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and the governments reaction towards them would it be different? >> ryan: i think there is a strong argument to be say that there would. >> armstrong: but why? i sympathize with the fundies and the gunn's and the mann's, they are breaking the law there should be no tolerance for that. but for my reason for the right reason. >> emily: and this goes to what devises terrorism and other things. we have had people who are armed, they are in a standoff with the government. if that was a different group of people they could have labeled it terrorists. >> armstrong: but their arms are legal. they have legal to carry. >> emily: and for the occupation of a federal building is not. >> armstrong: that is true that is where you draw the line. that is true. >> emily: and given their treatment i think a lot of people say >> armstrong: many people believe in we go texas that the government blew up the building. >> emily: and they do. >> armstrong: and they were not minorities. >> emily: and that sp
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about these young people why these religion groups of existed for so long and are still powerful enough and armed enough to take a federal building. >> armstrong: last friday in south carolina, i want to continue this on a different topic. emotional moments, said solemnly in a auditorium in south carolina. and the crowd started singing trump, trump, which was to escort her and others out as he was talking about syrian refugees. now she admitted that as she was being escorted out many people in the audience profusely apologized to her for this kind of behavior. in assuming that she is a terrorist. and some people were yelling, you are carrying guns you have explosives. and you can see the woman and the she was what do we do in these instances:with every day people we see the good side of america and not judge it. but we see this other side which is a
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wait a minute i have 30 seconds? let me come back i don't want to interrupt you. i really want to respond to this. because it really goes back to accepting this seemingly having in america. that is quite different you can see it, you can sense it, you can make it kind of soffit it presents itself up. what is it leading to:we will be back. >>
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you know america is a tinderbox. the government wants to take their guns they believe the government is terrorists. they believe the government is against them. and yet you are going to talk about the issue with the woman wearing the jihad who did nothing wrong. >> emily: and she didn't. >> armstrong: and i am sorry, but with security, i know all those people were checked before they entered the room. >> emily: and right, right. >> armstrong: they had secret service protection. >> emily: and i think this was a crowd mentality that she stood and the reaction from the crowd from doing that grew to the point that it led to her being escorted out. and i think that is what happens when you have a strong message with someone like donald trump that, you know questioning whether we should let muslims into the country at all.that really
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danger. and when people see that it creates this crowd mentality. that i don't think it's helpful to the political discourse but donald trump is what he has been doing to stay ahead in the polls. he feels justified in doing that saying, look, americans agree with me. this is what they want. i think it is a little disturbing i think we don't want to polarize people and she just clearly was not a terrorist in any way. but she proved the point. that just people who see her might perceive it as such. and i think we need a discussion to show that a lot of people are not muslims, are peaceful people who are not trying. >> armstrong: but i got to tell you what we see that brazen, that brazen shooting at that police officer in philadelphia. and he said he did it in the name of isis. you see why people feel that way. it was brazen. >> ryan: people have ever reason to be afraid. they have
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scared but will people are also looking for is for people to control and console them so they understand that they have someone who is a strong leader who is not going to rush to judgment necessarily. but donald trump does have a plan for the dramatic. the saying you are fired, the slogan from his television show is all built into his persona. and what he is writing on print and i think that is going to be something that becomes very problematic for the gop going forward. and we saw they reach a whole new group of ads that reach audiences that don't to bluegill republican. they tried to reach new voters. and the question or not is that the new voters that donald trump are preaching are the same voters the gop want and need to win in 2016 and will change course from them for the last eight years p7 here is the interesting thing. all this publicity, all this print, all this domination by candidate trump.
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world, and i don't the trump i have known him a long time. but you know none of us really don't think donald trump. too often he never does anything, he never gets into the substance. nobody asks in his values, what jason, into his background like ben carson and personal america. the question is do we really know who donald trump is? >> emily: and i think that is a good point. he is a message shape shifter. when a message seems to be good for his campaign he goes with it even if it contradicts other things. remember he initially said that we have to let in syrian refugees for these are people who have been persecuted. and so it was more advantageous to say no we have to get the refugees up at every muslim. so i think he is a good manipulator. >> armstrong: but do we know who he is: >> emily: and outside of the
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>> armstrong: do we know? >> ryan: he appears on television so often everybody thinks they know him because he has been in their living room. i don't think people have an understanding of who this guy is beneath the surface. who has made him into who he is today. his background story hasn't then added yet which i think is interesting. i think a lot of it is his willingness to do media, television all the time, mass media, it has instant analysis on twitter every time something happens he is their right array talking about it. there is never a cause or time for people to then go into his background but he gives them what they want to hear, he gives the snappy, short soundbite that he does well drive conversation for days. the islamic woman who was thrown out of his rally will probably get more than the forum on poverty for the republicans, trying to fight poverty in america. that is one of the things donald trump recognizes and why he has been so capable of taking over this 2016 race and driving the
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republican side. >> armstrong: what is going on, what do you expect from the supreme court:áspeaker11á and there is a lot.that is among the things still waiting to, the order by the president to sort of give a reprieve to some of the immigrants who are already here. give them work and focus elsewhere, that is one of the big issues. abortion is before the supreme court again, it is been years since the supreme court has taken on abortion and texas and a number of other states have hacked loss since then that really restrict access to that. so it is going to be two big issues coming up in an election year. >> armstrong: is it true that the end are two of the industrialized that don't have maternity leave from others. >> emily: and we are thoughts flexible than other western nations, hillary clinton has already been talking about it. i am sure we will hear more about that from her in an election year. especially at this time for both sides, both republicans and democrats really need to appeal t
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and a number of the gop candidates have had trouble appealing to them in the passive it will be a big issue. >> armstrong: mark romano i don't recognize him anymore. marco rubio who is usually reasonable and sensible, and was out to the far right. he has gone far right what is happened to rubio? >> ryan: i think we have seen him try to fit into a gop as a primary voter. he is not necessarily in the same mindset he was when he first arrived in the senate because now he is running in a very difficult primary, perhaps one of the most competitive in a long time certainly. before that his audience is different. so you are seeing all of these candidates try to tailor their message to who they think will show up for them and that is why you see them playing two different issues, highlighting different things. and i think that is what you see when his message appears to change he is looking for a different audience that he has in the
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>> armstrong: quickly what are we going to get the gop back to four or five candidates a week and get a real debate. >> emily: and it may be a long time, march or even later before this all shakes out. because there are so many candidates. there are so many different candidates that appeal differently in places from iowa, south carolina, to florida. i think we really have to wait and see. it may not go all the way to the convention but if you go close. >> armstrong: i tell you what, it is certainly. writings to the point where
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you know good news could be many different things for the president has signed an executive order and the good news is it doesn't mean anything. [laughter] and joining us to tell us why it doesn't mean much and it doesn't. is leon spears who is president and owner of dc concealed weapons. concealed carry, dc concealed joining us but you don't have to agree with me i don't think it's initiation changes much. you are here to explain it. >> the president's executive actions had four parts. one, to keep america safe in the sense that there is an in
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to invest $500 million into healthcare, mental health acknowledgments. and so what you is prohibited from purchasing a firearm. local law enforcement will be notified. secondly, as technology for safe guns, safe guns he has implemented new changes in research and development for dod, the department of homeland security to actually research the smartphone technology. and thirdly, to keep communities safer. more active atf agents to respond to enforcing current laws on the books. and then lastly, specifically 24 hour access for nics checks, national instant background checks, 24/7
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>> armstrong: explain to us all the atf is going to respond differently than what we have seen them for works traditionally now it has been a backlog. so something like, for an example that happened in charleston. the background did not come back in time. and that person was a prohibitive person, but the current federal law actually allowed him to receive a firearm because the time was allowed to receive a firearm had expired. so he was given a firearm even though his is wasn't actually complete. >> how will this go into more export-oriented detail. how does that change from anything in the past? >> it is not so much explore deeper it is going to explore quicker. more efficiently, more effectively. >> armstrong: so what will change to make that happen? >> o
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hire more than 200. >> armstrong: how long before the tiring take place? it is not going to take place immediately. when people hear that executive order they expected right away. but that doesn't happen. >> it is the expectation of the public. it would be remiss to say it is not going to happen overnight. but i wouldn't have an answer to that. >> armstrong: what is different about the technology now than what the president? >> well smart gun technology is very controversial. sometimes you have to have a watchband in close proximity to a firearm. technology is like stamping on actual ammunition. micro-stamping, those are very controversial technologies. >> armstrong: we are interested in the mental health are you
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the president is going to stop people who have issues from mental health that people are aware of for them to have access to firearms? >> the key that you just had is there is no silver bullet. no pun intended it just happens to be you cannot stop crying. you can do the best that you can, just because you cannot stop all crime does not mean that you should try and prevent the smell of crime through local change in policies.>> armstrong: i know you are doing your best effort to get support and credibility with what the president is doing but i want to go back to my earlier statement. it is just a band-aid. >> i wouldn't say a band-aid. i would call it progress. >> armstrong: so you are telling me going forward, the guns, innocent people being shot. it will be less of because it is going to take >> the word preventative. >> armstrong: delayed:slow down? stopped? what is the word? >> i would say thwarted in the sense that
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up in the sense that it might be curbed. >> armstrong: it might be. remember
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jesus made two references to the word tribulation. we dealt with one of them last week when he said in john 16:33. he said, in me you will have peace. but in the world, you will have tribulation. he said he can but it me you will have peace, but in the world, you will have tribulation." the word world is
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the social order. so he was saying that tribulation, even though you are a christian, even though you are a believer, even though you have a relationship with god you are not exempt from the realities of human experience. love the minute of wisdom. you know it is true. in your life you are going to have tribulations. buckle down because it makes you who you are. i cannot thank you enough, what is the website for us again. >> >> i want to thank all of those who came and for the production team that look good and make me sound good, nobody gets to where they are by myself and i want to wish them all a happy new year and let them know how much i appreciate
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amen. that is a wrap. [laughter] [music] >> armstrong, armstrong, ♪ ♪ armstrong. ♪ >>
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good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm kendis gibson. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." death of a legal giant. a political showdown is brewing after supreme court justice antonin scalia died in his sleep over the weekend. with the high court left shorthanded, republicans are looking to block the president from filling the empty seat. full coverage ahead. >> disgraced former new york governor eliot spitzer is being investigated for assault for allegedly choking his girlfriend at the plaza hotel. spitzer resigned in 2008 after being caught in a prostitution scandal. candy, flowers and one of the coldest days on record for valentine's day. rails snapped in the bitter cold causing delays for rail service. it was the coldest morning in boston in nearly 60
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and the defense the highlight of the all-star game last night in the toronto. it was the highest scoring all-star game ever. the west winning it 1 6-173. russell westbrook was the game's mvp. those are some of our top stories on this presidents' day, monday, february 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now". >> good morning. we're going to start this half hour with the dmu details we're learning on the death of supreme court justice antonin scalia. >> as the political fight over his seat gets under way, we hear from one of the people who saw scalia the final hours of his life. with more, here's jim avila. >> reporter: justice antonin scalia died behind the drawn curtains of this room. peacefully and in his sleep. >> i was a firsthand witness. >> reporter: says the owner of the cibolo ranch in west texas where the judge had been a first
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quail an saturday. his body discovered when he skipped both breakfast and lunch. >> he was totally peaceful, he's a man that went to sleep and just didn't wake up. >> reporter: the high-end hunting lodge and ranch was host to an exclusive group of mostly texan couples. justice scalia was the only famous guest. he arrived friday about noon, toured the property, did not join that day's hunt, but he did have dinner with the group overlooking the scenic lake. >> about 9:00, he stood up and said it's been a very long day, had a long week. i'd like to be excused. >> reporter: others told investigators they heard the 79-year-old justice mention an illness. the county judge who pronounced him dead over the phone told abc news she talked with his doctor in washington who told her he had been ill and came to his office both wednesday and thursday before the trip. the scalia family, his nine
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children and wife maureen says she objected to an autopsy. and after talking with investigators and u.s. marshals on the scene, she agreed one was not necessary. >> any signs of foul play could have easily caused, that i asked for an autopsy. >> reporter: instead the county judge says the death certificate will the read natural causes due to his heart stopping. jim avila in west texas. >> it could impact the ideological makeup of the court as his body arrives from texas. experts are already looking at how his death could affect the outcome of several key votes. jonathan karl over who gets to select his replacement. >> reporter: the battle lines over justice scalia's replacement on the supreme court were drawn in no time. republican presidential candidate ted cruz tweeting this five minutes before the supreme court or scalia's family confirmed he had died.
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hero. we owe it to him, and the nation, for the senate to ensure that the next president names his replacement." less than an hour later, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell declared, "this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president." but president obama, who praised scalia as one of the most consequential thinkers ever to serve on the court, made it clear he's ready to fight over replacing him. >> i plan to fulfill my constitutional responsibilities to nominate a successor in due time. >> reporter: election year supreme court confirmations are extremely rare. the last president to nominate and confirm a justice in an election year was fdr, 76 years ago. but even then, his party controlled the senate. although scalia became a hero to conservatives and a nemesis to liberals, his own confirmation was entirely uncontroversial. he was approved 98-0. even joe biden voted to confirm him. the battle to replace him will play out in congress and on the campaign trail.
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>> we should not allow a lame duck president to essentially capture the supreme court in the waning months of his presidency. >> it is outrageous that republicans in the senate and on the campaign trail have already pledged to block any replacement that president obama nominates. >> reporter: as for who president obama will nominate, he will likely choose a candidate republicans respect. such as merrick garland, chief judge of the d.c. circuit court of appeals, a moderate who has won praise from republicans. jane kelly, confirmed unanimously by the senate as a circuit court judge in 2013. and finally, sri srinavasan, who was confirmed as a circuit judge 97-0 just three years ago and served in the administration of president george w. bush. he would be the first asian justice. the bar for a supreme court nomination is much higher, especially this one with justice scalia


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