from nervous to panicked. the president has a policy problem to make the website functional and provide a solution for the americans whose plans are being san celled. that is compounded bia serious political problem.
democrats are anxious before the numbers were released are now beginning to panic. the anger boiled over yesterday in ugly meeting with white house officials. >> i'm from pittsburgh. where i come from, we are rather plain speaking people. yesterday there was a lot of plain speak going on with the administration. i watched many of my colleagues give up seats for this bill because they thought it was the right thing to do and i still believe that. you can imagine the frustration level that many of us have from this roll out. >> on friday the house is going to vote on a bill sponsored by the congressman, a michigan republican to allow individuals to keep their coverage without penalties. doyle said a number of democrats will vote for the bill if there is no other option simply to send a message to constituents and the white house. other democrats like steve cohen had been blunter, calling the controversy over keeping
existing plans the last straw. this is what cohen told nbc news. sometimes they, referring to the white house, take us for granted. we are fighting for this. they need to come up with something where many of us will support the upton bill. a senior house democratic staffer estimated to politico that the number could be anywhere from 20, the usual, when there is conservative democrats who vote to 100 depending on the circumstances. it's clear whether the white house likes it or not, they will have to let democrats in congress make the fix. they can't do it themselves. the trust is just not there. democrats need their pound of flesh on this one. democrats are telling the white house this. we need to be on the record and registering anger with how the roll out has gone so far. we have been with the white house and we are on the ballot next year, not president obama. don't be surprised if the white house endorses something. maybe it's the landry bill.
that is the most likely vehicle for any fix. that would allow individuals to keep plans they have as of december 31st of this year while requiring them to document ways in which current plan do not meet the law's minimum coverage requirement. >> my bill does not undermine the affordable care act. it does say that promise needs to be kept and it's disappointing to all of us and the people we served that it hasn't been rolled out better. the president assures us that it's being worked on and being fix and we are pausching to make sure that happens. >> the bill picked up another cosponsor yesterday and not from a red state, but a blue state. yesterday colorado's mark udahl introduced a bill to allow americans on the individual market to keep their plans for two years if they want to. today senate democrats will get their own venting session and
get to meet with dennis mcdonough. all of this hammering has been going on, we had enrollment numbers released and that could have been the other last straw for congressional democrats. >> nobody is satisfied. nobody who supports health care reform and supports successful implementation of the affordable care act is satisfied with what we have seen out of the website. >> the white house wants to spend these numbers and it's as bad as we have been telling you. it may be worse. the news was so bad, kathleen sebelius didn't do it in front of cameras. she delivered the news over the phone. >> as of this first period, 106,000 americans have enrolled in qualified health plans through the market place. >> of course she avoided admitting of those 106,000 enrollees, just a quarter of them were done via the federal government's website. less than 27,000 enrollees.
fewer than the number of folks at fenway park was sold out in the game. the state-run websites and california's exchange alone signed up nearly 10,000 more people. they believe there is condensation in the glass. the piece of positive spin is nearly a million potential applicants are in the pipeline. >> we can reasonably expect these numbers will grow substantially over the next five months as they did in massachusetts that enrolled only .3% or 123 people in the first month. >> still it's hard to look at yesterday's congressional hearing with the white house chief technology officer todd park feeling fully confident that a new deadline on a work website november 30th will be met. >> will it work on november 30th
fully? >> the seem set a goal of having health care.gov function smoothly and the team is working hard to meet that goal. >> bottom line is they have to have it fixed. a few moments ago, i spoke with the majority within the house. kevin mccarthy and asked them about the fixes congress is considering to fulfill the president's broken promise, if you like your plan, you can keep it and whether republicans will bring that to the floor even if it's modified to pick up support. >> yeah. we are going to bring it to the floor friday. i count more on the house getting something done than the senate. many more bills get through the house than the senate. i see revolt in the democratic party over frustration and credibility over what's going on. you have feinstein who is not a target and not up for reelection who is from my home state saw a million people denied.
now she is on the landry bill. >> should we take from the observers here that the house republicans are now open to fixes? to the health care law rather than just always trying to repeal it? >> there is a lot of pain for individuals losing health care. i don't believe the obama care will work. it's more than just a broken website. i believe it's coming in threw three ways. you found the promise that the president made is not true and you cannot keep the health care. the next big wave will be the cost. the high deductibles. this system will not work. >> you say the high deductibles, the only way -- i assume you are for making sure there is not discrimination of preexisting conditions. is that right? >> yeah, that's a republican idea. >> in order to make that work, you have to expand the pool, do you not? >> you have to expand the pool
many ways. you are kicking people out of the health care process. much like we have car insurance. many ways. if you looked at the pool going through, the republicans offered more money and the democratic plan ran out. there many better ideas to provide health care in america today. approximate are. >> i understand that. my question at this point, are you now of the mind set that okay, we are going to agree to this bill and try to fix this aspect of it although there people who think this up bill could undermine the cost structure. if that's the case, are you against this? if the cbo said if you pass this upton or some version of this bill, it will raise premiums on other folks and skyrocket premiums next year. would that make you be against this bill? >> no, look. the president said and made a pledge.
if you have health care, you can keep it. a million people are getting a letter saying they will not be able to keep their health care. i think government needs to keep their promises. secondly if you look at who is enrolled, they give the numbers out. they are astronomically low, but that's not people who picked a plan. that's poem who have gone on amazon and put something in a shopping cart. obama care has done that. they will be subsidizing the system and pull for medicare. every aspect of this legislation that we have told time and time again unfortunately is coming true. i do not believe the mechanism that the president created will get more people uninsured or lower the price. it will do the opposite. even their own studies show there will be 30 million uninsured. how long will it take before the president realizes this will not work? >> have you signed up? >> have i signed up? >> i'm going on to obama care
because we are forced to. >> have you done it yet? >> i tried. >> you will be in the california exchange? >> we have to go through the d.c. exchange. >> even you as a resident of california? >> yes. another aspect of showing how this does not make any common sense. >> let me ask you about a political question. there is a lot of republicans in virginia who believe the shut down cost ken cuccinelli and the governor's race down there, do you share that assessment and the blame? >> i think there is a lot of things that happen in that race it. did not turn out the way i wanted it to. that race was much closer than any polling show. >> do you think shut down -- do you take responsibilities and do you think republicans owe ken cuccinelli an apology? >> republicans don't owe someone an apology. if you look across the public for one, republicans didn't want
to shut down. we funded the government all the way through. the only thing we said at the end of the day was to delay the mandate. why don't you listen to the democrats and what are they asking us for? exactly what republicans are asking for, a simple month ago. timing matters inside of elections, but i don't think anybody is going to fault somebody for fighting for principals when we never voted to shut the government down. we voted to fund it on a question that now democrats are asking for because you know what, we knew this obama care would not work and they are jumping on the bandwagon when they see it that they want change as well. >> more final question. the white house accuse americans are rooting for health care to fail. are you rooting for it to fail? >> never. we sat down with the president even during it and asked to negotiate. you know what the president said? he couldn't negotiate with us. you know how many times he talks about that? we give offer after offer, idea
after idea. this is why the system is not working. i'm a firm believer that nobody has been president if they haven't been governor first. they have to work with both sides and can't print more money. the challenge is the ability to work together. i am willing to work with anybody. we have 140 bills that passed the house that are sitting in the senate that we won't bring up. this is a real challenge of a process that is not working. >> kevin mccarthy, the number three member of leadership. thanks for coming on. >> thanks for having me. >> more of my conversation with kevin carthy on the issue of immigration that will be exclusive low on the website. hear what he said about whether or not he will ever work with the senate in conference on immigration. go to run email@example.com. nancy pe los in an interview
this morning, the ideas that aric taing place at the museum said definitively this about a legislative fix. she said i don't know however the president will offer a proposal today is my understanding. we have our own proposal that we think is really good. she said the president is offering his fix for if you like your plan you can keep it today. obviously he travels today in ohio. we will be keeping an eye on that. now the latest from the philippines. the u.s. military said they managed to open the air field and has it running 24-7. that's a big deal. we talked about that yesterday. a major development in getting the aid at least on the ground where it needs to go. getting trucks and vehicles for the next step. food, water, and supplies have been piling up and sitting in warehouses. that aid is now starting to get flown in. the world food program said 50,000 residents have received
rice and canned foods and a lack of trucks and security are hampering the effort. the death toll stands at 2,357. they report 534,000 people have been displaced after the storm damaged or destroyed nearly a quarter million homes. the u.s. military is ramping up efforts and earlier reports are that it would be delayed for days. uss george washington brings the total number of marines and sailors in the area to 5500. along with the aircraft carrier, they are helping with the relief effort and another five are on the way including two out of japan and a hospital ship out of california. as always, we put a list of organizations sending aid to the region and if you have a few extra dollars to help, you can use it. run down.msnbc.com. head there to see the list we pulled that we think are the best groups to help uh. coming up next, the guy who could be single handedly responsible for altering the
force of the virginia attorney general's election via twitter no less. we will talk about the accounting process a little bit. why do elections mark for error? as we just noted, we added a little something. the president apparently is going to announce what his fix is for if you like your plan you can keep it. does he do it in cleveland? the president of the united states no less. you are watching "the daily rundown" only on msnbc. ♪ i always wanted to design a bike that honored those who serve our country. and geico gave me that opportunity. now naturally, we wanted it to be powerful, innovative and we built this bike as a tribute to those who are serving, those who have served and their families.
general's race, but it's bigger than that. it's into how we count our votes. it changed the election and the results are still unofficial. the two democrats are separated by 1/100 of a percent. if election officials had their way this thing might be over already. they were ready to jail him the winner. david wassermann started raising issues and he was among the first to spot a discrepancy in the total particularly in fairfax county. thousands of ballots seemed to be missing. he tweeted i am not convinced they are done reporting absenties. they showed a percentage of increase. the following day wassermann said a member of the political team helped him pin down the problem closer. he was coming from fairfax county's part of the district.
he tweeted this. in virginia's eighth, the heaviest precincts. fairfax's absentees fell from 12 to 13. something doesn't add up. he was right. it wasn't the drop off. that ended up being the smoking gun. they were days away from certifying the vote and as wassermann tweeted his questions and others picked it up, they took notice. he tweeted a talked to the registrar and we are working on this as we speak. i am convinced that there is an issue. the officials found the 3,000 uncounted ballots. they started to grow from the
pairing and they speak by 164 votes and a recount is almost certain. he is committed to letting the process play out. i don't know who will move in in january and despite what mark herring said, he doesn't know either. before that you worked out and of all the states you know virginia is the real politics. >> i guess my biggest certain is that i'm not convinced had you not brought this up that they would have certified the elections. it's a good thing you figured this out with the sense of history. does this play to a larger problem? >> i think they figured it out
sooner. i remember ballot box 13. lbj found 202 votes. >> these are in alphabet cal rt he won by the votes. that was found six days after the election. six days after this election in richmond city, voting machine 3791, there were 190 votes found that put mark herring in the lead by 99 votes. eerie similarities, but how do i know in this case it's not a vote rigging experience. a day after the election i was tipped off through social media that there were missing ballots in the voting box. this was a possibility. from there i was able to determine that there were still potential for the race. >> the bottom line is when there
is an election this close, this is when we see the under belly of our election counting system. it is not a perfect system and arguably that is scary. the one system that we want to work correctly is counting votes. >> exactly. i had gotten an e-mail the day after i started cataloging the areas. from the administration in virginia. i was expecting them to say how dare you shame election officials. that was a message to thank us for helping election officials get it right. we moved into this new era. i think the theories that are floweding around about democrats or republicans finding ballot boxes are probably a disservice to the election worker who is do this every election. >> that's the issue. what do we need to do to make
sure? this is what i think the lesson should be learned. there is clearly some issues hereof just tracking and making sure we have the votes. the statistical models, why can't this be done by the actual county registrars? >> it probably would have eventual have been done, but we moved into an era where for example i or other data inny nerds can come up with a spread sheet that compares results quick low to past results. that's what the canvas is for. the state like virginia or any state. it takes days to go through the voting machines and identify those tapes and make sure in the heat of election night we didn't see votes being reported wrong. the only certainty in this race is that the winner will be named
mark. we have 164 for mark karen, the democrat. >> you would say statistically it's a virtual tie. >> exactly. i think as we see this recount, it's unlikely that the vote will be overturned. in 2005, we saw virginia attorney general's recount and that narrowed by 37 votes. this time around, the republicans are saying that actually there is a more thorough process that will be undertaken compared to what we saw eight years ago. >> we shall see. big win for social media. this is all the upside of getting america involved in some of our processes. >> nice work, chuck. >> data nerds unite. good stuff. as the story continues to develop, we will have more on the virginia race. we'll be right back with the data bank, but first today's
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across wyoming. >> in between the wyoming, she talked about her ancestors and recent polls have shown that cheney is trailing the current senator pretty badly. next up, a ducky endorsement. 10 is the number of seconds a duck dynasty star spent pitching for the under log. >> vote for my good buddy. let's send somebody from the fifth district who helps turn washington around. >> they are hoping that brief endorsement will put it over the top in the run off election. they want to replace the former republican representative rodney alexander who resigned in office. 26 is the number of pages filed by former senator laky craig.
they fined craig $300,000 for funding illegal defense after the infamous wide stance defense in the bathroom sex sting. the fines are harsh and unjustifie unjustified. the south dakota governor is stunning everyone by saying here's a 60-40 as an independent. he has been out of office for 15 years with tim johnson defeating him in 1996. he served from 79 to 97 and made a brief run for the presidency in 1980. he will decide by january if he will run against the gop favorite there and do so as an independent. in 2008, i think he admitted
that he was an obama supporter and gave him money. the number of declassified do you means in an area 51 file here's the bad news. of course they would do that. they have no evidence of aliens and they were using area 51 to develop capability in aircraft. up next, can the republican rift between the tea party and the establishment be traced back to teddy roosevelt and william howard taft? you are watching "the daily rundown" only on msnbc. [ woman 1 ] why do i cook? to share with family. [ woman 2 ] to carry on traditions. [ woman 3 ] to come together even when we're apart. [ male announcer ] in stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy and more, swanson makes holiday dishes delicious. gravy and more, [ female announcer ] some people like to pretend a flood could never happen to them.
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the veteran senator facing tough challenges from the right. their struggle against members of their own party will be one of the bigger stories in 2014, but a republican rift is nothing new. what's interesting is why the party split the first time. why it cost two terms. according to my next guest, the drama starts with these two guys. teddy roosevelt and william howard taft. they were close friends. buddies originally. things got ugly. roosevelt was thrust into the presidency and he relied on taft as a secretary of war. when the second term ended he hoped the press and the voters would trust his judgment. he became taft's chief campaign adviser. taft won and started siding with the conservative wing of the party. he opposed the regulation on business at every turn. roosevelt decided to run again for president and launched an attack on taft. two candidates delivered speeches at the convention and
they started yelling at the speeches. roosevelt performed with his own party and they caused both men to lose to woodrow wilson. what does this have to do with today's fights in the media. we will get interesting insights. the bully pulpit and the golden age of journalism. if you say so? i am joined by author and historian goodwin. i tell you, i am a huge consumer of teddy roosevelt biographies. i can't wait to read this one. the lesson learned that we are supposed to take away from this fight, are we characterizing it correctly and are there similarities? >> the interesting thing is that teddy and taft start out much more alike not only when they are friends, but even in the presidential years they believed in the power of government to soften the problems to break up the trust and get worker's
compensation. when teddy goes to africa and taft is left on his own, he has to get a bill through which is within the republican party even without him and he doesn't know how to do it right without depending on the old guard in congress. teddy and them never transformed the party. the progressives are us furious. teddy comes back and thinks he has gone over to the other side. he always wanted to be in the center. the divide between it was heard breaking for both of them. >> that was a personal divide. what is fascinating to me is that the republican party then and throughout and you look at who followed with warren harding and coolidge and hoover is they letted teddy roosevelt wing wing of the party go. >> absolutely fair. you can argue that the
progressive wing of the republican party was so far ahead of its time it foreshadowed the new dole in terms of what it was calling for. when teddy loses and woodrow wilson wins, they diminish and never comes back in full form. it changes the history of the country as a result of that. if you had a taft delegation, people would fight each other with 1,000 policemen there. if we think it's bad today, taft called teddy a danger and teddy called him a fat head with a guinea pig. it was a really, really terrible rupture with huge consequences. >> why is it the golden age of journalism in. >> they were a group that created the stories about standard oil and what it had done about the meat packing plants and railroad abuses. >> this was that some. >> exactly. >> the stories are a common
conversation. country and teddy commutes the pulpit to push the people who don't want to do anything to have to force it. from the outside in, he got all this legislation passed and kept the republican party together until it finally split apart. >> the more i have studied this split between taft and roosevelt and the split in the republican party, what's a more correct statement now that they disappeared or the democrats which at that time were not considered their progressive wing and they had and came out of the midwest and essentially the roosevelt wing of the party merged with the progressive wing of the party and that formed a new democratic party even though we never call it that. >> i think you are right. what distinguished them at that time.
they didn't do the things they had to do socially. they believed that the federal government had to be the instrument and the southern state writers lot of some of their power. >> it's fair to say that teddy roosevelt is a founding father of the current democratic party that we see today? >> he founded the modern presidency and he argued that he should be the stuart of the people and the government had a to play. it hadn't done that at all since the civil war. it was a big deal that he made government a central figure over the power that was running around at that time. >> i want to put what the president obama's current political situation, the issue with health care into perspective. is this -- are we in one of the moments? this is going to be the single most important president of the obama tts or are we in a hyper ventilating moments that
disappears and we won't remember it? >> it will depend on whether it gets rolled out. there is a sense in which it is still an important tool and whether it has been diminished or not. structurally. you don't have that conversation anymore. you have cable networks and the pundits including myself and you. obviously the public doesn't understand what that bill is all about. how much is obama's fault and is it the media that makes it harder? >> there were tools and new media tools they could have done for education whether it's white boards and a lot of videos and what videos and what they could have done. i have to leave it there. another fascinating look at history through your eyes.
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$150 million in tax money to pay for improvements. they would have left the city cash strapped and put off other improvements in other parts of the city. now they have to figure out how they are going to come up with a reported $450 million in county money and help them build a new stadium. the atlanta falcons are expected to build a stadium in the heart of downtown. 200 million will come from public financing. that money on will come from taxes on hotels, they are being reelected on atlanta. somebody obviously is a familiar face to a lot of folks and this show. mr. mayor, good morning to you, shirt. >> good morning, shuck. how are you? >> i'm okay. did you have to pick a winner and a loser between the falcons and the braves?
>> not at all. they are entirely different deals. the falcons have a revenue stream from the hotel-motel tax. between 15 to 20 million $ a year. that tax actually contributes several million a year to our general fund as well. the city does not have to stand behind any of the debt for the new $1 billion facility that is the center of our convention complex. the braves did on the other hand, the city would have to stand behind between 100 to $150 million in debt. i was not prepared to put the credit worthiness of the city after we balance for budgets and built our cash reserves to $125 million at risk. if the falcons stadium, we are not a back sock at all. of the $200 million being contributed, it's an 80% private deal ask and a 20% public deal.
it's the most favorable in america. every is entirely different. i didn't pick winners or losers, but not willing to have an 18 or $15 million annual credit card payment for the city of atlanta. >> we didn't see public negotiation on this stuff and maybe that's a tribute to everybody keeping their powder dry and not making a public argument, but do you take the braves point here and i'll put up the map and i circled where turner field is. the colors in dark red are where braves ticket buyers were located over the last, i believe, the last year. they want to put this stadium, and i want to draw a line from turner field to this new area, a little bit to the northwest of the city. >> did the braves make the right decision for the braves? if you're in their shoes and you look at this distribution of ticket sales.
do you understand why they did this? >> hey, chuck. i've wished everybody well. i've wished cobb well and the braves well. the bottom line is i wasn't going spend the 150 to 200 million to prevent the braves from moving 12 miles away to a neighboring county that's going to fund their stadium to the tune of 45%. we're funding a football stadium with 20% public money, none of which is backstopped by the general fund. right now cobb county will fund 45%. i think that the braves are getting one of the best deals in america, so i don't have any bad feelings at all. i believe in our region. the atlanta braves will be a part of the metropolitan region and i feel like cobb county is shouldering part of the infrastructure burden for the city. >> so you see this as a partnership almost. >> i do. >> they're going invest $672 million in a new facility.
we had a terrific forward. it was working just fine. we were prepared to invest in it and cobb came along and offered him a range over and said we'll fund the 45% of it with public money. so i'm not frustrated at all. what i did want to do is made sure folks understood our decision because i love our braves. >> all right. fair enough, mr. mayor, kasim reed, i appreciate your point of view on this. >> i'm having a hard time seeing this in the suburb, but i get it. >> i know. it's a short-term pain, long-term right decision. >> thank you, mayor. breaking news, the president will be delivering a statement on the affordable care act. he'll be announcing that fix he'll support. the trivia time, answer, zero. it will be the vice chair ever
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