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[laughs] >> good point. >> on brand. >> busy sunday ahead as we begin a new hour of msnbc, right now. right now. out party leaders, senator kyrsten sinema out with some scathing words about the drawn outds infrastructure negotiatio. how the president and top democrats are pushing ahead to a new deadline despite the very public back andes forth. d forth. and breaking this morning, a potentially devastating oil spill on the west coast. some new pictures coming in overnight of the slick spanning several miles off california. the impact it is having already. would youpa enroll your chi in ayo covid vaccine trial? we're going to talk to a father and son about why that crucial decision was right for their
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family. plus -- ♪ battle from the other side at least i can say that i tried ♪ >> it is a football game so big, it's even got s adele. e we have an inside look at the return of tom brady to the place where he won six rings. as we say good morning, everybody, on this sunday. it is october 3rd. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm lindsey reiser. going to stay up for the game? >> i'mta going to watch the gam of course, it ise going to kic offng around 8:20 this evening. >> that's so long:2 from now. 13 hours. >> i mean, don't worry, like, the pregame begins in ten minutes. so there will be something to get youre through. >> i can get on board with that. we have a team of reporters and analysts following the very latest for us this sunday morning. we begin with new developments on the hill this ismomorning, o course, with new infrastructure deadline from the speaker, and that statement from senator kyrsten sinema s that puts the blame for theha delays directlyn
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democratic party leaders. >> julie sirken is on capitol hill for usis and heidi presbil at the white house. let's begin with julie on the hill. what is the reaction thisul morning, hello, joe, the reaction this morning to this very critical new statement from senator sinema? >> kyrsten sinema is playing hard ball with this statement and democratic leadership knows it. she's putting it all out there she's calling the delay to that bipartisan infrastructure bill onra the house floor an ineffective stunt. she goes on to say, accuse leadership of moving the goal post on the infrastructure bills. here is what richey torres, a new york democrat had to say on msnbc yesterday. watch., >> it is an inexplicable statement. we're committed to passing both bills by the end of october. the obstruction is not coming from progressives. it is coming from two senators.
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>> reporter: yes, so torres there, he's aso progressive memr of the house and his state of new york has very big needs for that physical infrastructure bill that bipartisan infrastructure bill thatrt by t way senator sinema led in the senate to passage. but he also says like most of his democratic colleagues that themo american people also need that p human infrastructure bil that cradle to grave proposal that democrats are putting together now that they'rets tryg to get senator sinema and manchin, you heard presidentem biden there in that clip you played, kind oft alluding to tm as the two outstanding votes. they kind of are because, of course, the senate needs all 50 democrats on board to pass that multitrillion dollarss proposalt i want to also talk about pelosi's colleagues, she sent this letter to her members yesterday, she essentially put a deadline marker sort of this soft reminder saying by the waya guys, those surface transportation extension programs, those key funding for the programs on the highway that we just passed, that's going to lapse again october 31st. we have to pass the bipartisan
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infrastructure bill, which includes those b programs and their reconciliation package by the end of this month, sort of just this gentle reminder don't forget we have another deadline coming up a in just a few weeks >> well, heidi, some are accusing senator sinema of sewing discord among the party. but the president is still projecting aid very confident attitude about all of this. sotu what does his week of negotiating look like? >> yeah, he's also acknowledging that maybe he could have been a littleul bit more public facingn this. he's cited the storms and the withdrawal in afghanistan and said, look, from this point on, i'm going to, quote, welcome work like hell. we're tolde he's going somewhe out in the country. be interesting to watch where that is going to be because this is typically a very, very common thing that presidents do when trying to agenda, they take it to the a streets, to the people. it is no longer the progressive caucus that he really needs to be focused en here. it is, of course, those moderates who are now bucking
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this new last minute plan to have thiste essentially be a single track plan to combine these two major proposals because he said, look, we just do not have the votes. now, interestingly and importantly when he met with members, we're now learning that he did say he wanted to press reset and asked them to do two things. first of all, let's not work within this astronomically different range that we're talking about here between moderates and democrats. let's come together in thes middle onme a number closer to, say, $1.9 trillion to $2.3 trillion. and then within that he said, please do pick what the major top line priorities are and then maybe we can tweak the numbers beneath that. for heinstance, instead of ten-year inprograms, five-year programs. if thereye is a bit of a frustration, as well, guys, you could pick up yesterday from the president as he spoke, that we are very focused here in washington on process, on the
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words reconciliation, but we're notti telling people so much abt what specifically is in the bill, whichy he says is very beneficial to all middle class americans, especially those that are represented by a lot of theseby moderates. >> interesting. definitely trying to refocus the message there. heidi andth julie, thank you bo so d much. for moreou perspective on a of this, we're glad right now to have kentucky congressman and the chairen of the house budget committee and a member of the congressional progressive caucus, john yarmuth here with us. thank you for being here. just ath couple of days ago you said senator d manchin has no understanding of how the federal government monetary system works. do you still believe that is the case? >> totally, yeah.ot he basically said, you know, it is just like my budget when i have to figure out how much money i can afford and then what -- make choices based on that. that's not how the federal works.ment the federal government w actual
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is, you know, the monopoly of money issuers in the country. everybody else is a user of money. so, yes, he's right if he were in state t government, local government, his own business, or his own household budget. but he'sho not the federal leve. we have the opportunity to spend what weun need to spend to serv the american people. and that's what, you know, deficit spending is really the people'sre surplus, right? if we spend money, people get it. and we can afford to do all of this -- these items, 17 nobel prize winning economists said this is a very important piece of legislation. it will set us on the good footing for the future. it will actually help guard against longer term inflation, so, yes, he's absolutely wrong about this. we can afford to do this. and, you know, jay powell, the fed chairman said the same thing several months ago. we havel the fiscal space, thas what it is called, that's the ability tole spend money withou
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creating a lot of inflation, we have the fiscal space to do what the president is proposing. >> so that's manchin. we also recently tweeted in reference to senator sinema and you said,to quote, with an avere age of 65 plus, you wouldn't think you would need to tell the united states senator to grow up, but here we are and you're responding to the fact she was essentially skirting our political reporter'so question about frustration with her and where she stands. you have a better sense today of what she wants? >> no, i have no idea. you know, i started with kyrsten sinema, she spent mostst of her time in the house talking with republicans, thelk only time sh everan talked to us was to ask for money. so i never really understood what she wanted.wh i know she has a sincere interest in helping deal with climate change. if that's the only agenda item i've heard. and, again, on the price tag, let me talk -- let me say this, what we're talking about is $350 billion a year fors ten years. that will be roughly 5%, only 5%
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more than we're going to spend anyway. and when you think about all the benefits of the american people that would come from the extra 5%, which also by the way is 1% of gdp over that ten-year period, you're talking about an incredible benefit for the amount of money that we're investing. and so as many people have said, and certainly the president has saidy recently, the top line i really inconsequential. that's notre what's what's important is the fact that every american will be guaranteed paid family and medical leave and every child can get early pre-k education, and we need to focus again on what this means. this is -- this is what i love about it,s this is the first te in my 15 years in congress when we have i actually had a forward-looking agenda. this is actually an agenda which sets us up for a very prosperous and well balanced future.
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and we don't usually do things likeal that. >> so congressman, if it is first time in your 15 years you've seen a forward-looking agenda, i can just imagine the level ofca frustration you must feel right now where this has been delayed so often. >> absolutely. and, you know, you look at joe manchin and he obviously wants to preserve coal jobs. inco kentucky, we were once a b coal we had 75,000 or so coal miners. we now have about 3500. i have ten employers in my district that employ more people thanor employed in the entire state in the coal industry. if we're trying to prop up industries like rythat, which he no future, then we're -- our orientation is very, very myopic and ier think what we're doing right now is ignoring the fact that we have got future generations of kids -- >> if you had --
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>> i got to run, but if you had three or four words to say to sinema andrd manchin right now what would thosein be? >> i would say remember the oath of office you r took. it is not the west virginia. it is not to arizona. it is not tot a party. it is to doing the -- promote the general welfare of the country. >> okay.he congressman, thank you so much. time. iate your >> thank you,ch congressman. >> sure. well, it will be a busy day in court tomorrow for some of thero january 6th capital riot defendants. >> former trump administration appointeeum accused of assaulti an officer and two people accused of t attacking fallen capitol police officer brian sicknick will appear. but as the defendants face their fate, so are some of trump's close connections's and possibl evennn members of congress as t house committee investigating thee attacks warns more subpoes are on the way. nbc washington investigative reporter scott mcfarland has more. >> reporter: here we are, nearly
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nine months since the u.s. capitol breach and theu. numberf defendants still rising. more than 600 and counting and that includes a newly unsealed case against thewl man named jeremy brownan of florida. according to court filings, brown is aac former congression candidate from orflorida, who brought an rv with him to d.c. in january, an rv the feds say he called ground force one. he's accused of having tactical gear on including zip ties. no defense lawyer listed for jeremy lbrown, in plea entered yet. also rising as we go through thisin weekend, the number of pa agreements reached in january 6th cases. almost exclusively in lower level cases, misdemeanor cases, there was a seminole moment as the week ended, the first two defendants to pleadt guilty to misdmeanors and get jail sentences from the judge. both acknowledged being unlawfully on thewl grounds january 6 th, both had tactical gear with them, both were accused of proceeding into the capitol despite seeing warning
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signs of unrest, the judge gave each of them 45 days in jail. and monday, promises to be one of the, busiest days yet in th capitol riot prosecution at full docket including federo kline, the former trump administration appointee who pleaded not guilty. that's the latest in washington. i'm scottat mcfarland. now back to you. now to some breaking news from the west coast this morning. orange county as officials are waiting to get their best look yet at a massive oil spill that is being described as a potential ecological disaster. >> yeah, this is video that we got in overnight during the daytime hours yesterday. so thee spill is about three miles off the coast of new port beach in orange county. you see the dark spots in the water? that's the oil and the coast guard says it is about 13 square
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miles in size. >> okay, so, of course, this is very pristine real estate, this southern california shores right there in c orange county. officials told people in that area that oil would start washingwo ashore late into the evening last night. and there were reports that it had been doing so. crews are waiting for sunrise to get a better idea of the impact. it is about three hours away from now. right now they're asking the public togh avoid the area. the l.a. times reports the oil rig is the better off shore is the oil producer that is tied to this spill. nbc reached out to beta for comment but have not heard anything back yet. >> there is a big huntington beach air show, this was the final day, it has been going on since friday, theyha canceled tt today to make it easier for cleanup crews. we're going to stay on top of this andto bring you any update. >> the local supervisor says the oil is still spilling as of a couple of hours ago. potentially horrible situation
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here and breaking on the west coast. now a tale of two masked tactics. some schools are requiring students to wear masks from the jump. f others didn't or did it late. >> soid do they actually preven covid outbreaks? we're going to dive into the results of this first comprehensive study next. to the results of this first comprehensive study next
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for months, communities across the country have been arguing about school mask mandates and it led to a partisan clash. >> after many heat deed baits about covid, the data is in. we have the cdc's first comprehensive study on whether face coverings work to prevent outbreaks in schools. steve patterson with the results. >> reporter: it is the early school morning rush for mom
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rachel clawson which includes making sure her 8-year-old daughter is wearing a mask. clawson says that routine is critical because her kids attend a mesa public school. it is the state's largest district and has no mask mandate in school until after there is a covid outbreak, but they encourage staff and students to wear masks while indoors. >> it is very stressful. we had a few instances already where she had exposures. we thought about switching to other school districts. >> reporter: now, a new cdc study shows she's right to be concerned. researchers analyzed data from nearly a thousand k through 12 public schools in arizona's two most populated counties. some had mask mandates for students and staff, from the first day of classes, others require masks later or not at all. what did they find? schools without mask mandates were three and a half times more likely to have a covid outbreak than schools that started the term with mask mandates. the study's author says these
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results are already having a ripple effect. >> we are certainly hearing from schools saying that because of this study that they intend to keep the policy in place longer. >> reporter: they have nearly five cases per 1,000 students and staff. but 30 miles away in the madison school district in phoenix, they have less than half the number of on-site active cases per thousand. kenneth bachus says they mandated masks indoors from day one. >> all we're trying to do is keep kids in school and keep them safe. >> reporter: those protocols -- >> freedom, that's what i stand for. >> reporter: an increasing source of division at schools and businesses across the state. >> let us choose what is best for our children. thank you. >> reporter: do the cdc findings reinforce what you have established here with mask mandates? >> it reinforces it. and it is reaffirming and very comforting to know that the mitigation efforts we have taken is paying off.
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>> reporter: the district's mandate and new study results giving beth and her two kids peace of mind. >> masks and other policies like that help us keep our kids in the classroom, which is where i want them to be and where they want to be. >> reporter: parents now armed with new evidence about masks in a debate playing out across the country. steve patterson, nbc news, phoenix. >> i should mention later in the hour, we're going to speak with one boy who stepped up and entered the pfizer vaccine trial for kids along with his two other siblings. why the family decided to enroll them and their message to others. but up next, you won't see any woman's pro soccer matches this weekend. they were all called off after explosive allegations of sexual misconduct from a fired coach. the reporter who broke the bombshell story joins us live next. broke the bombshell storjoy ins us live next rty mutual customizes car insurance so you only pay for what you need. how much money can liberty mutual save you? one! two! three! four! five! 72,807!
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the national women's soccer league is in the throes of controversy this morning. all weekend games canceled
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following that bombshell reporting alleging sexual misconduct by a coach. >> the chaos doesn't end there. nbc news correspondent sam brock has the story. >> reporter: on a fall saturday, soccer stadiums nationwide normally rocking with cheering fans sit silent. a decision by the national women's soccer league players after this explosive report from the athletic, detailing accusations of years long abuse and sexual coercion against prominent soccer coach paul riley. >> every single player from all of these teams all spoke about the training environment around this team, but also the lowering of boundaries. >> reporter: meg lenahan authored the report and said some of the dozen women described photographs or making harmful remarks. but for others it included sexual misconduct. >> the first time she felt coerced, that's the word that she uses, that they went into a
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room together and something happened in that room and then it happened again two more times. >> reporter: riley, who was fired by the north carolina courage thursday, couldn't be reached for comment. he adamantly denies the accusations of abuse and coercion to the athletic, conceding only there is a chance i said something along the way that offended someone. at a hall of fame ceremony, christie pierce rampone deferred her induction until next year. she says, when we can all properly celebrate women's soccer. >> we all should be appalled and saddened and just downright angry. i know i am. >> reporter: the league has promised an independent investigation and created an anonymous reporting channel with the commissioner resigning. after riley became the second coach in a week to lose his position in the wake of accusations of abusive behavior. this as a still fledgling organization grapples with a toxic and predatory problem. sam brock, nbc news. >> we're going to bring in the
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staff writer for "the athletic" meg lenahan, she broke the story in a big investigative piece. thank you for being with us here. talk us through some of the most shocking revelations you found in your reporting. what stood out to you? >> the biggest parts are the stories of sinead farrelly and mana shim. they went on record to share what happened with them, for sinead farrelly, this goes back a decade. she joined women's soccer as a pro in 2011, her rookie season. at the end of the year, she felt coerced into having sex with paul riley, but their paths crossed in portland, they both joined the team in the 2014 season and by 2015 that's the incident where he brings them back to his apartment, they said, after a night out drinking with the team, and he asked them to kiss each other and if they did so, the team wouldn't have to run a hated fitness drill at the next training which every teammate that i talked to from
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the thorns said did not happen. that was one of the moments i think really stuck with me. >> in the meantime, you had the washington post, which was writing that in 2021, women's sports still provide more outrage than empowerment, and in this particular league women have been treated like poker chips in a game dominated by male team owners and decisionmakers. you agree with that description, accurate description of what is happening in this league? >> i think that poker chips comment is perfect. i mean, one of the big concepts of this story that i wrote as well is that players feel so pressured to remain silent. there has been this culture of silence and that's partially because the leagues do feel unstable. we're getting coverage of this moment at a bad time for the league, but not a lot of people are out here covering the league when things are going well. there is this pressure to stay quiet because if a story like this breaks, everything could come tumbling down.
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i think instead of it tumbling down at this particular moment, we're hopefully going to go through a moment where improvements are made. the league comes out from a stronger point of view, or the sport comes out in a stronger point of view, but ultimately it does come down to a fear of being traded, at any given moment, that poker chip concept is definitely accurate. >> none of these bombshells have come out, what impact do you think it will have on the image to the league? >> i think that's really the big question, right? one of the things that i have really been trying to stress is that the -- as a concept is the players and we're seeing the players take their voice, this week especially in a way that is new and i think very good for the sports. but sports have been built by men and are also trying to use the structures of men's sports
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and i think we're now finally seeing that leads to problems in a major way. >> want to touch on the inequity here but elsewhere in sports. we saw the ncaa was called out for having fewer amenities and weights in the women's room for march madness, they received backlash during a softball college world series, women were forced to play in a smaller window and had subpar facilities. the wnba consistently highlighted a pay gap here. is anything being done to address the differences? what needs to change across the board? >> so i think part of what i just said about the structures, right? women's sports have never really been given the space and room to grow. men's sports are the things that have existed for centuries in this country, plus. and so now i think we're finally starting to see, okay, are things being given the
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investment, the time, to actually be built and are those structures actually good for women's sports? i think ncaa women's tournaments, the march madness inequity is a perfect example of that, of just this belief that men's sports deserve more attention because they make more money has inherently held back women's sports because they have never been given that same chance. so there is fundamental stuff that really has to happen across the board in women's sports, every women's sport. >> meg linehan, thanks for your reporting. hopefully some of that will change. we appreciate you coming on and talking to us. thank you. >> thank you. senator kyrsten sinema has harsh words for democratic leaders over their decision to delay the infrastructure vote. lawmakers in her home state of arizona have harsh words for her. how the frustration could bubble up into a primary challenge in 2024. a primary challenge in 2024 do you struggle with occasional nerve aches in your hands or feet?
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we're back with other stories we're following. and for the first time we're hearing from senator susan collins about the restrictive new anti-abortion law and texas calling it inhumane, extreme, and unconstitutional. the associated press reporting that collins says she is working on a bipartisan bill to make roe v. wade the law of the land.
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. just keeps on coming. lava is spewing off a spanish island in northwest africa on top of several earthquakes here. officials say the volcano that erupted two weeks ago on the island is even more aggressive now and this eruption sent gas and ash almost 20 feet into the air. there were eight new earthquakes overnight. thousands of people have been evacuated. hollywood might have to stop making your favorite tv shows and movies. 60,000 behind the scenes workers who keep the lights on and cameras rolling might go on strike. they want to change how they're compensated for streaming content. their union is voting on whether to authorize a strike. the results will be released tomorrow. two democratic senators are at the center of a standoff with the party over president biden's spending plans. "snl" not shying away from the issue. >> what do i want from this bill? i'll never tell.
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because i didn't come to congress to make friends. and so far, mission accomplished. >> kyrsten sinema is out with a scathing rebuke this morning, criticizing her own democrats for delaying the vote on a bipartisan infrastructure bill. but in her home state there is growing frustration with how she is handling the negotiations. a new pac is laying the groundwork to primary her in 2024 and a essential committee of the arizona democratic party voted overwhelmingly yesterday to pass a resolution criticize her. want to bring in jarm jeremy du help us understand what is going on. arizonan to arizonan here, what do you think sinema is thinking? what is her endgame? is she listening to constituents about what they want, is this part of a larger political strategy to maintain or seek higher office? >> i think she's generally looking ahead at general elections. if you look at her numbers, her
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approval ratings among democrats, you know, a lot lower than you generally see from a democratic senator. state wide among independents and republicans even, better than you would generally expect from a democratic senator, especially here in a red state. so i think she's, you know, the political calculus there is that, you know, having a broad-based appeal to the electorate in arizona despite the gains the democrats have made here for the past few election cycles is more or less a red state. >> yeah. did go to biden in 2020. jeremy what do we know about the super pac? the election is three years away. we had a guest on yesterday who said it is way too early to be using the threat of a primary. what do you make of that? has any candidate emerged now to potentially take on the senator? >> no one here is making any noise or signaling any intentions to challenge her or consider that challenge. not a lot of candidates on the horizon really could do so. one of these groups that popped up, of course, is encouraging
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congressman rubinvega to run. he looks like the best bet there if they really want someone who i think could probably mount a viable challenge to her, to really get that that race. >> look, it is not every day you see democrats taking on a matter like this. what is the level of frustration there on the ground? >> it is tremendous. this has been build fog are years. when kyrsten ran for senate in 2018, a lot of democrats and progressives who didn't like parts of her voting record, but i think people, you know, were more or less willing to overlook most of that because the political makeup of the state because that was such a rare opportunity for democrats to win a senate seat here. but it is really mounted over the past couple of years as i think they feel like she's
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intentionally thumbing her nose at them, kind of a performitive aspect of the ways she goes against democrat agenda, the infamous thou thumbs down on th floor for the vote and now -- all that, the way she's holding up the signature piece of legislation for the biden administration which could use a win there. it is really coming to a head here. and kind of in the same way that we saw back in the day with john mccain and fellow republicans. maybe even more so. this is really is, again and again and again. i think every time something happens now, they have the feeling of there she goes again. >> it was between her and martha mcsally. you know, people are -- democrats in arizona are happy they got her in. it took a week to count the votes, it was very close. but jeremy, i'm curious, i was a reporter in arizona covering the legislature, i don't remember sinema being this straight-laced moderate here. is any of this behavior right
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now surprising about what we've seen? >> compared to the kyrsten sinema in we knew in the legislature, i remember covering her there as well, it is night and day, 180 degrees. she was known as a real left winger in the legislature. and sort of -- moderate as the years went on, moved herself into the position of someone who was still far to the left, but was willing to work with her colleagues on the other side of the aisle, even some very -- folks pretty far to the right. and carried that into congress and kind of year by year kept moving further and further towards the center towards -- this is a completely different kyrsten sinema than the one we knew at the state house. >> do you think that was strategic? >> very much so. you can see that strategic nature of what she was doing from the legislature where we all saw that and said she wants to run for congress, but needs a way to get past that very far left background and, you know,
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boy, did it work. >> yeah. jeremy duda, thank you so much. good to talk to you. appreciate it. enjoy that sunshine. >> thanks for having me. so, pfizer gets the green light, kids could have shots in arms within weeks. and it is all thanks to some brave kids who stepped up and participated in the vaccine trial. one of them is danny barcy. he and his father will join us live to talk about it after the break. good morning, guys. to talk abo break. good morning, guys want your clothes to smell freshly washed all day without heavy perfumes?
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well, we could very well reach another milestone in this pandemic later this month. that's when we could see covid vaccines available for children younger than 12. pfizer submitted some clinical data to the fda for its vaccine and children ages 5 to 11. the company says that it plans to apply for emergency use authorization in the coming weeks. if approved, shots could be going into kids' arms by
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halloween or early november. 2,000 kids took part in the clinical trials including our next guest and his siblings. three kids ranging in age from 4 to 8 and took part in the trial held at stonie brook children's hospital in new york. danny barcy and his dad james. and dr. sharon akman, director of the office of clinical trials at stonie brook. danny looking great. he and his dad picked out their own outfits. might have a future in the met gala world. what was the driving force behind you and your wife's decision to enroll not only danny, but all three of your kids for this trial? >> really had two motivations, so first we wanted to show other parents that this vaccine and it is the same vaccine that both she and i received months prior is safe and effective in kids. and second, our way of giving back to this institution. so not sure if you know, but dan was born at 24 weeks as a
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micropreemie, only weighing under a pound. and he spent first six months of his life in the neonatal icu at stonie brook. so we felt that it was -- all the doctors and nurses and all the advancements in science that came before us and all the best ideas of medicine here at stonie brook children's that saved his life and made him the miracle child and the dapper dresser that he is today. >> yes, he is. and, danny, you wanted to get the vaccine so you could play with your friends. are they also excited to get the shot when they can? >> uh-huh. >> and were you excited to get the shot? >> at stonie brook. >> more time for the slurpees and doughnuts after. >> i didn't know there were slurpees and doughnuts. i should have got mine on long island, wasting it getting it in the bronx. did you have any side effects after the second one at all? >> hm-mm. >> okay. and you weren't nervous at all?
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>> it just hurt a little. >> okay. i understand. it hurt me for several days. so you're a much bigger man than i am. dr. akman, let me talk you about this. once the fda gives authorization and the youngest americans can get vaccinated, can we confidently say that we see the light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to this pandemic? >> i think it will definitely help us move towards, i want to say, getting out of the tunnel, because in fact, getting children vaccinated means that not only are they safe, but their families will be safe, as well. and when we think about this pandemic, it's a pandemic that's crossed all ages. people have this idea that only elderly are being hospitalized, we're seeing hospitalizations across the ages. we need to vaccinate everybody to end the pandemic. >> and james, you and your wife said that you wanted to do something for the community by enrolling the kids in the trial. what are you hearing from other parents right now, out there on
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long island? >> being the majority of parents that we interact with, with the -- who have the children in the same schools that dan, maggie, and lily go to. they're all excited about having the vaccine. really, they want to see this pandemic come to an end. >> and danny, i've got to ask you, because you've seen what impact and you have seen the full impact that this pandemic has seen on so many people and so many countries across the country, but you get a sense of what impact it has had, what do you say to those people who are saying, i am not getting this vaccine? >> so i often tell them, talk to your care provider. find out what is it that you want to understand more about the vaccine. there are reasons for vaccinating, there are reasons for vaccinating you specifically, and there are reasons we want to protect your entire community.
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but talk to someone who's in the medical field that you trust. and that will help us understand where your concerns are. >> and danny, same question to you, what do you say to those people who are saying they're not getting the vaccine? >> you should get the vaccine if you want covid to be over. >> there you have it. >> preach. >> so you go to some house on long island at halloween and they're all dressed up and they're like, hey, we'll give you the booster shot. are you like, no, thank? all right. great job, guys. really, really happy to see y'all and appreciate what you all did. danny and his son as well as doctor, thank. appreciate it. >> thank you. >> thanks. all right. you might have to do a double take when you switch on sunday night football later today, because tom brady will be back on the field at gillette stadium. he's going head-to-head with his
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this is a bucket list event for me. it's considered to be one of the most photographed events in the world and it's back after a pause because of the pandemic. the international balloon fiesta in albuquerque, where hundreds of balloons will fill up the sky and it kicks off this weekend in new mexico. and yesterday's mass ascension was the fist of five. it's expected to last for nine days. the event draws pilots and visitors from all around the world. more than 500 balloons were registered this year. >> it looks all right. it's not that -- >> you've got the chilly, the cool temps, there's nothing wrong with it. if you're a football fan, you've probably got some big plans tonight. >> a huge sunday night matchup on tv. so huge, it includes a 15-time grammy winner. ♪ hello from the other side ♪
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♪ at least i can say that i tried ♪ >> our thanks to adele this morning. and even though brady doesn't play for the new england patriots anymore, pats fans were crazy when the former mvp arrived at his hotel last night. the buccaneers and patriots face off tonight at 7:00 p.m. eastern time on nbc. >> nbc news correspondent kathy park is at gillette stadium in foxborough, massachusetts -- >> on the field! >> the center of the football world this morning. kathy, how are you feeling? what's the atmosphere like? >> reporter: yeah, well, i can say, the momentum is certainly building. and it has been for months, ever since his game was announced. you have fans coming in from all across the country for kickoff tonight at 8:20. but yeah, we are here in the middle of gillette stadium. and keep in mind, this is where tom brady essentially became a legend. so over there is a tunnel. this is where he will eventually be walking out, rushing out, and several hours from now, first time as a visitor, but take a
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look up there. those are all the titles. six super bowl titles that he was able to bring home with the patriots. but, obviously, he is now, as you mentioned with the tampa bay buccaneers, and that's why here fans in new england, they're a bit torn about who to root for. and they have some mixed emotions. take a listen. >> it's wicked exciting. >> i hope tampa kills the patriots. >> tom brady is like the father i never had. >> don't do that. and, guys, you know, tickets, believe it or not, are still available for tonight's game, so we did a little digging this morning for the so-called cheap seats. way up there, somewhere all the way over there in the corner, it's going to cost you around $350. however, if you want to get a little bit closer to the action right down the 50-yard-line, it's going to cost you at least $4,000. hey, it's still available, though. >> and parking, we looked up it
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up, it's $200. >> $4,000. are you sitting next to gisele?! >> reporter: yeah, you can sit next to gisele, see brady, i think it's not a bad deal. >> or you can just work for nbc like kathy and be on the field. >> what a plum assignment. gary grumbach is jealous, kathy, right now. >> good to see you, kathy. thank you. >> once again, the game is right on nbc. our sister network, starting -- >> stay up. >> -- at 7:00 p.m. kickoff expected around 8:20. the bucs are 2-1 so far this season and new england is 1-2. thank you for watching "msnbc reports." i'm lindsey reiser and i'm kendis gibson. we'll be back next weekend. "velshi" starts right now. today on "velshi," a new
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deadline for democrats to pass the biden economic agenda. this as talk in the white house turns to what to cut from the landmark bill in order to win two crucial votes in the senate. plus, they rallied against the biden administration for abandoning our afghan allies. and then turned around and voted to cut a crucial lifeline to those very afghans now that they're refugees here in the united states. we will call them out. and we know that there are more monuments to mermaids than to congresswomen in the united states. find out what else we learned from a new audit of american monuments. then i hit the road this week in honor of national heritage month. you won't want to miss the conversations i had with six latin-x. good morning to you. it is sunday, october the 3rd.
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i'm ali velshi. tomorrow is the start of a new term for the supreme court and women's access to abortion is on the line. the conservative-leaning high court is now set to reconvene on monday. it's going to hear a challenge to the landmark 1973 roe v. wade case that legalized abortion nationwide along with several other related cases this term. organizers say hundreds of thousands of demonstrators gathered in hundreds of cities across the country this weekend with some taking the fight for reproductive freedom right to the supreme court steps. and just days before yesterday's marches, the biden administration urged a federal judge to block the nation's most restrictive abortion law in texas, which has been preventing most women from accessing this form of health care since september. this is just one of the many things president biden is working on, as his administration reintroduces the country to what functional government looks like. that brings me to the ongoing negotiations surrounding his bipartisan infrastructure bill


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