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>> this is to me, the price naturals around water are completely screwed. the inputs are not true cost in any way. and people can take those inputs and then profit off it in a way where the price signaling is not getting past properly. thank you. that was illuminating. that is "all in" for this evening. good evening, rachel. good evening. >> i'm loving the "all in" in america water stuff is stunning. thank you at home for joining us. nice you have to here tonight. are you ready? ted cruz footage playing with barbies, take one. >> you were like my kid brother. you know? i think i must have done so many girly things, made you play my barbies, made you dress up and
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do all the fun things that kids do. >> i'll start the answer looking at him and then come looking at me. >> i have to get your hair out of your face. >> looking at him. you can set her up again. >> start the answer and then turn. >> okay. okay. >> why don't you share what it was like growing up in our family. >> well, ted, growing up with you was unbelievable. >> so that was ted cruz footage playing with barbies, take one. here's take two after they reset the director injects. she gets the instruction about the meaningful eye contact. they get the hair over the shoulder. this is take two which has a different vibe. also, it is weird that they're not looking at each other. >> he was my kid brother. you were the guy that i hung out
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with. my little side kick. and i made you play barbies, i made you go out to the play ground with me. we did dress up together. and it was so much fun. i just think that -- >> i still remember when i was probably 4 or 5, and you and my sisters dressed me up as a bald eagle. >> we dressed you up like a bald eagle. >> on the fourth. and stuck me on our dog jingles. i was injure giant doll and you had me walking through the house dressed as a bald eagle on this golden lab. >> before you accuse me, this is not one of those bad lip reading videos where i have created a fake thing that ted cruz looks like he might be saying but i really invented the words. no. this is real. under edited footage. this is one portion of several hours.
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several hours of footage of ted cruz having conversations with people, mostly members of his family. this is ted cruz in conversation with his wife and others. they have a long discussion. a long talk with ted cruz has with his nephew who he says works at a chocolate factually. his campaign has uploaded hours and hours and hours of ted cruz having conversations like this. sometimes interrupting. see, technically the super pacs and the campaigns are not allowed to coordinate. so the pro ted cruz super pac released a public release calling out generically to the
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country to say that they believe the ted cruz campaign that they can't talk to directly. they believe the ted cruz campaign really ought to upload to the internet a quote, library of creative. which means they're telling ted cruz campaign to put these to make inspirational pro ted cruz campaign ads. or web videos or other things promote ted cruz. even though they don't come from the ted cruz campaign. if you're not allowed to coordinate with ted cruz' campaign, you can't just ask directly. they can't just e-mail the video. they have to put it online. and then you have to pretend like you just came across this. hours of ted cruz talking on his cousin. the only downside to this is that once you put it out un. if you for rafr have any need for ted cruz saying this, now
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you can have this for as well. >> i was your giant doll and you had me walking through house dressed as a bald eagle. >> if you need ted cruz saying that for any reason. personal, mill any reason that starts with p. you've got it. all of the campaigns will do this. whether or not they make their super pacs go through the humiliation of publicly asking for this or not, all of the campaign hosting what they call b roll so the candidates can use the b roll. most of them will not reveal the audio but the ted cruz folks kept the audio in. i'm your giant doll.
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that means the revolutionary committee to avenge jingles will have access to all this stuff too. jingles. for the first time today we got news of one of the candidates' super pacs doing something really mart sma. it is a group of super pacs all supporting rick perry. they announced because of the way the fox news channel has taken over the republican process this year, the rick perry super pacs have changed the way they're trying to campaign for rick perry. they're getting focused on what they need to focus on. if he is excluded from the republican presidential debates. if he is not in the debates, nobody is considering his nomination. if he is not being considered. so the rick perry super pac today decided first things first. instead of focusing on the early states like iowa and new hampshire like candidates always
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have, today they announced they would stop tho those and instead they'll put their money as fast as they can into ads for rick perry to run on the fox news channel. and on other national cable networks. because fox news has decided that they're going to only allow ten candidates on the debate stage. the rest will be excluded. the only way to do well is in the polls. so the perry campaign is putting all their eggs into that basket. they have to. his poll numbers are the only things that matters. they are the derrelling factor for his run. and only his national numbers matter. so fox news set that and now fox news gets to cash in by getting in on it. only the national poll numbers matter. what is the media you want to advertise on if you're targeting the republican and national primary?
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the candidates have no choice in the matter. they've really got to play along. the rick perry folks started doing that today and they need to. right now rick perry has a very small chance of getting into the debate. but our calculations right now, of the ten slots available on stage, seven are pretty safe for these candidates you see here. jeb bush, donald trump, scott walker, rand paul, marco rubio, ben carson, mike huckabee. the eighth spot is maybe going to ted cruz.
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these nine are fighting it out amongst. they to try to get to teenage. and we have generousry mfd him up. there are still a couple weeks to go in polling before this is all decided. is he ted cruz needs them to poll for him. thenls you dress me up like a little doll. the ted cruz campaign today started overtly organizing, campaigning basically to get fox news to let their candidate into the debate.
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at least for fox news to start explaining the exact rules by which they'll make the decisions so the candidates can strategize better about what they have to do in order to satisfy the fox news channel so they be allowed on stage to debate. reporting the director of research and an it willics for the ted cruz campaign has written to some if not all of the other republican presidential campaigns today to try to organize them, to basically take on fox news. they're asking the other republican candidates to consider joining with us in pressuring fox about the standards for how they'll be letting people into the debate. the cruz campaign is making a number of different suggestions that the only polls that count toward the debate ranking should be telephone polls and not online polls. that the only polls that count
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should have at least 1,000 interviews with republican primarily voters. although none of them have included a sample size anywhere that large. this is very strange to me. the ted cruz campaign is suggesting the fox debate cut-off polls should only be polls that are conducted sunday through thursday. only week night polls. polls conducted on a friday or saturday are wholly inappropriate somehow and shouldn't be allowed to influence who is allowed to run for president in the republican party. it is so weird that this is their process. this is what the cruz pain is now lobbying the other candidates on. to try to get them all together to pressure fox news. quote, once i hear back from you and the other campaigns, we will put together a join campaign to be sent to fox. he took train from washington to new york city to try one other strategy to get himself into the debates.
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>> are you meeting with ted cruz today? if so, how did that come about? >> ted cruz called me. and i don't know why i'm meeting him, to be honest. >> donald trump appearing on msnbc this morning saying that ted cruz called him and asked him for, asked donald trump for a meeting. donald trump said yes. he's taking that meeting but he has no idea what it is about. >> i like him. he called me. he wanted to meet and we are going on meet. what it is about, i have absolutely no idea. >> i know. i know what it is about. i know what it is about. it was leaked to the press before it happened today. are you familiar with the concept of drafting? like drafting behind something?
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it is a very dangerous thing to do. both on the highway behind a big truck or behind your fellow bike racers in the tour de france. it is dangerous but people do it any way. drafting is getting behind somebody who is doing better than you and hoping they will sweep you along in their wake. under the fox news criteria of who is allowed to compete for the nomination, donald trump is doing great. he is definitely, definitely, definitely going to make the debates. ted cruz is on the bubble. so ted cruz in this somewhat desperate effort with all the guys at the bottom of the polls are making, he is essentially trying to draft off the popularity of donald trump. sure he is a safe bet for the debate stage and ted cruz is not. so ted cruz is trying to get himself a little of that. >> so on your meeting with donald trump today, he says that you called for the meeting. what do you plan to discuss? why are you meeting with donald trump in. >> i'm a big fan of donald trump's. i've spent a lot of time meeting with all sorts of friends of
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mine. and i'll say this. i think donald trump is bringing a bold brash voice to this presidential race. one of the reasons you're seeing so many 2016 candidates go out of their way to smack donald trump is they don't like a politician that speaks directly about the challenges of illegal immigration. i am grateful that donald trump is highlighting these issues. >> donald trump is one of the opponents that you have in this race. do you see him as a plausible occupant of the oval office? plausible president of the united states? or are you simply defending him because you expect him to collapse and you want to inherit his votes? >> let's be clear. i am running to win. i would like to inherit all their votes. so at the end of the day i will readily plead guilty to that. but i will also say i like donald. >> ted cruz is only slightly more likely to win the republican nomination than i am.
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ted cruz, he's not going to win. i'm sure -- he's not going to win. but ted cruz is not even going to be allowed to compete unless he can grab some of the donald trump magical polling magic. that's what he's doing and that's what fox news has turned the republican presidential campaign into. this is what they're doing instead of going on town halls and meeting people and going to local campaign events in new hampshire and iowa which is what they would be doing in any other year. iowa, happen handle and south carolina too. they are the states being cut out of the process in a way they haven't before. and they are vocally unhappy about it. it started in new hampshire with dozens of prominent republicans and officials wrote to fox news and the republican party asking them on please cut this out. stop doing it this way. stop intervening in the presidential primary the way they are this year. let it happen the way it usually does.
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let all the qualified candidatesum to debate. let the early state voters make the gaul who is a real candidate and who is not instead of fox news making its call. it was new hampshire republican who's started lobbying fox and the republican party first to change what they're planning to do this year. it was iowa republicans. iowa's long time governor and lots of other republican officials in iowa asking fox on please not do it this way. please change your plans. then south carolina. more than 100 party officials and activists and prominent conservatives in south carolina writing to fox news, writing to the republican party saying please stop this. please stop killing the early states and our role in picking a presidential nominee which we satisfy very seriously. don't take this process away from us. who the heck are you? now those complaints from the candidates who are in danger of being boxed out because the fox news channel says they won't be allowed to compete based on fox's say-so. the complaints of those
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candidates and material states are coming together in a concrete plan to steal the thunder of the fox news channel and take process back. and the man who is spearheading that plan is our next guest. stay with us. i will take beauty into my own hands...where it belongs. olay regenerist. it regenerates surface cells. new skin is revealed in only 5 days. without drastic measures. stunningly youthful. award-winning skin. never settle for anything less. the regenerist collection. from the world's #1. olay your best beautiful
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so the total is $8 billion. i'm not doing that to brag because you know what?
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so the total is $8 billion. i'm not doing that to brag because you know what? i don't have to brag. i don't have to, believe it or not.
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i'm doing that to say that that is the kind of thinking our country needs. we need that thinking. we have the opposite thinking. we have losers. we have losers. we have people that don't have it. >> donald trump when he announced his run for the presidency said unprompted and unsolicited, nobody was asking but he said, while announcing that he was running for president that he was worth precisely. he also said in the same speech, in the same paragraph of the same speech that he was probably worth more than that. maybe. even though he release that had very precise number, he said at the time that he was worth way more than that. >> so i have a total net worth and now with the increase it will be well over $10 billion.
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>> donald trump when he announced he was running for president said he was worth 8.754 billion. but also that he was worth more than $10 billion. today he released more information to the s.e.c. that he is worth more than $10 billion. i should be clear. he said that his net worth, if i'll going on quote directly, is in excess of $10 billion! he said it in all capital letters. it is literally a printed press release that has a part where he screams. >> $1 million. >> the reason that donald trump is screaming in print about his net worth is more than just funny. as it has become clearer and clearer, the fox news channel is actively intervening in the process so they will choose which candidates are allowed to compete for the nomination by debating. they will pick ten candidates and the rest will not be allowed to debate. as that has become more clear that sfox really intervening in the process, fox news has understandably come under a lot of pressure from their friends.
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from the republican establish many. and the media in the early voting states in particular. they are used to making those winnowing the field decisions for the country rather than having some cable news channel make the decisions. since they've been getting that pressure, fox to my eye has several times changed the rules about who gets into that debate and how the decision will be made. now, they never say they are changing the rules. but it is apparent that they have changed the rules several times. the first change is that they said in addition to the ten people, they're going to let into the debate, the other candidates who aren't let into the debate will be allowed into a different event. a forum. a kiddie pool pseudo consolation prize thing. they said they always intend that had but they announced it late into the process and that was apparentlily the first concession they made to the pressure they're under for taking over the political process this way.
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the second concession is that they said they would require candidates to turn in their financial disclosures before the first debate. they said all along that candidates had to meet all requirements but candidates had not been under the impression that by saying that, fox news was requiring them to get all their forms in. a lot of candidates had filed for extensions. they filed for extensions and didn't seem to be on track to have their forms turned in before the debate. now fox says they have to get the forms in. extensions won't cut it. there's been speculation that that new cry year from fox was designed specificly to kick donald trump out of debate because many people believed he would never actually file his personal financial dweets the s.e.c. now he has done so. $10 billion. the third concession that fox is being pressured for now from the candidates, led by the ted cruz campaign, they're trying on get the networks to explain which polls they're going on count when they're coming up with their magic ten candidate
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cut-off number. but as this fight continues, inside republican politics, the early voting states of iowa and new hampshire and south carolina, they appear to basically be over it. over this whole mess. the new hampshire union leader, the newspaper there, had previously announced they would hold a competing event to participate in instead of the fox news debate in august. they've now announced that their event will be held in new hampshire but it will be three days in advance of the fox news debate. it will be held august 3rd in new hampshire and it will not be just a new hampshire event. it will be a new hampshire and south carolina event. it will be hosted by newspapers. so fox news thought they were going to be first. fox news thought that they were going to be giving the country the first look at these republican candidates for president. but now with this new announcement, at least these candidates and ultimately probably all of them will do a different event first. a nonfox debate.
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one for which there is not a magic ten cut off and which will put these early states back in a bit of control in a process that they've been used to being in for decades. it's a real pleasure you have to here. thank you for being here. >> thank you. >> you're very welcome. you've been on the side of new hampshire in the early states from the get-go. and i appreciate that. >> i still think that i can't really believe that my friends at fox wanted to intervene this overtly into the process, that they wanted to warp it as much as they had by sticking with this criteria. i wonder if you feel like you're still pressuring them. you would like them on change what they're planning or if it is fully baked? >> i was sort of hoping because i do have a day job.
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i was sort of hoping that fox would listen to the entreaties from the republicans in the various states and do a mixed up two 90-minute debates with top polling candidates, intermixed with some of the lower polling candidates. and frankly, other than they are now, i think they got their back up and their pride up. that would be a better show, don't you think? to have two? either on the same night or different nights? >> and, you know, seeing, like chris christie is probably not going to make the mix. as he really fun guy to have in the debate. carly fiorina is the only mix in this giant field of candidates. it would be nice to see her in the mix and it would be nice to see people like that mix it up. not just with other people who are not being allowed to run but to see them mix it up with guys in the top tier.
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do you think you'll be getting that in your event? >> yeah. it's funny. we have ten candidates. the limit for fox, a nice base for us to grow on. and you mentioned a couple who are in the top ten. dr. carson is in the top ten. and i think the last time i looked, ted cruz was in the top ten as well. i would be shocked if fox didn't find a way to have carly fiorina on that stage which may to go your question that what polls will be used and win. i was listening to your run up to this and about the candidates and whether they had been here that much. beca because they have to concentrate on fox. there were so many of them, it is hard to keep count how many times they are here. the impression that the voters
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get here in the other states, that they're all here all the time. they're not. but they're still here quite a bit. it is interesting what you say. that a pack is now turning its focus to the polls. when you think about it, not only are we in advance of fox but i would think that it would promote fox's event. and might also bump up some of these lower polling people into the top poll and really screw things up. >> right now, it is less like wrench in the works than a firecracker in the works. you in south carolina and iowa who are pushing relentlessly, i think you'll get your way and i think that proposal for two debates instead of one held with everybody together. i think it makes so much sense that you will win because i believe in reason. well, good luck. >> thank you. i appreciate you being here. the voter's first forum will be held in new hampshire on august 3, three days ahead of the fox
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this involves taxidermay, this involves taxidermay, wyatt earpp, pine trees. we have the interview ahead. we have a report on president obama's big testy press
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july 15, 1971. 44 years ago today. president richard nixon went on tv to make a genuinely starting, totally unexpected address to the american people. and for all the other stunning historical importance of what he announced that night, 44 years ago right now. it was probably also the last most consequential announcement in american history in which the president referred to himself by name. by necessity he had to talk about himself in third person while he made the announcement. watch. >> good evening. i have requested this television time tonight to announce a major development in our efforts to build a lasting peace in the world. there can be no stable and enduring peace without the participation of the people's republic of china and its 750 million people. the announcement i shall now
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read is being issued simultaneously in peking and in the united states. on behalf of the government of the people's republic of china has extended an invitation to president nixonon to visit china as an appropriate date before may 1972. president nixonon has accepted the invitation with pleasure. >> saying that he, president nixon personally would travel to china for direct talks. that was not just a surprise because no american president had been to china. it was a surprise because nobody thought that particular president would go to china. this was the middle of the cold war. nobody thought nixon of all people would extend a hand to china. his own party was absolutely furious with him about it. conservatives called at this time liquidation of the
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anti-communist stance. they said this was the same thing as appeasing adolf hitler. and yes, of course, china is not iran, right? china then is not iran now. but if you hum a few bars, the way this diplomatic victory with iran is being greeted here in the united states sounds a little bit like the way president nixon's own party greeted his overtures to china more than 40 years ago. republicans in congress now, republicans running in particular, they immediately came out called the deal, wait for it, appeasement. just like nix only. disastrous, dangerous, before it was humans possible for anyone to have read the deal. republicans were all over it talking about how they knew they hated it and they didn't to have read it to know. president obama gave a long press conference where he took questions about the criticism. deal, the concerns about the deal. the president addressing those concerns as put forth by reporters. then at one point, i guess the
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president didn't feel like the reporters' questions were hard enough or that they had lobbed enough at him. i've never seen a president do this. he actually took out a piece of paper from his pocket on which he had jotted down even more possible critiques of the iran deal and then even though he hadn't been asked about those critiques, he went to address the ones he got out of his pocket. >> have we exhausted iran questions here? i think there's a helicopter coming but i am enjoying this iran debate. well, topics that may not have been touched upon, criticism that's you've heard that i did not answer. okay. i'm going to look -- i made some notes about the argument that i've heard here. >> give me your talking points. i will knock down your talking points as you give them to me. if you don't remember your talking points, i brought more. i brought more things that you might object about.
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i have them in my pocket. i have never seen a president do that. >> there are only two alternatives here. either the issue of iran obtaining a nuclear weapon is resolved diplomatically through a negotiation or it is resolved through force. through war. those are the options. >> when pollsters asked the american people if we as americans support our government trying negotiate a diplomatic solution to the iranian nuclear issue, americans say yes by very large margins. but the political response, especially from republicans, has been this is terrible, the end of the world. today president obama challenged critics of diplomacy. he said if would you rather resolve the issue through war rather than talking, then make your case that's what you want. >> i challenge those who are objecting to this agreement to
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explain specifically where it is that they think this agreement does not prevent iran from getting a nuclear weapon. and why they're right and people like ernie, an m.i.t. nuclear physicalicsist is wrong. and if the alternative is that we should bring iran to heel through military force, those critics should say so. and that will be an honest debate. >> president obama there giving a shout out to our nation's energy secretary. if you're the president, you can call him ernie. the shekt the difficult job of nailing down the technical difficulties of this incredibly difficult process. he has spent many months and the past 18 days working on this.
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where they think this prevents them from getting a nuclear weapon and why they're right and people like ernie who is an m.i.t. physicsist is wrong. >> yeah. explain how he is wrong. go ahead. that's high praise from the president and probably a lot of pressure if you are energy secretary ernest. thank you for your time. i have a feeling you must be pretty exhausted over what you've been through the past few weeks. >> it's been a grind but it is a pleasure to be here. >> how long was it before the deal was done that you actually had confidence that it would be? were you an optimist? did you believe that there
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always would be a final deal? or did it seem shaky to you to the end? >> i think i thought we would get to a deal several days after i felt we would not get to a deal and that was a couple days before we finished. i did feel that come sunday, we had a few issues to resolve. i thought we would come out with a very good deal and i believe we have. >> let me ask you about criticism that's resonates with me. a lot of the criticisms seem to me things that people wrote and prepared and put in bumper sticker form before the deal came out. they were the kind of objections that would be raise nod matter what was in the deal now. that we've seen the deal, one of the things that resonates with me. this 24-day window. if the west suspect that's iran is cheating, iran has as far as i understand it, a 24-day window, a three and a half week window before international inspectors will get access to a potential nuclear site to see if cheating is happening. where did that 24-day window come from?
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is that a potential way that they could hide cheating from international detection? >> well, first of all, let me emphasize that i have always said that it is any time, anywhere in the sense of having a well defined process and a well define time to go in and inspect anywhere that we have a suspicion of noog activity. so that's not new that we have a time window. it is new to have such a time because up until now, when the iaea does these requests for inspections, frankly, it is quite often dragged on and on and on. so 24 days is the time that we have for the process to work out. let me assure you that when it comes to nuclear materials activity, i am not concerned about the 24 days in terms of our ability or i should say, really, the iaea's ability to
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detect that material. >> you think that is not a long enough time that something could be both hidden and cleaned up in time for to it look innocent by the time the inspectors got there. it seems like a long period. i'm not a nuclear physicsist and you are. it seem like that's a long time to cover up the crime. >> trying to disguise the fact that you have dealt with nuclear materials is not simple. it is not exactly washing your dashes at home. and again, there are very, very sensitive techniques for detecting the use of such nuclear materials. >> let me ask but a contentious exchange during press conference with a report here questioned in provocative term why american citizens who are being held in iran were not released as part of the deal. other people have raised issues about iran's support for terrorism around the world and
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iran's treatment of its own peel. other iranian civil rights and national security issues. there are lots of things we still don't like about iran as a country. how do you explain to people? how do you square the morality of this deal with its narrowness? the fact that it is just about the nuclear program and it leaves all the other elements of our relationship with iran still out there even though we're talking to them about this one thing. >> i think it starts with the fact that the president and i as well feel if he can take nuclear weapon issue off the table, it makes it easier for us to deal with all the other issues. and there are many. that we have at issue with iran. specifically with regard to the americans unjustly held or missing in iran. the feeling was that making that a quid pro-quo in this discussion would only put us at
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a disadvantage, but at every opportunity -- and i can assure you that secretary kerry right at the moment of the deal raised once again the issue of our resolving these issues about americans that are held or missing in iran. >> u.s. energy secretary moniz, thank you for explaining it to us. you have earned your jet lag in an honest way and hope you get some rest. >> thank you. up next, we have a stuffed coyote wrapped in plastic being held by a cop. stay with us. listerine® total care strengthens teeth, helps prevent cavities and restores tooth enamel. it's an easy way to give listerine® total care to the total family. listerine® total care. one bottle, six benefits. power to your mouth™.
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visual cue. ready? when you see this mesmerizing picture, tell me you do not feel a burning desire to know more. to understand what's going on in this picture. what does this mean? who is this man? how is -- what is going -- if you stick around for one of the most astonishing politician corruption stories i've ever seen in my life all will be revealed including the mystery of that thing. please stay with us.
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you have waited for it and
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deserve it. this is one of the greatest public corruption story i have heard. it is the only one that made me learn this is the state fossil of the state of arizona. it is the petrified version of a big pine tree or something. i know. it's probably not actually a petrified pine tree. i'm sure it is more nuanced and important than that. i spent half of the day trying to figure out how to pronounce the thing. i will not try. i spent a long time. i cannot do it. apparently this petrified thing, while the state fossil of arizona you can buy one, it is not a protected thing. you can purchase one.
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the reason i know this is because the taxpayer dollars of harrisburg, pennsylvania were used to buy one in 2001. $277 were spent on a petrified pine tree. it was dumped if a storage space in harrison, pennsylvania along with a chuck wagon dinner bell $75 and 36-inch wide child's bathtub, $300. and old barbed wire from the eastern plains company purchased with $56 in harrison, pennsylvania, taxpayer dollars. not everything was cheap. $19,000 bronze cowboy on a bucking bronco. $14,000 suit of spanish armor. $15,000 spent on what purported to be a ford's theater billed from the night of the lincoln assassination. wow. really? who knows but that's what the people of harrison paid for it whether it is real or not. $6500 for a vampire hunting kit, which was definitely fake because there is no such thing as a real vampire hunting kit
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but there are a robust trade in ones that are fake. pistols, saddles, anchors, anvils, cross bows, strong boxes from stagecoaches, sheriffs page badges. all of this stuff, millions of dollars for this stuff was bought by the former mayor of harrison pennsylvania. the attorney general of pennsylvania just urn veiled $499 count criminal indictment against harrisburg's former mayor alleging over 20 years, as the city of harrisburg was brought to its financial knees as it became the first city in pennsylvania history to be taken over by the state because it basically went bankrupt, as that was happening, perhaps not coincidentally, the city's long-time mayor steve reid ran a
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scheme in which he would have the city take on huge loans for one civic purpose or another and then take some of the money involved for himself and use that money to do on wild west memorabilia buying sprees. so harrisburg, pennsylvania, is now treated to this astonishing visual spectacle of the search warrants executed on the places where their mayor stashed his stuff, where the mayor stashed their stuff actually since he bought it with public money. this thing, i think, is a taxidermied coyote. but i might be wrong.
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there's a saddle. this is -- i don't know what this is. i don't know. so the mayor has been arrested and he said he's done nothing wrong. he is vowing to fight the charges. he has been hit with a 499 count criminal indictment if convicted he is looking at a maximum prison term of 2,439 years in prison but whatever happen s to hymn him at least the good people of harrisburg get to decide what to do with the full suit of armor, three butter churns, their ram school, their pennsylvania graduated to the big leagues with this one. very impressive. "first look" is next. caitlyn jenner's speech didn't disappoint bringing a thunderous expectation. >> claiming net worth in excess of $10 billion, and local poll numbers are equally impressive. president obama answered a serious question about bill cosby. >> if you give a woman or a man for that matter without his or her knowledge a drug and then have sex with that person