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enough to give a good sense of everyone. jennifer lopez, probably the biggest head turner. stay tuned. "way too early" starts right now. "hunger games" was one of the biggest films of the year, and also what i call six weeks to take me to get into this dress. ang lee has been nominated for "the life of pi" which is what i will call the six weeks taking this dress off. >> teen in faye and amy poehler killing it last night during the golden globe awards. good morning. this is "way too early," the show that took home the award for best improv newscast, i would like to thank the staff, but there's only two of them. plenty of news to cover this monday, january 14th. first, if you missed last night's golden globes, don't worry, we have you covered.
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the show didn't disappoint. there were plenty of laughs, also some cameo appearance including one by former president clinton. and as far as the awards themselves, ben affleck was the night's surprising big winner beating out spielberg and "lincoln" for two of the top awards. and on the tv side, "homeland" walked away with hardware as well as "game change." all of those highlights later in the show. first the news live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. the debate over gun control is set to intensify this week. vice president joe biden is set to deliver a list of come from hencie i comprehensive proposals to the president tomorrow. yesterday the president of the national rifle association said such a ban would not make it through congress. >> we put the brakes on anything
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that simply takes away a person's second amendment right for no good reason. >> do you think you have enough support on capitol hill to keep an assault weapons ban from passing. >> i think right now we do. when a president takes all the power of his office, if he's willing to expend political capital, you don't want to bet your house on the outcome. i would say that the likelihood is that they are not going to be able to get an assault weapons ban through this congress. >> how about a clip? >> i think -- >> some kind of restriction on clips. >> i don't think ultimately they'll get that either. >> even some democrats in congress like joe manchin are acknowledging an assault weapons ban would have a hard time passing. >> assault weapons alone, on just guns alone, will not in the political reality we have today will not go anywhere it has so be comprehensive, candy. that's what i tried to tell the vice president and told everybody, it has to be a comprehensive approach. >> we'll talk much more about this with senator manchin and former utah governor jon
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huntsman straight ahead on "morning joe." today marks one month since the mass shooting in newtown, connecticut. town officials are holding public hearings on what to do with sandy hook elementary school and whether students and staff should ever return to the building. some newtown residents are joining the national conversation on gun policy. >> reporter: one month after police converged on sandy hook elementary school, the newtown police chief has a message for the white house. >> ban assault weapons, restrict those magazines that have so many bullets in them. >> reporter: he said the gunman had more fire power than his officers two handguns, a bushmaster rifle, and two 30-round magazines. as vice president biden prepares
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to announce sweeping gun control proposals. noa pozner w noa pozner was the youngest victim. >> he had the right to live, get married, have a normal life. i think that right is more important than the right to own a high velocity weapon that can obliterate whole classrooms in seconds. >> reporter: investigators are still stumped about what triggered adam lanza's rage. even in newtown there are sharp divisions about guns. down the road from sandy hook school is the national shooting sports foundation. it has posted on its website semiautomatic firearms are now the most popular type of firearm in america, and are used for a wide variety of legitimate sporting purposes. they should not be banned. the grassroots initiative, sandy hook promise involving residents and some victims families will lay out their plans aimed at preventing similar tragedies
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from ever taking place again. >> i'd like to see newtown come out as not as a place where it's 20 children, six adults were killed. i want to see newtown come out as a place of change. >> reporter: for many in newtown the movement for change is just beginning. turning now to politics, where a prominent republican is offering tough words to his own party. former secretary of state colin powell was on "meet the press" over the weekend citing recent attacks on the president, he told david gregory that the gop is suffering from an identity crisis. >> there is also a dark -- dark vain of intolerance in some parts of the party. what do i mean by that? what i mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities. how can i evidence that? when i see a former governor say that the president is shucking and jiving. that's a racial era slave term.
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when i see another former governor after the president's first debate where he didn't do very well, says the president was lazy. he didn't say he was slow. he was tired. he didn't do well. he said he was lazy. it may not mean anything to most americans, but to those of us who are african-americans, the second word is shiffless. and the birther movement. what do leaders tolerate this discussion within the party? the party has to look at itself. colin powell is pushing back against republican attacks on chuck hagel. hagel, who president obama nominated as his next defense secretary is facing criticism over israel and iran. powell says he believes those concerns will be put to rest once senators meet the nominee face to face. >> he's superbly qualified based on his overall record, based on his service to the country, based on how he feels about
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troops and veterans, families. i think he will do a great job as secretary of defense. i think in his confirmation hearings, all of these issues that you raise, that others have raised, he'll be prepared to deal with. i read some of the responses that he has already put together. i think he will make a very, very spirited defense of his position. i think he'll be confirmed. other foreign leaders are less convinced. top republicans on the senate armed services and foreign relations committees responsible for the pick for the pentagon. >> can you be for senator hagel? in some ways he was the chairman of your -- co-chair of your campaign in 2000. he would seem to be your kind of guy. a veteran. a guy who has been shot at in -- >> he's a veteran, he's a friend what is his view of america's role in the world? whether he really believes that the surge was the worst blunder since the vietnam war. that clearly is not -- that's
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not correct. that's -- in fashgct, it's biza. why would he oppose calling the iranian na iranian guard a terrorist organization. >> would you vote against him? >> no, nor would i vote for him. this is why we have hearings. >> another thing, george that will come up is his overall temperament. and is he suited to run a department or a big agency or a big entity like the pentagon. >> reporter: the new york times is reporting that hagel will meet with chuck schumer this week. schumer, an influential jewish member of the senate will press hagel on his past comments on hamas and iran. with the ongoing standoff over the debt ceiling, the congressional budget office says the u.s. will only be able to pay bills until mid-february. measures may include invoking the 14th amendment which would
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theoretically allow the president to raise the borrowing limit without congressional approval. something the white house says it will not do and something the president believes he doesn't have the power to do. yesterday paul krugman accused lawmakers of holding the country hostage. >> the debt ceiling is a fundamentally stupid but dangerous thing. we have congress that tells the president how much he must spend. tells him how much he's allowed to collect in taxes. he says there's a difference there. i have to borrow it. no, you can't borrow that. the whole debt ceiling thing itself is a crazy thing. it forces the president to do something illegal, either to defy congress on what it told him to spend or defy congress and borrow when it told him not to. >> krugman was one of the leading proponents of the trillion dollar coin idea which involved minting a platinum coin which would be deposited at the federal reserve allowing the government to pay off bills should congress fail to act. over the weekend the treasury
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d department ruled out the idea. before we go to break. shoot me an e-mail at waytooearly@msnbc and let me know why you're awake. you can also tweet me. still ahead on "way too early," a wild weekend for the nfl as the atlanta fallons break their playoff slump in dramatic fashion. i'll bring you all the weekend highlights next in sports, if i make it. and it was a big night for fans of "homeland" and a little-known show called "game change." we'll also get a check on weather when "way too early" comes right back. >> here we are. good morning to you. the very first good morning of what i hope and suspect to be a
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better in boston. fog advisories from new england down through the mid-atlantic. there are showers coming through. you may need the umbrella briefly north of hartford, the mass pike and d.c. more rain in louisiana, mississippi, heading up now into areas towards atlanta. just hit and miss showers on the morning commute. heavier rains later today. it's very warm. unusually warm. crazy warm in the east. it's in the 50s up in d.c., the middle of the country, winter has returned in a big way. the windchill is negative one in chicago denver is minus 15. the east, a lot of clouds and warm weather for one more day. we'll cool off in the days ahead. for the most anticipated segment of the day on msnbc, let's roll, boy. let's go. >> thanks, bill. buckle up, time for some sports. we'll start with matt ryan and the falcons hosting russell wilson and the seahawks. winner heads to the nfc
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championship game. second quarter, matt ryan goes over the middle for rodney white who hauls it in for the touchdown. the falcons take a 20-0 lead into halftime. but in the fourth quarter, the seahawks start a comeback. wilson finds zach miller in the back of the end zone, the seahawks cut the deficit to six points. seahawks still down by six with less than a minute to play on third and five, wilson avoids the sack, flips it out to marshon lynch who takes it down the sideline and gets the seahawks inside the 4 yard line. two plays later, lynch bulls his way in for the touchdown. he fumbled as he broke the plain, but the play was upheld on review. seahawks take the lead on the extra point. the falcons are on the verge of an epic collapse, but they get into field goal range with 13 seconds to play. matt ryan, with the 49-yarder to take the lead. and pete carroll had called a time out before the ball was
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kicked. another shot at it, this time he puts it through the uprights. last chance for the seahawks, wilson throws up the hail mary to the end zone, but julio jones, the star wide receiver comes down with the interception to end the game. falcons win in dramatic fashion, 30-28 to get to their first nfc championship game since 1999. after the game, quarterback matt ryan spoke about his winning first career playoff game. >> you know, your past experiences kind of harden you. you know, they make you tougher in those situations. we know it's a difficult thing to do. difficult to win this time of year because you're playing against the best teams in the nfl. with that in mind f you have an opportunity with time on the clock, you feel you can get it done. >> this jersey is damn hot. over in the afc, the texans face tom brady.
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played in foxboro. brady throws down the sidelines to gran cow ski. he lands on his forearm, aggravating a previous injury. he rebroke the forever arm and he will be out for the rest of the playoffs. third quarter now, texans trail by 11. matt schaub throws over the middle, but it's picked up. that leads to a patriots touchdown. i did. i was watching. fourth quarter, patriots piling it on. patriots win big, 41-28. giving tom brady his nfl record 17th playoff win. after the game, an always elated bill belichick could barely hold back his excitement. >> wasn't perfect. certainly a lot of things we could do better. it was a good win. happy for the players. they earned it. had a good week of practice.
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thought they really did a good job preparing for this game. it was good to see us making plays to win. >> so we're down to four team now in the conference championship match-ups which are set for this sunday. in the nfc, the falcons will host colin kaepernick and the 49ers who beat up on the packers saturday to secure their spot in the championship game. in the afc, the patriots will host the ravens. we will find out if the ravens have anything left after saturday's double overtime win against the broncos. praise god. at the top of the hour on "morning joe," colin powell speaks out accusing his own party of intolerance and suffering from an identity crisis. >> you actually saw that interception? >> i did. >> what happened? the golden globes had not started yet? >> they hadn't actually. no. matt and savannah had not started yet. but i did flip over afterwards. we'll discuss where the republican party can go from
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here. first we'll huddle around the water cooler where tina fey and amy poehler put on quite a show last night. that's when "way too early" comes right back.
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let's gather around the water cooler for a golden globes recap with "way too early's" hollywood -- i'm confused because you're here. >> i was there last night, but i flew on a private plane all night to get back here to be next to you. >> swanky. >> it was a huge night last night. >> yeah. tell me about it. >> it was star-studded. and the actors and actresses looked beautiful on the red carpet. since you are, i would have to say, undoubtedly the best-dressed man in cable news. i figured you would give some perspective on people like jessica chastain, jennifer lawrence there. >> beautiful dresses altogether here on the monitor. >> so, tell me who was your favorite? >> i saw nicole kidman's dress last night. always beautiful. i'm looking here, i missed her on the red carpet, but the woman
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from "homeland" she has a beautiful dress on. she could wear anything. >> it was one of the better award shows i've seen. i think it had largely in part to do with the hosts. tina fey and amy poehler impressed as co-hosts and their humor carried them through the show, especially with the relaxed atmosphere that sees celebrities at tables with alcohol. we know what happens when celebrities drink. funny things. here are polar and fey at their best. >> only at the golden globes do the beautiful people of film rub shoulders with the rat-faced people of television. >> ben's first two movies took place in boost be, bston, but h this one to iran because he wanted to be friendlier to outsiders. >> hunger games took six weeks to film, and what it took me to get into this dress.
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>> doesn't get much better than that. how random was there, bill clinton showed up on stage and got a standing ovation. >> wow. what an exciting special guest. that was hillary clinton's husband. oh, my god. that was exciting. >> takes some guts to call him hillary clinton's husband. the front runners shared a wealth of awards. "les miserables" won for best motion picture. "argo" won the best motion picture drama award and he won best director, a category what he was not nominated for in the oscars. before will ferrell and christian wiig prevented jessica lawrence with an award, they swore they watched every movie
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in the comedy or musical category. >> emily blunt, always abusing. >> when the salmon are coming out -- >> comes out. >> the -- when the bad guy comes -- >> when the bad guy comes, the salmon is like -- and you know -- >> you're in yemen. >> you're in yemen. >> my gosh. love jennifer lawrence. >> j.lo. >> and the silver. i thought it was an animated film. >> they obviously had not seen any of the films. >> for tv "homeland" huge winner taking home best series drama award as well as best acting statues for its stars. i love that show. >> it's a great show. >> on the comedy side, lena dunham, she's been amazing for her show "girls" won for best tv comedy series and she beat out
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fey and poehler for best actress. "game change" based on the book, won for best mini series or tv movie and netted a win for julianne moore's portrayal of sarah palin. one of the more serious moments came when jodie foster accepted her lifetime achievement award. she delivered a touching speech about the 47 years in the movie business and joked about her usually very private personal life. >> now apparently i'm told every celebrity is expected to honor the details of their private life with a press conference, a fragrance and a reality show. you guys might be surprised, but i'm not honey boo boo child. i'm sorry. that's not me. never was, and never will be. please don't cry, because my reality show would be so boring. i would have to make out with
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with someone, spank daniel craig's bottom just to stay on the air. not bad work if you can get it. >> she was great. >> that was a great speech. still ahead on "way too early," why are you awake? your star-studded tweets, texts and e-mails are next. "morning joe" moments away. [ male announcer ] no matter what city you're playing tomorrow. [ coughs ] ♪ you can't let a cold keep you up tonight. [ snores ] vicks nyquil. powerful nighttime 6-symptom cold & flu relief. ♪ [ sniffles, coughs ] excuse me. i need something for my cold symptoms. [ sniffles ] we've got dayquil for day and nyquil for night. [ thuds ] you didn't see that. [ male announcer ] right now at walgreens dayquil and nyquil are just $6.49 with card. yeah. then how'd i get this... [ voice of dennis ] driving bonus check? every six months without an accident, allstate sends a check. ok. [ voice of dennis ] silence.
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