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i'll tell you. my neighbor's houses, i just couldn't believe it. >> right now on "andrea mitchell reports," path of destruction. thousands of people across the midwest picking up the pieces after a deadly storm season ripped through six stays spawning more than 80 reported
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tornadoes. we'll have a live report from washington, illinois where this bird's eye view shows the scale of the devastation. hundreds of flattened homes as far as the eye can see. >> it is important that we see ourselves as a family, that we come together when something very dangerous and difficult and deadly happens to the people. we're all in this together. >> second term blues, plagued with health care mess and credibility, can the president find a cure for his mounting problems. "saturday night live" has a prescription. >> are you feeling depressed, rundown, like you just can't win? are you the president of the united states? ask your doctor for paxil, second term strength. the only antidepressant strong enough for an embattled second term. >> and sister act. the cheney sisters facingi off n
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a public fight over gay marriage. is the family spat all about politics for the senate candidate. >> i love her very much, her family very much. this is just an issue on which we disagree. >> good day. i'm andrea mitchell in washington. dozens of tornadoes ripped through the midwest yesterday killing eight people, injuring dozens more. the twisters spun through 12 states leaving remarkable damage and images. towns leveled and countless homes destroyed. this morning survivors reacted as they surveyed the damage. >> within less than a minute, everything started collapsing inside the house. >> those are our two vehicles sitting across in the field over there, one of which was inside the garage. >> roofs are gone, church
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steeple is gone. some damage on the inside. i would say it's pretty bad. >> nbc's matt lauer talked to scott gundy, whose home in washington, illinois took a direct hit. >> me and my son were out in the backyard. we were running in the house. right as we were running in the house going to the basement, one of my windows disintegrated toward me, stuff flying all over the place. finally get down in the basement and then it just went right over us. >> scott, you are so lucky you had a basement to hide in. i know you must look at your loved ones when the storm passes by. you're counting everybody, making sure everybody is all right, but when you open that door to the basement and head up into your home, what did you see? >> i couldn't believe it, matt, i'll tell you. my neighbors' houses. i couldn't believe it. so we went around going to all
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my neighbors' houses looking for survivors. i just couldn't believe it. i've got cars and trees. my '07 galant is three houses down. i've got neighbors crawling out of the basements. my son went and helped a gentleman, a neighbor whose roof had caved in on them. it was this eerie silence with when everybody got out and all hell broke loose. >> joining me is indiana governor mike pence. i know you've been touring the damage. what is the situation now in indiana? >> the situation now in indiana is we have about 22 counties that have property damage or have a confirmed report of a touchdown of a tornado. this was a very dangerous, very fast moving storm.
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it came on our communities like logansport very quickly. i started this morning in kokomo, indiana. i can tell you our hearts go out to our neighbors in illinois for the loss of life, the devastation we've witnessed through places like television reports. here we feel very blessed because of a lot of good common sense and good warnings and good public safety that here in indiana there was no loss of life. when you walk through the streets and walk through the homes, you really see how truly powerful this storm was and how remarkable the fact that hoosiers were spared really is. >> governor, one of the things about the storm people described, it was moving at 60, 70 miles an hour. so the warnings came and people were reacting as quickly as they
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could. the warnings didn't come quickly enough for people in the area. >> that's what we were witnessing. i spent most of the day in our state's emergency operations center. one of the reasons why we were working so diligently to communicate tornado warnings when they were in effect is when this storm entered the state of indiana, to your point, it was moving between 50 and 70 miles an hour. not the winds and the storm but actually the storms themselves. making sure people were getting to a safe location. i was with a woman in her front yard today in kokomo told me literally she heard the warping, got out of her chair, went into an interior closet in the house. seconds later the tornado struck her home and drove an enormous tree right through the house where she had been seated. we just heard tore after story about that. so this was not only a very powerful storm as it moved through indiana and through the midwest, it was a very fast
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moving storm. i have to tell you, i'm grateful for our emergency management teams across indiana and especially grateful that our citizens reached out to neighbors and friends to let them know how serious this was. we count it truly fortunate indiana has no fatalities this morning. again, our heartfelt condolences for our neighbors in illini and the losses they have experienced. >> and finally, governor, i know you've got to go. you've got so much on your plate. what do you need from washington in what about fema's response and the president declaring a zone what do you need to get the aid and whatever help can come from the federal government? >> a day like today is about coming alongside families and making sure they know we're here to help. the state of indiana wants to partner with local communities and also with our federal partners to make sure families
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have access to resources. particularly for people that have, you know, lack insurance on their homes and property. we're going to work with local communities to assess the damage and determine whether or not state disaster relief or federal disaster relief is appropriate, is available. it is -- it was a tough, tough day in the heartland yesterday but thanks to a lot of caring citizens who reached out to their neighbors across the midwest and here in indiana, thanks to a lot of good emergency management, it wasn't worse. the more i see of the damage around hoosier state today, the more grateful i am for everyone's efforts including members of the media who dropped everything to make sure people across our state and across the midwest knew that they were in harm's way. >> well, our hearts and prayers go out to you and all the people
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in your state and other states and of course the emergency responders. thanks so much for taking time to talk to us. good luck, governor pence. >> thank you. joining me from washington, illinois, one of the towns hardest hit in illini, nbc's ron allen. ron, the devastation behind you is profound. how are people coping and dealing with the morning after? >> it is very profound, andrea. we just heard from governor quinn here and a number of other states and officials. they were calling for unity, expressing resolve, saying this community and some of the others are going to get through this. washington is a town of 18,000 people. there's perhaps as many as 500 homes destroyed. this community, subdivision completely leveled. when you look at that, we've heard stories of people who say they essentially survived the storm there in their basement in some of those homes. they went downstairs in the
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basements, hunkered down, heard the terribleness of the storm, let it go by and this is what they saw. the good news, there were sirens and warnings. so many communities people heeded warnings. the governor telling the story about a 6-year-old boy encouraging his mother and brother and sister to go into the basement, they did. apparently she didn't want to take the warning seriously. he heard this from school, and they went in the basement and weren't harmed. there were about 120 people who were harmed. not life threatening. there was one fatality, the high school, elementary school, filled up. that's hu these small towns throughout illinois and other states had been dealing with this. now we're trying to assess what happened. it's impossible to know the extent of the damage because the areas are no-go areas. they are concerned about gas lines, power lines that are down. it's very hazardous to walk
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through there. we've only seen a handful of people in those communities picking through the rubble to see what they can salvage. still not safe. as it gets dark, no power, complete darkness, no services. there are a lot of people out of their homes. perhaps as many as several hundred it was estimated for some time. winter, cold, awful circumstance at this point for these communities trying to deal with this. again, the best thing you can say about all this, there are people able to survive all this. they heeded the warnings. again, in so many places, people picking up the pieces of their lives trying to salvage what they can here. andrea. >> ron allen, the pictures are unimaginable. what caused this, outbreak of severe weather late in the season. joined by severe weather expert dr. greg forbes. november, or this late in november, past the peak of the storm season. tell us what's going on here.
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>> sometimes we call november the second season for tornadoes. it's the counterpart to the spring. when conditions come together, it doesn't happen every day but you get upper air disturbances, combined with warm, moist air, you can get tornadoes. this unusual, worst november day on record for the state of illinois. strongest on record in illinois in november. then a tornado farther north in michigan than we've seen one. here is what happened in the morning. the most unusual part is it happened early. some of these f 4 rated were around noon in the peoria area. we had moist air coming in. a cool pocket aloft working eastbound. they came together prior to noon in illinois. we'll see as i advance this, red dots will be tornadoes popping up. here thunderstorms pop up. noon eastern or 11:00 central time. ef-4 in illinois. as this line of storms fills in across illinois, more tornadoes firing up. this is by 1:00 central time.
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a lot in progress. they spread to illinois by 2:30 central time. after that it turned more into damaging winds. we only had a few tornadoes after that. in this case most of the tornadoes occurred prior, earlier in the day. usually tornadoes are an afternoon, evening phenomenon. a bad outbreak for november and certainly the worst we've seen in illinois, death and strong tornado watch. >> are we past this in terms of any more bad weather coming up? i know the storm system moved east. where is it now? >> the cold weather system marching across maine and far southeast. it's lost upper air energy that came together yesterday. that's well up into canada in the cold air. severe weather is done with this system. we'll have to keep an eye out, these kind of ingredients still
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come together. >> dr. greg forbes, thank you so much. thanks for joining us today. and coming up we'll talk to the man who chased the storm through two states and caught it all on film. and in the philippines, it has been 10 days since typhoon haiyan swept away communities leaving thousands of survivors without food, water or shelter. aid is slowly streaming into the towns hardest hit. people in the towns of san jose rushed to the helicopter as they landed. choppers unloading supplies and water. in tacloban, the president of the philippines set up camp handing out aid to people outside the town hall after a public outcry against the government. survivors say they have yet to receive proper help. u.n. estimates more than 4,000 people died, 1200 people are still missing. i'm tony siragusa and i'm training guys who leak a little,
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our father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. give us this day our daily bread. >> that video captures the terror of the storm as it hit washington, illinois. that town was hardly alone. tony, meteorologist and professional storm chaser found himself chasing three of the storms in two states as captured in this video. tony joins me from desoto, illinois. tell me how this storm is different or series of storms were different than anything you've seen before. >> the fact it was so late in the year was probably the most notable. i've actually never chased in mid november before, especially this part of the country. the other thing that made this system unique was how fast the storms were moving, some moving at 60, 70 miles an hour. even interstate speeds, you could not keep up with them. >> what about the strength of
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the winds? >> the strength of the winds going into the day were very, very intense. even outside of the storms, the winds were blowing quite strong. that certainly led to a lot of the sheer needed for storms to rotate and produce as many tornadoes as they did. >> what did you see on the ground as you were chasing across these states? >> well, we were following behind a lot of the storms. we saw hail as large as baseballs in illinois. them as we got into indiana we started to get in on tornadic storms. saw many, many towns hit. obviously none as bad as washington was. several homes we saw damaged including that coffee shop, including the coffee shop we saw in lebanon. >> has the weather completely cleared today? >> the weather is much nicer today. in fact, where i'm at, not a cloud to be had in the sky. it's returning to more of a november-type setup.
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everybody can get time to recover before the holidays. >> tony, thank you very much. thanks for joining us here today. in toronto, the circus continues for mayor robert ford after a busy weekend cheering on his local canadian football league team in the playoffs and striking a deal to star in his own tv show. the mayor, who has admitted to buying and using illegal drugs, and certainly used a lot of off color language, is once again battling his own city council. right now toronto city council is in session doing everything in its limited power to strip mayor ford of his duties. voting on a proposal to slash the budget essentially turning the controversial mayor into a figurehead. ford remained defiant refusing to resign. that did not spare him from getting the full snl parody treatment this weekend. >> hey, man -- >> lets do it under the desk.
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>> your sister, mary, who is married to a woman put out this post. she said, for the record, i love my sister, you, but she is dead wrong on this issue of marriage. >> listen, i love mary very much. i love her family very much. this is just an issue on which we disagree. >> that remark by senate candidate liz cheney on fox news sunday with chris wallace sparked an immediate response from her sister and her sister-in-law. mary cheney's wife wrote on facebook, quote, when mary and i got married in 2012, she didn't hesitate to tell us how happy she was for us. to have her now say she doesn't support our right to marry is offensive, to say the least. i wonder how liz would feel as
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she moved electric state to state she discovered her family was protected in one but not the other. i always thought freedom meant freedom for everyone. joining me now for our daily fix chris cillizza, msnbc host of "in play" and correspondent karen, first to you. they have been political partners, really a sister act in every possible way. very close siblings. for as long as i've known them and you've known them in washington politics, mary was her dad's chief advance person on the campaigns. everything seemed fine until this outburst, which does seem to be connected to the wyoming campaign. >> certainly. the fact is that liz is running on the cheney family brand. this has certainly done some damage to that. but it also raises a much
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more -- much deeper question of authenticity. if you believe her sister, if you believe her sister-in-law, she's been very welcoming, very open, and very supportive of their marriage. yet she would deny this for other people. and you know, she's running as the new generation. all the surveys would suggest younger people are on the other side of the issue of gay marriage than liz cheney says she is. >> it's very clear, chris cillizza, that the cheneys senior and dick cheney have always been supportive of their daughter mary. lets take a look at what the former vice president said to savannah guthrie on "today." >> as part of that campaign, your daughter liz cheney said she was not pro gay marriage. your other daughter, mary cheney, is pro gay marriage. is this causing tension in the family? >> well, if it did, i wouldn't talk about it. that's a family matter.
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my views are well-known. i laid them out in the debate in 2000. >> in the debate in 2000, when the issue came up, the former vice president, then running for representative, was very clear he believes everyone should have their own ability to live their lives and live it fully. >> right. you know, andrea, here is what's hard and karen touched on this. liz cheney, her announcement she's running for the senate came somewhat out of the blue. she obviously moved back to the state and doing the sorts of things you do when you run. we didn't know what she would run for. her announcement came out of the blue. the logic of the candidacy i still think is sort of very amorphous. i think she's trying to run as karen mentioned, a new generation, as conservative -- maybe more conservative than mike enzi. that's why taking the stance.
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the problem here is liz cheney's biggest task i'm not a carpet bagger in search of an office. i'm of wyoming, for wyoming, i can represent you better than mike enz issuing. all we've seen so far are her and her sister and her sister's partner going back and forth on facebook. not helpful in that regard. dick cheney disputing whether or not he and mike enzi are fishing buddies. none of that matters at all to republican primary voters in the state of wyoming and that's bad for liz cheney. >> mary cheney responded on facebook to sister saying, liz, this isn't an issue on which we disagree, which is the language liz used with chris wallace. you were just wrong and on the wrong side of history. karen, there's no question that liz cheney needs to persuade wyoming voters she's of wyoming. frankly having spent some time in wyoming and having watched this over the years, i don't
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think there's any doubt the cheneys are connected to wyoming. the parents have always had a house there. she's fourth generation on one side, third generation on the other. she worked in government and lived in mclane, virginia but the carpet bagger label is a little hard to make stick. >> again, this whole thing is inexplicable except the significance of it is the feud that is going on inside the cheney family is the same feud over social issues going on in the larger republican family right now. wyoming in particular, western conservatism has a socially conservative strain but also has a libertarian strain. so again, this is a question of whether she is endearing more voters in wyoming or turning them off. but when her own authenticity is being questioned with the carpet bagger thing, i think that's where she's done herself some damage.
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>> karen and chris, thanks so much for being with us today. president john f. kennedy left a lasting legacy in so many ways, but in one way in particular, space exploration. in 1961 he made the ambitious promise we would land on the moon by the end of the decade. >> i believe this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal before this decade is out of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth. >> that dream was realized in 1969. it seems fitting this week to take note of another feat for the space program championed by kennedy today, goal for launched unmanned nasa spacecraft maven blasted off from cape canaveral heading towards mars. its mission is to be the first study of the martian upper atmosphere to learn about what changed the planet's once earth-like climate.
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in her new book "the bully pulpit." the golden age of journalism. historian explores the rift of two presidents and close friends and allies two centuriesing a and cost the party the 1912 election. doris joins me from new york. first of all, doris, congratulations. you spent seven years on this. i want to take you through the creative process. what happened between roosevelt and taft. why did you having written about roosevelt decide you wanted to expand the book to include the relationship and ultimately the role of the muck rakers.
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>> it happens i choose these subjects about others written because they are the most interesting in history and so you need your own angle. when i discovered 400 letters from taft and teddy and great friends when they were younger. so the break in 1912 was much more emotional and heartbreaking than i knew, that became the second strand of the story. taft and the friendship. i began to realize the reason teddy was successful and taft fell short teddy understood how to use the bully pulpit, have remarkable relationships with the press and he did not. that's where muck rakers came in, vanguard of progressive reform at the time. >> so many things fascinate me. of course velt and taft got to know each other during the harrison, roosevelt becomes president after the assassination and pulls taft back in.
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he wants him to be almost a deputy president. >> no question. when teddy would go off on train trips which he did months at a time or bear hunting, he left taft as president not secretary of state, not vice president, how are things going to be when you're gone. don't worry, taft sitting on the lid. huge cartoons of rather big taft sitting on the lid. they were really the closest of advisers. he was the most important person in the cabinet. >> and tell us about the political split. >> so then what happened is teddy actually hand picks taft to be his successor, runs his campaign, gives him advice the whole time. really is telling him how to speak, how to look. he goes to africa to give him space, comes back from africa feels he's betrayed his legacy. he tried to get along with the old guard total legislation past. they probably knew better than he. he compromised and progressives were angry. i think teddy wanted to be
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president again. his daughter said he wanted to be in the middle of everything, the bride at the wedding, corpse at the funeral or baby at the baptism. it was tough. the dye was cast once he ran against republican party choice they were going to split the choice, which is what happened. >> that elected woodrow wilson. muck rakers, i was surprised the term was used disparagingly. teddy roosevelt made use of the press. he invited them everywhere. then he disparaged them in a speech at the gridiron club, of which i'm a member, and called them muck rakers. >> absolutely right. >> you have mcclure's magazine. talk about the impact they had on the reformist movement. >> it was astonishing the magazine was important at the time, sold 400,000 copies.
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everybody would read it and talk about huge articles. what she wrote about standard oil, ida, it became common conversation, let to antitrust suit on standard oil. when ray baker wrote about railroad abuses, roosevelt would see him ahead of time, see the proofs, have breakfast, lunch, dinner, got railroad legislation. lincoln got people thrown out of cities and states for corruption because of what he wrote. what happened of cour what happened, they were sensationalizing, they called them muck rackers. years later they looked back as the happiest time in their lives. they were changing the country and took it as a badge of honor. >> bully pulpit, an extraordinary book. before you go, i wanted to ask you about the 50th anniversary. we're just digging deeper and deeper into lbj and jfk and
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everything that happened in dallas that dreadful day. one of the things so stunningly poignant, to understate it, jackie kennedy, her role. the fact she wore that pink dress and refused to change the dress blood stained as she stood next to lbj on the plane, on the 707 during the swearing in. what did you learn in all of your work on lbj and jfk about why jackie kennedy did what she did that day. >> i think what she wanted was for the country to see what this man or these people had done to her husband. she wanted that stain to be emboldened and emblazened in the minds of people. then following that up with extraordinary poise during the entire funeral, with the way she handled the kids. we may have taken it for granted
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at the time, but looking back 50 years from now that that young -- she's so young, jackie kennedy, had such an amazing sense of just how to deal with this for the country, both in keeping the pink dress on and then in having the poise during the funeral, the two sides of the thing. >> do you think was she trying to shape history with her work with manchester, a relationship that went sour, was she trying to create a legend or trying to reassure the nation about continuity and dignity and respect? >> i think all those things at once. i think she definitely had a sense of history. there's no question. when she herself talked about camelot and what that meant, there was a ro mantization of an era she had been a part. she was a woman who read a lot about history, thought about history and had more of a shaping, to use your word, role in it than we may have thought at the time. >> again, doris, you've done it
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again. brought us, in fact, especially with teddy roosevelt, a president who had been very widely reported and written about. but my word, you've created a whole new insight. >> thank you. he's so colorful. he's one of the most funnest presidents i've ever loved with -- not loved with, lived with. >> thanks again, doris. >> thank you, andrea. and as we say 50 years ago this week, the world stood still. gunfire ringing out in dallas, three bullets, two seconds, that killed president john f. kennedy. but only a handful of people actually knew what it was like to be in the president's car experiencing the horror firsthand in the moments that followed. clint hill, jackie kennedy's secret service agent was one of those people. he's written a memoir called five days in november. recently he traveled back to dallas with the "today" show's savannah guthrie. >> i was on the car behind the
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president's car on the left running board on the front of it, when all of a sudden as we got down here a little bit farther, there was a loud explosive noise that came over my right shoulder. i knew something was wrong so i jumped off my position and ran toward the presidential vehicle. there was a third shot and it hit the president in the head. i just caused an eruption of brain, blood, bone fragments. it came over the car, over mrs. kennedy and onto myself. when that happened, she turned and got up on the back of the car. >> that famous moment right here when she reaches across the trunk. no one understood what she was doing. you knew. >> she was trying to gather material that had come off the president's head. she was reaching for it. i got up on the trunk and i got ahold of her and put her in the back seat. i looked down and that's what i saw, the right side of his face was up. i could see his eyes were fixed.
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>> you knew in that moment it was fatal. >> it was my assumption it was a failin fatal shot, that he was dead and i gave a thumb's down to the follow-up crew to let them know how serious the situation was. >> mrs. kennedy said something in those moments. >> she said, jack, jack, what have they done to you? she said, i have his brains in my hand. she said, jack, jack, i love you, jack. >> it must have been a shocking scene to behold. >> it was horrible. fifty years and i still have that image in my mind. >> you'll carry that place with you the rest of your life. >> yes, i do. one thing i'll never rid myself of. i have come to terms with it. that's the best i can do. ♪ ♪ by the end of december, we'll be delivering ♪ ♪ through 12 blizzards blowing ♪ 8 front yards blinding ♪ 6 snowballs flying
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welcome back. republicans see the obama administration website blunder as a big opening potentially for next year's midterms and possibly beyond. to make big strides in 2014 and 2016 gop has to close a big voting bloc, women. serving as deputy campaign manager for romney campaign, ann joins me now. what do you think the problem is? how would you diagnose the problem republicans have with women, especially after what we saw in the virginia gubernatorial, which was eminently winnable. terry mcauliffe was not a strong democratic candidate for virginia. >> i think there's a few problems republicans face. one is the democrats have become really, really effective at painting republicans with a really broad brush when it comes to women's reproductive issues. they fill the zone. that's all they really want to talk about, even though women
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tell us time and time again what they care most about is economy. they have become effective painting with broad brush. >> don't they do it themselves. >> there are candidates like ken cuccinelli that are imperfect. mitt romney never indicated he had any intention to take away women's contraception and some of the things democrats painted him with. i also think we have to become more effective at doing our job, which is communicating to women where republicans can do better for them on issues like the economy. i think women are learning this week that if they had maybe made a different choice last november, they might not be facing some of the challenges with health care they are facing today. >> do candidates like mitt romney in retrospect have to face up to the, if you will, the moment and take a harder stand on comments such as todd achens an some of the other comments
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and disassociate themselves. >> i think in governor romney's did take a stance on some comments made during his campaign when he was trying to focus more on the economy. that's something republicans have to be sensitive. the tone is important. the way we talk about issues of abortion. you can be pro-life. bob mcdonnell before ken cuccinelli was strong pro-life. governor christie is pro-life. but you can't allow the democrats to define what that means and defines what that means about how you feel about women. they are smarter than democrats give them credit for and they do care about more than just reproductive issues. >> at the same time you had governor corbit in pennsylvania
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and governor mcdonnell getting involved with the ultrasound controversy and cuccinelli as well. when people are talking about that kind of invasive procedure, it's hard to advertise or change women's minds. they feel this is invasive and is an invasion of privacy. >> i feel it is, too. i feel it as a really the role of government. that's not really the role the state legislators and cringe when i hear folks from our own party doing that. that's where i think a team like ours made up of young women that's very representative of this target audience, can stand up and say, listen, guys, this isn't a place we want to go. >> what about what liz cheney has done in the wyoming race, which is to separate herself from her own sister and sister-in-law and the children of that marriage by saying now that she's against when her parents always supported that and she was close to her sibling. >> i think we'll see whether or not it resonates. i hesitate to engage too much in
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a family issue. i think having a sister, she and i sometimes disagree on things. i wouldn't necessarily want them to be splashed all over the national media. but i don't have any indication that this is a different position than she has taken in the past. she may have been supportive of her sister and still felt a personal difference on the issue itself. people have a right to believe what they believe and stand up for that. we'll see how this plays out in the coming weeks and months. >> is it wise to get into these social issues when you have said you think that republican candidates ought to focus on the economy? >> i would like to see our candidates focus more on the economy. i think as i mentioned, women have articulated that's what they care most about. we have to be smarter how we communicate those messages to them or they are not going to hear us. >> thanks for joining us today. george zimmerman has been arrested again in florida. the seminole county sheriff's
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so which political story will make headlines in the next 24 hours. chris, we're talking about meetings on iran because the president is going to be calling in senators tomorrow. he's trying to stop them from -- congress from going ahead with more sanctions. >> that's exactly right. meeting with senators of both parties, andrea. as you said, this is about sanctions and how much progress about iran's nuclear program, how much progress has been made, whether they should be penalized or should not. obviously the big movement we've been very focused on domestic policy, rightly so given what's
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happened with president obama's health care law. this is a major moment for his presidency. it's presidency is ultimately remembered for foreign policy than domestic policy. >> with the big talks in geneva resuming this week. that does it for us. tomorrow on show we continue our coverage of the 50th anniversary of jfk's assassination with sid davis, a reporter who is a witness to history. former diplomat, william van den hall, assistant to jfk and the son of crushef. tamron hall has a look at what's next. >> we're following breaking news right now. george zimmerman arrested again, just within the last hour after deputies responded to what they refer to as a quote, disturbance call. we will have a live report on the situation. plus, developing news, officials going door to door searching for people who may be trapped after the worst late
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hi, everyone, the "news nation" is following breaking news. we just learned within the past hour, george zimmerman was arrested in florida. details are still coming in. this was the scene outside a house in florida where the seminole county sheriff's office confirms these are live pictures. they confirm deputies were responding to a disturbance call at this home. these are live images outside the home. mark potter

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