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walking down the same iconic stairs where we saw charles and diana introduce prince william 31 years ago. after a rousing applause from the crowd, the duke and duchess answered a few questions from the media. here is how that moment unfolded in its entirety. >> well, he's got a good pair of lungs on him. that's for sure. he's a big boy. he's quite heavy. but we're still working on a name. we'll have that as soon as we can. but it's the first time we've seen him really so a proper chance to catch up. [ inaudible question ] >> very emotion. >> yes, it's very emotional. such a special time. i think any parent knows what this feeling feels like. >> very special.
>> it was. i'll remind him of his tardiness when he's a bit older. i know how long you've sat out here. hopefully we can all go back to normal and we can look after him. he's got her lips, thankfully. >> no, no, no. be. >> wait and see. wait and see. we've done that already. >> he's done the first already. >> it's good. >> very, very good. >> he's got way more than me. thank god. thanks a lot. thank you. >> a beaming young couple that the world has come to admire as they introduce their first born to the world. and true to their modern nature,
prince william emerged moments later with a car seat. and he strapped his new son safely into the car as you can see. and then his wife got in beside the baby. and he prepared to jump straight into the driver's seat himself, accompanied by a royal protection officer as they left the hospital bound for their little cottage at kensington palace. that kensington palace is where we have michelle kosinski who joins us live from there. it has been a remarkable day. can you confirm for us that the happy family has indeed arrived at home? >> they have, martin, yes. they were spotted arriving here. i guess it was about maybe an hour ago here now. didn't take them very long from leaving the hospital to now be in the privacy of their own home
on the palace grounds. they're out of the public eye. just the two of them as far as we know and their child. for them to say, oh, my gosh, now we have this baby. what do we do now just like any other parents. that seemed to be the image that they wanted to portray, that they are as well as being royal and william is the future king, they are kind of normal parents like others, too. the way they described it saying it was emotional and kate saying i'm sure every parent knows the feeling that we feel right now. he very sweet. so you get the royalness and the pageantry along with these very, you know, semi intimate sweet moments i guess as intimate as you can expect with the eyes of the world on them. >> and, of course, michelle prince william was asked if they had chosen a name for this young prince. and he said, we're still working on a name. do you believe him when he says that? do you think they may well have
decided but perhaps are waiting? >> reporter: you never know. i think they want to clear it with the queen. who knows how long they've been discussing this. probably for a very long time. you know the royals have so many names. takes a long time to sort them all out, figure out the order, maybe write them down on cards and shuffle them around to get the order out. when they get married, they can almost never get all the names in the correct order. they're hugely symbolic, obviously. and it depends on the order of the day. some are saying they could name the baby james but then kate's brother is james and do they want that connection also. so so much goes into this. this is a part of british history. so they want to get it right. i this i had he want to take time in doing it. >> and we've heard a great deal said about the fact that before the wedding, sorry, the birth, prince william and his wife spent a lot of time in buckle
bury in barkshire with the princess's parents. do we expect for these two to actually go and leave kensington palace and spend time with their maternal grandparents because the apartment at kensington palace that they will be living inning is undergoing refurbishment and the place they're staying is relatively small, isn't it? >> yeah, it's very small as far as royal accommodations go. it's called nottingham college and it's on the grounds of kensington palace. there are a lot of residences can just behind it. this main residence is where their residence will be. it's costing more than a million dollars. their little house now is a two-bedroom cottage, reportedly doesn't have air conditioning although the palace wouldn't comment on anything private like that. in buckle bury, it's speculated they're there.
you never know when william arrives or doesn't. kate, as well. it's difficult to tell. that is exactly the point. there's so much privacy up there, it's been speculated they may take the baby up there for several weeks especially if the london weather continues to be as hot as it has been. >> michelle, thank you so much. and i want to bring in now nbc news's british historian dr. andrew roberts. andrew, just place for us, if you can in context in historical context that we've would ied today. >> it's pretty extraordinary in historical context. it hasn't been since 1901 that you've-four jenations of the royal family all living at the same time. so you have to go back to the reign of queen victoria wore that to have happened when edward vii was born. this shows the great continuity, the ability of the royal family to replicate itself and regenerate itself as a story as
well as a family. >> yeah. and prince charles, of course, is now a new grandfather. and he also visited his new grandson earlier today. let's hear his reaction. >> absolutely. you wait and see. you'll see in a minute. >> he was ecstatic, wasn't he? he really was. >> well, you are when you become a grandfather for the first time. don't you? i mean -- >> i don't know. i'm far too young. >> neither do i. we both know quite enough grandparents to know that's the case. it's a wonderful moment for them, too. and i think it's very important to remember what a good father prince charles has been since the death of princess diana. he has actually brought up those two boyce to be well balanced, well adjusted children despite an awful lot of family tragedy. he deserves credit for that i think. >> quite a moment today as these three heirs to the throne lined up in the lindo wing.
how many years confident monarchy do we project all things being well with -- we have the queen at the moment and then these three to follow. >> absolutely. it's not inconceivable that you will actually have almost two centuries of the monarchy once they are photographed with the present queen because you will have the entire four generations, the present queen who was born in 1926 and then of course, this baby who hopefully will live for a very long time, especially, of course, if this baby has her great grandmother's and great, great grandmother's longevity because the queen mother lived to 101. >> dr. andrew roberts, we've been most grateful for your help in guiding us through this great story. thank you so much. >> coming up, congressman james clyburn joins us to discuss race and politics and how actions must speak louder than words. but first, a royal salute. >> fire.
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trayvon martin could have been me 35 years ago. >> but he was part of the gang and he smoked pot and he did a little blow. >> barack obama has more in common with george zimmerman than he does was trayvon martin. >> black leaders in this country are running a cult of victimhood. >> it's preprosperous that caucasians are blamed for slavery when they've done more to end it than any other race. >> i will bet we're going to
have a lot of tape of a lot of incendiary language. >> one of our biggest missions is to make sure that we advocate against senseless violence. >> trayvon was a child. and i think sometimes it gets lost in the shuffle. >> we're a more perfect union. not a perfect union. but a more perfect union. >> powerful words are now being translated into action. in reaction to the george zimmerman acquittal as it reverberates from the streets to the white house to the halls of congress. last night it was an emotionally charged special order of the congressional black caucus with passionate calls for change from the house floor. >> i don't know why people shoot each other, but i know one thing. who doesn't shoot each other? a young kids inspired they got education, they got families, they got a country that's the wind behind their wings that want to make a contribution to
this great country. they can walk anywhere, talk anywhere, and nobody's going to be following them to talk about you look like someone that may hurt somebody. >> those bold sentiments from congressman charlie rangel were echoed by thousands taking to the streets this weekend. with marches in for man 100 citicity s honoring the memory of trayvon martin and calling for changes in stand your grounds. activists brought protests against those laws right to the offices of florida governor rick scott. the dream defenders occupying those quarters for the eighth day in a row. and on another front in the fight for equality under the law, the battle for the ballot claimed the spotlight in the north carolina. more than 70 people were arrested in the 12th week of protests known as moral mondays. this time focused on voting rights. >> it is a political war, a
struggle, a clash of ideals and ideology between regressive desires to take us backwards and a progressive agenda that desires to keep moving us forward. >> i think that just about sums it up. for more now, i'm joined by congressman james clyburn, democrat of south carolina with us from the capitol. good afternoon, sir. >> thank you so much for having me. >> its an a great honor, is sir. you are a veteran of the civil rights movement. i know that you actually met your wife in a jail cell protesting segregation. and you've never stopped fighting, appearing at protests even this weekend. do you, sir, see what's happening right now as a fresh wave in the push for equality in civil rights? >> yes, i do. i really believe that that's where we are. we are on the threshold of some retro depression if we're not. careful. as you probably know, i used to teach history. i used to tell my students all
the time, we have to always remember that anything that's happened before can happen again. and that's why we study this to make sure that we don't repeat these historical events, that we learn lessons from them. so that we'll know exactly how to you respond. and we should have learned some lessons from emmett till. we now see some similarities with trayvon martin. we should have learned some lessons from the civil rights activities of the '60s and now we see the same kinds of demonstrations taking place in state houses and on the various events across the country. we've got to the really be very conscious of the fact that if we're not careful, we will
really live some of those episodes. >> do you believe, sir that, we are in danger of regressing that far back? >> oh, absolutely. no question about it. let's just look at what happened as we came out of this so-called historical reconstruction and what happened in post reconstruction. if you look at the court decision that dmam 175, serve talks about plessy. but the jim crow loss of the 1880s and '90s came from a supreme court decision coming out of louisiana in 1875. it was that decision that gave license to the jurisdictions all over the country to come out with these jim crow laws. the plessy decision of 1896 only established separate but equal. it did not establish these jim crow loss. so when you look at a voting
rights case like we just got in the shelby and you look at some of the other decisions that are being made on the heels of shelby, we are in danger of reliving the same thing if we're not careful. >> now, i understand your leadership on this issue. but the president himself, as you know, spoke profoundly about race at the end of last week. but he said he does not want politicians to lead this particular conversation. take a listen to what he said. >> you know, there has been talk about should we convene a conversation on race. i haven't seen that be particularly productive when you know, politicians try to organize conversations. they end up being stilted and politicized and folks are locked into the positions they already have. >> what's your response to what the president said? >> well, i don't disagree with
that at all. i don't know that i want to be the one leading anything. but i really believe that the president is appropriate to jump start a discussion. think the politicians in their various jurisdictions back in their communities ought to be out there jumpstarting. that's why i participated last saturday in that will rally on the state house steps in columbia south carolina. that's why i wore that hoodie as i stood with two of my three daughters in order to jump start a discussion. i might add, martin, just this afternoon, the young man who organized that narnlg columbia, south carolina, who i had never spoken with before called me this afternoon. we're going to getting together when i get home this weekend because my experiences could be him well as a young 22-year-old feeling what happened with trayvon could very well happen to him. so he may be the one to lead the
discussion, but he certainly could benefit from my experiences and others of like mind. >> i'm reminded of the words of dr. martin luther king in 1967 when he felt provoked to speak about vietnam. and he said silence is now a betrayal. >> that's exactly right. and martin, also told us from the birmingham city jail that he was coming to the conclusion that the people of ill will was making a much better use of time than the people of good will. he told us if we're not careful we'll relive some of these things and he said we of good will must move forward. >> congressman james clyburn, we're grateful to you for joining us this afternoon, sir. >> thank you so much for having me. coming up, a presidential pivot to the economy and funny that, speaker boehner is standing directly in the way and later, more on the royal arrival as the people's prince heads
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it is with great regret that i must report that the latest debt ceiling fight has officially begun. yes, even before the president kicks off a two-day three-city speaking tour tomorrow on the subject of jobs and the american middle class, speaker john boehner today fired the first public salvo in the fight over whether the u.s. should actually pay its bills. >> we all know that we've got the issue of the debt ceiling coming up this fall. now, we're not going to raise the debt ceiling without real cuts in spending. it's as simple as that. >> but as if to prebut speaker bane's prebuttle of the
president, one tea party affiliated senator on monday suggested we go further and risk shutting down the government in order to defund obama care. >> if republicans in both houses refuse to vote for any continuing resolution that contains further funding for further enforcement of obama care, we can stop it. we can stop the individual mandate from going into effect. >> joining us now is david corn, washington bureau chief from mother jones plagues and professor mike st. louis eric dyson, professor at georgetown university, both msnbc political analysts. david, defunding is obama care, government shutdowns. why do boehner and the gop keep, repeat, keep, repeat, keep going back to the same failed playbook? >> i feel like we should be playing i got you, babe, over and over. >> we should. >> and over again. where is bill murray when we
need him? i think, i should say i have yet to congratulate anyone with a british accent on the new baby. so congratulations. i do think this child will see the throne long before the republicans stop acting nutty. i mean, they're going to do this all over again, play chicken again. be irresponsible again. i mean, i guess they're trying to get the congressional approval ratings into negative numbers because they're only a few digits from that. they seem to be boasting these days, as well that the key to being a republican is hating on washington and convincing people that washington doesn't work and we've talked about this in the past. that's because they are like the joker. chaos is their friend. they're against using the government to help people with the economy and health care. if they can bash it apart, they can say see, president obama can't achieve anything. it's a two-fer for them.
that's a strategy they're going to stick with till maybe king whatever his name reaches the throne. >> yes. we haven't got his name yet. he's a prince. professor dyson, on
sunday, speaker boehner told bob schieffer how house republicans should be judged. i want to play that clip for you as well as senate majority reid's response today to that particular comment. take a listen to this. >> we should not be judged on how many new laws we create. we ought to be judged on how many laws we repeal. >> that's true, mr. president, house republicans are failing even by their own metric. they've replaced virtually nothing. >> so professor no matter what your metric, speaker boehner and the republicans are an absolute categoric failure, are they not? >> absolutely right. let me join in with mr. corn in saluting the crown for the new prince born today. but the reality is that the
republicans are at loggers head with themselves and they are creating a log jam in the process and flow of american government. isn't it interesting that the republicans who were known
in the past at least in terms of their self-image as the do singh party, get something done, efficiency and effectiveness have now essentially became the bane of the nation's existence and you know, john boehner leading the crew here who are not only not doing anything but who are proud of it now. and they are leaving behind the millions upon millions of americans who will be devastated by this fight. you know that old african proverb when elephants are fighting, the grass is what's hurt. the grass is the people of american society and unfortunately, when they, again, try to hold the american public hostage by their narrow vicious viewpoints, they end up offending what princess diana, according to her brother at his
funeral called the constituency of the rejected. >> yes. and david, i mean, it doesn't matter what the subject is, does it? it doesn't matter if it's immigration, it doesn't matter if it's the debt ceiling. and we know how detrimental that fight was to the american economy. it doesn't matter if it's the american jobs act. it doesn't matter if it's infrastructure projects. i could go on for the next two hours giving you multiple examples of where this administration has tried, has desperately tried to do something and yet, every single time, i mean, we've had the 67th vote to repeal part or all of the affordable care act. and speaker boehner seems proud. he wants to make the hundred. he wants to hit the century. >> yeah. harry truman ran against the do nothing republican congress in the '50s and did so successfully. now they're kind of embracing that and saying they want to be known as the doll nothing damn right party. and you know, they've gone so
far off the ideological rails here, they really are you know, they see government as truly the enemy. they've created this narrative where the crash of 2007, 2008 was because of government. too much government, bad budgeting. nothing to do with central street. they come up with this narrative no matter what happens in the economy, the government can't do anything so it doesn't matter that a bailout of detroit succeeded. they want to go back to letting -- they had like to get rid of medicare and letting people fend totally for themselves. >> of course, absolutely. >> it's ayn rand run amok breaking down the whatever prospects there were for bipartisan governance. it's a radical repositions of the republican party. >> professor dyson, finally to you, can you explain to me, sir,
how conservatives blame detroit for not being able to pay its bills? and yet, threaten the full faith and credit of the entire nation by threatening not to the raise the debt ceiling can you explain that to me? >> it's a brilliant parallel and the hypocrisy of american government right now. >> do you p they think we don't realize these two are the same. >> they thought the birth of this royal baby would distract us from the business at hand. alas, as you are, you're able to keep your eye on the wonderful meaning of that for the united kingdom and you are zeroing in on in laser fashion on this issue. >> of course, detroit is really representative of the inability of american government to the understand how we can facilitate growth, how we can bail out industries that are critical and vital to the life blood of this nation economically while at the same time tightening our belts to make sure things are effective and efficient. but the kong esunder boehner as mr. corn has said, not only are produced of their do nothingism
but they're masking what they're really doing. by the debt ceiling manipulations they're engaging out again, they lose out with the economic populism that could put them back on the rails they've fallen off of. >> very soon, there will be another vote on an issue like abortion. david corn and professor, thank you both. coming up, a royal debut on monday. a royal debut in top lines on tuesday. you'll find out in a moment. >> oh, my god, oh, my god. oh, my god. oh, my god. oh, my god. oh, my god. yes, yes, yes! a son, a son. you mean a king. all kneel to the one true king. stacey: my daughter zoe had her first open heart surgery...
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>> the from a royal birth in london to a wrapping anchor on foxnous, hereby are today's top lines. a rising tide does something? >> hopefully you're awake. good morning, everybody. the prince of cambridge, the world celebrates the royal arrival. >> meanwhile, here's the cover of the new york post today. >> come on, bbc. >> a lot of people might think that's the actual baby. >> good morning. >> the president's pivoting and now wants to talk about the economy in a series of speeches. >> it will be a pretty good speech. >> rising tide does not necessarily rise, bring lift all boats. >> i've given some pretty good speeches before. things still get stuck here in washington. >> votes in the senate. >> no. >> the president joined the race debate taking a firm stand in the trayvon martin case. >> the young mother whose 2-year-old son was shot in the face by the two black teens. >> why is the president addressing this case and not the shootings in his hometown of
chicago? >> why does the president choose to speak about one case and not the other. >> our leadership has no clue how to solve problems within the black community. >> some people will be concerned this will be stoking the embers. >> young black men commit homicides at a rate ten times greater. >> we're going to have a lot of tape of a lot of incendiary language. i hope i'm wrong. >> lack of involved fathers leads to young boys growing up resentful and unsupervised. >> the president said an trayvon could have been me 35 years ago. >> because what, he was part of the gang? >> young black men often reject education, xwrav tate toward drugs, hustling gangs. >> black thugs are killing black people? if a kid can't speak proper language, uses the "f" word in every sentence. >> got a dog named jasper. if you don't think beyonce fears me, go ahead and askler. >> it's so juvenile. i want to laugh.
it's really pathetic. >> and after that will river of sewage, let's get to our panel. joining us is contributor goldie taylor and james peterson who is director of africana studies at lehigh university. professor, this started off with an unarmed teenager who was gunned down while he was minding his own business. how -- can you explain to our viewers how this suddenly became an excuse to attack black families, so-called gangster culture, drug use? how did that happen? >> well, martin, i will never profess to be able to explain to our audiences some of the stereo. >> you're one of our cleverest contributors. if you can't, we are struggling. >> the hysteria madness that sometimes comes from the right. some of this has to do with sean hannity and rush limbaugh earn a lot of money by speaking to a
small minority within the republican base and a small minority of americans that still engage in this kind of raciallized thinking. it's funny they call people like myself race hustlers but they're the ones hustling the residue of racism with these kinds of comments. let's go to some of the facts here. you established the facts with trayvon martin that's important. there are facts about the black family. i think first, i'm not sure if we should accept wholesale some some kind of western notion of the nuclear family with the heterosexual couple. plenty of single parent families raise children that contribute to society. same sexuals that raise children. structural poverty, we have to look at the prison industrial complex if you wonder why some families are broken down, look how the criminal justice system addresses the issues of justice and crime. >> look at the drug laws. >> look at the drug laws, in the state of pennsylvania, black men
are five to six, sometimes seven times more likely to be arrested for marijuana. o'reilly's most inster because he's trying to talk about this whole drug culture. most folks incarcerated for possession, not dealing. bias in the criminal justice system has to be addressed if you want to address crime in inner cities or urban neighborhoods. >> to that point, goldie, a lot of commentators have responded to the tragic death of martin by talking about all the gun violence in chicago. is that because people like rush limbaugh really care where inner city children who attend underfunded schools often in difficult and deprived circumstances? >> what people like rush limbaugh and bill o'reilly care about is the politics of containment. they'd like to see the problems as far as away from them as possible. they certainly aren't about
solving is the problems that happen today in our urban centers. not about reforming cakes. education is rejecting them. it isn't that we are rejecting a nuclear family. the nuclear family unit has been broken down by institutionalized racism that will produce pathologies that reveal themselves in lower health sticks and environmental poisons. there are so many other complexities that drive into what's happening in these cities. they're not about solving the issues. they're about doing what ronald reagan used to do. now we've got the mythological gangster. trayvon martin was far, far from a definition of what a thug would be known to be. certainly smoking marijuana is something as prevalent on white college campuses as it in inner cities. you see where the arrests are happening and where they're not. to say they care is a misnomer.
they care about them only to the extent they can bait the white populace to drive their ratings and to line their own pockets. that is dangerous. >> goldie taylor and dr. james peterson, i wish we had more time. you both have collectively provided a wonderful explanation of that will sewer of absolute crap that we just had to wash. coming up, is the glass half full or half empty on immigration reform? but first, a royal scolding already? >> i'll remind him of his timeliness when he's a bit older because i know how long you've all sat out here. [ phil ] when you have joint pain and stiffness...
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gets on his desk. >> that was first lady michelle obama, of course, speaking earlier this afternoon at the annual conference of the national council of la raza, the largest hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in this country. while the first lady spokes of the president's dedication to real reform, certainly nobody has done more to help the cause of immigrants than house speaker john boehner. that's right. that john boehner. just ask him. >> nobody spent more time trying to fix a broken immigration system than i have. i talked about it the day after the election and i've talked about it 100 times since. >> for more i'm joined by contributor ryan grim and the washington post political columnist dayne fa milbank. dana, is this the final evidence we needed that speaker john boehner has, in can the fa, had an intellectual and memory
collapse of extraordinaire proportions? >> no, on the contrary. i think he's got this exactly right. you see on sunday he said he should be judged by how many pieces of legislation he's able to repeal essentially to have killed. so when he says he's done more for immigration, he means he's done more to kill immigration than anybody. >> he's right. is it, ryan grim? >> in the up or down world, that's exactly what's going on. >> ryan, do you agree with that analysis? >> sure, i mean, if that's what he -- if that's what he meant, then sure. even if you use his own judgment, his gauge of how successful he's been, congress has not actually repealed many or any laws. so they've been a failure whether you're counting repeals or laws enaced. >> absolutely. there are concerns from within speaker boehner's own party that the speaker along with aaron cantor and others are secretly working with senator reid and the president on a deal. dana, will the gop infighting
prevent us from ever seeing a real immigration bill, do you think? >> i mean, you know, i pit tyjuan boehner and eric cantor if they indeed striking such a deal because we've seen from the steve kings and the others who really have the deciding vote in the caucus here that they just can't do this and keep their jobs. now, it's possible down the road they could pass some other version. this could go to what they call a conference committee. there's some way it sneak it through well down the road, but if john boehner says i've reached a deal that includes legalization, he can get that law through and then retire. >> i'm so grateful, dana, that you've mentioned the great congressman steve king who as you in the past compared immigrants to dogs and discussed in an interview last week the children who are brought to the this nation illegally. take a listen to this. >> they aren't all valedictorians, not all brought in by their parents.
for every one is a valedictorian, there's 100 out there they have calves the size of cantaloupes because they're hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert. those people would be legalized with the same act. >> set aside his clear fetish for the calf muscles of immigrants. would you say it's better to be called a drug mule than a frisky dog. >> i guess he's qualified to comment on cantaloupe calves because he's quite a melon head. but he has done this sort of thing year after year. you keep thinking, there's no further steve king could go, and yet, he manages to do a step further. this -- this goes beyond sort of anti-illegal immigrant to anti-immigrant to just plain out racist. it's a very odd thing. i guess for the sake of entertainment, it's a shame he decide the not to run for the senate from the state of iowa. >> that's our problem.
these immigrants are carrying around sacks of weed that could be carried around by hard working americans. you know, these are good jobs. >> is that really what he was saying? >> weed has to be moved from one place to another place. and you know, and if americans aren't willing to move the weed, somebody's got to move it. >> dana, is this representative, i have to ask you, is this representative of elements within the republican party? >> well, fortunately, it's representative of a very small element within the republican party. i think even most of his colleagues would rebuke him for that sort of thing. the problem is, because john boehner is running this house with only republican votes for legislation, people a very small group of people like steve king and his cohort can bol lucks up basically every piece of legislation. hopefully a very small slice of the republican caucus but yet, every small slice is powerful now. >> it's worth saying, ryan, you'll recall on the steps of
the congress when mr. king was alongside ted cruiz and michele bachmann all attacking anti-immigration reform. it's sad they won't come out and disown the sort of reprehensible comments of mr. king. >> well, you know, they've been doing this dance for years where you know, the members of congress who represent the extreme right get extremely close to some awfully ugly elements and then a lot of it then seeps back up. you know, through those members of congress. you saw it last week, there was a tea party rally. that was attended by a number of republican congressmen where they were talking about the purity of genetic lineage in terms of reform. this is where this debate is on the far, far right. and it's very tightly connected with some of these members of congress. >> it absolutely is. now, we're just learning and i
need to report this almost as breaking news, that ha tone weiner, the former congressman running for mayor of new york, has decided to give a press conference in about eight minutes time following revelations of further images that he may have sent, i say these are allegations that he may have sent after he resigned from congress. now, dana, we were talking earlier about the propensity for some politicians to do and extend themselves even when we think they've gone to the reaction. what should we expect from mr. weiner today? >> this man has certainly exhausted if not all most of his nine lives in politics. no one could think he could be a serious candidate at this point and yet he is. i've been seeing the reports from this rather dubious website through the afternoon, this might be yet more difficult for him to survive. >> do you think that he may withdraw his candidacy this
afternoon? >> he's not shown any particular shame in the past for such things. forced to step down from congress only when it was clear that he had no superior and no other choice. i haven't been reporting out the story, but anthony weiner is one to react as many others do to a sense of shame. ryan grimm and dana milbank, thank you so much. we are watching breaking news. a surprise press conference from anthony weiner. this should be good.
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which the former congressman says are not new. weiner resigned from congress in june 2011 after having admitted to having inappropriate conversations with women online. stay with us. chris matthews and "hardball" is next. weiner. again. let's play "hardball." good evening. i'm chris matthews down in washington. let me start tonight with a new york story. it's the latest on new york mayor candidate anthony weiner and the latest is that there is a latest. 0 could it be that having resigned from the u.s. congress when he was discovered to have sexted indecent pictures of himself nationwide continued to send out such pictures even after his public exposure and political banishment? tonight the
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