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tv   Way Too Early With Willie Geist  MSNBC  October 14, 2011 5:30am-6:00am EDT

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st. louis evens at two games apiece. the question is, down to a best of three series now, will it be miller or bud? it's way too early for this. good morning. i'm willie geist. this is "way too early," the show that thinks of st. louis as a natty light kind of town. i'm glad you're watching on msnbc or listening live on sirius e-mail. shoot me an e-mail or tweet m me @willie geist 1. do what delmon young does text the word awake followed by your response to 622639. we'd read the best later in the show. the next 30 minutes will be your cram session for friday october 14th. a lot going on including a showdown in the next couple hours, between new york city police looking to clear the park of the occupy wall streeters. we'll see how that one ends. evidence that the nhl season has started.
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who knew? a vicious brawl and post-knockout taunting to go with it. it's the coolest game on ice, you know. that clip later in sports. first, let's get to the news. live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. president obama holding a state dinner for the president of south korea last night at the white house. both leaders praising an agreement passed by congress that would open trade between the two countries. the president called it a win for both nations, saying the deal would increase u.s. exports by $11 billion and create 70,000 jobs. while president lee says the deal is going to create a lot of good, decent jobs for the people of america. earlier in the day, senate republicans made their counter offer proposal to president obama's jobs plan, the one voted down in the senate two days ago, calling on the president to enter negotiations and reconcile their plan with parts of his bill. house speaker john boehner spoke to reporters about the president's plan and about the need for compromise. >> i think there are parts of the president's plan where we
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can, in fact, find common ground. we'll continue to work with him. i think that we've had our plan out there for months. i would hope the president would give us the same consideration that we're giving to those parts of his plan that we agree with. >> president obama says he's not going to wait around for republicans to start creating jobs. >> i asked you guys to show us the republican jobs plan that independent economists would indicate would actually put people back to work. i haven't yet seen it. and so eventually i'm hoping that they actually put forward some proposals that indicate that they feel that sense of urgency about people need -- need to put people back to work right now. >> speaker boehner clearly frustrated with the president's remarks hitting back hard in a private phone conversation with the president. according to the account which was released by the speaker's office yesterday, that's rare,
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boehner, quote, respectfully challenged the president reportedly saying to obama, i want to make sure you have all the facts. boehner's office also says the speaker and the president have spoken about the republican jobs plan on several occasions and feels the president's characterization of their relationship and of republicans do nothing is unfair. turning to the 2012 republican presidential race, texas governor rick perry travels to pittsburgh today. set to give his first major policy address. the focus of the speech will be on energy and jobs, but the event may offer a chance to refocus. the presidential campaign.
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worth of reserves underneath the land of america and that's how we're going to get america working again. it's the fastest way as the president of the united states, i don't have to ask congress, my first 100 days to open up the -- all the federal lands of the waters to pull back those regulations that are stifling and killing jobs today, and to rebuild the epa. >> perry went on to say his plan would create 1.2 million jobs and break the country's dependent on foreign oil. perry's wife, anita perry, making news for remarks she made during an appearance in south carolina yesterday. mrs. perry talking about the rigors of campaigning and what she feels is driving the criticism of her husband. >> this has been a rough month. i don't need to tell you we've been brutalized and beaten up and chewed up in the press. we've been brutalized by our
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opponents and our party so much of that i think they look at him because of his faith. he's the only true conservative. i truly feel like we are here for that purpose. >> mrs. perry saying god called governor perry to this race saying the husband was happy being governor but she encouraged him to run because she felt washington was lacking leadership. one of perry's rivals former godfather ceo continues his surge in the polls his signature economic plan is drawing increased scrutiny. the 999 proposal would reform the current tax code cutting it down to a 9% personal income tax, 9% corporate tax and 9% national sales tax. the plan is getting mixed reviews with "the washington post" offering this critique --
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herman cain will sit down with david gregory on "meet the press" and he will join us later on "morning joe." many conservatives not pleased with the 999 plan which imposes a form of a vat tax. president obama ramping up the pressure against iran saying officials at the highest levels of the iranian government must be held accountable for the alleged plot to kill saudi arabia's ambassador to the united states here on american soil. in his first public statement on the matter the president promised the toughest possible sanctions on iran noting officials in tehran had direct links, he says, to the operation. >> this is part of a pattern of dangerous and reckless behavior by the iranian government. we don't take any options off the table in terms of how we operate with iran. but what you can expect is that we will continue to apply the
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sorts of pressure that will have a direct impact on the iranian government until it makes a better choice in terms of how it's going to interact with the rest of the international community. >> the questions will continue as many skeptics doubt that the very highest levels of iranian government were involved in this, but the president saying yesterday they have multiple sources that confirm it did. this all comes as the u.s. officials confirm the obama administration had direct contact with iran over the allegations in this plot. arizona senator john mccain took a swipe at the president saying his inaction to support anti-iranian government demonstrators years ago may have allowed for this plot to unfold. >> early in 2009, the early stages of the obama presidency, there was a flawed and corrupt election. people of iran rose up and they were saying in the streets, obama, obama, are you with us or are you with them? and president obama's answer was, i don't want to jeopardize my chances to negotiate with the
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iranian islamic republic. that was a moment. >> as the case unfolds, some of the strongest evidence tiesing iran to the assassination plot is coming from two wire trans r transfers routing the down payment on the proposed killing to a u.s. bank account secretly managed by the fbi. officials say the money transfer is offering investigators important insight into operations within the iranian government. nbc's michael issycough is reporting that the suspect in the case is claiming his iranian handlers were actively involved in the drug trade and could arrange for large shipments of opium to be delivered to a mexican drug cartel. his sources say the information comes from recorded conversations between the suspect and iranian officials, but several analysts again still believe such a link is doubtful and questions will and should persist. officials say the top leader of the haqqani terrorist network was killed in a drone strike in pakistan yesterday. right near the afghanistan border. security officials say at least nine other militants were killed when the drone fired two
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missiles hitting a hideout of taliban militants. haqqani network is considered the number one threat to afghanistan and officials note that the leader killed was responsible for orchestrating attacks on troops in kabul. meanwhile, back in washington, defense secretary leon panetta warned congress yesterday of the impact of cuts to defense spending. saying the imposed cuts are already taking the military, quote, to the edge. >> we would be looking at having to increase the number of rifts within the military and in addition to that, there's no question that we would hallow out the force because it would require these drastic, deep across-the-board cuts that would affect training and equipment and everything else, it would be devastating in terms of our national defense. >> secretary panetta went on to say such cuts would force the pentagon to reduce its presence in troubled areas around the world including in africa. today's headlines in the new york tabloids, "the new york post," wall street face-off.
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the new yo"new york daily news,s it a show joan as anonymous city officials it appears the corporate owners of the park where the occupy wall street protesters have gathered may be backing down from their demands to clean the parks this morning. the owners along with mayor bloomberg told demonstrators yesterday they must remove tents and sleeping bags so the park could be cleaned for sanitation reasons effectively clearing the park of protesters. now the officials say the owners are in talks with the nypd about not enforcing that plan. no official comment yet from the city or that owner of the park. meanwhile, demonstrators are preparing for tomorrow's international day of protest from melbourne to new york. the millions are taking a stand against economic inequality. posting all over the web about where and when to gather. protesters are rallying in several major u.s. cities police arrested a half dozen people in portland while the fight in dallas goes to court over a request for an indefinite
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permit. in boston, thousands of dollars have been raised for the protests over the internet. a former wall street hedge fund king is making history and he'll be making it behind bars. early look at the markets as we get all up in your business this morning. cnbc's geoff cutmore live in london. good morning. >> hey, good morning to you. raj rajaratnam is beginning an 11-year spell in prison. the galleon founder found guilty of carrying out illegal trading activity, fined $10 million, will also have to forfeit in excess of $50 million. the results of some of those improper trades. so he goes to prison. elsewhere, a shock for the markets, but a pleasant one. we've seen google trounce analyst expectations on its earnings. profits up 26%. we saw revenue up 37% in the afterhours trade. the stock enjoyed a 6% gain. let me just tell you, european
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markets, little mixed but the trend is higher at this hour as we come into the u.s. trading session. back to you. >> all right. geoff cutmore live from london, thanks so much. in addition to that 11-year sentence for the hedge king, $10 million fine, give back some $54 million of his money. still ahead on "way too early," the tigers turn to the best arm in baseball. come on, in your heart you know you're rooting for detroit. we'll show you how the tigers did against the rangers playoff highlights ahead in sports. herman cain the self-described haggen daus black walnut candidate is having one delicious week. his latest endorsement and a check on weather when "way too early" comes right back. unmistakable evidence has established the fact that a
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yourself a little extra time. forecast wise, it's not going to rain all day but you have a good chance of seeing a thunderstorms or downpours at some portion all the way through the mid-atlantic to new england. middle of the country looks great and that is the nice weather that is going to head to the east. your weekend forecast saturday looks dry, almost everywhere, but you will notice that up in the great lakes, it's going to be very windy, especially around detroit, cleveland, up through buffalo area, and by the time we get to sunday still breezy up there in the great lakes, but it will be dry, willie and almost all locations and the leaves and the great lakes and new england are at their peak. i'm sure it will be crowded. >> going to be a good weekend. to sports national league championship series brewers find themselves in a two games to one hole against the cardinals heading into game four in st. louis. the cards jumped out to an early lead against randy wolf. matt halladay connected for a solo home run. next inning, alan craig joins the good times with a long ball to centerfield. the cardinals jump tout a
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two-run lead but that's all they get off wolf who settled down, picked seven innings, striking out six. top of the fourth, brewers bats come alive. run back with a runner on second. betancourt lines one to center, harriston rounding third, waved home, pujolss throw to the plate just a hand late. replay shows the throw by pujolss made it in time, but a slide by harriston avoids the tag. next inning with a man on third, braun lines the go ahead single through the left side. braun batting .471 with nine rbis in the postseason. milwaukee beat st. louis 4-2. series tied at two games apiece. they play game five tonight in st. louis then the series heads back to walk. in the american league, the tigers and the rangers, texas needs one more win to head to the world series. detroit, though, has a good man to stop that. 24 game winner justin verlander, we skip to the sixth inning, ver lander in a jam with the bases loaded, one out, gets ian
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kinsler to ground into an easy double play. miguel cabrera and his bat puts the tigers ahead. a line drive, rbi double. little help from the third base bag, skips over adrian bell tray's head. nice break for the tigers. they get a 3-2 lead. aim inning, delmon young, a deep two-run home run, his second home run of the game. fifth of the playoffs. he's hurt, playing great, tigers up 6-2. texas wouldn't go away, though. nelson cruz, in the eighth inning, turns on a 100-mile-an-hour verlander fastball, puts in the left field seats. verlander, 7 1/3. tying run on first. but phil coke, the left-hander, gets mike napoli to ground into a game-ending double play, detroit hangs on to win 7-5. rangers lead the series three games to two. series now heads back to texas. for game six tomorrow. finally, if you hadn't noticed hockey is back.
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the season began a week ago apparently and last night things got ugly between two of the league's best teams, the pittsburgh penguins and the washington capitals. check this out. third period, that's aaron asham with the penguins, jay beagle with the caps. asham standing up, gets his arm free and delivers two thunderous knockout punches. watch the celebration. here's the night night. he later apologized for those gestures calling them classless. couldn't help himself. beagle would be helped back it to his feet. he was knocked out. both players get fighting major penalties. asham wins the fight, the team lost in overtime, 3-2. coming up at the top of the hour on "morning joe" as he did with john mccain, rush limbaugh declares mitt romney unfit to lead conservatives into the white house. does it matter? we'll kick it around with our "morning joe" crew. when we come back we'll huddle around the water cooler to watch a good old-fashioned egging of a world leader. it's been a while. who got the treatment this time
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told you earlier, president and mrs. obama welcomed the president and first lady of south korea as guests of honor at a white house state dinner. tell your friends the state
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dinner honoring south korean president lee myung-bak was the fifth of the obama administration and the first for south korea since 1998. president obama's first state dinner was in honor of india, and as you might remember involved the famous party crashers. mexico, china and germany have been honored by this administration. ja. let's gather around to watch the latest feather in herman cain's cap. a week where the former god father's pizza surged to the top of the polls he's received the ultimate vote of confidence. an official endorsement from the american mustache institute. the organization saluting the light stash that adorns mr. cain's top lip. >> without question, we've seen an uptick in his popularity and that is no doubt been related to the support of the mustached american people. i would recommend that mr. cain continue to reach out to the mustached american community. >> relative to the mustache,
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i've had this mustache so long, i don't even remember when i started wearing this mustache. and so i can assure them that i am going to continue with my mustache because just like the glasses on my face, it is a part of who -- what makes me look like who i look like. i'm sticking with the mustache. >> cain recognized this is big, with the robert gu lay memorial mustache american of the year award, by this institute. this is a huge honor right here. the mustache institute says we haven't had an american president with a stash since william howard taft. it's about time we did. another former winner of this award, former diamondbacks pitcher clay zavata with the rally fingers look. looking good. you see an egging every once in a while of a public figure. one yesterday, mark lewis, the imf's representative to turkey was giving a speech to students at a university in turkey when protesters laid the dairy on him.
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>>. [ speaking foreign language ] >> how about the reflexes on mr. lewis. looks like he dodged all the eggs. this does, of course, remind us of another throwing incident in 2008. similar cat-like reflexes from the president of the united states. of course an iraqi journalist throwing his shoes at president obama. it pains us to show this, we love the man, patrick j. buchanan, 2005, giving a speech, gets the salad dressing treatment at western michigan university. wow. reflexes not as quick as the imf rep. why you awake? your tweets, texts and e-mails and "morning joe" just moments away. it seems like for every anti-aging problem, there's a different cream.
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