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first loss of life that we have seen in recent months. too many israelis and palestinians have died. at this difficult time, i think it's difficult for the palestinians and israelis to work together. >> house of cards. why would they prevent a pregnant iraq war veteran from voting by proxy despite her doctor's order not to travel. >> we wish her well and i don't know why all this fuss was made about a vote in the caucus. >> a key vote. they hold a test vote with the out come too close to call and a senator declared his vote. we will have more in a moment. state of imagine, the governor calls out the national guard. does that add more fuel to the growing anger in ferguson. >> it sends a message that we are expecting the worst.
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i worry about that. we don't want officers injured. >> we are intended to make it peaceful. >> per good day, everyone. i'm andrea mitchell in washington. today's brutal terror attack by rabbis. three were americans from a prominent boston family. one was a british israeli citizen. at least six others were injured. the two alleged suspects who were killed with authorities were from east jerusalem. within hours, hundreds of mourners went to his funeral.
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president obama interrupted a meeting on ebola to speak out. >> obviously we condemn in the strongest terms these attacks. a number of people were wound and four people were killed including three american citizens. this is a tragedy for both nations, israel as well as the united states and our hearts go out to the families who obviously are undergoing enormous grief right now. >> joining me is nbc's martin fletcher. martin, first to you. you are a veteran from this area, but having watched the cabinet over the years, i think the first actions are to destroy the homes of the two suspects. what will happen next. all the fears are there. >> that's right, andrea. those are the fears. the question is whether it's
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overblown or not. they are blowing up the homes of the people who did it. punishment of the family. israel is found to be effective because when there is no real sanction against the family, the people who carry out the attacks celebrated as martyrs. they are honored in the community and the family is also there. this is one way they wondered by blowing up the homes of the families. there will be more tough measures, but we have the context of being tough in jerusalem. for the last few weeks, there is this wave of violence, five israelis are being killed. about a dozen palestinians are being killed. there is a growing impetus towards violence and the question is what everybody is afraid of. first we have to define what it is. if it's a widespread revolt
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across all palestinians against israel, this doesn't have the coloring of that. it's so far mostly limited to jerusalem which has been a very scary place for jews. >> the back story for this is also of course israel's decisions on settlements in east jerusalem. going back further, it is the coalition, the coalition with hamas that is really objected to so forcefully. the leadership that they have been dealing with decided to do the joint government for a lot of other reasons for hamas. hamas is celebrating and handing out candy. the leader's statement is claiming that this is a great moment. how does the leadership get around that? >> that's a very tricky question obviously. the palestinian authority president put out a statement condemning it and obviously is
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the chairman of the palestinian authority. he has the authority to speak on behalf of the people, however as you mentioned, the faxes including islamic jihad welcomed this attack saying that they are calling it a revenge or response to what is happening in jerusalem over the past several weeks and called for further similar attacks to be carried out in defense of israeli violatio violations. in the cycle of violence, there were points of departure. you can look at it over the past 24 hours to the past six or seven months. the government has been upset about the coalition agreement or the government that has been formed involving the two major factions. none the less they occupied east jerusalem and elsewhere. more importantly they angered this country. the united states repeatedly called on israel not to do so because of the escalation we have seen over the past several
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weeks including the restrictions that have been placed on palestinians trying to access the sanctuary. they called the temple mount in east jerusalem. >> from an american perspective, despite the horrible events in gaza over the summer, the beheadings have taken american media attention off of them. does that hamper the political clout, if you will, of netanyahu in terms of reaching out for american support? >> it definitely muddies the issue. israel and the palestinians need this commitment to encourage them if not to use the word forcing them to make progress. towards a peace process. it is clear that what's happening in syria with isis or isil is welcomed by israel, but
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used to make the point, look, what is happening in israel with the palestinians needs solving, but it's a drop in the ocean compared to the sea of violence in other parts of the mideast. they keep asking why is this such an emphasis on what they consider a small local issue of israeli struggle. when there is such a violence and threat of islamic violence and moving towards the united states and canada and britain and europe. the israelis look at what's happening and point out that this is a much bigger issue than the israeli palestinian problem. of course this violence that broke out today, it's always an intricator. it always happens with how serious and urgent it is to solve them. i believe it was really important to point out that although we talk about different points of departure, what caused this outbreak, it does need to
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be seen in the overall context of the ongoing struggle between the palestinians and israel. gaza has been long calling for the west bank to carry out what they call operations against israel. it's another one of the operations. fear. >> there is already strong objections to abbas's statement because it recapitulates all of them. many of them legitimate, but instead of saying we condemn this horrible attack, they go over the arguments against israel. >> yeah. it's exactly what martin was saying. the israeli-palestinian remains a central point. when the issue of jerusalem comes up and goes back to whether this could be a third palestinian up rising as it is referred to, what is unique about this is it's now happening
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in jerusalem. most of the up risings when they have a street level support, they didn't sustain those types of protests and demonstrations if they are not happening in jerusalem. the question is going to be whether or not there is sustainability in these types of clashes and further attacks. that will be troubling for government officials and palestinians and particularly for americans trying to narrow the divide. >> exactly. thank you so much. it's great to see you on this very important story. thanks for being with us today. we could get an announcement at any moment at the white house on president obama's executive order limning deportations on millions of immigrants. how will he justify his authority. the leader of domestic council joins me from the north lawn. thank you very much for being with us. we know he is looking back at presidents from the reagan and clinton and george w. bush white
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houses for executive orders. that said, politically this is still as mitch mcconnell said, this is waving a red flag in front of the incoming republican majority. >> we heard the concern about the president taking action. the best sakz for congress to take action itself. they waited 16 months with a lot of votes from both sides. we know that there were draft legislation and they never brought it forward. the president very, very much wants congress to act, but he knows this is a problem that needs fixing. he asked him to give him recommendations of what it do to move the ball forward to get something done for the american people and that's what he is going to do. >> only a year ago in an interview, this is what the president had to say about going outside congress to take action on immigration. >> young people who basically
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have grown up here are americans that we should welcome. we are not going to have them operate under a shadow. if we broaden that, essentially i would be ignoring the law. in a way that i think would be very difficult to defend legally. that's not an option and i do get a little worried that advocates of immigration reform start losing heart and immediately think well, somehow there is an out here. if congress doesn't act, we will have the president sign something and that will take care of them. >> what he said just a year ago is if we start broadening that essentially i would be ignoring the law. that would be difficult to defend legally. what's changed? >> he was expressing in that interview his preference that congress take action. we all understand that the way
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to fix this is for congress to do its job. he has the authority to take action and establish enforcement priorities. he asked for recommendations on what he can do to fix what's broken. he has been clear that his authority does not match what congress has the authority to do. the actions he takes will not compare to what the senate did 16 months ago. he wants congress to act and he will do what he can within the constraints of the law to fix what he can about what's broken. >> how soon is this going to happen? >> he is making decisions about timing as well as content. when he is ready to make an announcement, we will let you know. >> is it 3.3 million people and expanding it to people here five years. >> i will let the president make his own announcement. it's a bad idea to get out in front of what he's going to say. what i will say is he asked his team to prepare what he can do. he will go as far as he can
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>> secretary kerry spoke to prime minister netanyahu.
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president abbas strongly condemned the attacks. this is not the first loss of life that we had seen in recent months. the murders of the outrageous acts represent the extremism that threatens to bring all of the mideast into the kind of spiral from which it is very difficult to emerge. >> the president's reaction within the hour. for more on the terror attack killing four rabbis and injuring at least six more. i am joined by ron dermer. condolences to your country and all those involved. at this point the prime minister is meeting and they are going to be demolishing the homes of families. what more do you expect the security cabinet to be announcing? what other steps? >> in the last hours, they have been giving a statement and we will have to wait and see.
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i'm sure this will be met with a tough response. this happened in our capital. it's a massacre in the synagogue. the first responsibility is to protect their population. i think you will use all of that to do that. >> is there any relationship with abbas with the palestinian leadership to try to do what president obama has called for which is to calm tensions. just recently secretary kerry was meeting with netanyahu and king abdullah. we reached such a point where netanyahu and abbas will not even meet. >> we appreciate the statements from secretary kerry and the president of the united states. president barack obama. condemning this action. if you read -- we have four people dead and people in
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critical condition. the palestinian leader not only condemns the killing of all on all side, but he stopped the invasion and the provocations of the settlers and insightment. instead of condemning it, he is continuing with that. that's a serious problem. it has to stop. the problem we had is president obama reached out to hamas, the terror organization a few months ago and sits in the government with them. hamas as you said earlier is actually dancing in the streets right now after jews were massacred and president obama is sitting with him. the world should tell president abbas and return towards peace with israel. >> we reached a point now where understandably israel is making this demand. at the same time you are facing the possibility of new sanctions from the europeans who believe
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hamas is not a terror organization. they say it is. what is the end of this cycle. >> you are turning on the jews. it's not a new story. it's a very, very old story and it fights the same message to president abbas. you are not going to get the state and you will get our support is if you make peace with them. the problem we have is the issue of poisoning a generation of palestinians through state-run media and schools and through newspapers that are controlled by the palestinian authority that has been swept under the rug. no one dealt with the problem. if people look at what's coming from the authority and hamas and other terror groups among the palestinians, you will not be surprised to see the acts that you have today. if that's what you head and that's what you see and that's
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what you learn day after day, week after week and year after year, if you demonize israel and israelis and they are invading as they put it in their own condemn nation. you have to end insightment and the world has it take a stand against the palestinians. >> is part of the problem the bad relationship between this white house and your prime minister? >> no. i don't think it's a bad keap. we had a good relationship. >> we haven't talked since jeffrey goldberg's official not denied calling your prime minister a chicken blank. i believe that created problems because there is no translation. >> there is no translations in hebrew. we will leave them to speck anonymously. i would never question the courage of the prime minister of israel and the people.
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they were determined they live in a secure country and while we extend our hands towards peace, we will not be given direction on the best way to protect ourselve ourselves. the relationship is strong and we appreciate the right to defend ourselves. we have unprecedented security and good intelligence sharing. we have a lot of things that people don't know about. there differences of opinion and the best way to advance peace. we have a difference of opinion from iraq and to prevent iran from basically not only preventing them from getting nuclear weapons today, but in vienna. >> thank you very much. again, condolences for what has
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keystone pipeline. the author of a bipartisan bill on the mass collection of telephone records. welcome. thank you very much for being with us. >> thank you. >> let me ask you about the accusation from the leader that what you are doing is tying your hands at the very oimt that they are coming after us and also a headline surveillance reform bill that said it is terrible legislation and it is enacted to possible the collection of intelligence. >> i was disappointed in what the senator said and twice as disappointed as i reveal for a couple of questions. they are too busy to answer questions. what was put in by the staff and left. you mentioned articles and the
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they support it. the republicans come on as cosponso cosponsors. >> this goes back to edward snowden who has done the documentary and worked closely with edward snowden and did the interviews with him. he was on with jon stewart and i want to tell you about her talking about her new film. >> he still believes in the constitution. >> he believes the fourth amendment is law and privacy matters. he is idealistic. >> do you agree that snowden is idealistic and where do you come down on that? >> whether he is or not, the question is americans believe in their privacy and this bill protects their privacy and also
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security. the difference is we also protect the privacy of the individual americans. that's important to me. i know it is to people. i spent years as a prosecutor and i knew the difference between going after somebody who committed i crime or about to commit a crime and protect in the privacy of the vast ma your jority of americans who are very law-abiding. >> i take your point of the hurnt head of the nsa and administration, but what about dianne feinstein and the two leaders of the intelligence committee. they oppose it. >> we will see how they vote when they have the vote today. let's have a straight up and down vote. let's find out and let senators stay where they are. we have a number of members of the intelligence committee who are strongly in favor of them. i respect all senators.
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i just want -- don't get tied up in procedural matters like filibusters and what not. let's vote. the american public are tired of that. they want to say yes or no. >> the keystone pipeline and the procedural vote today. angus king from maine has come out against blocking keystone or against approving keystone saying that the procedure should take place. >> i spoke this morning about keystone on the floor. i said i realize the majority of senators will vote for it. i'm opposed to it. the keystone pipeline had more skills than any other pipeline in michigan. they spent a billion dollars cleaning up from the last bill.
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otherwise if the united states is the wealthiest state on earth, if you know we will pay ransom, that will put americans traveling just about anywhere at risk of countries so they can get ransom for us. i would much rather improve our ways of detecting what the people are and use military action to go after them as we have in the past. >> thank you so much. the judiciary chairman. >> running back adrian peterson is suspended without pay for the rest of the season. he will not be considered for reinstatement before april 2015 for violating the personal conduct policy. he was indicted on injury to a child in abusive december that he inflicted on his 4-year-old son last may. he pleaded no contest. in a letter, roger goodell said the timing of the reinstatement will be based on the results of
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after an attack on a synagogue. a rabbi was attacked by two palestinians. moments ago, they blamed the palestinian leadership. >> things he said in a combination where he is pouring fuel on the fire. leader abbas decides in his statement to not only condemn the killing of all on all sides, but he said i call on stopping
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the invasion and the provocations of the settlers and insightment from the minster. instead of condemning it, he is continuing with insightment. that's a serious problem. >> the cold brought feet of snow to buffalo, new york. in erie, pennsylvania also under the snow. >> snow is piling up in feet. the lake effect snow bands have been setting up. we will see a foot or two there and off the shores. we will see at least about two to feet. incredible stuff. >> missouri governor nixon declared a set of emergency on the police officer that angered protest leaders. here with more is tre mend lee.
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what's the situation at this point? >> we are about 25 degrees now and emotion and tension are red hot. nixon's announcement yesterday cranked things that much tighter. his announcement and mobilization on this is presumptuous. there was a small minority of people who acted out violently. this presumption that the protest that may break out with the grand jury announcement may turn violent. people are fueling the fire and saying you haven't gotten to a point where you are out in the street yet. >> how much warning will they have before the grand jury hands down the decision on the indictment? or hands it up? >> the plan remains the same. school leaders will get hours's
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pelosi was asked about that on monday. >> the rules are the same as the rules of the house. no proxy voting and require changing rules of the caucus to as opposed to as different from the rules of the house. she understood that full well. i don't know why all this fuss was made about a vote in the caucus. >> nbc capitol hill and the rule of the democrats have been great and outspoken about women's rights and women's pregnancy rights and leave for pregnancy. it does seem to be, well, difficult for people to understand. the caucus being this rigid when it comes down to tammy. >> certainly is. i think that's why a ranking membership post was in the
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emergency and commerce committee that never would register turned into a national story. that is really because disgruntled democrats according to this as an example of the authoritarian rule as performed so poorly for the caucus over the last few mid-terms. she lot of 63 seats in 2010. they gained a few back in 2012 and lot of 12. it's about 65 plus since 2010 lost under the rule. all that being said, what you are seeing here specifically is this idea of tammy being the double amputee in the late stages of a high risk pregnancy not being allowed to vote because he was going to support the ranking membership. going against anna.
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this flies in the face of something tweeted by the pelosi ally a few weeks ago. talking about how the pregnancy discrimination act is so important. we don't want to discriminate against pregnancy at work. you have someone in the late term stages of a high risk pregnancy and not being allowed to perform her rules that could be changed by the caucus or at least a special waiver if you spoke to enough members. >> we reached out to pelosi's office and these are the rules. in fact another member was not able to vote who was on the opposite side of the nsu caucus vote. he just offset each other and didn't really lose her say. this does intricate that there is growing dissent yet nancy
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pelosi was reelected. there was no opposition to her. she is the democratic leader. >> what's so amazing about that is i feel like it's deja vu all over again. they took a 63 seat loss, i had members left and right saying we need new leadership. they have been there since 2002. now it's four years later and that's still there. there is a lot of angst and they don't feel the messaging is what it should have been. there should have been more focus on the middle class. too much going to women's issues and the vacuum was filled by the health care debate. this is not just blue dogs from the swing districts. these are liberal guys from the north and women from the northeast that i have spoken to recently who have a problem with the messaging and the direction of the conference. interestingly enough, if you
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take that a posed. there is a reason why. they had the same three people at the house leadership chain since 2006. they wanted to oppose other changes because of the losses. no change for now in what will be the minority caucus and has been the minority on the house side. thank you so much. >> it's fascinating. take care. >> thank you for being with us. we are expecting to hear from
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israel's prime minister. the podium and benjamin netanyahu will be speaking in huh brew following the top security cabinet. this after that attack on the synagogue in jerusalem killing four rabbis, three of them israeli american citizens. stay with us here on "andrea mitchell reports" only on msnbc. they work just as fast and taste better than tums smoothies assorted fruit. mmm... amazing. yeah, i get that a lot. alka seltzer heartburn reliefchews. enjoy the relief. wethey were a littlehorizons to mbit, what they do actually is rocket science. but at ge capital we also bring expertise from across ge, like lean process engineers we asked who does what, when, where, and why that step first? ideas for improvement started pouring out. with a little help from us, they actually doubled their output speed.
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>> right now, netanyahu, the prime minister is speaking in hebrew, addressing his people. we will have more on that in a moment. here in the u.s., ava longoria is the producer of a documentary called food chains and looking at the plight of farm workers, some making less than a penny per pound of food they pull from the fields. we spoke about the project. >> i remember i saw this magazine, i think it was time,
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should you eat and drinker beganic. it rated milk and boeef and chicken and vegetables. they said yes it's worth the price to buy organic milk and chicken and milk, but human suffering and the human exploitation behind it. i was so mad at that article. i thought i would rather buy organic produce because of the effects it has on the humans that pick it. we are the most well fed nation in the world and the people who feed us go to bed hungry. >> joy reed joins me now. i have been following this since the early days of caesar chavez. what changed here? >> unfortunately not enough. when you look at the average farm worker pulling in about $12,000 a year and people in the film likened to slaves. people who were chained to the
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labor and the chain migration that brings them to places like florida. they are working for pennies and happen to create bushels of profitable produce. they are do you meaning people and having standing, we know how far-fetched that is right now. what is being proposed to help the people? >> one of the things that the film focuses on is the role of the super markets and they are within that supply chain, the most powerful actor. they are determining in a lot of ways the prices for the goods. what the film is pushing for and what activists are pushing for are chains like publics in florida. to change the way they pay for the produce so that wages get
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raised. if super markets weigh in since they have the bully pulpit over the industry, that is the surest way to get change. looking at congress is a non-starter given the partisanship. >> joy reed. you can watch joy's full interview this afternoon on the reid report at 2:00 eastern. that does it author this edition of "andrea mitchell reports." full details on the statements coming up on msnbc. tomorrow on the show, senate relations chair bob menendez and autism speaks founder from the vatican. joining us after meeting with the pope, pope francis has taken on the autism disorder. follow us online on facebook and twitter@mitchell reports and my colleague joins me with what's next on ronan farrow daily. >> we will be following the latest on the situation in israel and the mideast, but also today as the president ignites a firestorm of promises now
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two attackers stormed in carrying a gun, knives, axes. this all happening during morning prayers. eyewitnesss looked on in horror. >> we came to pray this morning and we were coming into the synagogue. we heard gunshots from downstairs and then a flurry of shots. >> the four men murdered were all rabbis. the attackers were killed in a gun battle with police. they have been identified as palestinian cousins from east jerusalem. back here in the u.s., get this. 100 different records for coldest temperatures this day of the year broken this morning. freezing temp turks are hitting all 50 states and in hawaii only on the tops of the volcoe