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tv   Way Too Early With Willie Geist  MSNBC  July 25, 2011 2:30am-3:00am PDT

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death of amy winehouse. how did she die? it's "way too early" for this. good morning. i'm willie geist. this is "way too early." the show that missed you last week. i'm glad you're up with us this morning. you're listening live on sirius/xm radio. you can do what the fast majority of the real housewives in new jersey do, text too early. and the next 30 minutes will be your cram session for this monday, july 25th. a lot going on today. world markets' reaction to the inaction out of washington on the debt. we'll have a live update from london. plus, my evening with jersey housewive, caroline menso.
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and andy cohen. an evening that ended a few moments ago. we'll have highlights from the bravo clubhouse. let's get to the news at 5:30 a.m. the lead suspect in friday's deadly attacks in norway is set to be arraigned in court later today. a man has claimed responsibility for the shooting at a labor youth camp that killed 93 people. he left a scathing 1,500-page manifesto where he paints himself as a crusader against islam. and eager for a conservative revolution. he rails against multiculturalism. the 32-year-old denies any criminal guilt. calls his actions atrocious but saying, necessary. he's requesting an open hearing to explain the massacre to the public. the prosecutors ask that the
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court be closed. with more on the story, nbc's jay gray. he is outside of the court. jay spoke exclusive to his attorney yesterday. what can you tell us? >> i'm actually inside the courthouse snack room, standing in a narrow hallway with about 200 of my new closest journalist friends here. the judge, right at this moment, is actually weighing whether this will be an open or closed case. meaning whether he will let the public and the media inside to listen. we know that the prosecution will request that the doors be closed. talking to people on the street, there's a lot of people in oslo who believe that the doors should be closed, because they don't want this man to get the chance to spread the message that he wants to spread today. it's a big decision. there's a lot of people here.
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you can imagine the frantic mood outside of the courthouse and inside this hallway. >> one of the details that jumped out over the last couple days to a lot of people was this number of 21 years. some people believethars for th death of at least 93 people if he is found dlt of that. but it's more nuanced than that. can you explain that, jay? >> it is. and 21 years is the sentence at this point. there's a new law, but there's an act that would make it longer, 30 years. what prosecutors hope to do in this case, is after that time is served, should he become guilty, if he poses a threat to society. if there's a danger in releasing him. they can convene in a panel. they can keep him detained three years. and reconvene every three years after. they can impose a life sentence
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here. but it will be done every three years or so to keep him behind bars. >> that's the good news. there would be a way. jay, how right now on this monday, is the city of oslo and the country of norway doing? this was a shock to them. and for people hearing that norway was undergoing a horrible atrocity. >> they're still in shock. the people walking the streets have a stunned look on their face. the memorials are growing with candles and poems. in a normal year, for the past 20 to 30 years, 40 people are murdered in norway. he more than doubled that in one day. these people, not used to this type of violence, it will take a long time to overcome what's
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happened here. >> we'll check back in with you all week. thanks for your reporting this morning. the august 2nd deadline just eight days away. democrats and reasonables are now turning to rival backup plans to the debt ceiling. president obama has canceled two fund-raisers today to continue negotiations. harry reid said the talks broke down because the republicans insisted on a short-term deal. senator reid says the democrats' new proposal is an effort to reach a compromise. their plan would cut $2.7 trillion over the next ten years. this raises the debt ceiling. but there would be no tax increases. that's the democratic plan proposed by senator harry reid. he says he hopes speaker john boehner will abandon his my way
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or the highway position. on sunday, the house speaker laid out his latest solution. >> there's going to be a two-stage process. it's not physically possible to do all of this in one step. i know the president's worried about his next election. but my god, shouldn't we be worried about the country? we have a budget deficit of $1.5 trillion. we're borrowing 42 cent owns every dollar we spend. it is time to get serious about stopping the spending here in washington, d.c. >> under the two-step plan, it would reportedly raise the debt ceiling now and cut $1.2 trillion. then, a bipartisan committee would find an atigsal $1.8 trillion in cuts.
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>> if you look at the rating agencies, the reason they question our economy and the reason we may get downgraded is they don't have faith that this political system of ours can deal in a serious way with the deficit. the president is intent on making sure and all of the congressional leaders, senator mcconnell, speaker boehner, nancy pelosi, have all said the debt ceil willing be extended. but it must be extended in a way that gives depth to the economy through 2013. or not be right back in this mess in six or eight months. >> the white house did not want this to be a 2012 election issue over a short-term deal. democratic senator, mark warner, a member of the so-called gang of six, suggest his group's plan may be the best option out there. we're the only bipartisan effort in this town. over one-third of the senate has
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agreed to try to move forward with our $3.7 trillion deficit reduction plan. one way out might be if this sew so-called new commission doesn't come up with a solution. let's have a vote on our plan. tim geithner weighing in on how it could have a ripple effect on the global market. >> if you look at the markets around the world, they show a remarkable degree of confidence that america is going to meet its obligations as it always has. and we're going to make prosecuting on our long-term fiscal challenges. and the asian and european markets under pressure today. for more on that and what we can expect in the u.s. trading session, let's bring in anna edwards. she's live in london. how are the marketing looking? >> they could be worse is one way to summarize things. in europe, certainly. the asian market did open on the
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back foot. moves to the downside, where that particular market was down 3% by the close of trade. that wasn't echoed when we started to see markets open up in europe. we've been selling this morning. but essentially, things negative to flat right now. >> all right, anna edwards, thanks so much. a lot of negotiators in this deal, saying we need a deal to stabilize the markets. a historic weekend in the state of new york, where gay and lesbian couples began marrying on sunday. the first couple did so against the backdrop of niagara falls. the city's mayor, michael bloomberg, taking part officially. officiating the wedding of two of his top staff members. mayor bloomberg said, this is one of the biggest days of their
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lives. i'm honored to be a part of it. the law was signed into law one month ago. and police in london are expected to conduct an autopsy on the late singer amy winehouse today. fans creating a makeshift memorial outside of the home where she was found dead on saturday at the age of ct saying it's unappropriate to speculate on how winehouse died. the singer had a well-documented struggle with alcohol and drugs. winehouse and family is asking for privacy, saying in a statement, our family has been left bereft by the loss of our daughter, sister and niece. she leaves a gaping hole in our lives. and we would appreciate some privacy and space at this terrible time. still ahead on "way too early," a sports moment almost too good to be true. a pastor steals the show at saturday night's nascar race,
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going all "talledega nights" during the innovation. you should see this. with all of the rightful foc focus, governor scott brown probably thought we wouldn't notice some newly unearthed modeling photos. we did. and they're have a knitting catalog. we'll share them with you.
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welcome back to "way too early." coming up on 5:45. a little hazy in new york city. bill, i was listening to your numbers. the heat index. my gosh. >> it was day after day. and at night, it didn't break, willie. that's the case. finally today, we get a little bit of a reprieve in some areas. temperatures are warm in morning. in d.c., it's 81 to start your morning. that's why it's difficult, day after day. it builds on you. areas in the great lakes, you get a break. the heat index, it's 88 in d.c.
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new york city is one of those places that will get a break from the heat today. by the midweek, we're back into the 90s. in the middle of the country, it will give a break. but not in texas. it's supposed to be 105 in dallas today. but you notice in the ohio valley, in the 80s. the southeast, you'll have afternoon storms. this is a day, 24 in a how in dallas above 100. it will be soon approaching some records here. better today. better this week. >> not if you're in dallas. thanks so much. the temperatures keep rising. time for sports. a good within between the reds and braves in cincinnati. bottom of the first, brandon phillips opposite field two-run home run. playing in cincinnati. in the fourth inning, atlanta's all-star catcher, brian mccann, he's going to hit a bomb off dontrelle willis.
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let's go to the ninth inning. a tie game with a runner on second. deep to left center. to the warning track. wow. drew stubbs runs it down. avoids the collision. a game-saving catch, perhaps. nice grab there. let's go to the bottom of the ninth. the game tied. stubbs attacked the first pitch. goes opposite field for a game-winning walkoff home run. stubbs, the man of the night, mobbed at home plate, as the reds win, 4-3. to boston, tim wakefield on the mound against the mariners. sox down in the first inning. kevin youkilis, just crushed a two-run shot to left center field. boston working on a 5-3 lead. when carl crawford slices one down the left field line. then, the seventh. wakefield serves up a grand slam
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to brendan ryan. but the seattle rally came up just a little short. boston wins the game 12-8. wakefield joins roger roger cle with his 2,000th strikeout. the mariners are riding a 15-game losing streak. finally, it's not often that a prerace prayer steals the show in nascar. that's what happened saturday night, before the nationwide fed rated auto parts 300 in nashville. if you've seen "talledega nights" you'll know why this pastor, joe nelm, was thinking when he thanked the lord and the sponsors. >> you said in all things, give thanks. we want to thank you for the mighty machines you brought before us. thank you for the dodges and the
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toyotas. thank you for the fords. and most of all, we thank you for roush and yates partnering, to give us the power we see before us tonight. thank you for gm performance technology and ro-7 engines. and goodyear tires that bring performance and power to the track. lord, i want to thank you for my smoking hot wife, lisa. lord, i pray that the drivers put on a performance worthy of great crowd. in jesus' name, amen. >> that was epic. want to thank the lord for sonoco racing fuel. the pastor channeling will ferrell's ricky bobby from
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"talledega nights." >> dear baby jesus, we want to thank you for this bountiful of dominos, kfc and always delicious taco bell. coming up on "morning joe," we're trying to keep the debt plans straight here. the guy running the camera has one, too. but where will it land when it's said and done? we'll discuss that. when we come back here, we'll huddle around the watercooler. you might have seen me in the bravo clubhouse, hanging with members from new jersey. 2
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♪ as we told you at the top of the show, the man who is charged with having killed at least 93 people in norway on friday, will be appearing in court today where he is asking to explain his motives in public. they're determining right now whether or not that is a good idea. if you want to sound smart today, tell your friends that norway has western europe's highest rate of private household gun ownership at 32%. still, it has one of europe's lowest murder rates. let's huddle up around the watercooler to check out the unearthed '80s-era modeling shot
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from a prominent state senator. we know he did modeling. this isn't anything new. the catalog "cosmo" shots. if you were leafing through 1982's brown fashion catalog, you may have noticed a handsome sun of a gun. this is a knitting catalog. it's a catalog that sold yarn. 14 pages of massachusetts senator, scott brown, modeling some l.l. bean knit sweaters. scott brown megafan posted this catalog for sale in "the boston globe" classified section on craigslist. we'll raise the catalog $100 until the 2012 election.
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i was up until about three or four hours ago in the bravo clubhouse. if you've been keeping up with "the real housewives of new jersey" and i know you have, you know there's a family feud going on between theresa and her brother. and her brother, joey g. started a family christening just a few months back. i was on "watch what happens live," with andy cohen, and with the matriarch seen on the left. when asked about the conflict between theresa and her mother. the way she stepped in and media mediated, i thought she could be helpful in the debt conversation. >> seems like theresa doesn't want to make piece with her brother and melissa happen what do you think, willie? >> i think we need more
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caroline. i think we need caroline to enter the debt talks. also, we did a game. they called it willie or won't he? caroline guessed if i would know the answer to freaky trivia questions. >> willie, how many days does a cat stay in heat? >> two? five? or ten? >> five. >> you're correct. which state has the most unemployed dancers? >> any kind you want. >> nevada. >> you're correct. >> the world record for being born with the most, hair? teeth? or fingers and toes? >> fingers and toes. >> you're correct. what's the name of this drag queen that we are showing a picture of? is this head da brackly? hedda cauliflower? or hedda lettuce? >> i'm going to say hedda
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