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that does it for me tonight. rachel is going to be back tomorrow. remember to visit for the latest of the podcast. now it is time for the "last word" with lawrence o'donnell. good evening, lawrence. >> good evening, ali. and as long as we're in the promotional zone, i feel i should mention that my book "playing with fire" came out in paperback today. >> a worthy read. >> rachel's podcast comes first, and then when you finish listening to that -- >> everyone needs two treats. >> and by the way, they overlap a little bit. thank you, ali. we have breaking news tonight, breaking election news on what is still election night in america. nbc news has projected that democrat democratic kirsten sinema is the apparent winner. republican martha mcsally
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conceded the race tonight and congratulated the winner. and to martha mcsally's credit she conceded the race even though members of the republican party were urging her to claim voter fraud and refuse to concede. what you're about to see should not be extraordinary and once was the norm, a republican recognizing the reality of coming in second. here is martha mcsally's concession tonight, which now passes for noble in the era of trump lies about election fraud. >> everybody i just called kirsten sinema and kraeged her on becoming arizona's first female senator after a hard fought battle. i wish her all success as she represents arizona in the senate. and i also want to say thank you to everybody who supported me in this campaign. my staff and volunteers and everybody who voted for me. i'm so grateful for you my wingman and this journey.
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i'm so thankful for you. as i traveled around this state i was so inspired by the many people that i met, and i think convinced arizona is the best state in the country and our best days are still yet to come. and i'm going to continue to pray for our success. thank you so much. >> that was the entire concession speech. and of course the dog's name is boomer, and boomer is now my nominee for best performance by a dog in a senate election concession speech. here is tonight's big winner. kirsten sinema, the first democrat to claim victory an in arizona senate election since 1988. >> it won't be easy, and it won't happen overnight, but we can work together to meet the challenges our country faces. we can do this differently for our country, for our future, for senator mccain and for each other. i think we must.
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thank you. >> she won the seat currently occupied by jeff flake in arizona, but she did mention senator mccain more than once in her victory speech tonight. the votes are still being counted in the senate race in florida tonight. but a recount is under way in the senate election and in the governor's election. the senate election is the closer of the two, and republicans are going with their standard play book in florida of claiming fraud. the president has said that no votes should now be counted after election night last week. that means mailed-in votes by military personnel would not be counted under the latest trump version of how to conduct an election. and so the country's eyes turn once again to florida for
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another dramatic recount. and that is why msnbc's in-house election lawyer ari melber is in florida tonight. but first here to talk about the democrat's big win in arizona, an msnbc contributor. and john heilemann, national affairs analyst for nbc news and msnbc. cohest and executive producer of show times "the circus." we saw two women, two members of the house, democrat and republican campaigning against each other in what apparently is the new arizona, politically the first democrat to win a senate seat there since 1988. >> i have to say the very fact arizona was in play, voter latina is part of a coalition and a lot had to do with what was propelling them were the conversations trump was having
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with the latino community and the fact they were still tasting the sour taste of jeff and all the i would say this particular race is definitely the rise of a new latino community. and they're alert and awake and they're going to make future impact into not just this election but in florida, the fact we saw such a rise and the race between beto and cruz was also so close also had to do with the rise of a young latino voter that historically has not participated. >> and this is border state. >> exactly. >> this is where donald trump has been playing the invasion of the border card, and this is a state that rejected that approach tonight. let's listen to more of senator elect sinema's victory speech tonight. >> senator mccain said but weave always had so much more in common with each other than in
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disagreement. if only we remember that and give each other the benefit of the presumption that we all love our country, we will get thru these challenging times. it won't be easy, and it won't happen overnight, but we can work together to meet the challenges our country faces. we can do this differently for our country, for our future, for senator mccain and for each other. i think we must. thank you. >> john heilemann, what happened in arizona it seemed like just a short while ago john mccain was unpopular in arizona and was struggling politically in that state, and here we see because of trumpism and the rabid claims from that side of republicanism
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and here we see a democrat come in and take it. >> there's two things going on. the bigger picture in the state is that arizona like all states that have large influx of hispanic votes and hispanic voters is gradually turning either purple or blue. u ultimately eventually probably blue. new mexico is already blue. texas people think after we saw what beto o'rourke did, a state being purple if not blue. you look in 2008, 2012, 2016 arizona was a reach state for barack obama. barack obama and hillary clinton. it is a state that is on the spectrum of the next purple states, the democrats in presidential years are going to reach for. it's right on the cusp of being one where the question is do we put money in or not. this was the moment it happened for a democratic senatorial candidate. on the other hand, you've got a state in reaction to the influx of hispanic voters on the
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republican side of the ledger, republican side of the partisan aisle, it's becoming captive to trump nativists, xeno phobic fears. and people like john mccain have been challenged from the right and sometimes have had to back off attacking trump. and we can talk more about martha mcsally in this block but i'll say that's what's going on. the democrats are getting more unified irn that state while the republicans are becoming more divided along the lines of traditional republicanism versus new trump-style republicanism. >> and what's interesting in arizona is that it happens to be not just along latino lines but re really what you're seeing in arizona is that an electoral divide among generations. so you have the older generation voting republican and you have an increase of young voter
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voting on the democratic side. and guess what, the majority of new voters now are not baby boomers. they're generational and millennials. >> let's listen to mcsally talking about health care. >> her son was born with just one kidney, and she's worried about how he'll afford his care if we lose protections for people with pre-existing conditions. this campaign was about leo and michelle and anne, and all the other every day arizonians who are sick and tired of the dysfunction in washington and who want leaders to put aside party labels and just focus on getting things done. >> john, one of these members of congress voted to repeal
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obamacare, and the winner didn't. >> yeah, that's a huge factor. it was a huge factor in a lot of these mid-term races. i will say another complicating factor had to do with martha mcsally. what we saw with martha mcsally and her dog, that is the old martha mcsally. martha mcsally in 2016 was the pre-trump martha mcsally who in 2016 refused to endorse donald trump, denounced him over the "access hollywood" and to this day has not said whether she voted for him in 2016, but in 2018 when she was in a competitive republican primary had to embrace donald trump in order to get through the primary, and that has nothing to do with her vote on the affordable care act, which all republicans were for tearing it down. but it left her in this awkward position where she had been kind of a main stream republican, had to pull trump close in order to win the primary, and what she ended up being was someone who
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seemed inconsistent, who seemed all over the place, and who ended up campaigning in this very kind of cautious, sort of unde undefined self-contradictory way, and now that she's freed of her obligation to donald trump, she's back to being a charming lady on her couch with her dog. >> decency returns. we now have to go to florida. joining us now is msnbc chief legal correspondent ari melber who hosts "the beat" weeknights here onni msnbc. what is the latest situation in florida? >> reporter: the latest, laur , lawrence, i can tell you we are not in boomer territory yet. no dogs or concession speeches, but i've enjoyed listening to your coverage. because this is just a razor
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thin margin. behind me there was a lot of protests and action outside. but inside where we spend time watching the process they are doing the machine recount in broward county. the senate race much closer than governor. what folks are hoping and the reason why broward is so key is because you know this is the democratic strong hold. so if there were votes intended for democrats but didn't ultimately get tallied which we know in florida can happen, this is where they're hoping this recount and possibly a hand recount could tip things back in nelson's favor. >> the rhetoric certainly from republicans is completely different in florida than what we just saw in arizona. the president is talking about fraud. the president is talking about stop counting the votes. and on veterans day, he's saying don't count veterans votes. of course he doesn't know what he's saying because the sole yr's votes, he doesn't know military personnel stationed abroad, their votes start to come in now. none of those things maybe he
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knows when he's saying these things. rick scott, same thing, jumping all over this process. marco rubio, not even on the ballot, lying repeatedly about his own accusations ability fraud activity taking place there. totally different climate there. >> reporter: completely different. you're absolutely right about that. and i would just say from a civic perspective, not a red or blue, there's good news and bad news. the bad news is what you just articulated, you have clearly several public officials, some not involved in the race taking their cues from donald trump, lying about voter fraud, stoking misinformation. really casting the legitimacy of their own state's election in doubt. and that's sad and not supposed to be the civic course. we don't know what the votes are supposed to be behind me, who's going to win. for all that bluster, lawrence, it's not working. the judge who has ruled on this case rejected rick scott's attempt to seize voter machines. and when you get the bluster out
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of the way we ultimately get a ruling and decision who actually won this thing. >> and john, how much pressure does this put on the florida outcome for republicans? they just lot a seat and the vote they were going to get out of arizona would have been a pretty reliable republican vote in the senate. now they've lost that, and they've got a very reliable potential vote out of florida with rick scottp if they can g him. >> we basely are back now to par. we're back to where we were. and in terms of the difficulty of republicans getting -- with the democrats taking control of the house the sole picture in the senate is different. donald trump told us that, we gained seats, the first time it's happened in an incumbent president in 80 years in an incumbent president's party. that small sliver of consolation
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for donald trump on a very bad night last tuesday will be stripped away. >> quick word on what you're seeing in florida. >> i think first of all the contrast, when donald trump tried to say there was some sort of voter fraud in arizona, senator flake immediately said that was not the case, that we have to allow the voter system to play out. the more chaos he creates into our electoral system, that is fundamental question we have to ask yourselves because the reason russia wants to interfere in our elections is not because they care about who wins or loses, but recognizing having them think this may be a corrupt system. a judge is forward and saying no, we have to count every single vote, it would be helpful if marco rubio said the same thing, that the intying of our election and our vote is critical to ensuring there is legitimacy. that is where we have to go
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next. and the fact the president is using his bully pit to basically create questions on our electoral system is something we have to further discuss, because at the end of day every single vote should count. that's what creates a strong electoral system, and making sure the integrity of the voter fields is still sacrosanct. >> ari, thank you for joining us live from florida. are you there for the duration or when the case moves up to the united states supreme court, i guess you'll go up to washington and follow it there. >> we'll go wherever the case takes us, lawrence. >> ari melber, thank you very much. >> when we come back, was today a holiday for you? do you get federal holidays off? i don't know. but the president of the united states does. he took the day off today. donald trump used this veteran's day to do absolutely nothing. we'll show what the last president of the united states did on veteran's day. and one of the crazier
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donald trump is the first president who uses a federal holiday the way most federal workers do, as a day off. and that's what he did today. he sat in the white house and did nothing except tweet.
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and as usual the tweets were filled with lies which today included lies about our most reliable european allies who he had just offended in every way he possibly could this weekend in france. arlington national cemetery is actually within walking distance of it white house, but nothing could get donald trump to go there today on veteran's day. it would have been a quick trip by motorcade. he wouldn't have had to give a speech, just visit some of the hundreds of thousands of military graves, so close to his temporary home. but donald trump didn't care enough to do that. here's what president obama had to say at arlington national cemetery in 2016, three days after donald trump was elected president. >> veteran's day often follows a hard fought political campaign,
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an exercise in the free speech and self-government that you fought for. it often lays bear disagreements across our nation, but the american instinct has never been to find isolation in opposite corners. it is to find strength in our common creed, to forge unity from our great diversity. to sustain that strength and unity even when it is hard. and when the election is over, as we search for ways to come together, to reconnect with one another and with the principles that are more enduring than politics, some of our best examples are the men and women we salute on veterans day. >> joining our discussion now ben rosen, the author of "the
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world as it is, a memoir of the obama white house" he served as a national security advisor for president obama. and john heilemann is back with us. and ben, you might have had a hand in that speech we just heard. your reaction to the president's choice of doing absolutely nothing today, not making his way to arlington national cemetery even for a visit and his fear of rain this weekend in france keeping him away from an observance at an american military cemetery there. >> well, it's really astonishing. i mean to first of all fly all the way to paris for an invent that was entirely about paying tribute to american war veterans, american war dead in world war i on the 100th event of the armistice, and he's the only one who doesn't show up at that cemetery, citing rain, but we all know anyone who plans presidential trips, you can
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always drive to the event as well, and to not go today, i think it's enormous insult to our military and to people who care about honoring those who served, honoring all those today. and what's really offensive about it is when he wants to hide behind the military for his own politics, he does so, whether it's attacking athletes for not standing for the national anthem or sending thousands of troops to the border, ensuring they'll be away from their families at the holidays for essentially no mission, for a caravan that is over 1,000 miles away from the united states, i think what we see here is he politicizes the u.s. military when he thinks it serves his interest including thousands of people that are going to be separated from their families at the haefolidays and then can't bother to bring himself to cross the memorial bridge at the arlington cemetery as any president did on veteran's day, i think it
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revealed his true feelings towards the military. >> there's a military times poll that shows it's gnaw working so well anymore with the military. that donald trump's approval within the military is declining. his disproval now is basically tied with the approval at 43, 43. and john heilemann, that is real slip for the president among military voters who in general polls show they tend to follow the national electorate, but with a bias towards republicans as they're following the national election. so it's hard for republicans to fall into that kind of condition with the troops. >> it is. although if you do some of the things president trump has done it's not that hard. and i think ben points to one of those things, i think something a lot of the people in the military, being out the last month or so in this campaign, when those troops were deployed or was said to be deployed to the southern border and try to stop a caravan that was thousands of miles away, that
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was on foot, that they saw they were going to be deployed in the purpose and service of an obvious political stunt, that is the kind of thing that will lose you support among the military. just to put ofine point on something ben suggested a moment ago, it was just when president trump was getting on the plane to leave, about to get in marine one to head to air force one to go across the pond for this weekend of ceremonies, someone asked him about michelle obama's book in which she said she would never forgive president trump for starting the birther conspiracy race against her husband, and he said i have something to say to, i will never forgive president obama for what he did to our military. and so it just makes the notion, the offense that he gave to these soldiers, to our military in the way he behaved over the weekend and what he did today, ie, nothing, it makes it more grotesque and galling to hear him attack president obama on friday. he didn't say what president obama had allegedly done to the
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military, and this is cheap applause line for him now. and people in the military are not stupid. they know who has their back and who doesn't. >> this stunning "the new york times" report about what north korea is actually doing with their missile development program after donald trump has said that he is in love, in his words, in love with the north korean dictator. i don't know if you got me there, ben. i just want to get your response to the news development we have now about what north korea's actually doing in their missile development program. and the president not tweeting about that at all. >> yeah, lawrence, first of all we had this huge spectacle in singapore. at that spectacle donald trump makes concessions. he suspends u.s. military exercise in the korean peninsula in exchange for no time line to get rid of their nuclear weapons, no international inspectors in there. since then we've had no
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indication that north korea is giving up any of its nuclear infrastructure, no indication that international inspectors can get in there. so essentially we've had a spectacle where donald trump gives everything away and he's gotten nothing in return. and we're seeing that this is pattern with him. where he does the minimum required for him to get press attention on the day of a meeting, but he does none of the follow through. and american interests are going to be harmed. right now with what we have in north korea that is deeply entrenched in term said of its nuclear program that knows donald trump is invested and it's looking like a success. so they're just playing him, and they're moving forward with their missile program and donald trump meanwhile is saying he's in love with kim jong-un. i think what we see time and again, what links this to what we were just talking about, the military, he puts himself first. not our country, not our military, not the people he said he was going to work for. everything is about what is good for donald trump on a given day,
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and then we're left with the consequences. in this case it's a north korea that's no further away from maintaining its missile capability thantist in singapore. >> the california death toll up to 42. when the president decided to tweet about it, he of course in his fire tweets, he was the only person tweeting in favor of the fire, against california. he was rebuked by firefighters in california, the president of california professional of firefighters said that the president was ill-informed, he was ill-timed. what he said was demeaning to those who are suffering as well as the men and women on the front lines. and that was long before the death toll has gone as high as it has gone. you're from california. you know what this means to that state to have this kind of situation. we've never seen anything like it. >> i do. the reality is these fires in the valley where my father before he passed away lived, he
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would have been on an mandatory evacuation if he was still alive. and we have family members who live out there, and the fire is now getting close to calabasas where i grew up. and it's inexplicable trump would tweet the way he has about this. we have some communities just erased from the map, and for the president not to do not just what any normal president would do or a great president would do, but what a normal human being would do is just gar gant wale grotesque, and in the end he knows california will vote for him and he's never going to say anything nice about anybody who lives in california because he's never going to get their votes. >> and he's just a hater. and it's all about the votes. ben, john heilemann, thank you for joining us tonight. and when we come back the
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jerome corsi is a liar, he is a proven liar. he was the first to lie about president obama's birth certificate, a lie that captivated donald trump. jerome corsi co-wrote a book of lies aimed at harming the carrie
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presidential campaign in 2004. the men who served with him regarded him as a hero but jerome's corsi's book pushed the lie he was not a hero. it was written to help the bush presidential campaign. and so jerome corsi is a proven professional liar, someone who lies in the normal course of his profession. the question tonight is did he lie under oath. jerome himself apparently believes he did lie under oath and believes he is going to be prosecuted for perjury. after granting an interview with nbc news today in which he predicted he would be indicted by robert mueller, jerome corsi decided then to tell the world or his very small world on his daily live stream on youtube. >> i fully anticipate in the next few days i will be indicted
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by mueller for some form or other of giving false information to the special counsel or to one of the other grand jury or however they want to do the indictment. the way this game of, you know, perjury trap is played, it's impossible. the first 20 minutes you get a perjury trap you can't remember. but i'm going to be indicted, that's what we're told, and everyone should know that. >> joining us now ken dilanian, intelligence and national security reporter for nbc news. ologist also joining us ron klain. and ken dilanian, you broke this news first on nbc news about his belief he's going to be indicted. what is this based on? >> well, lawrence, he's saying it's a perjury trap. and of course many people have been saying tonight there's no such thing as a perjury trap.
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prosecutors don't charge people for lying when they have a faulty memory. they charge people when they have evidence that they intentionally and willfully misled either the fbi or the grand jury. and that's what it looks like is going on here. we reported a couple of weeks ago that mueller's team obtained all of corsi's communications as part of their investigation into roger stone, and don't forget they've dragged about nooen or so of roger stone's associates to the grand jury. as part of that they were looking at corsi, and they found a communication that appeared to suggest that corsi had advance knowledge that wikileaks had obtained john podesta's e-mail in the summer of 2016, before this was publicly known. corsi's story of this was it wasn't any back channel he had to wikileaks, but he made an an educated guess. this is story that makes sense to no one and it appears robert mueller is now appearing to
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charge corsi. they take people before the grand jury to lock in their story often when they're concerned about their credibility, when they want to make sure they're telling the truth. and in this case corsi is telling us he believes he ran afoul of that process and he's going to be charged with lying. >> there is a dilemma here because jerome corsi is a public professional liar, pathological liar, tells lies that are instantly provable as lies. so he could be lying that he believes he's going to be indicted in order to get some form of glory within the cult in which he lives. >> lawrence, this is like that hardest question on the standardized test where the man who always lies tells you he's lying and you have to figure out if that's true or false. i think there's a real motive for him to lie about whether or not he's been lying or he's been
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caught in his lying and that is he's raising money. it could be another profit making shakedown for jerome corsi. as you said he profited for the blood and libel against john carry by spreading untrue things about his service during the presidentially campaign to make money. underlying it, although, is a serious issue which is did corsi and more importantly roger stone, know about wikileaks before they became public? it's been mounting over the course of the investigation, and the idea that the trump campaign, people close to donald trump knew wikileaks had this information, coordinated with them about the release, people should never forget the first wee wikileak dump came the same day of the "access hollywood" tapes. and that's really what's at stake here. >> and ken dilanian, corsi said
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today he doesn't to the best of his recollection -- that's the way he put it. to the best of my recollection i never met julian assange. i've got to say that would be something pretty hard to forget. >> that's a very lawyerly phrase. roger stone also used a series of lawyerly phrases when he was talking to us about this, when he said hey look it's possible prosecutors could string together a set of circumstances and put it before the grand jury and get a weak indictment. those are not the kind of indictments robert mueller brings. if they have corsi on perjury i think we can expect they have solid evidence. but i also believe we're not seeing the full picture here. the real game is mueller is trying to establish a chain between russia and wikileaks and the trump campaign, and it wouldn't be legal for corsi to have advance knowledge wikileaks
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had e-mails. but he would have known they were stolen and they hacked to play an important role in the mueller investigation. we're only learning this through witnesses and defendants. we don't know everything mueller has here. >> ron klain, i want to switch to our old position of the just department -- we have a statement tonight say this about matt whitaker. acting attorney general matt whitaker is willing to follow all including consulting with senior ethics officials on his oversight responsibilities and matters that may warrant recusal. what's your reaction to that, ron? >> you know, the procedure he should file should not be acting attorney general. in the history of this country there's been a process for replacing the attorney general when there's a vacancy there. that process is both statutory and constitutional. what the constitution does not allow is someone who does not fill a senate confirmed position
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for being attorney general. and that's why trump's designation of him as acting attorney general is inappropriate and unconstitutional. he knows that. he must know that. lawyers must be telling him that. and conservative lawyers have said that, liberal lawyers have said that, lawyers of all stripes have said that. he has no place in that office, and until he leaves that office the actions of the attorney general will be suspect and the actions of the department will be suspect. that's a big problem. >> ron, didn't matt whitaker have your old job at the justice department? you were chief of staff to the attorney general, janet rena. >> i was and the idea -- >> did you know then you were next in line for the attorney general? >> i knew for sure i was not. and the idea someone could have adjust slotted me in there without senate confirmation would have been laughable at the time. it's laughable today except for the fact it's so sad. trump's trying so hard to cover himself on the mueller investigation he's really overreached with this
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in the spring of 2010, and seven months later they lost everything. they lost the house of representatives and they lost the senate. now the democrats have won back the house of representatives thanks to obamacare. and that is a perfect lesson in the kind of patience you need if you want to soberly analyze the politics of government, which is infantly more complex than the politics of campaigning. republicans warned democrats passing obamacare would be a loser for them. democrats suffered an historic loss in 1994 after pushing similar legislation championed then by first lady hillary clinton. the democrats had big marges in their majorities in the house and senate then, and they lost it all in the next congressional election. that time the republicans won the house of representatives for the first time in 40 years.
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40 years, and they believed that was thanks to defeating the clinton health care bill. and since then republicans have come to believe that their fortunes depend entirely on opposing everything that democrats say or do about health care. but not anymore. now republicans believe that the only way they could win is by trying to sound like democrats. >> i completely believe just based on my own family's background that you should be whether you have a preexisting condition or not to be able to get health care. >> i do protect folks with pre-existing conditions. >> i am passionate about protecting people with pre-existing conditions. >> we will always cover people like my wife with pre-existing medical conditions. >> every one of those republicans was lying about their support for guaranteeing affordable health care coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, but it was a lie that they felt they never needed to tell before.
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the exit polls show why republicans were telling that lie. the exit polls show that among actual voters this year, health care was the number one issue in this election. and this time it turned in favor of the people who brought you obamacare. the people who gave you the first legislative protections in history for people with pre-existing conditions, the democrats. tasha nelson is a health care voter. she is the mother of a 7-year-old boy named jack with the pre-existing condition of cystic fibrosis. she joined us on this program and told us this time she'd be voting for jennifer wexton in her congressional race. when we come back, tonight's winner, congresswoman elect jennifer wexton and health care
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shaquem get in here. take your razor, yup. alright, up and down, never side to side, shaquem. you got it? come on, get back. quem, you a second behind your brother, stay focused. can't nobody beat you, can't nobody beat you. hard work baby, it gonna pay off. you got this. with the one hundred and forty-first pick, the seattle seahawks select. alright, you got it, shaquem. alright, let me see. time for tonight's last word, and that word is recount. >> there is no words more reassuring to democratic politicians than florida recounts. now, no one knows where this will end up, but if history is any guide, the supreme court will rule that the next governor
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of florida is george w. bush. and is congratulations, sir. >> stephen colbert gets tonight's "last word." "the 11th hour with brian williams" starts now. tonight another senate race has been called. the democrats have picked up jeff flake's senate seat in minnesota. there is a recount where the president is saying it's voter fraud, though there's no voter fraud. plus the new acting attorney general matt whitaker at least asked about the ethics of his new oversight duties, as we learn that robert mueller may have another indictment looming. and a staggering american sacrifice. it was a lonely president in france this weekend as our country has now been set apart from the rest, as "the