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i have never encountered it in my life people who think that only black lives matter that is an opinion. >> thank you, both. >> thank you. that is "all in" for this evening. the "rachel maddoe" show starts now. >> good evening. chris hayes of the all nominated show, "all in" with chris hayes, congratulations, very exciting. have a great weekend. it's true he got nominated, it's true he's amazing thanks to you for joining us at this hour. there is a lot to come. a lot of news in the world tonight we will have an update on what we learned today and tonight about the latest misshootings. inexplicable. in lafayette, louisiana, a man with a semi automatic handgun shot and wounded people before
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he turned the gun on himself. we have information about who he was the condition of the survivors still hospitalized after that attack and we've got some very difficult questions raised today and tonight about how the shooter obtained the gun he used in that mass shooting given some of the very disturbing things that we now know about his personal history and his criminal history. so we got an update on that coming up in just a moment including the latest from local authorities on the scene in louisiana, who have been releasing new pieces of information about that shooting and that shooter, well into the evening. so that's ahead. plus we got a bit of unfinished business with republican candidate rick santorum. he made great bit of news in that interview with me. there is one important matter that was unresolved in that interview that we will hopefully be finishing up tonight. that's still ahead. plus there is some sad news
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tonight for congress. not sad as in tragic but sad as in having to work through the weekend in intrickably in late july. they are not happy about it for good reason. all of that is still ahead plus we got bacon that comes in a jar that never goes back. that could be yours. happy friday we start tonight with a legitimate friday night news dumpch when you have information you have to release. it is news not good news there is a great tradition of releasing it late at night on a friday. yes, the new cycle is 24 hours, yes, everybody has news seven days a weekch honestly who wants to read the news on a beautiful saturday if late july? if you can crumple your bad news out, sneak it out on a friday you will increase the chances
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that maybe people won't notice your bad news at all. the next time you see kentucky senator rand paul tell him, you are sorry, you noticed. you saw what he did. late at night on friday when he sent out the world's teeniest tiniest, nothing to see here move along, don't read this announcement explaining finally much later than all the other candidates explaining how much money he's raised so far for his presidential campaign. almost all put it out a while ago rand paul didn't release the numbers until tonight, friday night. now we know why because rand palm's fundraising numbers, by our population put him just above ohio governor john kasich and well below texas governor rick perry. if you want to be seen as a top tier republican candidate, i do not want to be between john kasich and rick perry when it
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looks like now either is likely to make it on the stage to be in the republican presidential debates. >> that is not the territory that rand paul is supposed to be in? one of the basics how rand paul is supposed to compete. everybody thought that rand paul would be able to raise tons and tons of that sweet ron paul money like his dad did. topping that huge donor class, the other candidates can't touch because they don't overlap and rand paul is supposed to be not any other republican candidate. he's supposed to be the leader of a movement of die hard followers who would have done anything for ron paul and rand paul. it tons out one of the things those people will not do for rand palm is send him any money. he released his pack numbers today, it turns out he raised about $5 million for two different pacs, 40% came from just two guys, two individual
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people who each wrote him a check for a million dollars. so meaning the beltway press has been so fascinated with rand paul the press has been in part fascinated because they thought he would be so different, able activate this otherwise invisible network that would be supportive and caucus for him donate to him and make him a viable candidate even if he wasn't in main stream politics. it turns out, those folks aren't there. so bad news today for rand paul. bad news he tried to sneak out in a real live friday night news dump. good news for the aforementioned rick perry. so there are a lot of firsts. >> a lot of historic pioneers in this huge field of republican
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candidates running for president this year. for the first time there is a republican party nomination indian american louisiana governor bobby jindal very exciting. the republicans are also running two cuban-american candidates, ted cruz and marco rubio. they are running and independently wealthy successful business woman fe nail mail candidate, carley fiorina. the republicans, with the candidacy of rick perry are making history. rick perry is the first major democrat or republican to seek the presidency of the united states while also being under felony criminal indictment. he is a pioneer. that's never happened before. governor perry last summer was hit with a two count felony indictment for coercion of a servant and authority. his mugshot there. today a court in texas threw out one of those two felony charges pending against rick perry. it was interesting.
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they didn't just throw out the charge against him. they actually threw out the whole wall. the whole statute under which he was charged. this court in texas today ruled that coercion of a public servant, that charge as a law shouldn't exist. >> that law is unconstitutional. so nobody could be charged under that law, including rick perry. >> that one's gone. the other charge against governor perry, the apus of power charge that one does still stand and that is where things got a little bit weird today in texas. watch this this is rick perry's reporters speaking today in austin. >> the court today threw out what we believe to be the greater of the two charges, that is the coercion charge. the remaining count we believe to be a class c misdemeanor. >> you believe to be? rick perry's lawyer telling them the felony charge against rick perry, they don't think of it as
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a felony we believe to be a class c misdemeanor. it's not a misdemeanor, it's a felony, a felony charge that carries a potential sentence of five to 99 years in prison. but apparently part of his defense is that he got to look at it as a felony. he thinks that more than is damming with fake praise. yeah. amazing. but ricker withry really is still facing a felony. he is still the only major party candidate to make a run while under documents. >> that history will always be his and rick perry is also still doing terribly in the polls, despite being a historic pioneer. in the latest ppp poll yesterday, rick peripolls at 1% which means he is locked in a tie with my friends rick san tore william. another poll from the economist
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at a polling outfit rick perry doubles his support at 2% it's down it puts him under carley fiorina in the polls. rick periis so far down not only is he not on track, he is losing in the polls, even compared to the other people who aren't going to make it. he is getting beaten by carley fiorina. it's not because carley fiorina is spikeing. she is doing terribly well. she won't make it on the debate stage either. unless something changes. she is trying to make something change, sending out this e-mail appeal asking pootomy send her money so she can make it onto the debate stage. now i don't know you can't buy. i don't know how the money will help. she may decide to spend that
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money the way chris christie is which is trying to get him on the debate stage. he's another candidate on the bubble in terms of whether or not he will be allowed to debate poll numbers are so low for christie right now. it's very questionable whether or not he will be allowed to debate. groups supporting chris christie's campaign decided to dump a quarter of a million dollars into running pro chris christie ads on the fox news channel. which must be a nice thing for the fox news channel? they set is this rule that hay will only let ten people and decide which ten are allowed into the debate based on national poll numbers. so any republican that wants to make it on the debate stage has ever incentive to do everything they can to boost their national poll numbers. you can't boost them by going to county fairs in iowa and new hampshire and doing the traditional campaign stuff candidates would be doing this time of the year in the early states. if the only thing that matters
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is boosting your national poll numbers, if you are a republican running for president. you better spend your resources increasing your profile with republican voters who might some day get called by a pollster. that's how you have to fight for your political life right now. you need to increase your profile among republican voters. how would you do that? well, you better start running ads on fox news the fox news debate rules basically instruct the candidates to start spending their campaign money buying ads on the fox news channel. it's amazing. it's a great racket fox set up. chris christie's side is spendsing a quarter of a million on new ads, not in iowa ought in new hampshire. not in south carolina on the fox news channel instead, ka-ching it must be very nice for fox. other candidates are trying
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other things bobby jindal's top consultant wrote an op-ed on the "wall street journal" editorial page the owner happens to own the fox news channel. so maybe he's trying to get a plea to r, to change the debate rules, let all 16 candidates debate. lindsay graham continues to be loud and aggressive and making the case that fox news shouldn't disallow them from debating. lindsay frame has been making that debate on cable news tryinging to pressure the republican parties, saying fox news wants to cut the candidates out, it doesn't mean the republican party is going along with. that our if you go to our he will sign you up for this petition to let him into the debate, to let all the candidates into the debate and sign you up for his fundraising list. you can sign that petition from
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that website you can post on facebook and twitter that you think fox news is wrong, they should let all the candidates debate. conservative media is realizing fox news is basically messing up the republican presidential process this year. the right wing website is making the same case publish this today quote through a process of our own making republicans are killing through a process of our own making they are killing the candidacys of our brightest and best candidates that have the ability to defeat hillary clinton and have the potential to be amazing lead herbs with our nation. with the candidates revolting and the obvious sort of what do we call it? conflict of interest fox news has in terms of the debate rules to financially benefit as a company? the conservative media now bauming at what they've done fox news and the republican party are going to have to decide what to do here. lindsey graham is right.
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the republican party, no matter what fox says they don't have to go along with this. forget you, fox, we don't like trials. the republican party could decide to let all their candidates debate but they've only got a few days left to act. if they do not change course on this the candidacys including seriously some of the candidates most impressive on paper, including a bunch of governors, their candidacys are effectively going to end by the end of next week when those debates are set to start and they will not be aloud on stage. meanwhile, the republican front runner donald trump started selling those hats. you know that enormous oddly shaped very proud baseball hat he wore to texas, i don't mean proud, pride as a geometric
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shape. >> that odd shaped sea captainy proud baseball hat he wore on that trip. if you think he looks great in that can you now buy that hat at the donald trump gift shop at trump tower. hunter walker business insider went over to the donald trump merchandise area and he got himself a donald trump make america great again baseball cap he purchased it. they wrapped it up for him in black tissue paper embossed with the donald trump logo an stuffed it into a gold gift bag with a fake gold handle only $20 mr. trump continues to dominate the republican field not only in terms of attention, also in terms of numbers they came out to prove once again everything the beltway press is saying everything that republican insiders and establishment are saying ability donald trump is
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wrong. everything they keep telling us to expect about what's to happen in the presidential candidacy of donald trump just isn't happening. we have those new numbers for you next. plus hopefully an explanation of what this all means from legendary network anger dan rather who is live tonight. stay with us.
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>> coming up plus dan rather is here next. stay with us. lots ahead. .
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understand. in the two national polls that have been taken since donald trump said that terrible thing about john mccain, since he denigrated john mccain's military service and said john mccain is no, he ro because he was captured in war, since donald trump said that donald trump has still come in first in the next two national polls that were taken since he said what he said. this is the ppp poll that came out yesterday. people being asked about donald trump after those john mccain remarks. donald trump in 1st place. now the new poll that came out today the economist poll donald trump again the leading candidate, quote, donald trump's rise in the republican contest for the 2016 nomination does not appear to have been slowed much by the recent controversy over his criminals of arizona senator john mccain. he is still ahead and far ahead when republicans are asked to choose among the current candidates. if you look specifically at that
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poll donald trump is further ahead in that specifically poll now. he's further ahead now than he was in that poll before he said what he said about john mccain. he's increased his lead since he said that about john mccain. i do not get it. how do you say what donald trump said denigrating the military service of a war hero and have republican primary voters as the nominee. they want you more than they used to as tear nominee. i cannot get my head around these things. i need help. i need dan rather to explain what is happening. luckily, dan rather is here to help. joining us dan rather the host of the big interview on access tv. great to see you. >> great to see you. >> can you help me? is it inexplicable or explainable? >> as you know more than most i'm often wrong, here we are, donald trump, he is voicing what
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a lot of republican primary voters are thinking but they don't want to say. they think they don't know how it will go down. not only will they like it they love it. secondly donald trump is the epitome of an anti-washington candidate. they love that. but the john mccain thing which i thought then and believe now is a big mistake. he damaged himself personally and his chances for what he wants to accomplish. however, john mccain and lindsey graham from south carolina are not all that popular with the large segment of the republican primary voters. third, what he said about immigration, about mexicans abhorrent to most of us again, that's something that's reflected. it's a deep down feeling of a lot of people that don't want to express or feel they can express it and donald trump is expressing it for us. besides that he's tapped into the anger, frustration, rage and
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fear of a lot of people not all of them in the republican party who are sort of scared about what's happening with their country. and he's tapped into that. now, it's a long list and i'm end it here. but trump is the classic leading man figure. i know you were saying there is nothing classy about donald trump. but it's classic leading men and american politics particularly presidential politics is theater. trump understands its theater. theater needs a leading man. you can hear him saying frankly, my dear i don't give-a-damn or as clint eastwood in "dirty harry" saying "make my day." now, how long this lasts? i don't know. the question now is whether he's a shooting star and can begin to fade or whether he's a planet will be around this republican primary process for much longer than most people think. i am of the opinion that the latter is true.
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i think he will be around longer and maybe a lot longer you know, he's a republican's notice mayor. because as long as he's in their party running in their primary, most of the candidates feel like they're feisty facing a wind storm. but, if he gets out of the party, for any reason, if they force him out, whatever he's already talking about wanting a third party candidate. keep this in mind this is no small flame, ross perot in 1992 ran as an independent third party candidate. he was on the stage for the presidential debate. >> the general election debates. >> he got almost known% of the vote and there are plenty of republicans who believed that the presidency was delivered to bill clinton. let's take the case of ralph nader, got a miniscule amount of votes on a national basis. he was the difference in florida. >> right. >> so any time the republicans look around they don't know
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they can't figure what wine to watch or bark at the moon. >> the ross perot thing i think is fascinating. because when you look at the numbers, he drew evenly from the democratic side and the republican side. there is a lot of interesting data in terms of exit polls, republicans, you are absolutely right, believed that poppy bush would have been reelected if it weren't for him. he was convinced he'd never make it on his own. there is all this fear around the donald trump presidency. here's the question i have specifically about i go es the historical context and the john mccain thing. the reason i believe donald trump isn't going to go away. i'm not a flash in the pan like the beltway says and the republican insiders say, is because i feel he's gaffe proof that i would have thought that saying something like that about john mccain, about a legitimate war hero and a revered republican senator and the previous tom know that that was grabbing the third rail you're dead, it's over.
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if you can increase your chances after something like that it seems to me that there is no way he can damage himself by sticking his foot in his mouth. there is smug nothing he can say that will offend anybody, the republican electorate, a big clunk is unoffendable. i don't see why he's going to collapse. is there anything else? >> that's one of the things i don't see any imminent collapse of his. it was in television. there is a lack of big -- in television, you can't stay intact. trump again understands that. remember thisgy had his own television reality show. which be i the way is basically what these republican primary di bates are, television reality shows. they're not debates, actually. in those primary debates. by the way, did you notice he's pulled out of a very early debate. >> when new hampshire won. right. yeah. >> again, people underestimate
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donald trump. you can like him or not like him. listen donald trump did not go to school just to eat his lunch and did not become a multibillionaire by not being smart. she's shrewd and kind and he made a good move by saying i didn't have anything to do with this very early primary because his friends at fox love that. because he will appear on their center of debates a. shrewd move on his part. >> dan rather the bhan who it is us as an honor to have across the table. let it be said that it was here on this air, when donald trump earned the nickname that will stick with him. he is the manure spreader in a wind storm. dan rather. we'll be right back. u no interest for 24 months. thanks to the tools and help at, i know i have an 812 fico score, so i definitely qualify. .
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mayci breaux was about to join radiology at the hospital. four have been treated and released. but five of the nine are still hospitalized, one of the five people said tonight to be in critical condition. so we have learned that in terms of how he did it and who he hurt. in terms of the shooter, we learned two interesting and as yet not fully explained things about him today the first is his recent and extensive online activity and apparently radical political views, which honestly may or may not have had something to do with why he committed this crime. nbc news is reporting the gunman posted dozens of vehement comments on internet message boards, comments that range from anti-gay to anti-semitic to generically anti-government and expressed an interest in white supremacy groups. these are pictures of the shooter in the lower right-hand
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corner there. they were taken in 2001 in front of a bar he once operated and in response to the city's decision to revoke his liquor license. he hung a swastika flag on the side of the building. no matter what has been reported and circulated about this man's political beliefs and affiliations nobody has been able to prove thus far the reason he did what he did in that theater last night was because of those political beliefs. as of tonight the question of motive remains an open question. the other important thing we learned today about the shooter concerns his apparent history of mental illness and how he was able to obtain the gun he used to kill those people last night. we learned from court records in 2008 his family obtained a protective order against him, as parts of that process's, probate judge in georgia had this man involuntarily committed. he had him sent against his will to a hospital in columbus
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georgia. one thing about our country's very, very loose gun laws is that federal background checks are supposed to prevent you from being able to purchase a gun if you have been adjudicated mentally ill by a court of law. this man was. in addition, today, authorities in russell county alabama said this man was a treated there for mental illness and they knew about it b, he was turned down for a concealed carry for mental illness because of other arrests. nevertheless, after all that the protective order against him, treated for mental illness, after being involuntarily committed at a judge's order for mental illness. nevertheless, this past 84 he was somehow able to buy a gun. he bot that .40 caliber semi automatic handgun at a pawnshop in alabama early last year. and this is the part that's very troubling. and that i don't understand. police say when he bought that handgun early last 84 in alabama, it was a legal
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purchase. how can that be a legal purchase? well, what's done is done. as of tonight, two people are dead. one is in critical condition. the shooter, himself, is dead. all we have as we try to figure out how and why this happened our thus far unanswered questions of how he could have had access to the gun or anything that could have been done to stop this from happening in the first place. can a business have a mind? a subconscious. a knack for predicting the future. reflexes faster than the speed of thought. can a business have a spirit? can a business have a soul?
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and stay ready for everything that is still to come. >> hello. >> it's time to discuss the swag exist. >> you weren't wearing that earlier today, were you? >> what do you mean? >> i have an item. tell us, this awesome jacket? >> no idea i literally found it in the drawer nobody has any memory. i might keep this if you don't give it away. >> it ripped a little. it's a little racy. okay. definitely. >> and i found a texas longhorns
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item i made. >> teeny tiny. >> texas lornemornings beer stein/espresso cup. do we have any idea? >> remember we had anthony latrell on last week from iowa he came on with iowa themed things. he brought us salt nut, i'm steadily making our way through. which could have given these away. except i'm ooemt eating them. this one is all natural bacon rub which gives you bacon wrapped flavor. you add it to anything all natural bacon flavor rub. no bacon. the indproedents are brown sugar, dehydrated yeast abstract extract but it tastes like bacon. >> from iowa. >> so do i get to choose? >> yes. >> so your jacket bacon rub, texas longhorns.
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. the weather in boise, idaho, will be beautiful this weekend. bright sunshine a little hot on saturday, sunday looks absolutely gorgeous in boise, in raleigh, north carolina, it's barely going to hit 90 degrees in the high summer. >> that is great. we don't usually do weather reports on this show in part because i am not nearly good looking enough to be perceived as qualified to describe the weather this weekend as part of tonight's news and here's why at the end of this month the funding to maintain our country's highest and bridges will end. it's up to congress to pass a bill to make sure that doesn't
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happen. congress goes on vacation for the entire month of august. tick tic-toc, they are trying to get that done. on that must have republican bill that i have aamendments, the top republican in the senate mitch mcconnell, necks, would like to repeal obamacare for the gazillionth time. other senators are planning to go after planned parent hod or stop the president's iran deal nothing, it's just how the senate works these days. so, because they really do need to pass a highway bill and time is ticking, the senate members some tried to stip r skip down. if they did leave today, they will have to come back for a week for votes on absolutely nothing to do with the highway bill and vote some things that
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will never become law. sorry, no weekend full of perfect idaho four you. you will have to go to carolina in your minds, because if reality, you will be in washington, d.c. entering votes on procedural votes and amendments that have absolutely nothing to do with the really important highway bill that you are going to have to pass so have a nice weekend. we'll enjoy the sun shine for you. you guys fish? it will be a great fishing week back home. don't let unanswered legal questions hold you up, because we're here we're here and we've got your back. legalzoom. legal help is here. i take prilosec otc each morning for my frequent heartburn. because it gives me... zero heartburn! prilosec otc. the number 1 doctor-recommended frequent heartburn medicine for 9 straight years. one pill each morning. 24 hours. zero heart
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okay. a couple interesting things happened in the interview i just did with republican presidential candidate rick santorum. first of all, it is borderline it is rare i can get any republican to come on this show particularly a republican running for office, it's very difficult. so it's great he was here. i am very grateful he adproed to come on. also he said for the first time while he was here he regrets using the phrase man on dog when he was asked about same sex couples that want to get married. >> why did you say the word dog? >> i was quoting justice white in his 1986 decision and that's why i was referring to his opinion that that was the majority of the opinion at the time. that's why i discussed it the way i discussed it.
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>> you see how it gave people -- they put it that way. >> trust me. i wish i never said that. it was a flippant comment made to a reporter who was not being professional in the way she was conducting the interview. i take responsible for what i said when i said absolutely it was a palestinianpant comment that should not have come out of my mouth. >> rick santorum joined me in studio. he took back the man on dog comment about gay people that made him nationally famous for years before he decided to run for president. now he is running for president again t. another news he made during our interview is he will participate in the proverbial kids news channel. they are giving a consolation prize who that network will not allow into the real debate. if senator santorum doesn't make
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the ten candidates only fox news debate inexplicable cutoff. he said he will do that kids staple thing they are offering instead even though he doesn't really want to. >> i was very frank with him. i told him, i don't think that's a good idea. >> are you going to do it? >> look i'm here. i'm going to take advantage, are you kidding me? >> well, if i'm a stepping stone to the kid table, fox news debate. >> congratulations. >> so very interesting to have republican presidential candidate rick santorum here. i hope to have all the presidential candidates on this show. none of the rest of you ever said man on dog. think how much easier your interview will be here? i hope senator santorum will give me a good reference. there is one thing i forgot to do in that interview, which i wish i had done. we purchased a domain name a while back inspired by a rick santorum campaign story about
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him meeting a nice lady with a dog while he was door knocking on the campaign trail one day. long story short the dog ended up pique on him. that anecdote inspired this, dog pea can't stop santorum. when that headline came out, we bought dog pea we set it up so when you go it redirects you to our website. so who ill the senator was here i meant to form ally offer that website to him as a parting gift. senator, it's yours to do whatever you want to with it. in the end things got a little exciting at the end of the interview, you know taking back the man on dog thing, all the rest of it i totally forgot. so now i am making it right. i am officially offering that website to senator santorum. sir, if you would like dogpeacan'tstop it is all yours, we have changed the landing page so it no longer
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readers called the foundry's edge. >> you are a fascinating person from all i hear. >> thank you very much. >> what was the topic of your neuro science paper. >> it has to do with semantic memory in alzheimer's patients. >> semantic memory in alzheimer's patients. you are fascinating guy. thank you for play sfwlg my pleasure. >> three multiple choice questions all about this week's news. i debated whether or not i could ask you questions whether steve was hosting at the beginning of the week and i was off fishing but i decided only from shows that i hosted so that is only fair. it is a condensed but if you get two questions right you will win this. >> mini rachel maddow drink mixer. >> teeny cocktail shaker. for extra credit or consolation prize, we have something for you that until tonight was cluttering up our office. it is extra weird tonight.
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>> we have bacon rub. >> it is to create the sensation of bacon but there is no bay non the bacon rub. >> bacon rub. i look forward to rubbing it on something. e i'm not sure what. >> our friend anthony was producing in iowa. apparently iowa is lousy with this stuff. any way we have it for you. we will bring in the voice of steve from maddow plo blog. the man who determines whether or not you got the right answer. hello, steve. >> good evening to both of you. >> good evening. >> he is up there for you, too. >> he's in all of our orbit. first question from wednesday's show. on wednesday's show we described some possible movement on one of the first priorities president obama outlined when he came in to office. the "new york times" reported that day that the white house as soon as next week may be giving a final plan to congress to accomplish which of the following goals, a, a nationwide
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$15 an hour minimum wage b, closing guantanamo c, covering immigration reform or changing the national motto to fired up and ready to go. >> as much as i wish it was d, i think it is closing guantanamo. >> steve, did he get it right? >> correct answer is b, closing guantanamo and benny is 1-1. >> well done. thank you, steve. that's right. supposedly as early as next week a plan will go to congress where it will promptly die and the white house will presumably doing something else to get that done. something will happen. question two. last night's show. we talked about the parallels between this year's run for the presidency by donald trump, and the 1992 run for the presidency by ross perot. both men positioning themselves ann as independently wealthy, straight talkers instead of politicians. when ross perot ran for president in july of 1992 he unexpectedly dropped out of the
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race in july and didn't reenter the race again until october. when ross perot came back to the campaign trail, what explanation did he give for his three-month disappearance? did he say, a, that honestly he just got sick of campaigning, b, he had a business crisis at his company that he needed to attend to, c, he had a pre-scheduled vacation that year that he didn't want to miss, or d, he needed to overt a secret dirty trickster plot to disrupt his daughter's wedding. >> i'm happy to say the answer is d. >> let's check the segment. >> i got this report from a fellow in arizona through an intermediary saying he had seen a doctored photograph they were going to give to the tabloids to smear my daughter before her wedding and disrupt the wedding with in the church. >> oh poor ross perot.
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>> the correct answer is d. >> what's that? >> hard believe that's the correct answer. >> totally lost in history at this point. no one remembers. and last question from last night's show also about donald trump. i'm sorry. we mentioned a "new york times" report about a possible plan to keep donald trump out of the republican presidential debates this year. according to the "new york times," what criteria could the other republican candidates insist on to potentially keep donald trump out of the debates, a, they could say they will only debate people who commit to running as a republican and not running as a third party candidate, they could say they will only debate people who have run for at least one lower office before seeking the presidency, c, they could say they will not debate anyone who questions the heroic war record of john mccain or d they could say they will not debate anyone who can't pronounce the word "huge." >> oh, how i wish it was d this
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time but it's a. >> you got the right for us on this one? >> let's check the sepgment from the show. >> the "new york times" reporting today this republican circles they are so worried about the potentially disruptive effect of mr. trump on the debates they have floated the idea that maybe some of the other candidates should say they won't par 'tis nate a debate as long as donald trump is there, specifically because he won't rule out running as an independent. >> correct answer is a and benny is correct again. >> benny, i sort of believe that not only were you right on these but these were easy and maybe you should come and work here. >> sure, i'm free next week. next time in new york i will let you know. >> benny winning everything. >> benny won the shaker and rub bacon on everything. >> bacon cocktail. >> if you find a way to use
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