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hi, i'm ari melber in for joy reid. and we're following lots of news today. a breakthrough in that harrowing story. an abducted woman found alive. the bail hearing underway for the suspect in that case. also, we head to the white house for a preview for the congressional meeting since the election. governor rick perry is in court facing those controversial charges for abusing his office. an update also on those 43 missing students in mexico. and first, we begin in philadelphia, and the dramatic rescue of a 22-year-old woman three days after she was attacked and kidnapped. it was all captured on some surveillance video. the suspect in court this afternoon. the latest on the victim and the details of this rescue.
>> reporter: ari, carlesha spent several hours in the hospital. and she was released to her family and went back home to philadelphia. this tragic ordeal for this woman ended here in this parking lot in maryland. police say they tracked the suspect's car here and found him and carlesha inside. this ended a multiple state manhunt for devlin barnes. police say he has a long, violent criminal record and it say peers she was a random victim. this story captured the nation's attention because of carlesha's violent abduction was captured on surveillance video. police also released a series of videos, one which showed the suspect using his victim's atm card. the suspect is now in custody and is expected, he will not return to pennsylvania immediately. virginia authorities want him there where he is charged in another crime, an unrelated kidnapping and attempted murder. the best part of this story, however, is police say it was
good old fashioned police work that led to them finding her in this car in this parking lot in maryland and getting her back home to her family alive. back to you. >> thank you. and nbc's pete williams joins me now. pete, the suspect is facing a bit of a different core process today. why is that? >> right. well, he's actually not even been charged yet with the philadelphia kidnapping. he appeared on a video conference today at the courthouse in maryland near where he was arrested on the charge that is filed from virginia, that he attacked a 16-year-old girl near richmond last week. that is the charge on which he was actually arrested last night. he waved extradition this morning. now, normally people think of extradition as one country to another, but applies from one state to another, too. he signed the paperwork that will clear the way for virginia authorities to come and get him. they'll pick him up at some point from maryland where he's in custody, take him to virginia where he will face charges there
in state court. at some point, the federal authorities will file the kidnapping charges from the virginia case. but because the case in maryland is -- i'm sorry, from the philadelphia case, but because the case in virginia is considered more serious, that will take priority first. and that will be a long court process. he may or may not ever face a courtroom on the philadelphia kidnapping charges, although they could add those to the charges they file against him in virginia. those are the more serious charges. that's where he's now headed. >> all right. thanks for breaking that down for us. nbc's pete williams. and now we turn to the white house where nbc's kristen welker has been reporting on the preparations for the president's meeting with congressional leaders tomorrow. how are you, kristen? >> hey, ari, good to see you, thanks for having me. >> let me base include ask you. they were similar to mcconnell saying, look, this president has no business going unilateral on immigration or much of anything else. walk us through these
preparations, though, for a meeting tomorrow that is supposed to be productive. >> reporter: you're absolutely right. white house officials are saying that's the goal president obama's going to meet with congressional leaders here at the white house. they're going to have lunch. not getting a read out of specifically what's going to be discussed or served at that lunch, ari. but i can tell you, according to those officials, the president's going to focus on areas of common ground. you heard him reference some of those yesterday when he held that news conference. things like trade, also, possibly more funding for ebola, corporate tax reform. but then you bring up the bigger issues like immigration reform, the tougher things. president obama vowing to take unilateral action on immigration reform. of course, that's what a lot of democrats want to see him do. that's what a lot of immigration reform advocates want to see him do. but republicans say that is akin to a declaration of war. you also have an op-ed by mcconnell and house speaker john boehner saying they are going to move to repeal the president's health care law.
so a lot of people scratching their heads today saying what's going to be different? aren't they just going to get caught up in the same old battles? here's what john boehner had to say about president obama announcing he is going to move forward on an executive action on immigration reform. take a listen. >> i've made clear to the president, that if he acts unilaterally on his own, outside of this authority, he will poison the well, and there will be no chance for immigration reform moving in this congress. he will poison the well. so a lot of question marks about how they're going to move forward and a lot of folks here saying if anything is going to get done, it has to get done within the next several months or six months because 2016 is going to kick into high gear before we know it, ari. >> absolutely. more on that later today with former harry reid spokesman. thank you, kristen welker. and texas, where governor rick perry made his first appearance
today. perry faces the felony charges for abusing his office in his use of a veto. and that's a charge perry's lawyers say is baseless and political. perry showed very little emotion while his attorneys began making some of their case. nbc's charles hadlock in dallas. governor perry speaking about this, as well, outside of the court context. how is this case shaping up? >> well, hi, ari. this is not quite the photo op that a potential presidential candidate would like to have. this was the first pre-trial hearing that governor rick perry has been required to attend since his indictment back in august. governor perry is facing felony counts for threatening to veto state funds for the public integrity unit and for trying to force travis county district attorney rosemary lindberg to step down after her conviction of dwi back in april of 2013. perry wanted her to resign and vetoed $7.5 million from her office when she refused to
resign. a liberal watchdog group, the texans for public justice filed a formal complaint. and later a judge was assigned to the case. a grand jury indicted perry last august. his team says that these charges are politically motivated. today, a texas judge heard pre-trial motions to try to quash the charges, to try to throw them out. a judge is expected to rule on those in the coming weeks. after today's hearing, governor perry once again said that the actions he took were legal. >> as governor, i took an oath to faithfully uphold the constitution of texas, i pledge that i have kept every day on behalf of the texans that i've worked for for the last 14 years. that same constitution clearly outlines the authority of any governor to veto items at his or her discretion. >> governor perry was asked
whether these proceedings, which have gone at a slow pace since he was indicted in august are in some way getting in the way of whether or not he wants to run for president. perry said that he respects the rule of law, is going through the process, and can multitask quite well. ari? >> yeah, it's not the kind of multitasking a lot of candidates want to do. i've got to tell you. in these kind of cases, the burden is on the prosecution here. and right now, they've got a high burden when you've got someone basically exercising a veto that they are allowed to use under the texas state constitution. going to be an interesting case to watch. thank you, charles hadlock, appreciate it. >> you bet. we'll do an update now to mexico city where thousands of people marching in the streets demanding answers on the case of 43 students who went completely missing. over five weeks ago in southwestern mexico. an important story. gabe gutierrez in mexico city with more. >> reporter: there's frustration here in the streets of mexico city. these protesters say that their government is not doing enough
to find these missing students. and here is the question they're all asking. scribbled on this plywood donde estan, where are they? a country used to drug violences and disappearances, more than 26,000 over a three-year period. these kidnappings have struck a nerve. these were just students. >> asking for the government -- >> reporter: they disappeared in late september in a town in southwestern mexico. federal authorities accused a local mayor of ordering the students captured in cooperation with a drug cartel. the mayor and his wife were on the run for weeks. but they were arrested this week. recently, the investigation has turned up mass raids and dozens of local police have been arrested themselves. but so far, no sign of the students. here's a question that many
parents are asking around the world. what if this was your child? >> these are college students. these are like my kids. and i think more people identify more closely with students missing, than perhaps with migrants missing. it's a huge story in mexico. >> mexican president took office in 2012, and his thought to move past the image of mexico as a haven for drug violence. but these protesters say he's missing the point. for its part, the federal government says it's trying to do everything it can to find these missing students. gabe gutierrez, nbc news, mexico city. >> such a tough story there, and thanks to gabe for that. as congressional republicans welcome new winners into their fold, democratic incumbents appear right now to be standing be i their leaders. there's a lot more to this story. we're going to be talking to jim m manley about the potential new faces straight ahead. day
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if you're doing the right things for the right reasons, you don't have to worry about anything. the right things will happen. >> that was house speaker john boehner just ending his news conference moments ago. and he was drawing a straight line between how harry reid prevented the majority from taking controversial votes. several democratic senators say they can standby reid to lead this democratic caucus. but others a argue reid reflects more of the party's past than the future. joined way back in 1999, the days of impeachment, and the matrix. and when obama's term winds down, reid will be the lead face until the presidential nominee is chosen while many democrats
credit reid. some conservatives in the caucus want a very different strategy. take west virginia democratic senator joe manchin. he wants more floor votes even on gop items. he said, quote, harry, let us vote, let's do something. it's easier for us to go home than to explain what i voted for and against than to explain why i don't vote at all. angus king just told politico, i think harry's a progressive. running a caucus is a very difficult process. harry's done a good job. someone who knows about this whole difficult process is jim manley, former chief spokesman. how are you? >> just fine, thanks. how are you? >> let's start with this point. you've been by harry reid as he's done his job. i'm sure you tell us he's done a good job. >> absolutely. >> speak to us, candidly, about this part of the job that people are criticizing. you heard it from manchin, boehner, not exactly a credible critic if he wants reid to fail.
but speak to the criticism. >> first of all, to paraphrase the great jay-z, democrats have 99 problems, right now, but i don't think their senate legislative amendment -- >> that isn't as catchy as jay-z, the way you said it. it's a good start. >> look. the fact of the matter is the caucus is going to have to get together and decide what changes if anything they're going to move toward next congress next year. everything senator reid has done so far. designed to protect the caucus and he tries to do what he can to protect the centrist members of the caucus. i'm sure they're making calls. but, remember, the fact of the matter is, there's a little bit of a problem here. democrats have this nasty habit of offering good government type amendments that are designed to improve the lives of most americans and republicans
usually come back with one amendment after another, all of which are designed to score cheap political points. so, you know -- and energy bill gets -- a modest energy package gets bogged down by demands to pass a keystone pipeline. you try and pass a highway bill and all of a sudden you're dealing with a personhood amendment. it's little tricky to describe, but there's a lot of dynamics that go into setting this type of strategy. >> i hear that. but also, let's speak to something that may not be harry reid's fault, but something that comes up every time you have distaste for incumbents and long serving members, which is sort of this staleness question. take a look at these new republicans coming in because of their victories. you've got 11 new senators, 10 republican, 1 democrat, eight under the age of 60, which, i guess nowadays we count as young for this body. and now, look at someone like tom cotton that the republicans are pumped about. 37 years old, youngest person in the senate, folks are saying speak to the argument that harry
reid is on his way out, not his way in. and you need more young people and more diversity and leadership. >> couple different things. first of all, if you want to analyze the incoming freshmen, did you know that joni ernst favors the abolishment of the department of public education. i didn't realize it was an issue these days. but you need someone who knows -- look, the fact of the matter is senator mcconnell is an extremely skilled tactician who doesn't care about promoting policy. he's trying to score political points. now more than ever, you need a skilled tactician, an insider who knows the senate rules, to stand up to the onslaught that's coming from all the bad ideas that the house is going to jam into the senate. >> last question, jim, on that point. you know harry reid does know those rules as well as anyone. democrats have spent a lot of time complaining about obstruction. is your view right now the main job is to use any rules necessary to slow down the
mcconnell agenda? >> i'm not so sure about that. the take away from the election and some of the polls is the need to try and figure out how to get something done. there's a couple small ball items, such as the keystone repeal, repeal of keystone. such as the medical device tax where if mcconnell and boehner play their cards right, they're going to be able to pick up a lot of democratic votes. the problem we're going to have, the problem mcconnell's going to have is the house is still so extreme, they're going to send all these bad ideas over and they're going to be tough to process. >> i hear you there. and if it is a right wing christmas tree coming out of the house, that will be a headache not only for your old boss, but potentially for mitch mcconnell. thanks for breaking some of it down for us, jim manley. >> my pleasure. three things for you to know this thursday, ray rice testifying in a private hearing today to appeal that indefinite suspension from the nfl. rice saying he was open and honest with officials after being arrested earlier this year for that domestic violence incident caught on tape. today's testimony one day after
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people are sharing photos like this, comedian russell brand, the largest anti-corruption protest in london. and many of you tweeting about activists in ferguson taking part in the million man march organized by hacker group anonymous. this week, he and his son back in the news for their online commentary. now, many conservatives celebrated tuesday's election, but ron paul declared on twitter, quote, republican control of the senate equals expanded neo con wars in syria and iraq. boots on the ground are coming. and that's pretty ominous. his son, rand paul, clearly disagreed. he spoke at mitch mcconnell's victory party and teed up his own attempt at an anti-hillary web meme. and they had their own recommended #hillaryslosers. and also tweeted, hey, you didn't think it could get worse than your book tour, it did.
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and a majority of voters nationwide agree. this was interesting and hasn't gotten enough attention. for the first time this year w now, exit polls show more people that came out to vote tuesday want to see pot legalized than don't. and that's a midterm electorate. people who came out to vote were older and whiter than those voting in previous big general election races. now the former police chief from seattle, also a speaker for the law enforcement against prohibition. that's a group which supports legalizing all drugs. and he joins us via skype. and alexander mccobben is the cofounder and president for students for liberty, a young libertarian group among other things. welcome to you both. let start with you, norm. your thoughts on the evolution we're seeing here and whether republican members of congress have any business of getting in the way of what d.c. voted on. >> well, let me start with my belief that they do not have the right to overturn the will of the people in washington, d.c. you'll remember that in 2012,
voters in my state, washington, and in colorado voted to legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana, which by the way, gives us a real opportunity to actually control it. and the federal government after a long period of deliberation said as long as the voters in each of those states honors their respective state's laws, we'll take a hands off position. and they are articulated eight specific conditions that needed to exist for them to essentially stay out of the picture. i think it's infinitely sensible. and i do believe that the federal government has a responsibility to the voters of the district of columbia to allow their will to be heard. >> alexander, what was your read here on some of these, and also speak to the federalism question here. seems to me, if you're a serious conservative legislator, you don't try to come in and override this kind of local
vote. >> so i think tuesday had a lot of incredible trends happening across the country. obviously, there's this ground swell of support for drug policy reform. not just with the legalization efforts, but also criminal justice reform in new jersey and california. >> but secondly, i think we're seeing a lot of the support coming from the young voters in the country. the pew research center has shown the millennial generation is far more supportive of drug legalization than any other. and we're going to see this trend continue as they get older. >> is that because they, in your view, are trending libertarian? or because they're young and open to drug use? >> i think it's absolutely that they're trending libertarian right now. and we saw that even in the other results from tuesday with many individuals supporting republicans while supporting drug policy reform at the same time. this actually is a real challenge to the democratic establishment that has relied for so long on innuendo and suggestion that they support policy reform in this area when
they haven't actually done anything for it. and it's come down to groups like law enforcement for prohibition, and policy project, students for sensible drug policy and students for liberty to push this issue, instead. >> right. you see that and you see some progressive libertarian nexus. when people like rand paul are teaming up with congressional black caucus members to talk about some of the inherent racism in these issues. take a look at this diagram that shows now based on the election results where you can get high legally, where you can get gay married legally, and what the overlap is. because there's an overlap here that reflects some of the age gap that you're talking about. which is if you're young, wherever you live, you are in the middle of that diagram, which is you can get high, get gay married, or have your friends get high or get gay married and you don't have a problem with it. that is to say, you've got a growing consensus these are not places where the government should be telling people what to do. alexander? >> absolutely. and it's not about people having access to marijuana or being
able to -- or having anything else. what's most important is about ending a near half century long war on the american people and respecting the individual liberties of adults who want to engage in their own personal lifestyl lifestyles. >> when you say that goes to policing, i want to bring norm back in and read to you in 2011, just to put some data on that point. marijuana possession arrests were over 500,000, 663,000. have also nearly doubled since 1980 according to an fbi report, teen marijuana use also reaching a 30-year high, which is what the critics say they're worried about that kind of thing. but walk us through this as a law enforcement priority at a time of budget crunches. >> let me just say very clearly that after having spent 34 years as a cop, i think i have a pretty good idea of what kinds of crimes scare people, cause them to change the way they l e live, cause them to restrict the
freedoms, not only of themselves, but certainly of their children. those are burglaries and robberies and auto thefts, home invasion robberies, drive by shootings, domestic violence, child abuse. in short, predatory crimes. but these results have shown us, dating back to 2012 when the two states legalized marijuana is that the american people want their police concentrating their time, their attention, their energy, their imagination on solving predatory and violent crimes. they don't want them going after adults in possession of small quantities of marijuana. and if i could just say very quickly. >> sure. >> one of the things that we know is that the regulation of marijuana, which allows the exercise of control over the use of marijuana will reduce instances of driving while impaired, furnishing the
children, it will become much more difficult for kids to legally score marijuana than it is today. because in those states that have not legalized, it's easier for them to take position of marijuana than it is alcohol. >> norm, you talk about scoring pot there. and also, this conversation makes me think about how we score these elections. you both have hit on what many voters have said on these policy questions when asked. a lot of time tuesday spent counting who is in charge, which is important. but we also go the to listen to these voters when they're saying, hey, federal government get out of the way on this or raise minimum wage as we saw in arkansas, thank you, both, norm and alexander. appreciate it. and coming up, round two, open enrollment for the aca. it starts in just days. and there's a new effort by the white house to save the law from some of those fresh challenges. we have all the details after the break. you, my friend are a master of diversification.
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a political magazine contributor health news correspondent. how are you? >> i'm well, thank you, thank you for having me. >> really fantastic, deeply reported article here. you tell the story of mike cheney who was a fraternity brother and close ally of the republican governor in that state. and that was all fine and good. they were going to team up on a conservative heritage plan and then what happened? >> so this was in 2007 when mike cheney was elected insurance commissioner and haley barber, was the governor then. and haley barbour called mike cheney and said, hey, there's this idea that the heritage foundation has floated of putting together these marketplaces where people could come together to buy health insurance. so, the two men thought this was a good idea. and barbour tasked cheney with figuring out how they would do it in mississippi. so he was moving ahead with that. 2010, the aca passed, in 2011,
mississippi received some $21 million in grants from the federal government to begin the planning for what was known as onemississippi.com. and then in 2011, mississippi got a new governor, governor phil bryant who was welcomed by the tea party in mississippi. he was christened the first tea party governor in the united states. and he had in the past been lieutenant governor under haley barbour and had been supportive of an idea of a marketplace based approach to insurance. he was not necessarily onboard with government subsidies and all of the regulations that came with the affordable care act. but by june of 2012 when the supreme court ruled that the affordable care act would largely stand, the mood in mississippi really began to change. so republicans who had previously supported what governor -- former governor barbour and chaney cheney were up to, now all of a sudden we're saying, no, anyone who supports this idea is a traitor. somehow helping obama and
helping this very liberal endeavor. >> and what you shine a light on. people have talked about this a lot in terms of positions. candidates run on this or that. but a lot of candidates do flip positions from time to time. here, though, you have them trying to go forward and implement it, right? it's heartbreaking when you read this and see that they all really thought it was not only a good idea, they were working on, they had the contracts on it on doing market-based stuff. and they flipped around purely for politics. and you report that mississippi now is only state that had the uninsurance rate go up. >> not only that, but it also has the additidistinction of bee state that applied to the federal government to have that rejected by the secretary because they no longer have the support of the governor. >> right. and then you think about what mitch mcconnell is just saying. take a listen to him talking about obamacare yesterday. >> there are pieces of it that are deeply, deeply unpopular with the american people. the medical device tax. which is exported enormous number of jobs.
the loss of the 40-hour workweek. big, big mistake. that ought to be restored. the individual mandate. people hate it. so i think we will be addressing that issue in a variety of different ways. >> in your view in reporting on health care policy, does tinkering with things like the device tax help more people get coverage? >> well, i can tell you from -- and i hope our viewers will go and read the story that's in politico magazine this month that in mississippi, for instance, there's large swaths in mississippi where the affordable care act hasn't become a reality. so whether you're talking about the medical twidevice tax or individual mandate, in many parts of the country where it has not taken hold. i can tell you of the 300,000 people, for instance, who are eligible for subsidized coverage in mississippi, only 61,000 last year bought coverage. that's about 20%. and a big problem for a lot of
southern states, particularly with large african-american populations has been the lack of the medicaid expansion. so this is really when you talk to advocates on the ground who were out trying to get people enrolled in insurance, this is really what stopped people in their tracks was that so many people in mississippi fell into what came to be known as the medicaid gap. they earned too much to qualify for medicaid. but -- i'm sorry, they earned too little to qualify for medica medicaid, but too much in order to qualify for subsidies on the exchange. and mississippi had the highest percentage of people who were in that gap. it's about 138,000 people. >> right. >> so a lot of people would go to sign up and they'd say, well, what's the point of this whole thing? >> right. and those are the kind of real problems you hope this congress thinks about it. thank you so much for your time. and we will be right back. >> thank you.
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angel, being part man, part fish. >> my dad put a tank on my back when i was 7, pushed me overboard. i became a scuba diver. and i've been very, very fascinated by being able to discover part of 70% of the planet, which we all depend upon, as i found out. >> jacques cousteau's grandson is heading down to the depths of the ocean. >> cousteau wants to spend 31 days down under, to break a 50-year-old record set by his grandfather. >> it's a fascinating place. it's in terms of living space, it's 99% of our planet's living space. and there it is at our very thin steps, waiting, begging for us to enjoy and experience it. >> in 1963, academy award
winning film maker jacques cousteau coordinated a mission in which six men lived below the ocean's surface for one month. documentary "world without sun" earned him his third academy award. >> we'll never forget when people were asking him, captain, where do you expect to find on your next expedition? he would always say, if i knew, i would not go. so there was that sense of adventure, discovery, which was infused in us. >> fabian cousteau and his friend -- 65 feet below the surface. >> his mission will be documented in high-def. >> with mission 31, we had the luxury of something he never had, which was able to show in realtime to anyone in the world at that given moment what was happening. >> i think the beauty of it is that we can -- by showing visuals, attract the attention
of the public to the fact that we need to take care of the ocean to take care of ourselves. >> the adventure and educator jean michele cousteau has completed the greatest white shark expedition in history. >> the biggest fish on the planet ever happens to be the whale shark. and the whale shark have no teeth. >> right. >> so hollywood hasn't found a way to have a shark that is going to gum you to death. >> the scientific types are horrified, but jaws has made sharks popular. >> we can't keep them in stock. it's not just the "jaws" book itself, it's the books on the making of the movie, two of those and then the big hard back we've had in stock for years, it's a jacques cousteau book. >> jacques, of course, they've been popularized by hollywood, scaring people so much so that
they wouldn't take a shower. >> you think that they have a very bad reputation, which is undeserved. >> those are usually when sharks make mistakes. >> i didn't see any sharks in and around the habitat for the entire 31 days except a couple of nurse sharks and one time we saw a couple of reef sharks and one passing hammer head. but this is a place in the florida keys that are supposed to have sharks everywhere traditionally. and we didn't see any. >> he invented what he needed to enjoy the water. first and foremost. >> an air tank connected to a mouthpiece. meant that for the first time humans could swim with the fish. no one had ever explored a sunken ship before this. >> he literally wanted to stay
longer, go deeper and so he invented equipment and when he passed away, i created ocean future society to honor its philosophy. and our mission is if you protect the ocean, you protect yourself. >> to mark a recent earth day celebration, cousteau talked about his life's philosophy. >> and we are not here only to survive, we're here to live, to live agreeably and enjoy pure air and pure water. >> the world seems to be looking up versus down when we talk about adventure. about exploration. >> good point. >> very simple. looking up is great. i want to go in space, i want to be an astronaut, but we need to take care of home base first. otherwise you'll never go there. >> and jean-michele and fabian
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