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ten is still losing by noint points. either way he is just getting clobbered. this race is in 29 days. right now on "first look," the consequences will be huge if our government defaults on it's bills and every american will feel the repercussions. the interrogation of al libi continues. >> and the wristwatch that could possibly tell you how much time you have left on this earth. would you wear it? . good morning everybody. so the pressure is mounting as we enter day 8 of the government shutdown. president obama challenging house speaker john boehner to hold a vote immediately to end the partial closure. right now it's an all out war of
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words. >> if republicans and speaker boehners are saying there's not enough votes they should prove it. let the bill go to the floor and see what happens. just vote. let every member of congress vote and they can determine whether or not they want to shut the government down. >> speaker boehner responded. >> the american people expect that leaders will sit down and at least have a conversation. really, mr. president, it's time to have that conversation before our economy is put further at risk. >> on sunday the speaker said there were not enough votes in the house to pass a clean continuing resolution to fund the government but right now as mazz 21 republicans have said they could join all the democrats to pass a simple extension. that extension would resurrect programs the shutdown has left paralyzed. >> it's going to hurt working
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families, it's going to hurt small business, big business, entrepreneurs and the folks in agriculture. it's not a good thing. >> today a loan access to be shuttered. 10,000 workers are furloughed which could stall progress in a backlog and while some service is halted others are taking matters into their own hands. a billionaire couple is pledging $10 million to fund head start programs for poor children. it would reopen the programs in six states forced to close effecting 7,000 children. from main street to wall street, the starbucks ceo is pleading for stability on capitol hill. he surging fellow business leaders to put pressure on lawmakers to end the shutdown. he is utterly disappointed by the level of irresponsibility and dysfunction. but the government shutdown
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is nothing compared to what could be ahead. that's if political leaders don't agree to raise the debt ceiling by october 17th. so here's how it could hurt you at home shopping for a car. the 0% or low interest car loans, gone. thinking about refinancing your house to lower your mortgage payment forget about it. they could skyrocket and your own debt load could increase. the crisis even concerning china now. they want the u.s. to avoid hitting the debt ceiling and ensure china's investments. all right. overseas now, u.s. marines are on high alert after that weekend terror raid in libya. it's all in response to the capture of the terror suspect al libi. some are responding to u.s. interests there and join 100 already on the ground as part of an on going task force. that group was set up after the
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deadly attack in benghazi. he was wanted in connection to the 1998 bombings of the u.s. embassies in kenya and tanzania. he's the 10th suspect in custody for that attack. and we know more about what's happening to him. the 49-year-old is being held on this naval carrier, the uss san antonio. he'll be questioned at sea for days or weeks. the cia, fbi and u.s. military will all be part of the interrogations. he will then stand trial in the u.s. for the bombings. of the ten people indicted, three remain at large. a store clerk brought a very large knife to a gun battle. you have to check this out. security camera footage shows a deli worker keeping his cool as
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the thug fires off a round at the wall behind the clerk and things got an unexpected turn as the worker turns a huge machete from under the counter. we do not advise that at home, folks. now let's get the latest in sports. that's wild. >> brave guy. don't do that at home. good morning to you betty. atlanta did not have a good night last night. it started with the falcons losing in the final minutes. 4th quarter, geno smith for the touchdown there. matt ryan responds with the go ahead touchdown and then three seconds left in the game, the jets split the uprights with a 44 yarder and the win, 30-28 right there. take you to the baseball playoffs, four games last night. braves and dodgers, first -- did i say atlanta didn't have a good night? well, couldn't get it down so go for the home run why don't you. that's a 4-3 win over atlanta
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and win the series 3-1. next up the championship series. fighting to play l.a., st. louis at pittsburgh. it was all about the cardinals. so close to a no-hitter but in the 8th pedro alvarez homers but that's all they get. cards win 2-1. the series tied at two games each. the deciding game five. that's happens tomorrow. american league, bottom of the 9th. jose blasting a walk off home run to beat boston 5-4. the red sox lead two games to one. three home runs by oakland put the a's in front of the tigers early on. one, two, three. later in the 9th things got hair, the a's potty mouth pitcher -- >> what are they saying? >> i don't know. he goes up against victor martinez. oakland wins 6-3 and lead 2-1. we have to do that lip reading class more often.
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>> might not want to know. >> don't break grandma's windows. that was prince william's warnings as he kicked off the first ever soccer match at buckingham palace. the prince practiced with the players. orange soccer cleats. >> snazzy. >> it was for the 150th birthday of the english soccer association. and finally in japan, teams get behind large movable shrines using them as rams and run at each other and push like the dickens. it's a japanese phrase. i'm joking. >> this whole thing right there. >> and the strongest team wins. they keep on pushing at each other. all right. thank you, richard. now for your first look at business. good morning bertha. >> good morning, betty. americans are keeping their credit cards in their wallets. credit card balances fell for the third straight month in
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august. however, other types of borrowing picked up including student and car loans. jury selection begins today in the fraud trial of several of bernie madoff's subordinates. they're accused of false identifying records. buy a suit, get a steak? brooks brothers plans to open a steakhouse in manhattan. they're targeting next summer for opening. if they start piling on a lot of sour cream on the potatoes it's because they want you to buy bigger pants. >> lots of alterations going on there too perhaps. >> exactly. >> thank you, bertha. it's all about the benjamins. hot off the presses, the redesigned $100 bill complete with new security features including a blue 3-d ribbon that begins circulating today. there's a project on kick starter that will have you talking. it's called the happiness watch
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but others are calling it the death watch. this wristwatch counts down the second to the wearer's death. the inventors goal is for people to make the most of the time they have left. the watches are estimated to begin shipping worldwide by 2014. that watch probably cannot factor questionable food into the mix but the u.s. department of agriculture can. they issued a public health alert for chicken product process deuced by foster farms at three separate facilities in california. and it's not millions but federal workers and members of the military can score a free small popcorn at amc theaters during the shutdown. you don't even have to buy a movie ticket to get the popcorn. just stop on by. well, four feet of snow now melting and revealing harsh realities for ranchers in south dakota. while the snow has stopped, clean up efforts will be done.
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but ranchers fear the losses from the storm will prove disasterous. more than 75,000 cattle died with some ranchers seeing losses of up to half their herds. that is really alarming that they lost so many cattle in the snowstorm. >> they're actually saying it's going to break the all the time south dakota record for the most snow in one snowstorm. one spot got 58 inches of snow. >> oh my goodness. >> in october, right? >> yeah, and people just weren't ready for it. even though you knew it was coming. let's talk about what happened yesterday. we saw a line of storms rolling through new england yesterday. there was wind damage out there. clean up to be done. a lot of trees came down. the front lingers off the southeast coast. it's not pushing out to sea. so north carolina, south carolina, georgia we have left over rain to deal with. cloudy and gloomy, breezy on the coast, too. high pressure will give you a beautiful day up in new england but not so much mid-atlantic and
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the southeast. in the days ahead a ocean storm will develop and it will move up the coast. today the heaviest rains will be in the carolinas but then to washington d.c. as we go throughout the next couple of days and up into new england. middle of the country, talk about fantastic october weather. it will be 76 to 78 degrees today in minneapolis. typically they should be 62. >> who needs typical when you have warm weather in october. >> no one complains about the extension. >> that's true, right? wait until the blizzards arrive. we'll be complaining then. nine days until the u.s. debt limit is reached so will the stock market put pressure on congress to get things done. plus why michigan beer drinkers are raising their glasses to a new measure. ♪
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now, here's yours first look at this morning's dish of scrambled politics.
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the white house will release monthly data on obama care. for starters, health had 8.6 million visitors in the first 72 hours. friendly fire in wyoming, a super pack is out with it's add against liz chaney. it portrays her as inconsistent and unreliable. >> beer drinkers in michigan, raise your glasses to this. a bill in the state house would make it illegal to serve a pint if it's smaller than 16 ounces. currently they're served in 12 ounce glasses or 14 ounce onces. drink ups. >> they're planning another recall election in colorado and they're setting their sights on control of the state senate. they're wanting to oust the state senator. if successful it could be put into republican control.
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>> former bicycle executive mary burke announced her campaign to try and unseat the first term republican. and georgia is looking to become the first state with an expanded licensing program. it would require riders to register their bike with the state. bikes could also be prohibits from state routes during certain times. >> and john kerry, he's not going to be remembered as the funniest secretary of state but he did attempt to joke about replacing president obama at a conference in indonesia. >> i want you all to know that in 2004, obviously, i worked very, very hard to replace a president. this is not what i had in mind. >> wasn't that bad. and are you ready for some football? well, the american forces network is returning all sports tv service to troops overseas. it will been off the air because of the government shutdown. that's your morning dish of scrambled politics.
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joining me is the washington bureau chief for the chicago sun times. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> do you expect the government shutdown to really run right up to the debt ceiling deadline on october 17th or will there be a solution before then? >> no, i think we're going to work right up to the deadline. i think that congress is going to maybe try to work on both at the same time. it's not clear yet, though, if that's how it is going to unfold. >> how does this political game of chicken help anybody? people are frustrated by this. >> i think anyone just watching this unfold has to think that this is no way to govern and that people are -- lawmakers are trying to make a stand more than they're trying to get something done. but no matter what the perception is of people out there, the debt ceiling limit, i think, is much more -- is putting more pressure on lawmakers to try to negotiate something than the shutdown. >> indeed, according to cnbc the
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dow lost 61% of it's gains since september. how far does the stock market have to fall before republicans start to feel the pressure. >> the pressure is on already. that's why the debt ceiling deadline is different than just the shutdown because the jittery stock market alone is putting pressure on lawmakers that they have not had from the shutdown. >> we'll see how it plays out. thanks for your time. we always appreciate it. >> thank you. >> coming up is north korea giving aspen a run for it's money? plus, when striking firefighters battle riot police, the outcome is uncertain. i've saved $75 in checked bag fees. [ delavane ] priority boarding is really important to us. you can just get on the plane and relax. [ julian ] having a card that doesn't charge you foreign transaction fees saves me a ton of money. [ delavane ] we can go to any country and spend money the way we would in the u.s. when i spend money on this card, i can see brazil in my future. [ anthony ] i use the explorer card to earn miles in order to go visit my family, which means a lot to me.
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stand still when a crane malfunctioned leaving a 13,000 pound load of heavy material suspended above the streets. can you imagine walking under that? the site experienced problems last year to when winds from hurricane sandy damaged a crane. algae has gotten so thick it looks like a bright green carpet. people are being warned that it's toxic and they should stay away until further notice. and apparently when north korea is not focused on dennis rodman or the military, they're building a ski resort. it's meant to show the world that they too can have nice things. yeah, about 0.02% of north koreans actually ski. we're coming back for the first buzz. but first, scarlet johansson is
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all right. here's something that you don't see every day even if it is here in new york city. to mark upcoming carrie remake they caught the reaction of customers that witnessed what looked like a scene out of the movie. after a customer connected to a nearby wall and knocks over a woman's coffee. she pretends to levitate him. people are freaked out. i would be running straight out
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of the store. from that, we'll take you to our first buzz. we have good ones. i'm going to start. ladies first. this story is so sweet. a 6-year-old boy was playing around and his mom said be quite like a s.e.a.l. meaning navy s.e.a.l. he said i think ninjas are quiter. he wrote a letter to the top navy s.e.a.l. saying i want to be a navy s.e.a.l. too but can you tell me who is quiter, s.e.a.l.s or ninjas? he answered his question and wrote back saying i think ninjas are probably quiter but we are better swimmers and better with guns and blowing things up. i can hold my breath for a long time but i try not to unless i really have to. that's the picture of him getting the letter back. it went on to say if you want to be a s.e.a.l., listen to your parents and be nice to other kids. >> great story.
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>> frame that and put it on the wall. great memory. >> may not want to frame what folks are seating these days and put that -- well, it maybe -- >> i'm about to ruin chicken nuggets for you. researchers went to two fast food restaurants and dissected the nuggets and put them under a microscope to see what was in them. >> don't spoil it for me. >> the first was half meat, the rest was a mix of fat, blood vessels and nerves. and the second one was only 40% muscle. the remainder was fat, cartilage and pieces of bones. >> i order the 20 packs. i like them. >> we've all eaten them. we're okay and still walking around. >> the cartilage, the nerves? what? >> they're tasty. if you want to seem rested at the end of the day, don't eat lunch with your coworkers, there was a study that came out and they found out that those that
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got to eat where ever they wanted just with people -- >> they actually like. >> and anywhere you want to eat, things turned out better. >> i was going to take betty out today. >> forget about it. i'm not having lunch with either of you ever. >> we could talk about mcnuggets. this is first look on msnbc. way too early starts right now. the president is refusing to negotiate on obama care even though the republicans have been very flexible. >> i'd like to repeal every word of the law but that wasn't my position in this fight. that was we should defund it and even now what the house of representatives has done is a step removed from defunding. it's delaying it. >> we have been reasonable. i've heard the reference of a full delay to full appeal to now saying mr. president can we not just have one year delay. >> we said what about a one year delay.


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