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from coast to coast and today fall out from the wiki leaks weekend document dump. reviewing the handling of secret files after the release of more than a quarter million pages containing very sensitive state secrets. >> this could shake governments, end programs and seriously imperil u.s. foreign policy. >> everyone gets critiqued in the tables. despite those embarrassing revelations, france said it is standing by the united states. another described afghanistan's president as having a paranoid world view. >> we don't see anything substantial in the document that will strain the relationships. >> one of the biggest concerns
is the revelation that arab leaders had been pressing the united states to take out iran's nuclear program. >> those concerns have been known in diplomatic circles but this keeps real ammunition within those countries. >> ahmadinejad brushed off the revelations as nothing more than a plan to stir up trouble among arab nations adding such mischief will have no impact. secretary of state hillary clinton leaves for a trip to central asia and the middle east where she is likely to spend a few awkward moments. >> we are teaching our allies that it does not pay to do business with the united states of america. >> the leaked document were traced back to 23-year-old army intelligence analyst who bragged about handing them over to wiki
leaks. the incoming chair of the house homeland security committee also wants wiki leaks to be punished. >> we have to take firm, strong action against those who are putting american lives at risk. >> we're going to break it down for you. first we want to get to breaking news coming to us out of georgia. take you to the airport to the heartsville, jackson international airport. concord b experiencing a loss of power. delta has a huge hub there. delta is saying that the airline accommodating its passengers is moving flights to other gates. passengers are now advised to check their flight status with
delta online. you can do that at delta.com. the airport is going to get back on track and update everyone. you got understand that the monday after the holiday, that is creating quite a snarl. it happened around 5:00 a.m. impacting 15 gates. congress back in session. for more now on whether it will plow there its to-do list, we check in with nbc news capital hill correspondent. >> that would be first and foremost the unemployment extension. it has been passed four times already this year. the last time in july.
these benefits go to those who are unemployed. go from everything from gas to groceries. they expire tomorrow. if they do expire tomorrow, americans will lose the benefits and be directly affected. 2 million americans next month. every time the nation's unemployment rate is above 4% they have been extended. democrats say that it's heartless not to pass these types of benefits. >> we lost luke there. he was reporting what's taking place with congress. we will talk about that more throughout the hour. if president obama is going to
be announcing whether a federal freeze will take place for employees. let's go back to luke. he is going to finish up with it. we have some monday gremlins here. >> it's been a long holiday weekend here i guess with technical stuff up here. every time in our nation's history the unemployment rate is up, they have been extended. there is a $12.5 billion bill. so it remains to be seen whapgs. he wants to couple the extension of unemployment benefits. >> the doctor has given me a clean bill of health and i will
continue to be playing basketball when ever i get a chance. i played yesterday with my daughters and they took it easy on me because they felt pity. i hope everybody had a great thanks giving but now it's time to get back to work. congress is back in town this week and i am looking forward to sitting down with republican leaders tomorrow to discuss many issues. foremost among them the american people's business that remains to be done this year. my hope is that tomorrow's meeting will mark a first step towards a new and productive working relationship. because we now have a shared responsibility to deliver for the american people on the issues that define not only these times but our future. the two most fundamental challenges are keeping the american people safe and growing our economy and it's in that spirit that i look forward to
sitting down tomorrow and talking about urgent matters like the ratification of the new start treelty and the status of the bush era tax cuts that are set to expire at the end of this year. and this is just one of the many economic issues we have got to tackle together in the months ahead. is not the contest between democrats and republicans. it's between america and our economic competitors all around the world. winning that contest means we have got insure that our children are the best educated in the world and that we lead the globe in renewable energy and techlogical innovation and making sure in the future we are not dragged down by long term debt this is a challenge that both parties have a responsibility to address. to get federal spending under
control and bring down the deficits that have been growing for most of the last decade. it's critical to keep growing our economy. there is still a lot of pain out there. and we can't afford to take any steps that might derail our recovery or efforts to put americans back to work and to make main street whole again. i am continuely asked how we continue to grow the economy and how we put people back to work but we do have to correct our long term fiscal course. is poised to report back later this week.
asment, i am committed to doing my part. from the earliest days of my administration we have worked to eliminate spending. i promise to go through the budget line by line. i have set goals for the government. reducing payments by $50 billionment. saving $40 billion in contracting and selling off $8 billion of unneeded federal land and buildings. i have also proposed a three year freeze on all non-security
discretionary spending. would bring that to its lowest level in 50 years. so americans can see how their tax dollars are spent. the hard truth is that getting this deficit under control is going to require some broad sacrifice. that must be shared by the employees of the federal government. their government should too. i froze all pay for my senior staff on my first day as president. this year i proposed extending that freeze for senior political appointees and eliminating bonuses for all political appointees and today i am suggesting a pay freeze for all
civilian federal workers. search for better treatments and cures. men and women who care for national parks and secure our borders and skies. the social security checks get out on time. to make sure that scholarships come through could devote ourselves to safety. they are pariots who love their country and often make many sacrifices to serve their country. we want the best and brightest to join and make a difference.
but these are also times where all of us are called on to make some sacrifices and i am asking civil servants to do what they have always done. play their part. going forward we will have to make some additional very tough decisions that this town has put off for a very long time and that is what this upcoming week is really all about. my hope is that starting today we can start a bipartisan conversation about our future. we will require the cooperation of everybody. we're going to have to budge on deeply held positions and compromise for the good of the country. we will have to set aside the politics of the moment to make progress for the long term. as i have often said, we will have to think about the next election and about the next
generation. if there is anything the american people said this month it's that they want their leaders to have one single focus, making sure their work is rewarded so that the american dream remains within their reach. it would be unwise to assume they prefer one way of thinking over another. that was not the lesson that i took when i entered into office and it's not the lesson today. while the ideas may be different, our goals must be the same. growing this economy, putting people back to work and securing the dream for all who work for it. that's why we are here and that's why we serve. how we moved this country forward in the past and i am confident that is how we will move this country forward again. thank you very much, everybody. >> let's go ahead and take a closer look at some of the show downs that are in store for the house and talk about what we
just heard from the president. representative, good to have you with us. you have called for the bush tax cuts to go ahead and exspire for the top two brackets. are you ix pekted or do you think that democrats are expected and prepared to go the road of compromise, especially with the president jth t presid right then and there that there is a shared responsibility? -- >> went to the wealthiest americans. so i am not really for extending the tax cuts for the wealthiest americans if it is part of a package where we do middle class
tax cuts and unemployment insurance benefits for the millions of people that are about to lose their benefits. >> if you had to rank what is supposed to be the highest top priority that is going to take place when everybody is reconvened would it be don't ask don't tell, the bush era tax cuts, the s.t.a.r.t. treelty? would it be the dream act? >> i think all of those are priorities. this week we will have a vote on the house on the dream act. the president talked about the importance of education and competing internationally with country countries around world.
and and -- a student in my district who is here since he was a little boy. and now is unable to go and may face deportation. so the dream act would make sure that those young people are able to contribute to our economy and contribute to our country. and now in this lame duck session are very important for us to deal with. >> as you point out, i want to give everybody the background if they are not familiar with it. what it means the classification of it for a person to get citizenship if they were brought to the u.s. illegally before their 16th birthday, if they obtain their g.e.d., served or
have no criminal record. how will it go. are there enough votes? >> we already have bipartisan support in the house and i feel confident that we will have the votes to do it. >> how do you feel about people who respond and say this is for broken families that are toeing the line with the immigration laws that are already out there? >> as i said, we are in the business now of importing people to our country to fill the needs that we have. we ought to be concentrating on educationing these young people who have spent most of their young lives -- we have invested in them education and we will deny them the ability to go further. in these kids did not make the decision to come here with papers or without. they were brought with their families. i think they certainly deserve this chance. the president talked about the american dream. that's all they want to do is live out that american dream and
i think that congress will agree that that's an important thing for us to do right now. >> we will look forward to exactly what you get done. so we used to be a teen interested in basketball, girls and studying engineering and then something radically changed. now he is accused of plotting a grand attack in oregon. plus vid you you cannot miss. look at this. two cats in an all-out brawl and it was provoked by some birds. hi, may i help you? yes, i hear progressive has lots of discounts on car insurance. can i get in on that? are you a safe driver? yes. discount! do you own a home? yes. discount! are you going to buy online? yes! discount! isn't getting discounts great? yes! there's no discount for agreeing with me. yeah, i got carried away.
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now south korea has cancelled plans. u.s. troops are conducting their own training drills and officials say they are ready to go at a moments notice if necessary. >> someone set fire to an islamic center. happened early yesterday morning. some muslims are worried the fire was deliberately set in retribution. no one was hurt. the somolian teen accused in the plot will be in court this afternoon. he is accused of plotting what is being called a grand attack.
>> went to those public schools and friends who knew him give conflicting pictures of him. some say he blended right in. attended parties at which alcohol was served. rooted for local sports teams and easy to get along with. others have said in the past year or so he became more with drawn and moody. the fbi does say that it's iconic that this fire was set at the mosque. the members of the community first alerted him that the young man had taken an interest in violent jihad. >> did they feel he was acting without other contacts? the people he was working with to put this together, obviously were working against him. >> they were undercover fbi agents. you are right there is no indication that anyone else was involved in this plot in the
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>> an overturned elephant getting a hand in india. look at this. he was traveling when he dentally rolled into the ditch. some used tree branchs and a backhoe to help him out. he tried to back into the forest where his mom was waiting on him. talk about nothing but net. ep between the chicago bulls and sacramento kings. kings lo. the rally cry should have been, get goose. look at that. and a new car. lucky guy! >> wiki leaks releases more than a quarter million classified documents. the white house now reacting. so is the rest of the world. talk about inflation and the rest of the prices. wait until you hear how much the 12 days of christmas will now cost you.
hi, everybody. welcome back. the eu has approved a $113 billion bailout for ireland. the country has announced austerity measures to get the company back on track. sparking protests like this one. police in mexico say that have arrested a leader responsible for much of going on in juarez. right now sarah palin signing copies of her new book in houston, texas. and the capitol christmas tree has arrived in washington. a desperate ser sch still underway for mizing boys in michigan.
they were last seen on thanksgiving. the boys ear father telling police he dropped his sons off. authorities have been using planes and search dogs to try and find the brothers. joining me now to discuss the case is former fbi profiler, always good to see you. the latest development is that the boys were dropped off to someone he met online. but he lie stod investigators. you have handled cases like this before. if you are the lead investigator on this one, how are you supposed to proceed? and find these three little boys missing since thanksgiving? >> looks like there is only two real reasons or two causes to look at something like this. number one is that he did as he said, he gave the little boys away to some woman that law enforcement has been totally
unable to identify or verify that she actually exists. and if that's not true then we have to face their potential that he killed these three little boys and the reason may well have been, he is an unemployed truck driver. he is a victim of the circumstance circumstances that everybody is challenged with and he is also on the cusp of divorce. if i can't have my children in this case, the mother is not going to have them or he may be so angry with her that he could have done something to the boys to punish her by doing something to her. you and i have seen reality too many times. >> the father is currently hospitalized. he tried to commit suicide on
friday. how do we break down this behavior? and he is really the key, the lynch pin in providing the truth about the boys? >> when you see someone like this attempt to commit suicide usually what we have is a homicide, suicide. realized what a terrible thing he did and took his own life because he didn't want to live. these are the things that drive me crazy. if someone wants to commit suicide, got bless them, i'm sorry about it, but go out and do it and leave other people alone. don't take the lives of three innocent boys who have the whole world ahead of them. >> we will continue to follow this story and bring everybody leads if we get them here.
the united states is in full damage control mode. limiting the fall out from the largest release of u.s. secrets into the public. right now i am joined by "newsweek." he is the bureau chief and also the middle east editor. we are getting more and more information in terms of heads of state. ahmadinejad was described as hitler. what's the reaction of these governments and how do they take any of this potentially with a grain of salt? >> they are trying to be pretty cool. the iranianss who came out of this very badly, they are saying, actually, they are not angry with the arab leaders. they are not angry with anybody. they think this is all a plot
and that the americans leaked these documents on purpose. >> two of the most surprising is that hillary clinton and condoleezza rice ordered passwords from diplomats and leaders and dna from some of them. break this down. break the myth from the fact. >> there is a directive that came out under the bush administration that said basically the state department should be gathering more human intelligence and helping the effort of the cia and others. this was like a checklist. if you can get these things, get them. frequent flier numbers and more. information off of business cards. what isn't clear is how much time if any time any state department personnel devoted to ticking off the things on the checklist. >> let's talk about the person
accused of doing all of this. bradley manning who is only 23 years old faces a laundry list of charges that seem to all of us they get worse and worse as we hear about this. but why doesn't the u.s. state department or the u.s. government get ahead of this if they know exactly the information he was able to down load and get out why did they let it get out there? the "new york times." it's all out there. it's not like the state department can suck it all in. the classification. it is sort of like reading us weekly on state department cables. it is not gossipy. the real damage.
>> i know it is like feathers to the wind you can't get it back but why can't they get ahead of it? >> i am not sure -- no, no, not sure they know exactly what he was able to down load. there were 250,000 plus documents in this leak. but we have only seen a few hundred of them. i think that the state department absolutely wants to get ahead of this if they can. i don't think they know which of the 250 documents are going to be most damaging. they are trying to play it as cool as they can while keeping relations from being too badly srupted. >> i think if you read the chronicle that is there you see
professional diplomats working hard and sometimes writing well. congressman charlie rangel was sen sewered. rangel says this is for corrupt politicians and that is not what he did. waters was supposed to have a hearing this morning to address allegations that she tried to get the guilty to bail out a bank. i want this issue resolved immediately and i want my con stit wents to know that the person they re-elected with about 80% of the vote on november 2 is doing exactly what they sent her here to do. >> new evidence that could
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forward, his estate filed a lawsuit claiming the works were received illegally. the collection is worth more than $79 million. young illegal immigrants across the country are crossing their fingers and hoping that the lame duck congress throws them a lifeline. the d.r.e.a.m. act would offer a path to citizenship for children who were brought to the country illegally. good to have you with us. i understand you didn't know that you were undocumented until you were 15 years old. explain how you came to that information. >> well, i came to the country when i was 11 years old and we never crossed the border. we came up to the border and asked if we could be let in the country. they took us to a detention
center for a month. released us with social security numbers and work permits pending court date. >> where are you from originally and who did you come with? >> russia and i came with my mom. >> what is your mom's status currently? >> she was deported in august. >> in august. >> what's life been like for you since your mom has had to leave this country? >> it's -- can you repeat that? >> what has life been like for you since your mom had to leave in august? >> it's been definitely tough. i miss my mom very much. right now there is not anything we can do to get her back. >> when did your troubles with immigration and customs enforcement agent start? >> when i was 12 years old,
there was a court date that i was supposed to go to and a letter was sent to the wrong address. when we missed the court date we became undocumented. immigration came to pick me and my mom up from our home. >> as i understand it -- i am sorry, go ahead? they took you where? >> they took us to calhoun county jail where i spent three and a half months pending my deportation. the date i was supposed to b a started for me where dhs received 15,000 faxes and we had 6,000 petitions signed to get me out of jail. >> i understand that you are married to an american silt zen. why would it be so important for you for this act to pass especially if you are already married to an american citizen? >> a lot of people don't know
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where everything is packages and sent out. you have been talking about the 107 million americans expected to shop. 7 million americans are going to shop on their mobile devices. but we are hearing from a company that shopping on your mobile device is not quite as nice for the customer this year as it is at the desktop. they are calling it only tolerable. it is growing but it has got growing pains. >> give us an idea, though, just for research sake, i did go to a couple of sites just to see what was out there so when we have this talk that i can be informed about this. i was not able to get on a couple of sites. seems like traffic was way too heavy. is there a chance that cyber monday might roll into a cyber monday or tuesday or wednesday? >> we have had cyber week. walmart started on sunday. i heard one say that he thinks cyber monday will be relegated
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