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you know, about a vietnamese nurse. no we did fresh off the boat. >> so it is one of the things where it can be self-fulfilling prophesies as opposed to 80% of the television that goes up it fails within the first two years. >> that's right. most stuff fails. that's the truth about culture, restaurants. >> thank you. always a pleasure. that's all in for this evening. rachel starts now. >> thank you for joining with us this hour. and now may i present the newest player in high-end american presidential politics. behold. ♪ ♪ ♪ delectable, delicious ♪ ♪ so good ♪ ♪
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>> in case it's not working on you the way it is working on me. it's supposed to make you want to buy high end outfits for when you and your friends, your sexiest friends get together and play polo, which i looked it up is like hockey but on horses. some, obviously, maybe looks for fancy clothes after the match. i'm not sure clothing you wear while you're playing polo. this ad is for a real store. it's called elegante polo. they're located in west palm beach, florida. that is their accent on the name of the store. not mine. it's not elegant polo. which is what i thought it was for a long time today. it's elegante polo. it specializes in luxury polo apparel. as of today, we know the good folks behind the store have just filed paperwork to set up a
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brand new super pac to support their favorite potential presidential hopeful for 2016. one guess as to which presidential candidate elegante polo decided to throw behind. one guess. yes, "the washington post" reporting today that a new super pac was set up last week to support donald trump's potential run for president. because if he needs something, it's other people's money. the official name of the super pac supporting donald trump for president, it sounds like all the rest of them. citizens for something good usa. the e-mail address of the guy who filed the paperwork to register the pro donald trump is the guy's name equestrians for there it is on the filing.
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these are the equestrians. the guy who started the equestrians for donald trump super pac owns the elegante polo store. he also personally directed this music video. he's a busy guy. that's one quite remarkable bit of presidential hopeful super pac news in the last 24 hours. the last day of reporting, right. the other big piece of presidential contending news today is about jeb bush. jeb bush officially hasn't declared his candidacy for president, but he obviously is seriously campaigning for the nomination and has been for months. jeb bush is reportedly -- reportedly going to outsource a lot of duties of a traditional presidential campaign to the super pac that is supporting him. the official jeb bush campaign, once officially declared, will, of course, have limits how much money they can raise from donors. they'll be forced to disclose
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publicly who the donors are. that's the campaign. the super pac, however, they can raise as much money as they want. literally no limits. and the donors to the super pac have the advantage of being largely secret. so that's obviously a very enticing way of shifting the responsibilities. the more the super pac does, the less the campaign does, the more you can run without constraint. by technically, according to the laws of the united states, jeb bush is not supposed to coordinate any kind of campaigning activity at all with his super pac, but according to new reporting today, the bush campaign is apparently going to trust the super pac with running his campaign. really running almost all of it. the ap reports today that jeb bush's super pac, which already raised tens of millions of undisclosed dollars, it will be the super pac that runs the tv advertising, the direct mail advertising for the campaign, the data gathering for the campaign, the phone banking,
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even the get out the vote effort on election day for a potential jeb bush for candidate presidential campaign. so that's all apparently going to be done by the super pac. all apparently done without any direct coordination whatsoever between the official bush campaign and the bush super pac, which will do all that stuff. any coordination, of course, would be against the law. so i'm sure they won't. the other bit of news involving millions or potentially billions of dollars and our presidential nominating process is the reporting over the last 24 hours that the two most watched guys whose endorsements are perhaps the most coveted thing in republican politics, those two guys may have started to express a preference in the nominating process for a certain governor from wisconsin named scott walker. more from the new york times --
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when the primaries are over and scott walker gets the nomination, mr. koch told the crowd, the donors laughed and applauded. so the republican primary campaign for president of the united states, it has been underway for months already. we have many months to go. but we are getting a better and better look more and more acute look at what the primary process will be like on the republican side. for the republican would be candidates the race so far is like about the guy who runs the polo apparel store. and the unlimited money super pac taking over the jeb bush campaign, which puts the campaign in the position of being basically a rump organization. the billionaire koch brothers giving a nod to scott walker at a donor party. that being potentially determinative of the nomination.
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that's the tenor of the republican presidential nominating race. that's what it's like on the republican side. a public unapologetic race not just toward money but unlimited money in the most prominent billionaires picking their candidate and then running their campaign. that's what's going on, on the republican side. on the democratic side, the tone and the public face of the frontrunner candidate for president hillary clinton couldn't be more different right now. that's not to say that hillary clinton doesn't also have lots of wealthy donors behind her or that she's not wealthy herself, but the message her campaign is trying to send -- the steps they have taken so far with her as a candidate are not signaling she's trying to court the luxury polo barons of america. she's positioning her campaign in an opposite way. take, for example, the news of her hiring a well-known former financial regulator. a well known thorn in the side of wall street.
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a guy named gary gensler to be the chief financial officer for her campaign. gary gensler and elizabeth warren were two key players in creating the post financial regulations that wall street hates. so hillary clinton picking him, this is someone you might expect a elizabeth warren campaign to hire. it's hillary clinton who is making news for having just hired him at the highest levels of her campaign. also, "time" magazine recently decided to name elizabeth warren as one of the most influential person in the country. more interesting than picking her is the person they got to write about elizabeth warren and what a progressive champion she was hillary clinton. hillary clinton wrote a testament to elizabeth warren calling her a champion of working families and a scourge of special interests.
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as a side note, sort of proves the point, i think, the person time magazine got to write about how create the koch brothers are in the same issue of the same magazine? writing about elizabeth warren is hillary clinton. writing about the koch brothers is presidential candidate rand paul. in presidential politics, the two parties right now are running as fast as they can in opposite directions. the republican party right now is all about openly courting the billionaires. the democrats, specifically the person most likely to become the democratic nominee for president, democrats are doing everything they can to send an anti-big money, populist message to appeal to middle class voters.
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there it is right now a huge contingent of u.s. military power being dispatched to the body of water surrounding yemen. in that part of the world, there are currently two u.s. mine sweepers, three amphibious ships with more than 2,000 u.s. marines on them, two destroyers, and now a guided missile cruiser is being added to the fleet as well as the aircraft carrier, the uss theodore roosevelt. nine vessels and more than 9,000 american military personnel stacked up off the coast of yemen. why are they all there 124 according to lots of unnamed sources and lots of media reports, all of those ships and the huge number of american personnel are there because iran. because iran may be planning to ship weapons into yemen to the rebels in yemen that iran is supporting. the u.s. and saudi arabia don't want the iranian weapons shipments to go through. that's what we know unofficially. that's how they explain
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unofficially why there has been a huge u.s. military build up off the coast of that country that is in the middle of a bloody civil war. that's the unofficial explanation. if you ask american officials on the record, though, why that huge contingent of the u.s. military power is there now, they have a much different and much more complicated explanation. >> the principle purpose of this military deployment is to protect the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce. there's a u.s. military presence in the gulf to ensure the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce. >> what is it the freedom of commerce in the red sea? >> i wouldn't go beyond you know what we've said about the need to protect the freedom of navigation. >> we're not there for anything you might have heard about trying to stop the iranian ships full of weapons. we're not there for any
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war-related purposes whatsoever. those 9,000 plus u.s. troops and the two destroyers and the two mine sweepers and the amphibious ships full of marines and the guided missile cruiser and the aircraft carrier, they're there to protect the free flow of commerce and navigation. nothing having -- i don't know what you're talking about with the iran stuff -- i don't know. navigation and commerce. the defense department declined to speculate today on what would happen if during the course of assuring the free flow of navigation and commerce u.s. personnel ended up intercepting iranian weapons on board the iranian ships steaming for them. would u.s. personnel on board any of the nine u.s. warships, would they board the iranian vessels if they thought they were iranian weapons on board and they wanted to stop the iranian weapons from getting to yemen.
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would u.s. troops board iranian ships? what if it starts a shooting war between the u.s. and iran? my colleague chris matthews in his interview with president obama today got the president to weigh in specifically on that, and on his current fight with his own party. it was great. that's next. stay with us. ♪♪ but mindy was actually not invisible. ooh, what are you doing? can you see me? she had just always been treated that way. yeah. you don't have to look at me like that. there are worst things than an attractive woman touching your body. i'll go. join the nation that sees you as a priority. ♪ nationwide is on your side ♪
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my friend chris matthews had the exclusive interview of the day today with president obama. chris started by asking the president what is going on with this fast, big new deployment of u.s. troops and ships to yemen. are u.s. forces about to get into some kind of confrontation with ships from iran off the coast of yemen? watch. >> mr. president, we're all watching what is going on with the iranian navy. how do we avoid -- it seems like the old cuban missile crisis where we try to send signals back and forth. what signals are you sending to the iranians? >> we've been straightforward to
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them. right now their ships are in international waters. there's a reason why we keep some of our ships in persian gulf region. that is to make sure we maintain freedom of navigation. and what we've said is that if there are weapons delivered to factors within yemen that could threaten navigation, that's a problem. and we're not sending them obscure messages. we send direct messages about it. my hope is generally we can settle down the situation in yemen. that's always been a factious country with at lot of problems. it's very poor, and right now there are a lot of people inside of yemen suffering. what we need to do is bring the parties together and find a political arrangement. it is not solved by having another proxy war fought inside of yemen and, you know, we've indicated to the iranians they need to be part of the solution. not part of the problem. >> how do you keep a
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coordination with the egyptians and saudi navies. they also are in the area. they might engage with the iranians. how do you avoid a confrontation? >> when it comes to the seas, we're obviously the dominant force, and we're coordinating closely with all of our allies in the region. sending a message that rather than another conflict in the region, we need to settle this now. >> what about the iranians and the russians. they are going to buy the s 300. those are the surface-to-air missiles. doesn't that put us and the israelis in a situation where if they weaponized their nuclear program, they'll is a fantastic defense system against any attack on their nuclear facilities. >> this is a sale pending for six years. the russians stopped it at my request as we were putting together the sanctions that ultimately brought the iranians to the table. it's of concern we object to it. particularly because right now we're negotiating to make sure
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they don't get a nuclear weapon, but as i said before, chris, we have to keep this in perspective. our defense budgets just a little under $600 billion. theirs is a little over $17 billion. even if they have air defense systems, you know, if we had to, we could penetrate them. now my goal is not to resolve conflicts and tensions in the region through more war. my goal is to make sure that, you know, we are able to negotiate a deal that we can verify that ensures that israel is safe and ensures that our neighbors like saudi arabia and the gulf countries are safe and there's not a nuclear arms race in the region. ultimately it will be up to the iranians to make sure that they come to the table prepared to memorialize what has already been agreed to. there are details that have to be worked out. they could walk away over the next three months. if, in fact, we get a deal that
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world community can verify and trust, then that's the best path forward. it will not eliminate the other conflicts that we have, including what we're seeing with respect to yemen or what is happening in syria. it creates a climate and atmosphere to lessen the tensions. >> another area i know you care about is africa. just watching the refugees, 950 drowning. also a country we care about pro western getting terrorized. the college kids the hope of their families getting killed because their christians. are you going to go to kenya? >> i am going to kenya. it's a heartbreaking situation. there's a lot of chaos around the world right now, and part of our goal as the world's leading super power is to work with partnered countries to try to resolve conflicts to be ruthless
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in going after terrorism, but we're not going to do it by ourselves. we're not going to do it just by deploying more marines in every country that has the problems. we build up their capacity in these areas so that they're not recruiting centers and safe havens for terrorist activity. we're seeing some success. in other areas we're still having problems. somalia is actually improving from where it was 20 years ago, it's still not where it needs to be. it still has these hot beds of terrorist activity that spill over into kenya. when it comes to the refugee problem from libya, again, that results from the fact that you have tribal conflicts and in some cases factions or religious differences inside of libya that are creating chaos, but libya, actually, has a lot of oil and gas for a relatively small population. they could be a successful country. what we're seeing in a lot of these areas is failures of
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government. governments that have no civil society. they're not creating the kinds of economic policies that work for people, and our solutions are going to be ones that we have to shape with the world community, with the region, and some is going take time. but i always tell people we have to maintain some perspective on this. the middle east and north africa are going through changes we haven't seen in our generation. i think the islamic world is going through a process where they have to isolate and push out the kind of extremism that we've seen expressed by isil. that's a generational project. what our job is, in the meantime, is to make sure that we're protecting americans, we're protecting our interests and maintaining things like freedom of navigation. we're partnering with the best elements of the communities in order to be successful. it's going to take some time,
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but i remind people that, you know, there actually is probably less war and less violence around the world today than there might have been 30 or 40 years ago. it doesn't make it any less painful, but things can get better. we just have to be vigilant and have strong partners. >> it's about freedom of navigation off the coast of yemen. apparently. chris matthews today in the interview with president obama. it was at the same event today where president obama also specifically addressed a big fight coming up in congress over an international trade deal, it turns out politically to be a big fight between the president and his own party. >> i love elizabeth. we're allies on a host of issues, but she's wrong on this. now understandably, folks in labor and some progressives are suspicious generally because of the experiences they saw in the past, but my point is, don't fight the last war. wait and see what we actually have in this deal before you
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make those judgments. i would not be doing this trade deal if i did not think it was good for the middle class, and when you hear folks make a lot of suggestions about how bad this trade deal is, and when you dig into the facts, they are wrong. i am happy to debate this and i'm sure jerry and others are based on the actual facts. this is the most progressive framework for trade we have ever had. >> great interview round table today hosted by chris matthews today with president obama. on that trade bill tomorrow, the house is going to vote on that bill that has put the president at odds with the progressive wing. the elizabeth warren wing of the democratic party. the expectations is that bill will pass the house unless something unexpected happens. it will likely pass the senate as well. it not okay the trade deal but allow the administration to go ahead negotiating it.
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it will be interesting policy fight as it keeps unfolding tomorrow and beyond. it is a policy fight. it is also a political fight within the democratic party. and the democrats are a party that isn't really used to having internal fights anymore. nobody knows if democrats are any good at internal fights anymore. we're about to see it on the trade deal and more. democratic presidential primary or not. lots more to come tonight. please stay with us. be a morning person again, with aleve pm.
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you know what's a bad day at work? it's when you are attorney general of the united states, and you have to send out a memo like this one because it's necessary. this is an actual doj memo. quoting from it. i want to reiterate to all department personnel, klein -- including attorneys and law enforcement officers that they are prohibited from soliciting, procuring, or accepting commercial sex.
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so just in case it was unclear, justice department personnel, no hookers. no hookers for you. despite how you might have been comporting yourself in the past. yes! that reminder was necessary especially at a justice department agency called the d.e.a. the drug enforcement administration. since 2001 we know, and the doj now admits dea agents had been engaging in what the inspector general artfully termed sex parties. according to an inspector general report released late last month dea agents made a habit of attending sex parties that were arranged for them at their u.s. government leased properties in the country of colombia. the nice thing the prostitutes didn't cost them a thing. the prostitutes were paid for by local drug cartels. usually. in one instance the dea official allegedly solicited prostitutes for the goodbye party. he did pay for them. he paid them with u.s. government money because come on! it was the guy's goodbye party. the report also found that three
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dea supervisors accepted drug money from cartel members. there was also the issue that during the sex parties they issued laptops and blackberries were left lying around in the open. none of these things with, not the prostitutes nor the friendliness with the cartel bosses, nor the gifts, or the security risk none were reported up the chain to dea supervisors in d.c. after the sex party's ig came out last month the head of the department was hauled before congress and asked to explain. one thing that proved hard to explain was the fact that even after the facts were known about what the agents had been doing, none of the agents involved in the sex parties thing had received anything worse than a 10-day suspension. director michelle leonhart said there was nothing she could do.
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after the hearing more than half the oversight committee, democrats and republicans, called for her to step down. today they got their wish. she has been at the high ranking position since 2004, as best as we can tell. now she's gone. or she's at least going. the justice department said that michelle leonhart will retire in mid may. that means one of eric holder's last jobs as attorney general of the united states, in addition to sending out memos reminding people not to solicit prostitutes, one of the last jobs is suggesting somebody to lead the the the agency that made the no hookers memo a necessary thing. happy trails. thanks for dealing with the hooker problem on your way out. ford is taking the ecoboost challenge all across america. here we go!
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we have breaking news in the fox news channel. the individual mandate has been ruled unconstitutional. >> he said the individual mandate cannot be sustained under congress's power to regulation commerce. that means the mandate is gone. you chief justice john roberts writing this. >> that was a fun day. that was the day when cnn and the fox news channel both reported that the supreme court had struck down obamacare. obamacare is dead. they were wrong. the supreme court had done no such thing. which made for exciting, confusing, awkward tv over the course of that morning. >> all right, shannon, we're looking at this and trying -- we talked about the fog of law. to our viewers at home, be patient with us as we work through this.
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you're seeing something now. >> we're getting conflicting information. we're getting conflicting information. if you follow the high court blog, they say despite what shannon read, that the individual mandate is surviving. >> oh. good times. that was the day the saved fox news's bacon. when they read what the blog was reporting about the supreme court decision, instead of listening to their own incorrect on-air reports. those were good times. that was june 2012. now three years later, we're about to get another couple of blockbuster cases at the supreme court next week. it is, therefore, exciting for us in this building that in addition to the excellent no one's better justice reporting from nbc's chief justice correspondent pete williams. nbc signed on tom goldstein as nbc's supreme court analyst. that is very exciting to have that kind of reporting firepower
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focused right here in this building as the supreme court heads toward two more huge chases -- cases that have the potential to hugely change some controversial policy matters in the country. next week on tuesday, the court will hear the big national case on same-sex marriage, which potentially could legalize same-sex marriage nationwide. or do the opposite. then the day after that, the court will hear the lethal injection case. they're ruling in that case has the potential to change the death penalty nationwide. but the specific case they have taken up on the death penalty is one from oklahoma. oklahoma made itself famous in the past year for a badly screwed up execution in which the prisoner they were trying to kill regained consciousness in the middle of the execution. he personally ended up trying to help the execution team get into his veins. it went on for so long that oklahoma called off the execution in the middle of it and considered trying to revive the guy. they pulled the curtain so the witnesses wouldn't see it. ultimately after 3/4 of an hour, the man finally died of a heart
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attack. that screwed up case in oklahoma has lead to lethal injection being put on trial next week at the united states supreme court. even without that case, lethal injection has been on hard time because states can't get the drugs they want to use for the injections. the drug companies won't sell to prisons anymore. states were having compounding pharmacies make the drugs by hand. but now they won't do that either. last night we reported in mississippi, mississippi appears to have stockpiled not injectable drugs, but rather the raw ingredients to try to make them. they have stockpiled these ingredients at the prison where they kill their prisoners. thus raising the disturbing prospect that mississippi prison officials may be trying to cook this up themselves. like they're making their own liquor in a prison toilet or something. home brew injectable pharmaceuticals made by corrections officers. what could possibly go wrong?
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so that's mississippi. in oklahoma, the state attorney general actually urged the state legislature last year to consider creating its own pharmacy. a pharmacy run by the state government specifically so the state itself with government employees could cook up execution drugs to kill oklahoma prisoners. the legislature decided they didn't want to run their own pharmacy. they came up with something else. something new. oklahoma has a track record of invention when it comes to killing people. in 1977, it was an oklahoma state senator named bill wiseman who asked the state medical examiner to come up with a new way to kill prisoners that would be more humane than the firing squad. bill said he regretted ever being involved in the process. but he did ask the state medical examiner and the medical examiner came up with a three-drug protocol for injected pharmaceuticals which became the national template for lethal
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injections across the country. they called it chatman's protocol because dr. chatman was asked by time magazine if he wishes he hadn't come up with the protocol given it became the model for the country. he said, quote, well, i can't undo history. would i do it differently if i had to do it over again? i don't know. i had no concept at the time. i was very young. i was not educated in the ways of legislators at the time when i suggested it, i had no idea would i ever thought it would have mushroomed into what it did. he also says now he probably would have been smarter to make the protocol just one single drug rather than a combination of three drugs. at the time he did suggest a combination of three drugs. basically by happenstance, because this guy in oklahoma decided to go that way, that became america's national means of killing people coast to coast. dr. chapman said, quote, the states blindly followed it.
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that was 1977 they were the last state to come up with a new way of killing people. now oklahoma is doing it again. they have just invented a whole another new way for the state government to kill people. it has never been done before. but they have already signed on to it. in our exclusive report on what they signed on to and how they decided to do it is just ahead. stay with us.
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it started from my
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experience scuba diving. i just remembered that that is a way of accidental death. through my training in scuba diving i learned that you can accidently dive if you're using a rebreather and never know it because of the way it works. if your oxygen supply gets stuck and they scrub out your carbon dioxide, you can breathe a continuous loop of nitrogen and you'll die. that's painless. nitrogen is all around. you don't need a doctor. that is professor michael copeland at east central university in oklahoma. he had one stint as assistant attorney general. and how he came to invent the nation's newest legal form of
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execution, he was also a high school friend of oklahoma republican state representative mike christian. mike christian, his high school friend, is a pro-death penalty legislator. when the clayton locket execution went off the rates last year in oklahoma, representative mike christian decided that he should get involved in oklahoma rethinking its whole approach to how it kills people. >> and then the execution was carried out. it became problematic. again, we got world attention. after that, i reached out to a good friend of mine that i've known for years that i grew up with. he is very intelligent college professor, and i said can you help me find a solution to a problem that exists in oklahoma and the country and that's where we came up with the solution of
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nitrogen hipoxia. >> it's a way basically to go back to killing prisoners with gas. but intell of killing them with cyanide gas like multiple states did until arizona did the last one in 1999, they now want to use nitrogen gas. our producer kate osbourne went to oklahoma to ask how this would work exactly. >> they would use the same place we're using now. it would not be a chamber, just a simple mask. this is not a gas chamber, it's not poison gas, it's an inert gas. you could actually use helium.
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>> that idea that killing someone with nitrogen is akin to breathing in helium that became the way they sold the oklahoma legislature on how to kill people. there has never been an execution carried out by nitrogen anywhere in the world. but this professor demonstrated how painless and easy this process would be to use for executions. in part by showing oklahoma legislators youtube videos he found of people accidently breathing in too much helium when they were trying to be funny. [ inaudible ] >> this is a teenager breathing helium and not oxygen. here in a second she becomes hypoxic.
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so then they get back up and they're giggling and laughing. >> they showed the state legislatures youtube videos of kids accidently passing out by breathing too much helium. they showed state legislators of pilots passing out when pilots didn't get enough oxygen as part of flying. it was a way to show this is really going to be a no problem, brand new easy simple, painless way to kill people. >> you feel confident this is humane the >> i do. >> have you ever seen an execution? >> no. >> how confident are you that this will work? >> i'm 100% positive it will work. i'm 100% positive that if all the protocols are done properly,
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it will work. >> have you ever been to an execution? >> never have, and i don't wish to. >> why is that? >> it's not my -- it's something i probably should but i have no desire to witness one. >> so thanks to the bill and the professor's research and the governor signing that bill, oh oklahoma has invented a new way of execution, nitrogen. he says he knows of 19 states that are now looking into following oklahoma again, with oklahoma's next new big idea. no doctors or scientists were involved in coming up with this plan in oklahoma. no doctors or scientists testified about it. but based on examples of people unknowingly breathing too much nitrogen like pilots, based on
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people choosing voluntarily breathing too much nitrogen as a way of killing themselves, oklahoma is confident this will work. one political science professor involved in researching the matter for the legislature, though raised one issue with us that does not seem to have given them any pause in oklahoma. the state senate vote was unanimous in oklahoma. but professor christina pappas who helped with the research, she raised some worries to us about whether we really have any idea what it would mean to kill people against their will with this method of execution. it's never been tried before. >> the anecdotal data we have shows what happens when someone is exposed to nitrogen. but none of the cases are ever people fighting for their lives. do they gasp, if they struggle,
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is it different, is it painful in that instance. because people who are being led to the death chamber, they're not going to breathe nicely through mask. they're going to struggle, do they need to be sedated? i have a lot of questions about that. because nothing that we have has to do with someone struggling for their life. we talked about that in our committee. is the delivery system a mask, a suit, a chamber is it a tent? what is it? if someone is thrashing around, it would be hard to keep the mask on. so it would prolong the struggle. >> we'll see. it's law now in oklahoma. if their lethal injection protocol is struck down at the supreme court, this is what they're going with.
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oklahoma law now says this nitrogen thing is going to be what they'll do instead. firing squads, hanging, electric chair, lethal injection now this is the new one. if they can only sort out how to keep the prisoner ripping off the mask it might work fine. who's going to be first to try it? we'll see. the move...her food...? so we tried purina cat chow gentle... ...because it's specially formulated for easy digestion. she's loved it ever since. and as for her and ben... ...she's coming around. purina cat chow gentle. one hundred percent complete and balanced for everyday feeding of adult cats. look like this. feel like this. look like this. feel like this. with dreamwalk
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