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good morning. i'm chris jansing. an emotional, tearful amanda knox has made her case before an italian appeals court. now the excruciating wait. sometime in the next several hours she will learn whether she goes back to jail for the murder of her former roommate or if she's released. in the fluent italian she's learned in more than four years behind bars, she told the course she's not promiscuous, she's not violent, and she doesn't want her life taken away from her. keith miller is here with more. keith? >> reporter: well, chris, the family says they're hopeful, but, in fact, amanda knox is terrified. she's been losing hair, unable to sleep, unable to eat leading up to this attempt to reach a
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verdict. her performance today in court was extraordinary, very dramatic, near tears. she said i didn't kill, i didn't rape. i wasn't there. basically a declaration of innocence on the part of amanda knox, but let's remember she said something very similar at the first trial which ended in a guilty verdict. nonetheless, she and her co-defendant gave a heartfelt plea of innocence to the judge and jury. meanwhile, this is a totally different trial, chris. there was a lot of evidence that was basically nullified on the part of people in forensic scientists and others that came in. the prosecution said they had a rock solid case, but -- and conflicting reports, frankly. the evidence itself did not seem as firm as it did the first time around. we're obviously all waiting for the verdict to come in from the judge and jury and we're told the knox family will stay sequestered where they are living about 20 minutes outside of town.
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we'll be given one-hour notice when the judge and jury return to let us all know and most importantly amanda knox and rafael whether they will be going home or back to prison. chris? >> thanks so much, keith miller. as we mentioned, it's been four years since amanda knox was charged with murder. just a student from seattle like so many other americans studying abroad. nbc's stephanie gosk is in seattle and, stephanie, i understand you've been with a group of amanda's supporters that, they have been up all night? >> reporter: yeah, chris. we've been pulling an all-nighter here. this was an emotional evening. the sun just barely coming up now as we're talking. they watched intensely as these last statements were given by amanda knox holding hands, drinking coffee, at times crying because it was such an emotional moment. we talked to a number of them afterwards about what it was like to see that. a lot of them saying amanda knox has really grown up in these four years, and she was just basically almost a teenager when
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she was in italy, and now they see her as a grown woman looking confident even though shaky and obviously disturbed. they are very hopeful here, almost to the point where some people say they expect this acquittal and that if they don't get it, there will be an outcry. a lot of these people have been working for amanda's cause now for this entire four-year stretch raising money for her, raising awareness, giving interviews. they are incredibly emotionally involved. some people who didn't even know her and ended up taking up this cause. they've been here overnight. they're now standing vigil here waiting for this verdict. >> so we know it's going to probably be at least four hours before they come back, so they're just going to sit there and wait? nobody is leaving? >> reporter: nobody is leaving. and it's a statement really on their dedication to amanda knox and getting her out of prison. they see this as a travesty of justice. they are angry at the italian justice system.
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they are also angry, interestingly, at the u.s. government, particularly the u.s. embassy in rome. they don't believe that that embassy did all that it should have to protect amanda and take care of her in those early days. they've even written a letter to president obama outlining their grievances. but right now the focus is really on staying here, supporting each other, and supporting the family in italy and doing what they can and standing vigil, hoping that they get the verdict that they all want here, that they have wanted now for years. >> stephanie gosk in seattle for us. again, her hometown. thank you so much for that. we also want to let you know one of the things amanda knox talked about today was the fact that from her perspective she actually was facing a loss, that it was her roommate, her friend, mare death kercher, who was killed, and rather than being able to grieve her friend, she was arrested for her murder. coming up, we're expecting a news conference from the family of meredith kercher. again, amanda's roommate, a british exchange student, and we
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will have that for you when it happens or we'll at least keep our eye on it, let you know what they have to say. meantime, will he or won't he? new jersey governor chris christie will announce within 48 hours whether he'll join the 2012 presidential race and that he's asking big name gopers to hold off on endorsing anyone else. there's a protest on wall street now entering its third week and demonstrators are growing in numbers, becoming more organized, and showing no sign of quitting despite hundreds of arrests over the weekend. nbc's michelle franzen is in with the protesters. michelle, good morning. >> reporter: chris, demonstrators are entering their third week of protests, and they show no signs of letting up. still camping out and sleeping out at this park near wall street. their message of discontent over the economy and big corporations is still taking shape, but their movement is drawing more attention with each day.
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>> we got sold out. >> reporter: protesters fed up with the economy and social inequality turned out en masse over the weekend. demonstrators included this former marine who says despite having a job, he is worried about the future. >> i barely make enough money to pay my way. i don't even pay my student loans each month because i can't afford it. >> reporter: voicing their discontent and marching for change. some 700 were arrested for blocking traffic on new york's brooklyn bridge saturday. growing tensions along with a movement that's taken off in the past few weeks with protests spreading to other cities around the country. labor experts say uprisings overseas have empowered protesters to speak out. >> those movements, those revolutions led by young people, and i think they've been unemployed and wondering what to do, so i think that's another let's say inspiration for why they are sitting in now. >> reporter: near wall street a park serves as base camp where
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the grassroots efforts of community organizing and traditional media have merged with savvy social networking. >> it's becoming more and more organized each day, and we're building the infrastructure, and then every day we get bigger and find out that our infrastructure is inadequate. >> reporter: and in recent days protesters have also gained the support of major unions. we could see some of the biggest rallies later this week when members are expected to turn out and show their support. chris? >> michelle franzen reporting to us from wall street. thank you very much. take a look at something we first started reporting on last week. yes, that is the washington monument. there is folks there rappelling down. they have been carefully checking to see whether it was safe. they have been looking at weather conditions, and they want to survey the outside of the monument which, as you probably know by now, has been closed since that earthquake, and it's anticipated that the team will be out there for a
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while this morning as they continue to look at some of the cracks in the monument from that earthquake. we'll keep an eye on them for you. and an incredible scene in australia where an ultra light aircraft crashed into a ferris wheel filled with children. imagine this, it's a couple kids, they're just 9 and 13 years old, and they were trapped in a carriage at the top of the wheel for an hour and a half. the pilot and his passenger were stuck in that mangled plane for more than three hours. the pilot says the ferris wheel, quote, came out of nowhere. a crane had to be used to help free all four of them, but believe it or not, everybody was able to just walk away. [ male announcer ] have you heard?
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a critical term starts today for the supreme court. justices could overturn president obama's health care law. chief justice john roberts and
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three other justices attended the annual red mass yesterday to mark the start of the new term. the court will also take up important cases on immigration and affirmative action. in 2012 news, herman cain is clobbering the competition in a straw poll by the national federation of republican women. rick perry, a very distant second. cain captured almost 50% of the vote. the former godfather ceo will be here in new york to meet with donald trump. no word on whether they will share a pie like donald did with sarah palin earlier this year, although it wasn't at cain's company. and president obama took a swipe at his gop challengers at the human rights campaign in washington saturday night. >> we don't believe in the kind of smallness that says it's okay for a stage full of political leaders, one of whom could end up being the president of the united states, being silent when an american soldier is booed. you want to be commander in
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chief, you can start by standing up for the men and women who wear the uniform of the united states even when it's not politically convenient. >> meantime, rick santorum hoping he has better luck in iowa than he did at the plate this weekend. he wore an old-time baseball uniform, played in a throwback game in des moines. but in three times at the plate, never managed to get on base, and i don't know about that uniform either. chris christie's rethinking a run for the white house. sources tell nbc news. will he or won't he buzz is everywhere. >> whatever entertainment value governor christie might bring to the race, and especially there will be tremendous entertainment value. >> the swimming pool looks better until you jump in. >> when somebody becomes very well-known, those sort of superficial things become not issues, but at first blush what do they say? you only get once chance to make
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a first impression. >> he very cleverly and adeptly is able to turn it into sort of a populist type of strength. he says like many americans, i struggle with my weight. >> i want to bring in our company, columbia professor lamont hill and strategist doug hie. good morning. >> good morning. >> all the columnists are writing about it. an anti-discrimination group is now getting in on it. is chris christie too big to be president? >> no, i don't think so. i think it makes for great headlines. we'll see things like christie weighs in. bill crystal said chris christi would make a big splash. what i took away was when you tweeted asking for responses, one person said that perhaps showing an affinity with people who like krispy kreme doughnuts isn't a bad thing. i grew up in winston-salem, north carolina, where the original krispy kreme was. >> let me read that. he writes, america is chunky. they can relate to somebody with
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an affinity for crispy cream yk. another writes, as a leader one should look the part and represent a standard that they are capable. physical health is important. >> there's a list of reasons not to vote for chris christie, his weight shouldn't be on that. yes, many americans are overweight, but they don't want their president to look that way. >> so do you think in this media age that they have to look like they came out of central casting? >> absolutely. look at barack obama. he has matinee idol type of looks. that helps. the fact he's tall and thin. people tend to vote for the taller candidate, the more attractive candidate. chris christie won't be any of those things. >> do you think the millions of people who are out of work, they really care -- is the bottom line really just can he get me a
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job? >> yeah, i think so. with unemployment over 9%, that's what voters are going to focus on, but if this becomes an issue, certainly we'll be "saturday night live" have a lot of fun. but we'd also see renewed scrutiny on whether or not president obama smokes. having a hotdog in clifton new jersey is a lot more popular than lighting up a camel. >> but barack obama can hide a cigarette smoking habit. chris clihristie can't hide his weight. >> let's talk about another big issue, article that came out this weekend. that rick perry's hunting camp was named using a racial epithet. it had the "n" word in it. he says that name is offensive. it was painted over in the '80s, about you this is what herman cain had to say about that. >> there suspect a more vial, negative word than the "n" word, and for him to leave it there as
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long as he did before, i hear, that they finally painted over it is just plain insensitive to a lot of black people in this country. >> there's some questions about exactly how long it was actually up there, but is this going to be an issue do you think? >> not for the gop base, maybe win him a few votes -- >> oh, really? >> i'm saying that tongue in cheek. i do think though that this speaks to rick perry's difficulties winning the nomination, that the longer he's out there the more things emerge about him. i think this is actually going to hurt him in the long run, actually think rick perry has some explaining to do and i don't think it was enough to say it was painted over a long time ago. i think it speaks to the core of who he is. >> it's coming at a time when his star has been falling frankly. >> no question. there are some questions that need to be answered, some questions that need to be answered about the story itself from "the washington post," but as a republican, you know, i look back at the last two years, we had a black chairman, we have really increased our outreach with african-americans. tim scott from south carolina, allen west from florida. we have a lot more work to do as republicans but we're going to keep doing that.
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>> talking about chris christie, mark, i'm wondering if, you know, what we just heard is true, you know. i thought john mccain, it's a little different when you actually dive into the pool. is it easy to be in love with a candidate and then they get into the ra ice? >> absolutely. remember fred thompson. >> rudy giuliani. >> there's a list of people who look great. the difference with chris christie is the pool is bad so i think that his competition is thin, no pun intended, but i think chris christie has the conservative bon ffides. he's likable, he's personable, he does well in debates. i think he could win despite his weight although it will be an issue. >> is it too late? what's the disadvantage. let's say he gets in at the end of the week. what disadvantage is he at already? are all the good people already taken? are the money people already
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committed? >> it's organization, organization on the ground in south carolina, nevada, iowa, new hampshire. we haven't seen that work going on with christie yet. but the perfect candidate is the one who hasn't announced because then there's nothing to campaign against yet. right now it's like elvis said, it's now or never. it may not be too late yet, but we're getting to that point. >> thank you so much, doug and mark. we appreciate it. we want to take you live to italy. we are waiting now for a verdict to come down in the amanda knox trial. she is charged with the murder of her british roommate, meredith kercher. meredith's family has been arriving in italy throughout the day there. her mother, arlene, her sister, stephanie, her brother, lyle. we've also heard from their lawyer. i'm not sure if we're going to be hearing in english or in italian. okay. so they're speaking in italian right now. so obviously her family must be
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fluent, but this has obviously been something that's in many ways been put to the side, this family, amanda knox has been getting so much publicity over there and, of course, as an american student here as well. but in her very tearful, very emotional statement before the appeals court this morning meredith kercher is one of the things that she talked about, you know, that they were roommates, that they were close, and that she was somebody who would normally have been grieving for the loss of her roommate who was murdered. the kercher family, however, they have steadily stood by the prosecutor. they say her bedroom back home remains just how it was when she left for university before her death. her sister, who is 28 years old, still goes, she says, regularly to her room when -- as she did when her younger sister was alive. so as you might imagine, it's
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been a very emotional time for them. last week the sister wrote an impassioned letter to the italian judges who are hearing this appeal, and in that letter she wrote, please do not let meredith die in vain. her courage and strength fight on, and we will seek justice so she can rest in peace. she did not give up her fight on november 1st, and we will not give up on her now. with her mom and sister and i believe her brother, lyle, there as well, we will let you know what they have to say. take a quick break. be back with more. you're watching "jansing & co." we know a place where tossing and turning
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that she loves. [ speaking foreign language ] [ speaking foreign language ] >> the eitalian justice system and what do you think about it? >> well, i think it's quite good because they proceed in the same way as they do everywhere in the world. they look for the evidence, they
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test scientifically, forensically. i think what is good is in the previous trial the judge actually issued 400-page document which kind of detailed how they got to that result, what their thinking was, why they got there. in england you don't have that. the sentence is given, and that's it. you don't know why sometimes. i think that's good. >> of course, many of these questions are going to be in italian. there literally are hundreds of journalists who are there from around the world who are waiting to are this verdict. let's listen again. [ speaking foreign language ]
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jo >> what will you remember the most and will you be able to forgive? >> we're now a final ending to everythi everything. it would be very presumptuous to forgive anything at this stage. i think what everyone needs to remember is what mom and i were
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talking about earlier, the brutality of what actually happened that night and everything that meredith must have felt that night, everything she went through, the fear and the terror and not knowing why, and she didn't deserve that. no one deserves that, but she'd been here for two months, and, you know, she loved this place. it's a beautiful city. even being here now, it's nice to be here, but it's very difficult to understand what happened that night without knowing the truth, and that's what we need to find. >> and so the family of meredith kercher, and you can just imagine what the last four years have been like for them, and at the end of june getting this word that two independent experts have looked at the dna evidence that was so crucial in
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convicting amanda knox and them saying that basically this crucial evidence was completely unreliable, and that's why there's a lot of feeling in the amanda knox camp and we've seen seen it with her friends and family in seattle, the hope that this guilty verdict will be overturned. we'll continue to listen in to this news conference, have a lot more news for you coming up after this quick break. starting my progresso soup for lunch plan, huh. nope, just having some tender chicken and some tasty noodles. let's see...south western vegetables...60 calories.
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and we've been watching a news conference with the kercher family. this is stephanie kemper, whose sister was murdered four years ago. the question is, is amanda knox responsible for it, and that's what an appeals court is considering right now. just a short time ago her brother, lyle, said it's too early to talk about forgiveness. this is still something that's an ongoing, open wound for them. keith miller has been following this story for us from perugia. i guess the clock is ticking. the earliest we'll hear is about
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3 1/2 hours from now, keith? >> reporter: that's correct. the judge did say before dism s dismissing court it would not be before 8:00 p.m. local time here in italy. he did admonish the crowds in the courtroom along with the family and the journalists that he won't tolerate any sort of outburst, either cheering or anything else once the verdict is actually delivered. they could take longer. the first trial, the jury was out for about ten hours. so it could go longer, but we'll have to wait for the judge. we will all be getting lots of notice because, of course, amanda knox and her co-defendant, rafael sollecito are back in prison awaiting to be called back to the courthouse here in perugia, so they'll give us about an hour, hour and a half heads up. meanwhile, we're told inside the prison amanda knox is in the local chapel there, was playing guitar, singing. this all according to an atoitan
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member of parliament. she has to be terrified. this is a tense moment for the her and the kercher family and everybody involved. >> keith milner perugia, thank you so much. let's take a check of some other stories people are talking about right now. defense secretary leon panetta says it is critical for israel to find ways to communicate with its neighbors if middle east peace is ever going to be achieved. >> it is not a good situation for israel to become increasingly isolated, and that's what's happening. >> panetta meat with the israeli defense minister in tel aviv. the minister said israel has an obligation to resume negotiations. >> dick cheney is praising the obama administration for sending drones to yemen to kill anwar al awlaki but he also thinks the president owes him an apology. >> what i'm waiting for is for the administration to go back and correct something they said two years ago when they criticized us for, quote,
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overreacting to the events of 9/11. they in effect said that we had walked away from our ideals or taken policy contrary to our ideals when we had enhanced interrogation techniques. they clearly have moved in the direction of taking robust action when they feel it's justified. >> president obama has come under fire for his decision to order the death of al awlaki, first u.s. citizen to be added to the cia's target list. well, investors are saying good ridness to the third quarter. the major indexes plunged 12%, 13%, 14% over the last three months. of course, on worries about the sluggish recovery and continuing debt problems in europe. cnbc's mandy drury is here with what's moving your monday. the fourth you are quarter is under way. what are we expecting? >> unfortunately, possible lib at least in the short term more of the same, chris. friday naturally closed the books on a pretty dismal
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september. will october be any better? will it be any different? a lot of the challenges have not gone away. for example, greece must still show it has taken measures to qualify for the next tranche of funding by mid this month and then this friday we have the big september jobs report. that gives us more fodder as to whether or not we're heading into recession and then earnings for the third quarter will start rolling in with the key being what the guidance looks like for 2012 and are the estimates too exuberant. they have to be coming down a bit if the economy is slowing. working in stocks favor for this quarter. returns have been historically positive on average for the s&p 500 since 1990. over these past two decades we have seen consumer discretionary, consumer tech stocks as the largest outperformers in the final three months. >> and then there's this little bit of a silver lining because there's been all this volatility in gas prices, but they've actually been continuing to fall. >> yeah, that's absolutely right. aaa is saying the national average is at $3.42 a gallon, 24 cents lower than a month ago.
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of course, we're hoping it's going to continue going to the downside. but i'm going to unfortunately throw the but in there, about 76 cents higher than a year ago. crude oil prices have been dropping sharply, 14% to the downside over this past quarter. so hopefully they'll keep on falling from here. that would be the silver lining. >> cnbc's mandy drury, good to see you. thank you. after an explosive week one, an er doc will be back on the stand as the manslaughter trial of michael jackson's doctor begins its second week. that er doctor is the one who gave paramedics permission to announce the pop superstar dead. jeff rossen has the latest on the case from l.a. jeff? >> reporter: good morning. week one in this case was explosive, and here we go, setting the table for week number two of big testimony once again in the courthouse behind me. we are right in the middle of the prosecution's case right now. trying to prove that not only did dr. conrad murray give m
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michael jackson that lethal dose of propofol but that he tried to cover it up. now we're hearing from the paramedics, the people who came to his mansion the day he died, and they claim dr. murray was lying from the get-go. >> he's not breathing and we need to -- we're trying to pump him but he's not breathing. >> reporter: when paramedics arrived at michael jackson's mansion, they said he already appeared dead. >> now, describe dr. murray's demeanor, please. >> frantic. >> reporter: and on the stand friday those paramedics offered damaging testimony against dr. conrad murray. >> what i said initially, of course, was what's his underlying condition? at that point he said, no, he's not taking anything, and then he followed that up with, i just gave him a little bit of lorazepam to sleep. >> did dr. murray ever mention to you having administered propofol to michael jackson? >> no, he did not.
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he never mentioned the word propofol. >> reporter: but prosecutors say murray gave jackson a lethal dose of propofol just before his death. >> did you ever hear dr. murray state that he had given mr. jackson propofol? >> no, ma'am. >> the blowout for conrad murray was not only that he was not truthful with the paramedic and the firefighter, but also the fact that had they had been given the right information, there was a chance of saving michael jackson's life. >> reporter: but dr. murray has his supporters. how is he doing? is he scared? >> no, he's actually doing very well. >> reporter: stacy was murray's medical assistant at the time and will testify this week saying the only man to blame for michael jackson's death is michael jackson himself. >> in no way, shape, or form could i even imagine dr. murray causing a death to anyone, anyone, and to say that he is to blame for this. i do not believe that.
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>> reporter: but was he negligent? >> i don't feel he was negligent. >> reporter: when cross-examining the paramedics, his defense attorney tried to paint dr. murray as a well-intentioned physician. >> would it be fair to say dr. murray also did everything in his power to help mr. jackson at that time? >> yes. >> he wasn't just standing around and talking on the telephone or researching the computer, correct? >> no, he was not. >> reporter: there was also some drama outside the courtroom to tell you about. on the "today" show on friday morning standing in this very location, ann curry interviewed a member of the murray defense team who came on and spoke about trial strategy. the judge says he was shocked to watch that "today" show interview, called the lawyer in to the courtroom and said he may have been in contempt of court and set a hearing date for later. ed cher nof, who is the main murray attorney and the murray defense team objecting to that saying this lawyer had every right to speak and get their message out, but either way the judge is now telling all lawyers
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involved in this case on both sides that they can't speak about the case publicly anymore. chris, back to you. >> all right, jeff rossen, thank you so much. criminal defense attorney thomas mesereau represented michael jackson during his child molestation trial and he joins me now. good to see you, thomas. good morning. >> hi, thanks for having me. >> let me get your analysis of this testimony by paramedics that dr. murray lied and never told them he gave michael jackson propofol. >> it's powerful, devastating testimony. it puts dr. murray in a very, very bad light. the defense is trying to say that dr. murray was a good samaritan who came into a difficult situation, that his patient was already addicted, and that he was doing his best to wean him away and save his life. what this testimony shows is dr. murray was more interested in saving his own reputation than he was saving his patient because to lie to paramedics, to lie to police, to lie to hospital personnel at the hospital where they're trying to
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revive him and save him, that's just inexcusable. i think it's going to destroy his credibility also. if murray gets up and says he only gave him 25 ccs, juries are already going to know -- the jury is already going to know that he lied repeatedly already. it's going to be very difficult for him. >> what would you think about defense strategy in terms of dr. murray taking the stand? i know that usually anytime a defendant takes the stand it's sort of a last-ditch effort. in this particular case what would you think? >> well, you know, i have tended to put clients on the stand more than most criminal defense lawyers. sometimes i think it's absolutely necessary for the jury to hear the defendant say, i didn't do this or i didn't do that. in this case they may be faced with that dilemma. if the trial in their mind goes very poorly, if they can't dent the credibility of prosecution witnesses and turn the emotions of the courtroom in their direction, they may have nothing to lose. the problem is what is he going
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to say when he's repeatedly cross-examined on lying to the paramedics, lying to the police, lying to the doctors. what is he doing to say when he's asked was he trained to administer propofol, did he have the proper equipment, did he have the proper anesthesiologist with him? why did he order these gallons and have it delivered to his girlfriend's place? it's going to be brutal on cross if he gets on the stand but he may have to. >> thomas mesereau, always good to have you on the show. thank you. one of tvs most loved crew mugeens signed off. andy rooney delivered his last commentary to close out "60 minutes" one last time. >> all this time i've been paid to say what's on my mind on television. you don't get any luckier in life than that. this is a moment i've dreaded. i wish i could do this forever. i can't though. i spent pie first 50 years trying to become well-known as a writer, and the next 30 trying to avoid being famous.
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hi, everybody. i'm thomas roberts. in the next hour of msnbc, a big day for american amanda knox as she appeals her murder conviction in italy. after four years behind bars, will knox be set free? a jury deliberates her fate as we speak. lester holt will join me live. new facts on women's rights in america. a report sheds light on the worst states if you are a woman in this country. and a same-sex couple in new york are denied a marriage license by one town clerk who objects based on her religious views. the couple will join me to discuss how they are fighting back. thank you, thomas. it is the presidential mad dash for cash. the 2012 campaign is expected to
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shatter records, and that doesn't even factor in some of the outside money that's pouring in. and while questions are being raised about conservative fund-raising groups, liberal groups are also raising some eyebrows. nbc news national investigative correspondent michael isikoff has been following the money and some questions about the new group priorities usa, michael? >> right, exactly. look, this is one of the more insidious developments in the view of campaign reformers flowing out of that supreme court decision last year striking down restrictions on corporations and outside groups. what it is is the creation of these tax exempt nonprofits supposedly for -- to promote the social welfare but are being run by political operatives to boost political parties and campaigns. now, karl rove, former bush adviser, did that last year, and president obama made this a central issue in last year's
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election. here is what the president last year said about secret money in campaigns. >> you can't let it happen. don't let them hijack your agenda. the american people deserve to know who is trying to sway their elections, and you can't stand by and let special interests drown out the voices of the american people. >> exactly. that was the president last year, but this year after all this secret money flowed into last year's congressional elections, the president's own allies have set up their own group to do precisely the same thing. a nonprofit collecting secret money to run campaign ads. the group is called priorities usa. it's run by bill burton, president obama's former press secretary and campaign spokesman, and i spoke to bill burton about this last week. here's what he had to say. >> priorities usa is in exist tones help a progressive agenda.
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>> are you going to disclose your donors? >> no. >> why not? >> we're going to abide by the same rules that karl rove is abiding by laid out by the supreme court and the citizens united decision. >> so as a result, we now have both sides raising secret campaign cash, no limits, no disclosure to the public about who is going to be funding these ads. last week campaign watch dog groups filed a complaint with the irs, said these are abusing the campaign laws. these groups are sep t up to launder secret campaign cash. >> michael, always good to see you. >> good to see you. today's tweet of the day comes from 3jeep3. it's sad we preach anti-bullying to our children and then do it as adults. trust me, they see it. [ male announcer ] go beyond the brush
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breaking news. the family of amanda knox's alleged murder victim speaks out just hours after the american student made an emotional plea to the jury saying this was a murder she did not commit. what will the jury decide? we're going to know in a couple hours. the chris christie guessing

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