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whether he is getting into the race. meanwhile, herman cain picks up steam, rick perry's problems pile up. and a rare look inside the supreme court on this first monday in october, a special guest, justice stephen breyer joining us here to talk about the court and the law on this first day of the new term. and tackling breast cancer from the football field to the white house, everyone is thinking pink to kick off breast cancer awareness month. good day, i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. chris christie could be days from deciding whether to jump into the republican race. some wall street dropper pushing him toward running house, will his views on immigration and gay right goes over with social conservatives who seem to be dominating the republican primary season so far? msnbc contributor and managing editor of post, chris cillizza, joins us for the daily fix. hey, chris. the signals from chris christie,
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signals to jamie gangel, it could be be this week and by wednesday? >> first of all, being pretty tight-lippeded, i think jamie has it right, my reporting base is the same thing. the practical realities of this, andrea, everything is moving up, florida moved up their primary at the end of last week, south carolina announced their primary would be january 21st that means the filing dead lines, the time you have to get into these races says i'm running, also moves up there are practical considerations. i had think chris christie who wants to make a final, final, final, three type a.m.s is probably enough, a final decision about whether he is in this thing or out of this thing so he can move on, he and his family can move on, get in the race, start raising money, start putting together those early state organizations he is going to need. >> this cautionary note though, this weekend from john mccain. he has been there. >> if governor christie decides to run, i wish him luck. i think is a bit of a caution
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that always -- the swimming pool looks a lot better until you jump right n the water might not be quite as warm as you think. >> so the word of wisdom there right? >> the comparison i use is if you are a senior in high school and great basketball player, every coach in the country recruits -- you're the greatest, going tonight best player ever. then you get i don't to the team, you're just another guy on the team, and that it's transition chris christie has to deal w the second he becomes a candidate, he is no longer the hottest, newest thing whoment is in the race. we always want what we can't v once we get what we wanted it is a different story. i think wise words from john mccain, who certainly knows his way around a presidential race. >> and another cautionary tale is exactly what happened to rick perry. he was push into the race. look what happened this weekend, a "washington post" really provocative headline and story about the family leased hunting camp with a really -- a who are rep douse name, well-known name
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and sign, reck perry people say that it was painted over, but look what happened to him this weekend with differing reports, frankly, from local haass as to whether it was not. this is herman cain reporting on that. or being asked about that. >> the n-sword probably one of the most vile, negative words in our culture. and i just found it incensensit that his family allowed it, he allowed it throb so long. >> pertry campaign say that herman cain and the "washington post" are wrong, it was painted over long before the perry family ever got into this, that's what ray sullivan from the perry communications director says, but there's contradictory evidence to the "washington post." >> i would say andrea, look, you don't ever want to have racially charged in your name connected to anything when you're running for president. this is another story where rick perry, who struggled in debates, who we know he is not where they
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want to be, a month and a half into his campaign, another storyline he doesn't want to tell you, he wants to be talking about jobs, the jobs he created in texas it, economy in texas, instead, talking about a story with racial elements, obviously dang roux, heard herman cain, the african-american candidate in the field, and elect ability for perry, he is going to be running, if he can, against the first of a for president. this is not a minor issue in his campaign to take care of. >> chris cillizza with the daily fix. talk to you later about the the next 24. thank you very much. president doesn't know hot had opponent will be left and chris matthews says the president can't decide to go left or center that is the subject of "hardball" to chris matthews is here with us now. >> andrea. >> this big show tonight, big players, let's talk about the debate, essential debate which with you say is a decision the
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president has to make long before he knows who his opponent is going to be. the republicans know what kind of a campaign they are going to run, don't know who is going to run it. going to be anti-obama, what the issue will be for them. the democrats know who their candidate is but don't know what kind of a campaign to run. tonight, we are going to have a debate on that should it be a camp neighbor is progressive left, full, bernie sanders kind of campaign? a michael moore kind of a camp pin? they are going to be on tonight making the case it should be that kind of camp pay the other side, the well nope mark pent, rant clinton campaign, hillary's campaign and bill clinton, eddie rep dell, moderate democrat goes to center, believe you can't whip a general election on the left. >> how are you going to feed all those -- fit all those egos around one table? >> i'm there, too. i will silt on that side. that is how i do it. i think it is a hot debate. i don't think you can do both. all watching phillies baseball and everything, difficult night last night, and we are trying to figure out what the pitch is going to be. now, they can't wait and decide
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whether it is going to be romney or it's going to be christie or it's going to be rick perry. the president is going to make up his mind and begin to run the campaign now kept wait in the end of next summer or whatever. he has got get something golden gate. so, i think he's got decide move to the left to run a progressive campaign, met with the gay group, human rights campaign, i was there as well, he is going to speak more with black groups, i think, move a bit more to the left but i'm not sure he is willing to commit and that means he is not quite sure. >> he really set the tail, you were pointing, by the way, you talk about what kind of pitch he was going to get, i was watching morning joe this morning, at the polo grounds, in the home offices on the polo grounds, you could tell through a telescope exactly what the pitch was going to be, he said back in 1949. >> oh, really? >> another whole story. >> the giants. >> the giants. let's talk though about that human rights campaign dinner, because that was the president at his most passionate and he has had a tricky relationship
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with the community but as joe solomony said, never a president better for their issues this is what he had to say about that republican debate. >> we don't believe in the kind of smallness that says it's okay for a stage full of political leaders, one of whom could end up being the president of the united states, being silent when an american soldier is booed. you want to be commander in chief? you can start by standing up for the men and women who wear the uniform of the united states, even when it's not politically convenient. >> i wasn't in the room. you were there that's moment. >> he wants to make values an issue, he can't win entire loin conditions. >> he can't whip on the -- >> conditions in this country are terrible, you can't say, do you like it? vote for me. he is going to russian campaign which direction do you want this country going, toward human rights, toward tolerance, toward the nicer country or to a more vicious country that says more executions, let the guy on the
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gurney die, he doesn't have insurance, a rougher kind of nastier country. i think it's an interesting choice. i think certainly is going to be a choice between him and per yoichl think it will be quite as effective to use that against somebody like christie who has basically been very support ittive of the idea, the human idea of accepting the fact what some people are gay and some people are straight. >> chris christie seems to bridge both in that he can be tough and straight talking and tell that parents, you know it is none of your business whether i send my kids to parochial schools at the same time as showing a lot of compassion. >> he says people are born gay they are gay whether it is nurture, nature, argue that forever, the fact is some people at a very young aim are gay. and what are you going to say? you country be who you are? and i think that's -- he is accepting of that even though as a catholic it is not acceptable by my religion, but he says in personal term, i accept the humanity. >> chris matthews, speaking of humanity, 7:00. >> a big night tonight. as you know, the egos are large,
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imagine, michael moore against mark penn tonight for our leadoff top of the card. >> i'm going to be there just watching. >> going to be a bouchlt >> thank you very much, chris a preview the special edition of hard ball, the great democratic debate, live tonight at 7 eastern only on msnbc. ten years after 9/11, the obama administration has scored some new victories against al qaeda and its affiliates but are we safer? intelligence expert head author paul kill lar and army veteran wes moore next. and breaking news from texas, a massive fire isburg at a chemical plant 30 miles south of dallas. fire crews on the scene and on a nearby college campus. nearby wedgwood elementary school has been evacuated already. the company specialize us in custom chemicals for the oil industry as well as construction and industrial cleaning. there's no word yet on any in.juris or just what triggered those explosions. juries or jus those explosions. at bayer, we're re-inventing aspirin for pain relief.
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former vice president dick cheney called last week's drone strike against al qaeda operative anwar al awlaki a validation of bush administration policies and he said that president obama should apologize for his past criticism of bush/cheney era. paul pillar spent 2 years serving as national intelligence officer under president george w. bush and author of the new book "intelligence and u.s. foreign policy" about the years before and after 9/11 and he joins us now. thanks so much for being here. >> thank you. >> first of all, the debate over the iraq war and whether or not it was justified, the cia was too political in giving the white house its justification, let's talk about what you say in the book about that. >> the most important point to make is that war decision was not driven by in.tell gems, it
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was objective that went way back to the 1990s and if you look at whan tell gems was saying to the bush administration, they were not talking about iraq as a threat before the decision was made. the infamous intelligence of about weapons of mass destruction didn't exist when bush made that decision and late summer of 2002 moved into high gear, the president didn't read the estimate. you have the most fervent neocon supporters of the war said we aground this wmd thing because we could agree on it wasn't what drove the war. >> let me unpack that a moment. first of all, you said the president didn't read that october estimate. there's been a lot of criticism that the senators didn't read it before they voted in the secure room that maybe only six members of the senate read t. >> yes. >> you are suggesting the president of the united states didn't read the entire -- a statement by don bartlett by the white house spokesman
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earlier that acknowledged that i should haste top add that presidents rarely read national intelligence reports. >> this was pretty important. >> this was right on the topic that was the main basis for selling the war decision. >> couldn't you argue, to play devil's advocate, that the cia should still, even if the policy makers had preconceived notion, even if the cabinet members came in sayering with going to go aftered is sadd dam hussein and looking for a justification, argue that the cia should have been more careful in wait it vetted that intelligence estimate to avoid giving them any paper justification for it? >> absolutely. and the silverman-robb commission you can the white house commission that looked into intelligence work on weapons of mass destruction overall did a very good job. they missed the poll lit tidsization aspect of it the most part, they had good things to same we have to point to out that when we go beyond the weapons of mass destruction to the issue of terrorist connection and even more so to the issue of what would we face in iraq after saddam was
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overthrown, most of the intelligence looks pretty good. that was ignored and disregarded by the bush white house. >> what would happen once you got in, what you would inherit and that didn't presuppose getting rid of the arm maimed all the other mistakes that were made along the way that only to exacerbated the civil tension? >> that's right. there were, in fact, three major intelligence community-coordinated estimates done in iraq before the war, one everyone heard about the weapons and two others i initiated as a national intelligence officer that looked prim.pal challenge wes would face in iraq after the overthrow of the dictatary and principal regional consequence and both of those were basically disregarded and they were both very bad news.
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>> how big a deal was he? >> i am not lawyer but we need clearer lines, clearer public lines than we have seen so far, especially talking about u.s. citizens like al awlaki and samir kahn, the other individual killed. we hear there was justice department people mothers deliberation inside executive branch, you know, andrea, we in the public don't really know. and i would like to see clearer lines, even though clearly these two people taken out of commission were master prop grandists -- >> doesn't make you an operational leader. described awlaki as operational. do you have some question about that? >> the president describes him as the external affairs chief or words to that effect last friday, that was the first time anyone in the administration has described him that way. we don't see evidence of it but was primary lay propagandist. >> paul, thank you so much.
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a lot to chew another this. thank you very much, paul. >> thank you. >> good see you again. for more on president obama's counterterrorism operation joined by wes moore, retired army captain and combat veteran and author of the other wes moore. thank you for joining us. we are in the week of the tenth anniversary of the war, the other war, the war in afghanistan. and at this stage, what can we say looking back, especially after there was a key haqqani figure reportedly captured this weekend by nato force bus this follies series of devastating attacks on nato facilities and u.s. facility in the afghanistan. >> it does and i think it really goes show that, you know, even though we are ten years out and literally thousands of u.s. and allied lives and thousands of afghan and pakistan lives as well, this really is causing a larger population to take a real assessments as to where we are and what did we accomplish and what are we looking to do going forward? we are looking at the
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redeployment of an increased number of troops, not only from afghanistan and iraq, pushing that question even further. over the weekend, hamid karzai said that they are not going to be negotiating with the taliban any longer, that the real adversary is across the border in pakistan that really ratchet it is up. it does. for so long and really we are talking for months now, at least a larger broadcast strategy was looking at how exactly are we going to incorporate the pal taliban into the larger covering? how are we going to incorporate haqqani forces? afghanistan is a regional country, the idea of a national system is not foreign to the afghans there but foreign to the history of afghanistan. to hear these comments from hamid karzai shows -- doesn't just sheet strategy in place for so many moments nowment is working but also really causing a very large question mark as to what is then going to be the strategy going forward in terms of getting these disparate groups back into the afghan
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fold? >> a lot of challenge there is and this is a sad anniversary week in many ways. it s. >> thank you very much, wes moore. >> thank you. up next, the politico briefing. and still to come, she is half of one of hollywood's biggest power couples, actress and producer rita wilson, introducing her new website, just for the boomer generation. plus, on the first day of the new term, supreme court justice stephen breyer will be joining me live right here this is "andrea mitchell reports" only on msnbc. a od start. but now it's time to go to the next level. so let's do a little detective work. pick up what we need. roll out... caulk...and install. and pretty soon, we're seeing the fruits of our labor right there at our bottom line. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. owens corning ecotouch attic insulation is only $9.97 a roll.
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with the republican primary voters? >> it complicates the story mitt romney wants to tell about his record in massachusetts, campaigning for president right now as the classic businessman politician, a guy who wants to get government off the back of the private sector that's not exactly the story that the "new york times" told over the weekend, the story of a more conventional technocrat politician trying to raise revenue at any cost. >> what they reported makes him sound like president obama right now, doing exactly what the the obama white house is trying to do close loopholes, you know, flatten out the tax code and raise money to close a monster budget deficit. it sure does. this is one of the parts of the romney record that you can imagine it being an asset to him in a general election when democrats, including the president, just sort of come at him and try to describe him as a tool of wall street, a tool of big corporation, he will be able to say well, look at my record, i actually did some things that were to tough on the private
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sector. right now, running against a candidate like rick perry who really does preach that old-time relimb john, cutting taxes and getting rid of regulation it could be a little trickier for him. >> trickier indeed. alex burns, thank you very much for the politico. rita wilson and arianna huffington joining us on excite newt gingrich ventures, celebrating life after 50. and live interview with supreme court soup people court justice stephen breyer on this first monday of october. and live to perugia, italy, where the jury is delib rating the fault of amanda knox. follow "andrea mitchell reports ". the fault of amanda knox. follow "andrea mitchell reports ". ♪ ...and the nurburgring? or what if you built a car in tennessee
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jury will set her free or send her back to prison with what could be an even longer sentence. keith miller is live in perugia and covering this trial for four years, four long years, keith, any indications of the progress? i guess it's impossible to read a jury but you heard also, of course energy the court today, her impassioned appeal to set her free. >> reporter: well, you know, andrea, she was very effective and she has been in the past, mind you. she had had a similar closing statement to the jim and jury in the first trial and yet, was still found guilty but a lawyer who has been following this case very closely said that he felt her performance today before the judge and jury, although nervous and very emotional, he felt had great impact. he said either this young woman is inspect or somebody should buy her a ticket to hollywood. he felt she was that convincing. but i don't think the judge and jury will come back with a decision based solely on how her performance was in her closing
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arguments, basically saying she did not kim, they did not rape and she was not there, sort of a declaration of innocence on the part of amanda knox and her co-defendant and former boyfriend, raffle sollecito was convincing as well, saying he wasn't involved in this, he thought amanda was a sweet acres dorable young woman and so, it was a good press.ation today but, you know, in the end, i think as you well know, andrea, jimming how a jury decides the case is almost impossible and i can tell you from the observers and the lawyers involved in this case, they are saying it could go either way, andrea. keith, thank you so much. of course, keith and our whole team there will be back for live could have of ramming when that verdict is read. also making headlines today, week two of the conrad murray involuntary manslaughter trial in california. today, prosecute letters begin exam ming the emergency room physician who pronounced michael jackson dead. noble foundation just announced that ralph steinman will be awarded the nobel prize in medicine even though he died
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september 30th. the nobel prize is typically not awarded posthumously but the committee is making an excepts in this case. canadian cell biologist, he died three days before he was awarded the prize. ralph steinman's research on the immune system opened up new avenues for the treatment of cancer and inflammations discoveries that helped extend his own life. the supreme court began its new term today, the traditional first monday in october. and in the coming weeks, the justices will be announcing whether they will take on two major disputes over federal power, the legal battle over new health care law and challenge to arizona's immigration law, among other big decisions. associate supreme court justice steven breyer joins us now and author of "making our democracy work, a judge's view" now in paper back. here now. so, let's talk about, first of all, the book. and what you have written in the book about your philosophy and about the court. you write that the public's trust cannot be taken for
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granted. it must be built and once built it must be maintained. without asking about specific cases, obviously, how does the court manage, especially a court with justices who have been appointed by different political parties and frequently dividing 5-4, how does the court maintain that public support when you may and well have to overturn something that has been man dated by congress? >> that's the very good question. the court itself, i think, can only contribute in comparatively lesser ways to answering it. really, it's a question for all americans. and the question for every individual, whether they are lawyers or jims or have nothing to do with law, you know there are 308 million who are not lawyers, and the question is why, why should you, why would you support an institution of nine men and women who are not elected, who, by definition, are
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supposed to decide things that are of the.unpopular, the least popular person in this country has the same rights as the most popular person. and sometimes, they should win. so sometimes, they are unpopular by unelected people and we are, contrary to some view, human beings and therefore, we will sometimes make mistakes. and why support that institution? >> justice paul steven, after 35 years on the bench, he said this week that his primary regret in 35 years was his decision to revalidate the death pep nat in the texas case, he thought it would be narrowly exercised, in fact, it wasn't. he said my vote in the texas death case, i think that i came out wrong on that. do you have a regret or what is your biggest regret? i'm sure you have some regrets? what is your chief regret -- >> my regret is usually i think, one, we are nine people and one person doesn't of the.really swing the votes of the court. 40% of the time, we are
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unanimous. probably 5-4 about 20, 25% of the time. and i think an individual's vote is not going to -- i mean, i'm sure i've made mistakes but i don't think back in that way. i wish when i had been in a sense sometimes, people would agree with me, and i would be in the imagine jurority that is natural, but you go back to the great question, which is why, why should people support this institution when they disagree? i usually ask the student audience he is and adult audiences, too i talk about this. think of the case you really hate. i mean what is it? is it abortion right you prayer in schools? bush versus gore sniffs in the dissent in bush versus gore. and sure, i thought it was wrong. so did a lot of people. but the most interesting thing i've heard about that was a democratic senator how think may think it was wrong. he said the most remarkable thing about that case is something that's rarely
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remarked. people might have disagreed with it but they went along with it and they didn't shoot each other on the streets and didn't throw brick brats and they didn't throw stones and i know perfectly well that led to history that in a student audience, they say too bad there wasn't a little violence. do you really believe that? if you do turn on the television set. and just looks at what happens in countries that resolve their differences through violence instead of through law. i mean, here, it's a miracle, but we do it and people who really disagree, i see in that courtroom this morning, i saw people who really disagreed. we have every race, every religion, every point of view. how many people are in the country, 309 million? there are 900 million points of view and people believe it strongly. but they are in that courtroom and that is a -- resolving their differences under law and that
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is a national treasure and i would like to explain a little bit throughhistory here how in the cop friends room, do you get along and -- >> yes. >> is it different with three women than it was with only two or only one with sandra day o'connor? >> is different and i like it. now you are going to say how is it different? and at that point, i can't really tell you. >> can't tell me. >> think having different backgrounds and points of view and three swim a plus. >> i was listening to justice begins berg this weekend, a interview she did with a california law professor, surlt pricing thing is the college y'allity and the friendships. it has been. afrnlts cross political divides. >> it is not really political there are two big questions in this book. one is the question, why do people follow us? why? and history helps to anticipate that i go to schools and say we
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are junior league politicians, we don't do that law is not mechanical, can't be generated by the computer, the job a job that calls often for the weighing of values, calls of the for an application of values that don't change much since the 18th accept chur rib, applying those to a world that didn't change, does change, will change, every minute. you know, george washington didn't know about the internet. but we -- we apply the law to t. >> such a pleasure having you here, justice breyer, this first monday of october. october is breast cancer awareness month, largely because of decade office work of nancy brinker, founder and ceo of susan co-men for the cure,
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largest breast cancer preven eggs and awareness organization, now become wildly aware.from the football fields, from the grid iron throughout society, october is breast cancer awareness moment. nancy you what, is the importance of making people aware of breast cancer prevention and research? >> great to see you looking so w we can fund the breast cancer research, which we do an enormous amount and traps lating it to care through all of the cultures of america, deepest, darkest pockets of of poverty that we care through al cultures of america, deepest, darkest pockets of of poverty that we to care through cultures of america, deepest, darkest pockets of of poverty that we to care throughe cultures of america, deepest, darkest pockets of of poverty that we have. when we started in 1981 the
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survival rate was lower that it is now. now we have had earlier and earlier interverieses, though not a cure and prevention, screening works 802085 % of the time in detecting early disease. >> kate edwards i did an interview with her last week, with the susan g komen walk, the three-day walk here what she had to say about her mother, elizabeth edwards. >> even in her last week of life she never gave up hope that a cure cox out there and she could beat this thing and i think passing that on to other women and as my fiance beautifully put it to our team earlier, you know, making this commitment to the walk is so important because other people may get a little bit more time with their elizabeth. >> and we saw yesterday, as i
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say, the games, all of the pink, the hats, the socks, the gloves, which was really exciting and the white house is going to be lit up tonight. dr. jill bidenson involved as well today. and then on october 14th and 16th, i think, nancy, the empire state building is going to be lit pink? >> right. right. so we light up a lot of these eye cops. as you know, andrea, we have our big promise of washington at the end of the moment, we have walks, races, and the reason we do this is not just because we like it to dress up in pink and have a lot of pink rib are.s, but it puts it in front of the american consciousness and frankly, the global consciousness, the way we go in this country is often the way it is in other countries. now we are reaching people all over the world, particularly in low-resource countries were we are teaching them the dane zwloefrs disease and how to detect it early. >> nancy brinker, ambassador brinker, thank you very much.
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a decision expected in the case of amanda knox. will a jury overturn her conviction and send her back to the united states? lester holt is live and going to join me from italy. >> and controversy certainly following this man, rick perry. his campaign today is in spin control to say the least. the name of the hunting camp used by his family, his comments about sending american troops to mexico and now, taxpayer dollars being used to court subprime lenders in his state, that plan backfired. all of that and more on news nation. the internet used to be seep as a playground for the young
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but no more. now, the "huffington post" has in the terror deuced a new platform written by and for baby boomers. huff post 50 launched today and joined now by the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the "huffington post," arianna huffing ton, of course, editor at large of huff post 50,ing an tore and producer, rita willson. rita, you say in your first editorial, if you reading this without glasses, consider yourself lucky. what is it about everything that happens to us after 50? >> well, that's true. i don't know anyone who has been blessed to not need any kind of glasses after the able of 40. but i think that's humorous because it is something that people have in common. but arianna is -- and very had a really great time coming up with the many ideas that we will have on here. because look, in my parents' generation, after 50, you were winding down. and everybody i know seems to be winding up. there's just so much to do and
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so much to explore. and so many interesting ways to reinvent yourself. >> you say you chose rita wilson to be your editor there, arianna, saw her at aim 49, the first time, singing and dancing on broadway in chicago, which is amazing. i can understand being blown away by that. >> it is amazing, and i feel in way that rita embodies the essence of the site, which is that it's never too late to follow your dreams, it is never too late to reinvent your life, either because of choice or necessity, because, let's be frank, many boomers are losing their jobs at an unprecedented rate so they have to tap into their injeep knewity and their creativity to provide a livelihood for themselves and their families, while being the sandwich generation. continuing to care for children and having to care for elderly parents. the other is i'm just thrilled that rita has joined us. as you probably know, we are both greek.
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there is something about greek that comes with revering old age and whiz dom that comes with old age we juan want to capture that and introduce it into our culture. >> my mom is 90. >> bless. >> very, very independent, i'm very blessed to have her with me, very end pep dent but still in a position of taking care of someone who's -- needs a little bit of help, not much. and then i also have a teenager still at home and i just recently became a grandmother. so i have a 7 -- 8-month-old grand daughter. so, there's all the different generations and in our can culturcul -- culture, one of the things that arianna and i have discussed, older people were revered, it was sort of a place in your life that it was -- you were thankful to have them around to offer their wisdom, offer their advice and be part of the family and part of the extended family.
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>> you have got more and more baby boomers finding they are up employed, not nearly ready to retire, not even economically capable of retiring and living on savings and social security, and they are feeling emotionally stressed as well as economically stressed? >> i think that's really -- that's very true and part of the thing that sometimes when you talk about reinvention, it is not only because off choiyou ha choice to reinvestment your snt. i wouldn't be surprised if boomgoers down and meet up with the people protesting the young folk.ers go down and meet up wih the people protesting the young folk.
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>> huff post 50 is the new platform, we are excited about it thank you both so very much for being with us. and what political story will be making head lights from a next 24 hours? that's next. but first, 92-year-old andy rooney signed off "60 minutes" last night in typical andy fashion. >> i spent my first 50 years trying to become well known as a writer and the next 30 trying to avoid being famous. i walk down the street now, or go to a football game, and people shout, "hey, andy." and i hate that. i don't say this on the but thank you. although if you do see me in a restaurant, please, just let me eat my dinner. then i tried this. it's salonpas. this is the relief i've been looking for. salonpas has 2 powerful pain fighting ingredients that work for up to 12 hours. and my pharmacist told me it's the only otc pain patch approved for sale using the same rigorous clinical testing that's required for prescription pain medications.
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>> which political story will make headlines in the next 24 hours? chris joins us now. chris, we talked a bit earlier about rick perry who has talked
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about the damaging story in the "washington post" after the initial denial. how do we sort this out and will it have a bigger impact. only herman cain reacted so far. >> you hit it right on the head. this is your classic kind of way to handle bad negative stories. say one thing about it and move on. what rick perry has to hope is that herman cain is the only one who said anything. it's mitt romney and michele bachmann. if any of the candidates decide to condemn him and comment on it and said he needs to say more about this hunting camp and the racial epitaph written on iraq, it gives the story more life and force him to respond again. one thing that is working in his favor, there is not a debate this week. if there was, that would be very problematic. it would come up in the
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questioning and undoubtedly the cosponsoring of the debate next tuesday. it comes up there and it's fresher right now. he has to hope no one other than herman cain says much of anything. >> karen will be one of the questioners. charlie rose and clearly they are going to be asking about it. between now and then -- >> he's going to have to have an answer. >> his statement will not be enough. he will have to have an answer. whether his opponents say anything or not, it will go a little bit beyond what ray sullivan and his director said and dress it directly. try to clarify the misunderstanding that connect. there is a lot of differing story lines going on about it. >> has "the washington post" backed off at all that in fact it was not covered over or painted over for years and years? >> let me say it was not my story and i would not be involved in the writing of it, but no, we have not.
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i know that for a fact. kevin stood by the reporting in the story. there multiple sources quoted and granted on background, but quoted in the story saying that this was there at this date and time. that's where the post is at the moment. >> thank you very much. that does it for this edition of "andrea mitchell reports." see you back here at 1:00. my colleague has a look at what's next on "news nation." >> great to see you. a big hour coming up. amanda knox and her family may be minutes away from learn figure she will spend the rest of her live in prison for murder or if the decision will be overturn and she can return home. live team coverage starting with lester holt live in pe rusia. hundreds of people protesting wall street. demonstrating they say against corporate greed. hundreds more now taking the street in boston, chicago,
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. >> are i'm tamron hall. big breaking news involving a mabda knox. the jury is expected to give a decision whether to uphold her murder conviction or overturn it. knox has been in prison for four years for the murder of her roommate. keith, it has been an emotional and sense day. let's start off with amanda knox speaking out in court this morning. tell us more of what she had to say in her own defense. >> a very convincing roll on her part. basically throwing herself at the mercy of the court. she went on very emotionally and breaking up in tears. i did not kill, i did not rape, i was not there. it was her declaration of innocence saying she is not involved in