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sort of explanation the senator will offer. now to "the last word" with lawrence o'donnell. polygamy rice. >> good tuesday morning. right now on "first look," the obama administration new three years ago that millions that liked their health insurance actually cannot keep it. u.s. navy dialing back our surveillance. somber anniversary. one year ago today superstorm sandy forever changed the landscape of 24 states. how well have you recovered and what's ahead? plus st. louis juggled both the world series and monday night football. britney spears is unknowingly
help the u.s. fight somalia pirates. and he's a happy groom. good morning i'm mara schiavocampo. the obama administration knew for three years that millions of americans would not be able to keep their health insurance. one of president obama's key selling points for his new health care law. >> if you got health insurance, it doesn't mean a government takeover. you keep your own insurance. if you like your plan you can keep your plan. >> but four sources deeply involved in the affordable care act tells nbc news between 50% and 75% of americans can expect a cancellation letter over the next year. that's because their existing policies don't meet the standards mandated by the new health care law. 2010 obama care regulations also cite a normal turnover in the
insurance market. the white house is pushing back on nbc's investigation. deputy press secretary tweeting, quote that's a, not new and b, not caused by aca. for more head to nbcnews.com. the obama administration granted a six week delay. now the u.s. spy games around the world. president obama is now calling for programs monitoring our allies to stop but new complaints allege the nsa also tapped international private citizens. nbc's tracie potts joins us live from washington. good morning. we're hearing there are calls for a major review? >> reporter: exactly. the president says he wants to get to the bottom of this 60 million people tapped in spain. world leaders, almost three dozen of them including
germany's angela merkel and the germans are really upset about this. they are calling for an investigation. there are eu representatives here in washington asking questions about why the united states would be tapping phones of friendly countries of its allies particularly in europe. germany say it's illegal and they want to know more about what's happening. president obama says that even though the white house said he didn't know about it until recently but the president says the buck stops with him and he wants to know what's going on and specifically who we've been spying on. now we may get some answers on that today. the house against committee hears from intelligence officials. diane feinstein says with respect to nsa collection of intelligence on leaders of u.s. allies, let me state unequivocally i'm totally opposed, i do not believe the united states should be collecting phone calls or emails of friendly presidents and
prers. her committee will hear next from those to testify today the director of national intelligence and the nsa. so this morning 24 states including every one along the eastern seaboard are marking a somber anniversary. one year ago today hurricane sandy made landfall. nbc's jay gray joins us live along the jersey shore in seaside heights. jay, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that storm left more than $71 billion in damage along the eastern seaboard. in the days just following sandy this iconic boardwalk in seaside heights represented so many communities splintered by the storm. in many ways it continues to be a symbol. there's debris, there's damage that dots the entire east coast right now. there are communities struggling and communities that had been struggling for 12 full months right now.
a lot of people, dozens of families in this area, thousands across the region still living in trailers, makeshift trailers of shells what used to be their homes. a lot complaining of government red tape when it comes to funding or fighting their insurance companies and many beginning to wonder how long they can hang on. it's a fight that will continue. we do know yesterday the government approved a new $5 million to when the recovery here. jay gray in seaside heights. turning to texas now where abortion clinics facing closure will be open today after federal court struck down key parts of a tough new law. many estimated the new rules could have closed 1/3 of the state's clinics. a judge say many parts of the law put unnecessary burdens on providers and patients including a requirement that doctors have admitting privileges at nearby
hospitals. two captured, two to go. two of the four inmates who made an escape from an oklahoma jail are back. they were captured outside of a convenience store on monday after one day at large. a manhunt is under way for the other two men. they escaped through a maintenance hatch above a shower. they made their way through a crawl space and through a door. now to sports as my friend richard lui has. >> reporter: boston one game away from winning the world series. in game five, first inning, david ortiz continues his hitting streak with a double to drive in a run. his batting average an astonishing .733. he's 11-15 in the series. jon lester had seven strikeouts for the sox but matt holliday
homers. in the seventh two men on base, boston's david ross hits a ground rule double, one run scores and then jacoby ellsbury singles driving in another, ross sprints to home plate. does he make it? no. tagged out. then the cards in their effort ninth can't make it up in nine innings, boston wins 3-1, game six wednesday night in boston. monday night football to talk about. seahawks at rams, darth vader, this happens so often, photo bombing the seattle's coach during a pre-game interview. i guess it's for halloween. then richard sherman, interception for 38 yards. followed by golden tate. touchdown there. third quarter, wilson with another to tate. with that one he is gone, my friend. 80 yards to score. seattle wins 14-9. they did dominate but still have
the best record in the nfc. jerry jones doesn't think that receiver screaming at tony romo is mad. he was mad he only got three passes and went on a yelling tirade at romo. redskins owner nfl meets with roger goodell. they are talking about the team's native which many american groups say is racist. snyder said he'll never change the redskins name. the battle for the top lumberjack in the world. deloso won three of the six chopping seconds. he won the crown. the u.s., by the way, got some good lumberjack came in second in team competition. >> 25th annual roller cart
festival, whacky home made vehicles. decorated, blimps, made from wooden plank, steel wheels and household items. >> something tells me a lot of drinking takes place before the competition. >> the nba season starts tonight and with it a new commercial, three pro players pose as senior citizens. they challenge younger players, chicago -- this is great stuff. the young players are like what? what's happening here? irving from cleveland is one of those. nate robinson and moore is in their 20s by the way. >> a little humility. thanks so much. turn now to some frightening amateur video from denmark. in copenhagen gusts up to 120 miles per hour caused a six story scaffolding to be ripped off the face of an office
building. despite the destruction of the flying debris the scaffolding didn't injure anyone. >> we had sandy a year ago. once in 100 years, ten, 20, who knows. again, this is the one year anniversary of this amazing storm. look how big this satellite image is of the storm itself. again from across the diameter of 1,000 miles. pretty incredible stuff. the path of the storm is what made it so historical. usually the storms that go parallel to the east coast head out to sea. this one took a very rare left nook to the jersey shore. worst angle of approach possible. that's why the storm surge caused so many problems and ended up being a $50 billion storm second only to hurricane katrina. those other numbers are adjusted for inflation including andrew. today a big storm. minneapolis all the way down especially kansas city.
thunderstorms later today in areas of texas, possibility of large hail. this storm will move across the country. severe weather with it and maybe a few tornadoes and a soaker for halloween. >> that stinks. thanks bill. she may be a multiplatinum selling artist but britney spears music annoys pirates. plus a man's cell phone proves to be a life saver by stopping a thief's bullet.
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now to other stories making news this morning. international inspectors say they have missed an october 27th deadline to visit all of syria's declared chemical sites because two of the sites are in rebel held or contested areas. inspectors face another deadline this friday when all equipment for mixing chemicals and filling weapons must be destroyed. it was a close call for a
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really? yeah, i mean at this point i feel the only world leader that our government doesn't listen to is president obama. >> now it's time for your "first look" at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. tea party favorite rand paul is worried about emerging technology. during a campaign stop he warned that the combination of abortion and scientific advances could lead to you againics. the kentucky senator made those remarks while stumping for ken cuccinelli. president obama heads to the old dominion state this weekend to campaign for terry mcauliffe. things are looking good for the democrat's hope to reclaim the governor's mansion. mcauliffe opened up a double digit lead over cuccinelli. but it's the gender gap catching the most attention. the candidates are running about even among male voters but cuccinelli trails mcauliffe by
34 points. and rick ramsey is sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison. the republican was convicted in june of extortion, bribery and fraud. the new fbi director is making changes to on the job training. income agents have to visit martin luther king memorial in washington. he said the move is a warning of the dangers of becoming untethered to oversight and accountability. women of the supreme court finally have the painting they deserve. artists unveiled it on monday at the smithsonian. it features the current female justice and sandra day o'connor. and that's your morning dish of scrambled politics. joining me now for our "first look" at politics is news day columnist and political commentator alex. i want to focus on this nsa spying issue. the president is saying he did not know that spying of our
allied leaders was taking place. which is worse. the nsa is operating without his approval or he did know and lying. >> i'll go with number one. it's a plausible deniability. our spies want to gather this information, we want them to do it but you got to isolate the president a little bit from some of the specific methods that is used to gather. so he can then later say hey i didn't know about that. >> now we're now hearing the president may stop any kind of spying against leaders of our allies. we know spying takes place. what kind of effect could this have? >> first of all be suspicious of any blanket saying we'll never do it again. because you know they want to do it again. you got to be very careful the tense is here is right. jay carney's announcement we don't do it now, we didn't do it before. english teachers across america
are smiling at that lesson. they never said we will never do it again or never did it in the past. >> i want to switch gears to obama care. the white house has been facing a lot of criticism over the roll out and the problems they are seeing. what are the consequences if they don't get this fixed soon. >> they have three or four weeks. you can't ask american people to do something they can't do. you are in this case and i know those bites you were playing earlier, the president saying you won't have to lose your insurance, you don't want to hand your enemies sound bites that they will beat you over the head later. get it cleaned up in the next couple of weeks. >> do you think that's the time we're talking about weeks not months? >> it's a few weeks. the president is saying by the end of move to. if they can pull that off probably we'll judge this plan on whether it provides better health care for americans and not the commuter glitches.
boy, if it goes into december and january maybe some of those deadlines are going to get a little squishy. >> thanks so much for your time this morning. coming up, bill karins and richard lui will be back. they will be here for first buzz including the peculiar weapon that's being ward off somalia pirates. the secret is out. hydration is in.
the high seas they blast britney spears music because pirates, somalia pirates are so against western culture and music they really don't like britney spears. and they blast it when they see these ships blasting them and they turn around and head the other way again. ♪ oops i did it again >> orange jump suits pay off. >> there you go. she's a multiplatinum selling artist but no fan among somalia pirates. >> always good to know what your government is doing and approving. tim van norman issued a one time permit to the there's a safari club to hunt a dangerous black rhino. they say the rhino -- there's only 5,000 left. they will take a male that can't produce any more, bring to it
the u.s., auk shoint off and the money raised to kill it will go back to namibia. >> there's some twisted logic. >> i can't believe it was approved in the first place. >> do they expect to raise a lot of money >> half a million at least. if you win it you don't have to kill it. if you're a conservationist or do a kick starter campaign you can save it. >> you can talk about it all morning. >> they have the right to kill it it's a hunting license. there you go. interesting. richard, much lighter, great video. >> mine is a little bit less thought-provoking. i have a 100--foot wave. this is in portugal. the man that was able to come down it, carlos burl they are going to verify whether this
wild ride is greater than 78 feet which is the current world record. they believe it's 100 feet. but that's ten stories high. >> he had to be towed into that. >> with jet skis. don't try that. >> don't try that at home. this is first "first look" on msnbc. stay tuned, way too early starts right now. everybody spies on everybody. it's like a marriage in which both spouses pretend the other spouse isn't cheating because it's easier. >> it's a perfectly healthy relationship. all the allies are just screwing around on everybody else. at this point nato is just one big ass pile. but the merkel jerks out there keep saying but remember what obama said in his 2008 berlin speech. >> true partnership and true progress requires constant work and sustained sacrifice. they require